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
  • General Management

Flexibility and Personal Attention

Schedule your education around your life. Programs may be delivered in a variety of formats including 100% online, in person, in a remote synchronous mode, or a combination. Connected classrooms let faculty, on-ground, and remote students interact in real time. No matter how you attend, you’ll receive personal attention in small class settings. Schedule a time to meet with an academic advisor today!

Faculty With Real-World Experience

The doctorly qualified faculty are experienced industry professionals who act as mentors, coaches and facilitators; not traditional teachers. You will learn from proven business minds who are working or have worked in the roles you may see yourself in one day.

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.



A Network of Support

Our knowledgeable, professional staff will be there to help from your first contact to the day you graduate and beyond. With free tutoringprofessional mentoringlifetime career services, and networking opportunities throughout the year, you’ll have the resources you need for academic and professional success.

Year-round registration and four 11-week semesters let you plan your academic year in advance and progress through your program at a steady pace.

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.


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.

View Overview, Courses, and Graduation Requirements

Walsh MSM Admission Requirements:

  • Possess an undergraduate degree or higher from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and U.S. Department of Education (USDE), Credits completed outside of the United States must be evaluated by an agency that is a member of NACES (
  • A cumulative grade point average of a 2.750 or better on a 4.000 scale.
    • Individuals with a cumulative grade point average lower than 2.750, but not below 2.000, will be considered for provisional admission
  • A recommended minimum of two years professional work experience.
  • No GMAT or GRE required.

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.


Apply online or speak with an admissions advisor today. Call 248-823-1600 or email

Appointments are available Monday through Friday.

Why Walsh?

“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

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.

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