Marine Corps College of Distance Education and Training - Master of Science in Management

Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Marine Corps operations (36 credits)

Eligibility: Graduates of College of Distance Education and Training (CDET) are eligible to participate in this partnership. In order for a CDET student to be granted transfer credits, the student must meet UMUC's criteria for transfer set forth in the applicable catalog at the time the student requests acceptance of transferred credits. The block of 15 credits will only transfer when the CDET Command and Staff College Distance Education Program (CSCDEP) is completed, provided that the students have sent in their transcripts, applied for admission to UMUC, and been accepted.

CDET Credit: CDET grades by pass or fail or, in some cases, a numerical grade. Credit will be awarded to "pass" grades, or, if a numerical grade was awarded, 80 or above.

Transfer Courses from CDET: The courses listed on the transcript must exceed 15 graduate credit hours. The 15 credits exceed the normal credit transfer limits; therefore, students will not be allowed to transfer in credits from another institution.

Core Courses (15 Credits) Must be taken at UMUC:

  • MGMT 610 Organizational Theory*
  • MGMT 615 Intercultural Communication and Leadership*
  • MGMT 640 Financial Decision Making for Managers
  • MGMT 650 Research Methods for Managers
  • MGMT 670 Strategic Management Capstone

*Students can choose to take the following 6-credit seminar instead of taking MGMT 610 and MGMT 615

  • MGMT 630 Organizational Theory and Behavior in a Global Environment

Core Rules

  1. Students must complete 21 credits, including other core requirements, before enrolling in MGMT 670.
  2. MGMT 640 and MGMT 650 should not be completed simultaneously.

End of Program Courses

CDET students must take two additional courses (6 credits) from the courses listed in the Groups below to complete the required courses in the specialization.

Note: Students must also complete USCP 615 Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC within the first six credits of UMUC course work. This is a required course for all graduate students.

Nonprofit and Association Management Group:

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

Human Resource Management Group:

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

Project Management Group:

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

Marketing Group:

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

* Students can choose to take the following 6-credit seminar instead of taking MRKT 600 and MRKT 601

  • MRKT 620  Marketing Principles, Regulation, and Ethical Issues (6)

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Dual Degree Program

In accordance with UMUC applicable policies, procedures and requirements, CDET students have the option of pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree after completing the requirements for the MSM. CDET students wishing to pursue this option should confer with a UMUC academic advisor at the earliest opportunity since the 7-year rule also includes these courses.  Students may earn the MBA by completing the following additional coursework:

  • DMBA 610 Ethical Leadership in Organizations and Society (6)
  • DMBA 620 Effective Financial and Operational Decision Making (6)
  • DMBA 630 Marketing and Strategy Management in the Global Marketplace (6)

Administrative Information: 

  • Students must meet standard UMUC admission requirements.

  • Students must apply for admission. On the admissions application student should indicate they are applying for the Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Marine Corps operations.  

  • UMUC will not accept the transfer of partial credit for this program.

  • Upon completion of the CDET program, students must send an official transcript to have the credits posted to their UMUC transcript.

  • Along with the Official Transcripts from CDET, student must fill out and submit the Transfer Credit Evaluation Request Form.

  • Since the 15 credits from CDET exceed the normal credit transfer limits accepted by UMUC, no other additional credits may be transferred into the program.

  • All requirements established for the completion of the program must be fulfilled within seven consecutive years and include the track seminar or correspondence courses taken with CDET. This requirement cannot be waived.

  • CDET graduates that are active duty military are eligible for Maryland in-state graduate tuition at the prevailing rates for the MSM. The rate for the MBA program will be the prevailing tuition as published in the fee schedule. View tuition and fees.

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Points of Contact

General Program Questions
Military Support Services
240-684-2574

Academic Information
Donald Gakenheimer
800-888-UMUC, ext. 2451

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