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Management, Master of Science in Management


Program Purpose

The purpose of the M.S.M. program is to provide the management practitioner with scholastic depth and contemporary skills to meet the challenges of today’s global organizations. By focusing on the role of the manager at the micro and macro levels, and embracing the manager-as-leader paradigm, this program recognizes the reality and challenging nature of contemporary organizational systems that require change and innovation for organizations to remain competitive in a global environment.

Program Competencies

In addition to the University’s graduate graduation competencies; students will have an advanced level of applicable knowledge in the following areas as appropriate to one’s field of study:

  1. Apply contemporary leadership and management models and theories.
  2. Apply change frameworks and models.
  3. Apply legal principles to guide professional behavior and decisions.
  4. Articulate personal values and goals as guideposts for professional behavior.

Program Design

The program incorporates a methodology that provides students with a deep appreciation of the skills and knowledge required for decision-making and problem solving. Streams of emphasis include today’s contemporary organization, strategy, global realities of diversity and culture, management for innovation and change, creativity, leadership, technology, the global market, and the management of teams. The program is designed for individuals who are seeking to make a strong contribution to their organization, profession, and global society while advancing and promoting their careers. The culminating independent project serves to provide students the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge. Classes are offered online, at the Wilson Graduate Center and Brandywine campuses on weeknights, at Dover on weeknights, at Dover Air Force Base on weekends, and at Georgetown on weeknights.

M.S.M. Program Requirements

The M.S.M. program is based upon the students working in a wide range of organizations; they must be adept at understanding the relationship of one’s self to the organization in a way that brings them to a level of mastery. The program consists of twelve 3-credit hour courses. Two of the courses (6 credit hours) pertain to the student’s graduate integrative independent study project. The other ten courses (30 credit hours) provide an in-depth exposure to core management areas that are applicable to a wide range of situations and organizations. For some concentrations, students select elective course(s) to complement the core requirements; these students may select any graduate-level course offered by the College of Business for their elective, with the exception of MBA6000, as long as existing prerequisite requirements are met. Students should consult with the program Chair when selecting program electives.

As an alternative to the standard M.S.M. program, students may select a program with one of the following concentrations: Health Care Administration, Homeland Security, Human Resource Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Military Leadership*, Nonprofit Management, Organizational Leadership, Public Administration, or Sports Management.

*Enrollment in the M.S.M. with a concentration in Military Leadership is restricted to selected members of the Delaware National Guard. 

Registration

It is highly recommended that students take either MGT 6501 or MGT 6503 as the first two courses in the M.S.M. program.

Prior to registering for your second M.S.M. course students should:

  1. Submit official transcript(s) from an accredited college, university, or other degree-granting institution, verifying completion of a bachelor’s degree. Send official transcript(s) directly from the identified college or university to the Wilmington University Graduate Admissions office or email gradadmissions@wilmu.edu.
  2. Meet with a program chair or advisor for a program planning conference if not completed earlier. Official transcripts should be on file prior to the conference. Students may bring unofficial transcript(s) to this meeting if official transcript(s) are not yet on file.

Advancement to Degree Candidacy

Students who have met the M.S.M. admission requirements are advanced to degree candidacy after completing four courses with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0, provided they have met the following requirements:

  1. Official undergraduate transcript(s) are on file with the Graduate Admissions office.
  2. Successfully completed MGT 6501 as one of the first four courses in the program.
  3. Completed a program planning conference.

Students who have not completed all of the above requirements prior to completing 12 graduate credits will not advance to candidacy status.


Master of Science in Management (M.S.M.) Program

Twelve courses are required for program completion; the ten courses immediately below and two additional courses to be selected from the elective offerings. While some course sequencing is important, the program is designed to permit students to complete requirements at their own pace.

Courses

MBA 7600 Global Marketing Management

MGT 6501 Organization Theory and Design

MGT 6503 Leadership Development and Change Management

MGT 7400 Analysis of Decision Making

MGT 7591 Leadership and Communication

MGT 7710 Integrative Independent Study Project A

MGT 7800 Strategy in Organizations

MGT 8800 Integrative Independent Study Project B

MHR 7830 Finance and Accounting for Managers

MOL 6600 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Organizations

Two Electives

MSM Core 18 credits


M.S.M. with a Concentration in Health Care Administration

This concentration has two additional program competencies of 1) analysis of decision-making as it relates to Health Care Administration and 2) demonstrating knowledge of health policy, insurance, and reimbursement. To fulfill the requirements for the M.S.M. with a concentration in Health Care Administration, students must complete an 18-credit hour Business Management core, a 15-credit hour concentration, and a 3-credit elective. While some course sequencing is necessary, the program is designed to permit students to complete requirements at their own pace.

MSM Core 18 credits

Courses

MGT 6501 Organization Theory and Design

MGT 6503 Leadership Development and Change Management

MGT 7400 Analysis of Decision Making

MGT 7710 Integrative Independent Study Project A

MGT 7800 Strategy in Organizations

MGT 8800 Integrative Independent Study Project B

HCA 7700 Seminar in Health Care Administration

HCA 7720 Health Policy and Economics

HCA 7730 Health Insurance and Reimbursement

HCA 7740 Legal Aspects in Health Care

HCA 7745 Marketing in the Health Care Sector

One Elective


M.S.M. with a Concentration in Homeland Security

Issues involving homeland security have become a priority at all levels of the corporate world. Business professionals need to know the problems involved and be prepared to adapt to the ever changing landscapes in homeland security and maintain a safe and secure work environment. This concentration has two additional program competencies of 1) demonstrating knowledge in the area of risk assessment and homeland security management and 2) determining future strategies for meeting security challenges in organizations. To fulfill the requirements for the M.S.M. with a concentration in Homeland Security, students must complete an 18-credit hour Business Management core, 15-credit hour concentration in Homeland Security, and a 3-credit elective. While some course sequencing is necessary, the program is designed to permit students to complete requirements at their own pace.

Courses

MGT 6501 Organization Theory and Design

MGT 6503 Leadership Development and Change Management

MGT 7400 Analysis of Decision Making

MGT 7710 Integrative Independent Study Project A

MGT 7800 Strategy in Organizations

MGT 8800 Integrative Independent Study Project B

MHS 7000 Contemporary Issues in Homeland Security

MHS 7001 Sociology of Terrorism

MHS 7002 Legal Aspects and Policy of Homeland Security

MHS 7003 Risk Assessment and Management

MHS 7004 Crisis Leadership

One Elective

MSM Core 18 credits


M.S.M. with a Concentration in Human Resource Management

To fulfill the requirements for the M.S.M. with a concentration in Human Resource Management, students must complete an 18-credit hour Business Management core, a 15-credit hour concentration and a 3-credit elective. While some course sequencing is necessary, the program is designed to permit students to complete requirements at their own pace.

Courses

MGT 6501 Organization Theory and Design

MGT 6503 Leadership Development and Change Management

MGT 7400 Analysis of Decision Making

MGT 7710 Integrative Independent Study Project A

MGT 7800 Strategy in Organizations

MGT 8800 Integrative Independent Study Project B

MHR 6503 Law, Regulation and the Workplace

MHR 7600 International HR

MHR 7650 Compensation and Benefits

MHR 7800 Seminar in Human Resource Management

MHR 7830 Finance and Accounting for Managers

One Elective

MSM Core 18 credits


M.S.M. with a Concentration in Management Information Systems

This concentration has two additional program competencies of 1) demonstrating decision-making IT strategies in the areas of analysis, modeling, and design and 2) knowledge of available data communication and networking in order to meet IT strategies within the organization. To fulfill the requirements for the M.S.M. with a concentration in Management Information Systems, students must complete an 18-credit hour Business Management core, a 15-credit hour concentration and a 3-credit elective. While some course sequencing is necessary, the program is designed to permit students to complete requirements at their own pace.

MSM Core 18 credits

Courses

MGT 6501 Organization Theory and Design

MGT 6503 Leadership Development and Change Management

MGT 7400 Analysis of Decision Making

MGT 7710 Integrative Independent Study Project A

MGT 7800 Strategy in Organizations

MGT 8800 Integrative Independent Study Project B

IST 7000 Data Management

IST 7020 Analysis, Modeling, and Design

IST 7040 Data Communications and Networking

IST 7060 Project and Change Management

IST 7100 IT Policy and Strategy

One Elective


M.S.M. with a Concentration in Marketing

This concentration has two additional program competencies of 1) demonstrating knowledge of management issues affecting marketing in a global environment confronting U.S. organizations today and 2) formulating business strategies in order to meet sales, marketing, and customer service needs. To fulfill the requirements for the M.S.M. with a concentration in Marketing, students must complete an 18-credit hour business management core, a 12-credit hour concentration and two 3-credit electives. While some course sequencing is necessary, the program is designed to permit students to complete requirements at their own pace.

MSM Core 18 credits

Courses

MGT 6501 Organization Theory and Design

MGT 6503 Leadership Development and Change Management

MGT 7400 Analysis of Decision Making

MGT 7710 Integrative Independent Study Project A

MGT 7800 Strategy in Organizations

MGT 8800 Integrative Independent Study Project B

In addition to the MSM core, students must complete the following courses:

MBA 7600 Global Marketing Management

MBA 7603 Market Research and Consumer Behavior

MBA 7608 Integrated Marketing Communications

MHR 7830 Finance and Accounting for Managers

Two of the following four courses:

MBA 7592 Global Enterprise Development

MBA 7604 New Business Ventures

MBA 7606 Business to Business and Business to Government Marketing

MBA 7610 Salesmanship and Sales Force Management


M.S.M. with a Concentration in Military Leadership

The M.S.M. with a concentration in Military Leadership is designed to meet the growing needs of the Delaware National Guard leader. Enrollment is restricted to selected members of the Delaware National Guard. The military, as well as civilian business, is regularly challenged in its quest to identify, acquire, and develop or identify those candidates with leadership capability. The National Guard, with its multiple constituencies, has particularly complex leadership situations. This concentration has an additional program competency of demonstration of decision making skills in complex military leadership situations.

MSM Core 12 credits

Courses

MGT 6501 Organization Theory and Design

MGT 7400 Analysis of Decision Making

MGT 7710 Integrative Independent Study Project A

MGT 8800 Integrative Independent Study Project B

DNG 6100 Communication Essentials for Military Leadership

DNG 6200 Strategic Leadership and Decision Making

DNG 6300 Military Leadership Skills

DNG 6400 The Role of the Guard

DNG 6500 Joint Force Operations

DNG 6600 Crisis Leadership

Two Electives


M.S.M. with a Concentration in Nonprofit Management

Nonprofit agencies play an increasingly important role in providing a wide range of client-based services in today’s economy.  This new concentration will provide nonprofit agencies with a source of potential leaders exposed to critical nonprofit business functions including leadership, administrative governance, and fundraising.  This degree program combines a 21 credit hour Business Management core, 12 credit hour concentration, and a 3-credit elective that provides cross-disciplinary exposure to instruction from the Colleges of Business (COB) and Social & Behavioral Sciences (COSBS).  This concentration has three additional program competencies of 1) demonstrating advanced research, written, and oral communication skills; 2) applying decision-making, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills related to scenarios and issues relevant to 503c agencies; and 3) formulating an understanding of the issues facing nonprofit agency leaders in today’s economic environment and develop strategies to effectively address those issues.

Courses

MGT 6501 Organization Theory and Design

MGT 6503 Leadership Development and Change Management

MGT 7400 Analysis of Decision Making

MGT 7710 Integrative Independent Study Project A

MGT 7800 Strategy in Organizations

MGT 8800 Integrative Independent Study Project B

AHS 7685 Fund Development & Fundraising in the Human Service Environment

MHR 7830 Finance and Accounting for Managers

NPM 6400 Leadership and People

NPM 6503 Administrative Law

NPM 7300 Seminar in Nonprofit Management

Choose one of two elective options

Any AHS, MBA (except 5850 and 6000), MGT, or MOL course.

or

MSM Internship:

MGT 8150 MSM Internship

MSM Core 18 credits


M.S.M. with a Concentration in Organizational Leadership

This concentration has two additional program competencies of 1) evaluating the need for using teams with respect to organizational effectiveness and 2) knowledge of theories and principles of change management as it relates to leadership. To fulfill the requirements for the M.S.M. with a concentration in Organizational Leadership, students must complete an 18-credit hour Business Management core and an 18-credit hour concentration. While some course sequencing is necessary, the program is designed to permit students to complete requirements at their own pace.

Courses

MBA 7600 Global Marketing Management

MGT 6501 Organization Theory and Design

MGT 6503 Leadership Development and Change Management

MGT 7400 Analysis of Decision Making

MGT 7710 Integrative Independent Study Project A

MGT 7800 Strategy in Organizations

MGT 8800 Integrative Independent Study Project B

MOL 6100 Leadership Foundations

MOL 6200 Group Processes and Facilitation Skills

MOL 6400 Leadership and People

MOL 7500 High Performance Teams

One of the following five courses:

HCA 7740 Legal Aspects in Health Care

MHR 6503 Law, Regulation and the Workplace

MHS 7002 Legal Aspects and Policy of Homeland Security

MOL 6600 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Organizations

MPA 6503 Administrative Law

MSM Core 18 credits


M.S.M. with a Concentration in Public Administration

This concentration has an additional program competency of demonstrating decision making ability in public policy and administration in a wide variety of industries, both public and private. To fulfill the requirements for the M.S.M. with a concentration in Public Administration, students must complete an 18-credit hour Business Management core, a 12-credit hour concentration, plus two 3-credit electives. While some course sequencing is necessary, the program is designed to permit students to complete requirements at their own pace.

Courses

MGT 6501 Organization Theory and Design

MGT 6503 Leadership Development and Change Management

MGT 7400 Analysis of Decision Making

MGT 7710 Integrative Independent Study Project A

MGT 7800 Strategy in Organizations

MGT 8800 Integrative Independent Study Project B

MPA 6501 Seminar in Public Administration

MPA 6503 Administrative Law

MPA 7202 Public Budgeting Systems

MPA 7502 Analysis of Public Policy

Two Electives

MSM Core 18 credits


M.S.M. with a Concentration in Sports Management

This concentration has additional program competencies of 1) demonstrating the ability to apply strong sports management skills and strategies critical to the operation of sport organizations; 2) demonstrating an advanced understanding of the governance and regulation of sport organizations; 3) demonstrating the needed skills in the finance of sport organizations including key elements of budgeting, accounting, public/private financing, and revenue development; and 4) demonstrating the necessary skills in understanding the economics of sport including concepts of supply and demand, economic forecasting, and economic impact assessment.

To fulfill the requirements for the M.S.M. with a concentration in Sports Management, students must complete an 18-credit hour Business Management core, a 12-credit hour concentration, plus 2 three-credit electives. While some course sequencing is necessary, the program is designed to permit students to complete requirements at their own pace.

Courses

MGT 6501 Organization Theory and Design

MGT 6503 Leadership Development and Change Management

MGT 7400 Analysis of Decision Making

MGT 7710 Integrative Independent Study Project A

MGT 7800 Strategy in Organizations

MGT 8800 Integrative Independent Study Project B

MSP 7500 Business Strategy in Sports Management

MSP 7502 Sports Economics and Finance

MSP 7504 Sports Law Governance and Compliance

MSP 7506 Sports Service and Event Marketing

Two Electives

MSM Core 18 credits