Through our one-year program, students develop the skills needed to design solutions and implement strategic plans of action that solve local and global challenges.

The Master of Science in Management can be earned in either an innovative 3+1 model (students complete a bachelor’s and master’s in four years) or the more traditional 4+1 (4-year undergrad program followed by a 1-year master’s). Ambitious students can complete both the bachelor’s and the master’s in as few as four years.

The Master of Science in Management and the Advanced Certificate in Management are open to all students regardless of major as an undergraduate.


A master’s degree in management develops the tools you need to navigate changes in tomorrow’s landscape and steer the long-term future of industry, philanthropy, social organizations and government.

Through internships and networking, individualized faculty mentorship and a capstone project that can be shared with prospective employers, you will develop a clear vision for your management skills and graduate ready to make an immediate impact in the industry of your choice.


As a growing body of research suggests, a liberal arts education offers incomparable skills in critical-thinking and problem solving. Grounded in Hobart and William Smith’s interdisciplinary curriculum, the Master of Science in Management program develops capacity for analytical, expressive, empathetic, critical and effective reasoning – and cultivates an ethical decision-making approach.

Your cohort will include students pursuing work in the public, private or nonprofit sector. In a collaborative environment, you’ll learn what drives progress – and how to build organizational cultures and diverse teams that value creative ideas and evidence-based solutions.

At Hobart and William Smith, our distinctive solutions-oriented approach is not business as usual. You’ll graduate on an accelerated track in your career journey, ready to make actionable change.

In the Business
a student presentation in the Bozzuto center

of Rethinking Business


Hobart and William Smith welcome applications for the MSM program from students already affiliated with HWS as well as from those who are completing and who have already earned an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university.   

Hobart and William Smith students and graduates, and students and graduates from our partner school Wells College, who are interested in pursuing the Master of Science in Management program should contact Prof. Tom Drennen to discuss the program and how it may align with your goals.

  • HWS and Wells juniors, seniors and graduates should consider the 4+1 option, with matriculation in the fall semester.
  • HWS and Wells first-years and sophomores can consider the traditional 4+1 option in which students complete their bachelor’s degree and then move on to the MSM. You may also opt for the accelerated 3+1 option which allows motivated students to complete both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four years. Students interested in this option should apply during their sophomore year to ensure proper advising to complete both degrees in four years.

Interested students from non-partner schools are welcome to apply for the one-year program and will be expected to complete a formal application, including submitting either GRE or GMAT scores, and 2-3 letters of recommendation. International students from non-English-speaking programs will be required to submit TOEFL scores.

Any student without an introductory economics course will be required to take a summer course prior to the start of the MSM.

Application deadlines are as follows:
Feb. 15 – International students, non-HWS students, early action applicants from HWS
Apr. 1 – General admission for HWS applicants


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Tuition & Aid

For more information about Tuition and Aid, please contact:

John Young
Dean of Admissions
Voice Call: (315) 781-3622 or (800) 852-2256

Tuition and fees for the 2022-23 academic year was $31,050.

Students interested in financial aid should submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to the application deadline. Institutional financial aid is available for this program.

Courses can also be taken on a per course basis at $4,000 per course.