MSM Program Curriculum
The MSM degree is a 30-credit program that can be completed in just ten months so you can launch your career with confidence as soon as possible. The MSM begins with a pre-program Foundation Week, then moves through three components: Practice, Preparation, and Execution.
The week prior to the start of fall term introduces you to the requirements and expectations of the program through cohort and team activities. Modules include:
- Career preparation
- Business communication
- Understanding your thinking preferences with HBDI
- Business resumes, cover letters, and networking
Preparation Component - 18 Credit Hours
The Preparation Component builds your foundational knowledge of the functional areas of business. Regardless of the products or services being delivered, all business organizations operate on common fundamental business principles. At the same time, business organizations are increasingly integrated across areas and employees are required to bridge silos and demonstrate an ability to work effectively across the organization.
The Preparation Component's integrated curriculum helps you understand how the seemingly discrete pieces all fit together to deliver value to the organization.
Practice Component - 6 Credit Hours
Apply your new knowledge from the Preparation Component through a fast-paced immersion in business analytics, digital branding and marketing, creativity, leadership, ethical thinking, and team effectiveness. Courses include a hands-on approach to problem solving.
Execution Component - 6 Credit Hours
During the last six weeks of the program, you'll be immersed in an experiential consulting capstone. This hands-on project with a real client gives you the opportunity to apply the scientific method, use data and insights to guide research, and build perspectives and create new knowledge that informs business practice.
|Fall||Game Theory and Design (ECO 618)||1.5|
|Fall||Accounting for Managers (ACC 611)||3|
|Fall||Information Technology and Analytics Role in the Enterprise (ISA 628)||1.5|
|Fall||Leveraging IT and Data Across the Business (ISA 629)||1.5|
|Fall||Supply Chain and Operations Management (MGT 627)||3|
|Fall||Marketing Management (MKT 618)||3|
|Winter||Strategic Human Capital Management (MGT 610)||1.5|
|Winter||Managerial Finance (FIN 625)||3|
|Spring||Data Discovery Through Business Analytics for Managers (ISA 641)||2|
|Spring||Digital Marketing (MKT 633)||1|
|Spring||Applied Entrepreneurial Mindset: Creativity and Innovation (ESP 652)||1.5|
|Spring||Leadership, Teams, and Ethical Decision Making (MGT 650)||1.5|
|Spring||Executive Component I and II (BUS 601)||6|
Graduate Certificate in Business Management
Students can earn a Certificate in Business Management if they complete the MSM Foundation Week plus any 12 credit hours from the preparation component. This certificate can be completed entirely in the fall semester or may be completed over both the fall and winter terms. Courses are available online and in person.