Feb 25, 2024
Dan Morrell, Program Director
The Department of Management offers the Master of Science in Management program with a concentration in Organizational Leadership and a Master of Science in 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.
To be admitted to the Master of Science in Management program, applicants should have
- an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a GPA of 2.75 or higher; and
- a minimum Index Score of 1000 calculated using (GPA x 200) + GMAT (or GRE equivalent).
The GMAT/GRE requirement may be waived for applicants that meet any of the following conditions:
- an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with GPA 3.0 or higher
- an earned bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.75 or higher and five (5) or more years of professional/managerial or military experience
- an earned graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited college or university
Completion of required foundational course: MGMT 6000 (or MGMT 3610 and MGMT 3620). Applicants without this course(s) may complete as part of their program of study.
All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.
- submit an application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php). Once this initial application has been accepted, the applicant will receive directions on how to enter the graduate portal to be able to submit other materials.
- submit official scores on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or meet one of the exam waiver requirements;
- submit official transcripts of all previous college work;
- submit a current resume’ or curriculum vita.
The Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Organizational Leadership requires completion of 33 semester hours.
- complete 33 semester hours as listed below. No more than 30 percent of the total degree hours dual-listed as 5000-level undergraduate/graduate hours can be counted toward the degree;
- successfully complete an applied project (MGMT 6800) or an internship (MGMT 6990) 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, organization behavior, and international management. Students will also elect 6 hours of courses in a professional area that relates to their career interests.
The following illustrates the coursework requirements.
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.