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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

REQUEST TO ADD A Business and Public Policy UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AND/OR REQUEST FOR RECOGNITION ON THE UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPTS

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 April 8 and April 15, 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 9, 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 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 October 212, 2013.

Dean P. Neikirk

Dean P. Neikirk, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council

1 Correction on October 30, 2013: Approval resides with UT System with notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
2No-protest deadline was extended from October 20 to October 21.


Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 10, 2013

 

REQUEST TO ADD A Business and Public Policy UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AND/OR REQUEST FOR RECOGNITION ON THE UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPTS

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?
Approximately 40 students per year will be receiving a certificate, with one half estimated to be business students and one half non-business students.

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

  • Person communicated with: Dean Rod Hart, College of Communications
    Date of communication: 11/23/2012
    Response: Dean Hart referred me to Associate Dean Mark Bernstein. On 11/27/2012, Dean Bernstein communicated no objection regarding the proposal and promised to respond with a list of courses that would be suitable for enrollment in the BGS certificate.
  • Person communicated with: Professor Brian Roberts, College of Liberal Arts
    Date of communication: 11/23/2012
    Response: On 11/27/2012, Professor Roberts agreed to serve as the external member of the faculty committee for the certificate. Since then, Professor Roberts, Chair Gary Freeman, and Professor Raul Madrid have been very helpful in helping BGS set up a section of GOV 312L that would host a Washington Campus Program section to be taught by BGS faculty members, that would satisfy the GOV 312L requirement, as well as a requirement for the Business and Public Policy Certificate.

3. Official Certificate Name: Undergraduate Certificate: Business and Public Policy

4. Proposed Implementation Date: Fall 2014

5. CIP Code (administrative unit awarding the certificate): 52.0101 Business/Commerce, General

6. Statement of Objective

Changes will be made under the heading Degrees and Programs in the section Certificate Programs. The objective is to provide students the opportunity for an interdisciplinary approach to the study of business and public policy.

7. Number of Students Expected to Receive the Certificate Each Semester: 20

8. Number of Hours Required for Completion: 18

9. List Faculty on the Certificate Program Faculty Committee

Name of Faculty Member

College/Department

Title at UT Austin

Highest Degree and Awarding Institution

Paula Murray*

Business School / Business, Government and Society

Professor

JD, University of Texas at Austin

John Allison*

Business School / Business, Government and Society

Professor

JD, Baylor University

Chris Meakin

Business School / Business, Government and Society

Senior Lecturer

JD, University of Houston

David Spence*

Business School / Business, Government and Society

Associate Professor

PhD, Duke University

Brian Roberts*

Liberal Arts /Government Department

Professor and Chair, Government Department

PhD, Washington University

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

Course Abbreviation
and Number

Course Title

SCH

BGS 371

Corporate Political Strategy

3

BGS 372

Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility

3

BGS 373

Strategic Corporate Communication

3

GOV 312L# or GOV 3 US

Issues and Policies in American Government (prereq. GOV 310L)

3

11. Other Certificate Requirements:

Six hours of electives to be chosen from:
ADV 353#/PR353# – Advertising & Public Relations Law & Ethics (prereq. ADV 318K for advertising majors only, PR 319 for public relations majors only)
AMS 310 – Introduction to American Studies
AMS 311S – Consumer Culture in America
AMS 321 – Asian American Jurisprudence
BGS 370.1 – Energy Technology & Policy
CMS 342K – Political Communication
ECO 321# – Public Economics (prereq. ECO 420K)
ECO 341K# – Current Issues in Business Economics (prereq. ECO 420K and ECO 329)
ECO 333K# – Development Economics (prereq. ECO 420K)
ECO 334K# – Urban Economics (prereq. ECO 420K)
ECO 339K# – International Trade and Investment (prereq. ECO 420K)
ECO 351K# – Current Issues in Business Economics (prereq. ECO 420K)
FIN 371M# – Money and Capital Markets (prereq. FIN 357)
FIN 372# – Environmental, Social & Governance Investing (FIN 367)
GOV 325 – Political Parties (prereq. Six hours lower division government)
GOV 351D – Theoretic Foundations of Modern Politics
GOV 357M – Constitutional Structures of Power (prereq. Six hours lower division government)
GOV 358# – Introduction to Public Policy (prereq. Six hours lower division government)
GOV 360N – Global Governance (prereq. Six hours lower division government)
GOV 365N – Issues in Third World Development
GOV 370L# – Politics of Food in America (prereq. Six hours lower division government)
GOV 370L# – The United States Congress (prereq. Six hours lower division government)
GOV 379S# – Money in Politics (prereq. Six hours government)
HIS 350L – History of Imperialism
IB 320F Foundations of International Business or IB 350/EUS 348.2 International Trade or ECO 339K International Trade and Investment
LEB 320F – Foundations of the Legal and Ethical Environment of Business or
LEB 323/323H – Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
LEB 363 – Real Estate Law
LEB 370.1 – Antitrust Law
LEB 370.2 – Environmental Law
LEB 370.3 – Employer-Employee Relations
LEB 370.5 – Law & the Multinational Corporation
LEB 372 – Oil & Gas Law
PHL 325L – Business, Ethics & Public Policy
PR 305 – Fundamentals of Public Relations
PR 317# – Writing for Public Relations (prereq. ADV 318J)
PR 319# – Principles of Public Relations (prereq. ADV 318J)
PR 352# – Strategies in Public Relations (prereq. PR 319 or 331, and 348)
PR 367# – Integrated Communications Management (prereq. ADV 344K, 345J, MKT 320F/337, PR 348)
PR 378.5 – Integrated Communications for Nonprofit Organizations

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

The University of Texas at Austin Business & Public Policy Certificate Program will provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to have an officially-recognized concentration in the study of business and public policy. Because firms’ actions are increasingly influenced by the interests and demands of numerous stakeholders other than just their owners—including employees, suppliers, customers, NGOs, communities, and especially government regulators—it is increasingly important that businesses hire employees who can strategically respond to and influence these other constituencies. Certificate holders will be well equipped to understand the political process and its influence on firms and to work for those firms or for consulting firms that are increasingly important in this area. This certificate is also well-suited for undergraduates with an interest in careers in law, in governmental and public service, and/or in nonprofit organizations.

13. College/School Approval Process

Approver:   Undergraduate Program Committee
Date:   April 8, 2013
Approver:   Dean, McCombs School of Business
Date:   April 18, 2013
Title:   Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education