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Professional Master in Business Administration/PMBA (On Campus & Online)

Professional Master in Business Administration/PMBA (On Campus & Online)

 



Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA)

 

 

The University of Guam Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA) Program is a one-year graduate degree program for mid-level and executive managers who possess an undergraduate (business, or non-business with core business area prerequisites) degree from an accredited university or college. It is offered both on-campus and as a fully online graduate degree program. It is designed for qualified professionals seeking advanced level business and management competencies to compete effectively in the dynamic and changing, international business arena. It will be a fast-paced, focused experience that enables professionals to satisfy their respective personal and professional goals in a formal relevant program.

The PMBA Program incorporates diversity of course offerings and experiences to integrate better content and process of management. Admission to the PMBA Program is competitive with enrollment limited to fifteen students per class. The academic calendar will be a twelve-month format, with one two-week break in the Winter and a one-week break in the Spring.

 

PROGRAM ADMISSION DEADLINES

The PMBA On-campus:

    • Application Deadline: The deadline for consideration of a candidate's completed packet for the on-campus program is October 31st of the year prior to its start. 
    • Start: The on-campus cohort begins around the second week of January.
    • Example: Candidates who meet the packet submission deadline of October 31, 2016 and, who are accepted into the program, will begin their program on January 13, 2017.

The PMBA Online:

    • Application Deadline: The deadline for consideration of a candidate's completed packet for the online program is April 30th of the same year it start. 
    • Start: The online cohort begins around the third week of August.
    • Example: Candidates who meet the packet submission deadline of April 30, 2017 and, who are accepted into the program, will begin their program on August 15, 2017.

 

Program Chair:

John J. Rivera, PhD
Email: jrivera@triton.uog.edu

 

PROGRAM ADMISSION DEADLINES

The PMBA On-campus:

    • Application Deadline: The deadline for consideration of a candidate's completed packet for the on-campus program is October 31st of the year prior to its start. 
    • Start: The on-campus cohort begins around the second week of January.
    • Example: Candidates who meet the packet submission deadline of October 31, 2016 and, who are accepted into the program, will begin their program on January 13, 2017.

The PMBA Online:

    • Application Deadline: The deadline for consideration of a candidate's completed packet for the online program is April 30th of the same year it start. 
    • Start: The online cohort begins around the third week of August.
    • Example: Candidates who meet the packet submission deadline of April 30, 2017 and, who are accepted into the program, will begin their program on August 15, 2017.

 

PROGRAM ADMISSION

Applicants must have the following minimum qualifications, to be eligible to apply to the program:

  1. Satisfaction of Graduate Admissions Standards according to the UOG Graduate Bulletin;
  2. Minimum of two years of full-time management or professional-level work experience; and
  3. Earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

The Professional MBA Admissions Committee will base its selection decisions on completed applications, which include:

      • Written Case Study - The Case Study should use APA style and the format include:
          • Introduction
              • Identify the key problems and issues in the case study.
              • Formulate and include a thesis statement, summarizing the outcome of your analysis in 1–2 sentences.
          • Background
              • Set the scene: background information, relevant facts, and the most important issues.
              • Demonstrate that you have researched the problems in this case study.
          • Alternatives
              • Outline possible alternatives (not necessarily all of them)
              • Explain why alternatives were rejected
              • Constraints/reasons
              • Why are alternatives not possible at this time?
          • Proposed Solution
              • Provide one specific and realistic solution
              • Explain why this solution was chosen
              • Support this solution with solid evidence
              • Concepts from class (text readings, discussions, lectures)
              • Outside research
              • Personal experience (anecdotes)
          • Recommendations
              • Determine and discuss specific strategies for accomplishing the proposed solution.
              • If applicable, recommend further action to resolve some of the issues
              • What should be done and who should do it?
      • Work history and leadership potential
      • Letters of recommendation from two or more professional supervisors or associates
      • Results of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), a minimum score of 500 preferred
      • Minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 for business major or overall cumulative
      • Official transcripts of all undergraduate work
      • Complete the Common Professional Component (CPC) – Based Comprehensive Exam;
          • The assessment is $36 and can be purchased with a valid credit card on the secured webpage.
          • To begin go to:  http://www.peregrineacademics.com/uofguam
          • Your password is: UOG-1001
          • Please ensure that you go to the the "Graduate Degree Programs CPC Exams" section and select the "UOG Professional Master of Business Administration Program - Inbound."
          • The registration process should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. Upon completion of your registration you will receive a confirmation email with your exam/course link for taking the exam, at the email address you provided.
          • If you have any problems with the registration process, please visit our technical support page at: http://www.peregrineacademics.com/support

The Admissions Committee will select the best-qualified candidates who demonstrate a strong intellectual capacity for business and maturity of management experience. The Admissions Committee gives significant attention to the length of time spent in a management role, progression in job responsibilities, and total work experience including the creation of new business ventures.  An official letter of acceptance will be transmitted to accepted candidates.

*Note: The University of Guam requires that all applicants to the graduate studies must take the Graduate English Proficiency Exam (GEPE), which is administered at the UOG campus. If however, your GMAT score is 400 or more, the GEPE is waived.

 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 

The University of Guam PMBA degree program delivers an academic perspective with integrated practical experiences and management technologies. In addition to satisfying the core business area requirements, students must complete 33 credit hours of PMBA foundation courses for the completion of their degree. Degree students must meet all the University requirements of the Graduate Bulletin. Procedure for students who drop out of the cohort: If a student drops out of his or her cohort for good reason during the course of his or her study in the (admitted) program year, he or she may be allowed to join the program by joining a subsequent cohort. Guidelines within the UOG Graduate Bulletin apply.

Overall requirements and courses are aligned with IACBE accreditation guidelines.

 

PMBA PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs)

PLO 1: Problem Recognition.

PLO 2: Strategic analysis and integration.

PLO 3: Application of quantitative methods to real-world business situation.

PLO 4: Communication to relevant publics:
           a. Ability to communicate effectively in written materials;
           b. Ability to communicate effectively orally in one-on-one or business presentation situations.

PLO 5: Teamwork skills: ability to work with a team of colleagues on projects.

PLO 6: Program management skills.

PLO 7: Professional ethics.

 

CORE BUSINESS AREA REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 18 semester hours* must be satisfied in the following areas (or their equivalent), as part of program admission requirements:

    • Financial reporting, analysis and markets (BA200 Principles of Financial Accounting, BA310 Applied Statistics for Business Decisions, and BA320 Basic Business Finance);
    • Domestic and global economic environments of organizations (BA110 Principles of Economics);
    • Creation and distribution of goods and service (BA260 Fundamentals of Marketing); and
    • Human behavior in organizations (BA241 Human Resource Management or BA440 Organizational Behavior)

Students must also demonstrate basic skills in written and oral communication, quantitative analysis, and computer usage, either by prior experience and/or education. This will be determined through a competency examination by the PMBA program unit.

*Part of all of these requirements may be completed in related courses at the undergraduate level, or through the passage of competency examinations approved by the PMBA Admissions Committee, in respective subject matter areas.


PMBA COURSES 

Required Courses: (33 credit hours)
Course
Course Title
Credits
BA601 Case Studies in Management 3
BA610 Managerial Economics 3
BA611

Strategic Marketing Management 3 

3
BA613 Strategic Leadership and Ethics 3
BA620 Financial Management 3
BA621 Managerial Accounting 3
BA622 Statistical Analysis and Econometric Techniques 3
BA630 Human Resource Management 3
BA632 Operations and Project Management 3
BA710 Advanced Topics In International Business 3
BA711 Business Capstone Experience 3


SCHEDULE FORMAT

Five eight-week terms during one program year are offered which reinforce the intellectual foundation of strategic business management with an integrated applied approach. Concept courses are introduced as a way of enhancing understanding of the ideas needed to manage from evidence in business management as best-practice models. The tools needed to implement the management perspective are provided so that students make the connection between concepts and process for effective management. A one-day orientation will be scheduled prior to Term 1 to provide an introduction to the new cohort of students into the program.

Thirty-three (33) credit hours are required for graduation. Six credit hours are awarded for successful completion of each Term. Three credits hours are given for the case study sessions conducted over Inter-terms 1, 2, 3, and 4. Course enrollment is limited to those admitted to the PMBA Program.

Program Chair

University of Guam

Assistant Professor, Public Administration / Program Chair, Master of Public Administration and Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA)

Office Location: SBPA Bldg., Rm. 138
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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About

John J. Rivera, an INTJ, is an executive coach, consultant and professor with a decade and a half of diverse professional and academic experience.

John possesses a strong skill set that is complemented by an array of the most prominent developmental assessments in the market today. He is one of only a few hundred MBTI™ (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) Certified Master Practitioners, with competency in all Levels—Steps I, II, & III. Of those certified to use the Step III instrument, he is in a class of about a hundred people worldwide. He is Guam's first and only MBTI™ Master Practitioner, Certified Step III Practitioner, EMP™ Founding Practitioner, and was among the first EQ-i certified practitioners. Other certifications include the EMP™, EQ-i®, FIRO®, JTB™, KGI®, MMTIC®, PMAI®, TIPS™ TKI®, and Strong®.

Throughout Guam and Region John has worked with a diverse mix of organizations/companies to grow strategic, organizational and leadership capacity. He is best known for his expertise with assessments, extensive organizational behavior knowledge, diverse training capacity, and transformational/charismatic leadership qualities.

Education

Ph.D. in Organization and Management; Specialization in Leadership - 2012, Capella University
MPA - 2015, UOG
PMBA - 2005, UOG
BBA with a Double Major in Business Management and Finance/Economics, Minor in Human Resource Management - 2001, UOG


CERTIFICATIONS

  • MBTI™ Certified Master Practitioner (Levels—Steps I, II, & III)
  • CPI™
  • EMP™ Founding Practitioner
  • EQ-i 2.0®
  • FIRO®
  • KGI®
  • MMTIC®
  • PMAI®
  • Strong®
  • TIPS™
  • TKI®

     

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Program Faculty

University of Guam

Professor, Human Resource Management/Management; Graduate Faculty Coordinator

Graduate Studies, Sponsored Programs & Research
Office Location: SBPA Bldg., Rm. 121
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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University of Guam

Associate Professor, Management Information System

Office Location: SBPA Bldg., Rm. 227
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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About

Kevin K.W. Ho is an Associate Professor at the School of Business and Public Administration, University of Guam. Kevin’s research interests include electronic service, information systems strategy, social media, green information systems, sustainability management, and electronic government.

He is an associate editor in International Journal of Systems and Service-Oriented Engineering, and editor board memberin International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in Information Technology, International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, and Journal of Communication and Education.

His research has been published in Computers in Human Behavior, Decision Support Systems, Information & Management, Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, Journal of Global Information Management, among others.

Interests

My major research interests focus on Electronic Service. I have particular interests in using theories in risk, trust, value co-creation, and technology adoption as the basis for empirical research and practitioner enquiry related to the design of E-service.

Currently, I am working on projects in investigating how the development of trust and value co-creation in social media affect purchase intention of online consumers, and how different design attributes of E-service website affect its adoption. I also conduct research on the E-government and E-learning adoption and green information systems and sustainable management.

University of Guam

Professor, Economics

Office Location: SBPA Bldg., Rm. 119
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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University of Guam

Associate Professor, Finance

Office Location: SBPA Bldg., Rm. 120
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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University of Guam

Associate Professor, Global Resources Management

Office Location: SBPA Bldg., Rm. 128
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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University of Guam

Associate Professor, Global Resources Management

Office Location: SBPA Bldg., Rm. 224
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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About

  • PhD, 2006, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
  • MA, 1990, University of Oregon
  • BA, 1981, Western State College of Colorado

Fred R. Schumann, PhD, is Associate Professor of Global Resources Management in the School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Guam. He has been active as a business executive in the Asia Pacific region for over 30 years. working with various multinational retail and hospitality firms. Dr. Schumann’s primary research has been in the field of international tourism and trends in consumer spending. He has extensive experience in luxury and specialty retail, with groups such as DFS Guam and The Athlete’s Foot Group, Inc. (TAF). At TAF, he was responsible for 196 retail stores in 17 countries/territories as Franchise Director for the Asia Pacific region. 

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