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Master's in Management Online MSM Degree Program

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Register By: April 15 Classes Start: April 17

Master Management Online

  • $627/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.

In the master’s in management online courses, you’ll learn how to:

  • Use methods for supporting and developing talent
  • Integrate communication skills and build business relationships
  • Apply critical thinking, data analysis and ethical reasoning
  • Integrate project management tools
  • Articulate the importance of metrics, data and financial analysis
  • Encourage brand stewardship in your management approach

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

Concentration Options

Career Outlook

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 8% through 2031 – as fast as the average for all occupations. That amounts to over 883,900 new jobs, which may be, in part, thanks to the creation of organizations and the expansion of others.1 In addition, the median annual wage for management occupations was $102,450 in May 2021.1

"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.”

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, including:

  • Construction and manufacturing: From planning and budgeting to supervising and quality-checking, a manager in these industries must make sure the final outcome is fit for its audience.
  • Corporate environments: Help keep an organization on track to meet its strategic business goals.
  • Governmental agencies: Whether it's local, statewide or national, the diversity of needs of residents widely vary and typically need to be handled quickly.
  • Healthcare organizations: Ensure that a health or medical facility can offer top care to patients by planning and directing services. 
  • Nonprofit institutions: Managers raise awareness and further their mission through events and fundraising.

Fields to consider for management – planning, directing, analyzing and coordinating the programs and services for – include:

  • Arts and creative
  • Entertainment
  • Information technology
  • Law enforcement
  • Marketing
  • Finance

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.

Start Your Journey Toward an Online Management Degree

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.

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 $1,881 $627 $9,405 
(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:
$150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

Frequently Asked Questions

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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