Management Master’s At 100 Top Business Schools

Yale School of Management

Yale School of Management

You could call the management master’s a human catapult. Ideally, it propels job seekers into the business world, to landing points far higher than they’d reach with only a college degree. In fact, many schools market these programs specifically toward holders of bachelor’s degrees in non-business majors. “College graduates are facing unprecedented competition when looking for full-time employment,” says a Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management introduction to their management studies master’s program. “If you have a liberal arts, science or math background, the Kellogg MSMS Program can give you the management and business skills critical to make you stand out — all in less than one year.”

If Kellogg’s numbers are to be believed, that marketing is not mere hype: the program’s class of 2015 were 100% employed within three months of graduation, according to the school. The curriculum covers business basics, and is current enough to include business analytics along with accounting, marketing, leadership, strategy, and other required courses.

Most of the specialized master’s in management target recent college graduates. In fact, Kellogg doesn’t even accept applications from people with more than 10 months of full-time work experience, or from people with undergraduate business degrees. At the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, some 60% of the 110 students in a typical class have six or fewer months of work experience, and an average age of 23.

In the table below are the management master’s programs that mostly concern the management of people; degrees in fields such as supply chain management, IT management, and risk management are not included in this listing.

Management Master’s At 100 Top Business Schools

Rank School Program Duration Program Tuition
2 Stanford Graduate School of Business MSx (for experienced leaders) 1 year $121,040
5 Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

Management Studies

10 months $48,000
7 MIT Sloan School of Management Management Studies (MBA or equivalent students of partner schools only)

1 year

$65,750
10 Yale University School of Management Advanced Management (MBA graduates from partner schools only)

1 year

$63,380
11 Duke University Fuqua School of Business Management Studies (also, MMS in partnership with Duke Kunshan University, China) 10 months $48,900 (160,000RMB for Chinese students in Duke Kunshan University)
13 University of Michigan Ross School of Business Management 10 months In-state: $44,510; out-of-state: $49,510
21 Indiana University Kelley School of Business Strategic Management (online) 18 months (or up to five years) $38,100
24 Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business Management 10 months (plus bootcamps) $45,810
25 Michigan State Broad College of Business Management, Strategy, and Leadership (online) 20 months not available
26 USC Marshall School of Business Medical Management 1 year (4 residential sessions) $54,866
26 USC Marshall School of Business Management Studies (requires prerequisites equivalent to first year of an MBA program) 10 months (part-time: up to 4 years) $44,460
28 Vanderbilt University Owen GSM Management in Health Care (part-time)

1 year

$49,950
36 Arizona State Carey School of Business Management 9 months In-state: $24,600; out-of-state: $40,800; international: $42,600
38 University of Rochester Simon Business School Management (part-time) avg. 3 1/2 years $73,290
38 University of Rochester Simon Business School Medical Management (part-time) 5 semesters $1,745 per credit hour
38 University of Rochester Simon Business School Health Care Management (part-time) 13 months $65,000
39 Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business Management 9 months $40,236
39 Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business Sport Management 9 months (+ summer internship) $40,236
41 Texas A & M Mays Business School Management 18 months $18,987.15
42 Boston University Questrom School of Business

Management Studies

9 months $48,082 (includes fees)
44 Purdue University Krannert School of Management HR Management 17 months In-state: $33,627; out-of-state: $63,276
45 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Business Business Administration in International Management 1 year $32,590 (+ $16,737 in fees)
45 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Business Technology Management 1 year $32,571
46 University of Florida Hough GSB Management

1 year

In-state: $16,909; out-of-state: $40,102
47 U.C. Irvine Merage School of Business Biotechnology Management 2 years (6 quarters) In-state: $ 58,187; out-of-state: $80,913
47 U.C. Irvine Merage School of Business Engineering Management 1 year (three quarters) In-state: $29,094; out-of-state: $41,339
49 George Washington University School of Business Project Management 18-24 months  (part-time: 30-48 months) $55,620
50 Temple University Fox School of Business Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship 1 year (full-time); up to 3 years (part-time) In-state: $32,460; out-of-state $45,330
50 Temple University Fox School of Business HR Management 1 year (full-time); up to 3 years (part-time) In-state: $32,460; out-of-state $45,330
51 Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of Business International Management (also part-time) 10-15 months variable tuition
52 University of Texas-Dallas Jindal SOM Energy Management 18 or 24 months In-state: 18 months: $23,967; 24 months: $26,760; out-of-state: 18 months: $45,444; 24 months: $48,452
52 University of Texas-Dallas Jindal SOM Healthcare Management (also part-time) 18 or 24 months (part-time: up to 6 years) In-state: 18 months: $23,967; 24 months: $26,760; out-of-state: 18 months: $45,444; 24 months: $48,452
52 University of Texas-Dallas Jindal SOM Healthcare Management for Physicians (part-time) 16 months $34,200
52 University of Texas-Dallas Jindal SOM International Management Studies 18 or 24 months In-state: 18 months: $23,967; 24 months: $26,760; out-of-state: 18 months: $45,444; 24 months: $48,452
52 University of Texas-Dallas Jindal SOM Management and Administrative Sciences 2 years (average) In-state: 18 months: $23,967; 24 months: $26,760; out-of-state: 18 months: $45,444; 24 months: $48,452
58 University of Alabama Manderson GSB Operations Management (also online version) 9 months (online: up to 6 years) In-state: $10,170; out-of-state: $25,950(plus $2,500 in total course fees) (online: $13,300)
58 University of Alabama Manderson GSB MA in Management (online) up to 6 years $13,300
63 Tulane University Freeman School of Business Management 10 months $41,400
63 Tulane University Freeman School of Business Management in Energy 10 months $57,600
66 University of Miami School of Business Administration

Management Studies

10 months $55,500
71 University of Tennessee-Knoxville Haslam College of Business HR Management (also part-time) 1 year (part-time: avg. 2 years) In-state: $18,534 (plus $3,000 program fee); out-of-state: $46,161 (plus $3,000 program fee); (part-time: in-state: $19,503; out-of-state: $52,866
72 Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead SOM Healthcare management (part-time) 2 years $56,100 (all admits are eligible for a $20,000 scholarship; effective tuition: $36,100)
72 Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead SOM Engineering and Management

1 year

not available
73 University of Connecticut Storrs School of Business HR Management 22 months $28,875
81 Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School Human Resources (also part-time) 12-19 months $63,180; part-time: $64,545
81 Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School Management and Leadership (part-time) 16 months $58,320
88 Hofstra University Zarb School of Business HR Management 18 months $36,540
90 University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business Sports Product Management 18 months In-state: $65,000; out-of-state: $75,000
95 Clemson University College of Business Management avg. 2 years (depends on courseload) In-state: $19,764; out-of-state: $41,100
99 Fordham University Gabelli School of Business Media Management 12-24 months $48,672
100 Rochester Institute of Technology Saunders College of Business Management 1 year $40,158 – $50,196

Source: Poets&Quants

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