School of Management
Director: Margaret A. Young, Professor
Location: CFO 507
MHSM Program Director: Rob Maurer, Associate Professor
Location: IHSD 8706
Phone: 214-689-6560, 940-898-2111
Graduate Degrees Offered
- Executive Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
- Master of Business Administration with Accounting Emphasis (M.B.A.)
- Master of Health Systems Management (M.H.S.M.)
- Dual Degree: Executive M.B.A. and M.H.S.M.
- Master of Healthcare Administration (Pending THECB approval, this degree program will transition from the College of Health Sciences to the School of Management during the 2016-2017 academic year.)
The primary objectives of the graduate degree programs offered in the School of Management (SOM) are to produce intellectually well-developed graduates capable of responding to the changing needs of business, industry, health care, government, and education. The School of Management recognizes the worth of every graduate student in the University and strives to provide all students with learning opportunities that will assist them in discovering, using, and developing optimally their individual skills, perspectives, and knowledge. A wide selection of course offerings permits the student to gain a comprehensive view of the fields of business and economics.
Foundation coursework may be required for students who do not have either undergraduate coursework in business, or appropriate business experience. The need for foundation coursework is assessed on an individual case basis by evaluating the student's undergraduate transcripts and current resume. A student may be assigned any of the following foundations courses: BUS 5013 Foundations in Business, BUS 5093 Financial Accounting, and BUS 5753 Foundations of Financial Management.
The Executive M.B.A. program and the M.B.A. (with Accounting emphasis) program are two separate academic programs by which a student may earn the degree – Master of Business Administration.
Executive M.B.A. and the M.B.A. (with Accounting emphasis) Programs
The Executive M.B.A. program is designed to provide a broad foundation in business and economics for individuals interested in a variety of managerial and/or leadership positions. Courses in the Executive M.B.A. program are offered in a variety of formats (primarily online or hybrid) in a number of locations (currently Denton, Alliance, Plano, Dallas, and Houston). Courses may be offered for an entire semester or for a designated shorter period within a semester (e.g., 5 weeks). Most face-to-face meetings for hybrid courses are scheduled on Saturdays. When there are group online class sessions for an online class, such sessions usually convene on a designated weeknight. There are a few elective courses which are offered in a face-to-face format and meet in Denton.
M.B.A. (with Accounting emphasis)
The M.B.A. (with Accounting emphasis) is designed for students wanting to continue their education in accounting, often in preparation for the CPA exam. While a bachelor’s degree in Accounting is not required to enter this program, students must have completed the prerequisite course requirements. Many of the TWU graduate Accounting courses are offered in the full semester, online format. Many of the courses also hold regularly scheduled online sessions with faculty. Business courses that comprise the non-Accounting portion of this program are drawn from the E.M.B.A. course offerings.
Master of Health System Management (M.H.S.M.)
The Master of Health System Management (M.H.S.M.) is designed to prepare future executives to assume responsible positions in health care organizations and meet the needs of the working professional. Courses in the M.H.S.M. program are offered in a variety of formats. M.H.S.M. course meetings are always held at the TWU Dallas campus, usually in the evening. E.M.B.A. courses that are a part of the M.H.S.M. program are offered as described in the E.M.B.A. section above.
Dual Degree: Executive M.B.A. and M.H.S.M.
The Executive M.B.A./M.H.S.M. dual degree is designed to combine study of both general business and the business of health services. Graduates will be required to complete 57 credit hours and will receive both degrees. The strength of the dual degree lies in the fact that it applies the theoretical concepts of business administration to the management of health care organizations.
Please see the TWU Graduate School admissions requirements section at the beginning of this catalog. In addition to these requirements, the minimum standard for unconditional admission is:
- A GPA of at least 3.0 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework. For applicants who have completed post-baccalaureate or graduate coursework, a GPA of at least 3.0 for such coursework is also required. Applicants with a GPA of at least 2.75 may be considered for provisional admission.
- Individuals applying to dual-degree programs must apply and be accepted to each program (both Executive M.B.A. and M.H.S.M.)
- Prerequisite coursework will be required of a particular student based on the desired course of study and their previous academic and/or professional record.
- Students are expected to be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access), and in the use of Internet browsers, prior to commencing studies. For students that need to enhance their proficiency in any of these areas, free tutorials are available at Lynda.com.
- Applicants to a School of Management (SOM) Graduate Degree program must submit two letters of reference and a resume directly to the SOM before their applications will be reviewed by the SOM.
School of Management
P.O. Box 425738
Denton, TX 76204-5738
- Applicants may also be asked to participate in a brief interview.
Full time enrollment for graduate students is nine semester credit hours. It is advised that students not enroll in more than nine semester credit hours. This is especially true for working professionals.
Graduate Certificate in Accounting
Minors Offered to Students from Other Departments
Master’s level requirements are established by student’s committee in consultation with the School of Management.
BUS 5013. Foundations in Business. Demonstration and application of the functional areas of the business environment with specific emphasis on marketing, management, business ethics, and the global dimensions of business. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5093. Financial Accounting. Accounting for service organizations, partnerships, and corporations. Topics include inventory depreciation, fixed assets, short and long-term liabilities, and statement preparation and analysis. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5133. Marketing Management. Application of analytical concepts and principles to marketing strategy. Application of marketing concepts such as target marketing, positioning, customer satisfaction, product development, pricing, distribution, and promotion to cases and contemporary issues from a manager's point of view. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5153. Research Methods in Business. Business research methods and statistical analysis used in business research. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5203. Accounting Information Systems II - Modeling. Computer programs to create simple-to-sophisticated financial models for use in business problem solving and decision making. Prerequisite or co-requisite: BUS 4173 or BUS 5433. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5243. Managerial Finance. Analysis of the financial administration of sole proprietorships, corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations; short- and long-range financial planning; cash management; capital budgeting; social responsibilities. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5263. Organizational Behavior in Business Administration. Organizational problems which involve the human factor; perspective for understanding and predicting behavior in formal organizations; interrelationships of structural and behavioral changes. Survey of research on organization in private and public organizations. Prerequisite: Degree in business or permission of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5273. Human Resource Administration. Human resource programming, job requirements, sources of labor supply, selection procedures, training programs, job evaluation, salary administration, employee communication, union-management relations. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5423. Advanced Auditing. An advanced study of auditor's attest function with emphasis on recent developments using practice cases. Topics include: risk assessment, fraud, SEC, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5433. Managerial Accounting. Use of accounting information in decision-making; statement of changes in financial position; budgets, responsibility accounting, and quantitative techniques. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5453. Business Leadership. Study of the dynamics of leadership of small groups to large organizations. The application of leadership theory is stressed for both profit and not-for-profit environments. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5473. Financial Statement Analysis. In-depth discussion and practice in use of standard tools and methods for the analysis of financial statements. Prerequisite: BUS 3103 or BUS 5433. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5483. Accounting for Management Control. Advanced topics in management accounting, such as budgeting, pricing decisions, indirect cost allocations, customer profitability, quality costs, just-in-time and virtual inventory systems, balance scorecard, environmental costing, capacity measurement, benchmarking practices, and performance measurement and compensation. Prerequisite: BUS 3103 or BUS 5433. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5493. Accounting Theory. Financial accounting topics related to partnership accounting and consolidations; advanced topics covered on the CPA exam are also covered. Prerequisites: BUS 3023 and BUS 3043. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5503. International Business and Economic Study Tour. Directed international Business and Economic Study tour; examination of major trends in a selected foreign country's economic, cultural, and business structures. May be repeated. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5513. International Accounting. International accounting principles, reporting and practices in economic development, and changes with FASB and IASB. Prerequisites: BUS 2043 and BUS 2053, or BUS 5433. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5523. Management and Organization. Study of the management and administrative roles in business organizations, including hospitals, schools, and government. Principles of management and specific concepts about organizations including behavior, motivation, status, group dynamics, leadership, information decision systems, organizational structure, managerial planning and control. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5553. Conflict Resolution. Application of principles and technical tools to solve human resource problems as found in employment, employee education and training, and labor relations. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5563. Accounting Ethics. Discussion of ethical theory, analysis of social and professional issues such as ethical decision making, independence, integrity, objectivity, core values and ethical dilemmas from the point of view of a professional accountant. Approved by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy in sitting for the Uniform CPA Exam. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5573. E-Business. Concepts and frameworks for exploring E-Business opportunities; comparison and contrast of various E-Business models and electronic commerce strategies. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5583. Accounting Regulation. Advanced study of Individual, Corporate and Partnership taxation based on review of appropriate laws, regulations and administrative guidance: Includes use of cases and research tools. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5593. Business Case Analysis. Capstone course for the Business Foundations Certificate. Introduction to business case analysis methodology and integration of knowledge and skills acquired in Business Foundations coursework to complete the analysis. Prerequisites: BUS 5013, BUS 5030, and BUS 5035. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5663. Managerial Decision Making. Advanced topics in statistical inference relating to decision-making and research in business and economics; probability theory, tests of hypotheses, sampling and experimental design, multiple correlation and non-parametric statistical methods. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5713. Consumer Ethics. Ethical behaviors crucial to personal and corporate success; the historical concepts of a consumer-based culture; codes of ethics; theoretical models and managerial behaviors as the foundation to investigate ethics and social responsibility. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5743. Project Management. Tools and techniques of project selection and management as defined by the Project Management Institute, including network diagrams, critical path analysis, critical chain scheduling, cost estimates, earned value management, and completion of team project management software required. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5753. Foundations of Financial Management. Introduction to financial decision making and the valuation of business enterprises; emphasis on use of discounted cash flow techniques and the selection of capital investment projects. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5763. Strategic Information Systems. Foundation, structure, development, and implementation of information systems; management and control of corporate information systems; decision-support systems and expert systems; information technology economics; global information systems and knowledge management. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5893. Business Strategy and Policy. Capstone course in the MBA program using strategic business analysis to integrate the student's graduate business experience. Comprehensive business case analysis for proposed or actual companies. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5903. Special Topics. Variable content. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5913. Independent Study. Individual study of specific problems in business. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5923. Global Business. Similarities and differences in business practices and management styles of global firms across a variety of industries; strategies employed to gain competitive advantage in international markets in the context of NAFTA; impact of history, culture, and current political environment on the global economy. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5933. Business Ethics and Legal Environment. A critical examination/evaluation and discussion of ethical alternatives with respect to decision-making and action in business and managerial practice. Examines contemporary cases involving personal, social, and legal issues as well as theoretical and empirical foundations in the classical system of ethics. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5953. Cooperative Education. Cooperative work-study arrangement between business, industry, or selected institutions with the University. Preplanning and evaluation will involve 10% of the laboratory hours per week. Maximum enrollment is twelve hours. Nine practicum hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5956. Cooperative Education. Cooperative work-study arrangement between business, industry, or selected institutions with the University. Preplanning and evaluation will involve 10% of the laboratory hours per week. Maximum enrollment is twelve hours. Eighteen practicum hours a week. Credit: Six hours.
BUS 5963. Management Operations. Process and project management and development of functional strategies to create value for an employer and their consumers; management tools and approaches for analyzing operations and applications to a wide variety of managerial decisions. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5973. Professional Paper. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5981. The Professional Portfolio. Development of a professional portfolio by students in the Master of Arts in Teaching program demonstrating the student's growth in the Learner-Centered Competencies. Pass-fail grade only. May be repeated. Credit: One hour.
BUS 5983. Thesis. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Credit: Three hours.
BUS 5993. Thesis. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Credit: Three hours.
ECO 5143. Advanced Managerial Economics. Application of economic principles and techniques in solving management problems in the areas of demand analysis, sales forecasting, production and cost analyses, pricing policies, capital budgeting, and economic controls; use of linear programming techniques. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.