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Graduate Group in Management of Innovation, Sustainability, and Technology

Experience the Future of Leadership at UC Merced's E & J Gallo Management Program

UC Merced's Master of Management (MM) Professional Degree is an immersive twelve-month program that complements your undergraduate degree with a competitive set of practical, project-based work and management skills for addressing the cross-functional challenges faced by professionals in for-profit and non-profit enterprises and public organizations.

Master of Management Program Learning Outcomes

Foundations of Management
Traditional concepts and theories, including marketing, management, operations, strategy, accounting and finance

Critical Thinking for Management
Identify and use appropriate analytical, quantitative and data-oriented techniques for strategic planning and decision-making

Communication for Managers
Communicating effectively with experts and non-experts in business, community, and government settings; persuasive and professional presentations

Leadership and Teamwork in Practice
Principles and practices of effective conflict, diversity and change management

Business Ethics and Social Context
Ethical and legal requirements for global management in complex organizational situations, including policy and risk management

Innovation, Sustainability, and Technology
Synthesizing theory and practice to design innovative solutions to strategic, organizational and technical challenges


Is an MM like an MBA?

Our MM program is not a substitute for nor a condensed version of an MBA.
Learn more about some differences between MM and MBA.


UC Merced's Inaugural Master of Management Class, 2019


Are you a graduating senior or recent college graduate?
Are you looking to complement your undergraduate degree with real-world management skills?

The MM curriculum draws on diverse faculty and disciplines within the fields of engineering, natural and social sciences, computing and data analytics, and business management.


Are you an international student?

The MM program qualifies for the STEM OPT Visa Extension Program.


UC Merced is located in California's Central Valley, close to Yosemite National Park and to Silicon Valley

The MM program pays particular focus to management problems associated with California's Central Valley. In consultation with regional employers, this program is designed around relevant case studies and integrative team projects that foster valuable discussion, oral presentation, professional writing, and leadership skills for solving complex problems about sustaining our environment, society, and economy. The curriculum highlights the challenges of finding solutions that simultaneously balance corporate profitability and stewardship of natural resources.


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