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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

School of Business Administration


427 Elliott Hall 

(248) 370-2957

Fax: (248) 370-4974

School Website

 

Dean: Michael A. Mazzeo

Associate Dean: Nivedita Mukherji

Office of the Dean: Roberta Badgley, assistant dean; Lori Sakorafis, director of development

Department chairs: Mohinder Parkash, accounting and finance; Vijayan Sugumaran, decision and information sciences; Anandi P. Sahu, economics; Karen Markel, management and marketing

Distinguished professor emeritus: Karl D. Gregory

Professors emeriti: Elefterios Botsas, Daniel N. Braunstein, David Doane, Ronald Horwitz, Sid Mittra, John Tower

Professors: Lizabeth A. Barclay, Joseph H. Callaghan, Addington Coppin, Mohammad Dadashzadeh, Gadis J. Dillon, Sherman R. Folland, John W. Henke, Oded Izraeli, John Kim, Thomas W. Lauer, Paul Licker, J. Austin Murphy, Kevin J. Murphy, Ravi Parameswaran, Mohinder Parkash, Anandi P. Sahu, Howard Schwartz, Jonathan Silberman, Mark Simon, Miron Stano, Vijayan Sugumaran, Mohan Tanniru, Kenneth M. York

Associate professors: Henry Aigbedo, Seong-Yeon Cho, Xiaodong Deng, Eugene B. Fliedner, Mark W. Isken, Joy Ruihua Jiang, Karl Majeske, Karen S. Markel, Kieran Mathieson, Cynthia Miree-Coppin, Nivedita Mukherji, Robert Nehmer, Ram Orzach, Sandra H. Pelfrey, R. Mohan Pisharodi, Hong Qian, Joseph Schiele, James Serocki, Rajeev Singhal, Kasaundra Tomlin, Janell Townsend, Ronald L. Tracy, T.J. Wharton, Ellen Zhu, Xie Zhu

Assistant professors: Venugopal Balijepally, Ranadeb Chaudhuri, Tianxu Chen, Liang Fu, Jae Kang, Yazan Roumani, Steven Stanton, Jennifer Thor, Yin Yu, Wonjoo Yun, Sha Zhao

Special instructors: Lori Dorko, Donna Free, Frederick Hoffman, Joseph Pia, Amy Rutledge, Kim Serota

Graduate Program Adviser: Paul Trumbull

Professional and Community Education: Eugene Fliedner, PMP Director

Undergraduate Program Advisers: Bani Bordoloi, academic adviser; Meaghan Cole, academic adviser; Marlin Hunter, academic adviser; Debbie Lengyel, director of advising services; Adam McChesney, senior academic adviser

ACHIEVE Program:  Sherri Kerby, education coordinator

 

Board of Visitors

The Board of Visitors provides a direct link between the business community and the School of Business Administration. The Board is composed of outstanding alumni and corporate and professional leaders. Board members assist the dean with supporting its mission in the external community as well as provide consultation on goals and objectives.

The Board members are:
Craig Stinson, Chairman - Hilite International (Chairman, Board of Visitors)
Michael G. Bickers, Market Executive - PNC Bank
R. Hugh Elliott, President and CEO - Elliott Group International
Kevin Gleeson, Attorney - Sullivan, Ward, Asher & Patton, PC
Raymond Gunn,
Chairman and CEO - MexAmerica
Timothy F. Healy, Special Advisor (retired) - Takata-TK Holdings, Inc.

Robert Manilla, Vice President  and Chief Investment Officer - The Kresge Foundation
Michael A. Mazzeo, Dean - School of Business Administration (Ex-Officio to the Board)
Mark J. Mendola, Vice Chairman - U.S. Tax Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (NY)
Mike Novak, Vice President Controlling - Chrysler Group LLC
Donald Pietrowski, President - Research Data Analysis
Gary Pilibosian, CJI Process Systems, Inc.
William H. Sandy, Chairman and Founder (retired) - Sandy Corporation
Linda Voss, CFO and COO - Ally Commercial Finance, Ally Financial, Inc.

Mission

The mission of the School of Business Administration is to advance knowledge and enhance students’ abilities to manage in a global business environment. The mission is achieved through a synergistic combination of teaching, scholarship and professional service, with emphasis on the linkage of theory and practice, and the application and management of technology. To achieve  these ends, the SBA promotes collaborative relationships among students, faculty, administrators and employers.

General Information

The School of Business Administration (SBA) undergraduate programs enable students to combine the intensive study of a functional area of business (i.e., accounting, actuarial science, finance, human resources management, management information systems, marketing or operations management) or business economics with a broad background in management. Alternatively, students can focus on economics, the fundamental discipline behind business processes. In these programs, a strong foundation in liberal arts is combined with a rigorous education in written and oral communications and in problem definition, analysis and resolution. This combination produces graduates who can think analytically, communicate effectively and work cooperatively with others of similar or diverse backgrounds in both domestic and international environments. Graduates of these programs are prepared to handle the increasingly complex and changing problems faced by managers in profit-oriented enterprises and not for-profit organizations, both public and private.

The programs include:

  1. Bachelor of Science with majors in accounting, business economics, economics, finance, general management, human resources management, management information systems,  and marketing and operations management;
  2. Bachelor of Arts with a major in economics (offered in conjunction with the College of Arts and Sciences (see the Department of Economics section in the Arts and Sciences portion of the catalog for a description of this program);
  3. Bachelor of Science with a major in actuarial science (offered in conjunction with the College of Arts and Sciences (see the Department of Economics and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics section in the Arts and Sciences portion of the catalog for a description of this program);
  4. Minors in accounting, business, business analytics, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources management, international management, management information systems, marketing, and operations management.

High school students who intend to pursue a major offered by the SBA should consult the Admissions section of the catalog for specific preparation requirements. Students transferring from other institutions, both international and domestic, may be requested to provide documentation of the content and scope of the courses they have taken at their previous institutions.

The SBA offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree for students in any major, including business and management. The MBA is a professional program in business designed to prepare students for careers involving problem identification, problem solving, decision making and leadership in any type of organization. MBA students may elect concentrations in accounting, business economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources management, international business, management information systems, marketing, operations management, or supply chain management. It is preferred that students with an undergraduate degree in business or one of the functional areas of management have two years of work experience before entering the MBA program. Students interested in pursuing this degree should contact the Office of Graduate Business Programs, 238 Elliott Hall, (248) 370-3287 for more information.

The SBA offers a Master of Accounting degree that prepares graduates for a variety of professional accounting positions in public accounting, corporations and other organizations. It provides appropriate technical accounting course work and results in the 150 credits required to become a Certified Public Accountant. Interested students should see the section on the Requirements for the accounting major for more information and contact the Office of Graduate Business Programs, 238 Elliott Hall, (248) 370-3287 for detailed information on admissibility into the program.

The SBA offers a Master of Science in Information Technology Management (MSITM) degree. The goal of the program is to provide a strong technical and managerial background to those who are interested in using information technology for competitive advantage. It is intended to provide business professionals with the knowledge they need to manage information technology effectively in support of their decision-making. It is also intended to provide information systems professionals with knowledge of the latest technologies and their use in application development. Students interested in pursuing this degree should contact the Office of Graduate Business Programs, 238 Elliott Hall, (248) 370-3287 for more information.

The SBA offers the Executive MBA (EMBA) and is designed for professionals who are already engaged in successful careers and want to build a strong business foundation while enhancing their leadership and management skills. The program offers the schedule flexibility required for a full-time executive. Two program concentrations are available: Health Care Management or Information Systems Leadership. Students interested in pursuing this degree should contact the Office of Graduate Business Program, 238 Elliott Hall, (248) 370-3287 for more information.

Oakland University undergraduates working on majors other than those in business administration may complete their prerequisites and some core courses for the MBA program while completing their undergraduate degree. For detailed information contact the Office of Graduate Business Programs.

The SBA is accredited, on both the undergraduate and the graduate levels, by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the premier business school accreditation agency. In addition, the accounting program has achieved the separate AACSB accounting accreditation.

For more information on the SBA undergraduate programs, the MBA, the Master of Accounting program, the Master of Science in Information Technology Management program, accreditation, SBA courses and SBA faculty, visit the School’s website.

Degree Requirements

The curriculum described shall be followed by students entering the School of Business Administration beginning in the fall 2017 semester. Students enrolled prior to fall 2017 may choose to satisfy either the degree requirements listed in this catalog or those in the catalog of the academic year in which they were initially admitted to pre-business or undecided business in the SBA (or any catalog during the interim), provided that catalog is not more than six years old at the time of graduation. Students who transfer to the SBA after admission to the university or who are readmitted to the university are required to follow the requirements of the catalog in effect at the time they transfer or are readmitted. As described below, students may choose to meet the general education requirements of a different catalog.

To ensure they have met all requirements, students should seek a final program audit from one of the school’s academic advisers no later than the semester before the semester in which they plan to graduate. The responsibility for meeting graduation requirements rests with the student.

The business administration programs consist of the following parts: general education (including U.S. diversity and writing foundations), the pre-core, the core, the major and free electives (if needed to reach 128 credits). Students in these programs must satisfy the specific requirements of each of these parts and must earn a minimum of 128 credits. (See Bachelor of Science with a major in economics for the specific requirements of that degree program.)
Each student must:

  1. complete at least 128 credits, including any free electives needed to reach this total;
  2. complete the university general education requirement as detailed in the general education section below, also under Undergraduate degree requirements;
  3. complete the pre-core requirements as listed below and be admitted to major standing in business administration as detailed in the Admission to major standing in business administration section below;
  4. complete the core program and the requirements of one of the business majors in the SBA with a minimum grade of a 2.0 in each of the pre-core, core and major courses. Once admitted to the business program as a pre-business or undecided business student or major, a student must complete all of the remaining business core, major and business minor coursework for the degree at Oakland University;
  5. complete at least 32 credits at the 3000 level or above;
  6. complete at least 32 credits at Oakland University, of which at least 31 credits must be in courses offered by the School of Business Administration, excluding ECN 1500 , ECN 2000  or ECN 2020 , ECN 2010 , ECN 2100  and QMM 2400 , QMM 2410  and QMM 2500 . Of these 31 credits, at least 12 credits must be in the student’s major;
  7. take the last eight credits needed to complete the baccalaureate requirements at Oakland University;
  8. earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 in courses taken at Oakland University and in courses taken in the SBA.

Academic Advising, Mentoring and Major Standing

Students who have questions about schedule planning, degree requirements, admission to the SBA, major standing, transfer credit, petitions of exception or graduation audits should meet with one of the school’s advisers. Academic advising can be found in 232 Elliott Hall, (248) 370-3285. To avoid delays, students are encouraged to seek advising prior to early registration periods. Once major standing has been achieved (see Admission to major standing in Business Administration), students are encouraged to consult with faculty within their major area to discuss schedule planning within the major, career tracking and other issues relevant to making academic decisions that will enhance opportunities for success within a chosen career field.

The school offers advising and mentoring to students who plan to pursue one of its degree programs. Faculty members are available to provide support, curricular guidance and career information as students make the transition from high school or a previous college to Oakland University’s business administration or economics programs. Incoming freshmen and transfer students are encouraged to seek information from these experienced faculty members.

The ACHIEVE Program

The goal of the ACHIEVE Program is to help students in the School of Business (SBA) make the transition from high school graduates to “day one professional workers” in their chosen field of study. The SBA accomplishes this goal by integrating professional and career development into its undergraduate curriculum. Business students participate in mandatory prescribed activities that enhance their career and professional skills. This professional development series is structured so that students learn about different business careers and the leadership and professional skills they will need to land a job and succeed in their chosen profession. 

Requirements for Business Administration Majors

General education requirement

Students in the School of Business Administration must satisfy the General Education Requirements  . Students may use one catalog for the general education requirements and another for the specific degree requirements. Students enrolled prior to fall 2017 may choose to satisfy either the general education requirements listed in this catalog or those in the catalog of the academic year in which they were initially admitted to Oakland University (or any catalog during the interim), provided that catalog is not more than six years old at the time of graduation. The general education requirements may be summarized as one course from the approved lists in each of the following categories:

  • Writing: This category includes:
    1. WRT 1060  and its prerequisites;
    2. an intensive writing course in other general education requirements. This category is normally covered for business majors by WRT 3082 - Business Writing  or ECN 3260 ; and
    3. an intensive writing course in the major. This category is normally covered for business majors by MGT 4350 - Management Strategies and Policies , STA 4002 , or ECN 4050 .
  • Formal Reasoning: This category is normally covered for SBA majors by the required MTH 1221  or MTH 1222  or MTH 1554 .
  • Knowledge Explorations: The social science requirement in this category is normally covered for SBA majors by (ECN 2000  or ECN 2020 ) or ECN 2010  or ECN 2100 . The global perspective requirement in this category is normally covered for SBA majors by ECN 2020  or ECN 3260 . The rest of this category is covered by one course each in the arts, foreign language and culture, literature, natural science and technology, and Western civilization.
  • Knowledge Application: This category is normally covered for business majors by QMM 2400 , QMM 2410  or QMM 2500 .
  • Capstone course: This category is normally covered for business majors by  MGT 4350 , ECN 4500 , or ACS 4550 .
  • U.S. diversity: Select a course that meets one of the other knowledge exploration general education requirements and has the required diversity section.

SBA students are encouraged to increase their background in ethics by taking PHL 1300 - Introduction to Ethics , to satisfy the university’s Western civilization general education knowledge exploration requirement.

Pre-core requirements

As preparation for the various majors of the business administration program, students must complete the following courses in writing, speech communication, mathematics, business modeling with computers, economics, accounting and statistics with minimum grade of 2.0 in each course.  Students who have taken ECN 2000  under a previous catalog will be able to count this course toward the ECN 2020   requirement.

The required writing and pre-core courses are:

WRT 1060 - Composition II  (or complete the writing requirement in another manner) 0-4
COM 2000 - Public Speaking   4
or COM 2403 - Group Dynamics and Communication   4
MTH 1221 - Linear Programming Elementary Functions   4
and *MTH 1222 - Calculus for the Social Sciences   4
or MTH 1441 - Precalculus   4
and **MTH 1554 - Calculus I   4
MIS 1000 - Business Problem Solving with Information Technology   3
ECN 2020 - Principles of Global Macroeconomics   or ECN 2000 - Principles of Macroeconomics    
and ECN 2010 - Principles of Microeconomics    
or ECN 2100 - Principles of Economics  - a 6 credit course that covers the material of both (ECN 2000  or ECN 2020 ) and ECN 2010   6-8
ACC 2000 - Introductory Financial Accounting   4
ACC 2100 - Managerial and Cost Accounting I   4
QMM 2400 - Statistical Methods for Business I  or (***STA 2220  or STA 2226 )  
QMM 2410 - Statistical Methods for Business II    
or QMM 2500 - Statistical Methods for Business  - a 6 credit course that covers the material of both (QMM 2400  and QMM 2410 ) 3-6
TOTAL 35-41

 

 

In addition, students admitted to the SBA as pre-business or undecided business majors are required to meet the 0 credit ACHIEVE courses required for major standing (SBC 1990 SBC 2990 ).

*If a student places into and completes MTH 1222   or MTH 1554  with the required minimum grade, MTH 1221  or MTH 1441  is not required (students who meet this criterion under a previous catalog will be able to waive MTH 1221  or MTH 1441 ). 

*If a student receives transfer credit for  MTH 1222   or MTH 1554 MTH 1221  or MTH 1441  is not required (students who meet this criterion under a previous catalog will be able to waive MTH 1221   or MTH 1441 ). 

**If a student does not place into MTH 1222  or  MTH 1554  calculus, MTH 1221  and MTH 1222  or MTH 1441  and MTH 1554  or MTH 1441  and MTH 1222  must be completed with the required minimum grade (students who meet this criterion under a previous catalog will be able to waive MTH 1221   or MTH 1441 ).

***Students who have taken STA 2220  or STA 2226  under a previous catalog may also use these courses as a substitute for QMM 2400 .

The freshman and sophomore years of study for students pursuing the business administration program will be devoted to the writing, general education and pre-core course requirements. Special emphasis should be given during the freshman year to the completion of the university writing requirement and steady progress in the mathematics sequence. Once sophomore status has been achieved (28 credits), students will begin work on the accounting and statistics requirements. The student’s specific mathematics and statistics sequence will depend on the student’s math placement results but can include MTH 0661 , MTH 0662 , MTH 1221 , MTH 1222 , QMM 2400  and QMM 2410  (or QMM 2500 ). Steady progress in the mathematics and statistics sequence is defined as one course in the sequence in each fall and winter semester until the sequence is completed. 

Admission to Major Standing in Business Administration

Students are strongly recommended to apply for major standing during the semester they are completing their pre-core classes and have the minimum grade point average. Major Standing is required to complete MGT 4350 , may be required for some 3000 and 4000 level courses within a student’s major, and in order to be awarded an undergraduate business degree. Applications are available on line and can be filed with the Undergraduate Advising Office, 232 Elliott Hall.

Students who do not apply for major standing during the semester that they are completing the pre-core requirements run a high risk of registration and major completion difficulties. To be eligible to take 3000 and 4000 level business courses for which major standing is a pre-requisite, business majors must be admitted to major standing in the School of Business Administration. Admission to major standing is selective. The minimum requirements for consideration are:

  1. Student’s admissibility to and retention in the university;
  2. Completion of the writing requirement;
  3. A minimum grade point average of 2.6 in all courses taken at Oakland University (with a minimum of six credits completed at Oakland University);
  4. A minimum grade of 2.0 in each of the following pre-core courses or their equivalents: ACC 2000 , ACC 2100 ; COM 2000  or COM 2403 ; ((ECN 2010  and (ECN 2000  or ECN 2020 )) or ECN 2100 ))*; MIS 1000 ; (MTH 0661 , MTH 0662  if required by the math placement); MTH 1221 , MTH 1222 ; QMM 2400 , QMM 2410  (or QMM 2500 );
    *Students cannot receive credit for both ECN 2100   and (ECN 2000  or ECN 2020 ) orECN 2010 .
  5. Submission of an “Application for Major Standing” for the desired major;
  6. Completion of SBC 1990  and SBC 2990  for all SBA students admitted to Oakland University after 2008-2009 for First Time in Any College (FTIAC) students and after 2009-2010 for transfer students.  Students who entered under a previous catalog should follow these requirements.

A student is classified as pre-business upon admission to Oakland University if they have a cumulative GPA of 2.80 or above and four years of college preparatory math. Transfer students are classified as pre-business if they have a cumulative transfer GPA of 2.80 or above and math through intermediate algebra. All other students are classified as undecided business and these students cannot register for most 3000- and 4000-level courses until they obtain pre-business or major standing status within the SBA. Undecided business students may register for all SBA pre-core courses and general education requirements.

To maintain pre-business status before obtaining major standing within the SBA, an OU student must maintain a cumulative GPA set by the SBA. Any pre-business student (SBA students not yet having major standing) who does not maintain an OU cumulative GPA (as set by the SBA) at the end of any term is classified as an undecided business student. During the 2017-2018 academic year, the GPA set by the SBA for pre-business status is 2.6.

Core Program

Each of the business major programs require the completion of a common core of courses introducing students to the functional areas of business. Most of the 3000-4000 level business courses in the core program (i.e., MKT 3020 , ORG 3300 , MIS 3000 , POM 3430 , FIN 3220 , ORG 3310 , and MGT 3500 ) require a student to be coded as pre-business or be in major standing (see Admission to Major Standing in Business Administration for requirements to be coded as pre-business).  All core courses require a minimum grade of 2.0.

  Credits
WRT 3082 - Business Writing   (or ENG 3110  )*   4
MKT 3020 - Marketing     4
ORG 3300 - Introduction to Organizational Behavior     3
MIS 3000 - Management Information Systems     3
ECN 3030 - Managerial Economics     3
POM 3430 - Operations Management     4
FIN 3220 - Managerial Finance I     4
ORG 3310 - Introduction to the Management of Human Resources     3
MGT 3500 - Legal Environment of Business     3
**MGT 4350 - Management Strategies and Policies     4
TOTAL

35

   

 *Students who have taken this course under a previous catalog will be able to use this course to satisfy WRT 3082 .  

**MGT 4350  requires major standing and only business majors may take this course.

Major Programs

Students take 15-24 additional credits specified in their major area. The junior and senior years will be devoted to the successful completion of the requirements of the core and major. Majors from which business administration students may choose are detailed below. Double majors are permitted in all areas except general management. No more than four credits of independent study (4996) courses may be used to meet the major elective requirement. Courses numbered 3800 and 4800 may be repeated for up to eight credits provided the topics are different. Students will be required to complete ACC 3990  or ECN 3990  or FIN 3990  or  MGT 3990  or MIS 3990  or MKT 3990  or ORG 3990  or POM 3990  as part of their major program. (These courses require major standing).

Free Electives

Students complete their program by taking a course or courses of their choice to yield a total of 128 credits. While the General Education Requirements  of the degree program provides students with the range of knowledge that is the essence of an educated person, the free elective portion of the program allows students to make choices concerning course work that responds to their individual interests and/or needs.

Minors

The School of Business Administration offers 11 minors for students who want to combine their majors with an introduction to the skills, analytical techniques and institutional material of economics or an area of business.

Business majors may earn any of the following minors, except in the area in which they are majoring, and the business minor.  Once admitted to the business program as a pre-business or undecided business student or as a major, business majors must take all the remaining courses in their minors at Oakland University.

To earn any of these minors (except business), and to take 3000- and 4000- level business classes, non-business students must meet with the minor coordinator and have an approved minor authorization form detailing the courses and the prerequisites required for the given minor. Once approved for the minor, students must take all the remaining courses in the minor at Oakland University. Students must complete the prescribed courses for the minor with a grade of 2.0 or better in each course and the prerequisites for each course. Transfer students planning to earn a minor must earn at least nine credits toward the minor at Oakland University; at least six of these nine credits must be in courses at the 3000 level or above.

Limit for non-business majors to less than 25 percent of credits in business: All students who are not majors in the SBA and economics majors in either the SBA or the College of Arts and Sciences, whether they have applied for a minor or not, are limited to no more than 25 percent of the total degree credits in business courses. (Students majoring in business economics are not subject to this limitation.) The maximum of 25 percent of total degree credits (usually 32 credits) includes business courses taken at Oakland University and all previous colleges. Economics (ECN) courses QMM 2400 , QMM 2410  , QMM 2500 , QMM 4400  and QMM 4520  are excluded from this requirement. Therefore, students from majors outside the business administration program may not earn more than 25 percent of total degree credits in transfer plus Oakland credits in ACC, ENT, FIN, MGT, MIS, MKT, ORG, POM or QMM courses (excluding those noted above).  All student minors are subject to the 25 percent of total degree credits maximum discussed above.

Policies and Procedures

High school admissions

For entering freshmen, admission to pre-business is restricted to those presenting a minimum 2.80 cumulative grade point average in high school academic courses and at least four years of college preparatory mathematics courses.

Transfer policy

Transfer students must have at least a 2.80 cumulative grade point average and mathematics through intermediate algebra (equal to MTH 0662 ) for admission to pre-business. Evaluation of transfer courses is a two-part process. General education and composition courses are evaluated by the Academic Records Office. Business courses, including any required computer science courses, are evaluated by the School of Business Administration. Credit for specific SBA courses is authorized for courses of similar content taken prior to attending Oakland University at other colleges and universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency. Students transferring from other institutions may be required to submit course descriptions and related materials to aid in these transfer evaluations. Once admitted to the business program as a pre-business or undecided business student or a business major, business majors must complete all the remaining core, major and business minor course work for the degree at Oakland University unless the course work is part of an approved study abroad/away program. Students who have transfer courses that are more than seven years old may be required to re-take the course at Oakland University. All transfer courses from another institution need to be a minimum of three credits for the SBA to evaluate them for transfer credit for pre-core, core, and major courses. See Transfer student information for additional information.

Internal transfer

Oakland University students seeking admission to pre-business from other programs will be considered for admission after they have completed MTH 1221  (or an equivalent) with a grade of 2.0 or better. An overall GPA of 2.60 or better in at least 12 credits at Oakland University is also required. Students who do not meet the criteria for pre-business will be considered for admission to undecided business if their cumulative GPA is a 2.0 or better.

Second majors

Students who return to the SBA to complete a second major after graduating with a business major from OU must complete all courses remaining for that second major at Oakland University. Additionally, students must fulfill the stated major requirements in effect at the time they are admitted as a second major.

Second degrees

Students who currently hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, including Oakland University, may pursue a second undergraduate degree at Oakland University in the School of Business Administration with the exclusion of those applicants holding a bachelor’s of science degree in Business Administration from Oakland University with a major in General Management.

Second degree students from regionally accredited institutions are exempt from Oakland University’s general education requirements, including the undergraduate requirement for the writing foundations course at the level of WRT 1060  .  Credits applied toward the first degree will be accepted as transfer credit toward the second degree.  At least 32 additional credits must be taken at Oakland University, of which 31 credits must be in courses offered by the School of Business Administration, excluding ECN 1500 , ECN 2000 , ECN 2010 , ECN 2010 , ECN 2100 , and QMM 2400  , QMM 2410, and QMM 2500.  Of these 31 credits, at least 12 credits must be in the student’s major.  Second degree students are exempt from ACHIEVE-SBC 1990, SBC 2990 and SBC 3990, however, they are encouraged to take these non-credit courses as part of their program.

Students considering admission for a second degree are advised and highly encouraged to investigate opportunities in the Graduate Business Programs such as a Master of Business Administration, Master of Accounting programs or Master of Science in Information Technology Management prior to meeting with an Undergraduate Adviser.

Repeats

Repeats of a course: a student can repeat, either at Oakland University or at another approved institution, any business pre-core or core course in which a 2.0 grade or better is required. The student is limited to the university maximum of three attempts for any one course requirement, including attempts at Oakland and for the equivalent course at another institution, and must have a petition of exception approved for a fourth attempt. Students must get prior approval from an SBA Adviser in order to repeat a course at another institution. If a student repeats a course at another institution, the original grade attained in the course at OU will be included in the student’s GPA. See “Repeating courses” in the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the catalog for more specific information on university rules governing course repeats.

Unsatisfactory performance

Unsatisfactory performance includes the following items:

Grades: Numerical grades less than 2.0 and U grades are considered substandard. A course in which a grade below 2.0 has been earned may not be subsequently passed by competency examination or independent study.

Mathematics and Statistics Sequence: The SBA major is expected to take a math or statistics course each fall and winter semester until the student has completed either QMM 2410  or QMM 2500  with a minimum grade of 2.0. Failure to take a course in the mathematics and statistics sequence (MTH 0661 , MTH 0662 , MTH 1221 , MTH 1222 , QMM 2400  and QMM 2410  or QMM 2500  depending on the student’s math placement) each fall and winter term or its equivalent will be considered to be unsatisfactory performance and the student may be removed from the SBA business program.

Mandatory Advising: Undecided business students whose cumulative GPA is between a 2.0 and 2.59 may be required to meet with an academic adviser in the SBA following the semester when their cumulative GPA dropped below the required 2.6 and every semester thereafter until their GPA returns to at least a 2.6 cumulative. In some cases, a registration hold will be placed on a student’s account until they complete the requirements of Mandatory Advising.

Grade appeals

If a student wishes to dispute a final grade in a course, he or she must submit a written appeal to the appropriate department chair no later than the following deadlines: 1. If the course was taken in winter or summer terms, the written grade appeal must be submitted no later than the end of the subsequent fall semester. 2. If the course was taken in the fall semester, the written grade appeal must be submitted no later than the end of the subsequent winter semester.

Prerequisites

In planning their schedules, students should ensure that they satisfy prerequisite and co-requisite conditions for courses. The prerequisites for SBA programs and courses will be strictly enforced. Students approved to fulfill prerequisites at another institution will need to solicit registration assistance from Undergraduate Advising Office, 232 Elliott Hall, 248-370-3285. Students who have registered for courses for which they do not meet the prerequisites and other conditions may be administratively dropped from courses or have their registration canceled.

Independent study

The purpose of an Independent Study is to provide highly motivated students the opportunity to construct a unique educational experience that goes beyond the courses contained in the existing course catalog. The basic rules for Independent Study are:

  1. Student must have at least a 3.00 cumulative overall GPA.
  2. Students must have achieved major standing.
  3. Independent Study cannot be used in lieu of a required course.
  4. It is the student’s responsibility to develop an appropriate area of Independent Study and to arrange for a full-time faculty member to direct the Independent Study.
  5. Part-time SBA faculty members cannot supervise an Independent Study.
  6. The Independent Study contract must be completed by the student and signed by the faculty-adviser, department chair and the Director of Advising Services prior to registering for the course.
  7. It is expected that the student will perform an amount of work equivalent to a regular course with the same amount of credits and that a substantive tangible output (exam, written paper, computer program, etc.) will be developed.
  8. Interdisciplinary cooperation is permitted and a non-SBA faculty member may co-supervise the Independent Study. An SBA faculty member must be a supervisor and is responsible for assigning a final grade.
  9. The student must be made aware of the basis for grading prior to registering for an Independent Study.
  10. Undergraduate students cannot register for Independent Study if they already have or are taking more than eight cumulative credits of Independent Study unless an exception is agreed to by the SBA’s Committee on Exceptions.

Assurance of learning

To assist in the continuous improvement of its programs, the SBA engages in two different Assurance of Learning processes. The first type of Assurance of Learning is within each business major. This process involves evaluating student performance in a variety of discipline specific objectives. The evaluation is carried out each semester in different courses required for the major.

In evaluating the entire undergraduate business program, student assignments in core or pre-core courses are scored on whether each student exceeds, meets, or does not meet the SBA’s expectations for a specific learning objective. This process occurs in different core and pre-core courses every semester. Although this score is not used in calculating a student’s course grade, the assignment also receives a traditional grade from the instructor just as does other course assignments. The Learning Goals for the undergraduate business program and their corresponding Learning Objectives are:

Learning Goal 1: Critical Thinking (ECN 3030 , FIN 3220 , POM 3430 )
Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the assumptions needed to analyze the assigned case or problem.
  2. Identify the relevant and irrelevant data or information presented in the case or problem.
  3. Identify the different questions or approaches that could be considered in order to answer the problem or case.
  4. Derive or describe the solution to the problem or case.

Learning Goal 2: Global Business Environment (ECN 2020 , MKT 3020 )
Learning Objectives:

  1. Show awareness of a global issue relevant to business or the economy.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of factors and/or forces associated with this issue.
  3. Explain the impact of this issue on the business environment.

Learning Goal 3: Information Technology and Management (MIS 1000 , MIS 3000 )
IT Learning Objectives:

  1. Create a professional document using a word processor.
  2. Conduct research using the Internet.
  3. Create an effective presentation using a presentation package.
  4. Collect and analyze data using a spreadsheet.
  5. Use a database software.

IM Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify alignment/misalignment of identified information (IS strategy) with organizational goals/objectives (organizational strategy).
  2. Identify types of systems appropriate to the decision-making level within the organization.
  3. Organize information properly for efficient storage and retrieval.
  4. Identify the issues involved in creating information for decision making from data sources.
  5. Identify the use of IS to support decision making in functional areas.

Learning Goal 4: Communications Skills (MGT 3500 , MGT 4350 , QMM 2410 )
Written Communication Learning Objectives:

  1. Be able to articulate main concept(s) in writing.
  2. Be able to write logically.
  3. Be able to write clearly and concisely.
  4. Be able to write using correct grammar and spelling.

Oral Communication Learning Objectives:

  1. Be able to articulate main concept(s) orally.
  2. Be able to speak coherently.
  3. Be able to keep audience’s attention.
  4. Be able to use time effectively.

Learning Goal 5: Real World Business Applications (MGT 4350 , ORG 3310 )
Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the underlying issue(s) for the given business situation or case.
  2. Identify the appropriate theory (ies) or theoretical construct(s) that apply to the given business situation or case.
  3. Apply theory (ies) or theoretical construct(s) to the given business situation or case to generate alternatives.

Learning Goal 6: Ethics (MGT 3500 )     
Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize basic concepts related to business ethics.
  2. Apply an ethical decision making process to an ethical dilemma presented to them.

Learning Goal 7: Foundation in Business Disciplines (MGT 4350 )     
Learning Objective:

  1. Understand key concepts in business disciplines of accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing and operations management.

Policy regarding non-business majors

All students who are not business majors in the School of Business Administration, whether they have applied for a minor or not, are limited to no more than 25 percent of their total degree credits required for their degree in business courses (usually 32 credits). The maximum of 25 percent of total degree credits includes courses taken at Oakland University and all previous colleges. Economics (ECN) courses, QMM 2400 , QMM 2410 , QMM 2500 QMM 4400  and QMM 4520  are excluded from this requirement. Therefore, students from majors outside the business administration program, including economics majors in either the School of Business Administration or the College of Arts and Sciences, may not earn more than 25 percent of their required total degree credits in transfer plus Oakland credits in ACC, FIN, MGT, MIS, MKT, ORG, POM or QMM courses (excluding those noted above). Economics majors and students from other majors at Oakland University may take 1000-and-2000 level SBA courses as long as they have all the prerequisite courses with the required grades. Economics majors and students from non- business majors at Oakland University must have an approved university concentration/minor authorization form to take 3000-and-4000 level SBA courses which have the pre-requisite of major standing.

Additional Information

Gaining Career Related Experience

Career Services assists students seeking non-credit paid work experience related to their major that will enhance their classroom learning, increase their motivation to graduate, augment their career knowledge, and improve their job seeking skills and employability. Opportunities are available for career related jobs, internships (corporate and grant-funded), and cooperative education. Students in the School of Business Administration who want to combine relevant work experience with their education are encouraged to participate in such programs. Students are coached and empowered to find jobs in business, non-profit or governmental organizations similar to those held by recent Oakland University graduates. All students are encouraged to explore these programs and other job/career-related information using Handshake and by contacting the SBA Career Services office at 232 Elliott Hall, 248-370-4192.

First-time visitors to Career Services are encouraged to contact the central office at 154 North Foundation Hall, 248-370-3250. The central office also welcomes drop-in appointments for any students of the university. Please visit the website for information on the central office, including the drop-in schedule, signature events and more.

 

Honors, awards and scholarships

School honors are awarded by the SBA to graduating students who have completed a minimum of 32 credits in SBA courses with a minimum GPA of 3.33 in courses offered in the school. In addition to being eligible for honors available to all Oakland University undergraduates, students in the School of Business Administration are eligible for the following:

American Marketing Award: The Detroit chapter of the American Marketing Association awards certificates of achievement for scholarship and service to marketing majors.

Beta Gamma Sigma: Beta Gamma Sigma is the national honor society for business schools accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is one of the highest scholastic honors that a student in business administration can achieve. It is based on outstanding scholastic achievement as measured by overall grade point average. Invitation for membership to Beta Gamma Sigma is extended to graduating seniors in the top 10 percent of their class and juniors in the top five percent of their class.

Financial Executives Institute Award: This award is presented annually to the undergraduate accounting or finance student who has demonstrated the highest standard of academic excellence. The student is honored at a meeting of the Detroit chapter of the Financial Executives Institute. Selection is made by the accounting and finance faculty of the SBA.

Omicron Delta Epsilon: Omicron Delta Epsilon is a national honor society for promising economics students. Selection for membership is made by the economics faculty.

School of Business Administration Awards / Scholarships

Accounting and Finance Advisory Board Accounting Scholarship: This $1,000 scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is awarded annually to an undergraduate accounting major who exhibits a strong interest in pursuing a career in accounting and demonstrates leadership. The scholarship winner is selected by the AFAB scholarship committee.

Accounting and Finance Advisory Board Finance Scholarship: This $1,000 scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is awarded annually to an undergraduate finance major who exhibits a strong interest in pursuing a career in finance and demonstrates leadership. The scholarship winner is selected by the AFAB scholarship committee.

Benedettini-Pearson Endowed Scholarship: This $2,500 scholarship is awarded to a freshman undergraduate student who has selected business or economics as their preferred program of study on their admissions application, has graduated from a public high school located in Detroit, Flint, Oak Park or Pontiac, and has demonstrated financial need.

Brian Meer Scholarship:  Three $1,000 scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students who are enrolled at least part-time (6 credit hours) in the School of Business Administration.  Additionally, the student must have 56 credit hours, and must have taken a  minimum of 24 credit hours at OU.  Candidates must have a 2.8 or higher GPA and submit a one-page essay describing how receipt of an award will assist them, either directly or indirectly, in successfully completing their studies and obtaining the undergraduate degree.

Bud Kulezsa Family Endowed Scholarship: This $1,000 scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is awarded to an undergraduate accounting major who has at least a 3.0 overall GPA, and has at least a 3.3 GPA in accounting courses beyond ACC 2100 taken at OU. An entrepreneurial and/or international business interest will enhance the application.

Byunghak Cho Memorial Scholarship: This $1,500 scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is given to an undergraduate accounting or finance major who is in financial need and has exhibited an outstanding combination of academic performance, extracurricular activities and clear career goals of becoming a professional with business ethics.

Catherine Tyler Memorial International Endowment Award:  This $500 award is for undergraduate students in good standing with a declared major in the SBA or graduate students in the SBA in good standing and may be used for participation in a University approved study abroad or international internship program.

Clayton McKervey International Scholarship: This $1,500 scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is given to a Master of Accounting (MAcc) student or an undergraduate accounting major who has had international exposure and will be enrolled in the MAcc Program.  The student must also exhibit an outstanding combination of academic performance and extra-curricular activities.

Crestmark Bank Scholarship:  Two $10,000 scholarships are awarded to assist students with financial  need who are pursuing a career in business administration.  Applicants must be enrolled full-time in the SBA, have junior or senior standing, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8, and must have applied for financial aid.

Deloitte Scholarship: This $1,500 scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is given to an undergraduate accounting or finance major who has exhibited an outstanding combination of academic performance and extracurricular activities.

Derderian Kann Seyferth & Salucci Scholarship: This $1,000 scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is open to self-supporting undergraduate accounting majors with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Diane and Michael Grieves Endowed Diversity Scholarship: This scholarship ($3,000) will be awarded to an economically disadvantaged full-time undergraduate student who will have junior status (56 credits with a minimum of 24 credits taken at Oakland). The student must be pursuing a degree in Management Information Systems and maintain at least a 2.60 cumulative GPA at Oakland University, be a US citizen or legal permanent resident, and have applied for Financial Aid in the distribution year.

Dicron Tafralian Memorial Scholarship: This $3,000 scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is awarded annually, on a merit basis, to a continuing accounting major at Oakland University who has also applied to the MAcc Program. Selection is made by the accounting faculty of the SBA. This scholarship was established in memory of Dicron Tafralian, who served in administrative capacities at Oakland University for many years.

Doeren Mayhew Scholarship: This $1,000 scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is awarded annually to an undergraduate accounting major who has exhibited an outstanding combination of academic performance and extracurricular activities. Candidates must have at least a 3.2 overall GPA in courses taken at Oakland University, and have an interest in pursuing a career in public accounting.

Dutkiewicz Family Accounting and Finance Scholarship: This $2,500 scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is given to an undergraduate accounting or finance major who has exhibited an outstanding combination of academic performance and extra-curricular activities, with financial need.

Ernst & Young Scholarship: This $1,500 scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is given to an undergraduate accounting major who has exhibited an outstanding combination of academic performance and extracurricular activities.

Francis C. Amos SBA Alumni Scholarship: In honor of Michigan State representative Frances Amos, active alumna and ardent supporter of Oakland University, this $5,000 scholarship was established to reward outstanding business students who exemplify her commitment to community service and the pursuit of personal academic excellence. This scholarship is open to junior and senior business students who have achieved major standing. See application for other criteria.

Gadis and Susan Dillon Accounting Student Leadership Scholarship: This $1,500 scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is given to an undergraduate accounting major entering the OU MAcc Program who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and support of the OU Accounting Student Professional Organizations (these organizations are OASIS, NABA and Beta Alpha Psi). Grade point average may be considered, but is clearly subordinate to leadership activities.

Gale Blank Copple Endowed Economics Scholarship: Two $2,500 scholarships are given annually in recognition of outstanding achievements in economics and overall academic accomplishments to members of Oakland University’s Women’s Economic Society. Applicants must have 56 credit hours. They must have completed at least four courses in economics with a GPA of at least 3.3 and must have an overall GPA of at least 3.0.

Gary and Elspeth Coats: This $1,000 scholarship is to encourage participation in a variety of university activities.  Applicants must be enrolled full-time in the SBA taking a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, have sophomore standing, must have earned a minimum of 28 credit  hours at OU, and have a minimum cumulative  GPA of 3.0.

Gerald M. and Tracy C. Nanni Accounting and Finance Scholarship: This $1,000 scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is awarded to an undergraduate accounting or finance major or a Master of Accounting (MAcc) student who has exhibited a combination of outstanding academic performance and demonstrated financial need.

Independent Bank Scholarship: This $2,500 scholarship is awarded to a student who is seeking any of the three economics degree programs offered at OU. The student must be in major standing and should have completed 56 credit hours, with a minimum of 30 credit hours remaining to complete a B.S. or B.A. degree in Economics. The student must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours during the fall and winter terms, and must be from Oakland, Macomb or Lapeer County.  The student must also be eligible for the PELL Grant.

Islamovic-Skomski Scholarship: This $2,000 scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is given to a Master of Accounting (MAcc) student or an undergraduate accounting major who will be enrolled in the MAcc Program that has also exhibited outstanding academic achievement.

Joy Jiang Annual Scholarship:  This $1,500 scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate general management major with junior or senior standing with a minimum of 12 credit hours taken at OU, enrolled full-time, and with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.4

KPMG Scholarship:  This $1,000 scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is given to an undergraduate accounting major who has exhibited an outstanding combination of academic performance and extracurricular activities.

Marvin L. Katke Scholarship: Three $2,500 scholarships are awarded to business students  who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and extra-curricular and/or civic involvement.  Students must have at least 56 credit hours, a minimum of 24 which have been earned at OU, and a minimum GPA of 3.0

Meritor, Inc. Operations Management Scholarship:  This $2,500 scholarship is given to an Operations Management student.  The student must have major standing and an overall 3.0 GPA.  The student must also complete a one-page essay in which the student expresses how he or she plans to utilize his or her Operations Management Major in his or her future career.

John and Cindi Lesser Finance/Accounting Scholarships:  Two $1,500 scholarships are awarded (applied to OU tuition), one to an undergraduate accounting major and one to an undergraduate finance major with the best combination of academics and activities as determined by the Department of Accounting and Finance faculty.

Meritor, Inc. Society of Operations Management (SOM) Scholarship: This $2,500 scholarship is given to an Operations Management student.  The student must be in major standing, have an overall 3.0 GPA, and have an active role in the Society of Operations Management (SOM) School of Business Administration student organization.  The student must also complete a one-page essay in which the student expresses how the SOM is helping him or her to reach his or her career potential.

Mukesh Bhargava Scholarship:  This $1,500 scholarship was created in 2013 to honor Mukesh Bharghava, a distinguished marketing faculty member at Oakland for 18 years.  This is a one-year scholarship for students with 56 credits (12 at Oakland University)  pursuing a degree in marketing, with demonstrated financial need.

Pia Tax Scholarship: This $1,750 scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is given to a Master of Accounting (MAcc) student or an undergraduate accounting major who is going to be enrolled in the MAcc program and who has exhibited an outstanding academic performance in tax.

Pilibosion Family Scholarship: Two $2,500 scholarships are awarded to assist students with financial need who are pursuing a career in business administration.  Applicants must be enrolled full-time in the SBA, have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or a high school grade point average of 3.0 if the student has not earned OU credits, and must have applied for financial aid.

Plante & Moran Golden Rule Scholarship: This $1,250 scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is given to an undergraduate accounting major who has exhibited outstanding academic performance and has an interest in public accounting.

Plante & Moran Golden Rule Scholarship - MAcc:  This $1,250 scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is given to a Master of Accounting (MAcc) student or an undergraduate accounting major who is going to be enrolled in the MAcc program, and who has exhibited outstanding academic performance and has an interest in public accounting.

PriceWaterhouseCoopers Scholarship: This $1,500 scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is given to an undergraduate accounting major who has exhibited an outstanding combination of academic performance and extra-curricular activities, and is interested in pursuing a career in public accounting.

PriceWaterhouseCoopers Scholarship - MAcc: This $1,500 scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is given to a Master of Accounting (MAcc) student or an undergraduate accounting major who will be enrolled in the MAcc Program that has exhibited an outstanding combination of academic performance and extra-curricular activities.

Professor Ronald M. Horwitz Outstanding Finance Student Scholarship Award: Two $1,500 awards are given to undergraduate finance majors with the best combination of academics and activities, as determined by the Department of Accounting and Finance faculty. Significantly greater emphasis is placed on academic performance in finance courses. Serving in a leadership role in student activities will also be an important factor.

Robert Uptegraff, Sr. Scholarship: This $1,500 scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is given to a Master of Accounting (MAcc) student or an undergraduate accounting major who will be enrolled in the MAcc Program that has exhibited an outstanding combination of academic performance and extra-curricular activities.

Sarwan Singh Grewal Scholarship: This $1,500 scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is given to an undergraduate accounting or finance major who has exhibited an outstanding combination of academic performance and extracurricular activities.

SBA Tower Scholarship: Two $3,000 scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students pursuing a degree in the School of Business Administration, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and extra-curricular and/or civic involvement.

Sid and Bani Mittra Economics Merit Scholarship: This $2,000 scholarship is given to a student pursuing a degree in economics in the School of Business Administration and who has exhibited an outstanding combination of academic performance and extracurricular activities. The student must be enrolled in at least one economics class at OU and must also be in major standing. 

Society of Automotive Analysists “Thought Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship”: This $2,500 scholarship benefits students seeking a career in the automotive industry and aims to support the future leadership that will drive innovation and growth within the automotive industry.  Applicants must be enrolled at least half-time in the SBA, have junior or senior standing (56 credit hours) in the SBA, with a minimum of 24 credit hours taken at OU, and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2

Stephan and Rita Sharf Scholarship: This $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a student who is enrolled full-time in the School of Business Administration.  Additionally, the student must have at least 56 credit hours, a minimum of 12 which have been earned at OU.  Selection is based upon academic achievement and demonstrated financial need.

TMBKS Family Scholarship Award - DIS: This $1,500 award is available to students with an overall GPA of 3.0, a 3.46 GPA after pre-core and core requirements, and major standing in DIS. Student extracurricular and community service activities will be considered.

UHY Distinguished Accounting Leadership Scholarship: This $1,000 scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is given to a Master of Accounting (MAcc) student or an undergraduate accounting major who will be enrolled in the MAcc program who has exhibited a combination of outstanding academic performance and leadership.

UHY Future Financial Leader Scholarship:  This $1,000 scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is given to an OU undergraduate accounting or finance major who has exhibited a combination of outstanding academic performance in the pursuit of an accounting or finance degree and leadership skills.

The Warren Tope memorial Scholarship:  This $1,000 scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is given to an undergraduate accounting major with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or above.  This scholarship is renewable for up to two additional years.

Course Offerings

Course descriptions follow each of the programs offered by departments in the School of Business Administration.  Required pre-core and core courses for students majoring in the business programs are generally offered each fall, winter and summer semesters.

Some 3000- and 4000-level ACC, ENT, FIN, MGT, MIS, MKT, ORG, POM and QMM courses require major standing in business or an approved concentration / minor authorization form in order to register for the course. The 3000-level courses should be taken during the junior year (56-90 credits). Courses titled “Survey of” are only permitted for non-business majors pursuing a business minor. Except for courses that fulfill the business minor, 3000- or 4000-level courses can only be taken by non-business students if they meet the prerequisites (except for major standing) and the course is listed on an approved university concentration/minor authorization form.

The 5000-level ACC and MIS courses are designed as advanced electives for undergraduate accounting or management information systems majors and as electives for students in the Master of Accounting and MSITM programs. The school offers selected courses from this catalog as warranted by student needs and availability of faculty. Specific offerings for each term may be found in the Schedule of Classes.

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Department of Management and Marketing

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Department of Economics

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