Apr 21, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalogue 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalogue

Addendum


Administrative Officers

Catalogue Change: 9/2/20:

Updated list of Academic Affairs officers to include the following officers: Kati Chipps, Director, SPARC; Leanne Prete, Director, RIO; Jeremy Summers, Director, Artistic Operations; and Fidias Reyes, Director, Arts Engagement.


University Calendar

Catalague Change: 10/5/20:

Summer 2021

July 14, Wednesday July 7, Wednesday Last day to withdraw with a W - undergraduate students
July 21, Wednesday,  July 14, Wednesday Last day to withdraw with a W - graduate students
July 28, Wednesday  July 21, Wednesday   Reading Day
July 29, Thursday July 22 Thursday Final Examinations/Term Ends

Catalogue Change: 10/1/20:

Spring 2021 Calendar  (Calendar updates due to continued impacts of Covid 19.)

January 7 January 13-May 7, 8 Semester Begins-Commencement
January 11 January 20-April 28 Classes Start-End
January 1, Friday New Year’s Day holiday
January 4, Monday University opens
January 7, Thursday Spring semester begins
January 13, Wednesday Faculty return date
January 18, Monday No classes (Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday)
January 11, Monday   January 20, Wednesday First day of classes
January 19, Tuesday  January 27, Wednesday Last day to drop or add a class
February 2, Tuesday Census Day
*Spring Break has been eliminated*  
March 19, Friday  March 25, Thursday Last day to withdraw with a W - undergraduate students
April 1, Thursday No classes
April 2, Friday No classes (Good Friday holiday)
April 8, Friday April 15, Thursday Last  day to withdraw with a W - graduate students
April 28, Wednesday Last day of classes
April 29, Thursday Reading Day
April 30-May 6, Friday-Thursday Final examinations (See exam schedule)
May 7-8, Friday-Saturday Commencement
May 10, Monday Spring semester and Academic Year ends

 


Teaching English as a Second Language Clinical Residency, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Catalogue change: 10/5/2020

Lanuage added under Admission Requirements, #2:

Official copies of transcripts of all college, university or community college work (undergraduate and graduate). Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better is recommended for application to UNCW. The state of North Carolina Department of Public Instruction requires that applicants have an undergraduate GPA of 2.7 to receive a teaching license.


Instructional Technology, M.S. (Evaluation and Organizational Learning Concentration)

Catalogue change: 11/4/2020

Program name change from “Evaluation and Organizational Learning, M.S.” to “Instructional Technology, M.S. (Evaluation and Organizational Learning Concentration.

Evaluation and Organizational Learning, M.S.

Additional changes:

Program Coordinator: Dr. Tamara Walser

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Instructional Technology program includes a concentration specialization in Evaluation and Organizational Learning. This program emphases evaluation as a leadership process focused on organizational learning and change. The program is designed for professionals in fields such as health, business, education, social work, sociology, and public administration.

The concentration M.S. in Evaluation and Organizational Learning requires a minimum of 36 credit hours, including electives. Through applied learning opportunities students will engage in evaluation practice for performance measurement, program development, program monitoring and evaluation, change initiatives, and strategic planning. Elective courses are selected from course offerings in the Watson College of Education and other disciplines.

Concentration Specialization Objectives

Upon completion of the M.S. in Evaluation and Organizational Learning concentration, students will be able to:

University Calendar

Catalague change: 1/20/21:

Summer 2021

July 2720, Tuesday Last day of classes
July 2821, Wednesday Reading Day
July 2922, Thursday Final Examinations (see exam schedule)/Term ends

 

Student Life

Catalogue change: 1/25/2021

Center for Leadership Education and Service

The Center for Leadership Education and Service provides a venue for student-centered leadership and service projects in local, regional and global communities. By providing students with intentional service leadership experiences in an environment dedicated to innovation and quality, our students learn to lead with conviction, integrity and discernment. The center cultivates a dynamic and experiential learning environment that provides students opportunities for leadership development and civic engagement.

Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

In the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement, we believe every student is capable of practicing leadership because it is not about a position or title; it is about the desire and drive to create positive change.  We offer several opportunities that will equip you with the skills and tools needed to successfully practice leadership on campus and in the community:

  • LEAD:  You can learn about leadership by attending our annual Seahawk Leadership Conference, taking the StrengthsFinder assessment and attending a coaching session, attending one of our Leadership Workshops focused on Emotional Intelligence, or by participating in the Civic Action Series.  We also offer the following, more formalized leadership roles in our department: Seahawk Leadership Conference Co-Chairs, Student Leadership Educators, Community Engagement Specialists, Engagement Assistants, and Internships (for any major or class standing – inquire if interested!).
  • SERVE:  Community Engagement is much more than a service hour requirement - we make it a priority to connect students with the community in a way that makes a positive impact for both the organizations and the volunteers. This can be through volunteer work (on campus, in Wilmington and in other cities like Atlanta, New Orleans, or Asheville), philanthropy projects (like donating a thanksgiving meal or holiday gifts), by donating blood (we host monthly drives with the American Red Cross), or by exercising your right to vote. 
  • JOIN:  Fraternities and Sororities are social organizations that can help personalize the college experience. Greek Life offers life-long friendships, leadership opportunities, scholastic support, and community engagement opportunities. Each type of organization recruits its members differently and at different times - contact us to learn more!
  • Not sure where to begin?  Stop by our office in 2029 Fisher Student Center and we’ll help you figure it out!  And be sure to check out our website for upcoming events and follow us on Instagram @uncw_osle

 

Student Affairs

Catalogue change: 1/26/21

Christina Logan, Ed.D. M.Ed. — Director of Transition Programs
Jody B. Goldstein, MSSW Christopher A. Stone, Ed.D.Director of Disability Resource Center

 

ADA & 504 Compliance

Catalogue change: 1/27/2021

 

UNCW provides access and reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of disability in its programs, services, and activities.  The ADA / 504 Compliance Officer coordinates and monitors campus compliance with requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Public Law 93-112), as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-336), as amended.

Current and prospective students with disabilities who need accommodations or who have questions about accessibility may contact the Disability Resource Center.

Inquiries concerning UNCW policy and compliance with federal and state laws and regulations concerning discrimination in education and employment programs and activities may be directed to:

Brian Victor, Ph.D.
Amber Resetar, Esq.
Interim ADA / 504 Compliance Officer
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
DePaolo Hall 2015
Wilmington, NC  28403-5985

Phone:    910-962-7771 3557
Fax:        910-962-2284  7556
Email:     ADA-504-Coordinator@uncw.edu

Inquiries may also be directed to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or the applicable North Carolina state agency.

 

Business Administration (Executive) and Business Analytics, EMBA/MS BAN Dual Degrees

Cataloge change: 3/3/2021

Program Coordinator: Dr. Stephen Hill

An MBA/MSBA dual-degree program would enable students to simultaneously pursue both the MS Business Analytics degree and an Executive MBA. 

Ideally, to participate in the dual-degree program, a student would first complete the MBA program with a Specialization in Business Analytics. This Specialization requires that an MBA student take three Business Analytics courses that are offered through the MSBA program. For the dual degree program, these courses would be:

  • BAN 500 Descriptive Analytics (taken in place of MBA 515 Business Analytics)
  • MIS 503 Programming for Analytics (BAN 500 is a prerequisite)
  • BAN 502 Predictive Analytics (BAN 500 and MIS 503 are prerequisites)

Dual-degree students would then complete the following courses to earn both degrees.

The remaining courses for the MSBA are:

  • BAN 501 Prescriptive Analytics
  • BAN 525 Case Studies in Business Analytics
  • BAN 530 Applications of Business Analytics
  • MIS 504 Database for Analytics
  • MIS 505 Data Visualization
  • Two MSBA Electives

The remaining courses for the MBA are:

  • MBA 508 Accounting
  • MBA 515 Business Analytics
  • MBA 562 Management
  • MBA 504 Business Law
  • MBA 558 Strategic Management
  • MBA 542 Marketing
  • MBA 516 Operations Management
  • MBA 514 Information Systems
  • MBA 530 Economics
  • MBA 553 Learning Alliance (for PMBA students)
  • MBA 517 Fall/Spring Residency (for PMBA/EMBA students)
  • MBA 518 International Residency (for EMBA students)

 

The Cameron School of Business offers a program of study leading to a Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBAN) degree for qualified holders of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The overall objective of the program is to prepare students for careers in business analytics.

The Cameron School of Business also offers four programs (Option 1: Executive MBA program, Option 2: International MBA program, Option 3: Online MBA program, Option 4. Professional MBA program) of study leading to a Master of Business Administration degree for qualified holders of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The overall objective of all programs is the development of the broadly educated professional manager who is prepared to meet the demands and the changing needs in the global environment.

An EMBA/MS BAN dual-degree program would enable students to simultaneously pursue both the MS Business Analytics degree and an Executive MBA with a specialization in Business Analytics. 

Executive M.B.A. Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Rebecca Guidice
M.S. Business Analytics Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Stephen Hill

Specific Objectives


Graduates of the program should be able to achieve the program objectives of both the MBA program and the MS BAN program.

For the MBA program, graduates should be able to:

  • Apply theory, knowledge, and skills from the fundamental business disciplines to business practice.
  • Effectively research and report information in a written document.
  • Solve complex problems or propose meaningful solutions.
  • Understand the importance of ethics and corporate social responsibility in the context of business.

For the MS BAN program, graduates should be able to:

  • Apply the methods and skills covered in courses to solve business analytics problems and to manage analytics projects in various business environments.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the techniques to collect and transform data into appropriate formats for analytics and analysis.
  • Be proficient in explaining the analysis of data to upper management or analysts in other business units.

Admission Requirements


Applicants seeking admission to the dual degree program must submit an application and application fees for consideration to both programs. Students must be successfully admitted to both degree programs, in accordance with their individual standards and requirements. Applicants are required to submit the following to the Graduate School:

  • An application for graduate admission.
  • Official transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate).
  • Two online recommendations including one from an employer or supervisor who can comment on the applicant’s work experience and potential for successful completion of a master’s program.
  • Applicant’s resume and cover letter. 
  • Two years of professional work experience is required. Five years of professional work experience is preferred.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in undergraduate work. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 must demonstrate professional experience/advancement that shows progression since graduation and indicates how they will contribute to the program.
  • A GMAT score above 500 or an equivalent GRE, which is waived for one or more of the following:
    • Five or more years of progressive managerial or military work experience 
    • An undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher
    • Completion of an advanced degree (graduate level or above) involving some quantitative coursework
  • A minimum score of 79 on the internet-based TOEFL iBT test or 6.5 on IELTS test is required for non-native English speakers only, unless applicant earned their baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited US institution. Scores are good for two years from the date the test is administered.
  • Application and supplemental documents must be submitted by the published deadline.

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree demonstrating a strong overall undergraduate academic record. Admission decisions are based on several factors, and other indicators of success may be considered for admission.

Admission is provisional upon successful completion of one course in statistics with a grade of ‘B’ or better from a regionally accredited institution. An “Introduction to Business” course similar to BUS 500 at UNCW is required for students who have not completed undergraduate or graduate coursework in a business discipline.

Degree Requirements (63 total credit hours)


  • Forty-two credit hours of approved graduate credit must be satisfactorily completed for the MBA degree, and 30 credit hours of approved graduate credit must be satisfactorily completed for the MS BAN degree, with a maximum of 9 credit hours counting for both degrees, for a total number of credit hours of 63 credit hours.
  • Each student must successfully complete an integrative written analysis project in MBA 558 - Strategic Management.
  • Each student must complete the approved course of study within five years of the date of first registration for graduate study.
  • Courses requested for transfer are evaluated on a case by case basis. Generally, no more than 3 credits from non-AACSB accredited universities will be accepted, and no more than 9 credits from AACSB accredited universities will be accepted. The Graduate Associate Dean determines how the courses, if any, will be transferred and will request recommendations from the faculty who teach within the disciplines being requested.
  • After admittance, students who wish to complete a course offered by another graduate program at UNCW must have the course approved by the MBA Director before enrolling

Required Courses


Ideally, to participate in the dual-degree program, a student would first complete the MBA program with a Specialization in Business Analytics. This Specialization requires that an MBA student take three Business Analytics courses that are offered through the MSBA program. For the dual degree program, these courses would be:

The remaining courses for the MSBA are:
 

And two elective courses from the following list:
 

The remaining courses for the MBA are:
 

Capstone Project


Each student must successfully complete an integrative written analysis project in MBA 558 Strategic Management.

Applied Learning Residencies (6 credit hours)


Business Administration (Executive) and Finance and Investment Management, EMBA/MSF Dual Degrees

Catalogue change: 3/3/2021

Program Coordinator: Dr. Nivine Richie

This dual degree master’s program is designed to provide qualified students the opportunity to complete an MBA with a finance specialization and a M.S. Finance & Investment Management (MSF) degree. Students can begin in the MSF program and add the MBA or they can begin in the MBA program and add the MSF and must meet the admission requirements of both programs individually. Students can replace up to three courses (9 credits) of the MBA curriculum with MSF courses, and these three courses double count towards both degrees.

The courses that double count towards both degrees are:
•    FIN 536 Corporate Finance (to replace MBA 532 Corporate Finance)
•    Any two FIN 500-level electives from the MSF curriculum

 An MBA/MSBA dual-degree program would enable students to simultaneously pursue both the MS in Finance and Investment Management and an Executive MBA. 

Ideally, to participate in the dual-degree program, a student would first complete the MBA program with a Specialization in Business Analytics. This Specialization requires that an MBA student take three Business Analytics courses that are offered through the MSBA program. For the dual degree program, these courses would be:

  • BAN 500 Descriptive Analytics (taken in place of MBA 515 Business Analytics)
  • MIS 503 Programming for Analytics (BAN 500 is a prerequisite)
  • BAN 502 Predictive Analytics (BAN 500 and MIS 503 are prerequisites)

 Dual-degree students would then complete the following courses to earn both degrees.

The remaining courses for the MSBA are:

  • BAN 501 Prescriptive Analytics
  • BAN 525 Case Studies in Business Analytics
  • BAN 530 Applications of Business Analytics
  • MIS 504 Database for Analytics
  • MIS 505 Data Visualization
  • Two MSBA Electives

 The remaining courses for the MBA are:

  • MBA 508 Accounting
  • MBA 515 Business Analytics
  • MBA 562 Management
  • MBA 504 Business Law
  • MBA 558 Strategic Management
  • MBA 542 Marketing
  • MBA 516 Operations Management
  • MBA 514 Information Systems
  • MBA 530 Economics
  • MBA 553 Learning Alliance (for PMBA students)
  • MBA 517 Fall/Spring Residency (for PMBA/EMBA students)
  • MBA 518 International Residency (for EMBA students)

The Cameron School of Business offers a program of study leading to a Master of Science in Finance and Investment Management (MSF) degree for qualified holders of a bachelor’s degree in business from a regionally accredited college or university. The overall objective of the program is to prepare students for careers in financial services or investment management. Additionally, upon completion of this degree, graduates may elect to sit for Level I or II of the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) Exam, but are not required to do so.

The Cameron School of Business also offers four programs (Option 1: Executive MBA program, Option 2: International MBA program, Option 3: Online MBA program, Option 4. Professional MBA program) of study leading to a Master of Business Administration degree for qualified holders of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The overall objective of all programs is the development of the broadly educated professional manager who is prepared to meet the demands and the changing needs in the global environment.

An EMBA/MSF dual-degree program would enable students to simultaneously pursue both the MS Finance & Investment Management degree and an Executive MBA with a specialization in Finance. 

Executive MBA Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Rebecca Guidice
M.S. Finance & Investment Management Graduate Coordinator: Dr. William Sackley

Specific Objectives


Graduates of the program should be able to achieve the program objectives of both the MBA program and the MSF program.

For the MBA program, graduates should be able to:

  • Apply theory, knowledge, and skills from the fundamental business disciplines to business practice.
  • Effectively research and report information in a written document.
  • Solve complex problems or propose meaningful solutions.
  • Understand the importance of ethics and corporate social responsibility in the context of business.

For the MSF program, graduates should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of quantitative methods, economics, financial reporting and analysis, and corporate finance as they relate to investment management.
  • Determine market values of equity, fixed-income, derivative, and alternative investments using advanced investment tools.
  • Apply the highest ethical standards to investment management consistent with the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.

Admission Requirements


Applicants seeking admission to the dual degree program must submit an application and application fees for consideration to both programs. Students must be successfully admitted to both degree programs, in accordance with their individual standards and requirements. Applicants are required to submit the following to the Graduate School:

  • An application for graduate admission.
  • Official transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate).
  • Two online recommendations including one from an employer or supervisor who can comment on the applicant’s work experience and potential for successful completion of a master’s program.
  • Applicant’s resume and cover letter. 
  • Two years of professional work experience is required. Five years of professional work experience is preferred.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in undergraduate work. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 must demonstrate professional experience/advancement that shows progression since graduation and indicates how they will contribute to the program.
  • GMAT or GRE score required. Official test scores should be sent to the Graduate School no less than four weeks prior to the published program deadline. Test scores more than five years old at the time of application will not be considered. The GRE or GMAT may possibly be waived based on work experience and academic background.
  • A minimum score of 79 on the internet-based TOEFL iBT test or 6.5 on IELTS test is required for non-native English speakers only, unless applicant earned their baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited US institution. Scores are good for two years from the date the test is administered.
  • Application and supplemental documents must be submitted by the published deadline.

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in business demonstrating a strong overall undergraduate academic record. Satisfactory scores on the GMAT or GRE are required, but waiver request available based on work experience and academic background. Admission decisions are based on several factors and other indicators of success may be considered for admission.

Applicants without a bachelor’s degree in business - admission into the program will be provisional upon successful completion of a basic core of business coursework. The basic core of business coursework may be completed at any regionally accredited institution. The basic core of business coursework includes three credit hours each of Statistics or Quantitative Methods, Microeconomics, Financial Accounting, and Corporate Finance. These courses may be waived with significant, relevant work experience in finance.

Degree Requirements (63 total credit hours)


  • Forty-two credit hours of approved graduate credit must be satisfactorily completed for the MBA degree, and 30 credit hours of approved graduate credit must be satisfactorily completed for the MSF degree, with a maximum of 9 credit hours counting for both degrees, for a total number of credit hours of 63 credit hours.
  • Each student must successfully complete an integrative written analysis project in MBA 558 Strategic Management.
  • Each student must complete the approved course of study within five years of the date of first registration for graduate study.
  • Courses requested for transfer are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Generally, no more than 3 credits from non-AACSB accredited universities will be accepted, and no more than 9 credits from AACSB accredited universities will be accepted. The Graduate Associate Dean determines how the courses, if any, will be transferred and will request recommendations from the faculty who teach within the disciplines being requested.
  • After admittance, students who wish to complete a course offered by another graduate program at UNCW must have the course approved by the MBA Director before enrolling.

Required Courses


To participate in the dual-degree program, a student can first enroll in either the MBA or the MSF program and then complete the second degree. The courses from the MSF that count towards the MBA are FIN 536 Corporate Finance and any two 500-level FIN classes, which count as MBA electives towards the finance specialization in the MBA program.

The courses required for the MS are:
 

The remaining courses for the MBA are:
 

Capstone Project


Each student must successfully complete an integrative written analysis project in MBA 558 Strategic Management.

Applied Learning Residencies (6 credit hours)


Business Administration (Online) and Business Analytics, OMBA/MS BAN Dual Degrees

Catalogue change: 3/3/2021

Program Coordinator: Dr. Stephen Hill

An MBA/MSBA dual-degree program would enable students to simultaneously pursue both the MS Business Analytics degree and an Online MBA. 

Ideally, to participate in the dual-degree program, a student would first complete the MBA program with a Specialization in Business Analytics. This Specialization requires that an MBA student take three Business Analytics courses that are offered through the MSBA program. For the dual degree program, these courses would be:

  • BAN 500 Descriptive Analytics (taken in place of MBA 515 Business Analytics)
  • MIS 503 Programming for Analytics (BAN 500 is a prerequisite)
  • BAN 502 Predictive Analytics (BAN 500 and MIS 503 are prerequisites)

 Dual-degree students would then complete the following courses to earn both degrees.

The remaining courses for the MSBA are:

  • BAN 501 Prescriptive Analytics
  • BAN 525 Case Studies in Business Analytics
  • BAN 530 Applications of Business Analytics
  • MIS 504 Database for Analytics
  • MIS 505 Data Visualization
  • Two MSBA Electives

 The remaining courses for the MBA are:

  • MBA 508 Accounting
  • MBA 515 Business Analytics
  • MBA 562 Management
  • MBA 504 Business Law
  • MBA 558 Strategic Management
  • MBA 542 Marketing
  • MBA 516 Operations Management
  • MBA 514 Information Systems
  • MBA 530 Economics
  • MBA 553 Learning Alliance (for PMBA students)
  • MBA 517 Fall/Spring Residency (for PMBA/EMBA students)
  • MBA 518 International Residency (for EMBA students)

 

The Cameron School of Business offers a program of study leading to a Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBAN) degree for qualified holders of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The overall objective of the program is to prepare students for careers in business analytics.

The Cameron School of Business also offers four programs (Option 1: Executive MBA program, Option 2: International MBA program, Option 3: Online MBA program, Option 4. Professional MBA program) of study leading to a Master of Business Administration degree for qualified holders of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The overall objective of all programs is the development of the broadly educated professional manager who is prepared to meet the demands and the changing needs in the global environment.
 

An MBA/MS BAN dual-degree program would enable students to simultaneously pursue both the MS Business Analytics degree and an MBA with a specialization in Business Analytics. 

MBA Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Nivine Richie
M.S. Business Analytics Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Stephen Hill

Specific Objectives


Graduates of the program should be able to achieve the program objectives of both the MBA program and the MS BAN program.

For the MBA program, graduates should be able to:

  • Apply theory, knowledge, and skills from the fundamental business disciplines to business practice.
  • Effectively research and report information in a written document.
  • Solve complex problems or propose meaningful solutions.
  • Understand the importance of ethics and corporate social responsibility in the context of business.

For the MS BAN program, graduates should be able to:

  • Apply the methods and skills covered in courses to solve business analytics problems and to manage analytics projects in various business environments.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the techniques to collect and transform data into appropriate formats for analytics and analysis.
  • Be proficient in explaining the analysis of data to upper management or analysts in other business units.

Admission Requirements


Applicants seeking admission to the dual degree program must submit an application and application fees for consideration to both programs. Students must be successfully admitted to both degree programs, in accordance with their individual standards and requirements. Applicants are required to submit the following to the Graduate School:

  • An application for graduate admission.
  • Official transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate).
  • Two online recommendations including one from an employer or supervisor who can comment on the applicant’s work experience and potential for successful completion of a master’s program.
  • Applicant’s resume and cover letter. 
  • Two years of professional work experience is required.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in undergraduate work. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 must demonstrate professional experience/advancement that shows progression since graduation and indicates how they will contribute to the program.
  • A GMAT score above 500 or an equivalent GRE, which is waived for one or more of the following:
    • Five or more years of progressive managerial or military work experience 
    • An undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher
    • Completion of an advanced degree (graduate level or above) involving some quantitative coursework
  • A minimum score of 79 on the internet-based TOEFL iBT test or 6.5 on IELTS test is required for non-native English speakers only, unless applicant earned their baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited US institution. Scores are good for two years from the date the test is administered.
  • Application and supplemental documents must be submitted by the published deadline.

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree demonstrating a strong overall undergraduate academic record. Admission decisions are based on several factors, and other indicators of success may be considered for admission.

Admission is provisional upon successful completion of one course in statistics with a grade of ‘B’ or better from a regionally accredited institution. An “Introduction to Business” course similar to BUS 500 at UNCW is required for students who have not completed undergraduate or graduate coursework in a business discipline.

Degree Requirements (57 total credit hours)


  • Thirty-six credit hours of approved graduate credit must be satisfactorily completed for the MBA degree, and 30 credit hours of approved graduate credit must be satisfactorily completed for the MS BAN degree, with a maximum of 9 credit hours counting for both degrees, for a total number of credit hours of 57 credit hours for the combined degree.
  • Each student must successfully complete an integrative written analysis project in MBA 558 - Strategic Management.
  • Each student must complete the approved course of study within five years of the date of first registration for graduate study.
  • Courses requested for transfer are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Generally, no more than 3 credits from non-AACSB accredited universities will be accepted, and no more than 9 credits from AACSB accredited universities will be accepted. The Graduate Associate Dean determines how the courses, if any, will be transferred and will request recommendations from the faculty who teach within the disciplines being requested.
  • After admittance, students who wish to complete a course offered by another graduate program at UNCW must have the course approved by the MBA Director before enrolling.

Required Courses


Ideally, to participate in the dual-degree program, a student would first complete the MBA program with a Specialization in Business Analytics. This Specialization requires that an MBA student take three Business Analytics courses that are offered through the MSBA program. For the dual degree program, these courses would be:

The remaining courses for the MSBA are:
 

And two elective courses from the following list:
 

The remaining courses for the MBA are:
 

Capstone Project


Each student must successfully complete an integrative written analysis project in MBA 558 Strategic Management.

Business Administration (Online) and Finance and Investment Management, OMBA/MSF Dual Degrees

Catalogue change: 3/3/2021

Program Coordinator: Dr. Nivine Richie

This dual degree master’s program is designed to provide qualified students the opportunity to complete an MBA with a finance specialization and a M.S. Finance & Investment Management (MSF) degree. Students can begin in the MSF program and add the MBA or they can begin in the MBA program and add the MSF and must meet the admission requirements of both programs individually. Students can replace up to three courses (9 credits) of the MBA curriculum with MSF courses, and these three courses double count towards both degrees.

The courses that double count towards both degrees are:
•    FIN 536 Corporate Finance (to replace MBA 532 Corporate Finance)
•    Any two FIN 500-level electives from the MSF curriculum

An MBA/MSBA dual-degree program would enable students to simultaneously pursue both the MS in Finance and Investment Management and an Online MBA. 

Ideally, to participate in the dual-degree program, a student would first complete the MBA program with a Specialization in Business Analytics. This Specialization requires that an MBA student take three Business Analytics courses that are offered through the MSBA program. For the dual degree program, these courses would be:

  • BAN 500 Descriptive Analytics (taken in place of MBA 515 Business Analytics)
  • MIS 503 Programming for Analytics (BAN 500 is a prerequisite)
  • BAN 502 Predictive Analytics (BAN 500 and MIS 503 are prerequisites)

 Dual-degree students would then complete the following courses to earn both degrees.

The remaining courses for the MSBA are:

  • BAN 501 Prescriptive Analytics
  • BAN 525 Case Studies in Business Analytics
  • BAN 530 Applications of Business Analytics
  • MIS 504 Database for Analytics
  • MIS 505 Data Visualization
  • Two MSBA Electives

 The remaining courses for the MBA are:

  • MBA 508 Accounting
  • MBA 515 Business Analytics
  • MBA 562 Management
  • MBA 504 Business Law
  • MBA 558 Strategic Management
  • MBA 542 Marketing
  • MBA 516 Operations Management
  • MBA 514 Information Systems
  • MBA 530 Economics
  • MBA 553 Learning Alliance (for PMBA students)
  • MBA 517 Fall/Spring Residency (for PMBA/EMBA students)
  • MBA 518 International Residency (for EMBA students)

 

The Cameron School of Business offers a program of study leading to a Master of Science in Finance and Investment Management (MSF) degree for qualified holders of a bachelor’s degree in business from a regionally accredited college or university. The overall objective of the program is to prepare students for careers in financial services or investment management. Additionally, upon completion of this degree, graduates may elect to sit for Level I or II of the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) Exam, but are not required to do so.

The Cameron School of Business also offers four programs (Option 1: Executive MBA program, Option 2: International MBA program, Option 3: Online MBA program, Option 4. Professional MBA program) of study leading to a Master of Business Administration degree for qualified holders of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The overall objective of all programs is the development of the broadly educated professional manager who is prepared to meet the demands and the changing needs in the global environment.
 

An MBA/MSF dual-degree program would enable students to simultaneously pursue both the MS Finance & Investment Management degree and an MBA with a specialization in Finance. 

MBA Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Nivine Richie
M.S. Finance & Investment Management Graduate Coordinator: Dr. William Sackley

Specific Objectives


Graduates of the program should be able to achieve the program objectives of both the MBA program and the MSF program.

For the MBA program, graduates should be able to:

  • Apply theory, knowledge, and skills from the fundamental business disciplines to business practice.
  • Effectively research and report information in a written document.
  • Solve complex problems or propose meaningful solutions.
  • Understand the importance of ethics and corporate social responsibility in the context of business.

For the MSF program, graduates should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of quantitative methods, economics, financial reporting and analysis, and corporate finance as they relate to investment management.
  • Determine market values of equity, fixed-income, derivative, and alternative investments using advanced investment tools.
  • Apply the highest ethical standards to investment management consistent with the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.

Admission Requirements


Applicants seeking admission to the dual degree program must submit an application and application fees for consideration to both programs. Students must be successfully admitted to both degree programs, in accordance with their individual standards and requirements. Applicants are required to submit the following to the Graduate School:

  • An application for graduate admission.
  • Official transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate).
  • Two online recommendations including one from an employer or supervisor who can comment on the applicant’s work experience and potential for successful completion of a master’s program.
  • Applicant’s resume and cover letter. 
  • Two years of professional work experience is required.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in undergraduate work. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 must demonstrate professional experience/advancement that shows progression since graduation and indicates how they will contribute to the program.
  • GMAT or GRE score required. Official test scores should be sent to the Graduate School no less than four weeks prior to the published program deadline. Test scores more than five years old at the time of application will not be considered. The GRE or GMAT may possibly be waived based on work experience and academic background.
  • A minimum score of 79 on the internet-based TOEFL iBT test or 6.5 on IELTS test is required for non-native English speakers only, unless applicant earned their baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited US institution. Scores are good for two years from the date the test is administered.
  • Application and supplemental documents must be submitted by the published deadline.

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in business demonstrating a strong overall undergraduate academic record. Satisfactory scores on the GMAT or GRE are required, but waiver request available based on work experience and academic background. Admission decisions are based on several factors and other indicators of success may be considered for admission.

Applicants without a bachelor’s degree in business - admission into the program will be provisional upon successful completion of a basic core of business coursework. The basic core of business coursework may be completed at any regionally accredited institution. The basic core of business coursework includes three credit hours each of Statistics or Quantitative Methods, Microeconomics, Financial Accounting, and Corporate Finance. These courses may be waived with significant, relevant work experience in finance.

Degree Requirements (57 total credit hours)


  • Thirty-six credit hours of approved graduate credit must be satisfactorily completed for the MBA degree, and 30 credit hours of approved graduate credit must be satisfactorily completed for the MSF degree, with a maximum of 9 credit hours counting for both degrees, for a total number of credit hours of 57 credit hours.
  • Each student must successfully complete an integrative written analysis project in MBA 558 - Strategic Management.
  • Each student must complete the approved course of study within five years of the date of first registration for graduate study.
  • Courses requested for transfer are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Generally, no more than 3 credits from non-AACSB accredited universities will be accepted, and no more than 9 credits from AACSB accredited universities will be accepted. The Graduate Associate Dean determines how the courses, if any, will be transferred and will request recommendations from the faculty who teach within the disciplines being requested.
  • After admittance, students who wish to complete a course offered by another graduate program at UNCW must have the course approved by the MBA Director before enrolling/

Required Courses


To participate in the dual-degree program, a student can first enroll in either the MBA or the MSF program and then complete the second degree. The courses from the MSF that count towards the MBA are FIN 536 Corporate Finance and any two 500-level FIN classes, which count as MBA electives towards the finance specialization in the MBA program.

 

The courses required for the MSF are:
 

The remaining courses for the MBA are:
 

Capstone Project


Each student must successfully complete an integrative written analysis project in MBA 558 Strategic Management.

Business Administration (Professional) and Business Analytics, PMBA/MS BAN Dual Degrees

Catalogue change: 3/3/2021

 Program Coordinator: Dr. Stephen Hill

An MBA/MSBA dual-degree program would enable students to simultaneously pursue both the MS Business Analytics degree and a Professional MBA. 

Ideally, to participate in the dual-degree program, a student would first complete the MBA program with a Specialization in Business Analytics. This Specialization requires that an MBA student take three Business Analytics courses that are offered through the MSBA program. For the dual degree program, these courses would be:

  • BAN 500 Descriptive Analytics (taken in place of MBA 515 Business Analytics)
  • MIS 503 Programming for Analytics (BAN 500 is a prerequisite)
  • BAN 502 Predictive Analytics (BAN 500 and MIS 503 are prerequisites)

 

Dual-degree students would then complete the following courses to earn both degrees.

The remaining courses for the MSBA are:

  • BAN 501 Prescriptive Analytics
  • BAN 525 Case Studies in Business Analytics
  • BAN 530 Applications of Business Analytics
  • MIS 504 Database for Analytics
  • MIS 505 Data Visualization
  • Two MSBA Electives

 The remaining courses for the MBA are:

  • MBA 508 Accounting
  • MBA 515 Business Analytics
  • MBA 562 Management
  • MBA 504 Business Law
  • MBA 558 Strategic Management
  • MBA 542 Marketing
  • MBA 516 Operations Management
  • MBA 514 Information Systems
  • MBA 530 Economics
  • MBA 553 Learning Alliance (for PMBA students)
  • MBA 517 Fall/Spring Residency (for PMBA/EMBA students)
  • MBA 518 International Residency (for EMBA students)

 

The Cameron School of Business offers a program of study leading to a Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBAN) degree for qualified holders of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The overall objective of the program is to prepare students for careers in business analytics.

The Cameron School of Business also offers four programs (Option 1: Executive MBA program, Option 2: International MBA program, Option 3: Online MBA program, Option 4. Professional MBA program) of study leading to a Master of Business Administration degree for qualified holders of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The overall objective of all programs is the development of the broadly educated professional manager who is prepared to meet the demands and the changing needs in the global environment.

A PMBA/MS BAN dual-degree program would enable students to simultaneously pursue both the MS Business Analytics degree and a Professional MBA with a specialization in Business Analytics. 

Professional MBA Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Rebecca Guidice
M.S. Business Analytics Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Stephen Hill

Specific Objectives


Graduates of the program should be able to achieve the program objectives of both the MBA program and the MS BAN program.

For the MBA program, graduates should be able to:

  • Apply theory, knowledge, and skills from the fundamental business disciplines to business practice.
  • Effectively research and report information in a written document.
  • Solve complex problems or propose meaningful solutions.
  • Understand the importance of ethics and corporate social responsibility in the context of business.

For the MS BAN program, graduates should be able to:

  • Apply the methods and skills covered in courses to solve business analytics problems and to manage analytics projects in various business environments.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the techniques to collect and transform data into appropriate formats for analytics and analysis.
  • Be proficient in explaining the analysis of data to upper management or analysts in other business units.

Admission Requirements


Applicants seeking admission to the dual degree program must submit an application and application fees for consideration to both programs. Students must be successfully admitted to both degree programs, in accordance with their individual standards and requirements. Applicants are required to submit the following to the Graduate School:

  • An application for graduate admission.
  • Official transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate).
  • Two online recommendations including one from an employer or supervisor who can comment on the applicant’s work experience and potential for successful completion of a master’s program.
  • Applicant’s resume and cover letter. 
  • Two years of professional work experience is required.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in undergraduate work. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 must demonstrate professional experience/advancement that shows progression since graduation and indicates how they will contribute to the program.
  • A GMAT score above 500 or an equivalent GRE, which is waived for one or more of the following:
    • Five or more years of progressive managerial or military work experience 
    • An undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher
    • Completion of an advanced degree (graduate level or above) involving some quantitative coursework
  • A minimum score of 79 on the internet-based TOEFL iBT test or 6.5 on IELTS test is required for non-native English speakers only, unless applicant earned their baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited US institution. Scores are good for two years from the date the test is administered.
  • Application and supplemental documents must be submitted by the published deadline.

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree demonstrating a strong overall undergraduate academic record. Admission decisions are based on several factors, and other indicators of success may be considered for admission.

Admission is provisional upon successful completion of one course in statistics with a grade of ‘B’ or better from a regionally accredited institution. An “Introduction to Business” course similar to BUS 500  at UNCW is required for students who have not completed undergraduate or graduate coursework in a business discipline.

Degree Requirements (63 total credit hours)


  • Forty-two credit hours of approved graduate credit must be satisfactorily completed for the MBA degree, and 30 credit hours of approved graduate credit must be satisfactorily completed for the MS BAN degree, with a maximum of 9 credit hours counting for both degrees, for a total number of credit hours of 63 credit hours.
  • Each student must successfully complete an integrative written analysis project in MBA 558 - Strategic Management.
  • Each student must complete the approved course of study within five years of the date of first registration for graduate study.
  • Courses requested for transfer are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Generally, no more than 3 credits from non-AACSB accredited universities will be accepted, and no more than 9 credits from AACSB accredited universities will be accepted. The Graduate Associate Dean determines how the courses, if any, will be transferred and will request recommendations from the faculty who teach within the disciplines being requested.
  • After admittance, students who wish to complete a course offered by another graduate program at UNCW must have the course approved by the MBA Director before enrolling.

Required Courses


Ideally, to participate in the dual-degree program, a student would first complete the MBA program with a Specialization in Business Analytics. This Specialization requires that an MBA student take three Business Analytics courses that are offered through the MSBA program. For the dual degree program, these courses would be:

The remaining courses for the MS BAN are:
 

And two elective courses from the following list:
 

The remaining courses for the MBA are:
 

Capstone Project


Each student must successfully complete an integrative written analysis project in MBA 558 Strategic Management.

Applied Learning Residencies (6 credit hours)


Business Administration (Professional) and Finance and Investment Management, PMBA/MSF Dual Degrees

Catalogue change: 3/3/2021

Program Coordinator: Dr. Nivine Richie

This dual degree master’s program is designed to provide qualified students the opportunity to complete an MBA with a finance specialization and a M.S. Finance & Investment Management (MSF) degree. Students can begin in the MSF program and add the MBA or they can begin in the MBA program and add the MSF and must meet the admission requirements of both programs individually. Students can replace up to three courses (9 credits) of the MBA curriculum with MSF courses, and these three courses double count towards both degrees.

The courses that double count towards both degrees are:
•    FIN 536 Corporate Finance (to replace MBA 532 Corporate Finance)
•    Any two FIN 500-level electives from the MSF curriculum

 An MBA/MSBA dual-degree program would enable students to simultaneously pursue both the MS in Finance and Investment Management and an Executive MBA. 

Ideally, to participate in the dual-degree program, a student would first complete the MBA program with a Specialization in Business Analytics. This Specialization requires that an MBA student take three Business Analytics courses that are offered through the MSBA program. For the dual degree program, these courses would be:

  • BAN 500 Descriptive Analytics (taken in place of MBA 515 Business Analytics)
  • MIS 503 Programming for Analytics (BAN 500 is a prerequisite)
  • BAN 502 Predictive Analytics (BAN 500 and MIS 503 are prerequisites)

 Dual-degree students would then complete the following courses to earn both degrees.

The remaining courses for the MSBA are:

  • BAN 501 Prescriptive Analytics
  • BAN 525 Case Studies in Business Analytics
  • BAN 530 Applications of Business Analytics
  • MIS 504 Database for Analytics
  • MIS 505 Data Visualization
  • Two MSBA Electives

 The remaining courses for the MBA are:

  • MBA 508 Accounting
  • MBA 515 Business Analytics
  • MBA 562 Management
  • MBA 504 Business Law
  • MBA 558 Strategic Management
  • MBA 542 Marketing
  • MBA 516 Operations Management
  • MBA 514 Information Systems
  • MBA 530 Economics
  • MBA 553 Learning Alliance (for PMBA students)
  • MBA 517 Fall/Spring Residency (for PMBA/EMBA students)
  • MBA 518 International Residency (for EMBA students)

 

 

The Cameron School of Business offers a program of study leading to a Master of Science in Finance and Investment Management (MSF) degree for qualified holders of a bachelor’s degree in business from a regionally accredited college or university. The overall objective of the program is to prepare students for careers in financial services or investment management. Additionally, upon completion of this degree, graduates may elect to sit for Level I or II of the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) Exam, but are not required to do so.

The Cameron School of Business also offers four programs (Option 1: Executive MBA program, Option 2: International MBA program, Option 3: Online MBA program, Option 4. Professional MBA program) of study leading to a Master of Business Administration degree for qualified holders of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The overall objective of all programs is the development of the broadly educated professional manager who is prepared to meet the demands and the changing needs in the global environment.
 

A PMBA/MSF dual-degree program would enable students to simultaneously pursue both the MS Finance & Investment Management degree and a Professional MBA with a specialization in Finance.

Professional MBA Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Rebecca Guidice
M.S. Finance & Investment Management Graduate Coordinator: Dr. William Sackley

Specific Objectives


Graduates of the program should be able to achieve the program objectives of both the MBA program and the MSF program.

For the MBA program, graduates should be able to:

  • Apply theory, knowledge, and skills from the fundamental business disciplines to business practice.
  • Effectively research and report information in a written document.
  • Solve complex problems or propose meaningful solutions.
  • Understand the importance of ethics and corporate social responsibility in the context of business.

For the MSF program, graduates should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of quantitative methods, economics, financial reporting and analysis, and corporate finance as they relate to investment management.
  • Determine market values of equity, fixed-income, derivative, and alternative investments using advanced investment tools.
  • Apply the highest ethical standards to investment management consistent with the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.

Admission Requirements


Applicants seeking admission to the dual degree program must submit an application and application fees for consideration to both programs. Students must be successfully admitted to both degree programs, in accordance with their individual standards and requirements. Applicants are required to submit the following to the Graduate School:

  • An application for graduate admission.
  • Official transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate).
  • Two online recommendations including one from an employer or supervisor who can comment on the applicant’s work experience and potential for successful completion of a master’s program.
  • Applicant’s resume and cover letter. 
  • Two years of professional work experience is required.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in undergraduate work. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 must demonstrate professional experience/advancement that shows progression since graduation and indicates how they will contribute to the program.
  • GMAT or GRE score required. Official test scores should be sent to the Graduate School no less than four weeks prior to the published program deadline. Test scores more than five years old at the time of application will not be considered. The GRE or GMAT may possibly be waived based on work experience and academic background.
  • A minimum score of 79 on the internet-based TOEFL iBT test or 6.5 on IELTS test is required for non-native English speakers only, unless applicant earned their baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited US institution. Scores are good for two years from the date the test is administered.
  • Application and supplemental documents must be submitted by the published deadline.

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in business demonstrating a strong overall undergraduate academic record. Satisfactory scores on the GMAT or GRE are required, but waiver request available based on work experience and academic background. Admission decisions are based on several factors and other indicators of success may be considered for admission.

Applicants without a bachelor’s degree in business - admission into the program will be provisional upon successful completion of a basic core of business coursework. The basic core of business coursework may be completed at any regionally accredited institution. The basic core of business coursework includes three credit hours each of Statistics or Quantitative Methods, Microeconomics, Financial Accounting, and Corporate Finance. These courses may be waived with significant, relevant work experience in finance.

Degree Requirements (63 total credit hours)


  • Forty-two credit hours of approved graduate credit must be satisfactorily completed for the MBA degree, and 30 credit hours of approved graduate credit must be satisfactorily completed for the MS BAN degree, with a maximum of 9 credit hours counting for both degrees, for a total number of credit hours of 63 credit hours.
  • Each student must successfully complete an integrative written analysis project in MBA 558 - Strategic Management.
  • Each student must complete the approved course of study within five years of the date of first registration for graduate study.
  • Courses requested for transfer are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Generally, no more than 3 credits from non-AACSB accredited universities will be accepted, and no more than 9 credits from AACSB accredited universities will be accepted. The Graduate Associate Dean determines how the courses, if any, will be transferred and will request recommendations from the faculty who teach within the disciplines being requested.
  • After admittance, students who wish to complete a course offered by another graduate program at UNCW must have the course approved by the MBA Director before enrolling.

Required Courses


To participate in the dual-degree program, a student can first enroll in either the MBA or the MSF program and then complete the second degree. The courses from the MSF that count towards the MBA are FIN 536 Corporate Finance and any two 500-level FIN classes, which count as MBA electives towards the finance specialization in the MBA program.

The courses required for the MSF are:
 

The remaining courses for the MBA are:
 

Capstone Project


Each student must successfully complete an integrative written analysis project in MBA 558 Strategic Management.

Applied Learning Residencies (6 credit hours)


 

University Calendar - Spring 2021

Catalogue change: 4/16/2021

Added Spring Faculty Meeting:

April 27, Tuesday                   Spring Faculty Meeting (virtual meeting) - click here for more information