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Master of Science in Management

Master's in Management (General Business Management)

If you want to compete for leadership jobs you need the right credentials. So why not earn a master's in management degree from a respected leader?

Get an online Master of Science in Management (General Business Management) from Excelsior College, one of America's top distance learning colleges for more than 40 years.

Excelsior's convenient, fully online business degree is specifically designed to enable students to earn a master's degree related to the management field. You can fit Excelsior's online management courses comfortably into your schedule and budget, earning a master's in management degree that will help you:

  • Advance your management career.
  • Improve your job performance.
  • Raise your earning potential.
  • Help you compete for promotions.
  • Prepare you for supervisory, management, or leadership roles.

This degree is particularly suited for students with a Bachelor of Science in Business, Bachelor of  Professional Studies in Business and Management, or other related degrees. Our master's in management degree is highly applicable to military service members with a variety of backgrounds seeking to pursue a career with administrative, organizational, or managerial positions.

Earn Your Master's in Management Degree in Less Time, for Less Money

Excelsior designed its online master's in management program for adult students who have busy lives and a lot of real-world experience. You'll enjoy:

  • The option to transfer up to fifteen credits for accredited graduate level college work so you can finish sooner.
  • A cutting-edge academic program designed by world-renowned business educators.
  • Flexible 8-week online courses allow you to work while you earn your degree.
  • A focus on management rather than business administration enabling you to be more versatile which is critical given existing economic and employment trends.
  • A professional curriculum without quantitative oriented business courses such as economics, finance, and quantitative analysis.
  • Personalized academic support from advisors who know you by name.
  • Outstanding faculty from some of the country's top business schools.
  • Affordable tuition and fees competitive with public institutions along with flexible-payment options, financial aid, and other forms of support.

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Master of Science in Management Program Outcomes

MS in Management Credit Requirements

The Masters of Science in Management program requires 30 graduate level credits. Students in this program will be allowed to transfer in a maximum of 15 approved graduate level credits, thus requiring 15 credits of the requirements to be taken directly at Excelsior College. 

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Core Courses:

  • Organizational Communication
  • Ethics for Managers
  • Managing Global Environments
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resource Management
  • Project Management
  • BUS 599 Strategic Management (Capstone)
  • Electives, if needed to replace waived core course(s)

Any waivers will be counted as part of the 15 credits allowed in transfer.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of an Excelsior College Master of Science in Management, you will be able to:

  • Formulate sustainable solutions to practical management problems encountered in a complex global environment.
  • Evaluate different methods and strategies used to develop individuals and manage teams in multiple settings.
  • Analyze how different functional areas within a business organization affect its strategic direction.
  • Apply project management tools and techniques in a business environment.
  • Create sustained and coherent arguments to summarize work for both internal (e.g., management, peers, subordinates) and external audiences.
  • Develop an ethical argument that challenges existing assumptions or prevailing practices in a business environment.
  • Generate solutions to business problems through the use of information technologies.
  • Integrate theory and practice for the purpose of strategic analysis.
  • Evaluate individual strengths and weaknesses with the desire to update skills and continuously improve.

Program Educational Objectives

Upon completion of an Excelsior College Master of Science in Management, you will be able to:

  • Design, implement, and evaluate the efficacy of solutions for complex business problems.
  • Engage in life-long learning for professional, career, and personal development.
  • Lead and work effectively and efficiently in diverse team settings and maintain a high level of performance in a professional business environment.
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently to various audiences in a timely and professional manner.
  • Demonstrate leadership and initiative to ethically advance organizational goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrate adaptability, leadership, mentoring skills, and management in your chosen career.

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Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

All of Excelsior College's academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.

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