MSM vs. MBA

What's the difference between Duquesne's MS in Management and Professional MBA? Here's a helpful guide...

MS in Management

Professional MBA

Time to Complete 3-5 Semesters 4-6 Semesters
Course Format 100% online, asynchronous classes

On-Campus and online, asynchronous classes (some synchronous class requirements)

Able to complete the program 100% online

Type of Program Specialist degree; focuses on managerial success skills including organizational behavior, leadership, budgeting, and project management Generalist degree; provides a look at multiple industry functions (marketing, accounting, information systems, etc.)
Projects Complete course projects that make an immediate impact in your organization Complete consulting projects working with partner organizations
Certificates and Certifications
Stackable Entrepreneurship certificate; preparation for SHRM and PMP licensing examinations Stackable certificates in Analytics & Information Management, Entrepreneurship, and Supply Chain Management
Nature of Coursework
Courses focusing on developing managerial success skills rather than functional areas like accounting and finance Courses focusing on developing acumen in all functional areas of business
Information for International Students Not eligible for F-1 student visa; must be completed from home country Eligible for F-1 student visa; STEM-designated pathways available

No matter which program you choose, you'll have access to the same faculty, academic advising, career guidance, and extra curricular opportunities that prepare our graduates to make a difference in their organizations and communities.