Master of Science in Management

Does your current position have you wondering if you need another degree to excel to the next level? Open the door to a vocationally-based career built for growth, and improve your prospect for promotion by upgrading your functional skill set with our AACSB-accredited Master of Science in Management.

Does your current position have you wondering if you need another degree to excel to the next level? Open the door to a vocationally-based career built for growth, and improve your prospect for promotion by upgrading your functional skill set with our AACSB-accredited Master of Science in Management.

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Our online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you – intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.

About the Program

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Our Master of Science in Management (MSM) program gives you the opportunity to add a fundamental understanding of business to the knowledge and skills you already possess. With a curriculum that emphasizes helping you increase your functional and analytical capabilities, and highly trained faculty with business acumen gained through real world experience, this degree will give you the tools you need to grow in your career. You can also take advantage of opportunities to specialize your learning with courses in analytics, marketing, healthcare administration, and other fields.

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In as little as 20 months, you will earn a broad understanding of management theory and practice, and the skills necessary to occupy senior positions within organizations. ACU’s Online Master of Science in Management degree is offered through a partnership between the College of Business Administration and the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at our ACU Dallas campus.

TRACKS

International Business
Analytics
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Marketing
Healthcare Administration

Required Hours

30 hours
20 months

Example Coursework

Foundations of Analytics
Operations and Information Technology Management
Strategic Marketing
Leadership

Upcoming Start Dates

June 29, 2021
August 24, 2021

COMMON JOB TITLES

Manager, Supply Chain Management
Project Manager
Manager, Data Analytics
Health Services Manager
Manager, Health Information Management
Marketing Manager
International Consultant

Meet the Program Director

Phil Vardiman, Master of Science in Management (MSM)

Dr. Phil Vardiman is the program director of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Management (MSM) degrees that focus on training and developing future organizational leaders. He has extensive experience in operations management, human resources management, organizational development, and quality assurance. He has held several leadership and management positions while continuing his education. Vardiman received his degrees from Abilene Christian University, University of Mary-Hardin Baylor and Texas A&M University and also holds the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP) senior certified professional certification and the HRCI Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification. He is very active in the community serving on two boards, is involved with local church activities and owns his own consulting business.

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To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Submit official transcripts showing earned bachelor’s from a regionally accredited college or university or the equivalent.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and no work experience or a GPA between 2.5-2.95 with quality full-time work experience.  Case by case decision process.
  • Submit a current resume and letter of intent.
  • Have completed course prerequisites which include basic accounting, economics, and statistics. ACU offers short courses to help any student who does not meet these requirements.

No GRE or GMAT required.

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ACU’s College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), the highest accreditation body for schools of business.

  • Of the more than 2,000 institutions in the world offering business degrees, only 5% have earned AACSB accreditation.
  • ACU’s College of Business is one of two business programs affiliated with the Churches of Christ that is AACSB accredited.
  • ACU’s College of Business is one of seven programs among more than 100 institutions in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) that has achieved this level of academic distinction.
  • Of the 40+ private schools of business in the state of Texas, ACU is one of only nine achieving this accreditation.