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2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog for Ohio University

College of Business


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Glenn Corlett
Dean

Nanda Rangan
Associate Dean

John Day
Associate Dean

Michael Bila
Assistant Dean
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.


Advisory Committees

The Executive Advisory Board of the College of Business, the formal external arm of the college, serves as a representative of the business community at large. The board is a group of professionals, managers, and executives who review and advise the college on activities necessary to accomplish college missions from the perspective of the business community. The board meets with the dean, faculty, and students twice a year to give advice on college programs. Members are often on campus to speak to student organizations or classes and to participate in special college programs. The board is extremely helpful to the college's continuing efforts to maintain excellence in education for future business leaders.

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.

Honorary and Professional Organizations

The College of Business seeks to improve the quality of its programs and provide educational development opportunities for its students through its honorary and professional organizations.

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.

Career Resources

The College of Business offers an internship program to assist students in securing practical experience during their college career. In today's job market, recent graduates are expected to have job-related experience. Internships are available for all College of Business majors, and undergraduates can earn academic credit for career-related job experience. Multiple internships are encouraged.

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 andersoa@ohio.edu for more information.

Education Abroad

The Center for International Business Education and Development offers study-abroad opportunities for students in the College of Business. The Global Competitiveness Program offers several opportunities during the first summer session in 2003, including locations in Germany, Hungary, Spain, France, China, Italy and Greece. Students in these programs earn 12 credit hours from various courses in business. Highlights include consulting projects with area firms and the opportunity to experience local cultures.

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 cibed@ohiou.edu.

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.

Global Learning Community

For information about the Global Learning Community, refer to "Global Learning Community Certificate Program" in the "University-Wide Academic Opportunities" section.

Enrollment Policies

Freshman Policy
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.

Transfer Policy
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.

Freshman Drop Policy, Academic Probation, and Dismissal

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.

Minors

College of Business students may choose to complete a minor offered by another area within the University.

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.

Preparation for Law School

If you are in the College of Business and plan to enter law school, you should follow the B.B.A. degree curriculum and also select, with the approval of your advisor, courses in other fields, especially American government, American and English history, English, philosophy, interpersonal communication, and additional theory courses in the College of Arts and Sciences, except those that substantially duplicate material found in the typical law school 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.

Requirements for All B.B.A. Majors

As a candidate for the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree, you must complete the University's General Education Requirements for graduation and fulfill a minimum of 192 quarter hours of credit with a g.p.a. of 2.2 for all hours attempted. You must also maintain a 2.2 g.p.a. for courses taken in business and economics, and a 2.2 g.p.a. for courses in your major. The College of Business limits transfer credit for required business courses taken at a lower level to such courses as it offers at that lower level. Other transfer credits accepted by the University are evaluated as either business or nonbusiness electives..

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.

Majors
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               Marketing
The 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.

Core Curriculum
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:

Business Context
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.

Nonbusiness Requirements
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                          1-4
Global Perspective: 12 hours
12 hours of a modern foreign language (211, 212, 213) or successful completion of a 16-hour Global Competitiveness Program experience as outlined under the "Study Abroad" section of the College of Business portion of this catalog (contact the COB Center for International Business at 740-593-2021 for more information about this option) or12 hours of approved coursework from one or more departments focusing on a single geographic region from one of the following:
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)

Recommended Course Sequence

Freshman 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
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.

Accounting Major

Major code BB6121

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.

Program Requirements
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.

Business Economics Major
Major code BB6124

The B.B.A. business economics major, designed to provide a broad business background, is intended for those who plan careers in business and economic research for both private firms and government, in banking, and in marketing analysis. It also is an important component for business management, law, operations, and financial analysis.

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.

Business Prelaw Major
Major code BB6120

While law schools do not prescribe any rigid undergraduate curriculum, a substantial number of prelaw students choose one of the business fields of study as their major for the baccalaureate degree. You may wish to combine the business prelaw major with one of the other majors in the College of Business if the profession of law is your ultimate career goal.

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:

  1. Several faculty members give extensive time to counseling students regarding selection of courses, the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), law school application procedures, and other matters of importance to prelegal education.

  2. LSAT and Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS) information is available from the prelaw advisor.

  3. The department maintains ties with the Criminal Justice Program administered by University College.

  4. The department maintains ties with faculty and staff at various law schools in the country.

Finance Major
Major code BB6125

The finance major prepares students for the dynamic environment of corporate finance and financial services. Coursework is available in the fields of financial management (both national and international), commercial banking, financial institutions, security markets, and risk and insurance.

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.

General Business Major
Major code BB6122

The general business major prepares professionals on a broad basis for business careers. Five upper-level courses are required from the following areas: accounting, quantitative business analysis, management, management information systems, business law, finance, marketing, operations, business administration, and economics (course selection restricted to ECON 303, 304, 320, 332, 360, or 430). Each course will be in a different functional area or discipline. This major is of special interest if you have a generalized view of business and do not possess strong interests in any one concentration.

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.

Human Resource Management Major
Major code BB6130

The demand for human resource management professionals capable of operating as functionally trained strategic partners in organizations is growing rapidly.

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.

International Business Major
Major code BB6132

In today's global economy, all businesses--whether large or small--are affected by international competitors and global events. Success in the global marketplace will depend on the capabilities of managers to understand the structures and processes that underlie international business. The international business major is designed to provide this understanding and to develop the requisite competencies of global business leaders. Students will be required to complete a minimum of 25 credit hours at the 300 and 400 level beyond the minimum requirements for the College of Business. The international business major must be completed in conjunction with at least one other major in the College excluding the business pre-law and general business majors.

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.

Management and Strategic Leadership Major
Major code BB6126

Today's dynamic and highly competitive businesses require energetic and capable leaders who can add value and create high performance at all levels of enterprise responsibility. The major in Management and Strategic Leadership is designed to create the foundations of knowledge and personal capability requisite to life-long professional learning and career-long success in business leadership.

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 course
Students 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.

Management Information Systems Major
Major code BB6137

The management information systems (MIS) major is unique in its emphasis on applying computers to build information systems for business applications; the approach is applications oriented rather than technical. MIS majors are trained to assist with the rapidly progressing computerization of managerial functions and can expect to become expert managerial computer users or intermediaries between users and computer centers.

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.

Marketing Major
Major code BB6127

Marketing is the lifeline of any organization. It links the organization with its customers and is vital not only to the survival of the organization but also to the maintenance of the free enterprise system. The marketing curriculum is designed to give you both broad knowledge and an opportunity to specialize. It prepares you to become a marketing professional through coursework in personal selling and sales management, marketing research and consumer behavior, and marketing analysis and management (national and international).

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.

Business Minor
Minor code ORBSAD

The business minor is open to any student enrolled outside the College of business. Be advised that some courses require prerequisites.

Required courses

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.

The Sales Certificate

The College of Business through The Sales Centre at Ohio University sponsors the undergraduate Sales Certificate for students in any major who seek understanding about professional selling and development. There are currently two options in the Sales Certificate program, the sales Certificatae with a Professional Focus and the Sales Certificate with a Retail Focus. Completion of a Sales Certificate program, which is the equivalent of a minor, results in the certificate and is officially recognized on transcripts upon graduation. Several certificate courses satisfy both tier and College of Business requirements. Be advised that some courses require prerequisites.

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.

The Sales Certificate with a Professional Focus

Required courses
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

The Sales Certificate with a Retail Focus

Core Requirements
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

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