M.S. Management

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. 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

Engage in this 31-credit-hour master’s degree program that will prepare you for effective leadership and management, wherever you go. As a student, you’ll gain foundational knowledge of economics, communication, human resources and more, that you will use in your career. Continue reading to see all M.S. Management courses and descriptions!

Credit hours: 3
This course examines organizational communication theory and process. Special emphasis is given to common and special problems associated with interpersonal and intergroup communication affecting business decisions and operations.

Credit hours: 3
This course examines economics from a historical perspective. Economic principles are discussed from a management perspective, including production, costs, exchange, distribution and consumption. Students apply economic concepts such as scarcity and opportunity costs, relationship between aggregate supply and demand, profit maximization, foreign trade and banking systems.

Credit hours: 3
This course deals with behavioral social systems in work organizations. Topics include individual and group behavior, leadership, organizational change and development, behavioral research, decision processes and motivation processes.

Credit hours: 3
This course provides the management student with a sound understanding of today’s legal environment. Lectures, reading, group activities and actual case studies are incorporated to assist the student in complying with the appropriate laws governing today’s business environment.

Credit hours: 3
The focus of this module is to examine the functional areas of human resource management, including acquisition and placement, job analysis and design, training and development, performance management and rewarding of human resources. Extensive reading, writing, group discussions and case studies are analyzed.

Credit hours: 3
This course is an advanced marketing course that incorporates the techniques and functions of management and marketing as they relate to product, place, price and promotion. Extensive reading, case analysis and marketing plan preparation are used throughout the course.

Credit hours: 3
This course presents a rational, ethical framework, consistent with Christian values, by which decisions and actions undertaken by business people can be evaluated.  Ethics will be examined through case studies, class discussions and position papers related to the students’ experiences.

Credit hours: 3
This course provides a comprehensive understanding of leadership theory and its applications from the early 1900s to present. Students will examine skills and trait leadership, transformational and transactional leadership, situational, charismatic, contingency theory, path-goal theory, leader-member exchange, servant leadership, the psychodynamic approach to leadership, and women in leadership. Students will continue to develop a personal leadership plan, which will serve to identify personal leadership strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities in order to hone leadership effectiveness.

Credit hours: 3
Human resource development is the framework for helping employees develop their personal and organizational skills, knowledge, and abilities; that is, the integrated use of training, organization, and career development efforts to improve individual, group, and organizational effectiveness. HRD develops the key competencies that enable individuals in organizations to perform current and future jobs through planned learning activities. Human Resource Development includes staffing strategies that reinforce business strategies, staffing technology, and how to evaluate and improve staffing systems. This course also includes topics related to employee training, career development, performance management and development, coaching / mentoring, succession planning, key employee identification, tuition assistance, and organization development.

Credit hours: 3
This course provides a comprehensive understanding of leadership theory and its applications from the Programs & Curricula Southern Nazarene University  2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 65 early 1900s to present. Students will examine skills and trait leadership, transformational and transactional leadership, situational, charismatic, contingency theory, path-goal theory, leader-member exchange, servant leadership, the psychodynamic approach to leadership, and women in leadership. Students will continue to develop a personal leadership plan, which will serve to identify personal leadership strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities in order to hone leadership effectiveness

Credit hours: 1
Entrepreneurship will be examined in a two-week seminar. Entrepreneurial spirit services as a major fuel source driving our economic base. Linking the science of business to this entrepreneurial energy will be a major focus of the seminar.

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 degrees.snu.edu/apply

Step 2. Complete your FAFSA at fafsa.gov using school code 003149

Step 3. Send official transcripts to SNU at pgsadmissions@snu.edu 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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 – Tulsa
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 – Bethany
Monday, May 18, 2020 – Online
Monday, August 10, 2020 – Online
Monday, August 10, 2020 – Bethnay
Thursday, September 10, 2020 – Del City
Monday, October 19, 2020 – Bethany
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 – Tulsa
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 – 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: 31 Credit Hours
Tuition: $675 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 July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

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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