Dean George Gau of the Red McCombs School of Business has filed with the secretary
of the Faculty Council the following changes to the special requirements for
a Bachelor of Business Administration of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008.
faculty of the school approved the proposed changes on April 29, 2005. The dean
approved the proposed changes on May 4, 2005, and submitted the changes to the
secretary on May 6, 2005. 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
October 13, 2005, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program
Review from the Office of the General Faculty on October 13, 2005. The committee
forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on November
2, 2005, 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 November 11, 2005.
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council
This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/
on November 3, 2005. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of
the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE RED MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
|On page 48, under the heading GRADUATION, in the Red McCombs
School of Business chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make
the following changes:
All students must fulfill the general requirements for graduation given on pages
18-19. Business students must also fulfill the following requirements.
||All University students must have a grade point average of at least 2.00 to graduate.
Business students must also have a grade point average in business courses of
at least 2.00. Students in the Business Honors Program must have a University
grade point average and a grade point average in business courses of at least
3.25. Students in the Professional Program in Accounting must have a grade point
average of at least 3.00 in all coursework taken as part of the minimum thirty-six-hour
MPA program; they must also have a grade point average of at least 3.00 in graduate
||The University requires that at least six semester hours of advanced
coursework in the major field of study be completed in residence. For additional
requirements, see “Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Requirements” on
|The University requires that at least sixty semester hours of coursework
counted toward the degree be completed in residence at the University.
The McCombs School further requires that these sixty hours of coursework
be completed on the letter-grade basis. For additional requirements,
see “Bachelor of Business Administration
Degree Requirements” on pages 49-50.]
|4.] 3. |If a student has been given permission by the dean to take correspondence work
along with residence coursework during his or her last semester, the correspondence
work (including examination and grading) must be completed by the deadline to
apply for graduation.
|5.] 4. | A candidate for a degree must be registered in the Red McCombs School
of Business either in residence or in absentia the semester or summer session
the degree is to be awarded and must apply to the dean for the degree no
later than the date specified in the official academic calendar.
The McCombs School raised the residency requirement for business students from
30 to 60 hours and required that the hours be taken on a grade basis in the Undergraduate
. The University raised the residency requirement from
30 to 60 hours for all students in the Undergraduate Catalog 2004-2006
That policy is stated on page 18 of the Undergraduate Catalog 2004-2006
pertains to all UT students. The University policy does not require that the
hours be taken on a grade basis.
The McCombs School is removing the requirement to take the 60 hours on a letter
grade basis so that our policy is consistent with University policy. This will
be less confusing for students who are pursuing simultaneous degrees and for
students that transfer into the McCombs School from other UT schools and colleges.
Additionally, the McCombs School is removing the requirement listings from their
chapter of the catalog to avoid redundancy.