MANAGEMENT/MASTER OF SCIENCE
Total Credit Hours: 33
The Master of Science in Management degree is a specialized program designed to prepare professionals to assume advanced management positions in the private and public sectors. Coursework emphasizes the evolving management information and techniques for enhanced decision making, especially in the area of human resources responsibilities and team management. The program may be of particular interest for individuals who come from diverse undergraduate degree backgrounds. No prior academic business preparation is required for entry in to the program.
The MSM provides in depth study of management theory and practical skills necessary to effectively achieve business success in highly competitive global environments. Its broad applications will appeal to a wide range of organizational environments, including profit, not-for-profit, education, healthcare, and government.
Students are mid- to senior-level executives and professionals who want to prepare for additional management responsibilities or to manage smaller organizations where it is necessary to coordinate a broad range of areas.
The MSM program is designed to meet the growing demand for professionals whose work requires them to achieve business results through the optimal use of people. The program prepares students for a wide range of careers in both industrial and service companies and in public and non-profit organizations.
The courses are structured to provide students with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage within organizations. Major emphasis is placed on courses that offer an understanding of the role of the individual employee, the groups in which individuals work and the structure and operation of the larger organization.
Graduates of the Master of Science in Management program are expected to be able to:
Students educated outside of the U.S. must have a score of 550 (written), 213 (computer-based) or 79 (Internet-based) or better on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or IELTS score of 6.0. All incoming students born after January 1, 1957, taking six or more credit hours per semester must have an updated immunization record sent to the University’s Center for Health and Counseling Services. This requirement refers to students receiving credit on the Romeoville campus.
To be accepted for admission into the program, a student must present the following credentials:
*CONDITIONAL ADMISSION STATUS
Students with an undergraduate GPA <2.75 will be allowed to begin the MSM program on a conditional basis. In order to attain full degreeseeking status, students must attain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 in the first three courses. A student who fails to meet this standard will not be permitted to register for further classes. Students may petition the MSM Program Director to review their status. The decision of the Program Director is final.
Students must complete 33-36 graduate credits in the program to complete the Master of Science in Management degree. Each student is required to complete nine courses and three professional seminars. Students in the Research Track complete a master’s thesis project. Students in the Non-Research track complete two additional electives (six graduate credit hours).
Only six hours of previous applicable graduate coursework (grade of B or higher) can be transferred into the program. A total of 30 hours must be taken at Lewis University. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation.