Master of Management (MM)

  • Credits: 37
  • Degree:
    Master of Management

Program Description

The program provides leadership and management skills and an introduction to the best of current industry practices in private, public and non-profit organizations.

The curriculum consists of a core of management foundation coursework combined with numerous concentration and elective options that allow students to specialize in areas of interest. The application of theory to management practice is emphasized. A required management seminar series focuses on the development of “people management” skills and the integration of knowledge acquired throughout the program.

Concentrations

A concentration can be a key element in your management degree, providing specialized skills and knowledge that can enrich your career. Choose from the list below. (Availability varies at each Cambridge College location. Call Admissions at 1.800.877.4723 and ask your admissions counselor.)

Each of these concentrations is also available as a stand-alone graduate certificate program for students who would like to acquire specialized skills and knowledge but do not presently wish to enroll in the degree program. Certificate courses may be transferred into the Master of Management degree program – see transfer credit policy.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Management program will:

  • develop strong communication, analytical, research and decision-making skills
  • learn to manage themselves and their own professional development, and to  manage and lead others
  • have the ability to use and understand the role of technology in organizations
  • learn to manage human, financial and informational resources
  • understand how to foster change and innovation and value and promote diversity in organizations
  • understand the global, social and environmental context of management and the importance of ethical and socially responsible decision-making

Careers

Graduates are trained for advancement into supervisory and management positions in business, non-profit and government organizations.

Management career opportunities include jobs in:

  • human resources
  • retailing
  • marketing
  • financial services
  • information technology
  • health care
  • non-profit management
  • organizational development
  • consulting
  • training and development

Curriculum


Management Seminar and Project
9
Credits

MMG500 Master of Management Orientation Seminar (0 credit)

Management Seminar I: Self-Diagnosis and Goal Setting
MMG 691 2 credit(s)
The Management Seminar serves as a learning laboratory for students to develop, integrate and demonstrate competencies in personal, professional and academic development. It provides an opportunity for students to test and apply learning in a practical and experiential context and to integrate experience and theory. In the first semester students self-diagnose their academic and managerial skills and develop academic and professional goals and plans. They also develop skills at being effective members of a learning community and explore topics and ideas for their Independent Learning Projects.
Management Seminar II: The Manager as Team Developer and Leader
MMG 692 2 credit(s)
This seminar focuses on the manager as a leader and developer of people and teams. Students develop important cognitive and affective skills: developing people, peer relationships, working with others, and resolving conflict. The seminar also helps the student learn how to leverage the diversity in teams and how utilize team resources effectively.
Management Seminar III: Continuous Improvement, Lifelong Learning and
MMG 693 2 credit(s)
This seminar focuses on developing and demonstrating enhanced skills and on present and future employability. Students assess their learning and benchmark them against standards in their professional field. Students learn and practice networking skills to develop and expand their connections within their professional field and learning community.
Graduate Management Capstone Seminar
MMG 694 3 credit(s)
This is the final seminar of the management seminar series. It provides a classroom setting where students will be supported in completing work on the graduate management capstone project, which is the culminating experience in the Master of Management program. Students work on one of different types of projects, including a research-based project, business plan, and experiential or action based learning project or practicum. Students develop the project and supporting research in consultation with the seminar leader/academic advisor over the sequence of four seminars and complete the final details and presentation of the project in the graduate management capstone seminar. A student who does not complete the capstone project in this seminar will be required to register for MMG699 Graduate Management Capstone Continuation in a subsequent term or terms until the project is completed land approved.
Management Core Courses
12
Credits
Foundations of Management
MMG 511 3 credit(s)
(Formerly MMG503). This course provides an overview of the field of management and establishes a foundation and common vocabulary for future course work. It emphasizes the functions of planning, organizing, directing and controlling. The course assumes students have limited academic knowledge of management theory, and some experience in real world management situations to bring into the classroom. In each session the class explores some aspects of management in theoretical terms and then focuses on application of the theory to the practical problems facing managers.
Organizational Environment
MMG 512 3 credit(s)
(Formerly MMG502). This course provides an overview of the external and internal environment of organizations. It helps students understand the resource, market, technological, economic, and socio-political context of the organization, and the impact of multiple stakeholders on its goals and decision-making processes. It examines organizational architecture and dynamics from the structural, human resource, political and symbolic perspectives. The course draws on theories and research on organizations, including topics such as motivation, leadership, and organizational change and development. The intent of the course is to provide students with the theoretical base to better understand organizational behavior, and to equip them with tools to analyze and improve upon their own managerial practice.
Research Methods for Managers
MMG 517 3 credit(s)
(Replaced MMG501) This course helps students understand the role of research in the management decision making process and in the development of business plans and strategies. It helps students become familiar with the research process and with a variety of business research tools and techniques. Students learn how to define a problem and write good research questions, determine what tools and techniques are appropriate for different kinds of problems, find information sources and assess their reliability, and critically analyze information. They also learn how to present the results of research in appropriate output formats. This course helps students with their independent learning projects.
Principles of Financial Processes, Analysis and Reporting
MMG 514 3 credit(s)
Managers and entrepreneurs need to understand the principles driving the organization's financial processes and be able to incorporate financial information into their decision-making. This course introduces students to the essential financial elements of the accounting cycle, data analysis and reporting as effective tools for management decisions. Students will become familiar with the four major financial statements: the balance sheet, income statement, statement of retained earnings and the cash flow statement. They will gain a basic understanding of other financial tools such as break-even analysis, financial ration analysis and measures of ROI. Also covered are financial planning and its relationship to strategic and business planning, and managing financial budgets.
Management Electives
16
Credits

Choose graduate management course work to meet career and academic goals. (Please note: health care management and informatics courses may not be taken as electives outside those concentrations.)

Program Prerequisites
0-9
Credits

1-3 additional courses required if assessments indicate need; credits do not count towards degree.

Business Communication
MMG 501E 3 credit(s)
This course is focused on the communication, analysis and presentation skills necessary for success in the U.S. and global business environment. Using a variety of materials, including articles from newspapers, videos and podcasts of business topics, and cases, students will develop their reading, listening, critical thinking, and oral and written communication skills. Students will be exposed to issues facing managers in today's environment and gain a better understanding of the cultural assumptions and communication styles of the U.S. business workplace. They will learn the appropriate style of communication for different types of business situations--participating in meetings, interviewing, writing memos or reports and making oral presentations. They will learn to develop clear and persuasive arguments, both orally and in writing. Students may be required to take this course based on results of their initial writing assessments. It does not count as an elective in the Master of Management program.
Graduate Writing
MMG 505 3 credit(s)
This course concentrates on strategies and techniques for building an academic essay. Challenging readings are used to promote the kind of critical thinking and analysis that best support graduate work. Students move from initial ideas, to first drafts, to strategies for revising their papers to achieve a polished product. Through a sequence of three to four progressively longer essays, students come to understand their own writing styles, strengths and difficulties, and become competent evaluators of their own work. By giving attention to the writing process itself and its different phases, students gain awareness of how to achieve their best work. This course is a requirement for students in the MM 55 Program. It may not be taken as an elective.
Analysis and Communication for Managers
MMG 507 3 credit(s)
This course addresses the analytical and communication skills necessary for success in business environments. Students develop their critical thinking skills and enhance their ability to evaluate claims, evidence and assumptions and develop persuasive arguments through analysis of management case studies. The course also covers different forms of business communications including memos, reports, and oral presentations. This course is a requirement for students in the MM 55 Program. It may not be taken as an elective.

Admissions

  • Admission Test:

    Passing grade on TOEFL (English language proficiency test) is required for international students.

  • Admissions Office:
    1-800-829-4723
  • Application:
  • Application Fee:
    $50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students)

Program Requirements

It is recommended that applicants have 3-5 years of work experience.

General Requirements

All applicants need to have a basic familiarity with computers, email and word processing, and must provide us with:

Official Transcript
Two Completed Recommendation Forms
Current Résumé

Learn more about General Requirements 

State Requirements

College students are required to comply with state laws regarding individual health insurance and immunization. Compliance requirements currently exist for students in Massachusetts, Virginia and Tennessee. Learn more

International Students – Additional Requirements

International Students will need to complete supplemental documentation when applying. International transcripts must also be translated prior to submission in order to be evaluated for applicability. Learn more about international student requirements.

Transfer Credit Request Form

Only needed if you wish to have prior course work evaluated for transfer credit. Learn more about transferring credits.

Tuition

  • Credits:
    37
  • Cost per credit hour:
    $425
  • Application Fee:
    $50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students)
  • Graduation Fee:
    $110 (charged in last term)

Note: Rates are as of September 2013, and are subject to change without notice. Rates apply to all students, unless otherwise noted.

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