2012-2014 Graduate Bulletin

VI. Graduate Programs

H-E-B School of Business and Administration

The H-E-B School of Business and Administration offers:

Business Degrees (ACBSP accredited): The School of Business and Administration offers the following degree programs: a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program; an MBA with an International concentration; an MBA with a Marketing concentration; an MBA with a Sports Management concentration; an MBA with a concentration in International Business Strategy; a Master of Science in Accounting; and, a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA).

Administration Degrees: The School of Business and Administration offers two administrative degrees, a Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree, and a Master of Arts in Administration (MAA) degree. The MAA degree program has concentrations in Adult Education, Applied Administration (online only), Communication Arts, Healthcare Administration, Nutrition, Organizational Development, and Sports Management.

Certificates: Graduate Certificates in International Business, in Organizational Development, and in Adult Education.

MBA, MHA, & MS Accounting Laptop Program

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is committed to integrating computer technology into the learning experience of all students. In support of this goal, all graduate MBA, MHA, and MS Accounting students in the H-E-B School of Business and Administration are required to have a laptop computer for use in their graduate classes.

Students may order laptop computers through UIW to satisfy this requirement via the UIW web site (http://www.uiwtx.edu/~Laptop). Students may obtain their laptops to satisfy this requirement privately, if the computer meets the minimum specifications. See the specifications on the UIW web site.

Students choosing to order a laptop computer through UIW, must execute a Letter of Intent before the laptop is ordered. Both the University Help Desk (210-829-2721) and the University web site have instructions for completing the Letter of Intent. The student's account in the Business Office is then charged for a laptop computer. Financial aid will apply as applicable for each student. This option allows students to offset the price of the laptop computer with financial aid money.

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE (MBA)

(This is a business degree and is fully-accredited under ACBSP guidelines.)

The MBA degree programs seek to develop in each student a broad understanding of how the elements and processes of business organizations relate to one another and to the external environment. Degree requirements are designed to develop proficiency and confidence in all of the functional areas of business.
In addition to providing the technical skills required for an executive-level business position, the degree also emphasizes ethical considerations of doing business. The programs are supported by experienced faculty with expertise in all functional areas of business.

In addition to the offered MBA programs, an Accelerated Bachelors/Master’s (ABM) degree can be obtained if the student is eligible.

The eligibility requirements are:

  • Students must have completed a minimum of 75 credit hours in their UIW undergraduate BBA program.
  • Transfer students must have completed a minimum of one semester as a full-time student at UIW.
  • Students must have a minimum accumulated GPA of 3.00.

For the ABM/MBA the student must complete 39 semester hours of BBA Core, 18 hours for BBA Concentration plus needed electives in the undergraduate program. The student will then complete the hours required at the graduate level. Nine hours at the graduate level will substitute at senior level. Candidates in the ABM program will be awarded both the BBA and MBA upon completion of the program

I. MBA Admissions

  1. Admission to the MBA programs (Tier I) will be granted to applicants satisfying the following:

    • All general requirements for admission to graduate studies, including: Baccalaureate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0,
      Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work,
      An evaluation by the graduate program advisor, and
      A completed application with a writing sample.
    • Common Professional Components (CPCs); an adequate foundation in:
      Accounting I & II
      Management Information Systems
      Economics (Macro and Micro)
      Statistics and Quantitative Techniques
      Finance
      Global Environment
      Marketing
      Legal Environment
      Management
  2. Alternate Admission to the MBA programs (Tier II) will be granted to applicants satisfying the following:
    • All general requirements for admission to graduate studies, including:
      Baccalaureate degree with a GPA of 2.5-2.99,
      Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work,
      An evaluation by the graduate program advisor, and
      A completed application with a writing sample.
    • Common Professional Components (CPCs); an adequate foundation in:
      Accounting I & II
      Management Information Systems
      Economics (Macro and Micro)
      Statistics and Quantitative techniques
      Finance
      Global Environment
      Marketing
      Legal Environment
      Management
    • Those granted Alternate Admissions will be assigned to Tier II, with specific courses to be taken at the beginning of the program, all of which must be completed with a “B” or better.
  3. Probationary Admission to the MBA programs (Tier III) will be granted to applicants satisfying the following:
    • All general requirements for admission to graduate studies, including: Baccalaureate degree with a GPA of 2.0-2.49,
      Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work,
      An evaluation by the graduate program advisor,
      Completed application with a writing sample, and
      A score of 450 or higher on the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT).
    • Common Professional Components (CPCs); an adequate foundation in:
      Accounting I & II
      Management Information Systems
      Economics (Macro and Micro)
      Statistics and Quantitative techniques
      Finance
      Global Environment
      Marketing
      Legal Environment
      Management
    • A score of 450 or higher on the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) is required before beginning the first semester in the program.
    • Those granted Probationary Admission will be assigned to Tier III, with specific courses to be taken at the beginning of the program, all of which must be completed with a “B” or better.
  4. As a general rule, applicants with an earned baccalaureate degree with an overall GPA less than 2.0
    will not be admitted.

Tier II and III

For the MBA program, the first four graduate level courses to be taken will be: Business Research and Analysis, Accounting, Economics, and Finance For students with an International Concentration, these courses are Business Research and Analysis, International Accounting, International Economics, and International Finance, and each course grade must be a “B” or better. Any single course with a “C” grade may be retaken once.

Upon completion of these courses, the student will be able to move to the next tier.

MBA Degree Requirements

To fulfill the requirements for the MBA degree program, the student must complete 36 hours of graduate coursework:

  1. 27 semester hours of coursework:
    • ACCT 6311 Managerial Accounting
    • BFIN 6320 Financial Management
    • BINF 6315 Information Systems Seminar
    • BINT 6311 International Business
    • BMGT 6311 Human Resources Management
    • BMGT 6340 Business Research and Analysis
    • BMGT 6380 Quantitative Methods in Business
    • BMKT 6311 Marketing Management
    • ECON 6311 Managerial Economics
  2. 6 semester hours of elective coursework
  3. BMGT 63CS Capstone (Cases in Management Problems): 3 semester hours.

MBA Concentrations

Sports Management Concentration (MBA)

The Sports Management concentration of the MBA provides students with unique expertise in Sports Management to qualify them for higher-level executive positions in the sport industry and related fields. In addition, graduates of this program will be highly qualified for admission to Ph.D. programs in sports management.
To fulfill the requirements for this MBA degree program and concentration, the student must complete 39 hours of graduate coursework:

  1. 18 semester hours of coursework.
    • ACCT 6311 Managerial Accounting
    • BMKT 6311 Marketing Management
    • ECON 6311 Managerial Economics
    • BINS 6320 Information Systems Seminar
    • BFIN 6320 Financial Management
    • BMGT 6380 Quantitative Methods in Business
  2. 18 semester hours of coursework constituting the concentration, to include:
    • SMGT 6390 Research and Decision Analysis in Sports Management
    • SMGT 6380 Sports Management, Administration, and Finance
    • SMGT 6382 Human Resources in Sports Management
    • SMGT 6384 Leadership and Administration in Sport Management
    • KEHP 6379 Adapted Physical Activity and Sport
    • SMGT 6375 Governance and Legal Issues in a Global Environment
  3. BMGT 63CS Capstone

International Concentration (MBA)

The International concentration of the MBA is designed to provide a broad business, economic, financial, linguistic, and cultural background for graduate students whose interests include international career opportunities. The degree program includes a language-of-choice proficiency requirement. The language chosen may be learned in any manner selected by the student. No actual language courses are required; students are tested verbally and in writing for proficiency.

International Business students, other than international students who attend UIW on a student visa, must engage in a meaningful academic international experience (outside the U.S.) as a condition of graduation. Study Abroad, study at a UIW international campus, short course-based/faculty-led programs integrated into a course for which the student is registered, and approved international internships may qualify. Other options for meeting the requirement may be proposed by the student in the semester preceding the experience and will be considered prior to the experience on a case-by-case basis by the student’s advisor.

To fulfill the requirements for this MBA degree program and concentration, the student must complete 39 hours of graduate coursework:

  1. 15 semester hours of coursework:
    • BINF 6315 Information Systems Seminar
    • BINT 6311 International Business
    • BMGT 6311 Human Resources Management
    • BMGT 6340 Business Research and Analysis
    • BMGT 6380 Quantitative Methods in Business
  2. 15 semester hours of coursework constituting the concentration:
    • BINT 6312 International Economics
    • BINT 6321 International Finance
    • BINT 6330 International Accounting
    • BINT 6361 International Marketing
    • BINT 6372 International Business Law
  3. 6 semester hours of elective coursework chosen from any BINT graduate course.
  4. BINT 63CS Capstone (Seminar/Integrative Experience in International Business). 3 semester hours.
  5. Language-of-choice proficiency requirement.

International Business Strategy Concentration (MBA)

This 36-hour MBA Concentration is designed for cohorts (groups of students who complete the program as a group). It requires at least 18 hours in the International Business (BINT) coursework selection, plus 18-hours of pre-requisites that correspond to those selected BINT courses. Please contact the Dean of the H-E-B School of Business and Administration for more information on the details, costs, and contractual elements of this degree option.

Marketing Concentration (MBA)

The Marketing concentration provides students with an understanding of the roles marketing plays in business and the effects marketing decisions have on business, individuals, and society. The concentration’s coursework is designed to encourage students to think conceptually, critically, analytically, creatively, socially, and globally, and to contribute to their becoming successful marketing decision-makers and executives. Students can focus their studies in such areas as brand management, digital media, international marketing, and services marketing.

To fulfill the requirements for this MBA degree program and concentration, the student must complete 36 hours of graduate coursework:

  1. 27 semester hours of coursework.
    • ACCT 6311 Managerial Accounting
    • BINT 6311 International Business Management
    • BMGT 6311 Human Resource Management
    • ECON 6311 Managerial Economics
    • BINS 6315 Information Systems Seminar
    • BFIN 6320 Financial Management
    • BMKT 6375 Marketing Research
    • BMGT 6380 Quantitative Methods in Business
  2. 6 semester hours of coursework constituting the concentration, (Choose 2 of the following courses:)
    • BMKT 6361 International Marketing
    • BMKT 6365 Brand Management
    • BMKT 6355 Digital Media for Marketing
    • BMKT 6334 Services Marketing
  3. BMGT 63CS Capstone

II. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTING (MSA)

MSA Admissions

  1. The program offers three routes for admission.
    • Senior standing with an accounting concentration in the BBA program, with a 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate prerequisite accounting courses.
    • Baccalaureate degree with an accounting major concentration, with a 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate prerequisite accounting courses.
    • Baccalaureate degree not in business, or otherwise not presenting the minimum undergraduate prerequisite accounting and business courses.
  2. Applicants with the baccalaureate degree, without the minimum undergraduate prerequisite
    accounting and business courses may be admitted on probationary status. Applicants admitted on probationary status will be required to complete the undergraduate accounting and business course deficiencies prior to enrollment in the last full semester of study. Applicants accepted in the ABM (Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s) program may take up to nine credit hours of graduate level courses during the senior year with the consent of the academic advisor.

  3. All applicants for admission must present an acceptable statement in the form of a persuasive essay detailing the applicant’s reasons for pursuing the Master of Science in Accounting degree. Grade point averages, transcripts, prior work experience (if any), and the applicant’s statement will be considered in the admission decision.

  4. ABM students are required to take a major field test prescribed by the accounting faculty. The exam
    will be administered as part of the undergraduate audit course, ACCT 4314, or some other designated course.

UIW’s master’s degree program in accounting offers a thirty-hour degree designed to provide the opportunity for concerned, enlightened, globally and socially aware students to achieve the professional competencies required for entrance to the accounting profession, as well as to provide candidates the opportunity to obtain the credentials required by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy to sit for the national CPA licensing examination. The program is designed to offer specialization in one of the following two tracks (areas): (a) Tax and (b) Assurance/Financial Reporting.

The Tax track focuses on contemporary aspects of taxation for use in both individual tax practices and business entities. The track is designed to enable students to become proficient in tax research, analysis and problem solving relevant to the current regulatory environment.

The Assurance/Financial Reporting track provides a practical and theoretical exposure to current audit and assurance service topics. Students analyze and evaluate financial statements and related disclosures while gaining an understanding of the relationship between the responsibilities of entities and the public accounting profession.

Both tracks offer students an opportunity to participate in an optional internship program.

The traditional, non-track based MSA degree plan remains available for students not interested in track specialization.

MSA Program of Study

All candidates are required to complete a minimum of 150 semester hours of study, including both undergraduate and graduate hours. Candidates in UIW’s Accelerated Bachelors to Masters (ABM) program will be awarded both the MSA and the BBA with an Accounting concentration upon completion of the 150 hour program. Candidates seeking both the BBA and the MSA should see the undergraduate bulletin for undergraduate requirements in the ABM program.

All candidates must satisfy the following prerequisite undergraduate business and accounting courses:

Principles of Accounting I & II    6
Personal Productivity Application     3
Microeconomics     3
Macroeconomics     3
Principles of Management     3
Principles of Finance     3
Principles of Marketing     3
Business Law     3
Statistics or Quantitative Methods     3
Intermediate Accounting I & II     6
Auditing     3

Federal Tax I (Individual) or Taxation of Entities     3

Undergraduate prerequisites courses must be satisfied prior to the last full semester of study. All candidates must have access to a laptop computer with Microsoft Excel and Word, and all candidates must have access to the Internet and compatible email service.

Candidates complete the following graduate courses:

Required Core Graduate Courses

ACCT 6318 Ethics for Accounting & Business    3
ACCT 6339 Business Communication   3
ACCT 6340 Advanced Financial Reporting   3
ACCT 6342 Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations    3

Required Tax Track

ACCT 6333 Problems in Tax Practice*   3
ACCT 6345 Federal Tax Research   3
ACCT 6355 Estate, Trust & Gift Tax   3

Or

Required Assurance/Financial Reporting Track

ACCT 6336 Financial Statement Analysis    3
ACCT 6348 Audit Research    3
ACCT 6350 Problems in Accounting     3

(*ACCT 6388 Accounting Internship may be substituted in place of this course.)

Elective course hours (applies to both tracks)      9

Total Graduate Hours      30

Elective courses must include one course designated ACCT. Acceptable electives include all graduate level courses offered by the H-E-B School of Business and Administration other than ADMN 6310 Accounting Concepts & Issues. Students must meet existing prerequisites for entrance to elective classes.

The State of Texas requires 30 hours of approved upper division accounting courses, plus 24 hours of approved upper division business courses, an approved course in business communications, and an approved three semester hour course in ethics, included within a total of 150 semester hours, and a degree, as qualifications to sit for the CPA examination. Not less than half of the 30 accounting hours must be from traditional on the ground classroom courses. Note that ACCT 6318 is designated as an accounting course; the State Board of Public Accountancy does not accept the course as part of the 30 hours of accounting courses required for qualification, but it is an approved ethics course for the State ethics requirement. The ethics course must be taught in a traditional classroom environment. The approved three semester hour course in ethics is required in addition to the 30 hour requirement. State Board of Public Accountancy rules change from time to time. While it is our intention that our courses meet State Board rules, there can be no assurance that any particular course is acceptable at any particular time. It is the student’s responsibility to see that they meet TSBPA requirements.

MASTER OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (MHA)

UIW’s Master of Health Administration degree is a 21 month, 45-hour program designed for those seeking entry and mid-level management positions within the healthcare industry. It is ideal for those currently in the workforce as the courses are offered in the evenings. Built upon a foundation of 24 competencies critical to the managerial success of healthcare administration professionals, the Master of Health Administration degree will provide students with a health systems perspective built upon an understanding of health and disease, as well as the economic and social factors that influence the industry. Courses focus on and integrate managerial responsibilities, functions, and roles related to human resources management, budgeting and financial decision making, legal and ethical issues, quality and continuous improvement, information management, marketing, health policy and strategic thinking within the context of the healthcare industry. In addition, students are provided a wide range of opportunities to gain real world healthcare experience.

MHA Admissions

The MHA program will accept students each year for course commencement in the fall. Applications will be accepted until July 21st of each year.
Tier I. Admission to the MHA program (Tier I) will be granted to applicants who satisfy all general requirements for admission to graduate studies to include:

  • Baccalaureate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.5,
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work,
  • A completed application,
  • A letter of intent stating why the applicant desires to attend UIW's MHA program, and
  • An interview and evaluation by two members of the MHA graduate program admissions committee.

Tier II. Alternate admission to the MHA program (Tier II) will be granted to applicants who satisfy all general requirements for admission to graduate studies to include:

  • Baccalaureate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.00 but less than 3.5,
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work,
  • A completed application,
  • A letter of intent stating why the applicant desires to attend UIW's MHA program, and
  • An interview and evaluation by two members of the graduate program admissions committee.
Those granted Alternate Admission will be assigned to Tier II with specific courses to be taken at the beginning of the program all of which must be completed with a "B" or better.
 

Tier III. Probationary Admission to the MHA program (Tier III) will be granted to applicants who satisfy all general requirements for admission to graduate studies to include:

  • Baccalaureate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.5 but less than 3.0,
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work,
  • A completed application,
  • A letter of intent stating why the applicant desires to attend UIW's MHA program,
  • An interview and evaluation by two members of the graduate program admissions committee, and
  • Achieve a minimum verbal score of 150 or higher, a minimum quantitative score of 149 or higher, and an analytical writing score of at least 3.5 on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test OR a score of 500 or higher on the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT).

Those granted Probationary Admission will be assigned to Tier III with specific courses to be taken at the beginning of the program all of which must be completed with a "B" or better.

MHA Degree Requirements

CORE COURSES (45 semester hours)

Fall Year 1
HADM 6303 Population Health and Epidemiology
HADM 6360 Managing Healthcare Organizations
HADM 6315 Information Systems Management in Healthcare

Spring Year 1
HADM 6302 Healthcare Economics
HADM 6305 Healthcare Finance I
HADM 6306 Healthcare Finance II
HADM 6311 Human Resource Management in Healthcare

Summer Year 1
HADM 6350 Quantitative Analysis for Healthcare Managers
HADM 6330 Health Law

Fall Year 2
HADM 6340 Quality and Continuous Improvement in Healthcare
HADM 6375 Strategic Planning in Healthcare
HADM 6380 Healthcare Policy

Spring Year 2
HADM 6370 Healthcare Marketing
HADM 6390 Leadership in Healthcare
HADM 63CS Healthcare Administration Capstone Course

MASTER OF ARTS IN ADMINISTRATION (MAA)

The MAA is an Administration degree and is accredited under the SACS accreditation guidelines for the University. It is not a business degree as defined by ACBSP accreditation criteria and therefore does not require ACBSP accreditation.

The MAA Program is unique among graduate programs in South Texas in that it provides participants with core competencies in administration as well as essential knowledge, skills, and abilities in specialties such as Organizational Development, Sport Management, Communication Arts, Healthcare Administration, and Adult Education. The program curriculum is designed to develop ethical and accountable administrators who are able to conceptualize problems and opportunities, critically analyze complex organizational issues, identify solutions, and communicate persuasively a course of action that is in the best interests of those they serve.

MAA Degree Requirements

The MAA program generally consists of the following 36 semester hours of graduate course work:

    A. 18 semester hours of core coursework:
      ADMN 6310 Accounting Concepts and Issues
      ORGD 6320 Organizational Behavior and Learning
      ORGD 6330 Foundations of Organizational Research and Assessment
      BMGT 6311 Human Resource Management
      ADMN 6360 Management Concepts and Issues
      ADMN 6375 Strategic Planning and Policy

    B. 15 or more semester hours in the area of the student’s concentration. The area of concentration can be selected from any discipline, except Business, which has a limit of 4 courses allowed in an MAA program. The graduate advisor and the Dean of the School within which the area of concentration resides must approve student concentrations.

    C. A 3 semester hour “Capstone” experience, which is an integrative problem-solving course, combining the functional areas of the MAA core with the areas of expertise developed in the individual concentrations.

MAA Admissions

  1. Admission to the MAA program (Tier 1) will be granted to applicants who satisfy all general
    requirements for admission to graduate studies to include::
    1. Baccalaureate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0,
    2. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work, and
    3. A completed application.
    4. GRE not required for Tier I and II applicants.
  2. Alternate admission to the MAA program (Tier II) will be granted to applicants who satisfy all
    general requirements for admission noted above but who have a GPA of 2.50 but less than 3.0. Those granted Alternate Admissions will be assigned to Tier II, with specific courses to be taken at the beginning of the program, all of which must be completed with a “B” or better. GRE not required.

  3. Probationary Admission to the MAA program (Tier III) will be granted to applicants who satisfy all general requirements for admission noted above but who have a GPA of 2.00 but less than 2.5. Applicants with a GPA above 2.0 but less than 2.5 MUST take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test or the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT). Applicants must achieve a minimum verbal score of 150 and a minimum quantitative score of 144 or higher and an analytical writing score of at least 3.5 on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test OR a 450 or higher on the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) before they can be admitted into the MAA program. Those achieving these scores will be granted Probationary Admission and assigned to Tier III, with specific courses to be taken at the beginning of the program, all of which must be completed with a “B” or better.

  4. As a general rule, applicants with an earned baccalaureate degree with an overall GPA less
    than 2.0 will not be admitted.

  5. For Tier II and III students, the first four courses to be taken are: Accounting Concepts and Issues (ADMN 6310), Management Concepts and Issues (ADMN 6360), Organizational Behavior and Learning (ORGD 6320), and Foundations of Organizational Research and Assessment (ORGD 6330). Any single course with a “C” grade may be retaken once. Upon completion of these courses, the student will be able to move to the next tier.

MAA Concentrations

Adult Education Concentration (MAA)

The MAA in Adult Education prepares graduates for a variety of administrative positions within the field of Adult Education. To fulfill the requirements for this concentration, students must complete the following 36 semester hours:

  • 18 hours of MAA core coursework
  • 15 hours in the Adult Education Concentration
    • ADED 6381 Adult Learning and Development
      ADED 6387 Program Development in Adult Education
      ADED 6388 Effective Teams and Groups
      ADED 6390 Practicum in Adult Learning Environments

And, choose one elective from the following:

      ADED 6382 Adult Literacy Education
      ADED 6384 Contemporary Issues in Adult Education
      ADED 6385 Methods and Strategies in Adult Education
      ADED 6386 Educational Gerontology
  • ORGD 63CS Capstone (3 semester hours)

Applied Administration Concentration (MAA) Online Only

The MAA in Applied Administration is designed to offer a program of study that allows students to personalize their degrees in order to gain the knowledge and skills required of their career fields. This concentration also allows students to avoid duplication of previous coursework, training, or experience by permitting them to select courses from up to two of the MAA related disciplines listed below.

To fulfill the requirements for this concentration, students must complete the following 36 semester hours:

  • 18 hours of MAA core coursework.
  • 15 hours of coursework from no more than two (2) of the disciplines listed below. Note: Individual degree plans must be approved by the student’s advisor.
    • Adult Education
      Communication Arts
      Organizational Development
  • ORGD 63CS Capstone (3 semester hours)

Communication Arts Concentration (MAA)

The MAA in Communication Arts prepares graduates for administrative positions within the communication arts industry to include management positions within the television, radio, print media, and public relations fields. Students seeking this degree are required to complete 39 hours of course work.

To fulfill the requirements for this concentration, students must complete the following 39 semester hours:

  • 18 hours of MAA core coursework
  • 18 hours of concentration coursework, to include:
    • COMM 6300 Research & Writing Techniques
      COMM 6301 Communication Theory
      COMM 6302 Media Ethics
      COMM 6303 Principles of Writing for the Media
      COMM 6304 Aesthetics of Visual Perception
      COMM Arts elective
  • ORGD 63CS Capstone (3 semester hours)

Healthcare Administration Concentration (MAA)

The Healthcare Administration concentration provides graduates with unique expertise in health services management that prepares them to serve in a variety of healthcare organizations to include those in hospital, group practice, health insurance and other clinical and administrative settings.

To fulfill the requirements for this concentration, you must complete the following 36 semester hours:

  • 18 hours of MAA core coursework.
    • HADM 6305 Healthcare Finance I
      ORGD 6320 Organizational Behavior and Learning
      ORGD 6330 Foundations of Organizational Research and Assessment
      BMGT 6311 Human Resource Management
      HADM 6360 Management Concepts and Issues
      ADMN 6375 Strategic Planning and Policy
  • 15 hours of required concentration courses
    • HADM 6306 Healthcare Finance II
      HADM 6330 Health Law
      HADM 6340 Quality and Continuous Improvement in Healthcare Organizations
      HADM 6360 Managing Healthcare Organizations
      HADM elective
  • ORGD 63CS Capstone (3 semester hours)

Nutrition Concentration (MAA)

To fulfill the requirements for this concentration, students must complete the following 38 semester hours.

  • 18 hours of MAA core coursework
  • 17 hours of Nutrition concentration courses
    • NUTR 6414 Advanced Nutrition Services Administration
      NUTR 6434 Nutrition and Human Behavior
      NUTR 6342 Lifecycle Nutrition
      (If the student has no undergraduate physiology, then complete concentration with
      BIOL 6392 Advanced Human Physiology)
      NUTR elective;
      (If the student has had undergraduate physiology, then complete the concentration with NUTR electives—6 hours)
  • ORGD 63CS Capstone (3 semester hours)

Organizational Development Concentration (MAA)

The Organizational Development concentration of the MAA prepares students for management and analyst positions in organizations undergoing process-centered transformation as well as other positions within, or related to, the profession of Organizational Development. The concentration focus is on the understanding and solving organizational problems through proper and successful implementation of interventions.

To fulfill the requirements for this concentration, students must complete the following 36 semester hours:

  1. 18 hours of core coursework.
  2. 15 hours of concentration coursework to include:
    • ORGD 6351 Foundations of Organizational Development
      ORGD 6352 Organizational Development Interventions and Practices
      ORGD 6370 Human Performance Improvement
      Two electives
  3. ORGD 63CS MAA Capstone (3 semester hours)

Sports Management Concentration (MAA)

The Sports Management concentration for the MAA is designed for people working in a variety of sports organizations. These include National Governing Bodies of Amateur Sports, international organizations such as the International Olympic Committee and its subsidiaries, charitable institutions, professional and amateur sports organizations, as well as college and university Departments of Athletics. Many graduates of sports management programs work in institutions of higher education for student services where facilities are managed and physical activities such as intra-murals are programmed and supervised.

To fulfill the requirements for this concentration, students must complete the following 36 semester hours:

  • ADMN 6310 Accounting Concepts and Issues
    • ORGD 6320 Organizational Behavior and Learning
      SMGT 6390 Research and Decision Analysis in Sport Management
      SMGT 6375 Sport Governance and Legal Issues in a Global Environment
      SMGT 6380 Sports Management, Administration, and Finance
      ADMN 6375 Strategic Planning and Policy
  • 15 semester hours of coursework constituting the concentration, to include:
    • KEHP 6379 Adapted Physical Activity and Sport
      SMGT 6382 Human Resources in Sport Management
      SMGT 6384 Leadership and Organization in Sport Management
      SMGT 6386 Internship in Sports Management (May be repeated once for credit)
      Elective
  • ORGD 63CS MAA Capstone (3 semester hours)

GRADUATE CERTIFICATES

The H-E-B School of Business & Administration participates in several certificates, such as The Graduate Certificate in International Business (GCIB), the Graduate Certificate in Organizational Development (GCOD), and the Graduate Certificate in Adult Education (GCAE). Students seeking these certifications may be allowed to enter the University as non-degree seeking students, with a maximum course of study of 18 hours as specified in the Certificate plan. These courses, if applicable, may be used as part of the requirements for an MBA, with regard to the GCIB, and MAA, with regard to the GCOD, if the student is already in the program or is later admitted as a degree-seeking student.
The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research must approve exceptions to admission requirements.

International Business (GCIB)

The GCIB is designed to serve as an enhancement of an already-earned undergraduate or graduate degree. Eighteen hours of graduate course work in International Business to include BINT 6311, International Business, constitute the required work for the GCIB. Any course taken might have an undergraduate CPC prerequisite that must be completed before a student may enroll in the applicable graduate course. See the International Business course listings for further information. Completion of the GCIB should enable a student to: conduct international research, analyze data regarding international business opportunities, recognize risk and potential gain in international business, draw conclusions about international business opportunities, present findings to business associates, and to recognize ethical challenges inherent in doing international business.
Upon completion of these courses, a certificate will be issued. Please obtain applications and a schedule from the Graduate Advisor in the specific discipline.

Organizational Development (GCOD)

The GCOD is designed to accommodate the needs of those desiring to work, or who are currently working, in the OD profession; for those assigned to management positions whose responsibilities include planning and implementing quality and other process-centered transformations; and for those desiring to enhance their undergraduate and/or graduate degree program credentials.

The GCOD requires completion of the following 18 semester hours of graduate course work:

    ORGD 6320 Organizational Behavior and Learning
    ORGD 6330 Foundations of Organizational Research and Assessment
    ORGD 6340 Organizational Consulting
    ORGD 6351 Foundations of Organizational Development
    ORGD 6352 Organizational Development Interventions and Practices
    ORGD 6370 Human Performance Improvement

Upon completion of these courses, a certificate will be issued. Please obtain applications and a schedule from the Graduate Advisor in the specific discipline.

Adult Education (GCAE)

The GCAE is designed to prepare or enhance the expertise of students for a variety of administrative positions within the field of Adult Education.

The GCAE requires the completion of the following 18 semester hours of graduate course work:

    ADED 6381 Adult Learning and Development
    ADED 6387 Program Development in Adult Education
    ADED 6388 Effective Teams and Groups
    ADED 6390 Practicum in Adult Learning Environments

And, choose two electives from the following:

    ADED 6382 Adult Literacy Education
    ADED 6384 Contemporary Issues in Adult Education
    ADED 6385 Methods and Strategies in Adult Education
    ADED 6386 Educational Gerontology

Upon completion of these courses, a certificate will be issued. Please obtain applications and a schedule from the Graduate Advisor in the specific discipline.

DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (DBA)

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree in the HEB School of Business and Administration capitalizes on the University’s mission to educate men and women who will become concerned and enlightened citizens by emphasizing social awareness and community service and reflects the institution’s mission to combine education with service. The DBA builds on the knowledge and skills of students who have already completed master's level study in business and business-related disciplines.

DBA Admission Requirements

The applicant for the DBA program must satisfy the general requirements for admission to graduate study at UIW and the following specific requirements:

  • Completion of the Graduate Application for Admission with application fee.
  • Official GRE scores sent from the Educational Testing Service to the Admissions Office (test should have been completed within the past five years).
  • Official copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts of work completed to date.
  • An earned master’s degree in business administration (MBA or a related field). In lieu of a business related master’s degree, the student will be required to complete foundation coursework in business in the areas of accounting, economics, finance, marketing, statistics, and management.
  • Purpose statement explaining qualifications and fit for the DBA program.
  • A minimum of two years of full-time professional employment and meaningful management experience within the past five years, subject to approval by the Program Admissions Committee.
  • Three letters of recommendation, of which at least two must be from academic sources attesting to the applicant’s potential for doctoral study, interests, and goals.
  • Certification of English proficiency (minimum 550 on TOEFL, or equivalent) or a minimum of level 12 successful completion in ELS.
  • Interview with Program Admissions Committee for the Doctor of Business Administration program, which includes a writing assessment.

Admissions decisions are based on the entire applicant file with no one criteria being the deciding factor. The Program Admissions Committee must approve petitions for unconditional admission with an exception to the published criteria. Upon completion of nine semester hours of doctoral course work, the student’s application file is checked for completeness and accuracy. Any conditions for admission must be satisfied as specified in the letter of admission in order to continue in the program.

Transfer credit, when permitted, must generally be graduate credit less than seven years old, with a grade of “B” or higher that was not part of another degree program, and is related to the current program in content. A maximum of 12 semester hours of the DBA degree may be obtained through coursework transfer. A student must obtain a minimum course grade of “B” in order for the course to count toward the degree. One course in which a student obtains a “C” may be repeated for a higher grade.

The DBA degree is a 66 hour program comprised of 57 classroom credit hours and a minimum of nine supervised dissertation or publication credit hours. While components of the program may involve online delivery or short-term seminar experiences at branch or sister school campuses, the program is entirely administered from the main campus located at 4301 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas. Admissions, curriculum, learning outcome requirements, and graduation requirements are the same for all students.

DBA Degree Requirements

To qualify for the degree, the student must:

  • Complete a minimum of 66 semester hours including at least nine hours of dissertation writing or three publishable papers.
  • Complete a residency requirement consistent with UIW policy; 54 of the 66 semester hours must be taken from UIW.
  • Successfully complete the course of study as specified in the degree plan, including the dissertation or three publishable papers, within a 10 year period.
  • Pass a Qualifying Examination which may have both written and oral components, designed and administered by the student’s Qualifying Committee.
  • Successfully defend a scholar-practitioner record of research (dissertation or three publishable papers) as directed and approved by the Dissertation Committee or Publication Supervisor(s).

DBA Program of Study (66 credit hours)

Courses are three credit hours each, and are taught in the extended term. Consistent with UIW policy, continuous enrollment is expected. Candidates not completing the dissertation or publication requirements within the time frame of three consecutive BMGT 93XX Dissertation/Publication courses will be required to enroll in the fourth and subsequent iterations of BMGT 93XX Dissertation/Publication until the process is successfully completed. The initial structure contains only core and required courses for the DBA.

Core Courses

    BMGT 8321 Strategic Planning & Organizational Systems Analysis
    BMGT 8340 Advanced Quantitative Research & Analysis
    INDR 8355 Qualitative Research
    BMGT 8339 Writing for Publication & Presentation
    BMKT 8323 Digital Media
    BMGT 8324 Survey Design, Development & Deployment
    ECON 8342 Econometrics
    BMGT 8352 Advanced Research Analytics
    BMGT 8322 Technology Applications & Innovation in Business

Required Courses

    ECON 8341 Advanced Managerial Economics
    ECON 8343 International Economic Development
    BFIN 8344 Financial Statement Analytics
    ACCT 8345 International Financial Reporting
    BINT 8346 Global Trade & Investment
    BINT 8347 Global Business Ethics & Diversity
    BMKT 8348 Advanced Marketing Management
    BMKT 8349 Advanced Topics in Marketing
    BMGT 8350 Seminar in Global Management
    INDR 8390 Constructing Research Design

    BMGT 9300 Dissertation/Publication, 9 hours minimum

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