The Master of Arts in Management is designed to prepare individuals currently in or seeking management positions for the challenges of management in the 21st Century. The degree focuses on developing leadership, communications, and interpersonal skills in order to foster the freedom to accomplish tasks, set goals, and develop relationships necessary for professional success and advancement. The 39-credit hour program offers three areas of specialization: Health Care Administration, Human Resource Management, and Organization Management. When a course is taken without having the specified prerequisite, equivalent additional hours will be added to the program. Graduate core courses cannot be taken directed study. Up to twelve (12) hours of graduate business course credit may be awarded toward the M.A. degree requirements for approved courses from another institution or from Intermediate and/or Senior Education Levels of the Military Services of the United States of America (official documentation of successful completion is required).