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.

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.

MSM Core Courses

 Gateway Courses
 ACC 508 Introduction to Accounting*
 COM 510 Communication and Success Strategies*
*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 Management
 MGT 565 Operations Management
 MGT 670 Designing & Leading Competitive Organizations
 MGT 680 Strategic Management: Audit of an Organization
 QM 520 Business Analytics
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.

MSM Concentrations - Select One

Human Resources Management

The Human Resources Management concentration is intended for students who are pursuing or are interested in HR careers.

 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 replace MGT 680 (Strategic Management: Audit of an Organization) with MGT 610.

International Business 

The International Business concentration is intended for student who work for or aspire to work for a multinational or global organization.

 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 Resources Management

Strategic Management

The Strategic Management concentration is intended for students who aspire to work at the senior most levels of an organization.

 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


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

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:


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."