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    Nov 14, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Muma College of Business


4202 E. Fowler Avenue, B.S.N 3403
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-4281
http://www.usf.edu/business/

Physical Location: Muma College of Business (B.S.N) at the corners of USF Alumni Drive and USF Maple Drive on the south-central side of campus.

About the College

Students meeting at the Muma College of Business

The Muma College of Business offers courses of study leading to both undergraduate and graduate degrees. All degree programs in the Muma College of Business are fully accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

The Muma College of Business offers undergraduate majors in the following areas of study: Accounting, Advertising, Business Analytics and Information Systems, Finance, Personal Finance, Global Business, Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management. It also offers a General Business Studies major, which is a completer major used for students who are not able to progress in their declared Business major. The Muma College of Business also offers a dual degree with the College of Arts and Sciences in Business Analytics and Information Systems and Biomedical Sciences.

The Muma College of Business is located near the corner of Maple Street and Alumni Drive on the south-central side of campus. To access information about the College online, use the following web address: https://www.usf.edu/business/.

Mission, Vision, Values

Mission

We emphasize creativity and analytics to promote student success, produce scholarship with impact, and engage with all stakeholders in a diverse global environment.

Vision Statement

Transforming minds: Transforming business. We aspire to be internationally recognized for developing business professionals who provide analytical and creative solutions in a global environment.

Accreditation

The Muma College of Business offers courses of study leading to both undergraduate and graduate degrees. All degree programs in the Muma College of Business are fully accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

AACSB provides internationally recognized, specialized accreditation for business and accounting programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level. The AACSB Accreditation Standards challenge post-secondary educators to pursue excellence and continuous improvement throughout their business programs. AACSB Accreditation is known, worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn. AACSB-accredited schools have the highest quality faculty, relevant and challenging curriculum, and provide educational and career opportunities that are not found at other business schools.

College-Level Requirements

General Requirements for B.A./B.S. Degrees in Business

Students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 120 semester hours. Of the minimum 120, at least 60 hours must be business courses, and a minimum of 54 hours must be non-business courses (i.e., all courses not normally offered by the Muma College of Business). Additional electives may be required to reach a minimum of 120 hours and can be either business or non-business. 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 http://www.usf.edu/business/undergraduate/requirements-general.aspx.

As a part of the 120-hour requirements for the B.A. or B.S. degree, the following criteria also apply:

  • GPA: A minimum grade-point average of 2.0 must be achieved in the following areas:
    • The major and minor fields
    • College foundation courses
    • All USF coursework
    • Overall GPA (USF and all transfer work)
  • State Communication and Computation Requirements: Students must have satisfactorily completed the State Communication Requirement (formerly known as Gordon Rule Writing) and State Computation Requirement (formerly known as Gordon Rule Math).
  • Foreign Language: For a Bachelor of Arts degree, students must demonstrate competency in a foreign language (refer to the Academic Policies and Procedures section of this catalog). The Muma College of Business does not approve American Sign Language for the Foreign Language Exit Requirement.
  • Residency: Muma College of Business residency requirements for graduation exceed the minimum requirements established for USF. Students are required to complete satisfactorily at USF Tampa a minimum of 50 percent (30-33 semester hours depending on major) of required business courses, including 12-18 semester hours in the major field. In addition, USF Muma College of Business students must meet residence requirements from the degree granting campus. Normally, independent study and independent research courses do not fulfill this requirement.
  • International Course Requirement: All business students are required to select at least one course that deals with contemporary international topics. Consult with a business advisor for approved courses.
  • Academic Dismissal: Students dismissed more than once from the USF System for academic reasons will not be readmitted to the Muma College of Business - Tampa.

Academic Progression: The Muma College of Business supports the USF degree progression policy. Failure to meet degree progress may result in removal from the college to a program more appropriate to ensure students’ success.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Muma College of Business is based upon availability of faculty and space within each discipline. The Muma College of Business has many upper-level, limited access programs, 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.

  1. Minimum of 60 semester hours of college credit earned. 
  2. 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. For transfer students, please review below the “Transfer Students” admission section.
    • 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: https://www.usf.edu/business/undergraduate/requirements-general.aspx
  3. Completion of the following State Mandated Common 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 X0000, 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 STAX122 (STA X023 and QMB X100 are preferred)
    • *Accounting majors must earn a C not C- in ACG 2021  & ACG 2071  

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.

Students must be admitted to the Muma College of Business at least one term before their anticipated graduation date.

For more information, see the General Requirements at the Muma College of Business website https://www.usf.edu/business/undergraduate/requirements-general.aspx.

Admission Requirements for First Time in College Students:

First time in college students who meet the criteria below are granted direct entry to the Muma College of Business.

•    Admitted for fall entry to USF as a degree seeking student OR
•    Test scores: SAT minimum 1210, Math 570 or ACT 25, Math 25 AND
•    Minimum weighted high school GPA: 3.5

First time in college students who do not meet the criteria above will be classified as pre-business and admitted after meeting the upper level admission requirements.

Early Admissions Program – The Bulls Business Network

Membership in the Bulls Business Network (BBN) is open to first time in college students who have completed a USF application and declared an intent to major in business, and meet the FTIC admission requirements (listed above). These freshmen are admitted directly to the Muma College of Business upon admission to USF (while the majority of students are fully admitted to the business college after two years of general course requirements). BBN members are eligible to live in the Bulls Business Community or the Zimmerman Advertising Program Community, residential programs described in the following section. BBN students have the opportunity to avoid mass lecture classes as smaller sections of core business classes are reserved exclusively for BBN members (availability is limited and determined by academic performance each semester). Students in the BBN may apply for special business scholarships as well as join business student organizations normally restricted only to juniors and seniors. For admission criteria visit https://www.usf.edu/business/undergraduate/bbn/.

Living-Learning Communities - The Bulls Business Community or Zimmerman Advertising Program (ZAP)

Freshmen are encouraged to live on campus for the first year. As part of the Bulls Business Network, students are eligible to apply to the business-themed living learning communities, the Bulls Business Community (BBC) and Zimmerman Advertising Program Community (ZAP). Here, students are offered very different programming opportunities. Two exclusive academic advisors and a graduate assistant aid students as they navigate the university and the college. Dinners with the dean, meetings with CEO’s of various Tampa Bay businesses, improv sessions, study abroad opportunities, company tours and etiquette dinners are just a few of the beyond the books experiences provided to less than 200 business students living on five floors in Endeavor Hall. In addition, all BBC/ZAP students have the opportunity to apply to the Honors Program in Business. For further information about the BBC or ZAP please visit https://www.usf.edu/business/undergraduate/bbc/.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

In addition to general admission requirements, 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. For more information, see https://www.usf.edu/business/undergraduate/requirements-transfer.aspx.

Students who transfer to the USF Muma College of Business must meet one of the following admission guidelines below:

1. Students transferring to USF with 60 or more transferrable credits, and all state mandated prerequisites successfully completed, must have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA.

2. Students transferring to USF with 60 or more transferrable credits, but have not successfully completed all state mandated prerequisites, must have an overall 2.75 GPA.

3. To be fully admitted to the Muma College of Business, transfer students must complete all state mandated prerequisite courses with a grade of C- or better in each course and an overall 2.0 GPA in all seven (7) courses. The courses are:

  • Financial Accounting: ACG X021/ACG X022 (or ACG X001 & ACG X011)
  • Managerial Accounting: ACG X071 (or ACG X301)
  • Computers in Business: CGS X100 (or acceptable substitute)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics: ECO X013
  • Principles of Microeconomics: ECO X023
  • Elementary Calculus: MAC X233 or MAC 2230
  • Statistics: QMB 2100  or STA 2023  

Associate of Arts Transfers

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 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. 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.

Associate of Science Transfers

Florida College System students pursuing an Associate of Science (AS) program in General Business Administration are fully admissible to USF. Please see a business advisor to determine the articulation of 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 General Business Administration may earn a major in only Management. Florida College System students pursuing an Associate of Science (AS) program in any other discipline should contact the BSAS program in the Office of Undergraduate Studies, SVC 2002, (813) 974-4051, for information regarding course transferability and degree articulation.

Degree Requirements (120 credit hours)

Non-Business (54 hrs. minimum)

Enhanced General Education Requirements

  1. Communication/English Composition (ENC 1102  is required) (6 credit hours)
  2. General Education Core Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning (Calculus and Statistics are required) (6 credit hours)
  3. General Education Core Natural Sciences (3 credit hours)
  4. General Education Core Social Sciences (Macroeconomics is required) (3 credit hours)
  5. General Education Core Humanities (3 credit hours)
  6. Human Cultural Diversity (Business Law is required) (3 credit hours)
  7. Information & Data Literacy (CGS 2100  is required) (3 credit hours)
  8. Creative Thinking (Microeconomics is required) (3 credit hours)
  9. Ethical Reasoning & Civic Engagement (3 credit hours)
  10. High Impact Practice (3 credit hours)

Non-Business Requirements for Business Majors

  1. SPC 2608 - Public Speaking  or COM 3110 - Communication For Business and the Professions  
  2. ENC 3250 - Professional Writing  or ENC 3310 - Expository Writing  or equivalent. It is recommended that transfer students take ENC 3250  or ENC 3310  their first semester at USF.

Additional elective credits

Students may or may not need to take additional hours to meet the minimum of 54 non-business credits (See “Electives” heading below for a suggested course)

Students must satisfy the State Civic Literacy Requirement - See advisor for more information.

Business (63-66 hrs. minimum):

  1. Foundation Courses in Business - Required - a minimum grade of C- in each foundation course with an overall 2.0 GPA (36 credit hours):
  2. Major Requirements (21-24 credit hours)
  3. Required Business Electives (3 credit hours):
    CGS 2100 - Computers in Business  

ELECTIVES IN BUSINESS OR NON-BUSINESS

Sufficient elective courses to reach a minimum of 120 hours (ranges from 0-3 credit hours if above requirements are met) Minimum total hours 120.

Grading Requirements

Courses are not available for audit. All courses in the major or minor field and all foundation coursework in business must be taken on a graded basis. S/U grading is available for Finance and Accounting internship courses only.

D/F Policy

All students entering USF for the first time in Fall 2017 or later, who subsequently earn three (3) D and/or F grades in any or any combination of the following courses at USF will be required to change their major to a major more appropriate to their goals and academic performance and to a major not conferred by the Muma College of Business. The courses are: ACG 2021 , ACG 2071 , CGS 2100 , ECO 2013 ECO 2023 , MAC 2233  (or equivalent), and QMB 2100  (or equivalent).

Other Requirements

Computer Requirement: All students entering the Muma College of Business are required to have a laptop computer that they can use in their classes and labs. The laptop computer must be capable of connecting to the internet wirelessly and accessing software applications through a central server.

Baccalaureate-Level Degree Programs

Following are the undergraduate academic programs offered by the Muma College of Business:

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Option

  • Advertising

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

  • Global Business

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics and Information Systems
  • Finance
  • General Business Studies
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Personal Finance

Concurrent Degrees

Business Analytics and Information Systems with a concentration in Healthcare Business and Biomedical Sciences

The dual-degree program in Biomedical Sciences (BMS) and Business Analytics and Information Systems (BAIS), with a concentration in Healthcare Business (HCBC) meets the needs of the marketplace for medical professionals who are well versed in the use of information technology. Combining a Business degree with a focus in analytics with a traditional Pre-Med Biomedical Science degree gives students the skills needed to manage a private practice or medical research program that involves data analytical skills.

While MBA programs are very popular among physicians, there are few programs in the country that allow prospective physicians the opportunity to obtain business knowledge before starting

INITIAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Admission to the Muma College of Business as a first-year student
  • 3.8 weighted high school GPA, as calculated by USF’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions
  • SAT score of at least 1300, which is based off the new SAT, with minimum 600 math OR ACT score of at least 27
  • Declared intent to obtain dual degrees in these programs

CONTINUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • At the end of the first summer semester, students must attain both an overall and science/math grade point average GPA of at least 3.60, without the use of grade forgiveness. If students transfer in a GPA, the overall and science/math GPAs from all coursework completed at USF must also be 3.60 or higher.
  • First-year science requirements must be completed by the summer of the first year.
  • Students who do not meet progression requirements must exit the dual-degree program and will be directed to academic advising in the appropriate discipline.
  • Students should plan to meet with a Health Professions advisor and Business advisor each semester to confirm accuracy and receive individual recommendations. For more information, see https://www.usf.edu/business/undergraduate/bais/.
  • Students are responsible for verifying that the courses indicated above meet the requirements of their specific programs of interest.
  • In addition to meeting with a Health Professions Advisor, students should meet with their Academic Advisor (for their major) each semester to ensure they are also meeting graduation requirements.

Accelerated Programs

B.S. Advertising/M.S. Advertising
https://www.usf.edu/zap/programs/masters.aspx  

A 4+1 exists between the Muma College of Business BS in ADV and the Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications. Students can complete the MS program in one year.  

Honors Programs

The Business Honors Program at the University of South Florida is one of the most prestigious programs established to inspire passion and nurture exemplary potential in students. Our program blends rigorous coursework and research activities with special residential, service, international, and applied learning opportunities found inside and outside of the classroom. The Business Honors Program brings together distinct features which include:

  • Small classes that enhance learning
  • Study abroad program geared toward understanding the global business environment
  • Summer internship opportunities with top-rated business companies
  • Comprehensive study in research and computational methods
  • Research opportunities associated with your Honors thesis
  • Corporate mentoring with industry leaders
  • Personalized advising

For more information, see https://www.usf.edu/business/undergraduate/honors/program.aspx.

Minors

Accounting (For Business Majors Only)
https://www.usf.edu/business/undergraduate/accounting/minor.aspx

Students majoring in business may minor in accounting.

Business Analytics and Information Systems (For Business Majors Only)
https://www.usf.edu/business/undergraduate/BAis/minor.aspx

Students majoring in Business may minor in Business Analytics and Information Systems.

Entrepreneurship (Two options: For Non-Business and Non-Industrial Engineering Majors Only and For Business and Industrial Engineering Majors Only)
https://www.usf.edu/entrepreneurship/programs/undergraduate/

Whether students would like to increase their entrepreneurial business skills, pursue their own business ideas, or learn ways to bring innovation into existing positions and businesses, an entrepreneurship minor teaches valuable skills. Minors available for Business and Non-Business Majors.

Finance (For Business Majors Only)
https://www.usf.edu/business/undergraduate/finance/minor.aspx

Students majoring in business may minor in finance

Management (For Business Majors Only)
https://www.usf.edu/business/undergraduate/management/minor.aspx

Students majoring in business may minor in management.

Marketing (For Business Majors Only)
https://www.usf.edu/business/undergraduate/marketing/minor.aspx

Students majoring in business may minor in marketing.

Concentrations

A concentration is any organized set of courses that is offered as part of a major and enhances or complements the degree program to be awarded in a manner that leads to specific educational or occupational goals, and/or from different disciplines that provide an interdisciplinary focus.

BUSINESS ANALYTICS AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS

FINANCE

GLOBAL BUSINESS

MANAGEMENT

MARKETING

Certificates

Business Analytics and Information Sciences
https://www.usf.edu/business/undergraduate/bais/certificate.aspx

This certificate is designed exclusively for non-business majors. Perfect for students majoring in mass communications, criminology, psychology, international studies, social work, public health, history, philosophy, languages, political science or computer science (or similar majors), this program provides the information systems and business analytics knowledge - without having to pursue a business minor.

Sales
https://www.usf.edu/business/undergraduate/marketing/certificate-sales.aspx

USF’s Sales Certificate is designed for non-business majors. The Sales Certificate is ideal for students in STEM disciplines such as engineering, computer science, or biomedical studies. The key benefit from this specialized area of study is attaining advanced professional sales instruction. This development of skills and knowledge is critical for professionals to be successful in sales or business careers.

General Business
https://www.usf.edu/business/undergraduate/general/index.aspx

This certificate is designed exclusively for non-business majors. Perfect for students majoring in mass communications, criminology, psychology, international studies, social work, public health, history, philosophy, or political science (or similar majors), this program provides the business knowledge that will help students in these and other disciplines land a job where they can apply their skills in a corporate setting. 

Undergraduate Advising Information

The Undergraduate Advising Office assists business students with academic advising, course permitting, and registration. The office also spearheads undergraduate initiatives such as the Bulls Business Network, Bulls Business Community, Business Honors Program, and Zimmerman Advertising Program.

Services:

  • Orientation for freshmen and transfer students.
  • Academic advising and program information for pre-business and fully admitted students who have applied to the Muma College of Business and declared business as their intended major.
  • Evaluation of undergraduate transcripts for all declared and admitted business transfer students.
  • Assist students with their degree progression, retention, and timely graduation.
  • Certification of graduation.

Location: BSN 2102
(813) 974-4290 or schedule an advising appointment online at https://www.usf.edu/business/undergraduate/advising/appointments.aspx.

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:00am-.6:00pm
Friday 8:00am- 4:00pm. (Friday is reserved for walk-in’s only).
Please refer to website for most current office hours and advising availability information: https://www.usf.edu/business/undergraduate/advising/

For questions email bsnadvising@usf.edu.
Be sure to include your name, U#, and contact information with your question.

Collier Student Success Center
Located in BSN 2101
(813) 974-8155
https://www.usf.edu/business/student-success/
The Collier Student Success Center includes the Undergraduate Advising Office, Corporate Mentor Program, Muma Study Abroad Initiatives, Office of Employer Relations, and Business Communication Center. The Collier Student Success Center assists business students with academic advising, global experiences, building resumes, career planning, professional development opportunities and corporate networking events designed to enhance readiness at graduation.

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Information Systems Decision Sciences Department

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Marketing Department

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