Business Administration (Master of Business Administration)

The Master of Business Administration Degree provides students with a practical knowledge of a business environment. Students are offered the option of a generalized MBA (standard option or accelerated option) or a specialized degree program in one of two areas: Business Administration — Information Management and Business Administration — Project Management. Learn More

Business Intelligence (Master of Science)

The Business Intelligence program is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in technology and decision-making tools that will contribute to their ability to collect, interpret and use information. This program integrates technological concepts within a relevant, functional business application framework. The program provides students with an advanced business education in the fields of technology and decision science. Learn More

Health Systems Management (Master of Science)

The Health Systems Management program is for professionals seeking advanced career positions in management. The student will acquire the knowledge needed to analyze information needs, design solutions and manage information storage, transfer and retrieval in healthcare environments. Students desiring to obtain a Master of Science in Health Systems Management must hold a bachelor’s degree and have a recommended two to four (2–4) years of computer systems work experience or hold a bachelor’s degree in computer or information systems or a related area. Learn More

Information Management - Project Management (Master of Science)

The objective of the Information Management - Project Management degree program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to manage information systems projects. Required coursework integrates project management principles with information technology in accordance with the Project Management Institute guidebook. Learn More

Information Management Technology (Master of Science)

The objective of the Information Management Technology degree program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to lead change in a technological environment. Required coursework builds a foundation in business technologies, project management and organizational change and planning Learn More

Information Technology (Master of Science)

The objective of the Information Technology degree program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to manage information technology systems and projects in an organization. Required coursework builds a depth in business technologies, systems analysis and design, and technology management. Learn More

Nursing Case Management Specialization (Master of Science in Nursing Degree Program)

This specialization prepares nurses to deliver personalized services to patients. Students learn how to improve patient care outcomes through patient referrals and evaluation of the healthcare system and its ability to meet patient needs. Students gain knowledge and clinical expertise in the case management and working in health maintenance organizations. Students will complete Practice Experience (PE), a Capstone Project and Practicum specific to specialty track. Learn More

Nursing Education Specialization (Master of Science in Nursing Degree Program)

This specialization prepares the professional registered nurse with additional knowledge and clinical expertise in Nursing Education that builds on a baccalaureate nursing education and practice. This specialization prepares the graduate to understand emerging trends and roles in nursing education in both the academic and healthcare environments. Tenure, promotion, governance, academic freedom and ethical concerns will be emphasized. Learn More

Nursing Informatics Specialization (Master of Science in Nursing Degree Program)

This specialization prepares the professional registered nurse to use data from healthcare agencies and institutions to improve patient outcomes. Students explore theoretical underpinnings of this specialization and how it impacts the healthcare environment. Graduates of this specialization will be prepared to analyze clinical and financial information, process and report acquired data Learn More

Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership Specialization (Master of Science in Nursing Degree Program)

This specialization prepares professional registered nurses to demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have acquired through a variety of experiences as nurse leaders/administrators in a healthcare environment. This specialization emphasizes the emerging trends in healthcare and the world health systems, developmental and accrediting trends within healthcare institutions, and government and political influence on the provision of healthcare. Learn More

Performance Improvement (Master of Science)

The Performance Improvement program provides students with advanced skills in organizational resource management. Students are prepared to manage complex organizational challenges through performance improvement strategies and are adept at analyzing an organization, generating strategies to maximize performance and implementing solutions Learn More

RN to MSN Preparatory Coursework

Take your career to the next level with the 100% online RN to MSN Preparatory Coursework. These courses give you the opportunity to earn 24 credits in undergraduate coursework in preparation for Grantham’s Master of Science in Nursing specialization tracks. The Preparatory Coursework option is only available to RNs with an associate degree in Nursing (ADN/ASN/AAS). Learn More

Grantham University online master degree programs take your education and career to the next level. Our master’s degree programs are designed to be completed in less than two years, and you must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution to begin.

Why earn a master's online

Just like any new technology or device, online degree programs were forced into a period of insecurity when they were first introduced. This period of questioning and validation left scars on the field of education, which was attempting to provide a more tech-savvy outlet for students that did not have the time or availability to attend classes in person. At one point in time, obtaining an online master’s degree was unheard of in society. As times have changed, more online courses and degree programs have proven themselves as worthy in comparison to their traditional counterpart, changing the way that people view online degree programs in the U.S.

As society moves further and further into the digital age, more people are using the internet for common daily tasks, communication and even daily in their careers. The use of technology for college education is not an uncommon as it once was, since most universities across the country have implemented online degree programs and courses as part of their standard curriculum. These online degree programs are comparable to traditional format, since they use the same materials and often have the same instructors as courses that require attendance in person.

Online degree programs can challenge students to engage in self-learning and motivation that cannot be found in traditional environments. The benefit of completing school work at convenient times may also contribute to how well students absorb the material, since they are comfortable in their environment and timing. If you choose to pursue your master’s in an online setting, you may find that the courses mimic those found in traditional environments with the only differing factor being your time and location.

It is natural to consider the validity of your master’s program prior to enrolling. Students that are conducting a thorough review of their prospective school often consider the accreditation information for both the school and their specific program, the reputation of the school as a whole and the license-specific requirements for their career path. Many online degree programs have received the proper accreditation for the program they are promoting. As a student entering into these programs, you want to make sure that your program has been accredited by the appropriate agency prior to applying to it.

As you choose your degree program, you will want to consider how reliable the curriculum will be and what you can do with your degree after graduating. There are many different forms of degrees in existence today that can make your decision more confusing and possibly cause you to choose a degree program that is not exactly what you need for your career. Utilizing the university’s student services department can help thwart errors such as this one during the enrollment process. Reviewing the curriculum can help you to determine if the program has all of the aspects that you need for your future. This type of review can assist you in choosing a degree program that can contribute to successes throughout your career.

Earn more with a master's

Students who have achieved their bachelor’s degree and plan to move forward into master’s degrees may also wish to learn more about the financial benefits of making such a transition. Master’s degree programs were designed to help students further their understanding of their chosen field and help them to qualify for better paying positions. Having a higher degree can mean more knowledge of your particular field as well as the potential for advancement within current careers. Most master’s degree programs consist of concentrated aspects of specific programs that can allow for more expertise in a student’s chosen field.

With that being said, it is vital for students to consider the costs of pursuing a master’s degree alongside the potential monetary benefits of upgrading a degree. Most master’s programs take around two years to complete for most students, with some being able to be completed in less than 2 years for students willing to invest more time. Tuition rates for these programs can vary depending on where you attend school, making more affordable colleges a better option. According to the BLS, an average tuition for graduate schools of $16,435 per year can add up to over $32,000 for students interested in moving into a master’s degree program.

A lot of upcoming college students also assume that their wages can be much more with a master’s degree than with lower degrees. The question that students most often ask is related to whether or not their financial investment into their master’s degree will be worth it in terms of their earners after the fact. There are many fields in which a master’s degree can give you an advantage over bachelor’s earners in terms of earnings. The list below outlines some of the career fields in which a master’s degree can set you apart from others in the field.
  • Marketing and Sales Managers - $80,000/Bachelor’s - $110,000/Master’s (BLS)
  • Education Administrators - $52,000/Bachelor’s - $75,000/Master’s (BLS)
  • Social Workers - $40,000/Bachelor’s - $50,000/Master’s (BLS)
  • Web Developers - $61,000/Bachelor’s - $75,000/Master’s (BLS)
As you can see from the short list above, the average differences in pay present within some of the largest career fields in the U.S. can make for a significant difference for those that promote their degree to the master’s level. Students that graduate with a master’s in business-related career fields such as the one above could accommodate for the costs of tuition in a little over a year in a higher position.

Different fields can have different levels of employment for individuals at the bachelor’s and master’s level. However, there are some career fields that require a bachelor’s degree, but are willing to pay more to those that have experience in the field or a relevant master’s degree. As you are reviewing your program’s highlights, be sure to consider what type of position you desire in your career and the degree components necessary to achieve it. Even in positions that require a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree can lead to more financial opportunity.