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Master of Science in Management

Merrimack’s M.S. in Management (MSM) is an accessible, customizable and flexible program designed to fit your career goals, budget and schedule.

Tailor your coursework with a concentration in business analytics, data science, marketing, leadership, product management, or finance to upskill in areas you’d like to gain experience or in subjects that interest you.

Core management skills sought by today’s businesses round out focused, cutting-edge expertise that will stand out to employers.

Quick facts:

  • 100 percent online or hybrid.
  • Tuition under $23,000.
  • Complete in 912 months full time or 16 months part time.
  • No prerequisites or experience needed.
  • No GRE or GMAT required.
  • Financial aid eligible.

Learn more about Merrimack’s M.S. in Management.

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Regardless of industry, employers are looking for versatile managers who can engage in problem-solving and have the ability to collaborate and work with stakeholders to drive progress forward in roles such as:

Source: Payscale, 2024

Master of Science in Management Coursework

Merrimack’s 32-credit Master’s in Management (MSM) includes 2028 credits of advanced management courses that develop skills and competencies in business analytics, finance, human resources, leadership, strategy, marketing, accounting and more. 

The remaining credits are open electives that are used to supplement and complement your management courses and can be utilized to expand your skills in other genres of business. The choice is yours. Merrimack currently offers specialized concentrations across a variety of disciplines. However, you have the option to choose electives that fit your goals and meet your needs.

Required Core (2028 credits)

  • Frameworks for Business Analytics (BAI 5100)
  • Trends & Innovation in Finance (FIN 5420)
  • Exploring Leadership Frameworks & Communication Strategies
  • Multinational Enterprise Management
  • Innovation & Trends in Marketing (MKT 5310)
  • Digital Marketing Implementation & Optimization (MKT 5320)
  • Foundations of Accounting (ACC 5050)*
  • Essentials of Finance*

*Required for students with non-business undergraduate degrees.

Concentrations and Open Electives (412 credits)

Merrimack currently offers optional concentrations. However, you can choose any open elective that fits your goals. Some advanced elective courses may require prerequisites.

Business Analytics

  • Frameworks for Business Analytics (BAI 5100)
  • Strategic Decision-Making using Business Analytics (BAI 5150)
  • Leveraging Competitive Advantage with Business Intelligence (BAI 5250)
  • Data Visualization & Storytelling (BAI 5200)
  • Data Governance, Compliance & Ethics (BAI 5220)

Data Science

  • Introduction to Data Science and Statistics (DSE 5001)
  • R and Python Programming (DSE 5002)
  • Predictive Modeling (DSE 6111)


  • Financial Statement Analysis & Interpretation (FIN 5450)
  • Quantitative Methods & Financial Modeling (FIN 5440)
  • Corporate Finance & Valuation (FIN 5410)
  • Investments & Portfolio Strategies


  • Navigating Ethical Dilemmas (MGT 5220)
  • Driving High-Performing Organizations
  • Leading Teams in a Dynamic Environment
  • Cross-Cultural & Global Leadership


  • Driving Business Success with Marketing Analytics (MKT 5410)
  • Marketing Management & Strategy (MKT 5420)

Product Management


  • New Product Development (EMP 6001)
  • Principles of Product Realization (EMP 6002)

Choose Two:

  • Design Thinking (EMP 6301)
  • Agile Project and Innovation Models (EMP 6200)
  • Innovation for Life Sciences (EMP 6100)
  • Innovation Models for Technological Products (EMP 6300)
  • Regulatory, Reimbursement and IP Considerations in Life Sciences (EMP 6101)

Develop In-Demand Skills

The M.S. in Management equips graduates with functional and technical skills along with soft skills applicable in any field or industry. 

Technical Skills

  • Strategic thinking
  • Decision-making
  • Problem-solving
  • Technological acumen
  • Financial expertise

Soft Skills

  • Time management
  • Delegation
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal
  • Adaptability

Alumni Success: Roles and Companies

Master’s in Management graduates have secured positions in a variety of industries and sectors including:


  • Director of business operations, cloud services
  • Director of human resources
  • Head of quality, global
  • People connection & attraction manager
  • Production control specialist
  • Product specialist associate
  • Recruiter


  • Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT
  • Cabot Corporation
  • Iron Mountain
  • PTC
  • Puma
  • Raytheon Company
  • Millipore/Sigma
  • Zoom Technical Services

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Roberto Santos, Assistant Professor of Practice

Prior to joining Merrimack College, Dr. Santos was a project engineer for 18 years at a global engineering and manufacturing company where he was involved in product development, R&D, and project management. He currently holds 23 U.S. patents along with several foreign patents. He has also worked as a business consultant. This diversity of expertise translates into enhanced student outcomes as he combines theoretical knowledge with practical experience, which allows him to teach complex topics in an easy to understand and approachable manner.

His research has been published in books and business journals and has been presented at national and international conferences. His primary research interests lie at the intersection of three domains: technological innovation, venture financing, and global strategy. In particular, he is passionate about researching innovation and entrepreneurship and how new knowledge is produced via venture capital investments.

Dr. Santos was a recipient of the Academy of Management Best Paper nomination, Paul R. Lawrence Fellowship, Eastern Academy of Management Outstanding Reviewer Award, Manning School of Business Doctoral Teaching Award, and a CEIBS-Cathay Cross-Border Private Equity Research Fund Grant.

Dr. Santos holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration, an M.S. in Technology Commercialization, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Student Support Resources

Students in the Girard School of Business benefit from a dedicated success team. Support includes:

Support includes:

  • 1:1 advising and mentoring from faculty and program staff.
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning and Handshake.
  • Professional development workshops.
  • Math, writing and accessibility services through the Academic Success Center.
  • Career services support through the O’Brien Center for Career Development.

It’s Easy to Apply Online

A complete application includes:

  • Online application (no fee).
  • Official college transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • Resume.
  • Interview or personal statement.
  • Contact information for one reference or one letter of recommendation.

GRE and GMAT scores are not required.

Key Dates and Deadlines

This program enrolls six times a year. Each term is eight weeks.

Application Deadline
Classes Begin
Fall I
Monday, August 12, 2024
Monday, August 26, 2024
Fall II
Monday, October 7, 2024
Monday, October 21, 2024
Fall I
Application Deadline
Monday, August 12, 2024
Classes Begin
Monday, August 26, 2024
Fall II
Application Deadline
Monday, October 7, 2024
Classes Begin
Monday, October 21, 2024

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.

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    (at schools where doctorate not offered)
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  • Best Value Schools (No. 47)
  • Merrimack College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
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