Do more than manage, excel in the industry by expanding your knowledge.

A Master of Science: Management degree from Southeast prepares managers to better perform in their current positions and advance to the next level. You’ll gain business knowledge that will allow you to better work within any business or corporation.

What You’ll Do

The Master of Science in Management degree is designed for a non-industry specific education, giving you a broad managerial perspective.

  • This degree will open doors for students and increase employment opportunities
  • It will increase students' lifetime learning potential
  • This degree will allow for promotional advantages
  • This degree will increase confidence, maturity, and influence in the workplace

Requirements for Admission

  • At least 3 years of appropriate full-time work experience
  • Current resume/vita including names and contact information of 3 professional/business references
  • Letter of intent addressing preparation for graduate study, ability to succeed at the graduate level and professional goals and objectives. The letter should address what the applicant expects to achieve through graduate-level study. The letter should be typed, a maximum of 750 words in length, and be addressed to the Director of Admissions
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or above on a 4.0 scale (overall or in last 60 hours)
  • Submission of a GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MCAT score. Applicants may request a waiver based upon significant work experience.

If a Master’s Degree has already been completed, the GMAT or GRE test can be waived.

Prerequisite Classes

  • MG301 Principles of Management (3 hrs)
  • QM257 Business Statistics (3) OR PY271 Research Design and Analysis I (3 hrs)* OR PY571 Introductory Behavioral Statistics* (3 hrs) 

Outcomes & Careers 

  • 98% 

    Successful Outcomes Rate 

    Students graduating with degrees from the Department of Management report being employed or furthering their education six months after graduation.

  • $121k+

    Human Resources Manager

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a Human Resources Manager is $121,220.

  • $132k+

    Sales Manager

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for a Sales Manager is $132,290.

  • $87k 

    Management Analyst

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a Management Analyst is approximately $87,660.

Graduate Assistantships

The graduate assistantship (GA) is designed to provide support during full-time graduate study. It’s an opportunity for the graduate students to serve in a professional role while establishing a professional relationship with faculty and administrators. In addition to a per year stipend, GAs gain valuable experience. There are two kinds of assistantships: teaching and administrative.

What You’ll Study

With a Master of Science in Management degree, you’ll learn managing and growing a business, innovation, and organizational theory. You’ll complete a minimum of 30 credit hours to achieve this degree.

Master of Science - Management - 30 Hours Required

  • BA600 Organizational Behavior in Practice (3)
  • BA620 Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods (3)
  • BA641 Entrepreneurship (3)
  • BA656 Applied Human Resource Management (3)
  • BA664 Organizational Leadership (3)
  • BA667 Liability Risks in Products and Services (3)
  • MG562 Organizational Theory & Design (3)
Choose 9 hours from:
  • BA657 Applied Research Project (3)
  • BA661 External Environment of Business (3)
  • BA662 Contemporary Issues in Business (3)
  • BA671 Business Topics Seminar (1-3)
  • ER521 Topics in Entrepreneurship (3)
  • ER531 Innovation (3)
  • ER551 Managing and Growing the New Venture (3)
  • ER561 Business Planning for New Ventures (3)
  • MG5xx Management 500 level course (3)

College of Business and Computing

The Master of Science in Management is housed within the College of Business and Computing. The College prepares students to find creative solutions to problems. Application and analysis merge, creating students ready to figure things out and then use that knowledge to make things better.

Graduate Coordinators

Graduate coordinators serve as the contact for graduate programs. The coordinators are most often faculty within the college which houses the program, helping you to get questions answered and first-hand knowledge of the degree requirements and placement opportunities.


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Getting the Job

Your education is just one piece to launching an extraordinary career. Once you’ve mastered the material, you still have to find the job you want, make the right connections, sell your knowledge and experience—and if all this is giving you anxiety, don’t panic. SEMO’s Career Services office is here to help you with the next step. They’ll provide the expertise and support you need, so you’re landing your dream job in no time.

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Department of Management
Office Phone
(573) 651-2121
Office Location
Dempster Hall, 260
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 5850
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701