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
- envision the direction toward which the organization or group
- decide between any number of options how to solve problems and
- 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.
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.