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2014-2015 Graduate Bulletin 
2014-2015 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science in Global Commerce

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The purpose of the Master of Science in Global Commerce is to prepare its graduates to manage global business operations to the benefit and competitive advantage of companies across the region. The program seeks a multidisciplinary approach to provide unique instructional opportunities in all elements of global commerce. At the conclusion of the program, a graduate will be able to (a) manage the global supply chain and global marketing funcions, (b) work across different cultures, (c) utilize telecommunication systems to manage global collaborative projects, (d) understand global financial markets, (e) recognize the impact of international laws on global commerce, and (f) appreciate the impact of global commerce on the environment. In addition, one-third of the curriculum consists of elective offerings allowing the student to tailor coursework to fulfill his or her interests and professional aspirations.

Regional Studies Portfolio:

During a student’s first semester, he or she must declare a region or country of the world on which to complete a portfolio. Every course, in turn, will require the student to write a portfolio paper on the declared region. As a capstone activity, the student will collect these papers in a portfolio to be presented to the graduate faculty electronically during their graduating semester. The purpose of the regional studies portfolio is to (a) develop a mastery of one region of the world by writing a series of portfolio papers throughout the curriculum, (b) create a portfolio unifying the curriculum, (c) exit the program with a deliverable work product that can be presented to potential employers.

Admission Requirements and Procedures:

See Graduate Admissions Procedures  in this Bulletin for information regarding admission requirements, dates and procedures.

Additional Admission Requirements and Procedures for the Masters of Science in Global Commerce Program:

  1. GMAT
    A GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score of 400 or higher is required to be considered for admission. GMAT scores are valid for five years. If the test has been taken more than once, the admissions committee will use the highest total score to evaluate the application.
  2. Prerequisite Courses Completed
    The following undergraduate courses must be completed (with a grade of C or better) prior to enrolling in the Master of Science in Global Commerce program at MUW: Principles of Marketing, Principles of Management, Principles of Accounting I, Economics I (or Economics II), and course related to Information Technology.
  3. Essay
    The required essay allows the admissions committee to learn about the applicant, his/her accomplishments and professional aspirations. Responses should be double-spaced and each page should clearly list the applicant’s full legal name and the essay topic. The required essay is to address the following topic: Describe your career goals and explain how a M.S. in Global Commerce from MUW will help you accomplish these goals. (750 words maximum)

Curriculum Requirements:

In addition to the general degree requirements (See Academic Policies and Procedures  in the Graduate Bulletin and curriculum requirements noted below), the student must successfully complete the following:

Completion and Presentation of a Regional Studies Portfolio:

Following successful completion of all curricular requirements, student will submit a Regional Studies Portfolio that will represent the culmination of their research on a chosen region/country. Students will craft an introductory paper that unifies common elements of the collected papers they have written in each course and demonstrate a mastery of the topics and their impacts on their selected region/country. Students must submit an electronic presentation of this portfolio. Graduation requires approval of the portfolio by a majority of the program’s graduate faculty.

Total Hours for Master of Science in Global Commerce: 36 Semester Hours

Note: Graduate-degree credit is granted only for graduate-level courses in which the student earns an A, B, or C. No more than six semester hours of graduate credit evaluated as C may be applied toward any graduate program, whether degree or non-degree.

To remain in good standing, the student must maintain a minimum 3.0 MUW cumulative GPA on all graduate courses attempted with no more than two grades of C, with no grade of D, and with no grade of F.

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