Prepare to move up in your career: You'll do that here.

No bachelor's degree in business? The online master of science in management degree prepares you for advancement by using your existing experience instead of prerequisites. You'll increase your promotional opportunities and your knowledge base.

All of the programs within the Harrison College of Business and Computing hold the accreditation of the AACSB, an honor held by only 5% of business programs worldwide. Accreditation by the Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) recognizes us for the "deep" internationalization of all facets of our business program, meaning you can enter the field of international business with confidence.

What You'll Do 

Students earning an M.S. in management will learn business and management skills vital to moving into higher managerial positions. More specifically, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Customize your degree with by choosing electives relevant to your field
  • Complete an internship for credit giving you hands-on experience.
  • Work with and learn from faculty with industry experience.

What Can You Do with a Master’s Degree in Management?

The additional management training you earn with your master’s degree in management can help you stand out in your current position and prepare you to take on higher positions.

Career Opportunities

  • Project Manager
  • Management Analyst and Consultant
  • Operations Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Industrial Production Manager

Online: Management Degree Map

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Management by the Numbers

  • Top 5%

    Business Programs Worldwide

    Southeast’s AACSB Accreditation puts us in the top 5% of business programs worldwide.

  • $102K

    Project Management Specialist

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the median annual salary for project management specialists is $101,610.

  • $146K

    Human Resources Manager

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the median annual salary for human resources managers is $145,750.

Management (MS)

The Master of Science: Management degree is especially well suited for people who do not have a major at the undergraduate level in business administration but are employed in positions with managerial responsibilities. The additional management training will allow managers to better perform in their current position and advance to mid-level managerial positions. The program provides the business knowledge necessary to work within a business organization or corporation and enhances career options for those in other industries, such as health, advertising, non-profit or engineering.

In addition to the criteria established for general admission to graduate studies, applicants must have the following: 

  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or above on a 4.0 scale (overall or in last 60 credit hours of undergraduate work) 
  • Managerial work experience (preferred) 
  • 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. 
  • Official GRE, GMAT, LSAT or MCAT score. Applicants may request a waiver based upon significant work experience. 
  • Students without an undergraduate degree in business may need to document experience in or demonstrate proficiency in the required foundation coursework* prior to taking courses for which there are prerequisites. The foundation knowledge/coursework includes Principles of Management (MG 301), Statistics/Analytics (QM 257/PY 271/BA 601), and Management Information Systems (MI 375/BA 605). 

Prerequisite Courses 

  • Principles of Management (MG 301) 
  • Statistics/Analytics (QM 257/PY 271/BA 601) 
  • Management Information Systems (MI 375/BA 605) 

Required Courses 

  • BA600 Organizational Behavior in Practice (3)
  • BA620 Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods (3)
  • BA630 Integrated Decision Information Systems (3)
  • BA656 Applied Human Resource Management (3)
  • BA664 Organizational Leadership (3)
  • MG562 Organizational Theory & Design (3)

Choose 12 hours:

  • BA657 Applied Research Project (3)
  • BA658 Business Internship (3)
  • BA661 External Environment of Business (3)
  • BA662 Contemporary Issues in Business (3)
  • BA667 Liability Risks in Products and Services (3)
  • BA671 Business Topics Seminar (1-3)
  • ER521 Topics in Entrepreneurship (3)
  • ER531 Creative Problem Solving in Business (3)
  • ER551 Managing and Growing the New Venture (3)
  • ER562 New Product Development and Innovation Management (3)
  • MG5xx Management 500 level course (3)

Choose one with advice of program coordinator

  • GR698 Master's Final Comprehensive Examination (0)
  • GR699 Master's Oral Examination (0)

Harrison College of Business & Computing

This program is housed in the Harrison College of Business and Computing. The College prepares students for the global marketplace. Alumni work for some of the world’s largest corporations to some of today’s most innovative startups. The focus is on creating and innovating, data and trends, supported by faculty mentors who themselves are leaders in business and computing.

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Online Learning at Southeast

When it comes to your success, we do whatever it takes. Online learning at Southeast takes the same reputable college courses taught by Southeast faculty and makes them available anytime, anywhere.


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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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Office Location
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Mailing Address
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Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

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