Master’s-Plus Certificate

The Master’s-Plus is a certificate program that provides graduates of an accredited graduate business program the opportunity to update their business education and explore new career paths in teaching by meeting the typical institutional standard of having earned a minimum of 18 graduate hours in a discipline in order to teach a college-level course. The Master’s-Plus provides business professionals who hold master’s degrees in business with a means for keeping up with the ever-changing business environment and remaining competitive.

Master’s-Plus Emphasis Options

Accounting*

Economics

Finance

Healthcare Management

Human Resources

International Business

Management

Management Information Systems

Marketing


*Undergraduate MAcc prerequisites are required.

Requirements

The Master’s-Plus Certificate requires a graduate degree in business and completion of 18 graduate credit hours (six courses) in the area of emphasis, at least twelve of which must be earned at Gardner-Webb University. Students will be allowed to take more than the minimum number of credit hours if they wish. Students can transfer in up to six hours toward the 18-hour requirement for the certificate. Accounting emphasis students should meet the prerequisite requirements of the MAcc program in order to take Master’s-Plus accounting courses.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for Master’s-Plus submit an application, the application fee, and official transcripts indicating a master’s degree or equivalent awarded by a regionally accredited institution.

Admission Requirements for International Students

International students residing in the U.S. under a visa status that requires enrollment in face-to-face classes are not eligible for acceptance into a Master’s-Plus program.

Master’s-Plus Certificate Requirements

  1. Graduate business degree
  2. Overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 in graduate studies
  3. Satisfactory completion of a total of 18 graduate hours in the selected emphasis
  4. Application for completion of Master’s-Plus Certificate. Due dates are published by the Registrar and are the same as for the graduation application.
  5. If desired, participation in the presentation of Certificates during the hooding ceremony.

It is the student’s responsibility to be familiar with the preceding requirements for completion.

For Master’s-Plus policies on grades and reports and transfer courses while on suspension and probation, see the Academic Information section of the Catalog.

Master’s-Plus Certificate Emphasis Options (18 hours)

Accounting

Choose six of the following.
ACCT 600Managerial Accounting

3

ACCT 601Federal Income Tax

3

ACCT 602Advanced Federal Income Tax

3

ACCT 603Partnership and S-Corporation Taxation

3

ACCT 604Estate, Gifts, and Trust Planning

3

ACCT 606Tax Research/Planning

3

ACCT 607State And Local Taxation

3

ACCT 610Advanced Accounting Information Systems

3

ACCT 611Advanced Auditing (MACC Capstone Course)

3

ACCT 612Accounting Theory and Practice

3

ACCT 619Cases in Taxation

3

ACCT 620Cases in Financial/Managerial Accounting

3

ACCT 621Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting

3

ACCT 625Topics in Accounting

3

ACCT 630Fraud Examination

3

ACCT 644Accounting Legal Issues and Ethics

3

ACCT 622/INTL 622Seminar in International Accounting

3

ACCT 600, ACCT 601, ACCT 602, ACCT 603, ACCT 604, ACCT 606, ACCT 607, ACCT 610, ACCT 611, ACCT 612, ACCT 619, ACCT 620, ACCT 621, ACCT 625, ACCT 630: Must meet MAcc program prerequisites or obtain permission from the Director of Graduate Business Programs

ACCT 644, ACCT 622: Must have all MBA/IMBA program prerequisites or obtain permission of the Director of Graduate Business Programs

Economics

Choose six of the following.
BADM 610Managerial Economics

3

BADM 611Health Care Economics

3

BADM 645Seminar in International Economics

3

BADM 648Seminar in Economic Development

3

BADM 692Economics of Money, Banking, and Financial Markets

3

BADM 696Topics in Economics

3

INTL 653Seminar in International Trade (IMBA Capstone Course)

3

BADM 610, BADM 611, BADM 645, BADM 648, BADM 692, BADM 696, INTL 653: Must have all MBA/IMBA program prerequisites or obtain permission from the Director of Graduate Business Programs

Finance

Choose six of the following.
ACCT 620Cases in Financial/Managerial Accounting

3

BADM 620Managerial Finance

3

BADM 621Investment and Portfolio Management

3

BADM 622Financial Institution Management

3

BADM 692Economics of Money, Banking, and Financial Markets

3

BADM 697Topics in Finance

3

INTL 651International Finance

3

BADM 620, BADM 621, BADM 622, BADM 692, BADM 697, INTL 651: Must have all MBA/IMBA program prerequisites or obtain permission from the Director of Graduate Business Programs

ACCT 620: Must meet MAcc program prerequisites or obtain permission from the Director of Graduate Business Programs

Healthcare Management

Choose six of the following.
BADM 605Health Care Administration

3

BADM 606Health Care Organization

3

BADM 611Health Care Economics

3

BADM 626Health Care Marketing

3

BADM 628Managerial Epidemiology

3

BADM 641Health Care Law and Ethics

3

BADM 605, BADM 606, BADM 611, BADM 626, BADM 628, BADM 641: Must have all MBA/IMBA program prerequisites or obtain permission from the Director of Graduate Business Programs

Human Resources Management

Choose six of the following.
BADM 608Leadership: Theory and Practice

3

BADM 609Organizational Staffing

3

BADM 612Motivation and Reward Systems

3

BADM 613Labor Relations and Work Force Governance

3

BADM 615Human Judgment and Decision-Making

3

BADM 630Organizational Behavior

3

BADM 632Human Resource Management

3

BADM 636Managerial Communications

3

BADM 642Employment Law

3

BADM 608, BADM 609, BADM 612, BADM 613, BADM 615, BADM 630, BADM 632, BADM 636, BADM 642: Must have all MBA/IMBA program prerequisites or obtain permission from the Director of Graduate Business Programs

International Business

Choose six of the following.
BADM 645Seminar in International Economics

3

INTL 622/ACCT 622Seminar in International Accounting

3

INTL 636Corporate and Intercultural Communications

3

INTL 643International Trade Law

3

INTL 650International Business

3

INTL 651International Finance

3

INTL 652International Marketing

3

INTL 653Seminar in International Trade (IMBA Capstone Course)

3

INTL 695Topics in International Business

3

BADM 645, INTL 636, INTL 643, INTL 650, INTL 651, INTL 652, INTL 653, INTL 695: Must have all MBA/IMBA program prerequisites or obtain permission from the Director of Graduate Business Programs

INTL 622: Must meet MAcc program prerequisites or obtain permission from the Director of Graduate Business Programs

Management Information Systems

Choose six of the following.
ACCT 610Advanced Accounting Information Systems

3

BADM 634Management Information Systems

3

BADM 637Technical Trends in Management Information Systems

3

BADM 639E-Commerce and Internet Law

3

BADM 647Advanced Database and System Development

3

BADM 660Advanced Data Communications, Networking, and Business Programming

3

BADM 698Topics in Management Information Systems

3

BADM 634, BADM 637, BADM 639, BADM 647, BADM 660, BADM 698: Must have all MBA/IMBA Program Prerequisites or obtain permission from the Director of Graduate Business Programs

ACCT 610: Must meet MAcc program prerequisites or obtain permission from the Director of Graduate Business Programs

Marketing

Choose six of the following.
BADM 625Marketing Management

3

BADM 626Health Care Marketing

3

BADM 654Promotion Strategies

3

BADM 658Pricing Strategies

3

BADM 695Topics in Marketing

3

INTL 652International Marketing

3

BADM 625, BADM 626, BADM 654, BADM 658, BADM 695, INTL 652: Must have all MBA/IMBA program prerequisites or obtain permission from the Director of Graduate Business Programs

Total Credit Hours: 18