Troy University’s Dothan campus is giving students interested in broadening their business horizons a chance to step up their skills with a new graduate degree program.
The Dothan campus is now offering a master’s of science in management degree. The Sorrell College of Business at Troy Dothan also offers a traditional master’s of business administration degree.
Carmen Lewis, assistant dean of the Sorrell College of Business at the Dothan campus, said the master’s degree in management offers students who don’t already have a background in business with the opportunity to get a graduate degree in business skills. The traditional MBA focuses on developing functional business skills such as statistics, finance, and accounting.
Lewis said Troy University leaders decided to offer the program because of the MSM degree’s growing popularity and the need for a new graduate program that would appeal to a larger population, rather than a specialized pool of students.
Judson Edwards, dean of Troy’s Sorrell College of Business, said the program at Troy Dothan would be offered in a format which would allow students to attend class or view lectures online.
“Trying to meet the personal learning preferences of today's students while accommodating their need to balance work, life and family demands is a challenge for higher education. Accordingly, the Sorrell College of Business has made a significant investment in technology to make this innovative delivery available to students in the Dothan service area,” he said.
The addition of the new master’s degree in management expands the course offerings of the Dothan campus’s business school. In addition to the MBA and MSM, the business school at Troy Dothan currently offers a bachelor of science in business administration in accounting and bachelor of science in business administration in global business with a concentration in management, entrepreneurship, general business, marketing, finance, information systems and human resource management.
Troy’s Dothan campus offers a total of about 17 graduate programs. The number fluctuates based on concentrations students choose and other factors.