Master of Science in Management (M.S.M.)
*** MSPS is not accepting new students into this program***
The M.S.M. program focuses on the concepts, principles, and issues experienced by managers in all types of organizations -- commercial, governmental, educational, community, and nonprofit. The program combines a strong academic foundation with practical knowledge and skills in management.
The M.S.M. degree differs significantly from an MBA. Whereas the MBA traditionally emphasizes course work in the theoretical and functional areas of business, such as economics, marketing, accounting, and corporate finance, the M.S.M. focuses specifically on the discipline of management to help students enhance their ability to manage organizational resources more effectively. Because the degree provides a focus on management, it is of potential relevance to anyone who maintains, or is assuming, managerial responsibilities.
The M.S.M. program consists of a total of 12 courses, or 36 semester credits. Participants typically take two courses per term, with each course meeting one evening per week, from 6:10 - 8:40 p.m. (or 5:40 - 9:40 p.m. in the shorter summer sessions). Students must earn at least a 'B' (3.0) grade point average -- both overall and on final projects completed as part of the capstone course, "Master's Capstone: Research, Synthesis, Applications."
Eight tracks are offered to allow students to customize the program to their particular interests, needs, and career goals. Students who would prefer not to take their coursework in any particular track may opt instead to complete their M.S.M. in General Management.