2010 - 2012 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 Sports Management concentration, an MBA with a concentration in International Business Strategy, and a Master of Science in Accounting.

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 and in Organizational Development.

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.

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, 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.

II. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTING PROGRAM

  1. The program offers three routes for admission.
    1. Senior standing with an accounting concentration in the BBA program, 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 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.

III. MAA PROGRAMS

  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 achieve a combined score of 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 or a 450 or higher on the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) before they can be admitted into the MAA 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.

  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.

IV. MASTER OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

  1. Admission to the MHA program (Tier I) 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 3.5,
    2. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work,
    3. A completed application,
    4. Letter of intent
    5. An interview and evaluation by a member of the graduate program admissions committee.
    6. GRE not required
  2. 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:
    1. Baccalaureate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.00 but less than 3.5,
    2. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work,
    3. A completed application,
    4. Letter of intent
    5. An interview and evaluation by a member of the graduate program admissions committee. A writing sample will be taken at the time of the interview. Those granted Alternate Admissions will be assigned to Tier II, with specific courses, specified below, to be taken at the beginning of the program, all of which must be completed with a “B” or better.
    6. GRE not required
  3. 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:
    1. Baccalaureate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.5 but less than 3.0,
    2. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work,
    3. A completed application
    4. Letter of intent
    5. An interview and evaluation by a member of the graduate program admissions committee.
    6. A combined verbal and quantitative score of 1000 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). 
    7. 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 2.5 will not be admitted.

  5. Tier II and III.
    For Tier II and III students, the first four courses to be taken are: Healthcare Economics (HADM 6302), Managing Healthcare Organizations (HADM 6360), Population Health and Epidemiology (HADM 6303), and Healthcare Finance I (HADM 6305). 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.

Application

The MHA program will accept students each year for course commencement in the fall. Applications will be accepted until July 1st of each year.

V. CERTIFICATES

The H-E-B School of Business & Administration participates in several certificates, such as The Graduate Certificate in International Business (GCIB) 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 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.

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. 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 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
    BMDS 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
    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

3

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

6341 Advanced 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, 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. 

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 communicate persuasively 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 coursework

  2. 15 hours in the Adult Education Concentration
  3. 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 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 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 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.
  3. Adult Education
    Communication Arts
    Organizational Development

  4. 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:
  3. 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

  4. 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 degree, you must complete the following:

  1. 18 hours of MAA core coursework.
  2. 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 Managing Healthcare Organizations
    ADMN 6375 Strategic Planning and Policy

  3. 15 hours of required concentration courses
  4. HADM 6306 Healthcare Finance II
    HADM 6330 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare
    HADM 6340 Quality and Continuous Improvement in Healthcare Organizations
    HADM elective
    HADM elective

  5. ORGD 63CS Capstone (3 semester hours)

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 Sport Governance and Legal Issues in a Global Environment
    SMGT 6380 Sports Management, Administration, and Finance
    ADMN 6375 Strategic Planning and Policy

  3. 15 semester hours of coursework constituting the concentration, to include:
  4. 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

  5. ORGD 63CS MAA Capstone (3 semester hours)

MASTER OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (MHA)

The Master of Health Administration degree is a 45 hour program designed to meet the managerial competency requirements of individuals working within the health services industry. The program is designed for those seeking entry and mid-level management positions and is ideally suited to those already working within the industry, especially those with clinical backgrounds. Built upon a foundation of 24 competencies believed to be critical to the success of entry to mid-level managers, the Master of Health Administration degree will provide students with a systems perspective of the healthcare industry 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 and strategic thinking within the context of the healthcare industry.

CORE COURSES (45 semester hours)

  • Fall Year 1
    HADM 6302 Healthcare Economics
    HADM 6303 Population Health and Epidemiology
    HADM 6360 Managing Healthcare Organizations

  • Spring Year 1
    HADM 6305 Healthcare Finance I
    HADM 6306 Healthcare Finance II
    HADM 6311 Human Resource Management in Healthcare
    HADM 6315 Information Systems Management in Healthcare

  • Summer Year 1
    HADM 6350 Quantitative Analysis for Healthcare Managers
    HADM 6088 Health Administration Internship (Optional)

  • Fall Year 2
    HADM 6330 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare
    HADM 6340 Quality and Continuous Improvement in Healthcare
    HADM 6370 Healthcare Marketing
    HADM 6390 Leadership in Healthcare

  • Spring Year 2
    HADM 6375 Strategic Planning and Policy in Healthcare
    HADM 6380 Healthcare Policy
    HADM 63CS Healthcare Administration Capstone Course

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.

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.


More Quick Links