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Why Do You Need a Master's Degree?

Through earning your master's degree, you become a seasoned expert in a field that you love, which can lead to increased job satisfaction, higher earnings, and even job security.

After earning your bachelor’s degree, you may find the thought of going back to school for your master’s degree to be daunting, and maybe even unnecessary. However, the master’s degree credential is steadily gaining in popularity for employers when it comes to that next level job you might be looking for.

Within the next five years, jobs that require a master’s degree are expected to grow 21.7%, according to a report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce In terms of lifetime earnings, that same report found that a master’s degree may be worth $457,000 more than a bachelor’s degree

That's all serious cash, but it shouldn't be the reason you decide to go back to school (or at least not the only reason). 

A master’s degree also shapes you into an effective leader in your field. By obtaining expert knowledge and business acumen through your program of study, you can shift from a functional role into an executive position. Turn yourself from being the person that is known for doing a great job into the person that decides how the job is done.

Give yourself the tools you need to excel in that next step and open up a world of new opportunities to get you there. A Bureau of Labor Statistics report states that careers that require a master’s degree are projected to see a higher job growth by 2022 than any other area

Prepare for the future by enrolling in an online master’s degree program that fits your personal and professional needs.

Online Master's Degrees Built For Working Adults

As a graduate student at CSU-Global, you can enhance and customize your master’s degree with a specialization dedicated to a specific area of study, designed to best serve you in your career goals.

You'll also gain valuable work experience and skills that will benefit you throughout the rest of your life. To help you excel in your career, CSU-Global provides you with real-world training while you earn your master's degree.

CSU-Global makes it possible for you to continue your education without putting the rest of your life on hold. With no set class times or classroom locations, our 100% online program gives you the control of balancing schoolwork with all of your other commitments in life.

  • Criminal Justice
    Effective leaders make a difference in law enforcement, corrections, court, and community-based justice delivery systems. Gain the knowledge of trends and best practices in the management of criminal justice organizations that you need to succeed in this professional master’s degree program.
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  • Data Analytics
    The Master of Science in Data Analytics program prepares students to be organizational leaders through the use of business intelligence and data analytics.
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  • Finance
    This degree program provides the knowledge and skills needed to be a successful leader and decision-maker in the financial field.
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  • Healthcare Administration
    Administrative leaders in both the public and private healthcare sectors are in great demand. Students interested in gaining comprehensive knowledge and the skills required to be successful in the field of healthcare management should consider this program.
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  • Human Resource Management
    The Master of Human Resource Management provides HR professionals with the advanced staff development and administration skills necessary for today’s complex organizations including team dynamics, performance expectations, motivation, and strategic planning for operational efficiency.
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  • Information Technology Management
    The Master of Information Technology Management prepares you to become an IT leader as you learn to strategically implement technology solutions aligned with organizational objectives.
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  • International Management
    The International Management master’s degree program provides an in-depth understanding of what it takes to manage in multinational industries and organizations.
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  • Management
    This degree program focuses on the dynamics of an organization and the ethical implications of social and economical behaviors in an effort to analyze, communicate, and understand systems integration for effective decision-making.
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  • Organizational Leadership
    This master’s degree emphasizes the practical application of organizational leadership concepts and skills as well as develops expertise in critical thinking, organizational innovation, decision-making, and creative problem-solving in modern public and nonprofit organizational contexts.
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  • Professional Accounting
    The Master of Professional Account degree prepares you to a rewarding career as a CPA. It helps prepare you for the CPA exam and helps you meet the number of graduate credits you must have for most state accountancy boards.
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  • Project Management
    This degree program offers in-depth analysis of the leadership and decision-making skills necessary to effectively manage projects in today’s fast-paced, goals-oriented enterprises.
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  • Teaching & Learning
    Designed for educators, the fully accredited graduate program in Teaching and Learning emphasizes effective teaching and learning practices and the development of new programs and technologies.
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Not Sure What To Study?

Use our Area of Study pages to get the full picture of an industry and compare similar master's degree and online graduate certificates. These will help you fine-tune your career goals and select the program that is best suited to help you accomplish them.

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Convenience, from Start to Finish

You shouldn't have to put your present life on hold in order to work towards a better future. CSU-Global's courses are designed for working adults who are balancing their studies with careers, families, and other obligations. That's why our courses are 100% online. You can attend classes and complete your schoolwork on your own schedule, from anywhere.

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CSU-Global Means Affordability

Choosing to earn your master's degree at CSU-Global is an investment you can count on. Our promise to you is an affordable education with low tuition rates, no out-of-state tuition, and tuition guaranteed not to increase for as long as you are enrolled. Find out more about our affordable college tuition, our exclusive Tuition Guarantee, and our financing options (including military assistance and financial aid programs).

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Degree Optimizations

CSU-Global is committed to providing students with career-relevant resources to help them succeed outside of the classroom. That's why we created Awards of Completion and Skills Endorsements, specific to our programs of study, which spotlight the knowledge, workplace skills, and abilities that hiring managers find essential to success in the field.

Every time you complete a series of courses that promote your understanding in a particular skill set, you'll earn an Award of Completion in that area. Each award is comprised of three to five courses whose outcomes, when tied together, lead to a specifically identified workplace skill.

You can add your Awards of Completion and related Skills Endorsements to your resume, your LinkedIn profile, your interview responses, and anywhere else you are discussing your professional capabilities. You will also receive a digital certificate of your achievement, suitable for printing and framing.

Select a degree program below to view the Awards of Completion and Skills Endorsements, organized by class, which you can earn on your way to graduation.

Management

The Foundations of Modern Global Management

Course Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
ORG502:
Effective Organizations—Theory and Practice
Leadership and Management Theories
Assessing Organizational Relationships
Utilizing Decision Models and Processes
ECN500:
Global Economics
International Trade & Finance
Social, Cultural, & Governmental Effects on Global Business
ACT500:
Managerial Accounting
FInancial Decision Making
Cost Analysis & Budgeting
Utilizing GAAPs
FIN500:
Principles of Finance
The Principles & Theories of Finance
Analyzing Statements & Fiscal Information
Effective Decision Making

Advanced Strategic Management

Course Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
ORG530:
Business Ethics and Sustainability
Assessing Organizational Roles & Responsibilities
Theory, Practice, and Application of Business Ethics
MGT545:
Strategic Planning and Innovation
Developing & Implementing Business Strategy
Market Opportunity Analysis
Strategies for Achieving a Competitive Advantage
MGT575:
Critical Evaluation of Research and Theory
Comprehending & Evaluating Research
Qualitative & Quantitative Research Methodology
Applied Research Design
MGT579:
Capstone — Management OR
Applied Strategic Innovation
Applied Management Theory
Problem Solving Through Applied Research
MGT581:
Management: Strategy and Execution
Applied Research
Strategic Application of Analytical Tools & Models
Strategic Thinking

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Organizational Leadership

Organizational Leadership

Research and Decision Making in Organizational Leadership

Course Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
ORG502:
Effective Organizations—Theory and Practice
Leadership and Management Theories
Assessing Inter-Organizational Relationships
Utilizing Decision Models and Processes
ORG530:
Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
Assessing Organizational Roles & Responsibilities
Theory, Practice, and Application of Business Ethics
ORG561:
Examination of Modern Leadership
Analyzing Factors of Organizational Success
Predicting Future Success and Growth
Applying Transformational Leadership Styles
ORG575:
Critical Evaluation of Research and Theory
Applying Information Technology
Data Analysis & Interpretation
Strategic Thinking

Strategic Global Organizational Leadership

Course Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
ORG555:
Leading Diverse Teams
Analyzing & Applying Global, Integrated Diversity
Managing a Diverse Workforce
Intercultural Communication Competence
ORG525:
Decision Theory in a Global Marketplace
Applying Innovative Decision-Making Models
Designing a Decision-Making Process
Assessing & Managing Conflict
ORG536:
Contemporary Business Writing and Communication
Applying Effective Business Communication Strategies
Analyzing Elements of Effective Communication
Applying Digital Technology in Communication
ORG581:
Organizational Leadership: Strategy and Execution
Applied Organizational Leadership Theory
Problem Solving through Applied Research

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Teaching & Learning

Teaching and Assessment Strategies

Course Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
OTL504:
Social, Ethical, & Legal Issues in 21st Century Learning
Intellectual Property
Privacy Law
Legal Issues in 21st Century Classrooms
OTL540K
Theory and Practice in Backward Design
Instructional Systems Design Theories
Backward Design
OTL541K
Evaluation and Assessment
Evaluation & Assessment Methods
Instructional Improvement
OTL545:
Technology and Innovation
Building Students' Critical Thinking Habits
Innovation with 21st Century Technologies
Creative Thinking

Education Theory and Research

Course Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
OTL502:
Learning Theories and Models of Instruction
Learning Theories
Engaging Learners
Complex Problem Solving
OTL565:
Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in the Differentiated Classroom
Cultural & Linguistic Diversity
Multiple Pathways
Diverse Learning Styles
OTL568:
Action Research
Research Methods
Strategic Thinking
OTL579:
Research-Based Professional Project
Problem Solving
Applied Learning

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Teaching & Learning - Education Leadership Concentration

The Foundations of Modern Educational Leadership

Course Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
OTL541K:
Evaluation and Assessment
Evaluation & Assessment Methods
Instructional Improvement
OTL545:
Technology and Innovation
Building Students' Critical Thinking Habits
Innovative Modern Technologies
Creative Thinking
EDL500:
Strategic Leadership
Influencing School Culture, Climate, & Values
Developing & Communicating Strategic Vision
EDL520:
Instructional Leadership
Strategies for Promoting the Success of Every Student
Advocating, Nurturing, & Sustaining a School Culture
Developing an Instructional Program Conducive to Professional Growth

Education Theory and Research

Course Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
OTL502:
Learning Theories and Models of Instruction
Learning Theories
Engaging Learners
Complex Problem Solving
OTL565:
Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in the Differentiated Classroom
Cultural & Linguistic Diversity
Multiple Pathways
Diverse Learning Styles
OTL568:
Action Research
Research Methods
Strategic Thinking
OTL579:
Research-Based Professional Project
Strategic Problem Solving
Applied Learning

Applied Strategic Leadership in the Modern Community

Course Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
EDL530:
School Culture and Equity Leadership
The Ethical, Social, & Technical Components of Educational Leadership
Creating an Inclusive School Climate
Instructional Strategies for Diverse Student Populations
EDL540:
Human Resource Leadership
Strategic Personnel Management
Being a Visionary Change Agent
Creating Collaborative Learning Communities
EDL550:
Managerial Leadership
Allocating Resources for Student & Staff Learning Support
Managing School Operations
EDL560:
External Development Leadership
Developing & Implementing Initiatives to Better Serve Learners
Designing Innovative Structures & Processes
Leading in the Community
EDL510:
School Leadership Internship
Applied Leadership
Proposal Writing
Strategic Implementation

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Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration

The Foundations of Criminal Justice Leadership

Course Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
ORG502:
Effective Organizations—Theory and Practice
Leadership and Management Theories
Assessing Organizational Relationships
Utilizing Decision Models and Processes
CRJ500:
Criminological Theory
The Theories & Principles of Crime & Deviance
The Social Factors of Criminal Behavior, Deviance, & Social Control
CRJ530:
Ethics, Justice, and Social Control
Ethical Decision Making
The Impact of Ethics on the Justice Policy
CRJ570:
Applied Research for Criminal Justice Professionals
Research Tools & Techniques
Qualitative & Quantitative Research

Applied Strategic Leadership in Criminal Justice Organizations

Course Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
CRJ540:
Criminal Justice Policy Development and Analysis
The Criminal Justice Policy Making Process
The Role of Policy in Justice System Practices
CRJ550:
Leadership, Administration, & Mgmt of Criminal Justice Orgs
Organizational Behavior
Organizational Leadership
The Unique Attributes of Criminal Justice Organizations
CRJ545
Restorative Justice: A Social Movement
The Role of Communities in Criminal Justice Administration
Involving Communities in Criminal Justice Planning
CRJ580:
Criminal Justice Capstone Experience
Applied Research
Systematic Analysis & Review

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Finance

Foundations of 21st Century Finance

Course Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
ORG502:
Effective Organizations—Theory and Practice
Leadership and Management Theories
Assessing Organizational Relationships
Utilizing Decision Models and Processes
FIN500:
Principles of Finance
The Principles & Theories of Finance
Analyzing Statements & Fiscal Information
Effective Decision Making
FIN540:
Investments
Investment Products, Tools, & Techniques
Investment Alternatives
Organization & Regulation of Securities Markets
FIN550:
Financial Markets and Institutions
The Roles of Markets, Institutions, & Financial Authorities
Supply & Demand for Loan Funds, Securities, & Obligations

Applied Strategic Finance

Course Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
FIN507:
Bank Management
The Environment of Commercial Banks & Banking Services
Managing Regulatory Changes
FIN560:
Derivatives and Assets Pricing
Applying Derivitave Strategies
Managing a Portfolio
Assets Pricing
FIN570:
Insurance and Risk Management
Quantifying & Managing Complex Risk
Measuring & Reporting Risk
FIN580:
Capstone — Finance
Applying Financial Decision Making
Applied Research

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Healthcare Administration and Management

Foundations of Healthcare Administration and Management

Course Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
HCM500:
The U.S. Healthcare System
ACA Integration
The Future of Healthcare
HCM515:
Health Law and Ethics
Structure and Development of Health Law in the U.S.
Legal and Ethical Challenges in Healthcare Administration
HCM550:
Healthcare Policy Analysis and Development
Outcome Management
Statistical Application of Measuring Outcomes
Health Care Policies and Trends
HCM565:
Health Care Finance
Applying Finance Principles in Healthcare Organizations
Managing Working Capital

Applied Strategic Leadership in the Healthcare Industry

Course Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
HCM502:
Organizational Behavior and Human Resources in Healthcare
Human Resource Management
Labor Relations Policies
HCM520:
Quality and Performance Improvement in Healthcare
Healthcare Quality and Organizational Performance
Measuring Quality
Applying Quality Improvement Models
HCM570:
Health Care Information Systems
Integrating Technology in the Healthcare Environment
Organizational Problem Solving
Software System Functions and Applications
HCM580:
Strategic Management in Health Care
Executing Organizational Strategies
Business Proposal Development

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Human Resource Management

Foundations of Human Resource Leadership

Course Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
ORG502:
Effective Organizations-Theory and Practice
Leadership and Management Theories
Assessing Organizational Relationships
Utilizing Decision Models and Processes
HRM500:
Managing Human Resources
Strategic Management in a High Performance Workforce
Leading Employee Recruitment, Staffing & Development
HRM515:
Legal and Human Resource Dimensions of Business Management
Legal, Human Resource, and Regulatory Controls
Interactions of Law, Ethics, & Corporate Social Responsibility
The Legal Environment of Modern Organizations
HRM520:
Managing Performance for Results
Leading the Design & Execution of Successful Management & Processes
Measuring the Effectiveness of Human Resource Processes

Strategic Human Resource and Leadership for the 21st Century

Course Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
HRM516:
Effective Labor Management
The Collective Bargaining Process
The Impact of Public Policy on Industrial Relations
Managing Labor Relations
HRM522:
Human Resource Planning
Cross-Cultural Issues in Managing Organizational Behavior
Managing Recruiting, Selection, & Onboarding Processes
ORG555:
Leading Diverse Teams
Analyzing & Applying Global, Integrated Diversity
Managing a Diverse Workforce
HRM580:
Capstone - Human Resource Management
Applied Leadership in Human Resources
Leading Diverse Teams in a Dynamic Results-Oriented Environment

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Information Technology Management

Decision Making and Problem Solving in Information Technology and Leadership

Course Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
ISM500:
Business and Information Technology
IT Management Strategies & Processes
Identifying & Assessing Flexible IT Organizational Solutions
ISM510:
Information Technology in the Global Enterprise
Assessing Challenges in Managing Global IT Operations
Leading Virtual Teams
ISM525:
Ethical Considerations in Managing Information Technology
Evaluating IT Policies & Regulations
Ethical Decision Making in IT Leadership
ISM545:
Information Technology Auditing and Assurance
The IT Audit Process
Examining Auditing Infrastructure Hardware & Operating Systems

Strategic Information Technology Management in the 21st Century

Course Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
ISM520:
Innovative Solutions in Complex Organizations
Adding Organizational Value Through Innovative Solutions
Optimizing the Advantages of New Technologies
Evaluating Risk
ISM550:
Information Systems and Security
Managing Information Security Processes
Administrative & Technical Security Controls
Risk & Vulnerability Analysis
ISM560:
Effective Communication and Business Alignment of IT Initiatives
Preparing & Delivering Effective Communications
Strategic Planning
Preparing & Delivering Technical Proposals & Reports
ISM581:
Capstone — Information Technology Management
Organizational Needs Analysis
Applying Efficient and Effective IT Solutions

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International Management

The Foundations of Modern International Management

Course Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
ORG502:
Effective Organizations—Theory and Practice
Leadership and Management Theories
Assessing Organizational Relationships
Utilizing Decision Models and Processes
ACT500:
Managerial Accounting
FInancial Decision Making
Cost Analysis & Budgeting
Utilizing GAAPs
MIM510:
International Trade
International Trade Regulations
Trade Strategies & Alliances
Trade Blocs
Trade Protectionism
MIM520:
Global Financial Management
International Financial Risks & Opportunities
Global Corporate Financial Management
Strategies for Limiting Loss & Enhancing Returns

Applied Strategic International Management

Course Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
MIM500:
Business Strategy in the Global Economy
Strategic Decision Making
International Political & Economic Issues in the Global Marketplace
The Advantages & Risks of Global Expansion
MIM530:
Technology Management in the Global Economy
Managing Technology in the Global Economy
The Financial & Competitive Advantages of Technology
MIM560:
International Business
The Elements of International Business & Business Expansion
Business & Legal Issues in the Global Marketplace
MIM580:
Capstone - International Management
Applied Research
Strategic Decision Making
Planning & Implementing Global Organizational Initiatives

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Professional Accounting

Advanced Accounting and Auditing

Course Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
ACT506:
Advanced Accounting II
Partnerships, Mergers, Acquisitions, & Consolidations
Accounting Methods for Intercorporate Equity Investments
GAAP Accounting
IFRS Accounting
ACT560:
Accounting Ethics
Current Ethical & Professional Standards for Accountants & CPAs
Applied Ethical Reasoning, Objectivity, & Independence
ACT570:
Advanced Cost Accounting
Cost-Volume Profit Analysis
Capital, Master, & Flexible Budgeting
Using Cost & Financial Data in Organizational Management
ACT575:
Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services
Audit Planning
Risk Assessment
Analyzing Audit Reports

Applied 21st Century Accounting

Course Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
ACT510:
Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination
Methods for Preventing & Deterring Fraud
Fraud Investigation, Loss Recovery, & Resolution
ACT520:
International Accounting
The Differences Between IFRS & GAAP
Strategic Accounting for Multinational Corporations
ACT555:
Governmental Accounting
Governmental Accounting
Not-for-Profit Accounting
Budgetary & Control Tools
ACT580:
Capstone - Accounting
Applied Research
Financial Analysis & Decision Making

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Project Management

Decision Making and Problem Solving in Project Management Leadership

Course Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
ORG502:
Effective Organizations—Theory and Practice
Leadership and Management Theories
Assessing Organizational Relationships
Utilizing Decision Models and Processes
ACT500:
Managerial Accounting
FInancial Decision Making
Cost Analysis & Budgeting
Utilizing GAAPs
PJM500:
Project Management
Strategic Project Management
Project Assessment & Evaluation
PJM525:
Business Analyses
Data Collection Methods
Writing a Project Analysis Plan
Aligning Project Requirements to Organizational Goals

Strategic Leadership in 21st Century Project Management

Course Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
PJM530:
Contracts, Procurement, and Risk Management
Analyzing, Monitoring, & Controlling Risk
Source Selection & Contract Awarding
International Contracts & Law
PJM535:
Project Metrics, Monitoring, and Control
Identifying & Implementing Success Metrics
Monitoring & Controlling Best Practices
Developing Assessment Plans
PJM560:
Project Management Office (PMO)
Project Management Office Implementation
The Responsibilities of a Project Management Professional
Leading Continual Organizational Improvement
PJM580:
Capstone — Project Management
Strategic Organizational Analysis
Planning & Implementing Organizational Initiatives
Leading a Project from Conception to Completion

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(Please note: Awards of Completion and Skills Endorsements will only be awarded to students who complete the relevant courses at CSU-Global.)

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