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|
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