Master of Science in Management

Leadership is about more than numbers. The people you work with and those you lead are the most valuable assets to any organization. If you understand the people you work with are more than a cog in a machine and are ready to create a great work environment as a leader, the M.S. Management degree could be the right fit for you.

Learn about tried and true management techniques as well as foundational knowledge on economics, human resources, communication, and more. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. Prepare yourself for a fulfilling managerial career by applying for the M.S. Management program today and earn your degree in only eighteen months by attending class* one night a week or completely online.

Torn between earning an MBA or MSM? Learn more here.

What Makes This Program Unique?
Earning a degree while working full time or raising a family has never been more possible. Here’s why adult students are thriving and reaching their goals at SNU:

  • Classes take place one night a week or entirely online.
  • Students focus on one class at a time
  • Students study alongside other adults in similar stages of life.
  • Instructors with vast amounts of industry experience guide students through courses.
  • Textbooks are  delivered directly to your door at the beginning of each class.
  • A dedicated student success advisor guides students through the duration of your studies.

Career Outcomes
Many students find earning an M.S. Management helps launch them into the next stage of their career. They may find an executive-level position within their current organization or seek new roles fitting their experience and education. 

As you vie for leadership positions, here are some areas to consider:

  • Business Management Analyst
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Consultant
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Sales Manager

With a good work ethic and the right qualifications, you are sure to soar. Learn how you can reach your goals and achieve a management position here.

Student Testimonials
“[This program] was perfect because I could work and finish my degree in a reasonable amount of time… SNU is a small university, and they care. You are not just a student. You are not just a number. The instructors cared, and you took classes with a group of people that really became family.” – Stan Chase, M.S. Management

Bethany, Tulsa, Del City, Online

Business Essentials
Credit hours: 4
This course provides a foundation in professional business concepts related to accounting, economics, finance, global business, marketing, management, and business law and ethics. 

Exploring Business Strategies
Credit hours: 3
This course explores managerial skills necessary for strategy development.  Emphasis will be placed upon generating value and sustaining competitive advantage within the marketplace. 

Ethics & Law
Credit hours: 3
This course examines law, regulation, and ethics within business. Emphasis will be placed on the laws that regulate business relationships and attention will be given to the importance of ethical practices upon the employee, firm, consumer, and society.  Case studies are incorporated to assist the student in understanding ethical practices and the laws governing today’s business environment as well as social responsibility and ethical leadership.

Marketing for the 21st Century
Credit hours: 3|
This course incorporates the techniques necessary for formulating domestic and global marketing strategies for the 21st century. Emphasis will be placed on the evaluation of marketing opportunities, analysis of marketing mix activities, and assessment of corporate marketing strategy implementation.

Global Business
Credit hours: 3
This course explores business operations necessary to compete in the global marketplace. Attention is focused on business models and barriers to global expansion such as cultural, political, or economic aspects.

Strategic Leadership for Organizations
Credit hours: 3
This course enhances the ability to lead organizations and their members. Emphasis will be placed upon organizational behavior theory, effective communication practices, motivational theory, and organizational culture analysis.

Management Analytics
Credit hours: 3
This course emphasizes the usage of quantitative techniques to support strategic managerial decision-making.  Focus will be on the analysis of data and application of findings rather than mathematical developments, with the goal to solve practical business problems. 

Quality Management Systems
Credit hours: 3
This course focuses on management practices related to implementing a quality management system. Emphasis will be placed on the customer, product quality, process approach and improvement, evidence-based decision making, and technology.

Global Leadership
Credit hours: 3
This course focuses on leadership practices which address issues in the global environment. Emphasis will be placed on culture, motivation, organizational behavior, and team performance.

Project Management
Credit hours: 3
This course focuses on developing an organized approach to  managing a project. Emphasis will be placed on planning, scheduling, controlling, resource allocation, and performance measurement.

Strategic Human Resource Management
Credit hours: 3
This course focuses on the framework for helping organizational leaders/hr leaders/leaders develop a superior workforce. Emphasis is placed on performance management, coaching, mentoring, and succession planning.

Enrolling at SNU is a simple process. With rolling start dates, there’s no need to wait months at a time to begin your educational journey. Once you have earned your bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, take the following steps:

Step 1. Apply online at

Step 2. Complete your FAFSA at using school code 003149

Step 3. Send official transcripts to SNU at or ATTN: SNU PGS Admissions, Southern Nazarene University, 6729 NW 39th Expressway, Bethany, OK 73008.

You will be contacted regarding any supporting materials we may need. Upon acceptance, your student success advisor will help you enroll and prepare for success as an adult student at SNU.

Don’t wait to make your dreams happen. Begin working toward your degree as soon as possible with start dates occurring throughout the year! Once accepted, you will be able to set your start for the soonest start date, as space allows, or plan for future enrollment.

January 11, 2021 – Del City
January 20, 2021 – Online
January 21, 2021 – Bethany

April 26, 2021 – Tulsa
April 27, 2021 – Bethany
April 28, 2021 – Online


Program Cost

We strive to deliver valuable programs to you at an affordable price, with help from financial aid options such as grants, scholarships, tuition assistance, loans, and more. All tuition and fees are listed below so you can feel confident in your decision to enroll at SNU without unexpected expenses. To learn about resources available to you, visit our financial aid page and connect with a representative to discuss your unique needs.

Program Length: 34 Credit Hours
Tuition: $575 per Credit Hour*
Fees: N/A

Textbooks: Students are automatically opted into a program that will deliver books to their home address before each course. If desired, students have the option to choose a different plan offered through Tree of Life or opt out of all Tree of Life textbook plans and order books elsewhere.

*Effective June 1, 2020- July 1, 2021

Going back to school for your master’s degree is a huge investment in your future. Be sure you have all the tools you need to ensure you’re making the right decision and that you will be successful on your educational journey.

Choosing the Right Program
We want to help you make the decision that will lead you to your goals. Learn how an M.S. Management from the right university can position you for success in any organizational structure.

Do You Need a Master’s Degree?

Financial Benefits of an MBA and M.S. Management
How to Become a Manager
5 Ways a Master’s Degree Improves Career Prospects
What is an Accredited College and How Does it Affect Your Education?

Selecting the Right Format
Choosing the right learning format is an important aspect of setting yourself up for success as an adult student. These resources can help you choose between online and in-person options, understand the value of accelerated courses, and more.

Online vs. In-Person Education
Why Every Adult Should Consider an Online Degree Program
How Online Degree Programs Work
Why Accelerated Courses Work for Adults
Public vs. Private Universities
Benefits of Adult College Programs

Getting Started and Enrolling
Going back to school doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Understand what you need to know when entering the world of academia, like how to finance your degree, how to gather transcripts, and applying for college.

Are You Ready for College?
Your Most Pressing Financial Aid Questions Answered
Everything You Need to Know about College Transcripts

Succeeding as an Adult Student
Many adults have thrived at SNU at all of our locations, including online. See some of these resources to learn how they have done it and prepare yourself to do the same!

How to Get Energy for Class
Use These Resources to Succeed as an Adult Student
Five FREE Time Management Tools for Adult Students
How to Excel as a Student with a Full-Time Job
How Adult Students Can Achieve Work-Life Balance

Succeeding as a Military Student
You’ve served your country, and that gives you a unique view of the world, approach education and the benefits you receive as an adult student. Our VETS Center is fully-staffed and here to assist students as they return to school, and we also share veteran-specific information on our blog. See some of the resources below or contact our VETS Center directly if you would like further support.

VA Headaches? Here’s What the Best Universities for Veterans Offer
Top 4 Financial Aid Options for Veterans You Don’t Have to Pay Back
What Are Your Options for VA Education Benefits?
What Veterans Need to Know Before Going Back to School
How SNU Serves Veterans

Looking for more ways to make the most of your educational investment? Get free ebooks on topics important to adult students, information-rich infographics, and regular tips on succeeding as an adult student on our blog.

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Credit hours: 3

This course focuses on the planning and management aspects of operations. Emphasis will be placed on resource allocation, capacity planning, management of patient flows and scheduling. 


Credit hours: 3

This course examines policy, law, ethics, and the government’s role within the healthcare industry. Emphasis will be placed on the laws and policies that regulate business relationships and attention will be given to the importance of ethical practices upon the employee, firm, consumer, and society. 


Credit hours: 3

This course examines social issues, current trends and the impact on healthcare administration and strategy. Emphasis will be placed on controversies, healthcare reform, artificial intelligence and the impact these trends have on healthcare administration. 


Credit hours: 3

This course explores leadership strategies necessary to effectively lead in the healthcare industry. Students will be given the opportunity to develop leadership skills needed by top-level healthcare managers. Attention is focused on human resource management, leading, building alliances, proactive teamwork, and conflict resolution.