Walsh College Streamlines Key Programs for Fall 2015 Semester

Walsh College has enhanced several of its undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and modified some admission requirements for the Fall 2015 semester in order to enrich student learning experiences and achievement.

Walsh College, a business education leader in southeast Michigan since 1922, has:

Changed the program admissions requirement for the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) degree. Courses previously required prior to admission for the BSIT degree have now been moved to the professional core course requirements of the degree. They must be taken at the transfer institution prior to attendance or through concurrent enrollment

Streamlined the Master of Science in Taxation (MST) degree program. The MST program was updated to accomplish two major goals. One goal was to require certain key classes for tax professionals, rather than holding them as electives. The other goal was to remove the specializations, thus providing a well-rounded education in the field of taxation

Realigned the prerequisites and sequencing for classes in the “Graduate Gateway” programs, including the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Science in Management

“The changes underscore our commitment to delivering rigorous, respected academic programs in the most efficient and effective manner possible,” said David Shields, Ph.D., executive vice president and chief academic officer. “Our students, area employers, and the community expect the quality and relevance that are hallmarks of a Walsh education.”

Undergraduate programs offered at Walsh include Bachelor of Accountancy, Bachelor of Business Administration with majors in Accounting Processes, Finance, General Business, Management, Marketing; and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.

Graduate programs include Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Accountancy (MAC), Master of Science in Finance (MSF), Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT), Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership (MSITL), Master of Science in Management (MSM), Master of Science in Marketing (MSMKT), and Master of Science in Taxation (MST).

Dual-degree options include MBA/MSF, MBA/MSITL, MBA/MSM, and MBA/MSMKT.

Registration for the Fall 2015 semester is now underway. Classes begin on Wednesday, September 23. Learn more by contacting admissions/academic advising at 1-800-WALSH-01 or admissions@walshcollege.edu.

For more information, visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Walsh College Offers Webinars on Undergraduate, Graduate Programs in Information Technology for 2014-2015: BSIT, MSIT, MSITL

Walsh College will present free, information-packed webinars for future students interested in enrollment in its undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), graduate Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT), or graduate Master of Information Technology Leadership (MSITL) degree programs in two individual sessions this month.

The BSIT webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, July 23, while the MSIT and MSITL webinar will be held Thursday, July 31. Both start at 12:15 p.m. and run until 1 p.m. Participant registration is required for the sessions at www.walshcollege.edu/webinars.

Designed for busy working professionals interested in pursuing an advanced degree, the webinars will cover course and program content; on-campus and online content delivery; application, admission, and enrollment requirements; and career services. They will conclude with a question-and-answer period. Walsh’s $35 application fee will be waived for all webinar participants.

Here are some IT degree highlights:

  • The BSIT provides a unique undergraduate curriculum focused on enhancing the ability to employ information technology for strategic advantage through an integrated study of core technology concepts and skills
  • The MSIT focuses on preparing information technology (IT) professionals to optimize IT management in support of business strategies and goals
  • The MSITL degree is designed to educate organizational leaders on how to assess, evaluate, determine, and manage technology choices from a business perspective.

The MSITL program is also available as part of a dual-degree option with an MBA. The dual MBA/MSITL allows students to complete two distinct graduate degrees in one concise program, providing an important academic credential.

Featured webinar presenters are Barbara Ciaramitaro, Ph.D., professor, Business Information Technology, and Terri Washburn, Ph.D., professor, Business Information Technology. Dr. Ciaramitaro teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in business information technology, project management, business intelligence, data and decision making, software engineering, secure software development and cyber security. Dr. Washburn has more than 20 years of experience in information technology.

“Demand for skilled, highly-educated IT professionals continues to out-pace supply and advanced education is more important than ever,” said Dr. Ciaramitaro. “Walsh’s undergraduate and graduate IT programs help equip students with the knowledge and critical thinking coveted by employers.”

Fall priority registration for new students begins Monday, August 11 and runs through Tuesday, September 30. For more information on Walsh College and all programs, visit www.walshcollege.edu.

WALSH COLLEGE
Founded in 1922, Walsh College is a private, not for profit institution offering upper-division undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees and certificate programs. One of Southeast Michigan’s largest business schools, Walsh has locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, and Port Huron, as well as online. Walsh’s business services division offers the Walsh Institute, which provides solutions for businesses through training, continuing education, and consulting.

Walsh is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org; phone: 312-263-0456). The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org) accredits specific degree programs.

CONTACTS:
Brenda Meller/Assistant Vice President, Walsh College bmeller@walshcollege.edu or 248-823-1205.

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Walsh College Announces New, Enhanced MBA, MS Graduate Programs

Walsh College is enhancing its highly regarded Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science (MS) graduate degree programs to focus on the changing needs of students and employers. The programs begin in fall 2014.

A Walsh MBA prepares graduates for positions in mid- to upper-level management by providing interdisciplinary business studies and an enterprise-wide approach. It also emphasizes business communication skills now demanded by employers, helping graduates explain concepts and share knowledge more concisely.

The new MBA, modeled on the programs of the top 10 part-time MBA programs in the U.S., consists of 42 student credit hours. Early-in-program classes will be offered in sequence, using Walsh’s innovative “2+2” delivery method — two hours in classroom, two hours online. Subsequent courses will be available in 2+2, online, or on-campus in a traditional format.

Walsh also offers a series of Master of Science (MS) programs for students seeking a strong focus in five areas: Finance, Information Technology, Information Technology Leadership, Management, and Marketing.

The multiple concentrations within these programs include Financial Management, Financial Services, and Financial Economics; Chief Security Officer, Chief Information Officer, and Project Management Office; Human Resources Management, International Business, and Strategic Management.

MS programs may be taken separately, requiring 35 to 39 student credit hours. Students wishing to complete both an MBA and a specialized MS program may complete both degrees in a total of 54 to 60 student credit hours.

The MS degree programs share essential courses with the MBA program to allow for greater focus and efficiency. Thus, the MS can function as a “super-concentration.”

The innovative Master of Science in Information Technology has specific focus on Cybersecurity, Chief Information Officer Studies, and Project Management. In addition, a new Bachelor of Science in Information Technology is introduced.

“Walsh students seek a rigorous, respected academic program delivered efficiently and effectively,” said Dr. David Shields, executive vice president and chief academic officer.
“We aspire to be the preferred educational institution for students, employers, and the communities we serve. We’ve enhanced our MBA and MS offerings while increasing their quality and relevance in the educational marketplace.”

Dr. Shields added the Walsh graduate programs strive for quality in practice in four ways — transforming practitioners into professionals; facilitating understanding; enabling theory, practice, and application; and instructing at strategic, operational, and tactical levels.

The degree enhancements cement Walsh’s leadership as one of Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, said Stephanie Bergeron, president and CEO, Walsh College.

“Our partnership with business leaders, employers, and the community help us anticipate and respond to student- and business-market needs,” she said. “Along with a leading-edge educational delivery system, the changes to our MBA and MS programs will strengthen the desirability and value of a Walsh graduate degree for both students and employers.”

The restructuring also benefits students through greater class availability at Walsh campuses in Troy and Novi. More than 90 percent of Walsh students attend part-time and have other jobs or responsibilities. The average age of graduate students is 34.

For more information these degree programs, visit www.walshcollege.edu, or to register for an upcoming webinar, visit www.walshcollege.edu/webinar.

WALSH COLLEGE
Founded in 1922, Walsh College is a private, not for profit institution offering upper-division undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees and certificate programs. One of Southeast Michigan’s largest business schools, Walsh has locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, and Port Huron, as well as online. Walsh’s business services division offers the Walsh Institute, which provides solutions for businesses through training, continuing education, and consulting.

Walsh is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org; phone: 312-263-0456). The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org) accredits specific degree programs.

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