Issue # 10, Fall 2004
Greetings to all online students! As we start a new academic year and a new semester, we'd like to welcome the new students to the GMBA program. We wish all students a very successful semester. In this issue of the newsletter, information is provided on the following topics:
GMBA Registration and Advising
GMBA Tech Support
UTD Help Desk
UTD Records Office
SOM Advising Office Mailing Address:
The University of Texas at Dallas
UTD’s new core curriculum for the MBA degree starts Fall 2004. New core courses to be offered for the first time are AIM 6201 and AIM 6202 (replacing previously required AIM 6305), MECO 6303 (replacing MECO 6201 which had been offered as MAS6V07 to both UTD and UT-System TeleCampus students), and OPRE 6302 Operations Management (which replaces both OPRE 6201 and OPRE 6260). Students admitted before Fall, 2004, may continue to take the previous accounting core course as it will remain to serve the TeleCampus, and may take for one semester only MECO 6201 online. Please contact the Advising Office if you need special degree plan accommodations during this transition period.
In the Fall semester, the following new GMBA online courses will be offered:
AIM 6201 Financial Accounting (2 credit hours, new core): Students will
explore the role of financial accounting information in the economy and learn
how accounting information found in financial statements and annual reports
is used in decision-making by investors, analysts, creditors and managers.
Instructor: Mark Anderson.
Please see GMBA "Course Offerings" page for more details.
Spring 2005 course preview is also available on the Course Offerings page. Please note FIN 6301 Financial Management core course has been added to Spring 2005 semester offering based on student demands.
Beginning August 1, 2004, all official student email from the UTD Office
of the Registrar will be sent to the student’s UTD email address. GMBA
program office will also follow this new UTD policy to communicate with students via student's UTD email account.
We'd like to ask all students to start using your UTD email account beginning Fall 2004 semester. To access your UTD email, please go to: http://pipeline.utdallas.edu and login with your UTD NetID and password (same as WebCT login).
The Department of Information Resources at UTD provides a method for students to forward email from other accounts to their UTD address and have their UTD mail sent to other accounts. Students may go to the following URL to establish the email forwarding if necessary: http://netid.utdallas.edu. This web page will also allow students to maintain their official UTD computer NetID account, e.g. updating the account password.
For questions or assistance with your UTD email account, please contact UTD Computer Help Desk at: email@example.com or 972-883-2911.
A new addition to the online MBA program’s website is “comments from recent graduates.” Inquirers often ask what online students think about the program. Now some views can be shared. If you are soon to graduate - - we expect to welcome 15 more alums at the end of the 2004 Summer term - - and would like to share your thoughts about the program, please direct an email to George Barnes, Global MBA Online director.
The Accounting and Information Management (AIM) Area at the School of Management has a new online program - UTD Accounting Online. The program has started to offer a number of accounting courses online. Interested GMBA Online program students may take those courses as electives with the approval of the GMBA Advisor. See the above web page and GMBA Course Offerings page for the currently available AIM online courses.
Academic calendar: Please keep in mind that our program follows the exact same academic calendar of the university. All deadlines apply to online students. It's important that you follow the schedule to pay fees, drop/add classes, etc.
Course registration: Priority is given to GMBA students for core course registration. GMBA students should register for classes during the early registration period. Registration request from graduate students with other majors will be processed when regular registration starts. Please send your registration request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduation application: The deadline for graduation application is August 26 for Fall 2004. Please email the GMBA Advisor at email@example.com if you are graduating. Please also see the Graduation Web Site for more information.
Updating password: Please make sure you have a valid UTD NetID account and update your account password periodically (6 -12 months) so that you can access UTD WebCT courses without any interruption. Please see GMBA FAQ - Password. You can go to NetID Page for password updating.
Fall 2004 term course starting dates: 3-credit full term and 1st 8-week courses starting on Aug. 19 and 2nd 8-week courses starting on Oct. 14. Courses will be released for student access on or right before these dates. Please check out Getting Started Information page on course access instructions and other information. An email reminder will also be sent out to the registered students right before the semester starts.