Master of Science in
The Master of Science in Management degree program at Embry-Riddle Worldwide is designed for students who know their trade and whose next logical career move is to either break into management or secure a promotion and increase their earning potential. Embry-Riddle Worldwide’s Management master's program integrates both theoretical and practical knowledge so that students can rise up above the rank-and-file and up the management ranks in their industry.
This program provides a greater emphasis on management and operations than a traditional MBA, teaching a healthy blend of soft and hard skills designed to create well-rounded and capable managers. Specializations within the program allow students to closely align their coursework with their individual career goals.
Courses are taught in a practical, hands-on manner with research opportunities in each class. Students who are currently in the workforce can "Learn it in class tonight. Apply it tomorrow."
The Master of Science in Management program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools Programs, so be assured the curriculum aligns with stringent industry demands.
With Embry-Riddle’s online programs, students have the flexibility to learn at a campus near them or even in their own home.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the professional body for the field of Human Resources, has acknowledged that Worldwide's Master of Science in Management program with specialization in Human Resources fully aligns with SHRM's HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.
About Management at the Worldwide & Online Campus
The landscape of management is always changing. Managers need to have strong analytical skills and be able to assess all aspects of an operational problem in order to generate solutions. This needs to be done while considering the high-tech, global and diverse nature of today’s marketplace.
A successful manager should have both the technical skills and managerial skills to manage resources, lead teams, and apply solutions to organizational challenges. The Master of Science in Management available from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University prepares its graduates to do just that.
Offered through the Embry-Riddle College of Business, the Management degree provides you with a greater focus on the theory and practice of management. Students learn real-world skills that help them become strong, hands-on managers.
The goal of this degree program is to provide a well-rounded knowledge base for today’s high-tech, global workforce. In addition to the core curriculum of MSM studies, students will also have the opportunity to focus on one of these specializations:
- Human Resources Management
- Global Management
- Operations Management
- Project Management
The Master of Science in Management degree program is taught by faculty who challenge students to become better thinkers. Whether classes are taken online, in the classroom, or via Embry-Riddle’s video teleconferencing platform, students will discover how to analyze problems and research and implement solutions.
The Managment program’s objectives are for graduates to:
- Learn how to apply their functional background to a hands-on managerial role.
- Explore immediately actionable concepts that they can bring back to the organization.
- Leverage industry best practices to deploy proven solutions to operational problems.
- Gain practical knowledge of quantitative analysis, planning and strategy, global economics, law, and technical management.
- Improve soft skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, and leadership.
Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs accredited degree program
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.|
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