2018-2019 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2018-2019 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


New England College’s Master of Science in Management offers academics and working professionals the skills required to effectively manage human capital within a variety of organizations.   Our student-centered approach fosters a collaborative and supportive learning environment that will further students’ theoretical and practical knowledge in managing an organizations most valuable asset: people.   Students will develop strong foundations in communication, strategic thinking, and organizational leadership, skills that can help further a career or launch a career in a new direction. 

This 36-credit MSM can be completed in less than two years.  The course delivery and structure are specifically designed for flexibility, allowing students the most efficient use of time and the ability to optimize the learning experience.   Students pursuing their MSM will take 16 core credits coupled with 20 credits of concentration classes.  Students have the option to select from a diverse range of defined concentrations, including Healthcare Administration, Non-Profit Leadership, Real Estate Management, and Project Management.

Who Should Enroll in the MSM Program?

  • Current managers with any level of experience
  • Individuals wishing to move into a management role  
  • Anyone seeking tactical management and organizational skills
  • Anyone looking to add theoretical and leadership components to their current skill set
  • Working professionals who wish to blend management principles with concentration-specific topics

Program Sequence

• Six entry points per year   

•100% online

Career and Professional Development Opportunities

The Master of Science in Management degree provides professionals an opportunity to increase their potential for advancement to management and supervisory positions among other leadership roles within an organization. The link between theory and practical experience obtained from an MSM degree is very attractive to potential employers. In general, earning an MSM can help increase earning potential. It can also be helpful to entrepreneurs who wish to manage a business.  Job titles can include management opportunities in many sectors: Human Resources, Administrative Services, Advertising, Public Relations, General Operations, Organizational Development, Security, Health Care, Public Administration, Real Estate Management, Sustainability, Sales Management, Training and Development, etc.

For those who wish to take on supervisory roles, or who already serve in these roles and want to progress to leadership positions, the MSM degree can provide helpful skills such as how to predict and manage organizational conflicts, continuously improve a team’s effectiveness, and how to lead ethical decision-making processes.

According to CareerBliss, a master’s degree pays off for those who are aiming for the job title of general manager. General managers with only a four-year degree earn, on average, $79,818.09. Those with a master’s do 17.92 percent better, earning $97,246.27.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students should be able to:

  •  Carry out applied research in management and business fields, based on theoretical and methodological soundness
  • Apply tools and techniques in budgeting, accounting and finance, and enhance decision-making abilities with an understanding of financial implications of business and managerial decisions
  • Manage organizational conflicts to achieve productive resolution
  • Continuously improve a team’s effectiveness
  • Lead ethical decision-making processes
  • Apply knowledge, skills, and tools to specialized fields chosen by the students who choose concentrations




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