Master of Science in Management

Whether you’re interested in advancing in your current field or developing a new business idea from the ground up, Colorado Technical University's Master of Science in Management degree program is designed to provide the opportunity to learn skills and knowledge for today’s global business environment. To help meet the evolving needs of a new generation of leadership professionals, CTU’s Master of Science in Management degree builds on a core foundation of industry-tested management concepts and practices. By choosing from one of eight areas of concentration, students are able to tailor their curriculum to meet individual job responsibilities, organizational needs and career goals.

For the second year in a row, CTU’s online non-MBA graduate business degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Programs by U.S. News and World Report.*

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CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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  • Program Outline

    CTU’s Master of Science in Management degree program includes 48 total credit hours of required instruction. These include 28 hours of core classes and an additional 20 hours of concentration credits. In total, the MSM degree consists of:

    • Core Education: The core Master of Science in Management coursework is designed to provide a foundation of essential leadership and management concepts, theories and practices. Core education courses in the program include: Applied Managerial Finance, Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making, Organizational Behavior and more.
    • Concentration: Students who pursue a MSM degree will also complete 16 hours of coursework that focuses those core management concepts onto a specific industry or career path. Possible areas of concentration might include: healthcare, homeland security, information technology or public administration.
    • Capstone: During the last quarter of the program students will complete 4 hours of Management Capstone credit. In addition to a research component, this final project allows students to apply the skills learned in both core and concentrated classes to an issue impacting their industry or specific area of interest.
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  • Outcomes

    Graduates of CTU’s Master of Science in Management program should be equipped 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

    These degree competencies can be applied to wide range of industries. Students who complete the degree program may consider a number of different careers including2:

    • Program Manager
    • Director of Sales
    • Business Development Manager
    • Administrative Director
    • Regional Director
    • General Manager
    • Business Analyst
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2; 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.