1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus

About this program

MS in Management (MSM)

The 9-month, STEM-designated Master of Science in Management (MSM) at Gies Business provides even greater flexibility and more comprehensive practical training than ever before.

With MSM, you gain fundamental business skills that build upon your undergraduate education. You can also specialize in areas like data analytics, marketing, global business, and finance. This program will allow you to create your own customized study plan to support your specific career goals.

Whatever your major – psychology, political science, communications, community health, biology, English, or engineering – an MS in Management from Gies Business makes you the type of problem solver today’s employers demand.

Program content

Our faculty have designed a customized curriculum to propel the careers of emerging leaders. The curriculum includes business fundamentals:

  • Marketing
  • Process Management
  • Global Business
  • Communicating with Data
  • Project Management
  • Finance
  • Quantitative Reasoning

Courses and Schedule

The Master of Science in Management (MSM) consists of 36 credit hours taken over two semesters (fall and spring) starting in August. The courses are drawn from a set of required and elective courses.

Fall Semester Schedule 

  • Leadership and Teams
  • Marketing Management
  • Communicating with Data and Decision Making
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Communication Strategy in Business
  • Process Management
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Action Learning

Spring Semester Schedule

  • Strategic Management
  • Action Learning
  • Electives (12 credit hours)

Program delivery

Client-based projects in each semester

Real-world, client-based projects are integrated into the culture of the MSM program. This hands-on experience prepares our students for career success, and employers recognize this added value from day one.

Our hands-on projects enable you to solve business problems for real clients, and they provide valuable experience to support your career. You will tell a better story to recruiters, improve your ability to work in a team, and enhance your ability to solve complex problems

Learning by doing is not just a feature in the MSM. It’s in our DNA.

Tailor your degree experience

You can also customize your degree with concentrations in data analytics and finance or create your own track in areas like marketing, global business, and management. These options will allow you the flexibility to tailor your degree experience to your specific interests.

Learn the language of business

The program is specifically designed as a graduate degree to help develop the knowledge, skills, and capabilities to prepare students for management in any business function.

You’ll learn the language of business, so you will be prepared to speak with a chief financial officer, read a balance sheet, set up a marketing plan, and more.

Career paths

A strong return on investment

By combining business management knowledge with any undergraduate degree you can achieve greater earning power and gain a competitive advantage.  Career opportunities include management, consulting, analytics, entrepreneurship, and other high-demand jobs.

If you want to take your undergraduate degree and really put it to work, the master's in management program at Gies Business will give you the tools and skills you need.

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University of Illinois Gies College of Business

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is one of the original 37 public land-grant institutions created after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act in 1862. Founded in 1867, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has earned a reputation as a world-class...

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University of Illinois Gies College of Business

515 East Gregory Drive
61820 Champaign Illinois
United States of America (USA)

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