Dissolving national boundaries and shifting consumer markets. Rising competition and falling productivity growth. Chronic strains on financial resources. Constant changes in technology, politics and the environment. That's the new normal in today's business world, rendering traditional management practices virtually obsolete. Southern New Hampshire University’s online Master of Science in Management program was designed to help managers navigate this paradigm shift with grace, creativity and confidence in their accumulated wisdom.
The master’s in management online program 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. The curriculum focuses on instilling the acumen to 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.
The MS in Management degree offers you the opportunity to develop advanced management skills in a variety of areas and contexts. Deepen your understanding in critical areas such as effective business communication, developing and supporting talent, project management, supporting and fostering stewardship of an organization’s culture and brand, leadership and strategic planning. You’ll become a professional who can support an organization's mission, values and goals by getting the most out of their teams, resources and processes.
In the master’s in management online courses, you’ll learn how to:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your master’s in management online at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
Today's managers are tasked with a multitude of strategic and tactical responsibilities, and the master's in management online prepares you to be an agile and adaptive leader. As stewards of an organization, managers are responsible for developing talent and guiding changes in structure, products and goals. The MS in Management degree will give you the knowledge and skills you need to face these challenges with courage, reflexivity and skills that are relevant to the situation at hand.
SNHU's MS in Management prepares managers for an ever-changing and increasingly connected world, and the problem-solving, critical thinking and creativity you'll learn in this program will benefit any industry, including:
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.
Business leaders are responsible for cultivating, maintaining, and fostering an organizational culture that accurately represents the organization internally and externally, encourages and supports people, and holds organizational members accountable to the vision, mission, and goals of a business. This course provides students with the skills, theories, and practices necessary to identify a strong culture that permeates the ethics, decision-making, and behaviors of the organization. Students will work through advanced cases and apply these experiences to their own learning and organizations.
This course serves as an advanced exploration into ill-structured situations requiring strategic plans and effective resource management. Students are asked to develop strategies around personnel management, budget allocation, performance metrics, and goal setting. This course prepares students for the advanced concentration courses in their area and serves as a precursor to the integrated capstone experience.
This capstone course is the culminating experience for the M.S. in Management program. The aim of the capstone is to assess students' ability to synthesize and integrate the knowledge and skills they have developed throughout their coursework, rather than introducing new concepts. This course is structured to support student success in fulfilling program requirements.
This course provides students with an understanding of contemporary issues facing corporations, including consumerism, environmentalism and globalism, and the role of public relations in helping an organization thrive in its environment. The four-part public relations process of research and fact-finding, planning and programming, implementing and communicating and evaluating is reviewed.
This course is a study of individuals and groups and their interaction. Students examine theories of motivation, communication, leadership, power and change with practical relation to contemporary issues. They also study organizations for key design variables and reward systems aimed at improved performance and organizational efficiency through employee motivational programs, participative management and cooperative decision making.
Examine key regulatory procedures and human resource requirements as they relate to applications in organizations. Analyze the strategic role of the human resource manager in performing functions of recruitment, hiring, training, career development and other contemporary processes within the organizational setting. Study concepts aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Body of Competency and Knowledge (BoCK).
This course presents an overview of the various primary and secondary research methodologies used in the business world and the application of statistical techniques to those strategies. The focus of this course is the design and execution of a practical, primary research. It is recommended that this course be one of the first three taken in degree programs in which it is required.
This course includes the study of concepts, tools, and practices of project management. The course adopts a managerial process approach to Project Management, which consists of initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing the project. Major topics will include project scope, project time, project cost, project quality, project risk, project resources, project communications and how to be an effective project manager. Cases are utilized to integrate the learning in the course and provide decision- making experience for the student.
Select four of the following:
Any OL 600 level course
Select four of the following:
Any OL 600 level course
Business Ethics and Culture explores the main concepts and theories in the business ethics field and provides students with decision-making frameworks and practical tools. It aims to develop the capacity of students to critically engage with issues of human rights, environmentalism and sustainable development, consumerism, and the role that corporations play in politics, and places these within different philosophical and cultural perspectives.
The world's economy is undergoing substantial change. Globally, many manufactured products have service components. Domestically, a shift in emphasis from a base in manufactured goods to an economy based in services is in progress. Whether a firm is marketing manufactured goods, services, or a combination, services marketing can provide a competitive advantage. Therefore, understanding the service aspect of business is a requirement for every marketer, in every company, in every industry. This course presents concepts, theories, models and measurements of services marketing using current literature in the field, cases and experiential opportunities. It stresses the global perspective and covers both B2B and consumer services.
This course introduces the processes and practice of negotiating and advocating effectively in settings where continuation and strengthening of the relationship matter. Course content will include the uses, strengths, and weaknesses of distributive and integrative bargaining; the sources and uses of power in negotiation; and gender and cultural influences on negotiation style and practice.
This survey course introduces the analysis, interpretation, and management of conflict in contemporary organizational settings. Using interdisciplinary lenses, the course explores systemic, interpersonal, and other causes of conflict; conflict's influence on workplace communication and decision-making; and the relationship between conflict, leadership, and career advancement.
The art and practice of dialogue building is the act of engaging conflict effectively and transforming difficult conversations into better decisions, healthier work relationships, and stronger organizations. This course examines approaches for de-escalating conflict conversations, choosing if and when to intervene, tapping the creative potential in conflict, and creating workplace environments that foster constructive conflict engagement.
For those who do not meet the minimum requirements, the following courses may be required:
This course is a foundational survey of the principles, vocabularies, and mechanics of how business firms function. The course is designed to give students with little or no business background the exposure and acumen necessary for advanced coursework in business-related topics and to appreciate the complex interactions of markets and firms. Financial aspects of business including the accounting system, financial statements, and financial reporting are covered in addition to the major macro- and micro-economic theories and market concepts that influence business.
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25 percent 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.
$40 Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges as well as several other accrediting bodies. More...
This program is accredited by NEASC, but not currently accredited by ACBSP. It may be ACBSP accredited when it is eligible.