concentration in management

The Concentration in Management (MGT) is intended for individuals who work in administrative and entry-level management positions or whose career objective is a management role. These individuals have chosen to expand the scope and effectiveness of their skills and knowledge to further their contribution to their organization and to enhance their career development.

The management role in most organizations has expanded and intensified in scope, expectations, and measured outcomes. It is essential for managers to constantly upgrade their knowledge and skills working with personnel, facilities, legal and policy directives, planning, implementation and outcome assessment, revenue generation and fiscal accountability, and community, regional and state relations and development.



Graduates with this Concentration are able to effectively implement these outcomes:

  1. Apply an understanding of and a command over key concepts, theories, and data regarding society, and the challenges and opportunities in a diversity of organizations in the public sector.
  2. Apply an understanding of the process of management, supervision, and development of personnel.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to efficiently manage the fiscal affairs of revenue generation and expense parameters of an organization.
  4. Demonstrate writing and public speaking knowledge and skills to communicate to a variety of community and professional audiences.
  5. Articulate and implement strategies for renewal and empowerment within their organizational context.
  6. Demonstrate awareness and application of ethical and legal principles and judgments for management roles and responsibilities in a wide range of organizations.
  7. Successfully market and convey the mission and the activities of organizations.
  8. Demonstrate effective development, implementation, and evaluation of plans and outcomes to expand the effectiveness of organizations.




Core Required Credits

MSC 516 Statistic and Research Methods - 3
MSM 503 Budgeting and Financing Organizations (Finance) - 3
MSM 504 Organizational Behavior and Communication (Diversity) - 3
MSM 695 Internship/Project OR
MSM 699 Thesis - 3
     Total Core Curriculum credits required - 12

Management Concentration  Required Credits

MSM 500 Management Information Systems OR

MSM 520 Systems Design - 3
MSM 510 Organization Training and Development - 3
MSM 512 Grant Writing and Administration - 3
MSM 509 Human Motivation and Learning -3 OR
MSM 610 Leadership and Innovation in Organizations - 3
     Total Management Concentration Credits Required - 12

Electives Required Credits (complete 4 of the following)

MSM 500 Management Information Systems (if not used for concentration) - 3
MSM 508 Personnel Management and Administration - 3
MSM 509 Human Motivation and Learning (if not used for concentration) - 3

MSM 515 Government and Not for Profit Accounting - 3 
MSM 520 Systems Design and Project Management - 3
MSM 530 Marketing Organizations - 3
MSM 560 Health Care Delivery Systems - 3

MSM 592 Special Topic or Travel Course - 3 

MSM 610 Leadership and Innovation in Organizations - 3
                (if not used for concentration course) 

MSM 620 Strategy Formation, Planning and Evaluation - 3

MSM 660 Health Care Finance - 3



     Total Elective Credits Required - 12



Total Credit Hours Required - 36




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