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Management Online Master’s Degree

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The management online master’s degree (MM) enables students to expand their knowledge and skills base in the area of management. The program helps students develop a well-rounded portfolio of management knowledge, skills and abilities, along with a holistic view of the organization. Program specialty areas include criminal justice management, e-marketing, healthcare administration, human resource management, information technology management, operations and configuration management, project and process management, advanced incident and consequence management, advanced security management, strategic security management.

The MM degree may be earned under a nonthesis or a thesis plan.

Graduates of the program will:

  • Demonstrate well-developed problem-solving skills including the ability to recognize problems; analyze uncertain situations; interpret and use data and evidence in drawing conclusions; and implement the best solution.
  • Integrate management and organizational principles, including human resources and marketing, in order to formulate sound decisions and predict likely outcomes.
  • Demonstrate leadership through effective communication and use of technology to achieve project and/or organizational goals.
  • Evaluate corporate social responsibility in the global business environment.
  • Demonstrate collaboration and team building.

Program Requirements

The MM degree provided by NAU consists of two requirements: master’s core courses and elective courses. Once students complete the first course (MT6255), they will begin taking the emphasis courses providing they have met the prerequisites for those courses.

The MM degree may be earned under a non-thesis or a thesis plan. Under the non-thesis option, the student must complete 31.5 hours of master’s-level core courses and 13.5 hours of electives. Under the thesis option plan, the student complete 31.5 hours of master’s-level core courses, 4.5 hours of electives and nine (9.0) hours of thesis.

An in-depth analysis of a case, accomplished in the Strategy and Policy course, is designed to integrate the MM core areas and is required in both the non-thesis and thesis options to satisfy the university’s requirement for a comprehensive program assessment.

Prerequisite Requirements

The MM program requires that students be proficient in the use of computers and of application software. Students are encouraged to discuss their level of computer proficiency with their admissions advisor prior to starting the program.

 

Course Listing

MT6255     Introduction to Leadership and Quality (Must be completed during the first term and prior to completing the other master’s courses)

FN6200     Accounting and Finance for Managers

MG6200     Marketing and Sales Management

MT6300     Managing Human Resources

MT6580     International Management

MT6651     Strategy and Policy

 

Choose One of the Below (Depending on Emphasis):

LA6100     Legal Environment for Global Organizations

LA6200     Legal and Regulatory Environment for Higher Education

LA6570      Human Resource Law 

 

MM ELECTIVES (13.5 Credits)

Each student will work with his/her adviser to select 13.5 hours of elective credit that best match their professional interests. These electives can be selected from any master’s courses not included in the MM core courses, provided that the student meets any individual course prerequisites.

Students who select the thesis option must complete the following courses in place of the program electives:

MT6805     Master’s Thesis I

MT6810     Master’s Thesis II

Elective

MT6100     Research Methods

Specialty Courses

CJ6250     Management of Critical Incidents

PRO605     Advanced Consequence Management

SEC537     Crisis Negotiation

PRO605     Advanced Consequence Management

SEC505     Advanced Strategies and Crisis Preparedness

SEC530     Evidence and Crime Scene Management

CJ6100     Law and Public Policy (in place of the LA Core course)

CJ6200     Management Topics in Criminal Justice

CJ6250     Management of Critical Incidents

CJ6300     Criminal Justice Planning and Innovation

MG6600     Internet Marketing

MG6610     E-Commerce

MG6620     Social Media Marketing

HA6500     Fiscal and Regulatory Issues in Health Services

HA6510     Global Issues in Healthcare

HA6520     Healthcare Administration and Policy Seminar

Choose Three of the Below:

 

LA6570     Human Resource Law

MT6310     Training and Development in Human Resource Management

MT6320     Employee Evaluation and Compensation

MT6350     Strategic Human Resource Management

Choose Three of the Below:

 

CI6600     Computer Security

CI6605     Risk Assessment and Analysis

CI6610     Critical Infrastructure Control System Security

CI6615     Computer Forensics and Incident Handling

MT6611     Enterprise Process Management

MT6612     Optimize Enterprise Operations

MT6613     Operations and Supply Chain Management

MT6619     Project Management Essentials

MT6621     Intermediate Project Management

MT6622     Advanced Project Management

DSS720DC     Strategic Security Information Literacy

DSS750DC     Briefings, De-briefings and Presentations

DSS760DC     Advanced Leadership and Management

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.