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

RankSchoolProgramDurationProgram Tuition
2Stanford Graduate School of BusinessMSx (for experienced leaders)1 year$121,040
5Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

Management Studies

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

1 year

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

1 year

$63,380
11Duke University Fuqua School of BusinessManagement Studies (also, MMS in partnership with Duke Kunshan University, China)10 months$48,900 (160,000RMB for Chinese students in Duke Kunshan University)
13University of Michigan Ross School of BusinessManagement10 monthsIn-state: $44,510; out-of-state: $49,510
21Indiana University Kelley School of BusinessStrategic Management (online)18 months (or up to five years)$38,100
24Notre Dame Mendoza College of BusinessManagement10 months (plus bootcamps)$45,810
25Michigan State Broad College of BusinessManagement, Strategy, and Leadership (online)20 monthsnot available
26USC Marshall School of BusinessMedical Management1 year (4 residential sessions)$54,866
26USC Marshall School of BusinessManagement Studies (requires prerequisites equivalent to first year of an MBA program)10 months (part-time: up to 4 years)$44,460
28Vanderbilt University Owen GSMManagement in Health Care (part-time)

1 year

$49,950
36Arizona State Carey School of BusinessManagement9 monthsIn-state: $24,600; out-of-state: $40,800; international: $42,600
38University of Rochester Simon Business SchoolManagement (part-time)avg. 3 1/2 years$73,290
38University of Rochester Simon Business SchoolMedical Management (part-time)5 semesters$1,745 per credit hour
38University of Rochester Simon Business SchoolHealth Care Management (part-time)13 months$65,000
39Southern Methodist University Cox School of BusinessManagement9 months$40,236
39Southern Methodist University Cox School of BusinessSport Management9 months (+ summer internship)$40,236
41Texas A & M Mays Business SchoolManagement18 months$18,987.15
42Boston University Questrom School of Business

Management Studies

9 months$48,082 (includes fees)
44Purdue University Krannert School of ManagementHR Management17 monthsIn-state: $33,627; out-of-state: $63,276
45University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of BusinessBusiness Administration in International Management1 year$32,590 (+ $16,737 in fees)
45University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of BusinessTechnology Management1 year$32,571
46University of Florida Hough GSBManagement

1 year

In-state: $16,909; out-of-state: $40,102
47U.C. Irvine Merage School of BusinessBiotechnology Management2 years (6 quarters)In-state: $ 58,187; out-of-state: $80,913
47U.C. Irvine Merage School of BusinessEngineering Management1 year (three quarters)In-state: $29,094; out-of-state: $41,339
49George Washington University School of BusinessProject Management18-24 months  (part-time: 30-48 months)$55,620
50Temple University Fox School of BusinessInnovation Management & Entrepreneurship1 year (full-time); up to 3 years (part-time)In-state: $32,460; out-of-state $45,330
50Temple University Fox School of BusinessHR Management1 year (full-time); up to 3 years (part-time)In-state: $32,460; out-of-state $45,330
51Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of BusinessInternational Management (also part-time)10-15 monthsvariable tuition
52University of Texas-Dallas Jindal SOMEnergy Management18 or 24 monthsIn-state: 18 months: $23,967; 24 months: $26,760; out-of-state: 18 months: $45,444; 24 months: $48,452
52University of Texas-Dallas Jindal SOMHealthcare 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
52University of Texas-Dallas Jindal SOMHealthcare Management for Physicians (part-time)16 months$34,200
52University of Texas-Dallas Jindal SOMInternational Management Studies18 or 24 monthsIn-state: 18 months: $23,967; 24 months: $26,760; out-of-state: 18 months: $45,444; 24 months: $48,452
52University of Texas-Dallas Jindal SOMManagement and Administrative Sciences2 years (average)In-state: 18 months: $23,967; 24 months: $26,760; out-of-state: 18 months: $45,444; 24 months: $48,452
58University of Alabama Manderson GSBOperations 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)
58University of Alabama Manderson GSBMA in Management (online)up to 6 years$13,300
63Tulane University Freeman School of BusinessManagement10 months$41,400
63Tulane University Freeman School of BusinessManagement in Energy10 months$57,600
66University of Miami School of Business Administration

Management Studies

10 months$55,500
71University of Tennessee-Knoxville Haslam College of BusinessHR 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
72Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead SOMHealthcare management (part-time)2 years$56,100 (all admits are eligible for a $20,000 scholarship; effective tuition: $36,100)
72Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead SOMEngineering and Management

1 year

not available
73University of Connecticut Storrs School of BusinessHR Management22 months$28,875
81Pepperdine University Graziadio Business SchoolHuman Resources (also part-time)12-19 months$63,180; part-time: $64,545
81Pepperdine University Graziadio Business SchoolManagement and Leadership (part-time)16 months$58,320
88Hofstra University Zarb School of BusinessHR Management18 months$36,540
90University of Oregon Lundquist College of BusinessSports Product Management18 monthsIn-state: $65,000; out-of-state: $75,000
95Clemson University College of BusinessManagementavg. 2 years (depends on courseload)In-state: $19,764; out-of-state: $41,100
99Fordham University Gabelli School of BusinessMedia Management12-24 months$48,672
100Rochester Institute of Technology Saunders College of BusinessManagement1 year$40,158 – $50,196

Source: Poets&Quants

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