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Online MSM Degree
Unlock Your Leadership Potential and Excel in Management

Online Master of Science in Management

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Years Duration
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Unique Specializations
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Customize Your Management Expertise and Advance Your Career

In 12 to 24 months, you can cultivate your leadership style, become a transformational leader and earn three career-focused graduate certificates alongside your MSM degree. You'll jumpstart your leadership success as you demonstrate your new skills, such as critical thinking, strategic decision-making and different ways to manage individuals, teams and organizations.

OHIO'S online Master's in Management degree is deeply career focused. You'll earn a Management and Leadership Graduate Certificate as part of the required coursework. Within the online MSM curriculum, you'll customize your degree by selecting two more graduate certificate options and a capstone providing coursework dedicated to your career goals.

You'll learn from renowned strategy consultants, organizational psychologists, economists, decision scientists and Fortune 500 talent development experts in a warm and collegial community to graduate with expert knowledge and experience.

Beyond academic excellence, our online MSM students become part of a vibrant community that values personal and professional growth. You'll have extensive opportunities for meaningful connections within personalized and executive-group career coaching, the Executive Mentorship program and professional development sessions led by industry experts.

Ohio University’s online MSM program offers a comprehensive and transformative journey toward leadership excellence. Take the first step today and unlock a world of opportunities for career advancement and personal development.

Program Benefits

  • 100% online coursework
  • AACSB-accredited College of Business
  • Earn 3 graduate certificates alongside your degree
  • Offers 7 career-focused specializations
  • Accelerated 1-year option available
  • Best-in-class career support
  • Professional networking powerhouse
  • Personalized coaching

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Meet the Demand for Trained Management Professionals

Whether you want to advance in your current organization or explore new opportunities, our online Master's in Management program gives you the edge you need to thrive in mid- and upper-management positions.

The Bureau of Labor Services projects an 8% growth rate in management occupations through 2031.2 This means there will be about 1.1 million openings each year, on average,2 waiting for skilled professionals like you.

Earning OHIO'S online MSM degree can unlock your potential to step into the position you deserve and enjoy a median annual salary of $102,450 per year.2

Learn more about the career paths waiting for you when you earn your MSM online.

Career Outlook

Online Business Certificates

In addition to the Master of Science in Management degree and Management and Leadership Graduate Certificate incorporated within the curriculum, you will select two graduate business certificates from the following list:

Business Analytics Certificate

Learn to summarize, visualize and manage data within commonly used software environments. The coursework is suitable for students with or without prior knowledge of business analytics.

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Business Analytics Leadership Certificate

Gain an executive perspective on data analytics so you can leverage information systems, drive analytics strategy, create analytics culture and deliver analytics for an organization in any industry.

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Business Venturing & Entrepreneurship Certificate

This certificate provides the ideation and business venture skills to bring an innovation-based approach to an established or new business.

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Human Resources Management Certificate

You'll get a comprehensive understanding of human resources management so you can become a more confident and knowledgeable leader in the workplace with this HRM certificate.

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Operations and Supply Chain Management Certificate

This certificate prepares you with foundational operations and project management skills and knowledge of lean six sigma process improvement to excel as an operations professional.

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Strategic Sales and Sales Leadership Certificate

This certificate prepares you with cutting-edge skills in sales leadership, customer relationships and sales analytics to become a more efficient, productive and experienced sales leader in the workplace.

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Executive Management for Health Care Professionals Certificate

This certificate pulls courses from the Analytics, Management and Operations graduate certificate curriculums, with an added elective of your choice. You'll gain the management and analytical skills needed to operate within the complex healthcare management world.

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Build Multidisciplinary Skillsets for Modern Management

12 Total Courses | 36 Total Credits

Designed to provide you with a powerful blend of business and management skills, OHIO'S online Master's in Management program offers a flexible, 100% online format that allows you to study when and where it's best for you.

The online MSM curriculum empowers you with career-focused graduate certificate options that give you expert-level knowledge in your area of interest.

You'll join a vibrant and diverse community of faculty and peers who will support you every step of the way and ensure you have the resources and guidance to achieve your goals.

Whether you pursue the online MSM program part-time to graduate in two years or opt for the accelerated one-year program as a full-time student, we are committed to providing an exceptional learning experience that propels your career forward.

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No GRE/GMAT Required | No Prerequisite Courses


Summer 2024:

  • Application Deadline: 04/15
  • Classes Begin: 05/06

To apply to OHIO's online master's in management degree program, you will need the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Official transcripts for all previously attended undergraduate and graduate institutions
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement
  • Current resume detailing professional experience
  • $50 application fee

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Earn a Flexible, Affordable Online MSM Degree

$30,528 Total Tuition | $848 Per Credit Hour | Scholarships Available

OHIO is committed to offering affordable, competitive tuition and has been recognized as a best-value university by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, alumni and employees of corporate partners enrolling in one of the eligible online graduate degree or certificate programs are eligible for a 15% OHIO Online Incentive Scholarship.

Listed tuition is for estimating purposes only and is subject to change.

Financial Aid

OHIO is committed to offering affordable, competitive tuition and has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year as a best-value university by U.S. News and World Report. In addition, student veteran, active military members, alumni, and corporate partners are automatically eligible to receive a 15% scholarship. Depending on your background, costs and credit hours will differ.

Tuition Details

Virtual Information Sessions

We invite you to join us for one of our free, live information sessions to discover what you can achieve with our online programs! Hear from our program directors as well as recent graduates who share their own experiences in the program.  Contact us for the next event date or watch a recent info session recording now.

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Graduate with a Master's + 3 Certificates

In OHIO's customizable online MSM program, complete the core courses equivalent to a graduate certificate, then earn two additional graduate certificates as you complete your degree.

Online Master's in Management Curriculum Structure
Course Structure Infographic Transcript

In this graphic, the modular nature of OHIO's MSM degree program is explained. Students complete the core courses equivalent to a graduate certificate, then can customize their Online MSM by choosing two more Certificates from the six diverse graduate certificate options available. Upon completion, students graduate with the online Master's in Management degree as well as three graduate certificates.

Graduate Testimonial

“The holistic leadership development and networking opportunities were beyond valuable. The availability and warmth of the professors was amazing — they genuinely care about their students and want them to succeed.”
— Nick Winneberg, 2023 MSM Graduate  

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  • Engagement Experiences

    Alongside 100% online MSM courses, OHIO offers a number of opportunities for you to expand your knowledge, network and field experience while being supported through world-class career services.

    • Live, virtual office hours with your professors
    • Leadership Development Conference
    • Executive Mentorship
    • Fireside Chats with Industry Leaders
    • Group Consultancy

     

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  • Online Learning at OHIO

    Ohio University has a long tradition of offering online programs specifically designed for the modality and created for working professionals. Our online students complete engaging, comprehensive coursework that combines the academic excellence and experience-based learning of a traditional program with all the flexibility and convenience of online study.

    With asynchronous courses and part-time scheduling (one course per seven weeks), you can earn your degree while maintaining your current work and personal commitments. Virtual office hours give you the opportunity to connect with peers and faculty. Access your coursework 24/7 and complete your assignments on a schedule that fits your life.

What You'll Learn

  • Use managerial tools to evaluate organizational performance.
  • Assess judgments that inform strategic decision-making.
  • Evaluate problems or situations critically and strategically.
  • Demonstrate organizational systems thinking by combining content and process components of the system.

Program Outcomes

Complete the online MSM program as a transformative manager prepared to take on organizational challenges in any setting. You will have the leadership skills to empower your team to achieve their goals and the specialized expertise to advance in your industry.

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Amy Taylor-Bianco

MSM Program Director; Professor

 

Dr. Amy Taylor-Bianco (Dr. B.) is a professor of management at Ohio University’s College of Business and a fellow of the Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Service. She's been with OHIO since 2002 and is the executive academic director of the Walter Center for Strategic Leadership.

 

Dr. B. is a passionate management and leadership educator who is committed to every student’s success, weaving together organizations, students and community in order to co-create a rich learning experience. Her research and teaching focus is on strategic leadership and change, cross-cultural education, executive development and self-regulation of leaders. She received a grant from the National Institute of Health to investigate the effects of instructional framing on subsequent motivation and performance. Dr. Taylor-Bianco is a Hogan Assessment certified coach and utilizes this and other assessments to assist students and young career professionals in being their best selves.

 

Dr. Taylor-Bianco earned her master’s degree and Ph.D. from Columbia University and taught at Columbia and New York University. She's acted as a consultant to business, government and social enterprises and worked in England, India, Italy as well as in Ohio and New York.

 

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Learn From Management Experts

Students in the online MSM learn from a group of tenured instructors, executives-in-residence with deep industry experience and PhDs in fields like management, organizational psychology, analytics, entrepreneurship, strategic leadership and economics. OHIO faculty model intentional leadership in the classroom and prioritize inclusion and mentorship throughout the program.

As a student, you'll benefit from:

  • Individualized support
  • Career guidance throughout the program
  • Industry-connected faculty to broaden your professional network

Our Rankings

Ohio University ranks among the top higher education institutions globally as rated by the Center for World University Rankings.

  • No. 15 Best Public Business Schools — Bloomberg Businessweek
  • No. 57 Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (Excluding MBA) — U.S. News
  • No. 25 Best Online Master’s in Business Programs for Veterans (Excluding MBA) — U.S. News

Related Programs

  • Online Master of Business Administration (MBA)


    In our flexible, AACSB-accredited program, you'll develop business intelligence and leadership expertise to create a competitive advantage for your organization while advancing your career. Choose from nine concentrations.

  • Online Operations and Supply Chain Management Certificate


    Master the skills to efficiently manage operations and supply chain challenges with our Online Operations and Supply Chain Management Certificate. Gain the foundational knowledge of Lean Six Sigma process improvement to excel as an operations professional.

  • Healthcare Management Certificate Online


    Advance your career as a leader in the health care field with our online Executive Management for Healthcare Professionals Certificate. Develop essential skills in analytics, managing teams and effective communication to shape the future of health care. 

Answers to Common Questions

Find answers to common questions about the online Master's in Management program. For information not covered here, our expert admissions team is available to provide additional details and guidance.

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Does the online Master's in Management program offer scholarships?

Yes. Ohio University's College of Business is proud to offer scholarships to those seeking to further their education in the online MSM program. If you are an Ohio University alumnus, student veteran, active military member or corporate partner you are automatically eligible to receive a scholarship of up to $5,000. Contact our admissions team for more details.

Is the online Master's in Management program accredited?

Yes. Ohio University's College of Business is accredited through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This esteemed designation is held by less than 5% of business schools worldwide.

Does the online Master's in Management program require an entrance exam like the GMAT or GRE?

No entrance exams are required for admission. You can learn more about what you'll need to apply to the online MSM program on the admissions page.

Does the online Master's in Management program require work experience?

No previous work experience is required for admission to this program, so you can apply directly after graduating from an undergraduate program. For more information about requirements, visit our admissions page.

Does the online Master's in Management program have a residency component?

Coursework is delivered 100% online. However, students in the MSM program are required to attend our on-campus Leadership Development Conference. This two-day learning opportunity allows students to network with their peers, program faculty and alumni in person while attending general business presentations and MSM-specific breakout sessions.

Sources

  1. Mid-Program MSM Outcomes Survey October 2021, the following positive outcomes were reported by recent OHIO Online MSM graduates
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Management Occupations. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/home.htm
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