Aug 02, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration


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Departments and Degree Programs

B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration

Programs

Master of Business Administration

Graduate Certificate

Minor

Department of Accounting

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Programs

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Master of Science

Post Bachelor Certificate

Minor

Department of Economics and Finance

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Programs

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Minor

Department of Management

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Programs

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Minor

Department of Marketing

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Programs

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Minor

Vision, Mission and Accreditation

Vision

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.

 

Mission Statement

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.

Values

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.

Accreditation

The B. I. Moody III College of Business Administration is accredited by the International Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Only five percent of the world's business schools have achieved this distinct recognition. The Accounting Program holds a separate AACSB accreditation, an honor held by less than one percent of programs worldwide. The Hospitality Management and Professional Land and Resource Management programs are also accredited.

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.

Majors

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.

  1. 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.

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:

Procedures

Transfer Credit

The Admissions Office determines which transfer courses are acceptable to the University. The appropriate Department Head with the approval of the Dean then determines which of these courses are acceptable for degree credit in the College of Business Administration. Transfer courses are evaluated on the same basis as courses taken in residence. Courses taken prior to attending UL Lafayette at regionally accredited institutions of higher learning will be accepted toward a degree at the level in which they were completed if they are comparable with the courses in the student's curriculum. Technical courses leading to a two-year associate degree or to a four-year technical degree are not accepted. Business courses at or above the 300 level will be accepted toward a degree only if they are taken in a business program accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), https://www.aacsb.edu/.

Once a student is admitted to the College of Business, no further transfer credit for business courses will be accepted toward a degree unless written permission to take specific courses is obtained from the student's Department Head and Dean prior to enrolling in courses off campus. Business coursework in which the student makes less than a "C" grade is not acceptable as a transfer credit. Any business coursework that resulted in a grade of "D" or less while in residence must be repeated at UL Lafayette. Exceptions may be approved on a case-by-case basis.

Catalog Requirements

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 petition the Assistant Dean for student services to 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 an overall 2.0 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.

Internships

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 overall grade point average of 2.2 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.

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 ; MGMT 303 ; and an appropriate international business course designated by the department. A grade of "C" or better is required in each course.

Graduate Studies

The Moody College of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) which includes eight concentrations. The MBA program is offered in both a traditional face-to-face format and a completely online format. Visit the MBA Program website for more information.

The Moody College of Business also offers the Master of Science in Accounting program which consists of 30 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. Coursework can include up to 6 hours of CPA Review. For more information, please email mastersaccounting@louisiana.edu.


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