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Online Master of Science in Management FAQs

Time and Duration

How fast can I complete the online Master's in Management program?

Most students complete the program in two years on a part-time basis without interrupting their career. Students who wish to pursue the program on a full-time basis can shorten completion time to one year. To learn more about the curriculum, view our courses page.

How long do I have to complete the online Master's in Management program?

This online program is designed for working professionals and adult learners, so flexibility is built into the structure. You can take up to six years to complete your degree. To explore the curriculum, view our courses page.

Does the online Master's in Management program have a full-time option?

The online program is designed for maximum flexibility and may be taken full time. Full-time OHIO students complete two seven-week courses at a time, or four courses per semester. To learn more about the curriculum, view our courses page.

Does the online Master's in Management program have a part-time option?

The online program is designed for busy professionals who work full-time and is offered part-time with one class every seven weeks. For more details on what you'll study, visit the curriculum page.

Tuition and Fees

What is the cost-per-credit for the online Master's in Management program?

Tuition is $829 (Ohio resident), $848 (non-resident) per credit hour. You can review all tuition costs on the program tuition page.

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

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.

What is the total tuition for the online Master's in Management program?

Tuition for the online Master's in Management program is $29,844 for Ohio residents and $30,528 for non-residents. You can review all tuition costs and fees on the program tuition page.

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

Are there any miscellaneous fees associated with the online Master's in Management?

There is a $50 application fee for the online Master's in Management program. In addition, books and travel expenses to attend the Leadership Development Conference are not included in tuition costs. You can learn more about tuition costs and fees on the program tuition page.

Accreditations and Rankings

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.

Is the online Master's in Management program ranked?

Ohio University is frequently recognized for both value and academic quality by publications like Bloomberg Business Week and U.S. News and World Report. For example, we were ranked No. 15 among Best Public Business Schools and No. 30 among Best Value Public Universities in America. Programmatic rankings include No. 49 in Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (Excluding MBA) by U.S. News & World Report.

Admissions

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.

When is the application deadline for the online Master's in Management program?

We offer multiple program intakes per year and are always accepting applications. Our admissions team can help you determine the right start date for you and your academic goals. Contact us to learn more.

What GPA is required for admittance into the online Master's in Management program?

You will need a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale to apply. Find more admissions details on the program admissions page.

What are the online Master's in Management's admissions requirements?

Requirements include:

  • Completed online application
  • 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
  • Personal statement
  • Current resume
  • $50 application fee ($55 for international students)

Contact our enrollment team with any questions you may have about applying.

What are the start dates for the online Master's in Management program throughout the year?

We offer three program starts per year in the spring, summer and fall.

Start your application today.

Curriculum

How many credits are in the online Master's in Management program?

This program consists of 36 credits. Learn more on the courses page.

How many courses are in the online Master's in Management program?

You'll complete 12 courses to earn your MSM degree. You can learn more about coursework on the curriculum page.

Does the online Master's in Management program offer concentrations/specializations/tracks?

This program features six certificate options: Business Analytics, Business Analytics Leadership, Business Venturing and Entrepreneurship, Human Resources Management, Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Strategic Sales and Sales Leadership. Students are required to choose two of these certificates, in addition to the Management & Leadership certificate and capstone experience to complete their MSM degree. 

When you graduate, you will have an MSM degree, a Management and Leadership Certificate, and two certificates from the list above.

Is the online Master's in Management program available in a blended/hybrid format (campus & online)?

This program is designed to offer maximum flexibility for working professionals and is available exclusively online. Contact us to learn more.

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.

Are the faculty mostly tenured or adjunct in the online Master's in Management program?

Our faculty are a combination of academically qualified and professionally qualified, meaning that you will learn from a blend of academic thought leaders and professional practitioners.

Career Outlook

What kind of career can I expect to pursue with the online Master's in Management?

The online MSM degree program is designed to prepare students for a wide range of mid- and upper-management roles. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects management occupations will grow 9% from 2020 to 2030, adding about 906,800 new jobs to the market. The median salary for management occupations is $102,450, which is the highest wage of all major occupational groups.

Possible job titles for MSM graduates include supply chain manager, business management analyst, operations manager, human resources manager, compensation and benefits manager, sales manager, financial manager and CEO.