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Merrimack College’s management master’s degree offers a practical alternative to an MBA. You can complete the degree in a year or less to advance your career quickly, or take classes at your own pace to accommodate your work schedule. With multiple course formats, numerous scholarship options, and variable start dates, our master’s degree in business management can accommodate working professionals, recent college graduates and international students, including those with nonbusiness backgrounds.
Our graduate business degree is rooted in Merrimack’s liberal-arts tradition, with uncommon emphasis on ethical, principled business management. Merrimack graduates stand out in the job market for high character and integrity, and they excel at communication, collaboration, innovative thinking, and creative problem-solving.
Coursework in Merrimack’s management master’s degree program revolves around case-based assignments and real-world projects. You can bring current job challenges into the classroom, and/or gain workplace experience by qualifying for one of the School of Business’s competitive fellowship placements.
Students and faculty in our business management master’s program come from Asia, Europe, South America, and the Middle East as well as throughout the United States. You’ll gain a diverse range of perspectives and develop the cultural fluency that’s expected in today’s international economy.
For five years running, TFE Times has included Merrimack on its list of the nation’s top management master’s degrees. The 2019 list places our master of business management alongside comparable degrees from high-profile schools such as MIT, Southern California, Michigan and Notre Dame.
TFE Times bases its national rankings on a formula that includes academic achievement, graduate employment rates, starting salary and earning power.
“The Master of Management degree set me up to succeed. I got the preparation to assemble an effective team. And I have confidence in myself.”
― Jeremy Blake Johnson, MS Management ’18
Merrimack’s forward-looking management master’s degree program prepares you to excel in the present and adapt to the future. Technologies, industries, and global dynamics are constantly evolving, so successful managers must constantly add to their capacities. Our master of management equips you to stay ahead of the curve with a full suite of skills, including:
Faculty in our master’s in management program include top-notch researchers and experienced businesspeople. You’ll have opportunities to work with experts such as Sirkwoo Jin, who specializes in the study of organizational leadership; David Kapelner, a seasoned consultant in real estate, small business planning and employment law; and Rodrigo Bandeira de Mello, a worldwide authority on emerging markets, internationalization and government/business relations.