Adding to its suite of graduate degree programs, the Graduate School of Management now offers a Master of Science in Management (MSM) program for early- and mid-career professionals ready to expand their leadership skills and gain an understanding of how management principles apply to today’s complex organizational issues. A revamped MBA curriculum and a new concentration option is also being offered.
The MS in Management degree is designed for emerging leaders from every sector – public, private, or non-profit – and any industry. The program will integrate coursework, case studies, and projects around topics in accounting, marketing, information systems, and human resource management.
“The creation of the MSM program was driven by industry and market needs,” said GSOM Dean Catherine Usoff. “The curriculum was designed in response to what employers identified as the highest priority skills for individuals in mid-level jobs, such as critical thinking and communication. We’re excited to offer this relevant management degree program to aspiring leaders looking to advance in their careers and transform their organizations.”
Full-time students can complete the degree in just one year, with part-time options also available, allowing students to take one or more courses and continue working while enrolled in the program. Evening, day, and accelerated classes are offered, with some courses also offered online.
GSOM has also modified its MBA program to offer a separate track that recognizes the value of significant work experience. The new “Professional Track” will be offered to applicants with three or more years of professional managerial experience. The track will allow students the opportunity to waive up to two courses (depending on experience) and pursue coursework focused on leadership and decision-making—important skills for experienced professionals looking to advance quickly.
“We are happy to recognize the important perspectives our more experienced students bring to the classroom, as well as their efforts to move through the program quickly, by offering this alternate curriculum,” Dean Usoff stated.
All MBA students may now consider the new Information Management and Business Analytics concentration. Its focus will be on teaching students to gain a competitive advantage through the sound use of data resources. Students learn data management processes – data collection, validation, organization, and warehousing – as well as analytical techniques such as statistics, optimization, predictive modeling, and forecasting.