Professional Master of Business Administration
The Professional MBA with IT Track requires students to have previous work experience, be working currently in a full-time or part-time position, completing an internship, or job shadowing.
Additional purposes of this program are:
- To assist and encourage the development of a high level of professional competence in the respective field of specialization.
- To encourage a broad range of scholarship within the field of specialization.
- To provide supportive courses that broadens the range of professional competence beyond the respective field of specialization.
- To emphasize contemporary concepts of management practice.
- To prepare students to contribute to the advancements of their respective fields.This degree is primarily intended for practicing professional persons who possess a bachelor’s degree in business or a bachelor’s or advanced degree in some other area of specialization and who feel the need for additional study in order to maximize and enhance their ability to contribute to their career, their company, and society. The degree will assist students who have a bachelor’s degree to prepare for further study in doctoral programs.
PMBA Admission Requirements
- A bachelor’s degree with an acceptable grade point average (2.5 overall or 2.6 last 60 hours) from a regionally accredited four-year college or university.
- An acceptable score on the GMAT or GRE, taken within the last five years. This requirement will be waived if the student has earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, or if the student has earned a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
- An official transcript with the baccalaureate degree posted and mailed directly by the registrar from the college or university that granted the undergraduate degree must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Official transcripts must be submitted from all institutions that the student has received credit for work completed toward the undergraduate degree.
- A completed application for Admission form with a $50 check for the nonrefundable application fee made payable to Campbellsville University.
- Three letters of reference must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions. One must be a professional reference.
- International applicants whose primary language is not English and who are not a graduate of a college or university in the U.S. must submit a score of 79-80 (internet-based) on the TOEFL exam; IELTS of 6.0; Pearson score of at least 53; or earn at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. with a minimum of 6 hours. An official certified independent evaluation by WES of work done at foreign institutions must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions prior to acceptance into the program. International students who do not hold a permanent resident visa in the United States must submit evidence of financial support before an I-20 form can be processed.
- A completed resume and an essay that includes a statement of professional goals must be sent to the School of Business and Economics.
The School of Business and Economics will inform the applicant of the status of the application, but it is the applicant’s responsibility to be certain that all necessary documents are on file by published deadlines for admission. Under exceptional circumstances, students may be accepted to the program on a provisional basis and allowed to enroll for a maximum of six credit hours of coursework prior to full completion of the application file. A letter from the academic dean must confirm admission. A student will not be allowed to register for a second session until the application file is complete.
PMBA Program Format
The PMBA with IT track program is available in a hybrid format at the Louisville Education Center (LEC).
PMBA courses will be offered using the existing eight-week term dates. In addition, we will have hybrid courses offered on selected Fridays or Saturdays over 15 weeks. Courses are scheduled as follows:
- Grad Term 1 – early July-early September
- Grad Term 2 – early September-late October
- Grad Term 3 – late October-late December
- Grad Term 4 – early January-early March
- Grad Term 5 – early March-late April
- Grad Term 6 – mid May to late August
Hybrid LEC courses will be taught in 15 weeks as the following:
Graduate Hybrid Terms for Business
- Graduate Terms 1 and 2 – early July to Mid October
- Graduate Terms 2 and 3 – late August to Mid December
- Graduate Terms 3 and 4 – late October to Mid March
- Graduate Terms 4 and 5 – mid January to Mid May
- Graduate Terms 5 and 6 – late March to Early July
- Graduate Terms 6 and 1 – mid May to Late August
International students are required to be enrolled full-time and register for the appropriate course when applying for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) authorization.
Standards and Evaluation Achievement
Each course in the MBA program has its own method for evaluating student performance. The particular methods of assessment will be explained to students and included in the written syllabus for the course at the beginning of each course. A student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 throughout the program. All course grades assigned in the program are entered on the student’s official transcript and counted toward the cumulative grade point average. A student who earns a grade lower than C will be subject to academic dismissal. A student who earns more than two grades of C or lower will be subject to academic dismissal. A student may repeat a course in which a grade of C was earned; however, a course may be repeated only once. In cases where a course was repeated, both grades remain on the transcript, but only the last grade will count toward the grade point average. Student academic transcripts are reviewed at the end of each term of work. A student who fails to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 will be placed on academic probation and will have one academic session to remove the probationary status or be dismissed from the program. A student will have six years from the date of entry into the program in which to complete all of the requirements for graduation.
In addition to the course/program requirements listed above, the PMBA hybrid courses must include verification and documents related to the work experience, which will be an integral component of the course grade.
All applicants who have not completed undergraduate courses in any one or all of the following areas:
Accounting, Finance, Economics, and/or Statistics, are to take undergraduate courses in these areas as prerequisites or take subject MBA/PMBA Primer pretests BEFORE admission to the program. The MBA/PMBA Primer pretests are free of charge and may be taken only one time. If students do not score 70% or higher on the pretests, they must complete the corresponding preparatory modules. After completion of the modules, students must score 70% or higher on the post-tests to satisfy the prerequisite requirements.
The MBA/PMBA Primer includes individual courses and a comprehensive course which includes all of the courses combined. Students may take as much time as necessary to be successful in the MBA/PMBA Primer courses. Expect to spend between 20 and 30 hours total on the four modules and post-tests. Individual study time will vary. The entire course is web based. There is no textbook involved. The pretest or post-test scores will not appear on a student’s transcript at Campbellsville University. Students will not be admitted to the program until all prerequisite requirements have been met.
Course Requirements for the PMBA with IT Track
In addition to listed criteria for admission to the PMBA with IT Track program, a student must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to compete successfully in the program. Students possessing a bachelor’s degree in business administration and at least two years of work experience will be considered to possess the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience to compete successfully in the PMBA program. For students who do not possess a bachelor’s degree in business administration, it may be necessary for the student to acquire background knowledge in selected business areas before enrolling in specific courses. See Foundational Requirements for the MBA/PMBA.
Students will take 36 hours of 500 to 600 level coursework to complete the PMBA with IT Track. A student will take a total of 27 hours of core course work (each course is a three credit hour course) and 9 hours of IT track courses.
Core Requirements – 27 credit hours
Each course below is 3 credit hours
ACC 601 Managerial Accounting
BA 601 Marketing Management
BA 611 Organization Theory
BA 602 Management Information Systems
BA 614 Human Resource Management
BA 616 Business Ethics
BA 620 Managerial Finance
BA 690 Business Strategy
ECO 610 Managerial Economics
Track Requirements – 9 credit hours
Each course below is 3 credit hours
BA 631 Project Management
BA 632 Information Systems Security
BA 633 Information Systems Infrastructure