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Master's in Management Online MSM Degree Program

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Register By: December 02 Classes Start: December 04

Master Management Online

  • $637/credit (36 credits total)
  • Transfer up to 12 graduate credits
  • Complete in as few as 15 months, or at your own pace
  • Program accredited by ACBSP
  • Learn soft skills for management
  • 3 industry-targeted concentrations

Master's in Management Online Program Overview

Effectively manage people and projects with a Master of Science in Management online degree.

This graduate degree in management seeks to equip current and aspiring managers with the people and project skills to be flexible, responsive and resilient in the face of unprecedented business challenges.

At Southern New Hampshire University, you'll have the opportunity to develop advanced management skills in a variety of areas and contexts. By earning your master's in management, you can become a professional who supports an organization's mission, values and goals while getting the most out of its teams, resources and processes.

To specialize your knowledge even further, you can choose from 3 concentrations: construction management, emergency management and healthcare.

What You'll Learn

  • Methods for supporting & developing talent
  • Communication & business relationship skills
  • Critical thinking, data analysis & ethical reasoning applications
  • Integration methods for project management tools
  • Strategies to articulate the importance of data & analysis

How You'll Learn

At SNHU, you'll get support from day 1 to graduation and beyond. And with no set class times, 24/7 access to the online classroom and helpful learning resources along the way, you'll have everything you need to reach your goals.

Concentration Options

Career Outlook

Dr. Michelle Caron with the text Dr. Michelle Caron

Today's managers are tasked with a multitude of strategic and tactical responsibilities, and the master's in management online was designed to prepare you to be an agile and adaptive leader. 

"There has never been a better time to earn a master’s in management," said Dr. Michelle Caron, associate dean. "COVID-19 has brought to light efficiencies that developed out of necessity versus innovation and these will remain in place for a myriad of industries.”

Job Growth

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, management occupations are expected to grow 8% through 2031.1


The median annual salary for management occupations was $102,450 in 2021.1

This degree prepares managers for an ever-changing and increasingly connected world, and the problem-solving, critical thinking and creativity you'll learn in the program could benefit any industry.

The MS in Management is the ideal degree for individuals looking to move to that next step in their organization, into a managerial and leadership role.

Because aside from the business skills that you'll learn with your Master of Science, you'll have the opportunity to develop much-needed soft skills – the qualities that can turn a manager into an inspiring leader. Characteristics like:

  • Communication: Knowing how to talk to a team and individuals – as well as understanding when it's important to hear what others are saying – can take you further.
  • Problem-solving: Crucial to moving business forward, this skill can help you thrive and advance in the workplace.
  • Purpose: Fully understanding the "why" of your organization and living its mission can help the team better connect to the overall strategic goals.
  • Trustworthiness: No one wants a micromanager, so being able to build a relationship based on transparency and motivation can help both parties do more.
  • Employee recognition: By showing that you've noticed the great work your staff is doing, you build loyalty among your team and to your organization.

When you combine the job requirements of hard skills with workforce-necessary soft skills, the versatility of this master's degree is boundless.

Where Could You Work?


Plan, coordinate, budget and supervise construction projects from start to finish.


Manage stakeholder teams and direct operations to keep businesses running smoothly.

Public Relations

Direct the creation of materials that will enhance the public image of an employer or client.


Map out strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals. 


Plan and direct a medical facility's services to ensure patients are offered top care.


Expand awareness of an organization and further their mission through events/fundraisers. 

Start Your Journey Toward an Online Management Degree

Preparing You for Success

Cera WilsonCera Wilson '21

"My degree has paid dividends already. It has increased my ability to make change... from the minute the program started through post-graduation, it has had such a powerful impact on my performance."

Courses & Curriculum

Focus on management, support and development of people in the real world with the online MS in Management curriculum. Emphasis is placed on the philosophy, science and practice of effective management.

The degree curriculum is a balanced mixture of conflict negotiation, project and people management and strategic leadership. A blend of management across multiple areas can give learners a holistic, managerial experience adaptable to any industry.

The program consists of 8 core courses that focus on such crucial leadership topics as:

  • Communication
  • Culture
  • Decision making
  • Human behavior
  • Project management
  • Research

Diandra Burke with the text Diandra BurkeDiandra Burke-Costa '21 was able to put those leadership skills to work – at work.

"In many ways, this academic program guided me into my current senior specialist role at the company," said Burke-Costa, who chose the healthcare management concentration. "I remember watching my management team handle situations and relating them to what we were learning about in class. I could relate what I was working on with my leadership and work experience."

You then have the option to choose 4 elective courses in the general management track, or specialize your degree with courses that ladder up to one of 3 concentrations:

  • Construction management: Analyze projects within various industries to plan, implement and manage critical aspects of the construction process.
  • Emergency management: Evaluate crisis, emergency and disaster management strategies to plan, prepare and respond to critical threats and events.
  • Healthcare: Navigate the intersection of healthcare finance and reimbursement, policy and information management in modeling strategic decision-making that promotes continuous healthcare quality improvement within organizations.

For students who have little or no business background, we can help set you up for success with a Business Foundations course prior to starting the program. This class gives you the tools you need to better understand basic business terms, finance and market concepts.

Overall, the curriculum focuses on developing your leadership skills to help you assess a variety of situations, make critical decisions and strategically address the ever-increasing demand to "do more with less." The end result: reflective practitioners who are competent, lifelong learners in their approach to management in a wide variety of fields and industries.

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

This program and its concentrations are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Student achievement data can be found on College Navigator.

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.

Online Graduate Programs Per Course Per Credit Hour Annual Cost for 15 credits 
Degree/Certificates $1,911 $637 $9,555 
(U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)*
$1,410 $470 $7,050 

Tuition rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
*Note: students receiving this rate are not eligible for additional discounts.

Additional Costs:
Course Materials ($ varies by course)

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