The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Master's of Management program is an innovative, advanced study of the management process and its outcomes. The program, offered through UW-Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, prepares effective leaders and strategic decision-makers for the region’s businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. Students in the program are managers from a variety of organizations, both large and small, as well as individuals who wish to enter the management profession.
This program provides students, many of whom already have extensive business backgrounds, with the knowledge and critical thinking skills needed to lead and succeed in complex and dynamic organizations. Students who have experienced success in the workplace find that additional education enhances their professional profile and affords new professional opportunities. The program develops leaders who will take on new management challenges and make a positive difference in their workplace and community.
Leadership, innovation, strategic thinking, and effective communication are the program’s cornerstones. Advanced consideration of vital organizational knowledge, including the management of financial information and strategic marketing, enables students to play key roles in organizational decision making. Interdisciplinary problem-solving is emphasized through the program’s content and pedagogy, which incorporates both theoretical and applied approaches to developing the skills for life-long learning.
The Master's of Management is created with students’ needs in mind. Students have the convenience of small classes and the opportunity to work closely with dedicated faculty who will challenge students to perform at the highest levels. All instructors are experienced teachers with doctorate degrees. They also have wide-ranging community involvement and professional and international experience.
Convenient scheduling is one of the program’s key features. Many graduate students work full time and pursue their graduate studies on a part-time basis. Master's of Management courses are offered in the evening or over a series of weekends. While the program is structured to accommodate part-time students, those seeking full-time education are also served.
All courses are taught under the assumption that students have the necessary background and preparation to succeed in the program. A well-prepared student enters the program with an understanding of and an undergraduate competency level in management, marketing, finance, accounting, and statistics. Students can demonstrate their competency by completing undergraduate or foundation courses in the five areas or by passing competency exams. The program adviser will review these options with prospective students to ascertain the student’s level of competency.
Admission requirements for the Master's of Management program closely follow the University-wide policy for admission to graduate programs. These requirements include:
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
- A 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
- A GMAT or GRE score sent directly from the testing agency is required. Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies if you have questions about this requirement.
- International applicants must be prepared to provide Evidence of English Proficiency. A minimum paper score of 500 or computer-based score of 213 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required. For a complete list of alternatives to the TOEFL exam, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies. International applicants must also provide a course by course Evaluation of Foreign Credentials from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) for an application to be considered. International applicants who meet English Proficiency and academic admission requirements will be admitted but must also show evidence of financial resources adequate to provide for their educational expenses before an I-20 will be provided.
Applicants who do not meet the 3.0 grade point average requirement or who have other deficiencies may be admitted on a provisional basis.
Persons holding a bachelor’s or higher-level degree who wish to enroll in courses but do not want to pursue a Master’s of Management degree may enroll as special students. Graduate credit will be awarded provided that the student registers in graduate-level courses as a graduate special student and pays appropriate fees.
Steps Toward the Degree
- The candidate is admitted to the graduate program.
- In consultation with the program adviser, an Official Declaration of Master’s Degree (GR-1 Form) is filed on the student’s behalf.
- After at least 24 credits, the student registers for MANAGMNT 796.
- The student files an Application for Graduation with the Registrar’s Office through the Student Information System (SIS). The application must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar prior to November 1 for fall semester graduates, and April 1 for spring and summer semester graduates.
- Upon successful completion of professional project course, the instructor will enter grade in SIS. Filing the Approval of Thesis Defense or Project Presentation (GR-4 Form) with the Graduate Studies Office indicates satisfactory completion of the professional project and presentation.
- Graduate receives diploma.