Management Master’s Degree
Compete for today’s—and tomorrow’s—jobs with the career-focused master’s degree program in management.
The master’s degree program in management at University of Maryland University College allows you to combine a broad management education with specific knowledge for your field or industry. We design our graduate management degree program with input from today’s top employers to provide you with decision-making skills, real-world experience, and a firm foundation for career advancement.
Choose from 14 specializations to tailor your education, prepare for certification, gain sought-after skills, and interact with professionals in your industry. Whether you are new to the field, changing careers, or looking to move up, look no further than this graduate management program to boost your professional value and help you put your career goals first.
These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2017–2018 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit the catalog archive in the Current Students section.
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Student Clubs and Organizations
Business and Management Club
Type. Academic club
Available To. Undergraduate and Graduate
This club allows students to network and discuss their shared interests with one another and their faculty members, enabling them to learn more about the field.
About the Faculty
Chair and Professor of Marketing Programs
Chair and Professor of Marketing Programs
Sandeep Patnaik has more than 10 years of experience teaching graduate-level marketing and management courses in the United States, India, and Europe. Patnaik is an active researcher in the area of marketing communications. He has led research on advertising strategy at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, resulting in the publication of the handbook “Persuasive Advertising.”
Prior to joining UMUC full time, Patnaik was the research director at Gallup and Robinson, a leading market research firm affiliated with the Gallup organization. In that role, he was involved in promoting facial electromyography techniques to measure emotional reactions to TV advertisements. His current research explores the synergistic relationship between traditional media and social media and developing strategies to successfully integrate both into marketing campaigns.
From 1997 to 2000, he was a research fellow at the University Of Pennsylvania.
Patnaik earned a PhD in management from the University of Delhi in India. He is a member of multiple professional organizations and has published research articles in peer-reviewed journals. He was awarded the 2012 UMUC Teaching Recognition Award based on student recommendations.
The following specializations are available to active-duty military servicemembers and veterans with transfer credits from select military education institutions.
The discount for Federal employees and their spouses and eligible dependents will be applied to out-of-state tuition and specialty graduate programs. It does not apply to doctoral programs. This discount cannot be combined with the Completion Scholarship for Maryland community college students or the Pennsylvania Completion Scholarship.
Undergraduate and standard graduate program tuition for students who meet the criteria for Maryland residency will be the applicable in-state rate. Tuition for active-duty military ; members of the Selected Reserves, National Guard, and the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and the spouses and dependents of these student groups will be the applicable military or specialty rate. If you are a student using Post 9/11 benefits, please contact an advisor at 800-939-UMUC to determine if you can apply both benefits.
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All students are required to pay tuition for all courses in which they are enrolled. Tuition rates are subject to the approval of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. They may be changed, or other charges may be included, as a result of the Board of Regents decisions. Notwithstanding any other provision of this or any other university publication, the university reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees and other charges at any time such changes are deemed necessary by the university and the USM Board of Regents.
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Please see the USM residency policy for specific details about residency requirements.
Financial aid and tuition remission for University System of Maryland employees cannot be applied to noncredit courses. Golden ID benefits may not be applied to fees, noncredit courses, specialty graduate programs, or doctoral programs. Regular tuition rates apply for cooperative education, course challenge examinations, and EXCEL 301.
GI Bill is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. More information about education benefits offered by VA is available on the U.S. government GI Bill website .
The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.