Marquette’s online Master in Management prepares you to lead with compassion and clarity

Achieve a higher standard of excellence with training to inspire and motivate people. The Marquette Master in Management prepares you to successfully and empathetically lead people and teams to favorable outcomes in any industry.

The crippling effect of “the Great Resignation,” in which an average of nearly 4 million U.S. workers quit their jobs each month during 2021, highlights the critical role staffing plays in organizational success.1

A 2018 IBM report that opened with the line “Skilled humans fuel the global economy” found “one of the greatest threats facing organizations today is the talent shortage.” That thought has been echoed repeatedly by management writers since the global pandemic signaled the start of accelerating unpredictability in the global business environment.2 Organizations that have successfully navigated recent turmoil have taken a holistic approach to managing their people and a principled, purpose-fueled approach to managing their operations.

Develop the skills to lead purposefully with Marquette’s online Master in Management. Meaningful management starts here.

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Key Program Facts

  • Complete in as little as two years
  • No on-campus requirements
    • Synchronous and asynchronous class meetings
  • GMAT/GRE waiver available
  • No work experience required
  • Three opportunities to start per year
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Turbulent times demand skillful leaders.

Marquette’s online Master in Management, MiM for short, will teach you essential 21st-century management skills with a curriculum that addresses the challenging issues facing every organization. The master's in management program addresses talent development and retention, organizational behavior, change management, corporate social responsibility and creating inclusive company culture.

A master’s degree lights your path to leadership success.

Leadership skills learned in the Marquette MiM program can help you in any leadership capacity and are especially relevant for human resource management. Although lower-level HR roles typically require a bachelor’s degree, rising to a management or corporate leadership role requires the insights and skills developed through graduate management degree studies. Higher-ranking titles include HR director, vice president of human resources, senior VP of HR, and chief human resources officer.


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Is it better to have a master’s in management or an MBA?

Both the online master's in management and online MBA are graduate degrees that can help you advance in your career, but each management degree differs in its core focus.

MiM: The MiM concentrates on the human element of business and offers in-depth lessons on leadership skills and management tactics.

MBA: The MBA has a broader scope, including business principles like marketing, finance and information systems.

When it comes to online graduate business programs, Marquette has options for you. To learn more about our online management programs, check out our business blog.

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Lead a limitless career with top-notch support as a Marquette Graduate.

Highly ranked in several categories, Marquette University is known for its dedication to students’ success throughout their program and after graduation. Online master's in management students and alumni enjoy the support of the Marquette Business Career Center for career counseling, resume reviews and interview practice sessions.

You’ll also gain access to Handshake, a leading digital job board and networking forum. Volunteering and mentorship opportunities for alumni can help you connect with community-focused professionals who share your values.


As a leader in my occupation, I am constantly seeking to further my understanding about myself, my leadership style, and how to build myself into a better leader. I viewed a formal education in management as a valuable pathway to continue my development and my understanding about how to lead better.
Matthew J., MiM, May ’22
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Earn your degree from an institution that walks the walk.

At Marquette, we believe a diverse university community helps us achieve excellence by promoting a culture of learning, appreciation and understanding. Our management faculty include top researchers in the field of diversity and inclusion who are actively working to improve the business experience for all individuals. As an institution, we’re committed to celebrating our various identities and experiences, connecting to our regional and global communities and enhancing our curriculum, policies and organizational structures with culturally affirming material.

The online MiM curriculum centers your management training on humanitarian principles, focusing on human capital through the lens of ethics and corporate responsibility. Learn about managing diverse groups of employees, fostering an inclusive environment, leading creative teams, managing through uncertain or challenging times, promoting corporate social responsibility within your organization and more. With Marquette’s Master in Management, you can join the next generation of professionals redefining business leadership.

What is included in the Master in Management program?

An online master’s in management from Marquette builds business acumen you can use in any industry. To earn a MiM from the Graduate School of Management, you must complete 30 credit hours of interdisciplinary courses focused on leading people in organizations. That includes 21 hours of core courses and nine hours of electives. The core courses will help you:

  • Build your leadership capacity with leadership theories and frameworks
  • Apply ethical guidelines to business decision-making and its effects on individuals, organizations, society and the environment
  • Understand the complex dynamics of diversity in organizations and develop strategies for dealing with discrimination and stereotyping
  • Use data collection and analysis techniques to understand and demonstrate the impact of human capital and organizational development interventions on business outcomes
  • Structure an organizations people, processes and technologies to align with business strategies and create maximum value for stakeholders
  • Negotiate strategically using multiple methods across a variety of situations
  • Understand and manage human behavior in organizations.

Study management online with Marquette and tailor your program of study to your interests with selections from a range of elective courses, including financial and economic topics, leadership, corporate social responsibility, managing behavior and many more.

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Is an online master's in management the right degree for you?

Whether you’re working in project management and looking to step up to operations management, an HR specialist interested in taking on an advanced role or preparing to take the reins of leadership in your family business, our management curriculum can help you build the essential leadership skills critical to advancing business. The online master's in management program will position you as an indispensable asset to your organization.

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Keep your day job.

The online master's degree in management fits seamlessly into your life as a working professional. You’ll complete coursework, track your grades, view lectures, submit assignments and participate in discussion through the intuitive learning management system D2L. At Marquette, we respect your time and your existing responsibilities, and we strive to ensure that whenever your schedule allows, your online MiM program will be ready for you.

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July 15
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August 12
Fall 2024 term
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Fall 2024 term
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