Graduate Catalog 2015-2016 [Archived Catalog]

Alton W. and Lois H. Overton Graduate School of Business

Administration

Scott Hicks, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Dean, School of Business
Associate Professor of Business

Anita Satterlee, B.S., M.A., Ed.D.
Associate Dean, School of Business
Professor of Business

David Calland, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Associate Dean, School of Business
Associate Professor of Business

Michael J. Hart, B.S., M.S., M.A.R., Ed.D.
Chair, Information Technology, Informatics, Information Systems
Associate Professor of Information Technology

Gene Sullivan, B.S., M.S., M.R.E., Ph.D., CPA
Program Director, Doctor of Business Administration
Professor of Accounting

Eric Richardson, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Human Resources, International Business, Management, Project Management
Associate Professor of Business

Terrence Conner, B.S., M.A.
Chair, School of Business
Assistant Professor of Business

Mike Floyd, B.S., M.A.R.
Online Chair, School of Business
Adjunct Instructor, School of Religion

Emily Knowles, B.S., M.A.
Chair, School of Business
Assistant Professor of Business

Melanie Hicks, B.S., M.B.A., D.B.A.
Director of Accreditation
Chair, Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics
Professor of Accounting

Earl Smith, B.S., M.B.A.
Online Chair
Assistant Professor of Business


FACULTY
The faculty roster can be viewed online at https://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?action=faculty&PID=19959&CatID=23 where faculty can be searched for by Department.


ACCREDITATION
Liberty University’s School of Business has achieved voluntary accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), demonstrating it has met standards of business education that promote teaching excellence.

As this is the graduate catalog, can we just include the following

Graduate programs that have achieved accredited status include:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Accounting

Graduate programs that are candidates for accreditation include:

  • Master of Science in Information Systems
  • Master of Science in Marketing
  • Doctor of Business Administration

PURPOSE
To educate our business students with the values, knowledge, and skills they need in the development of the whole person to enable them to impact their world. Inherent in this mission are the following fundamental imperatives:

  1. That all teaching be given within a distinctively Christian worldview.
  2. That the Word of God be honored as the final authority for life and practice.
  3. That justice and ethics be exalted within a context of limited government and a free market system in a global economy.
  4. That all of life’s tasks are sacred and are to be done as unto the Lord.
  5. That the education process be a collaboration with faculty and staff, helping to transform students into self-sufficient, lifelong learners.
  6. That courses of instruction be designed and delivered to provide our graduates with a competitive advantage as they pursue their chosen careers.

TRANSFER OF CREDIT
Applicants may transfer coursework based on the program to which they are applying. Please refer to the  Transfer Credit Matrix in the Graduate Admissions section of this Catalog for specific hour amounts.  In order for a transferred course to replace a Liberty University core course, the following requirements must be met:

  1. The school at which the course was taken must be appropriately accredited.
  2. The course credit must be at least three semester hours or five quarter hours.
  3. The student must have earned a grade of B- or better in the course.
  4. The course must overlap one of Liberty’s core courses by at least 80%. The course(s) to be transferred must have been completed within seven years of the start date of the student’s program at Liberty University. For the Master of Science in Information Systems (M.S.I.S.), courses must have been completed within five years of the start date of the student’s program at Liberty University.
  5. Credits from a prior degree on the same academic level earned through Liberty University are considered transfer credits.

Courses related to business administration that meet all but criterion #4 above may be transferred in as elective courses. Transfer credit for capstone courses will not be given. Capstone courses include: BUSI 690, Policy and Strategy in Global Competition; BUSI 570, Ethical Leadership; ACCT 642, Accounting Ethics; BMIS 690, Integrated Capstone; and, MRKT 690, Marketing Strategy Capstone.


Master of Arts in Executive Leadership (M.A.)

PURPOSE
The Master of Arts in Executive Leadership is a 30-hour graduate program that will provide students with a foundation in business, leadership and management and is for those from any academic background. The goal is to develop management, leadership and business knowledge within the Christian worldview.  In pursuit of this purpose, the M.A. in Executive Leadership degree faculty seeks the following student learning outcomes:

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Incorporate Christian worldview perspectives when solving management and leadership ethical dilemmas.
  2. Evaluate and present scholarship relevant to management and leadership contexts.
  3. Solve complex management and leadership issues within various contexts.
  4. Examine effective management and leadership practices.

PROGRAM SPECIFIC ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the general admission requirements, admission to candidacy in the M.A. in Executive Leadership program requires:

  1. Earned baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (e.g., SACSCOC, TRACS, ABHE, etc.)
  2. An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above (on a 4.00 scale)
  3. TOEFL (if applicable)

Students who do not meet all of the above requirements may be admitted on a provisional basis for nine hours of graduate coursework. Students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement may be admitted on Academic caution status; these students must take and pass GRST 500 – Introduction to Graduate Writing in their first semester. Students who have less than an undergraduate 2.00 GPA will not be admitted to the program.
 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
In addition to other regulations governing graduation, as stated in the Liberty University catalog, M.A. in Executive Leadership students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete 30 total hours.
  2. A minimum of 24 hours must be completed through Liberty University, not to include credits from a prior degree earned through Liberty.
  3. A maximum of six (6) hours of transfer credit, including credit from a degree on the same academic level previously earned through Liberty, may be applied to the degree.
  4. Maintain a 2.50 GPA to remain in the program. While all course grades are averaged into the GPA, credit toward degree completion is not granted for a grade of D (or D+/D-) or F.
  5. For information regarding the repeat policy, please refer to “Course Repeat Policy” in the Academic Information and Policies section of this Catalog.
  6. All Online students admitted on Academic Caution are required to enroll in and pass GRST 500 in their first semester.
  7. Degree must be completed within five years from the date of admission.
  8. Liberty University credits earned towards a degree must have been earned within the past seven years of the completion date, or students will be required to retake the course.
  9. Submit a Graduation Application to the Registrar’s Office at the beginning of the final semester.

Program of Study

(M.A.) Master of Arts in Executive Leadership (30 hrs)
Program Option: Online Format
Core Courses (30 hrs)
BMAL 500 Organizational Behavior 3
BMAL 501 Strategic Leadership and Management 3
BMAL 504 Leading Organizational Change 3
BMAL 530 Accounting for Non-Financial Managers 3
BMAL 550 Effective Executive Communication 3
BMAL 560 Corporate Responsibility 3
BMAL 570 Ethical Leadership 3
BMAL 604 Managing and Leading Across Cultures 3
BUSI 561 Legal Issues in Business 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
BMAL 590 Business Common Professional Components
BMAL 602 Nonprofit Management
BMAL 603 Entrepreneurship
LEAD 610 Team Leadership and Conflict Resolution

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

PURPOSE
The Master of Business Administration is a 36-hour core program that provides master’s level training to prepare persons for business leadership. In addition, an additional 9 hours may be gained where students are able to specialize in one of ten key business areas: Accounting, Criminal Justice Administration, Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Leadership, Marketing, Project Management, Public Administration, and Public Relations.  Alternatively, a student may choose to pursue the general program.  In accordance with the mission of Liberty University, the graduate faculty seeks to educate the whole person, developing the values, knowledge, and skills individuals need to impact their business world.  The context for all instruction is the Christian worldview.  In pursuit of this purpose, the M.B.A. faculty seeks the following program learning outcomes for both the 36-hour and the 45-hour MBA program:

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Incorporate Christian worldview perspectives when solving business ethical dilemmas.
  2. Evaluate and present scholarship relevant to business contexts.
  3. Solve complex business issues within various contexts.

PROGRAM SPECIFIC ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the general admission requirements, admission to candidacy in the M.B.A. program requires:

  1. Earned baccalaureate degree in a business discipline or its equivalent from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (e.g., SACSCOC, TRACS, ABHE, etc.)
  2. An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above (on a 4.00 scale)
  3. TOEFL (if applicable)
  4. Fifteen hours of upper-level undergraduate business courses from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (e.g., SACSCOC, TRACS, ABHE, etc.)

Students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement may be admitted on Academic Caution status; these students must take and pass GRST 500 – Introduction to Graduate Writing in their first semester.  Students who do not have the 15 hours of upper level undergraduate business courses, but meet the 3.00 GPA requirements will be denied admission and automatically moved to the M.A. in Executive Leadership program. Once the student has successfully passed all portions of BMAL 590, he/she may request admission to the M.B.A. program.

Additional prerequisites for admission to the Master of Business Administration – Accounting program include:

ACCT 211      Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 212      Principles of Accounting II
ACCT 301      Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT 302      Intermediate Accounting II
ACCT 311      Cost Accounting I
ACCT 401      Taxation I
ACCT 404      Auditing

It is recommended that students without an accounting undergraduate degree take ACCT 403 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting in order to meet the governmental accounting course requirement for the CPA exam.

COMPLETING ADDITIONAL COGNATES
Students in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program may graduate with more than one cognate, pursuant to the following conditions:

  1. Students must declare their intent to pursue the second cognate while still enrolled in the MBA program. They are not permitted to graduate with a MBA with one cognate, then later apply for readmission to pursue the 2nd cognate.
  2. Students are not permitted to graduate with the 36-hour MBA, then later apply for readmission to pursue a MBA with a cognate. Students who graduated with the 45-hour MBA with no cognate are not permitted to apply for readmission to pursue a MBA with a cognate.
  3. In cases where there are differences in the courses required for the cores of the two Degree Completion Plans (DCP’s), students must complete the courses for both cores.
  4. If students complete, as part of their first cognate, a course that is approved for use as an elective, that course may be used to meet the elective requirement of the 2nd cognate, and vice versa.
  5. In cases where there are additional graduation requirements on the DCP of the 2nd cognate, (e.g., maximum number of grades of C allowed, maximum allowable age of course credits), students must meet those additional requirements in order to graduate with the 2nd cognate.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
In addition to other regulations governing graduation, as stated in the Liberty University Catalog, M.B.A. students must meet the following requirements:

45-hour MBA Program:

  1. Complete 45 total hours.
  2. A minimum of 33 hours must be completed through Liberty University, not to include credits from a prior degree earned through Liberty.
  3. A maximum of 12 hours of transfer credit, including credit from a degree on the same academic level previously earned through Liberty, may be applied to the degree.

36-hour MBA Program:

  1. Complete 36 total hours.
  2. A minimum of 30 hours must be completed through Liberty University, not to include credits from a prior degree earned through Liberty.
  3. A maximum of 6 hours of transfer credit, including credit from a degree on the same academic level previously earned through Liberty, may be applied to the degree.

In a cooperative agreement with the Liberty University School of Law, the School of Business will accept the transfer of six (6) hours of approved Law courses to allow currently enrolled Liberty University School of Law J.D. students or Liberty University School of Law alumni to earn the 36-hour M.B.A. degree. Please see the School of Law section of this Catalog for more information.

Both MBA Programs:

  • Maintain a 3.00 GPA to remain in the program, with no more than two C’s permitted (includes grades of C+ & C-). While all course grades are averaged into the GPA, credit toward degree completion is not granted for a grade of D (+/D-) or F.
  • For information regarding the repeat policy, please refer to “Course Repeat Policy” in the Academic Information and Policies section of this Catalog.
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years.
  • Liberty University credits earned towards a degree must have been earned within the past seven years of the completion date, or students will be required to retake the course.
  • All Resident students are required to enroll in and pass GRST 500 in their first semester.
  • All Online students admitted on Academic Caution are required to enroll in and pass GRST 500 in their first semester.
  • Submit a Graduation Application to the Registrar’s Office at the beginning of the final semester.

Program of Study

(M.B.A.) Master of Business Administration (45 hrs)
Program Options: Online or Resident Format
Core Courses (33 hrs)
BUSI 520 Strategic Marketing Management 3
BUSI 530 Managerial Finance 3
BUSI 561 Legal Issues in Business 3
BUSI 600 Business Research Methods 3
BUSI 601 Accounting for Decision Making 3
BUSI 604 International Business 3
BUSI 610 Organizational Design and Structure 3
BUSI 620 Global Economic Environment 3
BUSI 642 Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management 3
BUSI 650 Operations Management 3
BUSI 690 Policy and Strategy in Global Competition 3
Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
Select from the following cognates: Accounting; Criminal Justice Administration; Healthcare Management; Human Resources; International Business; Leadership; Marketing; Project Management; Public Administration; or Public Relations.

Cognates for the Master of Business Administration (45 hr)

(M.B.A.) Master of Business Administration - Accounting Cognate (12 hrs)
Accounting Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
ACCT 521 Advanced Cost Accounting 3
ACCT 531 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACCT 612 Tax Research and Jurisprudence 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
ACCT 622 Advanced Auditing
ACCT 632 Advanced Financial Accounting Theory
(M.B.A.) Master of Business Administration - Criminal Justice Administration Cognate (12 hrs)
Criminal Justice Administrative Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
CJUS 500 Criminal Justice Integration 3
CJUS 520 Administration of Justice Organizations 3
CJUS 550 Topics and Trends in Criminal Justice 3
Choose one of the following courses for which prerequisites have been met: BMAL 500, BUSI 502, 503, 504, 605, 606, 607, 612, 613, 614, 643, 644, 645, 680, 681, 682, COMS 532, 560 or 658. 3
(M.B.A.) Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Management Cognate (12 hrs)
Healthcare Management Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
HLTH 551 Christian Ethics and Health Behavior 3
HLTH 553 Grant Acquisition and Management 3
HLTH 556 Politics and Health Policy 3
Choose one of the following courses for which prerequisites have been met: BMAL 500, BUSI 502, 503, 504, 605, 606, 607, 612, 613, 614, 643, 644, 645, 680, 681, 682, COMS 532, 560 or 658 3
(M.B.A.) Master of Business Administration - Human Resources Cognate (12 hrs)
Human Resources Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
BUSI 643 Workforce Planning and Employment 3
BUSI 644 Human Resources Development 3
BUSI 645 Compensation Management 3
Choose one of the following courses for which prerequisites have been met: BMAL 500, BUSI 502, 503, 504, 605, 606, 607, 612, 613, 614, 680, 681, 682, COMS 532, 560 or 658 3
(M.B.A.) Master of Business Administration - International Business Cognate (12 hrs)
International Business Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
BUSI 605 Environment of International Business 1 3
BUSI 606 Global Financial Markets 3*
BUSI 607 Developing Global Markets 3*
Choose one of the following courses for which prerequisites have been met: BMAL 500, BUSI 502, 503, 504, 612, 613, 614, 643, 644, 645, 680, 681, 682, COMS 532, 560 or 658 3
*BUSI 605 is the prerequisite for BUSI 606 & 607

BUSI 604 is the prerequisite for BUSI 605

(M.B.A.) Master of Business Administration - Leadership Cognate (12 hrs)
Leadership Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
BUSI 502 Servant Leadership 3
BUSI 503 Leadership Theory 3
BUSI 504 Leading Organizational Change 3
Choose one of the following courses for which prerequisites have been met: BMAL 500, BUSI 605, 606, 607, 612, 613, 614, 643, 644, 645, 680, 681, 682, COMS 532, 560 or 658 3
(M.B.A.) Master of Business Administration - Marketing Cognate (12 hrs)
Marketing Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
BUSI 612 Marketing Promotions 3
BUSI 613 Supply Chain Management 3
BUSI 614 Marketing Research 3
Choose one of the following courses for which prerequisites have been met: BMAL 500, BUSI 502, 503, 504, 605, 606, 607, 643, 644, 645, 680, 681, 682, COMS 532, 560 or 658 3
(M.B.A.) Master of Business Administration - Project Management (12 hrs)
Project Management Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
BUSI 680 Advanced Project Management I 3
BUSI 681 Advanced Project Management II 3
BUSI 682 Global Project Management 3
Choose one of the following courses for which prerequisites have been met: BMAL 500, BUSI 502, 503, 504, 605, 606, 607, 612, 613, 614, 643, 644, 645, COMS 532, 560 or 658 3
(M.B.A.) Master of Business Administration - Public Administration Cognate (12 hrs)
Public Administration Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
PADM 501 Fundamentals of Public Administration 3
PADM 530 Politics, Strategies, and Initiatives of Community Economic Development 3
PADM 550 Public Policy Analysis 3
Choose one of the following courses for which prerequisites have been met: BMAL 500, BUSI 502, 503, 504, 605, 606, 607, 612, 613, 614, 643, 644, 645, 680, 681, 682, COMS 532, 560 or 658 3
(M.B.A.) Master of Business Administration - Public Relations Cognate (12 hrs)
Public Relations Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
COMS 532 Media Technologies and Communication Strategies 3
COMS 560 Communication and Conflict 3
COMS 658 Strategic Communication Campaigns for the Digital Age 3
Choose one of the following courses for which prerequisites have been met: BMAL 500, BUSI 502, 503, 504, 605, 606, 607, 612, 613, 614, 643, 644, 645, 680, 681, 682 3

Master of Business Administration (36 hr)

(M.B.A.) Master of Business Administration (36 hrs)
Program Options: Online or Resident Format
Core Courses (36 hrs)
BUSI 520 Strategic Marketing Management 3
BUSI 530 Managerial Finance 3
BUSI 561 Legal Issues in Business 1 3
BUSI 600 Business Research Methods 3
BUSI 601 Accounting for Decision Making 3
BUSI 604 International Business 3
BUSI 610 Organizational Design and Structure 3
BUSI 620 Global Economic Environment 3
BUSI 642 Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management 3
BUSI 650 Operations Management 3
BUSI 690 Policy and Strategy in Global Competition 3
Choose one of the following courses for which prerequisites have been met: ACCT 531, 612, 622, 632, 642, BMAL 500, BUSI 502, 503, 504, 605, 606, 607, 612, 613, 614, 643, 644, 645, 680, 681, 682, CJUS 500, 520, 550, COMS 532, 560, 658, HLTH 551, 553, 556, PADM 501, 530 or 550.  2 3

Students who have obtained or are pursuing a J.D. through Liberty University may substitute BUSI 561 with LAW 561. J.D. students who substitute BUSI 561 with LAW 561 cannot also use LAW 561 as a substitute for the required elective. J.D. students who substitute BUSI 561 with LAW 561 cannot also use LAW 561 as a substitute for the required elective.

Students who have obtained or are pursuing a J.D. through Liberty University may substitute the elective with three credit hours from the following courses: LAW 561 (if not being used to substitute for BUSI 561 – see note #2), 615, 621, 637, 641, 643, 644, 645, 648, 651, 655, 661, 745 or 781.


Master of Science in Accounting (M.S.)

PURPOSE
The Master of Science in Accounting is a 30-hour graduate program that, in accordance with the mission of Liberty University, serves to educate the whole person, developing the values, knowledge, and skills individuals need to impact their business world. The goal is to develop accounting knowledge and expertise, within the Christian worldview, essential for functioning in a variety of accounting and business contexts.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Incorporate Christian worldview perspectives with the profession’s established code of professional conduct, when solving accounting ethical dilemmas.
  2. Evaluate and present scholarship relevant to accounting contexts.
  3. Solve complex accounting issues within various contexts.

PROGRAM SPECIFIC ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the general admission requirements, graduation from the M.S. in Accounting requires:

  1. Earned baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (e.g., SACSCOC, TRACS, ABHE, etc.)
  2. An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above (on a 4.00 scale)
  3. TOEFL (if applicable)

Students who do not meet all of the above requirements may be admitted on a provisionary basis for nine hours of graduate coursework. Students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirements may be admitted on Academic caution status; these students must take and pass GRST 500 – Introduction to Graduate Writing in their first semester. Students who do not have course work in accounting, or do not have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, will be required to take up to 21 credits of undergraduate prerequisites before beginning graduate level accounting course work.

PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION
Prerequisites for admission to the Master of Science in Accounting program are:

ACCT 211      Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 212      Principles of Accounting II
ACCT 301      Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT 302      Intermediate Accounting II
ACCT 311      Cost Accounting I
ACCT 401      Taxation I
ACCT 404      Auditing

It is recommended that students without an accounting undergraduate degree take ACCT 403 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting in order to meet the governmental accounting course requirement for the CPA exam.


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
In addition to other regulations governing graduation, as stated in the Liberty University Catalog, M.S. in Accounting students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete 30 total hours.
  2. A minimum of 24 hours must be completed through Liberty University, not to include credits from a prior degree earned through Liberty.
  3. A maximum of six (6) hours of transfer credit, including credit from a degree on the same academic level previously earned through Liberty, may be applied to the degree.
  4. Maintain a 3.00 GPA to remain in the program, with no more than two C’s permitted (includes grades of C+ & C-). While all course grades are averaged into the GPA, credit toward degree completion is not granted for a grade of D (or D+/D-) or F.
  5. For information regarding the repeat policy, please refer to “Course Repeat Policy” in the Academic Information and Policies section of this Catalog.
  6. Additional requirements, beyond those listed on the degree completion plan, may be necessary depending upon the student’s academic background, and the degree being pursued (i.e. course prerequisites at the undergraduate level may be required before enrollment in graduate course work can take place).
  7. All Online students admitted on Academic Caution are required to enroll in and pass GRST 500 in their first semester.
  8. Degree must be completed within five years from the date of admission.
  9. Liberty University credits earned towards a degree must have been earned within the past seven years of the completion date, or students will be required to retake the course.
  10. Submit a Graduation Application to the Registrar’s Office at the beginning of the final semester.

Program of Study

(M.S.) Master of Science in Accounting (30 hrs)
Program Option: Online Format
While graduates of this program often desire to sit for certification exams, such as the CPA exam, students need to check with their State Boards of Accountancies for specific requirements to sit for such exams, as each state has their own requirements.
Core Courses (21 hrs)
ACCT 511 Advanced Business Law for Accountants 3
ACCT 521 Advanced Cost Accounting 3
ACCT 531 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACCT 612 Tax Research and Jurisprudence 3
ACCT 622 Advanced Auditing 3
ACCT 632 Advanced Financial Accounting Theory 3
ACCT 642 Accounting Ethics 3
Elective Courses (9 hrs)
Choose three of the following courses:
BMAL 500 Organizational Behavior
BMAL 501 Strategic Leadership and Management
BMAL 550 Effective Executive Communication
BMAL 603 Entrepreneurship
BUSI 520 Strategic Marketing Management
BUSI 530 Managerial Finance
BUSI 604 International Business

Master of Science in Health Informatics (M.S.H.I.)

Available Spring 2016

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Master of Science in Health Informatics is to improve health care through effective, efficient, secure, and innovative information technology. This 36-hour multidisciplinary program is designed for individuals seeking careers in a health or related occupation that benefit from a foundation in health information technology at the graduate level. In accordance with the mission of Liberty University, the health informatics graduate faculty strives to educate the complete person, inculcating the values, knowledge, and expertise that health informaticists require to improve IT solutions that meet the needs of effective health delivery.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Incorporate a biblical worldview when providing explanations to problems associated with health information technology.
  2. Evaluate information technology policies that regulate legal and safe healthcare.
  3. Construct effective healthcare information technology solutions based upon current literature and industry best practices.

PROGRAM SPECIFIC ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the general admission requirements, admission to candidacy in the M.S. in Health Informatics program requires:

  1. Earned baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (e.g., SACSCOC, TRACS, ABHE, etc.)
  2. An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above (on a 4.00 scale)
  3. Technology Questionnaire: Computer access and literacy for word processing, Internet, and e-mail are required for all graduate students. This form is available online.
  4. TOEFL (if applicable)
  5. Students must have at least 3 hours in programming courses (C, C#, C++, or Java), 3 hours in algebra (MATH 121 or higher), 3 hours in statistics (MATH 201/BUSI 230), and 27 hours in Business-related courses (ACCT, BUSI, ECON). If the student does not have the business related courses, they can enroll in BMAL 590.

Students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement may be admitted on Academic Caution status; these students must take and pass GRST 500 – Introduction to Graduate Writing in their first semester. Students who have less than an undergraduate 2.00 GPA will not be admitted to the program.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Complete 36 total hours.
  2. A minimum of 30 hours must be completed through Liberty University, not to include credits from a prior degree earned through Liberty University.
  3. A maximum of six (6) hours of transfer credit, including credit from a degree on the same academic level previously earned through Liberty, may be applied to the degree.
  4. Maintain 3.00 GPA to remain in the program.
  5. No more than two (2) grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-).
  6. No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-).
  7. For information regarding the repeat policy, please refer to “Course Repeat Policy” in the Academic Information and Policies section of this Catalog.
  8. The degree must be completed within 5 years.
  9. All Online students admitted on Academic Caution are required to enroll in and pass GRST 500 in their first semester.
  10. Submit a graduation Application to the Registrar’s Office at the beginning of the final semester.

Program of Study

(M.S.H.I.) Master of Science in Health Informatics (36 hrs)
Program Option: Online Format
Core Courses (36hrs)
BMIS 530 Systems Analysis, Modeling and Design 3
BMIS 680 Advanced IT Project Management I 3
CSIS 525 Database Design and Development 3
HLTH 501 Biostatistics 3
HLTH 503 Principles of Epidemiology 3
HLTH 511 Research Methods in Public Health 3
INFO 505 Health Informatics 3
INFO 535 Health Systems and Delivery 3
INFO 545 Health Information Systems and Integrated Technologies 3
INFO 668 Health Data Analytics and Decision-Making 3
NURS 501 Health Policy and Ethics 3

Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (M.S.)

PURPOSE
The Master of Science in Healthcare Administration program will sharpen students’ knowledge, skills, and abilities as they manage in the capacity of a healthcare professional. Students will learn how to be successful in the health care organization, manage operations and personnel, ensure quality, and maintain compliance with laws that affect healthcare providers, administrators, and organizations. Course work in the new program will be designed to challenge student learning focused administrators, and organizations. Course work in the program will be designed to challenge student learning focused on organizational value creation, planning strategically, employing high-performance business management techniques, and utilizing financial models and principles to make evidence based decisions within the context of the modern healthcare environment.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Provide solutions that align with a biblical worldview to problems associated with cost, access, and quality of care.
  2. Evaluate environmental factors impacting the management of healthcare organizations.
  3. Design strategic planning initiatives that incorporate financial analysis, human capital management, operational improvement, marketing, and legal/regulatory compliance based upon knowledge of current literature and industry best practices.

PROGRAM SPECIFIC ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the general admission requirements, admission to candidacy in the M.S. in Health Informatics program requires:

  1. Earned baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (e.g., SACSCOC, TRACS, ABHE, etc.)
  2. An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above (on a 4.00 scale)
  3. Technology Questionnaire: Computer access and literacy for word processing, Internet, and e-mail are required for all graduate students. This form is available online.
  4. TOEFL (if applicable)
  5. Students must have at least 3 hours in programming courses (C, C#, C++, or Java), 3 hours in algebra (MATH 121 or higher), 3 hours in statistics (MATH 201/BUSI 230), and 27 hours in Business-related courses (ACCT, BUSI, ECON). If the student does not have the business related courses, they can enroll in BMAL 590.

Students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement may be admitted on Academic Caution status; these students must take and pass GRST 500 – Introduction to Graduate Writing in their first semester. Students who have less than an undergraduate 2.00 GPA will not be admitted to the program.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Complete 48 total hours.
  2. A minimum of 36 hours must be completed through Liberty University, not to include credits from a prior degree earned through Liberty University.
  3. A maximum of twelve (12) hours of transfer credit, including credit from a degree on the same academic level previously earned through Liberty, may be applied to the degree.
  4. Maintain 3.00 GPA to remain in the program.
  5. No more than two (2) grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-).
  6. No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-).
  7. For information regarding the repeat policy, please refer to “Course Repeat Policy” in the Academic Information and Policies section of this Catalog.
  8. Liberty University course work that is more than seven years old may not be applied towards this degree. Students are required to repeat the course if it has exceeded the age limit.
  9. The degree must be completed within 5 years.
  10. All Online students admitted on Academic Caution are required to enroll in and pass GRST 500 in their first semester.
  11. Submit a graduation Application to the Registrar’s Office at the beginning of the final semester.

Program of Study

(M.S.) Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (48 hrs)
Program Option: Online Format Only
Core Courses (48 hours)
BUSI 505 Healthcare Informatics 3
BUSI 506 Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals 3
BUSI 511 Healthcare Administration 3
BUSI 523 Financial Analysis and Decision Making in Healthcare 3
BUSI 528 Strategic Management and Marketing for Health Professionals 3
BUSI 611 Operations Management for Health Organizations 3
BUSI 619 Quality Assessment and Evidence Based Decision Making 3
BUSI 629 Economic Analysis in Healthcare 3
BUSI 646 Managing Human Capital in Healthcare 3
BUSI 691 Healthcare Administration Capstone 3
HLTH 501 Biostatistics 3
HLTH 503 Principles of Epidemiology 3
HLTH 509 Social and Behavioral Theory Applications in Public Health 3
HLTH 553 Grant Acquisition and Management 3
NURS 501 Health Policy and Ethics 3
NURS 503 Managing Population Health 3

Master of Science in Information Systems (M.S.I.S.)

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Master of Science in Information Systems is address the growing importance of “information” as a critical business resource. The 36-hour program is designed to provide students with a broad perspective of information-related issues, and examine knowledge as a critical organizational resource. The overall focus of the program is on improving the student’s understanding of, and the ability to manage information/knowledge in today’s dynamic information technology and global business environments.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Incorporate Christian worldview perspectives when solving managerial level information systems dilemmas.
  2. Evaluate and present knowledge relevant to management of information systems in diverse business environments
  3. Solve complex information systems challenges within various contexts.

PROGRAM SPECIFIC ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the general admission requirements, admission to candidacy in the M.S. in Information Systems program requires:

  1. Earned baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (e.g., SACSCOC, TRACS, ABHE, etc.)
  2. An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above (on a 4.00 scale)
  3. Technology Questionnaire: Computer access and literacy for word processing, Internet, and e-mail are required for all graduate students. This form is available online.
  4. TOEFL (if applicable)
  5. Students must have at least 3 hours in programming courses (C, C#, C++, or Java), 3 hours in algebra (MATH 121 or higher), 3 hours in statistics (MATH 201/BUSI 230), and 27 hours in Business-related courses (ACCT, BUSI, ECON). If the student does not have the business related courses, they can enroll in BMAL 590.

 Students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement may be admitted on Academic Caution status; these students must take and pass GRST 500 – Introduction to Graduate Writing in their first semester. Students who have less than an undergraduate 2.00 GPA will not be admitted to the program.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Complete 36 total hours.
  2. A minimum of 30 hours must be completed through Liberty University, not to include credits from a prior degree earned through Liberty University.
  3. A maximum of six (6) hours of transfer credit, including credit from a degree on the same academic level previously earned through Liberty, may be applied to the degree.
  4. Maintain 3.00 GPA to remain in the program.
  5. No more than two (2) grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-).
  6. No grade of D may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-).
  7. For information regarding the repeat policy, please refer to “Course Repeat Policy” in the Academic Information and Policies section of this Catalog.
  8. The degree must be completed within 5 years.
  9. All Online students admitted on Academic Caution are required to enroll in and pass GRST 500 in their first semester.
  10. Submit a graduation Application to the Registrar’s Office at the beginning of the final semester.

Program of Study

(M.S.I.S.) Master of Science in Information Systems (36 hrs)
Program Option: Online Format
Core Courses (24 hrs)
BMIS 501 Executive Leadership and Management 3
BMIS 510 Enterprise Models 3
BMIS 520 IT Infrastructure 3
BMIS 530 Systems Analysis, Modeling and Design 3
BMIS 570 Ethics and Legal Issues 3
BMIS 580 Human Computer Interaction and Emerging Technologies 3
BMIS 650 Operations Management 3
BMIS 690 Integrated Capstone 3
Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
Select from the following cognates: Information Assurance or Technology Management.
(M.S.I.S.) Master of Science in Information Systems - Information Assurance Cognate (12 hrs)
Information Assurance Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
BMIS 662 Telecommunications and Network Security 3
BMIS 663 Secure Enterprise Design and Development 3
BMIS 664 Information Forensics, Compliance and Risk Management 3
BMIS 665 Information Operations and Security 3
(M.S.I.S.) Master of Science in Information Systems - Technology Management Cognate (12 hrs)
Technology Management Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
BMIS 601 Decision Making and Executive Information Systems 3
BMIS 603 Business Simulation and Modeling 3
BMIS 680 Advanced IT Project Management I 3
BMIS 681 Advanced IT Project Management II 3

Master of Science in Information Technology (M.S.I.T.)

Available Spring 2016

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Master of Science in Information Technology program is to develop information technology (IT) professionals with a Christian worldview that understand the effective and efficient convergence of information technology and the firm and how to design relevant associated IT systems using innovative methods that are consistent with business objectives and current literature. In accordance with the mission of Liberty University, the information technology graduate faculty seeks to educate the whole person, developing the values, knowledge, and skills people need to design effective IT solutions based upon industry best practices. This 36-hour program is intended for individuals required to meet the information technology goals of business, whether as an information technology leader, professional, or instructor.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Incorporate a biblical worldview when providing resolutions to ethical information technology problems.
  2. Evaluate information technology strategies based upon current literature for diverse and sustainable business environments.
  3. Design information technology solutions for hypothetical situations that meet desired business requirements.

PROGRAM SPECIFIC ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the general admission requirements, admission to candidacy in the M.S. in Information Technology program requires:

  1. Earned baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (e.g., SACSCOC, TRACS, ABHE, etc.)
  2. An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above (on a 4.00 scale)
  3. Technology Questionnaire: Computer access and literacy for word processing, Internet, and e-mail are required for all graduate students. This form is available online.
  4. TOEFL (if applicable)
  5. Students must have at least 3 hours in software programming courses (C, C#, C++, or Java), 3 hours in advanced object-oriented software programming courses (C, C#, C++, or Java), 3 hours in data networking (CSIS 330 or CSIS 331 or equivalent), 3 hours in algebra (MATH 121 or higher), 3 hours in statistics (MATH 201/BUSI 230), and 27 hours in Business-related courses (ACCT, BUSI, ECON). If the student does not have the business related courses, they can enroll in BMAL 590.

Students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement may be admitted on Academic Caution status; these students must take and pass GRST 500 – Introduction to Graduate Writing in their first semester. Students who have less than an undergraduate 2.00 GPA will not be admitted to the program.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Complete 36 total hours.
  2. A minimum of 30 hours must be completed through Liberty University, not to include credits from a prior degree earned through Liberty University.
  3. A maximum of six (6) hours of transfer credit, including credit from a degree on the same academic level previously earned through Liberty, may be applied to the degree.
  4. Maintain 3.00 GPA to remain in the program.
  5. No more than two (2) grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-).
  6. No grade of D may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-).
  7. For information regarding the repeat policy, please refer to “Course Repeat Policy” in the Academic Information and Policies section of this Catalog.
  8. The degree must be completed within 5 years.
  9. All Online students admitted on Academic Caution are required to enroll in and pass GRST 500 in their first semester.
  10. Submit a graduation Application to the Registrar’s Office at the beginning of the final semester.

Program of Study

(M.S.I.T.) Master of Science in Information Technology (36 hrs)
Program Option: Online Format
Core Courses (27 hrs)
BMIS 520 IT Infrastructure 3
BMIS 530 Systems Analysis, Modeling and Design 3
BMIS 570 Ethics and Legal Issues 3
CSCI 501 Overview of Computer Security 3
CSIS 505 Software Development 3
CSIS 525 Database Design and Development 3
CSIS 535 Computer Networks 3
CSIS 657 Statistical Analysis and Data Mining 3
Cognate Courses (9 hrs)
Select from the following cognates: Network Design and Security or Software Design and Management
(M.S.I.T.) Master of Science in Information Technology - Software Design and Management Cognate (9 hrs)
Software Design and Management Cognate Courses (9 hrs)
CSCI 611 Secure Software Engineering 3
CSIS 641 Software Development Management 3
CSIS 643 Software Design 3
(M.S.I.T.) Master of Science in Information Technology - Network Design and Security Cognate (9 hrs)
Network Design and Security Cognate (9 hrs)
BMIS 662 Telecommunications and Network Security 3
CSCI 601 Applied Network Security 3
CSIS 651 Network Architecture and Design 3

Master of Science in Marketing (M.S.)


PURPOSE
The Master of Science in Marketing is a 36-hour program that provides master’s level training to prepare persons for marketing leadership. In addition to a strong core curriculum, students are able to specialize in one of four marketing areas: Digital Marketing & Advertising, Sports Marketing/Media, Project Management, or Public Relations. In accordance with the mission of Liberty University, the graduate faculty seeks to educate the whole person, developing the values, knowledge, and skills individuals need to impact their marketing world. The context for all instructions is the Christian worldview.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Incorporate Christian worldview perspectives when solving marketing ethical dilemmas.
  2. Evaluate and present scholarship relevant to marketing contexts.
  3. Solve complex marketing issues within various contexts.

PROGRAM SPECIFIC ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the general admission requirements, admission to candidacy in the M.S. program requires:

  1. Earned baccalaureate degree in a marketing or business discipline or its equivalent from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (e.g., SACS, TRACS, ABHE, etc.)
  2. An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above (on a 4.00 scale)
  3. Technology Questionnaire: Computer access and literacy for word processing, Internet, and e-mail are required for all graduate students. This form is available online.
  4. TOEFL (if applicable)
  5. Fifteen hours of upper-level undergraduate business or marketing courses from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (e.g., SACS, TRACS, ABHE, etc.)

Students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirements may be admitted on Academic Caution status; these students must take and pass GRST 500 – Introduction to Graduate Writing in their first semester. Students who do not have course work in marketing or a related field, or do not have a Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or a related field, will be required to take up to 27 credits of undergraduate prerequisites before beginning graduate level marketing course work. The 27 credits consist of the following courses: BUSI 230, BUSI 310, BUSI 330, BUSI 340, BUSI 411, BUSI 472, ECON 213, ACCT 211, ACCT 212.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
In addition to other regulations governing graduation, as stated in the Liberty University Catalog, M.S. students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete 36 total hours;
  2. A minimum of 30 hours must be completed through Liberty University, not to include credits from a prior degree earned through Liberty
  3. A maximum of 6 hours of transfer credit, including credits from a degree on the same academic level previously earned through Liberty, may be applied to the degree.
  4. Maintain a 3.00 GPA to remain in the program.
  5. No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ and C-).
  6. No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ and D-)
  7. For information regarding the repeat policy, please refer to “Course Repeat Policy” in the Academic Information and Policies section of this Catalog.
  8. Liberty University course work that is more than seven years old may not be applied toward this degree.  Students are required to repeat the course if it has exceeded the age limit.
  9. Degree must be completed within 5 years.
  10. All Online students admitted on Academic Caution are required to enroll in and pass GRST 500 in their first semester.
  11. Submit a Graduation Application to the Registrar’s Office at the beginning of the final semester.

Program of Study

(M.S.) Master of Science in Marketing (36 hrs)
Program Option: Online Format Only
Core Courses (27 hrs)
BUSI 520 Strategic Marketing Management 3
BUSI 612 Marketing Promotions 3
BUSI 613 Supply Chain Management 3
BUSI 614 Marketing Research 3
MRKT 600 Applied Market Research 3
MRKT 640 Consumer Behavior 3
MRKT 661 Ethical and Legal Issues in Marketing 3
MRKT 670 Brand Management 3
MRKT 690 Marketing Strategy Capstone 3
Cognate Courses (9 hrs)
Select from the following cognates: Digital Marketing and Advertising; Project Management; Public Relations; or Sports Marketing and Media.

Cognates for the Master of Science in Marketing

(M.S.) Master of Science in Marketing - Digital Marketing and Advertising Cognate (9 hrs)
Digital Marketing and Advertising Cognate Courses (9 hrs)
COMS 532 Media Technologies and Communication Strategies 3
COMS 546 Effective Social Media 3
COMS 658 Strategic Communication Campaigns for the Digital Age 3
(M.S.) Master of Science in Marketing - Project Management Cognate (9 hrs)
Project Management Cognate Courses (9 hrs)
BUSI 680 Advanced Project Management I 3
BUSI 681 Advanced Project Management II 3
BUSI 682 Global Project Management 3
(M.S.) Master of Science in Marketing - Public Relations Cognate (9 hrs)
Public Relations Cognate Courses (9 hrs)
COMS 532 Media Technologies and Communication Strategies 3
COMS 560 Communication and Conflict 3
COMS 658 Strategic Communication Campaigns for the Digital Age 3
(M.S.) Master of Science in Marketing - Sports Marketing and Media Cognate (9 hrs)
Sports Marketing and Media Cognate Courses (9 hrs)
SMGT 502 Sport Marketing and Public Relations 3
SMGT 506 Economics and Financial Management of Sport 3
SMGT 632 Sport Development and Sales 3

Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.)

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Doctor of Business Administration is to improve the student’s understanding of, the ability to provide data necessary for decision-making, and the ability to make decisions on relevant data supplied. This 60-hour program is designed for individuals pursuing careers as consultants and/or academia, and provides training in all of the core areas of business needed at the doctoral level.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Integrate qualitative and quantitative tools to perform effective business analysis.
  2. Evaluate advanced theoretical and applied research in business administration.
  3. Evaluate programs for the improvements of business and organizational practice.
  4. Integrate the Christian worldview in all business and management decisions.

PROGRAM SPECIFIC ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the general admission requirements, admission to the Doctor of Business Administration requires:

  1. Earned Master of Business Administration degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (e.g., SACSCOC, TRACS, ABHE, etc.), with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 (on a 4.00 scale).
  2. TOEFL (if applicable).

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
In addition to other regulations governing graduation, as stated in the Liberty University Catalog, students in the Doctor of Business Administration must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete 60 hours.
  2. Residential Orientation course (1 week intensive), 2 other mandatory 1-week intensives.
  3. A minimum of 45 hours must be completed through Liberty University, not to include credits from a prior degree earned through Liberty.
  4. A maximum of 15 hours of transfer credit, including credit from a degree on the same academic level previously earned through Liberty, may be applied to the degree. The 15 hours may also include courses in the cognates (which are 500/600-level). These courses must have been completed within five years of the student’s admission to the DBA.
  5. 3.25 GPA.
  6. No grades lower than B- may be applied to the degree.
  7. For information regarding the repeat policy, please refer to “Course Repeat Policy” in the Academic Information and Policies section of this Catalog.
  8. The degree must be completed within five years.
  9. Submit a Graduation Application to the Registrar’s Office at the beginning of the final semester.

Program of Study                                                                                                                         

(D.B.A.) Doctor of Business Administration (60 hrs)
Program Option: Online Format
Core Courses (48 hrs)
BUSI 700 DBA Orientation Seminar 3*, **
BUSI 710 Advanced Business Research Methods Seminar 3
BUSI 720 Business Forecasting and Modeling 3
BUSI 730 Strategic Allocation of Financial Resources 3
BUSI 740 Strategic Supply Chain Management 3
BUSI 750 Human Resource Development Seminar 3
BUSI 755 Organizational and Executive Coaching Seminar 3
BUSI 760 Quality Management and Productivity Seminar 3
BUSI 770 Strategic Thinking for Decision-Making Seminar 3
BUSI 780 Business Case Study Design Seminar 3
BUSI 785 Doctor of Business Administration Colloquium 3*, **
BUSI 988 Applied Doctoral Research Project I 1 5**
BUSI 989 Applied Doctoral Research Project II 5**
BUSI 990 Applied Doctoral Research Project III 2 5*, **
Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
Select from the following cognates: Accounting; Human Resources; Information Systems; International Business; Leadership; Marketing; or Project Management.
*Mandatory Residential Intensive
** The following courses cannot be transferred into the degree: BUSI 700, 785, 988, 989, 990.

Students may not register for BUSI 988 unless they have passed the comprehensive exam and completed all coursework prior to BUSI 785.

BUSI 990 is a 16 week course with a 1 week intensive built into the course.


Cognates for the Doctor of Business Administration

(D.B.A.) Doctor of Business Administration - Accounting Cognate (12 hrs)
Accounting Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
BUSI 601 Accounting for Decision Making 3
Choose three of the following courses: 9
ACCT 612 Tax Research and Jurisprudence
ACCT 622 Advanced Auditing
ACCT 632 Advanced Financial Accounting Theory
ACCT 642 Accounting Ethics
(D.B.A.) Doctor of Business Administration - Healthcare Management Cognate (12 hrs)
Healthcare Management Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
BUSI 506 Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals 3
BUSI 511 Healthcare Administration 3
BUSI 646 Managing Human Capital in Healthcare 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
BUSI 505 Healthcare Informatics
HLTH 553 Grant Acquisition and Management
(D.B.A.) Doctor of Business Administration - Human Resources Cognate (12 hrs)
Human Resources Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
BUSI 642 Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management 3
BUSI 643 Workforce Planning and Employment 3
BUSI 644 Human Resources Development 3
BUSI 645 Compensation Management 3
(D.B.A.) Doctor of Business Administration - Information Systems Cognate (12 hrs)
Information Systems Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
BMIS 510 Enterprise Models 3
BMIS 520 IT Infrastructure 3
BMIS 530 Systems Analysis, Modeling and Design 3
BMIS 580 Human Computer Interaction and Emerging Technologies 3
(D.B.A.) Doctor of Business Administration - International Business Cognate (12 hrs)
International Business Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
BUSI 604 International Business 3
BUSI 605 Environment of International Business 3
BUSI 606 Global Financial Markets 3
BUSI 607 Developing Global Markets 3
(D.B.A.) Doctor of Business Administration - Leadership Cognate (12 hrs)
Leadership Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
BUSI 502 Servant Leadership 3
BUSI 503 Leadership Theory 3
BUSI 504 Leading Organizational Change 3
BUSI 610 Organizational Design and Structure 3
(D.B.A.) Doctor of Business Administration - Marketing Cognate (12 hrs)
Marketing Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
BUSI 520 Strategic Marketing Management 3
BUSI 612 Marketing Promotions 3
BUSI 613 Supply Chain Management 3
BUSI 614 Marketing Research 3
(D.B.A.) Doctor of Business Administration - Project Management Cognate (12 hrs)
Project Management Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
BUSI 650 Operations Management 3
BUSI 680 Advanced Project Management I 3
BUSI 681 Advanced Project Management II 3
BUSI 682 Global Project Management 3

DEGREE COMPLETION PLANS (DCP)
The Degree Completion Plans for the graduate programs in the School of Business are available online at http://www.liberty.edu/dcps.


 

Overton Graduate School of Business - Graduate Certificates

The Overton Graduate School of Business offers graduate certificates in several areas of study through Liberty University Online.      

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Please refer to the Admissions Requirements Matrix for Certificates in the Graduate Admissions section of this Catalog.

CERTIFICATE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

  1. 9 total hours.
  2. All courses must be completed through Liberty University.
  3. 2.00 GPA.
  4. No grade of D (includes grades of D+ & D-) may be applied to the certificate.
  5. Certificate must be completed within 3 years.
  6. Submit a Certificate Completion Application to the Registrar’s Office at the beginning of the final semester.

Note: Students who want to apply certificate courses to a graduate or seminary degree program will have to abide by the GPA and grade requirements of that degree program.


Graduate Certificate in General Business

Graduate Certificate in General Business (9 hrs)
BUSI 520 Strategic Marketing Management 3
BUSI 561 Legal Issues in Business 3
BUSI 604 International Business 3

Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management

Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management (9 hrs)
HLTH 551 Christian Ethics and Health Behavior 3
HLTH 553 Grant Acquisition and Management 3
HLTH 556 Politics and Health Policy 3

Graduate Certificate in Management and Leadership

Graduate Certificate in Management and Leadership (9 hrs)
BMAL 500 Organizational Behavior 3
BMAL 501 Strategic Leadership and Management 3
BMAL 550 Effective Executive Communication 3

Graduate Certificate in Marketing

Graduate Certificate in Marketing (9 hrs)
BUSI 520 Strategic Marketing Management 3
BUSI 612 Marketing Promotions 3
BUSI 614 Marketing Research 3

CERTIFICATE COMPLETION PLANS
Certificate Completion Plans (CCP) can be accessed online at http://www.liberty.edu/academics/registrar/index.cfm?PID=2981.



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