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Management (MM55)

  • Credits:
  • Degree:
    Master of Management

Program Description

This program is intended for qualified individuals with 5 to 10 years of extensive leadership and management experience who demonstrate readiness for graduate study and who do not need a bachelor’s degree to advance their careers. Specific admissions requirements must be met to qualify and  admitted students must complete both 18 credits of specific coursework at the start of the program and all of the standard Master of Management courses.  Interested candidates are advised to contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-829-4723 to learn more.


A concentration can be a key element in your management degree, providing specialized skills and knowledge that can enrich your career. Choose from the list below. (Availability varies at each Cambridge College location. Call Admissions at 1.800.877.4723 and ask your admissions counselor.)

Each of these concentrations is also available as a stand-alone graduate certificate program for students who would like to acquire specialized skills and knowledge but do not presently wish to enroll in the degree program. Certificate courses may be transferred into the Master of Management degree program – see transfer credit policy.

Please note:

MM55 students may not take Health Care Management courses as electives outside of the concentration.

  • Health Care Management Concentration: Learn more.
  • Information Technology Management Concentration: Learn more.
  • Organizational Leadership Concentration: Learn more.
  • NonProfit & Public Management Concentration: Learn more.

To start, all students admitted to the MM55 program are required to complete a foundational set of courses designed to introduce and acclimate them to college-level managment theories and competencies.  MM55 students will also complete the same course offerings required for the standard Master of Management program.  The full array of options are listed below and are accessible via the School of Management Program menus herein. 

Learning Outcomes

Through the introductory coursework students will acquire the competencies needed for further graduate study and to excel in their managerial careers. They will:

  • master the skills of academic and professional communication
  • improve their critical thinking, research and technology skills
  • improve their skills in quantitative and financial analysis
  • deepen their understanding of the social, political and economic aspects of business

Through the rest of their course work students build on their experience and improve their ability to:

  • manage themselves and their own professional development
  • manage and lead others
  • manage human, financial and informational resources
  • foster change and innovation, and value and promote diversity in their organizations


Graduates build on their experience and move into positions that require increasing levels of responsibility and leadership. Graduates have moved on to senior level positions in a variety of fields or enhanced their ability to lead their own organizations.

The MM55 is not a substitute for a bachelor's degree. A bachelor's degree may be required of students who decide to pursue further education or obtain professional licenses. Potential new employers may require a bachelor's degree.


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.


  • 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


State Health Requirements

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.

Undergraduate program applicants, once you are accepted, your official transcripts are evaluated for transfer credit.


  • Credits:
  • Cost per credit hour:
  • Application Fee:
    $50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students)
  • Health Insurance Fee:
    $3,415 - Required for Massachusetts students only. See waiver details on Tuition & Fees page.

Note: Rates are as of September 2018, and are subject to change without notice. Rates apply to all students, unless otherwise noted.

Financial Aid

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