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Graduate and Management degree information session March 29th, 212 Jones Bldg, 2-4.
Dr. Francisco J. López

Francisco J. López, Ph.D

Graduate Program Coordinator MSM

Contact Information

Office of Graduate Studies
100 University Parkway
Macon, Ga 31206

Phone: (478) 471-2978
Fax: (478) 471-2978

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Master of Science in Management - MSM

Headquartered at the Warner Robins Campus in Houston County, the Master of Science in Management (MSM) is a traditional face-to-face 31 credit hour program designed for students with business or engineering backgrounds who have moved or plan to move into a middle to upper level management position. While the program can accommodate almost anyone with an accredited undergraduate degree, there are features of the program that members of the following communities will find particularly appealing:

Robins AFB Civilians and Military/Department of Defense Contractors

  • MSM with concentrations available in Program Management, Supply Chain Management, and General Management
  • Evening classes scheduled at our Warner Robins Campus
  • Up to six hours credit awarded for qualifying Defense Acquisition University courses

Accounting Students

  • MSM with a concentration in Accounting
  • Meet 150 hour requirement for CPA examination
  • Reduced core MSM classes; more accounting classes to help prepare you for the CPA exam

Current School of Business Students

  • Students in final semester of the BS program may enroll in MSM courses

Program Format

The MSM is composed of a common core of 18 – 21 credit hours and a major area of concentration with 10 – 13 credit hours. The available concentrations:

  • Accounting
  • General Management
  • Program Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Beginning Date

Please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator for information.


Admission Requirements

MSM Admission Requirements

Admission to the MSM program will be competitive. A Graduate Admissions Committee composed of select faculty who teach in the MSM program will review and admit students for each semester. Primary admissions criteria include the following:

  • Previous education
  • Work experience
  • Statement of career goals
  • Grade point average (GPA) and Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) scores

Each of the criteria above is discussed below:

Previous Education

A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution is required for admission to the MSM. The undergraduate degree is not required to be in a business discipline. However, one or more foundation courses listed below (or their equivalent) may be required if those courses were not part of the applicant’s undergraduate program.

Foundation Course Requirements – All Students (a “C” or better is required)

  • ACCT 2101 - Accounting I (3 credit hours) (available online)
  • ACCT 2102 - Accounting II (3 credit hours) (available online)
  • BUSA 2105 - Business Communications (3 credit hours) (available online)
  • ECON 2106 - Microeconomics (3 credit hours) (available online)
  • MGMT 3101 - Business Statistics (3 credit hours) (available online)
  • MGMT 3141 - Principles of Management (3 credit hours) (available online)

Students lacking one or more undergraduate Business Foundation Course Requirements (undergraduate prerequisites) may be allowed by the School of Business to satisfy the corresponding admission requirement by taking and passing specific Ivy Software courses, which students can take online at their own pace; see www.ivysoftware.com. Each case must be coordinated and approved by the School of Business.

Additional requirements for those applicants seeking the Accounting concentration. Admission to the Accounting concentration requires 30 semester hours of undergraduate accounting from a regionally accredited institution. A grade of “B” or better is required in each of the following courses (or their equivalent):

Foundation Course Requirements – Accounting Students Only (a “B” or better is required)

  • ACCT 2101 - Accounting I (3 credit hours) (available online)
  • ACCT 2102 - Accounting II (3 credit hours) (available online)
  • ACCT 3101 - Intermediate Financial Accounting I (3 credit hours)
  • ACCT 3102 - Intermediate Financial Accounting II (3 credit hours)
  • ACCT 3110 - Cost Accounting (3 credit hours)
  • ACCT 3120 - Principles of Taxation I (3 credit hours)
  • ACCT 4135 - Auditing (3 credit hours)
  • ACCT 4205 - Accounting Information Systems (3 credit hours)
  • ACCT Electives (6 hours)

Work Experience

Application material will include a resume with detailed descriptions of past work experience. Factors such as length of service, level of responsibility, number of individuals supervised, and the like will be factored into the admissions decision.

Statement of Career Goals

Applicants will be asked to submit a statement of their career goals citing how the MSM would assist them in achieving those goals.

Grade Point Average (GPA) and Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT)

Full admission to the MSM program, requires a GMAT score of at least 450 and an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).

If applicants have not yet taken the GMAT, the Dean may accept students under Provisional Admission Status provided the GMAT is taken and an acceptable score is obtained during the first semester. Applicants who have already taken the GRE may choose to submit those scores in lieu of taking the GMAT. The GRE scores will be converted to equivalent GMAT scores. Please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator for more information.

Graduate Admissions Committee (GAC)

The GAC will be appointed each year by the Dean of the School of Business in consultation with the MSM Graduate Program Coordinator. The GAC will review applications and make acceptance decisions each semester. The GAC may request additional information from applicants and/or request an interview with the applicant as part of their decision process. Admission to the MSM program is competitive. Acceptance is not guaranteed for applicants who meet the above criteria. The Dean of the School of Business may grant a provisional admission to a student he/she believes shows promise despite not meeting some of the above admissions criteria.


Curriculum and Concentrations

Note: All MSM courses are three credit hours unless otherwise noted.

The MSM core consists of the following courses (18 - 21 hours):

  • ACCT 5100 - Managerial Accounting (non-accounting students only)
  • MGMT 5600 - Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT 5200 - Advanced Management Information Systems
  • MGMT 5300 - Decision Sciences
  • MGMT 5400 - Managing in a Global Environment
  • MGMT 5100 - Advanced Supply Chain Management
  • MGMT 5900 - Advanced Strategic Management

Concentrations are as follows:

Accounting (13 hours)

Required

  • ACCT 6100 - Advanced Auditing
  • ACCT 6200 - Financial Accounting Topics
  • ACCT 6400 - Tax Research
  • ACCT 6950 - Graduate Accounting Capstone (1 hr)

Choose one of the following:

  • ACCT 6300 - Managerial and Accounting Information Systems
  • ACCT 6505 - Graduate Accounting Special Topics
  • ACCT 6605 - Graduate Accounting Internship

Program Management (10 hours)

Required

  • MGMT 6110 - Acquisition Management
  • MGMT 6950 - Graduate Program Management Capstone (1 hr)

Choose two of the following:

  • MGMT 6100 - Advanced Project Management
  • MGMT 6120 - Advanced Logistics Management
  • MGMT 6130 - Advanced Purchasing and Materials Management
  • MGMT 6200 - Advanced Continuous Process Improvement
  • MGMT 6505 - Graduate Management Special Topics
  • MGMT 6605 - Graduate Management Internship

Supply Chain Management (10 hours)

Required

  • MGMT 6120 - Advanced Logistics Management
  • MGMT 6130 - Advanced Purchasing and Materials Management
  • MGMT 6960 - Graduate Supply Chain Management Capstone (1 hr)

Choose one of the following:

  • MGMT 6100 - Advanced Project Management
  • MGMT 6200 - Advanced Continuous Process Improvement
  • MGMT 6505 - Graduate Management Special Topics
  • MGMT 6605 - Graduate Management Internship

General Management (10 hours)

Required

  • MGMT 6970 - Graduate General Management Capstone (1 hr)

Any three School of Business 6000 level courses. The student must meet the individual course prerequisites in order to take the course.





  LAST MODIFIED: 3/23/2017