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

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

PROGRAM PROSPECTUS

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 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.


MEMBERS

  • COLFAX, Richard S., Professor of Human Resource Management
  • 
HO, Kevin K.W., Associate Professor of Management Information System

  • JONES, Roseann M., Professor of Economics

  • RIVERA, John, Assistant Professor of Public Administration
  • SANTOS, Annette T., Associate Professor of Management

  • SCHUMANN, Fred R., Associate Professor of Global Resources Management

  • SUEZ-SALES, MARTHA, Instructor of Accounting

  • TRAHIN-PEREZ, Karri, Associate Professor of Global Resources Management

 

PROGRAM ADMISSION

  • Applicants must have the following minimum qualifications, to be eligible to apply to the program:
  • Minimum two years of full-time management, or professional-level, work experience;
  • Earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • The Professional MBA Admissions Committee will base its selection decisions on completed applications, which include:
    • Written essay of a business program for case development;
    • 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;
  • Satisfaction of Graduate Admissions Standards, according to the UOG Graduate Bulletin.

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.

*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.

 

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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. All inquiries should be directed to Dr. Annette Santos at atsantos@uguam.uog.edu

Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA) Learning Goals

Goal 1: Problem Recognition.
Goal 2: Strategic analysis and integration.
Goal 3: Application of quantitative methods to real-world business situation.
Goal 4: Communication to relevant publics:

        1. Ability to communicate effectively in written materials;
        2. Ability to communicate effectively orally in one-on-one or business presentation situations.

Goal 5: Teamwork skills: ability to work with a team of colleagues on projects.
Goal 6: Program management skills.
Goal 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)

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

  • 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.

 

PMBA COURSES

Required Courses: (33 credit hours)

Course
TItle
Credit Hours
BA601Case Studies In Management3
BA610Managerial Economics3
BA611Strategic Marketing Management3
BA613Strategic Leadership and Ethics3
BA620Financial Management3
BA621Managerial Accounting3
BA622Statistical Analysis and Econometric Techniques3
BA630Human Resource Management3
BA632Operations and Project Management3
BA710Advanced Topics In International Business3
BA711Business Capstone Experience3

 

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.

 

ACADEMIC YEAR 2013-2014 COURSE SCHEDULE

COHORT ORIENTATION: AUGUST 3, 2013

Term 1: August 9 - September 29 2013 Credits
Course
TItle
Credit Hours
BA613Strategic Leadership and Ethics3
BA630Human Resources Management3

 

Inter-term 1: October 4 – October 13, 2013 
Course
TItle
Credit Hours
BA601Case Studies in Management (Part 1)3

 

Term 2: October 18 – December 8, 2013
Course
TItle
Credit Hours
BA610Managerial Economics

3

BA611Strategic Marketing Management3

 

Inter-term 2: December 13 - December 22, 2013
Course
TItle
Credit Hours
BA601Case Studies in Management (Part 2)3

 

Winter Break: December 24, 2013 – January 2, 2014 (No Classes)

 

Term 3: January 3 - February 23, 2014
Course
TItle
Credit Hours
BA622Statistical Analysis and Econometric Techniques3

BA710

Advanced Topics in International Business

3

 

Inter-term 3: February 28 – March 9, 2014
Course
TItle
Credit Hours
BA601Case Studies in Management (Part 3)3

 

Term 4: March 13 – May 11, 2014 
Course
Title
Credit Hours
BA621 Managerial Accounting3
BA620Financial Management3

 

Spring Break: March 24-29, 2014 (No Classes) 
 
Inter-term 4: May 16 - March 25, 2014
Course
Title
Credit Hours
BA601Case Studies in Management (Part 4)3

 

Term 5: May 30- July 20, 2014
Course
Title
Credit Hours
BA632Operations and Project Management3
BA711Business Capstone Experience3
 International Business Experience – TBA 

 

Each course is scheduled to run on: 1) Friday evening 6:00pm-8:50pm; and Saturday 9:00am-12noon, or 2) Saturday afternoon 12:15pm-6:00pm. Some courses may meet Sunday rather than Saturday or at different days/times as arranged in consultation with the Cohort members and Instructor. All PMBA courses offered during this one-year cycle will meet at the Jesus & Eugenia Leon Guerrero School of Business & Public Administration Building on the UOG campus. Off campus activities or meetings may be scheduled by the instructor.

What careers are available to someone with a degree in Business Administration?

  1. Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations Managers
  2. Education Administrators
  3. Financial Managers
  4. Human Resources Managers
  5. Medical and Health Services Managers
  6. Top Executives

Professional Master in Business Administration/PMBA (On Campus & Online) is a Graduate Degrees program in the School of Business & Public Administration