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2021 - 2022ACADEMIC CATALOGKELLER GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENTVolume XVIIOriginal publication date: July 12, 2021Current publication date: January 10, 2022In New York State, DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management operate as DeVry College of New York.

Table of ContentsThe table of contents includes links to help navigate the catalog. In addition, throughout the catalogare links to other sections and to external websites that may provide valuable information.Message from the President . 4Message from the Provost . 5University Mission . 6Academic Calendar . 7TechPath . 10About Keller . 11Accreditation & State Authorization . 14Keller’s Degree Programs . 21Master of Business Administration Program . 21Master of Science in Accounting . 25Master of Accounting & Financial Management Program . 28Master of Human Resource Management Program . 32Master of Project Management Program . 34Master of Public Administration Program . 37Master of Information Systems Management Program . 39Master of Information Technology Management Program . 42Master of Network & Communications Management Program . 44Keller’s Certificate Programs . 47Accounting Graduate Certificate Program . 47Big Data & Analytics Graduate Certificate Program . 48CPA Preparation Graduate Certificate Program. 49Entrepreneurship Graduate Certificate Program . 51Global Supply Chain Management Graduate Certificate Program. 53Health Services Management Graduate Certificate Program . 54Human Resource Management Graduate Certificate Program . 56Information Security Graduate Certificate Program. 57Project Management Graduate Certificate Program . 58Course Descriptions . 60Accounting . 60Business Intelligence and Analytics Management . 64Economics . 65Entrepreneurship . 65Health Services Management . 67Human Resource Management . 68Information Systems Management. 701

International Business . 72Management. 72Marketing . 73Mathematics . 74Network and Communications Management . 74Project Management . 75Public Administration . 76Security . 77Fundamental Skills for Education Success . 78Admission Requirements . 79Student Services . 87Academic Policies. 93Grades, Progress and Registration. 103Financial Information . 118Tuition, Fees and Expenses: Matriculated Students Except California, Master’s Degree Programs,Effective July 2021 Session through May 2022 Session . 119Tuition, Fees and Expenses: Matriculated Students Except California, Graduate Certificate Programs,Effective July 2021 Session through May 2022 Session . 120Tuition, Fees and Expenses: Matriculated Students in California, Master’s Degree Programs, EffectiveJuly 2021 Session through May 2022 Session. 121Tuition, Fees and Expenses: Matriculated Students in California Graduate Certificate Programs, EffectiveJuly 2021 Session through May 2022 Session. 122Regulatory Policies . 141Nationwide Locations . 146Leadership, Administrators & Full-Time Faculty . 151Administrators and Full-Time Professors . 153Administrators . 154Full-Time Professors . 157Supplemental Information as of January 10, 2022 . 169Volume XVII; effective July 12, 2021 through July 31, 2022. Information updated after thisdate, including additions and amendments, is available via https://www.devry.edu/catalogs.The newest version supersedes all other versions. It is the responsibility of applicants andstudents to check for updates.Program availability varies by location, and onsite and online enrollment restrictions may apply.DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management master’s degree programs are offeredonline, and degrees are conferred by DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management.We reserve the right to change terms and conditions outlined in this catalog at any time withoutnotice. Information is current at the time of publication. This catalog supersedes all previouslypublished editions and is in effect until a subsequent catalog is published. Information containedherein effective January 10, 2022.2

DeVry University, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cogswell Education, LLC, 19 West ElmStreet, Greenwich, CT 06830, 630.799.0400. Becker Professional Education is owned andoperated by Becker Professional Development Corp.For students who signed enrollment agreements prior to May 13, 2016, DeVry University’s KellerGraduate School of Management is forgoing its right to invoke the mandatory arbitration clause inthe event of student/graduate claims or controversies arising out of or related to the terms of theEnrollment Agreement or education provided by Keller Graduate School of Management. 2022DeVry Educational Development Corp. All rights reserved. PMP is a registered mark of theProject Management Institute, Inc. For the full list of PMI’s legal marks, contact the PMI Legaldepartment. Any other trademarks used herein are owned by DeVry Educational DevelopmentCorp. or by their respective owners and may not be used without permission from such owners.3

Message from the PresidentDear Student,Welcome to the Keller Graduate School of Management family, and congratulations on taking thisimportant step toward furthering your education and preparing to advance your career. Know thatour talented faculty and committed support staff will be there for you every step of the way. It is ourgoal to support your success as a graduate student, both inside and outside the classroom. We arehere for you, and we care about your success.Founded in 1973 by Dennis Keller and Ron Taylor, Keller Graduate School of Managementoriginally offered a certificate in business administration, which became the forerunner of theexecutive MBA programs that emerged in the years that followed. After three decades of success,Keller merged with DeVry Institute of Technology to become DeVry University in 2002. While thestrength of a Keller education remains rooted in tradition, we continue to evolve to keep pace withthe needs of today’s employers. Whether through our MBA program, one of our specializedmaster’s degree programs or one of our graduate certificate programs, you have the opportunity tolearn skills that can give you the edge in your career.Among the many other benefits of the Keller experience, you can learn from faculty who arepracticing professionals, passionate about what they do and eager to share those insights withstudents. They bring the workplace to the classroom so you gain relevant knowledge that can beapplied immediately to your career.Keller provides the flexibility to mix quality onsite instruction – offered evenings and weekendsthroughout the country – with dynamic online learning. Courses are offered in eight-week sessionsthat begin six times each year. And because we know balancing school and other priorities isimportant, our academic schedule and onsite/online format make it easy to progress at a pace thatsuits your goals and lifestyle.We are committed to providing you with an education that provides a powerful return on investment– one that capitalizes on emerging technologies that enhance the learning environment and helpyou build connections to Keller’s faculty, student and alumni communities. We are grateful for theopportunity to contribute to your success and excited about what lies ahead for you. All the best asyou continue your educational journey.Respectfully,Thomas L. Monahan IIIPresident & CEO4

Message from the ProvostBuilding on a tradition of excellence. That’s what DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School ofManagement is all about. This tradition has thrived over the years through the dedicated efforts ofour professors and staff as they design, enhance and deliver our programs; our support of thebusiness communities that embrace our graduates; and the important contributions of our alumni,whose success continues to build upon Keller’s good name. But most of all, the focus of thetradition is our students, who set their goals and expectations higher than most, and who arecommitted to success through education.Our world continues to advance through the power of technology, transforming our workplaces,homes and communities. Your decision to pursue a master’s degree or graduate certificate is theright step toward gaining critical knowledge and skills needed to grow professionally andpersonally, and to succeed in this changing environment.To support your quest for success, Keller Graduate School of Management’s programs anddelivery options, including our blend of onsite and online learning, provide you with the highestquality practitioner-oriented graduate management education. Add to this our year-roundschedules and convenient locations – and our commitment to serving working adults – and youhave a powerful combination that’s helped thousands of Keller alumni balance family and workwhile achieving their education goals.As you progress through your program of study, please remember that we rely on your valuablefeedback to add meaning and benefit to the Keller experience. Let us hear from you, whetherthrough class evaluations, email, phone calls to administrators and faculty, or personal visits.On behalf of the faculty and staff of Keller Graduate School of Management, I congratulate you onyour decision to make this important investment in your future, to better your life through the powerof education and to join our tradition of excellence.All the best,Shantanu Bose, PhDProvost and Chief Academic Officer5

University MissionMission and Accountability PrinciplesDeVry University strives to close our society’s opportunity gap by preparing learners to thrive incareers shaped by continuous technological change. Through innovative programs, relevantpartnerships and exceptional care, we empower students to meaningfully improve their lives,communities, and workplaces.In addition, DeVry’s Accountability Principles support the mission and hold the University publiclyaccountable for doing what’s best for students. DeVry’s Accountability Principles are currentlyfocused on four areas: Academic and Student SupportAccountability and TransparencyFinancial Literacy and Responsible BorrowingResponsible Recruiting and EnrollmentMore information about DeVry’s Accountability Principles can be found on the DeVry website iples.html.6

Academic CalendarKeller delivers courses in a session format, with two eight-week sessions offered each semester.Sessions within the University’s summer, fall and spring semesters are designated in twooverlapping calendar cycles. Students are assigned either a Cycle 1 or Cycle 2 schedule (seeStudent-Centric Period) when matriculating.Note: Each session, instruction ends at 11:59 pm MT on Saturday of week eight. No instructionoccurs on holidays or during noted break periods.Cycles 1 and 2 Breaks 2022 Spring Break: Sunday-Sunday, April 24-May 1 2022 Summer Break: Sunday-Sunday, June 26-July 3 2022 Winter Break: Sunday-Sunday, December 18-January 1 2023 Spring Break: Sunday-Sunday, April 23-April 30Cycle 1 Academic Calendar2022 Spring Semester: January 3, 2022-April 23, 2022 January 2022 Sessiono Monday, January 3: Session Beginso Monday, January 17: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holidayo Saturday, February 26: Session Ends March 2022 Sessiono Monday, February 28: Session Beginso Friday, April 15: Spring Holidayo Saturday, April 23: Session Ends 2022 Spring Break: Sunday-Sunday, April 24-May 12022 Summer Semester: May 2, 2022-August 27, 2022 May 2022 Sessiono Monday, May 2: Session Beginso Monday, May 30: Memorial Day Holidayo Monday, June 20: Juneteenth Holiday Observedo Saturday, June 25: Session Ends 2022 Summer Break: Sunday-Sunday, June 26-July 3 July 2022 Sessiono Monday, July 4: Session Begins, Independence Day Holidayo Saturday, August 27: Session Ends2022 Fall Semester: August 29, 2022-December 17, 2022 September 2022 Sessiono Monday, August 29: Session Beginso Monday, September 5: Labor Day Holidayo Saturday, October 22: Session Ends November 2022 Sessiono Monday, October 24: Session Beginso Thursday-Friday, November 24-25: Thanksgiving Breako Saturday, December 17: Session Ends 2022 Winter Break: Sunday-Sunday, December 18-January 17

2023 Spring Semester: January 2, 2023-April 22, 2023 January 2023 Sessiono Monday, January 2: Session Beginso Monday, January 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holidayo Saturday, February 25: Session Ends March 2023 Sessiono Monday, February 27: Session Beginso Friday, April 7: Spring Holidayo Saturday, April 22: Session Ends 2023 Spring Break: Sunday-Sunday, April 23-April 30Cycle 2 Academic Calendar2021 Fall Semester: October 25, 2021-February 26, 2022 November 2021 Sessiono Monday, October 25: Session Beginso Thursday-Friday, November 25-26: Thanksgiving Breako Saturday, December 18: Session Ends 2021 Winter Break: Sunday-Sunday, December 19-January 2 January 2022 Sessiono Monday, January 3: Session Beginso Monday, January 17: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holidayo Saturday, February 26: Session Ends2022 Spring Semester: February 28, 2022-June 25, 2022 March 2022 Sessiono Monday, February 28: Session Beginso Friday, April 15: Spring Holidayo Saturday, April 23: Session Ends 2022 Spring Break: Sunday-Sunday, April 24-May 1 May 2022 Sessiono Monday, May 2: Session Beginso Monday, May 30: Memorial Day Holidayo Monday, June 20: Juneteenth Holiday Observedo Saturday, June 25: Session Ends 2022 Summer Break: Sunday-Sunday, June 26-July 32022 Summer Semester: July 4, 2022-October 22, 2022 July 2022 Sessiono Monday, July 4: Session Begins, Independence Day Holidayo Saturday, August 27: Session Ends September 2022 Sessiono Monday, August 29: Session Beginso Monday, September 5: Labor Day Holidayo Saturday, October 22: Session Ends2022 Fall Semester: October 24, 2022-February 25, 2023 November 2022 Sessiono Monday, October 24: Session Begins8

o Thursday-Friday, November 24-25: Thanksgiving Breako Saturday, December 17: Session Ends2022 Winter Break: Sunday-Sunday, December 18-January 1January 2023 Sessiono Monday, January 2: Session Beginso Monday, January 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holidayo Saturday, February 25: Session Ends9

TechPathToday’s leading businesses are powered by innovation and technology. As the workplacebecomes digitized at an unprecedented pace, success is fueled by the ability to use technologyto make data-driven decisions. That is why our programs are infused with technology andhands-on experiential learning. We call it TechPath and the goal is simple: to provide ourgraduates with real-world opportunities to solve problems, think critically, work in teams,analyze data, present solutions, and stand out as leaders in our digitally driven world.Explore TechPath programs through the links below:Master's Degree Programs Accounting & Financial ManagementBusiness AdministrationHuman Resource ManagementProject ManagementPublic Administration10

About KellerA Tradition of InnovationFor 40 years, Keller Graduate School of Management has served the unique needs of workingadult students. Our innovative, practitioner approach is based on the idea that effective teachingand student mastery of practical skills are the most important components of graduatemanagement education. Our first class had seven students – a number that grew to 900 by the late1970s, as students began taking advantage of our evening MBA program. Today, Keller GraduateSchool of Management provides a broad range of master’s degree and graduate certificateprograms.In 1991, we introduced our Project Management program and are proud to be a ProjectManagement Institute Premier level Authorized Training Partner (ATP). Additionally, most Kellerproject management offerings, including our MPM program, are accredited by the GlobalAccreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC). (See Accreditation tolearn which programs are GAC accredited.) DeVry University, including Keller Graduate School ofManagement, is among a limited number of U.S. universities and schools worldwide to be grantedthis designation. More information on this accreditation is available via www.pmi.org/globalaccreditation-center.In 1993, we broadened our portfolio with the addition of our Human Resource Managementprogram. And expansion continued with other program offerings: Network & CommunicationsManagement (1997); Accounting & Financial Management, and Information Systems Management(1998); Public Administration (2001); and Accounting (2012). A recent focus is the burgeoning areaof information security – critical in today’s business and government sectors.Recognizing that the most valuable employees are those with relevant real-world business andtechnology skills, we established a presence in the continuing and professional education arena.In 1996, Becker CPA Review was acquired, which subsequently joined forces with Conviser DuffyCPA Review. Today, Becker Professional Education complements DeVry University’s growingrange of education services and is a leading provider of preparatory coursework for variousprofessional certification exams.In addition, the University’s DeVryWORKS offers a unique mix of corporate education, tailoredlearning and professional training solutions that addresses today’s most pressing businesschallenges. Helping achieve measurable results, our offerings can be delivered at your companyfacility, at Keller sites nationwide or online globally.Keller AdvantagePractitioner OrientationAll Keller programs are regularly reviewed for relevance to both students and employers.Faculty members focus squarely on critical competencies for today’s successful managers, inareas such as business communications, technology, ethics, quality and international business,which are woven throughout the curricula.11

Excellence in TeachingOur professors are enthusiastic educators who enjoy sharing their business acumen with students.Faculty supplement the core curriculum with a variety of instructional activities focused on helpingstudents achieve course outcomes and real-world standards of excellence.Students also play an integral role in maintaining high teaching standards by regularly providingfeedback on faculty effectiveness. University administrators then use this feedback to coach facultyand improve and enhance teaching methods and instructional technique.Professional Connections and MembershipsTo keep current with industry practices and developments, and provide highly relevant education,the University’s graduate-level faculty, staff and alumni are active in various professionalorganizations including: American Institute of Certified Public AccountantsFederation of Schools of AccountancyInstitute of Managerial AccountingProject Management InstituteAcademy of ManagementAmerican Management AssociationAmerican Marketing AssociationAmerican Society for QualityNational Black MBA AssociationUnited States Association of Small Business and EntrepreneurshipAmerican College of Healthcare ExecutivesAmerican Health Information Management AssociationAmerican Society of Training and DevelopmentSociety for Human Resource ManagementAmerican Society of Industrial SecurityAssociation of Information Technology ProfessionalsAssociation for Business CommunicationAmerican Association of Cost Engineering InternationalIEEEIn addition, faculty and staff actively participate in professional organizations to remain current oneducational trends and to continue the University’s leading role in the education arena. Amongothers, organizations include: American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of BusinessAmerican Association of University AdministratorsAmerican Council on EducationAmerican Library AssociationCouncil of Graduate SchoolsUnited States Distance Learning AssociationContinuous ImprovementChange management, improved productivity and commitment to quality are vitally important intoday’s competitive global economy. To this end, Keller’s quality assurance initiatives stressongoing program and process improvement based on critical feedback from students, faculty andstaff.12

Keeping curricula responsive to changes in business theory and practice is essential. To maintainan appropriate balance of continuity and change, our academic experts integrate faculty input andregularly review course content and level, as well as texts. In addition, they consult faculty onproposals for new course content and course development.Also of critical importance in ensuring quality is an ongoing cycle of planning, implementing,assessing of outcomes and acting on feedback to continually improve all aspects of theeducational experience. Our quality focus means attention, every day, to understanding andmeeting student and faculty needs, thus creating long-term educational value for students,graduates and employers.13

Accreditation & State AuthorizationNote: Copies of documents describing DeVry University’s accreditation, as well as its state andfederal approvals, are available for review from the chief location administrator.Institutional AccreditationDeVry University** is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),www.hlcommission.org. The University’s Keller Graduate School of Management is included in thisaccreditation.The HLC is a national agency that accredits U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional leveland is recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher EducationAccreditation. Accreditation provides assurance to the public and to prospective students thatstandards of quality have been met. Contact information for the HLC is:The Higher Learning Commission230 S. LaSalle St., Ste. 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604800.621.7440www.hlcommission.orgDeVry University is a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), a nationaladvocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation.CHEA, an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities, recognizes 60institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations.Programmatic Accreditation and RecognitionACBSPThe following Keller master’s degree programs have achieved voluntary accreditation from theAccreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, https://acbsp.org),demonstrating that they have met standards of business education that promote teachingexcellence: Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Project Management, PublicAdministration, Information Systems Management, Network & Communications Management.The following graduate certificate programs are accredited by the ACBSP: Accounting, Big Data &Analytics, CPA Preparation, Entrepreneurship, Global Supply Chain Management, Health ServicesManagement, Human Resource Management, Information Security, Project Management.The ACBSP has also granted specialized accounting accreditation to the following establishedKeller degree programs: Master of Accounting & Financial Management; Master of BusinessAdministration with a specialization in Accounting; Master of Science in Accounting.GACThe following Keller programs are accredited by the Global Accreditation Center for ProjectManagement Education Programs (GAC) of the Project Management Institute: Master of BusinessAdministration, when completed with a concentration in project management; Master of InformationSystems Management, when completed with a concentration in project management; Master ofNetwork & Communications Management, when comple

Master of Science in Accounting 22 . Master of Accounting & Financial Management Program 25 . Master of Human Resource Management Program 29 . Master of Project Management Program 31 . Master of Public Administration Program 34 . Master of Information Systems Management Program 37