2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022) 
    Dec 01, 2022  
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022)

MS in Management

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This program is not currently accepting new students.


Walden’s MS in Management program focuses on helping learners gain the 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 features a curriculum relevant to the real world and designed to enhance the learner’s effectiveness as a manager within a wide range of organizations. Learners have the option to add three courses to the end of the program, allowing them to expand and deepen their core management knowledge through specialized study.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Assess strategies managers use to achieve organizational goals. 
  2. Effectively utilize communication strategies appropriate to intended audience.
  3. Evaluate strategies managers use to create positive work environments.
  4. Appropriately synthesize a variety of relevant information to make sound managerial decisions.
  5. Utilize effective self-reflections skills in order to create professional and personal development plans.
  6. Appraise methods managers use to facilitate effective collaboration in support of organizational goals.
  7. Assess how managerial skills and knowledge enable individuals to act as agents of positive social change.


Degree Requirements

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

Specialization Courses (9 sem. cr.)

These courses are dependent upon the particular specialization. Please see the course list on each specialization page.

Course Sequence

The recommended course sequence is as follows:

Semester Course Credits
1    3 sem. cr.
   3 sem. cr.
2    3 sem. cr.
   3 sem. cr.
3    3 sem. cr.
   3 sem. cr.
4    3 sem. cr.
   3 sem. cr.
5    3 sem. cr.
   3 sem. cr.
6 Specialization Course 1 3 sem. cr.
Specialization Course 2 3 sem. cr.
7 Specialization Course 3 3 sem. cr.


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