Office of Student Services
The College of Business seeks to prepare men and women for professional careers in business, government, and nonprofit organizations. Consistent with its mission, the college provides a base of liberal education needed by all educated persons in our society, business oriented instruction in professional fields, and a close association with other colleges to promote knowledge and understanding from a variety of sources.
Business instruction and research revolve around three themes: preparing the manager for a variety of business activities; developing analytical skills; and fostering a critical awareness of the social, political, and economic environment in which decisions are made.
The academic departments offer major fields of study in accounting, business prelaw, finance, general business, human resource management, international business, management, management information systems, and marketing. A major in business economics is also available.
The College of Business has been an accredited member of the AACSB--The Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business since 1950.
The Society of Alumni and Friends of the College of Business, made up of graduates, friends, and former students of the college, functions as the alumni relations arm of the college. Since 1982 this society has provided innovative and meaningful alumni involvement in sponsorship, planning and support, alumni awards, recruitment, etc. The 12-member board of directors of the society formally meets on the Athens campus twice a year and initiates yearly alumni receptions in many other cities.
Beta Gamma Sigma, the national scholarship society founded in 1913 to encourage and reward scholarship and accomplishment among students of business administration, has an active chapter at Ohio University. Beta Alpha Psi is a national accounting honorary that elects its members on the basis of scholastic achievement in accountancy courses.
Students also are encouraged to participate in student professional organizations, including Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity; Alpha Upsilon chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity; Phi Alpha Delta, a national prelaw fraternity; Phi Gamma Nu, a professional business fraternity; Gamma Iota Sigma, an insurance fraternity; the Accounting Club; the American Marketing Association; the Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs; the Association of Information Technology Professionals; CoB Leaders for the Encouragement and Advancement of Diversity; the Financial Management Society; the International Business Society; the Management Science Society; the Society for Advancement of Management; the Society for Human Resource Management; X-Sell (professional sales); and the M.B.A. Student Association.
The Career Resources Office of the College of Business encourages organizations to interview students on campus and frequently refers resumes to interested employers. Many companies seeking interns or offering full-time positions partner with the College. College representatives offer professional development seminars and workshops, and participate in class projects and student organization programs. A small sampling of participating companies includes: Cardianl Heatlh, AT&T Nework Systems, The Handleman Company, Philip Morris, Progressive Insurance, University Directories, Bisys Fund Services, Enterprise Rent a Car, JC Penny, Wal-Mart, Ford Motor Company, American Electric Power, Wachovia Corporation, Wells Fargo, Cohen & Company, American Management Systems, Bank One, Deliotte & Touche, Ernst & Young, J.M. Smucker Company, KPMG, National City Corporation, Nationwide Insurance, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Proctor & Gamble, Cintas, CDW, and EDS. In addition, the College hosts an Internship Fair each year. There have been a growing number of companies expressing interest in our students and attending the fair.
Students and employers are encouraged to contact Angela Anderson, Assistant Dean for Career Resources at 740-593-2009 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Another program offered by the Center for International Business Education and Development during first summer session each year is the London Program. Students in this program earn 8 credit hours. This program is open to students across the University.
For more information, contact the director, Center for International Business Education and Development, Copeland Hall 514C, telephone 740-593-2021, fax 740-593-1388. e-mail email@example.com.
You may receive credit for other overseas programs offered by Ohio University or other U.S. colleges after making arrangements with your advisor and the College's Office of Student Services.
International Exchange Programs
The College of Business has exchange programs with Amsterdam School of Business, the Netherlands; University of Limburg, Belgium; Sup de Co Rennes, France; Sup de Co Clermont, France; Helsinki School of Economics, Finland; University of Vaasa, Finland; Asturias Business School, Spain; and Kiel University, Germany. Students at the junior and senior level may spend a semester or a year (two semesters) at one of these schools and receive credit for core and elective business courses in the Ohio University curriculum.
Language requirements vary, as many courses are taught in English.
Tuition is paid directly to Ohio University at current rates. You pay your own living costs (travel, room, board, books, insurance, personal needs, etc.).
For more information, contact the director, Center for International Business Education and Development, Copeland Hall 514C, telephone 740-593-2021, fax 740-593-1388.
For additional information about education abroad, refer to "Office of Education Abroad" in the "University-Wide Academic Opportunities" section.
Freshmen will be admitted into the college on a selective basis. Normally, you will need to be in the top 20 percent of your high school class with a strong college preparatory curriculum. You are expected to have above-average ACT or SAT scores, and also have demonstrated leadership potential through participation in extracurricular activities or work experience. Members of groups that are historically underrepresented in business will receive special consideration.
A limited number of students from other colleges within Ohio University and from other institutions of higher education will be permitted to transfer to the College of Business. Applications for transfer are available from the college.
Any student considering transfer to the college is strongly encouraged to contact the College's Office of Student Services as early as possible. You must be enrolled in the college before your senior year to allow for the college's 48-hour residency requirement. You must earn at least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the business degree at Ohio University.
There are two conditions under which you are eligible to be considered for transfer into the College. One condition is that you have completed ECON 103, ECON 104, MATH 163A, and ENG 151, 152, or 153, or equivalent courses, and have an accumulative g.p.a. of 3.0 or higher. The second condition is that you have an overall 2.75 g.p.a. and a 3.0 g.p.a. or better in the five courses listed above.
You cannot be guaranteed admission even though you meet the above criteria. The College admissions committee will admit transfer students up to the college's enrollment ceiling. Students judged to have the highest probability of success will be admitted. Members of groups that are historically underrepresented in business will receive special consideration.
Applications for transfer into the college will be accepted each spring quarter. The College admissions committee reviews applications once per year at the close of spring quarter. Successful applicants will be admitted to the College during the summer quarter. Application information may be obtained from the Office of Student Services at 214 Copeland Hall.
To transfer from another university, submit the standard documents required by the Office of Admissions, as well as the application for the College of Business. You will be notified as early as possible of the admission decision.
In addition to the University regulations listed in the Academic Policies and Procedures section, the college has established probation and drop regulations.
Freshman Drop Policy
Any freshman admitted to the College of Business on the Athens campus during the fall quarter who has earned less than a 2.5 accumulative g.p.a. after his or her first three academic quarters will be dropped from the College of Business.
Grades will be reviewed at the end of spring quarter. Freshmen with an accumulative g.p.a. that is less than 2.5 at that time will have a "hold" put on their academic records, making them unable to register for future classes until they transfer out of the College of Business and into another Ohio University college for which they are eligible.
Students should realize that if they are dropped from the College of Business, the prospect of transferring back into the College is unlikely. This is due to the high level of interest and the limited number of positions available to transfer students.
College Probation and Dismissal
At the close of a quarter in which your accumulative g.p.a. falls below a 2.2, you will be placed on college probation. You will remain on college probation until your accumulative g.p.a. is above 2.2, but for no longer than two quarters. If you have not raised your accumulative g.p.a. to at least 2.2 after two quarters of college probation, you will be dismissed from the College of Business. If you are dismissed from the College of Business with a g.p.a. based on these college probation standards, but do not qualify for academic dismissal under the University standards, you may be able to transfer into another college within Ohio University. At that time the Ohio University standards for University-level academic probation and dismissal will apply.
It is important to be aware that the minimum academic standards for the College of Business are at a higher level than the minimum academic standards for Ohio University. Please familiarize yourself with the University policy for academic probation and dismissal, which can be found in the Academic Policies and Procedures section of this catalog.
Retaking a Core Course
You will be limited to three attempts at the college's core courses. If you have made three unsuccessful attempts at a required core course, you will be notified that you have been dropped from the college.
To attempt a course is to be enrolled long enough for the course to appear on the transcript or grade report. A letter grade, W, WP, WF, or grade replacement counts as an attempt. Attempts at another institution count toward the limit if you take the course as a transient student after enrollment in the College of Business.
Core courses include ACCT 101 and 102; BA 100A, 100B, and 370; BUSL 255; FIN 325; MGT 202; MIS 201 and 202; MKT 202; OPN 310; PRCM 150, and 325J; and QBA 201.
BUSL 255, MGT 202, MIS 202, and MKT 202, may be taken in a 16-credit-hour cluster during your sophomore year (see recommended course sequence) or you may take these courses on a stand-alone basis. If these courses are taken on a stand-alone basis, then you must take BA 370, FIN 325, OPN 310, and PRCM 325J in the cluster format. Depending on the course or courses involved, students failing one course in a cluster may be required to retake the course in its stand-alone form, and students failing more than one course in a cluster may be required to retake the entire cluster.
BA 370, FIN 325, OPN 310, and PRCM 325J are offered in a 16-hour cluster at the junior senior level (see recommended course sequence). you may take these courses on a stand-alone basis. If these courses are taken on a stand-alone basis, then you must take BUSL 255, MGT 202, MIS 202, MKT 202, and PRCM 202 in the cluster format. Students failing a course in a junior-level cluster must obtain permission to be allowed to repeat the course. Students failing multiple courses in a cluster may be required to retake the entire cluster.
If you need to retake a core course that is part of a cluster, go to the Office of Student Services to determine what needs to be done and obtain permission to get into the appropriate classes.
Students who are not enrolled in the College of Business may complete a business minor. Requirements for the minor are listed at the end of the business curricula.
Due to accreditation standards, students outside the college are allowed to complete only 44 hours of courses in the business curriculum.
The Ohio Supreme Court's regulations governing the admission to the practice of law in Ohio require that, as a student entering law school, you be able to show possession of an undergraduate degree from an approved college if you wish to take the Ohio Bar Examination. However, the court provides for one possible exception--if you have earned, subsequent to graduation from law school, a bachelor's degree through completion of courses and credits other than those received in law school, and have a record of academic achievement that is satisfactory to the Ohio Supreme Court, you may be permitted to apply for admission to the practice of law in Ohio. Law schools in the state of Ohio have supplemented this Supreme Court rule by requiring an undergraduate degree of all entering students, regardless of the state in which they plan to take the bar examination.
A degree in absentia program is available for students who do not plan to take the Ohio Bar Examination and who do not plan to seek admission to an Ohio law school. If you desire to (1) enter, at the end of three years of college work, a school of law located outside Ohio and (2) receive a B.B.A. from Ohio University after completing the first year in law school, you may do so provided you have obtained the written approval of the dean of the College of Business; you have completed a minimum of 144 quarter hours, including the required courses in the B.B.A. curriculum (BUSL 255 excluded), with a g.p.a. of 2.0 on all hours attempted; you have completed a full year's work in an accredited law school with an average equivalent to that prescribed for the bachelor's degree at Ohio University; and you are eligible for advancement without condition to the second year.
If there is any possibility that you might wish to take the Ohio Bar Examination, you are urged to obtain an undergraduate degree before entering law school.
Courses included in the 192-hour minimum for the B.B.A. must be chosen so that at least 79 quarter hours are earned in areas of business and economics and at least 96 quarter hours are earned in non-business areas.
All B.B.A. candidates must complete a core of courses covering the tools of analysis and the operational fields of business plus the requirements for one of the following majors:
Accounting Human Resource Management Business Economics International Business Business Prelaw Management Finance Management Information Systems General Business MarketingThe Business Prelaw, Business, and International Business majors require the completion of a second major. You can change your major or add a second major through the Office of Student Services.
The following courses are taken individually: BA 100A, 100B; ACT 101, 102; QBA 201; PRCM 150 and MIS 201.
At the sophomore and junior level, business core courses are grouped into two clusters:
BUSL 255, MGT 202, MIS 202, and MKT 202
Introduction to Business Systems
FIN 325, OPN 310, BA 370, and PRCM 325J
You must take at least one of the two core clusters in the fully integrated format. Core cluster sections offered in this format are identified in each quarter's Schedule of Classes under the Business Cluster section. The decision to take individual courses from either of the clusters on a stand-alone basis can have drastic consequences and should be discussed with an academic advisor.
You must complete the following nonbusiness courses:
Communications: 8 hours
ENG 151, 152, or 153 Freshman Composition 5 (1E) Mathematics: 8 hours MATH 163A Intro to Calculus 4 (2N) MATH 250 Intro to Probability 4 Economics: 8 hours ECON 103 Prin. of Microeconomics 4 (2S) ECON 104 Prin. of Macroeconomics 4 (2S) Performance Portfolio: 8 hours ART 112 Intro to Photography 4 ART 113 Intro to Photography 4 ART 116 Drawing I: Descriptive Process 4 ART 117 Drawing II: Concepts, Space, and Time 4 ART 118 Drawing III: Process and Synthesis 4 COMS 103 Public Speaking 4 DANCE 101A-103C, 201A-203A, 201B, 202B varies FILM 340 Film Techniques 4 FILM 341 Advanced Super-8 Prod. 4 FILM 343 Scriptwriting 4 HSLS 107 Voice and Articulation 2 COMS 205 Group Discussion 4 COMS 206 Communication in Interpersonal Relationships 4 COMS 215 Argumentative Analysis 4 COMS 304 Principles and Techniques of Interviewing 4 COMS 306 Interpersonal Conflict Management 4 COMS 342 Comm. and Persuasion 4 COMS 410 Cross-Cultural Commun. 4 JOURN 133 Precision Language 4 MUSIC 141A, 142A, 143A, 147A, 165A, 166A, 215A-361 2-4 ROTC 201 Basic Skills III 2 ROTC 202 Intro. to Leadership/ Team Building 2 TCOM 110 Telecommunication Writing and Production Plan 4 TCOM 200B Audio Production 4 TCOM 200C Video Production 4 THAR 113 Acting Fundamentals I 4 THAR 213 Acting Fundamentals II 4 Internships Internship credit cannot be double-counted as hours toward major. International internships applied to the Global Perspective requirement will not count toward Performance Portfolio. ACCT 398 or 498 Internhsip 1-4 BUSL 398 or 498 Internship 1-4 FIN 398 or 498 Internship 1-4 HRM 398 or 498 Internship 1-4 MGT 398 or 498 Internship 1-4 MIS 398 or 498 Internship 1-4Global Perspective: 12 hours
Asia ANTH 385 Cult. of Southeast Asia 4 GEOG 338 Southeast Asia 4 HIST 133 Non-Western Hist Since 1750 4 HIST 246 The Rise of Modern Asia 4 (2C) HIST 344A Hist. of the Malay World 4 HIST 344B Hist. of Burma and Thailand 4 HIST 344C Hist. of Vietnam 4 HIST 345A Southeast Asia to 1750 4 (2C) HIST 345B Southeast Asia 1750 to 1942 4 (2C) HIST 345C Southeast Asia 1942 to Present 4 (2C) HIST 346C Ancient China 4 HIST 346D Imperial China 1200-1910 4 HIST 346E Modern China since 1911 4 HIST 348A Traditional Japan 4 HIST 348B Modern Japan 4 HIST 449 Hist. of East Asia in Modern Times 4 INST 103 Modern Asia 4 (2C) JPN 250 Japanese Lang. and Cult. 4 (2C) PHIL 370 Hinduism 4 (2C) PHIL 371 Buddhism 4 (2C) PHIL 372 Islam 4 (2C) PHIL 374 Taoism 5 (2C) POLS 445 Govt. and Pol. of Japan 4 POLS 447A Govt. and Politics of Southeast Asia 4 Africa AAS 315 Literature of West Africa 4 AAS 316 Literature of South Africa 4 ANTH 381 Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa 4 GEOG 331 Geography of Africa I 4 GEOG 332 Geography of Africa II 4 HIST 133 Non-Western Hist Since 1750 4 HIST 336A North Africa in Modern Times 4 HIST 336B North Africa Since 1914 4 HIST 338 History of West Africa 4 HIST 338A History of East Africa 4 HIST 341A Early Africa 4 (2C) HIST 341B Traditional Africa 4 (2C) HIST 341C Modern Africa 4 (2C) HIST 342A South Africa to 1899 4 HIST 342B South Africa Since 1899 4 HIST 343 Revolution in Southern Africa 4 INST 113 Modern Africa 4 (2C) POLS 441 Govt. and Pol. of Africa 4 POLS 464 Africa and the OAU 3 Europe ECON 353 European Economic Hist. 4 FR 348 French Civilization and Culture 4 GEOG 330 Geog. of Western Europe 4 HIST 123 Western Heritage 4 HIST 364B Contemporary Europe 4 HIST 366B Modern France 4 HIST 368B Modern Germany 4 HIST 372C Balkans in the 20th Century 4 HIST 375 World War I 4 HIST 382A History of Russia 4 HIST 382B Communist Revolution 4 HIST 382C Soviet Union 4 HIST 382D USSR in World War II 4 HIST 392C 20th Century England 4 INST 118 European Studies 4 (2C) ITAL 348 Italian Civilization and Culture 4 POLS 432 Policy Making in Russia 4 RUS 348 The Cult. Hist. of Russia 4 SPAN 348 Spanish Civilization and Culture 4 SPAN 361 Understanding Spoken Spanish 4 Latin America ANTH 383 Cultures of Latin America 4 GEOG 335 Latin America 4 HIST 123 Western Heritage 4 HIST 323A Latin American History: Colonial Era 4 (2C) HIST 323B Latin American History: 19th Century 4 (2C) HIST 323C Latin American History: 20th Century 4 (2C) HIST 325 Hist. of U.S.-Latin American Relations 4 HIST 426 Dictatorship in Latin American History 4 INST 121 Interdisciplinary Survey of Latin America 4 (2C) POLS 434 Govt. and Politics of Latin America 4 POLS 435 Revolution in Latin America 4 SPAN 349 Spanish American Civilization and Culture 4 SPAN 361 Understanding Spoken Spanish 4 Middle East ANTH 388 Cultures of the Middle East 4 HIST 133 Non-Western Hist Since 1750 4 HIST 332 History of Women in the Middle East 4 HIST 333 Oil, Energy, and International Diplomacy 4 HIST 334 The Arab-Israeli Dispute 4 HIST 335A Survey of Middle East History to 1800 4 (2C) HIST 335B Survey of Middle East History Since 1800 4 (2C) Breadth Cluster: 32 hours One approved course from each of the following areas: Ethical issues BA 480 Ethics and Morality in Business 4 JOUR 412 Ethics, Mass Media, and Society 3 PHIL 130 Intro to Ethics 4 (2H) PHIL 231 Philosophy of Sport 4 PHIL 235 Business Ethics 3 PHIL 330 Ethics 5 PHIL 331 Moral Problems in Medicine 4 PHIL 332 Philosophy of Sex and Love 4 Diversity Issues AAS 106 Intro to African Amer. Studies 4 AAS 150 Intro to Black Media 5 (2H) AAS 220 Theories of African Amer. Social Development 4 AAS 250 Foundations of African Amer. Arts and Culture 4 (2H) AAS 341 African Amer. Personality 4 AAS 345 The Black Woman 4 AAS 350 African Amer. Arts and Artists 4 (2H) AAS 352 Blacks in Contemporary Amer. Cinema 4 (2H) AAS 482 The Black Family 5 ANTH 345 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective 4 HIST 302 American Indians 4 HIST 313 Jews in American History 4 HIST 315B Hist. of African Americans Since 1865 4 (2S) HIST 320B Women in Amer. Hist. Since 1877 4 HLTH 427 Health of Women 4 COMS 420 Gender and Communication 4 POLS 306 Politics of Appalachia 5 POLS 319 Gay and Lesbian Politics 4 POLS 323 Black Politics in the U.S. 4 POLS 420 Women, Law, and Politics 4 POLS 478 Feminist Political Theory and Movements 5 SOC 309 Sociology of Appalachia 4 WS 100 Intro to Women's Studies 4 (2H) WS 200 Issues in Feminism 4 Economics If your major is accounting, management information systems, management, human resource management, business law, general business, international business, entrepreneurship, or business economics, take any 300- or 400-level economics course except ECON 300, 307, or 381. If your major is finance or marketing, take ECON 305. Political/legal/social issues AAS 202 African American Hist. II 1865 to Present 4 (2S) AAS 254 History of Injustice in the U.S. 5 AAS 360 Black Politics in the U.S. 4 AAS 364 Comp. Study of Injustice 4 AAS 368 Black Political Thought 4 AAS 370 Urban Violence 4 AAS 430 Social Theories of Underdevelopment 4 BUSL: any course except 255 and course used to satisfy major or other requirements ECON 213 Current Econ. Problems 4 ECON 315 Economics of Health Care 4 ECON 316 Economics and the Law 4 GEOG 121 Human Geography 4 (2S) GEOG 131 World Regional Geog.: Third World 4 (2T) GEOG 132 World Regional Geog.: Industrial World 4 (2S) GEOG 220 Economic Geography 4 (2S) HIST 101, 102, Western Civilization or 103 in Modern Times 4 HIST 121 or 122 Western Heritage 4 HIST 200, 201 U.S. History 4 POCO 201 Intro to Potical Communication 3 POLS: any course except 306, 319, 323, 420, 425, 428 SOC 223 American Society 4 (2S) SOC 230 Sociology of Poverty 4 SOC 231 Sociology of Health and Health Care 4 SOC 240 The Future of Society 4 SW 101 Intro to Social Welfare and Social Work 3 (2S)At least one core cluster must be taken in the fully integrated format. Students choosing to take only one cluster will take the courses in the remaining cluster on a stand-alone basis. See each quarter's Schedule of Classes in the Business Cluster Section.
Recommended Course SequenceFreshman BA 100A Intro to Coll. of Business 1 BA 100B Intro to Coll. of Business II 1 ECON 103 Prin. of Microeconomics 4 ECON 104 Prin. of Macroeconomics 4 ENG 151, 152, or 153 Freshman Composition 5 MATH 163A Intro to Calculus 4 MATH 250 Intro to Probability 4 PRCM 150 Business Comm. Basics 4 Approved electives (nonbusiness requirements) 17 Note: see Freshman Drop Policy, page 113 Sophomore ACCT 101 Financial Accounting 4 ACCT 102 Managerial Accounting 4 MIS 201 Intro to Microcomputers 3 QBA 201 Intro to Statistics 4 Business Context Cluster BUSL 255 Business Law 4 MGT 202 Management 4 MIS 202 Business Info. Systems 4 MKT 202 Marketing Principles 4 Approved electives (nonbusiness requirements) 17 Junior Introduction to Business Systems Cluster BA 370 Administrative Policy I 4 FIN 325 Managerial Finance I 4 OPN 310 Principles of Operations 4 PRCM 325J Prof. Communication 4 Major courses and approved electives 32 Senior Major courses and remaining electives 48
The mission of the School of Accountancy is to prepare bright men and women for successful careers in the accounting profession. We provide a superior education with competent professors who challenge their students to excel and who support their students' professional aspirations.
Students who perform well in the undergraduate program can earn the M.S. in Accountancy, in addition to the B.B.A., by completing a fifth year of study as a graduate student. Additional information about this program is available from the Graduate Catalog or by contacting the School of Accountancy.
Accounting majors must complete the college's business core curriculum, professional performance portfolio, global perspective requirements, and the breadth cluster of courses. BUSL 357 is required to fulfill the political/social area of the Breadth Cluster. The major consists of seven required accounting courses. Timely enrollment in the major courses is essential to completion of the degree within four years. These courses are listed below. Accounting majors should take ACCT 101 and ACCT 102 in their freshman year.
For information abouat the CPA exam, visit the Accountancy Board on the Web at (http://www.acc.ohio.gov/.)
Major courses required of all accounting majors
ACCT 317 Federal Income Taxes 4 ACCT 303, 304, 305 Inter. Accounting 12 ACCT 310 Cost Accounting 4 ACCT 345 Accounting Systems and Internal Control 4 ACCT 451 Auditing Principles 4 Recommended Course Sequence Freshman Fall quarter BA 100A Intro to the Coll. of Bus. 1 ECON 103 Prin. of Microeconomics 4 MATH 163A Intro to Calculus 4 Breadth/performance/global 4 Winter quarter BA 100B Intro to the Coll. of Bus. 1 ACCT 101 Financial Accounting 4 ECON 104 Prin. of Macroeconomics 4 MATH 250 Intro to Prob. and Stats. 4 Breadth/performance/global 4 Spring quarter ACCT 102 Managerial Accounting 4 ENG 15x Freshman Composition 5 Breadth/performance/global 8 Sophomore Fall quarter QBA 201 Intro to Business Statistics 4 ACCT 303 Intermediate Acct. I 4 Breadth/performance/global 8 Winter quarter ACCT 304 Intermediate Acct. II 4 MIS 201 Intro to Microcomputers 3 Breadth/performance/global 8 Spring quarter ACCT 305 Intermediate Acct. III Breadth/peformance/global 12 Junior Fall quarter ACCT 310 Cost Accounting 4 Elective 4 Breadth/performance/global 8 Winter quarter Business systems cluster 16 Spring quarter ACCT 317 Federal Income Taxes 4 ACCT 345 Internal Control 4 Breadth/performance/global 8 Senior Fall quarter ACCT 451 Auditing Principles 4 Electives 8 Breadth/performance/global 4 Winter quarter Electives (or Internship) 12 Spring quarter Electives 12 Tier III course 4 Junior transfers to the accounting major should follow this course sequence assuming they have completed sophomore level business courses: Junior Transfer Fall quarter ACCT 303 Intermediate Acct I 4 ACCT 310 Cost Accounting 4 Winter quarter ACCT 304 Intermediate Acct. II 4 Spring quarter ACCT 305 Intermediate Act. III 4 ACCT 345 Internal Control 4 Senior Transfer Fall quarter ACCT 451 Auditing Principles 4 Can elect 340 4 Winter quarter Junior Cluster 16 Spring quarter ACCT 317 Federal Income Taxes 4 Not all accounting courses are offered every quarter. Check with your advisor or the School of Accountancy to make sure you can take courses when you plan.
In addition to completing the B.B.A. core requirements, you must complete at least 20 additional hours of economics including ECON 304 and 385. ECON 380 and 381 cannot be counted toward this requirement. No economics course can be counted toward both nonbusiness and major requirements.
The business prelaw major recognizes the business and economic emphasis of the practice of law and also provides the breadth of training and philosophical background that is conducive to success in law school.
You must complete the requirements for the business prelaw major in conjunction with the requirements for one of the other business majors, which include accounting, business economics, finance, general business, human resource management, management, management information systems, marketing, and operations. In addition to following the requirements of one of the other majors in the College of Business, you must complete 16 hours at the 300-400 level, including BUSL 356 and four additional hours in business law beyond 356, with the approval of your advisor. Another eight hours should be selected from the following: ACCT 317 Federal Income Taxes, ECON 430 Public Finance, GEOG 357 Environmental Law, HRM 425 Labor Relations, POLS 401 and 402 Constitutional Law, POLS 409 Law Enforcement, POLS 304 State Politics, POLS 374 Great Jurists, POLS 413 Administrative Law, FIN 331 Insurance, and FIN 341 Investments. (You may request from your advisor written permission to substitute a course different from those listed above.) With your advisors approval, you should elect additional courses in nonbusiness fields, especially American government, American and English history, English, philosophy, interpersonal communication, and in such business fields as finance.
The law faculty in the College of Business is prepared to assist prelaw students in a number of ways:
Upon graduation, finance majors typically obtain direct entry-level positions in such areas as banking, insurance, government services, or in an array of industries that employ financial analysts, decision makers, financial strategists, budgeting officers, and planners.
In addition to the B.B.A. core requirements, finance majors must complete 24 hours of finance courses at the 300 and 400 level, including FIN 327, 341, and 461.
Note: Finance majors are advised to take the courses in the "Introduction to Business Sytems" cluster on a stand-alone basis. This requires that the "Business Context Cluster" be taken in the fully integrated format.
Upon graduation, general business majors enter what may be the broadest area of positions of any major within the College of Business. Recent graduates have entered such fields as sales, banking, government services, personnel, advertising, small business entrepreneurship, production, and insurance.
The human resource management major provides an educational background for those with a career interest in human resource management. The major provides basic preparation for entry-level positions in human resource management and the educational background that supports career advancement in this area. It also prepares you for a variety of positions in which knowledge of human resource management is critical to success.
In addition to the B.B.A. requirements, you must complete HRM 324 Advanced Concepts in Human Resource Management (this is recommended for majors) or HRM 320 Compensation and HRIS, HRM 440 Training Development and Performance Management; HRM 450 Recruitment and Selection, HRM 460 Strategic HRM, and MGT 480 Managing Transformation and Organizational Change.
You are also required to complete one elective from the following: HRM 425 Employee Relations, HRM 455 International HRM, HRM 491 Employment Law (or any other HRM 491), MGT 350 Creativity and Innovation Management, MGT 490 Strategic Business Leadership.
HRM 460 may only be taken after successfully taking HRM 430, 440, or 450. Therefore, it is important to take HRM 324 in either your sophomore year, or fall or winter quarter of your junior year.
HRM 324 430, 440, 450, and 460 are offered only once a year. If you fail to take one of those courses during the year, you must wait to take it the following year. You must complete HRM 430, 440, and 450 before taking HRM 460.
With the help of your advisor, you may select general electives relevant to your career preparation. A sample of recommended electives: ECON 320 Labor Economics, ECON 321 Labor Legislation, ISE 422 Seminar in Occupational Safety and Health, COMS 404 Principles and Techniques of Interviewing, PSY 101 General Psychology, PSY 241 Behavioral Measurement, and PSY 261 Industrial Psychology.
You may want to join the Ohio University student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the professional association for human resource management practitioners. The student chapter regularly brings in human resource managers as speakers; plans field trips; works closely with the sponsoring professional chapter, Lancaster Area SHRM; and provides many opportunities for you to get involved in human resource management activities.
The major requires all students to complete the following courses for a total of 13 credits.
Business Administration 385: Multinational Business Management 434: International Comparative Management 485 (1 credit): International Business Experience Marketing 441: International Marketing.
The required course Management 485 ensures that all students complete a credible international experience as a platform for understanding business practices in an international context. The experience must be approved and assessed by a faculty qualified in international business. The experience must be approved and assessed by a faculty qualified in international business. The experience will be reflected in a summary paper that describes what was learned and the significance of the experience to the student's future career. Typically the experience would involve travel to an international assignment for the purpose of developing an understanding and appreciation of international business in context. A CR must be achieved to graduate with the international business major.
In addition to the above course requirements, students are required to select a minimum of three courses from the approved electives list with the restriction that at least one course be in finance or economics. These courses include Economics 340, 341, 342; Finance 455; Management 486; Geography 321; Business Law 385; Political Science 456; Interpersonal Communications 410; and any 491 seminar course with an international emphasis which is approved by your advisor.
It is strongly recommended that students achieve proficiency in a foreign languge, which normally means a minimum of 12 credit hours of instruction.
Success in strategic business leadership requires a broad base of conceptual knowledge, personal skills and competencies, and technological literacy. The required courses ensure a variety of rich developmental experiences that can include community service learning, individual leadership and emotional intelligence assessments, case analyses, research projects, team-based active learning projects, and guest speakers, in addition to traditional classroom lectures and discussions. The major places a strong emphasis on written and oral communications skills, teamwork, and personal initiative. Extensive readings, research activities, and short and long writing assignments are used to integrate learning and enhance the professional experience.
The following course requirements for the major address with rigor and a strong commitment to practical application the foundations of leadership in the business context--conceptual knowledge, personal skills and competencies, and technological literacy. The major in Management and Strategic Leadership requires six courses and 21 hours of study.
MGT 340 Organizational Behavior-- Micro Perspective 4 MGT 350 Creativity and Innovation in Organizations 4 MGT 480 Business Organizations-- Change and Development 4 MGT 490 Strategic Business Leadership 4 MGT 499 Strategic Business Leadership Portfolio 1 MGT Elective 4 To be selected with approval of the advisor from any 300-level or 400-level MGT prefix courseStudents who would like to include a substantial portion of the Management and Strategic Leadership Major as a component in another program of study from within or outside the College of Business are encouraged to do so. Participation in this capacity requires that the prerequisite course, MGT 240 Management, be completed with a grade of C or better. It is strongly encouraged that such participation include the four core courses of MGT 340, 350, 480, 490.
Majors in Management and Strategic Leadership within the Department of Management Systems will be required to successfully defend their personal Strategic Business Leadership Portfolios in order to graduate. This portfolio will be initiated in the prerequisite MGT 240 course and will be further developed in each of the required courses in the major. The portfolio will be reviewed annually with the student's major advisor. The final defense will be "Pass/Fail" and will be accomplished through participation in MGT 499, Strategic Business Leadership Portfolio.
Additional electives from course offerings in management within the Department of Management Systems are also available for those wishing to pursue further study. Students should also check the Department of Management Systems web site at (http://www.cob.ohiou.edu/~MGTsys/.) to learn about available courses and any modifications in the major.
The hands-on emphasis of the program exposes you to a number of hardware and software solutions to common business problems. This training is designed to produce graduates who can quickly master computer technology so they will be able to adapt quickly to new technology and apply it to business problems as the software and hardware evolve. Being able to communicate with both management and computer specialists makes MIS graduates ideal candidates in organizations that make use of information systems and consulting companies.
In addition to the B.B.A. core curriculum, you must complete MIS 220, 320, 325, 380, 420, and 485. One additional course must be completed from MIS 460, 430, 455, 480, or 491. Elective courses include MIS 230 and 235.
Upon graduation, marketing majors typically obtain direct- entry positions in such areas as sales, retail management, product/brand management, market research, and marketing logistics with companies that specialize in offering products/services to consumers or other businesses.
In addition to the College of Business core requirements, you must complete 25 hours of marketing courses at the 300-400 level including MKT 358, MKT 379, MKT 444. and MKT 463.
The business minor is open to any student enrolled outside the College of business. Be advised that some courses require prerequisites.
ACCT 101 Financial Accounting 4 ACCT 102 Managerial Accounting 4 BUSL 255 Law and Society 4 One of the following five courses: ECON 381 Intro to Economic Statistics and Econometrics 4 GEOG 271 Intro to Statistics in Geography 5 COMS 301 Empirical Research Applications in Comm. 4 MATH 251 Intro to Prob and Stats II 4 PSY 221 Statistics for the Beh. Sci. 5 QBA 201 Intro to Bus. Statistics 4 All of the following four courses: FIN 310 Managerial Finance 4 MGT 202 Management 4 MKT 202 Marketing Principles 4 OPN 310 Principles of Operations 4 Total hours: 32
Due to accreditation standards, students outside the college are allowed to complete only 44 hours of courses in the business curriculum.
For admission into the Sales Certificate Program, submit to the Sales Centre, Copeland 609, the following: (1) a completed application form; (2) a copy of your most recent DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) result indicating an overall g.p.a. of at least 2.75; 3) your resume demonstrating characteristics that support a successful sales career. In addition you must have a panel interview with Sales Centre faculty and at least one representative from the Professional Sales Advisory Board of The Sales Centre. Application forms may be obtained from any college's undergraduate office.
Admission to this program is competitive and not guaranteed to all who meet the admission criteria. Students with the highest probability of success will be admitted up to the enrollment ceiling. Members of groups historically underrepresented in business will receive special consideration.
Each quarter those accepted into the Sales Certificate program will have their progress tracked by DARS. An overall g.p.a. of 2.5 in certificate courses is required. Students will need to consult the director of The Sales Centre before the deadline for graduation to ensure that the certificate will be awarded. For more information contact the director or associate director of The Sales Centre.
MKT 358 Professional Selling 4 MKT 498 Sales Internship 4 Advanced Courses (must select two): MKT 425 Business to Business Marketing 4 MKT 458 Advanced Topics in Sales (Sales Management) 4 MKT 491 Current Topics in Sales: Executive in Residence 4 Communication Requirement (must select one): COMS 215 Argumentative Analysis and Advocacy 4 COMS 206 Communication in Interpersonal Relationships 4 In addition to the courses listed above, two cross-disciplinary courses (8 hours) are needed to fulfill the 28 hour requirement. The following courses are suggested*: ET 280 Engineering and Technology-Overview 4 (2A) IT 110 Intro to Manufacturing 4 (2A) PHIL 130 Intro to Ethics 4 (2H) THAR 113 Acting Fundamentals I 4 THAR 170 The Theater Experience 4 (2H)*Other cross-disciplinary courses that support the certificate curriculum may be substituted with the approval of the director of The Sales Centre.
Total hours: 28
MKT 358 Professional Selling 4 HCRM 399B Retail Sales Internship 4 MKT 458 Sales Management 4 Advanced Courses (must select one): MKT 425 Business to Business Marketing 4 MKT 444 Consumer Behaviior 4 Retail Merchandising Requirement: HCRM 250 The Consumer in American Society 4 HCRM 423 Retail Merchandising: Promotional Strategies 4 Electives (must select one): In addition to the courses listed above, one additional course (4 hours) is needed to fulfill the 28 hour requirement. The following courses are suggested(*): COMS 206 Communication in Interpersonal Relationships 4 COMS 215 Argumentative Analysis and Advocacy 4 COMS 342 Communication and Persuasion 4 PHIL 130 Introduction to Ethics 4 THAR 113 Acting Fundamentals I 4 THAR 170 The Theater Experience 4 *Other cross-disciplinary courses that support the certificate curriculum may be substituted with the approval of the director of The Sales Centre. Total hours: 28