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M.S. in Management - Leadership Concentration 

Program Coordinator: Dr. Rodney Oudan
Tel: 508-929-8751

Admission Requirements

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 (; 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 (;
               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:
BA970              Seminar in Leadership
            BA971              Entrepreneurship and Small Business
            BA972              Motivation and Leadership of Teams
            BA973              Leading in the International Business
            BA974              Negotiations
            BA975              Leadership Perspectives of Human Resources
                                    and the Legal Environment
            BA976              Selected Topics in Leadership

1 Waived for students with 2 or more undergraduate courses in the field
2 Waived for students in the accounting concentration

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