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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM 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 management program in 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 forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on November 18, 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 December 2, 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 21, 2005. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.

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PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM IN
THE RED MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2006-2008


On page 56,in the section PROGRAM DEGREE REQUIREMENTS, under the DEGREES headingin the Red McCombs School of Business chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make the following changes:


MANAGEMENT

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

The major objective of the general management 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.

[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 that 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 consulting and change management track is designed to prepare students to become leaders in consulting firms, firms that require consulting advice, and firms implementing important changes. From time to time, every organization experiences the need to renew its ability to compete; many firms use external advisers to assist in the renewal process. The consulting process often involves extensive analysis of the firm’s competitive position, capabilities, organizational processes, and culture. Once a new direction is developed, the process of implementing the changes must be managed. Examples of such changes are introduction of new competitive thrusts, revision of organizational structures, incorporation of new technologies, and expansion into new geographic markets.

The requirements of the general management track are

1. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree requirements on pages 49-50.

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

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

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

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


[The requirements of the supply chain management track are

1. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree requirements on pages 49-50.

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

3. Six semester hours chosen from: Management 337 (Topic 14: Total Quality Management), 337 (Topic 17: Supply Chain Modeling and Optimization), 337 (Topic 18: Procurement and Supplier Management ), 337 (Topic 19: Information Systems for Operations).
4. Additional elective coursework, if necessary, to provide a total of at least 120 semester hours.]

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The requirements of the consulting and change management track are

1. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree requirements on pages 49-50,

2. The following courses: Management 328, 336, 374, and Operations Management 335.

3. Nine semester hours chosen from the following courses: Accounting 329, Operations Management 337 (Topic 1: Total Quality Management), Management 325, and topics of Management 337. The following topics of Management 337 are recommended: Business Process Improvement, Groups and Teams, International Strategic Management, Leadership, Negotiation, and Project Management.

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

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


RATIONALE:
The operations management faculty, currently residing in the Department of Management, will join their management science colleagues in the MSIS, to be renamed IROM (Information, Risk, and Operations Management), as of September 2005 thus forming a research and teaching area called Supply Chain Management.  Deleting the Supply Chain Management track from the Management degree options is consistent with that change and will be less confusing for the students. The track will be re-created as a major in the MSIS (IROM) department. At the same time creating a consulting and change management track will help students interested in that field to specialize and to be more easily identified by the recruiters from such companies as Accenture or McKinsey & Co. looking for students with that background.  As part of that transition some of the management courses will be given to the Operations Management course designation.