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.
- Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5
- Bachelor’s degree, conferred in any field, from a regionally accredited institution
- Acceptable admission index score calculated as: (Undergraduate GPA x 200) + Total GMAT Score ≥ 950
- Students with an overall cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or greater or with a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution may submit an Entrance Exam Waiver, for approval by the department, to waive the GMAT requirement.
School Accreditation Statement
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges