Gain advanced skills and experience with a master's degree in management with a specialization in interdisciplinary studies.

The Master of Science in management with an interdisciplinary studies specialization from University of Maryland University College provides you skills that are essential for managers in every organization. The curriculum covers fundamentals in human resources, project management, marketing, and information systems. Whether you are new to the field, changing careers, or looking to move up in your current organization, look no further for a respected credential that can boost your professional value and pave the way to management.

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2016–2017 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit the catalog archive in the Current Students section.

About the Management Master's Degree with Interdisciplinary Studies in Management Specialization

The curriculum for the master's degree in management with a specialization in interdisciplinary studies in management has been crafted, reviewed, and updated by a team of advisors and industry experts to ensure that what you learn aligns with trends in the workplace today. Courses feature topics in leadership, managing change, decision making, employee relations, business law, ethics, and more.

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Assess employee performance at the individual, group, and organization levels
  • Market an organization's services via advertising and sales promotions
  • Coach and mentor employees
  • Manage culturally diverse work environments and work groups
  • Motivate and incentivize employees

Coursework Examples

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to

  • Design a change management training for managers using presentation software
  • Participate in a group project to develop criteria and strategies to address performance deficiencies among employees
  • Participate in a series of leadership questionnaires to identify your leadership style and development needs

Management Master's Degree with Interdisciplinary Studies in Management Specialization Requirements

Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. You'll learn theories combined with real-world applications and practical skills you can apply on the job right away.

Master's - specialization Courses

Introductory Course

  • UCSP 615
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

We also recommend UCSP 605 if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.

Core Courses

  • MGMT 630
  • MGMT 640
  • MGMT 650

Core Rules & Recommendations

  • You can take MGMT 610 and MGMT 615 instead of MGMT 630.
  • MGMT 610 must be taken within the first 6 credits.
  • MGMT 640 and MGMT 650 should not be taken at the same time.
  • If you don't have recent statistics experience, take UCSP 630 before MGMT 650.
  • If you lack a recent background in finance or accounting, you should take UCSP 620 before MGMT 640.

Specialization Courses

  • HRMD 610
  • HRMD 620
  • MRKT 600
  • ISAS 600
  • HRMD 650
  • MRKT 601
  • PMAN 634

Specialization Rules & Recommendations

  • You can take MRKT 620 instead of MRKT 600 and MRKT 601.

Capstone Course

  • MGMT 670

Capstone Rules & Recommendations

  • You must complete 24 credits, including all core requirements, before enrolling in MGMT 670.

Other Requirements

  • You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at all times.
  • All degree requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years.
  • Any transfer credits must have been earned within the five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.

Student Clubs and Organizations

Business and Management Club

Type: Academic club
Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate

This club allows students to network and discuss their shared interests with one another and their faculty members, enabling them to learn more about the field.