Management (MM55)

  • Credits: 55
  • Degree:
    Master of Management

Program Description

This program is intended for qualified individuals with 5 to 10 years of extensive leadership and management experience; who demonstrate readiness for graduate study; and who do not need a bachelor’s degree to advance their careers. Specific admissions requirements must be met to qualify and  admitted students must complete both 18 credits of specific coursework at the start of the program and all of the standard Master of Management courses.  Interested candidates are advised to contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-829-4723 to learn more.

Concentrations

A concentration can be a key element in your management degree, providing specialized skills and knowledge that can enrich your career. Choose from the list below. (Availability varies at each Cambridge College location. Call Admissions at 1.800.877.4723 and ask your admissions counselor.)

Each of these concentrations is also available as a stand-alone graduate certificate program for students who would like to acquire specialized skills and knowledge but do not presently wish to enroll in the degree program. Certificate courses may be transferred into the Master of Management degree program – see transfer credit policy.

Please note:

MM55 students may not take Health Care Managment and Informatics courses as electives outside of the concentration.

Dean's approval required for MM55 students to take the Health Care Informatics concentration.

To start, all students admitted to the MM55 program are required to complete a foundational set of courses designed to introduce and acclimate them to college-level managment theories and competencies.  MM55 students will also complete the same course offerings required for the standard Master of Management program.  The full array of options are listed below and are accessible via the School of Management Program menus herein. 

Learning Outcomes

Through the introductory coursework students will acquire the competencies needed for further graduate study and to excel in their managerial careers. They will:

  • master the skills of academic and professional communication
  • improve their critical thinking, research and technology skills
  • improve their skills in quantitative and financial analysis
  • deepen their understanding of the social, political and economic aspects of business

Through the rest of their course work students build on their experience and improve their ability to:

  • manage themselves and their own professional development
  • manage and lead others
  • manage human, financial and informational resources
  • foster change and innovation, and value and promote diversity in their organizations

Careers

Graduates build on their experience and move into positions that require increasing levels of responsibility and leadership. Graduates have moved on to senior level positions in a variety of fields or enhanced their ability to lead their own organizations.

Curriculum


Managerial Competencies & Theory
18
Credits

MM55 students are required to complete the following 18 credit hours of course work before proceeding to the standard Master of Management course work (core and concentration courses and Management Capstone Seminar).  MMG504, 505, and 506 may be waived based on assessment conducted at the beginning of the term, and replaced with management electives. MMG507, 508, and 509 cannot be waived. 

To view a list of the additional 37 to 40 credits of standard courses required to complete the MM55 degree, please go to the Curriculum page for any of our Master of Management programs or contact an Admission Counselor at 1-800-829-4723 to learn more.

Computer Applications for Business
MMG 504 3 credit(s)
(Formerly ACC410) This course familiarizes learners with the personal computer, Windows, word processing (Microsoft Word), spreadsheet (EXCEL), presentations (PowerPoint), E-mail and the Internet. Students get hands-on experience with these applications and an overview of personal and professional uses. Students progress from a beginning level through an intermediate level. This course is a requirement for students in the MM55 program. It may not be taken as an elective.
Graduate Writing
MMG 505 3 credit(s)
This course concentrates on strategies and techniques for building an academic essay. Challenging readings are used to promote the kind of critical thinking and analysis that best support graduate work. Students move from initial ideas, to first drafts, to strategies for revising their papers to achieve a polished product. Through a sequence of three to four progressively longer essays, students come to understand their own writing styles, strengths and difficulties, and become competent evaluators of their own work. By giving attention to the writing process itself and its different phases, students gain awareness of how to achieve their best work. This course is a requirement for students in the MM 55 Program. It may not be taken as an elective.
Quantitative Analysis for Managers
MMG 506 3 credit(s)
Students learn to think about and express business problems in quantitative terms. They examine the basics of number theory, arithmetic operations including ratios and proportion, percentages, algebraic operations, probability and statistics. Charts and graphs are created using spreadsheet software. Financial calculations and the elements of financial decision-making are explored, including interest, credit and borrowing, depreciation and valuation, annuities, investments, financial statements, break-even points, budgeting, pricing, and the time value of money. Students learn to apply quantitative tools to solve a variety of business problems, and create and use quantitative models for real-world problems. This course is a requirement for students in the MM 55 Program. It may not be taken as an elective.
Analysis and Communication for Managers
MMG 507 3 credit(s)
This course addresses the analytical and communication skills necessary for success in business environments. Students develop their critical thinking skills and enhance their ability to evaluate claims, evidence and assumptions and develop persuasive arguments through analysis of management case studies. The course also covers different forms of business communications including memos, reports, and oral presentations. This course is a requirement for students in the MM 55 Program. It may not be taken as an elective.
Information Research and Technology
MMG 508 3 credit(s)
Prerequisite: MMG504 or equivalent. Students gain the knowledge, skills and abilities to apply principles of information research to their academic, work and professional lives. They gain ability to analyze problems, research and select relevant information from industry and professional publications, corporate and non-profit financial statements, print and electronic sources. They will become able to create an effective presentation and publish it in print or electronic form. This course is a requirement for students in the MM 55 Program. It may not be taken as an elective.
Political, Social and Economic Aspects of Business
MMG 509 3 credit(s)
This course provides a broad liberal arts foundation to management theory and concepts. It draws upon the disciplines of economics and political science, the study of society and culture, and the tools of ethical analysis. It helps students gain a basic understanding of economic concepts and institutions, the role of government in business and the impact of political institutions and processes. Issues of interrelatedness in the global economy and polity are considered. The societal implications of business decisions, issues of multiculturalism and diversity and the use of ethical analysis to guide business decisions are addressed. This course is a requirement for students in the MM 55 Program. It may not be taken as an elective.

Core Faculty

Senior Instructor

Adjunct Instructor

Admissions

  • Admission Test:

    Passing grade on TOEFL (English language proficiency test) is required for international students.

  • Admissions Office:
    1-800-829-4723
  • Application:
  • Application Fee:
    $50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students)

Program Requirements

Applicants are required to have:

  • 5-10 years of proven leadership and management experience
  • an Associate's degree, professional degree or license (ie. RN); or at least 60 undergraduate credits that meet general criteria for transfer

Applicants must submit a Personal Statement: write a 2-3 page typed, double spaced essay describing your experience and learning, including learning outside the classroom, such as employment, family, military, volunteer work and participation in community organizations. Explain your reasons for further study, and personal and professional goals. 

Applicants will:

  • interview with the academic dean, regional center director, or director of health care management programs
  • be evaluated for eligibility by the admissions committee and the School of Management dean and/or regional center director
  • be approved by the School of Management dean or regional center director

Please Note: No transfer credits are accepted for the MM55 program.

General Requirements

All applicants need to have a basic familiarity with computers, email and word processing, and must provide us with:

Official Transcript
Two Completed Recommendation Forms
Current Résumé

Learn more about General Requirements 

State Requirements

College students are required to comply with state laws regarding individual health insurance and immunization. Compliance requirements currently exist for students in Massachusetts, Virginia and Tennessee. Learn more

International Students – Additional Requirements

International Students will need to complete supplemental documentation when applying. International transcripts must also be translated prior to submission in order to be evaluated for applicability. Learn more about international student requirements.

Transfer Credit Request Form

Only needed if you wish to have prior course work evaluated for transfer credit. Learn more about transferring credits.

Tuition

  • Credits:
    55
  • Cost per credit hour:
    $557
  • Application Fee:
    $50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students)
  • Graduation Fee:
    $110 (charged in last term)
  • Health Insurance Fee:
    $1,497 - Required for Massachusetts students only. See waiver details on Tuition & Fees page.

Note: Rates are as of September 2013, and are subject to change without notice. Rates apply to all students, unless otherwise noted.

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