The Master of Science in Management in Leadership and Management courses are offered either as a specialty degree in the Master of Science in Management program or can be applied to a Leadership and Management certificate. Explore the entire Master of Science in Management Program here.

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The M.S.M. program's Leadership and Management degree 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 degree 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 degree also complete four of the following courses:

  • MSM 508 Risk Management
  • MSM 543 Labor-Management 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 667 Leading Organizational Change
  • MSM 681 Consultative Professional Sales

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