The purpose of the MSM program is to provide the management practitioner with scholastic depth and contemporary management and leadership 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, the MSM program focuses on the reality and challenging nature of contemporary organizational systems that require change and innovation for organizations to remain competitive in a global environment.
In addition to the University’s graduate school competencies; students will have an advanced level of applicable knowledge in the following areas as appropriate to one’s field of study:
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 program is organized through a series of accelerated 7-week courses that are offered online and at various locations throughout Delaware and New Jersey.
MSM Program Requirements
The MSM 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. Courses provide an in-depth exposure to core management areas that are applicable to a wide range of situations and organizations. Throughout the MSM program, students may have the opportunity to complete elective coursework at the graduate level to complement the core requirements. Unless otherwise indicated these course codes (courses) include: MBA (except 5850/5900/6000), MCM, MGT, MHR, MHS, MOL, MPA, MSP, NPM, HCA, and IST (IST 700 level courses only). Students should consult with a program Chair or an advisor when selecting program electives.
As an alternative to the standard MSM program, students may select a program with one of the following concentrations:
Health Care Administration
Human Resource Management
Management Information Systems
*Enrollment in the MSM with a concentration in Military Leadership is restricted to selected members of the Delaware National Guard.
It is highly recommended that students complete MGT 6400 as the first course, and MGT 6502 as the second course, in the MSM program.
Prior to registering for a second MSM course students should:
Advancement to Degree Candidacy
Students who have met the MSM admission requirements are advanced to degree candidacy after completing four courses with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0, provided they have met the following requirements:
Students who have not completed all of the above requirements prior to completing 12 credits in the MSM program will not advance to candidacy status.
The MSM program is based upon the belief that students must understand the importance of management and leadership skills in various types of organizations within a global environment.
MGT 6400 Global Leadership
MGT 6502 Academic Research Writing
MGT 7300 Business Finance
MGT 7750 Strategy and Decision-Making
MIS 7000 IT in Business
MGT 8000 MSM Business Simulation
MGT 7395 Management Development
MGT 7504 Ethical Issues in Management
MGT 7507 Strategic Management
MGT 7508 Change Management
MGT 7667 Diversity in the Workplace
In combination with MSM core coursework, the MSM with a concentration in Business Communication includes courses centric to the integral role that effective communication plays in every type of organization in today's global business environment. Students are provided with a practical, hands-on approach to a variety of effective and strategic communications options, distribution techniques, and analytical reporting disciplines. Companies of every size and kind are seeking knowledgeable professionals in advertising, public relations, journalism, digital media, and crisis communications. Many business communications professionals are also responsible for developing organizational brands, from messaging and positioning the overall company image to communicating differentiated product features and benefits in highly competitive and dynamic environments. This concentration prepares students to identify various types of target audiences and use appropriate technology within relevant formats to craft compelling, results-oriented communications.
MCM 6100 Multi-Media Communication
MCM 6101 Communication Writing
MCM 6102 Legal and Ethical Issues
MCM 6103 Communication Analytics
MCM 6104 Strategic Communication
In combination with MSM core coursework, the MSM with a concentration in Health Care Administration includes courses centric to the ever-changing environment of health care. Students will demonstrate knowledge of a variety of health care issues including health policy, insurance, demand for services, and legal and ethical issues in today's global environment.
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
In combination with MSM core coursework, the MSM with a concentration in Homeland Security includes courses centric to issues involving homeland security that 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 in order to maintain a safe and secure work environment.
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
In combination with MSM core coursework, the MSM with a concentration in Human Resource Management includes courses centric to equipping individuals with the essential competencies necessary to lead and develop the human capital of organizations, which is necessary for business executives now and into the future. The MSM with a concentration in Human Resource Management is an ideal degree for human resource professionals seeking to diversify their portfolio of competencies to advance their career, profession, and organizations.
MHR 6503 Law, Regulation and the Workplace
MHR 7600 International HR
MHR 7650 Compensation and Benefits
MHR 7800 Seminar in Human Resource Management
In combination with MSM core coursework, the MSM with a concentration in MIS includes courses centric to providing students with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed in today's technological world. Students will be equipped with a working command of current informational practices that can immediately be applied in business, educational, and governmental organizations.
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
In combination with MSM core coursework, the MSM with a concentration in Marketing includes courses centric to providing students with critical knowledge surrounding management issues affecting marketing in both the domestic and global environments. Salient topics include marketing and related issues confronting US organizations, while students will also work to formulate business strategies, including addressing sales goals, marketing goals, and customer service needs.
MBA 7600 Global Marketing Management
MBA 7603 Market Research and Consumer Behavior
MBA 7608 Integrated Marketing Communications
MBA 7615 Marketing Analytics
MBA 7604 New Business Ventures
MBA 7606 Business to Business and Business to Government Marketing
MBA 7610 Salesmanship and Sales Force Management
In combination with MSM core coursework, the MSM with a concentration in Military Leadership includes courses specifically 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.
Note: Enrollment in the MSM with a concentration in Military Leadership is restricted to selected members of the Delaware National Guard.
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
In combination with MSM core coursework, the MSM with a concentration in Nonprofit Management includes courses centric to topics addressing the increasingly important role that nonprofit agencies serve in providing a wide range of client-based services in today’s economy. This concentration is designed to provide nonprofit agencies with a source of potential leaders exposed to critical nonprofit business functions including leadership, administrative governance, and fundraising.
NPM 7300 Seminar in Nonprofit Management
NPM 7310 Nonprofit Management
NPM 7320 Nonprofit Governance
NPM 7330 Nonprofit Sustainability
MGT 8150 MSM Internship
In combination with MSM core coursework, the MSM with a concentration in Organizational Leadership includes courses centric to providing students with the opportunity to research, assess, and understand various key aspects, issues, and dynamics related to organizational leadership. This concentration is designed to address the importance for today's leaders to develop/improve skills and capabilities to both manage and lead organizations in a rapidly changing global environment.
MOL 6100 Leadership Foundations
MOL 6700 Innovation & Crisis Leadership
MOL 6800 Global Performance Management
MOL 6900 Communication & Teams
MOL 6950 Current Topics in Leadership
MOL 6600 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Organizations
MPA 6503 Administrative Law
In combination with MSM core coursework, the MSM with a concentration in Public Administration includes courses providing students with the opportunity to explore federal, state, and local administrative practices, administrative law, budgeting, and public policy.
MPA 6501 Seminar in Public Administration
MPA 7202 Public Budgeting Systems
MPA 7502 Analysis of Public Policy
In combination with MSM core coursework, the MSM with a concentration in Sport Management includes courses designed to equip students with the skills and abilities necessary to be successful in one of the largest industries in the world. This concentration is designed to provide students with both critical and actionable knowledge in areas such as sport law, governance, service, strategy, forecasting and risk.
Two Electives: It is recommended that students who did not complete an undergraduate sport management internship or do not have experience working in the field of sport management complete MSP 7503, Sport Administration Graduate Internship as one of their electives. Students can also complete MSP 7510, Certified Athletic Administrator 1, and MSP 7511, Certified Athletic Administrator 2, if they plan to take the Certified Athletic Administrators exam.
MSP 7500 Business Strategy in Sport Management
MSP 7502 Sport Economics and Finance
MSP 7504 Sport Law, Governance and Compliance
MSP 7506 Sport Service and Event Marketing
MSP 8800 Olympic Experience Capstone
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2022-2023 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2021 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.