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Join us for a virtual information session to learn more  about SUNY Potsdam's M.S. in Management program! Acquire the tools to be a leader in the business world by developing management and organizational skills to empower your career.


"The M.S. Management program gave me the flexibility I needed to complete my degree on my own schedule, while still balancing my career and my life. The instructors fostered a sense of community, and each course provided me with valuable information, products, and lessons that I use in both my life and career!”

Darien Cain '23 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence Recipient

Be a change-maker.

SUNY Potsdam’s graduate program in management is fully online and prepares students to be leaders in a broad range of careers and industries. This innovative and interdisciplinary program challenges students to learn about themselves and understand others, so they can motivate and manage teams effectively. All students receive a strong knowledge base in management and organizational principles. They then put their knowledge into practice, by tackling pressing issues for real-world clients, including through culminating professional projects.

Students can hone in on their interests by choosing from one of three in-demand tracks:


Solidify your standing as a leader of tomorrow, with coursework in teambuilding, organizational communications, project management, conflict resolution, change processes, entrepreneurship, innovation, social media strategy and delivering professional presentations. All students can elect to complete the St. Lawrence Leadership Institute, in a partnership with the County Chamber of Commerce—allowing them to network with area professionals and learn about the unique needs of the region, while building their management skillsets.


Be prepared to innovate. A key factor in any institution’s success today is the effective implementation of technology to drive initiatives and spur growth. This program will equip you with sought-after skillsets, thanks to coursework in cybersecurity, information architecture, computer programming for performance support, network management and advanced web development.


Inspire lasting and positive organizational change, and guide others to reach their fullest potential. This track prepares students with coursework in staff development, human resources, education through technology, critical issues in leadership, technology coaching, principles of performance technology, systematic instructional design, instructional development and program evaluation. 


Topics covered in coursework include:

  • Policy, ethics & issues in management
  • Data management
  • Financial Management
  • Principles of leadership
  • Organizational development
  • Research techniques

“I can honestly say that traversing the graduate program was a truly transformative experience and helped me find a true purpose. I don’t think I couldn’t have done it without the support of all of the instructors and peers – for that I thank you!”

Sam Rawdon '22 M.S. Management

Unique program features:

  • Applied learning opportunities woven throughout the curriculum
  • Students will complete the Master of Science in Management fully online through high quality and engaging asynchronous courses that give you flexibility to work around your schedule. Instructors are always available to meet during their office hours and typically respond to phone or email questions in 24 hours or less.
  • Small online class sizes promote close relationships with professors and fellow classmates. Students graduate with a cohort
    who provide support throughout the length of their future careers.
  • Expert full-time faculty with years of practical working experience
  • Mix of working professionals and recent college graduates


Path Of The Professional

After landing her dream job as the executive director for the St. Regis Tribal Gaming Commission in Akwesasne, Jill Benedict ’01 & ’24 was still looking for ways to challenge herself. Twenty years after receiving her undergraduate degree from SUNY Potsdam, she has returned to her alma mater to pursue an M.S. in Management—a fully online degree program that has allowed her to parlay her educational experiences into transferrable leadership skills for the Mohawk government.

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Program Contacts

Admissions / General Information
Center for Graduate Studies
(800) 458-1142 / (315) 267-2165
Raymond Hall 206

Program-Related Information
Dr. Anthony Betrus
Program Coordinator
Dunn Hall 393
(315) 267-2670