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  • Focus on the discipline of management
  • Earn your master's degree in as little as two years
  • Set your own pace and schedule
  • No GRE Required

Improve your earning power and enhance your career with a management degree transferrable to any industry. Choose from Project Management, Sales Management, Human Resource Management, Federal Contract Management, and Leadership Management concentrations.

Different than an M.B.A., the M.S.M. degree focuses specifically on the discipline of management--enhancing your professional ability to manage organizational resources more effectively. The MSM Degree Program combines a strong academic foundation with practical knowledge and skills in management taught by leading management educators.

The Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America promotes Business as a Force for Good. Business, Non-Profit, and Government leaders across the globe will respect your Master's Degree from a world-renowned institution.

Track Options

Five tracks are offered to allow students to customize the program to their particular interests, needs, and career goals.

Program Details

The MSM program consists of a total of 12 courses, or 36 semester credits.

Participants typically take two courses per term, with each course meeting one evening per week, from 6:10 - 8:40 p.m. (or 5:40 - 9:40 p.m. in the shorter summer sessions).

Students must earn at least a 'B' (3.0) grade point average -- both overall and on final projects completed as part of the capstone course, "Master's Capstone: Research, Synthesis, Applications."

 

Explore the MSM Program Tracks

How long would it take you to finish this degree? Take a look at our sample course completion schedule

Master of Science in Management Degree; 36 credits (12 classes):

The MSM is designed for working professionals who wish to improve their management skills and increase their professional credentials. Students have the option to choose from one of five tracks: Federal Contract Management, Human Resource Management, Leadership and Management, Project Management, and Sales Management.

Students in the MSM program must complete twelve total classes, eight core courses common to all tracks and four track electives. Students typically take either 2 or 3 classes per term including summers and are able to complete the degree in either two calendar years or sixteen months accordingly.

Example Track Schedule (2 courses per semester):

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

MSM 501 Communicating Effectively as a Manager


MSM 514 Leadership Foundations

MSM 525 Spirit of Enterprise



Track Elective

MSM 505 Project Management



MSM 533 Human Resource Management

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6

Track Elective



Track Elective

MSM 619 Strategic Planning and Implementation


Track Elective

MSM 652 Managerial Decision Making


MSM 674 Masters Capstone


Example Track Schedule (3 courses per semester):

Semester 1

Semester 2

MSM 501 Communicating Effectively as a Manager


MSM 505 Project Management


MSM 514 Leadership Foundations

MSM 525 Spirit of Enterprise



Track Elective


Track Elective

Semester 3

Semester 4

MSM 533 Human Resource Management


MSM 652 Managerial Decision Making


MSM 619 Strategic Planning and Implementation

MSM 674 Masters Capstone


Track Elective


Track Elective

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To get started on your degree simply fill out the quick form on this page, call us at (202) 319-5213, or email metropolitan@cua.edu.

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