Undergraduate Business Programs

Additional Requirements

 

General Education Requirements - BEFORE Fall 2002
General Education Requirements -AFTER Fall 2002
Business Core Requirements
Business Approved Electives
Global Awareness Electives

General Education Requirements - BEFORE Fall 2002

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Each business degree program requires that a minimum of 60 hours and a maximum of 72 hours (out of the total minimum of 120 credit hours) be taken in other than business administration courses. The faculty of the College of Business Administration feel that a strong grounding in the liberal arts is desirable.

Humanities
In fulfilling general education requirements, all business degree seeking students must complete a minimum of three courses in the humanities. A list of courses which satisfies this requirement includes appreciation type courses in art and/or music as well as courses in philosophy and literature.

Social Sciences
The College of Business Administration requires five courses in the social sciences in partial fulfillment of the campus' general education component. Courses include: one in ECON 1001, ECON 1002, and one which covers the constitution, fulfilling a requirement of the State of Missouri. A minimum of two additional social science courses are also required.

Mathematics and Natural Science
The campus requires at least three courses from the combined disciplines of mathematics and natural science. The specific requirements of the College of Business Administration include: MATH 1030 (or demonstrated proficiency therein); MATH 1100; MATH 1105; and one natural science lecture.

Cultural Diversity Requirement
To expand cultural awareness, all business degree programs require the completion of one course (three credit hours) which emphasizes Asian, African, Middle Eastern, Latin American, Pacific Aboriginal, Native American, or comparable culture. The course selected should involve substantial material independent of the cultures' interactions with European cultures. Most courses which satisfy this requirement also partially satisfy other general education requirements. For example, a student selecting a course in Asian philosophy would fulfill both the cultural diversity requirement as well as one of the three required courses in the humanities. A list of Cultural Diversity courses is available.

Global Awareness Requirement
All students pursuing business degrees are required to take two courses (six hours) which have an international dimension. The courses may be either in business or non business. A list of Global Awareness courses is available.

Written and Oral Communication
All business degree seeking students must demonstrate evidence of proficiency in communication skills. Entering freshmen are required to complete an ENGL 1100. Additionally, all students are required to satisfy a junior level writing requirement,ENGL 3120. Admission to ENGL 3120 requires that students be of junior standing and have successfully completed ENGL 1100 course. Accounting degree students must also complete a course which develops oral communication skills.

Electives
Beyond these requirements, students may select approved electives to bring the total of their non- business courses to a minimum of 60 hours, 72 hours maximum, within the 120-hour degree program.

Breadth of Study Requirement
The breadth of study requirement results in a minimum of 42 hours from the combined components of humanities, social sciences and mathematics/natural science.

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General Education Requirements - AFTER Fall 2002

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All Students, native and transfer, must complete a 42-hour block of course in six areas:

 

SKILL GOALS

1. Communicating Skills - 6 Hrs.
The Communicating Skills Goal develops students' effective use of the English language and quantitative and other symbolic systems essential to their success in school and in the world. Students should be able to read and listen critically and to write and speak with thoughtfulness, clarity, coherence, and persuasiveness (CBHE General Education, June 2000).

Business Administration students meet this requirement with one of the following courses:

ENGL 1100: Freshman Composition
ENGL 1110: Freshman Composition for International Students
Honors 1100: Honors Composition
and one additional course (See List)

2. Managing Information Skills - 3 Hrs.
The Managing Information Skills Goal develops students' abilities to locate, organize, store, retrieve, evaluate, synthesize and annotate information from print, electronic, and the other sources in preparation for solving problems and making informed decisions (CBHE General Education, June 2000).

Business Administration students meet this requirement with one of the following courses:

INFSYS 1800: Computers and Information Systems
ENGL 1100: Freshman Composition

3. Valuing Skills - 3 Hrs.
The Valuing Skills Goal develops students' abilities to understand the moral and ethical values of a diverse society and to understand that many courses of action are guided by value judgements about the way things ought to be. Students should be able to make informed decisions through identifying personal values and the values of others and through understanding how such values develop (CBHE General Education, June 2000).

Business Administration students meet this requirement with the following course:

ECON 1001: Microeconomics KNOWLEDGE GOALS

4. Social and Behavioral Science - 9 Hrs.
The Social and Behavioral Sciences Knowledge Goal develops students' understanding of themselves and the world around them through the study of content and the processes used by historians and social and behavioral scientist to discover, describe, explain, and predict human behavior and social systems. Students must understand the diversities and complexities of the cultural and social world, past and present, and come to the informed sense of self and others (CBHE General Education, June 2000).

Business Administration students meet this requirement with the following two courses:

ECON 1001: Microeconomics
ECON 1002: Macroeconomics

and an additional group to be chosen from this list

5. Humanities and Fine Arts - 9 Hrs.
The Humanities and Fine Arts Knowledge Goal develops the students' understanding of the ways in which humans have addressed the condition through imaginative work in the humanities and fine arts; to deepen their understanding of how that imaginative process is informed and limited by social, cultural, linguistic, and historical circumstances; and to appreciate the world of the creative imagination as a form of knowledge (CBHE General Education, June 2000).

Business Administration majors meet this requirement with three courses from this list (scroll down to Humanities and Fine Arts).

6. Math & Life/Natural Sciences Knowledge - 12 Hrs.
The Mathematics and Life/Natural Sciences Knowledge Goal develops the students' abilities in the areas of mathematics and sciences. In mathematics, the goal develops the students' understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts and their applications. Students should develop a level of quantitative literacy that would enable them to make decisions and solve problems and which could serve as a basis for continued learning. In the life and natural sciences, this goal develops the students' understanding od principles and laboratory procedures of life and physical sciences and to cultivate their abilities to apply the emperical methods of scientific inquiry. Students should understand how scientific discovery changes theoretical views of the world, informs our imaginations, and shapes human history. Students should also understand that science is shaped by historical and social contexts (CBHE General Education, June 2000).

Business Administration majors meet this goal with the following courses:

MATH 1030: College Algebra
MATH 1100: Basic Calculus
MATH 1105: Basic Probability and Statistics
Science Course, no lab required. See list


Additional College of Business requirements include:

Cultural Diversity Requirement
To expand cultural awareness, all business degree programs require the completion of one course (three credit hours) which emphasizes Asian, African, Middle Eastern, Latin American, Pacific Aboriginal, Native American, or comparable culture. The course selected should involve substantial material independent of the cultures' interactions with European cultures. Most courses which satisfy this requirement as well as one of three required courses in the humanities. A list of Cultural Diversity courses is available.

Global Awareness Requirement
All students pursuing business degrees are required to take two courses (six hours) which have an international dimension. The courses may be either in business or non-business. A list of Global Awareness courses is available.

Written Communication
All business degree seeking students must demonstrate evidence of proficiency in communication skills. Entering freshman are required to complete an ENGL 1100 course. Additionally, all students are required to satisfy a junior level writing requirement by completing ENGL 3120: Admission to this course requires that students be of junior standing and have successfully completed a basic English composition course. Other business and non-business courses have written and/or oral communication components; these courses do not fulfill the junior level writing requirement. Accounting degree students must also complete a course which develops oral communication skills.

Approved Electives
Beyond these requirements, students may select approved electives to bring the total of their non-business courses to a minimum of 60 hours, 72 hours maximum, within the 120 hour degree program. For more information, see list to approved electives.

State Requirement
The state of Missouri requires that students satisfactorily complete a course in American history or governments from this list.

 


 

Business Core Requirements

All students pursuing business degrees must complete at least than 48 credit hours and no more than 60 credit hours in business within the minimum 120 hour degree program. Of that number, 30 hours are business core courses. The remaining 18 to 30 hours are approved business electives. A minimum 18 credit hours must be 3xxx/ 4xxx level.

Lower Division Core Course Requirements
Where a course is shown to have a prerequisite, a minimum grade of "C-" in the prerequisite course(s) is required for admission.

Business Administration

INFSYS 2800: Information Systems Concepts and Application
Prerequisite: INFSYS 1800

ACCTNG 2400: Financial Accounting
Prerequisites: 27 credit hours and MATH 1030

ACCTNG 2410: Managerial Accounting
Prerequisites: MATH 1030 and ACCTNG 2400

BUS AD 2900: Legal Environment of Business
Prerequisites: Sophomore Standing

Upper Division Business Core Requirements
The following business core courses are junior/senior level in nature and require course specific prerequisites with a minimum grade of "C-" as well as a minimum campus grade point average of 2.0.

Business Administration

FINANCE 3500: Financial Management
Prerequisites: ECON 1002, MATH 1105 and ACCTNG 2400

MKTG 3700: Basic Marketing
Prerequisites: ECON 1001 and junior standing

MGMT 3600: Management and Organizational Behavior
Prerequisite: junior standing

LOG OM 3300: Business Statistics
Prerequisites: INFSYS 1800 or INFSYS2800, MATH 1105 and MATH 1100

LOG OM 3320: Introduction to Operations Management
Prerequisites: ECON 1001, INFSYS 1800, LOG OM 3300 and ACCTNG 2410

MGMT 4219: Strategic Management
A capstone course normally taken in the last semester of one's undergraduate program. Prerequisites: senior standing, FINANCE 3500, MKTG 3700 AND MGMT 3600

MGMT 4220: Business Assessment Testing
Administered to all graduating seniors. A "Satisfactory" grade is required for graduation.

The economics and mathematics components of the program are included within the general education requirements.

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Approved Electives

If you are completing an Accounting degree:

If you are completing an Information Systems degree:

 

If you are completing a Finance emphasis area:


If you are completing an International Business emphasis area:

 

If you are completing a Logistics and Operations Management emphasis area:

If you are completing a Management emphasis area:

If you are completing a Marketing emphasis area:

MOST EDUCATION COURSES ARE NOT APPROVED ELECTIVES. Please check with our office if you are considering education courses or courses from categories not listed above because they may not count towards your business degree.

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Global Awareness Electives


Anthropology

Anthro 3224 Culture Continuity and Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
Anthro 3235 Women in Saharan Africa: A Contemporary Perspective
Anthro 3238 Culture and Business in East Asia
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Business Administration

FINANCE/INTL BUS 3580 International Corporate Finance
FINANCE/INTL BUS 3582 International Investments
INTL BUS 3280 The Law of International Business Transactions
INTL BUS 3281 Business in China
INTL BUS 3282 Managing the Global Workforce
INTL BUS 3283 International Business and Society
INTL BUS 3284 The Japanese Management System
INTL BUS 3285 The Role of the Global Corporation
INTL BUS 4281 Missouri/London Seminar (see Academic Advisor)
INTL BUS 4289 International Strategic Management
LOG OM 4381 International Logistics and Operations Management
MGMT 3680 International Management
MKTG/INTL BUS 3780 International Marketing

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Economics

Econ 3300 International Economic Analysis
Econ 3301 International Finance
Econ 3310 Comparative Economic Systems
Econ 3320 Economic Development
Econ 3900 Selected Topics in Economics
Economics of Japan and the Pacific Rim
Globalization, Growth and International Economic Analysis

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Honors

Honors 3010 Advanced Honors Seminar in the Humanities
Topics: International Business Ethics
Honors 3030 Advanced Honors Seminar in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Topics:
Japan and the US in the Age of Globalization
Africa: Political and Cultural Diaspora
Comparative Politics of Europe
New World Order/Disorder
Political Systems of South Africa

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Media Studies

Media Systems 3356 Global Media Systems and Trends

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Political Science

PolSci 3830 International Political Economy
PolSci 3840 European International Relations
PolSci 3850 International Organizations and Global Problem Solving
PolSci 4850 International Law
PolSci 3890 Studies in International Relations

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Sociology

Soc 3241 Selected Topics in Macro-sociology
Soc 3245 Sociology of South Africa
Soc 4342 World Population and Ecology

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