The Master of Science in management's interdisciplinary studies in management specialization can provide you with the skills that are essential for managers in every organization. The curriculum covers fundamentals in human resources, project management, marketing, and information systems. Whether you are new to the field, changing careers, or looking to advance in your current organization, you need look no further for a respected credential that can boost your professional value and provide you with strong managerial skills.
These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021–2022 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit our catalog archive.
About the Management Master's Degree with Interdisciplinary Studies in Management Specialization
What You'll Learn
Through your coursework, you will learn how to
- Assess employee performance at the individual, group, and organization levels
- Market an organization's services via advertising and sales promotions
- Coach and mentor employees
- Manage culturally diverse work environments and work groups
- Motivate and incentivize employees
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 among employees
- Participate in a series of leadership questionnaires to identify your leadership style and development needs
Management Master's Degree with Interdisciplinary Studies in Management 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
- UCSP 615
(to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)
- MGMT 630
- MGMT 640
- MGMT 650
- HRMD 610
- HRMD 620
- MRKT 600
- ISAS 600
- HRMD 650
- MRKT 601
- PMAN 634
- MGMT 670
Course Rules and Program Progression
- MRKT 620 may be taken instead of MRKT 600 and MRKT 601.
- MGMT 630 (or MGMT 610) must be taken within the first 6 credits.
- MGMT 610 and MGMT 615 may be taken instead of MGMT 630.
- MGMT 640 should not be attempted simultaneously with MGMT 650.
- You must complete 24 credits of program coursework, including all core courses, before enrolling in MGMT 670.
- 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.
Please review our overview of overall master's degree requirements for additional considerations.
Recommended Course Sequence
This is our recommended course sequence to progress through this program. This sequence incorporates course prerequisites and program requirements but does not list course alternatives that may be available. We recommend you take a maximum of 6 credits per term. You cannot take a prerequisite with its subsequent course during the same session. Your plan will be unique and dependent on multiple factors, including the number of credits you transfer to this program.
Contact an advisor if you any questions about this plan, course alternatives, or your course load limit.
This program is designed to help prepare you for a career that spans human resources, project management, marketing, and information systems.
Experience Recommended for Success in the Program
If you lack a recent background in finance or accounting, you should take UCSP 620 before MGMT 640.
If you lack a recent background in statistics, you should take UCSP 630 before MGMT 650. Taking UCSP 605 is recommended to improve writing skills.
About the Faculty
Our world-class faculty members combine academic credentials with a wealth of experience in the field.
Faculty members in this program hold or have recently held positions including
- Assistant administrator
- Assistant director
- Chief learning officer
- Deputy director
- Director of ethics and organizational development
- Senior policy analyst
- Special assistant to the director
- Special assistant to the regional administrator
- Vice president of executive education
Our faculty work or have worked at organizations including
- Council on Foundations
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Mercer University School of Medicine
- The MITRE Corporation
- Northrop Grumman
- Prince George's County Sheriff Office
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- U.S. Department of Education
- U. S Department of Homeland Security
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- U.S. Department of Justice
- U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- U.S. Small Business Administration