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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. The student will demonstrate highly-developed communication skills needed by effective business professionals.
  2. The student will integrate theory and practice in the process of complex problem-solving.
  3. The student will demonstrate knowledge of business concepts and functions in an integrated manner.
  4. The student demonstrates ethical decision-making as it relates to one's program of study.

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. 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, at Georgetown on weeknights, and at our New Jersey locations on weekdays.

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. Courses 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, MBA5850, and MBA5900, as long as existing prerequisite requirements are met. Students selecting IST courses as electives can only take IST7000 series courses (students cannot take 5000 or 8000 level IST courses).  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:

Business Communication

Health Care Administration

Homeland Security

Human Resource Management

Management Information Systems

Marketing

Military Leadership*

Nonprofit Management

Organizational Leadership

Public Administration

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 MGT 6400 as the first courses in the M.S.M. program and MGT 6502 as the second course 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 6400 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

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.

MSM Core 18 credits

Courses

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

One Elective


M.S.M. with a Concentration in Business Communication

Communications plays an integral role in every type of organization in today's global business environment.  A concentration in Business Communication offers students 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, social 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.

MSM Core 18 credits

Courses

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

MCM 6100 Multi-Media Communication

MCM 6101 Communication Writing

MCM 6102 Legal and Ethical Issues

MCM 6103 Communication Analytics

MCM 6104 Strategic Communication

One Elective


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

This concentration provides instruction in the changing environment of Health Care.  Students will demonstrate knowledge of a variety of healthcare issues including health policy, insurance, demand for services, and legal and ethical issues in today's global environment.

MSM Core 18 credits

Courses

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

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 in order to maintain a safe and secure work environment.

MSM Core 18 credits

Courses

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

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


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

This MSM program concentration equips individuals with the essential competencies necessary to lead and develop the human capital of organizations.  The MSM blends the strategic business acumen with the human resources skills necessary for the business executives of today and tomorrow.  The MSM in Human Resources is an ideal degree for human resource professionals seeking to diversify their portfolio of competencies to advance their career, profession, and organizations.

MSM Core 18 credits

Courses

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

MHR 6503 Law, Regulation and the Workplace

MHR 7600 International HR

MHR 7650 Compensation and Benefits

MHR 7800 Seminar in Human Resource Management

Two Electives


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

The MIS concentration provides students with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed in today's technological world.  Students will possess a working command of current informational practices that can immediately be applied in business, educational, and governmental organizations.

MSM Core 18 credits

Courses

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

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

*Students selecting IST courses as electives can only take IST7000 series courses (students cannot take 5000 or 8000 level IST courses).

M.S.M. with a Concentration in Marketing

This concentration teaches students how to demonstrate knowledge of management issues affecting marketing in a global environment confronting U.S. organizations today as well as formulate business strategies in order to meet sales, marketing, and customer service needs.

MSM Core 18 credits

Courses

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

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

MBA 7615 Marketing Analytics

Two of the following three courses:

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.

MSM Core 12 credits

Courses

MGT 6400 Global Leadership

MGT 6502 Academic Research Writing

MGT 7750 Strategy and Decision-Making

MGT 8000 MSM Business Simulation

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). 

MSM Core 18 credits

Courses

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

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, 5900, and 6000), MGT, or MOL course.

or

MSM Internship:

MGT 8150 MSM Internship


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

This concentration provides students the opportunity to research, assess, and understand various aspects of Organizational Leadership.  It is important for today's leaders to develop/improve skills and capabilities to manage organizations in a rapidly changing global environment.

MSM Core 18 credits

Courses

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

MBA 7600 Global Marketing Management

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


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

The MPA concentration provides students the opportunity to explore Federal, State, and local administrative practices, administrative law, budgeting, and public policy.

MSM Core 18 credits

Courses

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

MPA 6501 Seminar in Public Administration

MPA 6503 Administrative Law

MPA 7202 Public Budgeting Systems

MPA 7502 Analysis of Public Policy

Two Electives


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

The Sport Management concentration equips students with the skills and abilities necessary in one of the largest industries in the world.  Students will demonstrate knowledge in areas such as sports law, governance, service, strategy, forecasting and risk.

Two Electives: It is recommended that students who did not complete an undergraduate sports management internship or does not have experience working in the field of sports management take MSP 7503, Sports Administration Graduate Internship as one of their electives. Students can also take MSP 7510, Certified Athletic Administrator 1, and MSP 7511, Certified Athletic Administrator 2, if they plan to take the Certified Athletic Administrators exam.

MSM Core 18 credits

Courses

MGT 6400 Global Leadership

MGT 6502 Academic Research Writing

MGT 7300 Business Finance

MGT 7750 Strategy and Decision-Making

MIS 7000 IT in Business

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

One of the following two courses:

MGT 8000 MSM Business Simulation

OR

MSP 8800 Olympic Experience Capstone



This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2019-2020 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2019 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.