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Online Master's in Management Degree
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Online Master's in Management Degree

2
Years Duration
$829
Ohio Resident, Cost Per Credit
36
Credit Hours

Design a Customized Master's Degree and Advance Your Career

Advance to a leadership role in your industry and learn to manage both people and processes with Ohio University's online Master of Science in Management (MSM) degree. In this flexible, two-year graduate program, you will develop your skills in essential areas like critical thinking, strategic decision-making and approaches for managing both individuals and teams. Explore what it means to be an intentional and effective manager in modern organizations while cultivating your personal leadership style.

OHIO MSM students are part of a community that values open communication and celebrates personal development. Though this program is delivered online, it provides extensive opportunities for you to connect with faculty and peers through coaching sessions, virtual discussions and more.

Certificates are built into the online MSM curriculum, allowing students to create a customized program of study focused on the areas most relevant to them. You will choose two certificates in addition to earning a Management and Leadership Certificate through required coursework. With OHIO, you can enter the next phase of your career with four graduate business credentials and signal to employers that you're ready to lead.

Program Benefits

  • Graduate with four graduate credentials
  • 100% online coursework
  • Accelerated one-year option available
  • 90-plus year history of business education
  • World-class Leadership Development Conference
  • AACSB-accredited College of Business
  • Access to Career Support Team

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Meet the Demand for Trained Management Professionals

This multidisciplinary degree is designed to transform business professionals into effective, competitive management candidates. Whether you want to advance in your current organization or explore new opportunities, you will be qualified for positions like operations manager, business development manager and human resources manager. On average, professionals who have an MSM degree earn a base salary of $82,000 per year.1

Earning an MSM degree will help you gain an edge in the job market for mid-and upper-management positions. Employment in management occupations is projected to grow 9% through 2030, resulting in about 906,800 new jobs.2 Online Students also receive this GradCAT benefit.

Career Outlook

Build Multidisciplinary Skillsets for Modern Management

12 Total Courses | 36 Total Credits

OHIO's online master's in management degree is designed to help you build a combination of business and management skills for the next phase of your career. As a student, you will complete coursework in a flexible, 100% online format. Customizable certificate options allow you to design a curriculum that fits your personal and professional interests.

Throughout your program, you will learn with a diverse, close-knit community of faculty and peers. Our supportive environment ensures you have the tools you need to achieve your goals. Part-time students can graduate in two years, and an accelerated one-year program is available for full-time students.

Course Highlights:

  • MGT 5001 Managing Individuals and Teams
  • MGT 5003 Managerial Decisions & Challenges
  • MGT 5004 Managerial Effectiveness and Research
  • MGT 5006 Strategic Leadership and Communications

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No GMAT Required | No Prerequisite Courses

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
  • Personal statement
  • Current resume detailing professional experience
  • $50 application fee ($55 for international students)

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Earn a Flexible, Affordable Online MSM Degree

$29,844 Total Tuition (Resident) | $829 Per Credit (Resident) | Scholarships Available

OHIO is committed to offering affordable, competitive tuition and has been recognized as a best-value university by U.S. News and World Report. In addition, you may be automatically eligible to receive a $5,000 scholarship through the College of Business. Depending on your background, costs and credit hours will differ.

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

Tuition Details

  • Engagement Experiences

    Alongside 100% online courses, OHIO offers optional live, virtual office hours that give you the chance to discuss weekly assignments and gain valuable insights. Our world-class Leadership Development Conference gives online MSM students the ability to connect in person with instructors, peers and alumni while hearing from guest speakers and participating in panel discussions, workshops and more with attendees from around the country.

    This two-day conference is designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and real-world application through an exploration of various aspects of leadership, including how to lead yourself, how to lead and influence others and how to effectively lead businesses and enterprises in today’s modern environment.

    The online MSM program also includes several co-curricular professional development programs. Take advantage of benefits like:

    Fireside Chat Series. Industry executives, alumni and executive board members share their experience as leaders and offer valuable insights.

    Group Coaching. Two executive coaches attend virtual office hours on a regular basis to provide ongoing guidance and mentorship throughout the program.

    Assessment and Individual Coaching. Students can complete this detailed, high-level assessment to understand their personal and professional strengths and identify potential growth opportunities.

  • 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

When you complete the online MSM program, you will be a transformative manager who is prepared to take on organizational challenges in any setting. You will have the leadership skills to empower your team to achieve its goals and the specialized expertise to advance in your industry.

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Amy Taylor-Bianco

MSM Program Director; Professor

Dr. Taylor-Bianco (Dr. B.) earned her Master’s degree and Ph.D. from Columbia University and has taught both at Columbia and New York University. She grew up in rural New Jersey and then lived in Pennsylvania, England, and New York City. Dr. B has been with OHIO since 2002 and considers herself an honorary Bobcat. 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 Affairs. She is currently the Executive Academic Director of the Robert D. Walter Center for Strategic Leadership. Her research and teaching focus on strategic leadership and change, cross-cultural education and 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.

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Amy Taylor

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:

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

Answers to Common Questions

Find answers to common questions about the online 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. Payscale.com. Master of Science (MS) Management Salary. Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Degree=Master_of_Science_(MS)%2C_Management/Salary.
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Management Occupations. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/home.htm.