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Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

MBA Academic Guidelines

Admission Policy

An applicant must have an earned undergraduate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution, earning a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. When the applicant has attended more than one undergraduate institution, a weighted average GPA will be calculated. An applicant who has graduated with a cumulative GPA of less than 3.0 is encouraged to apply, but will be subject to review by the MBA Admissions Review Committee.

Foundational Knowledge

Every applicant is required to demonstrate foundational knowledge in the functional areas of business (i.e., accounting, economics, finance, and quantitative techniques). Satisfying this requirement of foundational knowledge will be determined by the MBA Program, through an examination of the completed application (as outlined above), including the applicant’s transcript(s) and professional experience.

Foundational knowledge in the functional areas of business may either be demonstrated by: an undergraduate business degree, significant and substantial prior business-related experience, successful completion of the MBA Prep Series, or the successful completion of the MBA Competency Test.

Application Process

Prior to pursuing one of the recommended paths toward admission, an applicant is required to officially apply to the MBA Program. Submitting the following materials as outlined in the admission process will constitute a “completed” application:

  • Completed application form accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of $25.
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s) for any/all institutions attended and all other graduate transcripts (if applicable), sent directly from the applicant’s college(s) or university(ies) to the Walsh University Department of Graduate Admissions.
  • Current resume.
  • Demonstration of English language proficiency by applicants for whom English is a second language (if applicable).

Paths to Admission

There are two paths toward admission into the MBA Program:

Path #1

When the applicant holds an undergraduate business degree...

 

Applicant with an earned Bachelor’s degree in business: Having successfully completed the MBA Prep Series courses by attaining grades of “B” or higher in all MBA Prep Series courses;

-OR-

Having completed the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (earning an admission score of 1090, calculated by multiplying the applicant’s weighted average GPA for all college(s)/university(ies) attended by 200 and adding the GMAT score).

 

 

 

 

Path #2

When the applicant holds an undergraduate non- business degree...

 

Having successfully completed the MBA Prep Series courses by attaining grades of “B” or higher in all MBA Prep Series courses;

-OR-

Having completed the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (earning an admission score of 1090, calculated by multiplying the applicant’s weighted average GPA for all college(s)/university(ies) attended by 200 and adding the GMAT score) AND having successfully completed the MBA Competency Testing.

An alumnus from Walsh University’s DeVille School of Business with an undergraduate degree in business, having graduated within the last five (5) years with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or greater will be automatically accepted into the MBA Program.

Course Waiver Policy

An MBA student with an undergraduate business major may be considered for a waiver of an MBA core curriculum course corresponding to the student’s undergraduate major(s). Granting of such a course waiver would be based upon the student’s undergraduate GPA in his/her major. A waived course will be replaced by equivalent credit hours in graduate courses.

Program Delivery

The MBA Program is offered at the main campus in North Canton, Ohio and through an eLearning option.

Registration Procedures

For students registering for coursework in their first semester, they may register by completing a Graduate Registration Form. This form may be found either in the Student Service Center in Farrell Hall or downloaded from the file gallery on our website www.walsh.edu/forms4. Complete, sign and do one of the following (you do not need an advisor's signature):

MBA students that have completed at least one semester in the program are strongly encouraged to utilize the Cavalier Center to register. PIN numbers will be distributed near the beginning of each semester through the Walsh email system.

  • Bring this form to the Student Service Center in Farrell Hall
  • Scan and email to: sreichard@walsh.edu
  • Fax this form to 330-490-7372.
  • Mail this form to Walsh University, Student Service Center

2020 East Maple Street, North Canton, OH 44720-3336

Attn: S. Reichard

Completion of Core Curriculum Requirements

MBA students are required to successfully complete (B- or higher in all courses with an accumulated GPA of 3.0 or higher) all MBA core curriculum courses prior to taking specialty courses. There are two exceptions: 1.) Full-time students who will complete their final specialty area course and capstone course in the same semester. 2.) Students who have transferred into the MBA program after completing the healthcare certificate. Any student who is attending part-time that enrolls in a specialty course before completing the core curriculum coursework will be administratively withdrawn from that specialty course unless prior approval was sought and received by the MBA Director.

Capstone Course

All other coursework – core curriculum and specialty area – must be successfully completed (B- or higher in all courses with an accumulated GPA of 3.0 or higher) prior to taking the specialty area-specific capstone course.

Any student who is attending part-time that enrolls in the capstone course before completing all other coursework will be administratively withdrawn from the capstone course.

Categories of Graduate Students

  • MATRICULATED: A matriculated student is a degree-seeking student who has met all admission requirements for the degree program.
  • CANDIDATE: A candidate is a matriculated student who has successfully completed at least one half of the coursework for the degree program with a cumulative quality point average of 3.0 or higher (based upon a 4.0 scale) and who has received the recommendation of advancement to candidacy status from the Graduate Council.
  • NON-MATRICULATED: A non-matriculated student is a student enrolled in a graduate course who has not completed admission requirements or who does not intend to pursue a graduate degree but wishes to enroll in graduate coursework for professional development.  A non-matriculated student may enroll in a maximum of six (6) semester credit hours.
  • CERTIFICATE-SEEKING: A certificate-seeking student is a post-baccalaureate student who is seeking a certificate, having met all of the certificate admission requirements.

Repeating Courses

Prep Series Courses: A student must earn a grade of "B" or higher (or its equivalent) in each MBA Prep series course required for admission to the program.  If a student earns a grade lower than "B"  (or its equivalent) in a prep series course, the student may repeat the course one time.  If the earned grade in the second and final attempt is lower than a "B", the student will not be granted admission to the MBA Program.

MBA Program Course Required for Graduation: A student must earn a grade of "B-" or higher in each course required for graduation from the MBA Program.  If an earned grade is lower than "B-" , the student may repeat the course one time.  Failure to receive a "B- or higher" in the second and final attempt results in dismissal from the MBA Program.

A student has the right to appeal a grade or academic decision that he or she believes to be in error or unfair.  Decisions to appeal a grade or academic decision shall conform to the "Academic Appeals" section of the Graduate Policies found in the most current Walsh University Graduate Academic Catalog.

Transfer of Courses

A student may transfer-in a maximum of nine (9) credit hours or three (3) courses. These courses must be taken at an accredited MBA program. The student must submit course syllabi and other requested documentation as requested by the MBA Program. Requesting and submitting materials is no guarantee that courses may be transferred-in. Finally, transferred courses may only be accepted for core curriculum requirement – and not for track-specific courses.

Academic Advising

MBA students may consult with the MBA Program for advising at mbaprogram@walsh.edu. The Program's duties are to serve as consultant working with the student.

Completion of a Second Specialty Area

MBA students that would like to complete a second MBA specialty area must first contact the Registrar’s Office. This contact must be done before the students’ last semester in which they will complete their first specialty area. In order to complete a second specialty area, students must complete four (4) separate and unique courses as required for the second specialty area – one of which must be the second specialty area capstone course. For this second specialty area to be included on the students’ degree and transcripts, students must complete a “second major” form (obtained from the MBA Program) and complete all coursework prior to graduating.

Global Experience

While enrolled in the MBA program, students may participate in the MBA Program’s global experience(s). The student is advised to seek more information on global experiences from the MBA Program or the Global Learning department.

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Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

Founders of Walsh University

Graduate Academic Calendar 2013 – 2014

General Information

The DeVille School of Business

The DeVille School of Business Course Descriptions

The Gary and Linda Byers School of Nursing

The Gary and Linda Byers School of Nursing Course Descriptions

NURS 600 Theoretical Development of Nursing Science 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 601 Research Methods & Evidence Based Nursing Inquiry 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 603 Professional Role Development and Ethical Issues 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 605 Epidemiological Methods for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 2 sem. hrs.

NURS 606 Health Care Policy, Organization, and Financing 2 sem. hrs.

NURS 610 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 612 Advanced Pharmacology 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 614 Advanced Health Assessment 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 615 Seminar in Advanced Clinical Specialty 2 sem. hrs.

NURS 616 Practicum in Advanced Clinical Specialty 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 617 Seminar in Nursing Professional Development 2 sem. hrs.

NURS 618 Health Informatics 2 sem. hrs.

NURS 619 Practicum in Nursing Professional Development 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 620 Clinical Leadership I 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 621 Clinical Leadership II 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 625 Clinical Immersion Project 5 sem. hrs.

NURS 630 Assessment, Measurement & Evaluation in Nursing Education 2 sem. hrs.

NURS 631 Curriculum Design in Nursing Education 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 632 Teaching Strategies in Nursing Education 2 sem. hrs.

NURS 635 Practicum in Nursing Education 4 sem. hrs.

NURS 640 Clinical Assessment and Management 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 641 FNP I: Care of the Adult & Gerontological Client 6 sem. hrs. (4 didactic; 2 clinical)

NURS 642 Clinical Pharmacology 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 643 FNPII: Care of Children and Adolescents 6 sem. hrs. (3.5 didactic; 2.5 clinical)

NURS 644 Dynamics of Family Practice Nursing 2 sem. hrs.

NURS 645 FNP III: Care of Women 6 sem. hrs. (3.5 didactic; 2.5 clinical)

NURS 646 Legal Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing 1 sem. hr.

NURS 647 FNP IV: Care of Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions 6 sem. hrs. (3 didactic; 3 clinical)

NURS 648 Interprofessional Collaboration 1 sem. hr.

NURS 649 FNP V: Care of Families in Primary Care 5 sem. hrs. (1 didactic; 4 clinical)

NURS 701 Nursing Science in Advanced Practice Theories and Foundations 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 702 Advanced Nursing Research 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 703 Biostatistics for Outcomes Evaluation 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 705 Applications of Epidemiology to Health Service 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 706 Health Care Policy, Organization, and Financing 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 708 Translating Evidence to Clinical Practice 2 sem. hrs.

NURS 710 Nsg Leadership Role and Ethics in Complex Health Care Systems 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 715 Clinical in Advanced Specialty 1-3 sem. hrs.

NURS 718 Health Informatics 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 720 Organizational Systems Analysis and Design 3-4 sem. hrs.

NURS 721 Mgmt. for Quality Improvement & Health Care Outcomes Evaluation 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 725 Advanced Leadership in Clinical Practice 3-4 sem. hrs.

NURS 730 Residency Practicum 4 sem. hrs.

NURS 731 DNP Scholarly Project 1-4 sem. hrs.

M.A. Counseling and Human Development

CHD Course Descriptions

BSC 560 Introduction to Counseling and the Counseling Profession 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 602 Research Methods and Program Evaluation 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 603 Assessment in Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 610 Principles, Techniques, and Theories of Counseling and Development 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 612 Lifespan Development 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 624 Career Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 626 Group Process 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 635 Addictions 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 662 Individual Study: Counseling & Human Development 1-3 sem. hrs.

CHD 730 Social & Cultural Diversity in Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 740 Ethics and Issues in Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 790 Practicum: Counseling Techniques 3 sem. hrs.

SCHOOL COUNSELING SPECIALTY COURSES

CHD 620 Foundation and Organization of School Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 637 Consultation, Collaboration and Leadership 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 680 Issues in School Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 795 Internship in School Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING SPECIALTY COURSES

CHD 665 Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling Practice 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 772 Advanced Abnormal Behavior 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 775 Diagnosis of Mental and Emotional Disorders 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 777 Treatment of Mental and Emotional Disorders 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 780 Personality Assessment 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 796 I & 796 II Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling I & II 3 sem. hrs. each

COUNSELING INTERVENTION COURSES (CHD 710, 749-770) (ELECTIVES)

CHD 710-1 Counseling Adolescents 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 710-2 Counseling Children 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 710-4 Spirituality in Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 710-6 Cross-Cultural Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 710-8 Conflict Resolution 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 710-9 Counseling Families 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 749 Crisis Intervention 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 751 Counseling for Grief and Loss 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 752 Trauma Assessment/Treatment 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 753 Relational Cultural Therapy 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 754 Psychopharmacology 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 755 Supervision & Consultation 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 756 Art Therapy 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 757 Couples Therapy 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 762 Eating Disorders 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 763 Wellness 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 764 Motivational Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 767 Art Therapy II 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 768 Cognitive Behavioral Interventions 3 sem. hrs.

Master of Arts in Education

Endorsement Programs

L.E.A.D. Program (Licensure in Education for Adults with Degrees)

M.A. in Education Course Descriptions

EDF 601 Psychology of Learning 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 606 Accommodating Learners with Special Needs 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 607 Research Methods 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 620 Teaching and Learning 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 621 Legal and Ethical Issues in Education 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 622 Philosophy of Education 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 701 Capstone Experience 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 705 Pupil Services 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 706 Principalship 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 707 Personnel Management and Leadership 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 708 Internship (Principal License) 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 709 School Finance for School Adminstrators (Principal License) 3 sem. hrs.

Electives

EDT 600 Creative Approaches to Individualizing Instruction 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 601 Information and Communications Technologies for Teaching and Learning 3 sem. hrs. (on-line course)

EDT 602 Implementing Content Area Curriculum 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 603 Mentoring and Supervision: 3 sem. hrs. (on-line course)

EDT 605 School-Community Relations 3 sem. hrs. (on-line course)

EDT 608 Historical Perspectives in Education 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 611 Multicultural Education: Curriculum and Instruction 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 614 Instructional Leadership 3 sem. hrs. (on-line course)

EDT 616 Survey of 21st Century Teaching and Learning Technologies 3 sem. hrs. (on-line course)

EDT 617 Advanced Instructional Technologies 3 sem. hrs. (on-line course)

EDT 618 Design, Development and Delivery of eLearning 3 sem. hrs. (on-line course)

EDT 619 Applying 21st Century Teaching and Learning Research to Education Practice 3 sem. hrs. (on-line course)

EDT 650 Developmental Language and Literacy 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 651 Methods of Teaching Developmental Reading 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 652 The Principles & Practices of Teaching Phonics 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 653 Reading Assessment and Intervention 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 654 Reading in the Content Areas 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 655 Clinical Practicum in Reading 3 sem. hrs. (on-line course)

EDT 662 Independent Study in Education 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 670 Positive Strategies in Discipline 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 700 Seminar: Current Trends in Education 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 710 Assessing Student Performance 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 7XX Special Topics in Education 1-3 sem. hrs.

Communicate Institute Courses

Master of Arts in Theology

M.A. in Theology Course Descriptions

THEO 670 The Catholic Tradition

THEO 679 Christology and the Trinity 3 sem. hrs.

THEO 680 Catholic Moral Life 3 sem. hrs.

THEO 681 Ecclesiology 3 sem. hrs.

THEO 682 Old Testament Scriptures 3 sem. hrs.

THEO 683 New Testament Scriptures 3 sem. hrs.

THEO 690 Spiritual Formation 3 sem. hrs.

THEO 691 Liturgy and the Sacraments 3 sem. hrs.

Theology Electives

Religious Education Concentration

Pastoral Ministry Concentration

Concentration in Parish Administration

Culminating Assignment

Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)

DPT in Physical Therapy Course Descriptions

PT 503/603 Human Anatomy 6 sem. hrs.

PT 504/604 Foundations of Neuroscience 4 sem. hrs.

PT 506/606 Foundations of Pharmacology 2 sem. hrs.

PT 511/611 Foundations of Clinical Science 4 sem. hrs.

PT 515-1A/615-1A Biomechanics I 2 sem. hrs.

PT 515-1B/615-1B Biomechanics II 2 sem. hrs.

PT 605 Motor Learning/Motor Control 3 sem. hrs.

PT 608 Foundations of Clinical Exercise 4 sem. hrs.

PT 612 Physical Therapy Management of Musculoskeletal Impairment I 3 sem. hrs.

PT 613 Physical Therapy Management of Musculoskeletal Impairment II 5 sem. hrs.

PT 614 Physical Therapy Management of Musculoskeletal Impairment III 5 sem. hrs.

PT 701 Professional Issues I 1 sem. hr.

PT 702 Professional Issues II 1 sem. hr.

PT 703 Professional Experience I 4 sem. hrs.

PT 704 Professional Experience II 4 sem. hrs.

PT 705 Professional Experience III 5 sem. hrs.

PT 706 Professional Experience IV 6 sem. hrs.

PT 710 Health Care Business Management I 2 sem. hrs.

PT 711 Health Care Business Management II 2 sem. hrs.

PT 712 Community Health in Physical Therapy 3 sem. hrs.

PT 713 Service Project 1 sem. hr.

PT 720 Research Methodology I 3 sem. hrs.

PT 721 Research Methodology II 2 sem. hrs.

PT 722 Research Methodology III 1 sem. hr.

PT 723 Research Methodology IV 2 sem. hrs.

PT 730 Neuromuscular Impairment I 6 sem. hrs.

PT 731 Neuromuscular Impairment II 6 sem. hrs.

PT 732 Physical Therapy Management of Multi-System Impairment 4 sem. hrs.

PT 734 Physical Therapy Management of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Impairments I 4 sem. hrs.

PT 735 Physical Therapy Management of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Impairments II 5 sem. hrs.

PT 736 Capstone Seminar: Clinical Decision Making 2 sem. hrs.

PT 740 Special Topics 1 sem. hrs.

PT 740-01 Special Topics: Pediatrics 1 sem. hrs.

PT 742 Life Span 4 sem. hrs.

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