Sep 22, 2019  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

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 and related industries.

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
  • ENGL 101 - English Composition or ENGL 115 - Rhetoric 
  • CORE 101 - GOA
  • CORE 100 - First Year Seminar or THEO 111 - Theological Foundations

Total (14)

Second Semester


  • BAIS 120 - Introduction to Business Tech 1
  • BIOL 162 - General Biology II
  • BIOL 163 - General Biology II Lab
  • CHEM 162 - General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 163 - General Chemistry II Lab
  • PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
  • 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
  • BAIS 220 - Mgmnt of Info Tech 1
  • MATH 140 or STAT 210 
  • Historical Perspectives
  • Second Language I

Total (16)

Second Semester


  • CHEM 242 - Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 243 - Organic Chemistry II Lab
  • MATH 156 or BAIS 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
  • ACCT 200  Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • BAIS 211 - Statistics For Business II 1,3
  • General Elective
  • BIOL Electives (3-5)

Total (16-18) 

Second Semester


  • PHYS 162 - College Physics II
  • PHYS 163 - Introductory Physics Lab II
  • MGMT 300 - Managerial Behavior 1
  • Humanities Elective
  • BIOL Elective (3-5)
  • General Elective

Total (16-18)

Summer


  • Take GMAT Exam
  • Apply to MBA Program

Fourth Year


First Semester


  • Biology Electives (6)
  • ENGL 205 - Literature & Moral Imagination or CLAS 205 - Classical Lit & Moral Imagina  or SPAN 205 - Hispanic Lit & Moral Imagin
  • Theological Perspectives
  • Philosophical Perspectives
  • MBA Option: BLAW 550 - Business Law and Ethics 

Total (18 = 15 UG + 3 MBA Option)

Second Semester


  • BIOL Electives (3-5) 
  • Creative Perspectives
  • FINC 300 - Business Finance I
  • General Electives
  • MBA Option: MGMT 550 - Strategy

Total (15-17 = 12-14 UG + 3 MBA Option) 

MBA Year


First Semester


  • ACCT 550 - Managerial Accounting
  • FINC 550 - Fundamentals of Finance
  • BAIS 550 - Business Information Systems
  • MKTG 550 - Marketing Strategy
  • MBA Elective

Total (15)

Second Semester


  • BUAD 550 - International Business
  • ECON 550 - Managerial Economics
  • MGMT 551 - Operational Analysis
  • International Business Elective
  • MBA Elective
  • MBA Elective

Total (18)

Summer


  • MBA Capstone Course (3)

Notes:


  • 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 BAIS 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.
  • Students who do not wish to complete the LSFB & MBA program must notify their advisor no later than Fall of their Junior Year.  This route leads to a BS in Life Sciences for Business and a Business minor.
  • ERS Elective (can double count w/PHIL 300s, THEO 300s, LIT, etc.) and 3 hours of DCR
  • **Business Minor - See Business Minor   (2.000 GPA overall required)

 

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