Barney School of Business

Master of Science in Management

The online Master of Science in Management Program (MSM) meets the evolving needs of students and employers by providing a modern look at the business world and the knowledge and skills to manage people and processes.

Quick Facts
  • 30 credits / 100% Online
  • Part-Time or Full-Time
  • Rolling Admission
  • Spring, Summer & Fall Semester Start
  • Course Catalog
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Questions? Contact Program Director Rochelle Young

About the MSM Program

Graduate student working on a computer

Start or advance your career as a manager. This part-time, online program is designed for students who have undergraduate degrees in non-business fields and professionals who need an advanced degree to enhance their skills. Our online curriculum provides flexibility and convenience, while our student support services help ensure your smooth progression through the program.

Curriculum

Take online classes in a broad-based business curriculum including accounting, finance, marketing, project management, and strategy.

The program includes ten classes for a total of 30 credits. Students will typically complete six courses per year and will finish the degree in less than two years.

For more information, and to see a complete list of degree requirements, visit the Course Catalog.

Admissions

Overview

We adhere to the standards of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business—International (AACSB) and reserve admission to students showing high promise of success in postgraduate business study. We consider GMAT scores, performance in undergraduate and other graduate programs, and motivation of the applicant as evidenced in the letter of intent.

*Prior to beginning the degree program, students are expected to have a working knowledge of computers and be able to use word processing software and spreadsheets.

Requirements

  • Complete an on-line application and pay a $50 application fee
  • Send official transcripts of all previous baccalaureate and graduate study
  • Take and send the results of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
    write a letter of intent and résumé.

Full Admission with GMAT/GRE Waiver

Applicants may waive the GMAT/GRE requirement under the following conditions:

  • 3.0 GPA or higher from an AACSB accredited business degree program or from a non-business degree program with professional accreditation (e.g., ABET) completed within the past ten years
  • 3.3 GPA or higher from an accredited four-year bachelor degree program within the past ten years
  • Five or more years of high-level work experience and a minimum 2.75 GPA from an accredited four-year bachelor degree program. Applicants should provide details of their experience on their resume.
  • Applicant has completed a master, law or medical degree at an accredited university
  • Eligible for a GMAT Waiver Interview with three to five years of substantive work experience
  • Applicants should provide details of their experience on their resume.

Conditional Admission with GMAT/GRE Waiver

Applicants with a 3.0-3.29 GPA from an accredited four-year bachelor degree program within the past ten years may apply for conditional admission*. If conditional admission is granted, the student must:

  • Complete the following three core courses:
    • Managerial Statistics and Analytics
    • Accounting for Decision Makers
    • Marketing Management
  • Must earn a grade of B-or higher in each of the three courses
  • Must achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for the three courses

Contact Rochelle Young, director of the MSM Program, at royoung@hartford.edu to learn more. Or, request information online.

The MSM program has allowed me to greatly expand my knowledge of business. After completing my undergraduate degree, I was encouraged by many business professors and students to continue my education. In addition to learning many new business terms, the online virtual classroom is convenient and practical while maintaining a full time job.”

Justin Calabrese '18, MS in Management

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