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Accelerated Bachelor's to MM

  • Credits:
    120+37
    5 years full-time

Program Description

PLEASE NOTE: This program is currently under review. Qualified candidates should consult with the School of Management for an updated degree plan.

Earn both a Bachelor of Science and an MM degree in just five years at a reduced cost. Designed for adult learners, the Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s in Management (MM) at Cambridge College is delivered via flexible evening, weekend, and online classes. 

How Does the Accelerated Bachelor’s to MM Program Work?

Students with 90 or more completed undergraduate credits and a GPA of 3.5+ may enroll in up to 12 credits of pre-specified graduate-level core courses in the MM program. This coursework, if completed with a grade of B or better, is applicable toward both the undergraduate degree requirements and the master’s degree.

Cambridge College Accelerated Bachelor’s to MM Program Highlights

Take the next step in your education and your career – in less time and for less money. The Accelerated Bachelor’s to MM program at Cambridge College offers value and convenience for adult learners on the go.

  • Experiential learning. A required management seminar series focuses on the development of people management skills and the integration of knowledge acquired throughout the program. The Cambridge College Consulting (C3) program – a student-run management consulting firm – provides additional opportunities to apply academic knowledge to real-world projects.
  • Evening, weekend, and online classes. Convenient course options designed for working professionals help make it easier for you to balance work, family, and education.
  • Affordable tuition. Cambridge College offers one of the lowest tuition rates in the country for a four-year private nonprofit college, and a variety of financial aid opportunities.
  • Experienced faculty. Work closely with top faculty who bring diverse professional management experience to the coursework.
  • Career-focused specialization options. Focus your management degree in information technology management, organizational leadership, or nonprofit management.
  • No graduate school exams required. Cambridge College does not require a GMAT or other standardized graduate school tests for admission to the master’s in management program. 

Cambridge College specializes in teaching adult learners with jobs and families – about 83% of our students are age 25 and older. With more than 300 students from 50+ countries, Cambridge College was also recently ranked as one of the most ethnically diverse colleges in the United States.

 

Accelerated Bachelor’s to MM Learning Outcomes

While learning outcomes will vary depending on the specific course of undergraduate study you choose, graduates of the accelerated BS to MM will gain:

  • Skills to manage and lead others, and understand how to foster change and innovation in organizations.
  • Strong communication, analytical, research, and decision-making skills.
  • Knowledge of the role of technology in organizations and how to manage information and financial resources.
  • An understanding of the importance of ethical and socially responsible decision making, and how to effectively promote diversity in organizations.

Accelerated Bachelor’s to MM Careers and Salary 

The management training you receive in this program opens the door to diverse career options. You’ll develop strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills that you can apply to any number of jobs. You’ll understand how businesses operate and how to affect change. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to take on new opportunities and new challenges.

Graduates of the Cambridge College Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's in Management program are leaders in organizations ranging from small businesses, to large corporations, to nonprofits and government agencies. Job opportunities for management graduates include:

  • Human resources manager
  • Health care informatics manager
  • Project manager
  • Information technology manager
  • Operations manager
  • Management consultant
  • Entrepreneur

How Much Do Managers Make?

According to PayScale.com, the average salary for someone with a Master of Management degree in the United States is $76K. Keep in mind that management salaries will vary depending on the industry and your level of professional experience. 

Cambridge College has provided great insight about entrepreneurship and professional development for me. The education I have received has allowed me to discover who I am as an individual and leader. I have enjoyed learning about business development concepts and strategies that have allowed me to grow and lead my own nonprofit organization in the community.
Rosalind Smith
Master of Management
 

Example Master of Management Courses

The management master’s degree curriculum features a core of management foundation coursework combined with several concentration and elective options that give you the chance to specialize in your area of interest. Sample management courses include:

  • Organizational Environment
  • Research Methods for Managers
  • Strategic Management Capstone

Master of Management (MM) Scholarships and Financial Aid

Get help with tuition and other expenses. Cambridge College offers grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study programs to help with tuition and other costs. Learn more about applying for financial aid.

Many companies also offer tuition assistance programs that can help to pay for education. Find information about getting your company to help.

Related Programs at Cambridge College

Still exploring graduate degree options? You might be interested in learning more about these programs at Cambridge College:

Curriculum

Cambridge College undergraduate students who wish to apply for the Accelerated MM should work closely with their undergraduate program chair to complete all accelerated program prerequisites before they have completed 90 credits.


Acclerated Program Prerequisites
College Writing I
WRT 101 3 credit(s)
Through challenging readings, class discussion, small group col­laboration, and different forms of writing, students learn the skills and process of “thinking on paper.” They learn to construct an argument or discussion that supports a clear thesis and present it effectively in a well-organized essay that observes the conventions of written English. They write academic papers that analyze and synthesize the issues suggested in two or more readings. Critical reading, critical thinking, research skills, and forms of documentation are also introduced.
College Writing II
WRT 102 3 credit(s)
WRT102 acquaints students with the academic research paper as both process and product. The course begins with an intensive review of the strategies and techniques for writing an academic essay that are covered in WRT101 and then moves to selecting and narrowing a topic, preliminary research, and establishing a focus for a 12-15 page argument research paper. The final paper includes an abstract, an introduction, discussion, conclusion, and references. Students learn how to write an annotated bibliography and use APA documentation for in-text citations and references.
College Mathematics I
MAT 101 3 credit(s)
Prerequisite: MAT100 If assessment indicates need. This course introduces students to the value of mathematics for students’ career and educational goals. Students will acquire mathematical study skills, gain strategies for problem solving, and develop a sound foundation for future mathematics coursework. The course is structured towards engaging students in active, applied, and real-life learning in order to facilitate mathematical problem solving and conceptual understanding.
College Mathematics II
MAT 102 3 credit(s)
Prerequisite: MAT101 If assessment indicates need. Challenge exam available. This course develops students’ mathematical thinking and problem solving around issues of both mathematical content and process. Students will acquire a conceptual and practical understanding of and familiarity with numbers and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and basic data analysis and probability. The course focuses on supporting students’ understanding of problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections, and representations. A key feature of the course is active student involvement to support communicating mathematics in everyday and academic contexts.
Introduction to Computer Applications
CMP 130 3 credit(s)
Assessment available. This course provides a hands-on introduction to the personal computer, Windows, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation software, the Internet, and an overview of Word, Excel and Power-Point uses. Students begin with the basics of each application and progress through intermediate level.
Foundations of Critical Thinking
CTH 225 3 credit(s)
We learn to engage in reasoned thinking. We learn to formulate hypotheses; conceive and state definitions, and understand logical consistency and inconsistency. We explore the differences between claims of fact, value, and policy; what constitutes credible evidence; the nature of assumptions. We learn what constitutes a persuasive argument as opposed to an emotive and propagandistic one, and critically examine them. Students learn to present clear, well thought out critical arguments in writing and oral presentations. We look at the relationships among thinking, writing, speaking and listening, laying a strong foundation for improving our capacity to write, speak, and listen well.
Introduction to Business
BSM 200 3 credit(s)
Students learn how American business operates. The course begins with a study of business in its broader perspective, looking at the context within which American business fits, and the investment markets which provide the capital needed to grow. The external factors influencing business development and the role business plays in the world economy are examined. The course then focuses on the internal organization and the operations of American business, highlighting major issues associated with managing functional areas of a business, such as marketing, production, technology, and supply chain management. In the later part of the course, financial management, both personal and business, and financial institutions are studied.
Economics for Managers
BSM 300 3 credit(s)
This course provides an overview of economics and establishes a foundation and vocabulary for future courses. It gives an applied, practical introduction to macroeconomics and microeconomics. At the macro-economic level the course helps the learner understand how the American economy functions, and what impact changes in the economy may have on the individual and the organization, as well as the impact of the global economy. At the microeconomic level the course examines how individuals and firms make economic decisions. This knowledge becomes the basis of understanding key concepts of supply, demand and pricing, as well as average and marginal costs and breakeven analysis.
Organizational Communication
BSM 203 3 credit(s)

This course focuses on developing the communication skills necessary to be an effective member of an organization. Students will apply basic communication principles to the creation of effective business documents and oral presentations. The role of communication in team building and the use of technology to enhance messages will also be emphasized.

Introduction to Statistics
MAT 201 3 credit(s)
Statistics is the branch of mathematics that focuses on the colle ction of data, data analysis, probability, and statistical inference. In this course students will learn the principles of using data to identify patterns, ascertain distributions, conduct accurate group comparisons, and make data-based inferences and predictions. Concepts of spread, normal distribution , multi-modal distribution, standard deviation, statistical skewing, graphing, statistical significance, variance, validity, and probability will be covered.
MM Core Courses for Accepted Students

Taken within the bachelor's degree after applying and being accepted into the Accelerated MM program.

Organizational Environment
MMG 512 3 credit(s)
This course provides an overview of the external and internal environment of organizations. It helps students understand the resource, market, technological, economic, and socio-political context of the organization, and the impact of multiple stakeholders on its goals and decision-making processes. It examines organizational architecture and dynamics from the structural, human resource, political and symbolic perspectives. The course draws on theories and research on organizations, including topics such as motivation, leadership, and organizational change and development. The intent of the course is to provide students with the theoretical base to better understand organizational behavior, and to equip them with tools to analyze and improve upon their own managerial practice.
Accounting for Managers
MMG 514 3 credit(s)
This course provides a broad view of accounting, from the point of view of those who prepare and use financial information. It combines elements of financial and management accounting in order to provide a background for managers to understand how financial analysis can impact their decision making. Students will become familiar with the four major financial statements: the balance sheet, income statement, statement of retained earnings and the statement of cash flows. They will also be given an overview of the firm's operating, financing, and investing activities; and an introduction to product costing, operating budgets, and capital investment decisions.
Research Methods for Managers
MMG 517 3 credit(s)
This course helps students understand the role of research in the management decision making process and in the development of business plans and strategies. It helps students become familiar with the research process and with a variety of business research tools and techniques. Students learn how to define a problem and write good research questions, determine what tools and techniques are appropriate for different kinds of problems, find information sources and assess their reliability, and critically analyze information. They also learn how to present the results of research in appropriate output formats. This course helps students with their independent learning projects.
Master of Management

Upon matriculating into the graduate program, students will be assigned a graduate advisor who will monitor their progress and work with them to design a program of study that will permit them to complete the remaining credits for the MM within three terms/one year. 

Core Faculty

Senior Instructor

Adjunct Instructor

Admissions

  • Admission Test:

    No standardized graduate school tests required.

  • Admissions Office:
    1-800-829-4723
  • Application Form:
  • Application Fee:
    $50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students)

Program Requirements

Required to Apply

  • 90 or more credits successfully completed in a Cambridge College bachelor's degree in any field, including all accelerated program prerequisites, with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, based on a full-record transcript including courses transferred in.
  • ​Written approval from the student's undergraduate program chair and regional center director (if applicable), and SOM dean.

Transition to Master's Program

  • All undergraduate graduation requirements must be satisfied.
  • Students will be expected to enroll in the graduate program in the term directly following the completion of their bachelor's degree.
  • Add admission requirements of the graduate School of Management and degree/concentration must also be met before matriculation.

Upon matriculating into the master's program, students will be assigned a graduate advisor who will monitor their progress and work with them to complete the master's program.

Students will be expected to maintain their strong academic record as they progress through the graduate program.

Health Requirements for Massachusetts Students 

The Massachusetts Health Department and Cambridge College require the following of students in Massachusetts:

Immunizations – All students in Massachusetts are required to get certain immunizations before you can register for your first term. See form

Health Insurance – In Massachusetts, undergraduate students taking nine or more credits/term and graduate students taking six or more credits/term must enroll in the College’s health insurance plan. Students who have insurance with comparable coverage may request a waiver. See information and enroll or waive.

 

School Requirements

See Admissions Requirements for the School of Management

International Students 

International students are accepted at Massachusetts location only, and need to provide supplemental documentation:

  • Official demonstration of English language proficiency
  • Supplemental documentation for issuance of I-20
  • International transcripts, evaluated by an accepted evaluation service

Transfer Credit 

Graduate program applicants, please complete the transfer credit request form if you wish to have prior course work evaluated for transfer. Learn more.

Tuition

The undergraduate tuition rate applies to all undergraduate courses and some graduate courses. The School of Management tuition rate applies to the remainder of graduate courses. Please talk to an admissions counselor for details.

Note: Rates are as of July 2020, and are subject to change without notice. Rates apply to all students, unless otherwise noted.

Financial Aid

Cambridge College offers financial aid to students in our degree programs who are enrolled at least half time. Undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits each term. Graduate and doctoral students must be enrolled in at least 4 credits each term. Learn more

Grants, Scholarships and Loans

Cambridge College welcomes the opportunity to support your efforts to pay for college.  Federal, state and local resources in the form of grants, scholarships, loans and work-study, including Cambridge College Scholarships, are available to help defray the cost of tuition. Learn more

Getting Your Company to Help

Many companies have tuition assistance programs, designed to help their employees with their professional development. Learn more

Take the Next Step Toward Your Bachelor's and MM Degrees