Requirements for admission to the Master of Science in Management include:
- at least 3 years of appropriate full-time work experience
- current resume/vita including names and contact information of 3 professional/business
- 1-2 page purpose statement
- bachelors degree
- undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or above on a 4.0 scale (overall or in last
- submission of a GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MCAT score
If a Masters Degree has already been completed, the GMAT or GRE test can be waived.
- MG301 Principles of Management (3 hrs)
- PY271 Research Design and Analysis I (3 hrs)* OR PY571 Introductory Behavioral Statistics*
(3 hrs) QM257 Business Statistics is available to fulfill this requirement for online students.
*If student has a statistics course in another area or in the area of business, the
course may be accepted at the discretion of the Graduate Business Studies Director.
This degree may not be suitable for students on international visas or government
scholarships from their home countries, due to the limited face-to-face availability
of courses. A significant portion of this coursework is delivered online.
Residence Requirement and Transfer Credit
In all cases, over one-half of the coursework required in a degree program must be
completed at the Cape Girardeau campus, the university's Regional Campuses and Center,
or through Southeast Online. Students must work carefully with their advisor to insure
that the residence requirement is met. Transfer courses do not count toward meeting
the residence or 600-level requirements. No more than 12 hours of transfer credit
or credit older than 6 years may be applied to a graduate program. Transfer credit
must be accepted by the major advisor and is applied to a program at candidacy. Before
enrolling for credit at another institution, prior approval must be obtained from
the major advisor. Only credit in which a 'B' or better was earned will be accepted
for transfer. Credit for transfer is only acceptable if earned from a regionally accredited
institution. For programs in education, off-campus credit earned from a non-NCATE
accredited institution will not be accepted.
Second Master's Degree Transfer Credit
With approval of the advisor and the Dean of the Graduate Studies, nine hours from
the first master's degree may be applied to a second degree. Prior credit is subject
to the six year time limit.