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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 DIRECTOR ✉

806.834.3328 Wendy Arnett SR. DIRECTOR ✉



Dr. Bill Pasewark ASSOC. DEAN ✉


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Financial and Managerial Accounting




Legal, Regulatory, Ethical Environment of Business




Statistical Concepts for Business & Management




Decision Theory & Business Analytics




Information Technology & Operations Management




Financial Management Concepts




Marketing Concepts & Strategies




Managing Organizational Behavior & Org. Design




Leadership & Ethics




Strategic & Global Business (Capstone)




Marketing Analytics




Financial Statement Analysis




Managing Innovation & Change




Tax Accounting for Managers




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Class Descriptions ACCT 5301

FIN 5320

ISQS 5330

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

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.

Financial & Managerial Accounting

Financial Management Concepts

FIN 5324 ACCT 5307

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.

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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, forecasting, and quality control.

Decision Theory & Business Analytics

ISQS 5331

IT & Operations Mgmt.

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

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 cogni-

tive 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.

Class Registraion and Textbooks Graduate Services will register all Working Professionals for classes, and provide an iPad for textbooks. The iPad is yours to keep; textbooks will be delivered electronically via the Amazon Kindle App. You will automatically recieve books in your account as they are ordered by the Graduate Services office. See page 14 to get started.

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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 -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. See Blackboard for the classes your cohort will be registered for each semester. Books & Materials Textbooks, iPad, 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.

Access to TTU Recreation Center or Athletic Tickets are provided as part of your tuition. If you are interested in taking advantage of either of these, it requires two steps: fill out the “Elect To Pay” form (EACH SEMESTER that you are enrolled), and email the Graduate Services Office with your intention so we can ensure you’re not charged by Student Business Services. Check box “Athletic Fee (TID9)” and /or box “Recreation Center Fee (TID7)” * We do not reimburse (TID8) Medical Services fee or (TA28) TTAP Athletic Fee.

Athletic tickets will get you into the student section for games. (No guaranteed access, admission is first come, first served.)

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.] *Meal times may vary based on class schedules

MEETING DATES (Cohort 17A )* Jan. 28 - Jan. 29, 2017 Feb. 25 - Feb. 26, 2017 Mar. 25 - March 26, 2017 April 22 - April 23, 2017 June 3 - June 4, 2017 June 24 - June 25, 2017 * ALL SCHEDULES are subject to change, Future dates TBD




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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Paying Your Bill

[ 2016 - 2017 ]

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:


*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, 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 before cost is 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 Rec. 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:

Kelsey Black ✉ 806.834.3328 Rawls is not responsible for payments or reimbursements a student may receive from an employer, military, or other parties. Students are required to make timely payments, regardless of employer reimbursements or financial aid.


$500 Advance Program Fee


RAIDERLINK Rawls Grad Portal



a a


Use RaiderLink TTU online eBill

(paid each semester)


a a

Semester Fee




Payable to: Texas Tech University (Put your R# on check) Addressed 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.

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 in (4) equal installments in the Spring and Fall. Note: class or receive course materials until the account is paid and considered current by the Rawls College of Business. Grades may be withheld for Summer installment payment plans are not available. non-payment. University Payment Plan 2015 - 2016 Enrollment fee: $25 per semester. A partial payment will not automatically enroll students in the payment plan. Learn about enrolling through: Student eBill Installments are due one time per month, around the 25th of each month. See Touchnet in the Student eBill System for due dates. 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) in accordance with due dates set by the University calendar. 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 howev-

Veterans 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 The semester program fee is 100%

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


materials. A prorated refund may

GI Bill/Chapter Benefits

Hazlewood Exemption

be available on a case-by-case basis

TTU MVP communicates with the

This exemption is a semester based

for students who withdraw once

Veteran’s Administration (VA) to fa-

program. An authorization and

courses begin.

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.

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

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

towards the Working Professional MBA Program.

refundable for students who


semester according to the academic calendar, or receipt of course

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, any remaining monies will

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

are 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

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

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 “TTU 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 the 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


Ready for Class?

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


Pay Advance Program Fee See page 9 for payment details.


Activate your eraider account.


Set up your TTU email. Monitor for communications with any information regarding pre-work before week 1.



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

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DRAFT June 2016

*Dates are subject to change;17A Class Schedule and Degree Plan* notifications will be made.

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

Coming from out of town? Ask our partner hotels about “Rawls College MBA” rates: The Overton Walking distance from Rawls, airport shuttle available. Stephanie Wade 806-776-7090 Reservations

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

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

Date January 28, 2017 January 29, 2017 February 25, 2017 February 26, 2017 March 25, 2017 March 26, 2017 April 22, 2017 April 23, 2017 June 3, 2017 June 4, 2017 June 24, 2017 June 25, 2017 DISTANCE June 26‐ Sept. July 2016 August 2017 August 2017 September 2017 September 2017 October 2017 October 2017 DISTANCE Nov 2017‐ Jan 2018 January 2018 January 2018 February 2018 February 2018 March 2018 March 2018 April 2018 April 2018 May/June 2018 May/June 2018 June 2018 June 2018 July 2017 August 2018 August 2018 September 2018 September 2018 October 1, 2018 October 1, 2018 November 2018 December 2018


Course Title

MGT 5372

Leadership & Ethics

ISQS 5330

Decision Theory & Business Analytics

MGT 5381

Managing Innovation & Change

MKT 5360

Marketing Concepts & Strategies

ACCT 5301

Financial & Managerial Accounting

Semester of  Registration

Spring 2017 (9 hours)

Summer 2017 (6 hours)

No campus attendance‐ work on summer coursework FIN 5320

Financial Management Concepts Fall 2017  (6 hours)

MGT 5371

Organizational Behavior & Organizational Design

BLAW 5390

Legal, Regulatory & Ethical Environment of Business

ISQS 5345

Statistical Concepts for Business and Management

MKT 5373

Marketing Analytics

FIN 5324

Financial Statement Analysis

Spring 2018 (9 hours)

Summer 2018 (6 hours) ISQS 5331

Information Technology & Operations Management

No campus attendance‐ work on summer coursework ACCT 5307

MGT 5391

Tax Accounting for Managers Strategic & Global Management (MBA Capstone) (must earn grade of B or better in Capstone to graduate) 

No campus attendance‐ work on coursework Graduation!

Fall 2018 (6 hours)

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