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.

Graduate Program Launch

All MSM students will participate in a required one-day, on-campus orientation program before their classes begin. There will be an overview of your program, a review of student services, team building and networking opportunities. (0 cr; REQUIRED). The Graduate Program Launch will be held on campus.


 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 (3 cr)
Global Human Resources Management

IB 514 (3 cr)
Foundations of International

MGT 546 (3 cr)
Strategic Management of Organizations as Complex Adaptive Systems

MGT 557 (3 cr)
Labor Relations

IB 535 (3 cr)
International Management

MGT 547 (3 cr)
Strategic Management of Human, Structural, and Relationship Capital

MGT 558 (3 cr)
Managing Employee
Development and Training

IB 571 (3 cr)
Management of Information
Assurance in a World of

MGT 548 (3 cr)
Strategic Management of Knowledge and Innovation

MGT 559 (3 cr)
Managing Total Compensation

MGT 555 (3 cr)
Global Human Resources Management

MGT 549 (3 cr)
Managing Strategic Renewal and Change


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

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.

Walsh College MSM Alumus

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."