Potential MSM Degree Timeline

This is a hypothetical timeline that shows how a student can complete the Master of Science in Management degree program at Thomas Edison State University in about 12 months.  This timeline applies only to areas of study offered by the School of Business and Management and does not apply to public service areas of study.

To demonstrate how you could progress through the program over a 12-month period, we are using the January term as your first term and will move through the program during the six graduate terms offered by the School of Business and Management each year. Each term is 8 weeks.

This timeline is informational in nature and does not represent an actual program plan. Enrolled graduate students work with our deans and academic advisors to develop a program plan that maps out how a student will complete their degree and whether they can transfer previously earned graduate credits or earn graduate credit for what they know through prior learning assessment.  Each student also works at their own pace.

Term (runs for 8 weeks) Courses To Take
First Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of January
  • ORG-502: Leadership Management in the 21st Century (3 credits)
  • HRM-530: Human Resources Management (3 credits)
Second Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of March
  • EIO-520: Economic Issues in Organizations (3 credits)
  • FAM-540: Finance and Accounting for Managers (3 credits)
Third Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of May
  • MKM-560: Marketing Management (3 credits); or
    PJM-510: Project Management (3 credits)
  • Graduate Elective or Area of Study requirement (3 credits)
Fourth Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of July
  • ORR-510: Organizational Research (3 credits)
  • Graduate Elective or Area of Study requirement (3 credits)
Fifth Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of September
  • Graduate Elective or Area of Study requirement (3 credits)
  • Graduate Elective or Area of Study requirement  (3 credits)
Sixth Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of November
  • MSM-620: Leadership, Vision and Strategic Planning (3 credits)
  • MAN-630: Management Capstone (3 credits)

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