Master's in Management

The Master's in Management (MiM) program emphasizes the quantitative and qualitative aspects of business practice and allows students to explore these issues in depth in a given functional area. The curriculum includes a set of business-fundamental courses (e.g., financial accounting, finance, organizations and human capital, marketing, decision making and data analysis, business ethics and public policy, and strategic management) that incorporate the application of concepts and analytic tools to solve current management problems. Teamwork and communication skills are taught through team projects with an emphasis on private and public sector issues. The curriculum also includes a set of focused functional-area specific courses (through one of our various certificate programs) that provide students with key knowledge, skills, and abilities in a specific discipline or functional area of business.

Learning Objectives

  • Exhibit capability in critical thinking and analytics for sound decision making using information, quantitative tools, and technology.
  • Work effectively in teams and learn about the dynamics of team leadership and membership.
  • Demonstrate mastery of discipline or functional-area key knowledge, skills and abilities associated with the student’s selected certificate program included in the degree.
  • Communicate effectively through preparation of well-written reports and delivery of professional presentations.

Admissions

Candidates must submit the following as part of the application process:

  • Online application form and fee
  • GMAT (550 or higher) or GRE (V-150, Q-150 or higher) or approved Waiver Request Form (see below for waiver options)
  • All university-level transcripts (unofficial or official)
  • Resume
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose Essay
  • GRE or GMAT score (waived for applicants who have a prior Master’s degree, an undergraduate GPA over 3.3, or 5 years of relevant, professional, full-time work experience)
  • International Applicants must also submit an official TOEFL score (Internet: 100, Computer: 250, Paper: 600) or IELTS 7.0 Overall (no less than 6.0 in each category)

MiM Curriculum

  • Financial Accounting
  • Decision Making and Data Analysis
  • Finance
  • Organizations and Human Capital
  • Marketing
  • Business Ethics and Public Policy
  • Strategic Management
  • Certificate Course 1
  • Certificate Course 2
  • Certificate Course 3
  • Certificate Course 4

Sample Course Sequencing - Fall Semester Start

Fall 1 (15 credits)

  • Financial Accounting
  • Decision Making and Data Analysis
  • Marketing
  • Certificate Course 1
  • Certificate Course 2

Spring 1 (15 credits)

  • Business Ethics and Public Policy
  • Organizations and Human Capital
  • Finance
  • Certificate Course 3
  • Certificate Course 4

Summer 1 (3 credits)

  • Strategic Management

 

Bachelor’s/MiM

The Master's in Management degree can also be combined with a Bachelor's degree through GWSB's new 4+1 Program, which enables students to complete both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in five years.

Admissions

Students interested in the bachelor’s/MiM program must meet the same standard for admission to the MiM program. Students must have a 3.0 minimum GPA for their undergraduate program and be in good academic standing with the University to be eligible for admission.

Curriculum

In addition to meeting the requirements for their undergraduate degree, which includes completing nine credits of shared graduate coursework, the combined Bachelor’s/MiM degree program requires the student to complete 24 credits of graduate coursework comprised of 15 credits of core business foundation courses, six credits of certificate required courses, and a three-credit certificate elective.

Sample Course Sequencing for the 4+1 Program

Senior Year (9 credits)

  • Decision Making and Data Analysis
  • Business Ethics and Public Policy
  • Certificate Course 1

Fall (12 credits)

  • Financial Accounting*
  • Marketing*
  • Certificate Course 2
  • Certificate Course 3

Spring (12 credits)

  • Organizations and Human Capital*
  • Finance
  • Strategic Management
  • Certificate Course 4

*Students who have completed the GWSB undergraduate equivalent of these courses will instead enroll in a different graduate-level course within the same department.

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