MSM Curriculum

The Master of Science in Management (MSM) at MVNU is a tightly-focused, fast-paced program that provides skills in the functional areas of business along with essential executive and leadership skills. Designed for aspiring leaders in the non-profit, human services, and government sectors, students learn to communicate effectively, lead organizational change, maximize human resources, and compete globally. It consists of the 6-course 18-credit-hour Graduate Business Core, followed by 4 program-specific courses, for a total of 30 hours.

While we pride ourselves on the quality of our programs and our supportive faculty, we believe you'll experience much more at MVNU—a program that focuses on the development of the individual as a whole person. The value of our program is enhanced through the outstanding customer service and personal interest we provide to help you achieve success.

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Graduate Business Core

The foundational course, Ethics, Leadership, and Faith, must be your first course, while Strategic Management must be your final course.

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MAN6113Ethics, Leadership, and Faith 3
MAN6023Organizational Behavior 3
MAN6123Legal Issues in Management 3
ECO6083Managerial Economics 3
MAR6003Marketing Management 3
MAN6043Strategic Management 3
Total 18

Master of Science in Management

Specific courses that must be taken for the MSM are listed below.

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MAN6093Global Business3
ACC6013Finance and Accounting for Managers3
MAN6013Change Management3
HRM6003Strategic Programming in HRM3


Graduate Business Core

Ethics, Leadership, and Faith (3)
An exploration of the thesis that the essence of effective leadership lies in a commitment to Christ-centered principles that foster the development of excellent character and unquestioned integrity. Challenges to this thesis will be examined and are certain to stimulate vigorous debate. From these discussions, as well as the assigned reading, a leadership platform emerges that serves as a guide for effective decision-making. It announces to others: “This is what I stand for. This is what I believe.”

Organizational Behavior (3)
A systematic examination of variables, psychological and sociological, that are important in the comprehension of individual motivation, the managing of groups, interpersonal relationships, and organizational effectiveness, as well as creativity and leadership within the organization.

Legal Issues in Management (3)
A course designed to give students an understanding of the legal concepts, rights, obligations and liabilities faced in the business environment. This course focuses on the arena in which commercial transactions occur and the legal issues that arise with these transactions. It is the goal of this course to prompt students to proactively consider legal issues among the decision dimensions when making a business decision.

Managerial Economics (3)
A study of the concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics theory and policy including the concepts of demand and supply theory, resource and product markets, fiscal and monetary policy, and price theory and profit maximization.

Marketing Management (3)
An introduction to the theory and practical application of marketing principles. Special emphasis is given to developing a framework for analyzing strategic marketing situations by defining target markets and developing a marketing mix related to the market stakeholders of the organization.

Business Marketing (3)
A capstone study of how firms formulate, implement, and evaluate strategies. Students study strategic management concepts and techniques used to chart the future direction of different organizations. The major responsibility of the student is to make objective strategic decisions based on an integrated perspective of the program curriculum and to justify their decisions through oral and written communication.

Master of Science in Management

Global Business (3)
An intensive course designed to give a thorough understanding of the important dimensions of conducting business internationally. Students will gain an appreciation of the complexities associated with international business including: the importance of cultural differences, choice of modes of entry, strategic marketing strategies, strategic human resource strategies, and important international business theories.

Finance and Accounting for Managers (3)
A study of financial and accounting term, techniques, and practices. Topics include interpreting financial statements, understanding investment and cash flow, performing ratio/trend analysis, etc.

Change Management (3)
A study of the role of the manager in the context of a changing environment. Special emphasis is given to current theories and strategies for leading an organization through transition. Students gain an understanding of management issues involved in implementing a major initiative, supervising staff and maintaining productivity despite resistance or personnel shifts, and sustaining commitment to new practices over time.

Strategic Programming in Human Resource Management (3)
An introduction to strategic problem-solving and decision-making to manage the human resource functions of an organization. Processes for managing and evaluating human resource functions are examined: benchmarking, measurement, and evaluation techniques. Other topics include the activities that support and develop employees in a manner that contributes to the organization’s vision, mission, goals and business strategies.
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