Master of Arts in Management
The Master of Arts in Management is designed to prepare current and future general managers, HR practitioners, Health Care Administrators, Communication Specialists, Conflict Resolution Specialists, and Public Relations Specialists for rewarding careers. Graduates with an MA in Management credential will be strong decision-makers, qualified leaders, and equipped business professionals who have a deep understanding and practical skills to be effective and impactful business leaders.
MA IN MANAGEMENT ADMISSIONS
All applicants for the DBU MA in Management program must meet the following criteria:
3.0 GPA + 5 years of Applicable Work Experience
or 3.4 GPA
Candidates who don't meet either standard above can apply and mention int he Statement of Purpose, found in the Graduate Application, why they should be considered for admission.
A bachelor's degree from a Regionally Accredited Institution
Evidence of sound moral character and compatibility with DBU's mission.
The admission requirements listed above are specific to this degree program and are supplemental to the Graduate School's requirements for Full Admission. Admission to one graduate program does not guarantee admission to another. Applicants who show potential for graduate study, but do not meet the criteria for Full Admission, may be admitted for up to 12 hours under Provisional status. Students admitted under Provisional Admission will be granted Full Admission upon successful completion of 12 credit hours and fulfillment of the conditions of their admission as determined by the Master's Degrees Admission Committee.
Applicants who meet criteria 1, 2, and 3, in combination with one of criteria 4-6, may be granted Full Admission.
The Master's Degrees Admission Committee strives to take a holistic view of the applicant in order to determine the likelihood for success in the MA in Management program. Applicants who show potential for graduate study, but do not meet the criteria for Full Admission may be admitted for up to 12 hours under Provisional status.
Applicants admitted under Provisional Admission must fulfill the conditions of this status as identified by the Master’s Degrees Admission Committee in order to continue in the program past 12 hours.
Students under Provisional Admission must maintain a 3.0 GPA and receive no grades below "B."
Students admitted under Provisional Admission will be granted Full Admission upon successful completion of 12 credit hours and fulfillment of the conditions of their admission as determined by the Master's Degrees Admission Committee.
Applicants meeting criteria 1 and 2, though not meeting criteria 3 and one of 4-6, may be determined by the Master’s Degrees Admission Committee to show potential for graduate study. These applicants will be asked by the committee to complete certain requirements, such as prerequisite coursework and/or an entrance examination, before an admission decision will be made. These applicants must fulfill all requirements which are determined by the Master’s Degrees Admission Committee as necessary prior to a final committee review and admission decision.
Note: Applicants for whom there is no evidence to demonstrate a likelihood for success in the MA in Management Program may be denied admission to the program.
MA IN MANAGEMENT FOUNDATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
All graduate business students are required to complete the foundational courses for the appropriate program through undergraduate or graduate course work. Students who have not completed appropriate undergraduate business courses will be required to take equivalent 5000 level graduate courses upon acceptance to the program. Students who have completed undergraduate business courses may have any (or all) of the 5000 level Prerequisite courses waived, if courses meet the waiver criteria:
The completed undergraduate course is equivalent to the 5000-level course.
The course grade is at least a B.
The course is taken at a regionally accredited institution.
Foundational courses will not be accepted if completed through correspondence, life and work experience, CLEP, or other standardized testing.
MA IN MANAGEMENT FOUNDATIONAL COURSES
(may be waived with undergraduate equivalents)
MANA 51.521 - Management Theory (or undergraduate equivalent)
MRKT 51.521 - Marketing Concepts (or undergraduate equivalent)
MA IN MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATIONS
Conflict Resolution Management
Health Care Management
Human Resource Management
Curriculum Overview (Core of 18 credit hours and 18 credit hours within a concentration for a total of 36 hours)
MA IN MANAGEMENT REQUIRED CORE CURRICULUM (18 hours)
MANA 6310 - Leadership in Management (Prerequisite: MANA 51.521)
Conflict Resolution Management Concentration
The Conflict Resolution Management Concentration will provide students with the practical experience and theoretical foundation they need in order to become effective at mediating conflict. The format of classes includes lectures, group discussions, and many practice mediation sessions. Following completion of the courses, the student will be qualified to perform court-appointed mediations in Texas.
CRMN 6310 - Conflict Resolution Management
General Management Concentration
The General Management Concentration is designed to give students the flexibility to build their own concentration by choosing courses based upon their interests. Students develop their program to fit their educational and career goals by completing 18 hours of the 6000 level courses listed below, in addition to the 18-hour core requirement. This concentration is also available online.
CRMN 6310 - Conflict Resolution Management
Health Care Management Concentration
The Health Care Management Concentration is designed to equip students with state-of-the-art technologies in the health care industry. Emphasis is given to strategic health care planning, marketing, healthcare policy, managed care, and long-term care. A capstone initiative provides students with "hands-on" experiences in an area of interest to the student such as administration, clinical practice, or education/consultation. This concentration is also available online.
CRMN 6310 - Conflict Resolution (Prerequisite: MANA 51.521)
Human Resource Management Concentration
The field of human resources is expanding rapidly as senior executives look to HR departments to address complex and dynamic staffing issues. Special attention is given to litigation issues, salary strategies, and the development of an organization's personnel.
This concentration is also available online.
MANA 6301 - Employment Law (Prerequisite: MANA 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent)
Organizational Communication Concentration
The MA in Management with a focused study in Organizational Communication is for those who are striving to be policy leaders of their organizations, their communities, and society overall. Hands-on learning opportunities will plug in students to the latest techniques in “best practices” to serve the customer, both internally and externally. The program emphasis will be improving business performance through effective communication.
COMA 6303 - Digital Media Communication (Prerequisite: COMA 6321)
Total Credit Hours Required
(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.
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