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Advisement Center The College of Business Advisement Center’s mission is to provide academic advisement to students pursuing a degree program in Business during the freshmen and sophomore years. Our professional advisors offer services based on current curriculum requirements to assist students with aligning their academic goals with career opportunities as they transition into graduate studies and the world of work.    Delaware Center for Enterprise Development (DCED) The Delaware Center for Enterprise Development (DCED) at Delaware State University has assisted in the development of enterprises since 1992. DCED is the community outreach arm of the College of Business. It provides business training and entrepreneurial education for youth and adults, supports community economic development initiatives and offers one-on-one technical assistance to entrepreneurs. The mission of the Delaware Center for Enterprise Development (DCED) is to educate current and prospective entrepreneurs and enterprise managers through training programs, technical and managerial assistance and by providing access to capital. Center for the Study of Innovation Management The Center for the Study of Innovation Management (CSIM) housed in the Department of Management, College of Business at Delaware State University is a research unit focused on the study of innovation management in organizations. Innovation management is defined as the activities, processes, routines and systems that foster knowledge creation, transformation, dissemination and sharing as it moves an organization towards change and adaptation in their pursuit of value creation and competitiveness. Entrepreneurship is intrinsic to this concept of innovation. The CSIM has a multi-disciplinary orientation in its programs and activities and embraces academic research from colleagues with expertise in psychology, sociology, human behavior, cognitive science, organizational behavior, management, marketing, information systems, economics, accounting, finance and other disciplines applicable to the study of innovation management. Director: Dr. Carlos M. Rodriguez Center for IT Services The Center’s mission is to provide professional IT services to the government agencies, non-profits and small business enterprises in and around Delaware through active student involvement & learning and applied research. The purpose of the center includes, but is not limited to: (a) Offer professional IT services to non-profits, government agencies, and business organizations located in and around Delaware at affordable cost, (b) Maintain relationships with government agencies and industry in and around Delaware, and (c) Provide real-life experience to students in the area of IT services and project management. Director: Dr. Praveen Pinjani  Delaware Center for Transportation The objective of the Delaware Center for Transportation Management is to become a premier resource in the State of Delaware for teaching, training and research in transportation management. The Center will be housed in the College of Business at Delaware State University. The Center will be headed by a Director with project-based staff support. The Center will work closely and collaboratively with the Delaware Department of Transportation (DELDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and business and industry in Delaware. Director: Dr. Martin Nunlee   

Delaware Center for Transportation

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  Vision Statement  The objective of the Delaware Center for Transportation Management is to become a premier resource in the State of Delaware for teaching, training, and research in transportation management. The Center will be housed in the College of Business at Delaware State University. The Center will be headed by a Director with project based staff support. The Center will work closely and collaboratively with the Delaware Department of Transportation (DELDOT), Federal highway Administration (FHA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and business and industry in Delaware. The aims and objectives of the center can be broadly classified under four different areas: Teaching To promote the training of minorities and women for careers in transportation. To develop a curriculum related to Transportation Management. The curriculum will primarily be based in the College of Business and draw upon other departments from the university where appropriate.  To integrate theory with practice in curriculum development. Consequently DCTM will work closely with an advisory board consisting of experts from a variety of different areas that have an impact on transportation management. Applied learning will be an integral and critical part of curriculum development. The applied learning could be in the form of internships, consulting projects, case development, and field experience. Training To assist DELDOT with their short-term and long-term training needs. To develop short-term courses and certificate programs to meet the needs of the transportation industry. Initial focus of training will be in the areas of project management, GIS, human resource management, public relations and marketing, negotiation, civil rights, and basic quantitative skills. Summer Transportation Institute To continue to offer the Summer Transportation Institute to help develop high school students with a potential for careers in the transportation sector of the economy. To continue to develop an innovative and creative curriculum for the Summer Transportation Institute in collaboration with DELDOT and FHA. Research To support interdisciplinary research with a focus on transportation management. To generate funding opportunities for research from grants. To develop a database of transportation related data for research. To meet the research needs of DELDOT, FHA, FTA and business and industry in the area of transportation management. Resources DCTM will be headed by a Center Director whose primary responsibility will be to help the Center achieve its aims and objectives. The Center is equipped with computers consisting of twelve desktop computers, two laptop computers, and a printer. The computers are equipped with GIS and other basic software related to research and training needs of the center. DCTM will be supported by staff as and when needed for projects. Subsequent to the expansion of DCT, full-time support staff will be hired.   
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Dr. Nanda K. Viswanathan
Director, Delaware Center for Transportation
nviswanathan@desu.edu

 

Center for IT Services

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  Mission The Center’s mission is to provide professional IT services to the government agencies, non-profits and small business enterprises in and around Delaware through active student involvement & learning and applied research. Purpose of the Center Offer professional IT services to non-profits, government agencies, and business organizations located in and around Delaware at affordable cost Maintain relationships with government agencies and industry in and around Delaware Provide real life experience to students in the area of IT services and project management Provide internship and full-time employment opportunities for Information Systems students Conduct applied research in the field of Information Systems in collaboration with other scholars in the field Promote open-source technologies Provide increased visibility to Department of Business Administration in the community Strive to secure external funding from Private, State, and Federal agencies Objectives of the Center Provide affordable IT Services at very low pricing structure through student and faculty involvement to government agencies, non-profits and small business enterprises. These services include but not limited to the following: Offer Web Design, Development, Hosting, and Maintenance Offer Information Technology Consulting Offer IT Infrastructure Design and Consulting Provide opportunities to CoB Students to gain: Real life work experience in subject specific areas Experience with Open-Source Technologies Experience in the area of client consulting, requirements determination, and project management Improvement in written and oral communication skills Internship and full-time employment opportunities Provide opportunities to the Department of Business Administration to: Enhance industry-academic partnership Provide increased visibility to the department’s MIS faculty members Understand industry trends that help in improving course curriculum, new courses, new programs, and teaching methodologies Provide a consistent revenue stream Provide opportunities to College of Business and Delaware State University to: Enhance industry-academic partnership Provide increased visibility to the College and University Opportunity for Promoting sponsorships and donations from Private, State, and Federal agencies Relation to Department programs and course curriculum The center will be housed in the Department of Business Administration, College of Business. Students involved in the activities of the center will augment their academic knowledge with real life experience in different areas of MIS such as Web-Design and development, system analysis and design, networking and telecommunications, and database development depending on specific requirements of the clients. Through their involvement in the center, students will be exposed to emerging and existing open-source technologies, thereby enhancing their skills. Oral and written communication, an integral part of DSU’s academic, will also be enhanced for the students participating in the center’s activities. The center will also provide research opportunities and challenges to the existing MIS faculty of the department through collaborations. Industry interactions will also enhance faculty understanding of industry needs which in turn will help design better curriculum.  
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Dr. Chittibabu Govindarajulu
Director, Center for IT Services
Chitti@desu.edu

 

Center for the Study of Innovation Management

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  Antecedents The Top 100 R&D spenders along with the top 50 companies in each of the three highest-spending industries: auto, health care, and computing and electronics in the world spent more than $350 billion on R&D in 2007. This amount represent 71% of the total spends of the global innovation 1000 firms (source: Global Innovation report, Booz & Company, 2008). Fifty-five percent of these companies’ total R&D spending occurs outside their home countries. These firms search economic environments that allow lower costs, access to talent and skilled professionals, technology bases, innovation management knowledge, and market proximity and insights. In today’s demanding global marketplace, firms must innovate to survive and flourish. These firms put innovation on the front burner and approach innovation as a systematic, enterprise-wide process. More important, developing innovation management capabilities and having the right resources devoted to technology, product, and processes are cornerstones of high performing businesses. Successful entrepreneurship innovation requires rigorous process to harvest and manage ideas, allocate resources, devise metrics, and the use of cross-functionality. There is not executive task more vital and demanding than the sustained management of innovation and change. Without doubt, the development of innovation capabilities and innovation management should preclude solid growth, strategic, and financial performance as firms build their domestic and international competitiveness. The State of Delaware is not immune to these trends as these demands impact its competitive structure and economic technology base. It is known that world-class universities attract the business interest as well as their capital. Businesses partner with universities and research centers to develop new technologies, commercialize and market these technologies and derivatives, and recruit talented and well-trained workers and professionals. Moreover, these businesses prefer to locate closer to centers of new knowledge, innovation, and research. It is a strategic goal of the state of Delaware to strengthen its capacities for innovation, intellectual leadership and management, and technology commercialization as it guarantees jobs in emerging high-tech and high-wage industries (Markell, Jack: Plan for Broadening the Reach of Higher Education, 2008). As such, the Center for the Study of Innovation Management, CSIM at Delaware State University will significantly contribute to build these relationships with industry, state officials, and other Delaware-based stakeholders. More important, this center will provide innovation knowledge and leading management insights to support the nurturing of an innovation culture and the management of innovation initiatives at the regional, national, and international levels. Purpose  The Center for the Study of Innovation Management, CSIM housed in the Department of Management, College of Business at Delaware State University is a research unit focused on the study of innovation management in organizations. Innovation management is defined as the activities, processes, routines, systems that foster knowledge creation, transformation, dissemination, and sharing as it moves organization towards change and adaptation in their pursuit of value creation and competitiveness. Entrepreneurship is intrinsic to this concept of innovation. The CSIM has a multi-disciplinary orientation in its programs and activities and embraces academic research from colleagues with expertise in psychology, sociology, human behavior, cognitive science, organizational behavior, management, marketing, information systems, economics, accounting, finance, and other disciplines applicable to the study of innovation management. Mission The Center for the Study of Innovation Management, CSIM is a research unit within the College of Business focused on bringing the advances of theories, methods, and applications in the area of innovation management to the academic and curriculum endeavors and the regional industrial, commercial, and organizational communities to promote development, growth, and firms’ competitiveness at the state, national and international levels. Its Values The Center for the Study of Innovation Management is committed to: i. Academic excellence and the highest standards of quality research. ii. Professional integrity and upmost sense of honesty, transparency, and ethical behavior. iii. World-class efficiency and productivity in its research and programming activities. iv. Enhancement, nurturing, and development of the human capital associated with the center to its fullest. Functions i. Generate, promote, and disseminate research projects and news advances in the intersection of innovation, technology, product development, entrepreneurship, and knowledge management. ii. Build relationships and act as liaison with local, regional, national industries and international organizations to assist these in their efforts to incorporate center’s study findings and promote applied innovation in their markets. iii. Work in partnership with other international research centers in joint research programs in innovation management, faculty research collaboration and exchange, international consortium research projects, and other activities consistent with the mission of the center. iv. Assist and collaborate primarily with the local government and official units in the State of Delaware in the creation, design, promotion, and support of efforts to increase the innovation output and capabilities of critical small and large enterprises within a diverse manufacture, commercial, and service industries in the region. v. Provide advice as to incorporate new developments and content into the curriculum structure mainly of the academic programs in the Department of Management and College of Business, and secondly in other research programs at Delaware State University. vi. Promote and economically support interested faculty and students’ involvement to pursue new academic initiatives and new learning in the area of innovation management in the Department of Management, College of Business, and Delaware State University. Research Sustainability As a research center, the following metrics are used to assess the CSIM performance: i. Contribute to the research publication profile of the Department of Management and College of Business. As such, provide evidence of research productivity conducive to maintain the qualifications of faculty members as required by the AACSB accreditation body. ii. Generate, promote, and support Delaware State University students’ pursue of advanced degree research studies in management and related disciplines. Programs The center carries out professional activities to support the following initiatives: i. Research Program This program emphasizes the generation of knowledge, application, and practice of new advances in the area of innovation management and entrepreneurship. ii. Industry Liaison Program Support and assist regional organizations in achieving national and international competitiveness through the design and implementation of innovation initiatives and capabilities. Assist the commercial and industrial regional community in the training of employees and development of new skills and competencies at the managerial level. iii. Academic Curriculum Design Program Generate transfer mechanisms to bring the results of the Center’s research program to the development and enrichment of the Department of Management’s curriculum, executive training, and high-level senior management programs. iv. Cooperative Transferability Program Collaborate with other research centers from diverse institutions, i.e. universities, firm based research centers, colleges, universities, and technical centers in the State of Delaware and internationally in the creation and transferability of new knowledge and research in the field of innovation management. Research Themes The CSIM conducts research categorized into the following themes: i. Technology Innovation and Valuation ii. New Product Innovation and Development iii. Innovation Management and Organizational Performance iv. Models of Innovation and Internationalization Patterns v. Innovation and Entrepreneurship Organization Structure The strategic growth and management of the center is supported by the following structure and staffing: Director of the Center for the Study of Innovation Management Responsible for the strategic development and research programs carried out in the center. Administrative Assistant of the Center for the Study of Innovation Management Responsible for the operation and management of day to day activities and personnel, fiscal accountability, managing of communications and marketing, support of programs and scholarly projects, collaboration with external entities, and compliance with procedures and norms as requested by the College of Business, University, and funding entities. Faculty Research Associates Faculty from the Department of Management and other colleges at Delaware State University interested in carry out research programs and projects. Other faculty members from educational and research institutions at the national and international level will qualify under this association. Industry Associates Professionals and practitioners from organizations, firms, businesses, and corporate research centers from the State of Delaware interested in being members of research teams and task forces. Research Assistants Students that have demonstrated serious and intrinsic motivation to carry out research projects. Only students that have demonstrated a higher level of maturity, excellence, and professionalism will be invited to be associated with the center. Industry Advisory Board The center has a board of industry professionals selected from the business community in the local, region, and national areas. These members support the center’s mission and are consulted on the academic, research, industry liaison, and programming endeavors. They are active in their disciplines and reflect a strong industry composition (technology, health, electronics, manufacturing, services, etc.). The advisory board is expected to recommend and review general guidelines for programs and activities of the center in consultation with the Director of the CSIM. These recommendations should benefit the center, university, community, and other constituents. Facilities The Center for the Study of Innovation Management is housed in the College of Business at Delaware State University.   Center Services The following are the areas in which the center may offer its services to the academic, industry, and government communities: Identification of strategic industrial sectors and subsectors that may adopt new technologies such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, and other derivatives. 1. Determine the domestic and exporting potential markets for intermediate and finished products within specific industrial sectors. 2. Diagnostics and evaluation of production and manufacturing capabilities. 3. Potential impact of advanced technologies in the production process. Identify value generators of activation and assimilation. 4. Evaluation of potential use of materials and raw materials and the use of different technologies for particular production processes and technologies. 5. Use impact of technologies in: a. Production and manufacturing evaluation. b. Operation analysis of robust manufacturing and components assembly. c. Evaluation of aggregate production variations from period to period. d. Capacity analysis for production volume and manufacturing processes. e. Impact de different technologies in the manufacturing output. f. Design capabilities for products and demand satisfaction. Analysis and Diagnostic of Market Expansion Capabilities 6. Analysis of the use of specific technologies by area of application. E.g. Bioanalysis, pharmaceutics, therapy and bio medicine, biosensors, magnetic resonance, engineering of biological textiles, aerospace, information technology, consumer products, etc. 7. Product analysis at the B2B and B2C markets. 8. Aggregate value analysis and contribution of different technologies from the following perspectives: economics, markets expansion, technology integration, development of innovation capacities and development of product portfolios. Analysis and Diagnostic of Innovation Capabilities 9. Evaluation of capabilities to adopt new and improve technologies and existing methods. Determine which technologies can be adopted. 10. Identification of technology platforms and determination of resistances to the adoption of technologies. 11. Technology development and strategic network analysis. 12. Customer value model and profitability. 13. Diagnostic of existent and details of new product development models and processes and analysis of adaptation capabilities. 14. Analysis of capabilities to develop commercial prototypes. Market Estimation for Intermediate and Finished Products. 15. Estimation of potential markets for existing and new products offered by manufacturing firms (continuous innovation and penetration). 16. Estimation of potential markets for existing products with differential advantages. (market extension). 17. Market potential for innovative products (radical innovation). 18. Market potential for radically new concepts and application of Kano methodologies.

Admission Policies and Procedures

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Application Process To be considered for admission to the MBA program applicants must submit:  Application: Please complete the online Graduate Application.  There is a $50 (non-refundable) application fee. Official Transcripts: Original official transcripts only (copies cannot be accepted). All International Transcripts must be verified through one of three organizations: WES (www.wes.org), ECE (www.ece.org), or AACRAO (www.aacrao.org), this verification including a course-by-course evaluation. Letters of Recommendation: Please submit two (2) recommendation letters. GMAT Score Record: The required GMAT score for admission to the program is incorporated in this formula: 200 * Undergraduate GPA + GMAT Score ≥ 975. Resume or Curriculum Vitae Personal Statement: Please prepare a brief Personal Statement explaining why you have chosen to apply to the Delaware State University’s MBA program and your philosophy, educational objectives, and career aspirations. For International Students: Official TOEFL or IELTS scores.  The TOEFL iBT minimum score required is 79-80; for the IELTS, a minimum of 6.5. For information regarding issuance of an I-20 form please contact Ms. Candace Moore (Director of Office of International Affairs) at:  cmoore@desu.edu or 302-857-6474. Requirements for Unconditional Admission For admission to the MBA program applicants must have earned a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and possess the ability to do graduate work of high quality.  Our formula criterion for admission incorporates and attempts to balance the candidate’s undergraduate GPA and GMAT scores as follows: 200 * Undergraduate GPA + GMAT Score ≥ 975.  Candidates who have attained the required GMAT score and have completed their Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) work as detailed below will be admitted unconditionally. Requirements for Provisional Admission Applicants who do not meet the GPA-GMAT formula criterion requirement described above for unconditional admission may be admitted to our MBA program provisionally for one semester under the following conditions: Business majors with a minimum 3.0 Baccalaureate GPA who have not taken the GMAT may be admitted provisionally. These applicants are required to take the GMAT within their first semester and submit the required score record no later than the beginning of the second semester in order to progress. Applicants who have met the CBK requirements (see below) but have GMAT scores which fall short of the formula requirement must retake the GMAT within their first semester and submit the required score record no later than the beginning of the second semester in order to progress. Requirements for Non-Traditional Students An applicant may apply for admission as a non-traditional student and request a GMAT waiver if they meet any one of the following conditions: Advanced or professional degree above the Baccalaureate level with evidence of proficiency in quantitative course work; or Minimum five years’ relevant work experience in an executive position; or National or regional certification in a relevant professional field. GMAT waivers are subject to review and certification by the MBA Admissions Committee and subject to the recommendation of the Dean of the College of Business to the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research. Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) Applicants who were non-business majors may be required to take the following CBK courses: Quantitative Methods Management Information Systems Accounting Economics Marketing Finance Where applicants are required to complete such CBK requirements this must be done prior to enrolling in MBA courses. The CBK requirements may be completed at the undergraduate level at DSU or from any accredited university. Any or all CBK requirements may be waived based upon: Applicant’s work experience Applicant’s formal education Advanced or professional degree(s) above the Baccalaureate level National or regional certification in a relevant professional field. Prospective students may also take CLEP exams or special in-house exams developed by the College of Business in lieu of the CBK requirements. Recommendations for CBK waivers are subject to review and certification by the MBA Admissions Committee and subject to the recommendation of the Dean of the College of Business to the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research. Provisional Admission Status for International Students International students with a minimum GPA of 3.25 without any CBK deficiency and who are unable to take the GMAT in their home country may be admitted provisionally. These students will be required to take the GMAT within their first semester and submit the required score record no later than the beginning of the second semester in order to progress. Change of Status A candidate admitted provisionally must complete a total of three MBA core or elective courses (nine credit hours), earning at least a ‘B’ average, and also complete the Foundations requirements and submit satisfactory GMAT scores before registering for their fourth course.  (The required GMAT score for admission to the program is incorporated in this formula: 200 * Undergraduate GPA + GMAT Score ≥ 975.) Transfer Credit MBA students may transfer toward their Master's degree a maximum of nine (9) graduate credits from another accredited institution provided they earned a grade of ‘B’ or higher in the course for which transfer credit is sought. The transfer credit must be directly related to the MBA course requirements and must have been completed not more than five (5) years from the student's date of application. Scholarship and Tuition Waivers The MBA program through the College of Business offers limited scholarship funds and tuition waivers. All financial assistance is offered to students on a first-come, first-served basis and only students who have been accepted into the MBA program will be considered for the limited funds that are available. Given the limited nature of these scholarship funds students are encouraged to explore other sources of financial support.
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Why should you choose our MBA program?

1.  Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

2.  Accelerated program geared towards working professionals and adults

3.  The best MBA program value in the Tri-State Area

4.  Twelve-month accelerated program: MBA candidates interested in pursuing this full-time option can complete their degree in just 12 months by taking three courses (9 credit hours) per term.  Regular full-time students typically complete the program over an 18-month period taking two courses per term.

5.  MBA classes are offered during the evening hours, and those interested in part-time study can complete the degree requirements within two years taking one course (3 credit hours) per term and two courses per summer session.

6.  All our courses are taught by highly-trained professors who want to see you succeed!

Master's Program

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The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program is designed for working professionals and aspiring managers coming from a wide range of backgrounds who wish to advance their careers or acquire knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as leaders in the new economy. Candidates will learn to integrate and apply state-of-the-art business and organizational concepts and techniques in the functional areas of organizational management.  Our program is flexible and designed to accommodate both full-time and part-time working professional and accelerated students. MBA candidates pursuing the full-time accelerated program can complete their degree in 12 months by taking three courses (9 credit hours) per term*, while regular full-time students can complete the program over an 18-month period by taking two courses per term. Those interested in part-time study can complete the degree requirements within two years by attending at least one summer session. Throughout the year MBA classes are offered during the evening hours and weekends. *MBA classes are offered in 8-week terms where classes meet once a week from Monday through Thursday; weekend classes meet once a week on Fridays or Saturdays.
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Why should you choose our MBA program?

1.  Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

2.  Accelerated program geared towards working professionals and adults

3.  The best MBA program value in the Tri-State Area

4.  Twelve-month accelerated program: MBA candidates interested in pursuing this full-time option can complete their degree in just 12 months by taking three courses (9 credit hours) per term.  Regular full-time students typically complete the program over an 18-month period taking two courses per term.

5.  MBA classes are offered during the evening hours, and those interested in part-time study can complete the degree requirements within two years taking one course (3 credit hours) per term and two courses per summer session.

6.  All our courses are taught by highly-trained professors who want to see you succeed!

Department of Business Administration Faculty Members

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Professors: Dr. Awadzi, Winston Dr. Beugre, Constant Dr. Cynthia Mayo Dr. Kim, DaeRyong   Associate Professors: Dr. Govindarajulu, Chittibabu Dr. Rodriguez, Carlos Dr. Sadoughi, Mohamad Dr. Viswanathan, Nanda Dr. Wilson, Kathlyn   Assistant Professors: Dr. Mahee, Richard Dr. Nunlee, Martin Dr. Pinjani, Praveen  

Graduate (MBA) Program

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Dr. Dae Ryong Kim
Interim MBA Director

College of Business
1200 North Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302.857.6978
Fax: 302.857.6950
E-mail: dkim@desu.edu 

 

 

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Welcome to the Delaware State University MBA Program   A Message from MBA Program Director Welcome to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program of the College of Business at the Delaware State University. Delaware State University’s MBA program is AACSB accredited and has been recognized by The Princeton Review’s “Best 295 Business Schools” award.  We offer a variety of concentrations to our students designed to provide them with the business-management skills, tools, and expertise which will enable them become leaders in their industry.  Our program provides students with industry-specific knowledge through a core curriculum and diverse concentrations taught by passionate and committed faculty members.  Please explore this website for detailed information on our admissions policy and procedures and the courses we offer and see why our MBA program should be your choice.  If you have any questions or require further information please do not hesitate to contact us. Dr. Dae Ryong Kim Interim MBA Director   Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program is designed for working professionals and aspiring managers coming from a wide range of backgrounds who wish to advance their careers or acquire knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as leaders in the new economy.  Candidates will learn to integrate and apply state-of-the-art business and organizational concepts and techniques in the functional areas of organizational management.  Our program is flexible and designed to accommodate both full-time and part-time working professional and accelerated students.  MBA candidates pursuing the full-time accelerated program can complete their degree in 12 months by taking three courses (9 credit hours) per term*, while regular full-time students can complete the program over an 18-month period by taking two courses per term.  Those interested in part-time study can complete the degree requirements within two years by attending at least one summer session. Throughout the year MBA classes are offered during the evening hours and weekends. *MBA classes are offered in 8-week terms where classes meet once a week from Monday through Thursday; weekend classes meet once a week on Fridays or Saturdays. Application Process To be considered for admission to the College of Business MBA program applicants must submit: (1) A completed Graduate Application form; (2) Official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate work; (3) Official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score record**; (4) Two letters of recommendation completed by persons acquainted with the applicant’s ability for graduate study; (5) Resume or Curriculum Vitae; and (6) A written Personal Statement of the applicants' professional philosophy, educational objectives, and career aspirations. **Applicants with GRE or GMAT scores will be reviewed by the Graduate Committee. Graduate Faculty All MBA program courses are taught by highly-trained professors who want to see you succeed. Our faculty members have terminal degrees in their respective disciplines and their work is published and appears in recognized academic and professional journals.
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Ms. Ha Nguyen
MBA Coordinator

Phone: 302.857.6922
E-mail: hnguyen@desu.edu


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Why should you choose our MBA program?

1.  Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

2.  Accelerated program geared towards working professionals and adults

3.  The best MBA program value in the Tri-State Area

4.  Twelve-month accelerated program: MBA candidates interested in pursuing this full-time option can complete their degree in just 12 months by taking three courses (9 credit hours) per term.  Regular full-time students typically complete the program over an 18-month period taking two courses per term.

5.  MBA classes are offered during the evening hours, and those interested in part-time study can complete the degree requirements within two years taking one course (3 credit hours) per term and two courses per summer session.

6.  All our courses are taught by highly-trained professors who want to see you succeed!

Hospitality and Tourism Management

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210 Bank of America Building
302.857.7992
Cynthia R. Mayo, PhD, RD, MBA Director
cmayo@desu.edu

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Introduction Delaware State brings a real-world focus to its Hospitality & Tourism Management degree, providing graduates with a big advantage in the job market. Students complete two internships totaling 600 hours of work experience in the hospitality management industry. While on campus, they have access to state-of-the-art lodging, restaurant, lodging, and event planning and management facilities. And in the classroom, they gain a broad foundation in business fundamentals while developing specialized expertise in hospitality and tourism management. DSU is the only HBCU whose HTM program is accredited by both ACPHA (Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration) and AACSB (Association to Advance College Schools of Business). As an HBCU, Delaware State promotes a multicultural perspective in all programs, including the hospitality and tourism major. This is a highly marketable skill in the hospitality industry, because international travel is an important growth area. Our graduates enter the work force fully prepared for management careers with major hotel and restaurant chains, travel agencies, and tour companies. Mission The Hospitality Management Program prepares students to become leaders who demonstrate the necessary managerial skills and competencies to make positive contributions to the global hospitality industry. Program Learning Outcomes Demonstrate knowledge and application of technology, as well as oral and written communication competencies needed to function in professional and other settings. Assess, develop and apply requisite competencies of Hospitality and Tourism Management, to include accounting and finance, cost controls, event planning and management, food production and restaurant operations, sanitation and safety practices, travel and tourism planning and management/leadership and hospitality law. Analyze, evaluate and solve managerial problems that utilize quantitative reasoning concepts, critical thinking in all sectors of the hospitality industry in a global, cultural and diverse society. Evaluate leadership and ethical decision-making competencies based on standards set by the industry. Gather data and assess results, employ problem-solving techniques, and use information literacy concepts related to HTM. Student Learning Outcomes The complete set of HTM programs student learning outcomes can be accessed here. HTM Course Descriptions HTM course descriptions can be found in the DSU undergraduate catalog. For more detailed information about HTM program curriculum, degree requirements, and more, see the HTM Competitive Guide. Professional Preparation Graduates from the Hospitality and Tourism Management program are ready to step directly into entry-level hospitality management jobs, with the potential for rapid advancement. The program covers all areas of hospitality and tourism management, including quality control financial accountability and controls personnel evaluation leadership and management procurement, production, and management of lodging, food, events and services oral and written communications computer literacy Students learn to think strategically and make solid decisions. Classroom assignments are project-based and simulate real-world managerial and business problems. In addition, students gain valuable experience via internships and field placements. Faculty Professors in the hospitality and tourism management program possess many years of industry experience. All are well known within the industry and have served in the Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (CHRIE). Their strong professional ties enable them to connect students with good opportunities for internships, summer job placements, and full-time job interviews after graduation. Faculty are extremely accessible. They take an active interest in their students, providing mentorship, advice, and guidance that can ensure success both inside and outside the classroom. To find more information about a faculty member, click the link on the right. Research and Experience The hospitality management program has an outstanding internship program. Students must complete two internships, for a total of 600 working hours. Some placements occur right in Dover, but students frequently travel for their internships to high-profile locations such as Walt Disney World (Florida) or the MGM Grand (Las Vegas), or to one of the many properties in the Marriott, Hyatt, Sodexo, Thompson, or Sheraton chains. HTM Competitive Guide Download the latest HTM competitive guide.   
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Faculty Profile

Program Faculty:
Dr. Cynthia R. Mayo
Dr. June E. Clarke
Mr. George Friorile (adjunct)
 
Project Manager
Mrs. Georgann Smith

HTM Spring 2015 Newsletter

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Professional Pilot

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Introduction Little-known fact: Delaware State operates the only full-service, university-based flight school in the mid-Atlantic area. We offer very affordable fees, expert professional pilot instructors, and a state-of-the-art fleet of planes. Students spend hundreds of hours in the cockpit, while getting classroom instruction on airplane mechanics, air traffic control, engines and instruments, aviation, law, and other aspects of flight operations. Upon completion of their Aviation Professional Pilot degree, students are qualified to operate commercial airlines, charter planes, corporate jets, and military aircraft. With the nation’s pilot workforce rapidly aging, employment prospects are bright for young pilots: Experts project the industry will soon need to hire 9,000 or more new pilots per year. In the 20-year history of Delaware State’s flight school, 100 percent of our graduates have gone on to careers in the aviation industry. Professional Preparation In the course of fulfilling Professional Pilot program requirements, students will earn their FAA licenses for Private Pilot, Instrument, Commercial, Multi-Engine, Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument. The flight program is approved by the State of Delaware Education Department for Veterans Flight Training. Faculty All members of the Delaware State flight school faculty have spent many years working in flight operations. Their backgrounds cover all sectors within the industry, including military, commercial, and private planes; airport management; air traffic control; safety and regulation; and aerodynamic engineering and product design. As a result, students are exposed to a broad range of perspectives and insights. All of our faculty are committed to the program values of dedication, safety, unity, an attitude of success, and professionalism. Research and Experience The Aviation Professional Pilot program offers many opportunities for career development and networking. Our internship agreements with Continental Airlines and DuPont Aviation enable students to develop real-world experience and skills within the flight operations industry. We also maintain close ties with the local chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen and the Organization of Black Airline Pilots (OBAP), offering an Aviation Career Education (ACE) Camp and the OBAP Solo Flight Academy.     
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