MS in Management

Master of Science in Management

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The Master of Science in Management is a one-year program that benefits individuals who have an undergraduate degree in a field other than business, such as arts, humanities, engineering and social sciences, who wish to enhance their core understanding of business, thereby increasing employment opportunities.

International students interested in an American business education who do not meet the experience requirements for an MBA program will also benefit.

The Master of Science in Management gives students the knowledge and skills to apply key business concepts in organizational settings in the areas of accounting, finance, marketing, operations and supply chain management, information technology, economics and statistics.

  • Program Overview (click to view)

    Designed for college graduates with less than one year of work experience whose undergraduate degree is not in business,* this high-quality program equips students with the business knowledge and skills to enhance their future professional growth opportunities.

    • The program includes 32 credit hours taken over one academic year (fall and spring semester).
    • Courses are held in a face-to-face format in small cohorts of approximately 25 students.
    • Classes meet Monday through Friday at LMU’s Westchester campus.

    *Note: Individuals with undergraduate degrees in business are not eligible to enroll in this program.

  • Admission / Application Requirements

    Requirements for the Masters of Science in Management and a completed application for the program consists of the following, submitted online or mailed directly to LMU Graduate Admissions, 1 LMU Drive, Suite 1840 Los Angeles, CA 90045:

    • Application (Apply online here. Note: You will be redirected to Grad Division to start the online application process.)
    • Completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree from a foreign institution.
    • Undergraduate grade point average over 3.0.
    • Less than one year of work experience.
    • $50 non-refundable application fee.
      • GMAT scores are sent to colleges/institutions within 20 days of your test date.
      • Have ETS send your GMAT score to LMU, GMAT Institution Code: MS XXN25.
      • You may take the GRE in place of the GMAT. Send GRE score directly to LMU, GRE code is 4403.
      • Note: LMU may consider GMAT scores that are below average if other application submissions indicate a strong performance profile.
    • Official GMAT or GRE score. Submit your highest GMAT score for consideration.
    • International applicants who attended high school in a foreign country where English was not the primary language must submit a TOEFL score or IELTS score. Exceptions to this rule may be made for students from countries where English is one of several official languages, as well as at the discretion of the program director. Have ETS send your scores to LMU, Institution Code 4403. You must score:
      • 100 or above on the Internet TOEFL
      • 250 or above on the Computer Adaptive TOEFL
      • 600 or above on the standardized paper TOEFL
      • The minimum IELTS score is 7.0
    • Two official sealed copies of all transcripts supplied by all schools you attended. This includes any coursework done at community colleges, junior colleges, extension programs, post-secondary schools and other institutions.
    • Personal Statement (1 - 2 pages) 
    • Two academic and/or professional letters of recommendation. (Letters must not be more than a year old since the date they were issued.)
    • Resume

    Additional information for international graduate students can be found here.

    Fall 2019 deadlines:

    • Early application - April 1, 2019
    • Regular application - June 3, 2019
  • Curriculum

    Students will complete the following courses and workshops for the Master of Science in Management program:

    Management Workshop - Introduction to Business

    This workshop examines the relationships among business functions and how they are integrated by management to create and sustain a business. Oral and written communication skills are also developed.

    Management Workshop - Career Planning

    This is a continuation of the first workshop that focuses on personal development and career planning, and continues development of oral and written communication skills.

    The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

    The factors present in the external environments of business relative to business law and political entities that must be dealt with by business managers are examined. Interrelated ethical considerations will be explored along with such topics as agency, contracts, business organizations, property, the court system, and business interfaces with local, state and federal governments.

    Financial and Managerial Accounting

    The nature, techniques, and uses of accounting from a manager's perspective are covered. Topics include accounting methodology, corporate financial statements and disclosures, alternative accounting measurement techniques, interpreting quality of earnings, strategic planning, and operational decision making.

    Business Statistics

    The use of basic statistics, probability concepts, sampling distributions, hypothesis tests, correlation/regression analysis and analysis of variance for making rational business decisions under conditions of risk and uncertainty are reviewed. Applications of the computer and standard software packages as management tools are used to simplify and facilitate this process.

    Business Economics

    Macro and micro economic theories are studied and applied to business situations to facilitate decision-making relevant to the domestic and international marketplaces.

    Management and Organizational Behavior

    The study of management as it relates to individual, small group, and total organizational systems is discussed. Topics covered include management principles, international management, leadership, motivation, and interpersonal communication. The course also includes a focus on ethical issues and the social responsibilities of the manager in a complete global environment.

    Marketing Management

    This course is concerned with the role of marketing in a market economy and within modern organizations. Emphasis will be placed upon marketing concepts and activities which comprise successful marketing practices. Students will be introduced to decision-making tools in such areas as product development and positioning, pricing strategy, supply chain management, and integrated marketing communications.

    Operations Analysis and Decision Support Systems

    A decision-making approach involving computer applications is reviewed. Topics include linear programming, forecasting project management, simulation, queuing theory, and decision trees.

    Financial Management

    An examination of methods and instruments useful to financial managers of business enterprises for making investment, dividend, and financial decisions and in managing working capital are surveyed.

    Management Information Systems

    An overview of planning, analysis and design, implementation, and operation and control of information technology for business environments is taught. Primary emphasis is placed on the role of the manager in a computer-based information system environment.

    Management Strategy

    This course deals with the strategic direction of the firm. Tools for the in-depth analysis of industries and competition and techniques for the analysis and creation of competitive advantage are presented. Issues of both formulation and implementation of strategy within the firm are explored. The course seeks to develop the capability to understand and evaluate a firm's strategic situation in depth and to advance viable approaches to addressing the key issues facing it.


  • Outcomes

    Graduates of the Master of Science in Management program will be able to:

    • Function effectively as members, managers and leaders in organizations
    • Demonstrate an understanding of leadership principles
    • Apply appropriate data analysis and risk assessment techniques in the analysis of business situations and in decision making
    • Utilize critical thinking skills in analyzing business situations
    • Manage in a global economy including evaluating how economic and trade issues impact business situations as well as the effects of the political environment in business situations and different cultures in business situations
    • Express knowledge and ideas effectively through written and oral communication
    • Incorporate ethical reasoning, social responsibility and sustainability in making decisions in their organizations
  • Tuition and Fees

    Tuition and Fees

    LMU provides an excellent value for a quality Master of Science in Management program. The total cost of the program is $46,400 (calculated as $1,450 per unit for 32 units) which includes:

    • Tuition and fees for all courses
    • Dedicated career services
    • Two workshops focusing on communication skills, personal development, and career planning

    *The university reserves the right to change any fees upon reasonable notice.

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    Financial Aid

    All need-based financial aid and most other aid awards are determined in whole or in part by the information submitted in a Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. You can submit your FAFSA and apply for financial aid prior to applying for admission to LMU. The Financial Aid Office recommends applying for aid as soon as possible.

    To learn more about completing your FAFSA and financial aid eligibility at LMU, please review:

    Limited scholarship opportunities are offered to LMU students based on leadership, merit and/or need.


    Grants are made available by LMU, the State of California and the Federal Government to help fund your LMU education. The Financial Aid Office considers your eligibility for these based on the information submitted on your FAFSA.

    Visit LMU's Financial Aid Office for financial aid application instructions and other important information.

  • Contact Us

    Still have questions? Need help? Please contact us at:

    LMU Graduate Business Programs
    1 LMU Drive, MS 8386
    Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
    Phone: 877.568.8585

    Joe O'Hannigan, MBA
    Associate Dean, Graduate Business Programs


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