The Walsh College Master of Science in Management (MSM) degree program focuses on developing leadership ability as well as a firm understanding of organizational structures, communication, financial management, operations, and human resources management. The MSM program incorporates select elements from the common body of knowledge recommended for graduate business education found in the Master of Business Administration program. The MSM program goes a step further by focusing on one of three areas of knowledge and skills associated with management; human resources, international business, and strategy. The MSM degree program provides concentrated graduate study of modern principles and practical skills for current and future organizational environments including globalization, public and private-sector applications and a functioning in a world of complexity. The MSM program consists of 12 courses for 36 semester credit hours. The MSM degree requires a minimum of 24 semester credit hours in residence at Walsh College. The MSM is available as a Dual Degree with the MBA. Students have the capacity to earn a Dual MSM and MBA degrees with only 12 additional credit hours of study for a total of 54 semester credit hours.