| ACADEMICS | Graduate School | Graduate Programs | 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:
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.
In addition to the Graduate School’s general admission requirements, you must also:
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 RequirementsThe following undergraduate prerequisites apply to all students entering the program:
In addition to the above prerequisites, accounting concentration applicants must also complete additional undergraduate prerequisites:
Marketing concentration applicants must also complete an additional undergraduate prerequisite:
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 Courses for All StudentsThe 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:
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 CoursesBA910 - Information Technology1BA911 - Accounting for Managerial Decisions2BA912 - Marketing Management1 4BA913 - Managerial EconomicsBA914 - Organizational Behavior1BA915 - Corporate Finance1BA916 - Quantitative Analysis and Research MethodsBA990 - Integrative Business StrategyAC923 - Advanced Government and Nonprofit Accounting31May be waived for students admitted with undergraduate GPA greater than 3.25 from an accredited U.S. college/university for students with Business Administration undergraduate majors. In consultation with the graduate coordinator, these students may choose to waive 2 of these 4 core classes.2May be waived for students in the accounting concentration.3May substitute for BA911 for students in the accounting concentration. However, AC923 is only offered if there is sufficient student demand for this course.4Students in the marketing concentration cannot waive this course.
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