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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.
In the master’s in management online courses, you’ll learn how to:
To specialize your knowledge even further, you can choose from 3 concentrations: construction management, emergency management and healthcare.
Build up a skill set that helps you plan and manage aspects of the construction process when you earn your master's in construction management online concentration through the MS in Management program.
Courses may include:
Develop the skills that allow you to prepare for and respond to crises, natural disasters and security threats when you earn an online master's in emergency management concentration through the MS in Management program.
The healthcare industry is full of opportunity, with a strong, upward trajectory of double-digit job growth projections – more than twice the growth expected in all occupations.
The need for well-educated professionals at the helm of that growth is more important than ever before. Healthcare management provides unique opportunities to combine the best in business standards with highly focused healthcare principles, concepts, systems and practices.
Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Healthcare degree can help set you up with the people and project management skills needed to be flexible, responsive and resilient when faced with complex business challenges. At the same time, it can provide critical knowledge integral to strategic decision-making and promotion of continuous, enterprise-wide healthcare quality improvement.
The master’s in healthcare management degree program provides a dynamic fusion of vital business principles with a solid concentration in healthcare. Among the business principles you'll explore are:
Core management courses enable graduates to embrace broad opportunities in a variety of organizations, while concentration courses allow for more focused managerial positions within healthcare.
Healthcare is the largest industry in the U.S. – and the second largest employer nationwide with more than 11 million jobs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects, employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 18% from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.2
SNHU's program continues to evolve to meet marketplace demand, helping position you for success in procuring management roles in the healthcare segment and other diverse industries.
According to the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), healthcare executives are needed in many settings3, including:
If it's a leadership position you seek, you may also be interested in a master's in healthcare administration.
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.
And motivational leaders are needed in today's workforce. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, management occupations are expected to grow 7% – faster than the average for all occupations. That amounts to over 700,000 jobs, which may be, in part, thanks to the creation of organizations and the expansion of others.2
In addition, the median annual wage for management occupations was $104,240 in May 2018 – which was the highest wage of all the major occupational groups.2
This MSM 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, including:
Fields to consider managing – planning, directing, analyzing and coordinating the programs and services for – include:
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:
When you combine the job requirements of hard skills with workforce-necessary soft skills, the versatility of this master's degree is boundless.
With no set class meeting times, you can learn on your schedule and access online course materials 24/7.
Take advantage of some of the lowest online tuition rates in the nation, plus financial aid for those who qualify. We also make it easy to transfer to SNHU by accepting up to 12 graduate credits from your previous institution.
Founded in 1932, SNHU is a private, nonprofit institution with over 100,000 graduates across the country. Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) — which means our 200+ associate, bachelor's and master's programs meet high academic standards. In addition, many bachelor's degree programs also carry specialized programmatic accreditation. For example, SNHU's business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
To be regionally accredited, one of 7 regional accreditation organizations recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) has determined that the university meets its high academic standards and expectations. Most nonprofit institutions are regionally accredited.
In addition, Southern New Hampshire University has been nationally recognized for its efforts to lead the way toward more innovative, affordable and achievable education:
See why 96% of students would recommend SNHU.*
Part of our mission to expand access to quality, higher education means removing the barriers that may stand between you and your degree. That’s why you can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials — with no GRE or GMAT required.
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 graduate terms.
Simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options, answer all your questions, and walk you through the application process, which includes:
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 MSM 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:
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:
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.
Total Credits: 36
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.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
A master’s in management studies gives current and aspiring managers the skills they need to be flexible and responsive leaders in the face of evolving business challenges.
A management master’s degree can prepare you to assess management issues, think critically to make important decisions and strategically lead others toward a common goal.
You’ll learn how to develop talent and grow teams, guide organizational change and build relationships across an organization. You’ll also explore how to track business performance and measure key financial metrics to make data-driven decisions.
With concentrations in construction management, emergency management and healthcare management, this master’s degree in management can equip you with industry-specific skills that prepare you to lead in these fields.
Earning a management degree can prepare you to take on a new leadership role, expand your knowledge to grow in a current management job or help you stand out when applying for a new position or promotion.
“Through education, managers can build knowledge that will help in the decision-making process. Managers can learn the theoretical framework that will then get applied on the job,” said SNHU career advisor Richard Grant. “Master’s degrees can be a way to hone a manager’s grasp of the industry and business functions for an organization.”
Earning a master’s in management also has the potential to boost your pay and further your career in a growing field.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual wage for management occupations was $104,240 in May 2018.2 On average, workers with a master’s degree earn more than their peers with a bachelor’s degree. In 2018, master’s degree holders earned a median weekly salary of $1,434, compared to $1,198 for bachelor’s degree holders – an almost 20% pay increase.2
A manager oversees the productivity and interpersonal relationships of a working group and are usually responsible for supporting both the day-to-day operations and the long-term strategic goals of an organization.
A graduate degree in management will provide the key organizational and logistical skills you need to be an agile and adaptive leader across a variety of organizations and industries.
The critical-thinking skills you’ll learn in SNHU’s online master's in management program can help you land management positions in nonprofit organizations, government agencies, public and private organizations, and startups or global institutions.
Jobs for management master’s degree holders2 may include:
According to BLS, management jobs are projected to grow 7% from 2018 to 2028, resulting in about 706,900 new jobs.2
“There is always going to be a need for skilled organizational leaders – today, tomorrow and afterward,” said Deborah Gogliettino, faculty lead for human resources at SNHU. “Organizations will always embrace someone who can bring a vision, especially one of growth and sustainability. That’s a trend I don’t ever see going away."
Both a master’s degree in management and an MBA can prepare you to take on a leadership position across many industries, but the two degree programs do vary in their course offerings.
In SNHU’s master’s in management degree program, the emphasis is placed on the philosophy, science and practice of effective management. Courses focus on decision-making, human behavior, corporate communications and project management.
MBA degree programs place more emphasis on general business skills, exploring themes like ethics, communication and social responsibility. MBA courses include financial analysis, business law, economics, statistics and operations management, in addition to specific management courses.
At SNHU, MBA concentrations are available to dive deeper into specific fields of management, including healthcare management, engineering management, supply chain management and human resource management.
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 is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Student achievement data can be found on College Navigator.
*All concentrations associated with the program are also accredited through ACBSP.
*According to a survey of over 12,000 SNHU online students conducted in the fall of 2018.
2 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the internet, at:
Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.
3 American College of Healthcare Executives, "Your Career as a Healthcare Executive," on the internet, at https://www.ache.org/career-resource-center/special-groups/resources-for-students-and-early-careerists/your-career-as-a-healthcare-executive (viewed Jan. 24, 2020)