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Master of Science in Management

Teaching Master's DegreeThe 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.


MSM Admission

Matriculated Students: Each MSM applicant must submit the following to the Brescia University Admissions Office:

  1. A completed MSM application (It is free to apply online!);
  2. Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education previously attended; all undergraduate and graduate course work completed outside of the United States must be evaluated by World Education Services (;
  3. A transcript showing a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above for the undergraduate degree;
  4. Non-native English speakers must also submit a TOEFL exam with a minimum score of 100.

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:

  1. Grant admission as a regular MSM student;
  2. Grant admission as a non-degree student (refer to the next paragraph); or
  3. Deny admission.

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.

MSM Courses

Brescia’s Master of  Science in Management is a 32 credit-hour degree which requires the following eight courses:

  • BAd 510      Management & Organizational Policy & Practice
  • BAd 520      Leadership, Power and Influence
  • BAd 560      The Legal Environment of Management
  • BAd 600      Human Resource & Organization Development
  • BAd 610      Business, Government, and the International Economy
  • BAd 640      Management of Organization Functions
  • BAd 651      Advanced Managerial Topics
  • BAd 620      Industry Analysis and Global Competitive Strategy


MSM Program Structure

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 MSM Learning Process:

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.


MSM Degree Completion Requirements

In order for a student to graduate from Brescia University with an MSM, they must:

  •  Earn 32 semester hours of credit and fulfill all course requirements within a maximum time limit of six years of matriculation;
  • Complete all course work with a grade point average of 3.0 (B); and
  • Apply for candidacy after completing a minimum of 19 credit hours and before completing 25 credit hours.


For additional information, please contact Christy Rohner, Director of Admissions, at 1-877-BRESCIA, 270-686-4243, or by e-mail at [email protected].