This curriculum is effective with the entering class of Fall 2003.
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Sequencing of Courses in the BBA Program Study
Study in the first two years, or 64 credits, of the Lubin BBA program has been designed to give students an essential grounding in broad-based liberal arts and sciences courses as required in the University Core Curriculum. Business students must complete most of their liberal arts courses and all of their core requirements in English, economics, mathematics, speech, computer science, and statistics during their first 64 credits. The junior and senior years are devoted mainly to business core and major requirements. The business course numbering system described below will help students select their courses in the proper sequence.
Business Course Numbering System
In order to improve the sequencing of the business courses and to provide students with better guidance as to when they should take their business requirements, the Lubin School has a four-tier course numbering system. The course numbers correspond to class standing, which is determined by the number of credits completed at each level as indicated below. Students are to follow this system in registering for business courses.
Four-tier Business Course Numbering System
|Course Number||Class Standing|
|100-199||Freshman (0-32 credits)|
|200-299||Sophomore (33-64 credits)|
|300-399||Junior (65-96 credits)|
|400-499||Senior (97-134 credits)|
Explanation of Course Numbers:
- Courses numbered 100 to 199 are lower-division courses open to freshmen, although they may be taken in the sophomore year. The 100-level courses include: BUS 150 and LAW 101.
- Courses numbered 200 to 299 are lower-division courses that may be taken in the sophomore year provided all prerequisites are met. The 200-level courses include: ACC 203-204, LAW 214, MAR 250 and MGT 250. MAR 250 and MGT 250 require as a prerequisite upper- sophomore standing (completion of 45 college credits) and may not be taken before the second semester of the sophomore year. Depending upon the major, these courses may also be taken later in the program.
- Courses numbered 300 to 399 are upper-division courses that require junior standing (the successful completion of 60 - 64 college credits including all core courses in English, mathematics, speech, computer science, statis- tics, economics and accounting). The 300-level courses may be completed in either the junior or senior year, depending upon the recommended course sequence in the major.
- Courses numbered 400 to 499 are upper-division courses that require senior standing (the successful completion of 96 credits in the BBA program). MGT 490 is the senior capstone course for the BBA program, taken only after all business core requirements are completed. This course, therefore, is one of the final courses completed in the BBA program.
- In determining junior and senior standing, all Pace credits passed and in progress, as well as transfer credits applied to the major and pending assessment, are counted.
Prerequisites are one or more requirements, including class standing, that must be satisfied before a course may be taken. The prerequisites for each course, where applicable, are listed in the course description section of this catalog and in the class schedules. Completing all prerequisites before taking a course is important for academic success. The prerequisite course teaches specific materials that are essential for success in higher level courses. Students without the proper prerequisites generally will not be prepared for the course and consequently may encounter academic difficulty. Student registrations are checked randomly prior to the beginning of each semester, and those students who do not have the proper prerequisites will be withdrawn from classes.
Junior Standing Prerequisite
The prerequisite for enrollment in all 300-level Lubin courses is the attainment of Junior standing. The requirements for Junior standing include the following:
- Successful completion of a minimum of 60-64 credits.
- Successful completion of the following courses or their equivalents:
MAT 104 or MAT 137
MAT 117 or MAT 234
Students are advised to plan their lower division programs carefully to ensure that junior standing requirements are completed in a timely manner.
*Note: Public Accounting majors and transfer students with 45 or more credits completed at time of admission are exempt from BUS 150.
Major Program Worksheet
Lubin students are provided with a program worksheet for their major upon admission to the Lubin School or when they declare a business major. Students who are initially undecided about their business major are given a "Business Undecided" worksheet. The program worksheet indicates all courses required for the degree and a recommended sequence of courses. Students are required to review their program worksheet with their Lubin academic advisor and to use it for course selection and registration purposes. The requirements outlined in the worksheet correspond to those listed for the major in the appropriate catalog. Students are responsible for knowing and fulfilling the degree requirements for their major.
FOR ALL BBA MAJORS EXCEPT MANAGEMENT SCIENCE
First Semester (16-17 credits)
UNV 101 Freshmen Seminar (1)1
ECO 105 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics (3)
ENG 110 English I (3-4)
MAT 104 Finite Mathematics (3)
CIS 101 Introduction to Computing (3)
Area of Knowledge course (3)
Second Semester (17 credits)
BUS 150 Contemporary Business Practice (3)2
ECO 106 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics (3)
ENG 120 English II (4) or Area of Knowledge course (3)
MAT 117 Elementary Statistics (4)
Second Language course (3)
First Semester (16 credits)
ACC 203 Financial Accounting (4)
LIT 211 Masters of Literature I (3)
MAT 111 Elementary Calculus I (3) or Enhancement Core (3)3
Foundation Science course with Lab (3)
Exploratory Modern Languages and Cultures (3) or Exploratory Social/Behavioral Sciences (3)
COM 200 Public Speaking
Second Semester (16 credits)
ACC 204 Managerial Accounting (4)
LAW 101 Business Law I (3)
ENG 201 Writing in the Disciplines(3)
MGT 250 Managerial and Organizational Concepts (3)4 or MAR 250 Principles of Marketing (3)4
Civic Engagement Area of Knowledge course (3)
- 1. UNV 101 is required of all new freshmen and may be used to satisfy one credit of Free Elective
- 2. Public accounting majors and transfer students who have completed 45 credits or more toward their degree at the time of admission to the Lubin School are exempt from BUS 150. Students who are exempt from BUS 150 will take 3 credits of Free Electives instead, except Public Accounting majors who will take an additional major course.
- 3. Marketing and general business majors are not required to take MAT 111
- 4. Students who are planning to major in marketing should take MAR 250 and those planning to major in management should take MAR 250 as an upper sophomore.
Course work in the last two years or 64 credits of the BBA program is focused mainly on major requirements and junior and senior - level business core courses ( FIN 301, MGT 355, and MGT 490). The specific requirements for each BBA major program appear later in the Lubin section of the catalog and are contained in the major program worksheet, which includes a recommended full- time program sequence for the last two years of study. Junior standing (completion of 60 – 64 credits) is required for all 300-level business courses, and senior standing (completion of 96 credits) is required for MGT 490 and any other 400-level courses required for the major. With the exception of public accounting, all Lubin majors provide students with an opportunity to take free elective courses, which are usually taken during the final two years of study. The number of free elective credits available in each major will range from 0 to 20 credits depending upon the number of credits required for major and auxiliary courses. Students enrolled in the public accounting major take additional professional courses and as a result have no free electives. Students may take credit courses in any academic discipline (e.g., liberal arts, business, computing, physical education, etc.) to fulfill the free elective requirement. Students often use their free electives to take a minor in another business area or an area of interest offered by the other college/schools within the University. Please refer to the Lubin section on minors as well as those of the University’s other college/schools for a complete listing of available minors.
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