The curriculum for NDNU’s online Master of Science in Management is a combination of classic management best practices and cutting-edge training in systems-based solutions and strategy. The 36-credit-hour program features eight core courses and four additional electives. By taking MSM classes online, you can complete your Master of Science in Management degree in about two years without sacrificing time spent on work and family responsibilities.
Before graduate coursework can begin, students must have a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with at least a 2.5 grade point average. For more information about admissions requirements and prerequisites, please visit our frequently asked questions page.
Core Courses (24 credit hours)
BUS4000 Organizational Management Theory (3 credit hours)
In this course, students relate contemporary management strategies to overall organizational culture and structure in modern industry. Using a systematic and experimental approach, management theories are evaluated for their effect on behavior of employees at all levels of an organization.
BUS4200 Enterprise Information Management Systems (3 credit hours)
This course explores how management information systems are used to influence decision making in finance, research and development, marketing, production, sales, and customer support. Collaborative problem solving throughout the enterprise is discussed, as strategies for aligning a variety of stakeholders are evaluated.
BUS4216 Enterprise Performance Management (3 credit hours)
Using a Balanced Scorecard performance measuring system, real-world business case studies are evaluated with emphasis on managing corporate operational performance in real time. Adaptive enterprise system process management and decision making is also explored.
BUS4300 Systems Management (3 credit hours)
Focused on important system elements of a project, this course examines the boundaries, relations and dynamics of organization systems. Socio-technical designs are considered together with operations research, systems thinking, learning organization, strategic planning, organizational structure and systems dynamics.
BUS4308 Business Systems Modeling (3 credit hours)
Learning to use business systems to forecast behavior is the goal of this course. Students will practice techniques for working with client teams and create simulations of real business systems as they explore organizational strategies, policies and procedures. Prerequisite: BUS4000 Organizational Management Theory
BUS4316 Sustainability: Local and Global Management (3 credit hours)
Sustainable development means leading change and dealing with the environmental consequences of production. This course examines organizational concepts of sustainability and strategic approaches to value creation. Prerequisite: BUS4000 Organizational Management Theory
BUS4332 Decision Support: Forecasting and Optimization (3 credit hours)
This course focuses on the use of forecasting technologies to enrich project decision making and quantitative outcomes. Students will learn to use decision trees, linear programming, network schedules and resource optimization techniques to aid decisions and boost performance.
Prerequisite: BUS4000 Organizational Management Theory
BUS4982 Project Systems Analysis: Capstone (3 credit hours)
In this project course, students will apply knowledge gained during the degree program to develop and plan a professional management project. Using system management tools and techniques, a research project will be planned, analyzed, designed and organized with an emphasis on project quality and success. Prerequisite: Completion of all major core coursework
In addition to core coursework, online Master of Science in Management students will complete four additional elective courses covering a variety of management topics. A dedicated academic advisor will help you choose the best courses to fit your interests and career goals.
BUS4208 Global Operations Management (3 credit hours)
This course focuses on how the global enterprise manages the value transformation process of goods and services. Aligned with corporate goals and business strategy, a value-based management approach is explored together with the relationships between product design, sourcing, production and delivery.
BUS4240 Project Management (3 credit hours)
Planning, organizing and implementing complex projects are the focus of this course. Students will explore all aspects of effective project management, including project initiation, staffing, scheduling, monitoring, conflict management, cost control, leadership style and more. Students will then use this knowledge to implement a team project.
BUS4324 Distribution & Supply Chain Management (3 credit hours)
This course is designed to address key operations and logistical issues in both manufacturing and service companies, with emphasis on inventory control, distribution management and multi-plant coordination.
BUS4500 Leadership Concepts (3 credit hours)
A historical and philosophical approach to leadership is the focus of this course, with an emphasis on leadership behaviors in administration, understanding group dynamics and group leadership. Techniques for time management, stress management and résumé writing are also explored, giving students an opportunity for self-study and development into an effective leader.
BUS4248 Global Management of Virtual Teams (3 credit hours)
This course explores how to organize and lead working groups who are separated by time, distance or organizational affiliation. A technology framework is built using collaboration tools, content management applications and business process management solutions to coordinate work within a single company and between one company and another.
To learn more about the Master of Science in Management curriculum at Notre Dame de Namur University, call 855-275-1088 to speak with an admissions advisor right away or request more information.