Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Academic Matters (Full Committee)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

 

 

Present: Email to UCC List

 

Visitors: None

 

Note: All action items in these minutes require approval by the Academic Senate.  In some instances, items may require further approval by the Board of Regents or the University System of Georgia.  If the Regents' approval is required, the change is not official until notification is received from the Board to that effect. Academic units should take no action on these items until USG and/or BOR approval is secured.  In addition, units should take no action on any of the items below until these minutes have been approved by the Academic Senate or the Executive Board.

 

Academic Matters

 

1.      A motion was made to approve a request from the College of Sciences to modify the selection of courses that students may take to satisfy the requirement for the Business Option (while still retaining the 15-credit requirement) and to add the B.S. in Biochemistry degree to the existing list of B.S. programs for which the business option currently is approved. The motion was seconded and approved.

 

Note: The motion to consider this request was issued via email using the UCC list serv. The Committee Chair, Dr. George Riley, monitored the voting and concluded that the motion passed.

 

Modify Selection of Courses for the Business Option (while still retaining the 15-credit requirement)

 

There has been a “business option” for all of the B.S. degrees in CoS for over ten years (with the exception of the B.S. in Biochemistry which was initiated in 2006, and for which the Business Option was not activated due to an oversight). The option requires completion of 15 credits (five 3-credit classes) of classes in PSYC, MGT, and ECON, which are typically used to satisfy the social science or free electives requirements. This proposal is motivated by a desire to provide greater flexibility to students in the selection of courses, while maintaining the quality and rigor of the option.

 

·         Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics

·         Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics

·         Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

·         Bachelor of Science in Biology

·         Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

·         Bachelor of Science in Discrete Mathematics

·         Bachelor of Science in Earth and Atmospheric Science

·         Bachelor of Science in Physics

·         Bachelor of Science in Psychology

 

Add Degree to the Currently Approved List

 

Add the B.S. in Biochemistry degree to the existing list of B.S. programs for which the business option currently is approved.

 

The Schools currently describe the option in the Catalog in different ways. From this point forward, the description should be the same for each degree (attached).

 

APPENDICES:

1.      Proposed new description of the Business Option for all B.S. degrees in CoS.

2.      Three examples of the varied ways that the option is currently described.

3.      Approval from Chairs of all COS units offering B.S. degrees (See ICC web site).

 


 

APPENDIX 1 – Proposed new description of the Business Option for all B.S. degrees in CoS.

 

Students in the College of Science business track complete 15 credits of approved coursework covering the principles of accounting, economics, and management (Areas A, B, and C). Two electives (D) allow students to take advanced coursework in these areas, or to explore the legal, international, entrepreneurial, technological or financial aspects of the business world.

 

Note that some of the elective courses (D) have prerequisites. Your choice of classes in Areas A, B and C will influence the selection of elective classes available to you.

 

Some of the Management courses in Areas C and D require junior or senior standing.  To minimize conflicts in scheduling these courses, students are recommended to take other courses, especially those carrying social science credit, at the earliest possible time in their major’s eight-term plan.

 

Students pursuing the business option typically take PSYC 1100 as part of the Social Sciences requirement, and five classes in Areas A-D as outlined below. Note that PSYC 2220 and ECON 2106 also carry social science credit. Accordingly, these three classes, together with one US/Georgia history/constitution course, may be used to complete the 12-credit Social Sciences requirement.

 

Students must complete one course from each of categories A-C, and two from category D, with a minimum grade of D.

 

A. ACCOUNTING

One class (3 h) chosen from:

ACCT 2101 – Accounting I

MGT 3000 – Financial & Managerial Accounting

 

B. ECONOMICS

One class (3 h)

ECON 2106 – Principles of Microeconomics (this class carries Social Sciences credit)

 

C. MANAGEMENT

One class (3 h) chosen from:

PSYC 2220 – Industrial/Organizational Psychology (this class carries Social Sciences credit)
NOTE: This class has PSYC 1101 as a prerequisite, which also carries Social Science credit

MGT 3101 – Organizational Behavior (jr/sr standing required)

MGT 3150 – Principles of Management (jr/sr standing required)

 

D. TWO ELECTIVES

Two courses (3 h each.) chosen from the following. Note that classes in the categories listed above serve as prerequisites for some of the elective classes. Accordingly, your choice of classes in fulfillment of the accounting, economics and management will influence the selection of available electives.

 

D.1. Classes with no additional prerequisites

MGT 3078 – Finance & Investments (jr/sr standing required)

MGT 3300 – Marketing Management (this course serves as a prerequisite for classes listed below in Section D.5)

MGT 4191 – Entrepreneurship Forum

MGT 4192 –IMPACT Forum

MGT 4193 – Serv Lead Values Systems

MGT 4194 – Social Entrepreneurship

MGT 4610 – Law, Mgt, & Economics

 

D.2. Classes with ACCT 2101 as a prerequisite

MGT 3062 – Financial Management

MGT 4026 – Fin Report & Analysis I

MGT 4028 – Fin Analy & Rpt – Tech Firms

 

D.3. Classes with MGT 3000 as a prerequisite

MGT 4015 – Adv Managerial Acct

MGT 4026 – Fin Report & Analysis I

MGT 4028 – Fin Analy & Rpt – Tech Firms

MGT 4030 – International Accounting

 

D.4. Classes with MGT 3150 as a prerequisite

MGT 3660 – International Business

MGT 4190 – Strategic Quality Mgt

 

D.5. Classes with MGT 3300 as a prerequisite

MGT 4303 – Personal Sell & Sales Mgt

MGT 4304 – Strategic Brand Mgt

MGT 4307 – Strategic Marketing

MGT 4335 – International Marketing

MGT 4670 – Entrepreneurship (ACCT 2101 is an additional prerequisite for this class)

 

APPENDIX 2 – Three examples of the varied ways that the option is currently described.

 

http://www.catalog.gatech.edu/colleges/cos/physics/ugrad/phy/bus/business.php

 

Students pursuing a BS in Physics or Applied Physics as a terminal degree may find the Business Option advantageous. This option uses 6 hours of social science credits for PSYC 2220 and ECON 2106 and 9 hours of free electives for MGT 3000, MGT 3300, and MGT 3150. Students using another 3 hours of free electives, may replace MGT 3150 with a combination of MGT 3062 and either MGT 3076, MGT 4191, or MGT 4670.

 

 

http://www.catalog.gatech.edu/colleges/cos/math/ugrad/mathappbus/geninfo.php

 

The School of Mathematics offers a Business Option variant of the undergraduate degree program in Applied Mathematics. This option is designed for students who wish to acquire and document the skills and knowledge needed for success as a scientific entrepreneur. Students electing this option complete the degree requirements for the Applied Mathematics program, except that:

  1. two of their social science electives must be PSYC 2220 Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3) and ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics (3);
  2. two courses - MGT 3000 Financial and Managerial Accounting (3) and MGT 3300 Marketing Management I (3) - replace the 6 hours of engineering or science electives in the Applied Mathematics program; and
  3. MGT 3150 Principles of Management (3) replaces 3 hours of free electives.

Completion of the Business Option is noted by the designation “Business Option” on the student's transcript. For further information, consult a School of Mathematics advisor.

 

http://www.catalog.gatech.edu/colleges/cos/chembiochem/ugrad/chembus/geninfo.php

 

The BS in Chemistry (business option) is offered for students who wish to compliment their technical training in the chemical sciences with coursework on business. The program includes coursework in fundamental areas of chemistry along with business and economics coursework from the School of Management. Prepared with a background in chemistry and business, students completing this program pursue careers in technical sales, marketing, and entrepreneurship in industry or governmental organizations. Students completing this degree also may pursue graduate studies in the chemical sciences or business programs. This degree is certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS).