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Joseph M. Bryan
School of Business and Economics

401 Bryan Building

James K. Weeks, Professor and Dean of the School
Donald L. McCrickard, Associate Professor and Associate Dean
Pamela R. Cash, Director of Student Services


Mission Statement
The mission of the Bryan School is to prepare students to perform successfully as business professionals in the global economy and to enhance the practice of managed organizations through high quality teaching, research, and professional service. The Bryan School of Business and Economics is organized into four academic departments, each of which offers a program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. The Department of Economics also offers a liberal-arts-oriented program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Departments
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Information Systems and Operations Management
The School's Office of Student Services provides academic advising which supplements and complements faculty advising. The Director of the Center, with a professional staff, coordinates orientation, registration for the School and administers admission and retention of majors in the School. The School's Internship Program integrates academic study with career-related work for eligible juniors majoring in the Bryan School. A variety of internship plans are available to meet students' needs. In addition, the School supports one professional center and two professional offices. The Center for Global Business Education and Research promotes international business competency and literacy among students, fosters and disseminates research on global business issues, and creates outreach programs for the Triad business community. The Office of Professional Development Programs designs and provides the Program for Management Development and a variety of other high value management development programs and custom services designed to meet the specific needs of clients. The Office of Business and Economic Research conducts sponsored research of regional, national, and international interest.

Accreditation
Undergraduate and graduate programs offered by the Bryan School of Business and Economics are accredited by AACSB, The International Association for Management Education, and in the case of programs leading to certification to teach, by the National Council of Accreditation in Teacher Education and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Scope Programs within the Bryan School of Business and Economics prepare students for careers in business, teaching, and government, or for graduate study. These programs combine the essentials of a professional education and the breadth of general education. A minimum of 50 percent of the degree program requirements must be taken in general education and liberal arts studies outside the School. In a 122-semester-hour degree program, at least 61 hours must be taken outside the Bryan School of Business and Economics. In addition, at least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the degree must be earned at UNCG. The essential components of a professional education in business and economics (Bachelor of Science degrees) include a common body of knowledge for breadth and opportunities for advanced work for depth in the various business and economics disciplines.

The common body of knowledge requirements for Bachelor of Science majors within the Bryan School of Business and Economics include: ACC 201, 202; ECO 201, 202, 250, 300; FIN 315; ISM 110, 280, 360; and MGT 301, 309, 312, 330, 491; MKT 320. Noncredit courses, workshops, and special lectures and seminars by distinguished persons of national prominence promote continuing education for a diverse public. Collaboration with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (located in Greensboro) permits UNCG students to take courses not offered on the home campus - for example, Agricultural Economics or Agribusiness.

Enrollment in Bryan School Courses
Enrollment in Bryan School courses requires a minimum GPA of 2.00 on UNCG coursework, regardless of the student's major or minor. This includes all courses offered under the following prefixes: ACC, BME, BUS, ECO, FIN, ISM, MKT, and MGT. Courses numbered 300 and above may have additional enrollment restrictions that are outlined in the course description for each course.

Requirements for Majoring or Minoring in Bryan School Programs
Students pursuing a major or minor in the Bryan School of business and Economics must have a grade point average no less than a 2.00 on UNCG coursework. Majors in Information Systems and Operations Management and International Business Studies must have a 2.50 on UNCG coursework. Requests to major in one of the Bryan School's programs can be made in the Office of Student Services, 232 Bryan Building. After being accepted as majors in the Bryan School, students must then work toward admission to a specific program of study.

Criteria for Admission to Programs of Study in the Bryan School of Business and Economics

The following are minimum requirements for programs of study in the Bryan School. Individual programs may have additional requirements.
  • BS programs:
ACC 201, 202; ECO 201, 202, 250; ISM 110; and MAT 120 or 191
  • Economics BA program:
ECO 201, 202, 250; ISM 110; and MAT 120 or 191
  • Business Minor program:
ACC 201 and ECO 201 Students should plan to complete the pre-admission courses by the end of the sophomore year, or as soon as possible thereafter. Admission to a program of study may be denied in cases where additional enrollments would threaten the academic quality of classes or programs.

Criteria for Continuing in the Bryan School of Business and Economics

Students who have been admitted to the Bryan School of Business and Economics must be in good academic standing at UNCG, must maintain at least the GPA required for program admission, and must meet the continuation requirements of their programs of study.

Transfers
Since most of the courses in the major are taken during the junior and senior years, transfer students often complete their programs without extending their total stay beyond the usual four years. As a general guide, courses taught mainly to freshmen and sophomores here will usually, but not always, be accepted in transfer from accredited two-year colleges. Courses numbered 300 and above generally will not be accepted in transfer credit from two-year institutions. In order to allow timely completion of the pre-admission courses, transfer students are encouraged to complete MAT 120 or 191, Calculus, prior to transferring.

Second Baccalaureate Degrees
Students pursuing a second bachelor's degree must meet all requirements within the Bryan School. A minimum of 50% of the Bryan School and departmental requirements must be completed at UNCG. The Bryan School cannot, at this time, accommodate persons who seek only to complete a series of courses in one field (such as Accounting or Information Systems).

Suggested Academic Workload Guidelines
The faculty of the Bryan School of Business and Economics recognizes that many Bryan School students hold jobs to support college expenses. The faculty wishes to emphasize that academic excellence and scholastic achievement usually require a significant investment of time in study, research, and out-of-class projects. To provide guidance to students in planning their academic and work schedules, the faculty of the Bryan School have endorsed the following recommendations:
  1. In general, students should plan to devote between 2-3 hours outside of class for each hour in class. Thus, students with a 15-hour course load should schedule between 30-45 hours weekly for completing outside-of-class reading, study, and homework assignments.
  2. Students who are employed more than 5-10 hours each week should consider reducing their course loads (credit hours), depending upon their study habits, learning abilities and course work requirements.
Scholarships and Fellowships Procedures and requirements for applying for undergraduate scholarships are described in Expenses, Payments, Refunds, and Financial Aid.  


Business Minor

AOS Code: U398

Required: minimum of 21 semester hours

The Business Minor, consisting of 21 semester hours, is available for majors outside the Bryan School of Business and Economics who are in good standing in the University. The minor complements a variety of professional, and arts and sciences fields. To earn a Business Minor, a student must meet the following requirements in the order listed:
  1. Complete ACC 201 or 202 and ECO 101 or 201 with a grade of C- or better.
  2. Apply for admission to the minor program in the Bryan School Advising and Internship Center, Room 232, Bryan Building. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 is required.
  3. Consult with an advisor in the Bryan School Student Services Office to select 15 semester hours of electives.
A grade of C- or better must be achieved in each course utilized for the minor. Admission to the minor may be denied in cases where additional enrollments would threaten the academic quality of classes or programs.

Honors Program
The Bryan School supports and encourages students to participate in the University Honors Program. Details regarding participation in the program are included in each departmental section.

 Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics
Undergraduate Areas of Study

 Dept

Degrees

Majors/Minors

Hours Required

Areas of Study & AOS Codes

Licensure

Accounting

BS
Accounting
122
Accounting U301 x

Business Administration

BS
Business Administration
122
Human Resources U326  
 
 BS
 Business Administration
 122
Marketing U327  
 
 BS
 Business Administration
 122
Small Business U328  
 
 BS
 Business Administration
 122
Business Studies U331  
 
BS
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
122
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate U316  

Economics

BA
Economics
122
Economics U305  
 
 BA
 Economics
 122
Economics U309
 Social Studies
 
 BS
Economics
122
Economics U307  
 
  BS
 Economics
 122
Economics U311
Social Studies
 
  BS
 Economics
 122
Financial Economics U329  

Information Systems & Operations Management

BS
Information Systems & Operations Management
122
Information Systems U313
 
 
 BS
 Information Systems & Operations Management
 122
Operations & Systems Mgt U330  

Interdepartmental

-
Business minor
21
Business U398  

Interdepartmental

BS
International Business
122
International Business U830 x
 
 
 
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