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2013-2014 Catalog

School of Business Administration

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:

  • Analyze the changing global environment;
  • Analyze cultural differences to address organizational issues from a global perspective;
  • Apply theories, models, or tools to solve global business issues; and
  • Apply functional knowledge and skills to address cross-disciplinary issues in the global marketplace.

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) 
        MGMT 6351 Management & Organizational Behavior 
        QMSC 6351 Statistics and Research Methods (business calculus) 
        ACCT 6351 Financial Reporting and Analysis 
        BUSI 6351 Business & Society 
        ECON 6351 Economics for Managers 
        MKTG 6352 Strategic Marketing Management 
        FINC 6352 Financial Management (ACCT 6351, ECON 6351 and QMSC 6351) 
        MGMT 6352 Management Information Systems (basic computer literacy)

REQUIRED GLOBAL MBA CORE COURSES (18 HOURS) 
        Requirement (Prerequisite) 
        MKTG 6377 International Marketing (MKTG 6352) 
        FINC 6367 International Finance (FINC 6352 or concurrent enrollment) 
        ECON 6367 Global Economics (ECON 6351) 
        MGMT 6367 International Operations Management (QMSC 6351 and MGMT 6352) 
        MGMT 6377 International Management (MGMT 6351) 
        MGMT 6369 International Business Strategy (ECON 6367, FINC 6367, MGMT 6367, MGMT 6377
        and KTG 6377)

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

Finance: Global MBA students may choose to complete one of two options to achieve a concentration in Finance:

  • Four finance electives not already required for the Global MBA degree or
  • Three finance electives plus one accounting, economics, or study abroad elective (completed in Management, Marketing, Economics, or Accounting) not already required for the Global MBA degree.

Management : Global MBA students may choose 4 courses from the graduate Management course offerings not already required for their degree program. One study abroad completed in Marketing, Finance, Economics, or Accounting may be substituted for a Management course.

General Business : Global M.B.A. students may choose to complete 12 hours of graduate business electives without designating a concentration. Study abroad courses completed in Management, Marketing, Finance, Economics, or Accounting may be included.

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

  • ACCT 6371, plus three accounting electives, or
  • ACCT 6371, plus two accounting electives and one finance, economics, or study abroad elective (study abroad course may be completed in Management, Marketing, Finance, or Economics).

*For students coming from non-accounting undergraduate programs, additional undergraduate prerequisites may be required for enrollment in the concentration courses.

Marketing : Global M.B.A. students may choose 4 courses from the graduate Marketing course offerings not already required for their degree program. One study abroad completed in Management, Finance, Economics, or Accounting may be substituted for a Marketing course.

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

  • EDEN 6350 Introduction to Economic Development and Entrepreneurship
  • EDEN 6351 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • EDEN 6352 Developing the Business Plan
  • EDEN 6353 Nurturing and Growing the Fledgling Venture
  • EDEN 6354 Growing the Successful Venture
  • EDEN 6355 Economic Development and Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Study Abroad (May be completed in Management, Marketing, Finance, Economics, or Accounting – limited to one.)

Economic Development : Global M.B.A. students may choose 4 of 6 electives listed to complete a concentration in Economic Development:

  • EDEN 6350 Introduction to Economic Development and Entrepreneurship
  • EDEN 6355 Economic Development and Entrepreneurial Finance
  • EDEN 6356 Methods in Economic Development
  • EDEN 6357 The Practice of Local Economic Development
  • EDEN 6358 Theory and Practice of Regional Economic Development
  • Study Abroad (May be completed in Management, Marketing, Finance, Economics, or Accounting – limited to one.)

TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
REQUIRED SPECIFIC BUSINESS FOUNDATION COURSES*    0-24 hours
REQUIRED GLOBAL MBA CORE COURSES                                    18 hours
CONCENTRATION COURSES                                                             2 hours 
        TOTAL                                                                                     30-54 hours

*Courses may be waived if applicable credit has been earned within the previous 5 years with a grade of B or better. The full waiver policy can be found online at http://www.uhv.edu/bus/gmbao/transfer.asp

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 a new student orientation online before registering for their first 
    semester of coursework.
2. Students whose admission index falls below the minimum and within the dean’s discretionary range, 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 Dean’s Office. Applicants admitted under this 
    category will be required to successfully complete specific MBA courses (such as MGMT 6351 or QMSC 
    6351) within a prescribed period of time, and will be prevented from registering for additional semesters until 
    this condition is satisfied.
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. All requirements for the M.B.A. degree must be completed within a seven-year period preceding graduation. 
    Students who qualify for 18 or more hours of waiver credit must complete degree requirements within a five-
    year period preceding graduation.
6. Students may complete multiple concentrations on a single degree; however, courses applied to one graduate 
    degree concentration may not be used to satisfy another concentration for that degree.
7. MBA students are expected to 
            a. 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. 
            b. Maintain high standards of academic honesty and ethical behavior as outlined on course syllabi each 
                semester. 
            c. Track their progress on their degree programs and contact their advisors promptly to resolve 
                questions about their enrollment. 
            d. Verify that they have the appropriate prerequisites for their courses each semester. 
            e. Maintain a GPA of 3.0 throughout the program, and receive no more than two Cs in MBA courses. 
            f. Complete all degree requirements within seven years. 
            g. Apply for graduation by the published deadline for the semester in which they will complete degree 
                requirements. 
            h. 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.