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Samuel O. Sarkodee, PMP, MPM, GCPM 
Director of CLIMB
(614) 589-3823
ssarkodee@wilberforce.edu

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
9 am – 6:30 pm

 

Wilberforce University
1055 N. Bickett Road
P.O. Box 1001
Wilberforce, OH 45384-1001

Center for Leadership in Management and Business (CLIMB)

The Wilberforce University Center for Leadership in Management and Business (CLIMB) program has been offering accelerated degree completion programs since 1991. The Center aims to expand the CLIMB adult learners’ academic and intellectual capacity to prepare them to lead and excel in a global environment. The CLIMB program is an alternative to the traditional format of earning an undergraduate degree. The CLIMB program provides adult learners with an opportunity to complete a degree in a 5-week accelerated form that will take place entirely online.  Offering courses in an accelerated format allows students to maintain their work and life responsibilities.

At Wilberforce University, only students enrolled in majors offered in the CLIMB program may elect to receive college credit for experiential learning. Students complete a portfolio, guided by the CLIMB faculty and staff. The portfolio is evaluated based upon the rubrics developed by the KOLB’s Model and follows the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) principles.

Degree Requirements

To earn the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, each student must achieve the following:

  1. 45 minimum, 90 maximum of transferable credit from an accredited higher education institution
  2. Must complete all credit requirements for the specific CLIMB major.
  3. Accumulate 120 credit hours of coursework consisting of completing all credits that are a part of the major, transfer credits, and must meet all general education requirements.
  4. Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 GPA or above in the 120 credits comprising the complete degree.
  5. Must meet all general education and mission specific requirements.
  6. Opportunity to apply experiential learning credit that equates to college-level credits up to 18 credit hours.

CLIMB Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Management

Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Service Administration

Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems Management (ISM)

Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration (CJA)

Experiential Credit

Our students are eligible to receive additional semester hours of credit through the required prior learning portfolio process. Credit of a technical and professional nature may be awarded to CLIMB students for non-collegiate training, employment, and life-learning experiences through a Portfolio Curriculum. Students Identify their experiences in a mandatory essay format and document all appropriate credentials in a portfolio for evaluation.

CLIMB Program Learning Outcomes

Criminal Justice Administration Outcomes

Health and Human Services Outcomes

Information Systems Outcomes

Organizational Management Outcomes

You must enroll for PLA 415 when offered.

CLIMB offers Bachelor of Science degrees in the following programs:

Term I

Course IDCourse NameCredit Hours
PLA 415Prior Learning/CLIMB Orientation
1
POS 175The Law and You3
POS 262Public Administration3
CJA 320Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems3
MGT 240Management Principles3
ACC 221Principles of Accounting3
Total16

Term II

Course IDCourse NameCredit Hours
CJA 340Correctional Theory3
ACC 345Managerial Accounting3
ECO 360Money, Credit and Banking 3
CJA 440Ethics and the Administration of Justice3
SOC 451Criminology3
Total15

Term III

Course IDCourse NameCredit Hours
QBA 336Quantitative Business Methods3
CJA 350Key Issues in Juvenile Delinquency and Justice3
CJA 420Principles of Forensic Science: Criminal Evidence and Investigation3
CJA 430Terrorism and Homeland Security3
MAN 390Management Research Project4
Total16

General Education Requirements: 39-40 Credit Hours
General Elective Requirements: 34 Credit Hours
*Students can earn 18 elective credits via portfolio process
Core Curriculum Requirements: 47 Credit Hours
Total Degree Requirements: 120 Credit Hours

Term I

Course IDCourse NameCredit Hours
PLA 415Prior Learning/CLIMB Orientation1
HSA 110Introduction to Health Services Administration3
MGT 472Organizational Behavior3
HSA 120Medical Terminology3
MGT 240Management Principles3
ACC 221Principles of Accounting3
Total16

Term II

Course IDCourse NameCredit Hours
MKT 250Principles of Marketing3
HSA 410Financial Aspects of H.S.A3
HSA 225Economics and Fiscal Management3
HSA 320Environmental Health3
OM 435Human Resource Management3
Total15

Term III

Course IDCourse NameCredit Hours
QBA 336Quantitative Business Methods3
HSA 350Methods in Health Planning3
HSA 310Legal Aspects H.S.A3
HSA 355Management in Long Term Care3
OM 390BManagement Research Project4
Total16

General Education Requirements: 39-40 Credit Hours
General Elective Requirements: 34 Credit Hours
*Students can earn 18 elective credits via portfolio process
Core Curriculum Requirements: 47 Credit Hours
Total Degree Requirements: 120 Credit Hours

Term I

Course IDCourse NameCredit Hours
PLA 415Prior Learning/CLIMB Orientation1
CIS 320Management Information Systems3
MGT 472Organizational Behavior3
CPS 141Programming I (8-week course)4
MGT 240Management Principles3
ACC 221Principles of Accounting3
Total17

Term II

Course IDCourse NameCredit Hours
CIS 460Information Systems Analysis3
ACC 345Managerial Accounting3
ECO 360Money, Credit and Banking 3
CPS 142Programming II (8-week course)4
CPS 348Object Oriented Programming3
Total16

Term III

Course IDCourse NameCredit Hours
QBA 336Quantitative Business Methods3
CPS 350Data Structures3
CIS 362Database Systems3
CIS 481Networking/ Data Communications3
OM 390BBusiness Application Project4
Total16

General Education Requirements: 39-40 Credit Hours
General Elective Requirements: 34 Credit Hours
*Students can earn 18 elective credits via portfolio process
Core Curriculum Requirements: 49 Credit Hours
Total Degree Requirements: 122 Credit Hours

Term I

Course IDCourse NameCredit Hours
PLA 415Prior Learning/CLIMB Orientation1
OM 310Group & Organizational Dynamics3
MGT 472Organizational Behavior3
OM 330Effective Personal & Organizational Communication3
MGT 240Management Principles3
ACC 221Principles of Accounting3
Total16

Term II

Course IDCourse NameCredit Hours
MKT 250Principles of Marketing3
ACC 345Managerial Accounting3
ECO 360Money, Credit and Banking 3
OM 455Personal Values & Organizational Ethics3
OM 435Human Resource Management3
Total15

Term III

Course IDCourse NameCredit Hours
QBA 336Quantitative Business Methods3
MGT 380International Business3
MGT 320Business Law3
OM 445Analysis and Application of Management Theories3
OM 390BBusiness Application Project4
Total16

General Education Requirements: 39-40 Credit Hours
General Elective Requirements: 34 Credit Hours
*Students can earn 18 elective credits via portfolio process
Core Curriculum Requirements: 47 Credit Hours
Total Degree Requirements: 120 Credit Hours

 

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