Agenda Item FA 07-45

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

(Economic & Geography; Management): New Courses, Course Changes, & Programs of Study (14 items)

12/06/07: Passed

12/11/07: Approved

Coggin College of Business

 
 

Undergraduate - Economics and Geography

 
07/08-133   
APC 2    GEB 2956  
     Study Abroad in Business

   GEB 2956, Study Abroad in Business (3.0) is requested to be added as a Cultural Diversity elective (Social Science B) for the General Education Program if students take simultaneously a Foreign Language course and Introduction to Global Business (MAN 2652). Otherwise, if students do not take the Study Abroad in Business (GEB 2956) course together with the foreign language and Introduction to Global Business (MAN 2652) courses, the Study Abroad in Business (GEB 2956) cannot be considered a Cultural Diversity (Social Science B) elective for the General Education Program. The addition of this course to the General Education Cultural Diversity electives (Social Science B) provides an important number of student outcomes as defined by the General Education Program with respect to Skills, Knowledge and Values.

 
07/08-134  APC 3    

Other: General Education Program

Summary of the Changes:
  Add this course to the General Education Program under the Cultural Diversity electives (Social Science B) if students take simultaneously a Foreign Language course and Introduction to Global Business (MAN 2652). Otherwise, if students do not take the Study Abroad in Business (GEB 2956) course together with the foreign language and Introduction to Global Business (MAN 2652) courses, the Study Abroad in Business (GEB 2956) cannot be considered a Cultural Diversity elective for the General Education Program.

  This course provides the following student outcomes as defined by the General Education Program:

  I. Skills
  A.1: analyze arguments according to standard criteria; A.2: assume and defend a position on a given topic; A.3: use systematic processes, including the collection and analysis of evidence, to form and support conclusions; A.4: read and analyze complex texts, including the analysis of rhetorical devices and modes of inference; B.1: locate, retrieve, and filter information using appropriate resources; C.1: write coherent analytical and persuasive papers using effective expression; C.2: speak with clarity and organization of thought and C3: address diverse audiences

  II. Knowledge
  B.1: demonstrating a general knowledge of scholarly understanding of the range of social, political, geopolitical, and economic organization; B.2: demonstrating a general understanding of human development, behavior, and health and B.3: demonstrating a general knowledge of American politics and society, including the experience of significant minority groups

  III. Values
  B demonstrating an appreciation of the Other sufficient to motivate an understanding of individuals and groups who differ in significant ways from the Self, such as differences generated by race, gender, class, and culture in both domestic and international contexts; C.1: acquiring knowledge and skills necessary for ethical judgment and its application to everyday life and C.2: developing the habit of reflecting on their own values and fulfilling their ethical and civic responsibilities.  

  (The General Education Program of Study can be found at http://www.unf.edu/unfinfo/catalogs/undergrad/current/AppexB.pdf)

       
07/08-140   APC 1 ECO 4XXX
 Mathematical Economics (3 crs)
 Prerequisites: ECO2013 Princ Macroeconomics,
                           ECO2023 Princ Microeconomics,
                           ECO3411 Business & Econ Stat or
                           ECO3421 Econometrics,
                           and one semester of college level calculus.
Corequisites:  None
Course Description:
The course provides the basic mathematical tools needed to understand the behavior of economic agents and to solve economic problems. The course emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving. The major topics we will cover in this class include one-variable and multivariate calculus, comparative static analysis, constrained and unconstrained optimization, integration, uncertainty, and matrix algebra. The course is delivered mainly through class lectures, problem solving and in-class discussions. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
 

Undergraduate - Management

 
07/08-217 APC 2 QMB 4600  
 Introduction to Management Science

The subject prefix used for this course is different from most of the courses offered by the Department of Management. So, the course prefix is being changed from QMB to MAN to make it consistent with the other courses offered by the Department. Additionally, the course number is also being changed from QMB 4600 to MAN 4550 to match the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System.

 
07/08-219 APC 3    

BBA-Management Major

Summary of the Changes:
  1. Eliminate SOP 3004 Social Psychology as a core requirement for Management majors.             Management majors are required to take MAN 4240, Organizational Behavior, as part of             their major requirements. The SOP 3004 course is redundant.

  2. To modify Major Requirements from the current stated "(24 Semester Hours)" to "(27                 Semester Hours)"

  3. To modify the following statement under Major Requirements from the current "(min. 2.0           GPA required in major courses and one "D" allowed.) to "(a grade of C or better required in       all major courses)."

  4. Under Major Requirements, to add MAN 4583, Project Management. APC 1 submitted.

  5. Under Major Requirements, to change the name of MAN 4600, "Management of          International Business" to "International Management" to better describe course content          and in keeping with State Common Course numbering and naming guidelines. APC 1               submitted.

  6. Under Major Requirements, to change the prefix and number of "Introduction to          Management Science "from" QMB 4600" to MAN 4550" to better designate the course as a       Management course and in keeping with State's Common Course Numbering guideline.
(View the Program of Study)  
 
07/08-220   APC 2   MAN 4600  
 Management of International Business

We would like to change the title of this course from "Management of International Business" to "International Management". The current title of this course is inconsistent with both the course content and the current course number. This is not an International Business course where we go over all the different aspects of International Business, such as: International Finance, International Marketing, or International Law. It is strictly an International Management course where we explore different aspects of International Management such as: Culture; the International Environment; Corporate Social Responsibility; Motivation and Leadership; etc. We even use International Management texts in this class. The name change is necessary to make this class consistent with its content.

 
07/08-221 APC 2 GEB 4104
 Small Business Consulting
Change prerequisites from

  GEB 3154 Entrepreneurial Marketing
  FIN 4461 Financial Statement Analysis
  GEB 4113 Entrepreneurship
  to
  MAN 3025 Administrative Management
  MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing
  FIN 3403 Financial Management

  Justification: The current prerequisites while beneficial are very narrowly focused whereas the proposed prerequisites cover a broader base of information which will better prepare students for the course.
 
07/08-222 APC 2   GEB 4113  
 Entrepreneurship
Change prerequisites from

  GEB 3154 Entrepreneurial Marketing
  FIN 4461 Financial Statement Analysis
  to
  MAN 3025 Administrative Management
  MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing
  FIN 3403 Financial Management

  Justification: The current prerequisites are very narrowly focused whereas the proposed prerequisites cover a broader base of information which will better prepare students for the course.
 
07/08-223 APC 2   GEB 4942
 Entrepreneurial Internship
Change prerequisites from

  GEB 3154 Entrepreneurial Marketing
  FIN 4461 Financial Statement Analysis
  to
  GEB 4113 Entrepreneurship
  Permission of Instructor

  Justification: The current prerequisites while beneficial are no longer necessary since the students will be required to complete MAN 3025 Administrative Management, MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing, and

  FIN 3403 Financial Management as prerequisites to GEB 4113 Entrepreneurship under the proposed changes to the GEB 4113 Entrepreneurship course.
 
07/08-224 APC 3    
 Entrepreneurship Minor
Summary of the Changes:
  The proposed change reallocates the 15 Semester Hour Minor for the Entrepreneurship minor from 3 required courses plus 2 electives (from a list of 4) to 1 required course plus 4 electives (from a list of 7). The minor remains at five courses for a total of 15 credit hours. Thus students will have more flexibility to customize their program of study to career aspirations. All courses are three credit hours and no new courses are required by this proposal.
(View the Program of Study)
 
 

Graduate - Management

 
07/08-214 APC 1 MAN 6625
Global Human Resource Management
     
 (3 crs)
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Course Description:
This course will explore issues in global human resource management. First, it examines the multinational context and the consequences of international growth on human resource management. Second, it reviews different types of international (expatriate) assignments, and the tools and techniques vital to supporting these expatriate managers. Some of these human resource processes that impact expatriates include: recruitment and selection; training and development; and compensation. The final part of the course will focus on global issues directly pertaining to international human resource management. Some of these issues include: subsidiary management; industrial relations; and performance management. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
07/08-215 APC 1 MAN 6552

 Process Management and Quality
 Improvements (3 crs)

Prerequisites: MAN 6501 Modeling & Man Oper
Corequisites:  None
Course Description: 
This course examines how organizations can develop and leverage excellence in, and excellence through, continuously improving process performance and quality. The course examines and analyzes various process management techniques and quality improvement initiatives ( e.g. six sigma and lean) and how both manufacturing and service firms can translate these activities into value and competitive advantage. The course is recommended for students from all functional areas of business and particularly those interested in a career in management, supply chain management and management consulting. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
07/08-216 APC 2   QMB 6603  
 Quantitative Management Analysis

The subject prefix used for this course is different from most of the courses offered by the Department of Management. So, the course prefix is being changed from QMB to MAN to make it consistent with the other courses offered by the Department. Additionally, the course number is also being changed from QMB 6603 to MAN 6550 to match the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System.

 
07/08-218 APC 2   MAN 6026
 Project Management

 Change in catalog course description to more adequately reflect course content.