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 (11 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.

General Elective List

Capstone Course (3 credit hours)

This course integrates the topics covered in the four core courses. It should be taken during one of the last two semesters.


Project Management Concentration (16 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 six credit hours from the general electives 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.