Business and Global Innovation

Accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), Marywood's undergraduate business program prepares students for careers in a variety of fields, including financial services, marketing, aviation, information systems, human resources, and government.

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Executive Director: Art Comstock, Ph.D.

Statement of Philosophy

The graduate business program enables students to acquire and further develop their managerial and leadership competencies to successfully meet the dynamic challenges of a knowledge-based society and to nurture values conducive to ethical and socially responsible behavior.

Accreditation

The Business and Global Innovation programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

General Information and Prerequisites

The following master’s degrees are offered by the Marywood University Business and Global Innovation programs:

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MS-MIS)

Master of Science in Financial Information Systems (MS-FIS)

The Master of Business Administration degree provides the student with a common body of knowledge in business administration via the required core courses and undergraduate prerequisites for the degree. Students must take 36 semester-credit-hours of graduate level courses. Prerequisites include: Accounting Concepts, Business Economics, Computer Technologies for Management, Financial Tools, Managerial Concepts, Marketing and Sales Concepts, Legal Environment of Business and Business Statistics. Those who do not have the needed undergraduate credits may be able to fulfill the requirements through equivalency exams (DANTES and/or CLEP) or through one credit modules offered by the Business faculty. For further information, contact the program Executive Director. In addition, if a student is pursuing the MBA degree in Management Information Systems, prerequisites also include two programming languages.

The Master of Science degree programs are designed to prepare candidates for career advancement by providing the graduate student with an area of specialization in Management Information Systems or Financial Information Systems. Students seeking the MS degree in Management Information Systems or Financial Information Systems will have to satisfy the Common Professional Component (CPC) through the one credit modules offered in the MBA program, or take the DANTES and/or CLEP exams and achieve a satisfactory score. In addition, prerequisites for Management Information Systems will also include two programming languages.

General Requirements

Scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) are strongly encouraged to be submitted as part of the application for admission but they are not required.

Students are required to file an application for degree candidacy after completing twelve graduate business credits in addition to the undergraduate prerequisites specified on their letters of admission. A final comprehensive examination must be passed prior to degree conferment.

Areas of Concentration

Courses and Objectives

1. Finance and Investment

The area of concentration in Finance and Investment is designed to (1) provide a working understanding of the financial decision-making process in profit and nonprofit organizations and (2) introduce the candidates to the functions of the financial market. This concentration is for career-oriented students in commercial and investment banking, corporate planning and treasury functions, and short-range and long-range domestic and international financial planning. Financial tools and techniques in acquisitions, divestments, and investment analysis for domestic and overseas operations are some of the skills provided by this area of concentration.

2. General Management

The area of concentration in General Management is designed to provide professional preparation for careers in middle and upper level management. In addition, it further develops the abilities of those currently employed in these positions by providing them with current trends in the field of management. Case studies are utilized to develop analytical and problem solving competencies in the various functional areas of business and in their interdependencies. Courses in this area may cover Human Resources Management, Production Management: Quality Approaches, Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining, Management of International Business Organizations, etc.

3. Management Information Systems

The area of Management Information Systems promotes the development of vital competencies appropriate to professional management in the field of information science. It prepares the candidate for the evaluation, development, and deployment of information systems within and across organizations. The student develops skills in evaluating existing systems and in designing and implementing strategies to harness the power of information technologies and information systems to bring about improvement in business situations. Students are asked to select four courses in this area of concentration. Course selection includes: Computer Programming Languages; Systems Analysis and Design: Industrial Problem-Solving, Database Management Systems, Accounting Information Systems, Telecommunication Systems, Telecommunications for Business Systems, Managing an Organization in the Marketspace, etc.

Master of Business Administration

Each candidate for the Master of Business Administration degree must select an area of concentration. Twelve credits are required in the concentration. Students taking additional concentrations in the MBA program can cross reference one course or three credits. The available areas and core requirements are as follows:

36 semester hours

I. CORE COURSES

24 semester hours

BUS 531 Advanced Topics in Management Information Systems
3
BUS 541 Organizational Behavior and Development
3
BUS 542 Financial Planning and Management
3
BUS 548 Operation Analysis and Management (Quantitative Methods)
3
BUS 568 Legal Aspects of the Administrative Process
3
BUS 570 Marketing and Strategic Planning
3
BUS 590 Research Methodology
3

BUS 554

Policy Formulation and Strategy Management
(capstone course: to be taken after completion of at least 24 graduate credits.)
3

Core courses that are prerequisite to concentration courses must be completed prior to taking the concentration course.

II. CONCENTRATIONS (Select one)

12 semester hours

Finance and Investments

(Select four courses)

BUS 556 Business Venture and the Entrepreneur
3
BUS 564 Accounting Information Systems
3
BUS 581 Acquisition and Divestment
3
BUS 582 Business Taxation
3
BUS 584 Managerial Economics
3
BUS 586 SEC and the Financial Markets
3
BUS 587 International Trade and Investment
3
BUS 588 Portfolio Theory and Capital Markets
3
BUS 598 Special Topics
3
BUS 599 Independent Research
3

General Management

(Select four courses)

BUS 509 Leadership in the Information Age
3
BUS 510 Management Role of the Information Professional
3
BUS 543 Human Resources Management
3
BUS 546 Managing the Organization in the Marketspace
3
BUS 549 Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
3
BUS 550 Production Management: Quality Approaches
3
BUS 551 Management of International Business Organizations
3
BUS 553 International Marketing
3
BUS 556 Business Ventures and the Entrepreneur
3
BUS 569 Management of Innovation and Technology
3
BUS 581 Acquisition and Divestment
3
BUS 584 Managerial Economics
3
BUS 598 Special Topics
3
BUS 599 Independent Research
3

Management Information Systems*

(Select four courses)

BUS 509 Leadership in the Information Age
3
BUS 510 Management Role of the Information Professional
3
BUS 533 Computer Programming Languages: Object Oriented
3
BUS 546 Managing the Organization in the Marketspace
3
BUS 556 Business Venture and the Entrepreneur
3
BUS 562 Systems Analysis and Design: Industrial Problem-Solving
3
BUS 563 Information Systems-Database Management
3
BUS 564 Accounting Information Systems
3
BUS 566 Telecommunications for Business Systems
3
BUS 569 Management of Innovation and Technology
3
BUS 598 Special Topics
3
BUS 599 Independent Research
3

* This track requires proficiency and satisfactory completion of courses in two computer languages, one or both of which must be an object-oriented language.

Master of Science

36 semester hours (plus the required prerequisites)

Management Information Systems (MIS)

The Master of Science degree program in Management Information Systems provides maximum flexibility in the education of the professional information systems person. In this program the student has the opportunity to select three courses, in addition to the required courses. These courses may be advanced work in the Management Information Systems concentration, or they may be courses that complement the Management Information Systems concentration. The electives must be approved by the Executive Director or the graduate student’s advisor.

The MS-MIS degree prerequisites include satisfaction of the CPC through the one credit modules offered to graduate students, through undergraduate courses, or through successful completion of the DANTES and/or CLEP exams. Prerequisites will also include two programming languages. For further information, contact the Executive Director.

A. CORE

BUS 531 Advanced Topics in Management Information Systems
3
BUS 541 Organizational Behavior and Development
3
BUS 548 Operational Analysis and Management
3
BUS 590 Research Methodology
3

BUS 554

Policy Formulation and Strategy Management
(taken completion of at least 24 graduate credits)
3

B. AREA OF CONCENTRATION

(Select four courses)

BUS 533
Computer Programming Language: Object Oriented
3
BUS 546 Managing the Organization in the Marketspace
3
BUS 562 Systems Analysis and Design: Industrial Problem-Solving
3
BUS 563 Database Management Systems
3
BUS 564 Accounting Information Systems
3
BUS 566 Telecommunications for Business Systems
3
BUS 569 Management of Innovation and Technology
3

C. ELECTIVES

Selection of any three graduate Business courses, including E-Business courses, for which the candidate is qualified to enroll and has approval of the Executive Director or advisor.

Financial Information Systems (FIS)

The stand-alone MS-FIS graduate degree program consists of 36 credits — 18 credits from the required core, 9 credits consisting of Financial electives, and 9 credits consisting of Information Systems electives. The prerequisites for this degree include satisfaction of the CPC through the one core credit modules offered to graduate students. The structure of this program is as follows:

A. REQUIRED CORE

BUS 531 Advanced Topics in Management Information Systems.
3
BUS 534 Business Intelligence
3
BUS 535 Data Mining and Warehousing
3
BUS 554 Policy Formulation and Strategy Management
(taken after completion of at least 24 graduate credits)
3
BUS 588 Portfolio Theory and Capital Markets
3
BUS 599 Independent Research
3

B. FINANCIAL ELECTIVES

(Select 3 courses)

BUS 542
Financial Planning and Management
3
BUS 582 Business Taxation
3
BUS 583 Retirement and Estate Planning
3
BUS 584 Managerial Economics
3
BUS 585 Risk Management and Insurance
3
BUS 586 SEC and the Financial Markets
3
BUS 587 International Trade and Investment 3
BUS 589 Advanced Topics in Real Estate Management 3

C. INFORMATION SYSTEMS ELECTIVES

(Select 3 courses)

BUS 562
Systems Analysis and Design: Industrial Problem-Solving
3
BUS 563 Database Management Systems
3
BUS 564 Accounting Information Systems
3
BUS 592 Web Application Design and Development
3
BUS 593 Business Information Security and Continuity
3
BUS 594 ERP Systems
3

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