Master of Science in Administration





Welcome to the Master of Science Administration (MSA) web site. The MSA degree is offered both on and off campus to over 3,000 students each year. The MSA degree is interdisciplinary in nature and has been in existence since 1974. In the last 40 years tens of thousands of students have earned the MSA degree.

The MSA is an alternative degree for professional administrators seeking to develop a broad range of current management and leadership skills as opposed to the traditional, analytical approach of the MBA. 

The MSA degree offers a great deal of flexibility with a variety of concentrations from which students can choose. (Not all concentrations are available at each site.) The administrative core (about half of the course work) prepares students for administrative positions in a variety of organizational settings. The MSA student population includes both full-time and part-time students. Most classes are scheduled in the evenings and on the weekends to accommodate all students.

If you want more information on th​e program than is offered on this web site, we invite you to e-mail us at​ or call us at 989-774-6525. Students interested in pursuing the MSA degree through one of our Global Campus locations should call 1-800-950-1144.

​​******MANDATORY Fall Orientation******

CMU Fall Orientation/MSA Reception

Powers Hall, Leadership Institute, Room 136

Thursday, August 27th

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m

A light lunch wll be served at 1:115pm.  This orientaiton is MANDATORY for new studetns and optional for current students to attend.  Please RSVP to Denise Schafer by

​August 24 to ensure we have enough food.​ 


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The MSA office is located in Rowe 222.

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"The coursework in the Human Resource Administration concentration has provided me the knowledge necessary for my future career." - Boonsiree Prasit, MSA Student
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