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): MGSC 394 - Data Analytics for Business
Choose 9 Hours from the list below:
ACCT 404 - Accounting Information Systems I
ECON 436 - Introductory Econometrics
FINA 444 - Corporate Risk Management
FINA 469 - Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management **
FINA 472 - Student-Managed Investments
MGMT 425 - HR Analytics
MGSC 390 - Business Information Systems
MGSC 486 - Service Operations Management
MKTG 352 - Principles of Marketing Research
* Please consult with your Academic Advisor or department on courses recommended for individual majors.
** Designated sections only.
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.
Risk Management and Insurance Major Requirements (15 Hours)
1. Carolina Core (31 - 43 Hours)
CMW: Carolina Core Effective, Engaged and Persuasive Communication: Writing (6 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.
4. Upper level Business Courses to include major (minimum 21 Hours)
Risk Management and Insurance (15 Hours)
Students must take the following two (2) courses:
Upper Level Business Courses (0 - 6 Hours)
Students with a single major in Risk Management and Insurance 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.
5. Directed Course Work or minor(minimum of 18 Hours)
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.
6. Optional Business Analytics Concentration (12 Hours)*
Required Course (3 Hours):
MGSC 394 - Data Analytics for Business
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.
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. 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.
Your proposal is being returned for the following reason(s):
Section four -- major requirements is confusing.
it says to take the following two courses, then lists nine courses. After this it says take three of the following, then lists nothing. Is this a formatting problem?
This program of study has a strange ambiguity, where extra major hours are required if the student decides not to have a double major. This seems odd.
Given the complexity of the various issues identified, the committee request that you attend the next Curricula and Courses meeting to help clarify these issues. The next Curricula and Courses Committee meeting will be held on Monday November 13 at noon in the Thomas Cooper Library, room 412.
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
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
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This update will appear in the 2018-19 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin to be published 15 February 2018.