Coursework in the MA in Management program includes business concepts related to finance, marketing, operations, business analytics, accounting, economics, organizational behavior, ethics, career management and information technology. Students are immersed in these disciplines through five integrated modules over the 10-month program (shown below).
The program begins in early to mid-July with a rigorous five-week summer session preparing you for graduate level courses in business and helping you explore career interests. Module One of the integrated academic year kicks-off in August with the objective of developing your baseline competencies. Building on this foundation, Module Two emphasizes development of the core managerial competencies required by all business professionals. Module Three offers the opportunity to apply individual and managerial competencies by addressing issues faced by managers across functions. The Fourth Module enhances the skills and knowledge acquired in previous modules by applying it to the real-world challenges of competing successfully in a global environment.
* For complete course descriptions, please refer to the current edition of the School of Business Graduate Student Handbook.
An integral part of the MA program curriculum is a required Graduate Business Consulting project. These team-based learning projects allow students to apply and reinforce course concepts while creating real business solutions for actual companies. The process offers valuable exposure to the opportunities and challenges within an organization while strengthening your skills, confidence and experience.
Throughout the MA curriculum, emphasis is placed on practical, hands-on learning, highlighting the value of teamwork and collaboration in solving problems. Critical thinking and mastery of oral and written communication skills are integral to all courses, as well as the importance of emotional intelligence.
MA students describe their experience in the program and how they benefited from their graduate business consulting projects.