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Explore This Flexible Master’s Degree in Space Systems Operations Management From Webster

Take your studies to another realm when you get education and training specific to the space industry. At Webster University, we offer a Master’s in Space Operations degree to help you launch or escalate your career. Learn the skills you need to get hands on with space systems or work behind the scenes to assist in their development, use or maintenance — whatever your goal may be — with our flexible graduate program.

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Enjoy Flexibility With Webster’s In-Person or Online Space Studies Degree

Do you need to balance other demands while you explore space systems operations and expand your professional horizons?

Our Master of Science in Space Systems Operations Management can be completed entirely online for your convenience. If you live in the Colorado Springs metropolitan area, we also offer in-person space studies courses at that local location. No matter which modality you choose, you’ll begin your studies by selecting one of two concentrations:

  • Space Systems Engineering and Technical Management: Discover how to plan, design, build, operate or manage critical space systems.
  • Space Systems Acquisitions and Program Management: Learn the ins and outs of contracts and acquisitions related to space systems, from software and hardware to budgeting and resource planning.

In addition to the core curriculum for your concentration, you’ll have your choice of fascinating electives, including Space Commanding Systems, GPS-Space Radio Navigation Systems and Space Systems Law and Policy.

Your journey to a career in the space industry starts with a flexible Master’s in Space Operations degree from Webster.

Choose Webster for a Master’s Degree in Space Systems Operations Management

Complete an Accredited Business Program

You’ll get a high-quality business education for your space systems engineering or acquisitions studies as demonstrated by our Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accreditation. Grow in knowledge and confidence with a teaching and learning approach centered around your needs.

Get a Top Education With Minimal Investment

Through our commitment to ensuring your access to graduate education, Webster offers one of the Midwest's most affordable programs. Better yet, if you’re continuing your studies with us, you may be eligible to receive up to $2,000 in scholarship funds toward your Master’s in Space Systems Operations degree.

Apply Your Learning for Greater Retention

In your space studies courses, whether specific to space systems engineering or acquisitions, you’ll demonstrate your understanding of how space systems are connected with hands-on assignments and research projects.

Enjoy Individualized Instruction

Whether pursuing our in-person or online space studies degree, you’ll interact one-on-one with our faculty members, who are working professionals with extensive industry experience. Webster’s space studies courses generally maintain an 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

Grow Your Professional Network

Choose from over 40 campus organizations to take part in learning experiences and networking opportunities. You’ll connect with students and professionals of all disciplines, including space systems operations, through events held in person and online.


Have Confidence Receiving an Accredited Education

The George H. Walker School of Business & Technology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for the MS in Space Systems Operations Management. ACBSP is dedicated to improving the quality of business schools and programs around the world, and ultimately to improving the practice of business in every industry around the world.

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What Can You Do with a Master’s Degree in Space Systems Operations Management?

With your Master’s in Space Systems Operations Management, you’ll be prepared for entry-level or advanced positions in the space industry. No matter if your choice is to specialize in space systems engineering or acquisitions, you’ll gain these core competencies in space systems operations management:

  • Space propulsion
  • Space power systems
  • Spacecraft environment
  • Orbital mechanics

You’ll also gain situational awareness with the use of advanced industry software, such as System Tool Kit (STK) from Analytical Graphics Inc. Employers will recognize your preparedness to apply proven approaches — both quantitative and qualitative — to help them plan, execute and manage their programs for space systems operations.

Explore Your Job Opportunities With a Master’s in Space Systems Operations Degree

Webster University graduates with a Master’s in Space Systems Operations Management hold advanced positions with public and private organizations in the space industry. The staff within our Career and Resource Center are available to provide various assistance with your job search, resume or interview skills as you consider or pursue opportunities in space systems engineering, technical management, acquisitions or contracts.

Salaries: Is a Space Studies Degree Worth It?

Space exploration is only possible with reliable systems, so the demand for various professionals within the space industry remains steady. Space systems engineering positions are expected to increase over the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The median salary for engineers in aerospace products and parts manufacturing topped $126,000 in 2021. Give yourself a competitive edge when applying for jobs with a Master’s in Space Systems Operations Management degree from Webster University.

Get Started on Your Master's Degree in Space Systems Operations Management

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