1990-1991- UMUC-Graduate Catalog


US;, UNIVERSIlY OF MARYLAND UNIVERSIlY COLLEGE THE GRADUATE SCHOOL CATALOG Selected photographs by Colette Echeverria. We are grate{ul {or the photographic assistance provided by the {ollowing: Baltimore International Culinary College Center {or Advanced Research in Biotechnology Larry Crouse, UMCP Photographic Services John Dolan, BSL Technology GE In{ormation Services -Rockville, MD Maryland Port Authority NASA -Goddard Space Flight Center National Institute o{ Standards and Technology Quad Group The Retired Officers Association TABLE OF CONTENTS MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN 1 ADMISSION INFORMATION 2 Application Instructions 2 Foreign & Foreign Educated Applicants 2 Regulations 2 Costs 2 Financial Aid 3 Academic Calendar 3 INTRODUCTION TO THE GRADUATE SCHOOL 4 Student Profile 4 Graduate Degree Programs 4 MASTER OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION 5 Overview 5 Requirements For Admission 5 Core Courses 6 Commercial Real Estate Track 7 Financial Management Track 8 General Management Track 9 Health Care Administration Track 10 Hotel and Restaurant Management Track 11 Human Resource Administration Track 12 Management Information Systems Track 13 Marketing Track 14 State and Local Government Track 15 Executive Master of General Administration 16 Senior Executive Master of General Administration 18 M.S. IN COMPUTER SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT 20 M.S. IN ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT 23 MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT 26 M.S. IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT 29 Core Courses 30 Biotechnology Management Track 31 Manufacturing Systems Management Track 32 Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Track 33 Technology Systems Management Track 34 Executive M.S. in Technology Management 35 M.S. IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT 37 RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATION The Center for the Study of Future Management 40 Graduate Advisory Panel 41 ACADEMIC REGULATIONS 42 GRADUATE FACULTY 45 Graduate Council 49 INSTRUCTION SITES 50 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS University College Undergraduate Programs offers courses at statewide locations and in metropolitan Washington, D.C., leading to the Bachelor ofArts and Bachelor ofScience degrees in over 30 concentrations. Programs are offered through traditional course formats and independent formats (the Open Learning Program). Courses offered at locations other than College Park are scheduled for the convenience of adult students, who often work full-time and manage other responsibilities. Key locations are Shady Grove, Fort Meade, Andrews and Bolling Air Force Bases, the Pentagon, Annapolis Center, and St. Charles IWaldorf Center. Under­graduate Programs is supported by a full range ofstudent services, including "walk-in" advisement and registration and tutoring services in writing, mathematics, and other disciplines. For further information, please call (301) 985­7700. UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION BOARD OF REGENTS Mr. George V. McGowan, Chairperson Dr. Albert N. Whiting, Secretary Mrs. Ilona M. Hogan, Treasurer Ms. Constance M. Unseld, Assistant Secretary Mr. Roger Blunt, Assistant Treasurer The Honorable Wayne A. Cawley, Jr., Ex Officio Ms. Margaret Alton Mr. Richard O. Berndt Mr. Benjamin L. Brown Mr. Earle Palmer Brown Mr. Charles W. Cole, Jr. Mr. Frank A Gunther, Jr. Ms. Ann Hull Mr. Henry R. Lord Mr. Rodney Lydell Tyson Mr. John W. T. Webb OFFICERS OF THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM James A. (Dolph) Norton, Interim Chancellor Presidents James E. Lyons, Bowie State University Calvin W. Burnett, Coppin State College Herb P. Reinhard, Frostburg State University Thomas E. Bellavance, Salisbury State College Hoke L. Smith, Towson State University H. Mebane Turner, University ofBaltimore William J. Kinnard, Jr. (Acting), University of Maryland at Baltimore Michael K. Hooker, University ofMaryland Baltimore County William E. Kirwan, University ofMaryland College Park William P. Hytche, University ofMaryland Eastern Shore T. Benjamin Massey, University ofMaryland University College Directors of the Major Components Thomas C. Malone (Acting), Center for Environmental and Estuarine Studies Craig S. Oliver, Cooperative Extension Service Robert A. Kennedy, Agricultural Experiment Station Rita R. Colwell, Maryland Biotechnology Institute UNIVERSITY COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION T. Benjamin Massey, President Vida J. Bandis, Vice President, Administration Robert G. Horn, Vice President David C. Montgomery, Vice President, Academic Affairs Julie E. Porosky, Vice President, Statewide Programs Joseph ~r. Arden, Director, European Division Julian S. Jones, Director, Asian Division Milton A. Grodsky, Dean, Graduate Studies and Research Paul H. Hamlin, Dean, Undergraduate Programs UNIVERSITY POLICY STATEMENTS The provisions of this publication are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the student and the Univer­sity of Maryland University College. From time to time, changes are made in the general regulations and in the academic requirements. There are established procedures for making changes, procedures that protect the institu­tion's integrity and the individual student's interests and welfare. A curriculum or graduation requirement, when altered, is not made retroactive unless the alteration is to the student's advantage and can be accommodated within the span ofyears normally required for graduation. Accreditation The University of Maryland University College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education ofthe Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Nondiscrimination The University of Maryland University College welcomes applications from prospective students and employees without regard to race, age, sex, physical or mental handi­cap, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. The Graduate School University of Maryland University College University Boulevard at Adelphi Road College Park, MD 20742-1614 Telephone: (301) 985-7155 or 1-800-888-UMUC, toll free 1 MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN The Graduate School of the University of Maryland University College is dedicated to providing high-quality programs for mid­career individuals who want to further develop their professional management and technical abilities. Our six graduate degree programs and three executive degree programs are designed specifically to combine management theories and concepts with their practical application in various specialized areas and technical disciplines. Our faculty have extensive professional management experience, many in a technical environment, and are selected on the basis of their managerial expertise, teaching ability, and advanced education. We believe that the Graduate School offers an excellent educational opportunity in which fully employed individuals can pursue a management degree. The combina­tion of a rigorous curriculum, experienced professional faculty and an applied and practical approach results in a relevant, high-quality program. Milton A. Grodsky Dean, Graduate Studies and Research 2 ADMISSIONS INFORMATION APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Applications for graduate programs are accepted throughout the year. Students may enter at the beginning of the Fall, the Spring or the Summer term (except for the Senior Executive and Executive Master programs). The pUll-out application is enclosed in the center of this catalog. 1. All items on the application form must be completed. The data must be typed or printed legibly. 2. A nonrefundable application fee of $25, made payable to University of Maryland University College must accompany each application. 3. The student must submit a request to the registrar's office of each college or university previosly attended to send a complete official transcript of the students records (this includes students who attended another institution in the University of Maryland System). These transcripts must be sent to the following address: The Graduate School University of MarylandUniversity College Office of Student Services, Room 390 University Boulevard at Adelphi Road College Park, Maryland 20742-1614 4. Each application for degree programs and professional development programs must include a completed personal statement indicating work experience and current employment, and your goals and aspirations that may be enhanced by participation in the program. In their personal statements, students pursuing the M.S. in Computer Systems Management or the M.S. in Telecommunications Management must also describe their knowledge of and experience with computers. 5. After submitting an application, a student may enroll in one graduate course before University College has received all official college transcripts. However, a final admission decision cannot be made until those items have been received at University College. Until that decision, students are considered to have a status of "decision pending." 6. All applications and related documents must be mailed to the address indicated in item 3 (above). FOREIGN AND FOREIGN-EDUCATED APPLICANTS Foreign students residing in the United States on student visas (F-1) are not permitted to enroll in University College. Eligible foreign students must bring their visas to all registrations. Aliens (including those on permanent immi­grant visas) who cannot speak and read English fluently may not register for either credit or audit. Foreign Students whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). All questions concerning foreign students should be ad­dressed to the Foreign Students Advisor at (301) 985-7155. REGULATIONS 1. A student may be admitted to only one institution in the University of Maryland System at any time. Students may be admitted as either graduates or undergraduates, but no one may hold both classifications at one time. A student's most recent application for admission invali­dates any previous admission. 2. A student may be admitted to only one graduate program at any time. Application for admission to a second graduate program is not permitted until notifica­tion of resignation has been presented to the first program. A student admitted to any graduate program in the University of Maryland System should so inform University College. 3. A student will retain active status for one year even without being registered in the program. Students may withdraw at any time by writing to the Office of Student Services. TUITION AND FEES NOTE: The following information applies to all graduate programs except the programs for the Executive Master of General Administration, the Senior Executive Master of General Administration, and the Executive M.S. in Technol­ogy Management. The costs ofthese three programs are pre­sented on their respective pages. 1. Application A nonrefundable fee of $25 is due when a student applies for admission to the Graduate School. 2. Tuition (per semester hour) Graduate student -Resident of Maryland $190 Graduate student -Nonresident of Maryland $260 Registration fee (per class) $5 The above fees were in effect at the time this catalog was pub­lished; they are subject to change. Students should consult the current Schedule ofClasses for applicable charges. Other fees applicable to University College students are listed in the Schedule of Classes. Graduate students are required to pay graduate tuition for all courses in which they an, enrolled. Registration in any undergraduate course at University College, including prerequisites, requires payment of graduate tuition and fees. 3 ADMISSIONS INFORMATION FINANCIAL AID Financial Aid Opportunities Graduate students may be eligible for several kinds offinan­cial aid, including grants, loans, and scholarships. Detailed information is available from the Financial Aid Service Office of University College at (301) 985-7231. Veterans' Benefits Graduate students who are eligible for Veterans Admini­stration Educational Benefits must contact Veteran and Disabled Student Services when registered at University College. The amount ofV.A. benefits students receive varies with each educational assistance program. For all programs, enrollment status or training time is determined by using the following tables. Table for Computing Graduate Units 000-399 2 units per credit 400-499 4 units per credit 500-599 5 units per credit 600-898 6 units per credit 799 (research) 12 units per credit 899 (research) 18 units per credit Graduate students will not be certified for any course below the 400 level unless (1) it is required by their department, and (2) a letter so stating is approved by the Graduate School and submitted to the Veteran and Disabled Student Services Office at registration. Audited courses cannot be counted toward credit for graduate or undergraduate students. Charges for audit and for credit courses are the same. Graduate students are expected to follow all V.A. regula­tions and procedures while attending University College. For details, students may refer to Veterans Benefits in the Undergraduate Academic Information section of the general University College Catalog. For further information, veterans may contact Veteran and Disabled Student Services at (301) 985-7258. Conversion Table for Veterans Administration Benefits Credits for Graduate Status Undergraduate Units 12 or more 48 Full-time 9-11 36 3/4-time 6-8 24 l/2-time 5 or fewer 12 l/4-time ACADEMIC CALENDAR The Graduate School conducts many courses and programs each term, scheduling them to meet at times and places convenient to students. Because of the variety the Graduate School offers, however, conflicts may develop that affect the dates. Therefore the following dates are approximate. Actual times, dates, and locations may be found in the Schedule ofClasses, which is published for each Fall, Spring, and Summer term. A Schedule of Classes for Statewide Programs is available by writing to the following: Office of Publications University of Maryland University College University Boulevard at Adelphi Road College Park, MD 20742-1672 The Schedule ofClasses may also be requested by telephon­ing (301) 985-7800. SUMMER 1990 Schedule ofClasses available Mail-in registration deadline Telephone registration Off-campus registration Walk-in registration (College Park) Classes begin Late registration Classes end FALL 1990 Schedule ofClasses available Mail-in registration deadline Telephone registration Off-campus registration Walk-in registration (College Park) Classes begin Late registration Classes end SPRING 1991 Schedule ofClasses available Mail-in registration deadline Telephone registration Off-campus registration Walk-in registration (College Park) Classes begin Late registration Classes end Commencement April May 19 May 14-18, 21-23 May 16-24 (varies by site) May 30 June 4 June 4-8 July 26 July August 11 August 13-17 August 14-23 (varies by site) August 28-30 September 4 September 4-5 December 23 November December 15 January 3-4, 7-11 January 4-24 (varies by site) January 14-16 January 22 January 22-23 May 13 May 18 4 INTRODUCTION TO THE GRADUATE SCHOOL THE GRADUATE SCHOOL UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND UNIVERSITY COLLEGE The Graduate School of the University of Maryland Univer­sity College has sustained remarkable growth since its inception in 1978. Today, over 3,500 students are actively pursuing their graduate degrees. University College extends the resources of the University of Maryland System to adult, part-time students throughout the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Widely recognized for excellence in continuing education, for more than 40 years University College has provided a full range of educational opportuni­ties to adult students at times and locations that accommo­date their career and family commitments. The Graduate School has a decade of experience in educating and training managers from business, industry, and govern­ment. Its graduate degree programs were developed specifi­cally for the fully-employed professional to combine manage­ment concepts, theories, and approaches with their practical applications in various specialized areas and technical disci­plines. Each of the programs addresses the challenges man­agers face in today's globally competitive and technologically oriented environments. Faculty, with extensive professional management experience incorporate their practical expertise into their teaching. The Graduate School selects these individuals for their current involvement in the topics covered in courses, their teaching ability, and their advanced education. Courses generally meet once a week in the evening, at many locations throughout Maryland and in Washington, D.C. STUDENT PROFILE The average age of the student body is about 35. Forty-four percent of the students are female; about 60 percent are employed in the private sector of the economy. These students are generally motivated to pursue graduate study for two reasons. Some are already employed as managers and want to develop their management skills further by acquiring knowledge of management research in a systematic way. Others are currently employed in a specific technical capacity and want to direct their careers onto a management track. In either case, students of University College share the perspective that they have in some sense exhausted the equity in their undergraduate degrees and now need to reinvest in themselves and in their futures by pursuing a graduate degree. GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS The Graduate School of the University of Maryland Univer­sity College offers six graduate degree programs: Master of General Administration {with optional tracks in} • Commercial Real Estate • Financial Management • General Management • Health Care Administration • Hotel and Restaurant Management • Human Resource Administration • Management Information Systems • Marketing • State and Local Government • Executive Master of General Administration • Senior Executive Master of General Administration Master of Science in Computer Systems Management Master of Science in Engineering Management Master of International Management Master of Science in Technology Management (with optional tracks in) • Biotechnology Management • Manufacturing Systems Management • Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship • Technology Systems Management • Executive M.S. in Technology Management MasterofScience in TelecommunicationsManagement 5 MASTER OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION OVERVIEW The Master ofGeneral Administration focuses on theories and skills of managing people in both public-and private-sector organizations. The program is designed for professionals who find that as they assume increasing responsibility within their organization, the basis for success generally shifts from techno­logical expertise to having the knowledge and skills necessary to manage human resources. Important topics covered in re­quired courses include: methods and conduct oforganizational assessments, the organization/environment relationship, stra­tegic planning, organizational communication, budgeting and resource allocation, leadership, and organizational decision­making. Throughout the curriculum, major emphasis is on the effects of rapid technological change on organizations and ad­ministrative processes and the consequent ethical and moral responsibilities of managers to society at large. Classes are generally held one evening a weekfor three hours on a semester basis, or on weekends. Teaching methods include lectures, dis­cussions, students' presentations, and case studies. Degree Program In each segmentofthe degree program, theoryandconcepts are presented to provide an opportunity for the student to develop and evaluate administrative skills. In each course, faculty combine theoretical concepts with the practical application of usable skills. The degree program consists ofthree segments: Required Core Courses: Seven (3-credit) courses consider methodologies related to the study of organizations, forecast­ing models and long-range planning, organizational commu­nication, and the responsibilities of the manager in a techno­logical society. Trends in society, business, and organiza­tional structure are examined. Students investigate the nature of organizations, budgeting and resource allocation, and leadership. The capstone course of the program explores issues in organizational decision-making. Track Courses: Four (3-credit> courses provide an opportu­nity for students to concentrate on skills and knowledge specific to their areas of administrative interest. In the General Management track, two courses are required, while two others may be chosen from any other approved graduate courses offered by University College. The track each student selects is identified on the transcript at graduation. Management Project: This (3-credit) segment provides prac­tical experience in selected management topics under the direction of a member ofthe University College faculty and an on-site supervisor. The management project is usually con­ducted at the student's place of employment; or the student may locate another appropriate site in some organization. Certificate Program A certificate program is available for students who are not interested in the degree program but who desire a sequence of graduate courses leading to a certificate in general ad­ministration. The program is composed of 21 semester hours of coursework; the requirement is satisfied by the core courses listed on page 6. REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION A student may be admitted in one of two classifications: degree or provisional status. Another classification, decision pending, allows students to be admitted at registration for one semester only while completing the formal admission process. The admission requirements for each classification are as follows. Degree Status • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited uni­versity or college • An ov

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