The Master of Science in Administration (MSA) is one of our most popular and flexible programs. It draws from many fields to give you a broad understanding of what makes organizations work well. You'll learn to be an effective manager of people and projects. Choose from 15 concentrations to focus on coursework specific to your career goals.
Global Campus Locations
- Clinton Township Center
- Dearborn Center
- Fort Belvoir Army Center
- Fort Leavenworth Army Center
- Grand Rapids Center
- Saginaw Center
- Southfield Center
- Traverse City Center
- Troy Center
Why This Program & What You'll Learn
Take your skills to the next level. Complete the program in a way that works for you — on campus, online, at one of our global campus locations, or even a combination. Most classes are scheduled during evenings and weekends and you can take the program full-time or part-time.
The core of the MSA program — about half your courses — teach you the foundations of administration: organizational theory, financial analysis, strategic planning, and more.
The other half of your courses — in your chosen concentration — allow you to tailor the curriculum to your interests and career goals.
Prior learning credit for work, training, and life experiences count. The MSA program is customized to fit your needs and utilize your work experiences, or professional certifications you have earned and apply them toward the degree you want - saving you time and money.
Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Health Services Administration
Human Resource Administration
Learn how different cultural systems impact businesses and develop your understanding of global finance, marketing, and law.
Logistics and Acquisitions
Philanthropy and Nonprofit Organizations
Training & Development
Careers & Outcomes
Our MSA graduates work across many industries in many different types of roles. The versatile degree and multiple concentrations allow you to align your education with your goals.
|Business Analyst (General)||$78,671|
|Human Resources Manager||$68,340|
Student Spotlight: Emily Dimet
Emily Dimet, an MSA graduate in International Administration, is CMU’s first student to receive a Boren Fellowship. The Boren Fellowship, awarded through the National Security Education Program, enables U.S. students to study languages and culture in countries important to U.S. national security interests. Emily studied in Jaipur, India.