M.S. Management

CSU-Global’s accredited online Master’s degree in Management is designed to provide you with a practical knowledge of the field. The program consists of 8 three-credit core courses as part of a full 36-credit master’s degree. Students enrolled in the M.S. Management program may be eligible for the Dual Degree option. 

Note: Some M.S. in Management students may be required to take RES500 or BUS500 as part of their program if they do not have previous experience in accounting, finance, or business statistics. In this case, the degree program is 39 credits.

You can access a copy of the sample syllabus for each of the courses below through the booklist. Just click on the course code in the left hand column. For course descriptions, please visit the current academic catalog.

Recommended order of courses for the M.S. in Management program:

Note: This order of courses is based on the Fall 2018-2019 catalog.  If you started this program prior to the Fall 2018-2019 trimester, you may have a different list of required classes.  Please refer to a previous academic catalog to view your required courses.  You can view your catalog year from your Student Portal by clicking on Degree Progress Details. All previous catalogs are available in the Student Portal, on the bottom of the main page

Practitioner Track 
(RES500* Fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis)
(BUS500** Foundations of Business)
MGT500 Organizational Behavior
ECN500 Global Economics
ACT500*** Managerial Accounting
FIN500 Principles of Finance
MGT545 Strategic Planning and Innovation
MGT550 Systems Design
MGT576 Qualitative and Quantitative Analyses 
and Decision Making
MGT579 Capstone – Management
MGT595**** Management – (Optional Internship)

Research Track 
(RES500* Fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis)
(BUS500** Foundations of Business)
MGT500 Organizational Behavior
ECN500 Global Economics
ACT500*** Managerial Accounting
FIN500 Principles of Finance
MGT545 Strategic Planning and Innovation
MGT550 Systems Design
MGT575 Critical Evaluation of Research and Theory 
MGT581 Management: Strategy and Execution (Capstone)
MGT595**** Management – (Optional Internship)


*Master's Plus - Some M.S. in Management students may be required to take RES500 as part of their coursework if if they have an  undergraduate GPA below 3.00. In this case, the degree program is 39 credits

**Students who do not have a previous degree from an ACBSP accredited program must complete BUS500 before completing other program requirements. BUS500 may be taken concurrently with the first course in the program. Students must successfully pass BUS500 within three terms. Provisional students required to complete BUS500 are not required to take RES500. Provisional students who have completed a prior degree from an accredited business program will complete RES500 rather than BUS500.

*** Students with a background in accounting may substitute HRM515.

**** MGT595 is an optional course that provides students with practical management experience. This course may not be available in all states; see the State Specific Authorization Policy under Admissions Policies