Information Session: Degrees in the Technology Side of Business
[Music] All right, so welcome, everyone, again, to Degrees in the Technology Side of Business. My name is Lori Filippo. I'm the Assistant Director for Grad Recruitment, and my colleagues will introduce themselves in a little bit to go over more on the technology side of business. To start out with, we're going to touch on why go to grad school. So, the benefits of GR and professional degrees is that it does help you stand out from the crowd. Only about 14.4% actually hold graduate and professional degrees. It does give you those lifelong skills of different leadership, communication, research, and really helps you take control of your future. So, why grad school at UNLV? UNLV is a prestigious R1 institution. We are one of only 131 universities in the US to hold this ranking. At UNLV, we do have over
175 graduate degree and certificate programs with more than 40 doctoral and professional programs. We are the second most diverse university in the country. And then speaking of rankings, we also rank top 10 in Social Mobility, Community Engagement Classification, and as you'll learn a little bit later through my colleagues, aside from being regionally accredited and an R1 institution, many of our programs do hold their own national rankings and accreditations. So, with UNLV Grad School, you will learn from nationally and internationally recognized faculty. You'll be able to work a lot with the community, so you'll be partnering and interning
with local employers. You'll get to work with labs, research centers, libraries, but we do understand our students are very non-traditional. So we do offer classes in the afternoon, evening; we have hybrid classes, online courses, and we even have fully online programs. We also try to
help out our students any way we can, especially when it comes to paying for grad school, which we'll talk about in just a little bit. One of those ways is through Graduate Assistantship. So if you haven't heard about GAs before, again, we'll touch on it just in a few slides and what those benefits are. And then, of course, through grad studies, you do get to form those relationships with your faculty and your classmates. So if you're not familiar with UNLV, we were founded in 1957. We have over 5,000 grad students
currently on campus, and our students really do come from all over the world. We have over a thousand international students, and our students are coming from over 80 countries. Okay, so paying for graduate school. Now, this is just an estimate to give you an idea of what
a student may be paying for, to go as full-time. So they're taking nine credits per semester. Our semesters are fall and spring. We also have summer, but for talking about this case with the tuition and fees, this would be looking at the fall and spring going full-time. So, if you are in-state, you're looking at a little over $7,000. If you're out of state, you're looking at a little over $24,000. And again, this is your tuition and your fees, but we, of course, want to help out any way we can with that expense. The number one way that
we help out is through graduate assistantships. If you have not heard of a GA before, what they do, these are students that are also working on campus. They work in the departments for academia. They also work in non-academic areas. They could be teaching GAs, maybe they're helping to teach an undergrad class, maybe on a certain topic or project. They also might be research GAs, or they also could be in non-academic areas. So, at the Graduate Recruitment team, we hire GAs to work with us, that meet with prospective students. They do presentations, data entry, and so on. What
does a GA cover? A GA will cover your full tuition up to nine credits. It does waive the out-of-state tuition. So, if you're an out-of-state student, as a GA, you are treated as an in-state. On top of your tuition being covered, you also receive an annual stipend between $17,000 and $22,000, and there are also benefits such as health insurance, registration, and summer tuition benefits. So, with the health insurance, just to point this one out, is that if you are a GA and you need to use UNLV's health insurance, your GA will actually cover the cost of that health insurance. Now, if you are not a GA and you enroll in nine or more credits, the health insurance will automatically be included with your tuition and fees. However, if you have your own health insurance, you can always waive out of ours, so just keep that in mind after you enroll in classes. If you
are enrolling in nine or more credits, check out the fees that are being tagged on. If there is health insurance and you have your own, make sure you waive out of that. We also offer $5.7 million in awards, so this does go to new and current students. We have scholarships, fellowships, there are even awards out there for research, teaching, community service, and a ton more. The main thing,
make sure you're checking out your Rebel email. You will be notified of any funding opportunities through that email address. If you're not familiar with Nevada, we also have a low cost of living and tuition. There is no state income tax here in Nevada. There are many residency options, both on campus and just outside of the UNLV area. And then, of course, we do have local discounts, tickets, and entertainment really all throughout the valley. While you are a grad student at UNLV, we want to make sure that you are getting a full experience with us. So we do offer a
few services. One is the Graduate Professional Student Association. Through the association, they do provide certificates, career support, trainings, and locations just like this image on campus that is just for grad students. When you are a grad student, if you want to utilize one of these locations, you just show them your grad card, and you can use any of the technology, whiteboards, the computers, kitchen spaces, and again, it's just for grad students. There's also
the Grad Academy that offers many different career development opportunities, leadership opportunities, and I actually like showing this slide to really show a little bit more on what they offer. So the free certifications, workshops, badges, these are all ways to really just do more with your degree, really show more when you go into the work field and say, "Hey, you know, I didn't just get my degree at UNLV, but I also went for these different professional opportunities as well." And the key thing with these is that they are all free resources available to you. Okay, so once you are ready to apply to UNLV, you will go ahead and submit your application and materials in the Grad Rebel Gateway. This is going to be your main portal from start to finish. So even when you are about to graduate, you will be completing forms in this portal. So make sure that when you create your account, it is an email and a password that you'll remember. This is where you'll upload all your documents for your application. For your documents, we
only need copies; we don't need anything official unless you've been accepted into your program. The application fee is $95 for international students or $60 for domestic students. The main thing with grad school is know your deadlines. Every single program has a specific deadline on when you have to have your application and materials submitted by, so just make sure you know what requirements are needed and what that deadline is. Once you do submit your application and documents, the Graduate Admissions team will review your application. This is what they will look for. They want to see that you have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. For your
bachelor's degree, they want to see at least a 2.75 overall GPA. If you fall below that, they will look at the last 60 credits you've completed to see if you have at least a 3.0. They do need to see transcripts from each postsecondary institution that you attended.
If your coursework and degrees were from outside of the US, they will need to see a copy of the transcript both in the original language and an English translation if it was not already in English. If you're an international student, you may also need to show proof of English proficiency. This would be through the Duolingo test, the IELTS test, or if you completed a postsecondary degree from an institution where English was the primary language of instruction.
Um, so again, with grad school, we can't stress it enough: make sure you know your deadline. Some of our programs only admit once a year; some have very, very early deadlines. We even have some that are approaching for the fall term. If you have to do a GRE or GMAT test, if you have to do any
kind of letters of recommendation, statement of intent, give yourself plenty of time and know your deadline so that you make it the best application you can and get everything submitted on time. So, the next steps for you would be to meet with your admission and recruitment team. Contact us if you have any questions through the application process. Make sure you know your admission requirements and deadlines. Check out the program pages; those are all available on our webpage. Contact the graduate coordinators for your program; each program has a coordinator that you can contact with any specific questions or maybe if you have specific questions on even just the department requirements. But make sure you're reaching out. Once you're ready,
go ahead and apply to Graduate Admissions in the Grad Rebel Gateway. Submit all of your required materials, and then stay in contact with us again if you need any help or have any questions throughout it. I'd just like to mention too that we have many events going on throughout the year, so definitely check out our event page on our Grad College webpage. We'll be at fairs and have tabling events. We also have Grad 201, which is a great session to attend as it gives a little bit more in-depth information on some of those departmental requirements you may have. So keep looking out for some events that we'll have and attend as many as you can. And with that,
I'm going to go ahead and stop sharing my screen and pass it over to my colleague, Dr. Davis, and Dr. Hu, who Marlena and I will be going back and forth on these slides to talk about a lot of different parts of the technology side of business, some of the programs, kind of what's going on in the student experience, so you'll get a lot of good information between the three of us. So I'm going to get started; we're going to talk a little bit about the degrees in the technology side of business. A little bit about the business school: the business school is AACSB accredited, and that's the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Only 5% of the schools internationally have that accreditation. So when you look at the R1 status of the University,
a ranked business school, and some awesome programs that we offer at the business school, I think you'll see that there is a lot of value and return on your investment for whichever degree you choose. We are again one of 5% of the schools internationally that have that accreditation, and we have had the accreditation since 1991. A little bit about the programs: we have various degrees that are on the technology side of business. We have the Master of Science in Management Information Systems, the Master of Science in Cybersecurity, the Master of Science in Applied Economics and Data Intelligence, and the Master of Science in Data Analytics. We also have dual programs, and one of the benefits of the dual programs is when you combine two degrees, like the Master of Business Administration and Master of Science, you graduate with both degrees, and there are a few credits that are shared, so you're not completing both of them separately; you're completing them together and saving a few credits while you're doing that. So
we have the MBA/MIS, the MIS/Cybersecurity dual degree, the MBA/Computer Science degree, and the Hotel Administration and MIS degree. We also have graduate certificates available, so sometimes that works really well if you're not sure which area you'd like to go into, and instead of committing to a full master's degree program, you could start with one of the certificate programs, kind of get an idea of what that area will cover, and then those courses that you've taken in the certificate will transfer into the master's degree program. So we do have three here: Business Analytics, Cybersecurity, and Management Information Systems. So I'm going to go ahead and turn it over to Dr. Hu, who's going to talk a little bit about the different degrees. Thank you. Hi, everyone! Welcome to the information session. I'm the Graduate Coordinator of
the MS MIS program, so I'm going to go over those programs with you briefly, and we will have time to take your questions. For the degree of MIS (Management Information Systems), we focus on applying technology in organizations. So this is a very broad degree, I would say, and in every organization, we are going to use technology in some way. So this is a very good
degree that has great potential for you to further develop your career. After completing this degree, you will be able to understand how to apply technology, how to assess technology, and whether it is appropriate to apply certain technology in your organization. The program structure is 36 credits, and you will have 12 credits that are elective that you can choose from any business school courses. For example, some of our students would like to focus more on finance or management skills. Then they can take finance courses or management courses, for example. So
this is a very flexible program that can go into different career areas that you currently have. We also have the thesis or non-thesis track. The thesis track focuses more on doing research, so if you are planning to go on a PhD program, then the thesis track is for you. The non-thesis track focuses more on application. That means before you graduate from our program, you are going to work on a client project with a real client in Las Vegas. So you will develop a system proposal or do
an analytics project for them to gain professional and practical experience. I think this is a very unique experience for our students. It can be completed in as little as 18 months because if you are taking courses in fall, spring, and summer, you will be able to complete it in just three semesters. But typically, our students complete it in two or three years. So, that means
if you are doing it part-time, then you can take a little bit longer, but if you do it full-time, two years is the normal period to expect to complete the degree. Our courses are offered in two different modes: in-person or remote. So you get to choose what is more suitable for you, and some are offered in hybrid. At the bottom of this page, we specifically want to emphasize that this program is STEM designated. So that means after graduation, if you are an international
student, you have a longer period of time for your Optional Practical Training (OPT), and for domestic students, this is also beneficial for you with the STEM designation. That means you are recognized as a STEM-ed professional after you graduate. So, MS Cybersecurity is also STEM designated. It focuses specifically on cybersecurity more as compared to the MIS program. In the cybersecurity program,
we expect you to have some background in technology already. If you don't, you can still enroll in this program, but we are going to ask you to take some foundational classes as a condition before you can formally enroll in the cybersecurity course. But don't worry, we have those courses ready, so if you do not have a technology background, you are still covered. The credit hours for this program are 30 credits, and we try to make this accommodate for current full-time workers. That means the courses are offered in the evening or
during the night so that you can still take the courses while you have a full-time job. We also offer online courses for both the MIS and cybersecurity programs. That means both degrees can be completed fully online. So we also have MS Applied Economics and Data Intelligence. This program is offered between our program and also the Econ program, so you get to benefit from both programs. That means you will know how to use technology tools to analyze data (that is the data intelligence part). You will also learn the basics of economic modeling,
understanding the theories behind data analytics. So you're not just analyzing the data; you understand the phenomena and the theory behind it. It can be completed in as little as 18 months because the credit requirement is also 36 credits, and this is also STEM designated.
The MS Data Analytics course is another degree that we offer. This is a collaboration between many different colleges in UNLV, as you can see we put it on the slide that this is between the Business School, the College of Engineering, and also Hospitality and Statistics if you want to take courses from them. This is unique in terms of the skill sets you are going to get trained in. It focuses very specifically on the technological skills you need for analytics. As you see on the slide, it's a combination of six different colleges that will offer the courses for you. For example, you learn the technical skills from the MS program, but you may want to apply it in a different career path like Hospitality. Then, the MS Data Analytics degree is a very appropriate,
very good program that you can consider. It's based on the program I just talked about. We also offer the Dual Degree program, as Dr. Lisa Davis just mentioned. You can complete two degrees at once with fewer credit hours. For example, the Dual MBA/MS MIS program
is only 54 credits total. That means you complete 24 credits in MIS and 30 in MBA, as compared to 36 in MIS because we consider some courses are overlapping between the two degrees. So that's why we reduce some of the credit requirements from the MS side. In the next slide, you will see that these are the courses required for the Dual Degree program. On the MBA side, you only need to take 30 credits, which is 10 courses that cover accounting, leadership, finance, and everything. So that is the basics of the MBA program. For the MS side, you will take courses on strategy, project management, and modeling of the system, and more. These are just the fundamental courses of the MIS side,
and you also get to choose two elective courses. As you can see, MS 781 here is a client project that was the client project I mentioned that you get to work with a real client on a system project so that you get practical experience before you graduate. For the Dual MIS/Cybersecurity, we have a lot of overlap between the two degrees, so you will only complete 48 credits, and then you get both of the degrees.
I think on the next slide, you can see the details of the courses. On the MS in Cybersecurity side, you will take courses in software concepts, meaning you learn how to program. So these are the fundamental courses you are going to take before the Cybersecurity program. Also, the Cybersecurity program covers more advanced
security operations and some cyber-physical system security. We have a designated lab you can work on to have some simulations between cyberattacks and defense. We also have a Cyber Clinic where our students work for clients to work on different cases of cybersecurity attacks. We also have an MBA/MS Computer Science dual degree. I think the main difference
between Computer Science and MIS is that MIS focuses more on the application side, but Computer Science focuses more on the technical background. So if you are looking for something that is solid programming and algorithms, then you probably will go for the Computer Science program. But if you are looking more into applying technology in organizations, then you would look into the MIS program. In the next slide, you can see the MBA side of the program remains the same: accounting, leadership, finance, and so forth. And the Computer Science side is focused more on the CS courses that you can imagine, more hardcore technical courses.
So, the Dual Hotel Administration (HOA)/MS MIS is a very popular degree for those who work in the hospitality area. The credit hours are 48 credits, 24 for each side. On the HOA side, you are going to take courses specifically designed for a hospitality background, like housekeeping, laws of innkeeping, and food services operations (INOS) in hospitals, and so forth. The MS MIS remains the same, so those are the fundamental courses that we require for the MIS degree. Okay, so we have a lot of variations for technology depending on what you're interested in, and that's something that Doctor Who can talk to you about and find out which option would be best for whatever you plan on doing for a career. When you look at all of those different degrees, we did have some estimates to show you the return on your investment. You're going to pay anywhere from in-state tuition between $22,000 to $25,000 for in-state tuition for the programs, and out-of-state tuition somewhere between $32,000 to $48,000, and those are some estimates. But when you look at the degree and the knowledge you're getting
from any one of those degrees, it definitely allows you a great return on your investment. I'm going to hand it back to Hanen to talk a little bit more about the types of jobs you can get in those various areas. Yeah, thank you. So as Dr. Davis said, this is a very good return on investment because this is just a breakdown of salary after getting a master's degree in MIS, for example. People can work as a project manager or a developer, and the salary is above $100K. This is the data from the 2022 IS Job Index, and you can also consider different job careers like advisor, consultant, or analyst, which is very popular nowadays. On the next page, you can see more examples of jobs that you can work in, as compared to other degrees like biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, information technology is still on the top and has the highest salary that you can possibly earn. Also, the IT jobs have the highest growth rate,
and this data is from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. You can see that the security analyst, if you graduate with an MS in Cybersecurity, is the job you are looking for, with a growth rate of over 35%, and computer system analyst and software developer are also high-demand jobs that you can consider after getting an IT degree. US News on career opportunities ranks software developer highest. If you are an MS graduate,
this is where a lot of our students go to work for a software company as a software developer. Security analyst is another high-demand job, as well as IT manager. These are some opportunities for technology degrees. From Glassdoor, this is a little bit old, and the salary is much
higher than what we have on the slide right now. Some other jobs that I haven't mentioned include Enterprise Architect, which means you will design the system architecture for the entire organization, or a Cloud Engineer. Everything is on the cloud nowadays, so if you work as an engineer for your company, you are considered a Cloud Engineer, and the salary and job openings, as you can see on the side, are very high. So, those slides I just showed you are the national survey data, but for MIS at UNLV, this is the survey that we did. Our job placement rate is really high. Within six months of graduation, 87% of our students get a job, and just in Las Vegas, the local demand is very high. They love
UNLV students because I've heard from employers that if you can survive two years of study or four years of study at UNLV, then you can survive Las Vegas. So, we've heard a lot of positions opened in the past year in Las Vegas, and I hope you can be one of our graduates who fill those jobs. The average salary for our graduates is more than $71,000 with zero experience. These are some testimonies from our own graduates from the past spring semester. I will give you a minute to read the testimonies from our students. Rahim just graduated, and before graduation, he already got several job offers. Tony is a graduate from the Cybersecurity program, and he also took our MIS courses. I know
him personally as well, and the Cybersecurity program is right now a very high-demand program. Su is a dual-degree MS MIS/Cybersecurity. She started as an MIS student but later on figured out she has more interest in cybersecurity, so she enrolled in the dual-degree program. I think that
helps her because the MIS background helped her develop further skills in cybersecurity. Norman is a dual MBA/MS program, and from his testimony, you can see that the MBA/MS is actually a very good dual-degree program to consider. It has the two sides of skills you will need to be successful in organizations. Thank you, Dr. Hu. It gives you a little bit of information about some of the students,
and I know we have students that are dispersed not only locally but across the states within these different industries. So I'm going to talk... Well, actually, Marlene is going to talk a little bit about her experience within the Lee Business School as a graduate student, so I'm going to turn it over to Marlena. Hi, everyone. So my name is Marlena Gatlin. I'm currently a graduate student at Lee Business School, so I'm currently pursuing my MBA, so my Master's of Business Administration. So I've actually had opportunities to take elective courses in some of the courses that Doctor Who touched on, so in MIS, accounting, and MGT, so management, entrepreneurship, and technology. So it's given me that holistic option of taking business courses.
Reflecting back on my journey, Lee Business School has provided such a supportive environment where I've had the opportunity to learn from brilliant professors and then also collaborate with diverse students and classmates. So for me personally, things that I've enjoyed have been the elective courses because I've had the opportunity to connect with students in different degrees. So I've networked with students who are maybe pursuing a Master's degree in Management Information Systems and other technology-related degrees. I'm able to ask them about their experiences or whether or
not I should be pursuing a dual degree. So it's fun to connect with those other students that are in different degrees with you because you get a different perspective on things. And also, when you're working on group projects, you can connect with different people. So you
have an MBA student, maybe you have an accounting student, and together you put together this huge group project and just get a holistic review of business, which I think is really exciting. And then I've also enjoyed the graduate student lounge. So it's located on the second floor of the BEH building, and it's a dedicated study space for graduate students directly at Lee Business School. It's nice just to be in there and talk to other students and see what they have going on. They also have snacks, and then just that study space to connect with other students. I think people often forget that it's here, but it is here. It's on the second floor of the B building.
And then lastly, something that I found beneficial was the different course modalities. So depending on which degree you're looking at, there's that flexibility of choosing the course that fits best with your schedule because some of the courses are hybrid. So one week you're in person, the next week you're virtual. There are also courses that are web-based, and then there are some courses that are completely in person. So depending on what fits best with your schedule and the pace that you want to set for yourself, and also depending on which type of learner you are, you get to choose what works best for you and how you learn best. So yeah, pursuing a graduate degree has been a transformative chapter in my life, and I'm happy to answer any questions on the student experience side if you have anything. Thanks, Marlena.
We're going to talk a little bit more about the student experience as well. I mean, one of the reasons you're probably thinking about going back to graduate school is to either maybe move up the ladder in your current company, maybe retool into a different area. There's a lot of different reasons why people do go back to grad school, so timing is important because you're going to have time and money that are going to be put forth to obtain that degree. So we do have
a Career and Professional Development Office that kind of helps you wherever you're at in your career. We do have some students that may be coming right out of undergrad into grad programs that may need a little bit more help earlier in their career. We also have some individuals that have been working for a number of years, maybe in one area, and have switched, they're program switchers. They have a different set of needs that the Career Services Office can help them with. We also have dedicated interview rooms, so I think that's really helpful for students no matter what area they're in in the business school to connect with them early and often. So
once they finish their degree program, they're kind of where they want to be at that point. And also with the Graduate Coordinator of the different programs, like Dr. Hu, she has connections within the areas, and I know I do the same thing for a lot of our MBA students. Our alums will come back and hire different students, they're opening positions, and they come back to UNLV to recruit for those positions. So we do share those positions individually, Graduate Coordinators, and also within Handshake in our Career and Professional Development Office. So there are a lot of different ways to find out what opportunities are out there.
UNLV has a main Career Services Office as well, and they have a career fair coming up soon. So they usually do one to two of those a year where you can connect with employers. And I think it's a great way to start talking to employers before you want that job. So connecting with them early and often so that when you're ready to make that leap, to really put in those job applications, you're already kind of connected with some of those folks.
My favorite thing about the Lee Graduate experience for students is that you're not just going to class to get a degree. If you're going to get a degree, you can just do it online anywhere. But Lee really does provide you with more of a student experience. We have student associations, there's the MBA Student Association, there's the MIS Society, there's different organizations that you can get involved with not only as a member but maybe an active member that you could hold a leadership role in one of these organizations so that you can work on some of those skills as well. Speaker series and student mixers we offer, Rebel Venture Fund is another opportunity. And then international trips. This picture is from Alibaba headquarters in Hangzhou, China. This past year we went to Italy, and on that Italy trip we had MBA students,
MIS students, accounting students, and students from the hotel. So it was nice for them to kind of get to know each other while studying business and sustainability abroad. So there's a lot of opportunities for you to really connect and establish those friendships and relationships that, in a lot of cases, last a lot longer than your coursework. These are some pictures from some of our previous international trips. We went to China,
SEI Industries was one of the domestic companies that we visited there. But we don't all do just business visits; we also do culture visits. This picture from Russia is the oldest Kremlin in Russia, it's in Nizhny Novgorod, and we were able to do that cultural visit to find out a lot more not only about business but culture. And then in Italy also, this was the trip this past summer with a group of students. We were
able to learn more about their businesses and the sustainable practices that they use within those businesses. We also do social events. I know one thing for the MIS program, their students are encouraged through their professors to get engaged with a couple of events each semester. So we do offer like I mentioned the speaker series. We have H bowling, karaoke that we do, and hiking. We started hiking during the pandemic to get people together and to connect safely, so that's been something that's been pretty popular. But I think the all-time most favorite event is karaoke. I don't know why, but Lee Graduate Business School students love to sing,
so this has been our best-attended year after year. So it's a great way to get to know the students in the classroom but then get to know them more personally outside the classroom. We also add business visits. It's nice. Dr. Hu mentioned the client project, but also being able to find out a little bit more about the businesses that we have locally. And they do look for talent, so being able to connect with those folks and find out what opportunities there are. City National Arena, home of the Golden Knights, find out a little bit more about how they engage in the community and what they look for in their talent. T-Mobile Arena, where the Golden Knights
play, a lot more about that facility that is sustainable. And then Area 15, we visited that when it was just a shell, and seeing that whole experience come to fruition was pretty amazing. We also do VA Hospital visits, where we had some of their leadership talk about the different roles and how a VA hospital is different than a private hospital. And we did have one student during that that ended up with a great job through that visit. President's Innovations Challenge, this is the second year that we've had the President's Innovations Challenge. And I think both years, the top three winners, they did have business
students on those teams. So we really do make a difference and allow you to kind of look at those ideas. This last one was sustainability and kind of move that idea forward. So that's a great opportunity for students. We did another business visit at Blackfire, learned a lot more about what they do in the community, but not only that, they have a lot of resources for students there. So we were able to find out a lot of ways that students could partner with the Innovation Center.
Third, we'll talk a little bit about the application process. And again, these are general because each program, its application process is similar but different. So these are the deadlines. We have a fall, spring, and a summer deadline. I know for some of the programs,
you can enter the program in fall, spring, or summer, other programs it might be a fall start. So definitely after this presentation, when Lori sends this information out, please reach out to us and find the specifics about that particular technology degree that you're interested in so that we can give you all of that information about that program. These are some of the options that some programs, again, will require an entrance exam, others won't. So finding out the specific information about the particular degree that you're interested in. And also, thinking about this early so that you can meet those deadlines to be able to get in the semester that you're interested in. And hopefully, one of those deadlines will work with your timeline.
A little bit about the GMAT and GRE. We do have some programs again that will require these exams, others won't. But I wanted to just give you a little bit of an introduction. This will also, when Lori sends these out, you'll be able to kind of click through and find out a little bit more information about these. So the GMAT information you can find on mba.com. Both the GMAT and the GRE are in the middle of a transition. They are streamlining both of those exams, making them shorter and, I think, more applicable for students. For example, the GMAT's going from a 4-hour test to a 2 and a half-hour test, and they're using the same content but streamlining it. So I think that
experience will be definitely great for our students that take the GMAT or the GRE. GRE, different process, very similar test. They both have the verbal and the quantitative sections on them. Both of them, if you're required to take it for your program, it's not a test you want to cram for. It's one that you want to spend a little bit of time preparing for. And my experience with my Ph.D. program, I had to take the GRE. I didn't have enough time,
I had everything kind of... I didn't have everything in order to study for the GRE. And for me, it was a good test because if I couldn't take the time to study for the test, I wasn't going to be able to take the time to study for class. So for me, it was an eye-opener, and I delayed my admission for a year and made sure I had everything ready for me to be able to invest the time and money that I needed into my Ph.D. program. So that's what the GRE did for me, was kind of allowed me to help structure my study time so when I got into my classes, I was successful because I was used to dedicating that study time for my GRE. Office of Graduate Student Services. If you're interested in any of these programs,
want to find out about the admission requirements, the process, the deadlines, please reach out to us. If you're interested in finding out more about those specific programs, Doctor Who has the technical expertise and knowledge that she'll be able to kind of help you find out which program works best for you, and we can help you with the nuts and bolts of the application. So please feel free to reach out to any of us with your questions.