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About the Program
The one-year Master of Science in Management (MSM) at Gies Business teaches students the fundamental business skills to build upon their undergraduate education. By combining business knowledge with a degree in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and other non-business majors, students can achieve greater earning power and gain a competitive advantage.
The MSM program features faculty who design a customized curriculum to propel the careers of emerging leaders. The curriculum includes business fundamentals such as marketing, process management, global business, communicating with data, project management, finance, and quantitative reasoning. Students can also customize their degree with electives in small business consulting, social media strategy, predictive data analytics and more. These courses will allow students the flexibility to tailor their degree experience to specific interests.
Program Format and Schedule
The MSM program consists of a minimum of 34 credit hours taken over three semesters (one calendar year) starting in June. The courses are drawn from a set of required and elective courses in business administration.
There is some flexibility in the degree requirements. Students can customize the degree to meet individuals’ needs with elective courses. Students will be able to select a 400 or 500 level elective from among approved alternatives within Gies College of Business or other colleges on campus. Electives may include courses in design, entrepreneurship, sustainability, and nonprofit management. These courses will allow students the flexibility to tailor their degree experience to specific interests. Students may take additional elective courses if available.
The MSM program is primarily designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and other non-business majors. Admission to the MSM program is highly competitive. Decisions are based on the individual’s previous academic accomplishments, personal statement, resume, demonstrated potential for graduate and professional success, and references.
From the School
The MSM program consists of 34 credit hours taken over three semesters (one calendar year) starting in June. The courses are drawn from a set of required and elective courses in Business Administration. The curriculum has the following elements:
SUMMER (6 credit hours)
-Introduction to Business OR Internship
-Quantitative Reasoning Prep Module (optional)
-Conducting and Effective Job Search Module (optional)
FALL (14 credit hours)
-Accounting, Reporting and Control
-Intro to Finance
-Communicating with Data and Decision Making
-Communication Strategy in Business
SPRING (14 credit hours)