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Faculty

Keith Womer, Professor, Dean
Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University
Hung-Gay Fung, Professor, Y. S. Tsiang Professor in Chinese Studies, Finance Area Department Chair
Ph.D., Georgia State University
Ray Mundy, Professor; John W. Barriger II Professor in Transportation Studies; Director, Center for Transportation Studies
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Janet Y. Murray, Professor; E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor for Developing Women Leaders and Entrepreneurs
Ph.D. University of Missouri-Columbia
David Ricks, Curators’ Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Indiana University
John J. Anderson, C.P.A., C.M.A., Professor Emeritus, Associate Dean Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nasser Arshadi, Professor, Vice Provost for Research
Ph.D., University of Nebraska
Howard B. Baltz, Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
James A. Breaugh, Professor, Management Area Department Chair
Ph.D., Ohio State University
James F. Campbell, Professor,
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Douglas E. Durand, Professor Emeritus, Dean Emeritus
Ph.D., Washington University
Thomas H. Eyssell, Professor; Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Studies in Business
Ph.D., Texas A & M University
Marius A. Janson, Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Kailash Joshi, Professor
Ph.D., Indiana University
Mary Lacity, Professor
Ph.D., University of Houston
Edward C. Lawrence, Professor
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Joseph S. Martinich, Professor
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Robert M. Nauss, Professor, Logistics and Operations Management Department Chair
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
David Ronen, Professor
Ph.D., Ohio State University
Vicki Sauter, Professor
Ph.D., Northwestern University
L. Douglas Smith, Professor; Director, Center for Business and Industrial Studies
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Robert S. Stich, Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., New York University
Fred J. Thumin, Professor Emeritus; Diplomate, Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Ph.D., Washington University
Deborah B. Balser, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Cornell University
Donald H. Driemeier, Associate Professor Emeritus; Dean Emeritus
D.B.A., Washington University
Michael T. Elliott, Associate Professor, Associate Dean and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Business
D.B.A., Mississippi State University
Timothy A. Farmer, C.P.A., Associate Professor
Ph.D., Ohio State University
Greg Geisler, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Julius H. Johnson, Jr., Associate Professor
Ph.D., George Washington University
Charles R. Kuehl, Associate Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Iowa
Donald R. Kummer, Associate Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Oregon
Haim Mano, Associate Professor, ; Marketing Area Department Chair
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Natalia Mintchik, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of North Texas, Denton
Dinesh Mirchandani, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Stephen R. Moehrle, C.P.A., Associate Professor
Ph.D., Indiana University
Mary Beth Mohrman, Associate Professor, Accounting Area Department Chair
Ph.D., Washington University
R. Frank Page, C.P.A., Associate Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Illinois
Jennifer Reynolds-Moehrle, C.P.A., Associate Professor
Ph.D., Indiana University
Joseph Rottman, Associate Professor
Ph.D. Washington University
Paul S. Speck, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Texas Tech University
Pamela S. Stuerke, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Indiana University
Ashok Subramanian, Associate Professor, Information Systems Department Chair
Ph.D., University of Houston
G.D. Weise, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of New Orleans
Gaiyan Zhang, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Bindu Arya, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas
Frank Q. Fu, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Houston
David R. Ganz, Assistant Professor Emeritus; Associate Dean Emeritus,
M.S. in C., Saint Louis University
Gerald Yong Gao, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Hong Kong
Young-Won Her, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of South Carolina at Columbia
Haitao Li, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Mississippi
James M. Krueger, C.P.A., (Inactive), CGFM, Assistant Professor; Vice Chancellor for Managerial & Technological Services
D.B.A., Indiana University
Kyeungrae Oh, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas
Ekin K. Pellegrini, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Miami
Thomas Williams, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Texas Tech University
Robert J. Banis, Teaching Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Kenneth W. Locke, Teaching Professor Emeritus
D.B.A., Indiana University-Bloomington
Donald C. Sweeney II, Teaching Professor; Associate Director, Center for Transportation Studies
Ph.D., Washington University
Wayne W. Winter, Teaching Professor Emeritus
L.L.M., Washington University
Alan Wheeler, Associate Teaching Professor
Ph.D., Stanford University
Michael J. Costello, Assistant Teaching Professor
LLM/JD, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Peggy A. Lambing, Assistant Teaching Professor
M.B.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Gwen Moore, Assistant Teaching Professor
M.B.A., Washington University
Daniel Lee Rust, Assistant Teaching Professor
Ph.D., University of Idaho
Rhonda Tenkku, Assistant Teaching Professor
M.B.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis
James Tiburzi, Assistant Teaching Professor
J.D., University of Illinois-Urbana
David A. Bird, Instructor Emeritus
M.S., Washington University
Lindell P. Chew, Instructor
M.B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia
John Cox, Instructor Emeritus
M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia
Ottilia Voegtli, Instructor Emeritus
M.B.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Joy Dakich, Lecturer
M.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Mary Duncan, Lecturer
MSIS, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Emily K. Lane
M.S., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Johnna Murray, Lecturer
MAcc., University of Missouri-St. Louis

History
The University of Missouri - St. Louis College of Business Administration was established in 1967, and was accredited by AACSB-International six years later, the shortest time on record for any school to receive accreditation of its business program. AACSB-International is the only internationally recognized accrediting agency for business and accounting programs. In 2006, the College of Business Administration received reaccreditation of its business and accounting programs, both undergraduate and graduate.

Vision
The UMSL College of Business Administration will become one of the top metropolitan public business schools in the country and be recognized as a leading student-centered provider of quality business education.

Mission
Our mission is to increase knowledge of business and to support St Louis in its quest to compete in the global economy.  We will accomplish this by:

Values

Opportunity: We are committed to providing students an opportunity to excel in a rigorous academic business program.

Knowledge: We value the creation, application, and communication of knowledge to advance business disciplines and improve management practices.

Access: We strive to ensure that our programs are accessible, consistent with the land-grant mission of the University of Missouri.

Integrity: We value high standards of professional and ethical conduct.

Excellence: We strive for excellence in our own endeavors and expect it of those with whom we work.

Community: We value our ties with the business and not-for-profit communities, and work to create opportunities of mutual benefits.

Respect: We endeavor to treat all people with dignity and respect, and to maintain fairness in our interactions with all students, employees and the community.

Diversity: We seek to maintain a diverse and involved community of students, faculty, and staff.

Collegiality: We seek to provide a collegial climate that fosters positive relationships among students, faculty and staff.

College of Business Administration Programs

Undergraduate Degrees
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
(with emphasis areas available in)
Finance
International Business
Logistics and Operations Management
Management
Marketing
Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

Undergraduate Minors
Accounting
Finance
General Business
Information Systems
International Business
Logistics and Operations Management
Management
Marketing
Transportation Studies

Undergraduate Certificate
International Business Certificate (see International Studies)

Graduate Degrees
Master of Accounting
Master of Business Administration
Accounting
Finance
Information Systems
International Business
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Management
Marketing
Operations Management

Master of Science in Management Information Systems

Ph.D. in Business Administration
Information Systems
Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Graduate Certificates
Graduate Certificate Program in Business Administration
Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management
Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Graduate Certificate in Marketing Management

Undergraduate Programs

Detailed information concerning all degree requirements can be found by visiting The College of Business Undergraduate Advising web site.

Admission Requirements

Students entering UMSL may declare themselves as business majors in the College of Business Administration (COBA). They are advised by business and may take business courses as long as they maintain “good standing” status (see General Degree Requirements listed below) and have satisfied the prerequisites for the courses they propose to take.

General Degree Requirements-all degrees-all students
Students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours for any baccalaureate degree from the College of Business Administration.
Students must complete a minimum of 60 non-business hours.
Students must complete a minimum of 48 hours in business courses.
Students must complete a minimum of 36 hours of upper division business courses.
Students are limited to a maximum of 24 credit hours in any single business discipline beyond core courses.
Students are limited to a maximum of 78 credit hours in business and economics combined.
Students must attain a minimum campus grade point average of 2.3.  Grade modification may be used in calculating this grade point average.
Students must attain a minimum business grade point average of 2.3. Grade modification cannot be used in calculating this grade point average.
Students seeking an emphasis area or major within the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree, and/or Bachelor of Science in Information Systems degree must attain a minimum grade point average of 2.3 in the emphasis/major. Grade modification cannot be used in calculating this grade point average.

A minimum grade of C- is required for each course in the business core (except MGMT 4219); for each course which serves as a prerequisite for another course; and for each course in an emphasis area and/or major.

Of the maximum of 18 hours which may be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory graded basis, only 9 hours can be in business, and those are restricted to electives—courses beyond the required business core courses.

Business course prerequisites are enforced by the College of Business Administration and include a minimum campus grade point average of 2.0 as a condition for taking any upper division business course.

Emphasis areas may be added for up to two years following degree completion. Each additional degree from the College of Business Administration requires 15 unique hours taken at UMSL subsequent to completion of the prior business degree.

Students are allowed to take a maximum of 15 hours of upper-division business classes before a “good standing” evaluation is applied to their academic records.  In order to remain in good standing and continue to enroll in upper division business courses, students must maintain a 2.3 campus and business grade point average and must have completed the following cluster of courses (with a grade of C- or higher):

ACCTNG 2400, Financial Accounting
ACCTNG 2410, Managerial Accounting
BUS AD 2900, Legal Environment  
ECON 1001, Microeconomics
ECON 1002, Macroeconomics
INFSYS 2800, Information Systems Concepts and Applications
MATH 1030, College Algebra
MATH 1100, Basic Calculus
MATH 1105, Basic Probability and Statistics

Lower Division Requirements–all degrees--all students
Each student must complete a 42-hour block of general education coursework fulfilling six goals--three skill goals and three knowledge goals. The skill goals include two courses in communicating, one course in managing information and one course in valuing. The knowledge goals include three courses in the social sciences, three courses in the humanities, and four courses in the combined areas of mathematics and science. All courses must be selected from a list approved by the Faculty Senate of the campus. In many instances courses required by the College of Business Administration for each of its degree programs will satisfy a segment of the general education requirements. A list of courses which fulfill the humanities, social science, and math/science knowledge goals can be obtained in the Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising in the College of Business Administration, 487 Social Sciences and Business (SSB) building; or by visiting our web site.

Lower Division Non-Business Course Requirements
Students pursuing any undergraduate business degree must complete the following non-business courses:

ECON 1001, Principles of Microeconomics (valuing skill goal and social science knowledge goal)
ECON 1002, Principles of Macroeconomics (social science knowledge goal)ENGL 1100, Freshmen Composition (communicating skill goal)
One additional “communicating skills goal” course
MATH 1030, College Algebra (math/science knowledge goal)
MATH 1100, Basic Calculus (math/science knowledge goal)
MATH 1105, Basic Probability and Statistics (math/science knowledge goal)
A science lecture course (math/science knowledge goal)
A cultural diversity course
A course required by the State of Missouri
Three humanities courses (humanities knowledge goal)
Two social science courses (in addition to those above)

Lower Division Business Course Requirements

ACCTNG 2400, Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
ACCTNG 2410, Managerial Accounting
BUS AD 2900, Legal Environment of Business
INFSYS 2800, Information Systems Concepts and Applications

Upper Division Requirements–all degrees--all students

Upper Division Non-Business Requirement
ENGL 3120,
Business Writing, with a minimum grade of C-

Upper Division Non-Business or Business Requirement
Two global awareness courses selected from an approved list maintained in the Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising in the College of Business Administration; also available on our web site.

Upper Division Business Requirements

FINANCE 3500, Financial Management
LOG OM 3300, Business Statistics
LOG OM 3320, Introduction to Operations Management
MGMT 3600, Management and Organizational Behavior
MGMT 4219, Strategic Management
MKTG 3700, Basic Marketing
A minimum of 18 additional hours of upper division approved business electives

Assessment–All degrees--all students

MGMT 4220, Business Assessment Testing, is administered to all graduating seniors. A “Satisfactory” grade is required for graduation.

Transfer Issues
Students must complete a minimum of 60 hours from four year, baccalaureate degree granting colleges/universities.

A minimum of 50% of all business course work must be completed at UMSL.

Students must complete a minimum of 21 graded hours in business courses.

Individuals must complete their last 30 hours in residence at UMSL.

A minimum of 56 graded hours at UMSL are required to qualify for consideration for Latin Honors.

Students seeking to use a lower division course to satisfy an upper division business requirement must validate the course being transferred. If successfully validated, the transfer course will waive the need to take the upper division equivalent course at UMSL, but the course transferred will be counted as lower division; it will not count toward the 36 upper division hours required in business.

Completion of a 42-hour general education block, which is certified by the sending institution as fulfilling its general education requirement, will be viewed as fulfilling UMSL’s general education. However, all lower division courses required as part of a degree program at UMSL must be completed.

Requirements Unique to Specific Degrees in the College of Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Accounting Degree

Lower or Upper Division Non Accounting Courses Required
One of:
COMM 1030, Interpersonal Communication I
or
COMM 1040, Introduction to Public Speaking
and one of:
PHIL 1130, Approaches to Ethics or
PHIL 2254,
Business Ethics

Upper Division Accounting Courses Required

ACCTNG 3401, Financial Accounting and Reporting I
ACCTNG 3402, Financial Accounting and Reporting II
ACCTNG 3411, Cost Accounting
ACCTNG 3441, Income Taxes
and one of either
ACCTNG 3421,
Accounting Information Systems and Spreadsheet Applications or
INFSYS 3810, Information Systems Analysis

The prerequisite for enrollment in ACCTNG 3402, 3411, 3441, 3451 and all 4000-level accounting courses is an upper-level accounting grade point average of 2.2. or higher.

See the Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising for alternatives to satisfy the State of Missouri’s requirement of 150 hours for eligibility to take the Uniform Certified Public Accounting Examination.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s degree (in any subject)

Prerequisite courses: MATH 1030, ACCTNG 2400, ACCTNG 2410. MATH 1030 (College Algebra) is a prerequisite for the required accounting courses. It may be taken concurrently with ACCTNG 2400, but must be completed prior to enrollment in ACCTNG 2410. ACCTNG 2400 (Fundamentals of Financial Accounting) and ACCTNG 2410 (Managerial Accounting) are also prerequisites for the 3000-level accounting courses.

Required: Complete 27 hours of accounting courses at the 3000-level or above, at least 15 hours of which are completed at UMSL. The accounting courses must include the six required courses listed below and three accounting electives. Courses previously completed can be waived upon presentation of appropriate documentation. Waived courses will not count toward the 15-hour residency requirement.

Courses must be completed with a grade of C-or higher. The grade point average for all courses counting toward the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting must be 2.3 or higher. The prerequisite for enrollment in ACCTNG 3402, 3411, 3441, 3451 and all 4000-level accounting course is an upper-level accounting grade point average of 2.3 or higher.

Required courses:
ACCTNG 3401, Financial Accounting & Reporting I
ACCTNG 3402, Financial Accounting & Reporting II
ACCTNG 3411, Cost Accounting
ACCTNG 3421, Accounting Information Systems
ACCTNG 3441, Income Taxes
ACCTNG 4435, Auditing

Electives (most of these are offered only once a year)
ACCTNG 3451, Accounting for Governmental and Not-for-profit Entities
ACCTNG 4401, Financial Accounting & Reporting III
ACCTNG 4402, Financial Accounting & Reporting IV
ACCTNG 4405, Professional Accounting Research
ACCTNG 4441, Advanced Federal Income Tax: Tax Research and Business Taxation

Notes on qualifying for the CPA exam in Missouri:

Successful completion of the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting includes all the accounting courses needed to qualify for the CPA exam in Missouri. However, Missouri law also requires a total of 60 credit hours in business (including the accounting courses). Many students with undergraduate degrees in business have satisfied this requirement. A student who has not satisfied this requirement must take additional business classes in order to qualify for the CPA exam.

In addition, Missouri requires 150 credit hours of college level coursework in order to qualify for the CPA exam. A student who has completed a 120-hour undergraduate business degree and the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting will need additional coursework in order to satisfy the 150-hour requirement.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree

General Business
For those undecided regarding a specific emphasis area, a general business degree option is available. Students must complete a minimum of 18 hours of upper division approved business electives (see comprehensive list of business courses in the course descriptions section of this publication)

Emphasis in Finance
Finance is a multidisciplinary field that combines various concepts from management, economics and accounting with financial techniques to make sound business decisions and solve problems.
A minimum of 15 hours of upper division finance electives must be selected from the following

FINANCE 3501, Financial Policies
FINANCE 3502, Treasury Management
FINANCE 3503, Computer Applications in Finance
FINANCE 3520, Investments
FINANCE 3521, Financial Risk Management
FINANCE 3525, Practicum in Investments
FINANCE 3540, Financial Services Industry and Instruments
FINANCE 3541, Commercial Bank Management
FINANCE 3542, Principles of Real Estate
FINANCE 3560, Practice of Personal Financial Planning
FINANCE 3561, Principles of Insurance
FINANCE 3562, Life Insurance
FINANCE 3563, Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits
FINANCE 3564, Estate Planning and Trusts
FINANCE 3580/INTBUS 3580, International Corporate Finance
FINANCE 3582/INTBUS 3582, International Investment
FINANCE 3599, Independent Study (approved)

Track Certification
Students may combine selected courses from the list above, and other specified upper division business electives, to fulfill a designated track with dual objectives of acquiring in depth knowledge, and to prepare and be eligible for various professional certification examinations. Detailed information is available in the Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising. The specific tracks available include

Corporate Finance
Financial Institutions and Services
Investment and Portfolio Management
Financial Planning
Insurance

Emphasis in International Business
National markets are becoming increasingly integrated. The study of international business focuses on understanding the forces behind this globalization of markets and production.
Twelve (12) hours are required of all individuals seeking an emphasis in International Business:

Two of the following courses:

FINANCE 3580/INTBUS 3580, International Corporate Finance
INTBUS 3680/MGMT 3680, International Management
MKTG 3780/INTBUS 3780, International Marketing

Plus two additional approved international business courses other than INTBUS 3289, the international business practicum. Lists of approved courses include:

INTBUS 3280, The Law of International Business Transaction
INTBUS 3281, Business in China
INTBUS 3282, Managing the Global workforce
INTBUS 3283, International Business and Society
INTBUS 3284, The Japanese Management System
INTBUS 3285, Role of the Global Corporation
INTBUS 3289, Practicum in International Business
INTBUS 3290, Internship for International Business
INTBUS 3299, Independent Study in International Business
INTBUS 3580/FINANCE 3580, International Business
INTBUS 3582/FINANCE 3582, International Investment
INTBUS 3680/MGMT 3680, International Management
INTBUS 3780/MKTG 3780, International Marketing
INTBUS 3787/ MKTG 3787, Marketing in the European Union
INTBUS 4281, Entrepreneurship in the Global Environment
INTBUS 4289, International Strategic Management
INTBUS 4381/LOGOM 4381, International Logistics and Operations Management

Proficiency in a foreign language of international commerce (determined by the College of Business Administration) must be demonstrated - 13 credit hours in one approved language or satisfactory performance on the UMSL foreign language placement test.

Students must complete one of the following International Experience Requirements:

INTBUS 4280,
International Business Experience (Required)

  1. Study abroad for three or more credits hours.*
  2. Complete an international internship approved by the International Business Institute (maximum of 3 credit hours).
  3. Complete a minimum of one year international experience within 5 years of entering the program in any of the following areas: Peace Corps, volunteer work with an organization, an international posting by a company or government agency and/or approved, significant international experience. Documentation is required for approval.
    *International students in the IB Emphasis will meet their International Experience requirement through their study in the United States.

Emphasis in Logistics and Operations Management
This discipline has as its objective to get the appropriate goods or services to the right place, at the right time, in the right quality and quantity—thereby making the greatest contribution to the organization.

Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours selected from the following:

LOG OM 3399, Independent Study (approved)
LOG OM 4312, Business Forecasting
LOG OM 4321, Production and Operations Management
LOG OM 4322, Lean Production in Manufacturing and Service Operations
LOG OM 4324, Service Operations Management
LOG OM 4326, Quality Assurance in Business
LOG OM 4330, Business Logistics Systems
LOG OM 4350, Management Science Methods
LOG OM 4354, Operations Research II
LOG OM 4381/INTBUS 4381, International Logistics & Operations Mgmt
INFSYS 3843, Decision Support Systems

At most, one of the following courses may be counted toward the LOM emphasis area.

INFSYS 3806, Managerial Applications of Object-Oriented Programming I
INFSYS 3844, Developing Business Applications in .Net

Emphasis in Management
The study of management focuses on the behavior of individuals and groups in an organizational setting.

Students must complete MGMT 3611, Advanced Management and Organizational Behavior, plus 5 courses selected from

MGMT 3612, Professional Skills Development
MGMT 3621, Human Resource Management
MGMT 3622, Industrial and Labor Relations
MGMT 3623/PSYCH 3318, Industrial and Organizational Psychology
MGMT 3624, Employee Training and Development
MGMT 3625, Leadership in Organizations
MGMT 3680/INTBUS 3680, International Management
MGMT 3690, Internship in Management (only 1 of 3690 and 3699 can be taken for MGMT emphasis area credit)
MGMT 3699,
Independent Study (only 1 of 3690 and 3699 can be taken for MGMT emphasis area credit)
MGMT 4614, Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management

Emphasis in Marketing
Marketing involves the activities needed to facilitate an exchange. This includes selling products, services, or ideas to both individual consumers and business buyers.

Students must complete MKTG 4700, Marketing Management, plus four additional upper division courses from the following list:
MKTG 3710, Consumer Behavior
MKTG 3720, Management of Promotion
MKTG 3721, Internet Marketing
MKTG 3740, Marketing Research
MKTG 3750, Sales Management
MKTG 3760,Business to Business Marketing
MKTG 3770, Introduction to Transportation
MKTG 3771, Traffic and Transportation Management
MKTG 3780/INTBUS 3780, International Marketing
MKTG 3785, Women in International Entrepreneurship
MKTG 3787/INTBUS 3787, Marketing in the European Union
MKTG 3790, Internship in Marketing
MKTG 3798, Business Administration Seminar Marketing
MKTG 3799, Independent Study in Marketing
MEDIA ST 3338, Advertising Techniques

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Degree

Mission
The Information Systems (IS) area endeavors to prepare high-potential students of diverse backgrounds for successful careers in the IS profession. Careers in IS may include programming, systems analysis and design, database administration, end-user support, network administration, and management consulting. The goal is to provide students with the skills to deal with the challenges confronting IS through teaching, research, and service to the profession.
Students are required to complete a minimum of 7 courses beyond required business core courses

Programming – 2 courses (6 hours)

INFSYS 3806, Managerial Applications of Object- Oriented Programming I
INFSYS 3816, Managerial Applications of Object Oriented Programming II

Analysis and Design—2 courses—(6 hours)

INFSYS 3810, Information Systems Analysis
INFSYS 4850, Information Systems Design

Database—1 course (3 hours)

INFSYS 3845, Database Management Systems

Students must complete 2 courses (at least 1 3800-level Information Systems course) from the following list:

ACCTNG 3421, Accounting Information Systems
FINANCE 3503, Computer Applications in Finance
INFSYS 3807, Legacy Systems
INFSYS 3815, Object Oriented Applications in Business
INFSYS 3841, Enterprise Information Systems
INFSYS 3842, Management of Telecommunications
INFSYS 3843, Decision Support Systems
INFSYS 3844, Developing Business Applications in .NET
INFSYS 3846, e-Commerce
INFSYS 3847, Web Design
INFSYS 3848, Security and Information Systems
A pre-approved Computer Science Class
Seminars and Independent Studies are restricted to those offered by and approved by the Area faculty and approved by the Area Coordinator
INFSYS 3898, Seminar in Information Systems Management
INFSYS 3899, Independent Study in Information Systems

Minors in Business Administration

General Requirements
All minors are 15 credit hours or 5 courses, including business core courses.

Students must attain a 2.0 grade point average for all courses in the minor.

Students must attain a minimum grade of C- in each course included in the minor.

All courses in the minor must be on a graded basis.

A minimum of 9 credit hours of coursework included in the minor must be taken in residence at UMSL.

One must complete a baccalaureate degree at UMSL in order for a minor to be conferred.

A minor may be added for up to two years following completion of the baccalaureate degree

Minor in General Business
This minor is available only to students seeking a baccalaureate degree outside the College of Business Administration

Five courses selected from

INFSYS 1800, Computers and Information Systems
ACCTNG 2400, Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
BUS AD 2900, Legal Environment of Business
LOG OM 3320, Introduction to Operations Management
FINANCE 3500, Financial Management
MGMT 3600, Management and Organizational Behavior
MKTG 3700, Basic Marketing

Minor in Accounting
Available to all students except those pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree. Students must complete:

ACCTNG 2400, Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
ACCTNG 2410, Managerial Accounting
plus any three upper division accounting electives

Minor in Finance
Available to all students except those pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. Students must complete:

FINANCE 3500, Financial Management
plus any four upper division finance electives

Minor in Information Systems
Available to all students except those pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems degree.
Students must complete:

INFSYS 2800, Information Systems Concepts and Applications

Four of the following courses:
At least three of the courses must be 3800-level IS courses.

(Seminars and Independent Studies are restricted to those offered by and approved by the Area faculty and approved by the Area Coordinator.)

Minor in International Business
Available to all students except those pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with an emphasis in International Business. Students must complete any 5 courses in International Business.

Minor in Logistics and Operations Management
Available to all students except those pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. Students must complete:

LOG OM 3320, Introduction to Operations Management
plus any four upper division logistics/operations management electives, including no more than one programming course selected from:

INFSYS 3806, Managerial Applications of Object-Oriented Programming I
INFSYS 3844, Developing Business Applications in .Net

Minor in Management
Available to all students except those pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. Students must complete:

MGMT 3600, Management and Organizational Behavior
MGMT 3611, Advanced Management and Organizational Behavior
plus any 3 upper division management and organizational behavior electives

Minor in Marketing
Available to all students except those pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. Students must complete:

MKTG 3700, Basic Marketing
plus any 4 additional upper division marketing electives

Minor in Transportation Studies
Available to all students. (For those pursuing the BSBA degree, this will result in an emphasis in marketing if the marketing capstone course, MKTG 4700, Marketing Management, is taken in addition to the requirements listed below. Such individuals will have completed both LOG OM 3320, Introduction to Operations Management, and MKTG 3700, Basic Marketing.)

Students must complete five courses to include:

MKTG 3770, Introduction to Transportation
MKTG 3771, Traffic and Transportation Management
Plus three additional courses selected from:

LOG OM 3320, Introduction to Operations Management
MKTG 3790, Internship in Marketing
MKTG 3799, Independent Study in Marketing*
MKTG 3700, Basic Marketing
MKTG 3798, Business Administration Seminar: Marketing

*No more than one approved independent study course may count towards the minor.