Master of Science in Management

A Message from the Dean

Dave KhadangaThe specially designed Master of Science in Management degree at Faulkner University offers excellent preparation for management within a highly effective timetable.

Our curriculum provides a strategic management perspective, applies leading-edge management theory to real-world problems and issues, and addresses ethical issues vital to today’s business infrastructure. It focuses on team work and the empowerment process by providing a dynamic forum for new ideas and broadened perspectives. Qualified individuals, willing to accept an academic and knowledge building challenge, will find this program to be one of their best lifetime investments.

Dr. Dave Khadanga

Dean, Harris College of Business & Executive Education

Program Introduction

Faulkner University offers, in an executive format, an accelerated graduate business and management degree program for professionals who intend to expand their career horizons. The M.S.M. is a graduate business program designed to establish, create, promote, and enhance careers that revolve around various business areas.  Focus is placed on career development and enhancement with a curriculum that incorporates a managerial perspective with a futuristic approach to facilitate success in today’s business world.

Furthermore, the M.S.M. distinguishes itself with its innovative structuring, curriculum, and scheduling, enabling ad, current and potential executives, managers, supervisors and other professionals to earn an accredited Master’s degree in one year.  The University, in this program, seeks to preserve the relationship between an executive-oriented educational experience and the dynamics of Christian belief through the inclusion of business ethics in the curriculum.

Six courses are offered in a combination of classroom and online environments. Classroom lectures are conducted on designated Saturdays with additional online activities required throughout the course. Four courses are offered in an entirely online format that requires regular student participation. Instruction, tests, case studies, assignments, and other specific requirements are accomplished primarily through individual effort; however, several activities involve group interaction and threaded discussions. Online courses and components are implemented through Blackboard. At the beginning of the first semester, the M.S.M. Department conducts a mandatory training and orientation session that covers concepts and pointers vital to success in the program, including access and navigation of the Blackboard platform.

Program Design & Structure

  • Planned completion within one calendar year.
  • Three semesters of three or four courses for a total of ten courses.
    • One or two of those courses will be online each semester.
    • The remaining courses meet on specified Saturdays (six per semester); Session 1: 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.; Session 2: 1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. These classes will also have an online component through the Blackboard platform.
  • Students enter the program in the Fall or Spring semester only. Please refer to the M.S.M. Degree Requirements for course sequencing.

Career Objectives

  • To prepare one for employment and advancement in a wide range of positions requiring graduate business education.
  • To enhance one’s knowledge and skills for management functions.
  • To develop understanding and appreciation for statistical and quantitative reasoning.
  • To enhance one’s knowledge of current managerial practices and trends.
  • To augment one’s skills in critical thinking and decision making for strategically positioning the institution or organization.
  • To strengthen one’s capacity to be effective in human resource management through understanding of skills essential for executive decision making.
  • To prepare the manager for handling “crisis management” under varied circumstances.
  • To develop awareness of group dynamics and organizational behavior.