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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE ENGINEERING ROUTE TO THE
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
IN THE MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


Dean George Gau of the McCombs School of Business has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the engineering route to the Bachelor of Business Administration in the School of Business chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. The faculty of the college approved the changes on October 4, 2007, and the dean approved the proposed change on October 5, 2007. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on November 7, 2007, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. The Faculty Council has the authority to approve this legislation on behalf of the General Faculty. The authority to grant final approval on this legislation resides with the Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.

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 an 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 27, 2007.


Greninger Signature
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site on November 12, 2007. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.


5804


CHANGES TO THE ENGINEERING ROUTE TO THE
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
IN THE MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): ENGINEERING ROUTE TO THE BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
1) The addition of 3 hours to the total on the degree.
2) Replace OM 367 “Strategic Supply Chain Management” with OM 337.5 “Project Management” as a required ERB Major Course.
3) Eliminate “Civil Engineering” from the engineering block options.
4) Update course listings for engineering blocks.
5) Add “Biomedical Engineering” to the engineering block options.


Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made. Pages 53-54

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR THE CHANGE(S):
1) The addition of the First-Year Signature course will add three hours to this major because it has no electives.
2) OM 367 has traditionally been a required ERB major course. However, the content of this course has changed significantly as it has become the capstone course for the Supply Chain Management Major.  Hence, it no longer serves the general ERB population. OM 367 will remain a required course for the supply chain management block option.
3) The modifications correspond to changes made in the engineering departments. Civil engineering has eliminated the opportunity for ERB students to register for ARE 320K and ARE 320L. These classes were the core of the block and no suitable substitutes are available.
4) Additional changes correspond to changes made by the other engineering departments in their course offerings and content.
5) The biomedical engineering department has offered seats to business students. This new field will be beneficial to business students seeking careers in this aspect of industry.

SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
Yes, the engineering school recommended changes 3, 4, and 5.

Has the other college(s)/school(s) been informed of the proposed change? If so, please indicate their response. Yes.
Person Communicated With: Operations and Mechanical – Dr. Kenneth Ralls and Dr. Harovel Wheat; Biomedical – Cindy Zimmerman, Dr. Jack Hart, and Dr. Stanislav Emelianov; Electrical and Computer Engineering – Dr. John Pearce
Date of communication: Operations and Mechanical 6/8/07; Biomedical 5/1/07; Electrical and Computer Engineering 5/29/07

Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain.
This change specifically does not change the number of hours for degree completion, but the addition of the First-Year Signature course for all the BBA majors increases the number of hours by three.

Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)? If yes, please explain.
No, it only impacts the engineering block electives.

COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:

Department: yes Date: September 12, 2007
College: yes Date: October 4, 2007
Dean: yes Date: October 5, 2007