MPS in Management Curriculum


The MPS in Management Program requires a Cornell Business Minor or equivalent including six business-related courses (18 credits) that must include Financial Accounting, Finance, Economics, Marketing, Management and Statistics and complete an undergraduate degree involving 120 credits or more.

Required courses

Students must complete the following required classes during their graduate studies. Those who have completed equivalent undergraduate coursework may substitute appropriate graduate management electives as approved by the program director (30 credits). All required courses are 1.5 credit hour half-semester experiences.

Fall 1

  • Managerial Reporting
  • Data Modeling
  • Marketing Management
  • Management Communication
  • Career Management Practicum

Fall 2

  • Corporate Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Managerial Economics
  • Industry Practicum

Spring 1

  • Operations Management
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Critical Thinking
  • Strategy
  • Business Free Elective

Spring 2

  • Managerial Reporting
  • Negotiations
  • Investments
  • Advanced Finance
  • Profiles in Leadership

Other graduate management electives:

(6 or more credits as needed to total 30 credits, in addition to the required courses.)

Students will have the ability to select from a large number of graduate level management electives including:

  • Finance
  • Strategy
  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • General Management and Business Law offered by the Johnson School, Dyson School and School of Hotel Administration.

These electives can be used to broaden a student’s skill set or to develop industry expertise in specific areas.