Master of Science in Management:
Marine Corps Operations

Marine Corps Operations Specialization with Transfer Credits from Marine Corps Command and Staff College Distance Education Program

If you have graduated from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College Distance Education Program 8900 series from the College of Distance Education and Training, you may be eligible to transfer 15 graduate credits toward a Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Marine Corps Operations.

To participate in this partnership program, you must have completed the CSCDEP 8900 series. All coursework for the degree, including courses taken at CDET, must be completed within a seven-year window. You must submit official transcripts from CDET for review, along with the transfer credit evaluation request form to see if you meet the eligibility requirements.

After completing certain master's degrees, you can earn your Master of Business Administration by completing just three additional courses.


Core Required Courses

UCSP 615 Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC  (0) (Must complete within first 6 credits of study.)

  • MGMT 610 Organizational Theory (3)
  • MGMT 615 Intercultural Communication & Leadership (3)
  • MGMT 640 Financial Decision Making for Managers (3)
  • MGMT 650 Statistics for Managerial Decision Making (3)

Capstone Course

MGMT 670 Strategic Management Capstone (3)

Clustered Course Option

MGMT 630 Organizational Theory and Behavior (6) is a six-credit course. Students who receive credit for MGMT 630 may not receive credit for MGMT 610 or MGMT 615.

Core Rules

  • MGMT 610 must be taken within the first 6 credits of the MS in Management program.
  • Students must complete 24 credits before taking MGMT 670.
  • Students should not enroll in MGMT 640 and MGMT 650 in the same semester.

Marine Corps Operations Specialization Required Courses

This coursework comes from the completion of CSCDEP 8900 series and will be added to your UMUC transcript once a review and approval for eligibility has been completed.

Additional Course Requirements

Choose two of the following classes to take prior to MGMT 670:

Nonprofit and Association Management

  • NPMN 600 Nonprofit and Association Organizations and Issues (3)
  • NPMN 660 Strategic Management in Nonprofit Organizations and Associations (3)

Human Resources Management

  • HRMD 610 Issues and Practices in Human Resource Management (3)
  • HRMD 650 Organizational Development and Change (3)

Project Management

  • PMAN 634 Foundations of Project Management (3)
  • PMAN 641 Project Procurement Management (3)


  • MRKT 600 Marketing Management (3)
  • MRKT 601 Legal and Ethical Issues in Global Communications (3)

Specialization Rules

MRKT 620 Marketing Principles, Regulation, and Ethical Issues (6) may be taken in place of MRKT 600 and MRKT 601.

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