University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Business Administration (Bachelor of Science)

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

Basic Business Core

(thirty-one to thirty-three credits)

To be completed by the end of the sophomore year or the completion of 60 credits with a grade-point average of at least 2.25 and no grade lower than C-. If a student does not successfully meet these criteria s/he will be required to transfer out of the School of Business Administration.

  1. MATH 019 and MATH 020; or MATH 021
  2. EC 011 and EC 012
  3. BSAD 010 and BSAD 015
  4. BSAD 025 and BSAD 030
  5. STAT 141
  6. BSAD 060 and BSAD 061
Business Field Courses

(eighteen credits)

To be completed in the junior and senior years, with a grade-point average of at least 2.00.

  1. BSAD 120, BSAD 141, BSAD 150, BSAD 173, BSAD 180, BSAD 191.
  2. Students must have junior status and have completed the Basic Business Core before taking Business Field courses.
Business Interdisciplinary Theme Courses

All students must choose one of the following interdisciplinary themes by their junior year:

  • Global Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable Business

All students must complete four (4) courses within their chosen theme, including one interdisciplinary “capstone” course in the fourth year. Students are required to earn a grade-point average of at least 2.00 in these four courses.

Optional Business Concentration

Students have the option to pursue a second concentration in a specific discipline (e.g., accounting, business analytics, finance or marketing). The student must complete the requirements of the specific discipline concentration. They must include twelve credits with a grade-point average of at least 2.00. Students may be permitted to combine Interdisciplinary Theme courses and electives to complete the optional concentration.

Business Concentrations
  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Finance
  • Marketing
Basic General Education Core

(at least nineteen credits)

Six courses. Each requirement must be filled with a course worth at least three credits. The laboratory science requirement is four credits. One from each of the following:

  1. History course (any below 100-level).
  2. English course that emphasizes practice in writing from ENGS 001, ENGS 050, ENGS 053, ENGS 120 or the First Year Honors College Seminar.
  3. Social Science from anthropology, economics, environmental studies, geography, political science, psychology, sociology, and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies.
  4. Natural Science that includes a laboratory or field experience from ASTR 005, ASTR 023; BIOL 001, BIOL 002,BIOL 004 and BIOL 096; CHEM 023, CHEM 031, CHEM 035; GEOL 001, GEOL 055; NR 001; PHYS 011 and PHYS 021; PSS 010 and PSS 015; PBIO 004.
  5. Global and Regional Studies from African Studies, Asian Studies, Canadian Studies, European Studies, Holocaust Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Middle East Studies, and Russian/East European Studies.
  6. Language or Literature from Arabic, Chinese, American Sign Language, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish or any English or World Literature course.

Note: Cross-listed courses may count for only one Basic General Education Core requirement. Any course which meets a Business requirement cannot also meet a Basic General Education Core requirement.

Required Minor

A student must complete a minor in a discipline outside of the School of Business Administration by fulfilling the requirements specified by the department or program supervising the minor. A student must earn a cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 in the courses used to complete the minor and half of these courses must be completed at the University of Vermont. One course from the Basic General Education Core requirements may be used toward the completion of the minor.

The student must contact the appropriate department to obtain more information and declare the minor online through the UVM registrar’s website.

Minors in psychology and Film and Television Studies are restricted to students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Diversity Requirement

(six credits)

The University of Vermont has a six credit diversity requirement. For students enrolled in the School of Business Administration, three credits must be completed from the offerings in the Race and Racism in the U.S. category, and three credits should be selected from either the Race and Racism in the U.S. or the Human and Societal Diversity category.

Electives
General Education Electives

Students need to take at least 50 elective credits outside of the School of Business Administration. The rest of their electives can be taken from either inside or outside of the School.

Restrictions on Electives
  1. No credit will be granted for PEAC (physical education activity courses).
  2. No credit will be granted for a course that substantially duplicates material in courses offered in Business Administration or in other previously completed courses.
    • Students cannot receive credit for CS 002 or CS 003 after earning credit for BSAD 040.
    • Students cannot receive credit for both CS 014 and BSAD 142.
    • Students cannot receive credit for a course that is prerequisite knowledge for a course already completed, for example FREN 001 after FREN 002.
    • Students cannot receive credit for a course offered in another department that substantially duplicates material in Business Administration.
    • Students cannot earn credit for both CDAE 127 and BSAD 153.
    • Students cannot earn credit for both CDAE 128 and BSAD 155.
    • Credit cannot be received for CDAE 167 if taken after BSAD 180.
    • Credit cannot be received for CDAE 168 if taken after BSAD 150.
    • Credit cannot be received for CS 042, CDAE 169, or CDAE 266.
    • See Student Services for a list of restrictions.

Curriculum

A possible curriculum for the B.S. in Business Administration:

First-Year
Course Credits
Fall Spring
MATH 019 - Fundamentals of Calculus I 3
EC 011 - Principles of Macroeconomics 3
BSAD 010 – The Business Enterprise 3
MATH 020 - Fundamentals of Calculus II 3
EC 012 - Principles of Microeconomics 3
BSAD 015 - Business Communications 3
General Education or Minor Courses 6/7 6/7
Total 15/16 15/16
Sophomore
Course Credits
Fall Spring
BSAD 060 - Financial Accounting 3
STAT 141 - Basic Statistical Methods 3
BSAD 025 - Sustainable Business Strategies 3
BSAD 061 - Managerial Accounting 3
BSAD 030 - Decision Analysis 3
General Education or Minor Courses 6/7 9/10
Total 15/16 15/16
Junior Year
Course Credits
Fall Spring
Business Field Courses 9 6
General Education, Minor or Electives 3 6
Business Interdisciplinary Theme Courses 3 3
Career Development Seminars 0 0
Total 15 15
Senior Year
Course Credits
Fall Spring
Business Concentration Courses 6 6
Business Interdisciplinary Theme Capstone 3
Business Interdisciplinary Theme Courses 3
Minor Courses 3
Electives 3 6
Career Development Seminars 0 0
Total 15 15

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