Add business and management to your skillset
The new one-year, STEM-designated Master of Science in Management (MSM) at Gies Business provides even greater flexibility and more comprehensive practical training than ever before.
With MSM, you gain fundamental business skills that build upon your undergraduate education. You can also specialize in areas like data analytics, marketing, global business, and finance. This program will allow you to create your own customized study plan to support your specific career goals.
Whatever your major – psychology, political science, communications, community health, biology, English, business, or engineering – an MS in Management from Gies Business makes you the type of problem solver today’s employers demand.
Applications for Fall 2021 are now open.
Client-based projects in each semester
Real-world, client-based projects are integrated into the culture of the MSM program. This hands-on experience prepares our students for success in their careers, and employers recognize this added value from day one.
Our hands-on projects enable you to solve business problems for real clients, and they provide valuable experience to support your career. You will tell a better story to recruiters, improve your ability to work in a team, and enhance your ability to solve complex problems
Curriculum designed to launch your career
Our faculty have designed a customized curriculum to propel the careers of emerging leaders. The curriculum includes business fundamentals:
Communicating with Data
Courses and Schedule
The Master of Science in Management (MSM) consists of 36 credit hours taken over two semesters (fall and spring) starting in August. The courses are drawn from a set of required and elective courses.
Fall Semester Schedule
Leadership and Teams
Communicating with Data and Decision Making
Communication Strategy in Business
Introduction to Finance
Spring Semester Schedule
Electives (12 credit hours)
A strong return on investment
By combining business management knowledge with an undergraduate degree you can achieve greater earning power and gain a competitive advantage. Career opportunities include management, consulting, analytics, entrepreneurship, and other high-demand jobs.
“I chose this program to combine the skills I got from my undergraduate degree in biology with some business knowledge. I am learning things about both business and myself through this program that will benefit me for my entire life.” - Dennis Kostidis, MSM '19
“The MSM program helped with my career search in so many ways. Not only did I develop the business and technology skills I needed to round out my liberal arts education, but the faculty and staff truly guided me in my search. Had I not had this support, I wouldn’t have the job I have now.” - Samantha Witkowski, MSM '19
On-Campus Recruiting Opportunities
The reputation of our College and our graduates bring hundreds of recruiters from the world’s top companies to campus each semester. The Gies Business Career Services team sponsors recruiting fairs each fall and spring semester, which provides opportunities for students to interview with companies for full-time and internship positions.
In addition, you have additional opportunities to participate in recruiting fairs across campus, including two in The Grainger College of Engineering; one in the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences; one in the Research Park; and two all-campus recruiting fairs. As a Gies student, you can take advantage of a full array of resources and the experience of our Gies Business Career Services professionals to prepare you for these recruiting opportunities.
Positions Filled by MSM Graduates
Associate Production Supervisor
Operations and Quality Management
Sub Contract Manager
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