Masters of Science in Management

Admission Requirements | Degree Requirements | Faculty | Course Descriptions | Steps Toward a Degree

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's Master's of Management program is an innovative, advanced study of the management process and its outcomes. The program, offered through UW-Green Bay's Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, prepares effective leaders and strategic decision-makers for the region's businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. Students in the program are managers from a variety of organizations, both large and small, as well as individuals who wish to enter the management profession.

This program provides students, many of whom already have extensive business backgrounds, with the knowledge and critical thinking skills needed to lead and succeed in complex and dynamic organizations. Students who have experienced success in the workplace find that additional education enhances their professional profile and affords new professional opportunities. The program develops leaders who will take on new management challenges and make a positive difference in their workplace and community.

Leadership, innovation, strategic thinking, and effective communication are the program's cornerstones. Advanced consideration of vital organizational knowledge, including the management of financial information and strategic marketing, enables students to play key roles in organizational decision making. Interdisciplinary problem-solving is emphasized through the program's content and pedagogy, which incorporates both theoretical and applied approaches to developing the skills for life-long learning.

The Master's of Management is created with students' needs in mind. Students have the convenience of small classes and the opportunity to work closely with dedicated faculty who will challenge students to perform at the highest levels. All instructors are experienced teachers with doctorate degrees. They also have wide-ranging community involvement and professional and international experience.

Convenient scheduling is one of the program's key features. Many graduate students work full time and pursue their graduate studies on a part-time basis. Master's of Management courses are offered in the evening or over a series of weekends. While the program is structured to accommodate part-time students, those seeking full-time education are also served.

Admission Requirements

All courses are taught under the assumption that students have the necessary background and preparation to succeed in the program. A well-prepared student enters the program with an understanding of and an undergraduate competency level in management, marketing, finance, accounting, and statistics. Students can demonstrate their competency by completing undergraduate or foundation courses in the five areas or by passing competency exams. The program adviser will review these options with prospective students to ascertain the student's level of competency.

Admission requirements for the Master's of Management program closely follow the University-wide policy for admission to graduate programs. These requirements include:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • A 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the final two years of undergraduate study.
  • A GMAT or GRE score sent directly from the testing agency is required. Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies if you have questions about this requirement.
  • International applicants must be prepared to provide Evidence of English Proficiency. A minimum paper score of 500 or computer-based score of 213 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required. For a complete list of alternatives to the TOEFL exam, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies. International applicants must also provide a course by course Evaluation of Foreign Credentials from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) for an application to be considered. International applicants who meet English Proficiency and academic admission requirements will be admitted but must also show evidence of financial resources adequate to provide for their educational expenses before an I-20 will be provided.

Applicants who do not meet the 3.0 grade point average requirement or who have other deficiencies may be admitted on a provisional basis.

Special Students
Persons holding bachelor's or higher-level degrees who wish to enroll in courses but do not want to pursue a Master's of Management degree may enroll as special students. Graduate credit will be awarded provided that the student registers in graduate-level courses as a graduate special student and pays appropriate fees.

Steps Toward the Degree

  1. Applicant is admitted to the graduate program.
  2. In consultation with the program adviser, an Official Declaration of Master's Degree is filed on the student's behalf.
  3. After at least 24 credits, the student registers for MANAGMNT 796: Professional Project.
  4. Student files Application for Graduation with the Registrar's Office.
  5. Upon successful completion of professional project course, the instructor will enter grade in SIS. The Graduate Studies Office will contact the instructor to verify successful completion.
  6. The Graduate Studies Office will notify the Registrar's Office of completion.
  7. Graduate receives diploma.

Degree Requirements

The 30-credit curriculum consists of a graduate core of six required courses (18 credits) and three elective management courses (9 credits). A three-credit, hands-on professional project is the capstone of the program's academic experience.

Core Courses, 18 credits
The graduate core provides students with a strong foundation for effective decision-making in organizations. The core courses are:

  • MANAGMNT 715  Financial Information for Decision Making, 3 cr.
  • MANAGMNT 743  Financial Management, 3 cr.
  • MANAGMNT 744  Marketing Planning and Strategy, 3 cr.
  • MANAGMNT 746  Strategic Management, 3 cr.
  • MANAGMNT 750  Team Dynamics and Problem Solving, 3 cr.
  • MANAGMNT 753  Organizational Theory and Behavior, 3 cr.

Elective Courses, 9 credits
Elective courses provide opportunities for students to pursue individual interests. Students elect three management courses from such courses as:

  • MANAGMNT 740  Management of Human Resources, 3 cr.
  • MANAGMNT 757  Leadership and Innovation, 3 cr.
  • MANAGMNT 770  Organizational Change and Transformation, 3 cr.
  • MANAGMNT 775  New Management Paradigms, 3 cr.
  • MANAGMNT 776  Organizational Communication and Conflict, 3 cr.

Professional Project, 3 credits
In the professional project, students will examine a major problem or issue confronting an organization and write a professional paper that demonstrates an application of the theories of Management studied in the 27-credit coursework included in the program. Students complete the professional project at the end of the program by completing MANAGMNT 796.

  • MANAGMNT 796  Professional Project, 3 cr.

Faculty/Advisers

Arendt, Lucy A., Associate Professor, Business Administration (Management). B.S. (1987), M.S. (1990), University of Wisconsin-Green Bay; Ph.D. (2006), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Interests:  Teaching interests include organizational behavior, organizational theory and leadership.  Research interests include strategic decision making, sense making and judgment, especially as they relate to disaster preparedness, response, and recovery; the effects of humor in groups and organizations, and the antecedents and consequences of stress.  Member: Academy of Management, Southern Management Association, Organizational Behavior Teaching Society and Earthquake Engineering Research Institute.

Bansal, Gaurav, Assistant Professor, Business Administration (MIS/Statistics). B.E. (1996) University of Gorakhpur; M.B.A. (2002) Kent State University; Ph.D., MIS (2008) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Interests:  Teaching interests include introduction to management information systems, e-commerce, business statistics, database management systems, and web development. Research interests include internet information privacy and security, internet trust, e-commerce, and data mining.

Knight, Michael B., Assistant Professor, Business Administration (Management). B.S. (1999), M.S. (2001), Ph.D., MIS and Organizational Behavior (2005) Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Interests:  Teaching interests include management, strategy, leadership, organizational theory, entrepreneurship, organizational consulting, human resource management, MIS/IS, and systems analysis. Research interests include group and team dynamics, organizational change and performance, HRM, and social issues in information technology. National Operations Director and Contract Negotiator (1993-1997); Microsoft Certified (2000-2003); Licensed commercial pilot and flight instructor II; Member AITP, AOM; Chair of social issues track for HICSS, AMCIS, DSI, IRMA.

Lepley, William H., Associate Professor and Assistant Chair, Business Administration (Finance). B.B.A. (1971) University of Cincinnati; M.B.A. (1973) Indiana University; Ph.D. (1987) University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Interests:  Teaching interests include investments, banking/financial institutions and corporate finance. Research interests include interest rate risk and financial institution risk measurement. Member Financial Management Association and Midwest Finance Association.

McCartney, Donald H., Program Adviser, Senior Lecturer, Business Administration (Marketing). B.A. (1972) Indiana University; M.B.A. (1984) University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Interests:  Teaching interests include introductory marketing, selling/sales management and international marketing. Research interests include marketing education, customer satisfaction and economic impact studies. Member American Marketing Association. Eight years private sector marketing experience.

Nagy, Robert A., Associate Professor, Business Administration (Finance). B.A. (1978) St. Michael's College; M.A. (1983) Middle Tennessee State; D.B.A. (1990) Mississippi State University.
Interests:  Teaching interests include corporation finance. Research interests include stock interest rate sensitivity. Work experience includes insurance industry manager and investment portfolio manager.

Radosevich, David, Associate Professor, Business Administration (Management). B.A. (1994) Western Maryland College; Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology (1999) University at Albany, State University of New York.
Interests:   Teaching interests include leadership development, human resource management, organizational behavior, and team building. Research interests include motivational processes, performance management, goal orientation, and the impact of technology on learning. Member: Academy of Management, Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and American Psychological Association.

Ranganathan, Sampath, Assistant Professor, Business Administration (Marketing). B.Com. (1993), M.B.A. (1996) Bharathiar University; Ph.D., Marketing/Research Methods (2008) University of Memphis.
Interests:  Teaching interests include marketing, marketing research, advertising, and services. Research interests include consumer behavior, advertising, services marketing and social marketing. Member, Society for Marketing Advances.

Russ, Meir, Associate Professor and Chair of the Master's of Management program, Business Administration (Management). B.Sc.E.E. (1980), M.B.A. (1990) Tel-Aviv University; M.A. (1992), Ph.D. (1993) Ohio State University.
Interests:  Teaching interests include knowledge management, human capital valuation, global strategy, strategic management, marketing management, innovation and leadership and decision-making. Research interests include knowledge management, knowledge based strategies, human capital valuation, e-learning and memetics. Member of IEEE, Academy of Management and Informs. Founding Chief Editor, International Journal of Management and Business (IJMB). Consulting with global corporations in the area of strategic planning, marketing and knowledge management.

Sagrillo, Marilyn E., Director, Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, Associate Professor and Chair of Business Administration and Accounting, Business Administration (Accounting). B.S. (1976), M.S. (1978) Northern Illinois University; Ph.D. (1995) University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Interests:  Teaching interests include managerial and financial accounting. Research interests include the effect of information on decision making in managerial accounting and accounting education.

Emeriti Faculty

Harris, John H., Associate Professor Emeritus, Business Administration (Management). B.B.A. (1969) University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.B.A. (1973) American University; D.B.A. (1981) University of Kentucky.
Interests:  Teaching interests include organizational theory and behavior and organizational transformation. Research interests include impact of stress on organizations and their employees and leadership and motivational issues.

Course Descriptions

Descriptions for Management Courses