Davis College of Business and Economics Academic Advising
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Responsibility of the Student
The student must become familiar with the academic policies, curriculum requirements and associated deadlines posted in the college catalog, which is available in both paper and electronic versions. The academic advisor will advise the student on all matters related to his/her program of study and will aid the student in the interpretation of policies whenever necessary.
However, it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to be cognizant of and comply with all university policies and procedures and to meet all stated requirements for the degree. It is also the student’s responsibility to frequently monitor campus email and the university website, as these electronic means of communication have replaced mass mailing as the university’s most effective and efficient ways to disseminate important information to the campus community.
Core Curriculum Requirements
The centerpiece of the core curriculum is a series of four interdisciplinary courses in Core Foundations. These courses synthesize skills in critical thinking, oral and written communications, technology and information literacy, and ethical reasoning.
Before admittance to a business major, all students pursuing the B.B.A. degree must complete the pre-business program, which consists of:
- MATH 125 - Finite Mathematics for Business and Economics OR MATH 126 - Business Calculus OR MATH 138 - Precalculus OR
MATH 169 - Calculus I with Integrated Precalculus II OR MATH 171 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (formerly MATH 151)**
- STAT 200 - Introduction to Statistics
- ECON 205 - Principles of Macroeconomics
- ECON 206 - Principles of Microeconomics
- ACTG 211 - Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
- ACTG 212 - Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting
If you wish to major in business, you are classified as pre-accounting, pre-finance, pre-management, pre-marketing, or if you have not yet decided on a specific major within business, pre-business.
** Students pursuing the BBA in Economics must take MATH 126 or MATH 171
Note: Starting Fall 2016, Students must earn a 2.25 overall GPA and have a 2.00 pre-business GPA upon completion of pre-business requirements and complete an electronic application to be admitted to the business major of their choice and began taking 300-400 level business classes. (Prior to Fall 2016, students must earn a 2.00 cumulative pre-business GPA to be admitted to the business major of their choice and began taking 300-400 level business classes.)
Note: Starting with the Fall 2015 semester, ECON 105/106 is now titled ECON 205/206. If you have already taken 105/106, do NOT sign up for 205/206 unless you need to retake the course. If you have any questions, please talk with your adviser.
- ITEC 281 - Data Management and Analysis w/ Spreadsheets
- BLAW 203 - Legal Environment of Business
- MKTG 340 - Principles of Marketing
- ECON 340 - Global Economy and Business
- FINC 331 - Introduction to Business Finance
- MGNT 322 - Organizational Behavior
- MGNT 333 - Statistical Decision Support
- MGNT 357 - Operations Management
- MGNT 428 - Business Strategy
Note: MGNT 333 is a prerequisite to MGNT 357 and MGNT 357 is a prerequisite to MGNT 428
(Students must allow at least three semesters to complete all three of these required courses)
(For degree requirements under other catalogs consult the appropriate catalog, visit the Business Advising Center or obtain an Academic Progress Sheet).
COBE Probation Policy
PRIOR to Fall 2016: BBA students are required to maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) no lower than 2.0 in their college major, as defined by the Catalog. If a student’s GPA falls below 2.0 in his or her college major, that student will have one semester plus wintermester (if student is on probation for the fall semester) or the summer term (if student is on probation for the spring term) to raise his or her GPA to the minimum level. Failure to achieve the minimum level GPA in one semester plus the summer or wintermester term will result in removal from the Davis College of Business and Economics (DCOBE).
Beginning Fall 2016: BBA students are required to maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) no lower than 2.25 in their college major, as defined by the Catalog. If a student’s GPA falls below 2.25 in his or her college major, that student will have one semester plus wintermester (if student is on probation for the fall semester) or the summer term (if student is on probation for the spring term) to raise his or her GPA to the minimum level. Failure to achieve the minimum level GPA in one semester plus the summer or wintermester term will result in removal from the Davis College of Business and Economics (DCOBE).