Master of Science in Management (MSM)

The Master of Science in Management (MSM) program is a generalist graduate business program designed specifically for individuals with non-business academic backgrounds/degrees. Students do not need any professional work experience to be admitted to this 30-credit program. Grounded in the fields of management, economics, applied psychology, and quantitative methods, the unique 10-course curriculum encompasses the primary business disciplines to help you round out your undergraduate training and experience. Students will learn how economics, technology, social science and quantitative methods can be used to solve today’s complex and managerial challenges.

In today’s competitive global workplace, having the right technical skills is extremely important, but it is often not enough. Businesses need people who can enter the workplace with the ability to transform technical expertise into business solutions. Through the MSM coursework and other learning experiences, students are guided in developing a core set of critical thinking, collaboration, communication and innovation skills that are keys to success at the intersection business and technology. The MSM courses help students master business fundamentals and enrich their capacity to communicate effectively across business and technical domains.

Stevens is renowned for excellence in project management, leadership and innovation management. Not only are these skills important to technical professionals, they also impart a competitive edge regardless of previous field of study or current type of work. Our faculty includes thought leaders who are experienced professionals, many of whom were managers at Fortune 500 organizations. Be a part of a major technical university that on the one hand has a rich tradition of excellence in applied science and engineering, and on the other is also home to original thought leaders in management science.

The MS in Management program is offered on campus on weekdays and via the WebCampus platform. Courses are offered year-round, in fall, spring and summer semesters. Corporate sponsored programs are also offered at company sites.

Degree Requirements: The MS in Management degree comprises 10 courses (30 credits). A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to graduate.

Admission Requirements: The Master of Science in Management program is designed for students having less than two years work experience. Admission to the program requires a bachelor’s degree with at least a “B” average, and two letters of recommendation. Meeting minimum admissions standards does not guarantee admission; minimum requirements serve as a guide to the minimum expected qualifications necessary to be considered for admission.

Students can apply at any time during the year. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis.

International students must also submit a GMAT/GRE score.

Structure of the MSM Program

The MSM program comprises eight business core courses and two electives:

Business Core

MGT 506Economics for Managers


MGT 609/PME 609Project Management Fundamentals


MGT 641Marketing Management


MGT 657Operations Management


MGT 671Technology and Innovation Management


MGT 689Organizational Behavior and Design


MGT 699Strategic Management


FIN 515Financial Decision Making



Students choose two additional electives from an array of courses. Courses may be chosen from within the School of Business or from other Schools at Stevens.

Students may also elect to take a Curricular Practical Training (CPT) course (MGT 702) which involves an educationally relevant, practical assignment aimed at augmenting the academic content of the student’s program. Students engage in a company project related to the focus of their academic program. The project is conducted under the supervision of a faculty advisor and an industry mentor. The CPT is intended to provide students with practical experience that complements their academic knowledge through active learning under real-world conditions.