Master of Management

The Master of Management program offers graduates of diverse undergraduate programs the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills base in the area of management. The program is designed to help the student develop a well-rounded portfolio of management knowledge, skills and abilities along with a holistic view of the organization. Specialty electives include Advanced Incident and Consequence Management; Advanced Security Management; Criminal Justice Management; E-Marketing; Health Care Administration; Higher Education; Higher Education Administration; Higher Education Teaching and Learning; Human Resource Management; Information Technology Management; Project and Process Management; and Strategic Security Management.  The degree program consists of 10 courses and successful completion of 45 credit hours.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the MM program will be able to:
  1. Evaluate concepts in the principal areas of business to develop operational business policies.
  2. Use current business technologies in support of organizational sustainability.
  3. Demonstrate the leadership skills required to achieve a multi-dimensional business strategy.
  4. Evaluate an appropriate code of ethics for a global business environment.
  5. Proficiently communicate across diverse stakeholder groups.
  6. Productively collaborate with diverse stakeholder groups.

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.

MM Core Courses

MT6255 must be completed during the first term AND prior to completing the other master's courses. The core master's courses are as follows:

Core Courses:

MT6255Introduction to Leadership and Quality

4.5

FN6200Accounting and Finance for Managers

4.5

MG6200Marketing and Sales Management

4.5

MT6300Managing Human Resources

4.5

MT6580International Management

4.5

MT6651Strategy and Policy

4.5

LA6XXX Select the following:

LA6570Human Resource Law

4.5

Elective Courses:

Three elective courses.

MM Electives

In order to satisfy the MM program requirements, a student must complete a minimum of three elective courses as a part of his/her program. Each student will work with his/her student services advisor to select 13.5 hours of elective credit that best match their professional interests. These electives may be selected from any master's courses not included in the MM core courses, provided that the student meets any individual course prerequisites.  Final approval of each program of study is the responsibility of the dean of the graduate school.

Thesis Option

Thesis Process

The thesis is an essential component of master's-level coursework and an opportunity for students to examine a management topic, become subject matter experts, and contribute to that body of knowledge, see the note below.

Identify Thesis Topic and Committee

Begin by working with an academic coordinator to notify the dean and select a thesis advisor.

*THESIS OPTION

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

MT6805Master's Thesis I

4.5

MT6810Master's Thesis II

4.5

Elective

MT6100Research Methods

4.5

Specialties

The Master of Management degree also offers specialties in Advanced Incident and Consequence Management; Advanced Security Management; Criminal Justice Management; E-Marketing; Health Care Administration; Higher Education; Higher Education Administration; Higher Education Teaching and Learning; Human Resource Management; Information Technology Management; Project and Process Management; and Strategic Security Management. A specialty is a grouping of electives that focus on particular interests and career paths. 

Specialty in Advanced Incident and Consequence Management

  • CJ6250 Management of Critical Incidents
  • PRO605 Advanced Consequence Management
  • SEC537 Crisis Negotiation

Specialty in Advanced Security Management

  • PRO605 Advanced Consequence Management
  • SEC505 Advanced Strategies/Crisis Preparedness
  • PRO690 Advanced Threat Assessment

Specialty in Criminal Justice 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

Specialty in E-Marketing

Specialty in Health Care Administration

  • HA6500 Fiscal and Regulatory Issues in Health Services
  • HA6510 Global Issues in Health Care
  • HA6520 Health Care Administration and Policy Seminar

Specialty in Higher Education

  • HE6255 - Student Retention and Learner Services
  • HE6305 - Curriculum Design, Development and Assessment of Student Learning
  • HE6800 - Higher Education Analytics

Specialty in Higher Education Administration

  • ED6302 - Foundations of Campus Operations
  • ED6303 - Foundations of Enrollment Management
  • ED6368 - Higher Education Analytics

Specialty in Higher Education Teaching and Learning

  • HE6255 - Student Retention and Learner Services
  • HE6305 - Curriculum Design, Development, and Assessment of Student Learning
  • HE6301 - Foundations of Teaching and Learning

Specialty in Human Resource Management

(Students choose three courses from the list below.)

  • MT6310 Training and Development in Human Resource Management
  • MT6320 Employee Evaluation and Compensation

Specialty in Information Technology Management

(Students choose three courses from the list below.)

  • CI6600 Computer Security
  • CI6605 Risk Assessment and Analysis
  • CI6615 Computer Forensics and Incident Handling

Specialty in Project and Process Management

  • MT6619 Project Management Essentials
  • MT6621 Intermediate Project Management
  • MT6622 Advanced Project Management

Specialty in Strategic Security Management

  • DSS720DC Strategic Security Information Literacy
  • DSS750DC Briefings, De-briefings and Presentations
  • DSS760DC Advanced Leadership and Management