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Master of Science in Administration

Master's

Program Overview

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.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time, Part-Time
Location: On-Campus, Online, Global Campus
  • 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
Program Length: 1-3 years
Credit Hours: 36

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.

Concentrations

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Leading in a digital environment is more important now than ever. A degree in digital management equips you to lead teams remotely and leverage the digital resources of the organization.
Learn best practices for responding to disasters — whether natural, man-made, or technological — and how to be an effective emergency manager and crisis communicator.
Add leadership skills to your technical expertise with courses designed for management in industrial, high-tech, and renewable energy organizations.
Design the perfect curriculum for your career. Customize the program by choosing courses from multiple concentrations.
Become well-versed in the legal, financial, and policy aspects of the health care industry. Learn how to manage resources, navigate regulations, and be a leader in this rapidly growing sector.  Those with an existing CMPE or FACMPE certification may have earned 6-9 credits toward your MSA degree through our Certification-to-Credit Program.
Master complex employment issues related to labor relations, staff, training, and organizational development. Those with a SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, and SPHR may have earned 6 to 9 credits toward your MSA degree through our Certification-to-Credit Program.

Learn how different cultural systems impact businesses and develop your understanding of global finance, marketing, and law.

You’ll study group dynamics, organizational change, conflict management, negotiations, cultural diversity, and communications, and learn strategies to meet your organization’s goals.
Become an invaluable asset to employers with your enhanced knowledge in purchasing, regulatory concepts, administrative law, and strategic planning. Military personnel also will learn best practices for contracting with the federal government.
Become an expert in grants, major gifts, strategic philanthropy, and more to prepare you to lead in the nonprofit sector.
Learn to make projects and processes come together in a timely, cost-effective manner. To become an effective project manager, you’ll hone your multitasking, analytical thinking, leadership, and communication skills. This program meets the educational requirements to take the prestigious Project Management Professional (PMP) or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification exam from the Project Management Institute (PMI). Those with an existing PMP or PgMP certificate may have earned 9 credits toward your MSA degree through our Certification-to-Credit Program.
Advance your career in public service with an in-depth understanding of political, social, and economic environments surrounding public and nonprofit organizations.
Take your research to the next level with the leadership and administration skills necessary to effectively monitor, support, and facilitate research programs. Those with an existing CFRA, CPRA, and CRA certifications may have earned 6-9 credits toward your MSA degree through our Certification-to-Credit Program.
Learn effective ways to train and inspire employees and make sound, knowledge-based decisions to evolve the workforce. Those with an existing CPLP certification may have earned 6 credits toward your MSA degree through our Certification-to-Credit Program.

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.

Career Projected Salary
Project Manager $85,300
General Manager $70,010
Business Analyst (General) $78,671
Human Resources Manager $68,340
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