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Online Master's in Management

Master of Science in Management - General

Corporate hiring plans point to robust employment opportunities for graduate business master’s programs, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).1 CTU’s Master of Science in Management’s general track is designed to help you strengthen your tactical abilities to solve today’s organizational challenges. Explore skills needed to manage business operations in Colorado Technical University’s Master of Science in Management degree program-general track. In this program, you’re able to customize your business and management concentration courses to suit your specific job responsibilities, professional goals and organizational needs.

This practical, versatile program is designed to help you prepare to lead and manage across diverse disciplines and across business environments. The curriculum offers a broad range of relevant knowledge including leadership, managerial decision-making, project management processes and operations management. Finish your degree with a Management Capstone where you will have the opportunity to complete an in-depth project utilizing discipline-specific strategies.

Ranked Among the Best Online Graduate Business Programs

For the fifth year in a row, CTU's Master of Science in Management degree programs are ranked among the Best Online Graduate Business Programs (excluding MBA) by U.S. News and World Report.*

Manage your education with your smartphone or tablet anytime, anywhere with CTU Mobile. Classes begin every 8 weeks and run 5½ weeks long.

* CTU programs are ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 best online programs.

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission


  • October 06, 2020
  • November 17, 2020
  • January 05, 2021




  • Online
  • Colorado Springs
  • Denver South

Program Details

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  • Program Overview

    The Master of Science in Management (MSM) is a 48-credit-hour program offered online and at the Colorado campuses. The program includes 28 credit hours of core management courses and 20 credit hours dedicated to either a concentration or electives of the student’s choosing.

    This program focuses on the mission and vision of organizations and intellectual assets. 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. Students in this program may not be required to take accounting, finance, or economics courses.


    This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification.  As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.

    The mission of the College of Business and Management is to offer professional market-driven business degrees that build business competencies transferrable to all industries. The College of Business and Management accomplishes this mission by offering curriculum that aligns to industry standards, remains relevant, and builds practical skills applicable to the competitive global business environment.

  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    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
    Total Credit Hours: 28
    Courses: Concentration
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    MGMT659 Management Capstone 4
    Select 16 credit hours of Business and Management courses from the list below 16
    Total Credit Hours: 20
    Courses - Concentration Choices
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    ACCT614 Applied Managerial Accounting 4
    ECON616 Applied Managerial Economics 4
    ENTR605 Integrated Marketing for Entrepreneurs 4
    FINC600 Financial Statement Analysis 4
    GL615 Global Leadership Development 4
    HCM612 Managing the Healthcare Organization 4
    HRMT620 Strategic Human Capital Management 4
    HRMT645 Operational Human Resource Management 4
    MGMT640 Operations Management 4
    MGMT671 Introduction to Organizational Leadership and Change 4
    MGMT673 Foundation of Organizational Design 4
    MKTG638 International Marketing 4

    Total Credit Hours: 48

  • Accreditations and Alignments

    The program is designed in alignment with the professional standards of the American Management Association courses.

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  • Admission Requirements

    Program Requirements

    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.

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Classes start October 6, 2020!

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1. Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) global nonprofit association,