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- Finish your degree in one year (full-time)
- Next Start Date
- October 11
- Est. Program Length
- 1-2 years
- Course Length
- 8 weeks
- Cost per Credit
- Credit Hours
- Credits Accepted
*Price reflects tuition for Oklahoma residents. Non-resident tuition is $675.40 per credit hour. There is a non-resident tuition waiver available if certain requirements are met. Speak to an enrollment counselor for more information. An additional semester fee of $7.50 will apply for all students.
Take the next step in your career with an advanced business degree.
Develop valuable skills for success in management roles with the Master in Management online program from East Central University Online. This program is designed for individuals with a degree outside of the business field, or those who have a business degree and want to boost their knowledge for career advancement.
The online Master in Management curriculum emphasizes practical application, giving you the experience you need for workplace success. Our expert faculty educate students to become leaders in today’s global business world. Online MIM coursework includes comprehensive research projects, case studies and an internship opportunity to gain hands-on training relevant to a variety of management positions. Graduates of the Master in Management online program are prepared to lead high-performing teams in complex business environments.
Topics of Study
Our online Master in Management program offers an intensive curriculum designed to prepare you for career success. Potential topics of study include:
- Managerial Accounting
- Marketing Management
- Economics for Managers
- Employment and labor law
- Finance for Managers
- Leadership and Organizational Behavior
- Strategic Management
When you complete your Master in Management online, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate sound knowledge of business theory and practice.
- Practice effective management principles in organizations of all types.
- Understand core business topics and apply them in the workplace.
- Manage teams effectively using proven leadership approaches.
- Practice strategic decision-making and management.
Courses & Requirements
Our Master in Management online program requires a total of 30 credit hours. Students complete 27 hours of required courses and 3 hours of an elective credit.
- ACCT 5113
- BUSLW 5203
- ECON 5103
- FIN 5103
- MGMT 5103
- MGMT 5203
- MGMT 5503
- MGMT 5703
- MKTG 5103
Accounting for Managers
A study of accounting concepts and reporting techniques applied in a management decision-making context. Students analyze accounting data from real-world case studies and present their analysis, conclusions and recommendations. Topics covered will include cost accounting and the behavior of costs, budgeting, differential analysis and responsibility accounting. Reporting techniques involving the use of current spreadsheet and graphic presentation technology will be presented.
Advanced Employment and Labor Law
Students will learn how to legally and effectively implement basic employment and labor laws. The course will examine hiring processes, management and evaluation of employees, and terminating the employment relationship. The course is designed for students who are or will become managers, supervisors or small business owners.
Economics for Managers
This course provides an understanding of the economic fundamentals that are essential to the managerial decision-making process. Students will develop an understanding of microeconomic analysis, including supply/demand, elasticity, production and cost, market structure and pricing strategies. Macroeconomic principles, including macroeconomic statistics, monetary and fiscal policies and international finance, will be discussed. Both microeconomic and macroeconomic principles will be synthesized to inform managerial decision-making.
Finance for Managers
This course shows managers how to interface with accounting and finance departments and understand how firms meet their financial objectives utilizing financial decision-making skills. This course explains the financial tools and techniques that managers use to maximize the value of their business. Course topics include financial statement analysis, discounted cash flow valuation, stock and bond valuation, term structure of interest rates, capital structure and budgeting under certainty and uncertainty, working capital management, portfolio theory, asset pricing models and efficient markets.
Research Methods for Managerial Decision-Making
This course provides an overview of business research and the requirements needed to conduct quality business research. This class will train students how to read and understand research reports, utilize business analytics software and technology, analyze and interpret results, prepare a research design, and finalize a research project. Students will also demonstrate their grasp of the fundamentals of research by developing and presenting the results of a comprehensive research project.
Foundations of Management
Fundamental concepts in business management, including planning, organizing, leading and controlling, are explored through both theoretical and applied lenses. Participants will learn how to use management theory and behavioral research to inform operational decisions. Topics covered include managerial decision-making, supply chain management, project management, quantitative workflow analysis and control mechanisms, organizational structure and design, organizational theory and history of management thought.
Leadership & Organizational Behavior
This course focuses on how managers and leaders develop human capital in organizations. Specifically, this course will cover the methods that managers use to lead high-performance employees and teams while also promoting positive job attitudes, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment in complex business environments. Topics include those that develop leadership competencies for supervisors, first-line managers and small business owners, such as motivation, teamwork, creative problem solving, decision-making, negotiation and persuasion and organizational culture and change.
This course addresses critical aspects surrounding formulating and executing long-term goals and objectives for both single and multi-business entities. Factors influencing strategic business decisions will be explored, including cost positioning, value chain differentiation, organizational competencies, value creation and contextual influences by both government and society. Participants will understand how to leverage business strategies to create, maintain, and protect sources of competitive advantage.
Advanced Marketing Management
A study of marketing theory as it relates to understanding and managing the marketing function and marketing’s role in organizational efforts to produce and deliver value. Topics include the mechanics of marketing management, logistics, marketing planning and strategies, understanding markets, segmenting markets, targeting markets and developing, communicating and delivering value and building relationships through appropriate marketing mixes.
Choose one from the following:
- MGMT 5603
- MGMT 5043
- MGMT 5953
- MGMT 5981-4
- MGMT 5991-4
Managing in the Global Economy
This class prepares students to understand and manage the challenges organizations face as participants in today’s global economy. Topics include an overview of the pros and cons of globalization, the unique problems faced by global first, the global economic, social, political, cultural, natural and legal environments, global institutions and their roles, global business strategies including importing and exporting, joint venture, franchising, and subsidiaries, global management, marketing and accounting, the unique problems of multi-national corporations, recent issues for multinational corporations, the international economics system and country-risk analysis.
Special Topics in Management
In-depth study of a selected management topic.
Internship in Management
Specified by employer with consent of Instructor and Department Chair. Provides experiential learning during which the student works under the supervision of a management practitioner. This work experience may be in a supervisory, managerial or leadership role within business. The student is immersed in a variety of intensive work assignments with an increased level of responsibility.
Seminar in Management
Directed intensive study on selected problems or a particular topic. Work may be done in any area of management.
Individual Study in Management
Directed intensive study on a selected problem or particular subject, based on approved outline or plan; conferences, oral and written reports. Work may be done in any area of management.
To be accepted into the online master’s degree in management program, you must meet the following criteria:
- Have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average
- Non-native English-speaking students must have a minimum 79 Internet-based, 213 computer-based, or 550 paper-based TOEFL score or a minimum 6.5 IELTS score
How to Apply
To apply, you must submit the following materials:
- Online application
- Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended
- Current resume
- Two professional references (including writer’s name, mailing address and email)
- Explain your career goals, how an ECU Online degree will help you accomplish those goals, your interest in the field and any actions you have taken to pursue this interest. You must also describe any skills, attributes or experiences you possess that would aid in your future profession.
Have a question about this program or the admission process? Request a digital brochure and connect with one of our knowledgeable enrollment counselors.
Costs & Financial Aid
|Tuition||30 credit hours||$318.25*||$9,547.50|
|Total with transfer credits (up to 9)||$6,683.25|
*Price reflects tuition for Oklahoma residents. Non-resident tuition is $675.40 per credit hour. There is a non-resident tuition waiver available if certain requirements are met. Speak to an enrollment counselor for more information. An additional semester fee of $7.50 will apply for all students. Fees and tuition subject to change.
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When you earn your online Master in Management degree, you gain a credential that allows you to expand your business knowledge and advance your career. Careers for graduates include:
Sales managers oversee a company’s sales teams. They are responsible for resolving customer issues, preparing budgets, analyzing sales statistics, developing sales plans and more. Sales managers often work with other department managers to coordinate efforts across the enterprise.
Average annual salary: $124,220
Project managers are responsible for ensuring that an organization’s internal projects are completed on time and meet the required specifications. They plan and develop strategies, coordinate teams and provide the team with the direction needed to carry out their work successfully.
Average annual salary: $73,750
Marketing managers plan campaigns and programs to generate interest in a company’s products or services. They supervise a team of marketing professionals to plan promotional efforts, initiate market research and develop assets.
Average annual salary: $132,620
Management analysts, also known as management consultants, analyze organizations and identify ways to improve business outcomes. They review company data, interview employees and conduct onsite observations to make recommendations to other leaders and stakeholders.
Average annual salary: $83,610
All job and salary information cited from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Payscale.com.
ECU’s online MIM will prepare you for management and leadership roles in a variety of industries. This credential can broaden your career opportunities and increase your earning potential through advanced study of core business topics and hands-on training.
The online Master in Management program is an ideal program for individuals who:
- Have just completed their undergraduate degree in a non-business field and are interested in business-focused career paths.
- Currently work in a non-business field and are looking to enter management roles.
- Already have a business degree and are ready for career advancement.
Fully online program delivery allows you to study on your schedule while maintaining current personal and professional commitments. With ECU Online, you can meet your goals in a flexible format designed for your success.
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