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VI. Undergraduate Programs
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VI.UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

CORE CURRICULUM

COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, ARTS, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

H-E-B SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION

Business Administration
Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA)
Accounting (ACCT)
Banking and Finance (BFIN)
Information Systems (BINF)
International Business (BINT)
Management (BMGT)
Marketing (BMKT)
Merchandising Management
Sport Management (SMHP)
Bachelor of Arts
Applied Administration
Organizational Administration
Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)

DREEBEN SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

SCHOOL OF EXTENDED STUDIES

SCHOOL OF INTERACTIVE MEDIA AND DESIGN

SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, AND ENGINEERING

SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS

H-E-B SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA)

The BBA degree program goal is to develop in each student a broad understanding of how the elements and processes of business organizations relate to one another and to the external environment. Degree requirements are designed to develop proficiency and confidence in the functional areas of business. In addition to providing the technical skills required for a professional level business position, the ethical considerations of business are emphasized.

Students who successfully complete the BBA program will:

  1. Be able to demonstrate an awareness of domestic and global social issues, and the role of business in solving them.;
  2. Demonstrate knowledge in the fundamental practices of business;
  3. Be able to demonstrate technological proficiency in preparation and analysis of an industry standard spreadsheet application;
  4. Demonstrate the ability to think critically and communicate complex ideas through writing.

Admission to Major in Business:

Students should apply to the major in Business Administration as soon as they are eligible to do so. To be eligible to apply for the major a student must have completed 32 semester hours as defined by University requirements and have at least a 2.0 grade point average. In addition, the student must have completed College Algebra (or a higher level mathematics course) with a grade of “C” or better.

The BBA degree program affords students the opportunity to select an area of concentration in a discipline of their choice, to include accounting, banking and finance, general business, information systems, international business, management, marketing, merchandising management, and sports management. In addition, students have the opportunity to complete a Minor in business administration, information systems, management, and marketing.

Academic requirements for award of a concentration, and for award of a Minor with a concentration, are defined in the following sections.

In determining whether students have satisfied the requirements for a concentration, or for a Minor, “double counting” a course to satisfy more than one requirement is not acceptable. A completed course may be credited once only. As an example, if a business student successfully completes BINT 3331: International Business Management, the student has satisfied a core requirement. The student may not credit BINT 3331 again to satisfy a 3000 level course requirement for his or her concentration.

To fulfill requirements for award of a BBA degree a student must complete:

  1. 18 semester hours of required lower division business core courses. These courses serve as prerequisites for required upper division business core courses.
    ACCT 2311 Principles of Accounting I
    ACCT 2312 Principles of Accounting II
    BINF 2321 Introduction to Information Systems
    BINF 2325 Personal Productivity Applications
    ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics
    ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
  2. 30 semester hours of required upper division business core courses.
    BMDS 3370 Analytical Decision Making I
    BMDS 3371 Analytical Decision Making II
    BMDS 3372 Analytical Decision Making III
    BINT 3331 International Business Management
    BLAW 3317 Business Law
    BMKT 3331 Principles of Marketing
    BMGT 3340 Management Theory and Practice
    BFIN 3321 Principles of Financial Management
    BMGT 4380 Integrative Business Analysis and Decision Making I
    BMGT 4381 Integrative Business Analysis and Decision Making II
  3. Additional semester hour requirements established for the student’s chosen concentration.

Requirements for a Minor in Business Administration:

BINF 2321, ACCT 2301, BINT 3331, BMGT 3340, BMKT 3331, and BLAW 3317.

Requirements for a Minor in Economics:

ECON 2301, 2302, 3340, 4310, 4350, 4360

Business Administration Concentrations

Accounting (ACCT)
[Course Descriptions, page 213]

Accounting is the means by which business transactions and events are analyzed, recorded, presented, and interpreted for various interested parties. The curriculum is designed to develop administrative decision-making skills and to prepare students for careers in accounting with public accounting firms, business firms, governmental units, and other nonprofit organizations. To fulfill the requirements for award of the accounting concentration, the student must complete:

  1. 18 semester hours of required accounting courses:
    ACCT 3311 Intermediate Accounting I
    ACCT 3312 Intermediate Accounting II
    ACCT 3313 Cost Accounting
    ACCT 3315 Federal Income Tax I
    ACCT 4311 Advanced Accounting
    ACCT 4314 Auditing
  2. 3 semester hours selected from:
    ACCT 3316 Federal Income Tax II
    ACCT 3317 Accounting Systems
    ACCT 3318 Fraud Examination
    ACCT 3345 International Accounting
    ACCT 4313 Accounting for Non-Profit and Government Entities
  3. 3 additional semester hours in upper division (3000/4000) accounting courses.
    Note: A total of 150 semester hours, including 30 hours in accounting beyond ACCT 2311 and
    ACCT 2312, (plus an additional 3 semester hours in an approved course in ethics for eligibility after July 1, 2005) are required to sit for the CPA Examination in Texas.

Banking and Finance (BFIN)
[Course Descriptions, page 215]

The program is designed to prepare students for management positions within the banking and financial/service industry, business firms, or governmental organizations. To fulfill the requirements for award of the banking and finance concentration, the student must complete:

  1. 12 semester hours of required courses:
    BFIN 3322 Intermediate Financial Management
    BFIN 3324 Investments
    BFIN 3325 Money and Capital Markets
    ACCT 3311 Intermediate Accounting I
  2. 6 semester hours in area of emphasis, either:
    Corporate Finance Emphasis: BFIN 4355 Capital Budgeting
    And 3 semester hours selected from:
    BFIN 3355 International Banking and Finance
    BFIN 4373 Case Studies in Financial Management
    Or
    Banking Emphasis: 6 semester hours selected from:
    BINT 3355 International Banking and Finance
    BFIN 4304 Management of Financial Institutions

General Business
The general business curriculum allows students desiring a broad background in business administration to design their own area of emphasis, with the approval of their advisor. To fulfill the requirements for award of the general business concentration, the student must complete:

  1. 12 semester hours in business courses at the 3000 level from any of the following eight areas: accounting, management, marketing, information systems, international business, economics, business law, and banking and finance.
  2. 6 semester hours at the 4000 level.

Economics and Finance Specialization

Students specializing in “Economics and Finance” are prepared for careers in private and public employment in the fields of banking, investments, financial management, securities markets, and international financial markets. Students are equipped to function in today’s global business environment. The specialization is an excellent preparation for the M.B.A. and other graduate programs. To fulfill the requirements for award of the Economics and Finance specialization, the student must complete 27 semester hours of required courses, which include:

ACCT 3311 Intermediate Accounting I
ECON 3310 International Economics
ECON 3350 Latin American Economics
ECON 4360 Econometrics
ECON 3340 Public Finance
BFIN 3322 Intermediate Financial Management
BFIN 3324 Investments
BFIN 3325 Money and Capital Markets
BFIN 3355 International Banking and Finance

Information Systems (BINF)
[Course Descriptions, page 217]

This information systems concentration prepares students to solve technical, customer service, and management problems in governmental, business and other community organizations using information management principles and information technology skills. To fulfill the requirements for award of the Business Information Systems concentration, the student must complete the following 27 semester hours:

BINF 2328 Hardware and System Software
BINF 2330 Programming Languages I
BINF 3330 Programming Languages II
BINF 3362 System Analysis and Specification
BINF 3363 Design and Implementation of Databases and Systems
BINF 3367 Introduction to Networks and Telecommunications
BINF 4360 Advanced Information Systems Concepts
BINF 4363 E-Business Strategy, Architecture and Design
BINF 4370 Project Management

Requirements for a Minor in Information Systems include completion of:

  1. BINF 2321 Introduction to Information Systems
    BINF 2325 Personal Productivity Applications
    BINF 2330 Programming Languages I
    BINF 3362 System Analysis and Specification
    BINF 4363 E-Business Strategy, Architecture and Design
  2. 3 additional hours selected from:
    BINF 3330 Programming Languages II
    BINF 3363 Design and Implementation of Databases and Systems
    BINF 4360 Advanced Information Systems Concepts

International Business (BINT)
[Course Descriptions, page 219]

The international business concentration is designed to prepare students for positions with business organizations, governmental agencies, or other organizations concerned with international trade. To fulfill the requirements for award of the international business concentration, the student must complete 18 semester hours of required courses, which include:
BINT 3345 International Accounting
BINT 3355 International Banking and Finance
BINT 3361 International Marketing
BINT 4310 International Economics
BINT 4320 International Business Law
BINT 4380 Importing

Management (BMGT)
[Course Descriptions, page 220]

The management concentration is designed for students who aspire to positions in business firms, governmental units, community agencies, or executive level positions in small organizations. To fulfill the requirements for award of the management concentration, the student must complete:

  1. 9 semester hours as follows:
    BMGT 3354 Human Resource Management
    BMGT 3380 Business Research and Communications
    BMGT 4355 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  2. 3 hours selected from:
    BMGT 4340 Management Skills
    BMGT 4345 Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management
    BMGT 4351 Seminar in Business and Society
  3. 6 hours of upper division (3000/4000) business courses beyond the business core.

Requirements for a Minor in management include completion of:

  1. BMGT 3340
  2. 3 semester hours from the following: ACCT 2301, BLAW 3317, BMDS 3370, ECON 2302, or BINF 2321.
  3. 12 semester hours from the following: BMDS 3371, BMGT 3354, BMDS 3380, BMGT 4340,
    BMGT 4351, BMGT 4355, and BMGT 4380

Marketing (BMKT)
[Course Descriptions, page 222]

The marketing concentration is designed for students planning to assume managerial responsibilities in marketing, sales, distribution, advertising, and related fields. To fulfill the requirements for award of the marketing concentration, the student must complete:

  1. 12 semester hours of required courses:
    BMKT 3334 Service Marketing
    BMKT 3377 Consumer Behavior
    BMKT 4360 Marketing Management
    BMKT 4375 Market Research
  2. 6 semester hours selected from upper division (3000/4000) marketing courses

Requirement for a Minor in Marketing include completion of:

  1. BMKT 3331
  2. 3 semester hours from the following: ACCT 2301, BLAW 3317, BMDS 3370, ECON 2302, and BINF 2321
  3. 12 semester hours from the following: BMKT 3333, BMKT 3335, BMKT 3340, BMKT 3350,
    BMKT 3361, BMKT 3377, BMKT 4360, BMKT 4380

Merchandising Management

The merchandising management concentration is designed for students desiring careers in department and specialty store retailing. The program provides the student with an overview of the retail industry, merchandising functions and operations, and a foundation in marketing and other business disciplines. To fulfill the requirements for award of the merchandising management concentration, the student must complete:

  1. 12 semester hours of required courses:
    FMER 2381 Fashion Merchandising
    FMER 3383 Mathematics for Retail Buying
    BMKT 3334 Service Marketing
    BMKT 3340 Retailing
  2. 6 semester hours selected from:
    BMKT 3333 Fundamentals of Advertising
    BMKT 3377 Consumer Behavior
    BMKT 4360 Marketing Management
    BMGT 3354 Human Resource Management

Sport Management (SMHP)
[Course Descriptions, page 299]

The sport management concentration is designed to prepare students for positions of leadership in professional sports, colleges, universities, and non-profit organizations. To fulfill the requirements for award of the sports management concentration, the student must complete the following 18 semester hours:

SMHP 3301 Introduction to Sport Management
SMHP 3302 Human Factors in Sport Management
SMHP 3303 Seminar in Sports Organizations and the Public Market
SMHP 3319 Internship in Sport Management
PEHP 4345 Psychomotor Development: Educational Implications
BMKT 3333 Fundamentals of Advertising

Bachelors of Arts with a Major in Applied Administration

The goal of the Applied Administration major is to develop in each student a broad understanding of how the elements and processes of the field of administration, particularly in applied settings, relate to one another and to the external environment. Degree requirements are designed to develop proficiency and confidence in all of the functional areas of administration. In addition to providing the technical skills required for a managerial position, the ethical considerations of all aspects of administration are emphasized. These programs are supported by experienced faculty with expertise in all functional areas of administration.

Students who successfully complete the Applied Administration program will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental disciplines of administration;

  2. Proficiently use technology to support analysis and decision making skills; and

  3. Demonstrate the ability to think critically and communicate complex ideas.

To fulfill the requirements for the Applied Administration program, the student must complete:
At least 55 semester hours of general core requirements and upper division (3000 or 4000 level courses)
core elective selections (Note: No Business classes may be used as an elective for the core classes including the Economics course-ECON 2301)

At least 30 semester hours (up to 36 semester hours possible) of non-business classes as transfer or elective
lower division electives.

Please Note: These thirty to thirty-six hours are normally taken at a community college or technical
school in an occupational or technical field. Typically, this work constituted the major requirements
for an associate’s degree. These hours cannot be transferred from a major, program or degree
normally offered at the University of the Incarnate Word.

At least 13 hours of non-business classes as general electives (to include the required number of upper
division classes).

30 semester hours of required business administration courses, which include:

ACCT 2311 Accounting I
ACCT 2312 Accounting II
ECON 2301 Macroeconomics
ECON 2302 Microeconomics
BMGT 3340 Management Theory & Practice
BMKT 3331 Principles of Marketing
BMDS 3370 Analytical Decision Making
BFIN 3321 Financial Management
BMGT 3354 Human Resources Management
BLAW 3317 Business Law I

Bachelors of Arts with a major in Organizational Administration

The goal of the Organizational Administration major is to develop in each student a broad understanding of how the elements and processes of the fields of organizational development and administration relate to one another and to the external environment. Degree requirements are designed to develop proficiency and confidence in all of the functional areas of organizational development and administration. In addition to providing the technical skills required for an organizational development or administrative position, the ethical considerations of all aspects of organizational development and administration are emphasized. These programs are supported by experienced faculty with expertise in all functional areas of organizational development and administration.

Students who successfully complete the Organizational Administration program will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental disciplines of organizational development and administration;

  2. Proficiently use technology to support analysis and decision making skills; and

  3. Demonstrate the ability to think critically and communicate complex ideas.

To fulfill the requirements for the Organizational Administration program, the student must complete:
At least 55 semester hours of general core requirements (Note: PSYC 1301 is the preferred Social Science
core requirement) and upper division (3000 or 4000 level courses) core elective selections (Note: No
Business classes may be used as an elective for the core classes including the Economics course-ECON 2301)

At least 30 semester hours (up to 36 semester hours possible) of non-business classes as transfer or elective lower division electives.

Please Note: These thirty to thirty-six hours are normally taken at a community college or technical
school in an occupational or technical field. Typically, this work constituted the major requirements
for an associate’s degree. These hours cannot be transferred from a major, program or degree
normally offered at the University of the Incarnate Word.

At least 7 hours of non-business classes as general electives (to include the required number of
upper division classes).

21 semester hours of required business administration courses, which include:

ACCT 2301 Accounting for Non-Business Majors
BINF 2321 Introduction to Information Systems
ECON 2301 Macroeconomics
ECON 2302 Microeconomics
BMGT 3340 Management Theory & Practice
BMKT 3331 Principles of Marketing
BMGT 4356 Fundamentals of Organizational Change & Development

15 semester hours of required organizational development courses, which include:

PSOD 3312 Social Skills: Personal and Small Group
PSOD 4315 Psychology of Industry and Organizations
PSOD 4316 Leadership in Organizations
PSYC 3381 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
PSYC 3351 Social Psychology

BACHELOR OF APPLIED ARTS AND SCIENCES

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree is patterned after the traditional “inverted degree.” This degree format allows students who have completed two years work or an associate’s degree from a community college to complete a four-year degree without losing credit for most of their earlier work.

The degree plan has been structured to allow a student to broaden the technical/ occupational work with advanced study in at least three academic disciplines at UIW, with no more than twelve hours and no fewer than six hours taken in any one discipline.

Students who complete the BAAS degree will be eligible to enroll in graduate programs and, if they have selected their interdisciplinary module with care, enroll without prerequisite course requirements.

Admission Requirements: Completion of 60 or more hours, or an associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 2.5/4.0. Additionally, the student must have completed the Occupational/Technical Module in a discipline related to Business, Education, Humanities, Arts, or Sciences before admission into the BAAS major.

Degree Requirements: 128 hours with at least 42 advanced as specified below:

  1. Core Curriculum: 53 hours.
  2. Interdisciplinary Module: 30 hours at the 3000-4000 level. Thirty hours taken in at least three academic disciplines with no more than 12 or fewer than 6 hours in any discipline. At least one course must be
    designated “writing intensive.”
  3. Occupational/Technical Module: 36 hours. Thirty to thirty-six hours normally taken at a community college in an occupational or technical field related to Business, Education, Humanities, Arts, or Sciences. Typically, this work constituted the major requirements for the associate’s degree at the community college.
  4. Upper Level Electives Module: 12 hours as needed to meet 42-hour requirement for graduation.
  5. Lower level electives as needed to meet 128 hour requirement.

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS: BUSINESS

This program is intended for students who are not planning to currently complete the Bachelor of Arts degree but are interested in entering the field of business. Students must complete 34 core curriculum hours as defined by the University and the required community service hours. In addition students must satisfy the requirements in the concentration.

Requirements for an Associates of Arts Business Concentration: 30 hours

ACCT 2311 Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 2312 Principles of Accounting II
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
BINF 2321 Introduction to Information Systems
BINF 2325 Personal Productivity
BMGT 3340 Management Theory and Practice
BLAW 3317 Business Law I
BMKT 3319 Principles of Marketing
BMDS 3370 Analytical Decision MakingRequirements for an Associates of Arts: Business Information Systems Concentration
ACCT 2311 Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 2312 Principles of Accounting II
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
BINF 2321 Introduction to Information Systems
BINF 2325 Personal Productivity Applications
BMGT 3340 Management Theory and Practice
BINF 2328 Hardware and Systems Software
BINF 2330 Programming Languages I
BINF 3367 Introduction to Networks and Telecommunications

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