Walsh College

Master of Science in Management

Master of Science in Management

The Walsh College Master of Science in Management (MSM) degree program focuses on developing leadership ability as well as a firm understanding of organizational structures, communication, financial management, operations, and human resources management.

The MSM program incorporates select elements from the common body of knowledge recommended for graduate business education found in the Master of Business Administration program. The MSM program goes a step further by focusing on one of three areas of knowledge and skills associated with management; human resources, international business, and strategy.

The MSM degree program provides concentrated graduate study of modern principles and practical skills for current and future organizational environments including globalization, public and private-sector applications and a functioning in a world of complexity.

The MSM program consists of 12 courses for 36 semester credit hours. The MSM program shares eight classes from the MBA core. Students have the capacity to earn a dual MSM and MBA degrees with only 12 additional credit hours of study for a total of 54 semester credit hours.

 Core Courses:
 COM 510
 Communication and Success Strategies (3 cr)*
 QM 520  Business Analytics (3 cr)*
 MGT 501  Management (3 cr)
 ACC 510
 Financial & Managerial Accounting (3 cr)
 MGT 565
 Operations Management (3 cr)
 ECN 523
 Global Economics (3 cr)
 MGT 670
 Strategy (3 cr)
 MGT 680
 Capstone Course (3 cr)**
 MGT 610

 HR Capstone (3 cr)
 (required for students pursuing HR Management concentration)

*Both graduate gateway courses (COM 510 and QM 520) must be completed with a “B” (3.000) or higher to continue on in the program. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.000 must be earned while in residence.  All other courses must be completed with a “C” (2.000) or higher.

**HR Management concentration students will complete MGT 610 instead of MGT 680.


 Concentrations (must choose one concentration):

Human Resource Management

International Business

Strategic Management

MGT 555
Global Human Resources Management

IB 514
Foundations of International Business

MGT 546
Strategic Management of Organizations as Complex Adaptive Systems

MGT 557
Labor Relations

IB 535
International Management

MGT 547
Strategic Management of Human, Structural, and Relationship Capital

MGT 558
Managing Employee
Development and Training

IB 571
Management of Information
Assurance in a World of Globalization

MGT 548
Strategic Management of Knowledge and Innovation

MGT 559
Managing Total Compensation

MGT 555
Global Human Resources Management

MGT 549
Managing Strategic Renewal and Change


View graduate admission requirements or contact the Admissions & Advising office to schedule an appointment:

Appointments available Monday - Friday.
Evening appointments available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Walk-in advising available on Wednesdays from 8:30a.m.-7p.m.