Master of Management at Aquinas College

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    Master of Management: About

Master of Management: About

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.

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

  • 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