MSM class

The M.S.M. program's Leadership and Management track is unique in its focus on skills-development. Building on the strong academic foundation of the M.S.M. program's core curriculum, the focus of the Leadership and Management track courses is to provide students with a better conceptual understanding of leadership, to help them identify opportunities for their own development, and - ultimately - to facilitate the emergence of a better leader-manager.

The program consists of a total of 12 courses, or 36 semester credits. Students must earn at least a 'B' grade point average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) - both overall and on final projects completed as part of the capstone course.

Core courses within the M.S.M. program include the following:

  • MSM 501 Communicating Effectively as a Manager
    • MSM 505 Project Management
    • MSM 514 Leadership Foundations
    • MSM 525 Spirit of Enterprise
    • MSM 533 Human Resource Management and Strategy
    •MSM 619 Strategic Planning and Implementation
    •MSM 652 Managerial Decision-Making: Finance and Budgeting
    • MSM 674 Master's Capstone: Research, Synthesis, Applications

Students within the Leadership track also complete four of the following courses:

  • MSM 508 Risk Management
    MSM 543 Labor-Managment Relations
    MSM 560 Business Law
    • MSM 562 Operations Management
    MSM 566 Human Resource Development and Training
    • MSM 627 Human Resource Information Systems and Communication
    MSM 647 Leading Organizational Change 
    MSM 681 Consultative Professional Sales