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Fall 2007

The College of Business Administration

Dean: Daniel D. Himarios, Ph.D.Suite 107 Business Bldg. • Box 19366 • 817-272-3368 • www.uta.edu/coba

Accounting, Economics, Finance & Real Estate, Information Systems and Operations Management, Management, Marketing

The Bachelor of Arts in Economics, 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.

Philosophy

Teaching, research, and community service are the essential activities of the College of Business Administration. 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 Administration 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.

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.

Mission Statement

Consistent with the mission of the University, the College of Business Administration 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.

Objectives

Our mission will be fulfilled by achieving the following objectives:

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 three 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. 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, 12 to 21 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. The B.A. degree in economics is the traditional liberal arts degree, oriented toward careers in teaching and research, government, or business.

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 Administration

Dr. David Gray, Associate Dean, College of Business Administration

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. Larry Walther, Chairman of the Department of Accounting

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 Administration 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 Fellows and Goolsby Associates are members of the Honors College. A sample Honors degree plan is available from either the Honors advisors or the designated Goolsby College of Business advisor.

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 4110. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT (1-0) 1 hour credit. This seminar provides Goolsby Fellows with developmental feedback based on psychological self-assessment instruments. The aim is to build on personal strengths and enhance self-awareness. This course is cross listed as HONR 4110. Prerequisite: admission to the Goolsby Leadership Academy or permission of either of the Goolsby Leadership Academy Directors.

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 (some videotaped), and learning to critique each other. This course is cross listed as HONR 4311. Prerequisite: admission to the Goolsby Leadership Academy or permission of either of the Goolsby Leadership Academy Directors.

LSHP 4313. SENIOR EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP (3-0) 3 hour credit. Designed on a series of lectures by executives followed by round-table discussion with faculty member(s). This course exposes Goolsby Fellows to leading executives. This course is cross listed as HONR 4313. Prerequisite: admission to the Goolsby Leadership Academy or permission of either of the Goolsby Leadership Academy Directors.

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.

Business Foundations Program

The Business Foundations Program (BFP) provides a solid foundation in basic business concepts. The program, consisting of six junior level courses and constituting a minor in business administration, is designed specifically for non-business majors. Participants successfully completing all requirements of the program will be awarded a Business Foundations Program Certificate.

To be considered for admission into the program, a student must be admitted to UT Arlington and seeking a non-business degree. To receive a BFP Certificate, a student must apply and be accepted to the program through the College of Business Administration and complete the following eighteen (18) hours at UT Arlington with a grade of “C” or better in each:

FACC 3300: Foundations of Accounting
FECO 3310: Foundations of Economics
FLAW 3320: Foundations of Business Law
FFIN 3330: Foundations of Business Finance
FMAN 3340: Foundations of Management
FMRK 3350: Foundations of Marketing

Upon meeting these requirements, a student must apply for the BFP Certificate in the Undergraduate Advising Center, College of Business Administration.

College of Business Administration degree program courses with a grade of “C” or better may be used to substitute for certain BFP courses, but transfer courses from other colleges or universities may not be used under any circumstances.

Students wanting to use BFP courses toward their minor must consult with their major department. Students may complete less than six BFP courses if needed for a minor, or for any other reason, but no BFP certificate will be awarded.

BFP courses may not be used for credit toward any College of Business Administration bachelor’s degree, nor as waiver courses for any master’s degree in the College of Business Administration.

FACC 3300. FOUNDATIONS OF ACCOUNTING (3-0) 3 hours credit. An introduction to financial and managerial accounting, with an emphasis on the content, interpretation, and uses of accounting reports. Discussion of the determination and reporting of net income and financial position, and the theories underlying business financial statements; coverage of various managerial accounting topics designed to extend the student’s knowledge of planning and controlling firm operations. This course is open only to non-business majors and may not be counted towards a bachelor’s degree in business.

FECO 3310. FOUNDATIONS OF ECONOMICS (3-0) 3 hours credit. A non-technical overview of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory. Provides a survey of the key lessons of economics: demand, supply, pricing in markets, structure of markets, monetary policy, fiscal policy, international trade, and other key issues that arise in general discussion. Reviews the primary tools of economic thinking and covers the major themes that appear in the popular media. This course is open only to non-business majors and may not be counted towards a bachelor’s degree in business.

FLAW 3320. FOUNDATIONS OF BUSINESS LAW (3-0) 3 hours credit. Survey of areas of law related to business, making and administration of law, process of dispute resolution, filing and trying cases. Visit to courts and/or guest speakers. This course is open only to non-business majors and may not be counted towards a bachelor’s degree in business.

FFIN 3330. FOUNDATIONS OF BUSINESS FINANCE (3-0) 3 hours credit. Principles of effective financial management, including planning, organization and control; financial intermediaries; securities markets; evaluation of alternative assets, debt and capital structures. This course is open only to non-business majors and may not be counted toward a bachelor’s degree in business.

FMAN 3340. FOUNDATIONS OF MANAGEMENT (3-0) 3 hours credit. An introduction to the management of organizations. Issues are addressed from the perspectives of strategic management, organizational behavior, and human resource management. This course is open only to non-business majors and may not be counted towards a bachelor’s degree in business.

FMRK 3350. FOUNDATIONS OF MARKETING (3-0) 3 hours credit. Introduction to the basic concepts and terminology in marketing: the marketing mix, market segmentation, buyer behavior, marketing research, and other fundamental concepts. This course is open only to non-business majors and may not be counted towards a bachelor’s degree in business.

PPIB Program

The Professional Program in Business (PPIB) is designed for students with superior academic credentials and a clear focus on their career aspirations. This program will enable students to meet requirements for both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in a specially designed five-year format. The entire program can be completed with up to 12 fewer hours than would be required in completion of separate Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. With this plan, both degrees will be awarded simultaneously. Any combination of undergraduate degrees (B.B.A., B.A., B.S.) and graduate degrees (M.B.A., M.S., M.A.) is possible. The number of undergraduate hours that can be waived (substituted) may be influenced by the degree combination chosen.

Prospective students must have a 3.2 overall GPA at UT Arlington and a 3.2 GPA in COBA courses to be considered for participation in this program. Also, students must have completed a minimum of 24 hours of course work at UT Arlington. Students should seek advising about this option and make the decision to enter this program during their junior year. Information about the program and the process for applying is available in the Undergraduate Advising Center.

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 Administration degree programs.

Admission Policy

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

Direct Admission Criteria. Applicants entering UT Arlington from high school and transfer students who have completed less than 30 hours of transferable college credit will be directly admitted to a College of Business Administration (COBA) major based on the following criteria:
Rank in High SchoolMinimum SAT scoreMinimum ACT score
Top 25%100021
II. Applicants who have completed 30 or more hours of transferable college credit will be directly admitted to a COBA major based on the following criteria: In addition to meeting the criteria stated in either I or II 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:

If a student does not meet the above criteria after earning twelve (12) hours in business course work, the student may be allowed to continue as a business-intended major for the semester containing the eighteenth hour of business course work. All business hours will be used to calculate a business grade point average for the COBA admission purposes. Students who do not meet the requirements for declaring a business major after eighteen (18) hours of business course work will not be allowed to take additional business courses at UT Arlington. The student will be suspended from the COBA and must choose a major other than business-intended at that time in order to remain enrolled at UT Arlington.

College of Business Administration Graduation Requirements

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

Minors in Business for Non-Business Majors

The College of Business Administration:

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
STAT

Business Foundations

FACC 3300
FECO 3310
FLAW 3320
FFIN 3330
FMAN 3340
FMRK 3350

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*

Specialized Master and MBA Preparatory

Programs include: 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.

Select 18 hours from (minimum 6 hours of upper level):
ACCT 2301, 2302*
INSY 2303, 3321*
ECON 2305, 2306
FINA 3313*
MANA 3318 or 3319
MARK 3321*
OPMA 3306*
STAT 3321*
MATH 1315 AND 1316* is recommended as the math requirement for Liberal Arts majors.

*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.

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. General business administration courses are found in this section of the catalog. 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. Waiver of either of the above will require consent of the instructor and approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies of the College of Business Administration.

English

1301, 1302.

Literature

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

Liberal Arts Elective

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

Political Science

2311, 2312.

History

1311, 1312.

Mathematics

1302 or 1315, and 1316.

Natural Science

Eight hours in single lab science (biology, chemistry, geology 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.

Outside Electives

Sufficient to give the total number of hours required for the degree.

Business Core

ACCT 2301 and 2302; BLAW 3311; ECON 2305 and 2306; FINA 3313; INSY 2303; MANA 3318, 4322; MARK 3321; OPMA 3306; STAT 3321.

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 electives. Six hours of economics electives. 12 to 18 hours of 3000/4000 level business electives selected from at least three areas of concentration excluding the primary area of concentration.

Total: 128 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; INSY 2303—Total Credit 18 hours.

Second Semester: Liberal Arts Elective, 3 hours; POLS 2312; ECON 2306; ACCT 2302; Outside Elective, 3 hours—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, and 3318 are required. A three-hour accounting elective is also required, plus a three-hour upper level economics elective. 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 3311; Accounting Elective, 3 hours; Advanced Business elective, 3 hours—Total Credit 18 hours.

Second Semester: ECON 3312; FINA 3313; MANA 3318; STAT 3321; Advanced Business Electives, 6 hours—Total Credit 18 hours.

Senior Year

First Semester: Advanced Business Electives, 9 hours; ECON 3318, OPMA 3306—Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester: MANA 4322; Economics Elective, 3 hours; Outside Elective, 3 hours; Advanced Business Elective, 3 hours—Total Credit 12 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 3311; STAT 3321; MANA 3318; ACCT 3311; Economics Elective, 3 hours—Total Credit 18 hours.

Second Semester: FINA 3315; FINA 3317; MARK 3321; OPMA 3306; Accounting Elective, 3 hours—Total Credit 15 hours.

Senior Year

First Semester: MANA 4322; Finance, 3 hours; Finance or Advanced Business Elective*, 6 hours; Economics Elective, 3 hours—Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester: Second Semester: FINA 4315; Advanced Business Electives*, 9 hours; Outside Elective, 3 hours—Total Credit 15 hours.

*Suggested advanced business electives: BLAW 3312; INSU 4329; REAE 3325, 4319, 4321; INSY 3305; ACCT 3311, 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. Other required electives (accounting, three hours; economics, six hours) 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; Accounting Elective, 3 hours; MANA 3318; STAT 3321; Economics Elective, 3 hours—Total Credit 18 hours.

Second Semester: INSY 3304; OPMA 3306; BLAW 3311; Economics Elective, 3 hours; FINA 3313; MARK 3321—Total Credit 18 hours.

Senior Year

First Semester: INSY 3305; INSY Elective, 3 hours; Advanced Business Electives, 9 hours—Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester: INSY Elective, 3 hours; Outside Elective, 3 hours; MANA 4322; Advanced Business Elective, 3 hours—Total Credit 12 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 18 hours of management beyond MANA 3318. MANA 3319 and 3320 are required. The balance of up to 12 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; Accounting Elective, 3 hours; BLAW 3311; STAT 3321; MARK 3321—Total Credit 18 hours.

Second Semester: MANA 3320; Management Elective, 3 hours; OPMA 3306; Economics Elective, 3 hours; FINA 3313; Advanced Business Elective, 3 hours—Total Credit 18 hours.

Senior Year

First Semester: Management Elective, 3 hours; Management or Advanced Business Electives, 6 hours; Advanced Business Electives, 3 hours; Economics Elective, 3 hours—Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester: MANA 4322; Outside Elective, 3 hours; Advanced Business Elective, 6 hours—Total Credit 12 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 BCOM 3360. Other required advanced electives 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; Accounting Elective, 3 hours; BLAW 3311; STAT 3321; Economics Elective, 3 hours; MARK 3321—Total Credit 18 hours.

Second Semester: Marketing Elective, 3 hours; MARK 3324; OPMA 3306; Economics Elective, 3 hours; FINA 3313; BCOM 3360—Total Credit 18 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; Outside Elective, 3 hours; Advanced Business Elective, 3 hours—Total Credit 12 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 STAT 3322. Other required business electives should be selected from ACCT 3309 or 4302, ACCT 4304, ECON 3310, FINA 4320, MANA 3320, MANA 4320, MARK 4303 and MARK 4334.

Suggested Course Sequence

Junior Year

First Semester: OPMA 3306; OPMA 3310; STAT 3321; Economics Elective, 3 hours; MANA 3318; Accounting Elective, 3 hours—Total Credit 18 hours.

Second Semester: OPMA 3308; BLAW 3311; STAT 3322; Economics Elective, 3 hours; MARK 3321; FINA 3313—Total Credit 18 hours.

Senior Year

First Semester: OPMA 4302; OPMA or Advanced Business Elective, 3 hours; Advanced Business Electives, 9 hours—Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester: OPMA 4307 and 4309; MANA 4322; Outside Elective, 3 hours—Total Credit 12 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 18 hours of real estate beyond REAE 3325. REAE 3325, REAE 4319, and REAE 4334 are required. The remaining six to 12 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; STAT 3321; FINA 3313; BLAW 3311; REAE 3325; Economics Elective, 3 hours—Total Credit 18 hours.

Second Semester: MARK 3321; OPMA 3306; Accounting Elective, 3 hours; REAE 4319; Economics Elective, 3 hours; BLAW 3314—Total Credit 18 hours.

Senior Year

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

Second Semester: REAE 4334; MANA 4322; Outside Elective, 3 hours; Advanced Business Elective*, 3 hours—Total Credit 12 hours.

*Suggested advanced business electives: ACCT 3315, 4301; ECON 4325; FINA 3315, 3317, 4320, 4351; MARK 4311; INSU 4329, 4330.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree

(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. Waiver of either of the above will require consent of the instructor and approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies of the College of Business Administration.

English

1301, 1302.

Literature

Three hours of modern language literature above the freshman level.

Liberal Arts Elective

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

History 1311, 1312.

Political Science 2311, 2312.

Mathematics

1302 or 1315 and 1316.

Social/Cultural Studies

MANA 2302.

Fine Arts

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

Oral Communication

COMS 1301 or COMS 2305.

Natural Science

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

Business Core

ACCT 2301, 2302; ECON 2305, 2306; FINA 3313; INSY 2303; MANA 3318, 4322; MARK 3321; STAT 3321.

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

12 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 Administration, 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, 3315, 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, three hours from RUSS 3322 or 3323 or 4322 or 4323, and three hours of 3000/4000 level electives.

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 SPAN 3303 as an advanced business elective. Heritage speakers should plan to take SPAN 3304 and SPAN 3305 in place of SPAN 3303 and SPAN 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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