MS in Management

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MS in Management Program (32 credits)

Master of Science in Management, Online
with a Business undergraduate degree: Launched Sept. 2019

The Master of Science in Management online for business undergraduate majors is composed of 12 credit hours of core and 20 credit hours of electives for a total of 32 credit hours.

 Core Courses: 12 credits

  • GMGT 5130 – Professional Skills Credits: 2
  • GMGT 5140 – Effective Managerial Communication Credits: 2
  • GMGT 5230 – Applied Statistics for Business Insight Credits: 4
  • GMGT 6290 – Competition, Innovation and Strategic Advantage Credits: 4

 

Elective Courses: 20 credits

Students can choose electives from the following:

  • Any FIN5000 level or higher (excluding FIN5050)
  • Any MGT5000 level or higher
  • Any MKT5000 level or higher (excluding MKT5050)
  • DSA 5010 – Foundations of Data Management Credits: 4
  • DSA 5020 – Foundations of Statistical Analysis Credits: 4
  • DSA 5200 – Data Visualization Credits: 4
  • GMGT 5220 – Responsibility & Integrity Credits: 4
  • GMGT 5920 – Leading Effective Teams Credits: 2
  • GMGT 5930 – Leading Organizational Change Credits: 2
  • GMGT 5940 – Leading Creativity & Innovation Credits: 2
  • GMGT 5950 – Stakeholder Management Credits: 4

 Student may also choose to pursue a concentration in one of the follow areas, completing 12 credits hours of electives:

  • Business Analytics
  • Quantitative and Digital Finance
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Human Resource Management

For additional course detail, please view our Graduate Catalog.

The Master of Science in Management online for non-business undergraduate majors is composed of 20 credit hours of core and 12 credit hours of electives for a total of 32 credit hours.

 Core Courses: 20 credits

  • FIN 5050 – Finance Concepts Credits: 2
  • GACC 5050 – Foundations of Accounting Credits: 4
  • GMGT 5130 – Professional Skills Credits: 2
  • GMGT 5140 – Effective Managerial Communication Credits: 2
  • GMGT 5230 – Applied Statistics for Business Insight Credits: 4
  • GMGT 6290 – Competition, Innovation and Strategic Advantage Credits: 4
  • MKT 5050 – Concepts of Marketing Credits: 2

 Elective Courses: 12 credits

Students can choose open electives from the following:

 

  • Any FIN 5000 level or higher
  • Any MGT 5000 level or higher
  • Any MKT 5000 level or higher
  • DSA 5010 – Foundations of Data Management  Credits: 4
  • DSA 5020 – Foundations of Statistical Analysis Credits: 4
  • DSA 5200 – Data Visualization Credits: 4
  • GMGT 5220 – Responsibility & Integrity Credits: 4
  • GMGT 5920 – Leading Effective Teams Credits: 2
  • GMGT 5930 – Leading Organizational Change Credits: 2
  • GMGT 5940 – Leading Creativity & Innovation Credits: 2
  • GMGT 5950 – Stakeholder Management Credits: 4

Student may also choose to pursue a concentration in one of the follow areas, completing 12 credits hours of electives:

  • Business Analytics
  • Quantitative and Digital Finance
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Human Resource Management

For course description detail, please view our Graduate Catalog.

Organizational Leadership Concentration Requirements:

  • GMGT 5220 – Responsibility & Integrity Credits: 4
  • GMGT 5950 – Stakeholder Management Credits: 4

Choose two of the following:

  • GMGT 5920 – Leading Effective Teams Credits: 2
  • GMGT 5930 – Leading Organizational Change Credits: 2
  • GMGT 5940 – Leading Creativity & Innovation Credits: 2

 

Quantitative and Digital Finance Concentration Requirements:

  • FIN5410 – Corporate Finance and Valuation Credits: 4
  • FIN5420 – Trends and Innovation in Finance Credits: 4
  • FIN5430 – Quant and Factor Investing Credits: 4

Strategic Human Resource Management Concentration Requirements:

  • MGT5340 – Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Credits: 2
  • MGT5350 – Diversity and Inclusion Credits: 2
  • MGT5410 – Human Resource Analytics Credits: 4
  • MGT5420 – Aligning Strategy, People and Performance Credits: 4

Marketing Management Concentration Requirements:

  • MKT5310 – Innovation and Trends in Marketing Credits: 2
  • MKT5320 – Digital Marketing Implementation & Optimization Credits: 2
  • MKT4510 – Driving Business Success with Marketing Analytics Credits: 4
  • MKT5560 – Marketing Management & Strategy Credits: 4

Business Analytics Requirements:

  • DSA 5010 – Foundations of Data Management Credits: 4
  • DSA 5020 – Foundations of Statistical Analysis Credits: 4
  • DSA 5200 – Data Visualization: Credits 4

By Pursuing the MS in Management Degree students will acquire the following core business skills:

  • Interpret the complexities of the business environment.
  • Develop advanced skills in interpreting and utilizing information to make informed managerial decisions.
  • Acquire a macro and global perspective of the interconnections related to economies and business.
  • Construct a personalized communication plan in verbal and written communication formats.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Business Literacy – The ability to comprehend and communicate key business terms.
  • Cross-Functional Interconnectivity – The ability to understand and apply how decisions in one functional area of a business may impact the performance in other functional areas.
  • Global Interconnectivity – The ability to understand the interconnectivity between business decisions and the global economy.
  • Communication, Oral and Written – The ability to articulate and deliver a business proposal, recommendation, or analysis for a particular purpose in both a written document and in a presentation format.
  • Leadership – The ability to engage in the process of influencing others and facilitating their individual and collective efforts to accomplish shared objectives.
  • Teamwork – The ability to collaborate effectively with other team members to enhance the quality of the interaction, interdependencies, cooperation, and coordination of teams.
  • Problem Definition – The ability to identify a key problem in a business context.
  • Analyses – The ability to interpret and synthesize information and to draw reasoned conclusions.
  • Decision-Making – The ability to make choices among one or more alternatives with the intention of moving toward some desired state of affairs.

What Concentrations are Available?

The 32 credit MS in Management curriculum allows students to integrate 12 credits of electives in an area of specialization. The areas of concentration available are: Organizational Leadership, Business Analytics, Marketing Management, Quantitative and Digital Finance, and Strategic Human Resources Management.  Click to learn more about our concentration / certificate options.

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Why Merrimack College’s MS in Management?

Earn Your MSM With a Tuition of Less than $20,000*

Merrimack’s MS in Management offers an opportunity for those with business or non-business backgrounds to pursue an MSM based on adding focused vignettes of learning in key areas of business.  Your Academic Advisor will work with you to choose the right path for your degree.

* $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: https://www.merrimack.edu/bursar/graduate.php.

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