Master of Science in Management

The Master of Science in Management is a specialized degree program emphasizing operations research, data analysis, decision-making, and innovative leadership. The curriculum and teaching methodologies challenge leaders to develop forward-thinking solutions related to business organization and performance. Graduates will have the tools to be strategic leaders, to possess big-picture perspectives, and to be skilled decision-makers.

MS IN MANAGEMENT ADMISSIONS 

To be granted full admission for any graduate degree program, applicants must meet the requirements for Full Admission to the Graduate School along with any additional requirements for a specific degree.  Applications for admission to a master's program are processed by the Graduate Admissions Office in conjunction with the relevant Program Director.

Some degree programs may include additional requirements for admission that are supplemental to the Graduate School’s requirements.  Admission to one graduate program does not guarantee admission to another.

Full Admission

Applicants who meet all of the criteria listed below may be granted full admission to the Graduate School. 

  1. A Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

  2. Evidence of sound moral character and compatibility with DBU's mission.

  3. A likelihood of academic success as demonstrated by a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale in all previous course work.

  4. Two letters of recommendation from non-family members.

  5. A current, professional résumé. 

Applicants seeking admission will be required to submit the following:

  • A formal Application for Admission to pursue a specified master's degree program.  The application will ask applicants for a Statement of Purpose outlining reasons for seeking admission and showing compatibility with DBU’s mission.

  • Official transcripts from each institution attended as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student.

  • Two letters of recommendation from non-family members.

  • A current, professional résumé.

  • Any additional requirements requested by a specific degree program. 

Additional Requirements

The MS in Management does not include any additional requirements for admission. 

Provisional Admission

Applicants who show potential for graduate study, but do not meet the criteria for Full Admission, may be admitted for up to 12 hours under provisional status. Students admitted under Provisional Admission will be granted Full Admission upon successful completion of 12 credit hours and fulfillment of the conditions of their admission as determined by the Graduate Admissions Office. 

MS IN MANAGEMENT FOUNDATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

All graduate business students are required to complete the foundational courses for the appropriate program through undergraduate or graduate course work. Students who have not completed appropriate undergraduate business courses will be required to take equivalent 5000-level graduate courses upon acceptance to the program. Students who have completed undergraduate business courses may have any (or all) of the 5000 level requisite courses waived if courses meet the waiver criteria:

  • The completed undergraduate course is equivalent to the 5000-level course.

  • The course grade is at least a B.

  • The course is taken at a regionally accredited institution.

  • Foundational courses will not be accepted if completed through correspondence, life and work experience, CLEP, or other standardized testing.

The courses listed below are requisites and may be satisfied through undergraduate credit. Courses in brackets are the undergraduate equivalent classes:

MS in Management foundational courses

The courses listed below are requisites and may be satisfied through undergraduate credit.)

Courses listed in brackets are the undergraduate classes which may fulfill the foundational course requirements. These courses do not satisfy the 36-credit-hour requirement of the MS in Management program.

FINA 51.521 - Foundations of Finance [FINA 3301 Corporate Financial Management]
MANA 51.521 - Management Theory [MANA 3301 Principles of Management]
MANA 51.522 - Business Legal Environment [MANA 3308 Business and Public Law]

MANA 51.523 - Critical Thinking, Research, and Writing

MANA 6303 - Research and Statistics [MANA 3305 Management Statistics may be used if already taken. Otherwise, MANA 6303 must be taken.]
MSITM 51.525 - Programming Fundamentals (or equivalent) (FinTech Concentration only)
MRKT 51.521 - Marketing Concepts [MRKT 3301 Principles of Marketing]

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

course

Credit hours

REQUIRED MS IN MANAGEMENT CORE CURRICULUM

18

MANA 6357 - Decision-Making (Requisite: MANA 6303, 51.521)

MANA 6370 - Innovative Leadership (S-L) (Requisite: MANA 51.521)

MISM 6314 - Management Information Systems

MSITM 6320 - Humanics: Agile Project Management

Select two from the following:

ACCT 6321 - Managerial Accounting (Requisite: ACCT 5311 or undergraduate equivalent. MSIM 6314 strongly recommended).

COMA 6321 - Strategic Communication for Organizations (Requisites: MANA 51.521, MANA 51.522, and MRKT 51.521)

FINA 6301 - Corporate Finance (Requisite: MANA 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent)

MANA 6302 - Quantitative Analysis for Managers

MANA 6310 - Leadership in Management

MANA 6314 - Organizational Change and Development (Requisite: MANA 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent)

MANA 6323 - Human Resource Strategy (S-L) (Requisite: MANA 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent)

MANA 6333 - Operations and Quality Management

MANA 6358 - Business Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

MANA 6360 - Managerial Strategy and Implementation

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

MSITM 6303 - Data Visualization (Requisite: MISM 6330)

MSITM 6330 - Digital Ethics

CONCENTRATION OPTIONS

18

Entrepreneurship Concentration

ENTR 6301 - New Business Creation

ENTR 6303 - Marketing and New Product Development

ENTR 6304 - Strategy and Management of Growing Businesses

Select 9 hours (3 courses) from the following list:

ENTR 6306 - International Entrepreneurship

MAGL 5345 - Business as Mission (S-L)

MANA 6302 - Quantitative Analysis for Managers

MANA 6320 - Business Ethics

MISM 6320 - Systems Analysis and Project Management (Requisite: MANA 6314)

MISM 6330 - Business Data Management

MRKT 6301 - Creative Problem Solving for Marketing Decisions (S-L)

MSITM 6342 - Database Management for Business Analysis

SCM 6301 - Global Supply Chain Management

SCM 6320 - Logistics Management

FinTech Management

Select six from the following:

COMA 6303 - Digital Media Communication

COMA 6305 - Presentation Communication

FINA 6301 - Corporate Finance

MISM 6330 - Business Data Management

MSITM 6306 - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Requisite: MSITM 6340 and 6341)

MSITM 6309 - FinTech: Latest Trends and Digital Strategies

MSITM 6310 - FinTech Capstone (S-L) (Requisite: FINA 6301, MSITM 6306, MSITM 6323)

MSITM 6323 - Blockchain

MSITM 6340 - Object-Oriented Programming (JAVA) (Requisite: MSITM 51.521 or equivalent)

MSITM 6341 - Python (Requisite: MSITM 51.521 or equivalent)

MSITM 6342 - Database Management for Business Analysis

General Management Concentration

MANA 6340 - Workforce Analytics (Requisite: MANA 51.521)

MSITM 6342 - Database Management for Business Analysis

Select four courses from the following:

COMA 6305 - Presentation Communication

COMA 6307 - Communication Leadership for Groups

COMA 6320 - Organizational Communication

CRMN 6310 - Conflict Resolution Management

ENTR 6301 - New Business Creation

MANA 6320 - Business Ethics (Requisite: MANA 51.521)

MANA 6323 - Human Resource Strategy (S-L) (Requisite: MANA 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent)

MANA 6330 - Leadership Development (Requisite: MANA 51.521)

MANA 6341 - Strategic Management Decisions

MANA 6371 - Motivation and Vision-Casting

MANA 6372 - Managing Organizations and Teams (first semester) (S-L)

PROJ 6301 - Organizing the Project and Its Components

SCM 6320 - Logistics Management (Requisites: MANA 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent)

Human Resource Management

MANA 6340 - Workforce Analytics (Requisite: MANA 51.521)

MSITM 6342 - Database Management for Business Analysis

Select four from the following:

COMA 6307 - Communication Leadership for Groups

MANA 6301 - Employment Law (Requisite: MANA 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent)

MANA 6305 - Talent Acquisition and Development (Requisite: MANA 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent)

MANA 6320 - Business Ethics (Requisite: MANA 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent)

MANA 6323 - Human Resource Strategy (Requisite: MANA 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent)

MANA 6330 - Leadership Development (Requisite: MANA 51.521)

MANA 6331 - Leadership Coaching and Counseling (Requisite: MANA 51.521)

Information Security Management

Select six courses from the following:

COMA 6303 - Digital Media Communication

COMA 6307 - Communication Leadership for Groups

COMA 6321 - Strategic Communication for Organizations

MSITM 6311 - Introduction to Information Security

MSITM 6312 - Information Security Privacy, Policy, and Governance

MSITM 6313 - Information Security Privacy, Program Management and Development (Requisite: MSITM 6312)

MSITM 6314 - Information Security Privacy and Risk Management (Requisite: MSITM 6312)

MSITM 6342 - Database Management for Business Analysis

Supply Chain Management Concentration

SCM 6301 - Global Supply Chain Management (Requisite: MANA 51.521)

SCM 6320 - Logistics Management

SCM 6325 - Warehouse Operations

SCM 6330 - Supply Chain Operations

SCM 6340 - Transportation Management

SCM 6350 - Supply Chain Capstone

Technology Strategy and Consulting

Select six courses from the following:

COMA 6305 - Presentation Communication

COMA 6307 - Communication Leadership for Groups

MANA 6341 - Strategic Management Decisions (taken last semester in program)

MSITM 6308 - DevOps

MSITM 6321 - IT Strategy

MSITM 6322 - Technology Consulting (Requisite: MANA 6314)

MSITM 6323 - Blockchain

MSITM 6342 - Database Management for Business Analysis

Total Credit Hours Required

36

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

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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