Kaplan University

MS in Management

Kaplan University's Master of Science in Management program is designed to prepare students to pursue leadership roles in various business areas in a variety of industries. Learn more about the online Master of Science in Management program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Management

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Master of Science

Program Description:

Kaplan University's Master of Science in Management program offers an education in management theories, strategies, and practices designed to help students develop the skills relevant to upper management or executive positions. Core courses focus on human resources management, behavioral science theories, effective management techniques, business strategies, consulting skills, and financial management. A research project allows students to apply theories and concepts learned throughout the program. Students could choose one of six specializations: leadership, organizational design and development, health care management, human resources, project management, or information technology.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

56 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete 24 credit hours in 30 weeks.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Management:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core and Elective Requirements

  • GB 512: Business Communications (4 credits)
  • GB 520: Strategic Human Resource Management (4 credits)
  • GM 500: Management Theories and Practices I (4 credits)
  • GM 501: Management Theories and Practices II (4 credits)
  • GM 502: Leadership Theory and Practice I (4 credits)
  • GM 503: Leadership Theory and Practice II (4 credits)
  • GM 504: Organizational Excellence and Change (4 credits)
  • GM 505: Action Research and Consulting Skills (4 credits)
  • GM 506: Strategic Financial Analysis (4 credits)
  • GM 599: Applied Research Project (4 credits)
  • Open Electives: Specialization Courses (16 credits)

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Career Paths:

Graduates of Kaplan University's Master of Science in Management program could pursue various management or administrative positions in different types of business.* They could apply relevant leadership, critical-thinking, decision-making, and organizational skills.

Positions graduates could pursue include†:

  • Human resources manager
  • Operations manager
  • Manufacturing supervisor
  • Project manager
  • Health care administrator

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