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Program Options

The format of the Masters of Arts in Management program provides you with flexibility in scheduling. Doane offers four curriculum options, each allowing you to customize your learning experience.

With the emphasis option, you earn a specialization in Leadership or International Business. The thesis option* results in a culminating research project focusing on an approved topic of interest that will contribute to the management field. The non-thesis option, a leadership and coaching institute, results in a culminating final project that synthesizes key learning through the 9-month experience.

Option I: Non-thesis program without an emphasis - 42 credits.

  • 24 credits of core courses
  • 15 credits of elective courses
  • 3 credits of The Leading Edge

Option II: Non-thesis program with a Leadership/International Business emphasis - 42 credits

  • 24 credits of core courses
  • 15 credits of Leadership/International Business courses
  • 3 credits of The Leading Edge

Option III: Thesis option* without an emphasis - 39 credits

  • 24 credits of core courses
  • 9 credits elective courses
  • 3 credits research methods course
  • 3 credits research in management course and completion of thesis

Option IV: Thesis option* with a Leadership/International Business emphasis - 45 credits

  • 24 credits of core courses
  • 15 credits of Leadership/International Business courses
  • 3 credit research methods course
  • 3 credit research in management course and completion of thesis

*By admission only. You must apply for and be admitted into the Thesis option.

 

The Leading Edge

The Leading Edge consists of one, zero-credit preparation course plus a series of three, one-credit courses. All four courses must be completed in consecutive terms.

To enroll in The Leading Edge, students must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours including BUS 680 Foundations of Research, and have no incompletes on their academic record.