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