Both the MS in Management (36 credits) and the Master of Business Administration (45 credits) are rigorous programs built on a foundation of core business coursework. In their six core classes, students master essential analytical tools such as financial literacy, project management, and systems thinking, and also hone critical interpersonal skills such as clear communication, effective collaboration, and emotional intelligence.
Students in both the MSM and the MBA program go on to complete an additional 14 credits working with expert faculty-practitioners in their chosen concentration area. These concentration courses develop a student’s confidence and expertise in a career field, while also encouraging them to seek real-world applications for their theoretical knowledge. MSM students complete their studies with a 6-credit Capstone Project, while MBA students advance to a yearlong sequence of executive leadership seminars and an independent ‘masterwork.’
All of the required management classes and electives follow a blended model, with a mix of required face-to-face meetings supported by an online learning platform. In a 2009 review of research by the US Department of Education, blended learning models were found to be more effective than either wholly face-to-face or wholly online models. Learn more at "Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies."