Hodges University

Master of Science in Management

The Master of Science in Management (MSM) is a unique program of study, specifically designed to prepare working professionals for increasing responsibility in management positions in contemporary organizations. The program is designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice and develops competencies in decision making, leading people, developing team players, and facilitating change in today’s diverse organizations and society.  These management skills can be applied in a broad range of professional settings in both the private and public sectors, in production and service-oriented activities, and in traditional as well as high-technology environments.

On Campus and Online, Traditional and Accelerated
The Master of Science in Management degree is offered on campus or entirely online as part of our online learning experience. The program is also offered in an accelerated format.

Management professionals are:

     

  • Critical Thinkers
  • Visionaries
  • Leaders and Managers
  • Strategists
  • Executives
  • Change Agents
  • Decision Makers

 


Why MSM?

Is an MSM Degree Right for Me?

A Master of Science in Management Degree may be a good fit if you are:

  • Seeking to advance your career.
  • Seeking to learn how to manage people and organizations.
  • Eager to master business strategies.
  • Interested in becoming a strong leader.

Obtain Skills That Will Take You Where You Want To Go!

MSM graduates have the skills to think critically, create vision based on ethical values, discern the future, take risks, become global leaders, and institute change within their organizations.

Careers

What is the Management Career Outlook?

Management occupations are found throughout all industries in the economy and tend to be high paying: their median annual wage of $91,440 was higher than for any other occupational group. The high pay reflects, in part, the combination of education and work experience that most of these occupations typically require.*

*Source:http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2012/01/art5full.pdf 11/15/2013

Management Careers*    

INDUSTRIES
  • Social and Community Service
  • Retail
  • Real Estate
  • Property Management
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Financial
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Food Service
  • Hotel or Resort Management
  • Non-Profit
  • Agriculture
SPECIALIZATIONS
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Executive Leadership
  • Project Manager
  • Training and Development
  • Administrative Services
  • General Manager, Public and Private Organizations

*Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/ 11/15/2013

Curriculum

What Will I Learn?

The MSM Program is designed to be delivered in an online format, in class, accelerated, or combination. The program consists of 30 credit hours. Students taking classes in class in the accelerated format attend class once per week and earn 6 credits. This format requires extensive outside study and preparation for comprehensive, in-class development of the material. There is an additional 6 credit option for those students interested in relevant research opportunities.

You may enter the Master of Science in Management Program during any semester. The MSM Program is designed to be completed in 5 terms, or just under 2 years. Those who wish to enroll on a full-time basis may complete the program in 1 year.

Hover over the course names below to view course descriptions.


Management Core

Semester Hour Credit

MAN5105 Strategic Human Resources Development

MAN5105 - Strategic Human Resources Development - 3 Credits

This course examines the major functions of human resources development including theory, processes, and skills from a strategic perspective. Also examined are special human resources challenges faced by contemporary organizations in a rapidly-changing, global environment..

3
MAN5135 Managerial Performance Analysis

MAN5135 - Managerial Performance Analysis - 3 Credits

This course presents quantitative and qualitative management concepts and tools needed for effective business planning and decision making. Topics are presented from a managerial perspective and include industry and environmental analysis, financial statement analysis and interpretation, organizational management planning and forecasting, and strategy formulation.

3
MAN6360 A Contingency Approach to Employee Relations

MAN6360 - A Contingency Approach to Employee Relations - 3 Credits

This course focuses on the theoretical issues and concepts associated with contemporary and classic employee relations. Topics covered include theories of the employment relationship, conflict resolution, the impact of multi-national organizational culture, negotiation, and labor unions.

3
MAN6460 Analysis of Organizational Culture

MAN6460 - Analysis of Organizational Culture - 3 Credits

This course requires students to perform an original research project to examine the theories and methods utilized to evaluate and assess the impact of cultures and sub-cultures in organizations. Perspectives investigated can be used to understand how culture develops and evolves in both domestic and multi-national organizations to influence planning, strategy implementation, and resource allocation.

3
MAN6950 Management Capstone Project

MAN6950 - Management Capstone Project - 6 Credits

This course is the capstone course for the Master of Science in Management Program. Its main focus is for students to demonstrate they have achieved the goals for learning established by Hodges University and the Management Department. The student will demonstrate and apply his or her command, analysis, and synthesis of knowledge, skills, abilities, and theoretical concepts fostered throughout the Program to a project which serves as an instrument of evaluation.

6
MAN6001 Professional Portfolio

MAN6001 -Professional Portfolio - 0 Credits

In this course students will produce an electronic professional portfolio that demonstrates their mastery of Hodges University’s core competencies of Critical Thinking, Effective Communications, Initiative, Leadership Ability, and Research Ability. Students are required to take this course their last semester with the University and must successfully complete this course in order to graduate.

0

Total Management Core Component
18

Management Track (Select one)



Executive Management Track


MAN6200 The Evolution of Organizational Dynamics

MAN6200 - The Evolution of Organizational Dynamics - 3 Credits

This course is the capstone course for the Master of Science in Management Program. Its main focus is for students to demonstrate they have achieved the goals for learning established by Hodges University and the Management Department. The student will demonstrate and apply his or her command, analysis, and synthesis of knowledge, skills, abilities, and theoretical concepts fostered throughout the Program to a project which serves as an instrument of evaluation.

3
MAN6250 Leaders and Managers in the 21st Century

MAN6250 - Leaders and Managers in the 21st Century - 3 Credits

This course focuses on classical and contemporary leadership concepts and explores new demands and relevant strategies for leaders in the 21st century. Students will examine the decision-making roles of the manager/leader/facilitator in light of personal, organizational, and societal needs judged by standards of effectiveness and ethicalness to determine what leads to outstanding performance as a general manager.

3
MAN6410 Innovative Practices in a Diverse World

MAN6410 - Innovative Practices in a Diverse World - 3 Credits

This course provides the opportunity for the study of issues in leadership and management focusing on different themes, topics, or current events which are of consequential interest to leaders and managers in contemporary organizations. These include diversity, ethical decision making, sustainability, and social responsibility.

3
MAN6430 Developing and Managing Strategy in a Global Environment

MAN6430 - Developing and Managing Strategy in a Global Environment - 3 Credits

This course focuses on formulating and implementing effective and ethical long-range organizational plans and examines how the various functional areas work together to craft those strategies. Similarities and differences between domestic and multi-national organizational strategy are examined.

3

General Management Track



Students select four courses from the MSM Tracks in consultation with and approval by the Program Chair.


Human Resources Management Track


MAN6290 Managing the Dynamics of Organizational Change and Crises

MAN6290 - Managing the Dynamics of Organizational Change and Crises - 3 Credits

This course focuses on organizational planned and unplanned change and crises and their impact on employees and their ability to be motivated and productive in volatile corporate environments. Knowledge and methods from the behavioral sciences and contemporary organizational change literature are examined.

3
MAN6225 Training, Development, and Motivation for Organizational Effectiveness

MAN6225 - Training, Development, and Motivation for Organizational Effectiveness - 3 Credits

This course focuses on adult learning and motivation to create and facilitate effective and efficient training and development for individuals and groups in an organization. Topics include managing the training function, roles and competencies of trainers, assessing training needs, program development, methods of intervention, and evaluation of training.

3
MAN6420 Strategic Recruitment, Selection, and Retention

MAN6420 - Strategic Recruitment, Selection, and Retention - 3 Credits

This course develops a strategic framework for providing corporations with the human resources needed to achieve corporate goals. Topics include strategies for short- and long-range human resource planning, recruiting and selection, development, motivation, evaluation, remuneration, employee separations, and retention.

3
MAN6440 Strategies of Human Resources

MAN6440 - Strategies of Human Resources - 3 Credits

This course integrates strategic organizational planning and human resources. It emphasizes the importance of integrating human resources activities in the context of organizational strategic planning, development, and execution.

3

Total Management Track Component
12

Optional Research Opportunity


MAN6263/6 Special Research Topic in Management

MAN6263/6 - Special Research Topic in Management - 3 or 6 Credits

Students may select a topic of interest which is related to the management core or one of the specialty tracks. The topic is to be selected in consultation with and approved by the Program Director. This course may be taken more than once.

Prerequisites: Advanced graduate standing and permission of the Program Director and Dean.

3 or 6

Total Semester Hours for Graduation Requirement

30-36

Benefits

How is Hodges Management Program Different?

Our Program is Accredited

Hodges University has received specialized accreditation for its business and business-related programs through International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), Olathe, Kansas. The following degree programs are accredited by the IACBE: Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, and Management and the Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration, and Master of Science in Management.

Class Size

Our small class sizes allow for enhanced individual attention. With an average class size of 14 students, you will always receive the assistance and attention you need.

Our Cutting Edge Curriculum

The courses in our Master of Science in Management program are contemporary and designed to offer students real-world, applied knowledge in their field of study.

Our Faculty

Our courses are taught by eminently qualified professors with extensive real world experience. The management professors are very sensitive to the needs of traditional students and adult learners and provide a learning environment that both excites and motivates students to succeed. Faculty and staff are available to students through a variety of communication mediums including regular, in-person office hour meetings; phone; email; and Blackboard virtual office.

Our Experience

Management faculty in our Johnson School of Business are highly experienced and qualified in their field of expertise. This real-world applied knowledge is an invaluable resource for students who are striving to further their careers.

Convenient Schedules

The convenient schedule and the applicability of the learning to the workplace attract full-time working professionals who are interested in graduate education without interruption to their careers. The learning is current, streamlined, accelerated, and designed to facilitate success in a rapidly changing and increasingly global work environment.

Your Choice

You can obtain your Graduate Management degree on campus, completely online, accelerated, or a combination of all. Chose the options that are most convenient for you!

More Information

For more information about our program or Hodges policies and procedures review our Student Handbook and our Graduate Bulletin.

Tuition

What Will the Program Cost?

Hodges University tuition continues to be one of the lowest among private institutions in the state of Florida. Basic tuition for all graduate credit hour courses is $660.00 per credit hour.

Additional fees may apply. Books and supplies are not included in tuition. For a complete schedule of Tuition and Fees, see the current Catalog or Graduate Bulletin.

How Does Hodges Help?

Hodges University holds several fundraising events every year that benefit institutional scholarship funds. We also directly contribute an average of approximately two million dollars per year in loan offsetting funds to assist student's in achieving their educational goals. Remember that tuition may be reduced by scholarships and grants and financial aid is available.

"Hodges University provides a schedule that fits my needs. I enjoy my professors and the challenge of analytical and critical thinking." - Anthony Rodriguez, Management 2011.

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Your Admissions Coordinator will:

  • Help you complete the application in its entirety.
  • Help you obtain necessary transcripts.
  • Schedule your admissions test (if necessary).
  • Coordinate the Financial Aid process with a Financial Aid Professional.
  • Refer you to your Academic Advisor for class scheduling.
  • Give you information regarding your orientation.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Hodges family!

 
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Management

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