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«2016-2017 ACADEMIC CATALOG GRADUATE EDUCATION Volume xII Original publication date: July 1, 2016 Current publication date: December 6, 2016 In New ...»

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Volume xII

Original publication date: July 1, 2016

Current publication date: December 6, 2016

In New York, DeVry University

and its Keller Graduate School of

Management operate as DeVry

College of New York.

Supplemental Information as of December 6, 2016

Keller’s 2016–2017 Academic Catalog, Volume XII, is now in effect. Since this catalog’s original

publication, July 1, 2016, the following significant changes have been implemented.

Additions/amendments incorporated since the most recent publication are noted in red and appear at the top of the table below. Because changes/updates can affect the catalog layout, entries in black in the table below may no longer correspond to the page numbers indicated.

Date Page(s) Change/Update Change on Which Published Change Appears 12/6/16 170 Information in Official Transcripts has been updated.

12/6/16 174 Information in Official Transcript Request has been updated.

12/6/16 180 Information in Loan Exit Counseling has been updated.

12/6/16 180 Information in Financial Delinquency has been updated.

12/6/16 183, 185 Information in the Academic Calendar has been updated to indicate that the session start date of January 2, 2017 is a New Year’s Day Holiday.

12/2/16 176 Within Expenses, a new section, Document Requests, has been added.

11/16/16 12 Within Approvals, information for the state of Minnesota has been updated.

11/16/16 28 Within Locations, information for the Brooklyn, NY Extension has been added.

11/16/16 32-62 In each program throughout the catalog, references to comprehensive consumer information have been changed to specify that important information about educational debt, earnings and completion rates can be found.

11/16/16 148 Information in Transfers to Other Institutions has been updated.

10/31/16 9 The section entitled Flexible Programs has been deleted.

10/31/16 11-13 Within Approvals, information for the states of Alaska and Iowa has been added. Information about the states of New York and Tennessee has been updated.

10/31/16 14 The section entitled Service to Working Adults has been deleted.

10/31/16 15 The section entitled Online, Onsite, or Both has been deleted.

10/31/16 15 Information in Program for Assistance in Special Situations has been updated.

10/31/16 18 The section entitled DeV

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Table of Contents The table of contents includes links to help you navigate the online catalog. In addition, throughout the pdf are links to help you navigate to other sections within the catalog as well as to external websites that may provide you with valuable information.

The Keller Advantage

Accreditation & Approvals

University Mission & Values

DeVry Leadership


Degree Programs

Business Administration


Accounting & Financial Management

Human Resource Management

Project Management

Public Administration

Information Systems Management

Network & Communications Management

Course Descriptions

Message from the Dean

Administrators & Full-Time Professors

Admission Information & Academic Policies

Student Services & Financial Information

Academic Calendar

Volume XII; effective July 1, 2016. Information updated after this date, including additions and amendments, is available via www.keller.edu/catalog. It is the responsibility of applicants and students to check for updates.

Program availability varies by location, and onsite and online enrollment restrictions may apply.

DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management master’s degree programs are offered online, and degrees are conferred by DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management.

We reserve the right to change terms and conditions outlined in this catalog at any time without notice. Information is current at the time of publication. This catalog supersedes all previously published editions and is in effect until a subsequent catalog is published. Information contained herein effective December 6, 2016.

DeVry University, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of DeVry Education Group. Becker Professional Education is owned and operated by Becker Professional Development Corp.

Administrative offices are located at 3005 Highland Pkwy., Ste. 700, Downers Grove, IL 60515, 630.515.7700. Photographs in this catalog include representation of DeVry University sites systemwide.

©2016 DeVry Educational Development Corp. All rights reserved. The GAC and PMI logos are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. For the full list of PMI’s legal marks, contact the PMI Legal department. Any other trademarks used herein are owned by DeVry Educational Development Corp. or by their respective owners and may not be used without permission from such owners.

Grow the business of you at Keller Dear Student, Welcome to the Keller Graduate School of Management family, and congratulations on taking this important step toward furthering your education and preparing to advance your career. Know that our talented faculty and committed support staff will be there for you every step of the way. It is our goal to support your success as a graduate student, both inside and outside the classroom. We are here for you, and we care about your success.

Founded in 1973 by Dennis Keller and Ron Taylor, Keller Graduate School of Management originally offered a certificate in business administration, which became the forerunner of the executive MBA programs that emerged in the years that followed. After three decades of success, Keller merged with DeVry Institute of Technology to become DeVry University in 2002. While the strength of a Keller education remains rooted in tradition, we continue to evolve to keep pace with the needs of today’s employers. Whether it is our MBA program with 19 concentrations, one of our specialized master’s degree programs, or one of our graduate certificate programs, you have the opportunity to learn the skills that can give you the edge in your career.

Among the many other benefits of the Keller experience, you can learn from a faculty of practicing professionals who are passionate about what they do and eager to share those insights with their students. They bring the workplace to the classroom so you gain relevant knowledge that can be immediately applied to your career.

Keller provides the flexibility to mix quality on-campus instruction – offered evenings and weekends throughout the country – with dynamic online learning. Courses are offered in eight-week sessions that begin six times each year. And because we know balancing school and other priorities is important, our academic schedule and onsite/online format make it easy to progress at a pace that suits your goals and lifestyle.

We are committed to providing you with an education that provides a powerful return on investment – one that capitalizes on emerging technologies that enhance the learning environment and help you build connections to Keller’s faculty, student and alumni communities. We are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to your success and excited about what lies ahead for you. All the best as you continue your educational journey.

Respectfully, Robert Paul President, DeVry University The Credibility You Expect. The Flexibility You Need A Tradition of Innovation For 40 years, Keller Graduate School of Management has served the unique needs of working adult students. Our innovative, practitioner approach is based on the idea that effective teaching and student mastery of practical skills are the most important components of graduate management education. Our first class had seven students – a number that grew to 900 by the late 1970s, as students began taking advantage of our evening MBA program. Today, DeVry University, including Keller Graduate School of Management, provides a broad range of master’s degree and graduate certificate programs.

In 1991, we introduced our Project Management program and are proud to be a Project Management Institute Registered Education Provider. Additionally, most Keller project management offerings, including our MPM program, are accredited by the PMI® Global Accreditation Center. (See Accreditation to learn which programs are PMI-accredited.) DeVry University, including Keller Graduate School of Management, is among a limited number of U.S.

universities and schools worldwide to be granted this designation. More information on this accreditation is available via www.pmi.org.

In 1993, we broadened our portfolio with the addition of our Human Resource Management program. And expansion continued with other program offerings: Network & Communications Management (1997); Accounting & Financial Management, and Information Systems Management (1998); Public Administration (2001); and Accounting (2012). A recent focus is the burgeoning area of information security – critical in today’s business and government sectors.

Recognizing that the most valuable employees are those with relevant real-world business and technology skills, we established a presence in the continuing and professional education arena.

In 1996, DeVry Education Group acquired Becker CPA Review, which subsequently joined forces with Conviser Duffy CPA Review. Today, Becker Professional Education complements DeVry University’s growing range of education services and is a leading provider of preparatory coursework for various professional certification exams.

In addition, the University’s DeVryWORKS offers a unique mix of corporate education, tailored learning and professional training solutions that addresses today’s most pressing business challenges. Helping achieve measurable results, our offerings can be delivered at your company facility, at Keller sites nationwide or online globally.

Keller Advantage: Credible and Flexible Practitioner Orientation Since its inception, Keller Graduate School of Management has drawn strength from our practitioner professors, who offer students a real-world perspective and are committed to excellence in teaching.

Keller students are working adults who bring their diverse experience to the classroom and want – and insist on – useful and relevant instruction. To that end, we deliver our educational programs through a faculty of practicing business professionals who face the challenges of a complex, competitive and rapidly changing business environment every day. They bring their vast industry knowledge and topical expertise to the learning environment to emphasize concepts and practical applications most beneficial to students.

All Keller programs are regularly reviewed for relevance to both students and employers.

Faculty members focus squarely on critical competencies for today’s successful managers, in areas such as business communications, technology, ethics, quality and international business, which are woven throughout the curricula.

Excellence in Teaching Our professors have solid academic and professional credentials and are enthusiastic educators who enjoy sharing their business acumen with students. Faculty supplement the core curriculum with a variety of instructional activities focused on helping students achieve course objectives and real-world standards of excellence. Professors are also highly focused on effective classroom presentation.

Students also play an integral role in maintaining high teaching standards by regularly providing feedback on faculty effectiveness. University administrators then use this feedback to coach faculty and improve and enhance teaching methods and instructional technique.

Professional Connections and Memberships To keep current with industry practices and developments, and provide highly relevant education, the University’s graduate-level faculty, staff and alumni are active in various professional

organizations including:

 American Institute of Certified Public Accountants  Federation of Schools of Accountancy  Institute of Managerial Accounting  Project Management Institute International  Academy of Management  American Management Association  American Marketing Association  American Society for Quality  National Black MBA Association  United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship  American College of Healthcare Executives  American Health Information Management Association  American Society of Training and Development  Society for Human Resource Management  American Society of Industrial Security  Association of Information Technology Professionals  Association for Business Communication  American Association of Cost Engineering International  IEEE In addition, faculty and staff actively participate in professional organizations to remain current on educational trends and to continue the University’s leading role in the education arena. Among

others, organizations include:

 American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business  American Association of University Administrators  American Council on Education  American Library Association  Council of Graduate Schools  United States Distance Learning Association Continuous Improvement Change management, improved productivity and commitment to quality are vitally important in today’s competitive global economy. To this end, Keller’s quality assurance initiatives stress ongoing program and process improvement based on critical feedback from students, faculty and staff.

Keeping curricula responsive to changes in business theory and practice is essential. To maintain an appropriate balance of continuity and change, our academic experts integrate faculty input and regularly review course content and level, as well as texts. In addition, they consult faculty on proposals for new course content and course development.

Also of critical importance in ensuring quality is an ongoing cycle of planning, implementing, assessing of outcomes and acting on feedback to continually improve all aspects of the educational experience. Our quality focus means attention, every day, to understanding and meeting student and faculty needs, thus creating long-term educational value for students, graduates and employers.

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