Master of Science with a major in Management (MSM)

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Program Description

The Master of Science with a major in Management (MSM) program is a 36-hour graduate program designed to develop or enhance the personal and technical management skills necessary for more effective functioning within the administrative arena in private business and public agencies.

The curriculum is organized around the theme of "leadership," and courses offered expand on five essential elements:

  • be a person of honesty and integrity.
  • understand the workings of the world both within and outside the
    organization.
  • envision the direction toward which the organization or group
    should move.
  • decide between any number of options how to solve problems and
    achieve goals.
  • mobilize individuals to work together toward a common end.

The degree program is designed to enable students to apply increasingly sophisticated theoretical concepts to the solution of practical management problems.

The MSM is a career-oriented degree program with emphasis on knowledge and skill in working with and leading people in an organizational environment. The program revolves around the ideal of servant leadership present in both quality management literature and the Christian tradition. Strategy, decision-making, quality, and the dynamics of change in organizations are all explored in the curriculum.

The Master of Science with a major in Management program includes an Applied Management Project course, which serves as an integrating element of the various areas of study. Students select business problems related to their own professional responsibilities and complete papers which meet their professional needs. Through the design, execution, and formal presentation of a significant paper, the student demonstrates the ability to apply theoretical knowledge to the solution of practical management difficulties.

The curriculum will be completed in the order established by Indiana Wesleyan University. Indiana Wesleyan University reserves the right to modify the curriculum as necessary.

Program Focus

To provide the education students need for a variety of public service and business careers and to extend the range and nature of careers available to them.

To provide students a comprehensive yet practical education through an intensive curriculum in management/leadership and the related social sciences. Such curriculum will enable students to study, analyze, and evaluate problems from a broad perspective.

To provide students with both the qualitative skills of management science and the human skills needed for effectiveness in leadership and change facilitation.

To provide an understanding of the importance of the application of Christian principles in a management environment.

Last updated Oct 2017

About the School

The College of Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS) serves the adult population with a variety of programs designed to meet the educational needs of specific adult audiences. Indiana Wesleyan Univers ... Read More

The College of Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS) serves the adult population with a variety of programs designed to meet the educational needs of specific adult audiences. Indiana Wesleyan University understands the special requirements of adults who are interested in receiving an associate, bachelor, or master degree, but who must also continue meeting their professional and personal commitments. The programs in the college are designed for those working adults by combining theory with practical experience. More than ever, working adults are choosing IWU's College of Adult and Professional Studies. IWU has now become the fastest-growing university in Indiana and one of the fastest in the U.S. IWU has grown by more than 200 percent since 1990 to educate more than 11,400 students this year, 9,000 of whom are taking courses online or at our educational centers in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. The growing popularity of our program reflects its design to meet the specific educational needs of adult audiences. Indiana Wesleyan University understands the special requirements of adults who are interested in receiving an associate, bachelor or master degree while continuing to keep their professional and personal commitments. The programs in the college are designed for those working adults by combining theory with practical experience and offering that material in a convenient format. The delivery format and curriculum structure are specifically designed for working adults. Undergraduate and graduate degree programs are conveniently offered through the evening, Saturday, and online (via the Internet) classes. Site-based classes are held at 11 education and conference centers: Indianapolis (2), Fort Wayne, Shelbyville, Kokomo, and Columbus, Ind.; Louisville and Lexington, Ky.; and Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Dayton, Ohio. Classes are also held at more than 80 off-campus locations in Indiana. In addition to its instructional programs, CAPS provides off-campus support services for all of its classes. Students may access special university library services by telephone, fax, e-mail or mail, and will receive assistance with research or bibliographic questions. It is the goal of CAPS not merely to provide classes, but to provide an "extended university" designed to meet the needs of both students and their employers bringing quality education without requiring students to relocate. Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission* and a member of the North Central Association. IWU is also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). CAPS now has more than 23,000 graduates representative of learning partnerships with more than 500 employers, school districts, corporations, health-care agencies, and organizations. Read less
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