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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:

Jessica Carrillo jessica.carrillo@ttu.edu ✉

806.834.3328 Wendy Arnett SR. DIRECTOR wendy.arnett@ttu.edu ✉

806.834.2773

Academics:

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

806.834.2038

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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

ISQS

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

5373

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

Class meetings are recorded and are available online for students who wish to reference lectures while working on assignments.

ACCT 5301

FIN 5324

ISQS 5331

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

In-depth financial analysis leading to equity valuation.

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

ACCT 5307

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.

Financial & Managerial Accounting

Tax Accounting for Managers

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

FIN 5320

Financial Management Concepts

Essential financial management concepts with applications to financial decision making in organizations. Emphasis on cases and computer financial models. 4 | Working Professional MBA Program

Financial Statement Analysis

ISQS 5345

Statistical Concepts for Business & Management

ISQS 5330

Decision Theory & Business Analytics

Examine normative and behavioral theories of decision making in business.

IT & Operations Mgmt.

MKT 5373

Marketing Analytics

For future managers who want to learn about advanced forecasting and analytical tools and apply them in making business decisions.

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.

MGT 5372 Leadership & Ethics Apply alternative leadership and ethical perspectives through cognitive skill building and experiential 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.

MEETING DATES [May be subject to change]

WEEKEND COHORT 17C entering August 2017 Aug. 19 - Aug. 20, 2017 Sept. 23 - Sept. 24, 2017

CLASS & MEAL TIMES WEEKEND PROGRAM Saturday 12:30 – 6:30 pm Sunday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm lunch 11:30 am – 12:30 pm [Sat.] breakfast 7:45 – 8:30 am [Sun.] lunch 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm [Sun.]

Oct. 28 - Oct. 29, 2017 Jan. 20 - Jan. 21, 2018

*Meal times may vary based on class schedules

Feb. 24 - Feb. 25, 2018 Mar. 24 - Mar. 25, 2018 April 28 - April 29, 2018 Jun. 2 - Jun. 3, 2018 FUTURE DATES TBD

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 Writing help BA Computing Services Rawls Newsletter Wall Street Journal

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I GOT IN,

Now what?

(REALLY IMPORTANT THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW)

eRAIDER: You should have received your eRaider user name 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 user name & activation code? Send full name, birth date 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; please monitor regularly. 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. Registration You are automatically registered for classes. Contact Kelsey Black regarding questions or conflicts with your schedule. 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 a TTU MyTech tab a Manage My Enrollment a Grades 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.

Follow these steps prior to your first visit to campus:

1

Pay Advance Program Fee

2

Activate your eraider account.

3

Set up your TTU email.

See page 9 for payment details.

Monitor for communications with any information regarding pre-work before week 1.

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Need Help with TTU accounts? ithelpcentral@ttu.edu or call 806-742-HELP

Coming from out of town? Ask our partner hotels about “Rawls College MBA” rates: The Overton

Watch for an email invitation from Kelsey Black regarding ebooks downloaded to your Amazon Account, prior to class.

Walking distance from Rawls, airport shuttle available. Stephanie Wade 806-776-7090

Ashmore Inn

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Email Rawls Grad Office Attach signed forms sent in your “New Student” packet or from the below links: Student Code of Conduct Financial Responsibility Agreement Consent to do business electronically

Airport shuttle available. Ask about shuttle to TTU. Call 800-785-0061 Reservations

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Paying Your Bill

[ 2017 - 2018 ]

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

500 8,167 8,167 8,167 8,167 8,167 8,167

Total Cost:

$49,500*

*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. 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, or prior to costs incurred. Semester Program Fees: Subject to University withdrawal. See Refund schedule on Detailed Academic Calendar Bordering State Tuition Waiver Students living in bordering states

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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. Questions?: Jessica Carrillo ✉ Employer reimbursment Official transcripts: Request from Registrar’s office through Raiderlink. Statement of course completion: Jessica Carrillo ✉ 806.834.3328 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.


$500 Advance Program Fee

CREDIT / DEBIT CARD

Rawls Grad Portal

PAYING WITH RAIDERLINK ENTER ERAIDER

(username/password)

a a

TTUMYTECH TAB

Use RaiderLink TTU online eBill

(paid each semester)

MANAGE MY FINANCES (on left)

a a

Semester Fee

CREDIT CARDS & WEBCHECKS

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.

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 employ Option 1: Payment in full on or before the due date er reimbursements or financial aid. Students with a past due account on the invoice. 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 Option 2: University Payment Plan. Allows payments to be made class or receive course materials until the account is paid and considered in (4) equal installments in the Spring and Fall. current by the Rawls College of Business. Grades may be withheld for Note: Summer installment plans are not available. non-payment. University Payment Plan 2017 - 2018 Enrollment fee: $25 per semester. A partial payment will not Cancellation For Non-Payment Of Tuition & Fees automatically enroll students in the payment plan. Learn about Cancellation and withdrawal from the program may result if accounts are enrolling through: not paid in full (or student has not enrolled in a payment plan) within 30 Student eBill days of the program due dates as published in the University calendar. Installments are due one time per month, around the 25th of each * You can still enroll after the first month. See Touchnet in the installment due date has passed. Program Fee Refunds Student eBill System for due dates. The advance program fee will be refunded if for any reason the program cannot be offered. The advance program fee will not be refunded howev10 | Working Professional MBA Program


Veterans Military & Veteran Programs:

benefits. Chapter benefits may

not cover entire program cost and

The Texas Tech office of Military &

not cover entire program cost and

students are responsible for any

Veterans Programs (MVP) assists

students are responsible for any re-

remaining account balance.

veterans with educational bene-

maining account balance. Financial

The semester program fee is 100%

fits. Contact the TTU MVP office

aid loans are available for veterans

MVP contact: Bernice Flett ✉

refundable for students who

for specifics on applying benefits

needing additional assistance.

officially withdraw from the pro-

towards the Working Professional

gram prior to the first day of that

MBA Program.

VA Certifying Official:

semester according to the academ-

Hazlewood Exemption

Debra Crosby ✉

TTU Military & Veterans Programs

806.742.6877

courses begin.

GI Bill/Chapter Benefits

Hazlewood Exemption

806.742.3170

TTU MVP communicates with the

This exemption is a semester based

Withdrawal Information

Veteran’s Administration (VA) to fa-

program. An authorization and

cilitate payments. It is the student’s

approval form is due each semes-

responsibility to initiate contact

ter immediately following course

with MVP and provide necessary

registration. Veterans must current-

documentation to be certified for

ly reside in Texas. Exemptions may

er, after the program has incurred costs related to the student, or after 30 days prior to the first day of class. Semester Program Fees

ic calendar, or receipt of course materials. A prorated refund may

806.742.6877

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

be available on a case-by-case basis for students who withdraw once

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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 a TTU MyTech tab a Student 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 a TTU MyTech tab a Manage My Finances a Student 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 term GPA is below 3.0 while on 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 institution 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: 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

WEEKEND classes meet: 12:30 PM – 6:30 PM on Saturdays 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM on Sundays

[ SUBJECT TO CHANGE ]

WEEKEND 17C

17C Class Schedule and Degree Plan*

Date August 19, 2017 August 20, 2017 September 23, 2017 September 24, 2017 October 28, 2017 October 29, 2017 DISTANCE November ‐ February January 20, 2018 January 21, 2018 February 24, 2018 February 25, 2018 March 24, 2018 March 25, 2018 April 28, 2018 April 29, 2018 June 2, 2018 June 3, 2018 June 30, 2018 July 1, 2018 DISTANCE July ‐ August August 2018 August 2018 September 2018 September 2018 October 2018 October 2018 November ‐ December January 2019 January 2019 February 2019 February 2019 March 2019 March 2019 April 2019 April 2019 May/June 2019 May/June 2019 June 2019 June 2019 August 2019

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

Semester of  Registration

Fall 2017 (9 hours)

Spring 2018 (9 hours)

Summer 2018  (6 hours)

Fall 2018 (6 hours) MKT 5373

Marketing Analytics

No campus attendance ‐ work on coursework FIN 5324

Financial Statement Analysis Spring 2019       (6 hours)

ISQS 5331

Information Technology & Operations Management

ACCT 5307

Tax Accounting for Managers

MGT 5391

Strategic & Global Management (MBA Capstone*)

Summer 2019     (6 hours)

(*must earn grade of B or better in Capstone course)

Graduation!

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to remain in good academic standing. Students must have a program GPA of at least 3.0 in order to graduate.

All class meetings are recorded to Mediasite and made available to students at http://execmedia.ba.ttu.edu for reference. 

14 | Working Professional MBA Saturday classes meet 12:30‐6:30. Sunday classes meet 8:30‐3:30.  Program *Subject to change. Courses without dates TBD after release of Academic calendars and TTU football schedule. 

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TTU Working Professional MBA Handbook for Fall 2017 cohorts Weekend 17C & Week-Block 17B