Online Master of Science in Management

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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. Ohio University’s Online Master of Science in Management program equips you with the managerial acumen and analytical skills 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. You will start your MSM degree with coursework in our Management and Leadership Certificate, and then customize the remainder of your degree with a choice of two from the below suite of stackable certificates in:

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

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

We offer three start dates per year (January, May, August).


Cohort Start Final Deadline
 May 2, 2022  April 15, 2022
 August 22, 2022  July 2022
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Graduate in as few as 2 years

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Coursework 100% Online

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Accelerated 12-month option available

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No GMAT Required

How can you benefit from our Master of Science in Management?

You already have the entrepreneurial spirit and drive to lead an organization to new heights. But to turn your vision into reality, you need to keep growing as a business leader. OHIO’s Online Master of Science in Management can help you develop your expertise in key areas such as human resources management, analytics, or communication.

You can earn this highly customizable degree by choosing from a suite of stackable business certificates, allowing you to focus on the specific areas where you’re looking to enhance your skills, including:

  • Managing and motivating employees
  • Decision-making
  • Operations and project management
  • Interpreting and leveraging data
  • Building customer relationships

Scholarship Opportunities

Ohio University’s College of Business is proud to offer scholarships to those seeking to continue their education. If you are an Ohio University alumni; student veteran or active military; or corporate partner you are automatically eligible to receive a scholarship. Learn more by reviewing our scholarship page, or please contact an enrollment advisor.

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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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Ranked nationally as a best online master’s in business (non-MBA) by U.S. News & World Report”

Leadership Development Conference.
Online learning with a personal touch.

One of the features that all of our online graduate business programs share is our unique Leadership Development Conference (LDC). The LDC bridges the gap between classroom learning and real-world application. All online students are required to attend this event at least once, but we encourage you to participate more often if you are able to.

During your two days on campus in Athens, Ohio, you’ll hear from world-class speakers who will discuss various aspects of leadership, including how to lead yourself, lead and influence others, and how to effectively lead businesses and enterprises in today’s modern environment. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with classmates in your program, network with students enrolled in other online business programs, and meet the faculty you’ve learned from.

Industry Outlook and Master of Science in Management Jobs

Employment of managers across a variety of industries is projected to grow 5% from 2019 to 2029, 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 12, 3-credit courses that are each seven weeks long. There are 36 total credits.

We offer an accelerated 12-month option for full-time learners. To qualify, students must register for a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

In addition to a certificate in Management & Leadership, you will customize your degree with two stackable certificates. Choose from certificates in Business Analytics, Business Analytics Leadership, Business Venturing and Entrepreneurship, Human Resources Management, Operations and Supply Chain Management, or Strategic Sales and Sales Leadership.

Management and Leadership

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

Capstone Experience

MGT 5004 Managerial Effectiveness and Research 3 Credits
MGT 5006 Strategic Leadership and Communications 3 Credits
MGT 5940 Capstone Project 3 Credits

In addition to the Management and Leadership certificate and Capstone Experience, you will choose two out of the six graduate business certificates from the following options:

Business Venturing Certificate

MGT 5070 Managing Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship 3 Credits
MGT 5071 Ideation, Concept Development and Business Models 3 Credits
MGT 5072 New Venture Creation 3 Credits

Human Resources Management Certificate

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

Operations and Supply Chain Management Certificate

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

Business Analytics Certificate

Our Business Analytics certificate is 3 total courses. Core courses are MBA 6320 Descriptive Analytics and MBA 6390 Predictive Analytics. Choose between MBA 6325 Prescriptive Analytics or MBA 6395 Business Intelligence.

MBA 6320 Descriptive Analytics 3 Credits
MBA 6325 Prescriptive Analytics 3 Credits
MBA 6390 Predictive Analytics 3 Credits
MBA 6395 Business Intelligence 3 Credits

Strategic Sales and Sales Leadership Certificate

MBA 6300 Building & Developing Customer Relationships 3 Credits
MBA 6400 Sales Leadership 3 Credits
MBA 6500 Sales Analytics 3 Credits

Business Analytics Leadership Certificate

MBA 6360 Strategic Use of Information Systems 3 Credits
MBA 6460 Strategic Use of Analytics 3 Credits
MBA 6560 Analytics for Executives 3 Credits