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Master of Arts

The Masters of Arts in Management seeks to prepare students to become authentic, transformational leaders capable of managing organizational change. Through this online master’s program, you will examine the theories, concepts, and practices necessary to become an effective visionary capable of developing and leading strategic workplace initiatives. Successful completion of this degree prepares you for the demands and responsibilities of mid- to senior-level managerial positions in corporate, nonprofit, government, or military sectors.

This program’s curriculum is in alignment with Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) standards. This program has been designed in consultation with industry business leaders and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Program Courses

The curriculum for this program follows industry trends to help ensure relevancy to today's marketplace. View all courses.

Note: When enrolling in this  program, you will be asked to choose between two different end-of-program course options: either a comprehensive final examination or an on-site management practicum. Some residency conditions may apply to the practicum option.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning outcomes objectives, this degree also seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates. Graduates in this degree program will be able to:

  • Conduct business problem focused management research, including collection and analysis of data, and communication of findings by using qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Develop a strategic business plan applying the theories and practices of management and planning for a particular organizational setting.
  • Develop an analytical framework using a variety of approaches to apply leadership and management theory and practice to address the challenges of global organizations in this century.
  • Examine complex organizations from a level of analysis perspective, including the individual, interpersonal, group, and organizational level perspectives.
  • Evaluate management issues in the context of ethical, technological, structural, cultural, human and environmental factors.

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Degree at a Glance


Concentrations are designed to help you group courses together so you can further specialize in your field and pursue a more focused path to degree completion. You will be asked to select a concentration when you enroll in this program.

Explore the concentrations available for this program.


Human Resource Management

Compares various managerial approaches to employment law. Discusses rewards systems, measurement of employee performance, and other compensation packages. Probes policies and procedures involving legislative, regulatory, and organizational issues affecting human resource management in a global workforce. Topics include workplace safety and the recruitment, development, and training of human capital.

Sample Courses

  • HRMT602 - Employment Law and Labor Relations
  • HRMT603 - Human Resource Policy
  • HRMT605 - Strategic Human Resource Management Practices
  • MGMT603 - Organizational Development


This general concentration allows you to select from other concentration courses offered in this program.

View other concentrations in this program to see sample courses.

  • MKTG600 - Marketing Management
  • INFO531 - Management Information Systems
  • EDUC515 - Helping Relationships
  • EDUC628 - Social and Cultural Diversity Counseling
  • SCMT507 - Assets Protection & Loss Prevention Management
  • SCMT553 - Security Program Administration
  • ISSC680 - Information Security Management
  • SPMT601 - History, Culture, and Social Contexts of Sport
  • SPMT605 - Coaching Leadership
  • SPMT606 - Techniques in Coaching Strategy
  • SPMT607 - The Sports Industry
  • SPMT609 - Sports Marketing, Promotion, and Public Relations
  • SPMT612 - Sports Event Management
  • SPMT613 - Sports Entrepreneurship
  • SPMT614 - Coaching Theory, Methods, and Issues
  • SPMT630 - Sales and Promotions in Sport
  • ITMG627 - IT Project Management: HR and Procurement
  • ITMG626 - IT Project Management: Cost and Communications
  • ITMG625 - IT Project Management: Integration, Scope and Time
  • ITMG624 - Information Technology Project Management
  • HIMA501 - Technology Applications in Health Information Management
  • HIMA503 - Healthcare Vocabulary and Clinical Terminologies
  • HIMA550 - Clinical Workflow and Process Redesign
  • HIMA620 - Corporate Compliance in the Healthcare Industry
  • MGMT603 - Organizational Development
  • MGMT604 - Organizational Crisis Management
  • MGMT605 - Leadership
  • MGMT608 - Independent Study: Management Department

Organizational Leadership

Examines various leadership theories and models used by contemporary leaders in management. Looks at the effective leader’s role in the workplace as it relates to decision making, conflict resolution, motivation, and risk taking. Addresses contemporary leadership theories and models to develop and nurture followership, workplace diversity, ethics, motivation, and knowledge management.

Sample Courses

  • HRMT605 - Strategic Human Resource Management Practices
  • MGMT603 - Organizational Development
  • MGMT604 - Organizational Crisis Management
  • MGMT605 - Leadership

Public Administration

Addresses the management of public organizations and interpersonal relationships at the federal, state, and local levels. Various positions and issues involving politics, policy, economics, administration, and management in the public sector are covered. Topics include human resource strategy and the role of federal, state, and local public health agencies.

Sample Courses

  • PADM510 - Administrative Theory
  • PADM520 - Public Administration in Society
  • PADM530 - Public Policy
  • MGMT605 - Leadership
  • PADM611 - Law and Public Policy
  • PBHE501 - Public Health in America
  • EVSP503 - Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law
  • HRMT603 - Human Resource Policy


Focuses on key concepts and principles of being a successful entrepreneur/intrapreneur or small business owner. You will examine leadership practices, feasibility of ideas, funding, and customer service specific to a small business.

Sample Courses

  • ENTR500 - Ideation
  • ENTR615 - Legal Practices for Small Business
  • ENTR617 - Legal Practices for Entrepreneurs
  • ENTR620 - Small Business Operations
  • ENTR621 - International Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR623 - Venture Capital
  • ENTR625 - Small Business Funding
  • ENTR630 - Entrepreneurial Marketing

Strategic Consulting

This concentration focuses on developing a business plan for a strategic consulting practice, assessing organization and business consulting models, and presenting recommendations on improving an organization’s practices and processes. Topics include interpersonal relations, group behavior, and managing individuals and groups in a virtual environment.

Sample Courses

  • MGMT603 - Organizational Development
  • BUSN630 - Virtual Organizations
  • HRMT605 - Strategic Human Resource Management Practices
  • ITMG624 - Information Technology Project Management

Admission Requirements

Please be prepared to submit a legible copy of your valid government-issued photo ID (civilian students) or government issued JST or CCAF transcript (military students) upon request.

An AMU admissions representative will contact you with further details about how to submit the required documentation after you complete the enrollment application.

Need help?

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an AMU admissions representative at 877-777-9081 or

Graduate Tuition Rates 

Per credit hour: $350 | $325 with military grant*

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*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, AMU offers a tuition grant for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans. See all military-affiliated student benefits.

Paying for School

Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:

Ways to Save

Transfer Credits 

Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.  

Employer Contributions

AMU has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.