2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (December 2011) 
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2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (December 2011) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

M.S. in Management

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Walden’s Master of Science 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 M.S. 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

  • General Program: 30 total semester credits
  • Optional Specializations: 6–9 additional semester credits


Course Sequence

Semester Course
 MGMT 6100 Managing and Leading: a Contemporary Approach 
 MGMT 6110 Critical Thinking for Effective Management
 MGMT 6120 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
 MGMT 6130 Developing People and Managing Teams
 MGMT 6140 Initiating and Managing Teams
 MGMT 6150 Creating Sustainable Solutions Through Systems Thinking
 MGMT 6160 Using Data and Information to Solve Problems
 MGMT 6170 Budgeting and Resource Allocation
 MGMT 6180 Managing Organizational Performance
 MGMT 6900 Capstone: Practicing Managerial Decision-Making
With optional specialization: 
 Specialization course 1 (variable sem. cr.)
 Specialization course 2 (variable sem. cr.)
7  Specialization course 3 (if applicable) (variable sem. cr.)


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