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Management Program (MM55)

  • Credits:
  • Degree:
    Master of Management

Program Description

Earn your master’s degree without getting a bachelor’s degree. If you have 5 to 10 years of leadership and management experience and demonstrate readiness for graduate study, you may qualify for the Master of Management (MM55) program at Cambridge College. The program includes extensive management and leadership training, preparing graduates with the skills to move on to senior positions in a variety of business fields. Specific admissions requirements must be met to qualify for the management program.

Cambridge College Management Program Highlights

Leverage your real-world leadership experience to earn a master’s degree in management. The Master of Management (MM55) program at Cambridge College offers an affordable, convenient option for working professionals to advance their education and careers.

  • Evening, weekend, and online classes. Balance work and family time with flexible management course schedules designed to fit the needs of adult learners.
  • No bachelor’s degree or GMAT required. The 55-credit Master of Management program offers experienced management professionals the opportunity to earn a master’s degree without first completing a bachelor’s degree. No graduate school exams are required for admission. 
  • Excellent value. Cambridge College offers one of the nation’s most affordable tuition rates for a four-year private nonprofit college. We also offer a variety of financial aid opportunities to help you with the cost of education.
  • World-class faculty. Learn directly from practicing scholar-professionals, many of whom are distinguished business leaders in the Boston area.
  • Specialization options. Focus your management degree in health care management, information technology management, organizational leadership, or nonprofit and public management.
  • Hands-on experience. The Cambridge College Consulting (C3) program gives you the chance to apply academic knowledge to real-world projects with the guidance of professional management consultants.

Cambridge College welcomes over 300 students from more than 50 countries and was recently ranked as one of the most ethnically diverse colleges in America.

Management Program Concentrations

Specializing your degree can enrich your career and give you an advantage in the job market. The management program offers concentrations in health care management, IT management, organizational leadership, and nonprofit management.

Each of these concentrations is also available as a stand-alone graduate certificate program that may be transferred into the Master of Management degree program. Find out more:

  • Health Care Management Concentration: Develop skills to excel in management, administration, and other leadership roles with health care organizations. Learn more.
  • Information Technology Management Concentration: Learn about the role of information technology in an organization, and how to use IT effectively in a business environment. Learn more.
  • Organizational Leadership Concentration: Learn about organizational design and dynamics, as well as strategies to manage the performance of employees and the organization as a whole. Learn more.
  • NonProfit & Public Management Concentration: Prepare for careers in the public sector, with training including how to write a grant proposal, create and administer budgets, and read and interpret financial reports. Learn more.

Management Program Learning Outcomes

The management program begins with a series of courses designed to provide fundamental skills in:

  • Critical thinking, research, and communication
  • Computer applications and information systems
  • Quantitative and financial analysis
  • Social, political, and economic aspects of business

From there, management coursework builds on your professional experience to develop advanced skills in:

  • Goal setting and professional development
  • Strategic leadership and managing organizational change
  • Research methods and accounting for managers
  • Promoting diversity and innovation in organizations

Management Program Careers 

The management master’s degree program builds on your professional experience to prepare you for positions that require increasing levels of responsibility and leadership. Graduates have moved on to senior level positions in a variety of fields, including:

  • Marketing
  • Human resources management
  • Financial services management
  • Information technology management
  • Health care management
  • Nonprofit management
  • Organizational development
  • Management consulting
As an adult learner, I could go evenings and weekends. I went to a meeting there and loved that it was a diverse crowd – people from all over the world. I didn’t feel out of place because I was just as different as anybody else. I had my own story. So I decided to enroll.
Brad Hatfield, Master of Management

Example Management MM55 Courses

To start, all students admitted to the MM55 program are required to complete a foundational set of courses that introduce college-level management theories and competencies. Students will then complete the same course offerings required for the standard Master of Management program. Sample management courses include:

  • Graduate Management Orientation Seminar
  • Computer Applications for Business
  • Analysis and Communication for Managers

View the full Management MM55 program curriculum.

Management Program Scholarships and Financial Aid

More than 60 percent of our students receive financial aid, making Cambridge College an exceptional value in education.

Grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study are available to help with tuition and education costs. Learn more about applying for financial aid at Cambridge College.

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

Related Programs at Cambridge College

If you’re still exploring degree options, you might also be interested in learning more about these programs at Cambridge College:


Managerial Competencies & Theory

MM55 students are required to complete the following 18 credit hours of course work before proceeding to the standard Master of Management course work (core and concentration courses and Management Capstone Seminar).  MMG504, 505, and 506 may be waived based on assessment conducted at the beginning of the term, and replaced with management electives. MMG507, 515, and 522 cannot be waived. 

To view a list of the additional 37 to 40 credits of standard courses required to complete the MM55 degree, please go to the Curriculum page for our Master of Management program or contact an Admission Counselor at 1-800-829-4723 to learn more.

Graduate Management Orientation Seminar
MMG 500

Provides incoming students with an orientation to the graduate management programs, including an overview of their philosophy and curriculum, and the benefits and rationale of the academic model. Introduces students to the resources of the College such as the learning management system, the online library and academic support services. Students meet with their academic advisor and develop their academic plans.

Computer Applications for Business
MMG 504 3 credit(s)
This course familiarizes learners with the personal computer, Windows, word processing (Microsoft Word), spreadsheet (EXCEL), presentations (PowerPoint), E-mail and the Internet. Students get hands-on experience with these applications and an overview of personal and professional uses. Students progress from a beginning level through an intermediate level. This course is a requirement for students in the MM55 program. It may not be taken as an elective.
Graduate Writing
MMG 505 3 credit(s)
This course concentrates on strategies and techniques for building an academic essay. Challenging readings are used to promote the kind of critical thinking and analysis that best support graduate work. Students move from initial ideas, to first drafts, to strategies for revising their papers to achieve a polished product. Through a sequence of three to four progressively longer essays, students come to understand their own writing styles, strengths and difficulties, and become competent evaluators of their own work. By giving attention to the writing process itself and its different phases, students gain awareness of how to achieve their best work. This course is a requirement for students in the MM 55 Program. It may not be taken as an elective.
Quantitative Analysis for Managers
MMG 506 3 credit(s)
Students learn to think about and express business problems in quantitative terms. They examine the basics of number theory, arithmetic operations including ratios and proportion, percentages, graphing, and algebraic operations. Students get an introduction to probability theory and statistical analysis. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability distributions, sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, simple and multiple regression and correlation. Students learn to apply quantitative tools to solve a variety of business problems and create and use quantitative models for real-world problems. Charts and graphs are created using spreadsheet software. This course is a prerequisite to MMG525 Statistical Decision Techniques for Managers.
Analysis and Communication for Managers
MMG 507 3 credit(s)
This course addresses the analytical and communication skills necessary for success in business environments. Students develop their critical thinking skills and enhance their ability to evaluate claims, evidence and assumptions and develop persuasive arguments through analysis of management case studies. The course also covers different forms of business communications including memos, reports, and oral presentations. This course is a requirement for students in the MM 55 Program. It may not be taken as an elective.
Information Systems in the Organization
MMG 522 3 credit(s)
This course provides an overview of computer information systems. Students will be presented with the core information systems principles, offered an overview of the information systems discipline and will learn about the changing role of the information systems professional. This course will enable students, regardless of their field, to understand and use fundamental information systems principles so that they can function more efficiently and effectively as workers, managers, decision makers and organizational leaders.
Economics for Managers
MMG 515 3 credit(s)
The main objective of this course is to provide students with the basic concepts and analytical tools of economics and to apply them so as to understand the workings of a market economy and to increase their effectiveness as managers. After an introduction to the basic economic tools of supply and demand, and the treatment of profit maximization, we will cover the basic concepts of microeconomics for use in business decision making. Throughout the course, we will use economic theory and real world examples to analyze and understand the main issues of microeconomics and macroeconomics as they apply to the business world.

Core Faculty

Senior Instructor

Adjunct Instructor



  • Admission Test:

    No standardized graduate school tests required.

  • Admissions Office:
  • Application Form:
  • Application Fee:
    $50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students)

Program Requirements

Personal Statement - Write a 2-3 page typed, double-spaced essay describing your experience and learning, including learning outside the classroom, such as employment, family, military, volunteer work and participation in community organizations. Explain your reasons for further study, and personal and professional goals.

School Requirements

See Admissions Requirements for the School of Management


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.

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.


  • Credits:
  • Cost per credit hour:
  • Application Fee:
    $50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students)
  • Health Insurance Fee:
    $3,308 - Required for Massachusetts students only. See waiver details on Tuition & Fees page.

Note: Rates are as of July 2019, 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

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