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Master of Science in Management


Master Your Future

A post-graduate degree can be the ticket to advancement in your chosen field! The MSM program is designed to complement your undergraduate degree and prepare you for management roles in your chosen area of passion.

Our Master of Science in Management program is designed for working adults – with a bachelor’s degree in any background – who are looking for an opportunity to expand their knowledge of management and human resource management. This degree is specifically designed for individuals who do not have an undergraduate business degree.

Is time an issue? This program is designed with your convenience in mind. Courses are offered in an 8-week, online format and students can attend full-time or part-time. Students attending full-time can complete the degree in as little as three semesters, while part-time students can complete the degree in five.

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As a Masters of Management student, you may choose a program of study in management by completing the core curriculum and then pursuing the general management emphasis. This study path is designed for students preparing to move into leadership roles with their current organization or seeking to move into a new career field.

The MSM program also offers a focused track of study in Human Resource Management. The Human Resource Management programs at the Plaster College 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 College of Business advising office at 417-625-3182, or to apply for admission, please go to

For more details about the program learning goals and outcomes, click here.

Core Curriculum

MGMT 520: Managerial Communication
MGMT 550: Contemporary Management
MGMT 552: Strategic Management
MGMT 521: Data Analytics for Managers
MGMT 541: Organizational Behavior
MGMT 501: Law and Ethical Leadership
FIN 550: Applied Managerial Finance
Management Emphasis
MRKT 572: Marketing Management
IB 510: International Management
MGMT 631: Operations and Resource Planning
Human Resources Emphasis
MGMT 643: Recruitment and Retention
MGMT 645: Compensation and Rewards
MGMT 647: Training and Development

Flexible Scheduling

The degree requires 30 graduate hours and is offered in an online format with 8-week classes. Students can choose whether they would like to attend full-time or part-time to be flexible with work and family.


MSM Admissions Information

Students may enter the program in August (for the Fall semester) or January (for the Spring semester). To apply for this program, students need to complete the online application and fulfill all requirements outlined below and on the Application for Graduate Admission for the Master of Science in Management. An application materials checklist is available online at

Completed applications for admission should be filed with the Admissions Office before the deadlines noted below:

Intended Program Start Date 


Spring (January) 

Fall (August) 

Early Admission Deadline 

October 1st

May 1st

Regular Admission Deadline 

December 1st

July 15th

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