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MSiM Program Curriculum

The online MSiM program can be completed in as little as ten months, meaning you can launch your career with confidence as soon as possible.

Program Sequence

Earn a Master of Science in Management in just ten months. You'll only need to come to campus for a foundation weekend ahead of the program start, then you'll build a foundation of hands-on business knowledge and be ready to jumpstart your career.

List of MSiM courses and term of offering
Course number Term
ECO 618 Fall 1 2021
ACC 611 Fall 1 2021
ISA 628 Fall 1 2021
ISA 629 Fall 2 2021
MGT 627 Fall 2 2021
MKT 618 Fall 2 2021
MGT 610 Winter 2022
ISA 641 Spring 1 2021
FIN 625 Spring 1 2021
MKT 633 Spring 1 2021
ESP 652 Spring 2 2022
MGT 650 Spring 2 2022
Executive Component 1 Spring 2 2022
Executive Component 2 Summer 2022

Note that you'll be required to attend an in-person foundation week (Thursday evening through Sunday) with social and networking opportunities. This will occur in mid-August, likely at Miami University's Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester, Ohio.

Course Descriptions

ECO 618 Game Theory and Decisions

Covers topics and methods from the field of game theory and applies them to microeconomic decision problems.

Credits hours: 1.5

ACC 611 Accounting for Managers

This course explores how accounting information is used by managers to make internal business decisions, to create financial plans, and to evaluate actual performance relative to those plans. It also explores how managers analyze financial statements for internal management purposes.

Credit hours: 3

ISA 628 Information Technology and Analytics Role in the Enterprise

Examines existing and emerging information technology (IT) for reinventing processes, managing and disseminating data, and consuming that data to improve decision making within the organization. The foci of the course are the role IT plays in business processes, the underlying theoretical basis for innovation through IT, infrastructure technologies commonly employed and technologies for leveraging data.

Credit hours: 1.5

ISA 629 Leveraging IT and Data Across the Business

This course introduces common technologies and techniques for data manipulation and consumption in various business processes common to most organizations. The course is integrated with and taught in conjunction with the three other domain specific courses in the Certificate in Business Management taught in the first semester of the Master's in Management. Students will learn current tools and apply common techniques to solve discipline specific problems. The course reinforces both the use of data and technology for decision making and the domain specific knowledge covered in the other courses.

Credit hours: 1.5

MGT 627 Supply Chain and Operations Management

Broad study of production system that is part of all manufacturing and service organizations. Examines, in a variety of organizational settings, the process design, facilities deployment, materials management, quality control problems, and supply chain management.

Credit hours: 3

MKT 618 Marketing Management

Focuses on business's front lines; the value creation from which all economic activity derives. Address how sellers identify, manage, and meet customer needs and wants through concepts, heuristics, models, and frameworks that help stimulate and manage customer-centric organizations. Leverage a mix of current readings and case analyses to bring cutting edge thinking and applications to life.

Credit hours: 3

MGT 610 Strategic Human Capital Management

This course focuses how to align human capital management and organizational strategy. Research indicates that establishing and maintaining this alignment is critical for organizations seeking a sustainable competitive advantage. The course examines how human capital management practices in areas such as talent acquisition, talent development, and compensation relate to key human capital and organizational performance outcomes in a range of settings.

Credit hours: 1.5

ISA 641 Data Discovery Through Business Analytics for Managers

This course introduces the current, basic tools and methods of data driven decision making. Included in the course will be introduction to programming using open source software. Students will learn to apply basic programming concepts to summarize and visualize data as well as cursory data discovery.

Credit hours: 2

FIN 625 Managerial Finance

Introduces student to essentials of the finance functions of the organization. Emphasis on analysis of financial statements and understanding of the time value of money.

Credit hours: 3

MKT 633 Digital Marketing

Students will gain hands-on experience managing an actual digital marketing campaign for a real client. This will include creating, executing and optimizing a campaign on a live advertising platform. Over the course of the campaign, students will develop an understanding of online consumer behavior, real-time marketing, online brand building, and social media strategy. Deliverables will include a pre-campaign strategy brief and a post-campaign analysis.

Credit hours: 1

ESP 652 Applied Entrepreneurial Mindset: Creativity and Innovation

Applied Entrepreneurial Mindset: Creativity & Innovation is designed to provide students with a practical understanding of the foundations of creativity in business. The ability to imagine something new, leading to the creation of new realities and possibilities that advance current practice in our classrooms, businesses, organizations and lives in new and innovative ways is an essential skill set needed in the 21st century.The course explores Design Thinking/Human Centered Design as the central focus of providing tools and techniques to solve problems. This course investigates creativity and innovation frameworks to identify and assess potentially valuable problem/solution opportunities/ideas, to evaluate the feasibility and attractiveness of those ideas. This course considers personal creative styles along with personal growth techniques. The goal is to help students apply creativity, innovation and the entrepreneurial mindset to meet the challenges of everyday life. Students finish the course with their own creativity framework and a personal creativity manifesto to propel their careers, lives and ventures.

Credit hours: 1.5

MGT 650 Leadership, Teams, and Ethical Decision Making

This course prepares students to become effective organizational leaders. By studying both traditional and contemporary approaches to leadership, students will develop an understanding of key leadership success factors, team leadership, and ethical decision-making. Course readings and hands on experiential exercises will allow students to enhance their self-awareness and refine their leadership skills, and to apply these skills to improve their effectiveness as leaders. MGT

Credit hours: 1.5