The Master of Arts in Management (MAM) degree is designed for students who seek a comprehensive introduction to the field of management. The degree allows you to gain essential skills in business management and is suited for a variety of clientele. If you are a recent graduate, regardless of your undergraduate major, and you wish to gain a better understanding of the field of management as the next step toward your professional objectives, you will find that the MAM degree will enable you to understand the full range of managerial issues from marketing, to accounting and finance, to strategy and leadership. On the other hand, if you have been working full-time for a while, in the for-profit, non-profit, or public sector, the MAM offers the opportunity to develop a broader perspective on management and to update your management knowledge regarding the more recent advances in the field. The Drucker School's strengths in strategy and leadership are prominently featured as components of the degree.
The Master of Arts in Management requires 32 units of coursework for completion. The core requirements are drawn from those of the MBA, consisting of Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Quantitative Methods, Organizational Behavior, Strategy, and Leadership. For recent graduates, the curriculum includes an emphasis on core management disciplines. Those with more experience generally are able to waive some of the breadth requirements and to add electives to allow for a more tailored curriculum. Depending on experience and waivers, students in the program generally add elective courses. This can allow the degree to be customized to fit the needs of non-profit managers; executives in a state, local, and national government; and business professionals wishing to update their knowledge and skills. Students generally will take courses offered in our management program, however, those with significant management or professional work experience may be eligible to participate in classes offered by our executive program.