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Management and Leadership

Tarleton State University's Master of Science (M.S.) in Management with a concentration in Management and Leadership (M&L) helps students accelerate their careers and build leadership potential. The program hones in on developing in-demand skills leaders need to drive strategy and success in today's ever-evolving business world. This degree is an excellent fit for professional managers looking to elevate their position and those seeking new leadership opportunities, including those without a business bachelor's degree.

Curriculum Focused on Progressive Leadership

The M.S. M&L curriculum stresses the importance of progressive leadership, covering strategic approaches to assessing the industry and mobilizing individuals and teams for organizational success and longevity. In addition to qualitative analysis methods, the curriculum also covers problem-solving tactics through emotional intelligence, leadership, and talent management.

All courses are taken entirely online, providing flexibility in access that can help students balance academic, work, and personal responsibilities. Many classes are available in either 8-week or 16-week formats, allowing the program to be completed in as little as 12 months.

Master’s in Management Core Courses

The M.S. in Management degree is designed for specialists looking to advance their business management careers through a graduate program. The 18 hours of core coursework cover essential topics on management effectiveness and efficiency. Core courses tailored to the M&L concentration include:

  • Leadership Development (preferred) or Managing Operations and Services
  • Strategic Business Planning & Policy
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Project Management
  • Managerial Statistics
  • Evidence-Based Decision Making

Management and Leadership Concentration Coursework

Beyond the core coursework, the M&L concentration includes an additional 12 credit hours of M&L topics, including:

Class Number Class Name



Executive Communications



Small Business Leadership



Management/Leadership Elective



Management/Leadership Elective

Thesis option is also available.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the M&L concentration can empower individuals and teams within their organization to achieve goals and maximize their potential for success. They are prominent influencers that are influential decision-makers and advanced communicators, capable of motivating others through knowledge of data-driven organizational methodologies. As a result, our graduates are essential leaders in their organizations, driving strategic improvements across interdisciplinary teams.

Career Paths

The M&L concentration provides advanced knowledge and skill set applicable in a wide range of industries in both the public and private sectors. As a result, graduates from this program are well-equipped to step into prominent roles such as:

  • C-Level Executive
  • Administrative Director
  • Strategy Analyst
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Operations Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Training and Development Manager

M.S. in Management Degree Accreditation

Tarleton State's Master of Science in Management degree program is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (S.A.C.S.C.O.C.),the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (A.C.B.S.P.), and the Member Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). These accreditations reflect our commitment to providing a degree program that builds modern, in-demand knowledge and skills within the field.

Empower Your Organization Through an M.S. in Management and Leadership

The M&L concentration of Tarleton State's Master of Science in Management degree develops confident leaders capable of leading diverse organizations in many industries. If you are ready to elevate your leadership potential, request more information or submit your application to Tarleton State University.

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