1 May 19, 2014 An Advertising Supplement to the San Fernando Valley Business Journal Guide Programs of Today Add More Choice and Flexibility The Roundtable, a nonprofit organization focused on curricular design and innovation, last year released the results of its Curricular Innovation Study. The triennial study indicates that curricular changes in the past three years have focused on adding more choices, in the form of new concentrations and electives, as well as program flexibility, such as accelerated degree completion options. Among the findings: 94% made some change to their elective content in the past three years, with 63% indicating it was a moderate or greater change. The most common elective additions were entrepreneurship (51%), international business (40%), leadership (39%), and corporate responsibility (36%). Common additions to concentration offerings included healthcare, entrepreneurship, and business analytics. Programs outside the U.S. were making deeper changes, with 26 percent making significant or greater changes and none reporting that no changes had been made. Action-based learning was the most common change to core or required content. The most common type of change was increasing applied and action-based learning (60%). Other common changes included an increase in global content (48%), program flexibility (41%), and interdisciplinary courses (33%). The most common subject matter additions were corporate responsibility (63%), entrepreneurship (49%), geoeconomical/geostrategy (47%), ethics (40%), and leadership (40%). The most significant subject matter reduction was in information technology (11%). Structural flexibility provided additional options for students. Part-time programs were most likely to institute program structure changes, with 25% adopting a new delivery mode and 21% reducing the length of their program through such means as additional weekend and summer course delivery. Executive programs were most likely to remain a lock-step program (90% vs. 55% of all respondents), but were much more likely to deliver a blended (online and face-to-face) program (30%) than full-time programs (8%). Three years ago we saw significant changes in many programs, said Sarah Gardial, president of the Roundtable and dean of the University of Iowa s Henry B.TippieCollege of Business. It s not surprising that this year s survey shows fewer dramatic changes. This has been a period of implementing core changes and modifying the elective portfolio and other program areas to ensure our programs remain relevant and cover the subject areas most important to students and employers. The study showed that programs have been successful at adding new topics and skills without reducing existing content. The primary means have been integration, more elective choices, and co-curricular additions, such as career development and consulting projects. One of the primary objectives of the study was to provide Roundtable members with a comparative assessment tool that would support their curricular management and change efforts. The study was sponsored in part by the University of Tennessee-Knoxville Program and the George curricular changes in the past three years have focused on adding more choices, in the form of new concentrations and electives, as well as program flexibility, such as accelerated degree completion options. Mason University School of Management, where Roundtable board member Roy Hinton serves as associate dean of executive programs and director of the Executive program. It s imperative that programs continually explore new content and delivery methods, or we risk our relevance in today s dynamic business environment, said Hinton. The Curricular Innovation Study and the Roundtable as a whole are invaluable resources for recognizing trends and sharing best practices. We were pleased to be able to support the research study and help contribute to that body of knowledge. Founded in 1995, the Roundtable is a global association of business schools working together to inform and inspire curricular and programmatic innovation. The Roundtable seeks to improve education and the practice of management by creating forums to challenge, debate, and shape the future of curricular design; Equipping business school faculty and administrators with the knowledge and resources needed to advance curricular and programmatic innovation; and Promoting and recognizing curricular achievement, change, and innovation. For more information, visit
2 38 AN ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL MAY 19, 2014 GUIDE USC MARSHALL SCHOOL OF BUSINESS USC Marshall Programs Transform Career Success The numbers tell the story. USC Marshall School of Business programs rank among the very best setting the standard for excellence in business education and blending cutting-edge theory with real-world practice to shape the next generation of global leaders. Members of the USC Marshall community are international leaders in producing and sharing knowledge that can change the world. The school s 200-plus expert faculty are renowned for exceptional teaching and groundbreaking research, and its legendary alumni network more than 75,000 Marshall and over 343,000 USC alumni strong spans more than 123 countries. Based in Los Angeles, at the crossroads of the Pacific Rim, and with Members of the USC Marshall community are international leaders in producing and sharing knowledge that can change the world. The school s 200-plus expert faculty are renowned for exceptional teaching and groundbreaking research. SPOTLIGHT satellite facilities in Shanghai, Irvine and San Diego, USC Marshall offers students access to an unrivaled, global center of business leadership, scholarship and education. Founded in 1920 as the College of Commerce and Business Administration, USC Marshall is the oldest AACSB accredited school of business in Southern California. It is also one of the most forward-looking consistently placing in the top 10 by Entrepreneur magazine; at the forefront of trends in social entrepreneurship; and ranked as 10 th worldwide, based on faculty research contributions, in the latest UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management survey. Full-Time USC Marshall s full-time program offers students a comprehensive grounding in core business principals with the opportunity for specializing to develop vital skills and in-depth knowledge. for Professionals and Managers (.PM) Designed to address the challenges faced by working professionals,.pm is a part-time, evening program lasting 33 months; the program also offers classes on Saturday during the first year. Students may choose to complete the first year of their degree in Los Angeles or Orange County. Executive Program (E) A 21-month program designed for senior managers and seasoned professionals who intend to remain fully employed as they pursue their degree, E offers two convenient locations: Los Angeles and San Diego. Global Executive (GE) Based in Shanghai, China, GE is a flexible, dynamic program tailored to full-time, working managers from across Asia, who earn the prestigious USC Marshall in 20 months. GE students benefit from USC Marshall s worldclass faculty and an exceptionally diverse cohort; when they complete their, they also receive a certificate from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. International Program (IBEAR) Mid-career professionals with international management experience come together in this one-year, full-time program that emphasizes global strategy and experiential learning. IBEAR is the leading accelerated international program in the United States. These flexible degree programs offer something for current and aspiring business professionals at every stage of their career exposing them to crucial international work and travel opportunities and preparing them to lead in today s global arena. They also provide students and alumni with invaluable resources, leveraging the power of one of the world s most respected and connected research universities. An from USC Marshall is a globally recognized calling card for today s visionary business professional. Students across our five programs can look forward to: Membership in an exclusive worldwide network the USC Marshall Trojan Family Mastery of complex business principles that lay a solid foundation for career success Hands-on experience that emphasizes learning by doing and hones the skills necessary to compete in a global business environment Flexibility to pursue a degree on a personalized schedule, adjusted to meet individual needs University of Southern California Name of Business School or Program Marshall School of Business Business School Dean (or highest ranking officer) James G. Ellis Year Institution was Founded 1880 Year Business School or Program was Started 1920 Total Enrollment (all platforms offered) Full-time : 426; Part-time (.PM): 705; Executive (E): 232; Global Executive (GE): 59; International for Mid-career Professionals (IBEAR): 56 Platforms Offered Full-time ; Part-time (.PM); Executive (E); Global Executive (GE); International for Midcareer Professionals (IBEAR) Areas of Emphasis Offered Global business, entrepreneurship, corporate finance, investing, real estate finance, marketing, branding, organizational effectiveness, social entrepreneurship, change management, business analytics, supply chain management, sustainability Length of Programs Full-time : 21 months; Part-time (.PM): 33 months; Executive (E): 21 months; Global Executive (GE): 20 months; International for Mid-career Professionals (IBEAR): 12 months Program Campus Options Full-time : University Park Campus, Los Angeles; Part-time (.PM): University Park Campus, Los Angeles or Orange County Center, Irvine; Executive (E): University Park Campus, Los Angeles or La Costa, San Diego; Global Executive (GE): Shanghai Jaio Tong University, Shanghai, China; International for Mid-career Professionals (IBEAR): University Park Campus, Los Angeles Program Accreditations AACSB, WASC Rankings #8 in Accounting (US News and World Report); #8 in Executive (Business Week); #9 in Entrepreneurship (US News and World Report); #9 in International (US News and World Report); #10 worldwide based on faculty research (UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management); #11 in Part-time (US News and World Report) Total Cost of Full-time : 1st Year $88,361; 2nd Year $72,764. Part-time (.PM): Approx. total overall cost: $108,000. Executive (E): Approx. total overall cost $123,000. Global Executive (GE): $90,000. International for Mid-career Professionals (IBEAR): Approx. total overall cost $111,800 Required Testing The GMAT or the GRE are required for the Full-time, the Part-time (.PM) and the IBEAR. GMAT or GRE scores are optional for the Executive (E) and the Global Executive (GE). TOEFL or IELTS scores are required of all international students who did not complete a four-year bachelor s degree in a country where English is the primary official language, unless applying to the GE program.pm: May 21 & June 25 in Los Angeles and Orange County. E: June 7 at La Costa in San Diego Application Deadlines Full-time : mid-april. Part-time (.PM): June 1. IBEAR : Rolling, beginning Nov. 1. GE : Rolling admission Full-time,.PM and E: USC Marshall Admissions, 630 Childs Way JKP 308, Los Angeles, CA Phone: (213) Fax: (213) IBEAR: Marshall School of Business, 837 Downey Way, STO 300, Los Angeles, CA Phone: (213) Fax: (213) s: Admissions General GE in Shanghai: Room 102, South Building, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Antai Campus, 535 Fahuazhen Road, Shanghai , China. Phone: (86)
3 MAY 19, 2014 AN ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL 39 Power of Five Full-Time Part-Time Executive IBEAR Global Executive Located in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the world s leading business centers and the U.S. gateway to the Pacific Rim, the University of Southern California s Marshall School of Business offers an array of programs tailored to meet the needs of managers and business professionals with varied goals and experience levels who wish to connect with the global Trojan Family, more than 343,000 alumni strong. For more information, visit marshall.usc.edu/mbaprograms
4 40 AN ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL MAY 19, 2014 GUIDE PHILLIPS GRADUATE INSTITUTE An Education that Emphasizes a Systems Approach to Work Environment To say that we are living in exciting and turbulent times is an understatement. Not only is our business world changing but institutions that support our society as a whole families, education, healthcare, government, social services are also changing. We need thoughtful leaders who understand how to help us bridge our differences and work together Our aim is to develop leaders that are self-aware, conscious of the world around them, know how to engage individuals and teams to improve business outcomes, and understand how to access sound theory to inform great ethical practice. SPOTLIGHT to find creative solutions for our contemporary concerns. Who do I need to be in order to lead in these times? That is the question that Phillips students are encouraged to explore. One of the many complaints against business schools, according to the recent New York Times article, Is it Time to Retrain B-Schools? written by Kelly Holland, is that these schools have become too scientific, detached from what is going on in the world. Or that a graduate s major focus is on shareholder value with limited societal or ethical concerns. The Phillips PsyD Program in Organizational Management and Consulting is designed to develop transformational leaders and consultants for the complex issues of today s work world Leaders who not only have business acumen within a global context, but also understand how the decisions they make impact people and communities. Phillips provides an education that emphasizes a systems approach to the work environment: through self-exploration, understanding of psychological and business theories and practice, group learning activities and hands-on experiences within real organizations. Taught by our educator/professionals, students learn with individuals who bring their work experience into the classroom. Our aim is to develop leaders that are self-aware, conscious of the world around them, know how to engage individuals and teams to improve business outcomes, and understand how to access sound theory to inform great ethical practice. If this sounds exciting to you, come join Phillips! Phillips Graduate Institute Name of Business School or Program Doctorate of Psychology in Organizational Management and Consulting (OMC) Business School Dean (or highest ranking officer) Kelly Peterson, PsyD Department Chair Year Institution was Founded: 1971 Year Business School or Program was Started: 2004 Total Enrollment (all platforms offered): 44 Platforms Offered Evenings and Saturdays Areas of Emphasis Offered Human Resources Management Management Consulting Organizational Development General Business Consulting Learning and Development Executive Coaching Length of Programs 8 Semesters (includes 2 Summers) Program Campus Options Phillips Graduate Institute Plummer Street Chatsworth, CA Program Accreditations WASC Total Cost of Approximately $11,103 per semester - (For tuition and fees only. Does not include books, housing and other cost.) Tuition subject to change without notice. OMC Creating Your Own Vision Experiential Info Session - May 31, 10:00 am 12 noon General School and Program Info Sessions: Thursday, June 12th - 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Saturday, July 12th - 10:00 am 12 noon Thursday, July 31st - 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Application Deadlines Fall 2014 (Semester begins August 18th): Scholarship Application Deadline: 6/27/14 (must have completed the entire application process before applying) We accept applications up until the first week of the semester. For more information: (818) or Find the Leader within you with a Psy.D. in Organizational Management and Consulting Leading an organization and helping teams achieve lofty goals is both challenging and rewarding. Let Phillips help elevate your career with its doctoral program in Organizational Management and Consulting. Our curriculum combines academic instruction, hands-on practice, and professional development in an intensive program designed expressly for working professionals. Attend our interactive, educational event to learn more: Saturday, May 31 ) 10 am - Noon Organizational Management and Consulting: Creating Your Own Vision as a First Step Space is limited. Please call or today ) Plummer Street Chatsworth, CA
5 MAY 19, 2014 AN ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL 41 GUIDE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE Graduate Certificate in Business Administration: Pathway to an California State University, Northridge created its Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GCBA) in response to regional demand for a short-term program aimed at working professionals who are considering career changes or seeking advancement into more senior levels of management. The first of its kind in Southern California, this one-year, six-course, part-time program addresses the advanced-education needs of a wide range of adult professionals ( including non-business majors who seek knowledge of business fundamentals). It also provides the foundational coursework needed for admission to CSUN s part-time program, which is ranked among the best of its kind by U.S. News and World SPOTLIGHT Report. In addition, students who perform well in the GCBA program may qualify for a waiver of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), which is otherwise required for admission. Since its launch in fall 2006, CSUN s GCBA program has enjoyed high annual completion rates and prepared more than 200 adult professionals for career advancement and /or earning their degrees. CSUN s one-year Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is now accepting applications for Fall The application deadline is June 2, About CSUN Founded in 1958, California State University, Northridge is a vibrant and globally connected community, located on 356 acres in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. One of the nation's largest single-campus universities, CSUN encourages students to combine academic pursuits with hands-on experience. It also serves as the intellectual, economic and cultural heart of the Valley and beyond. Alumni include California Teachers of the Year as well as 2012's national Teacher of the Year, Grammy-award winners, public officials, nationally recognized newscasters and a space-shuttle astronaut. Their successes exemplify the accomplishments of Northridge graduates and reflect the ongoing dedication of faculty and staff. California State University, Northridge Name of Program Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GCBA) Pathway to an GCBA program purpose Designed for working professionals with undergraduate degrees in fields other than business who seek to advance in their careers and/or prepare for an program. GCBA Delivery Classes meet on-campus: one evening per week and every other Saturday morning. Length of GCBA ( pathway ) certificate program One year (six courses) Cost of GCBA Tuition: $13,320, plus $55 University application fee. Cost of books and supplies varies. Required Testing No admission tests are required to enter the GCBA program. Also, the GMAT requirement for admission to CSUN s program is waived for those who complete the GCBA program with a B grade or better in all six courses. International applicants must provide passing scores on approved English-language test. Accreditations CSUN is accredited by WASC. CSUN s program is accredited by AACSB. CSUN Recognitions: CSUN s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics is among the Princeton Review s Best Business Schools. CSUN s is also listed among the nation s Best Part-Time programs by U.S. News & World Report. In March, the program rose 32 spots over its 2014 ranking in USN & WR s latest (2015) edition. With its elevated position, CSUN s now enjoys the second-highest ranking in the California State University system. CSUN areas of emphasis offered Accounting, Entertainment Industry, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing, Systems and Operations Management GCBA program information is provided at CSUN s program information sessions. Virtual information session, May 21. Register at On-campus information session: 6 p.m., May 26, 2014, Juniper Hall, room Application Deadline for Fall 2014 GCBA cohort June 2, (818) ACHIEVE the result you envision With a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge, you ll gain a foundation in business management, a competitive edge, and should your goals include earning an a pathway into the CSUN program. One-year certificate program Convenient schedule of -level courses that meet one evening per week and on occasional Saturdays Get started today. Jesse Knepper Program Manager (818) tsengcollege.csun.edu/gcba David Nazarian College of Business and Economics Apply now for Fall Deadline is June 2.
6 42 AN ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL MAY 19, 2014 GUIDE WOODBURY UNIVERSITY The Mission: To Prepare Future Leaders of Organizations Who Communicate Effectively, Act Ethically, and Think Globally in a Strategic Manner Founded in 1884, Woodbury University has been empowering students to do extraordinary things for 130 years. One of the key success factors of the most successful programs like Woodbury s is the personal mentorship that our students experience by faculty members who are also accomplished business people. Woodbury s program is designed to prepare future leaders by cultivating their authentic voice that is guided by a strong moral compass as well as cultivate their distinctive talents. Our motto is transform the world by transforming yourself. We transform students into educated professionals and socially responsible citizens by integrating transdisciplinarity, design thinking, entrepreneurship and civic engagement into our program. Woodbury s students represent the cultural diversity of Southern California and personify the American dream of education and hard work. With an average class size of fifteen, Woodbury students learn from a combination of fulltime and part-time faculty. This mix of highly credentialed, academically trained professors with extensive business experience is led by the Dean of Woodbury s School of Business, Andre van Niekerk, who is a specialist in international and luxury brand marketing. Dr. van Niekerk s long history of work as a strategy consultant for Mercedes-Benz and academic research demonstrates how Woodbury provides its students with the best of both worlds. In July of 2012, Dr. Luis Ma. R. Calingo became the 13th President of Woodbury University and has improved Woodbury s academic excellence by creating new external partnerships, implementing effective internal processes, and updating all programs and services. Dr. Calingo brings to Woodbury 17 years of volunteer service as a Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award Examiner, where he has evaluated the strategic planning, operations, human resources, finances, and marketing of best-in-class organizations around the country. Woodbury University is newly accredited member of AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. WU is also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) since Woodbury students attend classes on a 22-acre residential campus nestled at the foot of the Verdugo Mountains on the border of Burbank and the City of Los Angeles. Woodbury University has educated more than 75,000 alumni. Three-quarters of our graduates have resided in Southern California and Woodbury alumni can be found in all 50 states and in 49 countries. Notable alumni have founded and built businesses, led national publications, held public office, led non-profit organizations and much more. Woodbury University Name of Business School or Program Business School Dean (or highest ranking officer) Dr. Andre van Niekerk (Dean of the School of Business) Year Institution was Founded: 1884 Year Business School or Program was Started: 1968 Total Enrollment (all platforms offered): 108 Platforms Offered Full Time, Part Time, Evening and Weekend Areas of Emphasis Offered General Length of Programs months Program Campus Options Burbank, CA Program Accreditations AASCB, WASC, ACBSP Rankings Overall University by U.S. News Best Colleges Rankings #48 Regional Universities (West) #15 Best Colleges for Veterans highest percentage of international students (17 percent) among its Western regional peers Other program rankings: Animation Career Review ranks WU s Animation program #13 in the west coast and #40 nationally and WU s Game Design program #10 in the west coast. Woodbury s School of Architecture is highly ranked regionally and nationally by various organizations. Total Cost of $1,027/unit $3,081 per course $36,972 (36 unit program) $55,458 (54 unit program) Note: Financial aid and merit based scholarships are available. Required Testing GMAT and/or GRE May 21, 2014 June 28, 2014 Application Deadlines July 1st Fall Semester November 1st - Spring Semester April 1st Summer Semester (818)
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