Master of Science in Management

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Enhance your effectiveness in an increasingly complex business environment.

Students in Cornerstone University’s Master of Science in Management program develop the knowledge and skills necessary for success when working with and leading people in diverse organizational environments.


The regionally-accredited curriculum dives directly into management training and best practices which gives you a strong foundation to knowledgeably navigate the workplace. Coursework is divided into individual and group projects through which you'll learn how to effectively manage in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while developing your leadership and communication skills. 

Convenience and Flexibility

With course offerings online and in-class, you will maximize your educational experience while still maintaining your work and family life. Classes meet one night per week in one of our three campus locations and online. Upon starting a degree, you will continue through the program with your classmates as a cohort. With an average of 15 students in each cohort, students receive one-on-one attention from faculty while gleaning insights from other students' personal and professional experience.


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Program Details

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Graduate degree programs offered by Professional & Graduate Studies are designed for working adults who are career-minded individuals with a passion to influence their workplace and community.  

Program Outcomes

This degree program offered by the Professional & Graduate Studies program provides the knowledge and skills required for leadership in one’s profession as well as personal skills needed for effective performance. Upon graduation, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills
  • Apply effective problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Analyze management theory and practice using a systems approach
  • Integrate ethics and values from a Christian worldview when making leadership decisions
  • Summarize the role of leadership in strategy formulation and implementation in organizations

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete at least 24 credit hours at Cornerstone University
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work
  • Completion of all degree requirements within 5 years
  • Payment of all tuition and fees
  • Graduation application filed

Admission Requirements

  • Submit application with applicable fee
  • Official transcripts
  • Maximum of 6 master-level credit hours may be transferred from accredited colleges/universities
  • Students whose primary language is not English must achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 577 (paper-based), 233 (computer-based), 90-91 (internet-based) or a minimum IELTS score of 7.0
  • If applicable, a copy of military papers: DD214, SMART, AARTS or any other documented learning
  • Professional Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Written Essay
  • For individuals with 1+ years of work experience, a minimum GPA of 2.7 in undergraduate course work from accredited colleges/universities
  • For individuals with less than 1 year of work experience, a minimum GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate course work from accredited colleges/universities

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Program Courses

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The Master of Science in Management is a 39 credit-hour program that students can expect to complete in 18-22 months.


Research Methods | 3 credits; 7 weeks

An examination of research methods available for the 21st century organization and statistical concepts useful for data-driven decision making. The focus is on the systematic process of collecting, analyzing and interpreting research articles and data to answer a specific research question. The course will also introduce students to basic descriptive and inferential statistical tools within the context of a business related problem.  

Ethics, Values and Social Responsibility | 3 credits; 6 weeks

A theoretical and practical overview of ethics theory, values formation and ethical decision making within the context of management and leadership. Ethics and values are presented from a Judeo-Christian perspective with emphasis on workable models for ethical decision-making and social responsibility at both the professional and personal level.  

Theory and Practice of Leadership | 3 credits; 6 weeks

A survey of the current literature on the topic of leadership. A foundation of research and theory is laid to form the context for more specific topical study throughout the program. Special emphasis is placed on the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values in servant leadership.  

Organizational Behavior and Change | 3 credits; 6 weeks

The study of the behavior of individuals and teams within organizations based on current management theory. Emphasis is given to understanding, predicting, motivating and changing work-related behaviors in organizations. Key topics include organizational structure, understanding culture, power, diversity, leadership and communication within the organization.  

Managing and Maximizing Diversity  | 3 credits; 6 weeks

A study of the knowledge and skills necessary to manage and maximize the potential of an increasingly diverse workforce. Emphasis is placed on the benefits of a systematic and systemic approach to assessment, measurement, design and implementation of a sustainable diversity initiative. Students identify values and beliefs about people who are different from themselves and develop specific leadership strategies for managing a diverse workforce.  

Managing Financial Resources  | 3 credits; 6 weeks

A study of the key accounting and finance principles that provide managers with a better understanding of the financial aspects of organizations. Topics include interpretation and analysis of financial statements, budgeting, time value of money and investment alternatives.  

Issues in Human Resource Management | 3 credits; 6 weeks

A focus on current issues in the field of human resource management emphasizing legal issues, career development, job definition and job qualification. Labor/management conflict from behavioral and institutional viewpoints is also examined.  

Economics | 3 credits; 6 weeks

A study of the decision-making skills necessary for managers and entrepreneurs in the context of the macroeconomic environment and the application of microeconomic price theory as it pertains to human capital issues. Readings include essays by several Nobel prize-winning economists. Further, the course challenges students to develop a Christian worldview regarding economic issues pertinent to managers.  

Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business | 3 credits; 6 weeks

An examination of the legal environment and its effect on business decisions and operations. Contracts, commercial and consumer law and ethical awareness in corporate life are studied as are guidelines for executive actions that produce a moral organizational culture.  

Case Studies in Management | 3 credits; 6 weeks

An in-depth examination of the influence and impact of contemporary business issues on the practice of effective management using the case study method.  

Strategic Management | 3 credits; 6 weeks

An in-depth analysis and evaluation of corporate and business strategies. Students are expected to demonstrate that they have the ability to integrate the various disciplines in the program and practical management experience for the purpose of solving a management and leadership problem through case analysis and critique. Topics include crafting an executive strategy, managing diversification, global market competition and analysis of resources and competitive position.  

Applied Management Project | 3 credits; 6 weeks

A capstone course in which students demonstrate their mastery of the Management program curriculum by addressing a real organizational issue. Emphasis is placed on selecting, evaluating and analyzing a current issue in the student’s place of employment and then designing and formulating a plan that appropriately addresses the issue. The outcome includes a thesis report and oral presentation demonstrating individual competence.  

Career Paths

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A Master of Science in Management can lead you into various career paths:

  • Business Analyst
  • Small Business Management
  • Business Development
  • Market Research
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Consultant
  • and more!