Requirements for admission to the Master of Science in Management include:

  • at least 3 years of appropriate full-time work experience
  • current resume/vita including names and contact information of 3 professional/business references
  • 1-2 page purpose statement
  • bachelors degree
  • undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or above on a 4.0 scale (overall or in last 60 hours)
  • submission of a GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MCAT score

If a Masters Degree has already been completed, the GMAT or GRE test can be waived.

Prerequisite Classes

  • MG301 Principles of Management (3 hrs)
  • PY271 Research Design and Analysis I (3 hrs)* OR PY571 Introductory Behavioral Statistics* (3 hrs)  QM257 Business Statistics is available to fulfill this requirement for online students.

*If student has a statistics course in another area or in the area of business, the course may be accepted at the discretion of the Graduate Business Studies Director.

This degree may not be suitable for students on international visas or government scholarships from their home countries, due to the limited face-to-face availability of courses. A significant portion of this coursework is delivered online.


Dempster Hall 246
Office of Graduate Business Studies
One University Plaza, MS 5890
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701