Master of Arts in Management

To launch and sustain successful careers, managers need critical knowledge and qualitative skills. The Master of Arts in management program within Rockhurst’s Helzberg School of Management can offer you that and more, focusing on managerial issues such as human resources, leadership, team dynamics, functional decision-making, and other talents pertinent to managing others.

Our program provides a special focus on managing people, change and technology so that your teams and businesses operate more effectively, efficiently and ethically.


Students can specialize in one of three concentrations:

  • Organizational leadership and development
  • Health care management
  • Nonprofit administration

You can also earn a Master of Arts in management without a specific concentration by taking general electives.


Rockhurst's Master of Arts in management degree program is designed to meet your diverse educational needs. If you meet one of the categories below, this is the graduate degree for you.

  • An early to mid-level career professional wanting to build your management and leadership skills.
  • A specialist in a field such as health care, IT, human resources, law, education or nonprofit, aspiring to or taking on management or leadership duties within your organization.
  • An individual who has been promoted and is managing a unit or leading change in an organization.
  • An individual needing or desiring a master's degree with a management focus, but who is not yet interested in a traditional MBA curriculum.

The program consists of a minimum of 35 credit hours (37 for the nonprofit concentration), divided into foundation, management core, concentration and elective courses. There are no specific prerequisite classes for this program. The only requirement is an accredited bachelor's degree.

For more curriculum information, view our curriculum outline (PDF) .


The Master of Arts in management program follows the same admission guidelines as the Helzberg MBA. The GMAT requirement is waived for certain applicants. Contact Erin Standley, director of graduate business admissions, at 816-501-4632 or, with questions or to learn more.