Program Overview

The Master of Science in Management Degree program at Austin Peay State University is designed for students with a Bachelor Degree in any field with an interest in taking on managerial roles in their current or intended place of work. The program may be completed entirely online, allowing students to keep up with work and personal commitments. The flexibility of schedule and access to support is intended to aid any students with busy lives or schedules.

The coursework in this program provides business and leadership preparation to both business majors and those with little or no experience in the field. The courses last eight weeks each. Therefore, students may earn the Master of Science in Management in as little as a year. The typical options for degree candidates' plans of study are either 12 or 24 months, depending on ability and availability.

To earn this MS Degree, those enrolled must earn 30 credits from a prescribed curriculum. Courses come from the sections of required courses, electives, and accounting-specific electives. Most classes come from the Management, Communications, and Accounting areas.

In order to develop general management proficiency, students will study the use of financial reports, the dynamics of an organization, and general issues in regard to strategic management. The electives a student chooses help focus the degree to their unique futures. Possible courses include Leadership and Power, Corporate Citizenship, and Employer/Labor Relations. Accounting electives cover such topics as professional ethics, emerging technology trends, and tax for organizations.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Austin Peay State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and education specialist degrees.

    School Overview

    Founded in 1927, and named for Tennessee Governor Austin Peay, serving at the time of the school’s establishment, the university originated as a normal school for educators. Today, Austin Peay State University (APSU) is a four-year public institution of higher education, and its main campus is located in the city of Clarksville, Tennessee. Austin Peay State University hosts distance education degrees and courses through APSU Online and Regents Online Degree Programs (RODP).

    Online degrees include associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, and a teacher education and licensure program. Students can enroll in the Associate of Science Liberal Arts program or pursue a bachelor degree, including, but not limited to, fields of: communication, computer science, criminal justice, medical technology, nursing, political science, public management, and professional studies. Master’s degrees range from studies in education and communication to professional studies and nursing. Educator programs include add-on endorsements and professional development. Some programs are hybrid and do require on-campus components, while other courses may require proctored exams. Coursework is asynchronous, but classes follow that of traditional calendars with set assignments and deadlines. Online classes have the same start date as on-campus counterparts.


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