Professional Master in Business Administration/PMBA (On Campus & Online)
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 seasoned professionals seeking advance 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 degree program is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
The PMBA Program incorporates a 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 15 students per cohort. The academic calendar will be a twelve-month format, and a one-week break in the Spring.
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.
The PMBA On-campus:
The PMBA Online:
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 required 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 a cohort for good reason during the course of study in the (admitted) program year, the student may be allowed to continue 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 academic inquiries should be directed to Dr. John J. Rivera, PMBA Program Chair at (671) 735-2501/2520, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A minimum of 18 semester hours* must be satisfied in the following areas (or their equivalent), as part of program admission requirements:
|BA601||Case Studies in Management||3|
|BA611||Strategic Marketing Management||3|
|BA613||Strategic Leadership and Ethics||3|
|BA622||Statistical Analysis and Econometric Techniques||3|
|BA630||Global Human Resource Management||3|
|BA632||Operations and Project Management||3|
|BA710||Advanced Topics In International Business||3|
|BA711||Business Capstone Experience||3|
Six 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 with the exception of Term 6, which is the Business Capstone Experience. Course enrollment is limited to those admitted to the PMBA Program.
|Academic Year 2018 Course Schedule|
|Orientation: January 2, 2018|
|Term 1||(January 05, 2018 – February 25, 2018)|
|BA613||Strategic Leadership and Ethics|
|BA630||Global Human Resource Management|
|Term 2||(March 02, 2018 – April 29, 2018)|
|**Spring Break March 19 – March 24, 2018 (No Classes)**|
|Term 3||(May 04, 2018 – June 24, 2018)|
|BA611||Strategic Marketing Management|
|BA622||Statistical Analysis and Econometric Techniques|
|Term 4||(June,29 2018 – August 19, 2018)|
|BA710||Advanced Topics in International Business|
|Term 5||(August 24, 2018 – October 14, 2018)|
|BA632||Operations and Project Management|
|BA601||Case Studies in Management|
|Term 6||(October 19, 2018 – December 09, 2018)|
|BA711||Business Capstone Experience|
|SBPA Graduate Hooding: December 13, 2018|
|Commencement Exercise: December 16, 2018|
Assistant Professor, Public Administration / Graduate Program Chair, Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA) / Director, Regional Center for Public Policy
John J. Rivera is executive coach, consultant and professor with more than 15 years of diverse professional and academic experience.
John's expertise and forte is in leadership development and strategic capacity building through human capital innovation. His solid track record and strong portfolio are complemented by an array of the most prominent developmental assessments in the market today. He is one of only a few hundred MBTI™ Certified Master Practitioners, with competency in all Levels—Steps I, II, & III. 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 proficiency with assessments, extensive organizational behavior knowledge, diverse training capacity, and transformational leadership qualities.
Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Program Chair for SBPA’s MPA/PMBA Program. He is also Co-Founder and Director of the newly formed Regional Center for Public Policy.
Ph.D. in Organization and Management; Specialization in Leadership - 2012, Capella
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 Studies, Sponsored Programs & Research
Dr. Richard Colfax, Ph.D., GPHR, SHRM-SCP, HRMP, SPHR-I, PHR, CM, CHRP
Dr. Richard Colfax, Ph.D. has extensive university teaching and international work experience in both Japan and Guam. The tenured (full) Professor of Human Resource Management and Management, he teaches undergraduate BBA and graduate PMBA and MPA courses. He coordinates and advises the Human Resource Management (HRM) undergraduate program which is certified & aligned with the SHRM national academic initiative.
Major current responsibilities include: SBPA Faculty Mentor, UOG Crisis & Disaster Team advisor and Advisor to various student organization including the award-winning SHRM Student Chapter, Student Veteran’s Organization, Sigma Beta Delta Honor, and Pohnpei Student Organization. He previously served as Graduate Faculty Coordinator, Promotion and Tenure Committee Chair; IRB compliance Chair, and Professional MBA (PMBA) Program Chair.
He is professionally certified in Human Resources from SHRM & HRCI; Risk & Crisis Management from FEMA/EMI and PATA International; and the EQ/EQ-I, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and DISC-flex. Dr. Colfax continues to collaborate with SBPA colleagues on research - publication efforts and presents at local and international conferences.
Dr. Colfax privately provides international human resource-management-business consulting services including federal contract partnering facilitation, performance evaluation development, business/market research & analysis, critical thinking and management team development. A fluent Japanese speaker, he has worked, consulted, trained and taught across the Asia-Pacific Region.
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 member in 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, Internet Research, 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.
Dr. Roseann M. Jones, Economics and Regional PolicyRoseann Jones is a tenured Professor of Economics at the University of Guam. She is a member of the faculty of the School of Business and Public Administration and is a member of the graduate faculty of College of Natural and Applied Sciences Environmental Science Program. Dr. Jones received her PhD in economics and regional planning from the University of Pennsylvania. Her area of specialization is in health and bioscience policy.
Dean, School of Business and Public Administration
Professor, Global Resources Management
Fred R. Schumann is a Professor of Global Resources Management in the School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Guam. Dr. Schumann teaches courses in International Tourism and Tourism, Policy, Planning & Development, and other tourism-related courses in the university’s business program. He oversees the University of Guam’s International Tourism and Hospitality Management program and serves as graduate faculty member in the University’s Professional MBA program.
Dr. Schumann holds a B.A. from Western State College in Colorado, an M.A. from the University of Oregon, and a PhD from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University. He has participated in various tourism-related economic revitalization projects with the University of Guam’s Pacific Center for Economic Initiatives (PCEI). Some of the PCEI projects he has worked on, either as team member or project director, include: Guam 2011 CEDS (Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy), Hagatna Revitalization Project, and Guam’s One Village One Product (OVOP) initiative. These projects were supported by Guam Economic Development Authority (CEDS) and U.S. Economic Development Authority (Hagatna Revitalization and OVOP).
Dr. Schumann is active in educating the community about the benefits of a well-managed tourism industry. He serves as Board Member of Guam’s Tourism Education Council (TEC) and Guam Sports Events, Inc. (GSEI).
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