Online Master of Science in Management

Does your current position have you wondering if you need another degree to excel to the next level? Open the door to a vocationally-based career built for growth, and improve your prospect for promotion by upgrading your functional skill set with our AACSB-accredited Master of Science in Management.

Does your current position have you wondering if you need another degree to excel to the next level? Open the door to a vocationally-based career built for growth, and improve your prospect for promotion by upgrading your functional skill set with our AACSB-accredited Master of Science in Management.

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Our online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you – intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.

About the Program

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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.

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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.

Required Hours

30 hours
20 months

Example Coursework

Foundations of Analytics
Operations and Information Technology Management
Strategic Marketing

Upcoming Start Dates

August 23, 2022
October 18, 2022


Manager, Supply Chain Management
Project Manager
Manager, Data Analytics
Health Services Manager
Manager, Health Information Management
Marketing Manager
International Consultant


Management Business Analytics

Business Analytics

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.





Management Healthcare AdministrationHealthcare Administration

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.  




Management International Business

International Business

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.




Management Marketing


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.




Management Operations and Supply Chain Management

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

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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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To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Submit official transcripts showing earned bachelor’s from a regionally accredited college or university or the equivalent.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and no work experience or a GPA between 2.5-2.95 with quality full-time work experience.  Case by case decision process.
  • Submit a current resume and letter of intent.
  • Have completed course prerequisites which include basic accounting, economics, and statistics. ACU offers short courses to help any student who does not meet these requirements.

No GRE or GMAT required.

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ACU’s College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), the highest accreditation body for schools of business.

  • Of the more than 2,000 institutions in the world offering business degrees, only 5% have earned AACSB accreditation.
  • ACU’s College of Business is one of two business programs affiliated with the Churches of Christ that is AACSB accredited.
  • ACU’s College of Business is one of seven programs among more than 100 institutions in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) that has achieved this level of academic distinction.
  • Of the 40+ private schools of business in the state of Texas, ACU is one of only nine achieving this accreditation.