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Modular Master of Science

A customizable, fully online graduate degree program in high-demand business content areas
Cedar Crest College’s Modular Master of Science is an innovative program that provides working professionals with targeted choices that fill a need for in-demand credentials desired by employers, and prepares graduates for life and work in a cutting-edge marketplace and an ever-changing world.
The Modular Master’s – a 30-credit hour, fully online program – allows learners to select two graduate certificates and create their own customized curriculum relevant to today’s market and their interests and career goals. The stackable certificate/modular approach is geared toward today’s busy professional who may be looking for a more convenient, flexible, and specialized alternative to a traditional MBA program.

How it works

Learners pursue two complementary 12-credit graduate certificates in the content areas of their choice. The remaining 6 credits to complete the master’s degree consist of two core courses: a 3-credit Managerial and Leadership Skills course and a 3-credit Integrated Capstone course. The entire master’s degree can be completed in as few as 12 months on a full-time basis, or at the student’s own pace on a part-time basis.

Certificates Available

There are three certificate options currently available to students interested in completing a Modular Master of Science degree, with more certificates to be offered soon. Upon completion of the two certificates and the two three-credit Modular Master’s core courses, students will graduate with a master’s degree that combines their two chosen content areas.

For example:
Strategic Leadership & Analytics Certificate + Human Resource Management Certificate + 2 Modular Master’s core courses = Master of Science in Strategic Leadership & Analytics and Human Resource Management.

  • Strategic Leadership and Analytics (Online or Hybrid Format)

    This 12-credit graduate certificate provides students with the skills necessary to lead organizations strategically and ethically, while exploring the latest analytics trends and technologies that effective managers need to achieve business objectives.

    Learn more about the Strategic Leadership and Analytics Certificate

  • Management Information Systems (Online)

    Management information Systems are increasingly central to modern businesses and organizations. This 12-credit graduate certificate allows learners from a wide array of career fields to gain the expertise to understand how the strategic use of information creates value for the organization.

    Learn more about the Management Information Systems Certificate

  • Human Resource Management (Online)

    Effective and ethical use of human resources within an organization is crucial to its success. This 12-credit graduate certificate allows learners from a wide array of career fields to gain the expertise to understand the strategic use of human resources within the organization.

    Learn more about the Human Resource Management Certificate