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MSM

Please Note

The Simmons MSM program is not currently accepting applications for enrollment. Please contact Graduate Admissionto discuss your program options. Learn more about our new online MBA and Health Care MBA programs.

Program Requirements

The Masters of Science in Management (MSM) program requires completion of 36 semester hours, which includes 5. core courses, 4 courses within a management specialization, and 3 electives.

Core Management Courses (5 required) 

  • MSMG 404: Business and Management
  • MSMG 405: Leadership, Teams and Organizations
  • MSMG 406: Negotiation and Problem Solving
  • MSMG 407: Accounting and Financial Aspects of Business
  • MSMG 408: Strategic Management and Marketing 
    (Prerequisites: MSMG 407)

Courses by Specialization (4 required)

Communications Management

  • MSMG 420: Emerging Communications Technologies (GSM 573 Marketing in the Age of Social Media is a substitute course)
  • MSMG 422: Communicating Across Cultures
  • MSMG 421: Research Management
  • MSMG 423: Applied Learning Project

General Management

  • MSMG 442 Project Management
  • MSMG 443 Culturally Intelligent Leadership
  • MSMG 444 Operations and Decision Making
  • MSMG 433 Strategic Communication and Organizational Change

Nonprofit Management

  • MSMG 430 Nonprofit Management
  • MSMG 431 Finance and Accounting for Nonprofits
  • MSMG 432 Philanthropy, Policy and Fundraising 
    (Prerequisites: MSMG 407)
  • MSMG 433 Strategic Communication and Organizational Change

Electives  (3 required)

  • MSMG 440 Creativity, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation
  • MSMG 441 Business Plans
  • MSMG 501 Internship
  • MSMG 503P People, Planet, Profits
  • MSMG 508 Magazine Publishing
  • GSM 532 Consumer Behavior
  • GSM 545 Travel Course
  • GSM 553 Gender, Diversity, and Leadership
  • GSM 573 Marketing in the Age of Social Media
  • Students can also take MSMG courses from other specializations as electives.