1 Academic Program of Study College: Department: Degree (A.A. B.S., B.F.A., etc.) & Title: Concentration, Track, Option, Specialization: Minor Program Title: Certificate Program Title: Raj Soin College of Business B.S. in Business, Major in General Business Note, please highlight additions & modifications. Please strikethrough deletions. N/A Current Program Hours Revised Program Hours I. Wright State Core 9 Element One Element Two 4 Required: MTH 2280 or EC 1050 (one course) Element Three Element Four Element Five Required: EC 2040 or 2050 (one course) Required: FIN 2050 Element Six 8 Additional Core Courses Required: Select either EC 2040 or 2050 (one course) not taken for Element Five II. Business Core Requirements Courses that may be taken prior to admission to RSCOB: ACC 2010 Accounting Principles I ACC 2020 Accounting Principles II FIN 2210 Financial Management I MS 2040 Introduction to Business Statistics MS 2050 Quantitative Business Modeling MKT 2500 Principles of Marketing 42 III. Courses that require admission to RSCOB: ENG 000 Business Writing EC 010 Economics of Global Money Markets LAW 000 The Legal Environment of Business MGT 100 Management and Org. Behavior MGT 110 Business Ethics and Leadership Dev. MIS 000 Introduction to Information Systems SCM 070 Operations and Supply Chain Mgt. MGT 4990 Strategy: Domestic and International III. General Business Major Requirements ACC 20 Management Accounting EC 4010 Managerial Economics and Strategy FIN 110 Financial Management II MGT 210 Human Resource Management MIS 250 Analysis & Design of Information Systems MKT 100 Consumer & Org. Buyer Behavior SCM 400 Supply Management 24 General Business Elective: Select any level business course not already required. IV. IV. Electives level courses offered by RSCoB. The following courses do not apply: EC 2000, 2100, 2500, 2900 and FIN The following restrictions apply: Maximum 2 hours Health, Physical Education and Recreation; Maximum 4 hours Military Science. MTH 1450 and math courses below the level of MTH 120 or 1270 will not apply. V. V 15 Total: Total: 120
2 Notes: Please provide additional information for program accuracy. Proposal for a 4-Year B.S. in Business Program at WSU Lake Campus 1. Program Title B.S. in Business with Major in General Business 2. Objectives The business, technical and engineering academic unit at the Wright State University Lake Campus offers a variety of associate and bachelor s degrees. The number of programs in this unit has grown significantly, due to the demand by local industries and organizations. The Lake campus currently offers a very successful 2-year program in Business, as well as an MBA program. The objective of this proposal is to offer current students at the Lake Campus as well as other potential students interested in a 4-year undergraduate Business degree an opportunity to complete a Wright State Business degree. After some appreciative enquires and interviews with local businesses, Chamber of Commerce, alum at Mercer and Celina Counties, we realize there is a need for providing workforce ready 4-year degree graduates to support the economic development of the region. In addition, this proposed program will likely attract enrollments in the business programs and entice business students to consider other academic programs in the university, who otherwise may attend Bowling Green University and University of Toledo. The proposed program is consistent with the mission of the Wright State University in providing higher education for candidates in the northern Ohio region and expanding the University s social and economic impact in the State of Ohio.. Description The proposed 4 year B.S. in Business degree will incorporate our current Business curriculum, but instead of restricting to one specific major area of business, will provide a degree in General Business. We achieve this by incorporating a select set of junior and senior level courses from all major areas in Business that will provide students with an arsenal of knowledge in multiple functional areas of Business. This proposal is strategic in many levels. First, a general business degree provides the College of Business intelligence to further understand the specific need of the business community. Second, this proposed program allows us to plan our resources in an informed manner while we study and observe the required business skills of employers in the region. Finally, this general business program will eliminate the risk of lopsided investment on one particular business discipline while creating a common vested interest of all departments. A general business major also offers a simpler approach to manage the number and complexity of programs and courses offered at the Lake. The set of courses have been carefully picked by our Undergraduate Program Committee after consultation with all the department chairs and faculty, and the program has been passed by the RSCOB faculty during the April 2014 faculty meeting. The Raj Soin College of Business is committed to the Lake campus to fulfill the needs of the students and we believe this degree is highly anticipated at the Lake Campus. 4. Admissions Requirements The 4-year degree at the Lake Campus will follow the same admissions requirements as the main campus. 5. Curriculum Coordination As reflected above, the proposed 4-year degree in Business will draw from existing courses across all the Business Departments. Because these are established courses, the creation of the program should not require explicit curriculum design. However, the set of courses were very carefully chosen by the Undergraduate Program Committee to ensure that all major areas of business are covered and all current Business departments are represented in the program and have a stake in student success. The courses are selected with the goal to train students in a holistic manner of learning business. The 4-year degree will build on the first two years of the program that is currently offered at the Lake.
3 . Resource Coordination As noted above, the 4-year program will be created from courses already offered by Raj Soin College of Business. The program will be offered using a mix of face-to-face Lake Campus courses, multiple crosslisted sections concurrently offered at the main and Lake campuses utilizing our IVDL (Interactive Video Distance Learning) technology, as well as distance learning courses. 7. Program Quality and Staffing Dean Li worked with Lake Campus last year to seek an opportunity hire for the Department of Management and International Business and subsequently received support and approval from the Provost. One of the advantages to create this position is that the faculty member is hired in accordance with our College bylaws and consistent with our AACSB accreditation standards and qualification. We believe it is an important step forward to ensure the quality of our academic programs at the Lake. With that position, the RSCOB is committed to deploy at least two management courses per year over at the Lake Campus. We also receive support from our department chairs that they will support this proposed program and are ready to deploy their faculty to provide courses proposed in this program. In addition, the Lake Campus has increased its faculty to provide additional sections to meet the demand of the students. Main campus faculty will be involved in teaching most of the upper-level courses. We will continue to utilize our technology to enhance student learning. In addition to our IVDL room, we will pilot some online courses with students at the Lake. Currently, through our innovative IVDL room quite a few of our courses are able to allow 25 students from main campus and 25 students from Lake Campus simultaneously participate in the same section. Similar to any programs on main campus, when the student enrollment grows, appropriate resources will be sought after and pledged to support the need of that academic unit. 8. Program Demand Currently, we have a 2-year degree in Business in Lake. With our initial appreciative enquiries with our business partners at Lake for the past two years, we believe there is a robust demand from the communities to train undergraduate students. Our preliminary data analyses indicate a strong demand of 4-year business degree program at Mercer/Celina counties (one of the fastest growing counties in student body). In addition, currently a significant portion of our 2-year business degree students who want to pursue a 4-year degree have no choice around that area. Many end up attending Bowling Green University. Hence, we believe there will be a constant demand of 4-year degree at the Lake campus. Dean Mathies has provided some preliminary data that indicates for Fall 2014 there are 45 Lake students either admitted to RSCOB or Pre-RSCOB and 72 students in Lake University College intending some business majors, showing that there is ample demand for a self-sufficient 4-year program at the Lake campus. In addition, the application data from also indicated about 125 students were interested to pursue a business degree at the Lake Campus.
4 Course Requirements Lake Campus - Fall Rike Hall (97) Admission Requirements: 2.5 cumulative gpa and 0 semester hours. Program requirements are subject to change. The following information is intended to provide an overview of the business curriculum and should not be referred to for verifying graduation requirements. WrIght State Core 9 hours Element 1 Element 2 Element Element 4 Element 5 Communication English Composition: ENG 1100, 2100 Mathematics MTH 2280 Global Traditions (Select 1 course from each category) Interdisciplinary: AFS 2000 # ; ATH ; CS 1000; CST 2210 #, 210 #, 220 #, , 2420 #, 240 #, 2510 # ; EC 2100, 2500 #, 2900 # ; RST 210 #, 220 #, 2710 #, 2810 #, 2910 #, 2920 # ; URS 2000 # History: CLS 1500; HST 1100, 1200 Arts / Humanities ART 2140; CLS 2040*; CST 210 #, 2420 #, CST 240 # ; ENG 2040*, 2050 # ; MP 110; MUS 1210, 2140, 2900 # ; PHL 2100, 2040*; REL 2040*; TH 2140; UH 2010* Social Science EC 2040; FIN 2050 hours 4 hours hours hours hours hours Element Natural Science* (Select two lecture/lab courses) 8 hours ATH 2100; BIO 1050, 100, 1070; CHM 1050, 100, 1070*; CS 1150; EES 100, 1050, 1070; PHY 1050/1050L, 100/100L; SM 1010* Additional Core Courses EC 2050 hours (1) additional approved Wright State Core course from any of the Elements hours Multicultural Competence: Two courses from any of the Wright State Core (MC) designated courses Writing Across the Curriculum: Two Integrated (IW) courses from the Wright State Core # IW and MC course + MC course *IW course Business Core Requirements Do not need to be admitted to the College of Business to enroll in the following courses: 18 hours ACC 2010 ACC 2020 FIN 2210 MS 2040 MS 2050 MKT 2500 Principles of Accounting I Principles of Accounting II Financial Management I Introduction to Business Statistics Quantitative Business Modeling Principles of Marketing
5 Business Core Requirements Enrollment in the following courses is restricted to students admitted to the College of Business who have completed ENG 1100, 2100; MTH 2280; ACC 2010, 2020; EC 2040, 2050; MS 2040, 2050; MKT 2500; and FIN 2210: 24 hours ENG 000 EC 010 LAW 000 MGT 100 MIS 000 SCM 070 MGT 110* MGT 4990 Business Writing Economics of Global Money Markets The Legal Environment of Business Management and Organizational Behavior Introduction to Information Systems Operations and Supply Chain Management Business Ethics and Leadership Development Strategy: Domestic and International (must be taken in senior year) General Electives: level courses offered by the College of Business. The following courses do not apply: EC 2000, 2100, 2500, 2900 and FIN Courses that have been designated "for non-business majors" will not apply. 15 hours level courses taught outside the College of Business. The following restrictions apply: 2 hours Health, Physical Education and Recreation; 4 hours Military Science. MTH 1450 and math courses below the level of MTH 120 or 1270 will not apply. Major Requirements 24 hours General Business Electives: 15 hours ACC 20 Management Accounting One General Business Elective ( hours): EC 4010 Managerial Economics and Strategy Select any level business course not FIN 110 Financial Management II already required. MGT 210 Human Resource Management One general business elective will be offered at MIS 250 Analysis & Design of Information Systems Lake Campus each year. MKT 100 Consumer & Organizational Buyer Behavior SCM 400* Supply Management