Master of Science in Management

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Master of Science in Management

Complete your Master of Science in Management in 12-16 months, part-time, 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.

What sets this degree apart from a traditional MBA is that you can customize your curriculum with industry-aligned specializations including Business Analytics, Marketing Management, Organizational Leadership, Product Management, Quantitative and Digital Finance, and Strategic Human Resource Management. 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 with 6 Industry-Aligned Specializations

  • Dedicated Academic & Career Advisors

  • No GRE or GMAT Required

*Current tuition includes $1oo scholarship.

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Concentrations and Curriculum:
Personalize Your M.S. in Management

These concentrations include 12-course credits that dive deeper into each business sector and can be pursued as a standalone certificate or as part of the Master of Science 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)

800,000 New Management Jobs Projected by 2026

Management jobs are growing by 8%. The formation of new organizations and expansion of others will lead to more than 800,000 new management jobs by 2026. Regardless of industry, employers are looking for versatile leaders who can engage in problem-solving and have the ability to collaborate and work with associates to drive progress forward. Potential Career Paths and Earnings for Graduates of the MS in Management include:

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

Median Annual Salary Source: EMSI, Obtained March 2021

Connect with Assistant Dean, Annarita Meeker

Schedule a 1:1 virtual information session with Assistant Dean, Annarita Meeker, to find out if the program is a fit for you and get any questions you have answered.

“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.”

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“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.”

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