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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS IN
THE RED MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2006-2008



Dean George Gau of the Red McCombs School of Business has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the Bachelor of Business Administration degree requirements of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008. The 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 returned the legislation to the college on October 17, 2005, and the changes with revision were resubmitted to the committee on October 25, 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.

<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 November 3, 2005. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.

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CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS IN
THE RED MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2006-2008



On pages 49-50, under the heading DEGREES, in the Red McCombs School of Business chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make the following changes:


BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

1. A grade point average of at least 2.00 is required on all work undertaken at the University for which a grade or symbol other than Q, W, X, or CR is recorded. In addition, a grade point average of at least 2.00 in business courses is required.

The official grade in a course is the last one made; however, if a student repeats a course and has two or more grades, all grades and all semester hours are used to calculate the University grade point average and to determine the student’s scholastic eligibility to remain in the University and his or her academic standing in the Red McCombs School of Business.

A student may not repeat for credit or grade points any course in which he or she has earned a grade of C or higher (or the symbol CR, if the course was taken on the pass/fail basis).

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.

3. Each student is expected to complete the courses required for his or her major, and to meet the curriculum requirements described in items 4 and 5 below in the year specified.

4. Required work of thirty semester hours should be taken in the first year:
a. Rhetoric and Composition 306.
b. Economics 304K and 304L.
c. Mathematics 408K and 408L, Mathematics 408C and 408D, or the equivalent.
d. Management Information Systems 301.
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] Three 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), theater and dance.
g. Three additional hours of anthropology, psychology, or sociology as described in requirement 4e above, or three additional hours of fine arts or humanities as described in requirement 4f above, or three hours of upper-division coursework taken in an approved study abroad program. A list of approved programs is available in the business Undergraduate Programs Office.
[g.] h. Business Administration 101H, 101S, or 101T.

5. Required work of thirty-six semester hours should be taken in the second year:3
a. Accounting 311 and 312.
b. English 316K.
c. 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.
f. Six hours of American government, including Texas government.
g. Six hours of American history.
h. 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. Fifteen semester hours beyond the first two years are specified as follows:3
a. Accounting 311 and 312.
b. English 316K.
c. Business Administration 324.


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d. Management 335 or 336.
e. A professional, business-related internship or practicum course chosen from the following: Accounting 353J, 366P, Business Administration 353H, Finance 353, 366P, Management 353, 366P, Management Information Systems 353, 366P, Marketing 353, 366P. Only one internship course may be counted toward the degree.

7. The following requirements apply in addition to those listed in items 4, 5, and 6 above:
a. Additional coursework to provide a total of at least sixty semester hours outside the Red McCombs School of Business. At least six of these hours must be at the upper-division level. Students should consult the requirements of their major department for additional information about coursework to be taken outside the school.
b. Completion of the requirements of one of the majors listed in the section “Program Degree Requirements” that begins on page 51. In no event is a degree of Bachelor of Business Administration awarded to a student with fewer than forty-eight semester hours in business, at least twenty-four of which have been completed in residence on the letter-grade basis at the University. [At least sixty semester hours of coursework must be completed in residence at the University on a letter-grade basis.] At least twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in the major must be completed in residence at the University on the letter-grade basis.4 For additional residence requirements, see the general requirements for graduation on pages 18-19.

8. Proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to that shown by the completion of the first two semesters taught at the University. This requirement may be fulfilled either by completion of the two high school units in a single foreign language that are required for admission to the University as a freshman or by the demonstration of proficiency at the second-semester level. Credit earned at the college level to achieve the proficiency may not be counted toward the degree. It may be earned on the pass/fail basis.

9. Any two courses certified as having a substantial writing component; one of these courses must be upper-division. Courses with a substantial writing component are identified in the Course Schedule. They must be taken on the letter-grade basis to fulfill this requirement. They may be used simultaneously to fulfill other requirements.



RATIONALE:

When the University added the three hour Fine Arts/Humanities requirement the business school added an additional three hours to further broaden the education of business students. However, rather than restricting business students to a second fine arts or humanities elective the faculty wishes to allow them more options in fulfilling these hours. Allowing a choice between Fine Arts/Humanities or Social Science will allow students flexibility in choosing an area of interest to them. The inclusion of an open elective if taken abroad is allowed because the faculty recognizes that students who take the opportunity to study in another country gain much more than classroom experience in terms of broadening their social and cultural awareness.