2021-2022 Catalog

Master of Science in Management

The Master of Science in Management is designed for students seeking to develop their knowledge and broaden their skills in management and leadership in order to become more effective managers. The curriculum is designed to enhance a student’s ability to develop and implement organizational strategies that deliver improved business results. The graduate student body consists primarily of individuals currently working as managers desiring to advance into senior leadership and management positions or to enhance their knowledge of contemporary management in a globalized economy.

The program offers graduates a broad range of management tools to advance business operations. Courses in the program build skills in critical areas such as decision-making, conflict resolution and management strategies. Students will also gain increased knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of operating in a global business environment.

Concentrations are available in:

  • Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Marketing Management


Students who have not had courses in certain fields of study may be required to take additional coursework as a prerequisite for completing some of the concentrations. 

This program is not available at Maryland, New Jersey or Pennsylvania campuses and is available in an online-only format to Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania students.

The Strayer University Master of Science in Management degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213, 913.339.9356.

Area I – Core Component

Required Courses

BUS 508Contemporary Business

BUS 520Leadership and Organizational Behavior

CIS 500Information Systems for Decision-Making

HRM 530Strategic Human Resource Management

LEG 500Law, Ethics and Corporate Governance

MGT 500Modern Management

MGT 505Managerial and Business Communication

MGT 510Global Business Management

MGT 599Management Capstone

Total Credit Hours:40.5

Area II – Concentration Component

Students must choose one of the following concentrations to complete the Master of Science in Management.

Leadership Concentration

The Leadership Concentration will review leadership theories and practices related to managing organizational change, negotiating conflict, and navigating through today’s challenges in current organizational environments. Students will be able to develop strategies, apply leadership skills and overcome organizational challenges to foster individual and corporate productivity.

HRM 560Managing Organizational Change

BUS 526Negotiation and Conflict Resolution


MGT 522Women in Leadership

MGT 550Leadership Strategies

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Project Management Concentration

The Project Management Concentration explores the strategic thinking behind effectively managing organizational projects. Students will gain skills in the general principles of project management, project management leadership, and how to address and mitigate risk in project management. Students will be able to strategically manage projects by applying effective project management principles, leadership in project management, and managing risk inherent in the project management process.                                                                      

BUS 517Project Management

BUS 518Project Management Leadership

BUS 519Project Risk Management

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Marketing Management Concentration

The Marketing Management Concentration will review concepts related to domestic and international marketing strategies. Students will demonstrate skills in marketing management, international marketing strategies and how consumer behavior influences marketing decisions. Students will be prepared to influence their organizations through their understanding of domestic and international marketing.

MKT 500Marketing Management

MKT 505International Marketing

MKT 510Consumer Behavior

Total Credit Hours:13.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Total Credit Hours: 54.0

Total Credit Hours: 54.0