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GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

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 kelsey.black@ttu.edu ✉

806.834.3328

Academics:

Dr. Bill Pasewark ASSOC. DEAN w.pasewark@ttu.edu ✉

806.834.2038

Recruiting & Marketing:

Mary Frances Weatherly DIRECTOR mary.weatherly@ttu.edu ✉

806.834.8428

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WORKING PROFESSIONAL

Curriculum

ACCT

5301

Financial and Managerial Accounting

3

BLAW

5390

Legal, Regulatory, Ethical Environment of Business

3

ISQS

5345

Statistical Concepts for Business & Management

3

ISQS

5330

Decision Theory & Business Analytics

3

MKT

5331

Information Technology & Operations Management

3

FIN

5320

Financial Management Concepts

3

MKT

5360

Marketing Concepts & Strategies

3

MGT

5371

Managing Organizational Behavior & Org. Design

3

MGT

5372

Leadership & Ethics

3

MGT

5391

Strategic & Global Business (Capstone)

3

MKT

TBA

Marketing Analytics

3

FIN

5324

Financial Statement Analysis

3

MGT

5381

Managing Innovation & Change

3

ACCT

5307

Tax Accounting for Managers

3

42

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

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Class Descriptions ACCT 5307

Tax Accounting for Managers

ACCT 5301

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

Financial & Managerial Accounting

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

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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.

casting, and quality control.

FIN 5320

ISQS 5330

Financial Management Concepts

Decision Theory & Business Analytics

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

Examine normative and behavioral theories of decision making in business.

ISQS 5331

FIN 5324

Financial Statement Analysis

In-depth financial analysis leading to equity valuation.

ISQS 5345

Statistical Concepts for Business & Management

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, fore-

Information Technology & Operations Management

MKT 5353

Supply Chain Management

Managing the flow of goods, services, finances, and information from point of origin to point of consumption in global supply chains. Emphasis on the strategic role of supply chain management as a source of competitive advantage and value creation.

MKT 5360

Marketing Concepts & Strategies


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.

MGT 5371

Managing Organizational Behavior & Organizational Design

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

learning to accelerate development as authentic leaders.

MGT 5391

MBA Capstone Course Strategic & Global Business

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

MGT 5381

Managing Innovation & Change

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

BLAW 5390

Legal, Regulatory, Ethical Environment of Business

Examine the legal, regulatory, and ethical issues that arise in the conduct of business to develop a capacity for recognizing and dealing with such issues.

MGT 5372

Leadership & Ethics

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I GOT IN,

Now what?

(REALLY IMPORTANT THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW)

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 -4 information; TC LO billing and payments; personal information; WEEKEND financial LOT R23 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. Unless otherwise indicated, park in west lot R23 on weekends. WeekBlock: parking instructions will be emailed prior to your arrival. Registation You are automatically registered for classes. Visit Blackboard for the classes your cohort will be registered for each semester. Books & Materials Textbooks, iPad 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 15B entering August 2015 Residence 1

Aug. 10 - Aug. 15, 2015

Residence 2

Jan. 4 - Jan. 9, 2016

Residence 3

Aug. 15 - Aug. 20, 2016

Residence 4

Jan. 9 - Jan. 14, 2017

WEEKEND COHORT 15C entering August 2015 Aug. 22 - Aug. 23, 2015 Sept. 19 - Sept. 20, 2015 Oct. 24 - Oct. 25, 2016

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

ONLINE RESOURCES RAWLS RESOURCES

CAMPUS RESOURCES

Career Management Center

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

Rawls Working Professional Site

Jan. 23 - Jan. 24, 2016

Writing help

Feb. 27 - Feb. 28, 2016

BA Computing Services

April 2 - April 3, 2016 April 30 - May 1, 2016 June 25, - June 26, 2016 FUTURE DATES TBD

Rawls Newsletter Wall Street Journal

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Paying Your Bill

[ 2014 - 2015 ]

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

500 7,416 7,416 7,416 7,416 7,416 7,416

Total Cost:

$45,000*

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

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

Bordering State Tuition Waiver Students living in bordering states may be eligible. Must reapply each semester: Student Business Services

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.

Student Recreation Center & Athletic Tickets Admission is provided for free upon request and must be renewed each semester. See: Blackboard Questions? contact: Kelsey Black ✉

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, or prior to costs incurred. Semester Program Fees: Subject to University withdrawal. See Refund schedule on Detailed Academic Calendar

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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.


CREDIT CARD

Call Carolyn Cason: 806-742-3184

$500 Advance Program Fee

ENTER ERAIDER

Use RaiderLink TTU online eBill

(paid each semester)

TTUMYTECH TAB MANAGE MY FINANCES (on left)

a a

CREDIT CARDS & WEBCHECKS

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

(username/password)

a a

CHECK

Semester Fee

PAYING WITH RAIDERLINK

STUDENT BUSINESS SERVICES

CHECK

Payable to: Texas Tech University Put your R# on check Mail to: Student Business Services Box 41099, Lubbock, TXÂ 79409-1099

EBILL

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Payment

OPTIONS

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.

Future installments are due one time per month, around the 25th of each month. See Touchnet in the Student eBill System for due dates. 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.

Option 1: Payment in full on or before the due date on the invoice.

Past Due Accounts Students are responsible to make timely payments regardless of employ Option 2: University Payment Plan. Allows payments to be made er reimbursements or financial aid. Students with a past due account in (4) equal installments in the Spring and Fall. will not be registered for future semester courses and may not receive financial aid funds. In addition, the student may not be allowed to attend University Payment Plan 2015 - 2016 Enrollment fee: $25 per semester. A partial payment will not automatical- class or receive course materials until the account is paid and considered current by the Rawls College of Business. Grades may be withheld for ly enroll students in the payment plan. Learn about enrolling through: Student eBill non-payment. SPRING 2015 | INSTALLMENTS 1st: *Aug. 17, 2015 2nd: TBD 3rd: TBD 10 | Working Professional MBA Program

* You can still enroll after the first installment due date has passed.

Cancellation For Non-Payment Of Tuition & Fees Cancellation and withdrawal from the program may result if accounts are not paid in full (or student has not enrolled in a payment plan) within 30 days of the program due dates as published in the University calendar.


Veterans Program Fee Refunds The advance program fee will be refunded if for any reason the program 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. Semester Program Fees

Military & Veteran Programs:

benefits. Chapter benefits may

MVP contact: Bernice Flett ✉

The Texas Tech office of Military &

not cover entire program cost and

Veterans Programs (MVP) assists

students are responsible for any re-

veterans with educational bene-

maining account balance. Financial

fits. Contact the TTU MVP office

aid loans are available for veterans

for specifics on applying benefits

needing additional assistance. VA Certifying Official:

Hazlewood Exemption

Debra Crosby ✉

TTU Military & Veterans Programs

806.742.6877

semester according to the academ-

GI Bill/Chapter Benefits

Hazlewood Exemption

ic calendar, or receipt of course

TTU MVP communicates with the

This exemption is a semester based

materials. A prorated refund may

Veteran’s Administration (VA) to fa-

program. An authorization and

cilitate payments. It is the student’s

approval form is due each semester

responsibility to initiate contact

immediately following course reg-

with MVP and provide necessary

istration. Veterans must currently

documentation to be certified for

reside in Texas.

refundable for students who

* Forms must be submitted to the MVP office each semester.

towards the Working Professional MBA Program.

The semester program fee is 100%

806.742.6877

officially withdraw from the program prior to the first day of that

be available on a case-by-case basis for students who withdraw once courses begin. 806.742.3170 Withdrawal Information

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APPLY FOR

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 ttu.edu 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


Policy

& 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 Up to six hours of graduate credit from an AACSB accredited instuition may transfer. Must have a B or above, and the course must have content comparable to that offered by Texas Tech. Final approval of transfer credit is made at the discretion of the graduate dean and must be secured prior to entering the program. 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.

Class Schedule

Updated Jan 2016

WEEKEND classes meet: 12:30 PM – 6:30 PM on Saturdays 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM on Sundays WEEK-BLOCK classes meet: Mon. - Sat. 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

[ SUBJECT TO CHANGE ]

Graduate & Professional Programs

Block 15B Working Professional MBA Schedule

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 beginning at 8:15am), unless otherwise noted.  Course schedule and sequence are subject to change. Each course in the program is 3 credit hours.

WEEK-BLOCK 15B MGT 5381 MGT 5381 ISQS 5330 ISQS 5330 MGT 5372 MGT 5372

Managing Innovation & Change Managing Innovation & Change Decision Theory and Business Analytics Decision Theory and Business Analytics Leadership & Ethics Leadership & Ethics

TERM OF  REGISTRATION Fall 2015 Fall 2015 Spring 2016 Spring 2016 Fall 2015 Fall 2015

ACCT 5301

Financial & Managerial Accounting

Fall 2015

MGT 5381 ISQS 5330 MGT 5372 FIN 5320 FIN 5320 MKT 5360

ISQS 5345

Managing Innovation & Change Decision Theory and Business Analytics Leadership & Ethics Financial Management Concepts Financial Management Concepts Marketing Concepts & Strategies Statistical Concepts for Business

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

MGT 5371

Managing Organizational Behavior & Org. Design (12:30‐6:30)

Summer 2016

Residence 1  August 2015

Course

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

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

Residence 2 January 2016

DISTANCE

Residence 3 August 2016

Optional Attendance  June 2016

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday DISTANCE

Jan 4 Jan 5 Jan 6 Jan 7 Jan 8 Jan 9

Saturday

June 4

Sunday

June 5

MGT 5371

Managing Organizational Behavior & Org. Design (8:30‐3:30)

Summer 2016

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Aug 15 Aug 16 Aug 17 Aug 18 Aug 19 Aug 20

MKT 5360 MKT 5360 FIN 5320 FIN 5324 MKT TBA MGT 5391

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

Fall 2016 Fall 2016 Summer 2016 Spring 2017 Spring 2017 Spring 2017

BLAW 5390

Business Law

Fall 2016

FIN 5324 FIN 5324 MKT 5373 MKT 5373

Financial Statement Analysis Financial Statement Analysis Marketing Analytics

Spring 2017 Spring 2017 Spring 2017

Marketing Analytics Strategic & Global Business (MBA Capstone) Strategic & Global Business (MBA Capstone)

Spring 2017 Spring 2017 Spring 2017

Information Technology & Operations Management (12:30‐6:30)

Summer 2017

Information Technology & Operations Management (8:30‐3:30)

Summer 2017

Tax Accounting for Managers

Summer 2017

Residence 4 January 2017

DISTANCE

Optional Attendance  May 2017

Title

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Saturday Sunday DISTANCE

Jan 9 Jan 10 Jan 11 Jan 12 Jan 13 Jan 14

MGT 5391 MGT 5391

ISQS 5331 TBA  May 2017  ISQS 5331 ACCT 5307

August 2017

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                          Graduate & Professional Programs

WEEKEND 15C

15C Class Schedule and Degree Plan*

The class schedule and courses are tailored to maximize value and convenience for working professionals.  All class meetings are also recorded and made available online for reference.  Saturday classes meet 12:30‐6:30. Sunday classes meet 8:30‐3:30. *Subject to change

Date August 22, 2015 August 23, 2015 September 19, 2015 September 20, 2015 October 24, 2015 October 25, 2015 DISTANCE November ‐ February January 23, 2016 January 24,  2016 February 27, 2016 February 28, 2016 April 2, 2016 April 3, 2016 April 30, 2016 May 1, 2016 June 4, 2016 June 5, 2016 June 25, 2016 June 26, 2016 DISTANCE June ‐ August August 27, 2016 August 28, 2016 September 24, 2016 September 25, 2016 October 29, 2016 October 30, 2016 November ‐ December January 2017 January 2017 February 2017 February 2017 March 2017 March 2017 April 2017 April 2017 May 2017 May 2017 June 2017 June 2017 August 2017

Course

Course Title

MGT 5372

Leadership & Ethics

ISQS 5330

Decision Theory

ACCT 5301

Financial & Managerial Accounting

MKT 5360

Marketing Concepts & Strategies

MGT 5381

Managing Innovation & Change

FIN 5320

Financial Management Concepts

MGT 5371

Organizational Behavior & Organizational Design

BLAW 5390 

Legal, Reg., Ethical Env. of Business

ISQS 5345

Statistics

MKT 5373

Marketing Analytics

Semester of  Registration

Fall 2015 (6 hours)

Spring 2016 (9 hours)

Summer 2016  (6 hours)

Fall 2016 (6 hours)

No campus attendance ‐ work on coursework FIN 5324

Financial Statement Analysis Spring 2017       (6 hours)

ISQS 5331

Information Technology & Operations Management

ACCT 5307

Tax Accounting for Managers Summer 2017     (6 hours)

MGT 5391

Strategic & Global Management (Capstone) Graduation!

Graduation!

                                                       Box 42101 Lubbock, TX 79409          T: (806)742‐3184               rawls.mba@ttu.edu

Box 42101 Lubbock, TX 79409             T: (806)742‐3184             F: (806)742‐3958             rawls.mba@ttu.edu                                      

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TTU Working Professional MBA handbook for Fall 2015 cohorts Weekend 15C & Week-Block 15B