Master in Management

30 Credit Hour Programs offered in 8-week-per-course formats include: Aviation Leadership, Communication Management, Wealth Management, Organizational Diversity & Inclusion Leadership, and Sport Management

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The Master in Management (MM) Program Mission

The Master in Management (MM) program’s mission is to help graduates develop an understanding and application of management practices and leadership skills in an organization. In addition to gaining practical competence in a specific field of study through a real world work experience, graduates will be prepared to think strategically, integrate and construct new knowledge, develop intrapersonal and interpersonal competencies, and apply excellent moral character to the practices of an organization. Specific concentrations are offered under the MBA degree.  

Graduates are equipped to:
  • Lead and manage with in-depth knowledge in key areas of finance, human resources, operations and strategy.
  • Exercise character and ethics in decision making.
  • Communicate effectively across the global business landscape.
  • Think and act both tactically and strategically in complex business situations.

Using an applied approach to learning graduates are well-equipped to leave UD ready to take on management and leadership roles.  Each graduate student will participate in a work experience (internship, Graduate Assistantship, or related job) that is founded in CAS standards (Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education), specifically: 1) knowledge acquisition, integration, construction, and application, 2) cognitive complexity, 3) intrapersonal development, 4) interpersonal competence, 5) humanitarianism and civic engagement, and 6) practical competence.

Throughout their studies experience, each graduate is challenged to develop the moral character needed to manage and lead with integrity, justice, and compassion.

Programs of Study

The MM program has several tracks for which graduate students may select that best matches their personal interest. They include:

  1. Master in Management - Aviation Leadership
  2. Master in Management - Communication Management
  3. Master in Management - Holistic Wealth Management
  4. Master in Management - Org. Diversity & Inclusion
  5. Master in Management - Sport Management

Each track shares a common core of business courses taught by faculty who possess real-world business experience as well as advanced degrees in their fields. Then each specific track offers courses essential to successful management and leadership roles in their industry. Each program of study offers the business knowledge, coupled with communication, leadership, problem solving, and decision-making skills specific to a discipline, that will help graduates become a productive team member in:

  • any company, large or small;
  • any career, be it local or international focused;
  • any business segment, whether it be in sport management, communication management, human resource managment, aviation management, manufacturing or service, government or private enterprise, profit or nonprofit organizations, or entrepreneurial ventures.

Program Highlights

  • The program is built based on intensive industry research.
  • Focuses on in-depth day-to-day managerial operation within a discipline specific context
  • Provides hands-on experience enriched by most recent theories in the field.
  • Applied internship requirement.
  • Students can complete their degree within one year.
  • The program allows credit for life learning experience.

Program Admission

The successful University of Dubuque applicant has these credentials:
  • Bachelor's degree. A bachelor's degree in most any discipline is required to enter the Master in Management program. Students from outside the U.S. may substitute a bachelor's equivalent (these vary from country to country).
  • Language proficiency. Students who have not studied or worked in institutions where English is spoken should take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test (or minimum of 80 on the internet based test) is needed to handle the language level used in the program. A score of 6.5 or better on IELTS may be substituted for the TOEFL score.

For additional information, contact the following: 

University of Dubuque 
Office of Graduate and Adult Studies 
2000 University Avenue 
Dubuque, IA 52001 
Phone: 563.589.3246 

Clicking on the Ready to Apply button below will take you to GradCAS, where you will complete information about yourself, your academic history, select the program of study you wish to pursue, and provide any required documents (such as transcripts).

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