msl concentration in management

Program Coordinator: Katrina Stark

The management role in most organizations has expanded and intensified in scope, expectations, and measured outcomes. It is essential for managers to constantly upgrade knowledge and skills working with personnel, facilities, legal and policy directives, planning, implementation and outcome assessment, revenue generation and fiscal accountability, and community, regional and state relations, and development.

The MSL degree program in management is designed to address the changing demands of leadership positions in a variety of organizations, with a focus on not-for-profit agencies and similar organizations. The curriculum provides opportunities for students to prepare for a career as an executive in their profession or to enhance careers.

Graduates in the MSL management degree program are able to effectively implement the following outcomes:


  1. Apply key concepts, theories, and data regarding society, and the challenges and opportunities in a diversity of organizations in the public sector.
  2. Apply the process of management, supervision, and development of personnel in an organization.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to efficiently manage the fiscal affairs of revenue generation and expense parameters of an organization.
  4. Articulate and implement strategies for renewal and empowerment within their organizational context.
  5. Demonstrate awareness and application of ethical and legal principles and judgments for management roles and responsibilities in a wide range of organizations.
  6. Implement marketing theories to convey the mission and the activities of organizations.
  7. Demonstrate effective development, implementation, and evaluation of plans and outcomes to expand the effectiveness of organizations.

The MSL degree in management is intended for individuals who work in administrative and entry-level management positions or whose career objective is management. These individuals have chosen to expand the scope and effectiveness of their skills and knowledge to further their contribution to their organization and to enhance their career development.

Students who have completed graduate coursework in management may be able to transfer up to six (6) credits. The coursework must be from an accredited institution with grades of “B” (3.0) or better. The coursework may not be older than six (6) years at the time of planned graduation. Credit cannot be given for experiential work completed prior to enrollment in the program.

The following management courses are required for the concentration and are offered in series following the core curriculum.

Management Course and Title Credits
MSL 500 Information Systems OR
MSL 520 Systems Design and Project Management 3
MSL 510 Organization Training and Development 3
MSL 512 Grant Writing and Administration 3
MSL 509 Human Motivation and Learning OR
MSL 610 Leadership and Innovation in Organizations 3
Total Management Concentration 12

The following management courses are electives for the concentration. Twelve credits must be taken from the following.

Management Elective Course and Title Credits
MSL 500 Management Information Systems (if not in concentration) 3
MSL 508 Personnel Management and Administration 3
MSL 509 Human Motivation and Learning (if not used for concentration) 3
MSL 520 Systems Design and Project Management (if not used for concentration) 3
MSL 530 Marketing Organizations 3
MSL 560 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
MSL 592 Special Topic or Travel Course 3
MSL 610 Leadership and Innovation in Organizations (if not used for concentration) 3
MSL 620 Strategy Formation, Planning and Evaluation 3
MSL 660 Health Care Finance 3
MSM 515 Government and Not for Profit Accounting 3
Electives approved by advisor and program coordinator.
Total Management Electives


Course Rotation Guide

The course rotation information is currently under review and redesign due to the change in course length (8 week offerings), teach-out options for students, and program re-design. Please speak with your Advisor for information on course rotation.


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