Baker instructors are leaders in their fields and have years of first-hand professional experience.
Students build strong connections: supporting each other, collaborating on projects, and celebrating new jobs and promotions.
More than 85 percent of the students who begin their program of study at Baker University complete their degree.
Baker classes are held year-round, and new classes start frequently, so you can get started sooner rather than later.
Since 1858 Baker has gained a reputation for providing an exceptional education and has offered programs for working adults since 1975.
Based on reasonable projections of faculty availability and appropriate curriculum considerations, the following courses can change as deemed necessary by Baker University to fulfill its role and mission. Approximately 18 months are required to fulfill the curriculum requirements. Courses must be completed in the order recommended by the University.
MSM 511 Introduction to Graduate Education
Introduction to Graduate Education makes students aware of graduate education expectations and responsibilities. It focuses on understanding individual and team requirements and resources that students need to be successful in a graduate degree program. (1 credit)
MSM 524 Principles of Organizational Management
Principles of Organizational Management develops students' managerial skills as organizers, facilitators, communicators, and team builders. It defines specific management skills and functions, presents actions that contribute to goal achievement, and identifies attributes that enhance successful organizational performance. (3 credits)
MSM 538 Project Management
Project Management covers the key factors involved in project management. Topics include project planning, organization, scheduling, budgeting, and controlling. Students also learn about project auditing and evaluation. (4 credits)
MSM 570 Information Systems Decisions in Management
Information System Decisions in Management allows students to explore and evaluate the roles of information systems in making strategic organizational decisions. The course introduces different approaches to contemporary issues in electronic business and commerce. (4 credits)
MSM 525 Organizational Culture and Dynamics
Organizational Culture and Dynamics helps students develop the ability to guide individual people and teams to company objectives. By focusing on relationships and recognizing diversity among their peers and colleagues, students evaluate social and psychological dynamics within their organizations. They also learn communication techniques that contribute to organizational effectiveness. (3 credits)
MSM 560 Consumer Behavior and Decision Making
Consumer Behavior and Decision Making examines the processes of marketing in the contemporary customer-oriented environment. Students explore the dimensions of the consumer market and examine analysis of consumer buying behavior and decision-making processes. (3 credits)
MSM 515 Finance for Managers
Designed for non-financial managers, this course presents principles of finance, including balance sheet composition, cash flow management, and capital budgeting. (3 credits)
MSM 535 Human Resource Management
This course deals with recruitment, training, evaluation, and promotion of today’s increasingly diverse employees. Study how to attract, secure, enable, and retain productive employees as part of a multicultural workforce. The course also covers issues related to compliance with employment laws and regulations. (3 credits)
MSM 533 Innovative Business Thinking
Using principles of creative thinking, graduate students discover goal setting and life balance techniques to enhance professional decision making. In addition, students develop an appreciation for innovations that change the way we live. Learn how to use that knowledge to identify future world-changing innovations. (3 credits)
MSM 517 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
Gain an in-depth understanding of the legal environment and its effect on business decisions and operations. Students study contracts, torts, governmental regulation of business, commercial law, and consumer law. Examine ethical awareness and pragmatic guidelines for ethical decision making in business, too. (3 credits)
MSM 532 International Management
In International Management students learn to apply management techniques in a multinational business environment. Focus on recognizing the interrelated aspects of diverse customs and local norms, and learn how to effectively communicate organizational expectations across cultures. (3 credits)
MSM 555 Business Policy and Strategy
Business Policy and Strategy examines the strategic planning process and presents important examples of various aspects of business policy and strategic planning. The course provides business professionals with the necessary information to assist their companies in developing appropriate strategies for a changing environment. (3 credits)