Science Management and Leadership (MS)


2017-2018 GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG

Effective 1 June 2017 through 31 May 2018

Please see the Graduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.

This program is offered by the College of Arts & Sciences.

Program Description

The master of science (MS) in science management and leadership is designed for professional scientists and engineers who are advancing in their careers in management and leadership roles. The program aims to provide these professionals with competencies in project management, leadership, regulatory and quality affairs, intellectual property, business law, finance, marketing, communications, and ethics. The program will provide opportunities for mentoring and networking experiences. 

This program is offered online, at the St. Louis home campus, and at the Westport campus.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Compose and present written and verbal information clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences.
  • Discuss the role of ethical standards in business and leadership.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in teams, resolve conflict, and lead to achieve common goals.
  • Formulate the role of marketing, finance, and budgeting in the process of product development for science-based operations.
  • Formulate the role intellectual property in science-based operations.
  • Construct and evaluate project plans in accordance with regulatory and qualitative affairs standards for science-based operations.

Program Curriculum

The 36 credit hours required for the MS in science management and leadership must include the following courses:

  • SCML 5050 Communication for Professional Science Management and Leadership (3 hours)
  • MNGT 5590 Organizational Behavior (3 hours)
  • SCML 5590 Ethics and Social Responsibility in Science Management and Leadership (3 hours)
  • PATA 5120 Foundations in Intellectual Property Law (3 hours)
  • SCML 5700 Marketing and Comparative Analysis for Science Management and Leadership (3 hours)
  • BUSN 5200 Basic Finance for Managers (3 hours)
  • SCML 5800 Project Management (3 hours)
  • SCML 5850 Regulatory and Qualitative Affairs for Science Management and Leadership (3 hours)
  • SCML 6000 Practical Application in Science Management and Leadership (3 hours)

In addition, the student chooses the remaining required credit hours from elective courses offered in this major and/or from the program curricula of other majors.

Dual Degree Option: MBA/SCML

The MBA/SCML dual degree option requires the completion of 45 credit hours consisting of 5 required core courses (15 credit hours) in the MS in Science Management and Leadership (SCML) and 7 required core courses (21 credit hours) in the master of business administration (MBA), one course (3 credit hours) that is a requirement for both programs, and two courses (6 credit hours) that may be taken in either program.

SCML students will substitute FINC 5000 Finance for BUSN 5200 Basic Finance for Managers. The required courses for the dual degree option are listed below.

Upon completion of the 45 credits, two separate diplomas are issued at the same time. The two degrees cannot be awarded separately or sequentially under this arrangement.

MBA/SCML Dual Degree Curriculum

  • BUSN 5760 Applied Business Statistics
  • BUSN 6070 Management Accounting
  • BUSN 6110 Operations and Project Management
  • BUSN 6120 Managerial Economics
  • BUSN 6200 Strategy and Competition
  • FINC 5000 Finance
  • FINC 5880 Advanced Corporate Finance
  • MNGT 5590 Organizational Behavior
  • MNGT 5990 Corporate Responsibility and Society
    or SCML 5590 Ethics & Social Responsibility in Science Management and Leadership
  • MRKT 5000 Marketing
    or SCML 5700 Marketing & Comparative Analysis for Science Management and Leadership
  • PATA 5120 Foundations in Intellectual Property Law
  • SCML 5050 Communication for Professional Science Management and Leadership
  • SCML 5800 Project Management
  • SCML 5850 Regulatory and Qualitative Affairs for Science Management and Leadership
  • SCML 6000 Practical Application in Science Management and Leadership

Admission

Students who are interested in applying to this degree program should also see the Admission Section of this catalog for general requirements.

Send all required documents to:

Office of Admission
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119

Advancement to Candidacy

Students are admitted to their graduate program upon completion of all admission requirements. Students are advanced to candidacy status after successfully completing 12 credit hours of graduate credit, with grades of B– or better. In the MBA program and other specialized programs, courses required as prerequisites to the program do not count toward the 12 credit hours required for advancement. A student who receives one F or two C's before advancement is dismissed. Students admitted on a conditional basis into the School of Business and Technology, the College of Arts & Sciences, or the School of Communications are limited to taking one course per term. Such students who earn one grade of C or below before they are advanced to candidacy will be dismissed without further right to appeal for reinstatement but may apply for readmission after one calendar year from the date of dismissal. Exceptions for international students may apply.