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Online Master's in Management

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-relevant management concepts and practices. By choosing from one of five areas of concentration, students are able to tailor their curriculum to meet individual job responsibilities and/or organizational needs.

Concentrations for the master of science in management include:

Finish your online Master's in Management 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 eighth consecutive year, CTU's Master of Science in Management degree programs are ranked among the Best Online Master's in Business Programs (excluding MBA) by U.S. News & World Report.*

Manage your education with your smartphone or tablet anytime, anywhere with CTU Mobile. Classes start 9 times per year and run 5 weeks long. See how you be able to earn your Master’s in as little as 18 months.1


  • January 02, 2024
  • February 06, 2024
  • March 19, 2024




  • Online
  • Colorado Springs

Program Details

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  • Program Overview

    Effective February 2023, this program is no longer available for future enrollments at the Aurora Campus.

    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
    MGMT607 Organizational Behavior in a Socio-technical Environment 4
    MGMT690 Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments 4
    MKTG630 Applied Managerial Marketing 4
    PJM600 Project Management Fundamentals 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
    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

    This program is not accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
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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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