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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY


PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE ACCOUNTING, BBA/MPA INTEGRATED OPTION IN THE MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-2014

Dean Thomas Gilligan of the McCombs School of Business has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the McCombs School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. The faculty and the dean of the college approved the changes on September 23, 2011. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and of primary interest only to a single college or school.
                                                                                                                                   
The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on October 12, 2011, 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 UT System with notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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 December 8, 2011.




Greninger Signature

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council website http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/ on December 1, 2011.



PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE ACCOUNTING, BBA/MPA INTEGRATED OPTION IN THE MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-2014

NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S):
  Accounting, BBA/MPA Integrated Option


IF THE ANSWER TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IS YES, THE COLLEGE MUST CONSULT NEAL ARMSTRONG WHO WILL DETERMINE WHETHER SACS-COC APPROVAL IS NEEDED.:
• Is this a new degree program? No
• Does the program offer courses that will be taught off campus? No
• Will courses in this program be delivered electronically? No

EXPLAIN CHANGE TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
 

The changes indicated below apply only to the undergraduate requirements for the BBA degree.  The change in required hours under “graduate coursework” in the catalog copy below is merely editorial in nature for the Undergraduate Catalog.  It applies to the requirements for the MPA degree and was presented and approved last year in the course of producing the Graduate Catalog, 2011-2013. 

1.  Students, while continuing to pursue their MPA, may elect to graduate with their BBA once their undergraduate requirements for the degree are satisfied.

2.  The new admission requirements to the iMPA program will require a grade of C or better in each of the math and economics courses students must take prior to admission.

3.  In 1d on page 57 the list of required accounting courses will change to ACC 151 and 152. ACC 153 and 254 will be eliminated.

4.         Allow an academic advisor-approved course in business, government and society (currently only BGS 381L) to satisfy the elective required for the taxation concentration in requirement 1e on page 57.


Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made.

 

Pages 55-57


GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):

 

1.   The dean, in consultation with the Department of Accounting, has determined that students pursuing the integrated program in accounting should be able to choose to receive the BBA degree as soon as they satisfy all degree requirements. Students who choose this route may, if eligible, apply for the tuition rebate. Currently, students who receive BBA and MPA simultaneously are ineligible for the rebate.

2.   The program uses the required math and economics classes as indicators of a student’s potential for success in advanced accounting coursework. Additionally, prerequisites for ECO 420K, a required course in the program, stipulate a grade of C- or better in each of these math and economics classes. Students admitted without the requisite grades would not be able to satisfy this program requirement.

3.   With the departure of its former program director, the integrated program has reconsidered its needs and decided to reintroduce ACC 151, career exploration, to require ACC 152, and to eliminate ACC 153 and 254. The consolidation incorporates the goals of the other courses in a format that is less restrictive in timing for students. ACC 153, a BBA degree requirement in students’ fifth year, precluded students from graduating with their BBA at the end of four years.

4.         The McCombs School added a new department, “Business, Government and Society,” in fall 2010. Some of the topics formerly taught under the legal environment of business (LEB) prefix have been changed to BGS courses. The department is also adding new courses to the inventory, some of which may make good choices for the degree requirement.

SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
 

No


If yes, impacted schools must be contacted and their response(s) included:
 

 


Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum or other basic education requirements (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)?

  No

If yes, explain:
 

 


Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain.
  Yes

If yes, explain:
 

It will reduce the minimum number of hours required for the degree from 121 to 120.



COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
Department:
Yes
Date: September 9, 2011
College:
Yes
Date: September 23, 2011
Dean:
Yes
Date: September 23, 2011

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