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                            Supplemental Information
From the President
Table of Contents
The Keller Advantage
Accreditation & Approvals
DeVry Leadership
	New Jersey
	New York
	North Carolina
Degree Programs
	Master of Business Administration
	Master of Science in Accounting
	Master of Accounting & Financial Management
	Master of Human Resource Management
	Master of Project Management
	Master of Public Administration
	Master of Information Systems Management
	Master of Network & Communications Management Program
Course Offerings
Course Descriptions
	Accounting and Finance
	Business Intelligence and Analytics Management
	Career Development and Internship
	Customer Experience Management
	Entrepreneurship, and Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship
	Global Supply Chain Management
	Hospitality Management
	Human Resource Management
	Information Systems Management, and Network and Communications  Management
	Project Management
	Public Administration and Health Services Management
	Sustainability Management
A Message from the Dean
Local Administrators and Full-Time Professors
Admission Information & Academic Policies
	Admission Information
	Academic Policies
	Grades, Progress and Registration
	Regulatory Policies
Student Services & Financial Information
	Student Services
	Student Costs, Payment Options and Financial Assistance
Academic Calendar
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2014–2015 | Academic Catalog | Volume X

Original publication date: July 9, 2014
Current publication date: March 9, 2015

Bookmarks appear on the left side of this pdf to help you navigate the online catalog. In addition,
throughout the pdf are links to help you navigate to other sections within the catalog as well as to external

websites that may provide you with valuable information. Links are noted in blue and underscored.

In New York State, DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School
of Management operate as DeVry College of New York.

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Supplemental Information as of March 9, 2015

Keller’s 2014–2015 Academic Catalog, Volume X, is now in effect. Since this catalog’s original publication, July 9, 2014, the following significant
changes have been implemented. Additions/amendments incorporated since the most recent publication are noted in red and appear at the top of
the table below. Because changes/updates can affect the catalog layout, entries in black in the table below may no longer correspond to the page
numbers indicated.

Change List


on Which


3-9-15 6 Within Approvals, information for the state of New Jersey has been updated.

3-9-15 Multiple Information for the University’s campus in King of Prussia, PA, has been deleted throughout the catalog.

3-9-15 18 Within Nationwide Network of Convenient Locations, information for the University's Federal Way, WA, location has been added.

3-9-15 75 Information in Additional Admission Requirements for Applicants Not Seeking Degrees has been updated.

3-9-15 77 Information in English-Language-Proficiency Admission Requirement has been updated.

3-9-15 80 Information in Missed Exams has been updated.

3-9-15 83 A new section, Military Withdrawal, has been added.

3-9-15 84 Information in Repeated Courses has been updated.

3-9-15 88 A new section, University Expulsion or DeVry Suspension, has been added.

3-9-15 89 Information in Rescinding Award Conferrals has been updated.

3-9-15 92 Information in Academic Instruction and Faculty Office Hours has been updated.

3-9-15 99 Information in Withdrawals – Financial has been updated.

3-9-15 106 Information preceding Cycles 1 and 2 within the Academic Calendar section has been updated. In addition, information for Cycle 1’s 2016
spring semester has been added.

1-12-15 82 Information in Non-GPA Credit has been updated.

1-12-15 88 The section formerly entitled Graduation Notification and Ceremonies has been renamed Graduation Notification.

1-12-15 88 A new section, Commencement Ceremonies, has been added.

1-12-15 92 Information in Student Records has been updated.

1-12-15 106–107 Information for Cycle 2’s 2015 fall semester has been added to the academic calendar.

12-4-14 Multiple Information for the University’s campuses in Daly City, CA; Miami and Orlando North, FL; Bethesda, MD; New York (Manhattan), NY;
Sugar Land, TX; and Bellevue, WA, has been deleted throughout the catalog. Operations at these sites are consolidating into other
nearby campuses. Information for the Sacramento, CA, and Richardson, TX, campuses has also been deleted. Operations of these sites
have relocated to DeVry’s Folsom, CA, and Mesquite, TX, campuses, respectively.

12-4-14 38 Information in Course Descriptions, in “This Section Features,” has been updated.

12-4-14 81 Information in Program Transfers has been updated.

12-4-14 82–83 Information in Audits has been updated.

12-4-14 84 Information in Repeated Courses has been updated.

12-4-14 92 Information in Library has been updated.

12-4-14 96 Information in Payment Options has been updated.

12-4-14 96 Information in Tuition Benefit Programs has been updated.

12-4-14 96–97 Information in DeVry Scholarships and Grants has been updated.

12-4-14 97–98 Information in Financial Aid has been updated.

12-4-14 98 Information in Eligibility for Financial Aid has been updated.

10-31-14 Multiple Note: Throughout the catalog, references to student support professional have been updated to student support advisor; references
to student finance professional have been updated to student finance consultant.

10-31-14 78 Information in Rescinding Admission has been updated.

10-31-14 81 Information in Internal Transfers has been updated.

10-31-14 82 Within Grades and Designators, the chart formerly entitled Grade to Grade Point Average Comparison has been renamed Grading System;
information in the chart has been updated.

10-31-14 82 Information in Grade Appeals has been updated.

10-31-14 84–86 Information throughout Standards of Academic Progress has been updated.

10-31-14 89 Information in Rescinding Award Conferrals has been updated.

10-31-14 96 Information in Alumni Tuition Benefit has been updated.

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Course Descriptions

MIS564 – Enterprise Data Management and Administration
This course focuses on data storage, security and reporting
needs of an enterprise-level management information system.
Also examined are management and administration of very
large and/or distributed database architectures with large
geographic topographies. Security issues surrounding man-
agement and administration of large distributed enterprise-
level databases are presented, as are network and integration
issues associated with such systems. Prerequisite: MIS582

MIS565 – Healthcare Security, Privacy and Compliance
This course introduces information systems practitioners to
principles and strategies needed to manage the Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other compliance
requirements in the IS environment. The influence on electronic
health records as well as other components of health information
systems is outlined. Management strategies for accessing, stor-
ing, maintaining and transmitting patient-identifiable informa-
tion are examined. Prerequisite: SEC571

MIS566 – Informatics and Application Systems in Healthcare
This course addresses using computer technology to solve
problems in the healthcare industry, as well as technology’s
effect on the quality and cost efficiency of healthcare delivery.
Students explore strategies for blending clinical applications
with financial and administrative practices. Current and emerg-
ing healthcare standards, technologies, applications and man-
agement practices are covered, including integrated electronic
health record systems, major information systems and service
providers. Prerequisite: MIS535

MIS567 – Healthcare Information
Administration and Management
This course examines contemporary concepts, principles and
practices of health information management. Strategies to ensure
that health data are accurate, accessible, confidential and secure
in healthcare settings are outlined. In addition, use of such data
by other health-related industries is examined. Health records
and their computerized implementation in terms of electronic
health records/computer-based patient records, payment and
reimbursement processes are covered. Prerequisite: MIS535

MIS568 – Global IT Outsourcing
This course introduces issues, trends, and economic and
geopolitical factors driving the offshore outsourcing paradigm.
Coursework helps students identify core competencies that
should not be outsourced, and examines strategies and
business models for aligning outsourcing with corporate
strategy in support of near-and long-term profitability. Also
explored are key outsourcing players and countries, as well
as aspects of offshore software development. Case studies
illustrate successful offshore outsourcing strategies. In addition,
students work on course projects using virtual team concepts.
Prerequisite: MIS535

Information Systems Management,
and Network and Communications
MIS525 – Essentials of Information Systems and Programming
This course introduces students to the logical structure of
business computer programs, as well as to applications and
management issues involved with corporate information
systems. It also provides a foundation for programming in a
business-oriented language. Students concentrate on develop-
ing programming logic to solve business problems. Design tools
such as flowcharts and pseudocode are introduced and used as
a foundation for developing programs. MISM students may not
take this course for program credit. The course may be taken as
an elective in all programs other than MISM. No prerequisite

MIS535 – Managerial Applications of Information Technology
This course introduces structures, applications and management
of corporate information systems. Coursework investigates
how technology is changing the way we conduct communica-
tion, make decisions, manage people and improve business
processes, as well as how it adds value to business. Students
access the Internet to gather and use information, and analyze
business decisions using decision support tools. No prerequisite

MIS561 – Database Administration and Management
This course covers database administration as a managerial dis-
cipline, addressing database administrative practices and proce-
dures common for various types of businesses and technology.
Important issues in daily operation and long-term planning of
database administration are examined in-depth. Administration
of Oracle database management systems is also introduced to
enhance students’ understanding of database administrators’
tasks and responsibilities. Prerequisite: MIS582

MIS562 – Database Programming and Applications
This course reviews the industry standard ANSI Structured
Query Language (SQL), the core of the relational database and
associated applications. Students examine the features and
programming of SQL extensions supported by leading relational
databases widely used in industry, such as Oracle and Microsoft
SQL Server. They also learn to develop reports, forms and other
types of database application components essential to carry
out transactional and analytical operations that support modern
business. Applications-oriented projects and cases enhance
the learning experience. Prerequisite: MIS582

MIS563 – Business Intelligence Systems
This course focuses on concepts needed for analyzing, de-
signing and applying effective systems for meeting manage-
ment’s information needs for tactical short-term, and strategic
long-term, planning and decision-making. The course covers
various models of business intelligence and decision support
systems, based largely on database design in support of data
warehousing and data mining concepts. Topics include data
modeling for the data warehouse and data mart, and application
of OLAP and artificial intelligence concepts as applied to data
mining. Prerequisite: MIS582

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Course Descriptions

MIS581 – Systems Analysis, Planning and Control
This course introduces concepts and tools of systems develop-
ment and implementation, and emphasizes using the life-cycle
approach to effectively manage business information. The course
provides practice in each major phase of the life-cycle approach:
planning, analysis, design, implementation and operation/sup-
port. Business re-engineering techniques and project manage-
ment models are used. Students apply concepts and tools
learned in a term project. No prerequisite

MIS582 – Database Concepts
Database Concepts provides a detailed introduction to database
concepts, components and management issues. The course
covers data definition and modeling, database access and com-
mand languages, and design and implementation in the context
of the relational model. Relative advantages and disadvantages
of other database models are considered from a management
standpoint. Coursework examines basic managerial issues for
database publishing on the web, and for multi-user and enter-
prise database processing. The course requires a term project
involving a commercial data-modeling package. No prerequisite

MIS583 – Database Applications for Electronic Commerce
This course examines database systems that emphasize web-
based development and implementation technologies. The
course covers general models of web-based e-commerce as well
as application development using a variety of commercial middle-
ware tools. Students create a web-based e-commerce application
as part of a course project. Prerequisites: MIS577 and MIS582

MIS585 – Decision Support and Expert Systems
This course focuses on design, development and implementation
of effective systems for meeting information needs of manage-
ment decision-makers. The course explains both model-based
and data-based decision support systems and their use by man-
agers in functional areas. Spreadsheets and applied artificial
intelligence models, such as artificial neural network, and/or
rule-based expert systems software, may be used to introduce
the decision-support process. No prerequisite

MIS589 – Networking Concepts and Applications
This course focuses on design, development and operation
of a data communications system and computer network, and
emphasizes managing data distribution and access. The course
includes essential elements of networks including hardware,
software and interfaces. Students use a networking software
tool to build and analyze network models. No prerequisite

MIS600 – Information Systems Capstone
In this culminating course, MISM students integrate knowledge
and skills learned throughout the program. It is intended to be
taken as the last course. Students develop, design and present
projects based on real-world situations. They plan and justify the
project; meet performance, schedule and budget requirements;
adjust for unplanned occurrences; and provide project reports. Pre-
requisites: successful completion of all other MISM program courses,
and permission from the appropriate academic administrator

MIS569 – Risk Assessment and Mitigation in Global Outsourcing
This course addresses the need for risk management and miti-
gation in offshore projects. Coursework helps students identify
inherent risks of global outsourcing, as well as examines risk
areas such as technology, organizational assets, business con-
tinuity planning and global business. Students are introduced
to risk analysis techniques and mitigation strategies, and then
apply these to an offshore case study project. Prerequisites:
ACCT504 and MIS568

MIS574 – Visual Basic
This course teaches programming fundamentals as applied to the
Visual Basic.NET programming language. Topics include the .NET
framework, event-driven programming, graphical user interface
design, and using object-linking and embedding to manipulate
Windows applications. Students also learn object-oriented
programming fundamentals, and web-based and Windows appli-
cation design. Prerequisite: one year’s programming experience,
prior programming coursework, MIS505 or MIS525

MIS575 – Advanced Visual Basic
Advanced Visual Basic, a continuation of Visual Basic (MIS574),
focuses on advanced application design and development using
the object-oriented features of Visual Basic.NET. Topics include
the .NET framework, object-oriented programming, .NET data-
base programming, .NET web programming, .NET web database
programming, add-ins, collections and user controls. Prerequi-
site: MIS574

MIS577 – Internet-Oriented Programming
This course focuses on Internet and web programming, one of
the fastest growing areas of system development. Students
apply Internet programming languages such as HTML, Dynamic
HTML and JavaScript to develop their own websites. The course
also examines Internet application tools and commercial web
servers. Prerequisite: one year’s programming experience, prior
programming coursework, MIS505 or MIS525

MIS578 – C++ Programming
C++ Programming introduces object-oriented programming
concepts using the C++ language. Topics include the object-
oriented paradigm, class hierarchies and inheritance, I/O func-
tions, object arrays and string processing. Students complete a
number of programming projects to gain applications-oriented
experience with object-oriented technology. Prerequisite: one
year’s programming experience, prior programming coursework,
MIS505 or MIS525

MIS579 – Java Programming
This course focuses on using Java for business applications.
Students apply Java programming tools to develop applica-
tions and applets that take advantage of web and Internet
capabilities. The course examines object-oriented design and
modeling, Java applications, applets, control structures, meth-
ods, user interfaces, graphics and e-commerce applications.
Prerequisite(s): one year’s programming experience; prior pro-
gramming coursework; or MIS577, and either MIS505 or MIS525

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Balance Work,
Life and School
Unlike many graduate programs
requiring continuous group enroll-
ment, Keller’s flexible structure
allows you to balance work com-
mitments and personal priorities
while pursuing your graduate

• Take advantage of six eight-week
sessions each year. Start your
program any time.

• Attend courses onsite, online or
through a combination of both.

• Adjust your course load, or take
a session off, to accommodate
the demands of business travel,
project deadlines and family

• Easily resume your studies and
continue progressing toward
your graduate credential.

Many students take advantage

of Keller’s session-based schedule

to comfortably pace their studies,

benefit fully from tuition reim-

bursement options that may be

available, and establish – with

their employers – a professional

development plan to enhance

job performance. The result is a

graduate education relevant to your

professional goals and targeted to

your personal needs.B







Keller delivers courses in a session format, with two eight-week sessions offered each semester.
Months corresponding to the University’s summer, fall and spring semesters are designated in two
overlapping calendar cycles. Students are assigned either a Cycle 1 or a Cycle 2 calendar schedule
(see Student-Centric Period) at the time they initially start courses.

Note: Each session, instruction ends at 11:59 pm MT on Saturday of week eight. No instruction occurs
on holidays or during break periods indicated below.

Cycle 1, 2015 Summer Semester: May 4, 2015 – August 30, 2015
May 2015 Session

Monday May 4 Session Begins

Monday May 25 Memorial Day Holiday

Sunday June 28 Session Ends

July 2015 Session

Monday–Sunday June 29–July 5 Summer Break
Monday July 6 Session Begins
Sunday August 30 Session Ends

Cycle 1, 2015 Fall Semester: August 31, 2015 – January 3, 2016
September 2015 Session

Monday August 31 Session Begins
Monday September 7 Labor Day Holiday
Sunday October 25 Session Ends

November 2015 Session

Monday October 26 Session Begins
Thursday–Friday November 26–27 Thanksgiving Break
Sunday December 20 Session Ends
Monday–Sunday December 21–January 3 Winter Break

Cycle 1, 2016 Spring Semester: January 4, 2016 – May 1, 2016
January 2016 Session

Monday January 4 Session Begins
Monday January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday
Sunday February 28 Session Ends

March 2016 Session

Monday February 29 Session Begins
Friday March 25 Spring Holiday
Sunday April 24 Session Ends
Monday–Sunday April 25–May 1 Spring Break

Academic Calendar

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Academic Calendar

Cycle 2, 2015 Spring Semester: March 2, 2015 – June 28, 2015
March 2015 Session

Monday March 2 Session Begins
Friday April 3 Spring Holiday
Sunday April 26 Session Ends
Monday–Sunday April 27–May 3 Spring Break

May 2015 Session

Monday May 4 Session Begins
Monday May 25 Memorial Day Holiday
Sunday June 28 Session Ends

Cycle 2, 2015 Summer Semester: June 29, 2015 – October 25, 2015
July 2015 Session

Monday–Sunday June 29–July 5 Summer Break
Monday July 6 Session Begins
Sunday August 30 Session Ends

September 2015 Session

Monday August 31 Session Begins
Monday September 7 Labor Day Holiday
Sunday October 25 Session Ends

Cycle 2, 2015 Fall Semester: October 26, 2015 – February 28, 2016
November 2015 Session

Monday October 26 Session Begins
Thursday–Friday November 26–27 Thanksgiving Break
Sunday December 20 Session Ends
Monday–Sunday December 21–January 3 Winter Break

January 2016 Session

Monday January 4 Session Begins
Monday January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday
Sunday February 28 Session Ends

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