Curriculum

To receive a Master of Science in Management degree, you are required to complete 12 courses, for 36 credits with a B average or better. The credits are distributed among:

A maximum of 9 transfer credits may be granted for graduate courses taken elsewhere prior to enrollment in this program, but only after the credits have been evaluated by an adviser.

Core Courses (18 Credits)

These 6 required core courses provide an 18-credit foundation upon which you can pursue cutting-edge specializations within the degree program. They will expose you to the disciplines required of a professional manager. If you have taken these courses elsewhere or previously at the School of Engineering, or have had equivalent experience, you may apply to substitute elective courses for such core courses; however, you are required to complete the degree’s 36 credits. It's recommended that you take the core courses as early in your program as possible.

Required Core Courses

MG 6013 Organizational Behavior, Credits: 3.00
MG 6073 Marketing, Credits: 3.00
MG 6083 Economics, Credits: 3.00
MG 6093 Accounting & Finance, Credits: 3.00
MG 6503 Management of Information Technology and Information Systems, Credits: 3.00
MG 8673 Technology Strategy, Credits: 3.00

Concentration Areas (15 Credits)

You must formally choose and declare a 15-credit area of concentration, which can be from among those listed below or, with the MSM Program Director’s pre-approval, a set of courses that meet individual needs through a custom MSM concentration. You must select a minimum of 4 courses in any 1 concentration area. Courses in all the available concentrations are shown below. Please note that courses you select in your concentration with FRE prefixes may require pre-approval from the Finance and Risk Engineering Department.

Electronic Business Concentration

The Electronic Business Management Concentration focuses on the arena of electronic business and the Internet. You will study the process of digital-intensive market creation and the key aspects for managing a firm that operates increasingly in digital space. Relevant methods and concepts for effective electronic business decision making are explored and applied.

Required
MG 7173 Enterprise Data Systems, Credits: 3.00
MG 7503 Electronic Business Management, Credits: 3.00

Select 3
Select three 3-credit courses of interest with an MG or FRE prefix

Entrepreneurship Concentration

The Entrepreneurship Concentration is offered for the manager, professional, or specialist interested in entrepreneurial management — as an entrepreneur starting a new business, as an “intrapreneur” in a large, established firm, or as a professional (e.g., venture capitalist) interested in playing a role in new enterprises. This concentration develops a valuable entrepreneurial state of mind for any business setting. Modern entrepreneurial concepts and cases are learned and applied.

Required
MG 7703 Entrepreneurship, Credits: 3.00
MG 8653 Managing Technological Change & Innovation, Credits: 3.00

Select 2
MG 7733 Services Innovation, Credits: 3.00
MG 8713 Entrepreneurial Finance, Credits: 3.00
MG 8723 Managing Growing Enterprises, Credits: 3.00
MG 8743 Entrepreneurial Marketing & Sales, Credits: 3.00

Select 1
Select one 3-credit course of interest with an MG or FRE prefix

Construction Management Concentration

The Concentration in Construction Management enables engineers and other construction-industry professionals to understand relevant managerial and physical infrastructural-technological developments. The concentration also helps you become effective and innovative by integrating construction and management.

Required
MG 6303 Operations Management, Credits: 3.00
MG 8203 Project Management, Credits: 3.00

Select 3
CE 8243 Construction Modeling Techniques, Credits: 3.00
CE 8253 Project Management For Construction, Credits: 3.00
CE 8263 Construction Cost Estimating, Credits: 3.00
CE 8273 Contracts and Specifications, Credits: 3.00
CE 8353 Construction Scheduling, Credits: 3.00

Human Resource Management Concentration

The Concentration in Human Resource Management will prepare you for today’s technology-intensive environment. It provides the knowledge and techniques to deal with human-resource issues and to achieve high-quality innovation and productivity in often-turbulent organizational settings. The changing nature of work and shifting professional expectations are explored.

Required
MG 6123 Human Resource Management, Credits: 3.00

Select 1
MG 6173 Performance Management and Reward Systems, Credits: 3.00
MG 6223 Staffing Systems in Organizations, Credits: 3.00

Select 3
Select three 3-credit courses of interest with an MG or FRE prefix. It is recommended that they be from the Technology Management Department's organizational behavior program.

Information Management and Telecommunications Management Concentration

The Concentration in Information Management and Telecommunications Management is for professionals in information technology (IT), telecom and networking, programmers, systems experts, and others with IT-related career goals and experience. You will learn to understand how IT and networking enhance the effectiveness of modern firms and the ability to manage creative and professional people.

Required
MG 6553 Telecommunications Management I, Credits: 3.00
MG 7173 Enterprise Data Systems, Credits: 3.00

Select 3
Select three 3-credit courses of interest with an MG or FRE prefix

Project Management Concentration

The Concentration in Project Management is for managers who manage, finance, or facilitate projects in modern enterprises. This concentration will provide you with the latest managerial knowledge and methods to manage an array of projects effectively.

Required
MG 6303 Operations Management, Credits: 3.00
MG 8203 Project Management, Credits: 3.00

Select 3
Select three 3-credit courses of interest with an MG or FRE prefix

Technology Management Concentration

The Technology Management Concentration is for managers, engineers, and other professionals in technology-intensive environments and for those involved with technology-intensive products, processes or services. The concentration provides the modern methods and concepts necessary to make strategic technology-investment decisions; to understand technology and innovation strategy, product-life cycles and competitive factors; and to develop special skills need to manage creative people and professionals.

Required
MG 8203 Project Management, Credits: 3.00
MG 8653 Managing Technological Change & Innovation, Credits: 3.00

Select 3
Select three 3-credit courses of interest with an MG or FRE prefix

MG 9703 Project in Strategy & Innovation Mgmt, Credits: 3.00

The required 3-credit MG 9073 Project in Strategy and Innovation Management capstone course is recommended for your final semester. In special cases, MG 9973 Thesis for Degree of Master of Science may be substituted for students wishing to produce a major dissertation in a specialty with the permission of the MSM Program Director and the Technology Management Department Chair. Such a student must follow the Master’s Thesis course requirements.