Walsh College

Introduction

At Walsh College we blend business theory and real-world experience to deliver educational programs that boost career success. Our faculty are not only dedicated teachers, but also business professionals who integrate their experience into what you learn in class. Administrative staff deliver personal service in a professional learning environment.


Walsh is an independent, non-profit institution since 1922. We offer nine business and related technology degree programs at the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels that are responsive to student, employer, and community needs. Courses and services are available at Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, Harper Woods, Port Huron, and online.



Accreditation


Walsh College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Specific degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

Walsh College has established the following values designed to enhance each student's experience as they achieve their education goals: Integrity, Excellence, Respect, Opportunity, Fiscal Responsibility, Collaboration, and Philanthropy. Learn more about our Mission, Vision, and Values.



Vision

Walsh College aspires to be the preferred educational institution for students, employers, and the communities it serves.

Walsh College will create additional value for its stakeholders by:

  • anticipating and responding to market needs to prepare leaders for a globally competitive environment;
  • establishing a leading-edge educational delivery system;
  • contributing to Michigan’s revitalized economy;
  • expanding its presence and name recognition beyond its region.
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Programs

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Master of Management

Campus Full time 36 hours September 2016 USA Troy

The MSM program incorporates select elements from the common body of knowledge recommended for graduate business education found in the Master of Business Administration program. [+]

Master of Science in Management (MSM) The Walsh College Master of Science in Management (MSM) degree program focuses on developing leadership ability as well as a firm understanding of organizational structures, communication, financial management, operations, and human resources management. The MSM program incorporates select elements from the common body of knowledge recommended for graduate business education found in the Master of Business Administration program. The MSM program goes a step further by focusing on one of three areas of knowledge and skills associated with management; human resources, international business, and strategy. The MSM degree program provides concentrated graduate study of modern principles and practical skills for current and future organizational environments including globalization, public and private-sector applications and a functioning in a world of complexity. The MSM program consists of 12 courses for 36 semester credit hours. The MSM program shares eight classes from the MBA core. Students have the capacity to earn a Dual MSM and MBA degrees with only 12 additional credit hours of study for a total of 54 semester credit hours. Core Courses: COM 510 Communication and Success Strategies (3 cr)* QM 520 Business Analytics (3 cr)* MGT 501 Management (3 cr) ACC 510 Financial & Managerial Accounting (3 cr) MGT 565 Operations Management (3 cr) ECN 523 Global Economics (3 cr) MGT 670 Strategy (3 cr) MGT 680 Capstone Course (3 cr)** or MGT 610 HR Capstone (3 cr) **required for students pursuing HR Management concentration *Both graduate gateway courses (COM 510 and QM 520) must be completed with a “B” (3.000) or higher to continue on in the program. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.000 must be earned while in residence. All other courses must be completed with a “C” (2.000) or higher. **HR Management concentration students will complete MGT 610 instead of MGT 680. Concentrations (must choose one concentration): Human Resource Management MGT 555 (3 cr) Global Human Resources Management MGT 557 (3 cr) Labor Relations MGT 558 (3 cr) Managing Employee Development and Training MGT 559 (3 cr) Managing Total Compensation International Business IB 514 (3 cr) Foundations of International Business IB 535 (3 cr) International Management IB 571 (3 cr) Management of Information Assurance in a World of Globalization MGT 555 (3 cr) Global Human Resources Management Strategic Management MGT 546 (3 cr) Strategic Management of Organizations as Complex Adaptive Systems MGT 547 (3 cr) Strategic Management of Human, Structural, and Relationship Capital MGT 548 (3 cr) Strategic Management of Knowledge and Innovation MGT 549 (3 cr) Managing Strategic Renewal and Change CERTIFICATIONS Students who have a GPHR, PHR, or SPHR certification will receive advanced standing credit for MGT 555. [-]

Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership

Campus Full time 39 hours September 2016 USA Troy

The Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership (MSITL) Degree is offered as a supplemental degree in the MBA Program. [+]

Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership (MSITL) The Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership (MSITL) Degree is offered as a supplemental degree in the MBA Program. The MSITL designed to educate organizational leaders on how to assess, evaluate, determine and manage technology choices from a business perspective. The MSITL student has the opportunity to focus in one of three areas of technology leadership: Chief Security Officer, Chief Information Officer and the Project Management office. The MSITL program consists of 13 courses for 39 semester credit hours. The MSITL degree requires a minimum of 27 semester credit hours in residence at Walsh College. Core Courses: COM 510 Communication and Success Strategies (3 cr)* QM 520 Business Analytics (3 cr)* ACC 510 Financial and managerial Accounting (3 cr) MKT 550 Marketing Fundamentals (3 cr) IT 520 Information Technology (3 cr) MGT 670 Strategy (3 cr) MGT 680 Capstone Course (3 cr) IT 504 Integrated Systems Thinking (3 cr) IT 551 Fundamentals of Project and Portfolio Management (3 cr) IT 505 Governance, Risk and compliance (3 cr) IT 577 Management of Emerging Technologies (3 cr) *Both graduate gateway courses (COM 510 and QM 520) must be completed with a “B” (3.000) or higher to continue on in the program. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.000 must be earned while in residence. All other courses must be completed with a “C” (2.000) or higher. Concentrations (must choose one concentration): Chief Security Officer (CSO) IT 565 Fundamentals of Cyber Security IT 566 Security Program Management Chief Information Officer (CIO) IT 575 Network and Enterprise Architecture IT 576 Data and Decision Making Project Management Office (PMO) IT 552 Scheduling and Communication IT 553 Product and Portfolio Management CERTIFICATIONS Students who have the following certifications are eligible for advanced standing course credit: CGEIT Certification: IT 505 CISSP Certification: IT 565 and IT 566 CISM Certification: IT 505 and IT 566 CPA licensure: ACC 510 PMP Certification: IT 551 and IT 552 SSCP Certification: IT 565 [-]

Master of Science in Marketing

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Troy

This innovative program allows students to develop the in-depth knowledge and practical skills necessary to design, manage, implement and evaluate marketing strategies. [+]

Master of Science in Marketing The Master of Science in Marketing (MSMKT) is an innovative, 12 course (35 credit hour) program that allows students to develop the in-depth knowledge and practical skills necessary to design, manage, implement and evaluate marketing strategies. This program is designed for individuals who want to enhance their career opportunities by obtaining a generalist postgraduate marketing degree with emphasis on data-driven brand management. Intended to provide a deeper immersion into the study of marketing than is possible in a typical MBA program, the MSMKT includes many valuable experiences including: exposure to both qualitative and quantitative marketing courses ranging from creativity and innovation to analytics, the ability to select from capstone course alternatives including study abroad programs and marketing competitions, access to data modeling applications in state-of-the-art Finance Lab, access to qualitative research coaching through on-campus focus group facility, access to either an internship or consulting project, right to use to custom data analytics tools available from industry partners, the ability to join and participate in activities of the Walsh College chapter of the American Marketing Association. Students have the option to earn a dual MSMKT and MBA degrees with only 18 additional credit hours of study for a total of 60 credits. Core Courses COM 510 Communication and Success Strategies (3 cr)* QM 520 Business Analytics (3 cr)* MKT 550 Marketing Fundamentals (3 cr) MKT 554 Marketing Management (2 cr) IT 520 Information Technology (3 cr) MKT 541 Public Relations Strategy (3 cr) MKT 542 Consumer insights (3 cr) MKT 543 Creativity and Innovation (3 cr) MKT 551 Consumer Behavior (3 cr) MKT 560 Brand Management (3 cr) MKT 588 Prof. Internship/Consulting Project (3 cr) MGT 680 Capstone Course (3 cr) *Both graduate gateway courses (COM 510 and QM 520) must be completed with a “B” (3.000) or higher to continue on in the program. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.000 must be earned while in residence. All other courses must be completed with a “C” (2.000) or higher. [-]

MSc

Master of Science in Accountancy

Campus Full time 36 - 45 hours USA

Graduates of our Master of Science in Accountancy program benefit from a reputation for strong accounting skills earned over our 90 years of placing accounting professionals with firms in Michigan. [+]

Master of Science in Accountancy Graduates of our Master of Science in Accountancy program benefit from a reputation for strong accounting skills earned over our 90 years of placing accounting professionals with firms in Michigan. DEGREE TRACKS Walsh College offers two distinct tracks in the Master of Accountancy program: Master of Science in Accountancy: Designed for students with a liberal arts, technical or business (non-accounting) background who wish to enter the field of accounting Master of Science in Accountancy for Accounting Graduates: Developed for students with an accounting degree who want to advance their accounting careers MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTANCY (MAC) 12-15 courses for a total of 36-45 credit hours dependent on previous accounting coursework completed If you have previous courses in accounting, you may be required to submit documentation of GMAT score of 500, CPA licensure, or take a Walsh College accounting placement exam MAC foundation courses will be required if you do not have previous accounting courses Foundation Courses ACC 500 Financial Accounting ACC 501 Intermediate Accounting I ACC 502 Intermediate Accounting II Core Courses ACC 503 Financial Accounting Concepts ACC 506 Accounting Information Systems ACC 511 Business Combinations ACC 512 Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting ACC 515 Auditing ACC 518 Accounting Communications ACC 519 Advanced Managerial Accounting ACC 520 International Accounting TAX 595 Tax and Business Taxation I TAX 596 Tax and Business Taxation II Electives (choose 2 additional courses from the following) ACC 550 Advanced Accounting ACC 574 Industry Accounting and Auditing ACC 576 Business Ethics for Accountants ACC 577 Payroll and Employee Benefits ACC 578 Accounting for Income Taxes ACC 580 Executive Compensation - ACC & TAX TAX 597 Tax and Business Taxation III TAX 598 Tax Return Seminar Additional Elective Courses (if required) Students must choose any 500 level courses (except ACC 505 and TAX 593) MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTANCY FOR ACCOUNTING GRADUATES 10 courses for a total of 30 credit hours In order to place in to the correct accounting courses, you may submit documentation of GMAT score of 500, CPA licensure, or take a Walsh College accounting placement exam Foundation Courses - Choose 5 courses ACC 500 Financial Accounting ACC 501 Intermediate Accounting I ACC 502 Intermediate Accounting II ACC 503 Financial Accounting Concepts ACC 511 Business Combinations ACC 512 Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting ACC 515 Auditing ACC 518 Accounting Communications ACC 520 International Accounting ACC 550 Advanced Auditing ACC 576 Business Ethics for Accountants ACC 577 Payroll and Employee Benefits ACC 578 Accounting for Income Taxes ACC 580 Executive Compensation - ACC & TAX Specialization: Choose 5 courses in either Finance or Taxation Finance FIN 506, FIN 510, FIN 515, FIN 521, and one from FIN 502, FIN 504, FIN 551, FIN 587, FIN 589, FIN 590 Taxation Choose any five from: TAX 501, TAX 507, TAX 540, TAX 545, TAX 595, TAX 596, TAX 597, TAX 598, TAX 599 ACCOUNTING FACULTY Walsh College faculty offer students access to their extensive business knowledge and experience. CPA REQUIREMENTS Under a new public law in Michigan passed in 2010, persons wishing to be designated as certified public accountants (CPAs) no longer have to have one year (2000 hours) of experience working at a certified public accounting firm. The 2000-hour requirement may now be fulfilled through qualified experience in government, industry, academia or public practice. This is good news if you wish to develop a career path which includes becoming a CPA but not limited to working at a CPA firm. EMPLOYMENT IN ACCOUNTING As business and the economy expand, the need for accountants and auditors will rise. The demand for accounting professionals is expected to increase through 2014. Much of this growth is the result of additional governmental controls and renewed emphasis on accountability and independent auditing in the wake of corporate and Wall Street scandals. [-]

Master of Science in Finance

Campus Part time 36 - 45 hours September 2016 USA Troy

One of the most important attributes of a successful executive is the ability to develop business strategies based on key financial issues. [+]

Master of Science in Finance One of the most important attributes of a successful executive is the ability to develop business strategies based on key financial issues. Today’s business leaders must have a comprehensive understanding of interest rates, capital markets, investments, and financial analysis. These areas of study are a focus in the Walsh College Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program. The MSF program provides a graduate education in all aspects of finance and related areas of accounting and economics. Students must choose one of three concentrations: Financial Management, Financial Services or Economics. The MSF consists of 12 courses for 36 semester credit hours, including eight core courses, three concentration courses, and a capstone course. Courses are offered in a hybrid format, combining in-person classroom instruction with online learning. Select courses will require on-campus attendance while others will be available entirely online. Most on-ground courses will be taught in a 2+2 format, with two hours of on-campus instruction and the equivalent of two hours of online instruction. GRADUATE PROGRAM LAUNCH All MBA students will participate in a required one-day, on-campus orientation program before their classes begin. There will be an overview of your program, a communications assessment, a review of student services, team building and networking opportunities. (0 cr; REQUIRED). The Graduate Program Launch will be held on a scheduled Saturday on campus. Core Courses COM 510 Communication and Success Strategies (3 cr)* QM 520 Business Analytics (3 cr)* *Graduate Gateway Courses: Both COM 510 and QM 520 must be completed with a “B” (3.000) or higher to continue on in the program ACC 510 Financial & Managerial Accounting (3 cr) FIN 510 Financial Management (3 cr) FIN 515 Financial Markets (3 cr) ECN 523 Global Economics (3 cr) FIN 506 Financial Statement Analysis (3 cr) FIN 521 Investments (3 cr) Capstone Course (Select One) FIN 550 Case Studies in Corporate Finance (3 cr) FIN 551 ACG Cup (3 cr) Concentrations (must choose one concentration – 3 courses, 9 credits): Financial Management FIN 504 Financial Theory and Practice FIN 512 International Finance FIN 587 Business Valuation Financial Services FIN 509 Bank and Financial institution Management FIN 520 Real Estate FIN 532 Portfolio Analysis Economics ECN 522 Health Economics ECN 527 Managerial Economics ECN 580 Monetary and Fiscal Policy Seminar A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.000 must be earned while in residence. All other courses must be completed with a “C” (2.000) or higher. DUAL DEGREE OPTION The MSF program is also available as part of a dual-degree option with the MBA. The Dual MBA/MSF allows students to complete two distinct graduate degrees in one concise program. The Dual MBA/MSF requires a total of 21 courses for 60 semester credit hours.For course descriptions and other detailed program information, please refer to the Walsh College Catalog. OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYMENT According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the deregulation of the banking industry has allowed banks, insurance companies, and brokerage firms to broaden their financial services portfolios, creating additional need for financial analysts and personal financial advisors. Financial managers are among the occupations in Michigan adding the most jobs, with projected openings expected to grow faster than average through 2010. Senior-level positions in corporate finance including senior financial and cost analysts. Controllers and CFO’s would typically require a MSF or a CPA. Students seeking jobs at top securities firms where the pay can be lucrative will face stiff competition. SALARY EXPECTATIONS According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), starting salaries for graduates with a master’s degree in finance range from $55,400 to $84,000. Experience and promotion in this field can lead to a much higher earnings potential. CFOs can earn from $87,000 to $360,000 depending on the size of the company. The U.S. In May 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the median salary for financial analysts was $78,380. [-]

Master of Science in Information Technology

Campus Full time 36 - 42 hours September 2016 USA Troy

The Masters of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) is focused on preparing IT professionals to optimize information technology management in support of business strategies and goals. [+]

Master of Science in Information Technology The Masters of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) is focused on preparing IT professionals to optimize information technology management in support of business strategies and goals. The MSIT program will allow students to employ information and information technology for strategic advantage, apply critical, strategic, ethical, and innovative thinking to achieve results-oriented organizational goals, balance continuity and change in the development, implementation, and evaluation of information technology, lead at the enterprise level by linking critical decisions regarding resources, people, processes, and technologies to organizational performance and information assurance, Communicate at the strategic level demonstrating command of the topic, logical organization, compelling argument, and excellence in English grammar and syntax and commit to lifelong development of self and others as reflective learners. Core Courses IT 503 Ethics Seminar (1 cr) IT 504 Integrated Systems Thinking (3 cr) IT 505 Governance, Risk and Compliance (3 cr) IT 506 IT Leadership and Strategy (3 cr) IT 599 Capstone (3 cr) Student also must complete ALL courses from the following focus areas: 1) Leading Through Portfolio & Product Management IT 551 Fundamentals of Project and Portfolio Management (3 cr) IT 552 Communication and Financial Management (3 cr) IT 553 Product and Portfolio Management (3 cr) 2) Protecting the Enterprise IT 565 Fundamental of Cyber Security (3 cr) IT 566 Security Program Management (3 cr) IT 567 Business Continuity, Resilience and Crisis Management (3 cr) 3) Maximizing Enterprise Technology IT 575 Network and Enterprise Architecture (3 cr) IT 576 Data and Decision Making (3 cr) IT 577 Management of Emerging Technologies (3 cr) A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.000 must be earned while in residence. All other courses must be completed with a “C” (2.000) or higher. CERTIFICATIONS Students who have the following certifications are eligible for advanced standing course credit: CGEIT Certification: IT 505 CISSP Certification: IT 565 and IT 566 CISM Certification: IT 505 and IT 566 PMP Certification: IT 506, IT 551, and IT 552 SSCP Certification: IT 565 [-]

Master of Science in Taxation

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Troy

This program is for tax professionals interested in gaining comprehensive and practical knowledge of tax law, tax accounting, tax research, as well as tax methodology and procedures. [+]

Master of Science in Taxation (MST) Our Master of Science in Taxation (MST) program is for tax professionals interested in gaining comprehensive and practical knowledge of tax law, tax accounting, tax research, as well as tax methodology and procedures. Our program is among the most respected in the nation for its preparation of tax professionals. Our tax library is among the finest in Michigan, with a specialized collection that makes tax research as easy and as convenient as possible. You may specialize in financial and estate planning, corporate tax, small business taxation or elect not to specialize at all. You can choose from more than 12 different electives.The MST curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure our students are receiving relevant, updated information that creates marketable skills in a fast-paced business environment MASTER OF TAXATION PROGRAM FORMAT Depending on your prior business coursework, you must complete 13 to 14 courses, totaling 36 to 39 semester credit hours to earn a MST degree. New students without an introductory tax course at the undergraduate level are required to take a three-credit-hour foundation course, TAX 593. Advanced standing credit, not to exceed 12 semester credit hours, may be awarded toward the MST degree for equivalent graduate course work completed at another institution. You must take at least 24 credit hours as a Walsh student. Foundation Courses (if required) TAX 593 Introduction to Tax and Business Taxation I Tax Skills Courses TAX 599 Introduction to Tax Research TAX 500 Advanced Tax Research Writing and Citation Methodology TAX 501 The Role of Legal Authorities in Taxation Fundamental Core Courses TAX 507 Tax Accounting TAX 509 Sales and Exchanges of Property Advanced Core Courses TAX 510 Basic Concepts in Corporate Taxation TAX 531 Partnership and LLC Taxation TAX 545 Tax Ethics, Tax Penalties, and the Law of Tax Return Preparation Independent Research Courses TAX 570 Tax Research Paper (Basic) TAX 571 Tax Research Paper (Advanced) Comprehensive Seminar TAX 575 Comprehensive Seminar Required Electives / Specializations Nine (9) credits of electives are required and may be applied towards one of the following specializations: Tax Aspects of Financial and Estate Planning Taxation of Corporations Taxation of Small Businesses and Their Owners OPPORTUNITIES FOR CAREER ADVANCEMENT Taxes are one of the certainties of life. As long as the government continues to collect taxes, there will be a need for tax professionals. Public accounting, consulting, financial institutions, law firms, and corporations recruit MST graduates. Attorneys and CPAs may find that the MST credential furthers their careers. [-]