Master of Science in Management (M.S.M.) with tracks in Federal Acquisitions and Contract Management, Leadership, Professional Communication, and Human Resouce Management
About the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies: The Metropolitan School of Professional Studies, part of The Catholic University of America, provides adult students with a flexible range of options in bachelor's, master's, certificate and non-credit programs. We offer evening and online classes, a convenient location in Washington, DC and the benefit of earning your degree from a prominent national university.
About the Master of Science in Management: The M.S.M. program focuses on the concepts, principles, and issues experienced by managers in all types of organizations -- commercial, governmental, educational, community, and nonprofit. The program combines a strong academic foundation with practical knowledge and skills in management.
The M.S.M. degree differs significantly from an M.B.A. Whereas the M.B.A. traditionally emphasizes course work in the theoretical and functional areas of business, such as economics, marketing, accounting, and corporate finance, the M.S.M. focuses specifically on the discipline of management to help students enhance their ability to manage organizational resources more effectively. Because the degree provides a focus on management, it is of potential relevance to anyone who maintains, or is assuming, managerial responsibilities.
For those who earn it, the degree should provide significant marketability. Within the D.C. metropolitan area, "management, business, and financial" occupations represent 22.5% of employment -- more than double the share for the U.S. economy as a whole.
Accredited university (The Catholic University of America)