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"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some time. We are the ones we've been waiting for."
- Former U.S. President, Barack Obama
Exciting Ranking for Our Professional MBA Program
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The Bulletin Board Be in the know about the happenings in the School of Professional Studies and other campus-wide events on Page 4.
Vince Porter, Dean
School of Professional Studies
Advisor's Corner A Word from a SPS Advisor UIW Corpus Christi Advisor, Priscilla Johnson has some tips about finding confirmation of your course registration. Read now on Page 3.
I am very pleased to announce that MBA Central, an independent educational group, has recognized and ranked our online Professional Master of Business Administration (MBA) program #19 as one of the 30 fastest online MBA programs of 2019. As the global marketplace continues to evolve, the need for a well-trained and highly-qualified workforce is imminent. Corporations seek out MBA graduates whose academic achievements and professional experience can add value to them and add it quickly.
Today, business professionals are not left with only the brick and mortar classroom option. Earning an MBA online allows students to set a course schedule that works with the personal and professional demands of their lives. It is our sensitivity to these needs that make the School of Professional Studies so unique and valuable, as the Professional Master of Business Administration (MBA) can be completed in as little as 10 months.
Our degree, supported by experienced faculty, develops in each student a broad understanding of how the elements and processes of business organizations relate to one another and to the external environment. It will also develop proficiency and confidence in all of the functional areas of business. In addition to providing the technical skills required for an executive-level business position, this degree also emphasizes ethical considerations of doing business. Not to mention that students may build their own specialization or choose from Human Resource Management, Data Analytics or Asset Management.
I encourage our undergraduate business students to seriously consider continuing your graduate studies in our Professional MBA program. If you are interested in learning more about our graduate programs, please speak with your academic advisor.
School of Professional Studies
Office of Student Success
This publication is available in an alternate format by request. To request an alternate format, please contact the UIW SPS Office of Student Success at 210.805.3013
A word from our Dean
Meet the Mission is organized and sponsored by the Office of Mission and Ministry, under the leadership of Sr.Walter Maher, and is held every September.
On Meet the Mission Day, UIW students and staff engage the greater San Antonio community with service. Since the first MtM Day, the event has grown to see over 200 members of the UIW community deploy to over 25 Community Partner sites to perform service projects on a single day.
This year, the 13th annual Meet the Mission Day will take place on Friday, September 14th, 2018, and we will start and end the day at the McDermott Convocation Center in two waves beginning at 7:30 am.
This is a great opportunity to connect with other members of the UIW family and community.
For more information about this event or to sign-up as a participant, please visit www.uiw.edu/meetthemission.
The SPS Office of Student Success is here to provide you with supportive services and resources in an effort to ensure your success in academics and career pathways.
New Undergraduate Student Orientation & Title IX
Academic & Life Skills Coaching
Career Planning & Development
Student Connect Activities
Come by our office located at the Northwest Center or make an appointment via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW TO THE SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES!
SHRM CERTIFICATION PREP
Establish yourself as a globally-recognized HR expert by earning your SHRM certification!
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN LEADERSHIP STUDIES
Learn to lead positive change you understand, analyze and model skills needed in a broad range of organizations such as business management, government and non-profit
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Learn how to manage both public and nonprofit agencies, set budgets, control finances, and create and comply with government policies.
For more information, please visit sps.uiw.edu.
new cardinals welcomed into the nest for spring II 2019
As part of an end of semester group project, students from the School of Professional Studies (SPS) went to the State Capitol and spent the day shadowing Texas State Representative and SPS faculty member, Dr. Philip Cortez. They also participated in interviewing various key personnel in the legislative/public policy process.
SPS students at the texas state capital
Alpha Sigma Lambda will grant a total of thirteen scholarships at $3,500 for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Who May Apply?
Adult students who are attending an institution that currently has an active Alpha Sigma Lambda chapter,
Completed 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) of graded coursework at this institution. (Not including transfer hours, assessment hours, CLEP credit and the like and not including any courses in which the student is currently enrolled),
Achieved a grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale on all work taken at this institution,
Is enrolled in an associate’s or a baccalaureate degree program at this institution,
Has a financial need for assistance to complete their degree
The application deadline is April 26, 2019. For more details, click here.
Apply Now! Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society Student Scholarship
SPS Alumni Story
Class of 2009 - Studied Organization Development
Instructional Design Manager, Whataburger
"I completed my degree program with a mix of campus and online courses - the best of both worlds - while working a full-time job in New Braunfels. When I began working toward my degree, it had taken me 10 years to go from earning $26K to $60K. Within two years of graduating, I was making 35% more, and now, less than 10 years after graduating, my salary has almost doubled what I was making at the time of graduation. I have two managers that report to me, and they each have 3-4 direct reports. I work for a wonderful privately-owned, well-known company in San Antonio!"
Everyone has a story, and we want to know yours. Current students, alumni, faculty, and staff are invited to share their SPS story. Please visit http://bit.ly/mySPSstory and submit yours today.
On Saturday, March 2, our new cardinals gathered together either in-person or on-line to attend the SPS New Student Orientation. Representatives from SPS and the Broadway campus gave brief presentations on all of the basics to ensure that students have a great start to the academic term. Pictured to the right is Dr. Bob Kiser, as he addresses the students during the faculty and student panel entitled, "Classroom Expectations." The next orientation is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 9 a.m. at the SEC Ballroom.
Come meet with an academic advisor to go over your Degree Works profile, register for classes, discuss graduation and any other academic advising inquiries.
Open to Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Saturdays, 9 AM - 12 PM
Walk-Ins and Appointments
Free Math & English Tutoring on Saturdays!
Open to Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Saturdays, 9 AM - 1 PM
UIW Corpus Christi Center
The University of the Incarnate Word Corpus Christi Center is in the ever-expanding heart of Corpus Christi. Among the traffic, hustle and bustle we offer an alternative for adult learners in our area. Our School of Professional studies curriculum, in it’s one night a week format, is an accelerated program many are searching for in this area. When people mention our programs in Corpus Christi, it is often followed by our location in the beautiful Kleberg Bank building. However, our name is becoming more synonymous as a community partner in our local area. Currently, UIW Corpus Christi has board positions with Education to Employment, the Nueces County Community Action Agency and the United States Census Bureau 2020. In addition, we are partners with the Coastal Compass, ToastMasters and the City of Corpus Christi to offer tech classes, as well as, business startup weekends. It is my belief that we should live by example. If we want our students to be good servants to their education, their job, and in life, then it is important that we also become good servants in our community.
Jessica B. Parra
Director of Operations
Advisor, Corpus Christi
There are a couple of questions I usually receive regarding registration:
(1) How does a student find out if they are enrolled once submitting registration? There are several different avenues. When a student’s registration is processed, it can be viewed immediately in their Bannerweb account through Student Services, Registration, and Detailed Student Registration. The course will also show up within 12-24 hours with REG in their degree plan on Degree Works. Closer to the start of class, the student should be able to see the course in their Blackboard account.
(2) What if a registration cannot be processed? Sometimes a student may be blocked from registration due to holds on accounts or the lack of prerequisite courses. Common registration holds are holds for official transcripts. Business office holds will require the student to reach out to the business office directly for clearance. If the student applied for financial aid or VA benefits, he or she may contact the respective offices, too. Before submitting a registration, students can view prerequisites required for their class on their degree plan in Degree Works by the class number (i.e. ENGL 2310 for World Literature) or look for the course number in the catalog. Reviewing prerequisites in advance, checking for holds, and following up with financial aid or VA is highly recommended so that your registration is not hindered.
THE BULLETIN BOARD
SAT., APR 13
9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bring the entire family
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Alumni Office: (210) 829-6014 or (800) 584-5322
Congrats to our Spring II 2019 EAP Registration Scholarship recipients: Carla Melonson, Amy Marchese-Rosario, and Juan Arteaga. These students registered early for Spring II and won a scholarship that will total up to $1,000 towards tuition for one class. Summer I registration is now open. Be sure to get in the running for the next scholarship!
FREE UIW Sporting Event Tickets for Military. All active duty, reserve, guard, DoD civilians and veterans are eligible to receive FREE admission (up to 4 free tickets) to all UIW Athletic sporting events! For more details, visit uiwcardinals.com/military.
Do you need a student ID? The Cardinal Card office is located in the Student Engagement Center Suite 3150. You may also get an ID made at the Northwest Center during normal operating hours.
THURS., APR. 11
UIW SPS Open House Admissions Event
Noon Location: 9729 Datapoint Dr. Suite 100
Evening (6:30 p.m.) Location: 4234 SE Military
Help us spread the word! Refer a friend.
WED., APR. 3
Take Flight Night for Graduating Seniors
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Attendees will receive a free padfolio Bring your student ID
SPRING II 2019
APR. 12: LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW FROM TERM
APR. 20: LAST DAY OF CLASS (SATURDAY)
APR. 25: LAST DAY OF CLASS (WEEKDAY)
APR. 26: LAST DAY OF CLASS (DBA & ONLINE)
SUMMER I 2019
APR. 27: FIRST DAY OF CLASS (SATURDAY)
APR. 27: NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION
APR. 29: FIRST DAY OF CLASS (WEEKDAY & ONLINE)
MAY. 3: LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES
MAY. 3: LAST DAY TO DROP WITH 100% REFUND
IMPORTANT TERM DATES
UPCOMING UIW EVENTS
HOLY THURSDAY, APR. 18
Normal Office Hours - All Campuses
No Evening Classes Will Be Held
GOOD FRIDAY, APR. 19
All Campus Offices Closed
EASTER MONDAY, APR. 22
Most Campus Offices Closed
Evening Classes Will Be Held
BATTLE OF FLOWERS, APR. 26
All Campus Offices Closed