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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE ADMISSION POLICIES IN
THE RED MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006

Dean George Gau of the Red McCombs School of Business has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following proposal to changes in the admission policy in the Red McCombs School of Business chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006. The faculty of the school approved the proposed changes on November 5, 2003. The dean approved the changes and submitted them to the secretary on November 7, 2003. 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 December 5, 2003, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on December 11, 2003. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on February 26, 2004, 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 noon on March 5, 2004.


<Signed>

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on February 27, 2004. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE ADMISSION POLICIES IN
THE RED MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006


On page 44, under the heading ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION, in the section REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE RED MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, in the Red McCombs School of Business chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, make the following changes:

{No changes to initial paragraphs, Freshman Admission Requirements for Texas Residents, Freshman Admission Requirements for Nonresidents, and Application Procedures for Freshman Admission.}

STUDENTS IN OTHER DIVISIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY

Students enrolled in other degree programs at the University who wish to enter a degree program described in this chapter must submit an application for a change of major to the Undergraduate Programs Office by June 1 to be considered for admission in the following fall semester. The minimum requirements for consideration are

1. Completion of twenty-four semester hours of coursework in residence on the letter-grade basis by the end of the preceding spring semester.

2. Completion of Mathematics 408K, 408C, or the equivalent.

3. A passing score on the Computer Literacy Test.

[3.] 4. Completion of at least one of the following courses: Mathematics 408L or 408D, Economics 304K, 304L.

[4.] 5. Students who have sixty hours or more of college credit must have completed the following courses: Mathematics 408K or 408C, 408L or 408D, Economics 304K, 304L.

[5.] 6. Completion of the foreign language proficiency requirement of two years of a single foreign language in high school or one year of a single foreign language in college.

Admission is granted on a space-available basis and may not be possible if instructional resources are not compatible with enrollment demands. A student with a grade point average of less than 3.30 is unlikely to be admitted to the school.


RATIONALE: Internal transfer students should begin to take their upper-division business courses in their first semester in the business school. The Literacy Test is a prerequisite for BA 324, which is a co-requisite course for all upper-division core business courses. The core business courses are the prerequisites for the sequence courses in their respective majors. Adding the Computer Literacy Test as a requirement for admission for transfer students will ensure that admitted students would be able to begin their business classes in their first semester thus ensuring their progress toward completion of the BBA degree.


TRANSFER ADMISSION

A student seeking to transfer to the Red McCombs School of Business from another university should list business as his or her intended major on the admission application. Because students are not admitted to the school for the spring or summer, application materials must be submitted to the Office of Admissions by the appropriate deadline for the student to be considered for admission in the following fall semester. The minimum requirements for consideration are

1. Completion of at least [thirty] twenty-four semester hours of transferable college coursework. Thirty semester hours are preferred.

2. Completion of Mathematics 408K, 408C, or the equivalent[.], and Management Information Systems 310 or the equivalent.*


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3. Completion of at least one of the following courses: Mathematics 408L, 408D, or the equivalent; Economics 304K; 304L.

4. Students who have sixty hours or more of college credit must have completed the following courses: Mathematics 408K or Mathematics 408C, 408L or 408D or the equivalent, Economics 304K[,] and 304L, and Management Information Systems 310 or the equivalent.*

5. Completion of the foreign language proficiency requirement of two years of a single foreign language in high school or one year of a single foreign language in college.

6. A grade point average of at least 3.00 on transferable college credit.

Because of enrollment restrictions dictated by the availability of faculty and facilities in the school and limitations on nonresident enrollment imposed by the Board of Regents, an applicant may be denied admission to the McCombs School even though he or she meets University transfer requirements. Such an applicant may seek admission to another academic program at the University. A student with a grade point average of less than 3.30 is unlikely to be admitted to the McCombs School.

footnote:
* Texas Common Course Numbers BCIS 1305 and 1405 transfer as the direct equivalent of Management Information Systems 310.


RATIONALE: The University is changing its admission requirement for transfer hours. The McCombs School is making the same change to remain consistent with the University.

Transfer students should begin to take their upper-division business courses in their first semester in the business school. Credit for MIS 310 or an equivalent computer literacy course a prerequisite for BA 324, which is a co-requisite course for all upper-division core business courses. The core business courses are the prerequisites for the sequence courses in their respective majors. Adding MIS 310 or the equivalent as a requirement for admission for transfer students will ensure that admitted students would be able to begin their business classes in their first semester thus ensuring their progress toward completion of the BBA degree.


CLAIMING A MAJOR

The student is admitted to the McCombs School as an unspecified major. The student may claim a specific business major when he or she has completed thirty semester hours of coursework, including Business Administration [101] 101H, 101S, or 101T, Economics 304K and 304L, Mathematics 408K or 408C, and Mathematics 408L or 408D; [has completed or enrolled in Business Administration 102 and 324;] has registered with the Ford Career Center; and has fulfilled the foreign language requirement for the BBA degree. All students are required to claim a major before completing seventy-five semester hours. To claim a major, the student should file a Request to Declare a Major form in the Undergraduate Programs Office. A student seeking admission to the Professional Program in Accounting[,] or the Business Honors Program[, or the management information systems major] must complete a separate application; requirements for admission to these programs are given in this chapter in the section “Degrees.”

{No further changes}


RATIONALE: BA 102 has been dropped from the core business curriculum.

The inclusion of BA 324 as a requirement for declaration of major has proven to be unnecessary as prerequisites and course sequencing ensures the completion of that class at time students are otherwise eligible to declare.

The management information systems major is dropping its admission process.