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  Sep 24, 2017
 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Life Sciences for Business, B.S./M.B.A.


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The Life Sciences for Business program is a dual-degree program in which students earn a Bachelor of Science in the first four years and enter the Master of Business Administration program in the fifth year.  It is designed to prepare students for leadership in the Biotech industry.

Requirements for the BS in Life Sciences for Business:


Core Curriculum Requirements


Students must complete the Undergraduate Core Curriculum  requirements.  Specific courses that must be taken to satisfy the core curriculum requirements include the following:

Biology Requirements:


15 hours of Biology electives


  • At least 15 credit hours from biology electives (BIOL 210 General Botany or above) including at least one lecture/laboratory combination from: BIOL 230/231   Genetics (4) or BIOL 410/411 Human Physiology   (5) or BIOL 450/451 General Microbiology (5, S)

Note:


A 2.0 cumulative grade-point average must be attained in all hours of the major.

TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120 Semester Hours


Life Sciences for Business, B.S./M.B.A. Suggested Block Schedule


First Year


First Semester


  • BIOL 160 - General Biology I
  • BIOL 161 - General Biology I Lab
  • CHEM 160 - General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I Lab
  • Social Science Elective
  • CORE 101 - GOA
  • CORE 100 - First Year Seminar or THEO 111 - Theological Foundations

Total (14)

Second Semester


  • BIOL 162 - General Biology II
  • BIOL 163 - General Biology II Lab
  • CHEM 162 - General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 163 - General Chemistry II Lab
  • INFO 120 - Introduction to Business Tech 1
  • ENGL 101 - English Composition or ENGL 115 - Rhetoric
  • CORE 100 - First Year Seminar or THEO 111 - Theological Foundations 
  • CORE 102 - GOA

Total (15)

Second Year


First Semester


  • CHEM 240 - Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 241 - Organic Chemistry I Lab
  • INFO 220 - Mgmnt of Info Tech 1
  • MATH 140/150  or MATH 156 or STAT 210 
  • Historical Perspectives
  • Second Language I

Total (16)

Second Semester


  • CHEM 242 - Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 243 - Organic Chemistry II Lab
  • MATH 140/150 or MATH 156 or STAT 210
  • MKTG 300 - Principles of Marketing 1
  • Second Language II
  • ECON 200 

Total (16)

Third Year


First Semester


  • PHYS 160 - College Physics I
  • PHYS 161 - Introductory Physics Lab I
  • STAT 211 - Statistics For Business II 1,3
  • PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
  • BIOL Electives (6)

Total (16) 

Second Semester


  • PHYS 162 - College Physics II
  • PHYS 163 - Introductory Physics Lab II
  • MGMT 300 - Managerial Behavior 1
  • Humanities Elective
  • BIOL Elective (3-6)

Total (13-16)

Summer


  • Take GMAT Exam
  • Apply to MBA Program

Fourth Year


First Semester


  • ENGL 205 - Literature & Moral Imagination or CLAS 205 - Classical Lit & Moral Imagina  or SPAN 205 - Hispanic Lit & Moral Imagin
  • Theological Perspectives
  • Philosophical Perspectives
  • ACCT 200 - Introductory Financial Acct 1,3
  • BLAW 300 OR BLAW 550 (MBA) - Business Law and Ethics 

Total (15)

Second Semester


  • FINC 300 - Business Finance 1
  • Business Elective (BS) or MGMT 550 (MAB) - Strategy and Organizations 
  • Creative Perspectives
  • BIOL Electives (6) 

Total (15) 

MBA Year


Notes:


  1. Students intending to apply for and complete the LSFB & MBA program must notify their advisor and take the GMAT in their Junior Year. ACCT 200 and STAT 211 are pre-MBA foundation requirements for MBA candidates.   Calculation of the undergraduate GPA for the LSFB Major will be based on the grades from both the Biology and Business courses taken during the student’s first 4 years at Xavier. The graduate GPA for the LSFB Major will be based on the grades from the graduate business courses taken by the student during the 5th year at Xavier.
  2. Students who do not wish to complete the LSFB & MBA program must notify their advisor no later than Fall of their Junior Year and can choose option A or B:

A) This route leads to a BS in LSFB and a Business minor (assuming students have taken the required business courses and applied for the minor)**. These students must take BLAW 550 and MGMT 500 for this undergraduate degree.

B) This route requires a change of major to BIOL and student would receive a BS in BIOL with a Business minor (assuming students have taken the required business courses and applied for the minor)**. These students must fulfill additional Biology requirements (i.e., Genetics, Human Physiology and either Botany, Entomology or General Microbiology), as well as the senior capstone course (see block schedule and checklist for the Biology major).

ERS Elective (can double count w/PHIL 300s, THEO 300s, LIT, etc.) and 3 hours of DCR

**Business Minor = ACCT 200, ECON 200, FINC 300, INFO 120/220, MGMT 300, MKTG 300 and STAT 211 (2.000 GPA overall required).

 

 

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