MS in Management

Concentrations and Certificates

Business Leaders


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Add a Concentration to Your MS in Management Degree

Certificates are Also Available

Merrimack College has developed courses in key industry functional areas of Organizational Leadership, Business Analytics, Marketing Management, Strategic Human Resources Management, and Quantitative & Digital Finance to help candidates acquire the skills sought after by employers. These functional areas include 12 course credits that dive deeper into each business sector and can be pursued as CONCENTRATIONS or CERTIFICATES.

If you would like to learn more about Merrimack’s MS in Management degree or certificate offerings, please learn more by visiting our CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS page or click below to learn more.


Why Should You Consider a Concentration or a Certificate?

Regardless of undergraduate background, all students are given the opportunity to integrate elective courses into the curriculum in a concentration focused in a specialized area of business. These concentrations set an MS in Management degree apart from an MBA as you are able to develop critical skills in a functional area, helping you set yourself apart from others. For those who have already completed a Master’s degree, those who are unsure they want a Master’s degree but still want to advance their skillset, or those who want exposure to graduate classes that may be transferrable into a Master’s program, our MSM and MSA concentrations are available as credit bearing, stand-alone certificates. View the options here:

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.

Why Merrimack College?

Merrimack is a mission driven organization, with faculty and staff who are dedicated to your academic success. The expertise you will gain, coupled with a personalized experience, will ensure you receive an education that meets your needs and helps you attain your goals. Learn about some of the benefits a Merrimack program can offer.



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Business Leaders


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