Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Majors

Global Business (GBP) with a concentration in Business Analytics and Information Systems (GBIS)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 52.1101

Muma College of Business

Major Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Global Business provides students with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary for successful careers in the global business environment.

Graduates will have not only a Global Business major, but also a concentration in one of the functional areas of business (Finance, Management, Marketing, and Business Analytics and Information Systems). With this preparation, graduates will find employment in many manufacturing, service or knowledge-based industries with global markets, global suppliers, global sources of finance and/or a globally diverse workforce.

The Global Business program is unique in that it combines preparation in business administration with language studies and a meaningful overseas work or study experience.

Limited Access - This major has additional admissions requirements as listed in this section.

Admission to the Muma College of Business is based upon availability of faculty and space within each discipline. The Muma College of Business is an upper-level, limited access college, which means that it has admission requirements in addition to those of the University in general. Students interested in pursuing a degree in the areas offered by the Muma College of Business must complete the required prerequisites for entering the College in addition to other related criteria listed below.

Students must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Minimum of 60 semester hours of college credit earned.
  • Minimum of a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on all college-level work and a minimum of 2.0 on all credit attempted at USF, including any prior to renewal. NOTE: Beginning Fall 2013 the Muma College of Business will establish each fall a new minimum overall GPA required to satisfy the limited access GPA admission requirement. The minimum overall GPA will range between a 2.5 with a maximum required GPA of a 2.75. Students will be notified each fall as to the minimum entrance GPA required for the following fall semester. Notification will occur through Canvas and updated at the following link: http://www.usf.edu/business/undergraduate/requirements-general.aspx.
  • In computing entry grade point average, all business and economics courses taken for S or U grades will be converted to C or F, respectively.
  • A minimum score of 550 on paper and pencil or 213 on computerized TOEFL is required, when applicable.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

Transfer credits will be accepted from accredited institutions; however, all hours earned may not be applied toward USF business degree requirements. Individual courses will be evaluated by an academic advisor and appropriately credited toward requirements in the student's program at USF.

Florida public state or community college students enrolled in an Associate of Arts (AA) program should normally complete the general education requirements and the State Mandated Common Prerequisites at a Florida College System institution. As a rule, AA students should avoid taking any business courses at the state or community college that are listed as 3000- and 4000-level courses at USF. Normally, courses in finance, marketing, management, and accounting, as well as other business administration and economics courses, taken at the lower division level that are offered as upper division courses at USF will not be accepted for upper division credit in business administration or economics. In general, business courses taken at the lower level, at technical schools, or as part of professional or military training, are not applicable to the degree programs of the Muma College of Business. Exceptions to this policy will be made only upon proper validation of such courses. Validation consists of successfully completing specified advanced courses in the discipline.

Florida College System students pursuing an Associate of Science (AS) program in Business Administration are fully admissible to USF. Please see a business advisor to determine the articulation courses, discuss admission to the Muma College of Business and prepare a program plan for degree completion. Students transferring to the Muma College of Business with an A.S. in Business Administration may earn a major in Management only.

Florida College System students pursuing an Associate of Science (A.S.) program in any other discipline should contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies, SVC 2002, (813) 974-4051, for information regarding course transferability and degree articulation.

Completion of the following State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites (or equivalents) with a grade of C- or higher in each course and an overall 2.0 GPA:

  • *ACG X021/ACG X022 Financial Accounting (or ACG X001 & ACG X011)
  • *ACG X071 Managerial Accounting (or X301)
  • CGS X100 Computers in Business (or acceptable substitute, i.e., CGS X100C, CGS X530, CGS X570, CGS X531, CGS X000, MAN X812)
  • ECO X013 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO X023 Principles of Microeconomics
  • MAC X233 Elementary Calculus or MAC 2230
  • STA X023 Introductory Statistics or QMB X100 or STA X122 (although STA X023 and QMB X100 are preferred).

*Accounting majors must earn a C not C- in ACG 2021 & ACG 2071

Total Major Hours: 27 Hours

Major Core

A minimum of 120 hours is required to complete a B.A. in Global Business.

Major Core Courses - 15 Hours

  • Business Courses (12 credit hours)
    • MAN 4631 Global Perspectives and Management Choices
    • Choose three of the following four courses:
  • Foreign Language Exit Requirement (3 credit hours)
    • One foreign language course above the beginning language sequence, in the same language as the beginning foreign language sequence
      Note: A beginning foreign language sequence (I and II) is required to meet the University's Foreign Language Exit (FLEX) Requirement.
  • Global Business Concentration is required (12 credit hours)
    • A student must declare a 12-hour concentration from the following list:
      • Business Analytics and Information Systems
      • Finance
      • Management
      • Marketing

Overseas Business Internship or Study Abroad Experience:

The Global Business major is designed to be completed within 120 credit hours. Certain courses satisfy requirements in more than one area. To maximize academic options, students should seek guidance from an advisor once a decision has been made to pursue this major.

Please note: Courses used to satisfy a major in Accounting, Business Analytics and Information Systems, Finance, Management, or Marketing may not be used to satisfy the concentration requirement for the Global Business major. Courses used for a Global Business concentration cannot be used for a major.

Concentration Core Courses - 9 Hours

Concentration Elective Courses - 3 Hours

Three (3) hours of upper-level ISM Coursework:

Additional Major Requirements

Concentration GPA Requirement

A 2.0 GPA is required for concentration courses.

Major Course Grade Requirement

A 2.0 GPA is required for the Business courses, no grade below a C- will be accepted.

Major Grade Requirement

No grade below a C- will be accepted for the major and concentration coursework.

Concentration Grade Requirement

No grade below a C- will be accepted for the major and concentration coursework.

Major Residency Requirement

Nine of the 12 required major core credit hours must be taken on the USF Tampa campus.

Concentration Residency Requirement

At least 9 credit hours of concentration coursework must be taken in residence at USF Tampa.

Major Foreign Language Requirement

The Bachelor of Arts in Global Business requires students to successfully complete the University's Foreign Language Exit Requirement (FLEX).

Major Other Requirements

Required Business courses cannot be used to satisfy the Business concentrations.

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