Curriculum and Schedule of Courses
The MSM degree consists of a 32-credit hour curriculum comprised of twelve required courses (22 credits) and five elective courses (10 credits). The program is structured in a modular format in which students take a limited number of courses each module, allowing more intense concentration on the subject matter at hand. Two graduate business modules are contained in one UF semester.
MSM Full-time Program Curriculum:
Upon completion of the required curriculum, students are awarded the Master of Science Degree, with a major in Management.
The curriculum is comprised of twelve required classes (22 credits) that provide students with an understanding of business fundamentals with a special emphasis on their applications in managerial decision making. There are prerequisites within the MSM program however, there are no prerequisite courses needed before the start of the program.
Core Course Descriptions
Introduction for prospective managers. Primary emphasis on financial reporting and analysis.
Managerial Accounting: (prerequisite ACG 5005)
Introduction for prospective managers. Primary emphasis on management control systems.
Introduction to Managerial Statistics:
Basic concepts and methods of probability and statistics, stressing applications in analyzing and solving business problems.
Synthesis and application of microeconomic theory and related business administration principles to managerial decision making through a problem solving operation.
Organizational Behavior: (prerequisite QMB 5304 or undergraduate statistics)
Behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations. Understanding organizations, how they work, and the people in them. Concepts presented in relation to core managerial competencies.
Finance I : Asset Valuation, Risk, and Return: (prerequisite ACG 5005, ACG 5075)
Analysis of business financing and investing decisions. Selected financial tools and concepts. Risk analysis and capital budgeting.
Marketing Management: (prerequisite ACG 5005, ACG 5075, QMB 5304)
Concepts and techniques for resolving marketing management problems through case method.
Production & Operations Management: (prerequisite QMB 5304)
Introduction to Production and Operations Management, which focuses on design and control of productive systems within organizations.
Written structure of memoranda, executive summaries, mission statements, marketing and SWOT analyses, product and management structure descriptions, marketing and business plans. Conventions and psychological principles governing reader preferences and assumptions. (1 credit)
Balance between descriptive information and application of organizational communication theories and techniques for business and professional speaking. (1 credit)
Global Strategic Management
Strategic issues facing global and multinational organizations.
Managers and the Legal Environment: (prerequisite ACG 5005, ACG 5075, QMB 5304)
Law governing relationships with corporation and between corporation and social, political, and ethical environment. Business and the Constitution, litigation and dispute resolution, agency and forms of business organization, state and federal regulation of corporations and securities.
The curriculum allows for five or six elective classes (total of 10 credits.)
Students can choose electives from a variety of subject areas such as Entrepreneurship, International Business, Human Resource Management, Supply Chain Management, Economics, and Hospitality Management. Available elective courses will be designated by the program administration and announced prior to the start of each term. Electives may also have prerequisites that must be met. For more course descriptions, see the Graduate Course Descriptions page.
MSM Course Schedule
This is the schedule of courses for the Master of Science in Management that will be offered in a given term.
Schedule of Courses
- Fall 2013 MSM Course Schedule
- Summer 2013 MSM Course Schedule
- Spring 2013 MSM Course Schedule
- Course Periods and Times
MSM Academic Calendar and Critical Dates
The academic calendar contains the academic calendar for the Hough Graduate School of Business and dates important to MSM's.
Hough Student Performance and Accountability
Fostering excellence requires not only an intellectually challenging curriculum but also an environment of professionalism in all aspects of the program. Please see the HGSB Performance-Accountability Policy for more information.