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. Ohio University’s 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 Management and Leadership 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
  • Strategic Sales and Sales Leadership
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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

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.

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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.

Ohio University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Leadership Development Program.
Online learning with a personal touch.


One of the features that all of our online graduate business programs share is our unique Leadership Development Program (LDP). The LDP 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 7% from 2018 to 2028, 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 can customize your degree with two stackable certificates. Choose from certificates in Business Analytics, Business Venturing and Entrepreneurship, Human Resources Management, Operations and Supply Chain Management, or Strategic Sales and Sales Leadership.

Management and Leadership

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

Capstone Experience

MGT 5004Managerial Effectiveness and Research3 Credits
MGT 5006Strategic Leadership and Communications3 Credits
MGT 5940Capstone Project3 Credits

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

Business Venturing Certificate

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

Human Resources 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 Management3 Credits

Business Analytics Certificate

MBA 6325Prescriptive Analytics3 Credits
MBA 6390Predictive Analytics3 Credits
MBA 6395Business Intelligence3 Credits

Strategic Sales and Sales Leadership Certificate

MBA 6300Building & Developing Customer Relationships3 Credits
MBA 6400Sales Leadership3 Credits
MBA 6500Sales Analytics3 Credits