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					                   KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY
            GRADUATE PROGRAM/CONCENTRATION PROPOSAL
                                                FORM 11/04/02

Transfer Credit Proposal

PROGRAM OR CONCENTRATION NAME: Career Growth MBA, WebMBA, and MAcc
DEPARTMENT: Coles College of Business Graduate Business Office
PROPOSED EFFECTIVE DATE: Fall 2004


Check One or More of the Following and Complete the Appropriate Sections

                                                                      Sections to be Completed
_____New Program Proposal**                                                     All
__X__Change in Program/Concentration/Degree Requirements                        III - VII
_____New Concentration Proposal                                                 I - VII

**A new course proposal is required for each new course that is part of the new program




         Submitted by:                   ______________________________________________________
         Dr. Kevin Sightler              Faculty Member                                 Date

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                                         Department Curriculum Committee               Date

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                                         Department Chair                              Date

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                                         School Curriculum Committee                    Date

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                                         School Dean                                    Date

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                                         GPCC Chair                                     Date

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                                         Dean, Graduate Studies                         Date

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                                         Vice President for Academic Affairs            Date

    ___ Approved ___ Not Approved         ______________________________________________________
                                         President                                      Date
III Justification and Need for the Program
      The Career Growth Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Accounting
      (MAcc) programs are well-established programs. This proposal is for a modification to
      the existing policy regarding the transfer of credit from other institutions.

IV Procedures Used to Develop the Program
      The changes proposed herein are a result of on-going program review and development.

V Curriculum: Degree Program Requirements
      Two issues are raised regarding transfer of graduate credits from other institutions for
      students in the MBA and MAcc programs. First, while it is difficult to evaluate the
      appropriateness of transferring a particular course, it is more difficult to assess the quality
      of instruction and learning outcomes typical of the institution at which a course was
      taken. There has been a rapid increase over the past several years of alternative graduate
      business degree programs, many by proprietary, for-profit companies of varying quality.
      Although regionally accredited, program quality is suspect based on reviews of course
      syllabi, exams, projects, and interviews with the students from those programs requesting
      credit transfers. Second, AACSB standards hold the institution awarding a degree wholly
      responsible for the quality of all course credentials presented by degree candidates,
      independent of where the credentials are earned.

      Therefore, the following revisions to the transfer credit policy for the MAcc and MBA
      programs are proposed for:

      “Transfer Credit” for the MAcc (page 45, AY 03-04 printed graduate catalog), Item #1
       AND
      “Transfer Credit” for the MBA (page 54-55, AY 03-04 printed graduate catalog), Item #1

      EXISTING:          The course was completed at a regionally accredited institution.
      PROPOSED:          The course was completed at an institution accredited by AACSB
                         International at the time of transfer.

      In the academic policies section of the catalog governing all graduate programs the
      following is proposed:

      Page 36, AY 03-04 printed graduate catalog, under the “Transfer Credit” heading:

      DELETE:            Paragraph 2 that begins “…Transfer credit is not permissible for any
                         part of the last 27 hours of credit toward the MBA degree, except…”
      REPLACE W/:        Individual programs may have additional requirements for transfer
                         credit. Refer to the program descriptions in this catalog for additional
                         information.

Transfer Credit Proposal
MBA, WebMBA, and MAcc Programs
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VI INVENTORY OF FACULTY DIRECTLY INVOLVED
The proposal herein does not impact faculty resources.

VII Outstanding programs of this nature at other institutions
The proposal herein is a matter of program integrity and does not impact, and is not impacted by,
similar programs at other institutions.


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