Master of Science in Management

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Earn Your MSM with a Tuition of Less than $20,000* ($625 per credit)

Merrimack’s online Master of Science in Management (MSM) is designed for candidates from business or non-business backgrounds who are interested in expanding their knowledge base in business. What sets the degree apart is the opportunity to create a customized curriculum path with specialized concentrations aligned with your interests and career goals. The concentrations are focused in key areas of business and include: Organizational Leadership, Business Analytics, Marketing Management, Quantitative & Digital Finance, and Strategic Human Resource Management.

Not only will you earn a highly valued degree at an attractive tuition, you will have an opportunity to work closely with the Program Director to choose the right path for degree completion. You also have the option of pursuing the MSM concentrations as credit bearing, stand-alone certificates.

Highlights of the MS in Management Online:

  • 100% Online

  • Competitive Tuition Rate of $19,900*

  • Degree Paths Aligned to your Professional and Academic Goals

  • 12 – 16 month completion time

  • No GRE or GMAT required

  • Dedicated Academic and Program Advisor

* $19,900 reflects the tuition cost of completing the 32-credit MSM program at the current tuition price of $625 per credit (with $100 scholarship). This cost reflects tuition only and does not include fees or other costs associated with graduate study that may factor into the total cost of attendance. Merrimack College reserves the right to adjust tuition at any time. For up-to-date tuition information, please refer to our website:

Explore Available MS in Management Concentrations:

This 12 credit concentration offers a dual focused management approach that combines theories and strategies around managing individuals while encompassing what is best for an organization as a whole. Students are exposed to core elements of leadership such as ethics, motivation, creativity, vision, teamwork, managing teams, leading organizations through change, and understanding and managing stakeholders. Students develop a strong foundation in strategic business practices that keep organizations moving forward, and learn how to integrate best practices to increase employee engagement, retention and productivity.

The Business Analytics concentration, endows students with introductory knowledge and skills in extracting decision-guiding insights out of data and synthesizing the resultant insights with related theoretical and experiential knowledge. Students are introduced to core elements of data management, preparation, analysis, visualization, and result interpretation and communication, in a theory + application context.

The 12 cr. Marketing Management concentration provides students with a comprehensive and analytical understanding of how marketing impacts business decisions. Students will gain insight into the marketing function and will be exposed to core elements such as digital and social media marketing, marketing analytics and strategy and how aspects of marketing contribute to practices of management.

With a Strategic Human Resource Management concentration, students will examine the critical role of achieving an organization’s strategic objectives as they relate to human capital. Students will gain deep knowledge of topics related to negotiations, conflict resolution, maximizing organizational performance, and using analytics to make informed decisions in a diverse workplace. This 12 cr. concentration is excellent preparation for a career in human resources.

Understanding and comprehending the language of finance and business performance is essential for professionals at any level within an organization. By completing the 12 cr. Quantitative & Digital Finance concentration, students are introduced to topics such as quant and factor investing, corporate finance and other innovative trends in the finance industry. The skills acquired will equip students to make sound financial decisions that affect individual organizations and society as a whole.

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Management jobs are growing by 8%. The formation of new organizations and expansion of others will lead to even more than 800,000 new management jobs by 2026. Potential Career Paths and Earnings for Graduates of the MS in Management include:

Sr. Human Resources Manager
Sr. Marketing Manager
Sr. Business Manager

Average Annual Salary Source:, Obtained October 2020

Prepare for Career Growth with Merrimack College

Regardless of industry, employers are looking for versatile leaders who can engage in problem-solving, and have the ability to collaborate and work with associates to drive progress forward. Merrimack College’s MSM curriculum integrates courses that cover critical business competencies, instilling skill sets and business acumen that help students succeed in management and leadership roles.


At Merrimack College, we're proud of our long history of providing quality degrees to students entering the job market. Our faculty are more than just teachers. We are committed to helping you grow — academically, personally and spiritually — so that you may graduate as a confident, well-prepared citizen of the world.

  • Money magazine 2019 Most Transformative College
  • U.S. News & World Report 2020 #46 Best Regional Universities/North
  • U.S. News & World Report 2020 Top 10 Most Innovative School Regional Universities/North
  • The Princeton Review 2020 Best Regional College
  • Transitioning Athletics to Division 1 and joining the Northeast Conference in 2019-20

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