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 2020–2021 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

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 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

Initial Requirement

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

Core Courses

  • MGMT 630
  • MGMT 640
  • MGMT 650

Specialization Courses

  • HRMD 610
  • HRMD 620
  • MRKT 600
  • ISAS 600
  • HRMD 650
  • MRKT 601
  • PMAN 634

Capstone Course

  • 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.

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.

Please review our overview of overall master's degree requirements for additional considerations.

Career Preparation

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.