2018–2019 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2018) 
    
    Jan 17, 2020  
2018–2019 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Management and Technology


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All graduate programs in the College of Management and Technology require the submission of a résumé.

School of Information Systems and Technology

Doctor of Information Technology (DIT)

  • Applicants without a technical master’s degree are required to have at least 3 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Bachelor’s Entry Option: Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in IS, IT, computer science, or computer/software engineering with a cumulative GPA or 3.0 higher may be admissible.

MS in Information Technology (MS IT)—Big Data Analytics Specialization

  • Students interested in this specialization should have knowledge of Java, SQL, and data processing/warehousing principles and applications. A student with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Finance, Math (Discrete Mathematics, Statistics), or similar field grounded in quantitative skills is required. Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree outside of those listed above and at a least one of the following certifications are also eligible:
  • IBM certification in Cognos, Risk Analytics, or SPSS
  • SAS certification in Foundation, Analytics, Administration, Data Management or Enterprise Business Intelligence
  • Microsoft certification (e.g., MCITP, MCSA, MCSE, MCSM, MCDBA)
  • Certified Business Intelligence Professional
  • Certified Analytics Professional
  • Certified Data Management Professional
  • Certified Health Data Analyst

School of Management

MS in Accounting

  • A Letter of Intent may be required if the student previously attended Walden University or has transfer credit from an external credential.

MS in Human Resource Managment—Track 2

This track gives experienced HR practitioners the opportunity to customize their program according to their unique professional needs and interests. To pursue this path of study, the student must hold at least one of the following industry certifications:

  • Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI)
    • Professional in Human Resources (PHR®)
    • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®)
    • Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR®)
  • Society for Human Resources (SHRM)
    • Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)
    • Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)
  • International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR)
    • Certified Professional (CP)
    • Senior Certified Professional (SCP)

MS in Leadership

  • It is advantageous that applicants have at least 3 years of professional experience.

Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

  • Professional letter of reference
  • Essay
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required for admission
  • Applicants are required to have 7+ years of work experience with at least 4 of these years being meaningful managerial experience
  • Faculty interview

PhD in Management (All Specializations)  

  • Students are required to hold a master’s degree in a business or management-related field.
  • An essay may be required for admission to the PhD program.

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA, All Specializations)

  • Students are required to hold a master’s degree in a business-related field.
  • An essay may be required for admission to the DBA program.

Post-Doctoral Bridge to Business Administration Certificate

  • A terminal degree with a GPA of 3.0 is required.

Post-Doctoral Bridge to Management Certificate

  • A terminal degree with a GPA of 3.0 is required.