M.S. in Management

Our program provides the knowledge and skills necessary to help executives in both the for-profit and nonprofit environments appreciate and address a myriad of concerns, ranging from ethical and human rights issues to globalization and environmental protection.

To earn the master’s degree in management, students take a minimum of 12 courses (36 credits).

Required courses:

  • Research Methods
  • Management and Organizational Theory
  • Business Law or Constitutional Issues in Law Enforcement (required for those selecting a concentration in law enforcement leadership)
  • Human Resources Management
  • Social and Ethical Issues: A Global Perspective
  • Strategic Management and Business Policy
  • Six elective courses, chosen from a list of offerings in administration of justice, business studies, health care administration and management, holistic studies, international relations and rehabilitation counseling

Concentration in Nonprofit Management

Students who concentrate in nonprofit management complete courses designed to develop their management skills in the nonprofit sector.

Additional required courses:

  • Nonprofit Financial Management
  • Marketing and Fundraising for Nonprofits
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Human Resources Management

Concentration in Law Enforcement Leadership

Students who concentrate in law enforcement leadership acquire the skills necessary for effective leadership in the field of public safety.

Additional required courses:

  • Public Policy in the Global Environment
  • Management Issues in the Justice System
  • Comparative Justice Systems
  • High Technology Crime

Students also choose two of the following:

  • Terrorism and Transnational Crime
  • Managerial Economics
  • Marketing Management
  • Global Business
  • Labor Relations
  • Creative Problem-Solving
  • Special Topics

Departmental Concentration

Students who choose a departmental concentration complete three of their six electives in one of the following areas of study: administration of justice and homeland security, health care administration and management, holistic studies, international relations or rehabilitation studies. Students interested in a departmental concentration should contact the program director.

Individualized Concentration

Students who choose an individualized concentration complete three of their six electives on related topics from the University's graduate course offerings. Students who would like to design a concentration in an area of their choosing, such as entrepreneurial studies, should contact the program director.