Fast track your master's in management with transfer credits from the Army Command and General Staff College in this specialized program for Army students.

The master's degree in management with a specialization in army operations and national security at University of Maryland University College allows you to gain advanced operations and management skills while preparing for your next move up the career ladder. You will have the opportunity to build a solid foundation in human resources management, marketing, project management, public sector administration, and other areas to prepare for management-level roles in the military and private sector.

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2019–2020 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit the catalog archive in the Current Students section.

About the Management Master's Degree with Army Operations and National Security Specialization

We've developed the army operations and national security specialization curriculum in conjunction with military leaders to help you build expertise managing operations.

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Assess performance at the individual, group, and organization levels
  • Make decisions using statistics and financial information
  • Lead using organizational theory, effectiveness measurement, and systems thinking
  • Coach and mentor employees
  • Manage change, culturally diverse work environments, and work groups
  • Motivate and incentivize employees

Coursework Examples

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to

  • Design a change management training for managers using presentation software
  • Participate in a group project to develop criteria and strategies to address performance deficiencies in employees
  • Participate in a series of leadership questionnaires to identify their leadership styles and development needs

Management Master's Degree with Army Operations and National Security Specialization Requirements

Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. You'll learn theories combined with real-world applications and practical skills you can apply on the job right away.

Master's - specialization Courses

Introductory Course

  • UCSP 615
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

Core Courses

  • MGMT 630
  • MGMT 640
  • MGMT 650

Core Rules & Recommendations

  • You can take MGMT 610 and MGMT 615 instead of MGMT 630.
  • MGMT 610 must be taken within the first 6 credits.
  • MGMT 640 and MGMT 650 should not be taken at the same time.

Specialization Courses

Specialization coursework comes from the completion of the Common Core Curriculum of the Command and General Staff Officer Course and will be added to your UMGC transcript once a review and approval for eligibility has been completed.

In addition, you are required to take two courses chosen from the following: 

  • NPMN 600
  • NPMN 660
  • HRMD 610
  • HRMD 650
  • PMAN 634
  • PMAN 641
  • MRKT 600
  • MRKT 601

Specialization Rules & Recommendations

  • You can take MRKT 600 and MRKT 601 instead of MRKT 620

Capstone Course

  • MGMT 670

Capstone Rules & Recommendations

  • You must complete 24 credits, including all core requirements, before enrolling in MGMT 670.

Other Requirements

  • You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at all times.
  • All degree requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years.
  • Any transfer credits must have been earned within the five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.

Program Admission Requirements

If you have graduated from Command and General Staff Officer Course and have studied the Intermediate-Level Education Common Core Curriculum, you may be eligible to transfer 15 graduate credits toward a Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Army Operations and National Security at University of Maryland Global Campus.

To participate in this partnership program, you must have completed CGSOC. All coursework for the degree, including courses taken at CGSOC, must be completed within a five-year window. You must submit official transcripts from ILE for review, along with the transfer credit evaluation request form, to see if you meet the eligibility requirements.

Student Clubs and Organizations

    Type: Student organization
    Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate

    The Public Safety Student Association encourages discussions on careers, current events, and topics within the public safety field. Previous activities have included webinars on related topics and careers.

    Type: Student organization
    Professional Affiliation:

    Student Veterans of America

    Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate

    The VeteransSuccess Club offers its members information and support on benefits, academics, and policies. Within the club, students can network with faculty, staff, and peers and share their stories. The VeteransSuccess Club offers online and in-person fellowship for active-duty servicemembers and veterans serving in the United States and abroad. Members work to ensure that students who are military-affiliated and veterans have a voice on campus. The club provides peer support and mentorship to aid students in academic success, career advancement, networking, and transition support.

Additional Information

All coursework for the degree, including courses taken at Command and General Staff Officer Course, must be completed within seven years.