Sorrell College of Business

Mission of the Sorrell College of Business:.

The Sorrell College of Business (SCOB) prepares a diverse student body, drawn primarily from Alabama and surrounding states, to become successful, ethical and engaged business professionals with the knowledge to compete in the global business environment. To achieve this our faculty, staff and administration:

  • Provide quality undergraduate and graduate education in global business through high-quality teaching in-class and online;
  • Serve the University and engage with business and professional communities in our primary service area through individual involvement and our centers for research and outreach;
  • Grow and enhance the longstanding “culture of caring” for our traditional, nontraditional, military, and international students; and
  • Contribute to the creation of knowledge, with a focus on the scholarship of application and integration, and teaching and learning, complemented by basic and discovery scholarship in select disciplines.

The Sorrell College of Business offers Masters degrees in Accountancy, Business Administration, Economics, Human Resource Management, and Management. The table below summarizes the campuses authorized to award these degrees.

Degree Program
Dothan Campus
Montgomery Campus
Phenix City Campus
Troy Campus
Troy Online
International
Master of Accountancy      
X
   
Sorrell Master of Business Administration (MBA)            
Non-Traditional: General Management
Xˆˆ
Xˆˆ
X
X
 
Traditional: International Management  
 
X
X
Traditional: International Finance      
X
   
Traditional: International Information Systems and Data Analytics      
X
   
Master of Arts in Economics (MAEco)      
X
   
MS in Human Resource Management (MSHRM)  
X
  
X
 
Master of Science in Management (MSM)        
Leadership Concentration
X
 
Xˆˆ
 
X
 
Project Management Concentration        
X
X
Talent Development and Training  
Xˆˆ
   
X
 
*Please refer to http://www.troy.edu/admissions for specific program availability by location
ˆˆ Offered as a blended program. A blended program combines both online and face-to-face courses in the required program of study.

MASTER OF ACCOUNTANCY (M.Acc)

Students should consult the General Regulations section of the Graduate Catalog for additional information regarding Graduate School admission requirements, transfer credit, and other critical policies and procedures.

The mission of the Master of Accountancy program is to prepare students for careers with increasing professional and managerial responsibility in public accounting as well as government and industry and prepare students for admission to accounting Ph.D. programs. To achieve this, the program will focus on the development of specialized functional accounting knowledge; effective research and communication skills, using technology appropriate for the accounting profession; objectivity, integrity, and ethical behavior; and effective critical thinking and analytical problem solving skills.

Business Foundation Requirements for the M.Acc

  1. The undergraduate business course requirements to enter the M.Acc degree program ensure that students have acquired a common body of knowledge in business administration.
    1. Candidates for admission to the M.Acc degree program must within eight years of enrolling in the M.Acc pro-gram have earned an undergraduate degree in business administration or accounting from a school holding regional accreditation* for its business degree program. These undergraduate degree courses must be equivalent in content and quality, and completed at an equal or higher level to Troy University courses.**

      OR

    2. Before attempting 6000-level course work, the student will have successfully completed, within eight years of initial enrollment in the M.Acc program, all courses or their equivalent in the following subject areas from a school holding regional accreditation* for its business degree program: These undergraduate degree courses must be equivalent in content and quality, and completed at an equal or higher level to Troy University courses.**
      • Managerial Finance
      • Accounting (Principles of Financial Accounting )
      • Microeconomics or Macroeconomics
      • Statistics
      *For international students, the business degree is to be awarded by an institution granted license to offer business degrees in their country of origin by the appropriate government agency or ministry.

      Note: To remain eligible for Federal Financial Aid, all undergraduate courses MUST be completed before students enroll in any graduate courses. Students receiving Federal Financial Aid may NOT enroll in undergraduate courses after they have begun graduate coursework.

      OR

    3. Prior to starting 6000-level course work, the student will have successfully completed the following undergraduate courses (with a grade of “C” or better) or the self-paced foundation modules equivalent to the required undergraduate courses through Troy University.**

      The following modules will be offered through Continuing Education at Troy University.

      Self-Paced Module Troy University Courses/Module Equivalents
      Understanding Corporate Finance FIN 3331 Financial Management I
      Business Math and Statistics QM 2241 Business Statistics I
      Financial Accounting ACT 2291 Principles of Accounting I
      Fundamentals of Economics ECO 2251 Principles of Macroeconomics or ECO 2252 Principles of Microeconomics
  2. If the content of the MAcc undergraduate business course work has been completed and the content is more than eight years old, the student may attempt to qualify for a waiver of these two requirements by achieving a satisfactory score on the Educational Testing Service Major Field Test in Business (Undergraduate). A satisfactory score is defined as no less than one-half standard error of the mean below the national average reported at the time the exam is attempted. For this catalog year, a score of 149 (rounded up) is acceptable. Should the student’s total score be less than 149, if the scores for any of the individual business sub-areas are at or above the national average for that sub-area, the undergraduate business course for that sub-area will be waived; the student will be required to complete the undergraduate business course if the sub-area score is below the current national average. This option applies only to those students with an undergraduate degree in business administration or accounting that is more than eight years old from a regionally accredited institution. The ETS MFT (undergraduate) may only be taken one time.

    **Note: For select and predetermined student cohort groups only, the undergraduate foundation courses requirement may in part or in full be waived by the Dean of the Sorrell College of Business.

  3. Along with the MAcc foundation courses above, students entering the MAcc program must have completed a degree in accounting from a school holding regional accreditation* for its business degree program or have completed within the last 8 years with a grade of “C” or better from a school holding regional accreditation* for its business degree program the following courses based on accounting standards, auditing standards, and tax laws that are prevalent in the United States:

    ACT 2292 3 Principles of Accounting II
    ACT 3391 3 Intermediate Accounting I
    ACT 3392 3 Intermediate Accounting II
    ACT 3394 3 Governmental Accounting
    ACT 3396 3 Accounting Information Systems
    ACT 4494 3 Income Tax Accounting I
    ACT 4495 3 Income Tax Accounting II
    ACT 4497 3 Auditing


    In addition, MAcc students may be required to complete with a “C” or better the following from a school holding regional accreditation* for its business degree program:

    ENG 1102 3 Composition and Modern English II

    *For international students, the business degree is to be awarded by an institution granted license to offer business degrees in their country of origin by the appropriate government agency or ministry.

    Note: To remain eligible for Federal Financial Aid, all undergraduate courses MUST be completed before students enroll in any graduate courses. Students receiving Federal Financial Aid may NOT enroll in undergraduate courses after they have begun graduate coursework.

Admission Requirements for the M.Acc

Unconditional Admission

  1. Students applying for admission must provide official transcripts from all universities attended.
  2. Applicants who have completed a master’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited university may be admitted unconditionally. (No GMAT graduate admission test scores are required.) Official transcripts from all universities attended must be submitted, to include an official transcript showing completion of a master’s or higher degree.
  3. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university is required. (Students with a baccalaureate degree from an unaccredited or otherwise accredited institution should see Unaccredited or Otherwise Accredited Student Admissions.)
  4. Applicants must have achieved at least a 3.0 GPA in all undergraduate work or at least a 3.0 GPA in the last 30 semester hours.
  5. Official graduate admission exam results of 500 or above on the GMAT admissions test must be on file (except for applicants with a previous master’s or higher degree; see #2 above). The GRE and MAT exams will not be accepted.
  6. A letter of recommendation is required with all applications for the M.Acc. program. The individual’s potential for success in the M.Acc. program, his/her professional, managerial or administrative experience, as well as his/her written and oral communication skills must be addressed.

Conditional Admission
Students not satisfying the minimum graduate admissions test score and grade point average requirements for unconditional admission may be conditionally admitted to the program if they satisfy both of the following conditions:

  1. A score of 400 or better on the GMAT.
  2. A 3.0 GPA in all undergraduate work or at least a 3.0 GPA in the last 30 semester hours of undergraduate coursework.

After the student completes the first three graduate (6000 level) courses with a “B” or better average, the student will be granted unconditional admission. Students who do not earn a “B” or better in their first three graduate (6000 level) courses, will be dropped from the program for one calendar year, after which time the student must petition for readmission.

Reapplication
Students not satisfying the GMAT test score requirement for conditional admission may retake and resubmit when the minimum score of 400 is achieved.

Transfer Credit

A maximum of two courses (six semester hours) taken at another regionally accredited institution, each with a ‘‘B’’ grade or better, can be applied toward the degree. Credit accepted for transfer into the business core, or to satisfy specified concentration courses, is limited to institutions holding ACBSP or AACSB specialized accreditation for their business programs. These courses must be comparable in catalog description, level, and content to Troy University courses and must be approved by the appropriate Troy University dean/department chair. No more than two courses (six semester hours) may be transferred in from a completed master’s degree program.

Degree Requirements

Successful completion of the courses listed below with an overall grade point average of 3.0 is necessary to fulfill requirements for the degree. If the student makes a "D" or "F" in a core course, the course must be retaken. If the student earns a "D" or "F" in an elective course, the course may be retaken, or another elective taken in its place. All grades, including those for courses that are retaken, are calculated in the GPA required to fulfill the requirements for the degree. The student can satisfy the research component for the Master of Accountancy by receiving a “B” or better in ACT 6652, Financial Accounting Research.

Curriculum—30 Semester Hours

The curriculum for the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program consists of 30 semester hours. Of these 30 semester hours, 21 hours consist of required courses and nine hours consist of electives chosen in consultation with the student’s adviser. Below is a list of the required courses and the electives.

Required Core Courses (24 Semester Hours)
ACT 6651 3 Accounting Systems and Control
ACT 6652 3 Financial Accounting Research
ACT 6653 3 Advanced Financial Reporting & Analysis
ACT 6654 3 Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services
ACT 6655 3 Advanced Management Accounting
ACT 6656 3 Professional Certification
TAX 6684 3 Federal Tax Research
LAW 6610 3 Legal Issues for Accountants
     
Electives (6 Semester Hours)
Select two courses from the following:
ACT 6650 3 Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination
ACT 6655 3 Advanced Management Accounting
ECO 6655 3 Managerial Economics for the Global Manager
FIN 6631 3 Global Financial Management
FIN 6632 3 Investments
FIN 6657 3 Corporate Risk Management
IS 6674 3 Information Systems in the Global Economy
IS 6678 3 International Information Technology Project Management
IS 6660 3 Introduction to Data Analytic Strategies and Applications
IS 6662 3 Big Data Analytics and Business Decision Support
MGT 6615 3 Ethical Leadership & Management in a Global Economy
QM 6640 3 Data Analysis for Global Managers
TAX 6685 3 Taxation of Individuals
TAX 6686 3 Estate and Gift Taxation
TAX 6688 3 Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
TAX 6689 3 Taxation of Partnerships and Partners
Other courses as approved by advisor
     
Note: Master of Accountancy Students may take no more than four classes online.


There are no cross-listings with other Troy University graduate degree programs for the program. All transfer credits must be processed through normal academic approval procedures. All authorizations for MAcc students to be a transient student at another institution must be approved before the course is attempted. Professional military education courses are not accepted for credit in the MAcc program.

THE SORRELL MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)

Students should consult the General Regulations section of the Graduate Catalog for additional information regarding Graduate School admission requirements, transfer credit, and other critical policies and procedures.

In today’s business world, the globalization of markets and production is more evident than ever. Global trade is affecting all businesses, even those focused on the domestic market. Students graduating with the Sorrell Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree will develop an understanding of these important issues along with knowledge of the strategies used by multinational corporations and how to manage in a cross-cultural environment.

Mission Statement

In consonance with the mission of the University and the Sorrell College of Business, the Sorrell MBA program endeavors to offer a superior learning experience to traditional and nontraditional students in an on-campus and online setting. Rooted in fundamental business knowledge, the curriculum will be globally focused with attention to both developed and emerging economies.

Accreditation

The Troy University Sorrell MBA degree is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Business Foundation Requirements for the MBA

  1. The pre-requisite course requirements to enter the Sorrell MBA degree program ensure that students have acquired a common body of knowledge in business administration:
    1. Candidates for admission to the Sorrell MBA degree program must within eight years of enrolling in the Sorrell MBA program have earned an undergraduate degree in business administration or accounting from a school holding regional accreditation* for its business degree program. These undergraduate degree courses must be equivalent in content and quality, and completed at an equal or higher level to Troy University courses.**

      OR

    2. Before attempting 6000-level course work, the student will have successfully completed, within eight years of initial enrollment in the MBA program, all courses or their equivalent in the following subject areas from a school holding regional accreditation* for its business degree program. These courses must be equivalent in content and quality, and completed at an equal or higher level to Troy University courses.**
      • Managerial Finance
        • Accounting (principles of financial accounting)
        • Microeconomics or Macroeconomics
        • Statistics
      *Note: For international students, the business degree is to be awarded by an institution granted license to offer business degrees in their country of origin by the appropriate government agency or ministry.

      **Note: To remain eligible for Federal Financial Aid, all undergraduate courses MUST be completed before students enroll in any graduate courses. Students receiving Federal Financial Aid may NOT enroll in undergraduate courses after they have begun graduate coursework.

      OR

    3. Prior to starting 6000-level course work, the student will have successfully completed the following undergraduate courses (with a grade of “C” or better) or the self-paced foundation modules equivalent to the required undergraduate courses through Troy University.**

    4. The following modules will be offered through Continuing Education at Troy University.

      Self-Paced Module Troy University Courses/Module Equivalents
      Understanding Corporate Finance FIN 3331 Financial Management I
      Business Math and Statistics QM 2241 Business Statistics I
      Financial Accounting ACT 2291 Principles of Accounting I
      Fundamentals of Economics ECO 2252 Principles of Microeconomics
  2. If the content of the MBA undergraduate business coursework has been completed and the content is more than eight years old, the student may attempt to qualify for a waiver of these requirements by achieving a satisfactory score on the Educational Testing Service Major Field Test in Business (Undergraduate). A satisfactory score is defined as no less than one-half standard error of the mean below the national average reported at the time the exam is attempted. For this catalog year, a score of 149 (rounded up) is acceptable. Should the student’s total score be less than 149, if the scores for any of the individual business sub-areas are at or above the national average for that sub-area, the undergraduate business course for that sub-area will be waived; the student will be required to complete the undergraduate business course if the sub-area score is below the current national average. This option applies only to those students with an undergraduate degree in business administration or accounting that is more than eight years old from a regionally accredited institution. The ETS MFT (undergraduate) may only be taken one time.

    **For select and predetermined student cohort groups only, the undergraduate foundation course requirement may in part or in full be waived by the Dean of the Sorrell College of Business.

Admission Requirements for the Master of Business Administration

Unconditional Admission

  1. Students applying for admission must provide official transcripts from all universities attended.
  2. Applicants who have completed a master’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited university may be admitted unconditionally. (No graduate admission test scores are required.) Official transcripts from all universities attended must be submitted, to include an official transcript showing completion of a master’s or higher degree.
  3. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university is required. (Students with a baccalaureate degree from an unaccredited or otherwise accredited institution should see Unaccredited or Otherwise Accredited Student Admissions.)
  4. Applicants must have achieved at least a 2.5 GPA in all undergraduate work or at least a 3.0 GPA on the last 30 semester hours.
  5. Official graduate admission exam results, i.e., GMAT [500 or above] or GRE [1050 or above in verbal and quantitative], or 294 or above on the revised GRE [verbal and quantitative]), must be on file (except for applicants with a previous master’s or higher degree; see #2 above).
  6. A letter of recommendation is required with all applications for the MBA program. The individual’s potential for success in the MBA program, his/her professional, managerial or administrative experience, as well as his/her written and oral communication skills must be addressed.

Conditional Admission

  1. Students with a score of 499-400 on the GMAT or 1049-930 on the GRE (verbal and quantitative)/293-274 on the revised GRE (verbal and quantitative), and the overall 2.5 grade point average/3.0 GPA on the last 30 semester hours may be conditionally admitted to the MBA program.
  2. After the student completes the first three 6000 level graduate courses with a “B” (3.0) or better average, the student will be granted unconditional admission.
  3. After completing three graduate MBA courses, students not obtaining unconditional admission status will be dropped from the program for one calendar year, after which time the student must petition for readmission.
  4. A letter of recommendation is required with all applications for readmission to the MBA program. The letter should address the individual’s potential for success in the MBA program as well as his/her written and oral communication skills.

No Admission
Students with an overall undergraduate GPA of less than 2.5/3.0 on the last 30 semester hours or a score of less than 400 on the GMAT or a score of less than 930 on the GRE (verbal and quantitative), or a score of less than 274 on the revised GRE (verbal and quantitative), will not be eligible for admission into the MBA program.

Temporary Admission
Students will not be allowed to register for any 6000 level MBA course until temporary admission is cleared. The student will be allowed to take only the undergraduate pre-requisite business courses listed above.

Transfer Credit

A maximum of two courses (six semester hours) taken at another regionally accredited institution, each with a “B” grade or better, may be applied toward the degree. This is not automatic or guaranteed. The course description is evaluated and the course can be transferred into the program only if it is comparable to a Troy University MBA course and approved by the appropriate graduate business faculty or administrator. These courses must be comparable in catalog description, level, and content to Troy University courses. If the course is not comparable to a Troy University MBA course then the transfer credit request will be denied.

Note that the capstone courses, for example, BUS 6611 Global Business Strategy and BUS 6607 Capstone Experience must be taken with Troy University and will not be accepted as transfer credit from another institution. Credit accepted for transfer into the MBA core or to satisfy specified concentration courses or electives is limited to institutions holding ACBSP or AACSB accreditation for their business programs or, for international students, by an institution granted license to offer business degrees in their country of origin by the appropriate government agency or ministry. No more than two courses (six semester hours) may be transferred in from a completed master’s degree program. Transient credit must meet Graduate School policy, and be pre-approved by the Dean. Professional military education courses are not accepted for credit in the MBA program.

Degree Requirements

Successful completion of the courses listed below with an overall grade point average of 3.0 (A = 4.0) is necessary to fulfill requirements for the degree. If the student receives a “D” or “F” in a core or an option course, it must be retaken. If the student earns a “D” or “F” in an elective course, the course may be retaken, or another elective taken in its place. The capstone and research component courses must be completed with a grade of “B” or better. A third grade below a “B” removes the student from the program for one full calendar year after which a readmission petition may be made to the graduate school.

Core Curriculum (22 Semester Hours)

ECO 6655 3 Managerial Economics for the Global Manager
FIN 6631 3 Global Financial Management
ACT 6691 3 Financial and Managerial Accounting for the Global Manager
QM 6640 3 Data Analysis for Global Managers
MKT 6661 3 Global Strategic Marketing
MGT 6615 3 Ethical Leadership & Management in a Global Economy
BUS 6611 3 Global Business Strategy (capstone) Prerequisites include all core courses. A grade of B or better is required for this course.
BUS 6607 1 Capstone Experience Prerequisites include all core courses. Corequisite with BUS 6611, Global Business Strategy. A grade of B or better is required for this course.

MBA Options

Students have the following options to complete their Sorrell MBA degree program:

  1. Sorrell MBA General Management Electives: Students may take nine hours of electives and focus on industry-specific coursework that aligns with their career interests, or
  2. Sorrell MBA Global Business: MBA Global Business Concentrations: Students can complete a concentration in International Management, International Information Systems and Data Analytics, or International Finance. Some program courses may only be offered online.

Non-Traditional: Sorrell MBA General Management (31 SH)
Electives: (9 semester hours)
Select any three graduate business courses (9 semester hours) as approved by the faculty advisor (excluding BUS 6600). Elective courses allow students to customize their MBA program.

Traditional: Sorrell MBA Global Business (31-37 SH)

Select one concentration:
     
International Management (31 SH)
MGT 6681 3 Organization Development and Change
MGT 6670 3 Seminar in International Management
HRM 6645 3 International Human Resource Management
     
International Information Systems and Data Analytics (37 SH)
IS 6674 3 Information Systems in the Global Economy
IS 6675 3 Information Security and Assurance in a Global Economy
IS 6678 3 International Information Technology Project Management
IS 6660 3 Introduction to Data Analytic Strategies and Applications
IS 6662 3 Big Data Analytics and Business Decision Support
     
International Finance (31 SH)
ACT 6632 3 Corporate Financial Reporting
FIN 6657 3 Corporate Risk Management
FIN 6632 3 Investments

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN ECONOMICS

Students should consult the General Regulations section of the Graduate Catalog for additional information regarding Graduate School admission requirements, transfer credit, and other critical policies and procedures.

The Master of Arts in Economics program provides students with advanced training in economics to prepare for a career as an economist or to pursue a doctoral degree in economics. The Master of Economics program also develop students’ research skills and ability to communicate economic research.

Foundation Requirements for the MA in Economics

The prerequisite course requirements to enter the MA in Economics program ensure that students have acquired a common body of knowledge in economics.

Candidates for admission to the MA in Economics degree program must within eight (8) years of enrolling in the program have earned an undergraduate degree and completed the following courses from a school holding regional accreditation* for its degree programs:

  1. Intermediate Microeconomics
  2. Intermediate Macroeconomics
  3. Calculus or Business Calculus
  4. Statistics or Business Statistics

These undergraduate degree courses must be equivalent in content and quality, and completed at an equal or higher level to Troy University courses.

OR

Before attempting 6000-level courses, the student will have successfully completed (with a C or better), within eight years of initial enrollment in the program, all of the following courses from a school holding regional accreditation* for its degree programs. These courses must be at an equal or higher level to Troy University Courses.

  1. Intermediate Microeconomics
  2. Intermediate Macroeconomics
  3. Calculus or Business Calculus
  4. Statistics or Business Statistics
    Subject
    Troy University Course
    Intermediate Microeconomics ECO 3352 (3 hours)
    Intermediate Macroeconomics ECO 3351 (3 hours)
    Calculus or Business Calculus MTH 1125, MTH 1126 (3 hours each), MTH 2201
    Statistics or Business Statistics MTH 2210 or QM 2241

Note:To remain eligible for Federal Financial Aid, all undergraduate courses MUST be completed before students enroll in any graduate courses. Students receiving Federal Financial Aid may NOT enroll in undergraduate courses after they have begun graduate coursework.

Admission Requirements for the Master of Arts in Economics (MAEco)

Unconditional Admission

  1. Students applying for admission must provide official transcripts from all universities attended.
  2. Applicants who have completed a master’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited university within eight years of enrolling may be admitted unconditionally. (No graduate test scores are required). Official transcripts from all universities attended must be submitted, to include an official transcript showing completion of a master’s or higher degree.
  3. A bachelor’s degree and the following courses from a regionally accredited college or university within eight years of enrolling are required: 1. Intermediate Microeconomics; 2. Intermediate Macroeconomics; 3. Calculus or Business Calculus; and 4. Statistics or Business Statistics. (Students with a baccalaureate degree from an unaccredited or otherwise accredited institution should see Unaccredited or Otherwise Accredited Student Admissions)
  4. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA in all undergraduate work or at least a 3.0 GPA for the last 30 semester hours.
  5. Official graduate admission exam results, i.e., GMAT (500 or above) or GRE (1050 or above in verbal and quantitative), or 294 or above on the revised GRE (verbal and quantitative), must be on file (except for applicants with a previous master’s or higher degree; see #2 above).
  6. One letter of recommendation is required with all applications for the program. The individual’s potential for success in the program, his/her professional, managerial or administrative experience, as well as his/her written and oral communication skills must be addressed in the letter of recommendation.
  7. Students are admitted for the Fall and Spring semesters only.

Conditional Admission
Students with a score of 499-400 on the GMAT or 1049-930 on the GRE (verbal and quantitative)/293-274 on the revised GRE (verbal and quantitative), and the overall 2.5 grade point average/3.0 GPA for the last 30 semester hours may be conditionally admitted to the program. After the student completes the first three 6000 level graduate courses with a “B” (3.0) or better average, the student will be granted unconditional admission. After completing three graduate courses, students not obtaining unconditional admission status will be dropped from the program for one calendar year, after which time the student may petition for readmission. A letter of recommendation is required with all applications for the program and this letter should address the individual’s potential for success in the program as well as his/her written and oral communication skills.

No Admission
Students with an overall undergraduate GPA of less than 2.5/3.0 for the last 30 semester hours or a score of less than 400 on the GMAT or a score of less than 930 on the GRE (verbal and quantitative), or a score of less than 274 on the revised GRE (verbal and quantitative), will not be eligible for admission into the program.

Temporary Admission
Students will not be allowed to register for any 6000 level courses until temporary admission is cleared. The student will be allowed to take only undergraduate prerequisite courses.

Transfer Credit

A maximum of two courses (six semester hours) taken at another regionally accredited institution, each with a ‘‘B’’ grade or better, can be applied toward the degree. This is not automatic or guaranteed. The course description is evaluated and the course can be transferred into the program only if it is comparable to a Troy University course and approved by the appropriate graduate business faculty or administrator. These courses must be comparable in catalog description, level, and content to Troy University courses. If the course is not comparable to a Troy University course, then the transfer credit request will be denied.

*Note: For international students, the business degree is to be awarded by an institution granted license to offer business degrees in their country of origin by the appropriate government agency or ministry.

Degree Requirements

Successful completion of the courses listed below with an overall grade point average of 3.0 is necessary to fulfill requirements for the degree. If the student makes a "D" or "F" in a core course, the course must be retaken. If the student earns a "D" or "F" in an elective course, the course may be retaken, or another elective taken in its place. All grades, including those for courses that are retaken, are calculated in the GPA required to fulfill the requirements for the degree.

Comprehensive Exam
Students in both the non-thesis and thesis options of the degree program must successfully complete a comprehensive exam. The exam will test material covered in the required core courses ECO 6630, ECO 6631, and ECO 6634, and is given in parts covering each of these three classes. Each of the three parts of the exam must be successfully passed to pass the comprehensive exam. The exam is administered at least twice per year and students can attempt the exam after completing all of the required courses for the degree. Questions are written by the economics faculty and will be graded by at least two faculty members, reviewed by the department chair, and certified by the Dean of the Graduate School. Troy University faculty and staff administer the Comprehensive Exam.

Curriculum (33 sh)

The curriculum for the Master of Economics program consists of 33 semester hours. The program has a thesis and non-thesis option. Students who choose the thesis option complete 24 hours of courses and 9 hours of thesis credit. Students who choose the non-thesis option must complete 30 semester hours of courses and a 3 semester hour Master’s Research course. Each option has a common 12 hours of regular core courses. Electives must be chosen in consultation with the student’s adviser. Below is a list of the required courses and the electives.

Required Core Classes (12 sh)
ECO 6630 3 Advanced Macroeconomics
ECO 6631 3 Advanced Microeconomics
ECO 6632 3 Econometrics I
ECO 6634 3 Mathematical Economics
     
Electives (12 or 18 Semester Hours)
ECO 6633 3 Econometrics II
ECO 6660 3 Public Choice
ECO 6661 3 Austrian Economics
ECO 6662 3 History of Economic Thought
ECO 6663 3 Economic Institutions & Prosperity
ECO 6664 3 International Economic Development
ECO 6665 3 Monetary Theory and Policy
ECO 6666 3 Constitutional Economics
ECO 6667 3 Economics of Public Policy
ECO 6668 3 Advanced Austrian Economics
Other courses as approved by advisor.
Research (9 hours Thesis Option, 3 hours Non-Thesis Option)
ECO 6690 3 Master’s Research
ECO 6695 1-9 Master’s Thesis

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (MSHRM)

Students should consult the General Regulations section of the Graduate Catalog for additional information regarding Graduate School admission requirements, transfer credit, and other critical policies and procedures.

The Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) is a specialized program designed to offer the student an opportunity to obtain proficiency in contemporary human resource management concepts, activities, and skills, particularly as they are applied in developing and executing human resource management systems in support of strategic organizational objectives. As a result of successfully completing the MSHRM program, graduates should know core human resource management functions and practices, understand how human resource management supports business strategy, appreciate the need to act ethically in their professional lives, and have a global business perspective of human resource management.

Accreditation

The Troy University MSHRM degree is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Business Foundation Prerequisite Requirement for the MSHRM Program

Candidates for admission who have not earned an undergraduate business degree from a regionally accredited college or university within eight years of enrolling in the MSHRM program are required to complete in their first term, with a a grade of “B” or better, the prerequisite course for the MSHRM program, BUS 6600, Survey of Business Concepts. (Students with a baccalaureate degree from an unaccredited or otherwise accredited institution should see “Unaccredited or Otherwise Accredited Student Admissions” in the Graduate Catalog).

Additionally, candidates for admission who have earned a business degree from a regionally-accredited business school, but whose overall undergraduate GPA is less than 2.5, must take the prerequisite course for the MSHRM program, BUS 6600: Survey of Business Concepts, in the student’s first term.

Admission Requirements for the Master of Science in Human Resource Management

Unconditional Admission

  1. Candidates for admission must, within eight years of enrolling in the MSHRM degree program, have earned an undergraduate business degree from a school holding regional accreditation* for its business degree programs.
  2. Students applying for admission must provide official transcripts from all universities attended.
  3. Applicants who have completed a master’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited university may be admitted unconditionally. (No graduate admission test scores are required.) Official transcripts from all universities attended must be submitted, to include an official transcript showing completion of a master’s or higher degree.
  4. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university is required. (Students with a baccalaureate degree from an unaccredited or otherwise accredited institution should see Unaccredited or Otherwise Accredited Student Admissions.)
  5. Applicants must have achieved at least a 2.5 GPA in all undergraduate work or at least a 3.0 GPA on the last 30 semester hours.
  6. Official graduate admission exam* results (GRE, GMAT [verbal and quantitative]), must be on file (except for applicants with a previous master’s or higher degree; see #2 above). The GRE score (verbal and quantitative) must be 1050 or above, or 294 or above on the revised GRE (verbal and quantitative). The GMAT score must be 500 or above.
  7. A letter of recommendation is required with all applications for the MSHRM program. The individual’s potential for success in the MSHRM program, his/her professional, managerial or administrative experience, as well as his/her written and oral communication skills must be addressed.

*Note: For international students, the business degree is to be awarded by an institution granted license to offer business degrees in their country of origin by the appropriate government agency or ministry.

**Note: Applicants with a minimum overall undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale), or a grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or better for the last 30 semester hours of undergraduate coursework completed are not required to submit GMAT or GRE scores for admissions consideration. Formal notification of this waiver will be given to the student after review of the official transcripts.

Conditional Admission
Students not satisfying the minimum graduate admission test score and grade point average requirements for unconditional admission may be conditionally admitted to the program. However, the application of any student who has earned a GPA of less than 3.0 in a previous graduate program is subject to review by the Director of the MSHRM program. The Director’s recommendation will be referred to a committee of no less than three MSHRM faculty members for a final decision. After the student completes the first three graduate (6000-level) courses with a “B” (3.0) or better average, the student will be granted unconditional admission. After completing three graduate courses, students not obtaining unconditional admission status will be dropped from the program for one calendar year, after which time the student must petition for readmission. A letter of recommendation is required with all readmission applications for the MSHRM program. The letter should address the individual’s potential for success in the MSHRM program as well as his/her written and oral communication skills.

Transfer Credit

A maximum of two courses (six semester hours) taken at another regionally accredited institution, each with a “B” grade or better, may be applied toward the degree. This is not automatic or guaranteed.

Note that the capstone course HRM 6698 Strategic Human Resource Management must be taken with Troy University and will not be accepted as transfer credit from another institution. Credit accepted for transfer into the MSHRM program or to satisfy specified courses is limited to institutions holding ACBSP or AACSB accreditation for their business programs. These courses must be comparable in catalog description, level, and content to Troy University courses and approved by the appropriate graduate business faculty or administrator. If the course is not comparable to a Troy University MSHRM course then the transfer credit request will be denied. No more than two courses (six semester hours) may be transferred in from a completed master’s degree program. Transient credit must meet Graduate School policy, and be pre-approved by the Dean. Professional military education courses are not accepted for credit in the MSHRM program.

Degree Requirements

All graduates from the MSHRM program must successfully complete the courses listed below with an overall grade point average of 3.0 (A = 4.0) or better. If the student receives a “D” or “F” in a core course, it must be retaken. A third grade below a “B” removes the student from the program for one full calendar year after which a readmission petition may be made to the graduate school.

The MSHRM degree program is a non-research oriented master’s degree that requires an understanding of the accepted professional practices in the field of human resource management. This program provides students with the opportunity to gain an understanding of the subject matter that will enhance their career opportunities.

Business Foundation Prerequisite (3 semester hours)
Candidates for admission who have not earned an undergraduate business degree from a regionally accredited business school within eight years of enrolling in the MSHRM program must take the prerequisite course for the MSHRM program, BUS 6600 Survey of Business Concepts, which must be taken in the student’s first term.

Curriculum-(30-35 SH)

Required MSHRM Program (students without undergraduate business degrees within 8 years of enrolling) (33 semester hours)

BUS 6600 3 Survey of Business Concepts (taken during the first term; a grade of “B” or better is required)

All Required MSHRM Program Courses below (30 semester hours)

Core Curriculum
Required MSHRM Program Core Courses (30 sh) (students with undergraduate business degrees within 8 years of enrolling)
HRM 6603 3 Human Resource Management (Must be taken during first term)
HRM 6605 3 Legal Environment of Employment Decisions
MGT 6615 3 Ethical Leadership & Management in a Global Economy (A grade of “B” or better required)
HRM 6622 3 Workforce Planning & Staffing
HRM 6623 3 Talent Development
HRM 6632 3 Compensation & Benefits
HRM 6635 3 Employee Relations, Health, & Safety
MGT 6681 3 Organization Development & Change
HRM 6645 3 International Human Resource Management
HRM 6698 3 Strategic Human Resource Management (capstone course taken during the last term) A grade of “B” or better is required.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT (MSM)

Students should consult the General Regulations section of the Graduate Catalog for additional information regarding Graduate School admission requirements, transfer credit, and other critical policies and procedures.

The purpose of the Master of Science in Management program is to provide a specialized professional program for the student who wants to acquire leadership skills. The MSM program is tailored to meet the needs of individuals with non-business backgrounds or degrees, or those focused specifically on enhancing leadership skills. This program is designed to develop leadership capabilities centered around motivating teams and managing people and processes in businesses and non-profit organizations. Effective communication, ethical leadership, decision-making and a quality, systematic approach to management are emphasized to assist in developing the skills and abilities necessary to manage people, processes, and to lead teams.

The MSM program is designed specifically for undergraduate majors who desire a focus on leadership development. Applicants with a minor in business, a major in a non-business field, or an interest in the leadership concentration are encouraged to apply.

Accreditation

The Troy University MSM degree is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Business Foundation Prerequisite Requirement for the MSM Program

All students must complete with a grade of “B” or better the prerequisite course for the MSM program, BUS 6600 Survey of Business Concepts, which must be taken during the student’s first term.

Admission Requirements for the Master of Science in Management

Unconditional Admission

  1. Students applying for admission must provide official transcripts from all universities attended.
  2. Applicants who have completed a master’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited university may be admitted unconditionally. (No graduate admission test scores are required.) Official transcripts from all universities attended must be submitted, to include an official transcript showing completion of a master’s or higher degree.
  3. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university is required. (Students with a baccalaureate degree from an unaccredited or otherwise accredited institution should see Unaccredited or Otherwise Accredited Student Admissions.)
  4. Applicants must have achieved at least a 2.5 GPA in all undergraduate work or at least a 3.0 GPA for the last 30 semester hours.
  5. Official graduate admission exam* results (GRE, GMAT [verbal and quantitative]), must be on file (except for applicants with a previous master’s or higher degree; see #2 above). The GRE score (verbal and quantitative) must be 1050 or above, or 294 or above on the revised GRE (verbal and quantitative). The GMAT score must be 500 or above.

    *Note: Applicants with a minimum overall undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale), or a grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or better for the last 30 semester hours of undergraduate coursework completed are not required to submit GMAT or GRE scores for admissions consideration. Formal notification of this waiver will be given to the student after review of the official transcripts.
  6. A letter of recommendation is required with all applications for the MSM program. The individual’s potential for success in the MSM program, his/her professional, managerial or administrative experience, as well as his/her written and oral communication skills must be addressed.

Conditional Admission

Students not satisfying the minimum graduate admission test score and grade point average requirements for unconditional admission may be conditionally admitted to the program. After the student completes the first three graduate (6000-level) courses with a “B” (3.0) or better average, the student will be granted unconditional admission. After completing three graduate courses, students not obtaining unconditional admission status will be dropped from the program for one calendar year, after which time the student must petition for readmission. A letter of recommendation is required with all readmission applications for the MSM program. The letter should address the individual’s potential for success in the MSM program as well as his/her written and oral communication skills.

Transfer Credit

A maximum of two courses (six semester hours) taken at another regionally accredited institution, each with a “B” grade or better, may be applied toward the degree. This is not automatic or guaranteed.

Note that the capstone course MSM 6650 Leadership Role in Strategic Management must be taken with Troy University and will not be accepted as transfer credit from another institution. Credit accepted for transfer into the MSM core or to satisfy specified program courses is limited to institutions holding ACBSP or AACSB accreditation for their business programs. These courses must be comparable in catalog description, level, and content to Troy University courses and approved by the appropriate graduate business faculty or administrator. If the course is not comparable to a Troy University MSM course then the transfer credit request will be denied. No more than two courses (six semester hours) may be transferred in from a completed master’s degree program. Transient credit must meet Graduate School policy, and be pre-approved by the Dean. Professional military education courses are not accepted for credit in the MSM program.

Degree Requirements

Students graduating with an MSM degree will have successfully completed the courses listed below with an overall grade point average of 3.0 (A = 4.0) and with no more than two grades of “C” to fulfill requirements for the degree. Students may be required to take additional testing from non-Troy organizations as part of their program. A third grade below a “B” removes the student from the program for one full calendar year after which a readmission petition may be made to the graduate school.

Curriculum - 30 Semester Hours

Business Foundation Prerequisite (3 semester hours)
All students must compete with a grade of “B” or better the prerequisite course for the MSM program, BUS 6600 Survey of Business Concepts, which must be taken during the student’s first term.

Core Curriculum (21 sh)
BUS 6600 3 Survey of Business Concepts (must be taken during the first term; “B” or better required)
MSM 6610 3 Theories of Organizational Behavior
MGT 6615 3 Ethical Leadership & Management in a Global Economy A grade of “B” or better is required.
MSM 6633 3 Leading and Developing High Performance Teams
MSM 6635 3 Leadership of Innovation and Change
MSM 6645 3 Continuous Improvement
MSM 6650 3 Strategic Management (Students should be in their last term or semester.) A grade of “B” or better
is required. Must complete at least 15 SH in the MSM core prior to enrollment
     
MSM Concentrations
Leadership Concentration (9 SH)
MSM 6630 3 Management Information Systems for Leaders
MSM 6640 3 Foundations of Leadership and Motivation
MSM 6655 3 Advanced Leadership
*Research Course: A grade of “B” or better is required
Project Management Concentration (9 SH)
QM 6655 3 Introduction to Project Management
QM 6660 3 Seminar in Project Management
QM 6665 3 Advanced Project Management
     
Talent Development and Training (9SH)
HRM 6603 3 Human Resource Management
HRM 6622 3 Workforce Planning and Staffing
HRM 6623 3 Talent Development

All transfer credits must be processed through normal academic approval procedures. All authorizations for MSM students to be a transient student at another institution must be approved before the course is attempted. Transient credit must meet Graduate School policy, and be pre-approved by the Dean. Professional military education courses are not accepted for credit in the MSM program.

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