Master of Science in Management

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Are you seeking to enhance your knowledge of business operations and practices and increase your managerial skills? If this is your goal, then you might benefit from the studies offered in the Master of Science in Management and Leadership at Purdue University Global. Get more details about this online Master of Science program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Once you enroll in the online Master of Science in Management and Leadership program at Purdue University Global, you could expect to focus on the development of decision-making, leadership, and critical-thinking skills utilized by managerial personnel in many types of businesses. In the core curriculum, you might take courses that address motivational theories, team management, performance evaluation, leadership ethics, and transformational leadership. Other courses provide studies in business communications, change management, recruitment and training, financial analysis, and organizational development. Concentration areas are offered in, among other areas, human resources, project management, and information technology. The program culminates in an extensive research project that calls for the practical application of theories and concepts covered in the courses to addressing a specific organizational issue you wish to focus on.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should hold a bachelor's degree in business or have already taken specific undergraduate courses outlined in the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs' (ACBSP) Common Professional Components. These courses could include finance, ethics, law, accounting, marketing, and management. Applicants to Purdue University Global's master's degree programs should already have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must complete a total of 56 credits as part of the curriculum of the MS in Management and Leadership program at Purdue University Global. This includes 40 credits of core courses and an additional 16 credits of electives or in an area of concentration.

Core Courses (40 credits)

Course CodeCourse Title
GB512Business Communications
GB520Strategic Human Resource Management
GM500Management Theories and Practices I
GM501Management Theories and Practices II
GM502Leadership Theory and Practice I
GM503Leadership Theory and Practice II
GM504Organizational Excellence and Change
GM505Action Research and Consulting Skills
GM506Strategic Financial Analysis
GM599Applied Research Project

Concentration Courses (16 credits)

Take four courses in one of the following concentration areas:
Health Care Management
Human Resources
Information Technology
Organizational Design and Development
Project Management

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After studying management theories and strategies applicable to various business areas, you might be prepared to pursue executive-level positions in small or large corporations following your graduation from the MS in Management and Leadership program. You might have developed the skills needed to perform leadership duties in areas of operations, human resources, project management, IT, or finance. Some of the positions you may be able to pursue include:

  • Human resources director
  • Senior project manager
  • Director of operations
  • Management analyst
  • Chief executive officer