Online Master’s Degrees in Management

An online master’s degree in management may equip individuals with the skills needed to earn senior-level managerial positions. In this one to two-year program, students may learn how to manage organizational budgets, negotiate business transactions, and provide training and development programs for employees. Program coursework may include specialized courses and major-specific management courses including effective organizations, managerial accounting, and business ethics.

Upon completion of the program, students may either seek employment or continue their education by enrolling in a doctoral degree program. Master’s-level graduates may seek employment in healthcare, human resources, information technology, retail management, and finance.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Program Length: One to two years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Employment or Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 5% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum for master’s-level management degree programs may include some specialized electives along with major coursework. These classes may teach students how to function in upper-level or executive positions by mastering managerial key competencies. Students may choose to specialize in a particular area of management, including healthcare administration, information technology, and organizational leadership. Core management classes may include the following:

  • Effective Organizations
  • Business Ethics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Strategic Planning and Innovation
  • Management Strategy and Innovation
  • Fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis
  • Global Economics

Career Options

Master’-level graduates may gain employment in a number of industries, including retail, manufacturing, marketing, accounting, and finance. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, top executive employment is projected to increase by 5% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Marketing Manager
  • Corporate Executive
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Financial Manager
  • Administration Services Manager

Continuing Education

Students who successfully complete a master’s degree may wish to further their education by enrolling in a doctorate degree program. A doctoral degree in management may allow students to perform research in order to develop innovative global management strategies. Employers may require individuals to hold a bachelor’s degree for many managerial positions; however, some managerial positions may not require a formal degree.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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