Master of Management: Program Overview


The Master of Management (M.M.) is a graduate degree that focuses on managing people as well as numbers. The best managers can see clearly, because they have developed perspective. Aquinas’ Master of Management program offers a broad view of business. Our graduate students learn to think strategically, understand organizational culture and effectively motivate the people who power a business. Our perspective on management education is shared by America’s business leaders: the skills they look for include leadership, team-building, communication, and ethics, all of which are emphasized in Aquinas’ M.M. Program.

Our professors bring to the classroom a portfolio of academic scholarship and real-world experience. Students will gain perspective from the diverse careers and experiences of classmates who represent dozens of different organizations and industries. Course offerings in the M.M. program cover such topics as organizational behavior, strategic management, leadership, ethics, problem solving, and team dynamics.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Master of Management program is to develop professionals who are able to provide meaningful leadership within their organizations through the application of advanced management practices. The program focus is dedicated to examining both functional and strategic managerial issues, with a special emphasis on the cultural and behavioral dynamics that occur within an organization. The mission is accomplished by integrating a global perspective where managerial communication and leadership effectiveness are incorporated into an adaptive learning sequence of theory, practice, application, reflection and growth.


The mission is further expressed and supported through several core values that ensure relevance, rigor and consistency, while maintaining the needed flexibility and convenience typically associated with graduate studies.

  • We value an applied and collaborative learning environment where the classroom experience serves as the foundation for content learning, student engagement, personal growth, and professional development.
  • We value multi-modal learning to further augment the traditional graduate experience by offering a flexible learning atmosphere that promotes inquiry and exploration by incorporating technology, field research opportunities, and independent study components into the core curriculum.  
  • We value an empirical approach to problem-solving that emphasizes the value of data-driven decision making that is supported by extensive research and analysis.
  • We value a broad discipline exposure with a global perspective to foster practical learning by incorporating the use of teams, mentors, guest speakers, clinics, workshops, shadowing and graduate internships.
  • We value the integration of ethics into everyday business decision-making, and encourage corporate social responsibility at all levels, among all stakeholders, at all times.
  • We value industry relationships and encourage on-going engagement among local corporations, not-for-profit organizations, and governmental agencies.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

All graduates from the Master of Management program will be able to:

  • Research, analyze and identify key management issues
  • Think critically, assess and respond appropriately to functional and strategic management issues
  • Plan strategically
  • Manage decisively
  • Communicate effectively
  • Lead successfully