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1 Welcome to Orientation 2014: Navigating the Academic Environment

2  College of Business Information  Campus Resources  Degree Requirements  Advising and Registration  Academic Policies


4  Accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business  International Headquarters of The Society for the Advancement of Management  The home of the Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center (“Business Incubator”)

5 Accounting, Business Law & Finance Decision Sciences & Economics Management & Marketing

6 ◦ Bachelor of Business Admin. (BBA) ◦ Master of Business Admin. (MBA) ◦ Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

7 ◦ Accounting (ACCT) ◦ Economics (ECON) ◦ Finance (FINA) ◦ General Business (BUSI) ◦ Management (MGMT)  General Management Emphasis  Human Resource Management Emphasis  Health Care Emphasis ◦ Management Information Systems (MISY) ◦ Marketing (MKTG)

8 Accounting  Organizes, summarizes and interprets financial information within companies and organizations.  Versatile major  Leads to CPA and other certifications  Potential jobs in Accounting include Public Accountant, Tax Accountant, FBI Agent, Credit Manager, Controller  Texas Entry Level Salary: $37,200 - $55,200 Source:

9 Economics  Economics studies how individuals allocate, produce and distribute scarce resources.  Versatile major  Consider graduate degree for top level positions  Potential jobs in Economics include Financial Analyst, Government Administrator, Investment Banker, Market Analyst, Property Manager, Teacher  Texas Entry Level Salary: $40,700 - $60,800 Source:

10 Finance  Finance considers how businesses raise, spend and invest capital; how individual and firms allocate their resources among varying investment alternatives; and how financial markets function.  Potential jobs in Finance include Bond Broker, Retail Financial Services, Consultant, Portfolio Management, Venture Capitalist  Texas Entry Level Salary:$45,100 - $75,600 Source:

11 General Business/Management  Management is the process of “getting work done through people.” (AMA)  Management includes activities such as planning, organizing, leading and controlling.  Potential jobs in Gen. Bus./Management include Employee Relations Manager, General Manager, Management Consultant, Human Resources Director and Entrepreneur  Texas Entry Level Salary: $37,100 - $61,100 Source:

12 Management Information Systems  Management Information Systems majors focus on the design, implementation and maintenance of computer systems.  Use computer technology to solve business problems.  Potential jobs in MIS include Information Systems Manager, Network Specialist, Database Manager, Systems Development Manager  Texas Entry Level Salary: $40,500 - $74,000 Source:

13 Marketing  Marketing is the process of planning and executing the conception, pricing, promotion, and distribution of ideas, goods, and services to create exchanges that satisfy individual and organizational objectives.  Potential jobs in Marketing include Marketing Communications, Logistic Strategist, Product and Price Management, Sales Manager, Marketing Consultant  Texas Entry Level Salary: $27,300 - $46,900 Source:

14  Accounting  Business Administration (for non-majors)  Economics  Entrepreneurship  Human Resource Management  International Business  Management  Management Information Systems  Marketing  Personal Financial Planning


16  Academic Advising  Academic Testing  Academic Calendar  Bell Library  Campus Activities Board (CAB)  Career Services  CASA  Disability Services  Financial Assistance  Housing  Hurricane Evacuation Plan  IADAPT & I-CARE  International Programs  Recreational Sports  SandDollar ID Card  Scholarships  Student Handbook  Student Organizations-UCSO  University Counseling Center  University Police Department (UPD)  Veterans Affairs  Writing Center Log on for more student resources:

17 ◦ Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) ◦ Beta Gamma Sigma (Honor Society) ◦ Delta Sigma Pi ( ΔΣΠ) ◦ The Executives Club ◦ Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM) ◦ Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) ◦ Student Accounting Society (SAS) ◦ Student Economics Association (SEA) ◦ Student Finance Association (SFA) ◦ American Marketing Association (AMA)

18  S.A.I.L. -  Islander -  Blackboard –  Degree Planner - https://degreeplanner.tamucc.edu

19  For students that want more out of their degree and don’t mind a challenge  Requires 13 additional course hours*  Regular admission deadline is October 15 th  If you have applied or are interested in applying, wait to take the following classes: Public Speaking, Micro/Macro Economics and Professional Ethics  FMI: or visit us at Passport to the Island *Depending on major


21 ◦ University Core Curriculum (45 hours) ◦ Business Core Curriculum (45 hours) ◦ Business Major (24 hours) ◦ Electives (business/non-business) (6 hours)  Total hours for the degree = 120* * Freshman seminars (UCCP) and science labs may add 2 – 4 hours.

22  ENGL1301  ENGL1302  HIST1301 or juniors HIST3331  HIST1302 or juniors HIST3331  POLS2305  POLS2306  Natural Sciences (Select 2) ◦ List in the catalog  Math (Select 1, per degree plan) ◦ List in catalog  COMM1315  ECON2301 or ECON 2302  Social Science (Select 1) ◦ PSYC2301, SOCI1301  Literature (Select 1) ◦ List in the catalog  Fine Arts (Select 1) ◦ List in the catalog  PHIL3340 (junior level) NOT CORE BUT REQUIRED: Foreign Language Competency Computer Competency

23 ◦ ACCT 2301Financial Accounting ◦ ACCT 2302 Managerial Accounting ◦ ECON 2302 Microeconomics ◦ MATH 1325 Business Calculus** ◦ MISY 2305 Computer Applications in Business ◦ BLAW 3310 Legal Environment of Business ◦ FINA 3310 Financial Management ◦ MGMT 3312 Behavior in Organizations) ◦ MGMT 3315 Communication in Business ◦ MISY 3310 Management Info. Systems Concepts ◦ MKTG 3310 Principles of Marketing ◦ ORMS 3310 Data Analysis & Statistics ◦ BUSI 4310 International Business* ◦ OPSY 4314 Operations Management ◦ MGMT 4388 Administrative Policy & Strategy * Some business majors may require a specific international course in their discipline. **Calculus I (MATH 2413) may be substituted for MATH 1325.



26  “In collaboration with other University entities, the purpose of academic advising at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is to assist students in developing meaningful educational plans and career goals in a process that promotes students in becoming engaged self-directed learners, and effective decision makers.”

27  1. Establish a positive ongoing relationship with shared responsibility.  2. Provide accurate and timely information and interpret university, core curriculum, and major requirements.  3. Assist students in considering and developing an educational plan consistent with their goals.  4. Evaluate and monitor student academic progress towards program completion.  5. Promote student growth and development and success grounded in teaching and learning.  6. Work in partnership with campus community to promote a culture of student success.  7. Empower students to be accountable for their decisions.  8. Assess student learning as a result of academic advising.

28 ◦ Alberto Royo, Senior Academic Advisor (A – Go) ◦ Liz Palacios, Academic Advisor (Gp – Ob) ◦ Katharine Fischer, Academic Advisor (Oc – Z) College of Business Advising Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Call for an appointment: (361) Walk-ins from 8:30–11:30 AM on Fridays Location: OCNR 120

29 ◦ Course registration  Please note COB freshman must see an advisor for their first year to register or make changes to schedule. ◦ Major selection ◦ Internships ◦ Referrals to faculty mentors, Career Services, campus departments and University services. ◦ Scholarships ◦ Study abroad

30  By signing this form, it allows university officials to converse with your parents/guardians. FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974) A federal law intended to protect the privacy of education records, to establish the rights of students to inspect and review their education records and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading information through informal or formal hearings.

31 ◦ Select a Learning Community (triad/tetrad) 7 – 10 hours* ◦ Select 6 hours (at least two courses) from below:  University Core  Business Core  Business Elective (BUSI1310 or FINA 1307) Total hours = 13 – 16 hours** ** Students who have already earned college credit hours will need to consult an academic advisor for other courses. NOTE: we will place a registration hold to first time freshmen students with less than 24 hours. These students must see an advisor to make any changes to their schedule or to register in future semesters.

32  Sample Triad ◦ UCCP1101 ◦ ENGL1301 ◦ HIST 1301  Sample ◦ BIOL1406 ◦ CHEM1411 ◦ ENGL1301 ◦ UCCP1101  Students are linked.  Curriculum is linked.  Seminar leader is familiar with the course expectations.

33  1st Number is the level: ◦ 1000 freshman ◦ 2000 sophomore ◦ 3000 junior ◦ 4000 senior  Semester Hours (12 semester hours is full-time) ◦ 2nd number is usually semester hours - ENGL semester hours Triad Example: UCCP1101 (1 hour) ENGL1301 (3 hours) ECON 2301(3 hours) Sub-Total: 7 hours Core: MUSI 1306 (3 hours) Core: CHEM1305 (3 hours) Total: 13 hours

34  Transfer of AP, Dual Credit, Community College, etc. do not repeat courses in the learning community. However, must have official records on file at the Office of Admissions and Records.  First-Year Seminar ◦ 0-11 semester hours need UCCP1101/UCCP1102 ◦ semester hours need UCCP1101 or UCCP1102 ◦ 24+ semester hours you do not need a freshman seminar


36  Important Information such as: ◦ Course descriptions and pre-requisites ◦ College programs including majors and minors ◦ Academic standing – Dean’s List, Probation, Suspension, Graduating with Honors ◦ Procedure for dropping course(s) – please be aware there are consequences of dropping such as jeopardizing financial aid, scholarship, athletic eligibility, three-peat policy, six-drop course limit, and missing prerequisites ◦ Repetition of a course policy ◦

37  Grade Point Average (GPA) for Graduation ◦ 2.0 for all credit course work completed at TAMUCC. ◦ 2.0 for all business courses. ◦ 2.0 in courses in their designated major.  Two Ds Rule: Effective fall 2012, no more than two Ds earned after fall 2007 are accepted toward graduation by business majors in business core classes, courses taken in their business major, and business elective courses.

38  Community/junior College Transfers ◦ Must seek approval of academic advisor if taking courses at another institution. ◦ Business courses must transfer with a grade of “C” or better. ◦ At least 50% of the business hours required must be taken at TAMUCC. ◦ Courses cannot be used to satisfy upper-division requirements except for BLAW 3310 and ORMS ◦ Consult academic advisor for specific information and course equivalency guide.

39  Student Code of Ethics ◦ Business students are required to abide by the COB Code of Ethics. For more information visit: ◦ Business students must also complete BUSI COB Student Code of Ethics and Plagiarism, a non-credit Blackboard course which is a prerequisite for upper- division courses.

40  Major Field Test (MFT) ◦ Integral part of the COB’s Assurance of Learning program. ◦ National standardized multiple-choice test developed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). ◦ Administered to senior business students at many AACSB International institutions in the U.S. ◦ Measures basic knowledge of and understanding of key concepts, theories and analytical methods in the functional areas of business.


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