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The Master of Science in Management program at Worcester State University provides you with the theoretical and applied knowledge you need to excel in a highly competitive, rapidly changing business environment. It offers a high-quality education at a competitive cost. Geared toward working adults, our flexible program can be completed part-time. We also offer a 4-Plus option for our current undergraduate business administration majors that enable the undergraduate and graduate degree requirements to be completed in 5 years. You have the option to concentrate in either accounting, leadership, or marketing—and we offer you in-depth study in your area of specialization that reflects current thinking for the real marketplace. In small classes, our expert faculty use case studies, research projects, and analysis of management theories and concepts to ensure that you develop the competencies you need to advance your career. You’ll not only master your chosen content area, but you’ll also further develop your critical analysis abilities, creative problem-solving skills, ethical reasoning, technical proficiency, and global perspective. With specialized knowledge in their field and applied learning experience, our graduates have a competitive edge in today’s job market. They go on to find success in such roles as accountants, senior managers, marketing managers, research analysts, and brand managers.
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 3.0 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.
The following prerequisites apply to all students entering the program:
In addition to the above admissions prerequisites, students in the Accounting Concentration must also complete undergraduate Accounting I and II, Intermediate Accounting I and II, and an undergraduate Auditing (theory) course. Students in the Marketing Concentration, in addition to the above admissions prerequisites, must also complete an undergraduate Principles of Marketing and a Marketing Research course.
Note: All undergraduate prerequisites to the M.S. in Management program will follow WSU’s transfer policy, which accepts undergraduate transfer grades of C- or better.
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 3.0 GPA from an accredited U.S. college or university may
waive 6 credit hours. A maximum of 2 of the following courses can be
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.
1May be waived for students admitted with undergraduate GPA greater than
3.0 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
2May be waived for students in the accounting concentration.
substitute for BA911 for students in the accounting concentration.
However, AC923 is only offered if there is sufficient student demand for
4Students in the marketing concentration cannot waive this course.
The M.S. in Management’s accounting concentration will not only help
you advance your career, but also prepare you to sit for the certified
public accountant exam.
Our classes in taxation, accounting,
auditing, and financial theory, and international finance will expand
your knowledge of the important role accountants play in the business
world and serve their communities. Completion of this concentration
qualifies graduates to sit for the CPA exam—a valuable addition to a
master’s degree from Worcester State University.
The M.S. in Management program’s leadership concentration will give
you the skills essential to effectively managing organizations of all
types and sizes in today’s highly competitive environments.
our courses in leadership theory, organizational development and
change, and ethics and social responsibility, you’ll gain insights
critical to developing processes and plans to position your organization
for future growth. Our elective courses give you flexibility to explore
leadership in small businesses or international organizations,
motivation of teams, negotiating skills, and human resources issues.
important element of this concentration is our emphasis on applied
learning. With guidance from the program coordinator, you will create a
customized Action Learning Professional Leadership Project that
complements your coursework and career aspirations.
The M.S. in Management’s marketing concentration will provide you
with the analytical, technical, and conceptual knowledge and
applications demanded by organizations to improve their positioning in
today’s highly competitive marketplace.
Companies now have
access to a wide variety of data and want to use predictive analysis for
marketing planning. An essential element in this concentration is the
emphasis on developing a proficiency in quantitative skills needed to
use databases as well as conduct market research and consumer behavior
Our classes in research methods, global marketing,
consumer behavior, and more will arm you with the knowledge you need to
develop, execute, and analyze marketing campaigns. You will distinguish
yourself from the competition with a breadth of skills in market
research, strategic planning, creative implementation, and campaign