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Master of Science

About This Program

Program Purpose

The purpose of the Master of Science in Management 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, the 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 at the Wilson Graduate Center, Middletown and Brandywine campuses on weeknights, Dover on weeknights, Dover Air Force Base on weekends, and Georgetown on weeknights.

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 (three) credit hour courses. Two of the courses (six 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 compliment the core requirements. These students may select any graduate business course with MBA or MGT prefixes as long as the prerequisite requirements are met. Certain courses from other colleges of the University may be taken as electives. Students should consult with their academic advisor when selecting program electives.

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

* Enrollment in the MSM with a Concentration in Military Leadership is restricted to selected members of the Delaware National Guard.

Professional Certification Option

Wilmington University will award up to 6 graduate credits for certain professional certifications. The credit for these professional certifications will be applied to a like course or courses in the curriculum or be accepted as an elective or electives if there are no corresponding courses in the respective program and the professional certification is in an appropriate field of study. Examples of professional certifications include: Certified Public Accountant; Certified Production and Inventory Manager; Certified Financial Planner; Certified Project Manager, Six Sigma Green or Black Belt; and Senior Professional HR Manager.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2018-2019 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2018 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.