Master of Science in Management

In order for an organization and its management to compete in today’s global business environment, there is a great need for individuals who can both lead and manage technical initiatives and business operations. To help meet the need for this competitive new breed of technical leadership and management professional, Colorado Technical University offers a Master of Science in Management (MSM) degree program. Building on this program core, the student can tailor the degree program to meet individual job responsibilities, organizational needs, and career goals.

CTU offers eight concentrations for the Master of Science in Management, allowing students to focus their degrees.

  •  Classes start August 16, 2015

  • Checkmark iconTotal Credits48

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Degree Requirements
Courses: Core
FINC615 Applied Managerial Finance

4

IT600 IT Management

4

INTD670 Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making

4

MGMT604 Organizational Behavior

4

MGMT690 Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments

4

MKTG630 Applied Managerial Marketing

4

PM600 Project Management Processes in Organizations

4

Core Credit Hours: 28
Courses: Concentration
Electives Select 16 credit hours of 600 level Business and Management Courses

16

MGMT659 Management Capstone

4

Concentration Credit Hours: 20
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 48
The 16 credits of 600 level Business and Management Electives must be approved by the chair or dean of management at the campus where the degree is being offered.

FINC615 Applied Managerial Finance

Emphasizes management decision making utilizing accounting and finance concepts. The following subjects are addressed in the course: financial reports and metrics, financial analysis and planning, financial forecasting, financial markets, financial leverage, working capital management, capital budgeting processes, cost of capital and long term financing. The student will apply the knowledge learned by completing a financial strategy report and accomplishing a research report summarizing an application of financial analysis from either the academic or professional literature.

Prerequisites

MGMT502  for MBA program only

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

IT600 IT Management

Information Technology Management explores the use of information technology to achieve competitive advantage, efficient operations and effective decision-making. This course also analyzes the functions of information technology and its impact on competitive strategy and organizational operations.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Computer Science/Engineering/Information Technology
×

INTD670 Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making

Course will review and analyze the concepts of leadership versus managerial roles and responsibilities and examine how societal expectations for ethical behavior and regulatory scrutiny affect both leaders and managers in an organization setting. This course will differentiate among decision problems and ethical decision-making processes and differentiate among decision problems and address issues within a decision-making process. Students will also examine a variety of complex ethical issues confronting industry professionals as they work with various stakeholders of an organization. Additionally, students will explore the ‘Code of Conduct’ at work, issues related to managing conflicts of interest within a decision making process, and differentiate among decision problems and ethical decision making.

Prerequisites

MGMT501  for MBA program only

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

MGMT604 Organizational Behavior

After this course the student will be able to help potential managers deal effectively with the human element in organizations. It examines causes of human behavior and how it affects management challenges such as communication, decision-making, leadership and motivation. The course is oriented toward team and project-based organizations and builds knowledge and skills to successfully operate in contemporary organizations. As a class, students will reflect on both our experience in organizations (companies) and as an organization (class).

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

MGMT690 Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments

Students will master analytical and integrative tools to perform in-depth analyses of industries, firms, and competitors. Course material includes methods to predict competitive behavior and develop and implement strategic plans to achieve and sustain a competitive profile in the emerging global marketplace.

Prerequisites

MGMT503  for MBA program only

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

MKTG630 Applied Managerial Marketing

This course emphasizes the application of marketing concepts, tools and decision-making processes middle managers use in developing marketing plans, programs and strategies. Within the marketing strategy framework, it also examines market analysis and measurement, profitability and productivity analysis, product development, promotion and pricing strategies, the logistics systems approach and the marketing plan. The student will apply the knowledge learned by structuring and presenting to the class a practical strategic marketing plan.

Prerequisites

MGMT503  for MBA program only

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

PM600 Project Management Processes in Organizations

This course emphasizes the development and integration of project management in organizations. The following subjects are examined from the project management perspective: history and development of project management as a discipline, integrating project management into various organizational systems, strategic planning, competitive technology, joint ventures and human resources. This course provides a theoretical and conceptual foundation for the remainder of the project management courses.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

MGMT659 Management Capstone

In the Management Capstone, students will demonstrate the application of content, concepts, and knowledge developed in previous core and concentration courses in their specific academic program. The course requires the completion of comprehensive research, analysis, and study in either a selected area of interest or a current business issue impacting the learner’s organization or company. Students will complete an in-depth project utilizing discipline-specific strategies. Research methodologies are used to prepare a formal report.

Prerequisites

Last Quarter

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

In order for an organization and its management to compete in today’s global business environment, there is a great need for individuals who can both lead and manage technical initiatives and business operations. To help meet the need for this competitive new breed of technical leadership and management professional, Colorado Technical University offers a general Master of Science in Management (MSM) degree program. The program architecture consists of research methods, leadership, managerial decision-making and operations management integrated with a solid practical research foundation. Building on this program core, the student can tailor the degree program to meet individual job responsibilities, organizational needs, and career goals.

MSM Program prepares the student to:

  • Evaluate the appropriate leadership and management actions needed across disciplines and in various global environments
  • Synthesize theory and practice in day-to-day managerial decision making and organizational change
  • Apply appropriate strategic, technical, operational, and ethical principles to solve organizational challenges and meet organizational goals and objectives.

MSM program competencies:

  • Lead, communicate, and direct technical business initiatives and day-to-day operations
  • Analyze, develop, and implement strategies for improving business processes and operations
  • Integrate Research and Development, marketing, production, and finance strategies
  • Apply project management practices to projects and initiatives

CTU offers focused concentrations for the Master of Science in Management degree to better prepare you to excel in this competitive field. Choose the option below that best supports your educational goals.

$28,080 Tuition (when offered 100% online)

We understand that paying for your education is an investment in your future. To make it easy to understand, CTU includes the cost of all books in our published tuition for all of our online degrees.*

See an admissions advisor for tuition when offered on campus.

Cost of this degree may be reduced based on one or more of the following:

*Fees not included in the published tuition rate. Visit our tuition resources page for links to full tuition, books and fees.
**Financial aid available for those who qualify

If you want to achieve more in your career, you have to own every opportunity— starting with the right master’s degree program. Potential career paths for those who earn a Master of Science in Management degree include:2

  • Program Manager
  • Director of Sales
  • Business Development Manager
  • Administrative Director
  • Regional Director
  • General Manager
  • Business Analyst
Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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1Availability is dependent on concentration selected

2http://www.burning-glass.com/realtime; The career titles are provided by Burning Glass. These results are based upon an analysis of over 7 million current job listings compiled from over 17,000 sources – the world’s most comprehensive repository of job openings. Students who earn this degree should not view this list as exhaustive and are not limited to only these options post-graduation. Some career titles listed above may not be entry-level and may require further education or job experience.

3Alumni Survey - 2012 CTU Alumni Career Progression Research: Survey of CTU alumni who graduated in designated years between 2002 and 2011.

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5Employer Survey -2011 CTU Employer Experience Research: Survey of 2010 CTU graduates.

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