2017 - 2018 Academic Catalog

Master of Science in Management

The curriculum for the Master of Science in Management degree concentration options are shown below. The Master of Science in Management degree program is structured as follows:

  • 36 credits are required for the Master of Science in Management degree, of which up to 6 may be waived based on prior academic work.
  • 21 credits (7 courses) comprise the core offerings
  • 9 required concentration credits (3 courses)
  • 6 related elective credits (2 courses)

Graduate and Professional Studies, in collaboration with the Management/Marketing Department, has established the following Goals and Outcomes for the Master's in Management degree and the Professional MBA.  The program is structured to support students to achieve these goals and outcomes by the time they complete the program. 

Goal 1: Organizational Understanding
Upon completion of the major program of study in Management, students will be able to

1.      Describe organizations and their cultures
2.      Demonstrate how organizations work and how they fit into and interact with a broader complex of economic, market, political, socio-cultural and technological environments.
3.      Apply various theories of effective management practices and explain the impact on individual and organizational performance.

Goal 2: Strategic Management
Upon completion of the major program of study in Management, students will be able to

1. Develop management strategies that support organizational goals and are responsive to internal, external, and global changes
2. Develop ethical decision-making abilities that support employment practices, policies, procedures, and integrity within an organization.
3. Apply analytical, technical, and research skills to assess and measure the effectiveness of management goals and performance within an organization.
4. Demonstrate they have gained breadth and depth of understanding of key organizational management concepts and theories and leadership models and applications

Goal 3: Managerial Self-Development
Upon completion of the major program of study in Management, students will be able to  

1.  Assess their own approaches and commitment to learning and their obligation to personal and professional growth
2. Demonstrate an ability to motivate individuals and teams toward organizational goals through the application of leadership practices

Goal 4: Communication
Upon completion of the major program of study in Management, students will be able to

1. Effectively use communication skills to convey management policies and practices throughout an organization.
2. Exhibit poise and confidence in verbal and written communication demonstrating strong higher-order critical thinking and analysis.

Goal 5: Diversity and Global Awareness
Upon completion of the major program of study in Management, students will be able to

1. Develop management practices that foster an appreciation for multiple cultures, ethnicities, and other diverse populations.
2. Understand how technology links nations and individuals, as well as how it enables the global economy.
3. Understand the interconnectedness of the global economy.
4. Analyze how the global economy impacts political decision-making - including the formal and informal pacts nations enter into.
5. Analyze the social, environmental, and micro-economic impacts of global decisions made by both national and international (e.g. the UN, the IMF) organizations.
6.      Understand how cultural differences (e.g. beliefs, traditions, religions) impact personal and national participation at the global level.
7.      Understand the impact of ideology and culture on national decisions about access to and use of technology.
8.      Participate in the global society through interactions with persons in another country or culture.

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