CoB Curriculum Priorities Integrated approach to learning Interpersonal skills –Team skills –Leadership skills –Change orientation –Presentation skills Technical skills Analytical skills Experiential learning/internships A commitment to life-long learning
The CoB Brand MQ = Higher probability of success MQ = A combination of –technical skills + –organizational fit + –faster productivity + –return on investment
The CoB Brand Why Employers Love Our Graduates Fit Into the Organization –Adaptability –Agility –Attitude, non entitlement mentality –Lower turnover –Listening/Communicating Fast or faster productivity –Doing productive work, better performance –Team work –Listening/Communicating Return on Investment –All of the above
The CoB Brand Skills We Help Students Develop JMU CoB “Interpersonal Success Skills” Emotional Intelligence Skills Interpersonal Communications Skills Problem Solving, Decision Making, Judgment Skills Team Skills Learning Agility—the ability to learn, then apply that learning to varying situations.
The Path To Your Success Lower-level BBA core courses Progressing to the sophomore business courses Gaining admission to the CoB & COB 300 Selecting & completing a Major
Sophomore Progression Standards To Enroll in Sophomore Business Courses Must complete 5 of 6 BBA core courses –COB 191 (Statistics) –COB 204 (Computer Information Systems) –COB 218 (Legal Environment of Business) –ECON 201 (Micro-Economics) –GECON 200 (Macro-Economics) –MATH 205 (Calculus) Must have at least a 2.500 JMU GPA
What If You Fall Short? GPA Between 2.400 and 2.499 - Have summer to reach 2.500 GPA Below 2.400 –Will be directed to Career and Academic Planning to select another major
To Be Considered for Admission to the CoB & COB 300 Minimum 2.800 JMU GPA Completion of remaining BBA core courses (10 courses in all) No more than 2 Ds, Fs, WFs, or combination of Ds, Fs, and WFs Have completed 56 – 70 credit hours when beginning COB 300
Admission to the CoB is SELECTIVE Application occurs at the end of the sophomore year Some majors may impose higher standards
CoB Majors Accounting Computer Information Systems Economics Finance Quantitative Finance Hospitality & Tourism Management International Business Management Marketing
Top Employers (a few) –Accenture –Bank of America –BearingPoint –Capital One –Deloitte –Eli Lilly & Co. –Enterprise –Ernst & Young –Freddie Mac –Gannett Co./USA Today –Hecht’s –Hyatt –IBM Consulting Svcs. –Kohl’s –KPMG –Liz Claiborne, Inc. –Lockheed Martin –Marriott –Morgan Stanley –NVR, Inc. Homes –PricewaterhouseCoopers –Standard & Poors –Target –T. Rowe Price –Wachovia Securities –Walt Disney World
Things You Can Do Now Begin putting together a resume Register with Career Services Start thinking about internships
CoB Freshman Scholarships $2,000 Declared CoB major Application due 7/21/08 Handout in lobby or http://www.jmu.edu/cob/Students.shtml http://www.jmu.edu/cob/Students.shtml
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