M.S. in Management

Worldwide Embry-Riddle Masters Management

Offered through the Embry-Riddle College of Business, the Master of Science in Management (MSM) degree program provides you with a greater focus on the theory and practice of management than a traditional MBA. Whether you are interested in promoting into management, transitioning from the military or already have a management position, this program will introduce you to cutting-edge concepts at play in today's global marketplace.

Our goal is to help position you for success by equipping you with both the technical skills and managerial skills to manage resources, lead teams, and apply solutions to organizational challenges. In addition to your core curriculum of MSM studies, you will also have the opportunity to specialize in Human Resources Management, Leadership, or Project Management.

This program is taught by faculty who will challenge you to become a better thinker. You will learn how to analyze problems and research and implement solutions. The MSM then culminates in a Capstone project that will give you the hands-on experience to grow within your current role, as well as reach your future goals. As part of the course requirements for the MSM, candidates choose from general management open electives or one of three areas of specialization, tailored to your background and interests:

  • Human Resources Management
  • Leadership
  • Project Management

MSM degree candidates know that an advanced education will provide the tools necessary to succeed in today’s fast-paced, technologically driven, and complex organizations.

All MSM students gain practical management skills, such as:

  • Quantitative analytical skills – using numbers to make decisions
  • Change management skills – the ability to adapt, control, and effect organizational change
  • Knowledge of ethical and regulatory requirements
  • An understanding of organizational structure and leadership
  • Effective communication strategies
  • Strategic planning, critical thinking, and decision-making skills
  • Research and problem-solving skills

The Master of Science in Management program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).  This achievement means that the program has been peer-reviewed, scrutinized, and meet the stringent requirements set forth by the ACBSP.

The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that the Master of Science in Management program Human Resources Specialization fully aligns with SHRM's HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

Prerequisite Knowledge:

Subject knowledge for a specific graduate course must be satisfied before enrollment in that course is permitted. Students may enroll in a specific graduate-level course only if they meet prerequisite knowledge requirements. Graduate-level prerequisite courses taken with ERAU must be completed with a grade of B or better.

Students should assume responsibility to see that prerequisites are satisfied. Students who take elective courses from other College of Business programs may be required to register for certain Business Foundations courses that serve as prerequisites. The prerequisite subject knowledge for a specific graduate course must be satisfied before enrollment in that course is permitted. Students may enroll in other graduate-level courses as they meet the required prerequisite knowledge. Specific prerequisite requirements are contained in the Course Description section of this catalog.

MSM Program Notes:

BUSW 500  Business Foundations will not count toward a core or elective course for the MBAA Program. If taken, it will only serve to fulfill prerequisite knowledge requirements for management, economic, and quantitative methods.

1) BUSW 500 Business Foundations satisfies the prerequisite requirements for many other MGMT and College of Business courses. It is therefore recommended that BUSW 500 be the first class a student takes in the MSM program.

2) Students in the Leadership Specialization must complete BUSW 500 before taking MSLD courses that require MSLD 500.  BUSW 500 is equivalent to MSLD 500 for MSM students.

3) Students in the Human Resources Specialization must take MGMT 608 Human Resource Management as one of their three specialization courses.



BUSW 500Business Foundations3
MGMT 520Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 530Business Analytics for Managers3
MGMT 533Social Responsibility, Ethics and Law3
MGMT 535Theory and Application of Managerial Communications3
MGMT 672Planning and Execution of Strategy3
MGMT 691Management Capstone Course3
Note: Students should take BUSW 500 early ̶ if not first ̶ in their degree program to satisfy prerequisite requirements of other courses in the MSM core.
Total Credits21


Specialization or Elective Credits9
Electives: Complete a total of 9 credit hours (3 classes) from any College of Business unduplicated courses. No specialization will be earned for this option.
Specializations: Choose any specialization and select 9 credit hours (3 classes) within that specialization. Students wishing to complete multiple specializations will usually be required to take an additional 9 semester hours for the second specialization.
Total Degree Requirements30

Areas of Specialization:

Specialization 1 – Human Resources Management

Select 9 credit hours (3 classes) from the list below:
MGMT 607Human Resource Development3
MGMT 608Human Resources Management3
MGMT 678Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning3
MGMT 679Comprehensive Reward Systems3
See Program Notes.

Specialization 2 – Leadership

Select 9 credit hours (3 classes) from the list below:
MSLD 511Organizational Leadership3
MSLD 520Management Skills for Leaders3
MSLD 632Decision Making for Leaders3
MSLD 633Adaptive Leadership in Complex Environments3
Note: Students should speak with their academic advisor about software requirements for the Leadership specialization. Completing BUSW 500 with a grade of B or better satisfies the MSLD course prerequisite of MSLD 500. See Program Notes.

Specialization 3 - Project Management

PMGT 652Concepts and Practices of Project Management **3
PMGT 500Foundations of Project Management3
PMGT 670Contemporary Project Management3
**Note: PMGT 652 must be taken as the first course in the Project Management Specialization.

Estimated Cost of Attendance