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MBA PLUS CERTIFICATE

The MBA Plus is a certificate program that provides graduates of an accredited graduate business program the opportunity to update their business education and explore new career paths in teaching by meeting the basic accreditation standard of having earned a minimum of 18 graduate hours in a discipline in order to teach a college-level course. The MBA Plus provides business professionals who hold master’s degrees in business with a means for keeping up with the ever-changing business environment and remaining competitive.

 

MBA PLUS EMPHASIS OPTIONS:

  • Accounting*
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Healthcare Management

*Undergraduate MACC Prerequisites are required.


REQUIREMENTS:

The MBA Plus Certificate requires completion of 18 graduate semester hours (six courses) in the area of emphasis, at least twelve of which must be earned at Gardner-Webb University. Students will be allowed to take more than the minimum number of credit hours if they wish. Students can transfer in up to 6 hours towards the 18-hour requirement for the certificate. Accounting emphasis students should meet the prerequisite requirements of the MAcc program in order to take MBA-Plus accounting courses.

 

ADMISSION PROCEDURES:

Prospective students must submit the following in order to be considered for the MBA Plus Program:

  • Graduate School of Business application
  • Official transcripts indicating master’s degree or equivalent awarded by a regionally accredited institution (transcript not required from GWU alumni)

 

ADMISSION PROCEDURES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

Prospective international students must submit the following in order to be considered for the MBA Plus Program:

  • Graduate School of Business application
  • Official transcripts indicating master’s degree or equivalent awarded by a regionally accredited institution (transcript not required from GWU alumni)
  • A copy of the most recent bank statement and one of the following: recent tax return OR copies of the last three pay stubs.
  • For additional requirements, see the “International Students’ Requirements” section above.

 

MBA PLUS COURSES:

ACCOUNTING
  • ACCT600
Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT601
Federal Income Tax *
  • ACCT602
Advanced Federal Income Tax *
  • ACCT603
Partnership & S Corporation Taxation *
  • ACCT604
Estate, Gifts, &Trust Planning *
  • ACCT606
Tax Research/Planning *
  • ACCT607
State and Local Taxation *
  • ACCT610
Advanced Accounting Information Systems*
  • ACCT611
Advanced Auditing (Capstone) *
  • ACCT612
Accounting Theory & Practice *
  • ACCT619
Cases in Taxation *
  • ACCT620
Cases in Financial/Managerial Accounting *
  • ACCT621
Government & Not-For-Profit Accounting *
  • ACCT625
Topics in Accounting *
  • ACCT630
Fraud Examination *
  • BADM644
Accounting Legal Issues and Ethics
  • ACCT622
Seminar in International Accounting *

* Must meet MAcc Program prerequisites or permission from professor or Director of Graduate Business Programs or Associate Dean.

 

ECONOMICS
  • BADM610
Managerial Economics
  • BADM611
Health Care Economics
  • BADM645
Seminar in International Economics
  • BADM648
Seminar in Economic Development
  • BADM692
Economics of Money, Banking, and Financial Markets
  • BADM696
Topics in Economics
  • INTL653
International Trade *

* Must have all MBA/IMBA Program Prerequisites or permission of the Director of the program or Associate Dean.

 

FINANCE
  • ACCT620
Cases in Financial/Managerial Accounting **
  • BADM620
Managerial Finance
  • BADM621
Investment and Portfolio Management
  • BADM622
Financial Institution Management
  • BADM692
Economics of Money, Banking, and Financial Markets
  • BADM697
Topics in Finance
  • INTL 651
International Finance

* Must have all MBA/IMBA Program Prerequisites or permission of the Director of the program or Associate Dean.

** Must meet MAcc Program prerequisites or permission from professor or Director of Graduate Business Programs or Associate Dean.

 

HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT
  • BADM605
Health Care Administration3 sem. hrs.
  • BADM606
Health Care Organization3 sem. hrs.
  • BADM611
Health Care Economics3 sem. hrs.
  • BADM626
Health Care Marketing3 sem. hrs.
  • BADM628
Managerial Epidemiology3 sem. hrs.
  • BADM641
Health Care Law and Ethics3 sem. hrs.

* Must have all MBA/IMBA Program Prerequisites or permission of the Director of the program or Associate Dean.

 

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
  • BADM608
Leadership: Theory and Practice3 sem. hrs.
  • BADM609
Organizational Staffing3 sem. hrs.
  • BADM612
Motivation and Reward Systems3 sem. hrs.
  • BADM613
Labor Relations and Force Governance3 sem. hrs.
  • BADM615
Human Judgment and Decision Making3 sem. hrs.
  • BADM630
Organizational Behavior3 sem. hrs.
  • BADM632
Human Resource Management3 sem. hrs.
  • BADM636
Managerial Communications3 sem. hrs.
  • BADM642
Employment Law3 sem. hrs.

* Must have all MBA/IMBA Program Prerequisites or permission of the Director of the program or Associate Dean.

 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
  • BADM645
International Economic Issues
  • INTL622
Seminar In International Accounting **
  • INTL636
Corporate And Intercultural Communications
  • INTL643
International Trade Law
  • INTL650
International Business
  • INTL651
International Finance
  • INTL652
International Marketing
  • INTL653
Seminar In International Trade (Capstone)
  • INTL695
Topics In International Business

* Must have all MBA/IMBA Program Prerequisites or permission of the Director of the program or Associate Dean.

** Must meet MAcc Program prerequisites or permission from professor or Director of Graduate Business Programs or Associate Dean.


MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
  • ACCT610
Advanced Accounting Information Systems **3 sem. hrs.
  • BADM634
Management Information Systems3 sem. hrs.
  • BADM637
Technical Trends in Management Information Systems3 sem. hrs.
  • BADM639
E-commerce and Internet Laws3 sem. hrs.
  • BADM647
Advanced Database and System Development3 sem. hrs.
  • BADM660
Advanced Data Communications, Networking, and Business Programming3 sem. hrs.
  • BADM698
Topics in Management Information Systems3 sem. hrs.

* Must have all MBA/IMBA Program Prerequisites or permission of the Director of the program or Associate Dean.

** Must meet MAcc Program prerequisites or permission from professor or Director of Graduate Business Programs or Associate Dean.


MARKETING
  • BADM625
Marketing Management
  • BADM626
Health Care Marketing
  • BADM654
Promotion Strategies
  • BADM658
Pricing Strategies
  • BADM695
Topics in Marketing
  • INTL652
International Marketing

* Must have all MBA/IMBA Program Prerequisites or permission of the Director of the program or Associate Dean.


MBA PLUS CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS:

Overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 in graduate studies.

  • Satisfactory completion of a total of 18 graduate hours in the selected emphasis.
  • Application for Completion of MBA PLUS Certificate. Due dates are published by the Registrar and are the same as graduation application.
  • Application Completion form and information is available at:
    http://www.gardner-webb.edu/academics/academic-programs/undergraduate-programs/schools/godbold-school-of-business/graduate/registration-information/graduation-certificate-completion/index.html 
  • If desired, participation in the presentation of Certificate during Hooding Ceremony.

It is the student's responsibility to be familiar with the preceding requirements for graduation.

 

For MBA-Plus Policies on Grades and Reports and Transfer Courses While on Suspension and Probation, see the Academic Information section of the catalog.

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

  • Registration Information Link.

 

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