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Dean Thomas Gilligan in the School of Business has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016. The faculty of the Undergraduate Program Committee and the dean approved the changes on September 10 and September 19, 2013, respectively. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation as being of general interest to more than one college or school (but not for submission to the General Faculty).

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on October 23, 2013, 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.1

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 November 11, 2013.

Dean P. Neikirk

Dean P. Neikirk, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council

1 Correction on November 6, 2013: Approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 29, 2013



1. Type of Proposal       New Certificate Program

2. Scope of Proposed Change

a. Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? Yes
  Any major at UT may pursue the Business and Public Policy Certificate.  
b. Will students in other degree programs be impacted (are the proposed changes to courses commonly taken by students in other colleges)? Yes

Non-business students admitted to the program will be able to take the listed business courses, which have previously been restricted to only business majors.

c. Will students from your college take courses in other colleges? Yes
  Business students have the option to take two elective courses from the College of Communications, the College of Liberal Arts, or the McCombs School of Business.  

If the answer to 2a, 2b, or 2c is “yes”:

How many students do you expect to be impacted?
An estimated 60 students per year will receive a certificate, with an estimated 25 business students, 25 International Relations and Global Studies majors, and ten from other majors throughout the University.

Impacted schools must be contacted and their response(s) included:

  • Person communicated with: Michael Anderson, College of Liberal Arts
    Date of communication: March 19, 2013
    Response: Dr. Anderson agreed to serve as an external member of the faculty committee for the certificate. He has been very helpful in suggesting ways to handle additional certificate-seeking students in IRG 320F by creating spaces for business students in the existing course section and adding a second section.
  • Person communicated with: James Fredrickson, department chair, management, McCombs School of Business
    Date of communication: July 9, 2013
    Response: Dr. Fredrickson agreed to offer MAN 137 and 237 in the management department and to allow non-business students seeking the certificate to take MAN 336. (Seats will be saved for non-business students seeking the certificate.)
  • Person communicated with: Richard Flores, associate dean for academic affairs, College of Liberal Arts
    Date of communication: July 25, 2013
    Response: Dean Flores agreed to allow business students to take IRG 320F and offer an additional section of the course as needed to accommodate demand resulting from the certificate.

3. Official Certificate Name: Undergraduate Certificate: Global Management

4. Proposed Implementation Date: Fall 2014

5. CIP Code (administrative unit awarding the certificate): 52.1101 International Business/Trade/Commerce

6. Statement of Objective

Changes will be made under the heading Degrees and Programs, in the section Certificate Programs. The objective is to offer UT Austin undergraduate students an opportunity for interdisciplinary study of cultural adaptability in international management through a combination of academic coursework and experiential learning that includes work or study abroad.

7. Number of Students Expected to Receive the Certificate Each Semester: 30

8. Number of Hours Required for Completion: 24 (up to six hours of required coursework may be completed during study abroad)

9. List Faculty on the Certificate Program Faculty Committee

Name of Faculty Member


Title at UT Austin

Highest Degree and Awarding Institution

Edward Anderson*

Business School/Information, Risk and Operations Management

Associate Professor

PhD – The University of Texas at Austin

Michael Anderson

College of Liberal Arts/Government


PhD - The University of Texas at Austin

Douglas Biow*

College of Liberal Arts/French and Italian


PhD - Johns Hopkins University

Linda Gerber

Business School/International Business/Marketing Administration

Senior Lecturer

PhD – The University of Texas at Austin

Kate Gillespie*

Business School/International Business/Marketing Administration

Associate Professor

PhD - London Business School

Stephen Limberg*

Business School/Accounting


PhD – Arizona State University

Deirdre Mendez, Chair

Business School/Center for International Business Education and Research


PhD – The University of Texas at Austin

Paula Murray*

Business School/Business, Government and Society


JD – The University of Texas at Austin

Francisco Polidoro*

Business School/Management

Assistant Professor

PhD – University of Michigan

10. Academic Course Requirements: Use this table to identify the courses that qualify for this certificate program.

Nine hours of required courses for all majors:

Course Abbreviation and Number

Course Title


IRG 320F#

Foundations of International Relations and Global Studies (prerequisite upper-division standing, IRG 301; will be waived for business students only)


MAN 336# or MAN 320F#

Organizational Behavior (prerequisite BA 324/324H and three hours of ANT, SOC, or PSY coursework; will be waived for non-business majors only) or Foundations of Organizational Behavior (prerequisite upper-division standing)


MAN 137*

Introduction to Management in a Global Environment (to be introduced in fall 2014)


MAN 237*

Global Management Capstone (to be introduced in fall 2015)


Three hours of upper-division coursework selected from any of the following:

  • Asian Studies (prerequisites vary)
  • European Studies (prerequisites vary)
  • French Civilization (prerequisites vary)
  • Germanic Civilization (prerequisites vary)
  • Latin American Studies (prerequisites vary)
  • Middle Eastern Studies (prerequisites vary)
  • Portuguese Civilization (prerequisites vary)
  • Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (prerequisites vary)
  • African Studies, selected from these courses only:
    • AFR 372G# Afro-Latin America (prerequisite upper-division standing)
    • AFR 372G# Caribbean Lit & Environment (prerequisite upper-division standing)
    • AFR 372G# Generating African Literature (prerequisite upper-division standing)
    • AFR 372G# Jesus, Africa, and History (prerequisite upper-division standing)
    • AFR 372G# Sex & Power in Afr Diaspora (prerequisite upper-division standing)
    • AFR 372G# Visual Arts of the Caribbean (prerequisite upper-division standing)
    • AFR 373# Independent Research (prerequisite upper-division standing, AFR 301, and written consent of the supervising faculty member)
    • AFR 374C# Apartheid: South African Hist (prerequisite upper-division standing)
    • AFR 374C# History of Southern Africa (prerequisite upper-division standing)
    • AFR 374E Reimagining Cuba, 1868-Present
    • AFR 374E# 2-Pol of Race/Violnc Brazil (prerequisite upper-division standing)
    • AFR 374F Diaspora Vision
    • AFR 374F# Music of Mexico and Caribbean (prerequisite upper-division standing)
    • AFR 679HA# Honors Tutorial Course (prerequisite admission to the African and African Diaspora Studies Honors Program no later than two semesters before expected graduation)

Any three hours of Economics coursework (prerequisites vary)

Three hours upper-division coursework in International Business, Trade and Investment selected from the following:

IB 350 or IB 320F International Trade and Investment or Foundations of International Business
EUS 348.2 International Trade
ECO 339K# International Trade and Investment (prerequisite ECO 420K)

11. Other Certificate Requirements:

Six hours of “international experience” credit earned on approved study abroad program and/or pre-approved international internships. Any of the courses above completed abroad can satisfy requirements for both coursework and the international experience.

12. Give a Detailed Rationale for Change(s):

The University of Texas at Austin Certificate in Global Management will offer an officially recognized concentration in the study of international management to UT undergraduate students. In today’s workplace, managers lead global teams, interface with international suppliers and customers, and collaborate with international partners. It is vital for firms to have access to employees who understand global political and economic dynamics, who are able to recognize and adapt to the cultural orientations of multiple constituencies, and who can operate effectively in countries around the world. Through academic study capitalizing on existing international business courses and coursework developed for the University’s recently created International Relations and Global Studies major, certificate holders will gain familiarity with the world’s geopolitical landscape as well as international business structures and processes. Through experiential learning techniques including classroom exercises and assignments completed during an experience abroad, they will acquire managerial and problem-solving skills that can be applied in any geography. This certificate is well suited for undergraduates interested in careers in engineering, government or public affairs, non-profit organizations, nursing or social work, as well as business. 

13. College/School Approval Process

Approver:   Undergraduate Program Committee
Date:   September 10, 2013
Approver:   Tom Gilligan
Date:   September 19, 2013
Title:   Dean, McCombs School of Business