The Master of Science in Management (MSM) is designed for professionals who are assuming greater management responsibilities within their organizations. The program emphasizes the leading-edge management skills and technical expertise that are the basis for success in modern organizations. Throughout the curriculum, major emphasis is placed on the effects of rapid technological change on organizations and administrative processes, and the consequent ethical and moral responsibilities of managers to society at large.
This program offers the following areas of specialization:
- Acquisition and Supply Chain Management
- Criminal Justice Management
- Emergency Management
- Financial Management
- Health Care Administration
- Homeland Security Management
- Human Resource Management
- Information Systems and Services
- Intelligence Management
- Interdisciplinary Studies in Management
- Nonprofit and Association Management
- Project Management
- Public Relations
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Use methods and conduct of organizational assessments
- Understand the organization/environment relationship
- Oversee strategic planning
- Demonstrate organizational communication and leadership
- Budget and allocate resources
- Manage organizational decision making
The curriculum requires 36 credits of coursework and is divided into 15 credits of required program core coursework, including a 3-credit capstone course, and 21 credits of required coursework from one of the program specializations.
Dual Degree Options
With just a few additional courses, you can also pursue a second degree in business administration or distance education. Explore dual degree options.
Students entering this program are not required to have backgrounds in any particular educational or professional field. Those interested in the accounting specialization must have completed 15 semester hours of accounting coursework with a grade of C or better in each course prior to enrolling in any graduate level accounting course.
1 Source: “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020,” Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2013.
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