Graduate Programs

California University of Management and Science Virginia (CalUMS VA), as a degree-granting institution, offers graduate programs, leading to the following degrees as approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV):

 

 

Graduation Requirements

The Master’s degree is conferred upon satisfactory completion of the required quarter units shown below. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required. The requirements can be summarized as follows:

Master Program with Prerequisite Courses:

Courses

With Project

With Comprehensive Exam

Prerequisite Courses

16

16

Major Courses

44

44

Elective Courses

8

12

Total

72

73

Master Program without Prerequisite Courses:

Courses

With Project

With Comprehensive Exam

Prerequisite Courses

0

0

Major Courses

44

44

Elective Courses

8

12

Project/Exam

4

1

Total

56

57

Up to 16 quarter units of coursework can be accepted for transfer credits from another institution. At least 24 quarter units must be completed in residency at the University. Deviations and substitutions for the requirements must be approved by the Academic Dean prior to the start of classes. The student must register for the MS611 Project, or MS621 Comprehensive Exam by the end of the registration period of the student’s third to last quarter.

 

 

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)


 Program Objectives

The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is designed to develop strategic, behavioral, and technical competencies that enable individuals to be superior performers in their business environment and will enable its graduates to:

  1. develop an executive level perspective on economic systems and on the relationship between business and society;
  2. develop a global perspective on business operations;
  3. provide a foundation in concepts and applications of quantitative methods and information technology in the business setting; and
  4. stimulate their intellectual curiosity, develop their creativity and logic, and encourage an appreciation of demographic diversity and ethical principles.


MBA Course Requirements

Students who completed their bachelor's degree in a non-business field or students with insufficient background in accounting, economics, and business management are required to complete the following prerequisite courses.

Program Prerequisite Courses (4 courses)

Units

BM 201 Principles of Management
BM 221 Business Statistics I
EC 201 Principles of Economics
Choose any one (1) BSBM major course
Total Program Prerequisite Units
 

4
4
4
4
16
 

Major Courses (11 courses)

Units

BA 501 Management Communication
BA 511 Business Statistics and Analysis
BA 512 Advanced Strategic Management
BA 521 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
BA 531 Operations Planning and Control
BA 532 Advanced Management Science
BA 541 Financial Management & Analysis
BA 551 Marketing Management Theory
BA 573 Project Planning and Management Seminar
EC 521 Business and Economic Forecasting
IB 521 International Management Theory
Total Major Units
 

4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
44
 

Elective Courses (Choose 2 or 3 courses)

1. For those completing the program with a Project (MS 611), students may choose among the courses of other master programs to complete eight (8) quarter units as elective courses, subject to the approval of the Academic Dean.
2. For those completing the program with a Comprehensive Exam (MS 621), students may choose among the courses of other master programs to complete twelve (12) quarter units as elective courses, subject to the approval of the Academic Dean.
 

Program Completion Courses  Choose any one (1) course below

Units

MS 611 Project
MS 621 Comprehensive Exam  

4
1 

Total Graduation Units

56

 

 

Master of Science in
Computer Information System (M.S.C.I.S.)


 

MSCIS Program Objectives

The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (M.S.C.I.S.) program is designed to prepare students for the technology-oriented jobs of the future that will require project management, systems development, network management, and information management skills. Its graduates will be better equipped to:

  1. acquire knowledge on major organizational functions which support computer information systems;
  2. become proficient in communication, human relations and management skills which are critical to successful technology implementation and evaluation;
  3. acquire mastery of basic and advanced information systems approaches, methods and techniques, and their applications in a broad variety of organizational settings; and
  4. be aware of the ethical issues and the societal impacts of the Information system.


MSCIS Course Requirements

Students who completed their bachelor's degree in a non-information field or students with insufficient background in computer information systems are required to complete the following prerequisite courses.

Program Prerequisite Courses (4 courses)

Units

BM 201 Principles of Management
BM 221 Business Statistics I
CS 201 Intro to Computer Information Systems
Choose any one (1) BSCIS major course
Total Program Prerequisite Units
 

4
4
4
4
16
 

Major Courses (11 courses)

Units

BA 501 Management Communication
BA 511 Business Statistics and Analysis
BA 573 Project Planning and Management Seminar
CS 521 Management Information Systems
CS 531 Information Systems Planning
CS 532 Organizational Transformation
CS 541 Staffing the Information Systems Function
CS 551 Information Systems Project Management
CS 552 Comparative System Dev't. Methodologies
CS 561 Data Modeling and Database Admin.
CS 571 Network Planning and Administration
Total Major Units
 

4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
44
 

Elective Courses (Choose 2 or 3 courses)

 

1. For those completing the program with a Project (MS 611), students may choose among the courses of other master programs to complete eight (8) quarter units as elective courses, subject to the approval of the Academic Dean.
2. For those completing the program with a Comprehensive Exam (MS 621), students may choose among the courses of other master programs to complete twelve (12) quarter units as elective courses, subject to the approval of the Academic Dean.
 

Program Completion Courses  Choose any one (1) course below

Units

MS 611 Project
MS 621 Comprehensive Exam  

4
1

Total Graduation Units

56