Offered in only a select few colleges and universities across the country, the MSA degree is perfect for working professionals looking to advance their career in a host of fields.
Whether you have it in your sights to manage a team of employees or oversee an entire organization, the master of science in administration from Lindenwood University-Belleville can help you reach your goals. You’ll develop real world skills in people management, as well as brand supervision, product development, and project management.
Like many of our graduate students, you may already be a full-time employee, parent, spouse, or caretaker and wonder if you can add “full-time student” to your list of roles. At Lindenwood, going back to school doesn’t mean putting the rest of your life on hold. We understand your busy schedule and work with you one-on-one to meet your academic goals conveniently.
The master’s degree in administration is one of our accelerated degree programs, which means you can earn your degree in as little as 18 months by attending class only one night a week. Our unique cluster format for classes allows you to earn credits at a faster rate while still gaining relevant, in-depth knowledge from real professionals in the field. You’ll get the quality education to take your career to the next level without sacrificing important family and personal time!
Lindenwood University-Belleville Administration Faculty
Each of Lindenwood University-Belleville’s full-time administration faculty has the highest degree in their field, along with significant real world experience overseeing employees and working in corporations, small businesses, and non-profit organizations. Our small class sizes ensure that you get personalized guidance from knowledgeable professors committed to helping you succeed both inside and outside the classroom.
Earning a Master of Science in Administration
As a graduate administration student, you’ll take classes on a broad spectrum of business topics, including economics, information systems, marketing, accounting, personnel management, and organizational behavior. You’ll also have the opportunity to add a layer of specialization to your degree by choosing between two different areas of emphasis. Your chosen emphasis will determine the type of courses you’ll focus on after completing your core requirements.
Emphasis in Management
The emphasis in management includes classes in organizational communication, leadership, and business policies and strategies. Students in this area gain a thorough overview of the communication and motivation techniques needed to be a successful project and personnel manager.
Emphasis in Marketing
The emphasis in marketing gives you an in-depth look at product and brand management, public relations strategies, advertising, and market research. Advanced coursework in this emphasis prepares you for a leadership role in any number of marketing/public relations departments or companies.
What to do with a Graduate Degree in Administration
Graduates with their MSA occupy a wide variety of top leadership positions, such as executive administrator, director of communications and marketing, director of human resources, chief financial officer, and many others. The sky is the limit when it comes to potential employers. MSA graduates work for major corporations and universities to hospitals and non-profit organizations.
An advanced degree often leads to higher salaries and access to top-level management jobs in a company. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that leading executives typically earn $102,690 per year, and advertising, promotions, and marketing managers earn a median annual wage of $124,850. Job security is also an attractive quality for both of these positions, as employment in these areas is projected to grow faster than the national average for occupations through 2024.