Students in the MSM program complete 36 semester hours, which includes a minimum of 9-required courses and 3-electives. The core coursework will constitute a suite of foundation level business courses that provide basic business knowledge and a mastery in management. Students may opt to specialize in a particular areas such as Nonprofit Management, Communications Management or pursue a General Management concentration. Classes are held in the evening from 6-9PM, three semesters per year, at the Simmons campus in Boston.

Core Management Courses (5 required):

  • Business and Management
  • Accounting and Financial Aspects of Business
  • Negotiation and Problem Solving
  • Leadership, Teams and Organizations
  • Strategic Management and Marketing

Courses by Specialization (4 required):

Communications Management General Management Nonprofit Management
Emerging Communications Technologies Project Management Nonprofit Management
Communicating Across Cultures Culturally Intelligent Leadership Finance and Accounting for Nonprofits
Research Management Operations Management and Decision Making Philanthropy, Policy, and Fundraising
Applied Learning Project Strategic Communication and Organizational Change Strategic Communication and Organizational Change

Students further tailor their degree by taking 3 approved elective courses.

*Curriculum is subject to change.