Master of Science in Management and
Master of Business Administration Programs
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The School of Business and Management includes the Department of Business Administration and the Division of Management and Adult Studies, which administers the Master of Science in Management (MSM) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) Programs. The Department of Business Administration offers the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with concentrations in accounting, information technology, music business, marketing, management, and community development for traditional students. Through the Division of Management and Adult Studies, nontraditional baccalaureate and master's degree programs in management and business administration are offered for working adult students.
A major goal of the school is to enable students to develop strong competencies in their chosen career fields, thereby preparing them to make positive contributions to their professions and society. Programs focus on fulfilling the mission of the University by developing business leaders and managers who understand and appreciate Christ's call to servant hood as the foundation of effective leadership and management.
The MSM and MBA Programs are innovatively designed based on the lifestyle and needs of today's highly mobile graduate business students. The curriculum requires few prerequisites and has an integrated, applications-based qualitative and quantitative focus. Its curriculum promotes a learning environment where students use an integrated systems approach to hone organizational management and leadership skills and techniques. This approach encourages students to view problems from many perspectives and to identify comprehensive business solutions that incorporate key issues such as strategic planning, globalization, and market and product development within the scope of legal environments and business ethics. Students are also challenged to consider critical issues such as normal organizational constraints of human, operational, and financial capital in their decision making processes. Finally, students learn to apply implementation skills including visionary leadership, effective communication, team-building, and change management to increasingly diverse workforce.
The delivery system is unique as well. The curriculum is modularized, concentrated, focused on team-based learning, and designed specifically for working adults who desire to incorporate their diverse academic and experiential backgrounds into their learning process.
The MSM Program is comprised of 36 semester hours and takes approximately 19 months to complete. The MBA Program, comprised of 47 semester hours, takes approximately 25 months to complete. MSM courses are designed to strategically build on one another. The MBA Program continues the integrative learning experience by focusing on higher-level accounting and finance content, as well as the legal environment of business. Each cohort group will move through the program one course at a time, in a lock-step fashion. Classes meet one night each week in four-hour sessions.
Students are a part of a cohort group who will attend all the courses together, forming an important, cohesive support group. Classes are taught seminar/discussion style. Team-based learning approaches are emphasized, capitalizing on student collaboration and peer accountability. The graduate faculty is committed to instructional strategies and assessment methods that allow for maximum synthesis, exploration, and analysis by the students at a graduate level of depth and complexity.
The aim is to extend the students' knowledge and intellectual maturity and to equip with specialized skills and a sense of creative independence that will allow the student to provide effective leadership in any organization. Competency-based evaluation methods, application-based projects, learning contracts, and other individualized instructional techniques are used wherever appropriate.
From the Dean
The School of Business and Management seeks to provide a quality learning environment that calls students to excellence in the marketplace.
To the task of continuing to develop your talents and to become truly "excellent," I welcome you whole-heartedly to the School of Business and Management. If I may be of help to you, please do not hesitate to let me know.
James T. Hiatt, B.S., J.D., MBA
Dean, School of Business and Management
From the Director of Graduate Business Programs
Welcome to Trevecca Nazarene University and the School of Business and Management. We are pleased to offer graduate business programs that focus on key competencies, including principled leadership, comprehensive resource management, and integrated decision making in both private and public sector organizations. These skills are necessary in today's fast-paced, challenging environment. Our curriculum and instruction methodology provide our students with a progressive as well as diverse academic experience designed to prepare each of you for the challenges that today's leaders and managers continually face. Our goal is to expand your knowledge and understanding of key business principles and analytical tools by applying them in real organizational settings. Each class supports our overall mission, which is to teach you how to implement leadership and management principles guided by a consistent faith perspective. May God richly bless you as you join our Trevecca community and engage in principled leadership and management practices that will contribute significantly to your professional and personal life experiences.
Kenneth J. Burger, B.S., M.B.A., D.B.A.
Director, Graduate Business Programs
The Master of Science in Management (MSM) Program exists to provide a quality graduate level business education for professional adult students. This program seeks to equip and empower students to lead the organizations they serve to achieve organizational excellence. This program functions from a Christian worldview and is committed to continuous improvement.
If a student qualifies academically and desires to pursue additional graduate-level business courses upon completing the MSM Program, the student may apply to take three additional upper-level graduate courses and receive the MBA degree.
The Master of Science in Business Administration (MBA) Program exists to provide a quality graduate-level business education for professional adult students. This program seeks to equip and empower students with quantitative and legal skills for organizational leadership and excellence. This program functions from a Christian worldview.
Students desiring the MBA degree must complete all MSM course work prior to being considered for the MBA degree. Students who have completed the MSM course work will be required to take three additional MBA-level courses to complete the requirements for the MBA. Students who proceed with the MBA will be able to complete all additional course work in approximately six months. The three additional courses are (1) Advanced Accounting, (2) Advanced Finance, and (3) Business Law. These courses will be offered in the same format as the MSM Program. Students will meet one night per week for four hours each night.
Admission into Trevecca Nazarene University's graduate business programs is competitive and based on a careful appraisal of the applicant's academic record, performance on the admission testing, recommendations, and work experience.
To be considered for admission, applicants must
Upon notification of acceptance, the student must pay a non-refundable admission fee of $200 in order to reserve a place in the class. This fee will be applied toward the first semester tuition.