Master of arts in management

Excel in the global marketplace

A well-respected program, blending online and on-campus classes, to equip students with management skills for a lifetime of professional success.

As a student in the Master of Arts in Management program, you’ll embark on a blend of online and on-campus classes designed to give you advanced managerial skills in the global marketplace through areas of study in global business, entrepreneurship, or  human resource analytics.

“Both masters’ programs have been amazing, they have built off each other and not only taught me textbook knowledge but real-life knowledge. I have been very blessed not only to have great professors that care about their students and want them to achieve excellence after, but also great coaches, staff members and people around me.”

Kasia Pitak (M.A. Management and M.S. Marketing, 2023)


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What to Expect

You should consider this program if you are:

  • A business undergraduate who wants to earn a graduate degree via an additional year of advanced management coursework and hands-on project experience before moving into the workforce.
  • An undergraduate without a business background who wants to blend education background and skills with an intensive year of instruction in marketing to earn a graduate degree and enhance employment opportunities.
  • A person who is currently working in the private or public sector and wants to enhance opportunities for upward mobility by earning an advanced degree, and building a deeper skill set in global business, entrepreneurship, or HR analytics.
  • Someone who wants to earn a masters degree en route to a possible doctorate in management.

The Master of Arts in Management program is a one-year program, beginning in the fall of the calendar year.

Information on the curriculum for the program can be found in the UA course catalog.

The MA degree features a core of 15 hours which is common across all three concentrations and a 15 hours concentration including one or two elective courses.

Course | Description | Hours

MGT 517 | Leadership & Ethics | 3 Hours

MGT 537 | Strategic Human Resources Management | 3 Hours

AC 506 | Concepts Financial Managrl Acc | 3 Hours

IBA 550 | Global Business | 3 Hours

GBA 525 | Business Policy (Global Capstone Course) | 3 Hours

Concentrations (choose Global Business Management, Human Resources Analytics, or Strategic Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Growth) | 15 Hours

Total Hours | 30 


Focused Areas of Study

Global Business

Refine management skills while learning the complexities of managing businesses in a global arena.

Learn to meet the challenges of the global marketplace, and to navigate the complexities of managing in a culturally diverse environment. This program prepares students to become more competitive as business leaders who approach management issues from a global mindset.

Strategic Innovation, Entrepreneurship, & Growth

Learn critical skills for driving innovation and recognizing and creating opportunities in a rapidly changing, competitive global business environment.

You will learn to utilize evidence-based tools to identify, create, and capitalize on promising business opportunities as you leverage value-creation strategies to help build and sustain competitive advantages for organizations. Graduates from this program will be positioned to work with larger complex organizations, start-up, and mid-size growth businesses and/or consulting firms.

HR Analytics

Learn to leverage data-driven talent assessment, acquisition, development, and management techniques and strategies to provide HR executives with a strategic advantage in driving employee and organization performance.

This program prepares you to lead by leveraging data-driven strategies and techniques to drive talent identification, acquisition, and development and to align these critical skills with the firm’s strategy. Graduates of this program will be well-positioned to offer this critical skillset and capability within Human Resource departments and consulting firms.

Additional information on the curriculum for the program can be found in the UA course catalog.


Accelerated Masters Program

Take classes to earn your Masters of Arts in Management ahead of schedule by joining the Accelerated Masters Program (AMP).

You do not have to hold an undergraduate degree in management to be admitted to the Master of Arts in Management.

You should plan to take either the GMAT or the GRE.

If you are a current undergraduate, you should apply for admission during the fall prior to or spring of the year admission is sought. The application deadline is July 1 for domestic students and April 15 for international students.

Admissions into the Master of Arts in Management program are accepted on a rolling basis.

Requirements to enter the program are below:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college
  • Transcripts from all colleges attended
  • A statement of purpose outlining your reasons for desiring the degree
  • An up-to-date resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Minimum GMAT: 500
  • Minimum GRE: 300
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum TOEFL (International Students): 100 (or equivalent IELTS)

Information on tuition and the cost of attending graduate school at The University of Alabama can be found on the UA student accounts website.

Please refer to the financial support page on the graduate school website for potential scholarships. Presently, the Master of Arts in Management program does not have any scholarships specifically dedicated to it.

Manderson students who have taken management courses offered within the Master of Arts in Management program have been employed at:

  • Chewy
  • Tom James
  • And many more!

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