2008-2009 Catalog 
    
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2008-2009 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Distance MBA Program


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The Graduate School of Business Administration offers MBA students the opportunity to earn their degrees from a distance. This program consists of 36 hours of course work delivered through Web-based materials and communication among students and faculty. Students may be required to take up to five courses of MBA preparatory course work. For additional information on this program, please visit our Web site at www.uccs.edu/mba or contact the MBA Advising Office by phone at 1-800-990-8227, ext. 3408, or by e-mail at mba@uccs.edu. The online application is available on the Web site.

Distance Technology Requirements

  • Access to a modern Operating System(Win 2K/XP, Mac OS X)
  • Minimum Hardware Recommendations –Pentium II or better, 128MB Ram, 28.8 Kbps modem(Broadband Preferred), VGA Monitor (800x600 resolution), Audio Card, and Speakers.
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher (Firefox, Netscape, or Opera are acceptable).
  • MS Office Suite (2003 or higher preferred)
  • Adobe Reader (8.0 or higher preferred)

MBA Distance Course Requirements


(All courses are offered online.)

Distance MBA Areas of Emphasis


(Distance) Finance MBA—9 Hours


All organizations, large and small,must effectively invest and manage their capital. The finance function is critical in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Job opportunities exist for finance graduates in almost all industries including the financial services industry and positions within the finance area of corporations. Finance graduates manage capital for large organizations and their independent business units as well as small organizations.

Students who choose an area in Finance will take 21 semester hours of MBA core courses, 9 semester hours of Finance (FNCE) elective courses, and 6 semester hours of any MBA 600-level elective course.

(Distance) General MBA –15 Hours


A General MBA allows the student to select 15 hours of any 600-level business courses based on individual educational goals and interests.

(Distance) Health Care Administration MBA –12 Hours


The many changes in government laws and regulations, technology, societal needs and insurance plans have created a large need for administrative and business education for health care professionals.

Students who choose an area in Health Care Administration will take 21 semester hours of MBA core courses, 12 semester hours in the required Health Care elective courses, and 3 semester hours of any MBA 600-level elective course.

(Distance) Homeland Defense MBA—12 Hours


Homeland Defense is an interdisciplinary program developed by the Network Information and Space Security Center (NISSC) with classes offered through the School of Public Administration, College of Letters,Arts and Sciences and the College of Business. This area is designed to develop leaders in industry and government; the courses prepare students to develop homeland security and homeland defense strategies for their own organizations and manage relationships with the many diverse organizations working in this arena.

Students who choose an area of in Homeland Defense will take 21 semester hours of MBA core courses, 12 semester hours in the required Homeland Defense courses, and 3 hours of an MBA 600-level elective course.

(Distance) Information Systems MBA—9–12 Hours


Since the use of information technology is pervasive, all business students need a solid foundation in information systems to enable them to acquire increasing levels of sophistication in computer use. The continuous advances in technology and methodology for developing management information systems and decision support systems make the field an exciting and challenging area.

Students who choose an area in Information Systems will take 21 semester hours of MBA core courses, 9-12 semester hours in the required Information Systems (INFS) courses and 3-6 hours of any MBA 600-level elective course.

Complete the Following Courses:


(INFS 639 is a prerequisite course for INFS 649 and INFS 669; it may be replaced with an elective if prior programming courses or work experience is documented.)

(Distance) International Business MBA—9 Hours


An emphasis in International Business will prepare students to excel in the International aspect of International Business. This field of study is becoming more relevant and important as the global economy expands.

Students who choose an area in International Business will take 21 semester hours of MBA core courses, 9 semester hours of the required International Business elective courses and 6 semester hours of any MBA 600-level elective course.

(Distance) Management MBA—9 Hours


In today’s highly competitive global environment, organizations are increasingly placing a premium on managers and employees who know how to motivate and lead people. This area addresses these issues and other contemporary issues in management, including how to deal with rapid change, delivery of excellent customer service, cross-cultural communication, and management of technology and innovation. Employees who have both technical and management skills will be most likely to achieve successful careers and attain greater job mobility and security.

Students who choose an area in Management will take 21 semester hours of MBA core courses, 9 semester hours of Management elective courses, and 6 hours of any MBA 600- level elective courses.

(Distance) Marketing MBA—9 Hours


An effective marketing program is necessary to the success of any business organization. Through the marketing efforts of a firm, products and services are designed and delivered that maximize customer satisfaction. Students choosing the marketing area of emphasis may find exciting careers in such diverse fields as product management, professional selling, customer support, advertising and marketing research. The marketing curriculum is designed to give the student hands on marketing experience through applied classes and projects.

Students who choose an area in Marketing will take 21 semester hours of MBA core courses, 9 semester hours of Marketing (MKTG) elective courses, and 6 hours of any MBA 600-level elective course.

(Distance) Project Management MBA—12 Hours


Companies are turning to a project structure to manage the increasingly complex, cross-functional tasks present in today’s business climate. As the number of both “successful” and “unsuccessful” projects continues to grow, the impact of project management on an organization is more visible. Students completing this area of emphasis can expect to master traditional project management skills and be prepared to manage in complex multiple project environments with a global reach.

Students who choose an area in Project Management will take 21 semester hours of MBA core courses, 12 semester hours of Project Management (OPTM) elective courses, and 3 hours of any MBA 600-level elective course.

(Distance) Space Systems Management MBA—15 Hours


Students who choose an area in Space Systems Management will take 21 semester hours of MBA core courses and 15 semester hours of Space Systems Management (SPMG) elective.

(Distance) Technology Management MBA—9 Hours


The development of technology continues to grow at an increasing rate both domestically and globally. Students completing this emphasis can expect to be prepared to function effectively in the many technology-based organizations in the business environment today. The technology management emphasis helps the student grasp and begin to master the complexities of managing both product technology or process technology.

Students who choose an area in Technology Management will take 21 semester hours of MBA core courses, 9 semester hours of the allowable Technology Management elective courses, and 6 hours of any MBA 600-level elective course.

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