2017-2018 Bulletin 
    Jul 15, 2020  
2017-2018 Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Management, MA

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The MA in Management (MAM) is a fast-track degree that equips students with essential management knowledge as well as specialized training in a functional area. The program is designed for the recent college graduate or early to mid-career professionals, who are looking to expand their competencies in management and business practices. After completing the degree and gaining additional work experience, graduates/alumni have the option of returning within five (5) years to earn a Drucker MBA – with MAM work applied in part toward the MBA.

Degree Requirements

The MA in Management (MAM) is a flexible program that can be completed in two semesters (one academic year) on a full-time basis or four semesters (two academic years) on a part-time basis. The MAM degree is ideal for students who are looking to transition careers, develop as managers in a specific area, or acquire new knowledge and skills in management. Candidates range from recent college graduates to those with several years of work experience. The program provides a solid foundation in management with an optional concentration in Supply Chain, Finance, and Marketing. Additional concentration options are forthcoming.

MA Management Unit Breakdown

Core Courses 12 Units
Concentration Courses 20 Units
Total Degree 32 Units

The Master of Arts in Management (MAM) degree program consists of 32 semester units. Most courses offered are 4 unit courses (comprising 14 sessions of three hours each). A limited range of 2 unit courses are generally offered as special interest topics. The teaching year is concentrated in the fall and spring semesters although an increasingly substantive summer program includes select core courses and electives.

Core Courses

  • Business Analytics I
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Financial Accounting


Upon completion of foundational courses for management MAM students have the option to direct their studies in a specific area of concentration that aligns with their professional and career goals. Up to 12 units of elective courses may count towards a concentration. Available concentrations include the following (required course for the concentration):

  • Finance (Corporate Finance)
  • Marketing (Marketing Management)
  • Supply Chain (Operations Management)


University Policies.  University policies detailed in the Registration & Enrollment  section of the Bulletin apply.

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