Master of Science in Management Programs

Program Officer

Matt Geiser, CDR, USN

Code GB, Ingersoll Hall, Room 201

(831) 656-3953, DSN 756-3953

To prepare graduates for public service in management and leadership roles in the Defense establishments of the United States or allied nations. The program prepares graduates to manage in complex organizations and to conduct rigorous analyses of organizational problems, policies, and operations. To accomplish these goals, the program places particular emphasis on developing students' quantitative and analytical skills and their ability to model complex phenomena.

The Master of Science in Management degree requires:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 48 credit hours of graduate-level courses, at least 12 hours of which are at the 4000 level.
  2. Completion or validation of the Management Fundamentals program, which consists of a total of 32 quarter-hours of 2000 and 3000 level courses, including a minimum of the following hours by discipline:
    Accounting and Financial Management (6)
    Economics (6)
    Organization and Management (6)
    Quantitative Methods (8)
  3. Completion of an approved sequence of courses in the student's area of concentration.
  4. Completion of an acceptable thesis.
  5. Approval of the candidate's program by the Dean, GSDM.

MSM Management Fundamentals Educational Skill Requirement:

The graduate will have knowledge and ability to apply concepts and methodologies from the fields of accounting, financial management, economics, organization, management, and quantitative methods in developing policies for leading and managing DoN/DoD programs and organizations.  This ability will be developed in course work that includes economic, statistical, mathematical, operational, organizational, strategic, communication, auditability, and financial theories and techniques.

Core Competencies: Our graduates will be:

  1. Critical thinkers
  2. Ethical leaders and persons of integrity
  3. Effective problem solvers in complex environments
  4. Effective and efficient managers of resources
  5. Effective communicators
  • Our students will write effective documents for diverse audiences
  • Our students will deliver effective oral briefings for diverse audiences