Elmira College offers two Master of Science in Management degrees. Each degree is performance-based and designed to develop the essential knowledge and skill competencies for managers. Students matriculated in these programs must complete 21 credits of required core curriculum. The core courses develop broad-based competencies. Students may choose from either of the disciplines specifically designed for an area of management specialty. To earn the Master of Science degree, the student is required to satisfactorily complete the core course requirements as well as 15 credits of coursework unique to one of the areas of management. Each degree consists of 36 required credits. One unique benefit of these programs is the synergy between disciplines. Throughout the program, students pursuing different degrees have the opportunity to study and learn together. The capstone graduate seminar is an opportunity to integrate and synthesize learning acquired during the program.
Students enroll in the capstone graduate seminar representing different areas of management discipline. Case studies, simulations, group projects, and problem-based learning are integrated with classroom lectures and presentations. Through the capstone, students enhance and further develop critical thinking skills and problem-solving ability in a collaborative and multidisciplinary setting. The goal is to foster a collaborative paradigm of management.
Each specialty is available as a Graduate Advanced Certificate. The advanced certificates provide a pathway for individuals possessing a baccalaureate or advanced degree and desiring the subject matter expertise in one or more of the four specialty areas.