Overview Many contemporary organizations are responding to fundamental changes affecting the nature and delivery of their products and services. Chief among these changes are the demands of an increasingly competitive global economy, the need to apply complex information and production technologies in the work arena, and the challenge to design stimulating work roles for a better-educated and more varied work-force. These changes require innovative and humane approaches to the management of organizations with thoughtful attention to the needs and performance of people. The purpose of the Master of Arts in Management program is to help professionals develop the knowledge, perspectives, and skills needed to manage organizations for effective performance in a changing environment. The program provides broad, managerial preparation for leadership positions in private, nonprofit, and public organizations. It is unique from the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and graduate-level business and public administration programs by placing equal emphasis on analytical and interpersonal skills.