ACADEMICS

  • Master of Science in Management

    As a student in Worcester State University’s Master of Science in Management program, you will have the option to specialize in graduate-level study in either accounting, leadership, or marketing. Our program includes theory and applied knowledge that makes it more in-depth than traditional MBA programs. 

    In small classes, you will gain the ability to:

    • Critically review and synthesize the core theory, perspectives, and analytical approaches
    • Apply the skills and knowledge to find, interpret, critique, and evaluate research, commentary, and policy
    • Make decisions, find solutions, and develop applications
    • Effectively communicate arguments, findings, and ideas informed by research
    • Execute appropriate research methods to an investigation of a topic in a rigorous manner

    Our faculty, who are experts in their fields, use case studies, research projects, and in-depth analysis of organizational theories and concepts to ensure that you will develop the competencies you need to excel in a highly competitive, rapidly changing business environment.

    You’ll not only master your chosen content area, but also further develop your critical analysis abilities, creative problem solving skills, ethical reasoning, technical proficiency, and global perspective. 

    Admission Requirements

    • In addition to the Graduate School’s general admission requirements, you must also:
    • Take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and have the results sent to the Graduate School
    • Submit 3 letters of recommendation from professors and/or supervisors

    If you have a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a cumulative 3.25 GPA from an accredited U.S. college or university, we will waive your GMAT requirement.

    Admission to this program is a rolling process, and applicants can take up to 6 credits prior to being accepted into the program.

    Prerequisite Requirements
    The following undergraduate prerequisites apply to all students entering the program:

    •  Business Law
    • College Mathematics (intermediate college algebra or higher)
    • Communications
    • Computer Applications
    • Macroeconomics
    • Microeconomics
    • Statistics

    In addition to the above prerequisites, accounting concentration applicants must also complete additional undergraduate prerequisites:

    • 2 semesters of undergraduate accounting
    • Intermediate Accounting I
    • Intermediate Accounting II

    Marketing concentration applicants must also complete an additional undergraduate prerequisite:

    • Principles of Marketing

    Worcester State University offers a 4+1 option for our current undergraduate Business Administration and Economics students that enable the undergraduate and graduate degree requirements to be completed in 5 years. Please contact the program coordinator for details.

    Program Formats

    • Part-time, evening schedule designed with working professionals in mind
    • Traditional, blended, and online courses
    • Fall, spring, and summer sessions

    Program Courses for All Students
    The M.S. in Management degree requires the completion of 36 credit hours of graduate courses. Students with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a cumulative 3.25 GPA from an accredited U.S. college or university may waive 6 credit hours. A maximum of 2 of the following courses can be waived:

    • BA910 - Information Technology
    • BA912 - Marketing Management
    • BA914 - Organizational Behavior
    • BA915 - Corporate Finance

    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 coordinator.

    The curriculum is comprised of 8 core courses, 4 required courses in each concentration, and electives.

    Core Courses
    BA910 - Information Technology1
    BA911 - Accounting for Managerial Decisions2
    BA912 - Marketing Management1 4
    BA913 - Managerial Economics
    BA914 - Organizational Behavior1
    BA915 - Corporate Finance1
    BA916 - Quantitative Analysis and Research Methods
    BA990 - Integrative Business Strategy
    AC923 - Advanced Government and Nonprofit Accounting3

    1Waived for students with 2 or more undergraduate courses in the field
    2Waived for students in the accounting concentration
    3Replaces BA911 for students in the accounting concentration
    4Students in the marketing concentration cannot waive this course.