Master of Science in Management

The Master of Science in Management (MSM) is a 48-credit-hour program offered online and at the Colorado campuses. The program includes 28 credit hours of core management courses and 20 credit hours dedicated to either a concentration or electives of the student’s choosing.

This program focuses on the mission and vision of organizations and intellectual assets. The program architecture consists of research methods, leadership, managerial decision-making, and operations management integrated with a solid practical research foundation. Building on this program core, the student can tailor the degree program to meet individual job responsibilities, organizational needs, and career goals. Students in this program may not be required to take accounting, finance, or economics courses.


This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification.  As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.

Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Business and Management is to offer professional market-driven business degrees that build business competencies transferrable to all industries. The College of Business and Management accomplishes this mission by offering curriculum that aligns to industry standards, remains relevant, and builds practical skills applicable to the competitive global business environment.

Program Accreditation and Alignments

The program is designed in alignment with the professional standards of the American Management Association courses.


MSM Program prepares the student to:

  • Evaluate the appropriate leadership and management actions needed across disciplines and in various global environments
  • Synthesize theory and practice in day-to-day managerial decision making and organizational change
  • Apply appropriate strategic, technical, operational, and ethical principles to solve organizational challenges and meet organizational goals and objectives.

MSM Program Learning Outcomes

  • Lead, communicate and direct technical business initiatives and day-to-day operations
  • Analyze, develop, and implement strategies for improving business processes and operations
  • Integrate Research and Development, marketing, production, and finance strategies
  • Apply project management practices to projects and initiatives

Degree Requirements

Courses: Core

FINC615Applied Managerial Finance


IT600IT Management


INTD670Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making


MGMT604Organizational Behavior


MGMT690Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments


MKTG630Applied Managerial Marketing


PM600Project Management Processes in Organizations


Total Credit Hours:28

Courses: Concentration

MGMT659Management Capstone


Course OptionsSelect 16 credit hours of Business and Management courses from the list below


Total Credit Hours:20

Courses - Concentration Choices

ACCT614Applied Managerial Accounting


ECON616Applied Managerial Economics


ENTR605Integrated Marketing for Entrepreneurs


FINC600Financial Statement Analysis


GL615Global Leadership Development


HCM612Managing the Healthcare Organization


HRMT620Strategic Human Capital Management


HRMT645Operational Human Resource Management


MGMT640Operations Management


MGMT671Introduction to Organizational Leadership and Change


MGMT673Foundation of Organizational Design


MKTG638International Marketing


Total Credit Hours: 48

Program Requirements

The 16 credits of 600 level Business and Management Electives must be approved by the chair or dean of management at the campus where the degree is being offered.


  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Virtual Campus

Area of Study

  • Business & Management

Degree Level

  • Master