Robins School announces new Master of Science in Management

January 18, 2023
Graduates with liberal arts degrees or concentrations in STEM fields will soon have a new opportunity to add valuable business education to their resumes. The Robins School of Business’ one-year Master of Science in Management degree, launching in July, will give non-business majors a deeper understanding of business fundamentals as they prepare for important roles in the private, government, and not-for-profit sectors. Applications for the degree program are now open with ongoing information sessions for interested students.

“Our new M.S. in Management program can provide a significant advantage for students who seek to make an immediate impact in various types of organizations,” Mickey Quiñones, Dean of the Robins School of Business, said.

The program is open to new non-business graduates, as well as those with limited work 
experience, typically no more than one to three years. The program is a full-time on-campus program taught by Robins School faculty and will provide students with foundational skills in accounting, economics, marketing, finance, operations, leadership, and strategy.

It will also provide the “much-needed analysis skills sought after by employers,” said Rich Boulger, Associate Dean of Graduate and Executive Development Programs. Students will graduate with the expanded worldview and critical thinking capability of a liberal arts degree coupled with the technical expertise of a business degree. The theme of the program is “Data-Driven Innovation.”

Boulger says he expects about half of the program’s students to be recent Arts & Sciences and Jepson School graduates. He encourages faculty and staff to point potential students his way.

“There is both a vocabulary and a toolset that students need to have to qualify for early-career jobs in the business world,” Boulger said. “We’re building skills that will prepare our graduates to not only get good jobs but be really competent on those jobs immediately.”

Learn more about the Robins School of Business’ M.S. in Management degree at msm.richmond.edu.