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Accelerated Studies for Adults Program (ASAP)

Master of Science in Management

Fine tune your leadership and decision-making skills with Keuka’s master’s in management. In less than two years, you’ll be prepared to take the next step in your career.

Whether you work in health care, manufacturing, retail, banking and financial services, education, law enforcement, food service, operations, research and development, or project management, you’ll learn the transferable skills needed to become a successful manager and to develop your personal leadership style.

Unlike a traditional MBA degree, which is geared toward people with technical backgrounds and heavily depends on accounting and math, Keuka’s master’s in management concentrates on the development of the individual within an organization. Core courses include organizational design and marketing, leadership development, strategic analysis, and ethics.

Throughout your program, you’ll apply class concepts directly to the workplace and begin to examine critical issues within your organization.

The program culminates with an Action Research Project (ARP), a three-part course where students will observe a workplace issue and then develop a solution to put into practice. The ARP helps you learn about project management and helps build value for your employer.

Program Curriculum

The M.S. in Management curriculum consists of 13 courses and 39 credit hours. For planning purposes, classes meet one night each week for four hours. Students spend additional time outside of class to complete readings, assignments, case studies, online discussions, and group work.

Courses You’ll Take

Course Title Credits
EXP 500 Foundations for Adult & Exp Learning 1
MGT 580 Introduction to Research 3
MGT 581 Data Analysis for Research 3
MGT 515 Business Ethics 3
MGT 510 Leadership 4
MGT 560 Business Law 3
MGT 540 Decision-Making for Managers 3
MGT 530 Managerial Economics 4
MGT 520 Managerial Accounting and Finance 3
MGT 551 Strategic Thinking in Human Capital Mgmt 3
MGT 550 Marketing for Managers 3
MGT 570 Business Strategy and Industry Analysis 4
MGT 582 Research Project 2

*EXP 500 – Foundations for Adult and Experiential Learning - This 3-week course requires students to attend an 8-hour, face-to-face class at Keuka College and to participate in online coursework.


Earn your M.S. in Management at one of the following locations:

Elderwood Waverly Community Waverly
Finger Lakes Community College – Victor Campus Victor
Keuka College Keuka Park
Monroe Community College – Brighton Campus Rochester
One Telergy Parkway Syracuse
The Syracuse Technology Garden Syracuse
Tipping Point Communications Rochester

Skills & Job Information

Upon program completion, graduates will be able to:

  • Confidently lead and adapt to change within an organization.
  • Communicate complex management and business issues, verbally and in writing.
  • Evaluate and respond to management and business situations.
  • Guide and motivate others using critical decision making and problem solving skills.
  • Apply research and theory in everyday practice.
  • Embody confidence, sophistication, integrity, ethics and leadership in all professional dealings.
  • Promote shared values within an organization.
  • Collaborate in teams and apply teamwork principles to decision making opportunities.

Recent graduates represent a cross section of area employers and career fields including:

  • Health care
  • Human services
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail industries
  • Human resources
  • Banking and financial services
  • Education
  • Law enforcement and security
  • State and local government
  • Food service
  • Operations
  • Research and development
  • Project management
  • Public utilities


The Division of Business and Management  is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

Keuka College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Those with questions may contact the organization at:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: (267) 284-5000

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Graduate Admissions

Master’s programs run on a year-round basis provided minimum enrollment is met – the ideal cohort size is 8-12 students. Keuka College ASAP students are often considered full-time for financial aid purposes. Students must have access to the Internet, either at home or at a public location, for the entirety of their program.

Application Deadlines

Programs begin three times each year, with start dates scheduled in January, May and August. Applicants are encouraged to apply at least 30 days prior to the month of their planned enrollment.

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis and applicants will be notified of their admissions status once a decision has been made.

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. Applicants lacking the minimum GPA may apply for a conditional admissions status.
  • Applicant must demonstrate an appropriate combination of maturity, experience and motivation.

Additional Requirements for M.S. in Nursing:

  • Bachelor’s degree must be from an accredited nursing program.
  • Applicants must hold an unencumbered NYS license and current registration as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN).
  • Applicants must be currently working as an RN either full- or part-time.

How to Apply

Candidates are encouraged to apply online. Required documents for admission include:

  • Completed application form
  • Non-refundable $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts for each college or university attended
  • Current resume
  • Personal statement
    • Please make a brief, approx. 250-word statement describing your reasons for undertaking this particular program and your future academic and professional plans.
  • Essay
  • Two letters of recommendation (1 for Management, 1 for Criminal Justice, 3 for Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner)
  • Apply for financial aid (if applicable). This should be completed at the time of application. Failure to apply on a timely basis may delay the financial aid award and start of program.

Supplemental materials should be sent to:

Keuka College
Office of Admissions
141 Central Avenue
Keuka Park, NY 14478