(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Aug. 16, 2018) California Lutheran University is launching a master’s degree in management, providing non-business majors with a convenient and effective way to acquire the skills they need to advance in their fields.
The Master of Science in Management program begins in the fall term, which starts Aug. 27.
The program is designed for students who recently earned bachelor’s degrees in non-business areas and want to acquire essential business skills for leading people, projects and organizations. They will receive a solid foundation in management theory and practice with an emphasis on operational leadership and interpersonal communication.
“Students who majored in science, humanities and social science will need business management knowledge and skills to climb the ladder in those fields. This program is tailored to their needs,” said program director Sumantra Sengupta. The assistant dean of the School of Management and director of MBA programs earned a doctorate in management science from Ohio State University and came to Cal Lutheran with more than 25 years of global management consulting experience.
The degree can be completed in a year, providing people with a shorter alternative to Cal Lutheran’s MBA, which takes an average of 2.6 years to complete. All credits can be applied toward an MBA so students can go on to earn that degree also.
Students take evening classes in four 11-week terms throughout the year. The 10 classes are offered online, on the university’s main campus in Thousand Oaks and at centers in Oxnard, Westlake Village and Woodland Hills. Students also have the option of attending part time.
As with all School of Management programs, students receive individualized attention and have many opportunities to connect with business and community leaders.
“This program will provide graduates from any discipline with skills that help them build on their passions, be productive and add value for their companies and communities,” said School of Management Dean Gerhard Apfelthaler.
The School of Management also offers undergraduate programs in business administration and master’s degrees in public policy and administration, information technology and quantitative economics. Cal Lutheran has awarded more than 10,000 business degrees and contributed to the region’s business community through research and outreach.