2016-2017 Walden University Catalog (September 2016) 
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2016-2017 Walden University Catalog (September 2016) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MS in Management

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Robert Gray, PhD in Management Student

Walden’s MS in Management program focuses on building the essential managerial skills necessary to thrive in a rapidly changing world. Building on the fundamentals of quality management—sound, ethical decision making and solid communication—the program provides a relevant and real-world-oriented curriculum designed to enhance the learner’s effectiveness as a manager within a wide range of organizations. Learners in the MS in Management program will have the option to add two to three additional courses to the end of the program, allowing them to expand and deepen their core management knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

 At the end of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate critical-thinking skills that lead to ethical and reasoned decision making within a management context.
  2. Formulate sustainable solutions to practical management problems encountered in a complex global environment by synthesizing relevant data and information and applying systems thinking to problem-solving.
  3. Assess opportunities to improve and sustain organizational performance through strategic thinking, the development of human capital, the allocation of physical resources, and the management of financial resources.
  4. Evaluate methods to develop people and manage teams to obtain the best performance in order to achieve goals and positive environments despite potential challenges imposed by a diverse workforce, cross-cultural differences, and virtual work settings.
  5. Propose negotiation strategies that will lead to positive, ethical outcomes and demonstrate scrupulous consideration of perceived points of conflict; differences in values, beliefs, and culture; or divergence of goals.
  6. Appraise techniques managers may use to facilitate change, examining the implications of culture, inertia, and uncertainty as well as the importance of understanding motivation and devising effective communications.
  7. Develop effective communications for various types of management scenarios, demonstrating awareness of audience needs, accepted standards of professional practice, correct grammar, and appropriate writing style.

Degree Requirements

  • 30 total semester credits
  • Core courses (30 sem. cr.)
  • Optional specializations (9 additional sem. cr.)


Course Sequence





 MGMT 6100 - Managing and Leading: A Contemporary Approach♦  

3 sem. cr.

 MGMT 6110 - Critical Thinking for Effective Management♦  

3 sem. cr.


 MGMT 6120 - Negotiation and Conflict Resolution♦  

3 sem. cr.

 MGMT 6130 - Developing People and Managing Teams♦  

3 sem. cr.


 MGMT 6140 - Initiating and Managing Change♦  

3 sem. cr.

 MGMT 6150 - Creating Sustainable Solutions Through Systems Thinking♦  

3 sem. cr.


 MGMT 6160 - Using Data and Information to Solve Problems♦  

3 sem. cr.

 MGMT 6170 - Budgeting and Resource Allocation♦  

3 sem. cr.


 MGMT 6180 - Managing Organizational Performance♦  

3 sem. cr.

 MGMT 6900 - Capstone: Practicing Managerial Decision Making  

3 sem. cr.

With optional specialization 


 Specialization course 1

3 sem. cr.

 Specialization course 2

3 sem. cr.


 Specialization course 3

3 sem. cr.

Program Data

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