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    Xavier University
   
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Williams College of Business


The mission of the Williams College of Business is to educate students of business enabling them to improve organizations and society, consistent with the Jesuit tradition.

The Williams College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International).

Degrees, Programs and Block Schedules

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) is offered with 9 different majors, at the undergraduate level. Offered at the graduate level are a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with 7 different concentrations, a full time day Emerging Leaders MBA and an Executive MBA program, as well as a Master of Science in Accountancy and a Master of Science in Customer Analytics.

Also offered at the undergraduate level are an Associate of Business Administration degree, a minor in Business, a minor in Advanced Technology, a minor in Economics, a minor in Entrepreneurship, a minor in Information Technology, a minor in International Business, and a minor in Strategic Human Resource Management.

Both undergraduate and graduate students in the Williams College of Business also have the opportunity to participate in an Internship Program and/or study abroad.


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, B.S.B.A.


Business students in the University Scholars program may also elect to participate in the Business Scholars Program. The program provides advanced coursework in economics, finance, management and business law.

Like the University Scholars program, students take specific classes - designated as “honors” sections-in the business curriculum. The classes fulfill classes required of all business majors.  Honors courses are smaller in size and focus more attention on in-depth analysis, critical thinking, discussion and writing. Business scholars follow the same curriculum guidelines as all other University Scholars.

Beyond that, business scholars must take four business courses at honors level. Many of the business honors sections will also serve as Honors Seminars, another requirement in the University Scholars program.

The BSBA degree program consists of:


Undergraduate core curriculum:


48-63 Credit Hours dependent on courses taken, including

Major Requirements:


18-21 hours are required.

Electives:


  • 3 hours of business courses. (i.e. 300-499 numbered courses in business, beyond the Business Core and the Major courses).
  • 3 hours general electives (except for majors that require 21 hours).

Note(s):


  • At least half of the credit hours must be taken at Xavier.
  • A minimum 2.000 GPA must be achieved for the courses taken within the major.
  • Business course credit received ten or more years ago will not be accepted as transfer credit or readmit credit toward current requirements.

TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120 Semester Hours



The Pre-Business Core


The Pre-Business Core is designed to ensure students have the quantitative skills necessary to be successful in the upper- and major-level courses in business. Undergraduate students are eligible to declare business-undecided or any specific business major at any time. However, students will be coded as “provisional status” until they have completed the Business Pre-Core requirements. Once students have completed the Pre-Business Core, the “provisional status” will be lifted and students may proceed to take major-level courses in their intended field of study.

Regardless of “provisional status”, all business students will have access to faculty advisors in their major; they will be encouraged to follow the block scheduled sequence of classes; they will be invited to club activities and will participate in all career development activities provided by the college.

Note(s):


  • Achieve a 2.500 combined grade point average in these courses.
  • Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours toward degree requirements.
  • Achieve an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.500.

University Scholars and Business Scholars Program


Business students in the University Scholars program may also elect to participate in the Business Scholars Program. The program provides advanced coursework in economics, finance, management and business law.

Like the University Scholars program, students take specific classes - designated as “honors” sections-in the business curriculum. The classes fulfill classes required of all business majors. Honors courses are smaller in size and focus more attention on in-depth analysis, critical thinking, discussion and writing. Business scholars follow the same curriculum guidelines as all other University Scholars.

Beyond that, business scholars must take four business courses at honors level. Many of the business honors sections will also serve as Honors Seminars, another requirement in the University Scholars program.

Requirements for Business Scholars Program


Students must complete all University Scholars requirements, plus:

  1. Micro- or Macroeconomic Principles (ECON 200  and/or ECON 201 ) at honors level.
  2. Managerial Behavior (MGMT 300 ) at honors level (seminar course).
  3. Business Finance (FINC 300 ) at honors level (seminar course).
  4. Legal Environment (BLAW 300 ) at honors level (seminar course and E/RS Focus Elective).

Business Scholars/University Scholars Program


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Senior Year


First Semester


Total (15)

Second Semester


Total (15)

Scheduling Notes:


  • Consult the “Undergraduate Core Curriculum ” requirements of the Catalog or website.
  • * Scholars must take one history course at honors level. Scholars must also take either ECON 200  or ECON 201  at honors level.
    • Beyond THEO 111  and PHIL 100 , scholars must also take one course in either area at honors level.
    • Student must take either STAT 210  or second science elective at honors or major level.
  • ** Students must demonstrate intermediate foreign/second language proficiency (202 level or above).
  • *** BLAW 300 at honors level also fulfills E/RS Focus Elective requirement.
  • **** Students must complete a studio or performance course for the fine arts elective.
  • EPU SHRM 200  fulfills the Cultural Diversity Elective. (Business scholars need not take an additional E Pluribus Unum course).
  • SEM Possible Seminar Elective. Students must complete a minimum of three seminars.
     
Freshman Year 31 hours
Sophomore Year 30 hours
Junior Year 33 hours
Senior Year 30 hours
Total Hours 124 credit hours

 

The Business Profession Program (BPP)

The Business Profession Program is a non-credit program for business students at Xavier. The program provides students with career education and professional training to help them more smoothly transition into their business career. The program is required for all business students and supplements their academic studies.

Business students will attend workshops and events each semester on topics such as career assessment and selection, resume writing, interviewing, time management, professional etiquette, networking and others. Students will also have the  opportunity to meet with business executives to discuss their career goals.

Internship Program

The Williams College of Business offers Internship opportunities to qualified students. Cooperative Education is a structured educational program which integrates classroom learning and practical experience. Work experiences relate to students’  majors and allow them to develop their professional as well as academic skills. Internship opportunities are employer paid and involve faculty participation and evaluation. Students registered for any Internship class will be considered full-time status. Interested students should contact the Coordinator of Internship Programs, The Williams College of Business, 1002 Francis Xavier Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45207-1221, 513 745-4869, for further details or to apply for the program.

Internship eligibility requirements:

  • Have 55 or more earned credit hours; junior status.*
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.750 with no repeated course in the major below a “C”.*
  • Have a formally declared business major or minor.
  • Have successfully completed MGMT 301, Managerial Communications, with a “C” or better or have attended the WCB Business Professions Program’s “Resume Workshop” and “Interviewing Workshop.”

* May be waived in certain circumstances, consult the internship director.

Williams College of Business Centers

Center for International Business

The Center for International Business builds international relationships with multi-national corporations and educational institutions that will allow for unique opportunities for WCB students and faculty.

The CIB provides expertise and resources to facilitate the offering of innovative and specialized international business study programs and internship opportunities that enhance our students’ academic and professional development.

The programs are designed to equip our students with a global mindset, cultural sensitivity, and real-world problem solving capabilities that would help them become valuable assets to the organizations that they would serve upon graduation.

Cintas Institute for Business Ethics

The Cintas Institute for Business Ethics focuses on helping students and other Xavier stakeholders recognize and deal with ethical and values-related issues in the workplace. To that end, the Institute sponsors ethics-related programs, workshops and fellowships.  It facilitates graduate and undergraduate students, and other stakeholders such as the business community, to have increased moral courage to “do the hard right, as opposed to the easy wrong.”  The Institute also helps faculty members increase their exposure and confidence in the areas of business ethics and social responsibility, and serves as a resource for business and community stakeholders. 

The Sedler Family Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Sedler Center develops entrepreneurial leaders who seek opportunities, act resourcefully, think creatively and lead ethically to make a difference in their organizations in the world.

Xavier Leadership Center (XLC)

The Xavier Leadership Center combines Xavier faculty experts with experienced business professionals - executives, practitioners, teachers, thinkers and researchers, to create a unique team of experts who delivers public and customized development programs to professionals in the workplace.

These programs provide the skills needed to succeed, as well as invaluable consulting and coaching services, to organizations looking to take their business to the next level. In addition to gaining knowledge and skills, XLC offers industry recognized certificates programs and has partnered with the Williams College of Business to offer graduate certificate programs to organizations privately. 

 

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