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.
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:
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:
Health Care Administration
Human Resource Management
Management Information Systems
*Enrollment in the M.S.M. with a concentration in Military Leadership is restricted to selected members of the Delaware National Guard.
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:
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:
Students who have not completed all of the above requirements prior to completing 12 graduate credits 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
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.
MCM 6100 Multi-Media Communication
MCM 6101 Communication Writing
MCM 6102 Legal and Ethical Issues
MCM 6103 Communication Analytics
MCM 6104 Strategic Communication
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.
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
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.
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
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.
MHR 6503 Law, Regulation and the Workplace
MHR 7600 International HR
MHR 7650 Compensation and Benefits
MHR 7800 Seminar in Human Resource Management
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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).
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
Any AHS, MBA (except 5850, 5900, and 6000), MGT, or MOL course.
MGT 8150 MSM Internship
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.
MOL 6100 Leadership Foundations
MOL 6200 Group Processes and Facilitation Skills
MOL 6400 Leadership and People
MOL 7500 High Performance Teams
MOL 6600 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Organizations
MPA 6503 Administrative Law
The MPA concentration provides students 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
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.
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
MSP 8800 Olympic Experience Capstone
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2020-2021 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2020 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.