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Can I get Financial Aid at Hallmark University?

Yes. Hallmark University is approved for federal financial aid, scholarships, and U.S. veterans benefits.

Are you accredited?

Yes, Hallmark is accredited through the ACCSC(Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges).

How long are your class semesters/terms?

Our terms are 8 weeks long. This allows us to have 6 terms a year so there is no need to wait to apply.

Is Hallmark a 2 year or 4 year University?

We offer associate, bachelor, and master level degrees. We are not a trade school and we offer degrees which are found at both 2 year and 4 year colleges/universities. The biggest difference is that our degrees can be completed in nearly half the time of traditional universities.

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The MBA in Global Management is designed to produce well-rounded global business leaders; leaders that know the elements of power and understand how to use and respect those elements to drive a global organization forward. After receiving this MBA, graduates will be prepared for careers in domestic or global business at the senior professional level.

This is accomplished through challenging course material, a required Master’s Thesis in publishable format or a Research Project, and a Capstone Class.

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Business people meeting in board roomData shows that people who have a master’s degree make nearly $15,000 more a year than those who have a bachelor’s degree.

– Bureau of Labor Statistics

The opportunities for those who earn their master’s degree widen considerably, as more positions become available with the chance to earn a greater title. This graduate’s program provides the training and mentoring for students to experience serious career growth, making possible the chances of earning high level management and executive level positions.

The value of receiving a higher education

Individuals who have earned a graduate’s degree will experience a jump in income, as jobs that require high level of education and skill pay higher wages than jobs that require few skills and little education. Median income of workers with at least a bachelor’s degree was $57,252 annually according to the BLS. Workers with a graduate’s degree experience an income of $72,072 according to the BLS, showcasing the value of receiving a higher education.

Data gathered from BLS.gov

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CHANGING EDUCATION BY MAKING IT AFFORDABLE

Our commitment to changing education does not end at innovative programs and student experience. We are committed to making education affordable by offering programs at a competitive tuition cost with a unique value proposition – spend less time in school, and more time making money.

LESS TIME, MORE MONEY

Our fast-paced model allows students to go through our master level programs in just 14 months. This is almost two times faster than the  average for master’s degree completions in 24 months.

Tuition Costs

Cost Per Credit HourTotal Credit HoursTechnology Fee Per Term
$49536$150

*Tuition does not include any additional fees

Financial Assistance

Financial aid is available.

Hallmark University is approved for federal financial aid, scholarships, and U.S. veterans benefits.

Learn more about financial options at Hallmark University.

MBA Admissions Requirements

Hallmark University is a nationally accredited, co-educational facility with two campuses, both located in San Antonio, Texas. Both schools are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges and approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The Texas Veterans Commission approves Hallmark University to train veterans. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approves Hallmark University, College of Aeronautics. Hallmark University does not deny admission to or participation in programs and activities or discriminate against students enrolled at the university on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, disability (including students who have Hepatitis B in medical, nursing, and any health-related programs), national origin, or religion.
Hallmark uses college-level placement exams containing reading, writing, and algebra skills to schedule students in the appropriate courses. The assessment can be completed at the student’s pace. All exams are computer-based and will be scored upon completion.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Graduate program applicants are required to provide an official transcript showing completion of a bachelor’s degree from an approved accredited institution.  All admissions documentation must be received by the University prior to the school’s acceptance of the student and execution of the enrollment agreement. The applicant must be 18 years of age or older, or if under the age of 18, a parent/guardian’s signature is required for entrance to Hallmark University.  Applicants will be considered for acceptance and presented to the Acceptance Committee for approval once they have completed the following:

  • Interview with Admission Representative
  • Completed a Hybrid Readiness Evaluation (Main Campus Only)
  • Completed the Risk Assessment Questionnaire
  • Met the qualifying assessment/entrance score on all applicable entrance examinations and/or assessments
  • Paid the required application fee
  • Submitted a signed Enrollment Agreement
  • All admissions documentation must be received by the University prior to enrollment and final acceptance of the applicant.
  • A certificate of release or discharge from active military duty (DD Form 214) indicating high school graduation or equivalent
  • A certificate of Record of Military Processing, U.S. DD Form 1966/1 indicating high school graduation or equivalent
  • An official college transcript that indicates the applicant has graduated from high school

The applicant is notified of acceptance once he/she has and has been approved by the Acceptance Committee. Applicants denied entrance by the Acceptance Committee, will have all application fees paid refunded.

  • Transfer credits

    Hallmark is a place where you can bring previously earned credits and apply your drive to succeed as an individual. Previous credits earned at an accredited institution recognized by the US Department of Education (USDE) and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) that are compatible with the student’s degree plan are considered for transfer. All transfer evaluations are accepted and approved by the Office of the Registrar during the enrollment process and/or within the first grading period of active attendance at Hallmark University.

    Hallmark University requires all college-level work subject to transfer credit consideration, be submitted on an officially approved transcript from the originating institution. An officially approved transcript is one sent directly from the originating institution and/or received by the Office of the Registrar at Hallmark University in an envelope sealed by the originating institution. All Veteran’s Educational funding students to submit copies of their military and all academic transcripts for evaluation of credit.

    TRANSFER CONDITIONS

    Transfer credits may be applied under the following conditions:

    • The institution where previous credits were earned, must be accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Post-Secondary Education.
    • Aviation credits must be from an FAA certified school.
    • Subjects or courses to be transferred must be comparable in scope and content to Hallmark University’s Units of Instruction as described in the current catalog.
    • Grades earned must be equivalent to or greater than a “C” for consideration. Hallmark University credit earned with a “D” may transfer from one Hallmark University program to another with the exception of Nursing.
    • Only credit for technical courses completed within the last five (5) years will be considered.

    Final approval of transfer credits will be made only after an official transcript is received from the granting institution. Higher level coursework may be awarded as credit for a lower level course. Amount of approvable transfer credits are subject to residency requirements. Where credit is granted, program length and cost will be adjusted as appropriate. If the student receives transfer credit, the student’s scheduling track may be affected. A Unit of Instruction comprehensive test and practical projects may be deemed necessary to ascertain proficiency for credit purposes.

    EVALUATION OF FOREIGN CREDENTIALS

    An official evaluation of foreign credentials must be completed before transfer credits can be granted. All foreign credentials submitted to Hallmark University must be the originals of a certified English translation. Applicants are responsible for arranging for credential evaluation and must pay all costs associated with obtaining the translation and submitting the documentation for approval by the appropriate Office of the Registrar and/or Dean of Academics.
    Hallmark University will accept an evaluation from the following evaluators:
    SpanTran Educational Services, Website: www.spantran.com
    Foreign Credentials Service of America, Website: www.foreigncredentials.org

  • MBA Requirements

    In addition to the general admission requirements, to be considered for admission to the MBA or MS program, an applicant must meet all of following entrance requirements:

    1. Verification of completion of a Bachelor degree program on an official transcript from an accredited college or university with an undergraduate GPA of 2.50 or higher.
      • Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 – 2.99 are required to submit Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score with a minimum score of 500, or take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and score a combined 300 on the exam (minimum of 150 for Verbal and 150 for Quantitative).
      • Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher are exempt from submitting GMAT or GRE scores.
    2. Verification of completion of one course in one of the following areas: Quantitative Methods or Statistics with a grade of C or better. The applicant may complete course requirement at Hallmark University before acceptance into the MBA or MS program.
    3. Submit professional resume and personal statement.
    4. Submit two letters of recommendation from previous professors, employers, or community leaders.
    5. Submit two 200 word typed essays responding to two of the three following questions:
      • Reflect on a time when you turned down an opportunity. What was the thought process behind your decision? Would you make the same decision today?
      • Discuss a time when you faced a challenging interpersonal experience. How did you navigate the situation and what did you learn from it?
      • Discuss a time when you have been a leader in your personal or professional life keeping the following quotation in mind: “Leadership is central to our culture at Hallmark University. It is a mentality that must encompass every aspect of the School – whether faculty research, teaching or alumni outreach.” – Joe Fisher, Chancellor

    Previously completed coursework will be evaluated for eligibility to transfer credit. See Transfer Credit for Previous Education and Residency Requirement. The Vice President of Academic Affairs has the authorization to make exceptions to the MBA or MS requirements on a provisional case by case basis.

Program Outline

The Master of Business Administration in Global Management program’s objective is to produce a graduate who understands the diverse areas of global business and correlates each element to the overall goals and productivity of the global organization. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to enter a variety of careers in domestic or global business at the senior professional level.

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Courses
  • Master of Business Administration Global Management
    Core Courses
    Course #Course Title
    OML 5325

    Strategic Cost Management

    Cost management across the supply chain is integrated with strategic analysis to understand the role of financial and nonfinancial information in operational and strategic decision making. Topics include value-chain analysis, cost-driver analysis, activity-based management, line business evaluation, technology costing, quality cost management, and the balanced scorecard. The importance of ethical conduct also is covered.

    OML 5315

    Legal Environment of Business Integrity

    This course contains an in-depth examination of legal issues for business organizations, including constraints and opportunities. Primary attention will be given to an intensive exploration of the law as it affects business contracts, sales, commercial paper, and the formation and operation of a business entity from the perspective of the manager. This course is designed to meet the professional needs of managers who have minimal exposure to the law and to enhance their knowledge of the legal ramifications of business operations.

    BUS 5315

    Global Strategic Leader

    This course is an introduction to the strategic management of multinational corporations (MNC). Students learn how to create competitive advantage in a global context. The course covers three levels of analysis: 1) Trends in the competitive environment in which the MNC operates; 2) Changing the way the MNC organizes and conducts global operations; and 3) Changing roles of MNC management.

    OML 5330

    Servant Leadership in International Business

    This course provides the students with the relevant theoretical framework and practical insights concerning the different behaviors and challenges of conducting international business within diverse markets. Each segment of the world’s markets provides their unique challenges and rewards. An in-depth case study of selected multinational companies will allow the student to understand and develop effective strategies to enter diverse global markets.

    OML 5320

    International Business Stewardship

    This is a course about negotiations and dispute resolution. It covers the various types of negotiation situations we face at work and in our daily lives (distributive, interactive and intra-organizational). It also focuses on the various forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms that are useful in resolving problems when negotiations are unsuccessful or break down. The most useful of these techniques used to resolve negotiation disputes are mediation and arbitration. Finally, it covers the special field of international negotiations and familiarizes the student with negotiations in a global environment.

    BUS 5320

    Leading Agile Change and Innovative Technology

    Organizations are going through a period of constant change driven by new information technologies, globalization, human resource management challenges and shifting workforce demographics. These developments are changing the nature of organizations and work, the characteristics of workgroups, the relationships between organizations and their employees, the types of demands placed on organizational members, and the relationships between organizations and society. In this course, students will learn how to identify the need for change, assess change options, plan for change, and then implement and lead the change process through to successful outcomes. In the course, we will cover how to overcome resistance to change, diagnose organizational problems, become a change leader, and equip employees to work in changing environments. Another focus of this course is on new trends and disruptive technologies in IT. Emphasis on the way technologies create a competitive edge and generate business value. Special emphasis is on technologies such as Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Security, Mobility, and Big Data. Students will learn about technologies (digital and non-digital) that are being developed, adapted and used in diverse contexts to further innovation and social change.

    OML 5310

    Marketing Management

    An analytical approach to the study of marketing, focusing on the total environment in which marketing decisions are made. Emphasis is on planning the marketing effort and integrating it into the total operation of an organization; i.e., managing the marketing functions. It is designed for students admitted to the MBA program without recent course work in marketing and is equivalent to one undergraduate course.

    OML 5335

    Dependable Cross-Cultural Management

    This course focuses on the variety of issues and opportunities that arise when we take action (i.e., leading, managing, being a member, following) outside our own culture. Our credibility and effectiveness are always to some extent “culture-bound.” Outside our native culture, our attitudes and actions do not necessarily mean the same thing that they do inside our native culture. The course prepares students with an understanding of the challenges of managing in a global world. It not only aims at providing students with the potential value differences between people from diverse societies but also tries to help students to understand the implications of various approaches for cross-cultural management issues.

    BUS 5330

    Applied Statistics

    This course is designed to introduce the student to the statistical methodology used for data analysis and managerial decision-making. Emphasis is placed on applications through working examples. The course introduces students to basic concepts in probability and statistics of relevance to managerial decision making. Topics include Introduction to Statistics, Probability Theory in Business, Probability Distributions, Correlation, Regression, Time Series, and Statistical Decision Theory. This course deals with the basics of converting corporate data into actionable information for managerial decision making.

    BUS 5325

    Global Leader Communicator

    Effective leaders communicate to inspire talent to excel, to partner with investors and communities, to engage with customers and clients, and to grow their impact in the world as part of a global community. Cultivating an authentic, trustworthy, and compelling narrative is vital to a leader’s success. Studies have shown a direct correlation between being a successful leader and being an effective communicator. This course will serve to introduce the student to professional communication, which cuts across all disciplines. If leadership is about “human communication that modifies the attitudes and behaviors of others to meet shared…goals” (Hackman & Johnson, p 11, 2013), then effective leadership is not possible without effective communication. In the course, students explore communication variables involved when leaders attempt to influence members to achieve a goal. Topics include power, credibility, motivation, research on leader traits, styles, and situations.

    Graduation Requirement
    Course #Course Title
    BUS 6386

    Research Analysis/Capstone

    This course provides faculty guidance in the preparation of material to completely satisfy the requirements to earn a graduate degree. This includes clarification of general program expectations, familiarization with research resources, presentation of models of effective policy and administrative, analytical reports, and provision of basic support in a structured environment of feedback. Through this course, the student will develop abilities to do independent research using the concepts and tools learned throughout the program. The principal assignment is to undertake a research project and to produce and present a senior-level thesis. Hallmark University’s Academic Department leaders expect that the papers will be professionally written, structured, and organized. Students must support provided information with appropriate data and evidence, and reveal a command of the field of leadership and concepts that he or she has acquired in the course of their course of study.

    BUS 6388

    Thesis/Capstone

    Several related assignments will assist the student in developing a subject thesis. The principal assignment is to undertake a research project and to produce and present a senior-level thesis. Hallmark University’s Academic Department leaders expect that the papers will be professionally written, structured, and organized. Students must support provided information with appropriate data and evidence, and reveal a command of the field of leadership and concepts that he or she has acquired in the course of their course of study. Several related assignments will assist the student in developing a subject thesis. The course requires the student to undertake a directed research project, produce a thesis paper, and orally present the research. Upon culmination of the term the student, you will develop considerable expertise in the selected topic and generate “real world” returns. The final master thesis will demonstrate the student’s research, analytical, and writing skills.

Can I get Financial Aid at Hallmark University?

Yes. Hallmark University is approved for federal financial aid, scholarships, and U.S. veterans benefits.

Are you accredited?

Yes, Hallmark is accredited through the ACCSC(Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges).

How long are your class semesters/terms?

Our terms are 8 weeks long. This allows us to have 6 terms a year so there is no need to wait to apply.

Is Hallmark a 2 year or 4 year University?

We offer associate, bachelor, and master level degrees. We are not a trade school and we offer degrees which are found at both 2 year and 4 year colleges/universities. The biggest difference is that our degrees can be completed in nearly half the time of traditional universities.