Oct 23, 2021  
2015-16 Graduate Catalog 
2015-16 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Management, Organizational Leadership Concentration, M.S.

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Dan Morrell, Program Director
(615) 494-7758

The Department of Management offers the Master of Science in Management program with three concentrations: Not-for-Profit Management, Organizational Leadership, and Supply Chain Management. The Master of Science in Management enhances students’ planning, communication, and ethical decision-making skills and exposes them to real world experiences that help them mature as managers. The Management M.S. program allows students to develop the skills to be promoted into higher levels of management at different types of organizations.

Graduates of this program may work in a variety of positions, including mid-to upper-level management positions in corporate offices, healthcare facilities, distribution or logistics centers, manufacturing facilities, not-for-profit organizations, state or local government, and service industries such as banking, insurance, and real-estate.

Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Master of Science in Management program, applicants should have

  1. minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale,
  2. satisfactory scores on the GMAT or GRE, and
  3. two years of professional experience.

Applicants without related previous experience or academic preparation may be required to complete the following prerequisite courses: MGMT 6000  (or MGMT 3610 and MGMT 3620) and ACTG 3000 (or ACTG 6000  and ACTG 6100 ).

Application Procedures

All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Applicant must

  1. submit an application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php);
  2. submit official scores on the Graduate Management admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE);
  3. submit official transcripts of all previous college work;
  4. submit a current resume’ or curriculum vita showing two years of applicable professional experience.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Organizational Leadership requires completion of 33 credit hours.

Candidate must

  1. complete a minimum of 33 semester hours as listed below. No more than 30 percent of the total degree hours dual-listed as undergraduate/graduate hours can be counted toward the degree;
  2. successfully complete an applied project (MGMT 6790 ) in the last semester.

Curriculum: Management, Organizational Leadership

The Organizational Leadership concentration provides students with business and leadership skills that can be applied in a variety of leadership roles in business, government, and/or education. In addition to 12 hours of core management courses, the concentration requires 12 hours of courses in behavioral aspects of leadership, including two required courses: organizational development and leadership and motivation. Leadership concentration electives (6 hours) are selected from among the following courses: negotiation, current issues in management, and international management. Students will also elect 6 hours of courses in a professional area that relates to their career interests.

Required Courses (12 hours)

Career electives (6 hours)

In consultation with their advisors, students will select and complete 6 hours of courses in a professional area that relates to their career interests, or they may select and complete 6 hours of business electives that apply to organizational leadership.

Program Notes

Candidate must

  1. file a degree plan in the College of Graduate Studies prior to entry into the program;
  2. file a Notice of Intent to Graduate form in the College of Graduate Studies within the first two weeks of the term in which candidate intends to graduate.


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