Master of Arts in Management

Discover how to create a growth-oriented business foundation, harnessing shifting dynamics to develop your team’s internal strength, productivity, and satisfaction.

THE UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS MASTER OF ARTS IN MANAGEMENT PROGRAM equips managers and future managers with the skills and confidence to launch, lead, and sustain successful careers, campaigns, projects, and teams. The 18-month program emphasizes effective leadership and communication.

Who can benefit

The MAM program is especially valuable for:

  • Professionals promoted from a technical or tactical position who need to learn how to develop, inspire, and lead with authority.

  • Experienced managers who wish to deepen their knowledge of the human side of management.

What to expect

Students examine and develop their managerial and leadership skills through coursework and a self-directed learning plan. You’ll select an organization (usually your workplace) in which to apply the knowledge gained throughout your study. University of Redlands faculty and your program peers provide feedback in a continuous, supportive environment, enhancing your experience of what it is really like to be part of a business enterprise.
MAM graduates emerge as confident leaders and compelling speakers.

Throughout the program, you will develop and demonstrate your ability to understand and analyze management and organizational challenges. Based on these analyses, you will create potential solutions and evaluate the appropriateness of each recommendation. You will also reflect on your course experiences and integrate your insights into a comprehensive final presentation—which, for many students, serves as a proposal for change in their workplace.

At the program’s conclusion, you will reassess your managerial strengths and weaknesses and compare the results with your assessments done at the beginning of your program. Afterward, you will reflect on your evolution as a manager and develop a plan for continued personal growth.

Program learning outcomes

Personal skills
M.A. in Management graduates:

1. Set their own goals for improvement in their self-awareness (knowing one's internal states, preferences, resources, and intuitions) and assess progress toward those goals.

2. Set their own goals for improvement in their self-management skills (managing one's internal states, impulses, and resources) and assess progress toward those goals.

Managing others (people management skills)
M.A. in Management graduates:

3. Set their own goals for improvement in social awareness (awareness of others' feelings, needs, and concerns) and assess progress toward those goals.

4. Set their own goals for improvement of social skills (adeptness at inducing desirable responses in others) and assess progress toward those goals.

Management knowledge
M.A. in Management graduates:

5. Use their knowledge in seven management disciplines to assess management issues in target organizations and make convincing recommendations based on the application of theory to practice.

Analytic skills
Graduates of the M.A. in Management program:

6. Recognize and solve ethical problems;

7. Identify and synthesize critical features of an issue or set of issues and write a well-defined, specific, and insightful statement that incorporates evidence in a reasonable and persuasive manner; and,

8. Make effective oral presentations.

Career specific skills
Graduates of the M.A. in Management program:

9. Depending on their career goals, engage in self-directed learning to improve competencies that they choose related to their own career goals.

MAM course descriptions

GENERAL MANAGEMENT KNOWLEDGE COURSES:

MGMT 667 Business Ethics and Society (4)
Examination of the ethical, legal and social environment of business and its impact on managerial decision making.

MGMT 631 Management and Organizational Behavior (4) 
Study of organizational behavior, organizational theory and basic human resources management. Topics include managing individual performance, team and intergroup dynamics, leadership, human resources management, organizational design, decision making and management of change.

MGMT 610 Contexts for Contemporary Management (4)
Critical analysis course providing students with research methods, written and oral communication strategies, and leadership skills necessary for graduate-level work. Focus on diverse historical and cultural contexts in management thought, with special attention paid to shifting perspectives on organizational life.

MGMT 661 Introduction to Analytics and Decision Making (4)
This course provides an introduction to business analytics and applied decision making using simple quantitative techniques. Topics include cost-revenue models, competitiveness, productivity, forecasting, project management, and linear programming as they relate to business decisions in a dynamic environment.

SPECIALIZED AREA IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE COURSES:

MGMT 604 Managerial Assessment and Development (4)
Students assess and develop their personal skills, interpersonal skills, group skills, and specific communication skills through self-assessment, study of theory, analysis, practice, and application. Students assess their
career preferences and develop personal action plans.

MGMT 674 Human Resources Management (4)
Study and critical analysis of theory and practice of the human resource/personnel function in modern, complex organizations. Includes topics such as personnel policies, workforce diversity, HR practices, employee discipline, health and safety, and collective bargaining. Addresses goals of equity, efficiency, and effectiveness in a diverse environment.

MGMT 686 Organization Theory (4)
Students develop social skills and apply theories of organizational structure and design, decision making, power, politics, culture, innovation and change to real world case studies in order to make convincing recommendations to management.

MGMT 690 Strategy (4)
Strategy sets a critical direction and guides the allocation of resources to achieve long-term organizational objectives. Examination of the formulation of strategy based on internal strengths and weaknesses as well as external opportunities and threats in the context of changing technology and environment. Not open to students who have successfully completed MGMT 697W.

CAPSTONE
MGMT 695 Management Consulting Capstone (4)

This course integrates prior coursework within the program with student teams developing the relevant parameters for a consulting engagement and applying appropriate theoretical knowledge in that setting to prepare and present a project report. Prerequisite: all other MAM courses.