The MSM curriculum puts it all together and prepares managers who know how to use technology to meet strategic objectives; who have business smarts; and who can meet the growing demand for technology savvy leadership
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Curriculum Structure & Content
The MSM curriculum is divided into the two modules: the business core and specialized management knowledge. The business core comprises one-half (15 credits) of the degree requirements with the remaining 15 credits coming from specialized management knowledge piece of the curriculum. Students have the option of substituting specialized technical electives from outside of the School of Management for some of management courses in the specialization area.
The Business Core: The business core provides the fundamental business knowledge needed to evaluate business models and to assume managerial positions in organizations. Coursework includes key functional areas in business: accounting, finance, marketing, strategic management, and leadership and organizational behavior.
Management Specialization Area: Each student selects a management area with a technical focus for in-depth study. Specialization courses are designed to complement the concepts offered in business core. Current specialization areas include: management information systems, e-commerce, and organization management (with an emphasis on managing technical professionals).
Specialized Technical Electives: Some of the courses in the management specialization areas can be selected from outside of the School of Management. For example, a student opting for the MIS specialization might take a course in project management from the Newark College of Engineering or a course in database design from the College of Computing Sciences. Specialized technical electives offer the opportunity to tailor the MSM curriculum to get the mix of technical and business courses that is best suited to students' interests and career plans.