Management (M.S., on campus and online)

The on-campus M.S. in Management is on PAUSE and will not have an entering class for the 2020-2021 academic year. Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year will be accepted starting September 1, 2020.

The M.S. in Management is a one-year full-time program offered on campus. The M.S. in Management can also be completed online in one year or 15 months.

Corporate Visits

On campus program students may attend corporate visits as an overlay to classroom work; online program students will visit firms as part of their residency requirement.

Recent visits include:

  • American Sustainable Business Council
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Patagonia
  • Tesla
  • Unilever

Guest Speakers

We also regularly welcome guest speakers into the classroom for both the on campus and online programs. Some recent speakers:

  • Hunter Lovins, author and advocate for sustainable development
  • Vincent Stanley, author and director of philosophy for Patagonia
  • Patrick Struebi, social entrepreneur
  • Andrew Winston, consultant, author, and TED speaker

To learn more about the M.S. in Management on campus, visit this website

To learn more about the M.S. in Management online program, visit this website.

The M.S. in Management is 30 credits, with 24 credits of required courses and 6 credits of electives. The M.S. in Management on-campus program can be completed in one year over two semesters. The M.S. in Management online program can be completed in one year or 15 months, with four terms being offered each year. A three-day on-campus residency (MMGB 7000) is also required for online students.

Course Title Credits
The following two courses3
Introduction to Modern Management
Global Initiatives in Management
MMGB 7660Business Strategy for the Modern World3
MMGB 6613Leading Organizations in the 21st Century3
MMGB 6627Modern Operations & Supply Chain Management3
MMGB 6820Managerial Statistics3
MMGB 6111Accounting and CSR Reporting Principles3
One of the following two options:6
For on-campus students:
Finance in Sustainable Org
Purpose-Driven Marketing
For online students:
Financial Fundamentals
Marketing in the Digital Age
Two elective courses 16
Total Credits30
1

To fulfill this requirement:

  • MSM on campus students may choose free electives from graduate-level courses in the Gabelli School of Business to fulfill the free elective requirements. To see courses offered, please visit course listings. Students are responsible for completing any course prerequisites if necessary.
  • MSM online students may choose electives from the below list.

Online MSM students should register for MMGB 7000, a zero-credit course, in the semester of their residency.

Electives for MSM Online Students

Courses in this group have the MOE attribute.

Course Title Credits
MMGB 6007Global Investment Principles3
MMGB 6010Global Financial Markets3
MMGB 6650Advanced Business Communication3
MMGB 7637Crisis Communication and Leadership Strategies3
MMGB 76AKPersuasive Corporate Communications3

MMGB 6007. Global Investment Principles. (3 Credits)

The objective of this course is to introduce the student to investment principles in the U.S. and in the global capital market. We will understand existing assets and investment vehicles, the functioning of capital market, the theoretical principles that underline asset pricing, and its applications in the valuations of fixed income and equity securities.

Attribute: MOE.

MMGB 6009. Financial Fundamentals. (3 Credits)

Introduces the financial system and basic methods of valuation. Students will learn how to interpret financial data reported in the press and will discuss topical subjects facing the financial industry and the economy. Course topics include: financial markets, instruments, and institutions; time value of money, net present value, and applications; valuation of stocks and bonds; elements of firm and enterprise value; and risk and return.

MMGB 6010. Global Financial Markets. (3 Credits)

This course is intended as an introduction to global financial markets. We will discuss the instruments traded in the markets, the institutions that support and frame the markets, the trading mechanisms, and the regulatory structure. The course is intended to be descriptive and conceptual. The aim is to familiarize you with the breadth and scope of equity, debt, and derivative markets. We shall discuss the recent developments in the U.S. and the development of financial markets globally.

Attribute: MOE.

MMGB 6111. Accounting and CSR Reporting Principles. (3 Credits)

This course focuses on traditional critical concepts of accounting principles while integrating new CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) reporting practices for environmental, social, and governance known as ESG.

Mutually Exclusive: ACGB 6111.

MMGB 6411. Finance in Sustainable Org. (3 Credits)

Good financial management is critical for the survival of any organization since it must have enough accessible cash to operate and pay its bills (liquidity) and enough money be able to weather bad times (solvency, resilience). However, some organizations, supported by current finance theory, focus solely on profit and financial value creation, often at the expense of other human needs. In this course we look at finance through the lens of sustainability. After learning key finance concepts we consider how organizations can go beyond current finance theory and use financial tools, techniques, and insights not only to create monetary wealth, but also to support the organization to contribute to a robust, healthy environment and to social justice and inclusion.

Mutually Exclusive: FNGB 6411.

MMGB 6610. Introduction to Modern Management. (0 to 1 Credits)

This course introduces students to the current challenges managers are facing. It provides frameworks of competing theories on human nature and explores their consequences for managing organizations.

Mutually Exclusive: MGGB 6610.

MMGB 6611. Marketing in the Digital Age. (3 Credits)

This course introduces the ways in which marketing creates value in the interactions with other business functions, stakeholders and consumers. It emphasizes why and how successful marketing needs to be customer-driven, especially in the digital age where consumer engagement through various channels is key to a firm's success. Topics covered include the strategic marketing process; the exchange of value; market segmentation, targeting, and positioning, and the marketing mix in the digital economy.

Mutually Exclusive: MKGB 6710.

MMGB 6613. Leading Organizations in the 21st Century. (3 Credits)

This course presents organizational structure and process theories, focusing on the ways in which organizations operate within and relate to a competitive global environment. This course also explores critical issues related to the individual and the firm; and defines management’s role and responsibilities in the continual improvement of quality, productivity, and the competitive position of the enterprise.

Mutually Exclusive: MGGB 6613.

MMGB 6620. Global Initiatives in Management. (2 to 3 Credits)

In this course, students will build on the insights gained in Introduction to Modern Management. Students will explore various global initiatives that are ongoing in terms of addressing global challenges, including climate change, social inequity, and poverty. Students will complete a research project and prepare a case study.

MMGB 6627. Modern Operations & Supply Chain Management. (3 Credits)

Operations/supply chain management is responsible for the design, daily operation, and improvement of operations/supply chain processes to provide a product, a service, or a product-service bundle. This course provides an introduction to this field to understand the major decisions made by operations/supply chain managers along these processes. Topics include operations strategy, process management, service operations, inventory management, quality management, lean supply chain, global sourcing, etc. The course will provide students many hands-on activities to understand the challenges on the supply chain and the impact of operations decisions on financial performance of an organization.

Mutually Exclusive: MGGB 6627.

MMGB 6630. Sustainable Bus Master Class. (3 Credits)

This three-credit intensive will help prepare students to be leaders in the rapidly emerging world of sustainable business. The world today is in crisis: 65 million refugees on the move, fleeing climate change and failed states; the climate crisis has thrown millions into collapse, and will get far worse; we are living in the sixth great extinction, with millions of species going extinct; inequality is so bad that 8 men have as much wealth as the bottom 3.5 billion people on earth…. These and related crises are threatening economies across the planet, and business everywhere.

MMGB 6631. Social Innov Master Class. (3 Credits)

This class is a special offering for students deeply interested in understanding and experiencing the promise of social innovation. In partnership with leading global organizations like the Schwab Foundation, Ashoka, and the World Economic Forum students will learn from global leaders in the field how social innovation can shape business strategy for the 21st century.

MMGB 6632. Applied Innov Consulting. (3 Credits)

This course is a real-life consulting engagement for students with a leading Fair trade company (Fairtrasa). Its CEO, Patrick Struebi will present real-life challenges his company is facing and selected student teams will work on developing innovative solutions guided by peers and faculty. This course is a capstone for the management consulting concentration, the social innovation concentration, as well as the sustainable business minor.

MMGB 6633. Leadership in 21st Century. (3 Credits)

The challenges of leading organizations, especially businesses, in the current era are vast. Globalization requires competitive strategies and cultural sensitivity, the worsening environmental crisis calls for sustainable practices, and increasing social problems and inequalities increase pressure for social responsibility beyond traditional profit making. Many current management paradigms have to be rethought and remodeled to deal with these challenges effectively. In this course we look at challenges to organizations on the systemic level (environmental and social pressures), the organizational level (employee commitment and stakeholder trust), and the individual level (happiness) and examine ways of dealing with them proactively.

MMGB 6650. Advanced Business Communication. (3 Credits)

Communicating effectively is essential to successful management, yet many managers lack an understanding of their own communication skills. This course instructs students on what effective management communication means for teams and leadership styles, including communicating change, managing stakeholders, empowering others, and presenting compelling ideas. Students learn how to provide constructive feedback and how to examine their own communication style, applying theories and concepts via practical means in course activities and assignments.

Attribute: MOE.

Mutually Exclusive: CMGB 7550.

MMGB 6710. Purpose-Driven Marketing. (3 Credits)

This learning-by-doing course introduces students to purpose-driven marketing: the innovative use of marketing frameworks to enhance individual and societal well-being. Participants will learn how to develop stakeholder-oriented marketing strategies (using segmentation, targeting, differentiation, positioning), adapt the 4Ps of the marketing mix (product, price, placement, promotion), and balance the triple bottom line (people, planet, profit). Class discussions and course projects will address the full spectrum of marketing activities from conducting market research to creating, delivering, and communicating new services.

Mutually Exclusive: MKGB 6710.

MMGB 6820. Managerial Statistics. (3 Credits)

This course introduces students to the basic statistical concepts essential for business research and decision-making, including descriptive statistics, probability distributions, statistical inference, and simple and multiple regression.

Mutually Exclusive: DGGB 6820.

MMGB 7000. Residency. (0 Credits)

Residency is a multi-day experience in New York City, which is required for online students.

MMGB 7637. Crisis Communication and Leadership Strategies. (3 Credits)

Every organization faces crises. Yet, how crisis is handled is critical to helping its brand move forward. Students learn theoretical conceptualizations, public relations and crisis management skills to handle real world crises. Students assess how public-relations fits into the strategic management and decision-making of an organization during a crisis situation. Possible remedies for crisis are examined by applying best strategies for specific situations, using both traditional and new media, while also focusing on strategies and approaches for crisis prevention.

Attributes: ABIB, MEMG, MOE.

MMGB 7642. Sustainability and Finance. (3 Credits)

In this course we explore how the evolving needs of society are changing the way financial theories, tools, and techniques are conceived and applied.

MMGB 7660. Business Strategy for the Modern World. (3 Credits)

This course focuses on defining an organization’s mission, establishing its objectives, developing strategies for achieving those objectives, and assuring implementation and continual updating of long-term plans.

Mutually Exclusive: MGGB 7660.

MMGB 76AK. Persuasive Corporate Communications. (3 Credits)

Business professionals have long known that the ability to influence is a critical business skill. Developing long-term relationships with clients and developing an effective corporate culture is highly valued. Students will critically examine contemporary scholarship from the academic and applied field detailing effective and ineffective practices for persuading stakeholders at various levels. Students will examine how different communication channels can impact the degree to which an audience is persuaded. The course will focus on internal and external organizational communication.

Attribute: MOE.

MMGB 8999. Independent Study. (1 to 3 Credits)