Management, MS

for the Master of Science in Management (on-campus & online)

head of department: Carlos Torelli 

associate dean: Jeff Loewenstein (MSM)/W. Brooke Elliott (iMSM)

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department office: 3019 Business Instructional Facility, 515 E. Gregory Dr., Champaign, IL 61820

phone: (217)244-7602

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The Master of Science in Management can be completed either on campus or online.

The Master of Science in Management is a 36 graduate hour master's program. It is designed to provide a foundation for practitioners leading and managing teams, units, or organizations. It provides a general management foundation and an opportunity to focus on a particular area of specialization.

Students in this program are not eligible for tuition and fee waivers, except for those that are statutory.

Graduate Degree Programs in Business Administration


Business Administration, MBA (online-iMBA)

Business Administration, MS   

with optional concentrations: AccountancyBusiness Data Analytics, Business & Public Policy, Corporate Governance & International BusinessFinance, Supply Chain Management

Business Analytics, MS

Management, MS

with optional concentrations: Business Data Analytics, Finance, Corporate Governance & International Business

Technology Management, MS 

with optional concentrations: AccountancyBusiness Data Analytics, Business & Public Policy, Finance, Information Technology & Control, Supply Chain Management

Business Administration, PhD


Information Technology & Control

Corporate Governance & International Business

Supply Chain Management


Business Data Analytics

Corporate Governance & International Business

Information Technology & Control

Supply Chain Management


Digital Marketing, CERT

Entrepreneurship & Strategic Innovation, CERT

Financial Management, CERT

Global Challenges in Business, CERT

Managerial Economics & Business Analysis, CERT

Strategic Leadership Management, CERT

Value Chain Management, CERT

Joint Degree Program:

Accountancy, MS (iMSA) & Business Administration, MBA (iMBA)


Admission to the MS in Management program requires an undergraduate degree with a scholastic average of at least B for the last 60 hours and for any previous graduate work completed along with completion of at least one college-level quantitative methods class. For additional details, please refer to the program's website. All applicants whose native language is not English must submit a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOFEL) score of at least 102 (iBT), 253 (CBT), or 610 (PBT); or minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic exam scores of 6.5 overall and 6.0 in all subsections.

Faculty Research Interests

Faculty research interests are in the areas of marketing, organizational behavior, organization theory, decision sciences, information systems, strategic management, risk analysis, judgment under uncertainty, international business, production and operations management, accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, and finance. The Gies College of Business houses computer facilities, a behavioral science laboratory, and a separate library. The college maintains contacts with industry and government through its Survey Research Laboratory, Illinois Business Consulting, the Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership and several professional and scholarly journals edited by its faculty.

Financial Aid

The M.S. in Business Administration, the M.S. in Management, the M.S. in Strategic Brand Communication, and the M.S. in Technology Management do not provide assistantships. Tuition and fee waivers are not available for this program.

for the Master of Science in Management (on-campus and online)

The MS in Management requires a minimum of 36 hours. Students are required to take at least 2 credit hours in each of the six courses listed under General Management Foundation Courses (12+ hours). Any remaining credit hours of the 24 credit hour core requirement need to be fulfilled by taking General Management Elective Courses. Students also need 12 credit hours of Graduate General Elective courses, which provide flexibility for individualization. Students with sufficient demonstrated background in one or more general management areas may, with permission of the program, replace General Management Foundation courses with additional General Management Elective or Graduate General Electives. 

For additional details and requirements, refer to the department's Program Curriculum and the Graduate College Handbook.

General Management Foundation Courses12-24
Managerial Accounting
Introduction to Finance
Leadership and Teams
Marketing Management
Strategic Management
Process Management
General Management Electives0-12
Accounting Measurement, Reporting, and Control
Communicating with Data and Decision Making
Communication Strategy in Bus
Business Practicum
Business Practice Immersion
Graduate General Electives - up to 12 hours of general graduate electives as needed to meet the minimum number of hours required.12
Total Hours36

Other Requirements

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall 24
Minimum GPA: 2.75
International students with TOEFL scores below 613 (paper-based), 257 (computer-based), or 103 (internet-based), or IELTS score below 7.0, are required to take the English Placement Test (EPT) when they arrive on campus. After taking the EPT, most students are required to take a Business English course sequence. For these students, completion of the ESL course sequence is mandatory but does not count towards the 36 hour degree requirement.