Online Master's in Management

Master of Science in Management

Whether you’re interested in advancing in your current field or developing a new business idea from the ground up, Colorado Technical University's Master of Science in Management degree program is designed to provide the opportunity to learn skills and knowledge for today’s global business environment. To help meet the evolving needs of a new generation of leadership professionals, CTU’s Master of Science in Management degree builds on a core foundation of industry-relevant management concepts and practices. By choosing from one of five areas of concentration, students are able to tailor their curriculum to meet individual job responsibilities and/or organizational needs.

Program Credits
5 Weeks
Course Length
Online Colorado Springs
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Program Overview

Effective February 2023, this program is no longer available for future enrollments at the Aurora Campus.

The Master of Science in Management (MSM) is a 48-credit-hour program offered online and at the Colorado campuses. The program includes 28 credit hours of core management courses and 20 credit hours dedicated to either a concentration or electives of the student’s choosing.

This program focuses on the mission and vision of organizations and intellectual assets. The program architecture consists of research methods, leadership, managerial decision-making, and operations management integrated with a solid practical research foundation. Building on this program core, the student can tailor the degree program to meet individual job responsibilities, organizational needs, and career goals. Students in this program may not be required to take accounting, finance, or economics courses.


This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification.  As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.

The mission of the College of Business and Management is to offer professional market-driven business degrees that build business competencies transferrable to all industries. The College of Business and Management accomplishes this mission by offering curriculum that aligns to industry standards, remains relevant, and builds practical skills applicable to the competitive global business environment.

For the 9th consecutive year, CTU's Master of Science in Management degree programs are ranked among the Best Online Master's in Business Programs (excluding MBA) by U.S. News & World Report.*

* CTU programs are ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Online Programs.

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Courses: Core Credits
FINC615 Applied Managerial Finance 4
IT600 IT Management 4
INTD670 Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making 4
MGMT607 Organizational Behavior in a Socio-technical Environment 4
MGMT690 Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments 4
MKTG630 Applied Managerial Marketing 4
PJM600 Project Management Fundamentals 4
Total Credit Hours: 28
Courses: Concentration Credits
MGMT659 Management Capstone 4
Select 16 credit hours of Business and Management courses from the list below 16
Total Credit Hours: 20
Courses - Concentration Choices Credits
ACCT614 Applied Managerial Accounting 4
ECON616 Applied Managerial Economics 4
ENTR605 Integrated Marketing for Entrepreneurs 4
FINC600 Financial Statement Analysis 4
HCM612 Managing the Healthcare Organization 4
HRMT620 Strategic Human Capital Management 4
HRMT645 Operational Human Resource Management 4
MGMT640 Operations Management 4
MGMT671 Introduction to Organizational Leadership and Change 4
MGMT673 Foundation of Organizational Design 4
MKTG638 International Marketing 4

Total Credit Hours: 48

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Learning Outcomes

MSM Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Lead, communicate and direct technical business initiatives and day-to-day operations
  2. Analyze, develop, and implement strategies for improving business processes and operations
  3. Integrate Research and Development, marketing, production, and finance strategies
  4. Apply project management practices to projects and initiatives


Catherine McBride, DBA

Catherine McBride, DBA

Executive Program Director

Dr. Catherine McBride has been at CTU since January 2021, serving as an Executive Program Director for the College of Business and Management. Catherine has been in higher education for 22 years, with 18 years of online education experience across a variety of institutions in varying capacities but always serving non-traditional learners.

Dr. David Gliddon

Dr. David Gliddon

Executive Program Director

Dr. Gliddon is an Executive Program Director in the College of Business and Management. In previous roles at CTU, he was a Program Chair and Lead Faculty. He has taught over 20 courses in the undergraduate, MBA, and doctoral programs. He has provided service to the university on a number of committees and special projects.

Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

The 16 credits of 600 level Business and Management Electives must be approved by the chair or dean of management at the campus where the degree is being offered.

Accreditations and Alignments

This program is not accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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