Courses and Curriculum

The curriculum consists of 32 credit hours (22 core credits and 10 elective credits) designed to provide students with a solid business foundation. Upon completion of the required curriculum, students are awarded a Master of Science in Management.

Curriculum

Fall Module 3 (early January to mid-March)
CoursesCreditsPrerequisites
ACG 5005 Financial Accounting2Workbook before class starts
GEB 5212 Professional Writing
(or GEB 5215)
1
ECP 5702 Managerial Economics2
QMB 5304 Intro to Managerial Statistics2
Fall Module 4 (mid-March to early May)
CoursesCreditsPrerequisites
ACG 5075 Managerial Accounting2ACG 5005
GEB 5215 Professional Communication
(or GEB 5212)
1
MAN 5246 Organizational Behavior2
MAR 5806 Marketing Management2ACG 5005 & QMB 5304
Summer A (mid-May to mid-June)
CoursesCreditsPrerequisites
BUL 5811 Law, Ethics & Organizations2
MAN 5502 Production & Operations Management2QMB5304
Graduate Business Elective 2
Spring Module 1 (late August to mid-October)
CoursesCreditsPrerequisitesMBA Track Elective*
FIN 5437 Finance I: Asset Val Risk Return2ACG 5005 & ACG 5075
Graduate Business Elective2
Graduate Business Elective2MIB section MAN 6636
Spring Module 2 (late October to mid-December)
CoursesCreditsPrerequisitesMBA Track Elective*
MAN6636 Global Strategic Management (Capstone)2MIB section MAN 6636
Graduate Business Elective2ECO 5715 (2)
Graduate Business Elective2FIN 5439 (2)
QMB 5305 (2) or QMB 6358 (2)
Total Credits: 32

The MSM curriculum requirements consist of 22 core credits and 10 elective credits. In Fall/Spring, courses are taught in 8-week modules. The average course load per module is 6 credits (3 classes).

Students may take up to 7 or 8 credits per module. Most graduate business courses are worth 2 credits each.

*Spring start MSM’s wanting to pursue the MBA track must take the MIB section of MAN 6636 in Fall 1 and take the three MBA Track electives in Fall 2 . If you plan to pursue the UF MBA program within 7 years of earning your MSM degree, you should consider taking the following electives to be eligible for the Full-Time MBA One-Year Business Majors option or One-Year Online option:

Visit the UF MBA website for more information about the programs and admissions requirements.

  • ECO 5715 Open Economy Macroeconomics
  • FIN 5439 Finance II Capital Structure & Risk Management
  • QMB 5305 Advanced Managerial Statistics or QMB 6358
Summer B (late June - mid August)
CoursesCredits
BUL 5811 Law, Ethics & Organizations2
MAN 5246 Organizational Behavior2
GEB 5212 Professional Writing
(or GEB 5215)
1
GEB 5215 Professional Communication
or GEB 5212
1
Fall Module 1 (late August to mid-October)
CoursesCreditsPrerequisites
ACG 5005 Financial Accounting2Workbook before class starts
ECP 5702 Managerial Economics2
QMB 5304 Intro to Managerial Statistics2
Fall Module 2 (late October to mid-December)
CoursesCreditsPrerequisitesMBA Track Elective*
ACG 5075 Managerial Accounting2ACG 5005
MAR 5806 Marketing Management2ACG 5005 & QMB 5304
Graduate Business Elective2
Graduate Business Elective2ECO 5715 (2)
Spring Module 3 (early January to mid-March)
CoursesCreditsPrerequisitesMBA Track Elective*
FIN5437 Finance I: Asset Val Risk Return2ACG 5005 & ACG 5075
Graduate Business Elective2QMB 5305 (2) or QMB 6358 (2)
Graduate Business Elective2
Spring Module 4 (mid-March to early May)
CoursesCreditsPrerequisitesMBA Track Elective*
MAN 6636 Global Strategic Management2
MAN 5502 Production & Operations Management2QMB 5304
Graduate Business Elective2FIN 5439 (2)
Total Credits: 32

The MSM curriculum requirements consist of 22 core credits and 10 elective credits. In Fall/Spring, courses are taught in 8-week modules. The average course load per module is 6 credits (3 classes).

Students may take up to 7 or 8 credits per module. Most graduate business courses are worth 2 credits each.

*Spring start MSM’s wanting to pursue the MBA track must take the MIB section of MAN 6636 in Fall 1 and take the three MBA Track electives in Fall 2 . If you plan to pursue the UF MBA program within 7 years of earning your MSM degree, you should consider taking the following electives to be eligible for the Full-Time MBA One-Year Business Majors option or One-Year Online option:

  • ECO 5715 Open Economy Macroeconomics
  • FIN 5439 Finance II Capital Structure & Risk Management
  • QMB 5305 Advanced Managerial Statistics or QMB 6358

Visit the UF MBA website for more information about the programs and admissions requirements.

Fall Module 1 (late August to mid-October)
CoursesCreditsPrerequisites
ACG 5005 Financial Accounting2Workbook before class starts
GEB 5212 Professional Writing
(or GEB 5215)
1
ECP 5702 Managerial Economics2
QMB 5304 Intro to Managerial Statistics2
Fall Module 2 (late October to mid-December)
CoursesCreditsPrerequisites
ACG 5075 Managerial Accounting2ACG 5005
GEB 5215 Professional Communication
(or GEB 5212)
1
MAN 5246 Organizational Behavior2
MAR 5806 Marketing Management2ACG 5005 & QMB 5304
Spring Module 3 (early January to mid-March)
CoursesCreditsPrerequisitesMBA Track Elective*
FIN5437 Finance I: Asset Val Risk Return2ACG 5005 & ACG 5075
Graduate Business Elective2QMB 5305 (2) or QMB 6358 (2)
Graduate Business Elective2
Spring Module 4 (mid-March to early May)
CoursesCreditsMBA Track Elective*
MAN 6636 Global Strategic Management2
Graduate Business Elective2ECO 5715 (2)
Graduate Business Elective2FIN 5439 (2)
Summer A (mid-May to mid-June)
CoursesCreditsPrerequisites
BUL 5811 Law, Ethics & Organizations2
MAN 5502 Production & Operations Management2QMB 5304
Graduate Business Elective 2
Total Credits: 32

The MSM curriculum requirements consist of 22 core credits and 10 elective credits. In Fall/Spring, courses are taught in 8-week modules. The average course load per module is 6 credits (3 classes).

Students may take up to 7 or 8 credits per module. Most graduate business courses are worth 2 credits each.

*Spring start MSM’s wanting to pursue the MBA track must take the MIB section of MAN 6636 in Fall 1 and take the three MBA Track electives in Fall 2 . If you plan to pursue the UF MBA program within 7 years of earning your MSM degree, you should consider taking the following electives to be eligible for the Full-Time MBA One-Year Business Majors option or One-Year Online option:

  • ECO 5715 Open Economy Macroeconomics
  • FIN 5439 Finance II Capital Structure & Risk Management
  • QMB 5305 Advanced Managerial Statistics or QMB 6358

Visit the UF MBA website for more information about the programs and admissions requirements.

Core Courses

Core courses designed for students without prior business knowledge

22 credits required:

  • ACG 5005 Financial Accounting
  • ACG 5075 Managerial Accounting
  • BUL 5811 Law, Ethics, and Organizations
  • ECP 5702 Managerial Economics
  • FIN 5437 Finance I: Asset Value Risk Return
  • GEB 5212 Professional Writing (1 credit)
  • GEB 5215 Professional Communication (1 credit)
  • MAN 5246 Organizational Behavior
  • MAN 5502 Production & Ops Management
  • MAN 6636 Global Strategic Management
  • MAR 5806 Marketing Management
  • QMB 5304 Intro. Managerial Statistics

Elective Courses

Use elective credits to tailor your MSM experience

10 credits

Choose business electives from a variety of subject areas such as entrepreneurship, finance, information systems & operations management, international business, and real estate. All courses on the MSM course schedule have been approved to count as electives.

Study abroad (optional).

Take graduate-level, non-business electives (up to 9 credits).

Double Counting Courses

The Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Option by definition means that a student is “double-counting” graduate coursework and the graduate courses are “substituting” for undergraduate coursework/credits. With their undergraduate major department’s approval, students wishing to double count courses to both their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees may use graduate courses to substitute for undergraduate requirements such as:

  • Major course elective
  • Major course substitution
  • Elective course outside of major
  • Credits toward 120 credit minimum
  • 3000+ above elective
  • Minor course elective

If there I no availability for graduate coursework to substitute for undergraduate courses, the student is still eligible to take a maximum of 15 credits of graduate coursework:

  • The 15 graduate credits will count only toward the master’s degree
  • With undergraduate major department approval
  • Earn a grade of “B” or better in order to transfer the credits

Note: All graduate coursework grades will count toward the undergraduate GPA whether the courses area double-counting or not.

Each student accepted to the program will sit down with an advisor to develop a timeline of their courses based on the Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Planning Form. Here are some example timelines: