Designed specifically for recent liberal arts, sciences or engineering graduates, our 10-month Master of Arts (MA) in Management program broadens students’ educations beyond the focus of their undergraduate studies in a learning environment that is experiential and hands-on, emphasizing the value of teamwork and collaboration in solving problems.
The MA in Management program immerses you in business concepts through four integrated modules. The program begins in mid July with the Introduction to Business/Accounting course to get you ready for graduate level courses in business and to help you begin to focus your career interests. Following this, Module 1 of the integrated academic year kicks-off in August with the objective of helping you develop your baseline competencies. Building on the baseline competencies developed in the first module, emphasis shifts to helping develop your managerial competencies in the second module. Here the goal is to help you acquire the fundamental knowledge required of all business professionals. Then in the third module you have an opportunity to apply your individual and managerial competencies by addressing issues related to managing an enterprise across functions. Finally, the objective of the last module is to build on and extend the skills and knowledge acquired in the previous modules by applying it to issues related to competing successfully in a global environment.
In the business world, there is no substitute for hands-on experience. Given this, Graduate Business Consulting Projects are an integral part of the MA program whereby students are required to complete two Graduate Business Consulting Projects in parallel to their studies in Modules 1, 2, 3, and 4. The purpose of these projects is to create value for the sponsoring organizations while at the same time providing students with the opportunity to apply and reinforce course material utilizing data from an actual organization.