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Become a Business Leader With a Degree in Management

Do you envision yourself managing a team of people or maybe even managing the staff of your own business? Get there faster—and put yourself one step ahead of the competition—with a management degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Why Major in Management?

Management is a multifaceted discipline. The skills you’ll acquire and grow will benefit both your personal and professional life. You’ll hone your interpersonal, critical thinking, analytical, conceptual, and communication abilities so you can achieve results by confidently leading others and managing organizations.

The skills you learn will prepare you for careers in operations management, human resource management, general management, or starting your own entrepreneurial endeavor. You’ll also learn how to tackle challenges and facilitate change with a larger worldview in mind, understanding what people from different places and backgrounds need to be successful.

See what students and business managers have to say about the management degree from MSU Denver.

What is the MSU Denver Management Degree Program Like?

Our degree program is offered through our Department of Management, which is housed within the College of Business.

Taught within the context of globalization and an appreciation for diversity, our curriculum provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage and lead organizations. You’ll receive a well-rounded education that includes courses in business law, entrepreneurship, human resources, production operations, and general management, so you can find the right career fit.

Contact us to learn more about a degree from the Department of Management at MSU Denver.

What Can I Do With This Degree?

A management degree can place you directly in a manager role, or put you in a position that’s on the fast track. Some careers you may pursue include:

  • Project Manager
  • Operations of Production or Service Manager
  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Senior Manager
  • Human Resource Director
  • Strategic Planner
  • Owner and Operator of your own company

As you grow in your profession, you may be offered salaries at or near six figures.


The Denver Post reported that individuals with a degree in Business Management, Operations or Administration earn the highest salaries in Colorado. In addition to the Management Degree, we offer 5 concentrations students may add to the degree program to achieve their career goals:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management 



Management Programs


Entrepreneurship Programs


International Business Programs

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Contact Information

Department of Management

Department Office Suite : AD 525J

Dr. Debbie Gilliard , Chair
Phone: (303) 615-0139 or (303) 615-0222

Jay Rademacher, Admin. III


Angela Schissler, Admin./Advisor


Mission Statement

"We engage a diverse student population with a high-quality, inclusive, interactive and accessible education.  We facilitate the development of knowledge and skills necessary to manage and lead organizations"

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The MSU Denver College of Business is accredited by AACSB International.

Military Times named the MSU Denver College of Business to its 2016 Best for Vets rankings.

The Military Times recently ranked MSU Denver's College of Business in its Best for Vets list.