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2011-12 Online Catalogue

School of Business Administration (BSAD)

Contact Information

The University of Vermont
School of Business Administration
Student Services
101 Kalkin Hall
55 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT 05405-0158

Phone: (802) 656-4015
Fax: (802) 656-4078
Email: studentservices@bsad.uvm.edu

Web Site Link out of catalogue site.

Overview

The School of Business Administration at the University of Vermont prepares students for careers in management in a dynamic global economy and fosters recognition of the importance of ethical, social, and environmental responsibility. The School cultivates and supports a Faculty that excels in management education, research, and practice. The School also commits itself to a special obligation to serve the citizens of Vermont. It strives to be the best business program of its size. The faculty and staff are committed to developing leaders prepared for a dynamic, global workplace. Our curriculum is designed to support the following learning outcomes:


Global and Civic Awareness
Demonstrate:
an awareness of global business issues and cultural differences
an understanding of environmental issues facing business
an ability to engage in ethical reasoning
an awareness of social responsibility issues facing business
an awareness of the political and legal context of business
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Demonstrate ability to:
acquire appropriate data and information
use analytical tools
interpret and evaluate results of analysis
use results to resolve issues
Business Skills
Demonstrate:
Communication Skills
  • Oral
  • Written
Leadership skills
Team skills
Information technology skills
Business Fundamentals
Demonstrate knowledge of:
Finance
Accounting
Management and organization
Marketing
Management information systems
Production and operations management

During their first two years, students build the conceptual and analytical base for studying the art and science of management. They partially complete general education requirements and learn required skills for upper level business courses. Students take business field courses and business discipline concentration courses in their junior and senior years.

The School of Business Administration cooperates with the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences in offering a B.S. in Engineering Management. The School of Business offers two minors: a minor in Accounting, and a minor in Business Administration.

The undergraduate and graduate programs offered by the School are accredited by AACSB International: The International Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

DEGREE PROGRAM

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in:

Entrepreneurship Finance
Accounting
Human Resource Management
International Business
Management and the Environment
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Production and Operations Management

TRANSFER TO BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Students planning to transfer to the School of Business Administration from another college or school on campus must meet the prerequisite requirements. Internal Transfer applicants must complete [[course:MATH 019]] and [[course:MATH 020]] (Calculus I & II) and [[course:ECON 011]] and [[course:ECON 012]] (Macro and Micro Economics) before being considered for transfer. Applications may be obtained in Student Services, 101 Kalkin Hall or online.

COMPUTER COMPETENCY

Students are presumed to have basic microcomputer literacy, including working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software. Students lacking this basic knowledge are responsible for attaining it through course work, self study, tutorials or workshops.

Mobile Computing Requirement

Students are asked to purchase a portable computer and the software suite that meets the requirements of the School of Business Administration.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Students must comply with the degree requirements as stated in a single catalogue edition in place during the time they are enrolled. The catalogue to be followed is the one in effect at the time a student enrolls at UVM, unless the student requests in writing to follow a catalogue that is published subsequently during their enrollment at UVM. Students who have a separation from the University of three years or more must meet the requirements of the current catalogue at the date of readmission.

A minimum of 120 approved semester credits is required for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required. At least 60 credits of course work must be taken in subjects other than Business. Students must complete 30 of the last 45 credits in residence at UVM as a matriculated student.

A Basic Business Core grade point average of 2.25 with no one grde lower than a C- is required by the completion of 60 credits in order to remain enrolled in the School of Business Administration.

The Business Field requirement courses, the Business Discipline Concentration courses, and three additional upper-level business courses, must each be filled with at least 50 percent of business administration courses taken at UVM. Other UVM courses may be used towards these requirements if approved by the Undergraduate Studies Committee.

Students choosing an International Business concentration may complete all Business Discipline Concentration credits at an approved institution abroad. However, they will be required to complete 75 percent of their Business Field credits in UVM business courses or in other UVM courses approved by the Undergraduate Studies Committee.

Additional grade requirements exist for the business field, and business discipline concentration courses.

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