The primary goal of the Master of Science in Management (MSM) Program is to provide early and mid-career professionals with enhanced skills and abilities to prepare them for the social and ethical responsibility their futures hold. The program maintains the strong Brescia commitment to teaching and the creation of a highly participative and dynamic environment between faculty and students. The MSM Program is offered in an online format.
Matriculated Students: Each MSM applicant must submit the following to the Brescia University Admissions Office:
The application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee upon receipt of all required materials. An applicant who meets the above criteria may be accepted unconditionally into the degree program.
Applicants failing to meet the minimum admissions requirements will be considered on an individual basis by the Admissions Committee and the Director of the MSM Program, who may recommend one of the following:
Non-Matriculated (Non-Degree) Students: Non-degree students are limited to a maximum of 8 credit hours of enrollment.
Credit Transfer: Students may transfer up to eight (8) hours of credit or two courses into the program. The graduate committee will ensure that the courses transferred are equivalent to Brescia’s MSM courses in terms of content and requirements. Only courses in which the student scored a B grade or higher are eligible for transfer. Once a student has been accepted into the MSM program, all remaining coursework must be completed within the Brescia University MSM program. Outside courses will not be transferred in after acceptance to the program.
Brescia’s Master of Science in Management is a 32 credit-hour degree which requires the following eight courses:
The MSM curriculum is sharply focused on the skills, problems, and concepts important to practicing managers both now and in the future. The carefully designed eight-course sequence has been created to provide a practical, comprehensive, and futuristic curriculum that overcomes major criticisms of traditional programs. Initial courses are designed to extend and integrate the undergraduate core body of knowledge in developing a broad foundation of skills and knowledge in management.
The class load is one course per module (an eight week period), with vacation times between modules, on holidays, and in the summer. This degree can be completed within two years.
The initial group of courses employs a variety of processes to build analytical frameworks, develop technical skills, and introduce concepts. The curriculum challenges students to move beyond analysis to action and implementation. Through its functional integration, the coursework accelerates the development of sound judgment and professional maturity.
The second portion of the program provides students with the opportunity to synthesize and integrate the skills developed into a more complete understanding of the organization and its environments. By assuming the roles of various decision-makers and preparing cases and related materials dealing with broad policy and implementation issues, students learn how to analyze and take action within the complexity of the organization in its entirety.
In each course, a number of complementary fields of management are combined into an integrated understanding of key issues. Accordingly, the students achieve proficiency in each of the areas as well as in understanding their interrelationships. Moreover, learning continues to be cumulative so that skills and insights gained in a given course are reinforced and built upon in subsequent courses.
In order for a student to graduate from Brescia University with an MSM, they must:
For additional information, please contact Terri Higdon, Assistant Director of Admissions, at 1-877-BRESCIA, 270-686-4240 or by e-mail at [email protected]