UHV Catalog 2007-2008

School of Business Administration

University West, Suite 213
3007 N Ben Wilson, Victoria, Texas 77901
Phone: 361.570.4231    Fax: 361.570.4229
Toll free: 877-970-4848 ext. 231
Email: busadvisor@uhv.edu

Introduction

Mission

The mission of the School of Business Administration is to provide high-quality academic programs at all levels, but with special emphasis at the graduate level, primarily for non-traditional students living in the coastal bend region of Texas. Our mission is supported by hiring and retaining qualified faculty who ensure that our graduates possess the knowledge and skills necessary for successful careers in business and society.

We dedicate ourselves to continuous improvement in the following areas:

Curriculum: Providing adaptive programs, particularly at the graduate level, that prepare our graduates for successful business careers in a rapidly changing, global and technological environment.

Outreach: Offering educational opportunities to underserved constituencies through a variety of delivery modes (e.g., off-campus sites and Internet) and collaborative arrangements.

Intellectual Contributions: Fostering intellectual contributions that emphasize the application of knowledge to improve management practices, with a lesser emphasis placed on the discovery of new knowledge and the enhancement of knowledge related to instructional development.

Service: Providing a balanced array of services to the institution, profession and community, within the constraints of our primary focus on teaching and research.

Accreditation

The School of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB International.

AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is a not-for-profit corporation of educational institutions, corporations and other organizations devoted to the promotion and improvement of higher education in business administration and management.

Accreditation is a process of voluntary, non-governmental review of educational institutions and programs. Institutional accreditation reviews entire colleges and universities. Specialized agencies award accreditation for professional programs and academic units in particular fields of study. As a specialized agency, AACSB International grants accreditation for undergraduate and graduate business administration and accounting programs.

AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education.

AACSB International accreditation assures stakeholders that business schools:

  • Manage resources to achieve a vibrant and relevant mission.
  • Advance business and management knowledge through faculty scholarship.
  • Provide high-caliber teaching of quality and current curricula.
  • Cultivate meaningful interaction between students and a qualified faculty.
  • Produce graduates who have achieved specified learning goals.

Plans and Degrees Offered

Secondary Teacher Certification:
Students seeking secondary teacher certification in business basic or business composite should refer to the certification requirements listed in the School of Education and Human Development section of this catalog.

PLAN DEGREE CONCENTRATIONS+
Business Administration B.B.A. Accounting
Management
Marketing
General Business
Healthcare Administration*
  Strategic M.B.A. Accounting
Finance
Management
Marketing
International
  Global M.B.A. Management
Finance
  M.S. Economic Development/Entrepreneurship

Degree Requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)

The School of Business Administration prepares students for entry level and professional positions in business. Such an education produces graduates who:

  • Comprehend the business environment and functions.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills.
  • Demonstrate computer usage skills.
  • Employ ethical principles in all business situations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively on teams in diverse organizations.

The following requirements apply to all candidates for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree with concentrations in accounting, management, marketing and general business.

  1. Students must satisfy all university requirements for a bachelor’s degree as found in the section UNIVERSITY DEGREE REQUIREMENTS of this catalog.


  2. Fifty percent of upper-level course work in all business concentrations must be taken from UHV. Students can accumulate no more than two D’s in the business plan. Undergraduate credit earned more than seven years prior to admission to undergraduate study at UHV may not be counted unless approval is granted by the Dean. It is the prerogative of the Dean to determine (1) whether the courses meet current standards of the discipline, and (2) whether students demonstrate sufficient retention of the content to apply it.


  3. Lower Division:
    1. A combined total of 6 semester hours in natural sciences
    2. 3 semester hours of mathematics in addition to university core requirement. Must complete MATH 1324 Finite Math, and MATH 1325 Elements of Calculus for Business.
    3. 6 semester hours of economics (micro and macro).
    4. 6 semester hours of principles of accounting.
    5. 3 semester hours of business/professional speech.

  4. Lower or Upper Division:
    1. 3 semester hours of principles of computing.
    2. Free electives to complete 122 s.h. minimum degree requirement. Courses must be outside of business administration and will not exceed 11 hours.

  5. Upper Division: 40 semester hours of a common business core (Professional Writing, Statistics for Business & Economics, Information Systems in Organizations, Principles of Management, Principles of Marketing, Legal Environment of Business, Business Finance, Quantitative Decision Making, Financial Statement Analysis, Managerial Economics, Strategy and the Business Environment, Leadership, and Strategic Management.)


  6. Comprehensive Exam: Exam covering the content of the BBA core classes. The exam is offered once each semester to students enrolled in MGT 4340, face-to-face in Victoria on a Saturday. Students enrolling in MGT 4340 should check the date of this exam beforehand to avoid scheduling conflicts.


  7. BBA students are expected to
    1. Be familiar with the mission and values of the program and to comply with the expectations of them outlined in this catalog, their new student orientation, and their course syllabi.
    2. Maintain high standards of academic honesty and ethical behavior as outlined on course syllabi each semester.
    3. Track their progress on their degree programs and contact their advisors promptly to resolve questions about their enrollment.
    4. Verify that they have the appropriate prerequisites for their courses each semester.
    5. Apply for graduation by the published deadline for the semester in which they will complete degree requirements.
    6. Ensure that the School of Business Administration has current contact information for them at all times, and visit the school’s web page (www.uhv.edu/bus) regularly for important updates as well as to obtain information on course textbooks and syllabi prior to each semester.

Accounting concentration:

Requirements: 21 semester hours composed of 3 semester hours of cost accounting, 6 semester hours of intermediate accounting, 3 semester hours of tax accounting, 3 semester hours of auditing, 3 semester hours of accounting information systems, and 3 semester hours of advanced financial accounting. The seven required courses are

ACC 3311 - Costs and Budgets
ACC 3312 - Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 3313 - Intermediate Accounting II
ACC 4311 - Principles of Federal Income Taxation
ACC 4321 - Auditing
ACC 4320 - Accounting Information Systems
ACC 4331 - Advanced Accounting

Management concentration:

Requirements: 21 semester hours composed of 15 semester hours of required management courses and 6 semester hours of management electives. The five required courses are

MGT 4303-Entrepreneurship
MGT 4311-Human Resources Management
MGT 4316-International Management
MGT 4320-Organizational Behavior
MGT 4325-Organizational Change

Electives- 6 semester hours selected from the following courses. (No more than 3 semester hours may be selected outside of management.)

MGT 4300-Selected Topics
MGT 4304-Entrepreneurship Field Studies
MGT 4312-Staffing
MGT 4313-Compensation
MGT 4315-Contemporary Issues in Management
MGT 4318-Organizational Theory and Development
MGT 4335-Project Management
Any Marketing course (except MKT 3311)
Courses in areas related to management or marketing (PSY 3310, HUM 4322)

Marketing Concentration:

Requirements: 21 semester hours composed of 9 semester hours of required marketing courses and 12 semester hours of marketing electives. The three required courses are:

MKT 4311-Buyer Behavior
MKT 4313-Marketing Research
MKT 4340-Marketing Management

Electives-12 semester hours selected from the following courses:

MKT 3321-Selling and Sales Management
MKT 4312-Promotion Management
MKT 4315-Business-to-Business Marketing
MKT 4316-Electronic Marketing
MKT 4317-Services Marketing
MKT 4321-Retailing Management
MKT 4325-International Marketing

General Business concentration:

Requirements: 21 semester hours of business courses (beyond the core requirements) from at least three of the following areas:

Accounting
International Business
Management
Marketing.

No more than 9 hours may be taken in any one area. All 21 semester hours must be designated as upper-division courses.

Healthcare Administration concentration:

*Pending approval by University of Houston System and The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Requirements: 21 semester hours composed of 12 semester hours of required healthcare administration courses, 6 semester hours of required management courses and 3 semester hours selected from accounting, management, marketing or healthcare administration. The six required courses are:

HCA 4311-Foundations in Healthcare Administration
HCA 4312-Medical Reimbursement
HCA 4313-Legal and Ethical Environment of Healthcare Administration
HCA 4320-Internship in Healthcare Administration
MGT 4320-Organizational Behavior
MGT 4311-Human Resource Management

Electives- 3 semester hours selected from accounting, management, marketing or healthcare administration.

The above information is summarized in the following table:

Business Administration Plan Concentrations in
Accounting, Management, Marketing, General Business, Healthcare Administration #


I. UNIVERSITY CORE REQUIREMENTS LD UD TOTAL
English Composition 6   6
Literature 3   3
Political Science 6   6
U.S. History 6   6
Natural Sciences 6-8   6-8
Finite Math or higher 3   3
Social/Behavioral Science 3   3
Visual/Performing Arts (Art, Drama, or Music) 3   3
Speech (Business/Professional) 3   3
Computer Literacy (Principles of Computing) 3   3
II. PLAN REQUIREMENTS      
A. Business Core      
Elements of Calculus for Business 3   3
Accounting (Principles) 6-8   6-8
Economics (Macro/Mirco) 6   6
MGT 3311 Priciples of Management   3 3
MKT 3311 Priciples of Marketing   3 3
QMS 3311 Statistics for Business and Economics   3 3
ENG 3430 Professional Writing   4 4
ISC 3325 Information Systems in Organizations   3 3
ECO 3315 Managerial Economics   3 3
FIN 3311 Business Finance   3 3
MGT 3312 Legal Environment of Business   3 3
QMS 3321 Quantitative Decision Making   3 3
MGT 4322 Strategy and the Business Environment   3 3
ACC 3332 Financial Statement Analysis   3 3
MGT 4314 Leadership   3 3
MGT 4340 Strategic Management   3 3
B. Academic Concentration (Choose One)      
Accounting *   21 21
Management *   21 21
Marketing *   21 21
General Business *   21 21
Healthcare Administration #   21 21
III. ELECTIVES      
Free electives outside the School of Business as needed to satisfy the 122 semester hour minimum (may be LD or UD) 2-5 5
TOTALS 57-60 61 **123

# Subject to approval by the University of Houston System and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

* Footnote Descriptions:

Accounting 3311, 3312, 3313, 4311, 4320, 4321, and 4331.
Management 4311, 4325, 4303, 4316, 4320, and six hours of management electives by advisement.
Marketing 4311, 4313, 4340, and twelve hours of marketing electives by advisement.
General Business 21 semester hours business electives chosen from ACC, IBS, MGT, MKT. (No more than 9 hours in one area.)
Healthcare Administration 4311, 4312, 4313, 4320, MGT 4320, MGT 4311, and three hours of business electives chosen from ACC, MGT , MKT, or HCA.

** Minimum of 122 s.h.


MINOR IN COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS – 21 SEMESTER HOURS

Students may earn a minor in computer Information Systems by satisfying the following requirements. Students can use the minor for added credibility to their technology savvy, and as a vehicle to acquire the necessary technology skills and knowledge for successful careers in business and society.

  1. Required courses. ISC 3317 Object Oriented Programming and Design, ISC 3315 Application Design using GUI and Database, ISC 4336 Database Systems, ISC 4339 Telecommunication and Networks, and ISC 4355 IT Service and Process Management are required – 15 semester hours.
  2. Electives. Six hours upper-level ISC elective excluding ISC 4305 – 6 semester hours.
  3. Lower Division Computer Literacy. In place of the lower division Computer Literacy course required of all Business majors, students that choose to minor in Computer Information Systems must take COSC 1436 Programming Fundamentals I, or another lower division course in object oriented programming. There is no other change in lower division requirement from what is expected of all Business majors.
  4. Degree Plan. Students should inform their academic advisors or the degree plan counselor when they begin their degree plan that they plan to complete a minor so that appropriate coursework can be completed.

Requirements for Undergraduate Admission

Applicants to the BBA program must meet all requirements for undergraduate admission as outlined in the ADMISSIONS section of this catalog. In order to be considered for admission a student must send the following credentials to the Office of Admissions and Records:

  1. A completed application for undergraduate admission.
  2. An official transcript from EACH college attended, sent directly from each institution to UH-Victoria.
  3. TASP/THEA scores (reading, writing and mathematics) sent directly from National Evaluation Systems, Inc. to UH-Victoria; or, the scores must appear on an official transcript being sent from a college formerly attended. For timely and accurate processing, students should ensure that all official documents have been submitted prior to registration. Students are encouraged to request electronic transmission of all transcripts; such transmission may shorten the processing time by two or three days.

NOTE: Students who have completed at least three semester hours of acceptable college credit prior to September 1, 1989 are exempt from taking the TASP/THEA. For other exemptions, refer to the TASP/THEA information in the Undergraduate Admission section of this catalog.

Degree Requirements for the Strategic Master of Business Administration

The mission of the UHV MBA program is to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully manage organizations in a dynamic environment by offering an integrated curriculum that blends theoretical concepts with practical applications. Specifically, the MBA program seeks to develop in each graduate the capacity to:

  • Understand and adapt to the changing business, political and social environments;
  • Evaluate and respond to emerging threats and opportunities;
  • Interact with and effectively lead diverse groups;
  • Analyze and evaluate business operations and processes; and
  • Synthesize and apply cross-functional approaches to organizational issues.

The following courses are required for attaining the Master of Business Administration degree. Courses are listed in the recommended completion order.

REQUIRED SPECIFIC BUSINESS COURSES (36 HOURS)
Requirement (Prerequisite*)
ECO 6351 Economics for Managers
MGT 6351 Management and Organizational Behavior
QMS 6351 Statistics and Research Methods (Business calculus)
BUS 6351 Business and Society
ACC 6351 Financial Reporting and Analysis
MGT 6352 Management Information Systems (basic computer literacy)
ACC 6352 Strategic Cost Management (ACC 6351)
MGT 6355 Operations Management: Creating Competitive Advantages (QMS 6351)
FIN 6352 Financial Management (ACC 6351, ECO 6351, and QMS 6351)
MKT 6352 Strategic Marketing Management
MGT 6354 Leadership and Organizational Change (BUS 6351 and MGT 6351)
MGT 6359 Seminar in Strategic Management (Completion of all MBA Core Courses; MGT 6354 may be taken concurrently)

* Students should refer to individual course descriptions for additional information on course prerequisites.

ACADEMIC CONCENTRATION (12 HOURS)
Choose one of the following:

General Business: Strategic M.B.A. students may choose to complete 12 hours of graduate business electives without designating a concentration.

Accounting: Strategic M.B.A. students may choose to complete one of the two options to achieve a concentration in Accounting:

  • Four accounting electives or
  • Three accounting electives plus one finance or economics elective

Finance: Strategic M.B.A. students may choose to complete one of the two options to achieve a concentration in Finance:

  • Four accounting electives or
  • Three accounting electives plus one finance or economics elective

Management: Strategic M.B.A. students may choose 4 of 6 electives listed to complete a concentration in Management:

  • MGT 6371 Contemporary Management Issues
  • MGT 6372 Organizational Theory and Development
  • MGT 6374 Human Resource Management
  • MGT 6378 Seminar in e-Commerce
  • MGT 6387 Comparative Management
  • MGT 6300 Selected Topics in Management (may be repeated up to twice, provided subject matter is different)

Marketing: Strategic M.B.A. students may choose 4 of 6 electives listed to complete a concentration in Marketing:

  • MKT 6371 Seminar in Consumer Behavior
  • MKT 6372 Marketing Research
  • MKT 6373 Seminar in Business to Business Marketing
  • MKT 6374 Seminar in Services Marketing
  • MKT 6377 International Marketing
  • MKT 6300 Selected Topics in Marketing (may be repeated up to twice, provided subject matter is different)

International Business: Strategic M.B.A. students may choose 4 of 6 electives listed to complete a concentration in International Business:

  • ACC 6377 International Accounting
  • ECO 6367 Global Economics
  • FIN 6367 International Finance
  • MGT 6377 International Management
  • MKT 6377 International Marketing
  • MGT 6300 Selected Topics in Management (Must be designated as an international elective)

TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS  
REQUIRED SPECIFIC BUSINESS COURSES 36 hours
REQUIRED SPECIFIC BUSINESS COURSES 12 hours
TOTAL 48 hours

General Requirements

  1. Computer literacy, basic competence in algebra and calculus and basic writing skills are prerequisite to all courses. Students are encouraged to complete prescribed assessment and skill-building exercises in these areas prior to enrollment. Students are also encouraged to complete a new student orientation online before registering for their first semester of coursework.


  2. Students whose admission index falls between 1300 and 1399, or whose TOEFL score is between 500 and 549, or whose GMAT verbal or quantitative score falls below the 10th percentile, may be accepted by administrative decision of the Director of Services, School of Business Administration. Applicants admitted under this category will be required to successfully complete either specific MBA courses (such as MGT 6351 or QMS 6351) or mini-courses that address their verbal or quantitative deficiencies during their first semester. Applicants accepted by administrative decision will be separately identified in the files and monitored at the end of the semester.


  3. Students may, with the approval of their UH-Victoria academic advisor, transfer in not more than six semester hours of graduate business course work attained at an accredited institution after acceptance into the program and within the time frame specified below.


  4. Students who, in compliance with 3. above, continue their graduate course work at another accredited institution (not to exceed six semester hours) must be in good standing at UH-Victoria and maintain proficiency standards in effect upon entry into the program in order to be awarded the M.B.A. degree from UH-Victoria.


  5. A minimum of 42 semester hours must be completed at UH-Victoria with a grade average of at least a B.


  6. All MBA students must participate in the MBA Conference during the semester in which they enroll in MGT 6359. The conference is held each fall and spring in the Houston area and includes a team case competition. The weekend for this event is set several semesters in advance; MBA students should check the schedule (available online at www.uhv.edu/bus) prior to registration to avoid conflicts.


  7. All requirements for the M.B.A. degree must be completed within a seven-year period preceding graduation.


  8. MBA students are expected to
    1. Be familiar with the mission and values of the program and to comply with the expectations of them outlined in this catalog, their new student orientation, and their course syllabi.
    2. Maintain high standards of academic honesty and ethical behavior as outlined on course syllabi each semester.
    3. Track their progress on their degree programs and contact their advisors promptly to resolve questions about their enrollment.
    4. Verify that they have the appropriate prerequisites for their courses each semester.
    5. Maintain a GPA of 3.0 throughout the program, and receive no more than two Cs in MBA courses.
    6. Complete all degree requirements within seven years.
    7. Apply for graduation by the published deadline for the semester in which they will complete degree requirements.
    8. Ensure that the School of Business Administration has current contact information for them at all times, and visit the school’s web page (www.uhv.edu/bus) regularly for important updates as well as to obtain information on course textbooks and syllabi prior to each semester.

Degree Requirements for the
Fourth-Year Bridge Strategic MBA Program

The Fourth-Year Bridge Strategic MBA Program is an academic program designed to meet the needs of international students whose baccalaureate degrees were completed in three years (the equivalent of fewer than 120 semester credit hours) rather than four years. Students in the Fourth-Year Bridge Strategic MBA Program are required to meet all University Admission requirements as well as the School of Business Administration MBA general requirements. Bridge students will not be allowed to enroll in MBA core and elective courses until they have satisfactorily completed the Fourth-Year Bridge. The only exception to this rule will be that a student with a UHV GPA of 3.0 or higher may file a Course Credit Petition to complete the final hours for the Bridge and begin the regular MBA courses simultaneously. The petition form is available in the Office of Admissions and Records, or on the web at www.uhv.edu/oar under Forms.

The following courses are required for completing the Fourth-Year Bridge Strategic MBA Program (students should refer to individual course descriptions for information on course prerequisites):

FOURTH-YEAR BRIDGE REQUIREMENTS (30 HOURS)
ENG 3430 Professional Writing
HUM 4322 Ethics
MGT 3312 Legal Environment of Business
9 upper-division hours selected from approved electives listed at http://www.uhv.edu/bus/bmba/bridgecourses.asp
12 hours selected by advisement

REQUIRED SPECIFIC BUSINESS COURSES (36 HOURS)
Requirement (Prerequisite*)
ECO 6351 Economics for Managers
MGT 6351 Management and Organizational Behavior
QMS 6351 Statistics and Research Methods (Business calculus)
BUS 6351 Business and Society
ACC 6351 Financial Reporting and Analysis
MGT 6352 Management Information Systems (basic computer literacy)
ACC 6352 Strategic Cost Management (ACC 6351)
MGT 6355 Operations Management: Creating Competitive Advantages (QMS 6351)
FIN 6352 Financial Management (ACC 6351, ECO 6351, and QMS 6351)
MKT 6352 Strategic Marketing Management
MGT 6354 Leadership and Organizational Change (BUS 6351 and MGT 6351)
MGT 6359 Seminar in Strategic Management (Completion of all MBA Core Courses; MGT 6354 may be taken concurrently)
* Students should refer to individual course descriptions for additional information on course prerequisites.

General Business: Strategic M.B.A. students may choose to complete 12 hours of graduate business electives without designating a concentration.

Accounting: Strategic M.B.A. students may choose to complete one of the two options to achieve a concentration in Accounting:

  • Four accounting electives or
  • Three accounting electives plus one finance or economics elective

Finance: Strategic M.B.A. students may choose to complete one of the two options to achieve a concentration in Finance:

  • Four accounting electives or
  • Three accounting electives plus one finance or economics elective

Management: Strategic M.B.A. students may choose 4 of 6 electives listed to complete a concentration in Management:

  • MGT 6371 Contemporary Management Issues
  • MGT 6372 Organizational Theory and Development
  • MGT 6374 Human Resource Management
  • MGT 6378 Seminar in e-Commerce
  • MGT 6387 Comparative Management
  • MGT 6300 Selected Topics in Management (may be repeated up to twice, provided subject matter is different)

Management: Strategic M.B.A. students may choose 4 of 6 electives listed to complete a concentration in Management:

  • MKT 6371 Seminar in Consumer Behavior
  • MKT 6372 Marketing Research
  • MKT 6373 Seminar in Business to Business Marketing
  • MKT 6374 Seminar in Services Marketing
  • MKT 6377 International Marketing
  • MKT 6300 Selected Topics in Marketing (may be repeated up to twice, provided subject matter is different)

International Business: Strategic M.B.A. students may choose 4 of 6 electives listed to complete a concentration in International Business:

  • ACC 6377 International Accounting
  • ECO 6367 Global Economics
  • FIN 6367 International Finance
  • MGT 6377 International Management
  • MKT 6377 International Marketing
  • MGT 6300 Selected Topics in Management (Must be designated as an international elective)

TOTAL FOURTH-YEAR BRIDGE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
FOURTH-YEAR BRIDGE REQUIREMENTS 31 hours
CORE REQUIREMENTS 36 hours
ACADEMIC CONCENTRATION 12 hours
TOTAL 79 hours

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Please refer to the General Requirements for MBA students in the previous section on MBA Degree Requirements.

Degree Requirements for the
Global Master of Business Administration

The mission of the Global MBA is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to function as managers in the global marketplace. Specifically, the Global MBA program seeks to develop in each graduate the capacity to:

  • Understand and adapt to the changing global environment;
  • Apply the functional knowledge and skills needed to address cross-disciplinary issues in the global marketplace;
  • Understand and manage cultural differences inherent in a global workforce; and
  • Apply appropriate specialized knowledge of theories, models and tools to solve global business and managerial issues.

The following courses are required for attaining the Global Master of Business Administration degree. Courses are listed in the recommended completion order.

REQUIRED SPECIFIC BUSINESS FOUNDATION COURSES (24 HOURS)
Requirement (Prerequisite)
MGT 6351 Management & Organizational Behavior
QMS 6351 Statistics and Research Methods (Business Calculus)
ACC 6351 Financial Reporting and Analysis
BUS 6351 Business & Society
ECO 6351 Economics for Managers
MKT 6352 Strategic Marketing Management
FIN 6352 Financial Management (ACC 6351, ECO 6351 and QMS 6351)
MGT 6352 Management Information Systems (basic computer literacy)

REQUIRED GLOBAL MBA CORE COURSES (18 HOURS)
Requirement (Prerequisite)
MKT 6377 International Marketing (MKT 6352)
FIN 6367 International Finance (FIN 6352 or concurrent enrollment)
ECO 6367 Global Economics (ECO 6351)
MGT 6367 International Operations Management (QMS 6351 and MGT 6352)
MGT 6377 International Management (MGT 6351)
MGT 6369 International Business Strategy (ECO 6367, FIN 6367, MGT 6367, MGT 6387 and MKT 6377)

CONCENTRATION (12 HOURS)
Choose one of the following:

Finance: Global MBA students may complete 12 semester hours chosen from the following electives to achieve a concentration in Finance:

  • FIN 6361 Investments
  • FIN 6362 Financial Institutions & Markets
  • FIN 6363 Financial Modeling
  • FIN 6364 Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities
  • ACC 6377 International Accounting

Management: Global MBA students may complete the following 12 semester hours to achieve a concentration in Management:

  • MGT 6354 Leadership and Organizational Change
  • MGT 6371 Contemporary Management Issues
  • MGT 6374 Human Resources Management
  • MGT 6387 Comparative Management

TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
REQUIRED SPECIFIC BUSINESS FOUNDATION COURSES* 0-24 hours
REQUIRED GLOBAL MBA CORE COURSES 18 hours
CONCENTRATION COURSES 12 hours
TOTAL 30-54 hours

*Waiver of Foundation Courses: Waiver policy under review.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Please refer to the General Requirements for MBA students in the previous section on MBA Degree Requirements.

Degree Requirements for the
Fourth-Year Bridge Global MBA Program

The Fourth-Year Bridge Global MBA Program is an academic program designed to meet the needs of international students whose baccalaureate degrees were completed in three years (the equivalent of fewer than 120 semester credit hours) rather than four years. Students in the Fourth-Year Bridge Global MBA Program are required to meet all University Admission requirements as well as the School of Business Administration MBA general requirements. Bridge students will not be allowed to enroll in MBA core and elective courses until they have satisfactorily completed the Fourth-Year Bridge. The only exception to this rule will be that a student with a UHV GPA of 3.0 or higher may file a Course Credit Petition to complete the final hours for the Bridge and begin the regular MBA courses simultaneously. The petition form is available in the Office of Admissions and Records, or on the web at www.uhv.edu/oar under Forms.

The following courses are required for completing the Fourth-Year Bridge Global MBA Program (students should refer to individual course descriptions for information on course prerequisites):

FOURTH-YEAR BRIDGE REQUIREMENTS (34 HOURS)
Requirement (Prerequisite*)
ENG 3430 Professional Writing
HUM 4322 Ethics
MGT 3312 Legal Environment of Business
ECO 6351 Economics for Managers
MGT 6351 Management and Organizational Behavior
QMS 6351 Statistics and Research Methods (Business calculus)
BUS 6351 Business and Society
ACC 6351 Financial Reporting and Analysis
MGT 6352 Management Information Systems (basic computer literacy)
MKT 6352 Strategic Marketing Management
FIN 6352 Financial Management (ACC 6351, ECO 6351, and QMS 6351)

REQUIRED SPECIFIC BUSINESS COURSES (18 HOURS)
Requirement (Prerequisite*)
MKT 6377 International Marketing (MKT 6352)
FIN 6367 International Finance (FIN 6352 or concurrent enrollment in FIN 6352)
ECO 6367 Global Economics (ECO 6351)
MGT 6367 International Operations Management (QMS 6351 and MGT 6352)
MGT 6377 International Management (MGT 6351)
MGT 6369 International Business Strategy (ECO 6367, FIN 6367, MGT 6367, MGT 6377, MKT 6377)
*Students should refer to individual course descriptions for additional information on course prerequisites.

Finance: Global Bridge M.B.A. students may choose 4 of the 5 electives below to achieve a concentration in Finance:

  • FIN 6361 Investments
  • FIN 6362 Financial Institutions and Markets
  • FIN 6363 Financial Modeling
  • FIN 6364 Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities
  • ACC 6377 International Accounting

Management: Global Bridge M.B.A. students must take the 4 electives listed to achieve a concentration in Management:

  • MGT 6354 Leadership and Organizational Change
  • MGT 6371 Contemporary Management Issues
  • MGT 6374 Human Resource Management
  • MGT 6387 Comparative Management
TOTAL FOURTH-YEAR BRIDGE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
FOURTH-YEAR BRIDGE REQUIREMENTS 34 hours
CORE REQUIREMENTS 18 hours
ACADEMIC CONCENTRATION 12 hours
TOTAL 64 hours

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Please refer to the General Requirements for MBA students in the previous section on MBA Degree Requirements.

Degree Requirements for the Master of Science in
Economic Development and Entrepreneurship

The mission of the Master of Science in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship is to teach the knowledge and skills required for success as an economic development professional, entrepreneur, corporate entrepreneur, or social entrepreneur by integrating economic development and entrepreneurship to improve the quality of life in the globally competitive and dynamic world, and by engaging the university in regional economic development.

The following courses are required for attaining the Master of Science in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship degree. Courses are listed in the recommended completion order.

REQUIRED CORE COURSES (30 HOURS)
EDE 6350 Introduction to Economic Development and Entrepreneurship
EDE 6351 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
EDE 6352 Developing the Business Plan (EDE 6351)
EDE 6353 Nurturing and Growing the Fledgling Venture
EDE 6354 Growing the Successful Venture (EDE 6353)
EDE 6355 Economic Development and Entrepreneurial Finance
EDE 6356 Methods in Economic Development
EDE 6357 The Practice of Local Economic Development (EDE 6350, EDE 6355, EDE 6356)
EDE 6358 Theory and Practice of Regional Economic Development (EDE 6350, EDE 6356)
EDE 6359 Economic Development and Entrepreneurship Project (must be within 9 hours of graduation)

REQUIRED ELECTIVE COURSES (6 HOURS)
Each student will be required to take one entrepreneurship-related course and one economic development-related course. Entrepreneurship courses may come from the MBA graduate course offerings and economic development courses may come from the MBA graduate course offerings or from graduate course offerings of other schools within the university with the approval of the program director.


TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
REQUIRED CORE COURSES 30 hours
REQUIRED ELECTIVE COURSES 6 hours
TOTAL 36 hours

SPECIAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
EDE 6359 will require the student to apply the knowledge gained in the program by completing a special project related to economic development and/or entrepreneurship. Prior to registration for the course, the student must have the project approved by the program director and the course instructor.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Admission standards for this program are consistent with the current university admission standards for the MBA program. Please refer to the General Requirements for MBA students in the previous section on MBA Degree Requirements.

Requirements for Graduate Admission

Applicants to the graduate business programs must meet all requirements for graduate admission as described in the ADMISSIONS section of this catalog. In order to be considered for admission a student must send the following credentials to the Office of Admissions and Records:

  1. A completed application for graduate admission.
  2. Official transcripts reflecting AT LEAST the last 60 hours of coursework completed AND the baccalaureate (or higher) degree conferred, sent directly from each institution to UH-Victoria.
  3. Appropriate GMAT exam score sent directly from the testing service to UH-Victoria.

Applicants to the graduate business programs must meet all requirements for graduate admission as described in the ADMISSIONS section of this catalog. In order to be considered for admission a student must send the following credentials to the Office of Admissions and Records:

A grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on at least the last 60 semester credit hours you have attempted at the college level and a minimum score of 450 Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), or
An admissions index of at least 1400.

UHV computes your admissions index by combining your GPA on at least your last 60 semester credit hours of college work with your GMAT test score. To obtain your admissions index, use the following formula: (GPA x 200) + (GMAT x 2).

If you do not meet 1) the minimum GPA and test score or 2) the 1400 admissions index, you do not meet the minimum admission requirements. If you have an index of 1300 or higher, the director of the MBA program may recommend that you be admitted on a conditional basis subject to your completion of certain skill-building exercises and minimum scholastic performance during your first semester of enrollment as a conditionally admitted MBA student.

Students who submit applications and transcripts for graduate admission but wish to postpone GMAT completion until after enrollment may be eligible for temporary admission to the program.
Applicants who hold a master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution need to provide an official transcript from only that institution to be eligible for admission. A student transferring from another graduate school must have at least a 3.0 (A=4.0) grade point average on all graduate work attempted.
International students must also submit a valid, official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam score of 550 or higher on the paper-based test, 213 on the computer-based test, or 27 iBT, unless they qualify for an exception as outlined in the Admissions section of this catalog. International students must also meet all other requirements for international admission as outlined in this catalog.

All graduate business program applicants, whether eligible for temporary, conditional, or full admission, may be required to complete assessment and skill-building exercises to address any omissions in their prior academic preparation.

Test Scores
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required of all applicants to the Graduate Business programs unless they already hold a master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution. Only the verbal and quantitative scores are considered in the admissions decision; however, the analytical score may be used in determining an appropriate prescription for building writing skills. Students should have official GMAT scores submitted by the application deadlines listed above. For students taking 12 semester hours in temporary graduate status, GMAT scores should be submitted during this time period. No more than 12 semester hours completed prior to admission to the MBA program will be counted toward the program requirements.

Test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to the Office of Admissions and Records of UH-Victoria. Scores must be no more than five years old at the time of application for admission. Information concerning the GMAT test may be obtained from the Office of Admissions and Records or from the testing companies. Call (609) 771-7330, visit their website at www.gmac.org, or write Graduate Management Admission Test, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6103, Princeton, NJ 08541-6103.

The institutional code number for UHV is 6917 for both the GMAT exam and TOEFL exam. Beginning January 3, 2006, the GMAT program code for University of Houston-Victoria will be changed from 6917 to the following:

Code Plan
30K-2W-88 M.B.A., Strategic
30K-2W-02 M.B.A., Global
30K-2W-37 M.S., Economic Development & Entrepreneurship

GMAT Waiver Information

Under certain circumstances, graduate business applicants may request a waiver for the GMAT when applying for initial admission to a graduate business program, or when attempting to progress from temporary graduate admission to conditional or full admission to a graduate business program. The Director of Services, School of Business Administration, will consider, on a case-by-case basis, GMAT waiver requests from applicants who fall into one of the following categories:

  • The applicant has completed a graduate or professional degree (i.e., a degree beyond a four-year baccalaureate degree) from an accredited college or university; OR
  • The applicant has a current GRE score (less than 5 years old) of 900 or higher (verbal and quantitative sections combined); OR
  • The applicant has a current GRE score (less than 5 years old) and overall GPA sufficient to meet the university admission index; OR
  • The applicant (i) has an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher AND (ii) has at least two years of relevant professional and/or management/supervisory experience AND (iii) writes a letter of application outlining career goals and objectives AND (iv) depending on the degree program, students will be required to complete the following conditions:
    • Strategic MBA: earn a B or better in QMS 6351 and MGT 6351
    • Global MBA: earn a B or better in QMS 6351 and MGT 6351. In the event that the applicant is eligible for a degree plan waiver of QMS 6351, a B or better in MGT 6367 will satisfy this portion of the condition. In the event that the applicant is eligible for a degree plan waiver of MGT 6351, a B or better in MKT 6377 will satisfy this portion of the condition.
    • Economic Development & Entrepreneurship MS: earn a B or better in EDE 6356 and EDE 6352.
  • A GMAT waiver is not automatic for any applicant. To request a GMAT waiver, the applicant must submit the following materials to the Director of Services, School of Business Administration:
  • A brief written request outlining the reasons why the Director of Services, School of Business Administration should grant a GMAT waiver (including career goals and objectives) and indicating which of the above waiver categories applies.
  • Copies of all academic transcripts for work completed at any college or university attended. The applicant may submit unofficial transcripts for consideration, but any unofficial copies must be followed by official transcripts submitted with the formal application.
  • A current professional resume.
  • Any other information the applicant wishes to submit to the Director of Services, School of Business Administration in support of the request (e.g., letter from supervisor explaining the applicant's job duties, performance, and potential, or letters of recommendation).

International Student Admission

Deadline for Application: A student who is not a citizen of the United States and has entered this country by F-1 visa or other non-immigrant visa status is considered to be an international student. International students must submit applications for admission and all supporting admission documentation, regardless of your degree objective, by the following dates to ensure time for processing:

Fall – June 1 Spring – October 1 Summer – March 1

All other requirements and deadlines as described in the Admissions section of this catalog must be satisfied.