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CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
The University

CHAPTER 2
School of Architecture

CHAPTER 3
Red McCombs
School of Business

CHAPTER 4
College of Communication

CHAPTER 5
College of Education

CHAPTER 6
College of Engineering

CHAPTER 7
College of Fine Arts

CHAPTER 8
School of Information

CHAPTER 9
College of Liberal Arts

CHAPTER 10
College of
Natural Sciences

CHAPTER 11
School of Nursing

CHAPTER 12
College of Pharmacy

CHAPTER 13
School of Social Work

CHAPTER 14
The Faculty

Texas Common Course Numbering System
(Appendix A)

APPENDIX B
Degree and Course Abbreviations

 

    

3. Red McCombs School of Business

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Engineering Route to the Bachelor of Business Administration

The program of study for the engineering route to the Bachelor of Business Administration provides a sound foundation in mathematics, in science, and in business administration, qualifying the student for more advanced study in the management of technological, engineering, and scientific enterprises. In addition to specific required business and engineering courses, the program contains two block options. Students choose an engineering block option consisting of four courses and a business block option consisting of three courses. The block option program is designed to help students develop greater competence in particular aspects of engineering and business. Students are advised in the Department of Management.

All students must take the courses listed below, with a minimum of forty-eight semester hours in the Red McCombs School of Business. In addition, a block option may include courses that have prerequisite courses that are not part of the engineering route degree requirements. Students should plan their schedules carefully to ensure that the prerequisites of all block option courses are met. Prerequisites for all courses are given in this catalog. Other requirements of the College of Engineering must also be fulfilled.

The requirements of this program are

  1. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree requirements, with the following exceptions:
    1. Students in this program must take Mathematics 408C and 408D or Mathematics 408K, 408L, and 408M.
    2. To fulfill the requirement of six semester hours in natural science, students in this program must take Physics 303K and 303L.
    3. Management 335 is required as the upper-division management core course.
  2. The following business courses: Management 367 and 374.
  3. The following nonbusiness courses: Chemistry 301, Mechanical Engineering 210, and Physics 103M and 103N.
  4. Mathematics 427K or Philosophy 313K.
  5. Twelve semester hours of coursework, at least six of which must be upper-division, chosen from one of the engineering block options below.
  6. Nine semester hours of coursework, at least six of which must be upper-division, chosen from one of the business block options below.
  7. A three-semester-hour business elective.
  8. Additional elective coursework, if necessary, to provide a total of at least 121 semester hours.

Engineering Block Options

Operations Engineering

Architectural Engineering 323K, Project Management and Economics
Mechanical Engineering 205, Computers and Programming, and 218, Engineering Computational Methods
Mechanical Engineering 311, Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering 324, Dynamics
Mechanical Engineering 366L, Operations Research Models
Mechanical Engineering 367S, Simulation Modeling
Mechanical Engineering 373K, Basic Industrial Engineering

Mechanical Systems

Engineering Mechanics 306, Statics
Mechanical Engineering 311, Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering 320, Applied Thermodynamics
Mechanical Engineering 324, Dynamics
Mechanical Engineering 326, Thermodynamics
Mechanical Engineering 330, Fluid Mechanics
Mechanical Engineering 336, Materials Processing
Mechanical Engineering 338, Machine Elements
Mechanical Engineering 365L, Industrial Design for Production
Mechanical Engineering 368J, Computer-Aided Design
Mechanical Engineering 373K, Basic Industrial Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering 317, Introduction to Chemical Engineering Analysis
Chemical Engineering 322, Thermodynamics
Chemical Engineering 348, Numerical Methods in Chemical Engineering and Problem Solving
Chemical Engineering 350, Chemical Engineering Materials
Chemical Engineering 353, Transport Phenomena

Civil Engineering

Architectural Engineering 320K, Introduction to Design I
Architectural Engineering 320L, Introduction to Design II
Architectural Engineering 323K, Project Management and Economics--required
Architectural Engineering 335, Materials and Methods of Building Construction
Architectural Engineering 346N, Building Environmental Systems
Architectural Engineering 358, Cost Estimating in Building Construction
Architectural Engineering 366, Contracts, Liability, and Ethics
Civil Engineering 311K, Introduction to Computer Methods
Civil Engineering 311S, Elementary Statistics for Civil Engineers
Civil Engineering 314K, Properties and Behavior of Engineering Materials
Civil Engineering 319F, Elementary Mechanics of Fluids
Civil Engineering 321, Transportation Systems

Computer Engineering

Computer Sciences 307, Foundations of Computer Science
Computer Sciences 315, Algorithms and Data Structures
Computer Sciences 328, Advanced Programming
Computer Sciences 336, Analysis of Programs
Electrical Engineering 306, Introduction to Computing
Electrical Engineering 312, Introduction to Programming, or Computer Sciences 310, Computer Organization and Programming--required
Electrical Engineering 313, Linear Systems and Signals
Electrical Engineering 316, Digital Logic Design
Electrical Engineering 319K, Introduction to Microcontrollers
Electrical Engineering 360C, Algorithms
Electrical Engineering 360F, Software Engineering Processes
Electrical Engineering 360N, Computer Architecture

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering 306, Introduction to Computing
Electrical Engineering 312, Introduction to Programming
Electrical Engineering 313, Linear Systems and Signals
Electrical Engineering 316, Digital Logic Design
Electrical Engineering 331, Electrical Circuits, Electronics, and Machinery--required
Electrical Engineering 438, Electronic Circuits I

Business Block Options

Supply Chain Management

Management 368, Logistics and Inventory Management--required
Management 337, Topic 14: Total Quality Management
Management 337, Topic 17: Supply Chain Modeling and Optimization
Management 337, Topic 18: Procurement and Supplier Management
Management 337, Topic 19: Information Systems for Operations

Accounting/Finance

Accounting 326, Financial Accounting--Intermediate
Accounting 327, Financial Statement Analysis
Accounting 329, Managerial Accounting and Control
Accounting 362, Auditing and Control
Accounting 364, Fundamentals of Taxation
Finance 367, Investment Management
Finance 370, Integrative Finance
Finance 371M, Money and Capital Markets
Finance 374C, Financial Planning and Policy for Large Corporations
Finance 374S, Entrepreneurial Finance
Finance 376, International Finance
Finance 377, Advanced Portfolio Management and Investment Analysis

Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems 304, Introduction to Business Programming
Management Information Systems 325, Introduction to Data Management
Management Information Systems 333K, Computer System Utilization in Business
Management Information Systems 373, Topics in Management Information Systems
Management Information Systems 374, Business System Development

Marketing

International Business 350, International Trade
Marketing 338, Promotional Policies
Marketing 460, Information and Analysis
Marketing 363, Professional Selling and Sales Management
Marketing 370, Marketing Policies
Marketing 370K, Retail Merchandising
Marketing 372, Marketing Seminar

Finance

Finance is the study of resource allocation--the process, markets, institutions, and instruments that provide for the transfer of money and wealth. The finance degree program offers students an opportunity to study the finance function in the business firm, the financial services firm, and the financial system.

The finance major presents students with the theoretical framework and analytical tools and techniques to handle a variety of finance and business functions. Students may choose on of five tracks: corporate finance, energy finance, investment banking, financial markets/banking, or real estate; students who do not wish to specialize may choose the general finance program.

Corporate finance courses are designed to prepare students for careers as associates of corporate treasury departments, as corporate financial analysts, and as management consultants. Energy finance courses are designed to prepare students for positions in project financing, valuation, and risk management in the energy sector. Investment banking courses are designed to give students a background suitable for starting positions as financial analysts with investment funds, investment banks, and other financial institutions. Financial markets/banking courses are designed to prepare students for a variety of financial institution-related careers, such as lending officer and financial analyst. Real estate courses are designed to give students a broad background in valuing and managing real estate; the track is intended to prepare students for positions in real estate commercial brokerage and appraisal, mortgage banking, loan underwriting, real estate development and investment, and property management.

Finance majors may specialize further by completing the Financial Analyst Program (FAP). This one-year program allows outstanding business students to work closely with finance faculty members and industry professionals to develop their skills and experience as analysts. The program may be combined with any of the finance options. Information about the FAP is available in the Department of Finance and on the program's Web site.

The requirements of this program are

  1. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree requirements.
  2. Finance 367 and 370.
  3. One of the following:
    1. Corporate Finance
      1. Accounting 326 and Finance 374C.
      2. One of the following courses: Accounting 327, 329, 362, or 364.
      3. Two of the following courses: Finance 366P, 371M, 376, 377 (Topic 1: Theory and Application), 377 (Topic 2: Financial Risk Management), and either 377 (Topic 3: Security Analysis) or 377 (Topic 4: Financial Analysis).[6]
    2. Energy Finance
      1. Accounting 326, Finance 374C, and Finance 377 (Topic 5: Special Issues in Finance).
      2. Two of the following courses: Finance 366P, 371M, 374S, 375F, 376, 377 (Topic 1: Theory and Application), and either 377 (Topic 3: Security Analysis) or 377 (Topic 4: Financial Analysis).[6]
    3. Investment Banking
      1. Accounting 326 and Finance 377 (Topic 1: Theory and Application).
      2. Three of the following courses: Finance 366P, 371M, 374C, 374S, 375F, 376, and either 377 (Topic 3: Security Analysis) or 377 (Topic 4: Financial Analysis).[6]
    4. Financial Markets/Banking
      1. Accounting 326, and Finance 354 or 371M.
      2. Three of the following courses: Finance 366P, 374C, 374S, 375F, 376, 377 (Topic 1: Theory and Application), and either 377 (Topic 3: Security Analysis) or 377 (Topic 4: Financial Analysis).[6]
    5. General Finance
      1. Nine semester hours of upper-division coursework in finance, real estate, or risk management. The following courses may not be used to fulfill this requirement: Finance 353, 357, 367, and 370. Finance 377 (Topic 3: Security Analysis) and 377 (Topic 4: Financial Analysis) may not both be used; topic 3 is open only to students in the Financial Analyst Program.
      2. A three-semester-hour business elective.
    6. Real Estate
      1. Finance 354 or 371M.
      2. Finance 377 (Topic 3: Security Analysis) or 377 (Topic 4: Financial Analysis).[6]
      3. Six semester hours of coursework in real estate.
      4. A three-semester-hour business elective.
  4. Additional elective coursework, if necessary, to provide a total of at least 120 semester hours.

Business Honors Program

The Business Honors Program is designed to provide an intellectual challenge for students who have distinguished themselves academically and in leadership roles outside the classroom. The student may choose a general program of study or one of the major programs in business or both. Business Honors Program students take twelve business courses in special sections open only to them. At least two and one-half years are required to complete the Business Honors Program sequence of courses. Additional information is available from the Business Honors Program Office.

Admission

Admission to the Business Honors Program is limited to a small number of exceptional students who are chosen on a competitive basis. Admission decisions are made by the Business Honors Program Committee. Most students enter the program as freshmen, but some are admitted as sophomores.

Students entering the University and the Red McCombs School of Business as freshmen may apply to the Business Honors Program by completing a separate application form available from the Business Honors Program Office. The Business Honors Program Committee considers the student's SAT I or American College Testing Program score, high school class rank, preparatory courses, extracurricular activities, evidence of leadership ability, and other objective criteria.

Students may also seek admission to the Business Honors Program during the spring semester of their freshman year. To be considered for admission, the student must have completed in the fall and spring semesters of the freshman year at least twenty-four semester hours of college-level coursework; coursework must include Economics 304K and 304L, Mathematics 408K or 408C, and Mathematics 408L or 408D. The student must also have fulfilled the foreign language requirement for the BBA degree. In addition to the criteria listed above for freshman applicants, the Business Honors Program Committee considers the student's grade point average in courses taken in residence at the University and the number, type, and rigor of the courses the student has taken at the University. No student will be admitted to the Business Honors Program who has received credit for more than one of the core courses listed below in a regular (nonhonors) section.

Application materials and information about deadlines are available on the program's Web site.

Continuance

A student who enters the Business Honors Program as a freshman must have a grade point average of at least 3.50 on the courses taken in residence during the fall and spring semesters of the first year to continue in the program. The student must complete at least twelve semester hours in residence on the letter-grade basis during each of those two semesters. After the freshman year, each student, whether admitted as a freshman or as a sophomore, is dismissed from the program if his or her overall or business grade point average drops below 3.25. Exceptions are granted only by the Business Honors Program Committee.

Graduation

To graduate under the Business Honors Program, the student must earn a University grade point average of at least 3.25 and a grade point average of at least 3.25 in business courses.

Degree Requirements

Business Honors Program students may choose a general program of study, one of the major subject degree plans, or both. Requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration with a general program of study are

  1. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree requirements. Business honors students must also complete Business Administration 102H.
  2. Completion of the following business core courses and other business courses in special Honors Program sections: Accounting 311H, 312H, Business Administration 324H, 151H, Finance 354H, 357H, Legal Environment of Business 323H, Management 335H, 336H, and 374H, Management Science 371H, Marketing 337H, and Statistics 309H.
  3. Nine semester hours of upper-division business electives.
  4. Additional elective coursework, if necessary, to provide a total of at least 122 semester hours.

International Business

Recognizing the role of the United States in world affairs and the importance of international operations to American business enterprise, this major offers a combination of basic business knowledge with an interdisciplinary study of international policies and practices. The curriculum is designed to help prepare students for positions in global business operations, government, or international agencies in the fields of economic development and international trade.

The requirements of this program are

  1. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree requirements.
  2. Twelve semester hours of coursework beyond the freshman level in a foreign language associated with the area studies specialization the student chooses to fulfill requirement 5 below. Six of the twelve required hours must be at the upper-division level.
  3. International Business 350 and 378.
  4. Six semester hours chosen from the following courses: Finance 376, International Business 372, Legal Environment of Business 370 (Topic 5: The Law and the Multinational Corporation), and Marketing 372 (Topic 4: Global Marketing).
  5. A three-semester-hour business elective.
  6. Nine semester hours of upper-division coursework in one of the following area studies fields: Latin American studies; Middle Eastern studies; Asian studies; Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies; or European studies.
  7. All international business majors must study abroad for at least one semester or summer session at an institution approved by the Red McCombs School of Business. Students should study in a country or region associated with their foreign language and area studies specialization. Ideally, the study abroad experience should be in an immersion program that includes courses taken with local students.

    Any Red McCombs School of Business study abroad program in acceptable. In addition, most affiliated study abroad programs available through the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities are acceptable, depending upon the course of study. Other non-University programs may also be acceptable. The international business adviser must approve any study abroad program not directly associated with the Red McCombs School of Business in advance.

    Students must complete the equivalent of at least six semester hours during their study abroad period. Credit earned abroad may be used to fulfill other degree requirements if appropriate.

  8. Additional elective coursework, if necessary, to provide a total of at least 120 semester hours.

Management

The Department of Management offers courses in such areas as human capital management, entrepreneurial management, and supply chain management. Students may either choose from the available courses to customize a major in general management or follow the focused curriculum in supply chain management.

The major objective of the general management track is to train broadly competent administrators for service in a wide variety of organizations--public or private, product- or service-oriented, profit or not-for-profit. To accomplish this basic objective, the program offers the student the opportunity to acquire knowledge about the management of human and physical resources and to acquire skills useful in the management of any organization.

The supply chain management track is designed to prepare students to become leaders in supply chain management, a total systems approach taken by companies, suppliers, and partners to deliver manufactured products and services to the end customer. Information technology is used to integrate all elements of the supply chain, from sourcing parts to coordination of retailers; this integration gives the enterprise a competitive advantage that is not available in traditional logistics systems. Entry-level positions in supply chain management include buyer, materials manager, risk management analyst, logistics planner, and staff consultant.

The requirements of the general management track are

  1. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree requirements.
  2. The following courses: Management 335, 336, and 374.
  3. Twelve semester hours chosen from the following courses: Management 325, 337, 364, 367, 368, and Mechanical Engineering 366L.
  4. Six semester hours of upper-division social science.
  5. Additional elective coursework, if necessary, to provide a total of at least 120 semester hours.

The requirements of the supply chain management track are

  1. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree requirements.
  2. The following courses: Management 335, 336, 367, 368, and 374.
  3. Six semester hours chosen from the following courses: Management 337 (Topic 14: Total Quality Management) 337 (Topic 17: Supply Chain Modeling and Optimization), 337 (Topic 18: Procurement and Supplier Management), 337 (Topic 19: Information Systems for Operations).
  4. Additional elective coursework, if necessary, to provide a total of at least 120 semester hours.

Management Information Systems

There is a great demand for individuals with knowledge about both business and computer applications. Through a series of business core courses and business computer courses, the program in management information systems is intended to prepare a professional who can fully appreciate the complexity of information system design. The graduate is expected to have both the technical and the managerial knowledge to solve fundamental business problems in inventory control, production, forecasting, finance, cost accounting, and other areas. Courses are designed to provide a foundation in the integration of hardware, software, networking, and business functional analysis for business systems.

The requirements of this program are

  1. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree requirements.
  2. The following courses: Management Information Systems 304, 325, 333K, 365, 374, and 375.
  3. Three additional semester hours of upper-division coursework in management information systems.
  4. Additional elective coursework, if necessary, to provide a total of at least 120 semester hours.

Marketing

Marketers provide the link between businesses that have goods and services to sell and customers who want to purchase them. The marketing process involves a variety of activities, including research, strategic planning, product development, sales management, and marketing communications. Because the opportunities in the profession are diverse, the marketing degree program allows students to specialize in areas in which they have the strongest interest, while offering them a solid background in the concepts of marketing and business. A marketing degree can lead to a career in such areas as sales management, retail merchandising and management, marketing management, marketing research, and promotional strategy and management.

The requirements of this program are

  1. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree requirements.
  2. International Business 350 and Marketing 460 and 370.
  3. Nine semester hours chosen from Marketing 338, 363, 370K, and 372.
  4. Additional elective coursework, if necessary, to provide a total of at least 121 semester hours.

 


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Undergraduate Catalog
Contents
Chapter 1 - The University
Chapter 2 - School of Architecture
Chapter 3 - Red McCombs School of Business
Chapter 4 - College of Communication
Chapter 5 - College of Education
Chapter 6 - College of Engineering
Chapter 7 - College of Fine Arts
Chapter 8 - School of Information
Chapter 9 - College of Liberal Arts
Chapter 10 - College of Natural Sciences
Chapter 11 - School of Nursing
Chapter 12 - College of Pharmacy
Chapter 13 - School of Social Work
Chapter 14 - The Faculty
Texas Common Course Numbering System (Appendix A)
Appendix B - Degree and Course Abbreviations

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