Management (Face-to-Face)

Advance Your Career with a Master's in Management

Keuka College's Master of Science in Management (MSM) program is designed to give you the advanced management, coaching, and leadership skills that modern organizations seek in their senior leaders

The Master's in Management is built around an academic core in organizational design and marketing, business strategy and analysis, economics, ethics, and leadership development.

This broad base of knowledge will allow you to customize your skills to fit a range of roles, whether you work in health care, financial services, retail, education, food service, manufacturing and operations, research and development, or project management.

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A Top-Ranked Program

Keuka College's Master of Science in Management is consistently ranked among the Top 50 MSM programs in the United States by The Financial Engineer Times. 

Keuka College has also been ranked by The New York Times in the top 10% of colleges and universities in the country when it comes to our graduates' upward economic mobility.

Learn More About the Master's in Management

We make it as easy and convenient as possible to help you navigate the admissions process and get started on your Master's in Management as soon as possible.

Admissions Requirements

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

How to Apply

  • Complete your Application for Admission online.
  • Submit all official transcripts from each college or university you've attended.
  • Submit all supplemental materials.
  • Keuka College offers rolling admissions, meaning we will review applications as they come in until the program is full. We strongly encourage applicants to submit all required materials as early as possible.

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Worried About Something?

We realize one size never fits all. If there's something on your mind, reach out to us and let us know! Give us a call at (315) 279-5254 or 1-800-335-3852 or by email at [email protected].

The Master's in Management at Keuka College is designed for individuals in the public and private sectors who want to improve their managerial skills and advance in their careers. You do not need a bachelor's degree in business to be successful.

The program addresses topics relevant to today's economic environment, including international management, information systems, and data analytics.

Below are a sample of the courses you will take. Courses may change as the program evolves to give you the best management degree possible.

MGT-510 : Leadership 3

This course will engage students in a critical examination of the changing nature of work and organizational conditions that create new challenges relating to the skills of business leaders. In addition to skills, development in the areas of goal setting, problem solving, and communications, this course will include assessment of personal leadership styles, decision-making and the capacity to function as an organizational change-agent. The ability to lead others through change will be the central theme of the course.

MGT-515 : Business Ethics 3

This course deals with morality in the business environment. It will deal with the centrality of ethical values to the individual and the organization, scope of the moral responsibilities of corporations, and ethical choices pervasive in management in the 21st century.

MGT-520 : Managerial Accounting and Finance 3

This course is designed to provide applied competence in accounting and finance in the management of business organizations. The focus in on both how accounting measures can be used to promote efficient allocation of resources, and the ability to evaluate the business financing decisions in relation to their objectives. A case study approach will be taken.

MGT-530 : Managerial Economics 3

This course emphasizes the principles of economic theory which are essential to effective management decision-making. It reviews the fundamental principles of micro-economic and macro-economic theory. The focus is on: consumer demand; the nature and behavior of costs; the operation of markets; monetary theory and policy; financial institutions; employment and unemployment; capital formulation; and economic growth. A case study approach will be taken.

MGT-550 : Marketing for Managers 3

This course will focus on providing students with the wherewithal to conceptualize and develop an organization-wide marketing plan. The case-studies approach is designed to develop the necessary skills essential in making tactical and strategic marketing decisions.

MGT-551 : Strategic Thinking in Human Capital Mgmt 3

This course introduces the student to the skills necessary to think strategically about business decisions regarding the ability to attract, employ, develop, motivate, engage, and retain strategically relevant talent. This course presents the importance of aligning human resources with overall corporate strategy to establish a competitive advantage. Understanding human capital needs is a primary drive for business success. The course will focus on the current areas: understanding individual differences in the workplace; motivating and measuring performance; best practices in developing talent; how to engage the workforce and evaluate the culture; understanding the challenges in managing a global workforce.

MGT-560 : Business Law 3

This course provides non-lawyer managers an overview of state and federal government regulatory agencies and regulations, intellectual property rights, contracts and tort laws, as it applies to businesses. Emphasis on liabilities issues.

MGT-570 : Business Strategy and Industry Analysis 4

As the capstone course within the Masters of Science in Management program, this course focuses on understanding what elements go into building a successful enterprise and creating a winning business strategy. Conversely, industrial analysis answers the question: what makes one industry more attractive than another for investment and employment? The focus is on developing the ability to formulate innovative strategies to create and sustain competitive advantages in a dynamic business environment. Tools for industry analysis will be introduced such as benchmarking. A business simulation and the creation of a business plan will be incorporated into this course.

MGT-600 : International Management

The study of the legal impact of the various social institutions on international managers. The study of the role of culture, education, and politics in shaping attitudes toward work and leisure. The study of the role of discipline and motivation in different cultures.

MGT-631 : Enterprise Analytics & Information Mgmt 3

This course introduces the student to the field of business analytics and an overview of data and information management. The topics covered in this course will include the following: the use of data warehouses, dashboards, key performance indicators, and data mining for making business decisions; an introduction to computer programming and computational thinking; an overview of information systems, their purpose, and their importance to international organizations. Computational thinking will introduce the student to the fundamental concepts of computer science used in problem solving, which include understanding human behavior, design, and algorithm development. Python, an object oriented programming language, will be used. Student learning will occur via individual and team projects.

To review a full list of program requirements and course descriptions, please see the Keuka College Record's information on the Master of Science in Management program.

In addition to Keuka College’s institutional accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located at 11374 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

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All of your faculty will come to the classroom armed with real-world business experience, not just textbook theory. You'll talk through real scenarios that managers face each day, solve live problems, and be able to use what you learn in the program at work the very next day.

Raphael Courtland, MBA, MAcc, MS, MA, CFP®, CPM®

Assistant Professor of Finance

Academic Credentials

M.B.A. in Master of Business Administration
M.Acc. in Master of Accountancy
M.S. in Master of Science in Personal Financial Planning
M.A. in Master of Arts in Education
B.A. in Bachelor of Arts

Lisa Hochadel, C.P.A

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Academic Credentials

Syracuse University
M.S. in Accounting
Sate University of New York at Albany
M.A. in Criminal Justice
University if Buffalo School of Management
B.S. in Accounting


Ms. Hochadel welcomes the opportunity to teach at Keuka College and looks forward to sharing her well diversified experience and education with the College’s students. She has over 20 years of teaching experience, which includes teaching at three area community colleges, as well as Ithaca College.

Ms. Hochadel is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in New York state.  She has over 10 years of experience in public accounting. Her areas of concentration are in the non-profit and governmental fields. Ms. Hochadel also retired after 20 years of service with the New York State Police, serving in various positions, including state trooper, sergeant, and station commander. With experience in both the accounting and criminal justice field, her professional interests focus on the area of financial crimes and fraud investigations.

Ms. Hochadel currently operates a small accounting business, concentrating on monthly write-up work for small businesses and the preparation of individual tax returns.

In her spare time, Ms. Hochadel enjoys her volunteer work, as well as time on her craft hobbies and gardening.  

Megan Lawson Clark, MBA

Division Chair of Business and Management

Academic Credentials

Dominican University
B.A. in Merchandising and Design
Syracuse University
M.A. in Design
The State University at Oswego

Mark McNaney

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Academic Credentials

University of Rochester
Elmira College
Corning Community College


I am a native Upstate New Yorker, having lived in Elmira, the Rochester area, and in the Finger Lakes for my whole life. I have worked in the food industry (The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company), office products (Xerox Corporation), and healthcare administration (University of Rochester Medical Center, Finger Lakes Health, and SUNY Upstate Medical Center).

My professional experience encompasses accounting and business financial management, strategic business and product planning, operations management, customer service management, marketing, and healthcare administration. I am a graduate of Corning Community College (A.A.S.), Elmira College (B.S.) and the University of Rochester (M.S.). On a less serious note, I am a certified judge for the Kansas City Barbeque Society (recently judging in Lake Placid and in Auburn), and I enjoy reading and fly fishing.

Peter Ozog

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Academic Credentials

Niagara University
Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy
St. John Fisher University
M.B.A. in Master of Business Adminstration
Cazenovia College
B.S. in Business Management

Ann Tuttle

Dean of International Programs, USA
Professor Emerita of Management

Academic Credentials

Syracuse University
SUNY College at Buffalo


For more than 20 years of teaching various business and management courses, Dean Tuttle brings a recognized passion and love of both business and teaching to the classroom.

Consistently praised by students and peers for her direct interaction with students and her devotion to their well being, Dean Tuttle has a well-deserved reputation for integrating practical necessities of the workplace into the academic environment of college. This led to her being named Keuka College's 2007 Professor of the Year.

Dean Tuttle brings a rich business background to Keuka College, having managed word processing centers at a Fortune 500 company, and having held sales and marketing positions.

Her syllabus for her Organizational Behavior course was featured in the April 2004 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Dean Tuttle has held many leadership roles, such as President of Schuyler Nursery School Board of Directors, Chair of the Keuka's Division of Business and Management, and Chair of the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) Board of Directors. Dean Tuttle greatly enjoys the experience of taking what she learns from participating in business operations and bringing it back to the classroom to share with her students.

Contact Information

Patricia Palacios

Associate Director of Admissions - Online & Graduate Studies

(315) 505-2294
[email protected]