OCU Undergraduate Catalog 2013–2014
Oklahoma City University's complete guide to undergraduate study.
Any Oklahoma City University student wishing to enroll simultaneously at another institution must file a petition and obtain prior written approval of the academic dean. Degree Programs Grading Students enrolled in the Meinders School are evaluated in all courses using the university grading system described in this catalog. The school does not use the credit/no-credit system. The Meinders School of Business offers the degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in software engineering, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), the Master of Science in Accounting (M.S.A.), the Master of Science (M.S.) in computer science, the Master of Science (M.S.) in energy management, and the Master of Science (M.S.) in energy legal studies. Attendance Policy Students are expected to attend classes and arrive no later than the designated starting time for all classes. Absenteeism and tardiness may lead to a grade reduction at the professor’s discretion. B.B.A. Degree Requirements 1. General Requirements See the General Requirements for Degrees section of this catalog. 2. Course Requirements Academic Probation Students will be placed on probation according to the policy described in the Academic Regulations section of this catalog. Academic Appeal Process A student may appeal decisions affecting his or her academic progress as follows: 1. The student initiates an appeal by filing a written petition with the school’s academic dean. 2. The academic dean reviews the petition and determines if a meeting with the student petitioner is necessary. 3. The student petitioner will be informed in writing of the decision on the merits of his or her petition. 4. If the student does not agree with the decision, he or she may continue the appeal process with the assistant provost. The student program is composed of courses classified in four groups: A. General education curriculum 43 credit hours B. Basic business courses 59 credit hours C. Area of specialization or major 21-24 credit hours D. Electives 0-9 credit hours Although a student, with the help of an advisor, has a choice of courses under these four main classifications, certain essential courses must be included. The four broad classifications permit maximum freedom in choosing courses to fit a student’s individual needs while ensuring that each student receives a balanced preparation for business and life. General Education Requirements for All Undergraduate Majors Student’s Responsibility for Degree Program Each student enrolled in the school is responsible for being aware of and meeting all the requirements of the degree program. Each student should maintain a personal record of his or her progress toward the degree. Whenever an exception to the planned program of study is deemed necessary, such exception, having been made in consultation with an academic advisor, must be documented for the official record and approved in writing by the dean of the school. All requests for independent study, arranged courses, course substitutions, course waivers, concurrent enrollment, course transfer, or semester hour loads in excess of 18 credit hours (exclusive of physical activity courses) must be approved in writing by the dean. As a requirement for graduation, undergraduate (B.B.A.) business students must take and pass the Business-Multi-Field Assessment Test (MFAT) by achieving a total score ≥ 65 percent of the maximum score possible of 200 points. This equates to a minimum threshold score of 130 points. A student who fails to pass or take the MFAT at the required, scheduled time: n May take/retake the test at his/her own expense. There is no limit to the number of retakes and only the highest score will be recorded. n Should engage with faculty members for review and preparation to retke the assessment. The basic general education curriculum is a requirement for all undergraduate degrees at Oklahoma City University. See the general education section of this catalog for the general education requirements. Updated lists of courses approved by the General Education Committee are available on the university website. IT 1003 Introduction to Information Technology IT 3133 Technology and Operations Management PHRH 1103 Public Speaking MGMT 1001 Freshman Business Connection MGMT 2001 Sophomore Business Connection MGMT 2023 Business Communication and Technical Writing MGMT 2213 Business Law MGMT 2223 Business Ethics and Leadership MGMT 3123 Principles of Management and Organization MGMT 3213 Human Resources Management ACCT 2113 Financial Accounting ACCT 2213 Managerial Accounting ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 2113 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 2123 Business Statistics ECON 2423 Incremental Analysis and Optimization ECON 3013 International Economic Policies ECON 3513 Applied Statistics for Business MKTG 3013 Marketing Principles FIN 3023 Business Finance MGMT 4573 International Business Strategy General Education Courses Basic Business Courses Credit Hours: 43 59 3 3 3 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 Electives Credit Hours: 0-9 Students majoring in economics with arts and sciences second fields and students majoring in business administration may take business courses to fulfill their elective requirement. B.B.A./M.S.A. students are not required to take IT 3133, Technology and Operations Management. Meinders School of Business undergraduate catalog 2013-14 107