Get Your Career on the Fast Track with a Degree in Management

Hodges University is the only college or university to consider when it comes to earning your degree in Business Management. Our programs are designed based on our knowledge of what the local workforce needs when it comes to developing modern management skills so that you can become an effective and well-respected leader. We’ve adopted a program that will help you realize your potential in a management job while also pushing local organizations to reach theirs.

Our Management Pathway is designed for working adults and will prepare you for a future you can build upon better than any other college or university in Southwest Florida. Why? Because we are embedded in the community and understand what businesses in our area need in good leader graduates from our management programs. Our class size is small at 14:1 and you’ll receive the individual attention you need to achieve educational success.

Fully Realize Your Potential. Join the Management program today.

Get Started in Management

Where you start depends on where you are in your business career. Our admissions staff will help you determine the best starting point for your Business Management Degree Program based on your prior experience, prior education, and educational goals.

The career outlook for those educated in management is great and the more education you earn, the greater your potential opportunities. Management is a field where you can expect to earn more and grow in experience as you progress through an organization. This degree program is excellent whether you are starting your career in business management, or desire to earn an executive level position. We have management pathways designed for your success.

With this degree, industries that need you include social & community service, retail, real estate, property management, construction, education, manufacturing, entrepreneurial, hotel/resort management, nonprofit, agriculture, HR, finance, executive leadership, and more. Any business focused on customer satisfaction requires an effective management team to ensure the success of their business. You’ll have the skills in management to lead for the long term.

Create your future potential today. Find management careers that will allow you to earn more when you choose Hodges U.

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code: 52.0299

Master’s Degree in Management

Are you ready for more responsibility? Ready to lead? Then, our Master’s in Business Management will put you on the right path to success. With small class sizes, convenient schedules, and cutting-edge curriculum, our accredited Master of Science in Management program builds your skills in decision making, leading people, developing team players, and facilitating change for today’s diverse organizations. Our MSM program is available either on campus or entirely online.  

Hodges University is known for our business school’s philosophy of teaching students the values of conducting ethical business practices. You will also learn how to apply your business skills and prior work experience to make you a more well-rounded manager.  

Find your pathway to success with a concentration in the management arena that fits your needs.  Choose from:

  • Human Resources Management. With your Master’s in Human Resources Management, you will learn how to tackle the problems that human resource managers face and be a force for change in your organization.
  • Organizational Leadership. General business leadership is an area in which you will excel when you pursue an MSM degree.
  • Healthcare Management. Healthcare Services is one of the fastest growing industries. Advance your career with a Master’s in Healthcare Management and learn how to deliver solutions that benefit health systems and their future outlook.
  • Management of Nonprofit Organizations. Positions in the Nonprofit Sector grow each year. Be a force for change, not just within an organization, but within the community when you choose a Master’s in Nonprofit Management.


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, management occupations are projected to grow 8 percent between 2016 and 2026, resulting in 807,300 new jobs with a median annual wage of $102,590 (the highest wage of all the major occupational groups).

If you are looking for an opportunity for growth, Hodges’ Master’s in Management degree program is the right place for you to institute changes that will benefit organizations while expanding your long term career outlook.

Master’s in Management versus Master’s in Business Administration

Whether you choose a Master’s in Management or Business Administration is really up to you and your educational and career goals. Both Master Degree programs prepare you to work within a business and effect change that will help them grow.

The advantage of obtaining a Master’s of Science in Management is that you have specific areas in which you can specialize. You will be in a better position to further develop into executive level management positions because you will have the foundational understanding of appropriate leadership skills that will help you along your career path.

A Master’s in Business Administration gives you the ability to have more flexibility in your career of choice. Also preparing you to take on executive-level positions, this degree can flex depending upon changes you may decide to make in your future plans.

Either degree prepares you to be a changemaker and creates a pathway for your success.

Management Careers You’ll Be Able to Pursue

While not guaranteed, with a Master’s in Management, you’ll be able to pursue high-paying careers including:

  • CEO – $73,291 – $310,437
  • President – $71,221 – $255,782
  • Chief Operating Officer (COO) – $69,612 – $242,712
  • Operations Manager – $40,186 – $101,911
  • HR Manager – $45,049 – $92,033


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Prerequisites You’ll Need to Start the MSM Program

Accredited Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business. Additional Management courses may be required dependent upon what Business Degree you have and the focus of your degree.

If you obtained your Bachelor’s in Management from Hodges U, then you are ready to begin your Master’s!

Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM)

Are you interested in developing your management skills? Looking to progress in your current role? The Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) will provide you with a broad yet comprehensive background in management and leadership techniques. You will be able to apply these techniques and processes to virtually any type of organization, in any industry. Learn to effectively and efficiently manage an organization’s resources when you enroll in the BSM program.

At Hodges, we know how important it is for seamless leadership and management in business. We’ll help you develop the ability to think critically and strategically, identify and solve problems, communicate effectively, and make recommendations on preferred courses of action.

We help you understand the importance of human resources as the catalyst for organizational productivity, quality, and success. You will also gain practical skills such as evaluating the financial condition of a business, assessing the impact of internal and external environments, and determining how to appropriately share your opinion regarding an organization’s strategies. In effect, you will learn how to be a resource that your employer will value.

Careers You’ll Be Able to Pursue

While not guaranteed, with a Bachelor of Science in Management, you’ll be able to pursue high-paying careers including:

  • Operations Manager – $40,186 – $101,911
  • Human Resources Manager – $45,049 – $92,033
  • Project Manager – $46,689 – $109,403
  • VP Operations – $71,385 – $196,987


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Prerequisites for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Management

The Bachelor of Science in Management program does not have any prerequisites other than submitting your application to Hodges U to begin the program.

And, when you transfer from other college or university programs, we will apply transfer credits that you may have earned toward your Bachelor’s Degree. Plus, if you’ve already started your Associate Degree at Hodges, those credits transfer over seamlessly!

We work hard to make it as easy as possible for you to begin and succeed when you choose the Management Pathway at Hodges University.

The Hodges University Difference

Johnson School of Business

Hodges University Johnson School of Business (JSOB) is one of the top business schools in Southwest Florida. We offer degree programs in undergraduate and graduate studies in business, management, and accounting with various minors and concentrations. Some of the characteristics that make the Johnson School of Business different are:

  • We are small enough to know you by name and large enough to earn the accreditation you demand for the careers you want.
  • Our class sizes are small and that means you get one on one attention to help you when you need it.
  • If it’s been awhile since you’ve been in school, we have the staff on hand to assist you in studying and writing to the rigor that is necessary for your success.
  • Our Faculty members are experienced practitioners in their respective fields. They’ve either worked or are working in the field you are studying. That makes you more prepared than ever to enter the work-place with the knowledge you need to succeed.
  • We offer courses designed to make it easy for adult students to achieve their degrees. Online Courses. Hybrid Courses. Day and Evening Courses. Internships. Accelerated Learning. Whichever option appeals to you, we have a pathway that will lead to you achieving your goals.
  • Contemporary with focus in real-world, applied knowledge in your field of study.
  • Dean of the Johnson School of Business, Dolores Batiato, has an open door and invites students to stop by her office anytime.

The philosophy of the Johnson School of Business matches that of Peter F. Drucker, the famous management guru, who has been given credit in saying, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” (Cohen 2010).

Additionally, the Johnson School of Business is Accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

Stay Near and Go Far with Hodges University.

Caroline Hanifen - Management

Tell us a little about yourself and your life:

I am a single mother to an amazing 21-year-old young man who will be graduating from the University of Central Florida at the same time as I will be graduating from Hodges. He will be getting his degree in computer engineering and then moving on to Florida State University to attend law school. His goal is to become a patent attorney. I am engaged to the most amazing man that has fulfilled my life after having lost my husband when my son was six years old. My son and I have spent a lot of years enjoying our lives together, just the two of us, doing what a mother and son should do, having fun! I presently work in a high school as a bookkeeper and enjoy my job, but am a bit stagnant because I can’t really go any further without a degree. I made a promise to my son that, when he went to college, I would do the same. He received his associate degree through dual enrollment in high school, which is how we are able to graduate at the same time. I am truly blessed with the way things have progressed in this phase of my life.

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