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Master of Science in Management

Prepare for a Management position in business, nonprofit, or government.

Organizations grow, thrive, and evolve with strategic management and effective leadership—individuals become teams, and projects become sought-after products, services, and information. Norwich University's online Master of Science in Management (MSM) helps students develop strategic management and leadership skills. This program is for any stage of your career and anyone looking to achieve a broad and deep education in strategic management, communications, resource management, and organizational behavior. Combining graduate-level training in leadership and strategic resource management, you will learn to maximize resources while effectively leading a team. This program will give you the advantage you need in your career by providing you with the skills businesses and organizations need today.

An applied degree with a solid theoretical foundation, the Norwich MSM helps recent undergraduates, career-changers, or military transitioning to the private sector find their niche in today's globalized and technology-driven industries. Students learn to use high-level critical thinking, research, and analysis skills to address real-world managerial situations they are likely to encounter as a manager. Even before graduation, you will learn to apply and model ethical decision-making, effective leadership, and manage resources in your workplace.

Students can pursue a general management degree or focus on a specific management area by selecting one of our eleven concentrations: Construction Management, Criminal Justice & Public Safety, Project Management, Technology Management, Organizational Leadership Management, Human Resource Leadership Management, Leading Change Management, Nonprofit Management, Procurement & Government Contract Management, Public Sector Leadership & Crisis Management, and Fiscal Management. Influential leaders must be able to manage people, resources, and time. With Norwich faculty's lead-by-example approach, you will have access to deep experience and expertise across industries and academic fields. This program is customized to fit your schedule and allows you to focus on your interests and achieve your career goals.


  • Master of Science
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice & Public Safety
  • Fiscal Management
  • Human Resource Leadership Management
  • Leading Change Management
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Organizational Leadership Management
  • Project Management
  • Procurement & Government Contract Management
  • Public Sector Leadership & Crisis Management
  • Technology Management

Why Norwich?

Prepare to lead in business, nonprofits or government.

Apply critical-thinking, analysis and research skills to real-world managerial situations.

Focus on one of 11 concentrations—applicable in dozens of industries—or pursue a general management degree.

Learn from faculty with deep experience and expertise who are dedicated to your interests, goals and career success.

Advance your current career by applying and modeling effective leadership and managerial skills—before you even graduate.

Balance school, work and military schedules with a flexible curriculum.

No GRE or GMAT required.

Quick Info

100% Online

All classes taken online

24/7 Access

Access the online classroom anywhere, anytime

11.2k Graduates

Over 11,000 previous online students

5 June

Next Start Date

8 May

Application Deadline

Accreditation & Recognition

Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

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Andrea  Thunberg, M.S.
Assistant Director of Admissions

Core Curriculum

The flexible online M.S. in Managment from Norwich University includes many avenues to explore within 11 relevant concentrations. Our program is designed to provide students with strategic management and leadership skills across a wide variety of key business and organizational needs for today's workplace. Here are three of the possible courses students will take on their journey: 
OL510 -- Leadership Fundamentals
This course focuses on differentiating the conceptual and theoretical aspects and models of leadership and leadership studies in order for students to apply leadership skills and principles to their place of work. The fundamentals of leadership are taught within the context of present and past leaders with an emphasis on how to live out these fundamentals in an ethical manner.
GB511 -- Strategic Resources Management
This seminar focuses on strategic management of intangible assets of an organization: human capital, information capital, and organizational capital. Human motivation, workforce utilization, performance measurement, leadership, organizational culture and change, management information systems, knowledge management, and contingency planning are discussed.
OL561 -- Capstone Studies
This course in capstone studies provides students the opportunity to synthesize learning from all previous seminars and to apply the concepts and principles in two ways: the preparation of a written capstone project that offers a practical or theoretical solution to an organizational challenge or issue of contemporary importance and relevance to the work or career goals of each student; and a 1500 word paper suitable for publication in a professional journal. Students will be required to exhibit in-depth critical thinking, organizational analysis, and effective writing. Course assignments will maximize the exchange of student suggestions and comments on the various stages of the capstone project, to include but not limited to topic section, thesis, resources and supporting information.
Norwich’s online master’s courses are delivered over 11 weeks at a time, and the typical program completion time is 18 months.
Please view the course catalog for complete curriculum information. 

MSM Admissions Information

At a Glance

  • No GRE/GMAT required
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher

Admissions Requirements »

Next Start Date

Monday, June 5, 2023

Application Deadline

Monday, May 8, 2023

Contact Admissions

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT
Extended hours available by appointment


Call: 1-866-684-7237


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    Transfer Credits
    You may receive the equivalent of up to 12 semester credits for study conducted elsewhere. Norwich complies with VA regulations and guidelines as it pertains to transfer credits.
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    International Admissions
    Norwich University welcomes students from all countries who want to study through our online programs. You must complete all steps in the admissions process.
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    Norwich Alumni Benefits
    Reconnect with Norwich to complete your master's degree. As apart of our alumni community, you are eligible for a $2,500 scholarship and other benefits.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Norwich University, in compliance with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, or physical handicap in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.

Tuition & Fees


Norwich provides a top-notch educational experience; we also work hard to help make it affordable. There are many ways to get financial aid and several strategies to help you finance your education. Norwich is committed to making this often-difficult process easier for you.

Tuition at a Glance

  • Credit Hours: 36
  • Cost Per Credit Hour: $698; $550 (active military; veteran; first responder)

Financial Aid Resources

Ways to Pay

2023-24 Tuition and Fee Schedule - Master's Programs

Rate Per Credit Term Tuition Additional Expenses Total
$698; $550 (active military; veteran; first responder) $3,300-$4,188

Technology - $300/term
Library - $75/term
Graduation - $150/one time


Careers & Outcomes

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2022, management occupations employ nearly 9 million people making a mean annual wage of $123,370*. Managers possessing a graduate-level education are invaluable across dozens of industries, with companies and enterprises, elementary and secondary schools, computer systems design and related services, local government (excluding schools and hospitals), and real estate experiencing the highest levels of employment. 

Our graduates can be prepared for roles in:

  • Director of Administration
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Marketing Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Legislator
  • Municipal Executive
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • General and Operations Manager
  • Education Administrator
  • Service Manager
  • Facilities Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Law Enforcement
  • Public Relations Executive
  • Chief Executive
  • Office Manager
  • Training and Development


Faculty & Staff

Academic Director

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Toni Raftery, MPA, MBA

Toni Raftery is the Academic Director for the Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Leadership, Master of Science in Management, Bachelor of Science in Management, and the Bachelor of Science in Business for Norwich's College of Graduate and Continuing Studies, where she has worked since 2004. During her time at Norwich, she has served as the Director of Academic Operations, Associate Program Director for the Business Administration and Leadership graduate programs, an instructional developer, and lead project manager for the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies. In addition, she teaches leadership, marketing, project management, human resource management, and the capstone courses for Norwich Online.

Professor Raftery is an accomplished leader with experience in program development, project management, marketing, and operations in various industries, including education, publishing, specialty foods, restaurants, and the ski industry. Before Norwich, she was an international publishing company's website and online marketing manager and co-owned a small specialty foods company. She has degrees in Anthropology and Sociology for Northern Vermont University, a certificate from Trinity College's Small Business Program, and graduate degrees in Public Administration and Business Administration: Project Management Concentration. Toni is a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa, Delta Mu Delta National Leadership Honor Societies, and the Project Management Institute.

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Program Staff

Andrea Thunberg, M.S.
Assistant Director of Admissions
Assistant Director of Admissions

Featured Faculty

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Toni Raftery, MPA, MBA
Academic Director
Academic Director
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