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.
The PMBA On-campus:
The PMBA Online:
The PMBA On-campus:
The PMBA Online:
Applicants must have the following minimum qualifications, to be eligible to apply to the program:
The Professional MBA Admissions Committee will base its selection decisions on completed applications, which include:
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.
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.
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.
A minimum of 18 semester hours* must be satisfied in the following areas (or their equivalent), as part of program admission requirements:
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.
|BA601||Case Studies in Management||3|
Strategic Marketing Management
|BA613||Strategic Leadership and Ethics||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|
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.
Assistant Professor, Public Administration / Program Chair, Master of Public Administration and Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA)
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.
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
Professor, Human Resource Management/Management; Graduate Faculty Coordinator
Associate Professor, Management Information System
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.
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.
Associate Professor, Global Resources Management
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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