Master of Science in Management
You were made for more.
Leadership is about more than numbers. You understand the people you work with are more than a cog in a machine, and you’re ready to create a great work environment as a leader.
Prepare yourself for a fulfilling managerial career with a Master of Science in Management. Earn your MSM in only eighteen months by attending class* one night a week or completely online.
Complete the information form to be contacted by an admissions representative.
*The Master of Science in Management degree is available at the Bethany, Tulsa, and Del City campuses, as well as completely online.
Management Core - 19 credit hours
BADM 6123 – ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION (3 credit hours)
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.
ECO 5003 – THE ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT (3 credit hours)
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.
MGT 5133 – MANAGEMENT OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (3 credit hours)
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.
MGT 6143 – LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF MANAGEMENT (3 credit hours)
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.
MGT 6153 – HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION (3 credit hours)
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.
MGT 6131 – MANAGEMENT SEMINAR (1 credit hour)
This course consists of three elements: 1) a two-night seminar, Entrepreneurship, 2) a Portfolio created by the student demonstrating his or her growth from entry to completion of the program, and 3) an Exit Interview.
MSM Human Resources Concentration - 12 credit hours
MGT 6103 EMPLOYMENT LAW (3 credit hours)
Employment Law addresses human resource practices associated with each stage of the employment process and federal and state labor laws that regulate the employment relationship. Major topics include employee welfare and retirement benefits (ERISA), employee privacy, medical and drug screening, wage and hour protection, occupational safety and health, disabling illness or injury, and wrongful discharge. The course empowers students to understand the difference between what is legal and what is not, to recognize and avoid potential problems, and know when to turn to a lawyer. This course will cover the most important employment law topics in regard to the latest legislation, new regulations, and recent case law, including extended coverage of the rights of vulnerable employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act, racial discrimination, the use of background checks, the Family Medical Leave Act, and more.
MGT 5183 WORKFORCE PLANNING & EMPLOYMENT (3 credit hours)
Workforce planning, a core process of human resource management shaped by organizational strategy, ensures the right number of people with the right skills in the right place at the right time to reach short- and long-term organizational objectives. Workforce analysis involves three distinct phases including Supply Analysis, Demand (or Needs) Analysis and Gap Analysis. Altogether, this process yields information that can be melded together with the other components of workforce planning to form a strategic plan designed to cope with workforce challenges of the future.
MGT 6133 COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS (3 credit hours)
Demonstrates the art and science of compensation practice and its role in a company’s competitive advantage. The course focuses on the context of compensation practice, the criteria used to compensate employees, compensation system design issues, employee benefits, the challenges of compensating key strategic employee groups, and pay and benefits around the world, preparing readers to assume the roles of successful compensation professionals.
MGT 6203 HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (3 credit hours)
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.
MSM Leadership Concentration - 12 credit hours
MKT 5113 MARKETING MANAGEMENT (3 credit hours)
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.
MGT 6443 LEADERSHIP THEORY (3 credit hours)
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
MGT 6463 Diversity-Focused Leadership (3 credit hours)
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
MGT 6453 ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE (3 credit hours)
This course prepares graduate learners for the hyper-turbulent work environment by introducing behavioral science techniques and methodologies to systematically bring about high performing organizations. The course uses the “learning by doing” technique to help graduate students improve organizational effectiveness by means of behavior modification and individual self-actualization.
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
- No GMAT required.
Once you have submitted the application, you will be personally contacted within 48 hours. We will answer any questions at that time and get you started on your enrollment.
A maximum of nine (9) graduate credit hours may be transferred, pending approval of Program Director.
Official transcripts may be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to:
Southern Nazarene University
Professional and Graduate Studies
6729 NW 39th Expressway
Bethany, OK 73008
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 405.491.6332 with any questions.
Monday, August 5, 2019 – Online
Thursday, August 8, 2019 – Bethany
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 – Del City
Thursday, October 31, 2019 – Bethany
Monday, February 10, 2020 – Online
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 – Bethany
Monday, May 18, 2020 – Online
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 – Bethany
Program Length: 31 Credit Hours
Tuition: $675/Credit Hour
Students will automatically opt into textbook rentals through the Tree of Life bookstore. 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.
Laptops are required and are available to purchase through SNU. For more information on laptop requirements and pricing please call 405-491-6332.
*Effective January 1, 2019 – June 30, 2019
NOTE: Tuition and any program fees are due at the Organizational Meeting. This includes the first installment, if you are on a payment plan.