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 degree requires a minimum of 24 semester credit hours in residence at Walsh College. The MSM is available as a Dual Degree with the MBA. 

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.

Master of Science in Management

12 courses, 36 credits


Gateway Courses

ACC 508

Introduction to Accounting*

COM 510

Leadership Communication*

*Graduate Gateway Courses: Both ACC 508 and COM 510 must be completed with a "B" (3.000) or higher to continue on in the MSM program.

Core Courses

ECN 523

Global Economics

MGT 501


MGT 565

Operations Management

MGT 670

Designing & Leading Competitive Organizations

MGT 680*

Strategic Management: Audit of an Organization

QM 520

Business Analytics

*Students pursuing a Human Resources Management Concentration will replace MGT 680 (Strategic Management: Audit of an Organization) with MGT 610 (Human Resources Management Capstone).

Select one of the following concentrations:

Human Resources Management

MGT 555

Global Human Resources Management

MGT 557

Labor Relations

MGT 558

Managing Employee Development and Training

MGT 559

Managing Total Compensation

MGT 610*

Human Resources Management Capstone

*Students pursuing a Human Resources Management Concentration will replace MGT 680 (Strategic Management: Audit of an Organization) with MGT 610 (Human Resources Management Capstone).

International Business

IB 514

Foundations of International Business

IB 535

International Management

IB 571

Management of Information Assurance in a World of Globalization

MGT 555

Global Human Resource Management


Strategic Management

MGT 546

Strategic Management of Organizations as Complex Adaptive Systems

MGT 547

Strategic Management of Human, Structural, and Relationship Capital

MGT 548

Strategic Management of Knowledge and Innovation

MGT 549

Managing Strategic Renewal and Change


A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.000 must be earned while in residence. All core and concentrations courses must be completed with a “C” (2.000) or higher.


Students who have a GPHR, PHR, or SPHR certification will receive advanced standing credit for MGT 555.

Graduate Communication Assessment

The graduate communication assessment must be taken prior to your first COM 510 Communication and Success Strategies class session. There is no fee associated with this assessment. 

The graduate communication assessment is a tool designed to measure written communication skills. Students will select from two topic essays, appropriate for graduate students, which will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Grammar and mechanics
  • Style
  • Organization and development

The graduate communication assessment may be taken at the Troy Campus Testing Center, the Novi Campus Library, or an approved external testing site. An appointment is required. 

Appointments made be scheduled at the Troy Campus Testing Center using this link: https://www-secure.walshcollege.edu/Test_Scheduling/.  For the Novi Campus, please contact the Administrative Office at 248-349-5454 to schedule an appointment to take the assessment at the Novi Library. Proctors and locations external to Walsh College must be pre-approved by the Walsh College Testing Center. Click here for additional information and guidelines for securing an out-of-area proctor.

Please refer to your admission packet for more information regarding the graduate communication assessment.

No GMAT Required

We evaluate your application in a careful review of what you have accomplished since graduating from college, together with your academic record in your other degree programs. Those are much better indicators of your success as an MBA student than a formal test score.

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


Walsh College MSM Alumnus

Todd Hohauser, MSM '03
Harvey Hohauser & Associates
"I would encourage people to attend Walsh College because of the rigorous education you will receive. Additionally, the myriad diversity of students you meet; not only by background but the diversity of skills and industries each student comes from."

Victoria Scavone, BBA '82 & MSM '93
Assistant VP, Enrollment & Student Services
Walsh College
"When the assistant vice president position opened up, I would not have been considered if I didn’t have a master’s degree. My Walsh degrees gave me self-confidence, and opened doors professionally and within the College.  I am proud to be an employee and to have my degrees from Walsh."