The Master of Management program is designed to enhance the management skills students need to function effectively within an organization. Students learn to synthesize business concepts and practices presented in this program to develop solutions for specific managerial situations found within the organizational environment. Areas of focus include the development of human capital, implementation of organizational initiatives, managing conflict, fostering creativity, innovation through organizational design, and managing in a cross-cultural environment.
The Master of Management program at the University of Phoenix utilizes problem-based learning where students refine their problem-solving skills along with their communication, creativity, information-utilization, and critical-thinking skills. They are assessed on the basis of their use of the problem-solving process (which employs a general rubric) as well as their communication and critical-thinking skills during their presentations. Learning teams will apply the principles of benchmarking throughout the program to research the most creative solutions to a problem. This will enrich the alternatives that learners consider in evaluating possible solutions to the problems.
Throughout the program, students will create and defend their solutions to problems of crisis management, profitable growth opportunities, and change leadership. Students gain experience in distilling a situation into a well-defined problem; applying tools and concepts to analyze a variety of alternative solutions; and selecting and defending their recommended course of action.
The MM program consists of 39 credit hours and includes three proficiency courses (MMPBL/501, MMPBL/502, and MMPBL/503), which may be satisfied in one of the following ways:
- Undergraduate business degree conferred within the past 10 years; or
- Comparable undergraduate business coursework that meets the University's standard course waiver criteria; or
- Comparable graduate business coursework that meets the University's standard course waiver criteria-only if no undergraduate business coursework can be applied.
Students may also waive up to an additional nine credits using graduate courses that meet the University's standard course waiver criteria. There is a minimum residency requirement of 21 credits to complete the MM program.