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Management (MS)

​​​​​​​​​In the Master of Science in Management program, students develop the managerial skills necessary to advance as leaders in the private or public sector. Students gain a thorough understanding of management theory and techniques, and learn how to apply them through hands-on learning experiences. Graduates of this program emerge with the interpersonal, analytical and strategic knowledge necessary to successfully manage and implement change in today’s organizations. This degree is designed for early career professionals from non-business backgrounds in liberal arts, engineering, mathematics, technology and other fields.​

Most MS degrees can be completed in four quarters of full-time study or eight quarters of part-time study. The MS in Management degree offers the added benefit of providing 24 credits toward an MBA should you decide to pursue one in the future.

Program Features

In this program, you will acquire leadership skills, methods and tools to:
  • Manage projects, strategy, innovation and people effectively in a variety of organizational settings.
  • Think critically, analyze a wide range of information and initiate creative solutions to business challenges.
  • Use current sustainable management and ethical decision-making frameworks in your role as a manager.
  • Understand business fundamentals, including operations management, financial accounting and economic conditions analysis.

Students in the program have the opportunity to pursue focus areas such as project management, human resources, marketing and sales.​

Degree Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of the college residency requirement.

  2. Satisfactory completion of the 13 required courses, or their substitutes as approved by the Chair of the Management Department.

  3. All courses for credit toward the degree must be completed within six calendar years after the candidate's first term of enrollment in the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.  After a lapse of six years, a course is expired.  An expired course is not acceptable for the purpose of satisfaction of degree requirements and is not applicable to the degree.​

Degree Requirements 48 hours
  Total hours required   48 hours