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The Master of Science in Management is a comprehensive business management program designed to prepare graduates for successful leadership positions.

Merrimack’s Master of Science in Management program has been named a top 25 program in the nation by The Financial Engineer for two consecutive years.

For working professionals and recent graduates of any discipline, this one-year program offers an accelerated path to obtaining an advanced degree that is valued by leading employers. Graduates are prepared to capably address complex business challenges and compete for key leadership and management roles around the globe.

Our MSM emphasizes creative problem-solving skills, integrity and responsibility, and a global perspective, all of which are essential for personal and professional success in today’s rapidly changing business environment. It is designed to benefit students who hold both business and non-business undergraduate degrees. Students of all disciplines will gain an excellent business education and acquire valuable skills and knowledge that will broaden their range of career options.

Courses are designed to prepare early-career level managers to:

  • understand the complex business environment
  • develop advanced skills at interpreting and using information to make managerial decisions
  • gain a macro and global perspective of the interconnections of economies and business
  • gain tailored skills on leading change (e.g., in teams, in organizations, etc.)

Managers today need multidimensional skills in finance, market analysis, project management and global economics. Utilizing case studies, research projects, and reports, you will develop the knowledge and competencies needed to excel in a highly competitive marketplace. Our curriculum combines competencies in leadership and ethics, enabling students to thrive in today’s job market.

All of the courses in our program employ pedagogy that emphasizes application. Additionally, you will select leadership electives that are relevant to your leadership situations and processes such as teamwork, organizational change, and innovation. You can focus on the specific areas of management and operations that are relevant to your career.

Program Format

You may begin the Master of Science in Management program in either the fall, spring, or summer terms. Students enrolled full time complete their degree work in one year. Students may also enroll part time and complete this degree at their own pace.

Admission Requirements

The MSM program requires a Bachelor’s degree and the following prerequisite coursework:

  • Pre-Calculus level math or higher
  • Statistics

Arrangements can be made to complete prerequisite coursework at Merrimack College during or before starting your graduate program. Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies at with any questions.  

The Master of Science in Management offers a limited number of graduate assistantships which link graduate study with earning and work experience.

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Contact Information

For questions about the program, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies at or 978-837-3563.

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