Program Overview

The Master of Science in Administration degree from Central Michigan University provides a strong academic experience with career-focused, practical skills and knowledge to help administrators achieve new levels of personal and professional success. It is a solid management program that combines financial and organizational skills with the leadership and “people skills” needed for success in any professional work environment. No entrance exams are required for admission to the program. The six core courses, offered face-to-face at many of our centers across North America and online, include: Foundations of Research Methods in Administration; Organizational Dynamics and Human Behavior; Financial Analysis, Planning and Control; Strategic Planning for the Administrator; Administration, Globalization, and Multiculturalism; and a final Applied Research Project in Administration. Students also choose a concentration that best fits their career goals: Acquisitions Administration, General Administration, Health Services Administration, Human Resources Administration, Information Resource Management, International Administration, Leadership, or Public Administration. Three of these concentrations – General Administration, Information Resource Management and International Administration – are available completely online.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Requirements

    Must hold a baccalaureate or equivalent degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.7 or, optionally, 3.0 in the final 60 semester hours of graded coursework toward the bachelor’s degree. If your undergraduate GPA is less than 2.7, conditional admission may be possible.

    School Overview

    Central Michigan University is located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, and was originally founded in 1892 as a school for teachers and business education. Today, CMU is the fourth largest institution in Michigan and is also among the 100 largest public universities nationally.

    Two hundred academic programs are available at CMU at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels, including nationally recognized programs in entrepreneurship, journalism, music, audiology, teacher education, psychology and physician assistant. Academic divisions include:

    • the College of Business Administration
    • the College of Communication and Fine Arts
    • the College of Education and Human Services
    • the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions
    • the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences
    • the College of Medicine
    • the College of Science and Engineering
    • the College of Graduate Studies

    Central Michigan University has offered degree programs through its Global Campus unit to working adults for more than 40 years. The University operates a network of CMU Learning Centers in more than 50 locations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Programs are offered at the undergraduate, masters, specialist and doctoral levels, including non-degree certifications.

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