Master of Science in Management

Application Deadlines

  • Fall applications due May 30 for international students and July 30 for domestic, Canadian, and online international students.

  • Spring applications due Sept. 30 for international students and Nov. 30 for domestic, Canadian, and online international students.

MSM Admission Requirements and Instructions

  1. A completed MSU Graduate School application submitted online is required; paper applications are not accepted. Access the online application at and select Apply Now. Detailed admissions requirements and instructions are also available on the Graduate School website. The exception to this application is for readmission (available on the Graduate School website under Forms).
  2. Requirements and Instructions. Detailed admission requirements and instructions can be found at
  3. In order for a student to pursue a graduate degree at MSU, the student must complete the formal online application for admission to the Graduate School and receive an official letter granting admission. Students are required to have a minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) for admission consideration. A GPA of 3.00 or above for the last 60 hours of coursework will be considered if a student does not meet the 2.75 requirements. Students who do not meet either GPA requirement may appeal to the department chairperson for consideration.
  4. Required Test Score: If the cumulative GPA is 3.00 or higher OR if your most recent semesters contributing to  60 semester hours is a 3.00, the scores for GRE/GMAT are not required. Acceptable GRE/GMAT scores need to be at or above the 50th percentile.
    1. GMAT information is available at Free test information can be found on the GMAC website.
    2. GRE information is available at You may download free GRE test preparation materials at the following website:
    3. In addition, international students must give evidence of proficiency in English. Such students should arrange to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A passing score on the TOEFL is 550 on the paper-based test (PBT) and 79 on the Internet-based test (IBT). A passing score on the IELTS examination is 6.0 overall band score.
  5. Applicants are required to submit a current resume or curriculum vita.
  6. Statement of Purpose. An applicant must submit a concise (500 words) essay describing his/her primary interest in the MSM program, experiences related to the area of study, and objectives in pursuing the MSM degree at MSU. In particular, the essay should be as specific as possible in describing the student’s interests, and relevant educational, research, commercial, government, or teaching experiences. If applying for more than one program, submit a separate Statement of Purpose for each program.
  7. International Applicants ONLY: Submit a declaration of finances. See Graduate School Admissions information (above) for more details.

Required Courses

BADM 525Strategic Marketing3
BADM 535Management Principles and Practices3
BADM 537Human Resource Management3
or LEAD 537 Human Resource Management
BADM 550Applied Statistics for Managers3
or BADM 551 Spreadsheet Modeling and Decision Making
or KIN 550 Research Methods and Analyses in Sports
BIT 510Leadership Communication3
or LEAD 510 Leadership Communication
BIT 560Manage/Integrate IS Function3
FIN 545Financial Management and Accounting3
BADM 595Capstone3
or BADM 598 Projects
or KIN 595 Capstone Experience,Research Methods and Analyses in Sports
Select any two of the following6
Talent Management and People Analytics
Talent Management and People Analytics
Organizational Leadership
Organizational Leadership
International Management
Strategic Management
Total Hours30



Dr. Andy Bertsch
MSM Program Director, Professor

Dr. Linda Cresap
Graduate School Director, Professor

Dr. James Ondracek

Assistant Professors

Dr. Megan Fixen
Assistant Professor

Dr. Cyriac Joy
Assistant Professor

Mr. Jerry Stai
Assistant Professor