The Master in Management (MIM) degree is designed to help professionals further their careers. MIM provides an innovative, high- level, focused program in response to employer needs for managerial-level employees with a sound knowledge of business theory and practices. This program works with the rigorous schedule of working professionals.

Why MIM?

According to the Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, the MiM program coursework is “substantially comparable to the content assessed” on the Business Education OSAT. Thus, the MiM program is a great option for those wishing to become business educators.

  • Universal Degree
  • No leveling courses
  • Designed for working professionals
  • MIM open to all majors
  • MIM degree applies to more industries than MBA

Career Options

  • Project Manager
  • Sports Manager
  • Operation Manager
  • Entertainment Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Industrial Production Manager
  • Management Analyst and Consultant

Length of Program

*30 credit hours to graduate

12 hr/ semester = 1 year
9hr/ semester = 1 1/2 years
6 hr/ semester = 2 years

Estimated Cost

  • Oklahoma Resident
    • $10,000
  • Non-Resident
    • $13,000

Course of Study

  • Introduction to Graduate Business Studies
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Economics for Managers
  • Finance for Managers
  • Advanced Marketing Management
  • Advanced Employment and Labor Law
  • Foundations of Management
  • Special Topics in Management
  • Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Management

Programs of Study for US Citizens (pdf)

Programs of Study for International Students (pdf)

Admission to the Master in Management Degree

Applicants will be evaluated on academic ability as evidenced by the undergraduate record, the ability to display the aptitude, scholarship, and analytical skills necessary to complete the program, and performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), if required.

Unconditional Admission 
Unconditional admission may be granted to applicants who meet the following criteria:

  1. Have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Meet one (1) of the following conditions:
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 on all undergraduate coursework to date; or
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 in the last sixty (60) hours of coursework; or
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 on at least nine (9) hours of graduate coursework.
  3. Have a minimum combined verbal and quantitative reasoning score of 300, with a minimum of 150 on the verbal reasoning section of the GRE. *If the cumulative GPA is 3.25 on all undergraduate coursework the GRE requirement may be waived.
  4. Non-native English speaking students must have a minimum of 79 Internet-based, 213 computer-based, or 550 paper-based TOEFL score or a minimum 6.5 IELTS score.
  5. Have acceptable program application documents (references, resume, essay questions, etc.)

Conditional Admission
Conditional admission may be granted to an applicant who has met the GPA and TOEFL/IELTS requirements for unconditional admission but has not submitted all other required documentation and/or completed the testing (if required). The acceptable program documentation and satisfactory completion of the GRE (if required) must be completed and processed before the student may enroll in the second semester.

Provisional Admission
Applicants not meeting the GPA or GRE requirements for unconditional admission may be considered for provisional admission by the program. No more than nine (9) hours of graduate credit earned while on provisional admission status will count toward a degree. To gain unconditional status, the student must complete a minimum of nine (9) hours of approved graduate work with a minimum GPA of 3.00 in all courses taken, meet all other admission criteria, and meet all provisions set by the program.

Admission Process
The applicant must complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the ECU Application for Admission/ Readmission process;
  2. Complete the following MiM admission requirements:
    • Provide transcripts of all work completed (baccalaureate and graduate).
    • Provide a name, mailing address, and email address of two professional references.
    • Submit an up-to-date resume.
    • Provide responses to posed questions.
    • Submit GRE scores (if required).

Credit Requirements 
The MiM program requires completion of thirty (30) hours of applicable work above the bachelor’s degree. Courses which may apply to the MiM program are those 5000 level courses and appropriate graduate level courses transferred from accredited institutions.

Planning the Program
The student’s study program leading to the MiM degree is developed in consultation with his/her faculty adviser and is carefully related to the student’s individual needs. Needs are identified through consideration of undergraduate preparation and immediate and prospective career goals.

No thesis is required in the MiM program.

Transfer Work 

A maximum of nine (9) semester hours of graduate credit earned at other colleges or universities may be accepted as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the MiM. The transfer of all graduate hours must receive prior approval of the Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business MiM adviser. To be eligible for transfer, the graduate credit must meet the following three (3) requirements: 

The college or university at which the credit was obtained must offer a graduate degree in business;

The content of the course involved must be consistent with the career goals of the student as determined by the student’s advisor; and

The student must have received an “A” or “B” (or the equivalent) in the course involved.

The student who plans to transfer credit is responsible for assembling sufficient supporting material to allow the MiM adviser and graduate dean to make an adequate evaluation of the transfer credit request.

Grade Regulations

The grades of A, B, C, D, P, F, N, W, AW, WF, and I may be assigned to graduate students. The grade
mark “P” indicates pass without exact grade; the grade mark “W” indicates withdrawn; the grade
mark “AW” indicates administrative withdrawal; the grade mark “WF” indicates withdrawn while
failing; the temporary grade mark “N” indicates the semester grade was not submitted by the
instructor by the appropriate deadline. Grade marks have grade point values per semester hour as follows: A – 4, B – 3, C – 2, D – 1, F – 0, and WF – 0. Grade marks of “P” and “W” are disregarded with respect to grade points and hours attempted in computing grade averages. 

An incomplete grade (“I”) may be used at the instructor's discretion to indicate that additional work is necessary to complete a course. It is not a substitute for an “F” and no student may be failing a course at the time an “I” grade is awarded. To receive an “I” grade, the student should have satisfactorily completed a substantial portion of the required coursework for the semester. “I” grades must be changed by the instructor within one (1) year from the end of the semester in which the “I” was assigned or they will remain as a permanent “I” and not contribute to the student’s GPA.

Students can earn no more than two (2) C's in graduate courses and must maintain an overall minimum graduate GPA of 3.00 to remain academically in good standing with the School of Graduate Studies. Students earning more than two(2) C's or a grade of D or F in a course may not count that course toward their graduate degree requirements. See the School of Graduate Studies Academic Probation and Suspension sections in this catalog for more information.

Financial Aid Regulations for Graduate Students

Students, please be advised that the courses you choose to enroll in MUST be a required course or an elective course in your degree program. Financial Aid regulations dictate that any graduate student who is seeking financial aid must be enrolled in AT LEAST five (5) credit hours during the fall, spring, or summer semester and the courses MUST be in the degree program.

*Certificate Programs do not qualify for financial aid.

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Degree Program Number:  1030
Advisor:  Dr. Dwight Hite
Location:  345 Chickasaw Business and Conference Center
Phone:  580.559.5194