MS in Space Systems Operations Management

Webster University School of Business and Technology

Program Description

MS in Space Systems Operations Management

Webster University School of Business and Technology

The master of science (M.S.) degree-seeking student should consult the Admission, Enrollment, and Academic Policies sections under Academic Policies and Procedures for policies regarding application, admission, registration, and the academic policies of Webster University.

In addition to the required core courses and the elective courses, the following options may be components of the student's degree program: master of arts (M.A.) degree professional seminars, internship, thesis or project, and credit transferred into the degree program. The student is limited to 3 credit hours of professional seminars and two issues courses.

Students may not apply for dual majors because of the technical nature of the M.S. degree program.



Emphasis Areas


The M.S. in space systems operations management is designed to prepare individuals for positions in the public and private sectors of the space industry. The space systems engineering and technical management emphasis enables the student to understand the environment, technology, and complexities of space operations and to apply quantitative and qualitative approaches to planning, executing, and managing programs in the global environment of the space industry. The space systems acquisitions and program management emphasis prepares individuals to handle space-related contracts and unique aspects of space systems acquisitions including software, hardware, personnel resources, budgeting, and risk mitigation.



Program Curriculum


The 39 credit hours required for the M.S. degree must include the following core courses for a major in space systems operations management with an emphasis in space systems engineering and technical management or with an emphasis in space systems acquisitions and program management:

Core Courses


Engineering and Technical Management
SPSM 5000 Space Environment (Requisite Course)
SPSM 5730 Space Operations Research
SPSM 5740 Space Systems Dynamics-Orbital Mechanics
SPSM 5750 Space Systems Engineering
SPSM 5770 Space Operations Management
SPSM 6000 Practical Research in Space Operations
Acquisitions and Program Management
SPSM 5000 Space Environment (Requisite Course)
SPSM 5600 Space Systems Acquisition Law
SPSM 5650 Space Systems Contracting
SPSM 5730 Space Operations Research
SPSM 5950 Space Systems Project Management
SPSM 6000 Practical Research in Space Operations


Five elective courses chosen from the following for either emphasis:

SPSM 5700 Space Commanding Systems
SPSM 5710 Space Communications Systems
SPSM 5760 Space Bio-Astronautics
SPSM 5800 GPS-Space Radio Navigation Systems
SPSM 5900 Space Commercialization
SPSM 5910 Space Systems Integration
SPSM 5930 Space Systems Law and Policy
SPSM 5940 Space Decision Support Systems
SPSM 5990 Issues in Space Operations

In addition the student chooses two elective courses (6 credit hours) from this major or from the program curricula of other School of Business and Technology majors.

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Sept. 2017
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