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UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE PROGRAM CHANGE PROPOSALS
LIST #5– 2005/2006



The Curriculum Subcommittee will meet on
Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at 1:30 in SAC 275
to review the Program Change Proposals contained in this list.
(Response due to Academic Affairs by noon on March 28, 2006)


 List #5 of Course Change Proposals is located at
http://www.csus.edu/acaf/policies/crslst.stm for your review.


Program Proposals

Past Program Proposal Lists:

College of Business Administration
College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

Program List #1
Program List #2
Program List #3
Program List #4

 

 

 

 

 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

 

SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (MSBA/MIS)

The MIS faculty of the College of Business Administration (CBA) propose changes to the MSBA/MIS curriculum that reflect current business practices, and develop the IT and management skills and knowledge that are sought in graduates.

The proposed curriculum supports the degree program's mission

We will graduate students who can successfully function as information technology
managers or professionals with the potential for executive positions.

and four learning objectives: (1) Technology Management - Our graduates will perform evaluation, adoption and maintenance of information technology applications to meet short-term and long-term organizational goals; (2) Technical Knowledge and Skills - Our graduates will integrate information technology theories, conceptual models, techniques, and tools in different technical areas to meet existing and emerging task requirements in an adaptive and innovative manner; (3) Business Functional Analyses - Our graduates will perform research and analyses to identify business functional requirements, constraints, and models as input to facilitate information technology application development; and (4) Leadership Knowledge and Skills - Our graduates will possess leadership skills to perform proactive planning for effective information technology utilization in changing environments.

See attached for more details.

Proposed Curriculum

Current Curriculum

Core:

MIS 240 Communication Technologies for Business (3 units)
MIS 250 Data Management (3 units)
MIS 260 System Design (3 units)
MIS 261 Information Technology Integration for the Enterprise (3 units)
MIS 262 Business Project Management (3 units)
MIS 270 Information Technology Operations (3 units)
MIS 272 Strategic Information Technology Planning (3 units)
MIS 279 Information Technology Leadership (3 units)

Culminating Experience:

MIS 500A Thesis (1-3 units), B Project (1-3 units) or C Comprehensive Exam (1 unit)

Electives:

MIS 120 Advanced Object-Oriented Programming for Business (3 units)
MIS 124 Web Programming for Business Applications in Visual Basic (3 units)
MIS 155 Fourth Generation Language Applications (3 units)
MIS 161 Systems Development Life Cycle II (3 units)
MIS 232 Management Science (3 units)
MIS 251 Strategic Applications of Information Technology (3 units)
MIS 280 Decision Support and Knowledge-Based Systems (3 units)
MIS 281 Topics in Management Information Systems (3 units)
MIS 296 Experimental Offerings in Management Information Systems (3 units)
MIS 299 Special Problems in MIS (1-3 units)

Core:

MIS 240 Fundamentals to Telecommunications and E-Business Applications (3 units)
MIS 250 Data Base Design and Administration (3 units)
MIS 260 Advanced Information System Analysis (3 units)
MIS 270 Information Technology Strategic Analysis and Planning (3 units)
MIS 294 Cooperative Education Experience in Management Information Systems (6-12 units) OR
MIS 295 Internship in Management Information Systems (3 units)
MGMT 210 Research Methodology (3 units)

Culminating Experience:

MIS 500 A Thesis (1-3 units), B Project (1-3 units) or C Comprehensive Exam (1 unit)

Electives:

MIS 105 COBOL Programming (3 units)
MIS 120 Advanced Object-Oriented Programming for Business (3 units)
MIS 124 Web Programming for Business Applications in Visual Basic (3 units)
MIS 155 Fourth Generation Language Applications (3 units)
MIS 161 Systems Development Life Cycle II (3 units)
MIS 232 Management Science (3 units)
MIS 251 Strategic Applications of Information Technology (3 units)
MIS 279 Practicum in Strategic Information Technology Planning (3 units)
MIS 280 Decision Support and Knowledge-Based Systems (3 units)
MIS 281 Topics in Management Information Systems (3 units)
MIS 296 Experimental Offerings in Management Information Systems (3 units)
MIS 299 Special Problems in MIS (1-3 units)

 

SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

The College of Business Administration (CBA) proposes to revise the admission criteria and the special admissions policy for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program. Currently applicants need to meet different minimum admission criteria, depending on if they have no graduate course credits, some graduate credits, or have graduate degrees. In this proposal, an applicant must meet five minimum admission criteria in order to receive an automatic recommendation to the University for admission, regardless if s/he has graduate credits or has a graduate degree. This revision will simplify the evaluation of the each application and reduce the complexity of the admission criteria.

In the current special admission policy, if an applicant does not meet all the minimum admission criteria, s/he must submit a request to the CBA Dean for special admission consideration. The CBA Dean or his/her designee will then consider each special admission request based on an applicant's employment history, letters of recommendation, statement of educational objectives, and other relevant documents or evidences. The proposed special admissions policy involves the appointment of three CBA faculty members by the Dean to consider all the applicants who do not meet all the minimum admission criteria. Applicants will no longer need to make a request to be considered for special admission. The MBA Admission Committee will make admission recommendation on each applicant to the Dean or his/her designee.

The proposed minimum admission criteria and special admissions policy for the MBA program will be more effective in selecting those candidates who have strong potentials to succeed in the program. They will also improve the efficiency of the admission process in the CBA and allow direct involvement of CBA faculty in admission decisions.

Please see attached document for the current and proposed MBA admission criteria and special admission policy.

Current MBA Admission Criteria and Special Admissions Policy
Proposed MBA Admission Criteria and Special Admissions Policy

All applicants for post-baccalaureate degree programs in Business must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution of higher learning or the equivalent from a foreign institution. For international students: The University requires a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based). The College of Business Administration reserves the rights to revise its admissions standards and to limit enrollment in its graduate degree programs. Admission is primarily based on the construction of two admission indices, which are based on the applicant's undergraduate grade point average (GPA) and GMAT test scores.

1) Minimum admission requirements for the graduate degree programs where an applicant has no graduate course credit:

•  Index #1 ( Index #1= (overall undergraduate GPA x 200) + GMAT score) of 1050
•  Index #2 ( Index #2= (undergraduate GPA on last 60 semester or 90 quarter units x 200) + GMAT score) of 1100
•  Minimum Total GMAT score of 500
•  Minimum GMAT Quantitative percentile of 30
•  Minimum GMAT Verbal percentile of 30
•  Minimum 2.5 overall undergraduate GPA.

Applicants must meet all six minimum admission criteria above to qualify for admission.

All applicants for post-baccalaureate degree programs in Business must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution of higher learning or the equivalent from a foreign institution. For international students: The University requires a minimum TOEFL score of 213 (computer-based). The College of Business Administration reserves the rights to revise its admissions standards and to limit enrollment in its graduate degree programs. Admission is primarily based on the construction of two admission indices, which are based on the applicant's undergraduate grade point average (GPA) and GMAT test scores.

Minimum admission criteria for the MBA degree program are as follows:

•  Index #1 ( Index #1= (overall undergraduate GPA x 200) + GMAT score) of 1050 OR Index #2 ( Index #2= (undergraduate GPA on last 60 semester or 90 quarter units x 200) + GMAT score) of 1100
•  Minimum Total GMAT score of 500
•  Minimum GMAT Quantitative percentile of 30
•  Minimum GMAT Verbal percentile of 30
•  Minimum 2.5 overall undergraduate GPA.

Applicants must meet all five minimum admission criteria above to qualify for admission.

 

SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTANCY (MS/ACCY)

The College of Business Administration (CBA) proposes to revise the admission criteria and the special admissions policy for the Master of Business Administration, Taxation (MS/ACCY) degree program. Currently applicants need to meet different minimum admission criteria, depending on if they have no graduate course credits, some graduate credits, or have graduate degrees. In this proposal, an applicant must meet five minimum admission criteria in order to receive an automatic recommendation to the University for admission, regardless if s/he has graduate credits or has a graduate degree. This revision will simplify the evaluation of the each application and reduce the complexity of the admission criteria.

Additionally, since the MS/ACCY is a specialized graduate business program, the CBA proposes to allow applicants to replace the GMAT with either the CPM exam or the LSAT. The minimum admission criteria using the results of those two tests are given in the attached proposal.

In the current special admission policy, if an applicant does not meet all the minimum admission criteria, s/he must submit a request to the CBA Dean for special admission consideration. The CBA Dean or his/her designee will then consider each special admission request based on an applicant's employment history, letters of recommendation, statement of educational objectives, and other relevant documents or evidences. The proposed special admissions policy involves the appointment of three Accountancy area faculty members by the Dean to consider all the applicants who do not meet all the minimum admission criteria. Applicants will no longer need to make a request to be considered for special admission. The MS/ACCY Admission Committee will make admission recommendation on each applicant to the Dean or his/her designee.

The proposed minimum admission criteria and special admissions policy for the MS/ACCY program will be more effective in selecting those candidates who have strong potentials to succeed in the program. They will also improve the efficiency of the admission process in the CBA and allow direct involvement of Accountancy area faculty in admission decisions.

Pease see that attached document for the current and proposed MS/ACCY admission criteria and special admission policy.

Current MS/ACCY Admission Criteria and Special Admissions Policy

Proposed MS/ACCY Admission Criteria and Special Admissions Policy

All applicants for post-baccalaureate degree programs in Business must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution of higher learning or the equivalent from a foreign institution. For international students: The University requires a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based). The College of Business Administration reserves the rights to revise its admissions standards and to limit enrollment in its graduate degree programs. Admission is primarily based on the construction of two admission indices, which are based on the applicant's undergraduate grade point average (GPA) and GMAT test scores.

1) Minimum admission requirements for the graduate degree programs where an applicant has no graduate course credit:

•  Index #1 ( Index #1= (overall undergraduate GPA x 200) + GMAT score) of 1050
•  Index #2 ( Index #2= (undergraduate GPA on last 60 semester or 90 quarter units x 200) + GMAT score) of 1100
•  Minimum Total GMAT score of 500
•  Minimum GMAT Quantitative percentile of 30
•  Minimum GMAT Verbal percentile of 30
•  Minimum 2.5 overall undergraduate GPA.

Applicants must meet all six minimum admission criteria above to qualify for admission.

2) Minimum admission requirements for the graduate degree programs where an applicant has graduate course credit but has not completed a graduate degree:

•  Minimum GMAT score of 500
•  Minimum GMAT quantitative percentile of 30
•  Minimum GMAT verbal percentile of 30
•  Index of 1100 (index = GPA x 200 + GMAT) where the GPA is based on the last 60 units of combined graduate courses approved by the College of Business Administration and upper division undergraduate courses attempted to complete an undergraduate program. The sequence of inclusion in this calculation shall be approved graduate courses followed by upper division undergraduate courses.

Applicants must meet all four criteria above to qualify for admission.

3) Minimum admission requirements for the graduate degree programs where an applicant has completed a graduate program:

•  Minimum GMAT score of 500
•  Minimum GMAT quantitative percentile of 30
•  Minimum GMAT verbal percentile of 30
•  Graduate degree awarded by a university or program approved by the College of Business Administration .

Applicants must meet all four criteria above to qualify for admission.

 


Special Admissions

To be considered under this policy, a student must apply as a special admit. Under special circumstances the minimum admission requirements may be waived and consideration may be given to an applicant who provides evidence for success in the program. In making such a determination, factors other than quantitative scores or indices may be considered. Such auxiliary factors may include but are not limited to the applicant's maturity, motivation, employment history, managerial potential, letters of recommendation, personal statements, community activities, and other accomplishments that support the applicant's potential to successfully complete the program. An applicant so considered and recommended for admission may be approved by the Dean or designee, and if admitted, shall be classified as a “Special Admission.” Such admission may, however, be conditional on the achievement of academic performance standards as determined by the admitting authority.

 

All applicants for post-baccalaureate degree programs in Business must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution of higher learning or the equivalent from a foreign institution. For international students: The University requires a minimum TOEFL score of 213 (computer-based). The College of Business Administration reserves the rights to revise its admissions standards and to limit enrollment in its graduate degree programs. Admission is primarily based on the construction of two admission indices, which are based on the applicant's undergraduate grade point average (GPA) and GMAT test scores.

For students who have taken the GMAT, the minimum Admission Criteria for the MS/ACCY degree program are as follows :

•  Index #1 ( Index #1= (overall undergraduate GPA x 200) + GMAT score) of 1050 OR Index #2 ( Index #2= (undergraduate GPA on last 60 semester or 90 quarter units x 200) + GMAT score) of 1100
•  Minimum Total GMAT score of 500
•  Minimum GMAT Quantitative percentile of 30
•  Minimum GMAT Verbal percentile of 30
•  Minimum 2.5 overall undergraduate GPA.

Applicants must meet all five minimum admission criteria above to qualify for admission.

For students who have not taken the GMAT, the minimum Admission Criteria for the MS/ACCY degree program are as follows:

If the applicant has passed all four parts of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination but has not taken the GMAT, then a 500 GMAT score will be used to calculate admission indices #1 and #2. If the applicant has taken the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) but has not taken the GMAT, then the LSAT equivalent GMAT score will be used to calculate the admission indices #1 and #2.

Actual GMAT scores take precedence over imputed GMAT scores as admission criteria for the CBA graduate business programs.

 

The minimum admission criteria for students who have not taken the GMAT are:

•  Index #1 ( Index #1= (overall undergraduate GPA x 200) + GMAT score) of 1050 OR Index #2 ( Index #2= (undergraduate GPA on last 60 semester or 90 quarter units x 200) + GMAT score) of 1100
•  Minimum 2.5 overall undergraduate GPA.

The proof for passing the CPA exam must be evidenced by one of the following:

•  Unlicensed applicants must supply a copy of their CPA exam grade report sent by the State Board of Accountancy or
•  Licensed applicants must supply a copy of their CPA license.

Special Admissions

Applicants not meeting all the minimum admission criteria may be admitted to the program based on evidence of potential success in the program provided by the applicant. Such evidence may include but is not limited to: the applicant's maturity, motivation, employment history, managerial potential, letters of recommendation, personal statement, community activities, and other accomplishments that support the applicant's potential to successfully complete the program. An a pplicant so considered and recommended for admission may be approved by the Dean or Dean's designee. The Dean will appoint three Accountancy faculty members as an MS/ACCY Admission Committee. MS/ACCY applicants who do not meet all the minimum admission criteria will be reviewed by the MS/ACCY Admission Committee for one of two recommendations: admit, do not admit. The MS/ACCY Admission Committee's recommendations will be sent to the Dean, or the Dean's designee, for a final admission decision.

 

 

SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

The College of Business Administration (CBA) proposes to revise the admission criteria and the special admissions policy for the Master of Business Administration, Management Information Systems (MSBA/MIS) degree program. Currently applicants need to meet different minimum admission criteria, depending on if they have no graduate course credits, some graduate credits, or have graduate degrees. In this proposal, an applicant must meet five minimum admission criteria in order to receive an automatic recommendation to the University for admission, regardless if s/he has graduate credits or has a graduate degree. This revision will simplify the evaluation of the each application and reduce the complexity of the admission criteria.

In the current special admission policy, if an applicant does not meet all the minimum admission criteria, s/he must submit a request to the CBA Dean for special admission consideration. The CBA Dean or his/her designee will then consider each special admission request based on an applicant's employment history, letters of recommendation, statement of educational objectives, and other relevant documents or evidences. The proposed special admissions policy involves the appointment of three MIS faculty members by the Dean to consider all the applicants who do not meet all the minimum admission criteria. Applicants will no longer need to make a request to be considered for special admission. The MSBA/MIS Admission Committee will make admission recommendation on each applicant to the Dean or his/her designee. The proposed minimum admission criteria and special admissions policy will be more effective in selecting those candidates who have strong potentials to succeed in the program. They will also improve the efficiency of the admission process in the CBA and allow direct involvement of MIS faculty in admission decisions.

Pease see that attached document for the current and proposed MSBA/MIS admission criteria and special admission policy.

Current MBA Admission Criteria and Special Admissions Policy
Proposed MBA Admissions Criteria and Special Admissions Policy

All applicants for post-baccalaureate degree programs in Business must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution of higher learning or the equivalent from a foreign institution. For international students: The University requires a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based). The College of Business Administration reserves the rights to revise its admissions standards and to limit enrollment in its graduate degree programs. Admission is primarily based on the construction of two admission indices, which are based on the applicant's undergraduate grade point average (GPA) and GMAT test scores.

1) Minimum admission requirements for the graduate degree programs where an applicant has no graduate course credit:

•  Index #1 ( Index #1= (overall undergraduate GPA x 200) + GMAT score) of 1050
•  Index #2 ( Index #2= (undergraduate GPA on last 60 semester or 90 quarter units x 200) + GMAT score) of 1100
•  Minimum Total GMAT score of 500
•  Minimum GMAT Quantitative percentile of 30
•  Minimum GMAT Verbal percentile of 30
•  Minimum 2.5 overall undergraduate GPA.

Applicants must meet all six minimum admission criteria above to qualify for admission.

2) Minimum admission requirements for the graduate degree programs where an applicant has graduate course credit but has not completed a graduate degree:

•  Minimum GMAT score of 500
•  Minimum GMAT quantitative percentile of 30
•  Minimum GMAT verbal percentile of 30
•  Index of 1100 (index = GPA x 200 + GMAT) where the GPA is based on the last 60 units of combined graduate courses approved by the College of Business Administration and upper division undergraduate courses attempted to complete an undergraduate program. The sequence of inclusion in this calculation shall be approved graduate courses followed by upper division undergraduate courses.

Applicants must meet all four criteria above to qualify for admission.

3) Minimum admission requirements for the graduate degree programs where an applicant has completed a graduate program:

•  Minimum GMAT score of 500
•  Minimum GMAT quantitative percentile of 30
•  Minimum GMAT verbal percentile of 30
•  Graduate degree awarded by a university or program approved by the College of Business Administration .

Applicants must meet all four criteria above to qualify for admission.

Special Admissions

To be considered under this policy, a student must apply as a special admit. Under special circumstances the minimum admission requirements may be waived and consideration may be given to an applicant who provides evidence for success in the program. In making such a determination, factors other than quantitative scores or indices may be considered. Such auxiliary factors may include but are not limited to the applicant's maturity, motivation, employment history, managerial potential, letters of recommendation, personal statements, community activities, and other accomplishments that support the applicant's potential to successfully complete the program. An applicant so considered and recommended for admission may be approved by the Dean or designee, and if admitted, shall be classified as a “Special Admission.” Such admission may, however, be conditional on the achievement of academic performance standards as determined by the admitting authority.

All applicants for post-baccalaureate degree programs in Business must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution of higher learning or the equivalent from a foreign institution. For international students: The University requires a minimum TOEFL score of 213 (computer-based). The College of Business Administration reserves the rights to revise its admissions standards and to limit enrollment in its graduate degree programs. Admission is primarily based on the construction of two admission indices, which are based on the applicant's undergraduate grade point average (GPA) and GMAT test scores.

Minimum admission Criteria for the MSBA/MIS degree program are as follows:

•  Index #1 ( Index #1= (overall undergraduate GPA x 200) + GMAT score) of 1050 OR Index #2 ( Index #2= (undergraduate GPA on last 60 semester or 90 quarter units x 200) + GMAT score) of 1100
•  Minimum Total GMAT score of 500
•  Minimum GMAT Quantitative percentile of 30
•  Minimum GMAT Verbal percentile of 30
•  Minimum 2.5 overall undergraduate GPA.

Applicants must meet all five minimum admission criteria above to qualify for admission.























 

 

 

 

 

 


Special Admissions

Applicants not meeting all the minimum admission criteria may be admitted to the program based on evidence of potential success in the program provided by the applicant. Such evidence may include but is not limited to: the applicant's maturity, motivation, employment history, managerial potential, letters of recommendation, personal statement, community activities, and other accomplishments that support the applicant's potential to successfully complete the program. An a pplicant so considered and recommended for admission may be approved by the Dean or Dean's designee. The Dean will appoint three MIS faculty members as an MSBA/MIS Admission Committee. MSBA/MIS applicants who do not meet all the minimum admission criteria will be reviewed by the MSBA/MIS Admission Committee for one of two recommendations: admit, do not admit. The MSBA/MIS Admission Committee's recommendations will be sent to the Dean, or the Dean's designee, for a final admission decision.

 

SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, TAXATION

The College of Business Administration (CBA) proposes to revise the admission criteria and the special admissions policy for the Master of Business Administration, Taxation (MSBA/Taxation) degree program. Currently applicants need to meet different minimum admission criteria, depending on if they have no graduate course credits, some graduate credits, or have graduate degrees. In this proposal, an applicant must meet five minimum admission criteria in order to receive an automatic recommendation to the University for admission, regardless if s/he has graduate credits or has a graduate degree. This revision will simplify the evaluation of the each application and reduce the complexity of the admission criteria.

Additionally, since the MSBA/Taxation is a specialized graduate business program, the CBA proposes to allow applicants to replace the GMAT with either the CPM exam or the LSAT. The minimum admission criteria using the results of those two tests are given in the attached proposal.

In the current special admission policy, if an applicant does not meet all the minimum admission criteria, s/he must submit a request to the CBA Dean for special admission consideration. The CBA Dean or his/her designee will then consider each special admission request based on an applicant's employment history, letters of recommendation, statement of educational objectives, and other relevant documents or evidences. The proposed special admissions policy involves the appointment of three Accountancy area faculty members by the Dean to consider all the applicants who do not meet all the minimum admission criteria. Applicants will no longer need to make a request to be considered for special admission. The MSBA/Taxation Admission Committee will make admission recommendation on each applicant to the Dean or his/her designee.

The proposed minimum admission criteria and special admissions policy for the MSBA/Taxation program will be more effective in selecting those candidates who have strong potentials to succeed in the program. They will also improve the efficiency of the admission process in the CBA and allow direct involvement of Accountancy area faculty in admission decisions.

Pease see that attached document for the current and proposed MSBA/Taxation admission criteria and special admission policy.

Current MSBA/Taxation Admission Criteria and Special Admissions Policy Policy

Proposed MSBA/Taxation Admission Criteria and Special Admissions Policy

All applicants for post-baccalaureate degree programs in Business must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution of higher learning or the equivalent from a foreign institution. For international students: The University requires a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based). The College of Business Administration reserves the rights to revise its admissions standards and to limit enrollment in its graduate degree programs. Admission is primarily based on the construction of two admission indices, which are based on the applicant's undergraduate grade point average (GPA) and GMAT test scores.

1) Minimum admission requirements for the graduate degree programs where an applicant has no graduate course credit:

•  Index #1 ( Index #1= (overall undergraduate GPA x 200) + GMAT score) of 1050
•  Index #2 ( Index #2= (undergraduate GPA on last 60 semester or 90 quarter units x 200) + GMAT score) of 1100
•  Minimum Total GMAT score of 500
•  Minimum GMAT Quantitative percentile of 30
•  Minimum GMAT Verbal percentile of 30
•  Minimum 2.5 overall undergraduate GPA.

Applicants must meet all six minimum admission criteria above to qualify for admission.

2) Minimum admission requirements for the graduate degree programs where an applicant has graduate course credit but has not completed a graduate degree:

•  Minimum GMAT score of 500
•  Minimum GMAT quantitative percentile of 30
•  Minimum GMAT verbal percentile of 30
•  Index of 1100 (index = GPA x 200 + GMAT) where the GPA is based on the last 60 units of combined graduate courses approved by the College of Business Administration and upper division undergraduate courses attempted to complete an undergraduate program. The sequence of inclusion in this calculation shall be approved graduate courses followed by upper division undergraduate courses.

Applicants must meet all four criteria above to qualify for admission.

3) Minimum admission requirements for the graduate degree programs where an applicant has completed a graduate program:

•  Minimum GMAT score of 500
•  Minimum GMAT quantitative percentile of 30
•  Minimum GMAT verbal percentile of 30
•  Graduate degree awarded by a university or program approved by the College of Business Administration .

Applicants must meet all four criteria above to qualify for admission.

 


Special Admissions

To be considered under this policy, a student must apply as a special admit. Under special circumstances the minimum admission requirements may be waived and consideration may be given to an applicant who provides evidence for success in the program. In making such a determination, factors other than quantitative scores or indices may be considered. Such auxiliary factors may include but are not limited to the applicant's maturity, motivation, employment history, managerial potential, letters of recommendation, personal statements, community activities, and other accomplishments that support the applicant's potential to successfully complete the program. An applicant so considered and recommended for admission may be approved by the Dean or designee, and if admitted, shall be classified as a “Special Admission.” Such admission may, however, be conditional on the achievement of academic performance standards as determined by the admitting authority.

All applicants for post-baccalaureate degree programs in Business must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution of higher learning or the equivalent from a foreign institution. For international students: The University requires a minimum TOEFL score of 213 (computer-based). The College of Business Administration reserves the rights to revise its admissions standards and to limit enrollment in its graduate degree programs. Admission is primarily based on the construction of two admission indices, which are based on the applicant's undergraduate grade point average (GPA) and GMAT test scores.

For students who have taken the GMAT, the minimum Admission Criteria for the MSBA/Taxation degree program are as follows:

•  Index #1 ( Index #1= (overall undergraduate GPA x 200) + GMAT score) of 1050 OR Index #2 ( Index #2= (undergraduate GPA on last 60 semester or 90 quarter units x 200) + GMAT score) of 1100
•  Minimum Total GMAT score of 500
•  Minimum GMAT Quantitative percentile of 30
•  Minimum GMAT Verbal percentile of 30
•  Minimum 2.5 overall undergraduate GPA.

Applicants must meet all five minimum admission criteria above to qualify for admission.

For students who have not taken the GMAT, the minimum Admission Criteria for the MSBA/Taxation degree program are as follows:

If the applicant has passed all four parts of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination but has not taken the GMAT, then a 500 GMAT score will be used to calculate admission indices #1 and #2. If the applicant has taken the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) but has not taken the GMAT, then the LSAT equivalent GMAT score will be used to calculate the admission indices #1 and #2.


Actual GMAT scores take precedence over imputed GMAT scores as admission criteria for the CBA graduate business programs.

The minimum admission criteria for students who have not taken the GMAT are:

•  Index #1 ( Index #1= (overall undergraduate GPA x 200) + GMAT score) of 1050 OR Index #2 ( Index #2= (undergraduate GPA on last 60 semester or 90 quarter units x 200) + GMAT score) of 1100
•  Minimum 2.5 overall undergraduate GPA.

The proof for passing the CPA exam must be evidenced by one of the following:

•  Unlicensed applicants must supply a copy of their CPA exam grade report sent by the State Board of Accountancy or
•  Licensed applicants must supply a copy of their CPA license.

Special Admissions

Applicants not meeting all the minimum admission criteria may be admitted to the program based on evidence of potential success in the program provided by the applicant. Such evidence may include but is not limited to: the applicant's maturity, motivation, employment history, managerial potential, letters of recommendation, personal statement, community activities, and other accomplishments that support the applicant's potential to successfully complete the program. An a pplicant so considered and recommended for admission may be approved by the Dean or Dean's designee. The Dean will appoint three Accountancy faculty members as an MSBA/Taxation Admission Committee. MSBA/Taxation applicants who do not meet all the minimum admission criteria will be reviewed by the MSBA/Taxation Admission Committee for one of two recommendations: admit, do not admit. The MSBA/Taxation Admission Committee's recommendations will be sent to the Dean, or the Dean's designee, for a final admission decision.

 

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES &
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

Department of Psychology

NON-SUBSTATIVE CHANGE

PSYCHOLOGY BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology requires students to select courses within various “categories” (e.g., developmental processes, human diversity, individual and social processes, etc.) of the major. One of those categories is the “methods” category. Our current major allows students to select one of the following courses to satisfy the required units in that category: Foundations of Psychological Research: II (PSYC 102); Psychological Testing (PSYC 120); Experimental Analysis of Behavior (PSYC 181).

We are requesting the following modification to this portion of the existing program: we would like to add Qualitative Research in Psychology (PSYC 122) to the “methods” category of our major. This is a newly developed course, and has been approved as an offering in Psychology at all relevant department, college, and university levels of review.

We view this modification as a non-substantive one, as it only provides an additional option to students rather than deleting or revising requirements. With this modification, students will have four courses to choose from to satisfy this category in our major, rather than just three.

 


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