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 in management specialization from University of Maryland University College provides you with skills that are essential for managers in every organization. The curriculum covers fundamentals in human resources, project management, marketing, and information systems. 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 2018–2019 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
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
- UCSP 615
(to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)
- 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.
- 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.
- MGMT 670
Capstone Rules & Recommendations
You must complete 24 credits, including all core requirements, before enrolling in MGMT 670.
- 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.
This program is designed to help prepare you for a career that spans human resources, project management, marketing, and information systems.
Experience Recommended for Success in the Program
This program is appropriate for those new to the management field, changing careers, or looking to move up in their current organization. We recommend you have strong writing and analytical skills as well as a background in statistics, finance, and accounting. If you don't have recent statistics experience, we recommend you take UCSP 630. If you lack a background in finance or accounting, we recommend you take UCSP 620. We recommend UCSP 605 if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.
About the Faculty
Our world-class faculty members combine academic credentials with a wealth of experience in the field.
Faculty members in this program hold or have recently held positions including
- Assistant administrator
- Assistant director
- Chief learning officer
- Deputy director
- Director of ethics and organizational development
- Senior policy analyst
- Special assistant to the director
- Special assistant to the regional administrator
- Vice president of executive education
Our faculty work or have worked at organizations including
- Council on Foundations
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Mercer University School of Medicine
- The MITRE Corporation
- Northrop Grumman
- Prince George's County Sheriff Office
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- U.S. Department of Education
- U. S Department of Homeland Security
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- U.S. Department of Justice
- U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- U.S. Small Business Administration