Improve your earning power and move up in your career with a Master of Science in Management. This degree can be completed 100% online offered by the Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America. Different than MBA, the MSM 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.

How long will it take me to get the degree?
Earn your degree in as little as 2 years or 18 months with online classes.

Program Details

The MSM program consists of a total of 12 courses, or 36 semester credits. Online classes are 8 weeks. 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."

Degree Requirements

(We accept up to 6 of your previously earned graduate level college credits. Schedule an admissions consultation by emailing: metropolitan@cua.edu to have your transcripts evaluated)

Program Outcomes

A Master of Science in Management (M.S.M) is a professional degree designed to prepare students for leadership and managerial roles in all  organizations. Students are given a strong foundation in analytical problem solving, budgeting and finance, ethics, human resource, and project management skills. 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.

Upon completion of the Master of Science in Management, students will be able to:

  1. Think critically and integrate quantitative and qualitative analyses to decision making within the sphere of management roles.
  2. Understand and execute project management, communicating effectively as a manager, and strategic planning and implementation.
  3. Identify and meet the needs of the community as they relate to their organizations.
  4. Apply the theories of leadership and administration within real-world contexts.
  5. Apply ethical behavior to evaluating and solving problems of leadership, budgeting and finance, human capital, fundraising, and law and policies related to managing an organization.