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Master of Science in Management - Self-Design Concentration

The Self-Design concentration of Tarleton State University’s Master of Science (M.S.) in Management degree offers an entirely customizable curriculum in business management. Students within the Self-Design concentration are able to accelerate their leadership potential and project management skillset, setting them up for success as entrepreneurs, small business owners, and those seeking diverse career-path options.

Personalized Curriculum

The Self-Design concentration expands your knowledge across many content areas, increasing your professional aptitude in modern, in-demand business methodologies. As the curriculum is diverse, students in this program come from many academic and professional backgrounds, some in fields outside of the business world.

Taken entirely online, M.S. in Management students are able to pursue their existing careers and balance academic, work, and personal responsibilities. Many classes are available in either 8-week or 16-week formats, allowing for the program to be completed in as little as 12 months.

Master’s in Management Core Courses

Tarleton State’s M.S. in Management degree builds the advanced skills in leadership, business analytics, and operations necessary for success in a management role. The 18 credit hours of core coursework includes:

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

Management and Leadership Concentration Coursework

In addition to the core M.S. in Management coursework, students in the Self-Design concentration take an additional 12-18 credit hours of coursework in ACCT/BANA/BCIS/BLAW/BUSI/ECON/FINC/HRMT/MGMT/MKTG that tailors their degree to their interests and professional aspirations. All concentration courses must be selected from College of Business classes or have express program/graduate director approval. 

Thesis option is also available.

Program Outcomes and Careers Paths

The personalized structure of the Self-Design concentration allows for M.S. in Management graduates to explore more flexible career paths that match their interests and aspirations. In doing this, our students become savvy leaders and operational experts with the confidence to lead teams and develop innovative solutions and problem-solving strategies.

Many graduates also go on to develop their own innovative companies or initiatives, reflecting the diverse knowledge and skills gained at Tarleton State University. With this tailored curriculum, students are prepared to step into leadership roles such as:

  • Entrepreneur
  • Small Business Owner
  • Franchise Owner
  • Executive Manager 
  • Department Manager
  • Operations Manager 
  • Training and Development Manager

MS 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 (SACSCOC), the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), and the Member Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This reflects our commitment to providing a degree program that builds modern, in-demand knowledge and skills within the field.

Create Your Unique Professional Path with an M.S. in Management

The Self-Design concentration of the Master of Science in Management degree builds advanced leadership, communication, and project management skills, opening doors to a range of professional opportunities in the world of business. 

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