Master of Science in Management


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M.S. in Management

Earn Your MSM 100% Online or Hybrid for Under $22k

Merrimack’s M.S. in Management is an accessible, highly customizable, and flexible program designed to fit your career goals, budget, and schedule. Choose to learn 100% online, or a mix of online and on-campus, and complete the degree for under $22,000 in under 16 months.

What sets this degree apart from a traditional MBA is that you can customize your curriculum with industry-aligned specializations. Core management skills sought by today’s businesses round out a focused, cutting-edge skillset that will stand out to employers.

  • Total Tuition Under $22,000

  • Finish in as little as 12-16 months

  • Flexible Learning– Online or On-Campus

  • Personalized Curriculum Tailored to Your Goals

  • Dedicated Academic & Career Advisors

  • No GRE or GMAT Required

This degree is eligible for Federal Financial Aid. Contact us for more information.

Career Outlook

Management jobs are growing by 8%. The formation of new organizations and the expansion of others will lead to more than 800,000 new management jobs by 2026. Potential career paths include:

Vice President, Marketing
Director of Finance
Business Analytics Manager
Director of Strategy

Median Annual Salary Source: EMSI, Obtained March 2021

Concentrations & Curriculum

Personalize Your Master of Science in Management

Each concentration includes 12-course credits that dive deeper into each business sector and can be pursued as a standalone certificate or as part of the Master’s in Management:

The Buisness Analytics concentration will endow you with knowledge and skills in extracting decision-guiding insights out of complex data. You will be introduced to core elements of data management, preparation, analysis, visualization, and result interpretation and communication, in a theory-plus-application context.

Concentration Requirements:
Foundations of Data Management (Credits: 4)
Foundations of Statistical Analysis (Credits: 4)
Data Visualization: (Credits 4)

The Marketing Management concentration will provide you with a comprehensive and analytical understanding of how marketing impacts business decisions. You will gain insight into the marketing function and will be exposed to core elements such as marketing strategy, digital and social media marketing, marketing analytics, and how aspects of marketing contribute to practices of management.

Concentration Requirements:
Innovation and Trends in Marketing (Credits: 2)
Digital Marketing Implementation & Optimization (Credits: 2)
Driving Business Success with Marketing Analytics (Credits: 4)
Marketing Management & Strategy (Credits: 4)

This concentration offers a dual-focused management approach, combining theories and strategies around managing individuals while encompassing what is best for an entire organization. You will become adept in the core elements of leadership such as ethics, motivation, creativity, vision, managing teams, leading through change, and understanding and managing stakeholders. You will also learn how to integrate best practices to increase employee engagement, retention, and productivity.

Concentration Requirements:
Responsibility & Integrity (Credits: 4)
Stakeholder Management (Credits: 4)

Choose two of the following:
Leading Effective Teams (Credits: 2)
Leading Organizational Change (Credits: 2)
Leading Creativity & Innovation (Credits: 2)

The Product Management concentration is designed to help graduates become specialists in creating and developing innovative products, seeing this process advance from the initial design of innovative solutions that meet customer needs to the successful production of products in the market. It will be aimed at equipping a diverse audience with the skills necessary to develop, launch, and successfully scale products and services in industries such as Life Sciences, Software/Web/Mobile, and Complex Technological Products.

Concentration Requirements:
New Product Development (Credits: 4)
Principles of Product Realization (Credits: 4)

Choose Two of the Following:
Must complete the concentration requirements listed above before selecting.
Design Thinking (Credits: 2)
Agile Project and Innovation Models (Credits: 2)
Innovation for Life Sciences (Credits: 2)
Innovation Models for Technological Products (Credits: 2)
Regulatory, Reimbursement, and IP Considerations in Life Sciences (Credits: 2)
Understanding and comprehending the language of finance and business performance is essential for professionals at any level within an organization. In the Quantitative & Digital Finance concentration, you will become familiar with topics such as corporate finance, quant and factor investing, and other innovative trends in the finance industry. The skills acquired will equip you to make sound financial decisions that affect individual organizations and society as a whole.

Concentration Requirements:
Corporate Finance and Valuation (Credits: 4)
Trends and Innovation in Finance (Credits: 4)
Quant and Factor Investing (Credits: 4)

In the Strategic Human Resource Management concentration, you will examine the critical role of achieving an organization’s strategic objectives as they relate to human capital. You will gain deep knowledge of topics related to negotiations, conflict resolution, maximizing organizational performance, and using analytics to make informed decisions in a diverse workplace. This concentration is excellent preparation for a career in human resources.

Concentration Requirements:
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (Credits: 2)
Diversity and Inclusion (Credits: 2)
Human Resource Analytics (Credits: 4)
Aligning Strategy, People and Performance (Credits: 4)

Discover the Merrimack Difference

Flexibility & Affordability

Graduate in as little as 12-16 months for under $22,000

Work and life schedules can change, especially these days. With Merrimack’s hybrid learning format, you can choose to earn your MSM completely online or to take core courses on-campus – and you can switch modalities. Study to graduate in just 12-16 months, or attend classes part-time at your own pace.

The tuition for our MSM is among the lowest of any MBA or management master’s program in the region, yet our experience and services are superior to others. With many students earning their MSM for less than $22,000 in total tuition, you can be confident you’ll earn a high-value degree at a reasonable price.

Personalize Your Curriculum

Choose the electives & concentrations that work for your career goals

As a student in Merrimack’s Master of Science in Management, you’ll graduate with the core business acumen organizations in all industries are looking for in their employees.  Additionally, the degree can be tailored to your personal and professional interests by selecting one of the following optional concentrations, adding focus and highly marketable skills to your program of study: Organizational Leadership, Marketing Management, Strategic Human Resource Management, Quantitative & Digital Finance, Business Analytics, and Product Management.

“This program was a good fit for me because I was able to do it around my own schedule. It can be hard to find a work-school-life balance, but this program allows you to have that freedom.”

MSM Graduate

“I really can’t thank the graduate program faculty enough for their support in helping me find a job and a job that I actually enjoy.”

MSM Graduate


At Merrimack College, we’re proud of our long history of providing quality degrees to students entering the job market. Our faculty are more than just teachers. We are committed to helping you grow — academically, personally, and professionally — so that you graduate as a confident, well-prepared leader.

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