The business administration curriculum allows sufficient flexibility for adaptation to a student’s particular interests and goals. A minimum of 122 hours is required for the B.S.degree in all majors except accounting, which requires 125 hours,and international business, which requires a minimum of 128 hours. They are divided between courses in business administration and general education courses in English, history, foreign languages, natural and behavioral sciences, and other disciplines. All business administration students are required to earn 40 hours in a common core sequence of business subjects. The major field for all majors except accounting and international business* requires 12 - 21 hours beyond the common core. If a major requires only 12 hours, then a minimum of 6 additional hours of advisor - approved course work in business/economics must be completed. A minimum of 18 credit hours in additional directed general education and/or business courses is required.
Major Requirements (61 Hours)
See Darla Moore School of Business for entrance requirements, progression requirements, and other regulations.
The business school requires a minimum of 122 hours to graduate. If a student exempts the foreign language requirement or fulfills Carolina Core requirements with overlay courses, those credit hours must be replaced with elective credits (minimum of 6 credits). A third elective is required to reach graduation hours, and students are strongly encouraged to take a business section of UNIV 101 to fulfill this elective (3 credits).
Those credit hours must be replaced with elective credits (minimum of 6 credits). A third elective is required to reach graduation hours, and students are strongly encouraged to take a business section of UNIV 101 to fulfill this elective (3 credits).
Required Course (3 Hours)
(*) Please consult with your Academic Advisor or department on courses recommended for individual majors. The analytics concentration must be taken in conjunction with another track in your major. The department may add additional electives to the Data Analytics Concentration subject to the approval of the Data Analytics Committee.
The program also requires 9 hours of course work with international content that may be used to fulfill other degree requirements. Three hours must be taken from an approved list of courses offered by the Moore School of Business which contain international business or international economics content. The following course options can also be used to satisfy the 3 credit hours of this requirement: approved course work containing international business or international economics content, taken at a semester abroad program; an approved Maymester or summer overseas course containing international business or international economics content; an approved internship course in international business wherein a student would obtain discipline-related work experience in a foreign country; or an approved service-learning component. Students may choose from one of the following options to complete the remaining 6-hour requirement:
Directed course work may be selected from a University-wide list of approved minors. The minor is normally a minimum of 18 hours of prescribed courses in one subject area. Students not selecting such a minor may submit an alternative program of study to satisfy the approved course work requirement. The proposed alternative program of study must be approved by the Undergraduate Program Executive Committee in coordination with the Undergraduate Division. All minor courses or courses approved as alternatives must be passed with a grade of C or better.
The business administration curriculum allows sufficient flexibility for adaptation to a student’s particular interests and goals. A minimum of 122 hours is required for the B.S.B.A degree in all majors except accounting, operations and supply chain, international business and the entrepreneurship concentration of management*, all of which require a higher number of hours as outlined in the bulletin. The required hours are divided between business administration and Carolina Core courses in english, history, foreign languages, natural and behavioral sciences, and other disciplines. All business administration students are required to earn 40 hours in a common core sequence of business subjects. The major field for all majors requires 12-24 hours beyond the common business core. All business majors require a minimum of 21 hours of upper level business coursework in addition to the common business core. If a major is less than 21 hours, the difference shall be made up with advisor-approved upper level business electives. A minimum of 18 credit hours in additional directed course work is required.
The school has developed options designed to complement core and major requirements. Information and assistance in the development and selection of options are available through the advising facilities of the school.
*The accounting major requires 24 hours. International business and the entrepreneurship concentration of management require a second major within business. Those major combinations range from 27 to 39 hours, depending on the double major selected.
See Darla Moore School of Business for entrance requirements, progression requirements, and other regulations.
Operations and Supply Chain Major Requirements (16 Hours)
All students must complete 3 hours in Approved Electives not to include coursework in PEDU or MATH/STAT below the Moore School minimum requirements (ex. MATH 111 or STAT 110).
If a student exempts the foreign language requirement or fulfills Carolina Core requirements with overlay courses, those credit hours must be replaced with approved elective credits. Students are strongly encouraged to take a business section of UNIV 101 to fulfill elective hours.
Note: Students must apply for placement into MGSC 495 and MGSC 497 through a competitive application process.
Students with a single major in Operations and Supply Chain must complete additional upper level (300-level or above) business/economics course work for a total of 21 hours, including the major hours. Students may choose to double major or pursue a business analytics concentration to fulfill this requirement.
Directed course work may be selected from a University-wide list of approved minors. The minor is normally a minimum of 18 hours of prescribed courses in one subject area. Students not selecting such a minor may submit an alternative program of study to their Moore School academic advisor to satisfy the approved course work requirement. All minor courses or courses approved as alternatives must be passed with a grade of C or better.
Required Course (3 Hours):
Choose 9 Hours from the list below:
* Please consult with your Academic Advisor or department on the courses recommended for individual majors. The analytics concentration must be taken in conjunction with another track in your major. The department may add additional electives to the Business Analytics Concentration subject to the approval of the Business Analytics Task Force.
There are four components to this program change: Change to Major Name, Elimination of Obsolete Tracks, Change in Course Requirements, and Change to formatting. Each is described in detail below.
Change to Major Name
This undergraduate major name change is motivated by conversations with the industry partners who are hiring the students from this major. The current major name, Management Science, while appropriate for the department as a whole, is not sufficiently descriptive of the content of this undergraduate major. Feedback from employers strongly indicates that a more descriptive name is required for the major. Furthermore, the current track name, GSCOM, is not preferred as the new major name because it is an acronym that is not generally understood outside of the Moore School. Thus, we would like to use the major name "Operations and Supply Chain," which is both descriptive of the content and widely understood.
Elimination of Obsolete Tracks
The Business Information Systems track and the Business Information Management track contain numerous courses which have not been offered for many years, and are not planned to be offered in the foreseeable future. Thus, having these tracks in the bulletin causes confusion, since in fact they are impossible to complete due to lack of course availability. Removing them will clean up the bulletin to contain a single course of study – the Operations and Supply Chain major – that can actually be completed.
Change in Course Requirements
There are two minor changes to course requirements. First, MKTG 447 is now listed as an option for the Business Analytics Concentration (this was recently approved by the UPFC, so this document should reflect it). Secondly, the current bulletin shows 5 required courses for the GSCOM track within the Management Science major (to be replaced with the Operations and Supply Chain major by this proposal). In reality, the MGSC 497 course is limited in space due to the need for industry partners to provide the experiential content. Thus, in order to progress in the program, students need an option in place of MGSC 497. This program change includes MGSC 495 as such an option - this reflects what is currently being communicated to students through their academic advisors. Finally, this program change corrects the credit hours for MGSC 495 and MGSC 497 - these were changed several years ago to be 4-hour courses in the bulletin, but this change had not been reflected in this program decription. Note that this change results in the major requiring 62 hours, and the degree requiring 123 hours.
Changes to formatting
This proposal addresses inconsistent curriculum information found in the Undergraduate Bulletin. References to general education have been replaced with Carolina Core. Hours for core requirements have been added where missing. Approved elective area clarified for those exempting foreign language or choose Core overlays. The sections have been renumbered. Statement added to clarify additional upper business elective requirement for single majors. The entire bulletin entry is included in the Optional Program Introduction section for complete review
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The next Curricula and Courses Committee meeting will be held on Monday November 13 at noon in the Thomas Cooper Library, room 412. Although your attendance is not required, if you would like additional clarification on the issues outlined above, you are welcome to attend.
If the above concerns are addressed, and the proposal reaches the Curricula and Courses Committee by Nov 20, 2017 noon, it will be approved and included in those courses being recommended to the Faculty Senate for consideration at the upcoming December Faculty Senate meeting. Should it be approved at that meeting, it would be included in the Fall 2018 Bulletin. If it does not reach the committee by the stated deadline, the next Curricula and Courses review cycle will begin in January.
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Faculty Senate Committee on Curricula and Courses
Administratively forwarded on behalf of propoenet (Mike Galbreth)
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We are moving your proposal forward to the Faculty Senate. There is no need to attend the Curricula and Courses meeting, but it is recommended someone from the department attend the next Faculty Senate meeting in case there are questions from the floor regarding your proposal.
We appreciate your patience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.
John Gerdes, Chair
Name Change requires BOT approval, Term Tracks require N.O.T. to CHE, and notify SACS.
BOT AA: 3/16/18; BOT: 4/20/18 approved.
CHE approved: 7/17/18