Professional MBA Spring 2019

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Spring 2019



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Curriculum ACCT 5301 ACCT



Financial and Managerial Accounting

Financial & Managerial Accounting








Statistical Concepts for Business & Management




Decision Theory & Business Analytics




Information Technology & Operations Management




Financial Management Concepts

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




Marketing Concepts & Strategies




Managing Organizational Behavior & Org. Design

Tax Accounting for Managers




Leadership & Ethics




Strategic & Global Management (Capstone)




Marketing Forecasting & Analytics




Financial Statement Analysis

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




Managing Innovation & Change




Tax Accounting for Managers


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ACCT 5307

FIN 5320

Financial Management Concepts

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

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

Class Descriptions FIN 5324

ISQS 5331

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.

Financial Statement Analysis

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, forecasting, and quality control.

ISQS 5330

Decision Theory & Business Analytics

Examine normative and behavioral theories of decision making in business.

IT & Operations Mgmt.

MKT 5373

Marketing Forecasting & 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 5381

Managing Innovation & Change

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

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 Management

Global and local strategy formulation and implementation of corporate, business, and functional strategies. Professional MBA Program | 3


Now what? eRAIDER: You should have received your eRaider user name and an activation code from TTU 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 4 | 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 your: Raiderlink Account Activation

TTU email: Your official email for ALL communications 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. Registration You are automatically registered for classes. Contact Jessica Carrillo regarding questions or conflicts with your schedule. Books & Materials Textbooks, 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). 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:


Pay Enrollment Deposit See page 7 for payment details.

2 Activate your eraider account. 3

Set up your TTU email. Monitor for communications with any information regarding pre-

Need Help with TTU accounts? or call 806-742-HELP

Coming from out of town? A few of our partner hotels with

“Rawls College MBA” rates: The Overton


Watch for an email invitation from Rawls Grad office regarding ebooks downloaded to your Amazon Account, prior to class. In Raiderlink

Go to “My Tab” a “Manage my Finances” a “Student Business Services” and fill out the below forms online: Financial Responsibility Agreement Consent to do business electronically

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Rental Cars MBA account code: EHSB65A National Enterprise code: ENT

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Resources 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 DIRECTOR

2019 - 2020 MEETING DATES [May be subject to change] Weekend Cohort 19A

June 1 - June 2, 2019 June 29 - June 30, 2019 Aug. 24 - Aug. 25, 2019 ✉

Sept. 21 - Sept. 22, 2019


Oct. 26 - Oct. 27, 2019 ✉

806.834.2038 6 | Professional MBA Program

Jan. 25 - Jan. 26, 2020 Feb. 29 - Mar. 1, 2020


Meals: Saturday lunch 11:30am – 12:30pm Sunday breakfast 7:45 – 8:30 am lunch 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm *Meal and snack times may vary based on class schedules

Feb. 23 - Feb. 24, 2019


Dr. Mayukh Dass ASSOC. DEAN

Saturday 12:30pm – 6:30 pm Sunday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Jan. 26 - Jan. 27, 2019 Mar. 23 - Mar. 24, 2019



(Entering January 2019) ✉

Wendy Arnett SR. DIRECTOR




Career Management Center Professional MBA Rawls Writing Center BA Computing Services Rawls Newsletter Wall Street Journal

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

Paying Your Bill $500 ENROLLMENT DEPOSIT

Enrollment Deposit: Semester 1: Semester 2: Semester 3: Semester 4: Semester 5: Semester 6:

500 9,000 9,000 9,000 9,000 9,000 9,000

Total Cost:


This is a one-time fee, paid with credit/debit card at Rawls Grad Portal SEMESTER TUITION FEES These fees are paid each semester and can be paid with credit/debit card, or webcheck on: Raiderlink a MyTech tab a Manage My Finances a eBill

*Non-Texas residents incur additional surcharges each semester.

Or, you may also write a check

Contact the Graduate Programs Office for details.

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

Upon acceptance to the program, students are required to pay an enrollment deposit of $500 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 and lodging are not included. Refunds $500 Enrollment deposit: 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

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. ✉ Employer reimbursment Official transcripts: Request from Registrar’s office through Raiderlink. Statement of course completion: ✉ 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. Professional MBA Program | 7

Payment 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 2019 - 2020 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 month. See Touchnet in the Student eBill System for due dates. 8 | Professional MBA Program

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

Program Fee Refunds The Enrollment Deposit will be refunded if for any reason the program cannot be offered. The enrollment deposit will not be refunded howev-

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

Military & Veteran Programs:

students are responsible for any re-

tuition as charged by the University,

The Texas Tech office of Military &

maining account balance. Financial

University fees, program, books and

Veterans Programs (MVP) assists

aid loans are available for veterans

materials, and meals fees charged by

veterans with educational bene-

needing additional assistance.

Rawls College. Hazelwood cannot

Semester Program Fees

fits. Contact the TTU MVP office

VA Certifying Official:

exempt fees designated by Rawls

The semester program fee is 100%

for specifics on applying benefits

Debra Crosby ✉ 806.742.6877

College. Students, eligible for Ha-

refundable for students who

towards the Working Professional

officially withdraw from the pro-

MBA Program.

Hazlewood Exemption

14% of the tuition covered. Rawls

Hazlewood Exemption

This exemption is a semester based

provides additional assistance to

TTU Military & Veterans Programs

program. An authorization and

Hazelwood students. This assis-

GI Bill/Chapter Benefits

approval form is due each se-

tance covers about 20% of tuition

be available on a case-by-case basis

TTU MVP communicates with the

mester immediately following

and fees. Exemptions may not cover

for students who withdraw once

Veteran’s Administration (VA) to fa-

course registration. Veterans must

entire program cost, and students

courses begin.

cilitate payments. It is the student’s

currently reside in Texas. Exemp-

are responsible for any remaining


responsibility to initiate contact

tions may not cover entire program

account balance.

with MVP and provide necessary

cost and students are responsible

MVP contact: Luke Stone ✉

documentation to be certified for

for any remaining account balance.

benefits. Chapter benefits may

Fees associated with the Working

* Forms must be submitted to the

not cover entire program cost and

Professionals program consist of

gram prior to the first day of that semester according to the academic calendar, or receipt of course materials. A prorated refund may

Withdrawal Information

zelwood at 100%, will receive about

806.834.8831 MVP office each semester. Professional MBA Program | 9

Financial Aid

Questions? TTU Financial Aid Heather Cardenas ✉ 806-834-1440

Professional MBA 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. 10 | 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 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 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 Professional MBA Program | 11

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