Learn to lead with a degree in Management and Organization
Learning to lead in the 21st century requires you to invest in a program that gives you theory, technique and hands-on experience. The University of Colorado Denver Business School's Management and Organization degrees emphasize the core knowledge and skills successful managers need in today's business environment.
Innovation and growth in 21st century companies depends on:
- Entrepreneurial initiative and passion
- Both a global and local mind set
- Visionary and transformational leadership
- Advanced team and interpersonal skills
The University of Colorado Denver Business School offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration where you may specialize in a variety of areas of emphasis. Choose the Human Resources Management, Management, or Information Systems Management emphasis to advance your career interests.
MS in Management and Organization
Prepare for upper-level managerial positions in both the public and private sectors. The MS in Management and Organization offers several specializations from which to choose.
The MS Management and Organization prepares you for significant managerial responsibilities. Core courses give you advanced understanding while your specialization extends your experience into an area of your choice.
Choose the specialization that matches your career goals, or design your own program from the many management, entrepreneurship and international business electives offered each year.
Business strategy examines the development of firm strategic plans and implementation including careful resource allocation and leadership skills essential for organizations to effectively meet their objectives. With this specialization, you get the necessary skills and knowledge used to develop and implement business strategy.
The MS management core covers skills and perspectives you need to effectively identify, design and implement organizational change initiatives. Build on that foundation by developing specific skills used to implement change or by learning more about key areas that generate the need for change.
The communications management specialization helps you get the skills to effectively develop messages and communicate to key stakeholders both inside and outside an organization.
Information technology is the prime driver of business strategy. You will focus on the strategic, technological, financial and organizational issues involved with the effective management of information technology within an enterprise. Learn more about
- emerging technologies and the evolving roles and importance of IT in modern organizations
- IT-enabled organizational processes and knowledge management
- methods to develop, acquire and implement information systems
- implementing and managing complex IT projects
- security and privacy issues associated with IT
The Entrepreneurship specialization provides a wide range of entrepreneurship courses, all taught at the Bard Center for Entrepreneurship located in the heart of downtown Denver. Complete three entrepreneurship courses to receive a Certificate in entrepreneurial studies. Additionally, you have opportunities to participate in a number of Bard Center programs; including the annual business plan competition, internships in area businesses, a bioscience internship program, speaker programs with local entrepreneurs, and connection with new ventures.
International Business is quickly becoming simply business. Adding a specialization in International Business to your degree will help you to work internationally, and with international companies. From cross cultural management to legal aspects to marketing internationally. Prepare yourself for the future of business.
Become a more effective leader with this specialization as you concentrate on developing key leadership skills and learn about areas where leadership matters most.
A company is a group of people working toward a common goal. Add the Human Resources Management specialization to your degree, you get advanced knowledge, tools and techniques you can use in recruiting, hiring, developing, motivating and rewarding managerial and non-managerial employees. Also learn about technology solutions such as designing and delivering online training and performance management programs.
More than ever before, major companies and entrepreneurial ventures are seeking competitive advantage and success by embracing sustainability — social and environmental responsibility — as a core business strategy. Farsighted leaders recognize that this new way of doing business requires skills in sustainable management including social entrepreneurialism, eco-efficiency, inter-disciplinary problem solving and a triple bottom line approach of economics, environment and society.
Make your degree a sustainable MS by adding the Managing for Sustainability specialization and learn what businesses are facing in a world where resources are scarce, social safety nets are declining, and customers and commentators are concerned about a company's investment in corporate responsibility.
There are alternative ways to reduce the negative impact of economic activities through:
- sustainable finance and accounting
- corporate social responsibility
- social entrepreneurship
- green marketing
- carbon and climate management
Examine the role of business in fostering the long-term health and viability of communities, the environment and the company.
Add the Quantitative Decision Methods specialization to your degree and learn to use mathematical models to enhance decision-making capabilities in the workplace. Gain understanding of the more common types of modeling procedures—supply chain, quality, and project management, forecasting, services operations management, and other advanced quantitative methods.
The Sports industry is the sixth largest industry in the U.S. and the Sports and Entertainment industries are converging. To become a professional in these industries, you need special skills. A Sports and Entertainment Management specialization gives you the tools to get ahead in this growing industry.
Our industry needs leaders. This program can groom the leaders we need to take professional sports to the next level. Keli McGregor, President,
Business Strategy examines the development of firm strategic plans and implementation including careful resource allocation and leadership skills essential for organizations to effectively meet their objectives. This specialization concentrates on the skills and knowledge areas used to develop and implement business strategy.
- Business Strategy
- Change Management specialization
- Enterprise Technology Management specialization
- Human Resource Management specialization
- Managing for Sustainability specialization
- Services Management specialization
- Sports and Entertainment Management specialization
Dual MBA and MS in Management and Organizations
If you want both your MS in Management and Organization and the career advantages of an MBA's broad knowledge base, consider getting both through the Business School's Dual MS/MBA.