Institute for Professional Studies: Management

M.A. in Management

Master’s in Management with concentrations in Project Management, Strategic Human Resources, and Executive Leadership.

A Master’s in Management degree from Avila University will go beyond preparing you to work with numbers to one that will prepare you to work with people. At Avila, you will gain a broader perspective of management—one that will sharpen your critical thinking and communication skills, help you understand what truly motivates employees, and assist you in building your career development while strengthening your workplace environment. 


Project Management
A project management concentration prepares you to be a vital team player with career opportunities from the government to global business, construction to creative endeavors, healthcare to internet technology. The faculty are proven professionals who are well versed in the latest project management tools, trends, and practices.

Avila’s management program is a Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute (PMI).  

Strategic Human Resources
The strategic human resources concentration prepares you to make an immediate impact on the talent management of any organization. This concentration focuses on workforce planning, training and development, leveraging talent to meet organizational goals, and managing employee reward and recognition systems while decreasing risk. 

Executive Leadership
The executive leadership concentration is designed to expose you to the skills, the new technologies, best practices, and leadership methods needed to thrive in today’s business and non-profit climate. 

A master’s degree in management from Avila is intended to: 

  • Develop communication, teamwork, leadership, and management skills 
  • Focus on the behavioral skills of management and how to apply them in the workplace 

This master’s degree in management offers a flexible, 100% online, class schedule held in eight-week sessions. The program allows you to start, pause, and resume your coursework, according to what works best in your life. 

Program highlights

  • 33 credit hours
  • 8-week courses
  • Fully Online – using online and remote technologies to deliver courses
  • Prospective students can start at the beginning of any term
  • Finish in as little as 18 months
  • Designed for working adults
  • General degree or 3 concentrations (concentrations replace 9 hours from the general degree)

Career Opportunities

Some fields that are experiencing continued growth and demand for individuals with a master’s in management include: 

  • Healthcare 
  • Infrastructure development 
  • Green technologies 
  • Non-profit organizations 
  • Global business 
  • Government 

Job opportunities with a graduate degree in management include positions in some of the following areas: 

  • Consulting 
  • Information Management 
  • Regional Management 
  • Supply Chain Management 
  • Financial Analyst 
  • Research Associate/Analyst 
  • Human Resources Management 
  • Procurement 

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