Program Coordinator: Dr. Rodney Oudan
Students applying to the M.S. in Management - Leadership Concentration program should send the following items to the Graduate School no later than June 15 for the fall semester, November 1 for the spring semester, and April 1 for the summer semester:
• Application and Fee (www.worcester.edu/graduate; click on
the Apply Now button)
• Career Plan Essay
• Official transcripts
• Three letters of recommendation are required, no longer preferred
• Official GMAT scores*
• Tuition Residency Statement (www.worcester.edu/graduate;
click on the Admissions tab)
Students are allowed to register for up to 6 credits in the program before they are officially accepted.
*The GMAT will be waived for students meeting the following criteria: 3.25 GPA or higher and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from an accredited U.S. university or college, or for students who possess an existing master’s degree.
Requirements of the Program:
The Master of Science in Management degree requires the completion of thirty-six (36) credit hours of graduate courses. Students with a B.S.B.A. from an accredited U.S. university or college and a 3.25 G.P.A. may reduce the M.S. in Management program from 36 to 30 credits. A maximum of two of the following courses can be omitted: BA910 Information Technology, BA912 Marketing, BA914 Organizational Behavior, or BA915 Corporate Finance. See program coordinator for details.
The curriculum includes prerequisites, eight core courses, four required courses in each concentration, and electives. Prerequisites may be completed at the undergraduate level. A minimum grade of a B in prior courses is required for all waived and transferred courses. All waivers require the approval of the program committee and coordinator.
The following undergraduate prerequisites apply to all students entering the program: Business Law, Computer Applications, Statistics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Communications, and College Mathematics (Intermediate College Algebra or higher).
Master of Science in Management core courses for the Leadership Concentration:
BA910 Information Technology 1
BA911 Accounting for Managerial Decisions 2
BA912 Marketing 1
BA913 Managerial Economics
BA914 Organizational Behavior 1
BA915 Corporate Finance 1
BA916 Quantitative Analysis and Research Methods
BA990 Integrative Business Strategy
Managerial Leadership Concentration Required Courses:
BA960 Leadership Theory and Skills
BA961 Organizational Development and Change
BA962 Ethics and Social Responsibility of Leadership
BA963 Action Learning Professional Leadership Project
Managerial Leadership Concentration Elective Courses:1 Waived for students with 2 or more undergraduate courses in the field
BA970 Seminar in Leadership
BA971 Entrepreneurship and Small Business
BA972 Motivation and Leadership of Teams
BA973 Leading in the International Business
BA975 Leadership Perspectives of Human Resources
and the Legal Environment
BA976 Selected Topics in Leadership
2 Waived for students in the accounting concentration