Master of Science in Management

The Master of Science in Management (MSM) develops skill sets and behaviors to enable you to become a more effective leader and advance your career. Learning methodology consisting of application, self-reflection, and simulation based on modern management and leadership theories provide the knowledge and skills to help you make an immediate impact in business.

The MSM offers concentrations in Human Resource Management, Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship, Strategic Leadership, and General Management.

Why Walsh?

Faculty With Real-World Experience

There’s no substitute for experience. 95% of Walsh faculty bring their real-world industry experience into the classroom . You will learn from proven business minds who have worked or are working in the roles you may see yourself in one day.

Flexibility and Personal Attention

As a college designed entirely around the needs of busy people, we allow you to schedule classes around your life. Take classes entirely online, at one of our convenient locations, or a combination of both and make your education work for you.

A Network of Support

Our knowledgeable, professional staff will be there to help from your first contact to the day you graduate. With free tutoring, professional mentoring, and lifetime career services, you’ll have the resources you need for academic and professional success.

Lifetime Career Services

Walsh alumni can be found in nearly every Fortune 500 company in Michigan. Career Services has the tools, resources, and experienced staff to help you find a new job, navigate a career change, or advance in your current role.

SHRM Curriculum Alignment

The Master of Science in Management Human Resource Concentration is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) curriculum requirements. MSM-HR concentration students benefit from our unique course design which focuses extensively on the SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge (BASK). This focus prepares our students for the SHRM certification exam. Candidates for the SHRM-CP certification are not required to hold an HR title and do not need previous HR experience to apply to take the exam. However, a degree from an Academically Aligned program, such as our Master of Science in Management (MSM), is recommended.


Accreditation: This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Master of Science in Management Courses

Management coursework focuses on building and developing organizational structure for businesses to operate with health and success. Management helps you hone the skills necessary for leading organizations and building capacities for organizational learning and development. Designing and Leading Competitive Organizations examines the strategic decisions necessary to creating an organization’s brand for a competitive advantage. You’ll learn how to position an organization in local, national, and global environments to achieve business goals. Walsh offers four 11-week courses and year-round registration so you can start your program anytime and see the end goal sooner.


Overview, Courses, and Graduation Requirements

MBA/MSM Dual Degree

Earn two graduate degrees in one concise program, the dual MBA/MSM. Combine the depth of a Master of Science in Management with the strength of the internationally-ranked Walsh Master of Business Administration (MBA). Speak with a Walsh advisor to learn more.

Already Certified?

If you have a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), Professional in Human Resources (PHR), or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification, you will receive advanced standing credit for MGT 555, Global Human Resource Management.

Learning Outcomes

The Master of Science in Management prepares you with the knowledge and skills to lead an organization with confidence. You’ll become proficient in developing organizational structure and creating competitive operations for wherever your career takes you. Upon completion of the Master of Science in Management, you’ll be equipped to:

  • Build capacities for organizational learning.
  • Design and lead competitive organizations with branding and positioning.
  • Manage employee relations including labor units, compensation, and benefits.
  • Develop and maintain an effective workforce.
  • Conduct business internationally with confidence and cultural awareness.


Take the first step toward the rest of your life.
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FastTrack Your Education

FastTrack is an accelerated degree program that lets you earn credits for both a master’s and doctoral degree at the same time. Meet with a Walsh advisor to learn more.

Employment Opportunities

With a Master of Science in Management from Walsh, you’ll be ready with tools and skills for leading a team, organization, business, and even an industry. Careers in human resources and organizational leadership are strengthened by the MSM, and competent, well-rounded leaders are needed in every field around the world.

What Our Alumni Are Saying

“The best thing I learned from Walsh was how to work in teams. This approach raised my EQ, leadership capabilities, and understanding of how to leverage individual strengths to the positive completion of projects.” Todd Hohauser, MSM ’03