Master of Science in Management


Degree Program Requirements

The program requires 30 hours of coursework and may be taken either full-time or part-time. Full-time students who already have taken all required prerequisites may be able to complete the program in one full year (3 semesters) of study. Part-time students and full-time students who need prerequisites will typically need from 1 1/2 to 3 years to complete the degree.
Early in the first semester, a student and the program advisor will work together to complete a formal Program of Study that will define a coherent sequence of courses to satisfy the student's objectives. A student may have the option to complete a Master's Thesis or a Practicum project, depending upon the availability and approval of a faculty sponsor.

Management Core (14 credit hours)

The following four courses provide a solid understanding of state-of-the-art research and practice covering the primary areas in the domain of Management.

Project Management Concentration (12 Credits)

Students can obtain a concentration in project management by taking (in addition to the core courses listed above) 12 credit hours from the project management concentration list and selecting 4 credit hours from the general electives list.

General Elective List (4-16 Credits)

Students who are earning the project management concentration will need an additional 4 credits of electives from this list. Students not earning the concentration will choose all 16 credits of electives from this list. 

Practicum Option

1 to 3 hours. The practicum option requires students to work on an applied project related to management / project management. Typically this can occur at the student's place of employment and is jointly supervised by a faculty member and a manager in the company. One credit of ISM 6905 would be taken for each semester to a maximum of three credits over three semesters. The practicum would count for 1-3 hours of electives.