Nov 19, 2018  
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook

Management, M.A.

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Contemporary organizations need to respond to fundamental changes affecting the nature and delivery of their products and services. Chief among these changes are the demands of an increasingly competitive world economy, the need to apply complex information and production technologies in the workplace, and the need to design stimulating work environment for a better-educated and more diverse workforce. These changes require innovative and humane approaches to the management of organizations with thoughtful attention to the needs and performance of people. The purpose of the Master of Arts in Management program is to help professionals develop the knowledge, perspectives, and skills needed to manage organizations for effective performance in a changing environment. The program provides broad, managerial preparation for leadership positions in private, nonprofit, and public organizations. It is distinguished from the Master of Business Administration degree and graduate-level business or public administration programs by placing equal emphasis on analytical and interpersonal skills that are applicable to a broad range of organizations.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Management program are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Manage and assess organizational operations and planning in complex business structure.
  2. Make decisions in light of changing internal and external social, economic, and financial environments.
  3. Apply sound strategy to complex business decisions.
  4. Communicate in ways that influence and motivate others.
  5. Analyze the ethical and legal implications of one’s actions.

Program Structure and Delivery

All courses in the program are delivered face-to-face in the blended format, integrating face-to-face classroom meetings and online activities or interactions in a planned instructionally valuable manner.

Degree Requirements

Required Management Courses 27 cr.
Required Capstone Course 3 cr.
Total 30 cr.


The faculty members for this program have earned doctorate or master’s degrees. Faculty are selected for their combination of educational and professional experience and expertise.

Admission Requirements

Applicants may apply for admission to master’s degree programs at any time during the year. Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution and maintained an overall grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale. Applicants must demonstrate the language proficiency necessary for successful graduate coursework. Applicants may complete an interview with a program administrator as part of the admission process.

Application Process

Applicants must submit:

  1. Completed application form with the nonrefundable application fee (fee not required for alumni or students seeking readmission or veterans and active military personnel) and,
  2. An official transcript issued to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota from the institution posting the applicant’s completed bachelor degree and other relevant transcripts documenting program prerequisites and potential transfer credits. (An official transcript is one that is sent to the university by the credit-granting institution. Transcripts from countries other than the U.S. must be evaluated on a course by course basis by a university accepted evaluation service, such as World Education Services, Educational Credential Evaluators, Educational Perspectives, or One Earth International Credential Evaluators and be deemed equivalent to accredited U.S. university standards).  Evaluations from an approved member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( will also be accepted.
  3. A personal statement which includes:
    1. brief description of the applicant’s background, training, and experience and,
    2. statement indicating the career goals of the applicant and their reasons for seeking admission to the program and,
    3. description of the areas the applicant considers to be their strengths and areas in which the applicant wishes to develop greater strengths and abilities and,
    4. personal information the applicant wishes to share.
  4. Letter(s) of recommendation that verify professional and/or volunteer experience and academic ability.
  5. A current résumé listing educational background and work experience.
  6. Applicants with international transcripts may require an English language proficiency exam (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or MELAB accepted.)

Please Note: Application materials should be sent to the attention of the Office of Admission on the Twin Cities campus.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Office of Admission
2500 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404

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