Jul 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalogue

Business Administration, B.S.


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Degree Programs and Requirements


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

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

 

Requirements for Admission


Students who apply for and are admitted into the Cameron School of Business are initially classified as Pre-Business or Pre-Economics majors.  To declare Pre-Business or Pre-Economics, students must have earned a minimum overall grade point average of 2.50 and completed MAT 111 College Algebra, or MAT 150 Basic Precalculus, or earned sufficient placement score for MAT 151 Basic Calculus.

To be formally admitted to the Bachelor of Science 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 ENG 101 , ENG 201  (ENG 103  may be substituted for ENG 101  and 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 101 , ENG 201 , (ENG 103  may be substituted for ENG 101  and  ENG 201 ; MAT 151  or MAT 161 MIS 213 , 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 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.
    a. 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.
    b. Cameron School ACG 203 ; BAN 280 ; BLA 361 ; BUS 206 , ENG 206 ; FIN 335 ; INB 300 ; MGT 350 ; MGT 455 ; MIS 213 ; MKT 340 SCM 370 .
    c. Concentration Courses (21 semester hours): Each candidate for the B.S. degree must complete one of the groups of courses shown below for a concentration. No more than 9 credit hours of required and elective concentration courses may be taken before being admitted to the CSB. A minimum of 12 hours of coursework in the concentration must be taken at UNCW.
    d. Elective Courses: completion of elective courses sufficient to complete a minimum of 120 semester hours of course credit. Electives are to be chosen by the student after consulting with the faculty advisor.
  4. Students seeking the B.S. degree in Business Administration 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 6 credit hours of course work towards both concentrations if the course work is approved in both concentrations. However, students must complete a minimum of 15 semester hours of course work in each concentration, in addition to the business core courses.

Concentrations


Accountancy


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.

Business Analytics


Economics


Entrepreneurship and Business Development


Finance


FinTech


Human Resource Management


Information Systems


Plus two courses from:

At least three credit hours must come from courses with an MIS prefix. No more than 3 credit hours combined from any course numbered 491, 495, or 498 will count towards the 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 (1) be proficient in a language other than their native language, and (2) complete a formal international experience (i.e., study abroad, international internship, exchange). The language proficiency requirement can be met by completing the requirements for a (a) major/minor in a world language, or (b) by completing at least one 300- or 400-level  course in the world language with a grade of C or better, or (c) a passing score on the language proficiency exam. As the goal of this requirement is to develop proficient speakers in a non-native language, language composition, advanced grammar, and/or reading classes (even if at the 300-level or higher; i.e., FRH 302/303/306; GER 331/332/333; SPN 302/305/306) do not meet this requirement, nor do courses taught in English). Regarding the international experience requirement, the INB Coordinator has ultimate authority to award credit for such experiences, though generally a formalized study abroad, exchange, or international internship program offered through UNCW will meet this requirement. Virtual programs may meet this requirement with approval from the INB Coordinator.  To improve the potential students are well-prepared for an international business career, the concentration is designed to provide students with a both (1) an overview of international business from a cross-functional business perspective by taking international-focused classes from various business disciplines, as well as (2) courses within a specific business discipline with international applicability. As such, students concentrating in International Business will select a track within a business discipline. Students may select one of nine tracks within International Business. All International Business tracks are 21 semester hours. Students may not concentrate in more than one INB track, but are encouraged to add any other CSB concentration. Students may “double-count” up to six credit hours to meet the degree requirements of two different concentrations. 
International Business- Business Analytics Track

International Business- Cybersecurity

INB Core

CYBR Courses

Additional Information:

Students must earn a C- or better in all courses used to fulfill the requirements of this concentration, as well as in INB 300. 
International Business- Economics Track

INB Core

ECN Courses

Additional Information:

Students must earn a C- or better in all courses used to fulfill the requirements of this concentration, as well as in INB 300. 
International Business- Entrepreneurship & Business Development Track

International Business- Finance Track

INB Core

FIN Courses

Additional Information:

Students must earn a C- or better in all courses used to fulfill the requirements of this concentration, as well as in INB 300 and FIN 335.
International Business- Information Systems

International Business- Management Track

International Business- Marketing Track

INB Core

MKT Courses

Additional Information:

Students must earn a C- or better in all courses used to fulfill the requirements of this concentration, as well as in INB 300 and MKT 340.
International Business- Supply Chain Management Track

INB Core

SCM Courses

Additional Information:

Students must earn a C- or better in all courses used to fulfill the requirements of this concentration, as well as in INB 300 and SCM 370.

Management and Leadership


Marketing- Marketing Strategy


Marketing- Professional Selling


Real Estate


Supply Chain Management


General Business Option for Nontraditional Students:


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 seven three-credit hour CSB undergraduate courses numbered 300 and above. A grade of C- or better is required in the 21 hours of coursework approved for the track. 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, (1) KEDGE in Marseille, France that awards the International BBA, (2) Hochschule Bremen in Bremen, Germany that awards a Diplom-Kauffrau/Kaufmann (FH), (3) Hertfordshire in London, UK that awards the B.A. Honours International Business, and (4) the University of Valencia, Spain that awards the Graduato Europeo en Direccion de Empresas (GEDE).  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, approximately 70-79 credit hours in their two years at UNCW. The last two years of study will be completed at a TABSA European member institution. TABSA students studying at our partners in France, Spain, or Germany are required to complete an internship. 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 Academic Advising & Career Success Center.

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