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Master of Science in Management

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 will have the opportunity to enhance your leadership skills in order to take on management and executive-level positions in a wide variety of fields. You can expect to study such topics as business communications, HR management, organizational excellence, consulting, action research, and strategic financial analysis as relevant to management and leadership theory and practice. Concentrations in the following areas further develop proficiencies to support professional advancement:

  • Leadership
  • Health Care Management
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Organizational Design and Development
  • Project Management

Studies are completed 100% online, on your schedule. This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).*

* For more information on Purdue Global's ACBSP accreditation, visit www.acbsp.org.

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
Leadership
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 Master of Science 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:

  • Sales manager
  • Administrative services manager
  • Social and community services manager
  • Operations manager
  • Management analyst

Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Prior experience may be necessary for leadership positions.