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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE IN THE RED MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

 

Dean Robert G. May of the Red McCombs School of Business filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following proposed changes in the requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in the Red McCombs School of Business chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2000-2002. The dean and the faculty of the school approved and submitted the proposed changes to the secretary on October 31, 2001. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on November 12, 2001, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on December 3, 2001. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on December 14, 2001 , recommending approval. The authority to grant final approval on behalf of the General Faculty resides with the Faculty Council.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by February 11, 2002.


<signed>

John R. Durbin, Secretary
The Faculty Council



This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 4, 2002. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE IN THE RED MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESSCHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

In Chapter 3, on page 45, in the section DEGREES, under the heading BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE REQUIREMENTS, make the following change:

2. A candidate for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree must be enrolled in the Red McCombs School of Business in the semester or summer session in which the degree is awarded. [, unless the student is simultaneously receiving a degree from another college or school of the University.]

Rationale: The text of the catalog is being changed to reflect current college policy.

In Chapter 3, on page 45, in the section DEGREES, under the heading BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE REQUIREMENTS, make the following change:

4. Required work of [thirty-four] thirty-one semester hours should be taken in the first year:
a.
Rhetoric and Composition 306.
b.
Economics 304K and 304L.
c.
Mathematics [403K and 403L or] 408K and 408L, Mathematics 408C and 408D, or the equivalent.
d.
[Six hours in natural science, to be taken in one of the following fields: astronomy, biology, chemistry, geological sciences, physics.] Management Information Systems 310.
e.
Three hours of anthropology, psychology, or sociology chosen from approved courses; courses dealing primarily with statistics or data processing may not be used to fulfill this requirement.
f.
Six hours in fine arts or humanities, to be chosen from the following areas: archaeology, architecture, art (including art history, design, studio art, visual art studies), classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), fine arts, humanities, music (including music, instruments, ensemble), philosophy (excluding courses in logic and argumentation), theatre and dance.
g.
Business Administration 101 and 102.
5. Required work of [thirty] thirty-six semester hours should be taken in the second year: 2
a. Accounting 311 and 312.
b. English 316K.
c. [Management Information Systems 310] Business Administration 324.
d. Statistics 309.
e. Six hours in natural science, to be taken in one of the following fields: astronomy, biology, chemistry, geological sciences, physics.
[e.]f. Six hours of American government, including Texas government.
[f.]g. Six hours of American history.
[g.]h. [Three hours in applied communications, chosen from approved courses that are concerned with oral communication skills and that require the student's active participation in the development and application of these skills.] Three hours of public speaking, with an emphasis (at least 50 percent of the course content) on the preparation and presentation of professional speeches, using computer technology when appropriate.
6. [Twenty-one] Eighteen semester hours beyond the first two years are specified as follows: 2
a. Legal Environment of Business 323.
b. Finance 354 and 357.
c. Marketing 337.
[d.] [Finance 357.]
[e.]d. Management 335 or 336.
{f.] [Management Information Systems 324.]
[g.]f. A professional, business-related internship or practicum course chosen from the following: Accounting 353J, 366, [Business Administration 353C, 353F, 353H, 353K, 353M, 353S,] Finance 355, 366P, Management 353, 366P, Management Information Systems 353, 366P, Marketing 353, 366P.


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  Only one internship course may be counted toward the degree.

Footnote:

2. The following are the "business core courses": Accounting 311 and 312, Business Administration 324, Finance 354 and 357, Legal Environment of Business 323, Management 335 or 336, Management Information Systems 310 [and 324], Marketing 337, and Statistics 309.

Rationale: Mathematics 403K and 403L do not adequately prepare business students for advanced study in economics or graduate school. Additionally, M 408D is the prerequisite for upper-division math courses. Students who take the M 403K and M 403L are not able to continue study in upper-level math and actuarial courses. The more rigorous M 408K, M 408L or M 408C and M 408D will better meet the academic needs of the business students.

The other changes are editorial.