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Colorado State University-Global Campus | MS in Management

Business professionals seeking to develop their leadership skills and understanding of business operations for possible career advancement purposes might consider studying in Colorado State University-Global Campus' Master of Science in Management program. Find out more about this master's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Management

School Offering Program:

Colorado State University-Global Campus

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Program Prerequisites:

Applicants are eligible for admission into a CSU-Global master's degree program if they have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Program Description:

Colorado State University-Global Campus' Master of Science in Management program is designed to teach students managerial practices and processes in various areas of business. Course topics could include organizational leadership, decision-making processes, financial management, managerial accounting, competitive business strategies, sustainable management and business ethics. A dual degree option allows students to take an additional 18 credits and earn the M.S. in Organizational Leadership. Students with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 will be required to complete a quantitative analysis course. An extensive capstone project requires students to create a solution for an existing issue within a business organization.

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Program Length:

Colorado State University-Global Campus master's degrees require that students successfully complete at least 36 semester hours of credits. A maximum of nine (9) semester hours of credits from a regionally accredited institution may be transferred and applied to a CSU-Global master's degree, provided that each transferred course has a grade equivalent to B- or higher and that the credits have not been applied to the student's previous degree(s).

Financial Aid:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the forms of student loans and grants. CSU-Global students may also be eligible for military and veteran benefits, payment plans, employer reimbursement and scholarships.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Management:

Management Major - 9 Courses (Credit Hours):

  • Fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis (3)
  • Effective Organizations - Theory and Practice (3)
  • Global Economics (3)
  • Business Ethics and Sustainability (3)
  • Managerial Accounting (3)
  • Principles of Finance (3)
  • Strategic Planning and Innovation (3)
  • Critical Evaluation of Research and Theory (3)
  • Management - Strategy and Innovation (Capstone) (3)

Specialization Areas - Upper Division Courses:

Students may complete a specialization that consists of four (4) upper division courses (12 credits) as a supplement to their program major. Specializations allow students to select a series of courses in a career-relevant field based on professional and personal interests.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Completion of CSU-Global Campus' Master of Science in Management program could prepare graduates to seek senior managerial or executive positions in nearly any type of business. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (, employment of top executives in public or private sector organizations is expected to increase by 5% between 2010 and 2020. Fields graduates might consider are:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Project Management
  • Information Technology
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Human Resource Management

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