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Master of Science in Management

About the Master of Science in Management (MSM)

Do you find your current opportunities limited?  Do you have dreams of furthering your education and leading people toward success in the world of business? Make your dreams realities by enrolling in TROY’s Master of Science in Management program. The MSM is a professional one-year (five-term) completion program of advanced study that centers on introducing master-level students to organizational management within the context of a global business framework.

Enhance your management and leadership skills

The MSM program can help you achieve your goals by combining academic knowledge and applied work experience to assist you in developing your leadership skills and capabilities as a management professional.  The MSM is a 10-course program that can be completed in one year (five terms) or two years (ten terms). An undergraduate business degree is not required.

The MSM is a non-research-oriented master’s degree that will equip you to effectively lead your future team and organization to success. You will apply your own experience and knowledge to better understand your organization and be better prepared to lead teams. You will learn how to systematically approach organizational challenges and issues, how to engage others, and how to develop and implement programs that improve teamwork, organizational change, and continuous improvement. 

An MSM program for today's management professionals

By focusing on the application of leadership principles, models and theories within nonprofit, private and governmental sectors, the MSM program will provide you with the tools and know-how to succeed. When you complete your degree, you will be a more effective communicator, have a better understanding of ethics  knowledge of effective teamwork, and have the skills and abilities to effectively lead people. Through this applied leadership approach, students may apply concepts and models from courses in their own organizations and work environments during the program.

Designed for business leaders who want to make a difference

The Master of Science in Management (MSM) provides the firm foundation necessary for professional business leaders to achieve successful management careers.

  • Position yourself as a leader
  • Fast Track one-year completion program (two years if taking one course a term)
  • Global perspective
  • AACSB accredited program
  • Qualified and experienced faculty

The MSM faculty

TROY’s highly qualified faculty members and instructors from the Sorrell College of Business use their decades of successful, diverse business and academic experiences to help prepare you for a challenging, rewarding career spent in a dynamic environment full of technological change, global competition and employee diversity. In many ways, TROY’s MSM program lays the cornerstone for systems thinking — a skill that is necessary for creativity and success.

The skills and instruction you will receive from TROY’s MSM program will become an invaluable asset when you step into a leadership role in organizational management. You will find opportunities in the areas of business, government, the military and nonprofit organizations both across the U.S. and abroad.


MSM Concentrations

The MSM Concentration in Leadership

The Leadership Concentration of the MSM program emphasizes employee engagement and organizational participation while supporting hands-on leadership opportunities for all employees at all levels of the organization, toward improving job satisfaction and performance. This concentration facilitates student development in each student's own unique and individual leadership style. Students will study great leaders in history as well as apply leadership concepts and models to current work experiences.

Leadership Concentration Curriculum

Aside from the core curriculum, students will be required to take additional hours specific to the Leadership Concentration. While specific courses may vary from year to year, coursework may include but is not limited to:

Program Locations

  • TROY Online
  • Dothan Campus*
  • Phenix City Campus*

*Courses available toward the TROY Online program

The MSM Concentration in Project Management

The Project Management (PM) Concentration provides an overview of concepts, tools and models used in project management, building on the foundation of leadership established in the MSM. The PM concepts provide direction and structure for leadership while students develop their knowledge of the PM approach. This Concentration emphasizes the use and application of PM tools and methodologies while developing leadership abilities, teamwork and relationships necessary for organizational success.

Project Management Concentration Curriculum

Aside from the core curriculum, students will be required to take additional hours specific to the Project Management Concentration. While specific courses may vary from year to year, coursework may include but is not limited to:

Program Locations

  • TROY Online
  • Dothan Campus*
  • Phenix City Campus*

*Courses available toward the TROY Online program

The MSM Concentration in Talent Development and Training

The Talent Development and Training Concentration recognizes that all leadership and management positions have a human resource management component. This MSM Concentration provides an opportunity for students to understand the importance of developing talent in their organizations to meet organizational goals, retaining top talent and remaining competitive. High-performing organizations need employees trained and developed, ready to meet the challenges in global business.

Talent Development and Training Concentration Curriculum

Aside from the core curriculum, students will be required to take additional hours specific to the Talent Development and Training Concentration. While specific courses may vary from year to year, coursework may include but is not limited to:

Program Locations

  • TROY Online
  • Dothan Campus*
  • Phenix City Campus*

*Courses available toward the TROY Online program


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“The best thing about TROY’s MSM with Leadership Concentration is learning formalized leadership skills and then applying them and watching them work.”

Lt. Col. Meagan Burke, Chief, U.S. Army North G-3/7 Aviation, Personnel Recovery Coordination Cell  |  Master of Science in Management '18

 

Management Careers

Career opportunities can be found in the areas of:

  • National/international organizations
  • Family-owned businesses
  • Consulting firms
  • Government agencies

Because our faculty members have real-world experience, course instruction focuses on vital concepts and their applications. As a recipient of the MSM, you will have problem-solving skills that will allow you to create solutions for the challenges faced in a dynamic, global workplace. In addition, your written and verbal communication skills will allow you to effectively communicate the results of your analyses and recommendations.

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“TROY’s PMP program prepared me to obtain skilled and specialized learning experiences that has provided me opportunities of abundant professional development.”

Cristina Alamo  |  MSM in Project Management '20

Frequently Asked Questions

An MBA degree provides a broad overview of business, whereas an MSM degree offers an in-depth approach of business focused on leadership.

This degree can help you prepare for a managerial position in just about any field, industry or organization.

While most of the students obtaining this degree at TROY are mid-career adults, students choosing to go right into this master’s after obtaining their bachelor’s can do so. The program does draw on real-world work problems to create solutions. 

No. A PMP is a significant industry certification. However, students who go through the MSM choosing the project management concentration will take three concentration courses in PMP that align with the PMP curriculum to prepare them for the certification exam. 

Be part of any organization/industry that needs project-related professionals, which is increasing every year. 

An MSM with a concentration in project management. Also, adding PMP certification can create even more of a niche for yourself in the workforce.



 

Courses

What Does a PMP Do in an Organization?

Skilled project managers are in high demand in today's workforce

As varied as organizations across the spectrum of business and industry can be — anything and everything from technology and manufacturing to military, media, finance, nonprofits and all points in between — every organization shares in common the need for successful completion of projects. And while a “project” can take countless forms and present any number of potential objectives, it takes the work of a skilled, well-trained project management professional (PMP) to ensure it’s completed on time, on budget and in a way that satisfies all stakeholders.

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