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Master of Arts in Management

The Master of Arts in Management is designed to prepare current and future general managers, and HR professionals for rewarding careers. Graduates with an MA in Management credential will be strong decision-makers, qualified leaders, and equipped business professionals who have a deep understanding and practical skills to be effective and impactful business leaders.



  • General Management

  • Human Resource Management

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW (Core of 18 credit hours and 18 credit hours within a concentration for a total of 36 hours)


BUAD 5303 - Essentials for Business Analysis and Leadership (Must be taken in the first semester of the program)

MANA 5310 - Ethical Leadership

MANA 6306 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Marketplace

MANA 6314 - Organizational Change and Development

MANA 6358 - Business Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

MANA 6360 - Managerial Strategy and Implementation (S-L)

General Management Concentration

The General Management Concentration is designed to give students the flexibility to build their own concentration by choosing courses based upon their interests. Students develop their program to fit their educational and career goals by completing 18 hours of the 5000 and 6000-level courses listed below, in addition to the 18-hour core requirement. This concentration is also available online.

MANA 5311 – Global Initiatives in Management

MANA 6330 – Leadership Development

MANA 6372 – Managing Organizations and Teams (S-L)

Choose three of the following:

MANA 5302 – Quantitative Analysis and Modeling for Decision-Making

MANA 5333 – Operations and Quality Management

MANA 6307 – Managing Risk

MANA 6371 – Motivating and Vision-Casting

MRKT 5301 – Advanced Marketing Strategies (S-L)

MRKT 5306 – Digital Marketing and Campaigns (Requisite: MRKT 5301)

MRKT 5345 – Consumer and Buyer Behavior (Requisite: MRKT 5301)

MSITM 6320 – Agile Project Management

PROJ 5301 – Project Management Foundations

PROJ 6303 – Project Approaches and Strategy (Requisite: PROJ 5301)

SCM 6320 – Logistics Management

SCM 6325 – Warehouse Operations

Human Resource Management Concentration

The field of human resources is expanding rapidly as senior executives look to HR departments to address complex and dynamic staffing issues. Special attention is given to litigation issues, salary strategies, and the development of an organization's personnel.

Choose six of the following:

MANA 6301 - Employment Law
MANA 6305 - Talent Acquisition and Development
MANA 6323 - Human Resource Strategy (S-L)

MANA 6330 - Leadership Development

MANA 6331 - Leadership Coaching and Counseling

MANA 6340 - Workforce Analytics
MANA 6343 - Total Rewards

Total Credit Hours Required


(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.


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