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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WITH A MAJOR IN MANAGEMENT
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 proposed changes to the degree requirements for the Department of Management in the Red McCombs School of Business chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006. The faculty of the school approved the proposed changes on October 29, 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 DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WITH A MAJOR IN MANAGEMENT
IN THE RED MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006



On pages 53-54, under the heading DEGREES, in the PROGRAM DEGREE REQUIREMENTS section in the Red McCombs School of Business chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, make the following changes:

MANAGEMENT

The Department of Management offers courses in such areas as human capital management, entrepreneurial management, and supply chain management. Students may either choose from the available courses to customize a major in general management or follow the focused curriculum in supply chain management.

The major objective of the general management [program] track is to train broadly competent administrators for service in a wide variety of organizations--public or private, product- or service-oriented, profit or not-for-profit. To accomplish this basic objective, the program offers the student the opportunity to acquire knowledge about the management of human and physical resources and to acquire skills useful in the management of any organization. [In addition, the degree program in management introduces the student to the application of the acquired knowledge and skills to such areas as personnel management, industrial relations, production management, and small business.]

The supply chain management track is designed to prepare students to become leaders in supply chain management, a total systems approach taken by companies, suppliers, and partners to deliver manufactured products and services to the end customer. Information technology is used to integrate all elements of the supply chain, from sourcing parts to coordination of retailers; this integration gives the enterprise a competitive advantage this is not available in traditional logistics systems. Entry-level positions in supply chain management include buyer, materials manager, risk management analyst, logistics planner, and staff consultant.

The requirements of [this program] the general management track are

1. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree requirements on pages 47-49.

2. The following courses: Management 335, 336, and 374.

3. Twelve semester hours chosen from the following courses: Management 325, 337, [364,] 367, 368, and Mechanical Engineering 366L.

4. Six semester hours of upper-division social science.

5. Additional elective coursework, if necessary, to provide a total of at least [121] 120 semester hours.

The requirements of the supply chain management track are

1. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree requirements on pages 47-49

2. The following courses: Management 335, 336, 367, 368, and 374.

3. Six semester hours chosen from the following courses: Management 337 (Topic 14: Total Quality Management), 337 (Topic 17: Supply Chain Modeling and Optimization), 337 (Topic 18: Procurement and Supplier Management), and 337 (Topic 19: Information Systems for Operations).

4. Additional elective coursework, if necessary, to provide a total of at least 120 semester hours.


RATIONALE: Contemporary business practice involves extensive use of outsourcing and partnering with suppliers to design, manufacture, and distribute products and services. Industry members of the University of Texas Supply Chain Consortium have worked with the faculty to craft this program. Established programs in supply chain management exist at the Michigan State University and Arizona State University but our

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consortium members wish to hire University of Texas students with supply chain management skills. This track will be affiliated with the Center of Manufacturing Systems. The major in supply chain management will be leveraged by the reputation for research in this area by the operations management faculty.

The creation of supply chain management necessitates identification of the old major requirements as a general business.

Under general management: MAN 364 is no longer offered and therefore must be deleted. Deletion of BA 102 from the business core reduces the number of required hours to 120.