Master of Science in Management

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MS in Management

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

Merrimack’s MS 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.

Industry-Aligned Specializations:

  • Organizational Leadership
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Quantitative & Digital Finance
  • Business Analytics

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:

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

Median Annual Salary Source: EMSI, Obtained March 2021

Concentrations & Curriculum

Personalize Your MS 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:

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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Master’s in Management

  • Total Tuition Under $22,000

  • Finish in as little as 12-16 months

  • Optional Paid Co-op Program at Top Companies

  • Flexible Learning– Online or On-Campus

  • Personalized Curriculum Tailored to Your Goals

  • Dedicated Academic & Career Advisors

  • No GRE or GMAT Required

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:

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

Median Annual Salary Source: EMSI, Obtained March 2021

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, and Business Analytics.

Experiential Immersion & Career Support

Including optional placements & internships at top companies

With access to engaged faculty, dedicated career advisors, professional development workshops, networking events, and resources such as LinkedIn Learning, Burning Glass, and Handshake, Merrimack’s O’Brien Center for Career Development will support your professional advancement from the minute you enroll through post-graduation.

Additionally, if you’re still early in your professional journey or looking to change careers, Merrimack’s Experiential Immersion program can help launch your long-term success with optional placements and internships at top companies. You’ll gain transformative hands-on experience and make connections that will help you throughout your career.

Merrimack College Accolades

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 spiritually — so that you may graduate as a confident, well-prepared citizen of the world.

  • U.S. News & World Report 2022 #34 Best Regional Universities North
  • U.S. News & World Report 2022 #41 Best Value Schools
  • U.S. News & World Report 2022 #3 Most Innovative Schools
  • Money Magazine’s Best Colleges 2020
  • The Princeton Review 2021 Best Northeastern Regional College
  • Apple Inc., Apple Distinguished School

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