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George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

MS in Management Curriculum

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The practical business knowledge you learn in Master's in Management courses combined with the specialized skills earned in your undergraduate degree program give you a multi-disciplinary mindset and a well-rounded background that broadens your scope of potential job opportunities.

In addition to functional business principles, our 11-month MS Management courses emphasize leadership, teamwork, analytical decision making, global understanding, and ethics and social responsibility.

Program at a Glance

  • Fall start date
  • Arlington campus (Metro accessible)
  • Completed in 11 months
  • Classes two or three days per week - Tuesday, Thursday (Wednesday - Module 1 only) from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Cohort based
  • Global residency
  • Professional development/internship experience
  • 36 credits

Masters in Management Courses (Required)

  • BMGT 603 - Economics for Successful Firm Management
  • BMGT 612 - Performance Evaluation through Cost Management
  • BMGT 613 - Financial Reporting and Firm Analysis
  • BMGT 623 - Marketing and Firm Performance
  • BMGT 633 - Statistical Analysis for Management
  • BMGT 638 - Managing Business Operations in a Global Environment
  • BMGT 643 - Financial Management in a Global Environment
  • BMGT 653 - Fundamentals of Behavior in Organizations
  • BMGT 662 - Management of Information Technology
  • BMGT 678 - Business Strategy and Firm Leadership
  • BMGT 692 - Professional Development Experience (Internship)*

* Students unable to identify internship opportunity may receive approval to take MBA course. For more information, please contact the program manager. 

Global Requirement

Student must take one of the following global courses:

  • BMGT 695 -  Global Business Perspective
  • MBA 717 - International Finance
  • MBA 718 - International Marketing

Learning Goals

At the end of our program, MSM students will be able to:

  1.  Professional Development:
    • Demonstrate active interpersonal communication skills
    • Form, lead, and work effectively with diverse organizational teams
    • Develop effective written and verbal presentation skills

  2.  Knowledge of Functional Business Disciplines:
    • Integrate knowledge of the functional areas of business into a meaningful firm level perspective.

  3.  Analysis:
    • Analyze ambiguous, complex situations using appropriate tools, techniques and information systems for decision making.

  4.  Current Business Challenges:
    • Demonstrate an awareness and consideration for complex global business awareness challenges
    • Identify and define a set criteria for ethical decision making business practice
    • Identify emerging business trends and implications.