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                                               Belk College of Business
                                                                                             http://belkcollege.uncc.edu

                                               Dean: Joseph B. Mazzola
                                               Interim Associate Dean for College Finance and Operations:
                                                       Jack M. Cathey
                                               Interim Associate Dean for Faculty and Research: C. Bill Sealey
                                               Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Programs: Christie H. Amato
                                               Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs: Daryl L. Kerr




   Vision. The vision of the Belk College of Business                dignity and fairness.
is to become a leader in 21st Century business
research and education.                                              Global Citizenship: We seek to infuse all of
                                                                     our activities with a global perspective.
    Mission.   We are committed to creating an
inclusive culture that inspires a passion for                       Accreditation. All of the degree programs offered
knowledge and intellectual growth as well as                     by the Belk College of Business are accredited by
dedication to service. We engage in research that                AACSB International, the Association to Advance
fosters innovative business theory, policy, and                  Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International
practice. In strategic partnership with the Greater              is the premier accrediting agency for bachelor's,
Charlotte region, we educate our students to become              master's, and doctoral degree programs in business
leaders who are critical thinkers, ethically informed,           administration and accounting.
and globally aware.
                                                                 BUSINESS HONORS PROGRAM
    Shared Values. In carrying out our mission, the
Belk College of Business is committed to the                        The Business Honors Program (BHP) provides
following shared values:                                         students with access to a range of opportunities
                                                                 designed to stimulate their thinking and broaden
    Integrity: We foster and expect the highest                  their exposure to topics related to business.
    level of professionalism from our faculty,
    staff, and students, achieved through a                         Admission. Students majoring in the Belk College
    commitment to the highest ethical                            of Business must complete an Application for
    standards.                                                   Admission to the Business Honors Program and
                                                                 conduct an interview with the Director of the
    Knowledge and Innovation: We seek to build                   Business Honors Program and/or the Assistant
    an atmosphere which encourages free and                      Director of the Business Honors Program. Admission
    open inquiry, leading to significant advances                to the program is based on the student's
    in both theoretical and applied knowledge.                   demonstrated Honors potential (determined by
                                                                 examining GPA, SAT scores, courses completed,
    Excellence: We seek to continuously improve                  academic and other distinctions, and other factors),
    performance in our educational programs,                     the personal interview, and availability of space in
    research output, service, and other activities               the program. All admitted students must earn and
    undertaken to accomplish our mission.                        maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA to be an active
                                                                 member of the program. If the GPA of an admitted
    Diversity and Inclusion: We foster and support               student drops below a 3.5 for two continuous
    an environment that appreciates and values                   semesters, the student will be dismissed from the
    differences across individuals and groups, and               program.
    strive to treat all students, faculty, and staff with



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   Required Courses. Students in the Business                   extracurricular activities offered by the Business
Honors Program must complete the following 21                   Learning Community during the academic year.
semester hours including BUSN 1701, 1702, 2701,
2702, 3701 and 3702; and at least one University                UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
honors course Honors courses cannot be repeated. A
grade of “D” or “F” in any honors course results in                Bachelor’s Programs.      The Belk College of
automatic dismissal from the program.                           Business  offers eight undergraduate majors for
                                                                students at UNC Charlotte. Students must have
    Senior Thesis. Students are required to complete            earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, and a
    a senior thesis and will work closely with a faculty        minimum GPA of 2.5 in the Progression
    member                                                      Requirements, in order to be accepted into one of
for the duration of the project.                                the major programs. These majors include:

   Graduation with Honors.      To graduate with                    •     Accounting
"Honors in Business," a student must complete the                   •     Economics
required Honors courses, submit an application for                  •     Finance
Honors Candidacy at least two semesters prior to                    •     Industrial & Operations Management
graduation, receive a grade of at least A in BUSN                   •     International Business
3702, and present a GPA of at least 3.5 overall and                 •     Management
3.5 in all Honors courses for which a grade was                     •     Management Information Systems
assigned.                                                           •     Marketing
BUSINESS LEARNING COMMUNITY                                        Minor Programs. The Belk College of Business
                                                                offers three minors for students at UNC Charlotte.
   The Business Learning Community (BLC) is a                   Students must have earned a minimum cumulative
distinct approach to learning that inspires students            GPA of 2.5 in order to be accepted into one of these
to become active in their own educational                       minor programs.         Students must take all
experiences – to truly become a “community of                   prerequisites for the courses required in the minor
                                             learners”.         programs. These minors include:
                                     Students in the
                                     BLC       interact             • Economics
                                     closely       with             • Industrial & Operations Management
                                     their       peers,
                                                                    • Management Information Systems
                                     faculty and staff
                                     to create the
                                     ultimate college              Belk College of Business Degree Composition. All
                                     experience: the            business degrees are composed of (1) General
                                     opportunity to             Education       Requirements      (2)     Progression
                                     take         their         Requirements (3) Core Requirements and (4) Major
learning beyond the classroom and apply it in a                 Requirements. To graduate from UNC Charlotte,
practical sense to the business world. Participants in          students must attain a minimum 120 earned credit
this one-year program live on campus together, enroll           hours.     “Non-Business Elective” and “General
in common courses, and fulfill business-related                 Elective” credit hours may be required to address any
extracurricular activities. Freshmen reside in Charles          shortfall needed to meet the 120 earned hours. A
F. Lynch Hall which is designed for learning                    Non-Business Elective can be any course offered by
community students.                                             the University outside the Belk College of Business.
                                                                A General Elective can be any course offered by the
                                                                University that is not already fulfilling a degree
   Admission. Freshmen who are accepted into the
                                                                requirement.
Belk College of Business are encouraged to apply for
admission to the BLC. Admission to the program is
based on the student's high school GPA, SAT scores,                Academic Advising in the Belk College. The
courses completed, other factors, and availability of           Business    Advising    Center    advises  students
space in the program.           Applications can be             designated as Pre-Accounting (PACC), Pre-Business
submitted online at: http://lc.uncc.edu.                        (PBUS), and Pre-Economics (PECO). Once students
                                                                have attained certain course requirements during the
   Courses. Students in the BLC must complete                   junior year, they may officially declare a major
specialized courses designed for learning community             program in the Belk College. To declare a major,
students.    Once students are admitted to the                  students will complete a Program of Study form and
Business Learning Community, they are required to               Change of Major form with their assigned Academic
complete all sections offered unless they receive               Advisor.
permission from the Business Learning Community
Coordinator.                                                       Course Level and Course Prerequisite Restrictions.
                                                                The Belk College restricts the registration of upper-
   Field Trips, Events, and Other Extracurricular               division business courses (3000 level) to majors only
                                                                who have attained junior or senior standing. Course
Activities. Students in the BLC are required to
                                                                pre-requisites are strongly enforced and cannot be
participate in all field trips, events, and other


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waived.    Pre-Accounting, Pre-Business, and Pre-               automatically considered under the new business
Economics students may register for 3000 level Core             requirements unless approved by academic petition
courses provided that all necessary prerequisites               to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs or
have been met. The Belk College reserves the right              the Director of Undergraduate Student Affairs in the
to remove students from any courses for which                   Belk College of Business.
prerequisites (including minimum GPA requirements)
have not been successfully met. Students enrolling              EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING AND SERVICE
in MGMT 3280, Business Policy, must have                        OPPORTUNITIES
achieved senior level status and have completed all
core classes. Pre-Accounting, Pre-Business, and Pre-               Students are encouraged to participate in
Economics students may not enroll in MGMT 3280.                 professional work experiences that support academic
                                                                and career development through the cooperative
   Grade Replacement Policy & Repeat Policy.                    education, 49ership, service-learning, and internship
Students are permitted two attempts at any course in            programs offered to them. The College is working
the Belk College of Business. This includes all (1)             with the University Career Center to expand
Progression Requirements, (2) Core Requirements,                experiential learning offerings to enable more
and (3) Major Requirements. Students that earn less             students to graduate with career related experience.
than a grade of “C” within two attempts in any of               For more information about experiential learning
these required courses will be ineligible to continue           opportunities, please see the University Career
in the major. Students are permitted to invoke the              Center section of this Catalog.
Grade Replacement Policy for business courses, but
the repeated course(s), including a “W” in that                 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM
repeated course, will still count as an attempt.
                                                                   Students majoring in accounting, economics,
   Belk College Residency Requirements.         In              finance, management, management information
addition    to   meeting    University  residency               systems & industrial operations management, and
requirements, all students seeking undergraduate                marketing may obtain practical work experience
degrees in the Belk College must complete at least              related to their major by participating in the
50% of the Core and Major Requirements at UNC                   cooperative education program. To be eligible for
Charlotte. This will vary depending on the major                cooperative education, students must be juniors
program requirements.                                           who have an overall GPA of at least 2.5 and have
                                                                completed the progression courses required by the
    Furthermore, at least half of the hours required for        department. Transfer students must complete at
an undergraduate degree in the Belk College of                  least 12 hours at UNC Charlotte to be eligible for
Business must be taken outside of the Belk College              cooperative education. Completion of courses
in order to have a well-rounded and balanced                    related to the co-op position may be required prior
university education and experience. These 60 hours             to the co-op work experience. These courses will be
are designated as “Non-Business” electives.           In        established
addition to the General Education requirements, the             by the Co-op
following courses are designated as Non-Business:               Advisor and
ECON 2101, ECON 2102, ECON 3125, MATH                           must         be
1120, and STAT 1220.                                            approved in
                                                                advance.
   Transfer Students & Second-Degree Students.                  Students
The Belk College of Business major programs are                 must
designed to allow transfer students from community              complete
colleges and other institutions to enter the program            either      two
and complete their degree requirements at UNC                   full-time
Charlotte. It is very important that students meet              alternating
with an advisor at their community college or other             semesters of work or three consecutive part-time
institution to plan courses that will be accepted into          work semesters while taking a reduced academic
the Belk College of Business.         Due to AACSB              load of no more than nine credit hours. Accounting
accreditation standards, equivalency for upper-                 students selected to work in a public accounting
division business courses may be denied. Transfer               firm or for an internal audit position may complete
equivalencies are granted upon application to UNC               program requirements by working one semester and
Charlotte. Once a student is admitted into the Belk             either writing a paper or making a formal
College, they are prohibited from transferring in               presentation before faculty and students. Economics
additional business coursework (Progression, Core,              students must complete eight additional progression
and Major courses) from other institutions.                     courses as identified by the Department of
                                                                Economics prior to making application to the
   Catalog Policies. The Belk College reserves the              Cooperative     Education Program. For         more
right to impose new curriculum changes at any time.             information, contact the Co-op Advisor or the
Students not admitted to the upper division majors              University Career Center.
are subject to any changes to major requirements
regardless of General Education catalog or
matriculation term.      Readmitted students are


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SCHOLARSHIPS                                                   overall or in the Progression Courses are ineligible for
                                                               continuation in the Belk College of Business.
   There are several scholarships available for
students in the Belk College of Business. Some of                   Suggested Curriculum: Pre-Accounting, Pre-
the scholarships are designated to recognize                           Business, and Pre-Economics (Business
academic excellence in the junior and senior years.                           Administration Emphasis)
Further information can be obtained from the                   First Year
Financial Aid Office and the Belk College of Business             Fall Semester
Advising Center. The application for undergraduate                    Course                               Credits
scholarships     can     be     found    at    http://                ENGL 1101 English Composition           3
belkcollege.uncc.edu/resources/pdfs/ScholarshipForm                   MATH 1100 College Algebra &             3
BelkCollege_01.2010.pdf. Several scholarships are                        Probability
also designated for business students interested in                   Natural Science with Lab                4
studying in a foreign country. Additional information                 LBST 11XX Arts and Society*             3
can be obtained from the International Programs                       Non-Business Elective***                3
Office in the Belk College of Business.
                                                                  Spring Semester
PRE-ACCOUNTING, PRE-BUSINESS, AND                                   Course                                          Credits
PRE-ECONOMICS (Business Administration Emphasis)                    ENGL 1102 Writing in the Academic                  3
                                                                        Community
   Students who apply and are accepted into the                     MATH 1120 Calculus                                 3
Belk College of Business are initially classified as                INFO 2130 Introduction to Business                 3
Pre-Accounting (PACC), Pre-Business (PBUS), or                          Computing
Pre-Economics                                                       LBST 2101 Western Culture                          3
(PECO)       majors.                                                Non-Business Elective***                           3
Once a student
meets the criteria
for the designated
Pre-program, he/she                                            Second Year
may         officially                                           Fall Semester
declare an upper-                                                   Course                                          Credits
division major in                                                   ACCT 2121 Principles of Accounting                 3
the following areas:                                                   I
Accounting, Economics, Finance, International                       ECON 2101 Principles of                            3
Business, Industrial & Operations Management,                          Economics-Macro
Management Information Systems, Management, or                      Natural Science                                    3
Marketing.                                                          LBST 2102 Global Understanding                     3
                                                                    STAT 1220 Elements of Statistics I                 3
  Progression Requirements. Pre-Accounting, Pre-
Business,        and        Pre-Economics(Business                Spring Semester
Administration    emphasis)     students   seeking                  Course                                          Credits
admission to the upper division majors must have                    ACCT 2121 Principles of Accounting                 3
met the following criteria:                                             II
                                                                    ECON 2102 Principles of                            3
  1) attained junior standing (60 hours or more)                        Economics-Micro
  2) earned a minimum, overall GPA of at least                      Writing Intensive Course (W)                       3
     2.5 for all academic work                                      LBST 22XX Ethical Issues**                         3
  3) completed the following Progression Courses:                   Non-Business Elective***                           3
     ACCT 2121 and 2122, ECON 2101 and
     2102, MATH 1120, STAT 1220, and INFO                      *Select from LBST 1101, 1102, 1103, 1104 or 1105
                                                               * Select from LBST 2211, 2212, 2213, 2214, or 2215
     2130 with a minimum grade of C                            ***Non-Business Electives are courses offered outside the Belk
  4) earned a minimum GPA of at least 2.5 for                  College of Business
     these Progression Courses and
  5) completed an approved “Curriculum Guide”                  PRE-ECONOMICS (Liberal Arts Emphasis)
     and “Change of Major Form” with their
     Academic Advisor in the Belk College of                      Pre-Economics students, with an emphasis in
     Business Advising Center                                  Liberal Arts, seeking admission to the upper division
                                                               major must have met the following criteria:
   Students may attempt each of the Progression
Courses, listed in (3) above, a maximum of two                    1) attained junior standing (60 hours or more)
times.      Courses repeated under the Grade                      2) earned a minimum, overall GPA of at least
Replacement Policy are excluded from the GPA                         2.5 for all academic work
computation, but will count as an attempt. If a                   3) completed the following Progression Courses:
student withdraws from a repeated course, this will                  ENGL 1101 and 1102, ECON 2101 and
also count as an attempt. Students who are not                       2102, MATH 1120, STAT 1220, and INFO
successful in earning the required minimum 2.5 GPA                   2130 with a minimum grade of C


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  4) earned a minimum GPA of at least 2.5 for
     these Progression Courses, and                            Second Year
  5) completed an approved “Curriculum Guide”                    Fall Semester
     and “Change of Major Form” with their                          Course                                          Credits
     Academic Advisor in the Belk College of                        ECON 2101 Principles of                            3
     Business Advising Center.                                         Economics-Macro
                                                                    Natural Science                                    3
    Students         may                                            LBST 2102 Global Understanding                     3
attempt each of the                                                 STAT 1220 Elements of Statistics I                 3
Progression     Courses,                                            Non-Business Elective***                           3
listed in (3) above, a
maximum of two times.                                             Spring Semester
Courses         repeated                                            Course                                          Credits
under      the     Grade                                            ECON 2102 Principles of                            3
Replacement        Policy                                               Economics-Micro
are excluded from the                                               Writing Intensive Course (W)                       3
GPA computation, but                                                LBST 22XX Ethical Issues**                         3
will count as an                                                    Non-Business Elective***                           3
attempt. Students who                                               Non-Business Elective***                           3
are not successful in
earning the required                                           *Select from LBST 1101, 1102, 1103, 1104 or 1105
minimum 2.5 GPA                                                **Select from LBST 2211, 2212, 2213, 2214, or 2215
overall or in the                                              ***Non-Business Electives are courses offered outside the Belk
Progression      Courses                                       College of Business.
are ineligible for continuation in the Belk College of
Business.

        Suggested Curriculum: Pre-Economics
                (Liberal Arts Emphasis)
First Year
   Fall Semester
       Course                               Credits
       ENGL 1101 English Composition           3
       MATH 1100 College Algebra &             3
          Probability
       Natural Science with Lab                4
       LBST 11XX Arts and Society*             3
       Non-Business Elective***                3

  Spring Semester
    Course                                    Credits
    ENGL 1102 Writing in the                     3
        Academic Community
    MATH 1120 Calculus                           3
    INFO 2130 Introduction to Business           3
        Computing
    LBST 2101 Western Culture                    3
    Non-Business Elective***                     3




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                                                                ECONOMICS section), the following 14 courses are
Department of                                                   required: ACCT 3311, 3312, 3330, 3340, 3350,
Accounting                                                      and 4220; BLAW 3150; FINN 3120; INFO 3130;
                                                                MGMT 3140, 3160, and 3280; MKTG 3110; and
                           http://belkcollege.uncc.edu          OPER 3100. Students may attempt each of these
                                                                14 courses two times.
Interim Chair and Associate Professor: J. Cathey
Big Five Distinguished Professor of Accounting: C.                 To obtain a B.S. in Accounting, a student must
    Wiggins                                                     meet the University requirements of a GPA of at least
Professors: L. H. Godfrey, R. Schroeder                         2.0 overall and in the courses for the major.
Associate Professors: S. Bhamornsiri, A. Blankley,              Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all
    H. Burton, N. Elias, R. Guinn, D. S. Kerr, E.                                                required business
    Malmgren                                                                                     courses for the
Clinical Professor: P. Mynatt, S. Sevin                                                          major.      When a
Lecturers: S. K. Yarbrough                                                                       student repeats a
                                                                                                 course, both the
   Program Objectives. The program provides a                                                    old grade and the
learning environment in which students acquire                                                   new      grade     are
conceptual and technical knowledge in the                                                        included in the
accounting and business areas as well as other                                                   major and overall
essential capabilities for a successful accounting                                               GPA.         Courses
career. The undergraduate accounting curriculum is                                               repeated under the
designed to enable students to:                                                                                  Grade
                                                                                                         Replacement
 a) effectively develop, measure, analyze, validate,                                             Policy are excluded
    and     communicate    financial   and     other                                             from the major and
    information                                                                                  overall          GPA
 b) understand the concepts and methods of                                                              computation.
    economics, finance, marketing, quantitative                                                  However,          this
    methods, management, and information systems                                                 repeated       course
 c) develop skills, competencies and learning                   does count as an attempt, even if the student
    capacities that are essential for a broad                   withdraws from the course. Students must also meet
    education                                                   the Belk College of Business residency requirements
                                                                as described in the UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
   Program Outcomes. Graduates should have an                   section.
excellent foundation for careers in business,
accounting and professional accounting. A student                   Internship.      Because the Department of
who plans to become licensed as a certified public              Accounting is committed to experiential learning, it
accountant in North Carolina must complete an                   allows for Accounting majors to use one internship
additional 30 semester hours of academic study                  for academic credit. Consent of the Department is
beyond the undergraduate accounting education. A                required before starting the internship. A minimum
student can meet this requirement by completing the             of ACCT 3312 (Intermediate Financial Accounting II)
Master of Accountancy Program.                                  with a C or better and an overall GPA of at least 2.0
                                                                are required. The student may not have a current or
   Accreditation.      The Accounting program is                prior work history with the internship company.
accredited by AACSB International, the Association
to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB
International is the premier accrediting agency for
bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in
business administration and accounting. AACSB
International is also the professional organization for
management education.

MAJOR IN ACCOUNTING

   To be accepted into the Accounting major and to
progress into the upper division of the College, a
student must meet the Progression Requirements as
previously stated in the PRE-ACCOUNTING, PRE-
BUSINESS, and PRE-ECONOMICS section. The
B.S. in Accounting requires a minimum of 120
semester hours.      In addition to the General
Education requirements of the University and the
Progression Requirements of the Belk College of
Business (as previously stated in the PRE-
ACCOUNTING,       PRE-BUSINESS,       and    PRE-

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                                                                profit, manufacturing and services, use IOM. These
Department of                                                   businesses have to make forecasts, manage day-to-
Business Information                                            day operations, schedule personnel and equipment,
                                                                manage quality and inventory, work with suppliers,
                                                                and undertake projects. While IOM has always been
Systems and Operations                                          important in manufacturing, service organizations
                                                                are discovering the importance of being able to
Management                                                      effectively and efficiently manage operations.
                                                                Financial services and health care industries have
                           www.belkcollege.uncc.edu             been on the leading edge in using IOM to improve
                                                                operations. Company expenditures on programs
Interim Chair and Professor: R. Zuber                           such as Six Sigma, total quality management, and
Professors: W. D. Cooper, M. Khouja, R. Kumar, S.               operational risk management, are in the billions of
    Robbins, C. Saydam, A. Stylianou                            dollars.
Associate Professors: S. Park, C. Subramaniam
Assistant Professors: X. He, M. Johar, Y. Lu, K. Zhao,            Skills for Industrial & Operations Management
    J. Zhou                                                     majors include:
                                                                   • Analytical problem solving
   The Department of Business Information Systems                  • Communication skills
and Operations Management (BISOM) offers majors                    • Organizational skills
in two dynamic disciplines - Management                            • Computer skills
Information Systems (MIS) and Industrial &
                                                                   • Attention to detail
Operations Management (IOM). In addition, the
department offers two minors; one in IOM and
another in MIS. The focus of these programs is                     Who uses Management Information Systems? All
development of information technology and                       businesses use MIS to make forecasts, manage day-
operations managers who can enhance the                         to-day operations, schedule personnel and
productivity of the firm in a knowledge-driven                  equipment, manage quality and inventory, work with
economy. Both majors offer students an integrated               suppliers, and undertake projects. In addition,
background in the functional areas of business and              management depends on information systems to
focus on enhancing problem-solving and critical-                collect and analyze data to make decisions. Data on
thinking skills using current technology.                       customers, suppliers, competitors, and others are
                                                                the main inputs to decision making at all levels of
   A major in MIS involves the application of                   the organization.    While all organizations have
information technology and analytical skills to the             information systems needs, some industries have
solution of organizational problems and opportunities           much greater reliance on them. These include
                                   for     innovation.          banking, insurance, large-scale retailing, and
                                   MIS graduates are            communications.
                                   prepared         for
                                   positions in the               Skills for Management Information Systems
                                   design, planning,            majors include:
                                        development,               • Analytical problem solving
                                     implementation,               • Communication skills
                                   and management                  • Organizational skills
                                   of       e-business             • Computer skills
                                          information
                                   systems         and          MAJOR IN
                                   systems support.             INDUSTRIAL & OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

                                     A major in                     To be accepted into the Industrial & Operations
                                 IOM focuses on                 Management major and to progress into the upper
                                 the efficient use              division of the College, a student must meet the
                                 of resources to                Progression Requirements as previously stated in the
                                 provide     quality            PRE-ACCOUNTING, PRE-BUSINESS, and PRE-
                                 goods           and            ECONOMICS section. The B.S.B.A. in Industrial &
                                 services.      IOM             Operations Management requires a minimum of 120
                                 enables students               semester hours.      In addition to the General
                                 to pursue such                 Education requirements of the University and the
careers in supply chain management, production                  Progression Requirements of the Belk College of
planning, project management, quality assurance,                Business (as previously stated in the PRE-
and operations.     Environments in which IOM                   ACCOUNTING,       PRE-BUSINESS,        and     PRE-
graduates are in high demand include health care,               ECONOMICS section), the following courses are
government, manufacturing, and service industries.              required: BLAW 3150; ECON 3125; FINN 3120;
                                                                INFO 3130; MGMT 3140, 3160, and 3280; MKTG
   Who uses Industrial & Operations Management?                 3110; OPER 3100, 3201, 3203, 3204, 3206; and
All businesses, including for profit and not-for-


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one IOM elective (see list below). Students may                 level. Areas included in the IOM program include
attempt each of these 14 courses two times.                     operations strategy, process analysis, product design,
                                                                quality    management,      logistics    management,
IOM Electives (Select one of the following courses):            procurement, supply chain management, project
                                                                management, and waiting line management as well
   ENGR 3670 Total Quality Systems                              as analytical techniques such as optimization and
   ETIN 3133 Quality Control                                    simulation.
   INFO 3229 Business Data Communications
   INFO 3231 Business Applications Development                     The minor will offer graduates a competitive
   INFO 3233 Business Database Systems                          advantage in terms of the types of positions for which
   INFO 3234 Business Info Systems Development                  they qualify. The minor in IOM is directed not only at
   INFO 3236 Business Decision Support Systems                  UNC Charlotte students majoring in business but
   OPER 3000 Topics in Operations Management                    also those majoring in other Colleges. The benefits of
   OPER 3208 Supply Chain Management                            a minor in IOM include increased marketability in the
   OPER 3800 Directed Study                                     public and private sector and the ability to leverage
                                                                one's major discipline with a solid understanding of
   To obtain a B.S.B.A. in Industrial & Operations              one business area, increased analytical thinking,
Management, a student must meet the University                  problem solving ability, and an understanding of
requirements of a GPA of at least 2.0 overall and in            internal and external environments of service and
the courses for the major. Students must earn a                 business organizations.
minimum grade of “C” in all required business
classes for the major. When a student repeats a                    A minor in Industrial & Operations Management
course, both the old grade and the new grade are                requires a minimum 12 semester hours (four
included in the major and overall GPA. Courses                  courses) for students who have taken the business
repeated under the Grade Replacement Policy are                 prerequisites listed below. Students must meet the
excluded from the major and overall GPA                         University requirements of a GPA of at least 2.0 in
computation. However, this repeated course does                 the courses for the minor with a minimum grade of
count as an attempt, even if the student withdraws              “C” earned. When a student repeats a course, both
from the course. Students must also meet the Belk               the old grade and the new grade are included in the
College of Business residency requirements as                   minor and overall GPA. Courses repeated under the
described in the UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS                         Grade Replacement Policy are excluded from the
section.                                                        minor and overall GPA computation. However, this
                                                                repeated course does count as an attempt, even if
MINOR IN INDUSTRIAL & OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT                     the student withdraws from the course. Note: All
                                                                Computer Science and Software and Information
   The minor in Industrial & Operations Management              Systems majors will be exempted from INFO 2130.
(IOM) is designed to provide business and non-                  Other students with sufficient background can apply
business students who have an interest in supply                for Credit by Exam or exemption for INFO 2130.
chain management, manufacturing, and service                    Students may attempt each of these 11 courses two
operations with a broad foundation of IOM concepts              times.
and analytical methodology to be integrated into their
major field of study.                                           Prerequisites: ACCT 2121, 2122; ECON 2101,
                                                                   2102; INFO 2130; MATH 1120; and STAT 1220
    The demand for graduates who are knowledgeable
about    designing,    planning,    evaluation,    and          Required Courses:
                             management of supply               OPER 3100 Operations Management
                             chains, production and             OPER 3203 Management Science
                             service          systems
                             continues to increase.             Select Two Electives:
                             However, there is also             INFO 3236 Decision Support Systems
                             increase in the demand             OPER 3201 Advanced Operations Management
                             of IOM professionals               OPER 3204 Management of Service Operations
                             who       can      define          OPER 3208 Supply Chain Management
                             strategic             and
                             operational problems,              MAJOR IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
                             collect relevant data
                             efficiently, and apply                The primary objective of the Management
                             advanced        analytical         Information Systems (MIS) major is to prepare
                             techniques to improve              students for careers in the information systems
                             the performance of                 function of organizations.     The curriculum is
                             firms. IOM courses deal            designed to provide both technological and
                             with supply chains,                managerial knowledge relevant to the development
                             service systems and                and use of computer-based information systems.
manufacturing organizations. These areas examine
the production function of an organization at a                    To be accepted into the Management Information
strategic level as well as the plant and shop floor             Systems major and to progress into the upper


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division of the College, a student must meet the              graduates who are knowledgeable about designing,
Progression Requirements as previously stated in the          planning, developing, managing, and evaluating of
PRE-ACCOUNTING, PRE-BUSINESS, and PRE-                        information systems continues to increase as the
ECONOMICS section. The B.S.B.A. in Management                 economy moves from a manufacturing to an
Information Systems requires a minimum of 120                 information base. The demand for MIS professionals
semester hours.      In addition to the General               has increased dramatically during the past ten years
Education requirements of the University and the              and the trend is expected to continue. However,
Progression Requirements of the Belk College of               there is also an increase in the demand for
Business (as previously stated in the PRE-                    management information systems professionals who
ACCOUNTING,        PRE-BUSINESS,       and     PRE-           have an in-depth understanding of the application
ECONOMICS section), the following courses are                 domain and who can apply MIS concepts in contexts
required: INFO/ITCS 2231; BLAW 3150; ECON                     which are more specific to their major. Thus,
3125; FINN 3120; INFO 3130, 3229, 3231, 3233,                 professionals with a primary interest and expertise in
3234, 3235 or 3240, and two MIS electives (see list           marketing, health care, banking, finance, accounting,
below); MGMT 3140, 3160, and 3280; MKTG                       and management are being sought by business
3110; and OPER 3100. Students may attempt each                application-area specialists.
of these 17 courses two times.
                                                                  The focus of the minor in MIS is to impart a
  MIS Electives (Select two of the following                  framework for understanding MIS and for utilizing its
  courses):                                                   tools to the student’s major. The minor will offer
                                                              graduates a competitive advantage in terms of the
   ACCT 3340 Accounting Information Systems                   types of positions for which they qualify. Graduates
   INFO 3000 Topics in Management Information                 of the program will be able to act as technical
      Systems                                                 liaisons between MIS professionals and their “home”
   INFO 3232 International Information Systems                departments, as sales specialists for specialized
      Management                                              software/applications systems, and as technical
   INFO 3236 Business Decision Support Systems                representatives.
   INFO 3238 Current Issues in the Management of
      Information Systems                                         The minor in MIS is directed not only at UNC
   INFO 3241 ... Audit, Control, and Security of              Charlotte students majoring in business but also
      Business Information Systems                            those majoring in other Colleges. The benefits of a
   INFO 3800 Directed Study                                   minor in MIS include increased marketability in
   ITCS 3112 .... Design and Implementation of                information-dependent firms in the public and
      Object-Oriented Systems                                 private sector and the ability to leverage one’s major
   ITCS 3155 Software Engineering                             discipline with state-of-the-art computing knowledge.
   ITCS 3160 Database Design and Implementation               A key benefit of taking MIS classes is that students
   OPER 3203 Management Science                               learn to effectively use technology in business
   OPER 3204 Management of Service and Project                settings.
      Operations
   OPER 3206 Managing for Quality                                A minor in Management Information Systems
                                                              requires a minimum 15 semester hours (five courses)
   To obtain a B.S.B.A. in Management Information             for students who have taken the business
Systems, a student must meet the University                   prerequisites listed below. Students must meet the
requirements of a GPA of at least 2.0 overall and in          University requirements of a GPA of at least 2.0 in
the courses for the major. Students must earn a               the courses for
minimum grade of “C” in all required business                 the minor with a
classes for the major. When a student repeats a               minimum grade
course, both the old grade and the new grade are              of “C” earned.
included in the major and overall GPA. Courses                When a student
repeated under the Grade Replacement Policy are               repeats a course,
excluded from the major GPA and overall                       both    the    old
computation. However, this repeated course does               grade and the
count as an attempt, even if the student withdraws            new grade are
from the course. Students must also meet the Belk             included in the
College of Business residency requirements as                 minor and overall
described in the UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS                       GPA.       Courses repeated under the Grade
section.                                                      Replacement Policy are excluded from the minor and
                                                              overall GPA computation. However, this repeated
MINOR IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS                       course does count as an attempt, even if the student
                                                              withdraws from the course. Note: All Computer
   The minor in Management Information Systems is             Science and Software and Information Systems
designed to provide students who have an interest in          majors will be exempted from INFO 2130. Other
business information systems with a broad                     students with sufficient background can apply for
foundation for integrating information technology             Credit by Exam or exemption for INFO 2130.
techniques and concepts into their major field of             Students may attempt each of these 11 courses two
study in business.      The demand for business               times.


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Prerequisites: ACCT 2121, 2122; ECON 2101,                  Department of
   2102; INFO 2130; MATH 1120; and STAT 1220
                                                            Economics
Required Courses:                                                                      http://belkcollege.uncc.edu
  ITCS/INFO 2231 Introduction to Business
      Programming                                           Chair and Professor: R. Zuber
  INFO 3231 Business Application Development                Professors: L. T. Amato, J. Connaughton, W. Y.
  INFO 3233 Business Database Systems                           Davis, J. Gandar, G. Liner, R. Madsen, R. R.
                                                                McGregor, B. Russo, P. Schwarz
Select One Elective:                                        Professor Emeriti: R. Neel, W. Wubben
   ACCT 3340 Accounting Information Systems                 Associate Professors: C. Depken, H-C. Lin, J. Troyer,
   INFO 3000 Topics in Management Information                   H-K. Tseng, I. Tucker
       Systems                                              Associate Professor Emeriti: E. Rogers
   INFO 3229 Business Data Communications                   Assistant Professors: E. Sewell, D. Shapiro, A.
   INFO 3234 Business Info Systems Development                  Zillante
   INFO 3235        Advanced Business Information           Lecturer: C. Stivender
       Systems Development                                  Clinical Professor: C. Swartz
   INFO 3236 Decision Support Systems
   INFO 3238 Current Issues in the Management of                The study of Economics offers students a
       Information Systems                                  problem-solving discipline to foster their intellectual
   INFO 3240 Fundamentals of eBusiness                      and career development. It provides students with a
   INFO 3241 Audit, Control, and Security of                balanced and broad educational background and
       Business Information Systems                         prepares them to choose from a wide range of career
                                                            alternatives.

                                                                The Economics program explores the economic
                                                            decisions of individuals, businesses, governments,
                                                            and other institutions. It examines the nature of
                                                            economic activity, why it takes place, and how it
                                                            affects everyone's lives.     The program includes
                                                            elective courses that enable students to tailor their
                                                            educational program to meet personal needs and
                                                            interests.    The study of economics also helps
                                                            students develop a way of thinking that is logical and
                                                            rigorous. It provides decision-making tools that they
                                                            can apply to personal as well as business decisions
                                                            and use to address the many economic decisions
                                                            they will face in the future.

                                                                The Department of Economics offers two
                                                            programs leading to the Bachelor of Science degree.
                                                            Students who plan to pursue careers in business-
                                                            related fields such as banking, finance, and
                                                            international commerce, or who plan to enter an
                                                            MBA program, are encouraged to elect the Major in
                                                            Economics with a Business Administration Emphasis
                                                            program. Students planning to pursue a career in
                                                            education or the social sciences, enter graduate
                                                            school in economics, or attend law school are
                                                            encouraged to pursue the Major in Economics with a
                                                            Liberal Arts Emphasis.

                                                               All majors in Economics must complete MGMT
                                                            3160 (Business Communications) prior to registering
                                                            for any 4000-level Economics course. Students
                                                            transferring into the Economics program as a senior
                                                            must complete MGMT 3160 their first semester in
                                                            the program.

                                                               It is recommended that students who plan
                                                            graduate work in economics complete MATH 1241,
                                                            ECON 4100, and, as available, ECON 4112 and
                                                            4117. Also, they should consider additional work in
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concerning specific courses.                                   Education requirements of the University and the
                                                               Progression Requirements as previously stated in the
MAJOR IN ECONOMICS                                             PRE-ACCOUNTING, PRE-BUSINESS, and PRE-
with BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION EMPHASIS                          ECONOMICS section, the following courses are
                                                               required: ECON 3112, 3122, 3123; MGMT 3160;
   To be accepted into the Economics major with the            five Economics electives from the 3000/4000 level,
Business Administration Emphasis and to progress               and completion of a minor offered outside the Belk
into the upper division of the College, a student must         College of Business. Students must select a minor in
meet the Progression Requirements as previously                one of the following disciplines:          Actuarial
stated in the PRE-ACCOUNTING, PRE-BUSINESS,                    Mathematics, Africana Studies, American Studies,
and PRE-ECONOMICS section.             Non-College of          Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Earth Science,
Business                                                       Geography, Gerontology, Health Sciences, History,
students                                                       International Studies, Mathematics, Philosophy,
cannot take                                                    Political Science, Psychology, Social Work,
more than 21                                                   Sociology, Urban Studies, Women’s and Gender
cumulative                                                     Studies. Students may choose a minor not listed
hours       of                                                 above with the approval of the Chair of the
economics                                                      Department of Economics. Students may attempt
courses                                                        each of these nine courses, and the minor courses,
without the                                                    two times.
permission of
the Chair of                                                      To obtain a B.S. in Economics, a student must
the                                                            meet the University requirements of a GPA of at least
Department of Economics. This major requires a                 2.0 overall and in the courses for the major.
minimum of 120 semester hours. In addition to the              Students must earn a minimum grade of C in all
General Education requirements of the University               required classes for the major. When a student
and the Progression Requirements of the Belk                   repeats a course, both the old grade and the new
College of Business (as previously stated in the PRE-          grade are included in the major and overall GPA.
ACCOUNTING,         PRE-BUSINESS,         and     PRE-         Courses repeated under the Grade Replacement
ECONOMICS section), the following courses are                  Policy are excluded from the major and overall GPA
required: ECON 3112, 3122, 3123, 3125, and                     computation. However, this repeated course does
4180; FINN 3120; MGMT 3160; two Business Core                  count as an attempt, even if the student withdraws
courses from the following list: BLAW 3150, INFO               from the course. Students must also meet the Belk
3130, MGMT 3140, MKTG 3110, or OPER 3100;                      College of Business residency requirements as
and four Economics electives from the 3000/4000-               described in the UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
level. Students may attempt each of these 13                   section.
courses two times.
                                                               MINOR IN ECONOMICS
   To obtain a B.S. in Economics, a student must
meet the University requirements of a GPA of at least              To be accepted into the Economics minor and to
2.0 overall and in the courses for the major.                  progress into the upper division of the College, a
Students must earn a minimum grade of C in all                 student must present a minimum 2.5 GPA and junior
required courses. When a student repeats a course,             standing.     A minor in Economics requires: 18
both the old grade and the new grade are included in           semester hours of economics to include ECON 2101,
the major and overall GPA. Courses repeated under              2102 and either 3125 or 3122, and at least nine
the Grade Replacement Policy are excluded from the             additional hours at the 3000 or 4000 level. A GPA
major and overall GPA computation. However, this               of at least 2.0 is required in the 18 hours. Students
repeated course does count as an attempt, even if              must earn a minimum grade of C in all required
the student withdraws from the course. Students                classes for the minor. When a student repeats a
must also meet the Belk College of Business                    course, both the old grade and the new grade are
residency requirements as described in the                     included in the minor GPA. Students may attempt
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS section.                                each of the courses in the minor two times. Courses
                                                               repeated under the Grade Replacement Policy are
MAJOR IN ECONOMICS                                             excluded from the major GPA computation.
with LIBERAL ARTS EMPHASIS                                     However, this repeated course does count as an
                                                               attempt, even if the student withdraws from the
   To be accepted into the Economics major with the            course. Students must also meet the Belk College of
Liberal Arts Emphasis and to progress into the upper           Business residency requirements as described in the
division of the College, a student must meet the               UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS section.
Progression Requirements as previously stated in the
PRE-ECONOMICS - LIBERAL ARTS section. Non-                        Non-College of Business students cannot take
College of Business students cannot take more than             more than 21 cumulative hours of economics courses
21 cumulative hours of economics classes without               without the permission of the Chair of the
the permission of the Chair of the Department of               Department of Economics.
Economics. This major requires a minimum of 120
semester hours.      In addition to the General


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                                                               ECONOMICS section.         This major requires a
Department of                                                  minimum of 120 semester hours. In addition to the
Finance                                                        General Education requirements of the University
                                                               and the Progression Requirements of the Belk
                           http://belkcollege.uncc.edu         College of Business (as previously stated in the PRE-
                                                               ACCOUNTING,        PRE-BUSINESS,         and     PRE-
                                                               ECONOMICS section), the following courses are
Interim Chair: R. Buttimer
                                                               required for a B.S.B.A. degree in Finance with a
Distinguished Scholar of Risk Management and                   concentration in Finance: BLAW 3150; ECON 3125;
    Insurance, and Associate Professor: W. Tian                FINN 3120, 3222, 3226, three Finance electives
Rush S. Dickson Distinguished Scholar of Finance,              (see list below); INFO 3130; MGMT 3140, 3160,
    and Associate Professor: T-H. D. King                      3280; MKTG 3110; and OPER 3100. Students may
The John Crosland Sr. Endowed Professorship in Real            attempt each of these 14 courses listed above two
    Estate and Development, and Director of the                times.
    Center for Real Estate: S. Ott
The Torrence E. Hemby Sr. Distinguished Professor              Finance Electives
    in Banking: C. Sealey                                      Select two to three of the following courses:
Professor and Director of the Ph.D. Program: R.                   BLAW 3250 Business Law II
    Buttimer                                                      FINN 3221 Financial Institutions and Markets
Professors: L. Blenman, L. Trosch                                 FINN 3223 International Financial Management
Associate Professor and Director of the Mathematical              FINN 3224 Applied Business Finance
    Finance Program: S. Clark                                     FINN 3225 Commercial Bank Management
Associate Professors: D. A. Plath                                 FINN 3261 Real Estate Finance
Assistant Professors: I-H Chiang, K. Hughen, F.                   FINN 3271 Principles of Risk Management and
    Neale                                                             Insurance
Clinical Professor and Associate Director of the                  FINN 3272 Life Insurance & Professional
    Center for Real Estate: D. Read                                   Financial Planning
Clinical Associate Professor: J. Russell                          FINN 4159 Student Managed Investment Fund
Lecturer: T. Marshall                                                 II
   The Department of Finance prepares students for             Select one of the following courses if you only
financial leadership within organizations and                  selected two from the list above:
provides them with an understanding of the legal                  ACCT 3311 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
environment in which these organizations operate. In              ECON 3112 Econometrics
the Department's various programs, students acquire               FINN 3800 Directed Study (Chair approval
knowledge that enables them to understand:                               required)
                                                                  OPER 3204 Management of Service Operations
a) the concepts, processes and institutions involved
   in planning for, acquiring and allocating capital               To obtain a B.S.B.A. in Finance with a
   with respect to modern business organizations               concentration in Risk Management and Insurance, a
b) the economic and legal environment of                       student must meet the University requirements of a
   organizations, and the myriad social and political          GPA of at least 2.0 overall and in the courses for the
   influences on business                                      major. Students must earn a minimum grade of “C”
c) the concepts and methods of economics,                      in all required business courses for the major. When
   accounting,      mathematics,       management,             a student repeats a course, both the old grade and
   information systems, and business law                       the new grade are included in the major and overall
                                                               GPA.        Courses repeated under the Grade
   The Department of Finance offers three                      Replacement Policy are excluded from the major and
concentrations leading to the Bachelor of Science in           overall GPA computation. However, this repeated
Business Administration degree. Students who plan              course does count as an attempt, even if the student
to pursue careers in business-related fields such as           withdraws from the course. Students must also meet
banking, finance, and international commerce, or               the Belk College of Business residency requirements
who plan to enter an MBA program, are encouraged               as described in the UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
to elect the Finance concentration.         Students           section.
planning to pursue a career in risk management and
insurance are encouraged to pursue the program with            MAJOR IN FINANCE with a
the Risk Management & Insurance concentration.                 RISK MANAGEMENT & INSURANCE CONCENTRATION
MAJOR IN FINANCE                                                  To be accepted into Finance major with a Risk
with a FINANCE CONCENTRATION                                   Management and Insurance Concentration and to
                                                               progress into the upper division of the College, a
    To be accepted into Finance major with a Finance           student must meet the Progression Requirements as
Concentration and to progress into the upper division          previously stated in the PRE-ACCOUNTING, PRE-
of the College, a student must meet the Progression            BUSINESS, and PRE-ECONOMICS section. This
Requirements as previously stated in the PRE-                  major requires a minimum of 120 semester hours.
ACCOUNTING,         PRE-BUSINESS,       and     PRE-


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    In addition to the General Education requirements
of the University and the Progression requirements of          Finance/Accounting Electives
the Belk College of Business (as previously stated             Select two of the following courses:
under the Pre-Accounting, Pre-Business, and Pre-
Economics heading), the following courses are                     ACCT 3330 Managerial Cost Accounting
required for a B.S.B.A. degree in Finance with a                  ACCT 3350 Introduction to Auditing
concentration in Risk Management & Insurance:                     ACCT 3380 Fraud Examination
BLAW 3150; ECON 3125; FINN 3120, 3271,                            ACCT 4220 Income Tax
3272, 3273, 3275, one Risk Management elective                    BLAW 3250 Business Law II
(see list below); INFO 3130; MGMT 3140, 3160,                     ECON 3112 Econometrics
3280; MKTG 3110; and OPER 3100. Students may                      FINN 3221 Financial Institutions and Markets
attempt each of the 14 courses listed above two                   FINN 3223 International Financial Management
times.                                                            FINN 3224 Applied Business Finance
                                                                  FINN 3225 Commercial Bank Management
Finance (Risk Management) Elective                                FINN 3800 Directed Study (Chair approval
Select one of the following courses:                                 required)
   FINN 3222 Investments
   FINN 3276 Employee Benefits                                     To obtain a B.S.B.A. in Finance with a
   FINN 3277 Legal Aspects of Insurance                        concentration in Finance/Accounting, a student must
   FINN 3800 Directed Study (Chair approval                    meet the University requirements of a GPA of at least
      required)                                                2.0 overall and in the courses for the major.
   MGMT 3277 Entrepreneurship                                  Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all
   MKTG 3213 Personal Selling & Sales                          required business courses for the major. When a
      Management                                               student repeats a course, both the old grade and the
                                                               new grade are included in the major GPA. Courses
   To obtain a B.S.B.A. in Finance with a                      repeated under the Grade Replacement Policy are
concentration in Finance/Accounting, a student must            excluded from the major GPA computation.
meet the University requirements of a GPA of at least          However, this repeated course does count as an
2.0 overall and in the courses for the major.                  attempt, even if the student withdraws from the
Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all               course. Students must also meet the Belk College of
required business courses for the major. When a                Business residency requirements as described under
student repeats a course, both the old grade and the           the UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS section.
new grade are included in the major and overall GPA.
Courses repeated under the Grade Replacement
Policy are excluded from the major and overall GPA
computation. However, this repeated course does
count as an attempt, even if the student withdraws
from the course. Students must also meet the Belk
College of Business residency requirements as
described in the UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
section.

MAJOR IN FINANCE with a joint
FINANCE/ACCOUNTING CONCENTRATION

    To be accepted into the Finance major with a
joint Finance/Accounting Concentration and to
progress into the upper division of the College, a
student must meet the Progression Requirements as
previously stated in the PRE-ACCOUNTING, PRE-
BUSINESS, and PRE-ECONOMICS section. This
major requires a minimum of 120 semester hours.
In addition to the General Education requirements of
the University and the Progression requirements of
the Belk College of Business (as previously stated
under the Pre-Accounting, Pre-Business, and Pre-
Economics heading), the following courses are
required for a B.S.B.A. degree in Finance with a joint
concentration in Finance/Accounting: BLAW 3150;
ECON 3125; FINN 3120, 3222, 3226, ACCT 3311,
3312, two Finance/Accounting electives (see list
below); INFO 3130; MGMT 3140, 3160, 3280;
MKTG 3110; and OPER 3100. Students may
attempt each of the 15 courses listed above two
times.



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                                                                   POLS 3153 European Union
International Business                                             POLS 3155 Latin American Political Economy
                                                                   POLS 3165 East Asia in World Affairs
                          http://belkcollege.uncc.edu              SPAN 3029 Cultural Dimension of Doing
                                                                      Business in Spanish-Speaking Countries
Interim Assistant Dean: R. Conboy                                  Other courses may be approved by the Director of
Director: C. Fox                                                      the International Business Program
   The primary objective of the International                   ***The internship may be satisfied by working at least 150 hours
Business major is to provide an understanding of the            at a company or other organization involved in international
                                                                business. The work program and the company/association must be
importance of a global perspective on the part of               pre-approved by the Director of the International Business
business managers. The major provides an integrated             Program.     At least 80% of the student’s work must be
framework for the study of the market environment in            international in nature. While the internship experience is not
which international business firms operate and the              required to be performed outside the U.S., it is strongly
                                                                encouraged.
impact of those environments upon managerial
decision making. Possible careers may result in a
variety of business and government sectors—either                  Students must attain competency in a second
domestically or abroad.                                         language. This can be fulfilled two ways:

                                                                1.) Complete at least six semesters of course work in
MAJOR IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
                                                                    a foreign language. Students must take at least
   To be accepted into the International Business                   four language courses above the elementary
major and to progress into the upper division of the                level, including two courses at the advanced
                                  College, a student                level (3000 level or above). It is recommended
                                  must meet the                     that 2201, 2210 (or 2202 if 2210 is not
                                          Progression               offered), 3201, and 3202—or their course
                                  Requirements as                   equivalents—be taken.
                                  previously stated
                                                                2.) Demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language at
                                  in     the    PRE-
                                      ACCOUNTING,                   the 3202 level through a test administered by
                                    PRE-BUSINESS,                   the Department of Languages and Culture
                                  and           PRE-                Studies. Students are strongly encouraged to
                                        ECONOMICS                   enhance their language skills by earning either a
                                  section.       This               Certificate in Business Language (CBL) or a
                                  major requires a                  minor in their language of study. Those who do
                                  minimum of 120                    will have this extra effort recognized by the
                                  semester hours.                   designation of “Language Intensive Option in
                                  In addition to the                Spanish” (or French, German, Japanese, etc.) on
                                  General Education                 their final transcript.
                                  requirements     of
                                  the University and                Study Abroad (3 hours). This requirement may be
                                  the     Progression           satisfied by participating in an approved Study
                                  Requirements of               Abroad program outside of the U.S. and Canada
                                  the Belk College              during the Fall, Spring, or Summer semester for a
of Business (as previously stated in the PRE-                   minimum period of three weeks, while completing at
ACCOUNTING,        PRE-BUSINESS,        and     PRE-            least three credit hours of coursework.
ECONOMICS section), the following courses are
required: BLAW 3150; ECON 3125, 3171; FINN                          To obtain a B.S.B.A. in International Business, a
3120, 3223; one IBUS elective (see list below);                 student must meet the University requirements of a
INFO 3130; MGMT 3140, 3160, 3274, 3275,                         GPA of at least 2.0 overall and in the courses for the
3280; MKTG 3110, 3215; and OPER 3100.                           major. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in
Students may attempt each of these 15 courses two               all required business courses for the major (including
times. In addition to the requirements listed above,            required elective coursework).      When a student
students are required to demonstrate competency in              repeats a course, both the old grade and the new
a second language and complete an education                     grade are included in the major and overall GPA.
abroad experience.                                              Courses repeated under the Grade Replacement
                                                                Policy are excluded from the major GPA and overall
                                                                computation. However, this repeated course does
International Business Electives
                                                                count as an attempt, even if the student withdraws
Select one of the following courses:
                                                                from the course. Students must also meet the Belk
                                                                College of Business residency requirements as
   AFRS 3265    African Economic Development
                                                                described in the UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
   ANTH 4120     Intercultural Communications
                                                                section.
   GEOG 3105     Geography of the Global Economy
   IBUS 3400    International Business Internship***
   POLS 3151    International Political Economy
   POLS 3152    International Organizations


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                                                                must meet the University requirements of a GPA of
Department of                                                   at least 2.0 overall and in the courses for the major.
Management                                                      Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all
                                                                required business courses for the major. When a
                           http://belkcollege.uncc.edu          student repeats a course, both the old grade and the
                                                                new grade are included in the major and overall GPA.
Interim Chair and Associate Professor: K. Zellars               Courses repeated under the Grade Replacement
Surtmann Distinguished Professor of Business                    Policy are excluded from the major and overall GPA
    Ethics: D. Arnold                                           computation. However, this repeated course does
Professors: P. Davis, G. Kohut                                  count as an attempt, even if the student withdraws
Associate Professors: J. Beggs, R. Conboy, I. E.                from the course. Students must also meet the Belk
    Jernigan, S. D. Pugh                                        College of Business residency requirements as
Assistant Professors: T. Beck, J. Nebus                         described in the UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
Lecturers: C. Kane, T. Sgritta                                  section.

   A program of study in the Department of
Management leads to a Bachelor of Science in
Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree with a
major in Management. This major is designed to
teach students to plan, organize, lead, and control
business activities in both the public and private
sectors. Students develop skills in decision making,
leadership, motivation, problem solving and
teamwork.

   Courses in this major include the following topics:
management and organizational behavior, managerial
ethics, decision-making techniques, managing
human resources and developing communication
skills that make for effective leadership.          The
objectives of the major are to provide each student
with conceptual tools and develop managerial skills
that support leadership in a variety of organizations.

MAJOR IN MANAGEMENT

    To be accepted into the Management major and
to progress into the upper division of the College, a
student must meet the Progression Requirements as
previously stated in the PRE-ACCOUNTING, PRE-
BUSINESS, and PRE-ECONOMICS section. This
major requires a minimum of 120 semester hours.
In addition to the General Education requirements of
the University and the Progression Requirements of
the Belk College of Business (as previously stated in
the PRE-ACCOUNTING, PRE-BUSINESS, and PRE-
ECONOMICS section), the following courses are
required: BLAW 3150; ECON 3125; FINN 3120;
INFO 3130; MGMT 3140, 3160, 3241, 3280,
3287, four MGMT electives (see list below); MKTG
3110; and OPER 3100. Students may attempt each
of these 15 courses two times.

Select four of the following Management Electives:
   MGMT 3000 Topics in Management
   MGMT 3243 Employment Law
   MGMT 3260 Managerial Communication
   MGMT 3274 International Business Processes
       and Problems
   MGMT 3275 International Management
   MGMT 3277 Entrepreneurship
   MGMT 3282 Managerial Ethics
   MGMT 3800 Directed Study

   To obtain a B.S.B.A. in Management, a student


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                                                              Marketing Electives:
Department of                                                   MKTG 3000 Topics in Marketing
Marketing                                                       MKTG 3210 Marketing Research and Analysis
                                                                MKTG 3211 Advertising & Promotions
                          http://belkcollege.uncc.edu              Management
                                                                MKTG 3212 Retailing Management
Interim Chair and Professor: J. Gandar                          MKTG 3213          Personal Selling & Sales
Cullen Professor of Marketing: T. Stevenson                        Management
Professors: C. Amato, L. Swayne                                 MKTG 3214 Internet Marketing
Associate Professors: C. Bodkin, S. Erevelles, J.               MKTG 3215 Global Marketing
    Oakley                                                      MKTG 3216 Consumer Behavior
Assistant Professors: J. Hansen, R. Roundtree                   MKTG 3220 Sports Marketing
Clinical Professors: F. Campbell, K. Toomb                      MKTG 3400 Marketing Internship
                                                                MKTG 3800 Directed Study
    A program of study in the Department of
Marketing leads to a Bachelor of Science in Business              To obtain a B.S.B.A. in Marketing, a student must
Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree with a major in              meet the University requirements of a GPA of at least
Marketing. This major offers a curriculum suitable            2.0 overall and in the courses for the major.
for students who are (1) planning to operate their            Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all
own      businesses                                           required business courses and electives for the
and want to know                                              major. When a student repeats a course, both the
how to         utilize                                        old grade and the new grade are included in the
marketing,         (2)                                        major and overall GPA. Courses repeated under the
preparing          for                                        Grade Replacement Policy are excluded from the
positions in small                                            major and overall GPA computation. However, this
to              large                                         repeated course does count as an attempt, even if
organizations                                                 the student withdraws from the course. Students
where specialized                                             must also meet the Belk College of Business
skills in marketing                                           residency requirements as described in the
are required, and                                             UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS section.
(3)     seeking      a
strong background                                                 Internship. Because the Department of Marketing
at                the                                         is committed to experiential learning, it provides for
undergraduate                                                 Marketing majors to use one internship for academic
level     prior     to                                        credit. A proposal must be approved by the
undertaking                                                   Department Chair before starting the internship. A
graduate work.                                                minimum of MKTG 3110 (Marketing Concepts) with
                                                              a C or better, an overall GPA of at least 2.5, and
   The study of                                               completion of at least two Marketing electives are
marketing provides students with an opportunity to            required. The student may not have a current or
prepare for careers in marketing management,                  prior work history with the internship company.
product management, sales, advertising and
promotions management, marketing research,
retailing, and international marketing.

MAJOR IN MARKETING

   To be accepted into the Marketing major and to
progress into the upper division of the College, a
student must meet the Progression Requirements as
previously stated in the PRE-ACCOUNTING, PRE-
BUSINESS, and PRE-ECONOMICS section. This
major requires a minimum of 120 semester hours.
In addition to the General Education requirements of
the University and the Progression Requirements of
the Belk College of Business (as previously stated in
the PRE-ACCOUNTING, PRE-BUSINESS, and PRE-
ECONOMICS section), the following courses are
required: BLAW 3150; ECON 3125; FINN 3120;
INFO 3130; MGMT 3140, 3160, 3280; MKTG
3110, 3219, five Marketing electives (see list
below); and OPER 3100. Students may attempt
each of these 15 courses no more than two times.




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