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MSM, Management

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Lander University is offering a fully online, 30-credit Master of Science in Management (MSM) program. Graduates of the Lander University MSM program would have a solid foundation in all aspects of Quality Management including process management, supply chain management, quality policy, quality planning, quality control, and quality improvement.


About the MSM

The purpose of the program is to educate and develop graduate-level business students in achieving management-based competencies within the areas of leadership, quality assessment, operations planning, human development skills, and strategic planning. Upon completion of the program, graduates will have a solid foundation in all aspects of Quality Management and will have developed analytical and conceptual skills aligned with industry standards and ever-changing demands.

The learning goals of the program include:

  1. Graduates will be knowledgeable and skilled in the conceptualization and application of specialized management practices in the areas of quality management principals, human relations management, operations and process management, and strategic planning and implementation.
  2. Graduates will have the necessary skills to analyze, develop, communicate, lead, and implement strategies for improving business processes and operations.
  3. Graduates will master concepts related towards integration of research and development within management and leadership practices in the areas of information systems, production, and financial strategies.

Graduates of the program will be able to

  • apply quantitative models
  • apply the scientific method in business situations
  • use business intelligence techniques
  • apply the major human resource management functions
  • present data that supports organizational decision-making processes and supply chain management
  • complete a Six Sigma project
  • recognize business processes and assess their information-related needs
  • develop organizational agility through innovation

Program Advantages

  • Cost: Flat rate tuition of $545 per credit hour, no additional fees. Special tuition rates available for active duty members of the military, veterans, and military spouses.
  • Credit hours required: 30
  • Convenience: 8-week semesters allow students to take just one or two classes at a time and finish in as little as 12 months


The Value of the MSM

  • The MSM is a specialized degree program offering in-depth skills for managers of an organization. The Master’s in Business Administration, by contrast, is a broader, less specialized program.
  • Demand for specialized masters programs in business is on the rise, according to the GMAC Application Trends Survey Report 2017.

  • The MSM is a great way for new or recent graduates to accelerate their career path to management roles and greater levels of responsibility.
  • The MSM does not require professional experience although it is open to young professionals who have been working for some time. 

Why an MSM from Lander?

  • Quality Management focus including Six Sigma. The MSM develops managerial skills and provides in depth knowledge of management functions.
  • Accredited by AACSB. All academic programs in the College of Business fall under the accreditation by the Association to Advance the Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).
  • Online, 30-credit program. The online delivery provides an opportunity for employed graduate students to complete a Master’s degree by completing the program without the requirement to come to campus at specified times.
  • 12-month completion time for full-time students. With the 8-week course schedule and two 8-week sessions each fall and each spring and 6 credit hours in the summer, a full-time student may complete the program in 12 months. Students may also complete the program on a part-time basis.

Admissions Requirements

All applicants seeking admission to the Master of Science in Management program must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and must submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. 

To be successful in this program, students will need to have earned at least a C in an undergraduate statistics course. If an applicant has not completed such a course, Lander University offers a variety of ways to satisfy this requirement before the commencement of course work. University advisors will assist students who need to satisfy this requirement after they have been provisionally accepted into the program.

All decisions related to admission into the Master of Science in Management will be made using a holistic evaluation of each candidate’s transcripts and test scores.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for admission online. Requests for graduate application forms may also be addressed to the Office of Admissions, Lander University, Greenwood, South Carolina 29649, 888-4-Lander (1-888-452-6337), or email



Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

BA 605 Business Research Methods 3
MGMT 615 Management Information Systems 3
MGMT 625 Leadership and Management 3
MGMT 635 Business Process Management 3
MGMT 645 Human Resource Environment 3
MGMT 655 Analytics and Big Data Management 3
MGMT 665 Supply Chain and Logistics 3
MGMT 675 Quality Management Design and Six Sigma 3
MGMT 685 Innovation and Quality Management 3
MGMT 695 Strategy Formulation and Implementation 3
  • An additional three credit hours in BA 600 is required for students without a business degree as a prerequisite for the program​

Contact Us

For more information about the program or assistance with the application procedure, please submit a Request for Information.