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Business Requirements

Academic Honesty

MCB students are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the highest standards of academic honesty. Cheating, plagiarism, illegitimate possession and disposition of examinations, alteration, forgery, or falsification of official records or documents and similar acts or the attempt to engage in such acts are grounds for disciplinary action.

This action can include any of the following, in addition to any University disciplinary action:

Students are referred to the UNC Student Handbook as to details of "University Standards of Conduct" and "Academic Expectations."

Admission Requirements

Freshman students are admitted to the College of Business major and minors if they unconditionally meet the Colorado Commission of Higher Education (CCHE) requirement for admission to a level II Colorado institution. At the time of publication, the admission requirement was set at a CCHE composite index of 103.

The CCHE composite index is a sliding scale based on achievement test score and high school rank. A 103 index score centers on an ACT score of 24 or SAT of 1110 and a high school GPA of 3.0. A 103 index score is maintained at lower test scores or high school GPA provided that the candidate has offset a lower qualification on one measure with a higher qualification on the other. Students with a GED should contact the MCB Advising Center for current admission standards.

Transfer students are admitted to the College of Business major and minors provided that they meet the admission requirements in place at the time of application. Students who transfer with less than 30 semester hours of college level coursework may qualify for admission to the College of Business provided they meet the freshman admission requirements specified above.

International students can obtain additional information about admissions from the MCB Advising Center, 970.351.1233.

Change of Major/Minor Requirements

UNC students may change their major to business or may change from one business emphasis area to another provided that:

  1. They have completed 30 semester hours of university level coursework with at least 15 semester hours at UNC. UNC students with less than 30 semester hours of university level coursework may change to a business major or minor provided that they have met the freshman entry requirement specified above for admission to MCB and are in good academic standing at UNC.
  2. They meet the Change of Major and Minor requirements established by the school in which they wish to take their business emphasis. Copies of these requirements are available in MCB school offices and at MCB's Advising Center. Students must meet all school entrance requirements in effect at the time they apply for their business major or minor.

Students enrolled in the Fresh Start Program should contact MCB's Advising Center for information on program-specific policies regarding admission to MCB. The College of Business uses grades from all classes taken at UNC when computing the student's GPA.

Computing Proficiency

The College maintains a computing proficiency requirement as a prerequisite to certain business courses. It is expected that many students will have achieved this proficiency as they enter the program. All students may demonstrate this competency through:

    1. passing a stand-alone proficiency exam or;
    2. through completing an integrated proficiency exam and earning a satisfactory grade in BA 101 Business Computing (3)

Students transferring BA 101 from another institution are also required to successfully complete the proficiency exam in one of these two ways. Students should note that the credits for BA 101 or its equivalent will not count toward the minimum of 120 credits needed for graduation.

Continuation Requirements

A student who has attempted at least nine UNC credits in Business Administration courses must maintain a 2.00 grade point average in all business courses except: BAFN 240 and BAMK 260.

After attempting at least nine business core and emphasis credits at UNC, if a student's cumulative business grade point average falls below 2.00, the student will be placed on academic suspension and his/her business administration major terminated. The student immediately becomes an undeclared major, and his/her business class registration options are limited. A student may be reinstated if he/she raises his/her cumulative GPA to 2.00 or better within the next 9 business credit hours or one year, whichever comes first. Suspended students may retake business courses in which they previously earned less than a grade of "C."

If a student's cumulative business GPA remains below a 2.00 after completing their next semester in residence (or their next nine or more business hours), the student will be denied automatic readmission. Such students may then appeal for readmission to the Dean through the MCB Advising Center. Readmission is not automatic, and the decision of the Dean is final.

Course Prerequisites

The student is held responsible for having met the current UNC Catalog prerequisites in all business courses for which he or she has registered. Students who register for business classes in which they do not have the prerequisites listed in the current UNC Catalog may be dropped from the class at any time by the instructor, school director, or dean.

Students will be dropped from all upper division (300 or 400 level) business courses if they have not reached junior standing (at least 60 semester credits) before the first class meeting.

Enrollment in Business Courses

Only students who have a declared major in business may count more than 30 semester credits in business (courses with a BA_ _ prefix) toward their graduation. For more information, please contact the MCB Advising Center, Kepner 1055, phone 970.351.1233.

Evening Program

Business courses required to complete the Business Core, the Business Minor and the emphasis in General Business are offered at night. All courses required within the Business Core and the Business Minor are offered once each year. Courses required for the emphasis in General Business are offered once every three semesters (excluding the summer terms). Students may obtain a schedule of MCB's evening classes at the MCB Advising Center, Kepner 1055, phone 970.351.1233.

Liberal Arts Core Requirements

See:"The Liberal Arts Core". For specific LAC requirements for business students, see "Supporting Credits" listed under each business emphasis.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a baccalaureate degree in Business Administration a student must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours of University coursework.
  2. Satisfy all the following requirements:
    1. University requirements (e.g., Liberal Arts core, etc.)
    2. Monfort College of Business requirements (e.g., Required Major Credits, Elective Major Credits, Required Supporting Credits, etc.)
    3. Elective coursework to bring the total to at least 120 semester hours.
  3. Meet the following course distribution requirements: MCB requires that the 120 credits required of a Business major's coursework be split evenly between business and non-business courses (courses with and without a BA_ _ prefix). To comply, a student must have completed a minimum of 60 business credits (excluding BA 101, BA 150, BA 205, BAFN 240, and BAMK 260) and 60 non-business credits in order to be eligible for graduation. Business courses (BA 150, BA 205, and BA 251) that satisfy LAC requirements can be included in the 60 non-business credits earned.
  4. At least 50 percent of the credit hours in Business Administration required for the degree must be earned at UNC.
  5. Attain a 2.0 or greater cumulative Business GPA and attain at least a "C" grade in each course in the Business Administration Core. To graduate with a Business Administration minor, a student must attain a 2.0 or greater cumulative business GPA or attain a grade of "C" or better in every course required for the minor. To graduate with a Computer Information Systems minor, a student must attain cumulative 2.00 GPA for all courses listed in the Required Minor Credits and Elective Minor Credits. To graduate with a Network and Information Systems Security minor, a student must attain a 2.00 GPA for all courses listed in the Required Minor Credits.

These requirements apply to the total credits required to complete a business degree, regardless of whether the courses were taken at UNC or in transfer.

Incomplete Grades

A grade of "I" is assigned when coursework is incomplete at the end of the semester and is used only when a student cannot fulfill his or her academic responsibilities during the last week of a semester or because he or she missed the final examination due to sickness, emergency in the family, or other serious emergency.

Second Bachelor's Degree

Students who have previously earned a bachelor's degree and seek to earn a second bachelor's degree in Business Administration must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours at UNC. Individuals should contact the MCB Advising Center for more information on the second bachelor's degree option.

Time Limitation on Credit Earned Toward a Bachelor's Degree

Coursework completed by a student within the preceding 10 years may apply as credit toward a bachelor's degree. However, coursework taken before the 10-year limit will not count as credit toward the bachelor's degree.

Transfer Credit

Credit from other Colorado institutions as specified in the UNC Transfer Guides may be transferred at the time of admission to the College of Business. Transfer credit from other institutions will be evaluated for acceptance towards a UNC degree on an individual basis.

The College offers business students a number of options for participating in an international student exchange program. Participation will require prior approval and may, in some instances, involve validation of courses taken at the foreign institution. All students interested in such programs should contact the MCB Advising Center for more information.

Transfer Statement for Business Minors

Students with a Business Administration Minor may transfer a maximum of 12 semester hours of required business coursework (courses with a "BA" prefix) toward a minor. To graduate with a Business minor, a student must attain a 2.0 or better cumulative Business gpa or attain a grade of "C" or better in every business course required for the minor.

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