M.S. in 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
- 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.
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 500||Business Foundations||3|
|MGMT 520||Organizational Behavior||3|
|MGMT 530||Business Analytics for Managers||3|
|MGMT 533||Social Responsibility, Ethics and Law||3|
|MGMT 535||Theory and Application of Managerial Communications||3|
|MGMT 672||Planning and Execution of Strategy||3|
|MGMT 691||Management Capstone Course||3|
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.
|Specialization or Elective Credits||9|
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 Requirements||30|
Areas of Specialization:
Specialization 1 – Human Resources Management
|Select 9 credit hours (3 classes) from the list below:|
|MGMT 607||Human Resource Development||3|
|MGMT 608||Human Resources Management||3|
|MGMT 678||Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning||3|
|MGMT 679||Comprehensive Reward Systems||3|
See Program Notes.
Specialization 2 – Leadership
|Select 9 credit hours (3 classes) from the list below:|
|MSLD 511||Organizational Leadership||3|
|MSLD 520||Management Skills for Leaders||3|
|MSLD 632||Decision Making for Leaders||3|
|MSLD 633||Adaptive Leadership in Complex Environments||3|
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 652||Concepts and Practices of Project Management **||3|
|PMGT 500||Foundations of Project Management||3|
|PMGT 670||Contemporary Project Management||3|
|**Note: PMGT 652 must be taken as the first course in the Project Management Specialization.|