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Master of Science - Management & Leadership

The deadline to submit applications for COBA Graduate Programs for Fall 2014 is Friday, July 25, 2014.

The primary mission of the Management and Leadership MS degree program is to develop the graduate student's critical thinking, problem solving, and life-long learning skills necessary to manage and lead organizations.

Tarleton State University's Master of Science degree in Management and Leadership is designed for busy adults who want to improve their knowledge, abilities, and skills in management. The program focuses on one of the most challenging responsibilities for management today - leading change. It provides students opportunities to develop critical skills in areas such as research and job analysis, recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation and benefits, labor relations and organizational effectiveness. Students gain knowledge and skills that are applicable in business and not for profit entities including state and local governments and military organizations.

This program is suited for you if you are wanting:

  • To deepen your understanding of how organizations should function
  • To increase your academic credentials needed for promotion
  • To increase your understanding of how to design and implement change within your organization
  • To acquire the requisite 18 hours of graduate course work needed to teach at the undergraduate level
  • To acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to help organizations through internal or external consulting

Our dedicated faculty focus on teaching and scholarly activities. At the same time, we pride ourselves in giving students personal attention and easy access. Students are the reason we exist.

The M&L program is offered in a traditional face-to-face format in Stephenville, Waco, and the Southwest Metroplex (Fort Worth). It is also available totally online through the Stephenville campus. To pursue this degree, you need a baccalaureate degree, acceptance to the College of Graduate Studies at Tarleton, internet access, basic computer skills, time that you can dedicate to completing the required course content, and the desire to complete an advanced degree that can provide opportunities for career advancement.