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  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Business Administration, B.S.


Degree Programs and Requirements


The B.S. in Business Administration degree is offered with concentrations in twelve areas:

  Accountancy Information Systems
  Business Analytics International Business
  Economics Management and Leadership
  Entrepreneurship and Business Development Marketing - Marketing Strategy
  Finance Marketing - Professinal Selling
  Human Resource Management Supply Chain Management

The B.A. degree with a major in economics is offered for those students who want to study economics in the liberal arts tradition. A minor in economics is also offered.

Requirements for Admission


To be formally admitted to the Bachelor of Science with a major in business administration program in the Cameron School of Business, a student must meet each of the following admission requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 12 credit hours at UNCW in courses in the Cameron School of Business and/or ENG 100  or ENG 101 , ENG 200  or ENG 201  (ENG 103  may be substituted forENG 100  or ENG 101  and ENG 200  or ENG 201 ); MAT 151  or MAT 161 .
  2. Completion of at least 30 credit hours.
  3. Completion of each of the following courses with at least a “C-“:  ENG 100  or ENG 101 , ENG 200  or ENG 201 , (ENG 103  may be substituted for ENG 100  or ENG 101  and ENG 200  or ENG 201 ); MAT 151  or MAT 161 ; BAN 280 ; ACG 201 , ACGL 201 ; ECN 221 , and ECN 222 .
  4. An overall grade point average of at least 2.70 on a 4.00 scale for all course work attempted at UNCW.
  5. Completion of the Cameron School of Business admission orientation and application.

To be formally admitted to the Bachelor of Arts with a major in economics program in the Cameron School of Business, a student must meet each of the following admission requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 12 credit hours at UNCW including at least 6 hours of economics at the 200 or higher level.
  2. Completion of at least 30 credit hours.
  3. Completion of each of the following courses with at least a “C-“: MAT 151  or MAT 161 ; BAN 280  or STT 215 ; ECN 221  and ECN 222 .
  4. An overall grade point average of at least 2.70 on a 4.00 scale for all course work attempted at UNCW.
  5. Completion of the Cameron School of Business admission orientation and application.

Oral Communication Requirement:


To satisfy the oral communication requirement for the B.S. degree in Business Administration a student must successfully complete
MGT 455 .

Requirements for the B.S. Degree in Business Administration:


Students may qualify for the B.S. degree by:

  1. Successful completion of requirements as stated under University Regulations of this catalogue;
  2. Attaining a minimum grade point average of 2.00 on all courses attempted in the Cameron School of Business;
  3. Successful completion of the courses designated for the degree program (At least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the degree program must be taken at UNCW.):
    1. University Studies (45 semester hours): Completion of a University Studies Program  as defined in this catalogue. Students seeking the B.S. degree must include MAT 151  (or the equivalent) and ECN 221 -ECN 222  in their university studies program under categories (E.2) and (F), respectively.
    2. Cameron School of Business Core Requirements (36 semester hours): All candidates for the B.S. degree must complete the following core requirements: ACG 201 , ACGL 201  and ACG 203 ; BLA 361 ; BUS 205 , BUS 305 ; FIN 335 ; INB 300 ; MGT 350 ; MGT 455 ; MIS 313 ; MKT 340 SCM 370 ; BAN 280 .
    3. Concentration Courses: Each candidate for the B.S. degree must complete one of the groups of courses shown below for a concentration.
    4. Elective Courses: completion of elective courses sufficient to complete a minimum of 124 semester hours of course credit. Electives are to be chosen by the student after consulting with the faculty advisor. Students must have at least 12 semester hours of electives selected from courses outside the Cameron School of Business.
  4. Students seeking the B.S. degree in Business Administration or the B.A. degree in economics must earn a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all business and concentration courses attempted in the Cameron School of Business. No grade below a “C-” will be accepted towards graduation in a student’s concentration or business school core course in that same concentration.
  5. Students who wish to complete two business concentrations may simultaneously apply up to 3 credit hours of course work towards both concentrations if the course work is approved in both concentrations. However, students must complete a minimum of 18 semester hours of course work in each concentration, in addition to the business core courses.
  6. Admission to the Cameron School of Business is required for enrollment in 300- and 400-level business courses with the following exceptions: ACG 301 , ACG 306 ; BLA 304 , BLA 361 , BLA 362 ; ECN 324 ECN 325 , ECN 330 , FIN 324 , FIN 330 , FIN 335 ; INB 300 MIS 310 , MIS 312 , MIS 315 , MIS 316 , MIS 318 , MIS 323 , MIS 324 ; MKT 340 ; SCM 370 .

Concentration Courses:


Total: 21 semester hours

Additional Information:

Students planning to write the CPA examination are advised that most states require 150 semester hours of college-level coursework to be licensed to practice as a Certified Public Accountant. Students with a bachelor‘s degree, who have not completed the 150 semester hours required for licensure, may sit for the CPA Exam in North Carolina if they have completed at least 30 semester hours of undergraduate accounting coursework (or 20 hours at the graduate level). It is recommended that students wishing to sit for the exam under North Carolina law complete UNCW‘s MSA program.

Students must complete the Cameron School of Business Assurance of Learning assessments prior to graduation.

Total: 18 semester hours

Entrepreneurship and Business Development:


Students pursuing this concentration cannot also pursue a concentration in Management and Leadership or Human Resource Management. 

Human Resource Management:


Students pursuing this concentration cannot also pursue a concentration in Management and Leadership or Entrepreneurship and Business Development.

Plus two courses from:

Choose at least 6 credit hours from the courses listed below. At least three credit hours must come from courses with an MIS prefix. No more than 3 credit hours combined from MIS 491 , MIS 495  and MIS 498  will count towards the Management Information Systems concentration.

Total: 21 hours

International Business:


The International business concentration is designed for those students seeking career opportunities in internationally focused organizations or those students pursuing an extended or permanent work experience abroad. The international business concentration has a cross-functional business focus and does not reside in any one Cameron School of Business department. Faculty members representing all departments work as a team to guide the program and advise students. Students in this concentration must demonstrate (by examination) proficiency in a language other than their native language.

International business students may select from regions of the world in combination with their language selection–choosing to study cultural, political, historical, geographical, or literary aspects of areas or countries where that language is spoken. International business students are required to participate in study abroad, exchange, and/or international internship programs (a minimum of three credit hours of course credit).

Students in this concentration must demonstrate (by examination) proficiency in a language other than their native language. A minimum of 3 credit hours of international study abroad experience is required with prior approval by the International Business Program Director.

Management and Leadership:


Students pursuing this concentration cannot also pursue an concentration in Human Resource Management or Entrepreneurship and Business Development.

Total: 18 semester hours

General Business Track:


Nontraditional students who are unable to satisfy the requirements of the other business concentrations because of their full-time occupation may, with prior approval of the Dean’s Office, select six three credit hours CSB undergraduate courses numbered 300 and above. Students who pursue the general business track may not complete a second concentration.

Transatlantic Business School Alliance (TABSA)-International Dual Degree Program


The Transatlantic Business School Alliance (TABSA) program is a dual degree program designed for those students who have a high proficiency in a foreign language and are seeking career opportunities in international business. Upon completion of the program the student will receive a B.S. degree in business administration from UNCW as well as a business degree from the TABSA host institution. Currently UNCW has four host institutions, Euromed in Marseille, France that awards the Diploma of the Euromed, Marseille and Hochschule Bremen in Bremen, Germany that awards a Diplom-Kauffrau/Kaufmann (FH), Hertfordshire in London, UK that awards the B.A. Honours International Business, and the University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain that awards the Graduato Europeo en Direccion de Empresas (GEDE). The program requires the student to complete approximately 70-79 semester hours of coursework at UNCW with an additional two years at the host institution. The program requires two internships, one in the U.S. and one through the host institution.

Students in the program pay tuition and fees to UNCW. Transportation, housing and other living costs are the responsibility of the student.

Students electing to enter the Transatlantic Business School Alliance (TABSA)-International Dual Degree Program must complete the required coursework at UNCW and meet admission requirements for the Cameron School of Business. The last two years of study will be completed at a TABSA European member institution. At completion, students receive a Bachelor of Science in business degree from UNCW as well as the partner institution‘s equivalent degree. Successful completion of the International Dual Degree Program requires a highly structured program of study beginning in the freshman year at UNCW.

Note:


(* Indicates UNCW University Studies Program  courses.)

Students wishing to participate in the program should obtain a list of the specific courses to be taken at UNCW and the host institution from the Cameron School of Business Undergraduate Student Services Office.