1-year Professional Program
Unique educational experience focused on developing practical management skills for a complex world
What is it? This 12-month program complements an undergraduate degree with a competitive set of practical, project-based management skills for addressing the cross-functional challenges commonly faced by professionals in for-profit and non-profit enterprises and public organizations. Particular focus is paid to management problems associated with the San Jaoquin 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. Along these lines, the curriculum will highlight the challenges of finding solutions that simultaneously balance corporate profitability and stewardship of natural resources.
This program is not a substitute for nor a condensed version of an MBA degree.
Is it for you? If you are a graduating senior or recent graduate looking to complement your undergraduate degree with real-world management skills, we encourage you to apply. The MIST M.M. curriculum draws on diverse disciplines within the fields of Engineering, Natural and Social Sciences, Computing and Data Analytics, and Business Management.
As such, the MM program is STEM eligible, and qualifies for the STEM OPT visa Extension Program.
Who teaches it? The Master of Management (M.M.) program is delivered by the faculty of the Management of Innovation, Sustainability, and Technology (MIST) group at the University of California, Merced.
The expertise of MIST faculty falls on the adaptive management of complex coupled human and natural systems. Broadly speaking, this includes arrangements of people, organizations, information, technology, and the natural world operating together for common purposes.
What else? See the feature article: "People, Planet and Profit Give New Management Program its Unique Focus"