With a concentration on leadership and strategy and a research-focused management curriculum, the Master of Science in Advanced Management (MSAM) is an innovative program for senior leaders who already have MBAs but want to update their skill sets.

The MSAM grounds you in the latest thinking in leadership and strategy. You can customize your curriculum to fit your schedule and, more important, to fit your goals. You’ll dive into the latest cutting-edge ideas and apply them to situations in corporate, private, nonprofit, and government management. The MSAM is a 21st-century degree that will help you leverage your company and your career more effectively.

Program Highlights
  • Unique programming that concentrates on leadership and strategy within a creativity focused management curriculum, with courses divided into three sections: Strategy, Leadership, and Electives.
  • You define your own program, selecting classes and identifying potential research opportunities that enhance the expanding responsibilities of your career.
  • Up to 8 units may be taken at outside of the MSAM program, and up to 12 units may be taken as research or independent study.

Program at a Glance

32 units

1–5 years


MS in Advanced Management

Featured Courses

MGT 537A
The Executive Mind I: The Power of Attention

Offers a systematic approach to the challenge of managing oneself, teaching self-management methods and tools that can be applied immediately and practiced for a lifetime.

MGT 726
Creating Effective Organizations

Examines how managers can create more effective organizations with a focus on organizational politics and alternative organizational structures.

MGT 728
Managing Client Relations & Customer Experience Management

Explores an emerging area of management practice: the nature and quality of the customer experience.

Faculty & Research

  • Bernie Jaworski profile image

    Bernie Jaworski

    Peter F. Drucker Chair in Management and the Liberal Arts

    Research Interests

    Client Management, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Strategy

  • Vijay Sathe profile image

    Vijay Sathe

    C.S. & D.J. Davidson Chair and Professor of Management

    Research Interests

    Business and global strategy, Revitalization of self, Organizations, Entrepreneurship, Venture capital

  • Jean Lipman-Blumen profile image

    Jean Lipman-Blumen

    Thornton F. Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Organizational Behavior

    Research Interests

    Achieving styles, Crisis management, Gender roles, Leadership, Organizational behavior

  • Jenny Darroch profile image

    Jenny Darroch

    Henry Y. Hwang Dean, Drucker School of Management
    Professor of Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Marketing

    Research Interests

    [Marketing] strategy, Innovation and entrepreneurship, Brand management, Knowledge management, Consumer behavior

  • Michelle Bligh profile image

    Michelle Bligh

    Dean, School of Social Science, Policy & Evaluation
    Professor of Organizational Behavior

    Research Interests

    Organizational culture, Leadership in corporate cultures, Charismatic leadership, Interpersonal trust, Political and executive leadership

  • Jay Prag profile image

    Jay Prag

    Clinical Full Professor

    Research Interests

    Corporate finance, Investments, Economics of strategy, Macroeconomics, Nonprofits, Corporate culture

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Nicholas Lopez

Assistant Director of Admissions
T: 909-607-7151 (Direct)
T: 909-607-7811 (Central Admissions)
E: nick.lopez@cgu.edu