University of Holy Cross

Master of Science in Management

M.S. in Management

The MS in Management program is designed for working professionals who need to maintain their full-time job while pursuing a graduate-level degree. The program produces organizational leaders who can be successful in today’s fast-paced business world by being able to identify complex problems, implement solutions, and make sound managerial decisions.

The program has two-tracks:

  • the 30-credit hour Master of Science in Management (M.S.M.) or
  • the 39-credit hour Master of Science in Management (M.S.M.) with concentration in:
    • Project Management
    • Healthcare Management
    • Finance

Students complete all of the coursework in a hybrid format through integration of face-to-face and online instructional delivery. The duration of each class is 7 weeks.

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR FALL 2018 IS JULY 15.

Information Session days

  • May 3 at 12:00pm-1:00pm in room 2618
  • May 9 at 4:00pm-5:00pm in room 2618

You may also contact the department chair at 504-398-2359 to make an individual appointment.

Departmental Test/Interview days

  • May 15 – 1:00 – 5:00 in room 2618
  • June 12 – 3:00 – 7:00 in room 2618

Graduate Admission Requirement

Selection of students for the M.S. in Management Program Admission at UHC is a two-step process, first requiring an online application with official copies of all higher education degrees and immunization form to the Admissions Office. Second, a package with additional required documentation is submitted to the Department of Business Administration.

Additional requirements for admission to the MS in Management program include

  • Earned Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a foreign institution;
  • GPA – 3.0 cumulative and above.
  • Submission of appropriate TOFEL scores if the undergraduate degree is from an international university outside the U.S. or English is a second language. To be considered for admission to the M.S. in Management program, English as a second language (ESL) applicants must achieve minimum scores of 550 on the TOEFL paper-based test or iBT score of 79.
  • Departmental interview and testing (applicants must contact the department for details at ashahoyan@uhcno.edu or 504-398-2359).
  • Three professional references.
  • Submission of a written goal statement of at least 500 words.
  • Submission of a resume or CV highlighting past education and relevant work experience.

After application has been submitted and reviewed, student will be invited to interview and take departmental test. Admission decision is based on combination of factors, including, but not limited to GPA and test score.

Course Offerings

Track 1: Course Offerings for 30-credit hours track – M.S. in Management

Semester Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
Fall MGT500 Management Theory 3
Fall MGT505 Organizational Structure and Organizational Culture Applications 3
Fall MGT510 Accounting for Managers 3
Spring MGT515 Leadership Development and Succession Planning 3
Spring MGT520 Advanced Applied Statistics and Business Research Applications 3
Summer MGT525 Applied Strategic Marketing Concepts 3
Summer MGT530 Finance for Decision Making 3
Fall MGT600 Managerial Strategy and Implementation 3
Fall MGT605 Transforming Organizations 3
Fall MGT610 Integrative Project Supervised by Faculty 3
Total 30

Track 2.1: Course Offerings for 39-credit hours track – M.S. in Management with Concentration in Project Management

Semester Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
Fall MGT500 Management Theory 3
Fall MGT505 Organizational Structure and Organizational Culture Applications 3
Fall MGT510 Accounting for Managers 3
Spring MGT515 Leadership Development and Succession Planning 3
Spring MGT520 Advanced Applied Statistics and Business Research Applications 3
Summer MGT525 Applied Strategic Marketing Concepts 3
Summer MGT530 Finance for Decision Making 3
Fall MGT600 Managerial Strategy and Implementation 3
Fall MGT605 Transforming Organizations 3
Fall MGT550 Project Management Fundamentals I 3
Spring MGT640 Project Management Fundamentals II 3
Spring MGT650 Procurement and Budget Management 3
Spring MGT610 Integrative Project Supervised by Faculty 3
Total 39

Track 2.2: Course Offerings for 39-credit hours track – M.S. in Management with Concentration in Healthcare Management

Semester Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
Fall MGT500 Management Theory 3
Fall MGT505 Organizational Structure and Organizational Culture
Applications
3
Fall MGT510 Accounting for Managers 3
Spring MGT515 Leadership Development and Succession Planning 3
Spring MGT520 Advanced Applied Statistics and Business Research
Applications
3
Summer MGT525 Applied Strategic Marketing Concepts 3
Summer MGT530 Finance for Decision Making 3
Fall MGT600 Managerial Strategy and Implementation 3
Fall MGT605 Transforming Organizations 3
Fall HCM550 U.S. Healthcare System 3
Spring HCM625 Healthcare Operations Management 3
Spring HCM670 Law, Ethics, and Policy in Healthcare Management 3
Spring MGT610 Integrative Project Supervised by Faculty 3
Total 39

Track 2.3: Course Offerings for 39-credit hours track – M.S. in Management with Concentration in Finance

Semester Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
Fall MGT500 Management Theory 3
Fall MGT505 Organizational Structure and Organizational Culture
Applications
3
Fall MGT510 Accounting for Managers 3
Spring MGT515 Leadership Development and Succession Planning 3
Spring MGT520 Advanced Applied Statistics and Business Research
Applications
3
Summer MGT525 Applied Strategic Marketing Concepts 3
Summer MGT530 Finance for Decision Making 3
Fall MGT600 Managerial Strategy and Implementation 3
Fall MGT605 Transforming Organizations 3
Fall FIN540 Corporate Finance 3
Spring FIN640 Essentials of Investments 3
Spring FIN650 Money and Capital Markets 3
Spring MGT610 Integrative Project Supervised by Faculty 3
Total 39

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