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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN THE
MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012


Dean Thomas Gilligan of the McCombs School of Business has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following change to the admission and registration requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration in the School of Business chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012. The faculty of the college approved the changes on April 2, 2009, and the dean approved the proposed changes on May 8, 2009. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive interest to one college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review approved the proposal at its meeting on October 7, 2009, 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 October 16, 2009.


Greninger Signature

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and the Faculty Council


Distributed through the Faculty Council web site on October 12, 2009.


PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN THE
MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): Bachelor of Business Administration, Admission and Registration requirements

EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
For admission to McCombs undergraduate division all prospective transfer students from other institutions are currently required to have completed two standard courses, Calculus I and Management Information Systems 310. Students with less than 60 hours of transferrable credit are required to have one additional course from Calculus II, Microeconomics, or Macroeconomics. Students with more than 60 transferrable hours are required to have all three additional courses. Students transferring from other divisions of the University have similar requirements with the exception of the MIS 310. They are required to have a passing score on the CPT (Computer Proficiency Test) instead.
We are submitting changes to make our admission criteria uniform for all transfer students, both external and internal, regardless of the number of completed hours. For transfer students from other universities the proposal is to require completion of both calculus and both economics courses and to drop the requirement for MIS 310. For students transferring from other divisions of the University the proposal is to require completion of both calculus and both economics and to drop the requirement for the CPT.

Indicate pages in the undergraduate catalog where changes will be made.
pages 49-50

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):
Via concurrent legislation (D 7347-7348) we are dropping the CPT as a requirement for all undergraduate business students and have dropped it as a prerequisite for business courses. Since the CPT is no longer required and will no longer be given it must be removed from the criteria for internal transfer admission. Partially due to this change we are also dropping MIS 310 as criteria for external transfer admission to make the admission criteria uniform. Additionally, the course is not a good indicator of a student’s potential success in the curriculum and therefore does not add value to the process.
Typically students who enter McCombs as freshmen take all both calculus and economics courses during the freshmen year. These courses are rigorous and are good indicators of the potential success in the McCombs curriculum.
Transfer students, both internal and external, who have completed these four courses, are more prepared to start our degree program and progress through their curriculum in a more orderly fashion. Transfer students who do not have these courses completed often experience delay their degree progression.
By requiring completion of these courses prior to admission we will be admitting the highest caliber of students with more potential for success in the curriculum as well as those who are prepared to enter the advanced business curriculum and thus make rapid progression toward degree completion.

SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how? No.

Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain. No.

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

COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
Program Committee:
Yes
Date: 4/2/2009
College:
Yes
Date: 5/8/2009
Dean:
Yes
Date: 5/8/2009

To view the edited version of the catalog changes click the PDF link at the beginning of this document.