Accomplish Something New
Maybe you just finished college, or you have a few years in the workforce on your resume. Whatever your background, continue growing your skills to advance in the business world with an online Master’s in Management from ACU. A flexible format accommodates you and our vibrant, virtual Christ-centered community helps you flourish.
About the Program
Our Master of Science in Management (MSM) program gives you the opportunity to add a fundamental understanding of business to the knowledge and skills you already possess. With a curriculum that emphasizes helping you increase your functional and analytical capabilities, and highly trained faculty with business acumen gained through real world experience, this degree will give you the tools you need to grow in your career. You can also take advantage of opportunities to specialize your learning with courses in analytics, marketing, healthcare administration, and other fields.
All the Details on Your Degree
In as little as 20 months, you will earn a broad understanding of management theory and practice, and the skills necessary to occupy senior positions within organizations. ACU’s Online Master of Science in Management degree is offered through a partnership between the College of Business Administration and the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at our ACU Dallas campus.
Foundations of Analytics
Operations and Information Technology Management
Upcoming Start Dates
January 10, 2023
March 7, 2023
COMMON JOB TITLES
Manager, Supply Chain Management
Manager, Data Analytics
Health Services Manager
Manager, Health Information Management
Curriculum & Concentrations
We divide the online MSM into two parts: a 21 credit-hour core focusing on general business skills and a nine credit-hour concentration offering more detailed insight into a particular industry or segment of organizational operations.
The core presents a thorough introduction to leadership and management, touching on key theories and models you can begin to apply in your existing career. From here, you’ll learn more about analytics and statistical analysis, including how these increasingly essential competencies are integral to finance, information systems, management, and marketing. Completing this exploration are courses in management accounting and finance principles, organizational behavior, using information technology to improve business functions, marketing and strategy to achieve specific goals, and business law and ethics. You’ll then customize your degree with a concentration in one of the following areas:
The Business Analytics concentration provides a foundation in problem-solving and data analysis skills by applying descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive models and methods for business decision-making.
The Healthcare Administration concentration helps you gain the working knowledge and academic qualifications to lead in the rapidly changing healthcare environment. Through the Healthcare Administration coursework, you will formalize strategic business knowledge while gaining experience in healthcare policies, regulations and understanding patient healthcare needs. You will be prepared to grow in the many opportunities as a leader in the healthcare industry.
International Business is the future for commerce and business growth. Developing and enhancing leadership skills applicable to administrative roles both domestically and abroad are part of the ever-changing business landscape. The International Business concentration explores the business environment from a global perspective that examines international management, logistics, and multinational business practices.
The Marketing concentration provides an in-depth opportunity for you to learn how to develop marketing plans that build on key concepts of consumer-based buying motivations, marketing research exploration of new trends, and integrating communication methods throughout the plan. Additionally, you will utilize technology and analytics to quantify marketing results and understand brand initiatives.
Operations and Supply Chain Management
The Operations and Supply Chain Management concentration provides an understanding of operations which are an integral part of every organization. Through the specific courses, you will learn about project management, operations strategies, lean Six Sigma, inventory management, and the overall importance of supply chain processes. The skills and knowledge gained through this concentration are in demand in every industry.
Meet the Program Director
Dr. Nancy Kucinski, Master of Science in Management
Dr. Nancy Kucinski is a Professor of Management and the Program Director for the Online Business Programs at ACU. She earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from Texas Tech University and a Ph.D. in Organizations, Strategy, and International Management from the University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Kucinski has more than thirty years of teaching experience and was a Dean at her former university. In addition, she is a guest professor at the University of Applied Sciences-Salzburg, Austria where she often travels to teach. She enjoys the virtual learning environment where she encourages students to engage with the course content as well as with each other. She is also interested in studying and researching the areas of environmental sustainability, eco-tourism, and intercultural understanding. Nancy is married to Dale, a retired airline pilot. They live on a small ranch outside of Abilene and have one son, Neal, who lives in New Braunfels.
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