The School of Business Administration is comprised of:
The School of Business Administration and the Accountancy program are accredited by AACSB International located at 777 South Harbour Island Boulevard, Suite 750, Tampa, FL 33602; phone 813-769-6500; web page aacsb.edu.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree Program Statement of Policy
Admission to B.S.B.A. Programs. Acceptance and registration in business administration courses or the declaration of intent to complete a business major do not guarantee admission to the B.S.B.A. programs. A student is not officially admitted to the B.S.B.A. until he/she is notified in writing by a representative of the SoBA. Only those students who have been officially admitted to the B.S.B.A. program may file for an application for graduation for the B.S.B.A. degree.
The desire of the faculty in the SoBA is for all UCM students to succeed. To facilitate and support (1) overall academic program quality, (2) student progress through his/her academic program at the desired rate and (3) to better ensure receiving the maximum benefit from the curriculum design, students who desire to earn a B.S.B.A. degree are to enroll and take courses that are specifically designed for their academic classification. This means that freshmen (those who have completed 0-29.5 semester hours of college credit) who take courses within the SoBA will enroll in 1000 level courses only, sophomores (completed 30-59.5 semester hours) will enroll in 2000 or 1000 level courses, juniors (completed 60-89.5 semester hours) will enroll in 3000, 2000, or 1000 level courses and seniors (all students who have completed 90 semester hours) will enroll in 4000 level courses or below.
All UCM students enrolled in business and economics courses are required to comply with prerequisites for those courses.
Students who have not been admitted to a B.S.B.A. degree program may not enroll in more than a total of 30 semester hours in courses with the following prefixes: ACCT, CIS, ECON, EMM, ESE, FIN, HRM, MKT, MGT, RMI.**
**Deviations from this limit must be approved in writing by the dean of the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Admission Requirements.
Admission to all B.S.B.A. degree programs is conditional upon the completion of the school requirements and the following prerequisites:
- The following pre-admission courses:
- All students pursuing a B.S.B.A degree must earn a letter grade of C or better in each pre-admission course.
- Attainment of a 2.25 or above (2.65 or above for admission to the B.S.B.A. in Accountancy, 2.40 or above for admission to the B.S.B.A. in Finance) cumulative grade-point average on a scale of 4.00 for all credit hours completed and attainment of 2.25 or above (2.65 or above for admission to the B.S.B.A. in Accountancy, 2.40 or above for admission to the B.S.B.A in Finance) grade-point average on the 24 semester hours of pre-admission courses.
- Transfer students from other colleges and universities must meet all degree program admission requirements. Transfer students may take appropriate additional course work to fulfill admission requirements.
- Admission to the B.S.B.A. program is in addition to university admission. Students will be admitted to the B.S.B.A. program once all admission criteria are met. Students are responsible to ensure that they have met all pre-admission criteria and have been officially admitted to the B.S.B.A. program.
Additional Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Graduation Requirements.
In addition to specified major and other requirements, all students graduating with a B.S.B.A. degree must satisfy the following requirements:
- Students are required to earn at least 50 percent of their required business major credit hours for a B.S.B.A. degree at UCM.
- Students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.25 (2.65 for Accountancy, 2.40 for Finance).
Transfer of Credit
Students planning to transfer to UCM should expect to complete most major business courses during their junior and senior years. A student from a two-year or four-year institution may transfer pre-admission courses equivalent to those required for the B.S.B.A. degree at UCM. Transfer students from four-year institutions should obtain transfer information from the academic division offering the major.
Upper-level (3000/4000) courses cannot generally be transferred from a two-year institution and applied to a B.S.B.A. degree. However, the division chair responsible for the UCM course may elect to allow such a transfer for equivalent credit. Before the division chair may accept the transfer course for equivalent credit, the course must be validated through a division/program administered examination or successful completion of a more advanced course in the discipline.
The specific validation requirement to be applied will be designated by the division chair. The validation policy for the SoBA is consistent with policies and guidelines at comparable business schools and is in effect for all students desiring to transfer courses completed at a community or junior college. Upper-level (3000/4000) course work transferred from a four-year institution must be reviewed by the division chair before such work can be applied to a B.S.B.A. degree. The division chair may choose to apply the validation requirement to such transfers.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Core Courses.
All B.S.B.A. degree program students are required to successfully complete carefully selected and designed 3000 and 4000 level business core courses. Students may enroll in 3000 level core courses after successfully completing 59.5 semester hours and may enroll in 4000 level core courses after successfully completing 89.5 semester hours. Prerequisite course requirements are to be complied with at all levels of the core and in other UCM business courses. Exception to these rules concerning core courses may be granted by the chair of the division in the SoBA in which the course is offered. SoBA 3000 and 4000 level core courses are listed as an integral part of the academic programs. Please refer to the following pages of this section of the UCM catalog for a complete listing of core and major courses required by the faculty in each program in the SoBA.
High-Impact Learning Opportunities for Students in the School of Business Administration
- Class projects with community business partners
- Co-curricular activities
- Integrative Business Experience (IBE)
- Internships through the Center for Business Internships
- Innovative PR
- Student Managed Investment Fund
- VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
- Student organizations