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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science in Management

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The Master of Science in Management (MSM) program at the Robert W. Plaster School of Business prepares students to assume greater management responsibilities and to more effectively progress in to leadership positions in their chosen career fields. This program is designed for students who did not major in Business as undergraduates. The MSM gives students flexibility in their program of study, based upon a solid foundation of core courses. The program is offered with convenient evening scheduling for busy working professionals. 

Students may choose a program of study in management by completing the
core curriculum, and then developing an individual plan of study including electives, directed study, and/or applied research efforts that help them achieve their personal career goals. Students may develop this plan of study with their assigned faculty advisor prior to completing the 18 credit hour core curriculum. 

The MSM program also offers a focused track of study in Human Resource Management. The Human Resource Management programs at the Plaster School of Business have been recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management and coordinates with professional certification requirements.

For more information please contact the Plaster School of Business advising office at 417-625-3182, or to apply for admission, please go to business.mssu.edu.

Admissions Criteria:

The Master of Science in Management is open to students holding a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a regionally accredited university, or recognized equivalent international university. The suggested minimum GPA for entry into the program is a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with a lower GPA may be considered due to special circumstances, such as the difficulty of their undergraduate degree program, or demonstrated evidence of significant career achievement. In some cases, a GMAT or GRE test score may be recommended to assess the potential for success in the program. 

Given that a study of business and management often includes quantitative reasoning and skills in using technology, it is recommended that students come into the program prepared to use these tools. Many good online review options exist in this regard. For a list of possible aids please call our business student advising office at the number listed above. 

To apply for this program, students need to complete the online application at www.mssu.edu and fulfill all requirements outlined on the Application for Graduate Admission for the Master of Science in Management. This includes: 1) payment of the application cost; 2) providing official transcripts of undergraduate work showing bachelor’s degree(s) earned; 3) providing a current resume; and 4) providing a personal goals statement. 

Students are strongly encouraged to begin this program in the Fall semester. Completed applications for admission should be filed with the Admissions office no later than July 15 for Fall admission, December 1 for Spring admission, and April 15 for Summer admission. 

For additional information contact:

Dr. Tom Schmidt

Plaster Hall 309L

417-625-3544 • schmidt-t@mssu.edu


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