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Add business management to your skill set

The one-year Master of Science in Management (MSM) at Gies Business teaches you the fundamental business skills to build upon your undergraduate education. Whether you majored in anthropology, psychology, English, sociology, or urban planning, a Gies MSM can make you the type of problem solver today’s employers demand.

Classes start in June (summer) each year. Applications for 2020 will open on August 1, 2019. Application deadlines are as follows:

  • Early Deadline - November 15, 2019
  • Round 1 Deadline - January 15, 2020
  • Round 2 Deadline - March 15, 2020*
  • Round 3 Deadline - April 15, 2020

*Final deadline for international applicants requiring a visa.

No application fee for domestic candidates.

A strong return on investment

By combining business knowledge with a degree in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and other non-business majors, you can achieve greater earning power and gain a competitive advantage. MSM graduates realize greater opportunities for promotions and achieve 40% higher salaries within three years of graduation. Career opportunities include management, consulting, analytics, entrepreneurship, and other high-demand jobs.*

If you want to take your undergraduate degree and really put it to work, the MSM program at Gies Business will give you the tools and skills you need.

*National average job outcome data as reported from National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) in its 2016 First Destinations report. Salary information is based on 2018 NACE Salary Study

Curriculum designed to launch your career

Our customized curriculum is designed to propel the careers of emerging leaders. The curriculum includes business fundamentals such as marketing, process management, global business, communicating with data, project management, finance, and quantitative reasoning. You can also customize your degree with electives in design, entrepreneurship, sustainability, and nonprofit management. These courses will allow you the flexibility to tailor your degree experience to your specific interests.

The program is specifically designed as a graduate degree to help develop the knowledge, skills, and capabilities to prepare students for a career in management. A Gies Business MSM provides talented undergraduate students without prior training in business an opportunity to enhance their understanding of management principles.


Dennis Kostidis Portrait from the Master of Science in Management Program

"I chose this program to combine the skills I got from my undergraduate degree in biology with some business knowledge. I am learning things about both business and myself through this program that will benefit me for my entire life."

Dennis Kostidis, MSM '19

Eric C. Larson Faculty Portrait

"A student can get a world-class education in liberal arts and sciences and then complement that with a one-year immersion in business education. It’s a combination that is tough to beat."

Eric C. Larson, Academic Director

Client-based projects in each semester

Real-world, client-based projects are integrated into the culture of the MSM program. This hands-on experience prepares our students for success in their careers, and employers recognize this added value from day one.

Our hands-on projects are designed to solve business problems and provide a valuable connection to support your career. Students consistently have a better story to tell recruiters, improve their ability to work in a team, and enhance their ability to solve complex problems.

Learning by doing is not just a feature in the MSM. It’s in our DNA.

Accelerate your career

The MSM degree complements any non-business undergraduate degree program, giving you a strong foundation in business to help accelerate your career. You’ll learn the language of business, so you will be prepared to speak with a chief financial officer, read a balance sheet, set up a marketing plan, and more.

You will challenge assumptions, invent new approaches, and discover your own path. Learning doesn’t stop in the classroom, though. Using a collaborative learning format, case-based learning, and a global perspective, this program produces graduates who quickly develop the skills needed to launch a business career. In addition, you will have opportunities to participate in professional development workshops, career coaching, networking events, corporate tours, and activities that ready you for success.


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Enhance your career in just one year!

Expand your business network, and turn your passion into purpose with our one-year Master of Science in Management.

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