Management, M.A.

Healthcare. Leadership. Human Resources. Instructional Design. Inclusion & Belonging.

The Master of Arts in Management Degree

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.

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 
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Avila’s Management Master of Arts degree will give you the skills and knowledge to pursue careers in consulting, procurement, financial analysis, and more. With seven different concentrations, you can find the right fit for your career.

Choose your Concentration

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.
Workplace Instructional Design
Designed to engage learning industry professionals. Define your organization’s learning needs. Determine the appropriate instructional formats. Design materials. Implement solutions. Apply course material and your new proficiencies to your current professional activities in real-time.
Inclusion & Belonging
The Inclusion & Belonging Concentration focuses on teaching students how to develop and implement programs and strategies to manage diversity, inclusion, and equity more effectively in the workplace. This new concentration provides leaders, diversity managers, HR professionals, consultants, and others with a valuable credential in this increasingly important field.
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Change Management
Change, or become obsolete. As a leader, you always need to be prepared for organizational change. From planned initiatives to a volatile marketplace, change is not only inevitable, it’s often unexpected. In this graduate certificate program, you will identify the change dynamics around you. Data and evidence will guide your decisions, as you find your fit as a change leader.

Program Highlights

  • Designed for working adults
  • 34 credit hours
  • Available on-site
  • 100% online course delivery
  • Complete in as few as 18 months
  • No GRE required

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 
Interested in Management?
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Contact

Ann Stuart Dorrell, Academic Advisor, Avila Institute for Professional Studies
P: 816-501-2945 / E: Ann.Dorrell@avila.edu

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