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The College of Business



Dean: Rachel T.A. Croson, Ph.D.
Suite 107 Business Bldg. · Box 19366 · 817-272-3368
www.uta.edu/business

Message from Dean Rachel T.A. Croson, Ph.D.

Dean Rachel T.A. Croson, Ph.D.

The business world is changing rapidly. Business research and education must evolve to ensure that today’s graduates are prepared for tomorrow’s marketplace. As both a dean and a professor, I seek to understand what the business world will look like in the future. My objective is to ensure that our research illuminates the future, and that our education prepares our students for that future.

What we do here at the College of Business will set the course for the future of business.

We are prepared for the challenge. With a highly productive faculty, the College of Business is distinguished for its research and innovative educational programs. The vast majority of our faculty has both a Ph.D. and years of experience in the business world. They publish in the world’s most respected academic journals. The courses they teach integrate this academic knowledge with their business experience to train future leaders.

Teeming with inquisitive, diverse students—nearly 50 percent represent ethnic minority groups and other countries—our "Business Mavericks" bring their own unique and valuable perspectives to the College of Business. More than 5,600 students pursue our challenging and highly relevant degree programs each year. Our more than 40,000 graduates are flourishing in the business world as executives, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and game-changers. They know where business is headed, and are prepared to lead it to the future.

Together, we are part of a thriving institution that has earned an elite level of accreditation achieved by less than five percent of all business schools worldwide. We buck the current trend and create our own. We are proud to be Business Mavericks.

Under my leadership, the College of Business will focus on the evolution of our programs to meet the needs of the future. We will enhance our reputation on the foundation of nearly 50 years of academic excellence. We will provide our students with an outstanding educational experience and we will also develop the new knowledge and competencies necessary for them to be leaders for tomorrow.

Join our community of Business Mavericks as we pursue the future of business.


Overview

The Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Economics, Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Economics, Master of Business Administration, Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Health Care Administration, Master of Science in Human Resource Management, Master of Science in Information Systems, Master of Science in Marketing Research, Master of Science in Quantitative Finance, Master of Science in Real Estate and Master of Science in Taxation at The University of Texas at Arlington are fully accredited by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.



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Philosophy

Teaching, research, and community service are the essential activities of the College of Business. All three activities are aimed at enhancing the college's scholarly environment and strengthening relationships with the business community. The emphasis on excellence in the performance of these cornerstone activities enables the college to offer an outstanding business education for students over a broad spectrum of interest, age, and experience.

To be of lasting value, education for business, like education generally, must develop in its students the ability to engage in critical thinking, to project the future, and to relate effectively to others. First-rate business schools are inhabiters of the ever-expanding intellectual frontier of the American business world. Their mission is to seek out and foresee the inevitable changes ahead and, on occasion, even bring them about. They must report findings, not only to students but also to the leaders of business practice. Then they must draw on all relevant knowledge, as well as all the modern processes of thought and analysis, that will help the students to understand, and business leaders to master, the problems of change. The College of Business strives to prepare the student for a lifetime career in professional management, and the heart of that profession is the making of managerial decisions in a world of change.

The college is dedicated to the development of graduates who possess not only the skill and knowledge requisite for success in business, but also the wisdom and understanding which will enable them to become productive citizens. The college's program seeks to provide a firm base of liberal arts education consistent with that of any other professional preparation, to strive for adequate breadth within its own curriculum, and to maintain a continuing, lively interchange with related fields. Effort is exerted to make the study of business a challenging intellectual adventure rather than a mere exercise in specialized techniques.



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Computer Literacy and Oral Competency

Students majoring in business administration obtain competencies in computer literacy and oral presentation via required course work. They are required to take a computer course, INSY 2303, Introduction to M.I.S. and Data Processing. Students are also required to take an oral communication course, COMS 1301, Fundamentals of Speech, or COMS 2305, Business and Professional Communication.



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Mission Statement

Consistent with the mission of the University, the College of Business strives to be a recognized contributor in the field of business education and research. It is our mission to build and maintain a quality educational environment, creating value for our constituencies.

Our achievement-focused programs produce quality graduates at all degree levels. These programs respond to changing needs and opportunities, generate and communicate new knowledge and ideas to benefit the scholarly, public and private sectors, and provide a wide range of intellectual and professional services locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.



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Objectives

Our mission will be fulfilled by achieving the following objectives:

  • To discover and disseminate knowledge that, through its relevance and rigor, benefits our students, practitioners and other constituencies.
  • To continue to develop and provide instructional programs that meet the needs of our students: part-time, full-time, employed and international.
  • To maintain a rigorous and effective client-focused environment that capitalizes on our urban setting.
  • To continually improve all our academic programs to effectively address the diversified needs of the Metroplex area.
  • To further our community interaction by offering off-campus courses, distance education and professional development seminars.
  • To enhance the visibility of the college and improve its financial strength through increased external funding.
  • To provide advisory services to academic, professional and other organizations.


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Programs

To attain these objectives, guidelines have been developed to provide minimum coverage of the basic areas of human knowledge and exposure to the fundamentals in each of the functional areas of business.

There are two major degree programs, each developed within the frame of reference described above. The first is the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, with subject area concentrations in finance, information systems, management, marketing, operations management, real estate, or economics. A minor is not required or allowed for any B.B.A. The B.B.A. (Accounting) degree, while adhering to the basic philosophy outlined, permits a maximum 33 semester hour concentration in accounting. Thus, in addition to acquiring excellent preparation for a management career in industry, a student may also pursue professional objectives leading to a career in private, governmental, or public accounting. The B.B.A. in International Business is a dual concentration program requiring specific international business course work and 26 to 32 hours in one modern language (French, German, Russian, or Spanish). A B.S. degree in accounting is offered for students planning a career in professional accounting who also desire in-depth study in a related business discipline such as economics, finance, or information systems. This degree program permits a maximum 33 semester hour concentration in accounting and, depending on the area, 15 to 24 semester hours in a related business discipline. A B.S. degree in information systems is offered for the student planning a professional career in business information systems. A B.S. degree in economics is also offered for the benefit of the student planning a career as a professional economist; a minor is required for degree completion.



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Business Undergraduate Advising Center

107 Business Building - 817-272-3368 - wweb.uta.edu/business/ugadvise/

Each student in the College of Business has access to a professional academic advisor for educational and vocational guidance. The advising process is designed to assist students as they make important decisions related to their academic progress at UT-Arlington and career goals in general.

Specifically, the purpose of advising is:

  • To empower students to clarify and achieve their educational goals by providing timely and accurate information about degree requirements, as well as College and University policies and procedures.
  • To provide every business student with the opportunity to develop a relationship with a knowledgeable advisor in order to obtain sound academic advising with a degree of continuity.
  • To provide students with information about additional services, programs, and support systems available within the College and University as appropriate.

Ultimately, the student is responsible for seeking academic advice, making decisions regarding goals, meeting degree requirements, and enrolling in appropriate courses. The academic advisor is to provide assistance and help in these decisions. All students are responsible for understanding and complying with University and College policies and procedures.

The Advising Center is located on the first floor of the Business Building, Suite 107 and operates on an appointment basis. Please contact the Center by calling 817.272.3368 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.



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Goolsby Leadership Academy

304 Business Building • 817-272-3085 • www.uta.edu/goolsby/goolsbyacademy@uta.edu

Faculty

Dr. David Mack, Director and Assistant Dean, College of Business

Ms. Rebecca Neilson, Assistant Director

Dr. David Gray, Associate Dean, College of Business

Dr. James Campbell Quick, John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished Professor

Dr. Roger Meiners, John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished Professor

Dr. Peggy Swanson, John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished Professor

Dr. Ann McFadyen, Department of Management

The Goolsby Leadership Academy was founded in 2003 with a gift of $2 million from an anonymous donor in honor of John and Judy Goolsby. John Goolsby is a 1964 graduate of the College of Business with a degree in accounting. Much of his executive career was spent as CEO of the Howard Hughes Corporation. There are three sets of Academy participants: students, faculty members, and executives. Each year the Academy selects qualified undergraduate students who take a series of specialized courses regarding different aspects of leadership and participate in special projects and field activities designed to give them real-world leadership experiences. Faculty associated with the Academy teach leadership courses and conduct leadership research. Executives mentor Goolsby students, provide field research opportunities for faculty scholarship, and support Academy leadership training programs.

Goolsby Scholars are encouraged to apply for admission to the Honors College. Each of the required Goolsby courses qualifies for Honors College credit. Form more information, please visit the Honors College website.

Course fee information is published in the online student Schedule of Classes at www.uta.edu/schedule. Please refer to this Web site for a detailed listing of specific course fees.

LSHP 4311. LEADER AS COMMUNICATOR (3-0) 3 hours credit. Helps students excel in written and oral communication skills. Assignments include writing short papers, making oral presentations, and learning to critique each other. This course provides a perspective on leadership in formal organizations with emphasis on communication, exercising influence, decision-making, and conflict management. Prerequisite: admission to the Goolsby Leadership Academy.

LSHP 4313. SENIOR EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP (3-0) 3 hour credit. Course consists of a series of lectures by executives who provide insight into their own unique leadership skills and development. Prerequisite: admission to the Goolsby Leadership Academy.

LSHP 4315. EXECUTIVE INTERNSHIP (3-0) 3 hours credit. This internship experience places Goolsby Fellows in field settings with executives from the College's Advisory Council and other executive leaders in specialized areas for students. This course is cross listed as HONR 4315. Prerequisite: admission to the Goolsby Leadership Academy or permission of either of the Goolsby Leadership Academy Directors.



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Fast Track Master's Degrees in Business

Fast Track Programs enable outstanding senior undergraduate Business students to satisfy degree requirements leading to select master's degrees in business while completing their undergraduate studies.

An undergraduate Business student will apply:

  • within 30 hours of completing a bachelor's degree
  • upon completion of at least 30 hours at UTA, achieving an overall UTA GPA of 3.2 or better
  • with an overall GPA of 3.2 or better in all college courses (at all schools), and
  • with a UTA Business GPA of 3.3 or better.

Additionally, a candidate must have completed 12 hours of specified undergraduate Fast Track foundation courses with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in these courses. These courses are mandatory and must be completed at UT Arlington. The foundation courses required for admission to the various Fast Track programs are:

MBA or MS-INSY or MS-HR

  • ECON 3310 Microeconomics or ECON 3312 Macroeconomics (first completed at UTA)
  • FINA 3313 Business Finance
  • MANA 3318 Managing Organizational Behavior
  • BSTAT 3321 Business Statistics I or BSTAT 3322 Business Statistics II (first completed at UTA)

MS-REAE

  • ECON 3310 Microeconomics or ECON 3312 Macroeconomics (first completed at UTA)
  • FINA 3313 Business Finance
  • REAE 3325 Fundamentals of Real Estate
  • BSTAT 3321 Business Statistics I or BSTAT 3322 Business Statistics II (first completed at UTA)

MA-ECON

  • ECON 3310 Microeconomics
  • ECON 3312 Macroeconomics
  • FINA 3313 Business Finance
  • BSTAT 3321 Business Statistics I or BSTAT 3322 Business Statistics II (first completed at UTA)

Once admitted, a student will be allowed to take select graduate courses that may be used to satisfy both bachelor's and master's degree requirements.

An undergraduate student who successfully completes the Fast Track graduate coursework with grades of B or better will graduate with the undergraduate degree will be automatically admitted to the Graduate School at that time. The student will not be required to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), will not have to complete the normal Graduate School application for admission, and will not have to pay the related application fee.

For more details about this program, please refer to the Graduate Catalog and/or a graduate MBA advisor.



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Business Honors Program

The Business Honors Program (BHP) operates as a part of UT Arlington's Honors College. Its primary objective is to establish a cohesive community of exceptionally intelligent and motivated students who will pursue the study of business together in a stimulating learning environment. Participation in the BHP is open to students who maintain a total cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher. Students who complete the program successfully will receive a special citation on their diplomas. The University honors degree requirements are compatible with all College of Business degree programs.



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Internship for Degree Credit

One approved internship can be used as an advanced business elective for eligible students. Students must be a declared business major, junior or senior standing, have an overall UT Arlington GPA of 2.5 or better, have 3 hours of advanced business electives available, and complete the approval forms before the appropriate semester deadline.

The internship must be related to the student's major and is graded on a pass/fail basis. No credit will be given for previous experience or activities. For specific course requirements, refer to the internship approval forms. If a change of major occurs, the internship no longer applies to the degree.



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Admission Policy

Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, International Business-Modern Language, Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Real Estate Degree Programs (B.B.A. and B.S.)

Direct Admission Criteria

Applicants who have completed 30 or more hours of transferable college credit will be directly admitted to a business major based on the following criteria:

  • Students must meet all UT Arlington admission requirements and
  • Students must have a grade point average of 3.25 or better for all college level credit earned.

In addition to meeting the criteria stated above, students must attend a Business Success Workshop. Students are notified about the workshop in writing.

Applicants Who Do Not Meet Direct Admission Criteria

Applicants who do not meet the criteria for direct admission stated above will be admitted as business-intended majors. Academic performance will be evaluated after twelve (12) hours of business course work at UT Arlington. To declare a major, a business-intended student must meet the following criteria:

  • An overall grade point average of 2.25 at UT Arlington;
  • A business grade point average of 2.50 at UT Arlington; and
  • Completion of the CoB math requirement. (The CoB math requirement includes MATH 1302 or MATH 1315 and MATH 1316, or equivalent courses as transfer credits.)


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College of Business Probation and Dismissal

If a student does not meet the above criteria after earning twelve (12) hours in business course work the student is on College of Business probation. The student may be allowed to continue as a business-intended major for the semester containing the eighteenth hour of business course work under an enrollment contract. Depending on the circumstances, a student on CoB probation may have restrictions on course load, course selection, and will be given specific course grade requirements. All business hours will be used to calculate a business grade point average for the CoB admission purposes.

Students who do not meet the requirements for declaring a business major after eighteen (18) hours of business course work or meet the requirements outlined in the enrollment contract will not be allowed to take additional business courses at UT Arlington. The student will be dismissed from the CoB and must choose a major other than business in order to remain enrolled at UT Arlington.



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Degree Progress and Major Dismissal

Students who have been accepted to a business degree program must maintain satisfactory progress in their field of study (major). Declared business majors are subject to dismissal from a business degree program and will not be permitted to enroll for additional courses in that major if they:

  • Receive a grade of D or F in more than one upper level major course, or
  • Receive any combination of grades of D or F in two attempts of the same major course.


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College of Business Graduation Requirements

In addition to meeting the credit hour and course requirements for a specific College of Business degree program, the student must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a declared business major;
  • A minimum overall grade point average of 2.0;
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all course work taken from the College of Business;
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.0 for courses taken within the major/concentration area for those majors having a concentration (This requirement also applies to modern language course work for International Business degree programs);
  • Students must complete at least 50 percent of their business course work in residence;
  • Students with a concentration other than Accounting, must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours in residence of upper level concentration course work beyond the Business Core; and
  • A grade of "C" or better must be earned in all major/concentration courses required for the degree.


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Minors in Business for Non-Business Majors

The College of Business:

  • Requires half of the course work for a minor in business be completed in residence at UT Arlington. For an 18-hour minor requirement, this would require a minimum of 9 hours of business course work at UT Arlington.
  • Requires a grade of C or better in all minor requirement courses.
  • Will not use vocational and technical courses (including WECM courses) toward any business minor.

Accounting

ACCT 2301
ACCT 2302*
ACCT 3311*
ACCT 33xx or 43xx*
ACCT 33xx or 43xx*
ACCT 33xx or 43xx*

Students must complete at least 9 hours of upper level accounting coursework at UT Arlington.

The following ACCT prefix courses may not be used to satisfy the minor requirements: ACCT 3304, Software Tools; ACCT 3309, Accounting for Managers; and ACCT 4380, Ethics for Accountants.

A minimum accounting GPA of 2.0 must be maintained for accounting classes completed at UT Arlington. ACCT 3304, 3309 or 4380 will NOT be included in the accounting GPA calculation.

Business Administration

Select 9 hours from:

ACCT 2301
ACCT 2302*
INSY 2303
ECON 2305
ECON 2306

Select 9 hours* Jr/Sr level from one area or from several areas:

ACCT
BCOM
BLAW
ECON
FINA
INSU
INSY
MANA
MARK
OPMA
REAE
BSTAT

Economics

ECON 2337 (optional)
ECON 2305
ECON 2306
ECON 3303*
ECON 3310*
ECON 3312*
ECON 33xx or 43xx*

Information Systems

INSY 2303
INSY 3300*
INSY 3304*
INSY 3305*
INSY 33xx or 43xx*
INSY 33xx or 43xx*

*Mandatory Prerequisites: Prerequisites MUST be met before enrollment in the course. A student should consider these when selecting courses to satisfy the minor requirement and when registering. For a complete list of prerequisites see the Undergraduate Catalog or the Business Undergraduate Advising Office.



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Requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree

The Bachelor of Business Administration Degree allows the student to choose options in Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Operations Management, and Real Estate. A minor is not required or allowed for the B.B.A. Courses in the various option fields are found in the appropriate departmental sections of the catalog. Operations Management courses are found in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management. Real Estate courses are found in the Department of Finance and Real Estate.

(Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Operations Management, and Real Estate Options)

Students must meet all lower division requirements before enrolling for upper division courses. Specified prerequisites are designated for certain courses.

English

1301, 1302.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature above the freshmen level.

Liberal Arts Elective

Three hours of sophomore level literature, or social and cultural studies designated as taught in the College of Liberal Arts, or fine arts, or philosophy.

Political Science

2311, 2312.

History

1311, 1312.

Mathematics

1315 and 1316.

Natural Science

Eight hours in lab science (biology, chemistry, geology and/or physics).

Social/Cultural Studies

MANA 2302.

Fine Arts

Three hours from architecture, art, dance, music or theatre arts.

Oral Communication

COMS 1301 or COMS 2305.

Computer Literacy

INSY 2303.

Business Core

ACCT 2301 and 2302; BLAW 3310; ECON 2305 and 2306; FINA 3313; INSY 2303; MANA 3318, 4322; MARK 3321; OPMA 3306; BSTAT 3321; BCOM 3360.

Concentration and Electives

12 to 18 hours beyond the core requirement in one of the following areas of concentration: economics, finance, information systems, management, marketing, operations management, or real estate. Three to six hours of accounting elective and three to six hours of economics electives may be required. 12 to 24 hours of 3000/4000 level business electives selected from at least three areas of concentration excluding the primary area of concentration.

Total

122 hours.

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year

First Semester: ENGL 1301; HIST 1311; Natural Science, 4 hours; MATH 1315; Speech, 3 hours-Total Credit 16 hours.

Second Semester: ENGL 1302; HIST 1312; Natural Science, 4 hours; MATH 1316; Fine Arts, 3 hours-Total Credit 16 hours.

Sophomore Year

First Semester: Literature, 3 hours; POLS 2311; ECON 2305; ACCT 2301; MANA 2302-Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester: Liberal Arts Elective, 3 hours; POLS 2312; ECON 2306; ACCT 2302; INSY 2303-Total Credit 15 hours.

Economics Option

Students concentrating in economics should be certain they meet the requirements specified previously under the heading "Requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree." Within the framework of these conditions, the economics concentration is limited to 21 hours in economics. This includes 15 hours of economics beyond the courses in principles of economics, ECON 2305 and 2306. ECON 3303, 3310, 3312, 3318. and 3 hours from ECON 4311 or 4323 or 4325 are required. The remainder of the courses to meet degree requirements should be selected with the advice of an academic advisor.

Suggested Course Sequence

Junior Year

First Semester: ECON 3303; ECON 3310; MARK 3321; BLAW 3310; Advanced Business Elective, 3 hours-Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester: ECON 3312; MANA 3318; BSTAT 3321; Advanced Business Electives, 6 hours-Total Credit 15 hours.

Senior Year

First Semester: FINA 3313; BCOM 3360; ECON 3318; Advanced Business Electives, 6 hours-Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester: MANA 4322; ECON 4311 or 4323 or 4325, 3 hours; OPMA 3306; Advanced Business Electives, 6 hours-Total Credit 15 hours.

Finance Option

Students concentrating in finance should be certain they meet the requirements specified previously under the heading "Requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree." Within the framework of these conditions, the finance concentration student is limited to a maximum of 21 finance hours, to include three to nine hours of finance courses beyond FINA 3313, 3315, 3317, and 4315, which are required.

The student is also required to take ACCT 3311 and three hours of accounting at the 3000 or 4000 level. Other minimum requirements are six hours of economics. The remainder of the courses to meet degree requirements should be selected with the advice of an academic advisor. These courses may include insurance, business law, and real estate. It is recommended that students planning careers in financial institutions take ACCT 3312 and ECON 3303. Following is an outlined upper-level program, detailing required and suggested courses for finance students who choose a specific area of study. All finance students MUST counsel with the finance advisor; it is best to do this no later than in the first semester of the junior year.

Suggested Course Sequence

Junior Year

First Semester: FINA 3313; BLAW 3310; BSTAT 3321; MANA 3318; Accounting Elective, 3 hours-Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester: FINA 3315; FINA 3317; MARK 3321; BCOM 3360; ACCT 3311-Total Credit 15 hours.

Senior Year

First Semester: OPMA 3306; Finance Elective, 3 hours; Finance or Advanced Business Electives*, 6 hours; Economics Elective, 3 hours-Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester: FINA 4315; MANA 4322; Advanced Business Electives*, 6 hours; Economics Elective, 3 hours-Total Credit 15 hours.

*Suggested advanced business electives: BLAW 3311; BLAW 3312; INSU 4329; REAE 3325, 4319, 4321; INSY 3305; ACCT 3312.

Career Options in Finance

Finance is the branch of business concerned with management of money. The specific nature of the money management function depends to some extent on the type of organization. Based on similarity of the finance function, finance is generally classified into three areas: corporate finance, investments and securities, and financial institutions. Career opportunities may be available in each of these areas. A brief description of each area along with some courses applicable to each is provided below. A faculty advisor should be consulted before making final decisions relative to a degree program.

Financial Institutions: Commercial banks, savings and loan associations, credit unions, mutual funds, pension funds, finance companies, and insurance companies. Also, various governmental bodies that regulate financial institutions are included.

Investments and Securities: Firms such as investment banks, stockbrokers, institutional investors, and investment advisory services.

Corporate Finance: Manufacturing firms, wholesalers, retailers, and firms engaged in providing all types of non-financial services.

Information Systems Option

Students concentrating in information systems should be certain they meet the requirements specified previously under the heading Requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. Within the framework of these conditions, a student is limited to a maximum of 21 hours in each of the concentration areas. For a concentration in information systems, a student would include 18 hours of information systems beyond INSY 2303. INSY 3300, 3303, 3304 and 3305 are required.

The student concentrating in information systems is encouraged to take a computer science course as an outside elective. Required information systems electives and advanced business electives should be selected with the advice of an academic advisor.

Suggested Course Sequence

Junior Year

First Semester: INSY 3300; INSY 3303; Advanced Business Elective, 3 hours; MANA 3318; BSTAT 3321-Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester: INSY 3304; OPMA 3306; BLAW 3310; FINA 3313; MARK 3321-Total Credit 15 hours.

Senior Year

First Semester: INSY 3305; INSY Elective, 3 hours; BCOM 3360; Advanced Business Electives, 6 hours-Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester: INSY Elective, 3 hours; Outside Elective or Advanced Business Elective, 3 hours; MANA 4322; Advanced Business Electives, 6 hours-Total Credit 15 hours.

Management Option

Students concentrating in management should be certain they meet the requirements specified previously under the heading Requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. Within the framework of these conditions, a student is limited to a maximum of 21 hours in each of the concentration areas. For a concentration in management, a student would include 12 to 15 hours of management beyond MANA 3318. MANA 3319 and 3320 are required. The balance of up to 9 hours of concentration may be selected from among the remaining management offerings.

Other required courses include accounting, three hours, and economics, six hours. The remainder of the courses to meet degree requirements should be selected with the advice of an academic advisor.

Suggested Course Sequence

Junior Year

First Semester: MANA 3318, 3319; BLAW 3310; BSTAT 3321; MARK 3321-Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester: MANA 3320; Management Elective, 3 hours; FINA 3313; BCOM 3360; Economics Elective, 3 hours-Total Credit 15 hours.

Senior Year

First Semester: OPMA 3306; Management Elective, 3 hours; Management or Advanced Business Elective, 3 hours; Advanced Business Electives, 6 hours-Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester: MANA 4322; Accounting Elective, 3 hours; Advanced Business Electives, 9 hours-Total Credit 15 hours.

Marketing Option

Students concentrating in marketing should be certain they meet the requirements specified previously under the heading Requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. Within the framework of these conditions, a student is limited to a maximum of 21 hours in the concentration area. For a student concentrating in marketing, this would include 18 hours in marketing beyond MARK 3321. MARK 3324, MARK 4311 and MARK 4322 are required. The balance of nine hours of concentration may be selected from the remaining marketing offerings.

The student concentrating in marketing is also required to take advanced electives include accounting, three hours, and economics, three hours. The remainder of the courses to meet degree requirements should be selected with the advice of an academic advisor.

Suggested Course Sequence

Junior Year

First Semester: MANA 3318; Accounting Elective, 3 hours; BLAW 3310; BSTAT 3321; MARK 3321-Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester: Marketing Elective, 3 hours; MARK 3324; OPMA 3306; FINA 3313; BCOM 3360-Total Credit 15 hours.

Senior Year

First Semester: MARK 4311; Marketing Electives, 6 hours; Advanced Business Electives, 6 hours-Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester: MARK 4322; MANA 4322; Advanced Business Electives, 6 hours; Economics Elective, 3 hours-Total Credit 15 hours.

Operations Management Option

Students concentrating in operations management should be certain they meet the requirements specified previously under the heading Requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. Within the framework of these conditions, a student is limited to a maximum of 21 hours in the concentration area. For a concentration in operations management, the student would include 15 to 18 hours of operations management beyond OPMA 3306. OPMA 3308, 3310, 4302, 4307, and 4309 are required. The balance of up to three hours of concentration may be selected from the remaining OPMA offerings. The student concentrating in operations management is also required to take BSTAT 3322. Other required business electives should be selected from ACCT 3309 or 4302, ACCT 4304, ECON 3310, FINA 4320, MANA 3320, MANA 4320, and MARK 4303.

Suggested Course Sequence

Junior Year

First Semester: OPMA 3306; OPMA 3310; BSTAT 3321; MANA 3318; Accounting Elective, 3 hours-Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester: OPMA 3308; BLAW 3310; BSTAT 3322; MARK 3321; FINA 3313-Total Credit 15 hours.

Senior Year

First Semester: OPMA 4302; OPMA or Advanced Business Elective, 3 hours; BCOM 3360; Advanced Business Electives, 6 hours-Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester: OPMA 4307 and 4309; MANA 4322; Advanced Business Elective, 3 hours; Outside Elective or Advanced Business Elective, 3 hours-Total Credit 15 hours.

Real Estate Option

Students concentrating in real estate should be certain they meet the requirements specified previously under the heading Requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. Within the framework of these conditions, a student is limited to a maximum of 21 hours in the concentration area. For a concentration in real estate, a student would include 12 to 15 hours of real estate beyond REAE 3325. REAE 3325, REAE 4319, and REAE 4334 are required. The remaining six to nine hours of real estate courses may be selected from the courses listed in the Real Estate section. The remainder of the courses to meet degree requirements should be selected with the advice of an academic advisor.

A student desiring a Real Estate option must complete 15 semester hours of courses bearing a Real Estate prefix (REAE). BLAW 3314 is required. Other required courses: accounting, three hours; economics, six hours.

Suggested Course Sequence

Junior Year

First Semester: MANA 3318; BSTAT 3321; FINA 3313; BLAW 3310; REAE 3325-Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester: MARK 3321; OPMA 3306; Accounting Elective, 3 hours; REAE 4319; BLAW 3314-Total Credit 15 hours.

Senior Year

First Semester: Real Estate Electives, 6 hours; BCOM 3360; Economics Elective, 3 hours; Real Estate or Advanced Business Elective*, 3 hours-Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester: REAE 4334; MANA 4322; Economics Elective, 3 hours; Advanced Business Electives*, 6 hours-Total Credit 15 hours.

*Suggested advanced business electives: ACCT 3315; ECON 4325; FINA 3315, 3317, 4320, 4351; MARK 4311; INSU 4329, 4330.

International Business/Modern Language Option

Students must meet all lower division requirements before enrolling for upper division courses. Specified prerequisites are designated for certain courses.

English

1301, 1302.

Literature

Three hours of modern language literature above the freshman level.

Liberal Arts Elective

Three hours of sophomore level literature, or social and cultural studies designated as taught in the College of Liberal Arts, or fine arts, or philosophy.

History

1311, 1312.

Political Science

2311, 2312.

Mathematics

1315 and 1316.

Social/Cultural Studies

ECON 2305

Fine Arts

Three hours from architecture, art, dance, music, or theatre arts.

Oral Communication

COMS 1301 or COMS 2305.

Natural Science

Eight hours in lab science (biology, chemistry, geology and/or physics).

Business Core

ACCT 2301, 2302; ECON 2305, 2306; BLAW 3310; FINA 3313; INSY 2303; MANA 3318, 4322; MARK 3321; BSTAT 3321; BCOM 3360.

International Business

BLAW 4310; ECON 4306 or 4321 or 4322; FINA 4324; MANA 4321; MARK 4325.

Modern Language

26 hours beyond all other requirements in one of the following areas: French, German, Russian, or Spanish. See modern language options for specific courses.

Electives

9 hours of upper level, advisor approved electives. (Students are encouraged to include six hours of degree specific language in this area.)

Total

130 hours.

Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad. The College of Business, the Department of Modern Languages, and the International Office currently work together in assisting student participation in existing exchange programs. Furthermore, the University will continue to develop exchange agreements with other recognized international universities.

Modern Language Options

French: Students concentrating in International Business/French should be certain they meet the requirements specified previously under the heading Requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. Within the framework of these conditions, a student must complete FREN 1441, 1442*, 2313, 2314, 3300 or 3303, 4314, 4334, and 4335.

German: Students concentrating in International Business/German should be certain they meet the requirements specified previously under the heading Requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. Within the framework of these conditions, a student must complete GERM 1441, 1442*, 2313, 2314, 3313, 3314, 4334, and 4335.

Russian: Students concentrating in International Business/Russian should be certain they meet the requirements specified previously under the heading Requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. Within the framework of these conditions, a student must complete RUSS 1441, 1442*, 2313, 2314, 3333, 4362, 4334, and 4335.

Spanish: Students concentrating in International Business/Spanish should be certain they meet the requirements specified previously under the heading Requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. Within the framework of these conditions, a student must complete SPAN 1441, 1442*, 2313, 2314, 3311 or 3312, 3314, 4334, and 4335. (Non-heritage speakers should plan to take 3303 as an advanced business elective. Heritage speakers should plan to take 3304 and 3305 in place of 3303 and 3314.)

*Students will be placed in appropriate language level upon completion of a written and/or a verbal competency exam administered by the Modern Language Department.



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