Departments and Degree Programs
B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration
Vision, Mission and Accreditation
The vision of the B. I. Moody III College of Business Administration is to be recognized as a leader in developing ethically responsible professionals and scholars who positively impact our Acadiana region, Louisiana, and the global community.
The B. I. Moody III College of Business Administration is a vibrant learning community in a culturally rich region. We foster intellectual curiosity, creativity, and innovation to produce a seasoned gumbo of successful professionals, scholars, and global citizens.
Community: We establish and maintain meaningful relationships to create value for our university and stakeholders.
Discovery: We foster intellectual curiosity, creativity, and innovation.
Excellence: We are committed to teaching, research, and service with quality and distinction.
Integrity: We demonstrate ethical, socially responsible, and professional behavior.
Relevance: We provide relevant curricula in an ever changing business environment.
Respect: We promote mutual understanding and collegiality that embraces diverse perspectives.
The B. I. Moody III College of Business Administration is accredited by the International Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).
Undergraduate Degree Requirements
Areas of Specialization
Students can specialize within the business program by choosing a major. Additionally, students can complement their major with a minor. Superior students can also choose to pursue a double major. All areas of specialization selected by a student must be approved within the college.
The B. I. Moody III College of Business Administration offers eight majors: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Insurance and Risk Management, Management, Professional Land and Resource Management, Marketing, and Hospitality Management.
International Business Specialization Options
Students can specialize in international business with one of the two following options: (a) an International Business Minor or (b) an International Business Concentration. The international business concentration will not appear on the diploma.
- International Business Concentration for Business Majors (12 hours)
Students wishing to earn an International Business Concentration associated with their respective major must complete four required courses as follows: (1) six hours of study abroad courses or three hours of an international internship and three hours of foreign language at the 200 level or above or six hours of foreign language at the 200 level or above; and (2) two international courses, one of which is within the functional area of study (e.g. international finance for finance majors) and one from another functional area of study within the College. If the student's area of study does not have an international course, two international courses may be taken from other functional areas of study. The IB concentration student is encouraged to choose from the following non-business electives: History elective (HIST 110 , 327 , 330 , 362 ,) and BHSC elective (ANTH 201 ; POLS 220 , 360 467G ; GEOG 103 , 306 , 311 , 313 , 315 , 317 , 319 ). The IB concentration student is encouraged to achieve foreign language proficiency and cultural awareness by selectively taking additional cultural and language courses listed within the cultural and language minors.
The B. I. Moody III College of Business Administration offers several minors for business and non-business majors. Following are the minors and their requirements:
Junior Division. University regulations on admissions apply to all entering students. First-time students enter the Junior Division where guidance is available regarding scheduling of courses, choosing a major field of study, and developing a career plan during the student's first two years of study. All students are assigned an advisor from among the business faculty, and are encouraged to meet with the assigned academic advisor regularly.
Upper Division. Students may apply for admission to the Upper Division of the B. I. Moody III College of Business Administration after completing a minimum of 30 semester hours, not including developmental work, with a minimum 2.30 adjusted GPA. In addition, the student must have earned credit for one of the courses that satisfy the general education science requirement and earned a minimum grade of "C" in ENGL 102 , ACCT 201 , ECON 201 , ECON 202 , UNIV 200 or a "Computer Proficiency" exam, and MATH 105
Only students in Upper Division may register for 300 and 400-level courses offered by the B. I. Moody III College of Business Administration. This policy is strictly enforced and applies to all majors campus-wide.
After transfer students are admitted to the University, their transcripts are reviewed in the Dean's office. Courses completed elsewhere are individually accepted or rejected based on comparability to courses at UL Lafayette.
Business courses more than 10 years old will require either a proficiency exam in the content area or recommendation of acceptance by the department head of the content area. All recommendations for acceptance will require final approval of the Dean.
In addition to general University regulations concerning transfer credit and degree requirements, a transfer student pursuing the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration must complete at least fifty percent of the business credit hours required for the degree at UL Lafayette.
Transfer students must fulfill catalog requirements in effect at the time of their transfer. This applies to all students who transfer from another university or from another college at UL Lafayette.
Students transferring from one department to another within the B. I. Moody III College of Business Administration (i.e., changing majors within the College) may remain under their original catalog requirements so long as they have been continuously enrolled in the B. I. Moody III College of Business Administration and otherwise are eligible to do so.
Specific Degree Requirements
A baccalaureate degree from the College requires a cumulative 2.30 GPA; a grade of "C" or better in each major course and each common body of knowledge (CBK) course; and a minimum of 120 semester hours.
Students are responsible for reporting to their departmental office their graduation plans prior to the final year of study. A graduation check-out sheet, which outlines the student's current scholastic position and the course requirements remaining for the degree, is then prepared and forwarded to the Dean's office for final checking and approval.
All graduating seniors must take the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Business Field Examination or other assessment exams specified by the College.
Students are encouraged to pursue internship opportunities in their major field of study during their junior and senior years. The College has a large network of companies where students can learn more about their chosen careers and various jobs available to them upon graduation. Resources available to students seeking internships include a designated internship advisor for each major area of study within the college, a graduate student internship coordinator, and a faculty internship director. Credit for internships is granted as business electives only with the prior approval of the major department's internship advisor and the college's internship director. All internships include a required academic component and a minimum number of work hours. Only three hours of credit for internships apply toward the student's degree program. Students must have a minimum adjusted grade point average of 2.5 to participate in an internship.
General Education Requirements
At least forty-five hours of course work at the 300-400 level must be satisfactorily completed. The forty-five hours can include business as well as non-business courses. Developmental courses cannot be used toward a degree.
Selection of electives must follow University regulations. In general, electives may not be courses which are prerequisite to or which contain subject material on a more elementary level than courses already completed or required in the student's curriculum.
- Approved courses which meet the three-hour Communication elective in the Core Curriculum are as follows:
- Accounting Majors: CMCN 100 or CMCN 310
- Economics Majors: CMCN 100 , CMCN 202 , or CMCN 310
- Finance Majors: CMCN 100 , CMCN 202 , or CMCN 310
- Insurance and Risk Management Majors: CMCN 100 , CMCN 202 , or CMCN 310
- Management Majors: CMCN 100 or CMCN 310
- Professional Land and Resource Management Majors: CMCN 100 or CMCN 310
- Hospitality Management majors: ENGL 357 , ENGL 360 , ENGL 365 , THEA 261 , CMCN 100 , CMCN 202 , or CMCN 310
- Marketing majors: CMCN 100 , CMCN 202 , or CMCN 310
- A three-hour Arts elective must be selected from Danc, MUS, THEA, or VIAR.
- PHIL 316 and MATH 250 are required for all business majors. ACCT 316 is required for all ACCT majors.
Common Body of Knowledge
All baccalaureate students in the B. I. Moody III College of Business Administration must complete a Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), consisting of the following courses: ACCT 201 , ACCT 202 , ECON 201 , ECON 202 , BSAT 382 , FNAN 300 ; QMET 251 ; BLAW 310 ; MGMT 320 , MGMT 490 ; MKTG 345 ; BSAT 303 or ACCT 333 ; and an appropriate international business course designated by the department. A grade of "C" or better is required in each course.
Any student in the Upper Division of the B. I. Moody III College of Business Administration who fails to maintain an adjusted average of 2.30 or greater will be allowed one regular semester to raise the adjusted average to a 2.30. If at the conclusion of that semester the required average has not been attained, the student will be dropped from the Upper Division of the College.
The Moody College of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) which includes an option in health care administration. Undergraduate business majors, with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, wishing to pursue the MBA program on graduation are encouraged to speak to the MBA program director to take advantage of a provisional admission at the end of their junior year. Similarly, non-business majors are encouraged to take the Pre-MBA minor and consult the MBA program director at the end of their junior year. Engineering students may wish to consider a dual admission into a Masters in Engineering and the MBA programs.
The Moody College of Business also offers the Master of Science in Accounting program which consists of 33 hours and is designed to be completed in approximately one year by a full-time student. The requirements may result in an increase in semester hours depending upon the undergraduate accounting courses previously completed. The program is designed to maximize student flexibility of scheduling with most graduate accounting courses designed to be offered without graduate level prerequisites.