Southeast’s Online Master of Science in Management Among Nation’s Top 10


best-online-masters-in-management-degree-programsSoutheast Missouri State University’s online Master of Science in Management has been ranked among the nation’s top 10 best online master of management degree programs by College Choice.

Southeast’s program is ranked ninth of the 35 programs listed and finds itself in prestigious company behind schools such as Indiana University, Boston University, University of Alabama and Michigan State University. Southeast’s online Master of Science in Management is ranked ahead of several institutions, including Harvard Extension School, Bellevue University and City University of New York.

The programs listed by College Choice are from regionally accredited colleges and universities, and most have additional accreditation from one of three business accrediting bodies. Southeast’s program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) and the Network of International Business Schools (NIBS). The ranking also takes into account the reputation of the business school, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, as well as tuition costs and the expected earnings of a student upon graduation. All online students at Southeast receive in-state tuition rates regardless of location, making it a great value for prospective students.

“Harrison College of Business faculty strive for excellence in designing academic programs and in the delivery of instruction.  This top ten ranking validates the achievement of this goal with our online Master of Science in Management degree program,” said Dr. Gerald McDougall, dean of the Donald L. Harrison College of Business.  “Being included in a group comprised of nationally recognized major universities also communicates to our students the value they receive on a daily basis from an affordable and accessible program designed to open doors to professional advancement.”

Southeast’s Master of Science in Management is well suited for people who were not undergraduate business majors, but are employed in positions with managerial responsibilities.  Courses offered include Organizational Leadership; Imagination, Creativity and Innovation; and Managing and Growing New Ventures. The additional management training allows supervisors to better perform in their current position and advance to mid-level managerial positions and beyond. The degree is especially geared towards people who want to prepare for a career in business, enhance career potential, boost advancement opportunities and desire career services assistance.

College Choice notes that unlike many Master of Management programs, Southeast requires at least three years of full-time work experience prior to admission.

“The content we offer in this degree meets a very specific and important need for business, not-for-profit and government organizations,” said Dr. James Caldwell, director of Graduate Studies in Business. “We are finding people in organizations who are ‘masters of their craft’consequently are promoted to leadership positions in their organizations.  Although they are skilled at their specialty, many lack the leadership and management skills needed to be effective with others.  This is where we come in. We help them backfill their soft-skill set and teach them how to be more effective on the people side of the equation.”

For more information on Southeast’s online Master of Science in Management, visit or call (573) 651-5116.

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