Master of Science in Management (MSM)

Does your current position have you wondering if you need another degree to excel to the next level? Our AACSB Accredited Masters of Science in Management program is 100% online with a flexible schedule built for the working adult.

Our Master of Science in Management program gives you the opportunity to add a fundamental understanding of business to the knowledge and skills you already possess. With 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.

The MS in Management is a 30 credit hour masters level business program with a core of subjects covering primary business functions. In as little as 20 months, students will earn a broad understanding of management theory and practice, and the skills necessary to occupy senior positions within organizations.

Open the door to a vocationally based career built for growth; and improve your prospect for promotion by upgrading your functional skill set with a Master of Science in Management from ACU Online.

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

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What career outcomes can you expect after completing a Masters of Science in Management?

  • Manager, Supply Chain Management
  • Project Manager
  • Manager, Data Analytics
  • Supply Chain Advisor
  • Health Services Manager
  • Manager, Health Information Management
  • Physician Manager

Admission Requirements

  • Application and Fee.
  • Official Baccalaureate Transcript.
  • GPA of 3.0 & no work experience or GPA between 2.5-2.95 with quality full-time work experience. Case by case decision process.
  • Letter of intent.
  • Resume or CV.
  • Prerequisites: Accounting, Economics, Statistics (a prerequisite boot-camp is available to help satisfy requirements).
  • no GRE or GMAT required.

See full ACU online graduate catalog, including admission requirements here.
For a comprehensive list of admission requirements for our online Master of Science in Management, please contact a Graduate Advisor.

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Degree Highlights


International Business


Operations and Supply Chain Management


Healthcare Administration


Program length: 20 months

30 credit hours

Example Coursework

BUSA 550: Foundations of Analytics

BUSA 652: Operations and Information Technology Management

BUSA 656 Strategic Marketing

BUSA 530: Leadership


School of Professional Studies and College of Business Administration

Upcoming Start Dates

January 12, 2021

March 9, 2021

MSM faculty

Dr. Orneita Burton

  • Operations, Information Systems
  • MS, American Technological University; PhD, Arizona State University

Dr. Brad Crisp

  • Leadership, Information Systems
  • MBA, University of Texas; PhD, University of Texas

Dr. Andy Little

  • Business Law and Ethics
  • MA, West Texas A&M University; J.D., Texas Tech University

Dr. David Perkins

  • Accounting
  • MBA, University of Memphis; PhD, Texas A&M University

Dr. Mark Phillips

  • Management, Marketing
  • MS, Purdue University; PhD, Oklahoma State University

Dr. Don Pope

  • Statistics, Operations
  • MEngr, Texas A&M University; PhD, Texas A&M University

Dr. Ian Shepard

  • Management, Leadership, Economics
  • MBA, Belmont University; DA, Middle Tennessee State University

Dr. Phil Vardiman

  • Management, Human Resource Management
  • MBA, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor; PhD, Texas A&M University

Dr. Brent Reeves

  • Operations, Information Systems
  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Colorado
  • M.A., Computer Science, University of Colorado
  • M.A., Biblical studies, ACU
  • B.B.A., Business Computer Science, ACU
  • C.D.P., Certificate of Data Processing

Dr. Jody Jones

  • Finance
  • B.S.B.A. - Oklahoma Wesleyan University
  • MBA - Oklahoma City University
  • Ed.D. - Oklahoma State University