M.S. Management and Leadership

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

The A&M-Central Texas 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 36-hour program focuses on one of the most challenging responsibilities for management today--leading change.  Students gain the knowledge and skills that are applicable in business, the military, government organizations, and private not-for-profit organizations.

This program is suited for students who want:

  • To deepen their understanding of how organizations function;
  • To increase their academic credentials;
  • To increase their understanding of how to design and implement change within an organization;
  • To acquire the requisite 18 hours of graduate coursework needed to teach at the undergraduate level; and
  • To acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to help organizations through internal or external consulting.

Dedicated faculty focus on teaching and scholarly activities.  At the same time, faculty pride themselves in giving students personal attention and easy access.  Students are the reason the faculty are here.

Required Courses
BUSI 5310Business Research Methods3
MGMT 5301Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 5307Responsibilities and Ethics of Leadership3
MGMT 5308Analysis and Design of Organizations3
MGMT 5309Management and Leadership Seminar3
MGMT 5310Leadership Formation and Development3
MGMT 5311Managing Operations and Service3
MGMT 5315International Management3
MGMT 5320Negotiations3
MGMT 5368Organizational Development and Change3
MGMT 5090Management Comprehensive Examination0
Approved Electives
Approved graduate-level electives6
Total Semester Credit Hours36

Course Information and Schedule 

The Course Information page includes a complete list of courses and course descriptions. 

See the courses offered this semester using the Online Course Schedule.

Program-Level Student Learning Outcomes 

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in applying relevant leadership theories and models to problems/issues encountered in a dynamic and complex business environment.

  2. Formulate leader actions to foster and achieve an organizational vision and to better align organizational form and function.

  3. Demonstrate the use of effective written communication skills within the context of a leadership role.

  4. Demonstrate the use of effective oral communication skills (both prepared and impromptu) within the context of a leadership role.

  5. Demonstrate professionalism in collaborative team activities.

  6. Make quality work contributions in collaborative team activities.

  7. Analyze and evaluate corporate ethics and socially responsible behaviors in a business scenario.

  8. Formulate managerial actions that foster corporate ethics and socially responsible practices.

  9. Identify and analyze how globalization and national cultural differences affect managerial activities in specific contexts.

  10. Synthesize and apply their knowledge of globalization and cultural differences to their own managerial practices at both the interpersonal and firm level.