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Questions? 806.742.3184 800.882.6220

We are committed to taking care of your administrative needs so that you can focus on your school. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have about the program.

WP MBA contacts:

Kelsey Black

Terri Boston ✉ ✉


Payments & Billing:


Carolyn Cason ✉



Dr. Bill Pasewark ASSOC. DEAN ✉


Recruiting & Marketing:

Mary Frances Weatherly DIRECTOR ✉

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Wendy Arnett ✉






Financial and Managerial Accounting




Economic Analysis of Business




Statistical Concepts for Business & Management




Decision Theory & Business Analytics




Information Technology & Operations Mgmt.




Financial Management Concepts




Marketing Concepts & Strategies




Managing Innovation & Change




Leadership & Ethics




Strategic & Global Business (Capstone)




Negotiations & Business Law




Financial Statement Analysis




Managing Organizational Behavior & Org. Design




Tax Accounting for Managers




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Class Descriptions ACCT 5301

ACCT 5307

FIN 5320

The objectives, structure, and substance of financial reports and management accounting. The use of accounting in the management of an organization.

A detailed study of certain provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, combined with elementary tax planning in common business and personal transactions.

Essential financial management concepts with applications to financial decision making in organizations. Emphasis on cases and computer financial models.

Financial & Managerial Accounting

Tax Accounting for Managers

BECO 5310

Economic Analysis of Business

A satellite-view of markets in which firms compete, including markets for goods and services; money, bonds and stocks; foreign exchange; and labor. These markets are examined individually and as a system.

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Financial Management Concepts

FIN 5324

Financial Statement Analysis

In-depth financial analysis leading to equity valuation.

ISQS 5345

ISQS 5331

Information Technology & Operations Management

Examines information technology in organizations and its use in improving business process and decisions for sustainable competitive advantage.

ISQS 5330

Decision Theory & Business Analytics

Examine normative and behavioral theories of decision making in business.

Statistical Concepts for Business & Management

MKT 5360

Statistical applications using the personal computer, with emphasis on proper presentation and interpretation of statistics in managerial settings. Topics include descriptive statistics, graphical methods, estimation, testing, regression, forecasting, and quality control.

Examine marketing functions, the institutions which perform them, and the study of marketing planning, strategy, and tactics. The course includes the organization, execution, and control of the marketing effort.

Marketing Concepts & Strategies

MGT 5371

MGT 5391

Examine management of individual, interpersonal, group and intergroup relations, organizational design, and the organization’s role in a rapidly changing environmental and global context.

Global and local strategy formulation and implementation of corporate, business, and functional strategies.

Managing Organizational Behavior & Organizational Design

MGT 5372

Leadership & Ethics

Apply alternative leadership and ethical perspectives through cognitive skill building and experiential learning to accelerate development as authentic leaders.

MBA Capstone Course Strategic & Global Business

MGT 5381

Managing Innovation & Change

Understand organization innovation and change, and apply this knowlege to managing innovation and change processes.

BA 5321

Negotiations & Business Law

Examine the legal, regulatory, and ethical issuss that arise in the conduct of business to develop a capacity for recognizing and dealing with such issues. Emphasize negotiation skills and strategy development for managing organizational stakeholders.

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Now what?


eRAIDER: You should have received your eRaider username and an activation code from Graduate Admissions. It is important that you establish your account prior to arriving on campus. Your eRaider ID is necessary to sign up for remote access, manage your TTU email, and access important information on Raiderlink, Blackboard, and Mediasite. Still need an eRaider username & activation code? Send full name, birthdate and R# to: Graduate Admissions ✉ 806.742.2781 Once you have your ID, activate your account: eRaider account Questions? IT Help Central 806-742-HELP 6 | Working Professional MBA Program

Raiderlink: The Raiderlink portal gives you access to the MyTech tab through which you can view the following types of information: Student account information; billing and payments; personal information; financial aid; grades, holds, and enrollment verification. Before arriving on campus initiate your access to Raiderlink Account Activation TTU eMail: Your official email for ALL com-

munications originating from Professors, Graduate & Professional Programs, Financial Aid, and Student Business Services offices. It is important that you monitor this email address. Establish an account now. TTU email Blackboard: Blackboard will be used by your professors for courses, and also by Graduate & Professional Programs to share general program information. Look here for your cohort’s degree plan and schedule, hotels in Lubbock, contact information, program and

university policies. Mediasite: Mediasite is where video recordings and live stream instructor lectures can be found. What Do I Bring? Laptop, paper & pencil. Parking Classes are in the Rawls College of Business, 703 Flint Avenue. On weekends park in west lot R23. WeekBlock students: parking instructions will be emailed to you prior to arrival. Registation You are automatically registered for classes. Visit Blackboard for the classes your cohort will be registered for each semester. Books & Materials Textbooks, iP ad mini, eBooks and materials are distributed the first

day of each class, or earlier if work is required prior to the first class meeting. Your advance program fee must be paid, to access eBooks. Grades Grades are in Raiderlink. Raiderlink aTTU MyTech tab a Manage My Enrollment aGrades When Are Grades Posted? Grades are posted at the end of a traditional semester (Fall, Spring, Summer). Occasionally Working Professional course completion does not coincide with traditional semesters; in this case a grade of “CR” will be posted to the student’s transcript on Raiderlink. Upon course completion and assignment of a final grade, the professor will submit a change of grade form and the final grade will be posted to the student’s academic transcript on Raiderlink.

MEETING DATES [May be subject to change]

WEEK-BLOCK COHORT entering August 2014 Residence 1

Aug. 11 - Aug. 16, 2014

Residence 2

Jan. 5 - Jan. 10, 2015

Residence 3

Aug. 10 - Aug. 15, 2015

Residence 4

Jan. 04 - Jan. 09, 2016

WEEKEND COHORT entering August 2014

CLASS & MEAL TIMES WEEKEND PROGRAM Saturday 12:30 – 6:30 pm Sunday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

WEEK-BLOCK PROGRAM Mon. - Sat. 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

lunch 11:30 am – 12:30 pm [Sat.] breakfast 7:45 – 8:30 am [Sun.] lunch 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm [Sun.]

breakfast 8:15 – 9:00am [daily] lunch appox. 12:30 [daily]

*Meal times may vary based on class schedules



Sept. 20 - Sept. 21, 2014

Career Management Center

Oct. 24 - Oct. 25, 2014

Rawls Working Professional Site

Academic Calendar TTU Student Handbook Campus Map TTU Library Raiderlink Blackboard Mediasite Student Business Services

Aug. 23 - Aug. 24, 2014

Jan. 24 - Jan. 25, 2015 Feb. 21 - Feb. 22, 2015 Mar. 28 - Mar. 29, 2015

Writing help Financial Aid Checklist

Jun. 27 - Jun. 28, 2015

BA Computing Services

July 25 - July 26, 2015

Rawls Newsletter

Aug. 22 - Aug. 23, 2015 FUTURE DATES TBD

Wall Street Journal

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Paying Your Bill

[ 2014 - 2015 ] Upon acceptance to the program, students are required to pay an advance $500 fee to secure a seat in the program.

Advance Program Fee: Semester 1: Semester 2: Semester 3: Semester 4: Semester 5: Semester 6:

500 6,750 6,750 6,750 6,750 6,750 6,750

Total Cost:


*Non-Texas residents incur additional surcharges each semester. Contact the Graduate Programs Office for details.

Program Costs Include university tuition and fees, instruction, library, books, materials, meals while attending class, academic advising, administrative support and technical support. Costs for travel, lodging, or laptop computers are not included. Refunds $500 Advance Program Fee: Refunded in full, in the event of program cancellation. Refunded upon official withdrawal from program; up to 30 days prior to start date. Semester Program Fees: Subject to University withdrawal. See Refund schedule on Detailed Academic Calendar

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Bordering State Tuition Waiver Students living in bordering states may be eligible. Must reapply each semester: Student Business Services Student Recreation Center & Athletic Tickets Admission is provided for free upon request and must be renewed each semester. See: Blackboard Questions? contact: Kelsey Black ✉ Employer reimbursment Official transcripts: Request from Registrar’s office through Raiderlink. Statement of course completion: Carolyn Cason ✉ 806.834.3170 The Rawls College of Business is not responsible for payments or reimbursements a student may receive from an employer, the military, or other parties. Students are required to make timely payments, regardless of employer reimbursements or financial aid.


Call Carolyn Cason: 806-742-3184

$500 Advance Program Fee


Use RaiderLink TTU online eBill

(paid each semester)


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Payable to: Texas Tech University Mail to: Graduate & Professional Programs, Box 42101 Lubbock, TX 79409


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Semester Fee




Payable to: Texas Tech University Mail to: Student Business Services Box 41099, Lubbock, TXÂ 79409-1099


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Students are invoiced 3 times per year; fall, spring & summer. The University may assess a late fee of $50 for each payment not received by the due date and applied monthly thereafter until the delinquent payment has been received. Payment Options Students must formally enroll in this plan each term they wish to participate.

* You can still enroll after the first installment due date has passed. Late fees: A late payment fee of $50 will be assessed on all past due balances until paid in full. Assessment of late charges corresponds to installment due dates. Automatic payments: Installment payments are only automatic if the automatic payment option is selected during enrollment.

Past Due Accounts Students are responsible to make timely payments regardless of employer reimbursements or financial aid. Students with a past due account Option 2: University Payment Plan. Allows payments to be made will not be registered for future semester courses and may not receive in (4) equal installments in the Spring and Fall financial aid funds. In addition, the student may not be allowed to attend and (3) equal installments in the Summer semester. class or receive course materials until the account is paid and considered current by the Rawls College of Business. Grades may be withheld for University Payment Plan 2014 - 2015 Enrollment fee: $25 per semester. A partial payment will not automatical- non-payment. ly enroll students in the payment plan. Learn about enrolling: Student eBill Cancellation For Non-Payment Of Tuition & Fees Cancellation and withdrawal from the program may result if accounts are SPRING 2014 | INSTALLMENTS FALL 2014 | INSTALLMENTS not paid in full (or student has not enrolled in a payment plan) within 30 1st: *Jan 7, 2015 1st: *August 18, 2014 days of the program due dates as published in the University calendar. 2nd: Feb. 25, 2015 2nd: Sept. 25, 2014 3rd: Mar. 25, 2015 3rd: Oct. 25, 2014 Program Fee Refunds 4th: Nov. 25, 2014 The advance program fee will be refunded if for any reason the program Option 1: Payment in full on or before the due date on the invoice.

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Veterans cannot be offered. The advance program fee will not be refunded however, after the program has incurred costs related to the student, or after 30 days prior to the first day of class.


needing additional assistance.

The Texas Tech office of Military &

VA Certifying Official:

Veterans Programs (MVP) assists

Debra Crosby ✉

veterans with educational benefits.


Hazlewood Exemption TTU Military & Veterans Programs

Semester Program Fees

Hazlewood Exemption This exemption is a semester based

GI Bill/Chapter Benefits

program. An authorization and

TTU MVP communicates with the

approval form is due each semester

Veteran’s Administration (VA) to fa-

immediately following course reg-

gram prior to the first day of that

cilitate payments. It is the student’s

istration. Veterans must currently

semester according to the academ-

responsibility to initiate contact

reside in Texas.

ic calendar, or receipt of course

with MVP and provide necessary

MVP contact: Bernice Flett ✉

materials. A prorated refund may

documentation to be certified for

be available on a case-by-case basis

benefits. Chapter benefits may

The semester program fee is 100% refundable for students who officially withdraw from the pro-

for students who withdraw once courses begin. 806.742.3170 Withdrawal Information


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Financial Aid

Questions? TTU Financial Aid Claudia Gillespie ✉ 806-834-1560

Working Professional students may be eligible to receive a maximum unsubsidized Direct Loan of $20,500/year. Students may also apply for a Graduate PLUS loan, if needed.

Once financial aid is applied to semester fees, remaining money will be

Submit Application Go to FAFSA (Federal Student Aid) TTU school code: 003644

not available to pick up in person.

Your application must be renewed every academic year. Students may apply any time but applying by priority dates ensures maximum grant eligibility:

Fall Spring Summer

March 1st of previous Spring March 1st of previous Year March 1st

Award Notification You must be officially admitted to the university before financial aid can be awarded. Award notifications will be sent to your email. Funds for the fall, spring, and summer semesters are awarded at the same time but disbursed in 3 separate payments (Aug., Jan., and May); approximately 10 days prior to the start of each semester. 12 | Working Professional MBA Program

mailed directly to you or refunded via direct deposit. Make sure your local address is correct on Raiderlink and in My Direct Deposit. Checks are

Check the status of financial aid funds: Raiderlink aTTUMyTech tab aStudent Financial Aid Accept The Loan Complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling & sign promissory note. [This step MUST BE COMPLETED before loan funds can be disbursed.] You must be registered for courses before you can receive funds. Raiderlink aTTUMyTech tab aManage My Finances aStudent Financial AidaView/Accept Aid Package aSelect aid year aAccept Award Offer tab Direct Deposit To get your financial aid as quickly as possible set up direct deposit:[Your My Direct Deposit account will be active after 4 days.] Raiderlink aTTUMyTech tab aStudent Business Services


& PROCEDURE Attendance Policy Students are expected to attend all course meetings and stay for the entire class duration. In exceptional circumstances in which absence is unavoidable (e.g., serious illness, death in the family), students should notify the instructor and the Graduate & Professional Programs office, prior to the absence. Students may be requested to provide documentation of the event, and make alternative arrangements with the course instructor. Students who fail to attend scheduled class meetings may be required to repeat the course. Late Assignments It is the student’s responsibility to request an extension if a situation arises that prevents completion of any assignment by the due date. Late assignments may be subject

to a grade reduction at the instructor’s discretion. Failure to submit assignments by the last date during the term, as designated by the instructor, may result in an “F” for that assignment. Grading Credit is granted only for courses completed with grades of A, B, or C. Grades of D and F are used in computing grade point averages. A plus or a minus added to a grade will be entered on the transcript, but will not be used in calculating grade point average. A grade of “CR” indicates the course extends past the grading period for that semester. Students are required to have a minimum 3.00 GPA in order to graduate. Grades are posted on the “MyTech” tab of the Raiderlink portal. Professors will post grades by the final due date indicated on the Academic calendar.

Grades of Incomplete Students who cannot complete a course, due to extraordinary events, may request a grade of Incomplete. A “Grade of Incomplete Form” must be submitted by the student and approved by your professor prior to the ending date of the course. Requests are granted at the discretion of the instructor. If a student cannot meet the program’s deadline to clear an incomplete grade, the student must request an extension from the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs. Failure to meet specified deadlines will result in a grade of “F”. Academic Probation & Suspension If a student’s cumulative GPA falls below 3.0, they will be placed on academic probation. The student has two consecutive semesters to

raise their cumulative GPA to a 3.0. If the student’s GPA remains below 3.0 during probation, the student is subject to suspension. A student placed on suspension will be required to remain out of Graduate School for one semester, and will need to reapply to the program. If a student is suspended two times they will not be allowed to return to Graduate School. Transfer Credits & Distance Courses Any transfer of credit from another university is subject to review and approval by the graduate dean. Work completed with a grade of less than B will not be considered. Credit may be granted to distance learning courses from AACSB accredited institutions. For detailed policy information: Blackboard Student Code of Conduct Working Professional MBA Program | 13

Class meetings are recorded and are available online for students who wish to reference lectures while working on assignments. WEEKEND classes meet: 12:30 PM – 6:30 PM on Saturdays 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM on Sundays

Class Schedule

WEEK-BLOCK classes meet: Mon. - Sat. 9:00 am&–Professional 5:30 pm Graduate Programs


Block 14B Working Professional MBA Schedule

Graduate & Professional Programs


14C Class Schedule and Degree Plan

The class schedule and courses are tailored to maximize the value and convenience to working professionals. All class meetings are also recorded and made available  online in the event you want to reference them while completing assignments.  Saturday classes meet 12:30‐6:30. Sunday classes meet 8:30‐3:30. Class schedule and sequence are subject to change

ACCT 5301* MGT 5381 MGT 5381 MGT 5381 ISQS 5345 ISQS 5345 ISQS 5345

ACCT 5307* 

Tax Accounting for Managers

January 23, 2016 January 24, 2016 February 27, 2016 February 28, 2016 April 2, 2016 April 3, 2016 End of April 2016

FIN 5324 FIN 5324 FIN 5324 MGT 5371 MGT 5371 MGT 5371

Financial Statement Analysis Financial Statement Analysis Financial Statement Analysis Organizational Behavior & Org. Design Organizational Behavior & Org. Design Organizational Behavior & Org. Design OFF‐ wrap up Spring coursework

June 4, 2016

BECO 5310**

Economic Analysis for Business 

June 5, 2016 June 25, 2016 June 26, 2016 July 2016 August 2016

MGT 5391 MGT 5391 MGT 5391

Strategic and Global Management (MBA Capstone) Strategic and Global Management (MBA Capstone) Strategic and Global Management (MBA Capstone) OFF ‐ wrap up Summer course work Graduation! United Supermarkets Arena

Semester of Registration

Fall 2014 (3 hrs)

Residence 1 August 2014 (Completed)

Fall 2014 (3 hrs)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Spring 2015 (3 hrs)


Spring 2015 (3 hrs)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Spring 2015 (3 hrs)

Summer 2015 (3 hrs)

Summer 2015 (3 hrs)

Fall 2015 (3 hrs)

Fall 2015 (3 hrs)

Summer 2016 (3 hrs)

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ACCT 5301

Financial & Managerial Accounting

Fall 2014

Jan 5 Jan 6 Jan 7 Jan 8 Jan 9 Jan 10

MGT 5381 BA 5321 MGT 5372 FIN 5320 FIN 5320 ISQS 5330

Managing Innovation & Change Negotiation & Business Law Leadership & Ethics Financial Management Concepts Financial Management Concepts Decision Theory and Business Analytics

Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2014 Summer 2015 Summer 2015 Fall 2015

BECO 5310

Economic Analysis for Business

Spring 2015

Saturday Sunday

May 30 May 31

ISQS 5331 ISQS 5331

IT & Operations Management (12:30-6:30) IT & Operations Management (8:30-3:30)

Summer 2015 Summer 2015

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Aug 10 Aug 11 Aug 12 Aug 13 Aug 14 Aug 15

ISQS 5330 ISQS 5330 FIN 5320 MKT 5360 FIN 5324 MGT 5391

Decision Theory and Business Analytics Decision Theory and Business Analytics Financial Management Concepts Marketing Concepts & Strategies Financial Statement Analysis Strategic & Global Business (Capstone)

Fall 2015 Fall 2015 Summer 2015 Spring 2016 Spring 2016 Spring 2016

ISQS 5345

Statistical Concepts

Fall 2015

FIN 5324 FIN 5324 MKT 5360 MKT 5360

Financial Statement Analysis Financial Statement Analysis Marketing Concepts & Strategies

Spring 2016 Spring 2016 Spring 2016

Marketing Concepts & Strategies Strategic & Global Business (Capstone) Strategic & Global Business (Capstone)

Spring 2016 Spring 2016 Spring 2016

Managing Organizational Behavior & Org. Design (12:30-6:30) Managing Organizational Behavior & Org. Design (8:30-3:30)

Summer 2016 Summer 2016

Tax Accounting for Managers

Summer 2016


Jan 4 Jan 5 Jan 6 Jan 7 Jan 8 Jan 9

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Optional Attendance

Saturday Sunday

TBA MGT 5371 May 2016 MGT 5371


ACCT 5307

Attendance for BLAW 5390 May 30‐31, 2015 is optional. Attendance for BLAW 5390 on June 27, 2015 is required. 

* Distance course to be completed throughout the semester of registration. **Introduction day to the course on campus, remainder to be completed at a distance

TERM OF REGISTRATION Fall 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Spring 2015 Fall 2014 Fall 2014

Optional Attendance

Spring 2016 (3 hrs)

Summer 2016 (3 hrs)

Aug 11 Aug 12 Aug 13 Aug 14 Aug 15 Aug 16


Spring 2016 (3 hrs)

Spring 2016 (3 hrs)

MGT 5381 MGT 5381 BA 5321 BA 5321 MGT 5372 MGT 5372

Title Managing Innovation & Change Managing Innovation & Change Negotiation & Business Law Negotiation & Business Law Leadership & Ethics Leadership & Ethics


Residence 2 January 2015 (Completed)

BLAW 5390 BLAW 5390 BLAW 5390 ISQS 5330 ISQS 5330 ISQS 5330 FIN 5320 FIN 5320 FIN 5320 MKT 5360 MKT 5360 MKT 5360

Description Leadership & Ethics Leadership & Ethics Leadership & Ethics Information Technology & Operations Management Information Technology & Operations Management Information Technology & Operations Management OFF‐ wrap up Fall coursework holiday break Financial & Managerial Accounting Managing Innovation & Change Managing Innovation & Change Managing Innovation & Change Statistical Concepts for Business and Management Statistical Concepts for Business and Management Statistical Concepts for Business and Management OFF‐ wrap up Spring coursework Legal, Regulatory and Ethical Enviornment of Business  Legal, Regulatory and Ethical Enviornment of Business  Legal, Regulatory and Ethical Enviornment of Business  Decision Theory and Business Analytics Decision Theory and Business Analytics Decision Theory and Business Analytics Financial Management Concepts Financial Management Concepts Financial Management Concepts Marketing Concepts & Strategies  Marketing Concepts & Strategies  Marketing Concepts & Strategies 

Residence 3 August 2015

DISTANCE: November ‐ February

Course MGT 5372 MGT 5372 MGT 5372 ISQS 5331 ISQS 5331 ISQS 5331

Residence 4 January 2016

Date August 23, 2014 August 24, 2014 September 20, 2014 September 21, 2014 October 25, 2014 October 26, 2014 November 2014 December 2014 DISTANCE January 24, 2015 January 25, 2015 February 21, 2015 February 22, 2015 March 28, 2015 March 29, 2015 April 2015 May 30, 2015 ‐ optional May 31, 2015 ‐ optional June 27, 2015 June 28, 2015 July 25, 2015 July 26, 2015 August 22, 2015 August 23, 2015 September 19, 2015 September 20, 2015 October 24, 2015 October 25, 2015


The class schedule and courses are tailored to maximize the value and convenience to working professionals. All class meetings are also recorded and made available online in the event that you want to reference them while completing assignments. Classes meet on the dates below 9:00am‐5:30pm (breakfast is served at 8:15am), unless otherwise noted. Course schedule and sequence are subject to change.

August 2016

MGT 5391 MGT 5391


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