Online Master of Science in Management

Create the Management Degree You Need to Fit Your Goals

Management requires multidisciplinary knowledge and an understanding of the modern workforce. At Ohio University, you can hone your leadership skills ― no matter what industry you work in. The Ohio University Online Master of Science in Management program equips you with the analytical skills and managerial acumen you need to manage resources, lead teams, and apply solutions to organizational challenges.

And while the business world becomes more specialized, so do the degrees. Start your MSM degree with coursework in the Leadership and Management Certificate, and customize the remainder of your degree with a choice of two from the below suite of stackable certificates in:

  • Business Analytics
  • Business Venturing and Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resources Management
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management

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Coursework 100% online

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AACSB accredited

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Choose from 4 stackable certificates

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Graduate in as few as 2 years

Why Choose Ohio University’s Online MSM?

When you pursue an MSM online from Ohio University’s College of Business, you earn more than an education ― you distinguish your professional career. Here, you can develop the business intelligence to qualify for previously unattainable jobs and create new pathways toward leadership positions. You also have the opportunity to further specialize your expertise by adding your choice of two additional business certificates to your degree.

Benefit from Our Leadership Development Program

To help bridge the gap between classroom knowledge and application, you’ll also attend an on-campus, two-day Leadership Program, which gives you the opportunity to learn the soft skills so crucial to business leaders today. During this transformational leadership experience, you’ll learn from our Walter Center for Strategic Leadership faculty. Sessions are led by national speakers as well as our OHIO faculty. You’ll have the opportunity to experience the Ohio University campus as well as network with faculty and 150-200 of your online colleagues.

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Ohio University is ranked among the top national universities for 2019 by U.S. News & World Report.

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Ohio University was listed among the top research universities as rated by Forbes for America’s Top Colleges 2018.

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The gold standard in business education. This esteemed credential is granted to less than 5% of business schools in the nation.

Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Industry Outlook and Master of Science in Management Jobs

Employment of managers across a variety of industries is projected to grow 8% from 2016 to 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many people choose a career in business management because of the challenges and rewarding accomplishments that accompany these jobs. Though often extremely demanding, the profession offers advantageous salaries and long-term careers.

Explore MSM Program Coursework

The master’s in management online program features a comprehensive curriculum designed to help you become a stronger manager, motivate teams, and guide organizations to success. Throughout the program, you’ll take 13, 3-credit courses that are each seven weeks long. There are 39 total credits.

In addition to a certificate in Leadership and Management and a capstone, you can customize your degree with two stackable certificates. Choose from certificates in Business Analytics, Business Venturing, Human Resource Management, or Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Management and Leadership

MGT 5001Managing Individuals and Teams3 Credits
MGT 5002Researching the Business Environment3 Credits
MGT 5003Managerial Decisions & Challenges 3 Credits

In addition to the Management and Leadership certificate, you will choose two graduate business certificates from the following options and then finish with the capstone course.

Business Venturing Certificate

MGT 5070Managing Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship3 Credits
MGT 5071Ideation, Concept Development and Business Models3 Credits
MGT 5072New Venture Creation3 Credits

Human Resource Management Certificate

MGT 5030Employee Relations, Ethics & Legal Aspects of HRM 3 Credits
MGT 5031Talent Acquisition and Strategic Management3 Credits
MGT 5032Performance Management & Total Rewards 3 Credits

Operations and Supply Chain Management Certificate

MGT 5020Operations & Project Management (certificate course only)3 Credits
MGT 5021Management of Lean Six Sigma Programs3 Credits
MGT 5023Supply Chain Risk Management & Global Supply Chain Design3 Credits

Business Analytics Certificate

MBA 6325Prescriptive Analytics3 Credits
MBA 6390Predictive Analytics3 Credits
MBA 6395Data Management, Business Intelligence & Analytics3 Credits

Capstone Courses

MGT 5006Capstone: Management, Strategic Leadership and Strategic Communication3 Credits
MGT 5004Managerial Effectiveness and Research3 Credits
MGT 5005Research Proposal3 Credits
MGT 5007Applied Project3 Credits
MGT 5008Strategic Consulting Project3 Credits

* You can choose between either MGT 5007 or MGT 5008.

39 Total Program Credits. (3 credits per course)

Build Your Expertise with Our Experienced Faculty

OHIO’s dedicated faculty of experienced professionals bring a wealth of knowledge gained in leadership positions throughout the business world.