Dean Thomas Gilligan of the McCombs School of Business has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the changes to the Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in supply chain management 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.
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and the Faculty Council
Distributed through the Faculty Council web site
on October 12, 2009.
NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S):
Bachelor of Business Administration-Supply Chain Management
EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
||Require OM 337.3, Procurement and Supplier Management; drop MAN 374 as a required course.
||Add OM 337.5, Project Management and MAN 337.21, “The Art and Science of Negotiation” to the optional course list.
Indicate pages in the undergraduate catalog where changes will be made.
GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):
Based on research conducted by the Supply Chain Management faculty, making OM 337.3 Procurement and Supplier Management a required course will strengthen our program and will help make our students more competitive with graduates from other leading programs. MAN 374 is being dropped as required course due to constraints imposed by SACS-COC limiting our program to 120 hours. The addition of Project Management (OM 337.5) and Negotiations (MAN 337.21) to the options list would add skills that are particularly germane to a career in supply chain management thus allowing more options for students to design a curriculum suited to the career they intend to pursue.