Chapter 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 Sports Management concentration, an MBA with a concentration in International Business Strategy, and an MBA with a joint Master of Science in Nursing (MSN / MBA). The Nursing section of this Bulletin contains further details about that Degree’s admission criteria and program of study. The School of Business also offers a Master of Science in Accounting degree which is a 30 hour accounting degree.

Administration Degrees: A Master of Arts in Administration (MAA) degree program, with concentrations in Adult Education, Applied Administration (online only), Communication Arts, Instructional Technology (online only), Nutrition, Organizational Development, Sports Management, and any other graduate program which has opted to offer such a concentration.

Certificates: Graduate Certificates in International Business, Project Management, and in Organizational Development.

MBA - 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 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.

Admission of Students

I. MBA PROGRAMS

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

    1. 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.

    2. 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:

    1. 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.

    2. 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

    3. 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:

    1. 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).

    2. 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

    3. A score of 450 or higher on the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) is required before beginning the first semester in the program.

    4. Those granted Probationary Admission will be assigned to Tier III, with specific courses to be taken at the beginning of the program, al 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 four courses: 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. 

II. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTING PROGRAM

  1. The program offers three routes for admission.
    1. Senior standing as an accounting major with a 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate prerequisite accounting courses.
    2. Baccalaureate degree with an accounting major, or business with an accounting concentration, with a 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate prerequisite accounting courses.
    3. 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 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, undergraduate and transcripts, prior work experience (if any), and the applicant’s statement will be considered in the admission decision.

III. MAA PROGRAMS

  1. Unconditional admission to the MAA programs (Track 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 2.5.
    Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work;
    An evaluation by the graduate program advisor;
    Completed application, and
    A combined verbal and quantitative score of 800 or higher and an analytical writing score of at least 3.5 on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test. This requirement is waived for applicants who have been awarded masters/post-masters degrees, or who were inducted into Delta Mu Delta or Alpha Chi Honors Societies, or for applicants who have taken and passed tests considered comparable to the GRE, e.g. GMAT, LSAT, CPA, etc.

  2. Conditional admission.
    Applicants not meeting the criteria for unconditional admission may be denied admission or admitted on a conditional basis (see Track II, below). The specific conditions to be fulfilled and the deadline for fulfilling them will be specified in the degree plan assigned at the time the applicant is notified of conditional admission.
    1. As a general rule, applicants with an earned baccalaureate with an overall GPA of less than 2.5 will not be admitted. Those who are granted exceptions by the Graduate Committee will be assigned to Track II, with specific undergraduate and graduate courses to be taken at the beginning of the program, all of which must be completed with a “B” or better. Upon successful completion of these courses, the student will be moved to Track I.
    2. Applicants who have not taken the GRE may be admitted under Track II criteria, and may be changed to Track I unconditional admission after receiving satisfactory scores on the GRE, which must be taken by the completion of their first semester of enrollment. If an applicant has taken the GRE without achieving a satisfactory score, they may be admitted to Track I by achieving a satisfactory score on a retake of the GRE or by successful completion of Track II criteria.

Definition of Track II

Track II is a conditional admission process, which may be used in cases where an applicant has not met the unconditional admissions standards as stated in Section A (above).  Through the use of the documents and diagnostic tools provided in the application process, the Graduate Advisor, upon approval of the Graduate Committee and the Dean of Graduate Studies, will assign a course of action, including a combination of undergraduate and/or graduate courses in a specific program of learning assistance focused on allowing the applicant to meet the standards of the program.

For the MAA Programs, the first four courses to be taken and used in the diagnostic process are four core courses:  Accounting Concepts and Issues (ADMN 6310), Organizational Behavior and Learning (ORGD 6320), Foundations of Organizational Research and Assessment (ORGD 6330), and Management Concepts and Issues (ADMN 6360).

Upon completion of the specified course of action, the Graduate Committee may certify that the student is able to gain unconditional admission to Track I, and will notify the Registrar of the removal of conditions.

IV. 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 Project Management (GCPM), and the Graduate Certificate in Organizational Development (GCOD). 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 GCPM, or 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, Graduate Studies and Research, must approve exceptions to admission requirements.

Description of Programs

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE PROGRAMS

(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:

  1. Students must have completed a minimum of 75 credit hours in their UIW undergraduate BBA program.
  2. Transfer students must have completed a minimum of one semester as a full-time student at UIW.
  3. 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.

Business Administration (MBA)

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

  1. A.    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
    BMDS 6340—Business Research and Analysis
    BMDS 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.

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 45 hours of graduate coursework:

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

  2. 18 semester hours of coursework constituting the concentration, to include:
    KEHP 6379—Adapted Physical Activity and Sport
    SMGT 6380—Sports Management, Administration, and Finance
    SMGT 6382—Human Resources in Sports Management
    SMGT 6384—Leadership and Administration in Sport Management
    SMGT 6375—Sports Governance
    SMGT 6386—Internship in Sports Management

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
    BMDS 6340—Business Research and Analysis
    BMDS 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.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTING DEGREE PROGRAMS

The University of the Incarnate Word master’s degree program in accounting offers a thirty-hour degree designed to provide the opportunity for concerned and enlightened persons who are globally and socially aware 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.

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 MS in Accounting and the BBA with an Accounting concentration upon completion of the 150 hour 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    6
Intermediate Accounting I & II        6
Auditing      3
Federal Tax I (Individual) 3
Any other upper division accounting courses 12

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 courses         
ACCT        6311—­­Managerial ­­Accounting  3
ACCT        6340—­­­­Advanced Financial Reporting      3
ACCT        6342—­­­­Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations    3
ACCT        6345—­­­­Federal Tax Research       3
ACCT        6348—­­­­Advanced Auditing        3
ACCT        6350—­­­­Problems in Accounting  3
               
Elective courses        12

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, 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. 

MASTER OF ARTS IN ADMINISTRATION (MAA) DEGREE PROGRAMS

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, and critically analyze complex organizational issues and who are able to persuasively communicate toward a course of action that is in the best interests of those they serve.
The MAA program generally consists of the following 36 semester hours of graduate course work:

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. A “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.

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 degree, students must complete:

  1. 18 hours of MAA core coursewor
  2. 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

  3. And, choose 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

  4. ORGD 63CS  Capstone (3 semester hours)

Applied Administration (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 MAA program, students must complete:

  1. 18 hours of MAA core coursework.
  2. 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
    Instructional Technology
    Organizational Development
  3. 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 the MAA, with a concentration in Communication Arts, students must complete:

  1. 18 hours of MAA core coursework
  2. 18 hours of concentration coursework, to include:
    COMM 6301—Communication Theory
    COMM 6302—Media Ethics
    COMM 6303—Principles of Writing for the Media
    COMM 6304—Aesthetics of Visual Perception
    COMM 6308—Writing & Research Techniques
    COMM Arts elective
  3. ORGD 63CS Capstone

Healthcare Administration
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 degree, you must complete the following:

  1. 18 hours of MAA core coursework
  2. 15 hours of  required concentration courses

    HADM 6331—Healthcare Organization and Delivery
    HADM 6310—Financing Healthcare Services
    HADM 6330—Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare
    HADM 6340—Quality and Continuous Improvement in Healthcare Organizations
    HADM 6360—Managing Healthcare Organizations

  3. ORGD 63CS Capstone (3 semester hours)

Instructional Technology Concentration (MAA) Online

Individuals who have a master’s level degree with a concentration in Instructional Technology find work in business and industry, government and education as trainers, instructional designers, curriculum developers, managers of technology resources and producers of instructional media.

The program is designed to allow students the flexibility to follow their own interests. All of the Instructional Technology courses are taught as part of the Universe Online program. Concentration courses for the Masters of Administration with a concentration in Instructional Technology are available only online.

Area of Concentration (18 semester hours)

  1. 18 hours of MAA core courses
  2. 18 hours of required concentration courses (concentration courses are available online only)
  3. EDIT 6343—Foundations of Instructional Technology (recommended sequence 1st course)
    EDIT 6344—Instructional System Design (recommended sequence 2nd course)
    EDIT 6345—Multimedia Authoring
    EDIT 6346—Information Technologies: Internet and the Web (recommended sequence 4th course)
    EDIT 6347—Distance Learning (recommended sequence 3rd course)
    Electives
    EDIT 6348—Management of Learning Environments
    EDIT 6399—Special topics

  4. C. CAPSTONE (3 hours) EDIT 63CS1 Advanced Instructional Design Project taken after 30 hours of coursework

Nutrition Concentration (MAA)

  1. 18 hours of MAA core coursework
  2. 15 hours of Nutrition concentration courses
  3. NUTR 6314—Advanced Nutrition Services Administration
    NUTR 6334—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)

  4. 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 functions of organizational assessment, diagnosis and intervention as well as on the functions of the training and development.


To fulfill the requirements for this MAA degree program and concentration, students must complete:

  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 Technology
    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 MAA program and concentration, students must complete:

  1. ADMN 6310—Accounting Concepts and Issues            
  2. ORGD 6320—Organizational Behavior and Learning               
    ORGD 6330—Organizational Research and Assessment or
    SMGT 6390—Research and Decision Analysis in Sport Management                                        
    SMGT 6375—Sports Governance                                  
    SMGT 6380—Sports Management, Administration, and Finance 
    ADMN 6375—Strategic Planning and Policy    

  3. 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

  4. ORGD 63CS —MAA Capstone (3 semester hours)

Graduate Certificates

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.

Project Management (GCPM)

The GCPM is designed to serve as an enhancement of an already-earned undergraduate or graduate degree.  Twelve hours of graduate course work in quantitative analysis, business research techniques and project management constitute the required work for the GCPM.  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 Business course listings for further information.
This program encompasses four specific objectives to provide the knowledge, skills and experience necessary for successful project management.  Participants in this program will gain:

  1. Knowledge of modern project management methods and techniques.
  2. Skills in analysis of project management issues and problems.
  3. Skills in applying appropriate methods and techniques to solving the problems of managing complex
    projects.
  4. Experience in project management by participating in a live case application, guided by the instructor.
    Upon completion of these courses, a certificate will be issued. Please obtain applications and a schedule from the Graduate Advisor.

The GCPM requires the completion of a four-course sequence:
        BMDS 6340—Business Research and Analysis
        BMDS 6380—Quantitative Analysis
        BMDS 6370—Project Management I
        BMDS 6371—Project Management II

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