College of Business Administration

Office: CF 111, McNichols Campus
Telephone: (313) 993-1200
Internet:
www.business.udmercy.edu
Dean: Gary A. Giamartino
Telephone: (313) 993-1204
Associate Dean: Bruce M. Brorby
Telephone: (313) 993-1118
Fax: (313) 993-1052

The College of Business Administration provides professional education in business and related fields recognizing the importance of a liberalizing education as a foundation for a career of continuing self-education. The student has the opportunity to select from a wide spectrum of liberal arts courses and other non-business courses. The College aims to instill in its students, through a personalized educational process, a sense of personal integrity, a high measure of intellectual curiosity, and a deep awareness of personal and social values in contemporary society, particularly in its urban setting. To this end, the College notes the following mission:

Mission: The College of Business Administration prepares students to serve business organizations and society with competence, compassion and conscience. Rooted in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, the College champions academic excellence and good character by encouraging intellectual, spiritual, ethical and social growth. We achieve this mission by:

• Helping students to develop knowledge, analytical and critical thinking, and skills for global leadership
• Teaching students self-reflection, teamwork with diverse people and responsible stewardship for the common good
• Maintaining small classes and a dynamic curriculum
• Working to advance the economic development of the regional community
• Forging alliances with firms and universities world-wide.
• Transforming knowledge into action for business and service organizations.
• Encouraging and expecting excellence from students, faculty and staff in all we do

 

Programs
The College offers various academic degree programs for students who wish to pursue a professional education in business and related disciplines: a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with majors in Accounting and Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Systems with a major in Software Management are available in day and evening formats. The following study concentrations are available for the Business Administration major: Finance, International Business, Human Resource Management, Management and Marketing.

 

Accreditation
The College of Business Administration is nationally accredited, on both the undergraduate (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration) and graduate (Master of Business Administration) levels, by AACSB - The International Association for Management Education. Organized in 1916, AACSB is the premier accrediting agency for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting.

 

Advising
In the College of Business Administration, academic advising is an integral part of the learning process. The faculty and staff are committed to taking an active role in the education, well-being and personal development of the students. Faculty advisors are available during traditional advising periods as well as during the academic year. Students are encouraged to discuss their individual plans of study and career goals with their faculty advisors.

 

Weekend College
A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Business Administration is available in the Weekend College. Please see page 119 for more detailed information on the Weekend College. The Day and Evening Undergraduate Programs are located at the University’s McNichols Campus. The Evening and Weekend Undergraduate programs are directed to meeting the educational needs of adults living and working in the Detroit Metropolitan area.

 

University Core Curriculum (57 cr.)

Communication Skills 1

9

Mathematical and Computer 2

12

Scientific Literacy 3

12

Meaning and Value 4

9

History and Culture 5

12

Social Responsibility 6

3

1 Students must complete CST 101; ENL 131 & 204.
2 Students must complete MTH 111, 112 and 214; CIS 100. Students majoring in CIS are not required to take MTH 214.
3 Students must complete ECN 295, 296 & 305; One course in Natural Science that meets Core Curriculum. Students majoring in CIS are not required to take ECN 305.
4 Students must complete PHL 100; Two courses in Religious Studies and/or Philosophy that meet the Core Curriculum.
5 Students must complete one course in History; one course in Literature; one course in Art, Drama, Music; and one course in the study of other cultures and/or foreign language. These courses must meet the core curriculum.
6 Students must complete PHL 201 or ETH 259. Students majoring in CIS must also complete one course in Contemporary Socio-Political Problems.

 

Cooperative Education
The College of Business Administration offers its undergraduates the option of participation in the Co-op track. This planned program provides graduates in the College of Business Administration with 8-12 months of professional experience prior to graduation. Students must have a minimum of 63 credit hours, a 2.5 GPA, and have successfully completed CEC 300 before starting their first assignment. Students agree to complete a minimum of two Co-op assignments with the option of a third. These assignments are approximately four months in length and begin at the start of each semester. Students may choose either the alternating Co-op track or the parallel Co-op track. Students have the opportunity to integrate the Co-op experience into their academic program without delaying graduation.

 

Academic Recognition

Beta Alpha Psi - The National Honors Fraternity for Financial Information Professionals
Membership is restricted to upper division students majoring in accounting or choosing a concentration in finance who have maintained a superior grade point average in the study of accounting and finance. This membership is one of the highest scholastic honors that accounting and finance students can attain. As the premier professional accounting and business information fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi recognizes academic excellence and complements members’ formal education by providing interaction between students, faculty and professionals, and fosters lifelong growth, service and ethical conduct. Beta Alpha Psi chapters may be chartered only in those schools of business and management accredited by AACSB — The International Association for Management Education.

Beta Gamma Sigma - The National Scholastic Honor Society in the Field of Business and Management
Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is an honor which must be earned through outstanding scholastic achievement. Such membership is one of the highest scholastic honors that a student in a school of business or management can attain. To be eligible for Beta Gamma Sigma membership, a student must rank in the top seven percent of his or her junior class, the top 10 percent of his or her senior class, or rank in the top 20 percent of those students receiving master’s degrees. Beta Gamma Sigma chapters may be chartered only in those schools of business and management accredited by AACSB — The International Association for Management Education.

 

Requirements
A candidate for the bachelor’s degree must complete a minimum of 126 semester hours within the following areas:

• required University Core Curriculum
• courses in the major
• elective courses

Transfer students may substitute equivalent courses with approval from the College.

A candidate is expected to attain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all hours attempted, in the major and in the last 60 hours. At least 50 percent of the business credit hours must be taken in the College of Business Administration at University of Detroit Mercy. The College reserves the right to add or delete course offerings and to redesign programs.

The College of Business Administration believes that service to the community is a most worthwhile endeavor of a business professional. As a result, participation in community service is strongly encouraged. There are a number of opportunities for student participation.

University Core Curriculum requirements (see above) and basic business course requirements are the same at all campus locations. The requirements outlined in this Catalog apply to all day, evening and weekend programs.

Undergraduate Business Core Courses: (36 cr.)

ACC 201

Principles of Accounting I

3 cr.

ACC 202

Principles of Accounting II

3 cr.

BUS 231

Business Law I

3 cr.

BUS 311

Organizational Management

3 cr.

BUS 312

Principles of Marketing

3 cr.

BUS 313

Financial Management

3 cr.

BUS 315

Quantitative Methods for Decision Making

3 cr.

BUS 316

Control of Operations Management and Quality

3 cr.

BUS 317

Management of Information Systems*

3 cr.

BUS 318

Organizational Leadership

3 cr.

BUS 319

Business and Society

3 cr.

BUS 499

Strategic Policy and Management

3 cr.

*Accounting majors complete ACC 350

Typical Freshman and Sophomore Program for Business Administration and Accounting Majors

Freshman Year (30 cr.)

Term 1

 

Term II

 

ENL 131

3 cr.

CST 101

3 cr.

MTH 111

3 cr.

Obj. V-LIT

3 cr.

PHL 100 or

3 cr.

PL 100 or

3 cr.

RS 100

 

RS 100

 

CIS 100

3 cr.

MTH 112

3 cr.

Obj. V-HIS

3 cr.

Obj. III-NS

3 cr.

Sophomore Year (30 cr.)

Term I

 

Term II

 

ACC 201

3 cr.

ACC 202

3 cr.

ECN 295

3 cr.

ECN 296

3 cr.

ENL 204

3 cr.

MTH 214

3 cr.

PHL 201

3 cr.

BUS 231

3 cr.

or ETH 259

3 cr.

Obj. V—A/D/M

3 cr.

Obj. IV— PH/RS

3 cr.

   

 

Certificate in Business Administration

Special Program Available to Non-Business Majors (30 cr.):

ACC 201

Principles of Accounting I

3 cr.

ACC 202

Principles of Accounting II

3 cr.

CIS 100

Introduction to Computers

3 cr.

ECN 295

Microeconomic Principles

3 cr.

ECN 296

Macroeconomic Principles

3 cr.

ECN 305

Money and the Financial System

3 cr.

BUS 231

Business Law I

3 cr.

BUS 311

Organizational Management

3 cr.

BUS 312

Principles of Marketing

3 cr.

BUS 313

Financial Management

3 cr.

 

Accounting

Office: CF 101
Faculty: J. David; I. Greenberg; P. Wirtz; C. Zorski
Telephone: (313) 993-1215
Fax: (313) 993-1673

The UDM Accounting Program develops professional accountants who transcend narrow functional boundaries and can fill a variety of roles in any organization. A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting prepares graduates for life’s career not just the next job.

Students are taught the accounting skills and analytical tools necessary to succeed in today’s rapidly changing economic environment. The faculty’s primary commitment to teaching, coupled with classes small enough to encourage participation, make UDM an ideal place to complete an accounting education.

 

Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Accounting Major (24 cr.)

ACC 311

Financial Accounting I

3 cr.

ACC 312

Financial Accounting II

3 cr.

ACC 331

Cost Accounting Systems and Procedures

3 cr.

ACC 350

Accounting Information Systems

3 cr.

ACC 413

Financial Accounting III

3 cr.

ACC 430

Federal Income Taxation I

3 cr.

ACC 440

Federal Income Taxation II

3 cr.

ACC 451

Auditing

3 cr.

 

Recommended Junior and Senior Programs

Junior Year (36 cr.)

Term I

 

Term II

 

ACC 311

3 cr.

ACC 312

3 cr.

ACC 331

3 cr.

ACC 350

3 cr.

ECN 305

3 cr.

BUS 316

3 cr.

BUS 315

3 cr.

BUS 313

3 cr.

BUS 311

3 cr.

BUS 312

3 cr.

Obj.V-C/FL

3 cr.

Elective (non-bus)

3 cr.

 

Senior Year (30 cr.)

Term I

 

Term II

 

ACC 430

3 cr.

ACC 440

3 cr.

ACC 413

3 cr.

ACC 451

3 cr.

BUS 318

3 cr.

BUS 499

3 cr.

BUS 319

3 cr.

Elective (non-bus)

3 cr.

Elective (non-bus)

3 cr.

Elective (non-bus)

3 cr.

 

Business Administration

Office: CF 117
Faculty: M. Bandsuch, S.J.; M. Bernacchi; J. Boettcher; L. Bossman; G. Cavanagh, S.J.;
T. Crick; M. Hazen; M. Higby; R. Kesavan; S. Kim; O. Mascarenhas, S.J.; T. Mawhinney; C. Motlagh; E. Swinnerton; S. Taj; G. Ulferts; M. Whitty; L. Zeff
Telephone: (313) 993-1215
Fax: (313) 993-1673

A degree in Business Administration provides students with the knowledge base and functional skills required to achieve the complex and critical responsibilities of a management role. Students may choose to concentrate their areas of study in Finance, International Business, Human Resource Management, Management or Marketing. The curriculum prepares graduates for an interesting variety of professional opportunities in careers such as human resources, management, marketing, financial services and corporate finance.

 

Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Business Administration Major

Recommended Junior and Senior Programs

Junior Year (33 cr.)

Term I

 

Term II

 

ECN 305

3 cr.

BUS 313

3 cr.

BUS 311

3 cr.

BUS 316

3 cr.

BUS 312

3 cr.

BUS 318

3 cr.

BUS 315

3 cr.

BUS 317

3 cr.

Obj V C/FL

 

Business Elec.

3 cr.

Elective

3 cr.

   

Senior Year (33 cr.)

Term I

 

Term II

 

BUS 319

3 cr.

Business Elec.

3 cr.

Business Elec.

6 cr.

Electives

9 cr.

Electives

9 cr.

BUS 499

3 cr.

 

Computer and Information Systems

Office: CF 117
Faculty: J. Jia, V. Jovanovic; W. Norfleet, D. Shoemaker; L. Steenkamp
Telephone: (313) 993-1215
Fax: (313) 993-1673

The Computer and Information Systems program provides a quality curriculum which reflects the highest currently defined standards in software production and management. The program is applied rather than theoretical. Although it is based on fundamental principles, the program’s focus is determined by concerns of industry and the Software Engineering Institutes recommendations for undergraduate programs in software engineering. The CIS program is also aligned with the new ACM/AIS/AITP IS’97 Model Curriculum in Information Systems. CIS, as a skills oriented program, encourages students to take part in the University’s co-op program.

Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Systems

Software Production and Management Major (36 cr.)

Required

CIS 103

Web Productivity Tools

3 cr.

CIS 104

Introduction to Programming

3 cr.

CIS 115

Visual Basic

3 cr.

CIS 220

Programming for the Internet

3 cr.

CIS 281

Data Communication

3 cr.

CIS 297

Intro to Software Engineering.- Systems Analysis

3 cr.

CIS 352

Software Maintenance Management - COBOL

3 cr.

CIS 382

Database Design

3 cr.

CIS 480

Software Engineering

3 cr.

Plus any three of the following (9 credits total)

CIS 335

Interface Design

3 cr.

CIS 387

Database Programming

3 cr.

CIS 390

Information and Society

3 cr.

CIS 402

Ada

3 cr.

CIS 460

Technologies for E-Commerce

3 cr.

CIS 482

Personal Software Process

3 cr.

CIS 486

Software Testing

3 cr.

CIS 489

International Seminar in Computing

3 cr.

CSC 172

Computer Science II

3 cr.

BUS 317

Management of Information Systems

3 cr.

ACC 350

Accounting Information Systems

3 cr.

BUS 362

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

3 cr.

BUS 463

Simulation

3 cr.

CSC 449

Operating Systems

3 cr.

Recommended Program

Freshmen Year (30 cr.)

Term I

 

Term II

 

ENL 131

3 cr

CST 101

3 cr

MTH 111

3 cr

MTH 112

3 cr

PHL/RS 100

3 cr

Obj 3- NS

3 cr

CIS 100/102

3 cr

CIS 104

3 cr

CIS 103

3 cr

Obj 5 Lit

3 cr

Sophomore (33 cr.)

Term I

 

Term II

 

ECN 295

3 cr.

ECN 296

3 cr.

CIS 115

3 cr.

CIS 220

3 cr.

CIS 281

3 cr.

CIS 297

3 cr.

Obj 5- HIS

3 cr.

MTH 214

3 cr.

PHL 201/ ETH 259

3 cr.

ENL 204

3 cr.

Electives

3 cr.

   

Co-op recommended, in parallel with Junior/Senior Year

Junior Year (33 cr.)

Term I

 

Term II

 

Obj 5 - A/D/M

3 cr.

Obj 6 - SOC/POL

3 cr.

CIS 352

3 cr.

Obj 4 - PHL/RS

3 cr.

CIS 382

3 cr.

CIS 480

3 cr.

Obj 5 - C/FL

3 cr.

Electives

9 cr.

Elective

3 cr.

   

Senior Year (30 cr.)

Term I

 

Term II

 

CIS Electives

3 cr.

CIS electives

6 cr.

Electives

12 cr.

Electives

9 cr.

 

Software Engineering Management Option
As a special option within the Software Production and Management major, qualified students may choose a concentration in Software Engineering Management. Choice of this option allows students to specialize more formally and more intensely in software engineering. In addition to the 9 required CIS courses in the Software Production and Management major, students choosing the Software Engineering Management option will complete CIS 299, 335, 387, 395, 486, CSC 449, and MTH 276. The following supporting course work is required: ENL 303, MTH 141, 142 and 214, PHL 250, two courses in natural sciences and one course in a foreign language. Where appropriate, these courses may also satisfy university core curriculum requirements.

 

Special Policies for the College of Business Administration

Residence and Time Requirements
Candidates for the bachelor’s degree must complete their final 30 hours of work in the College of Business Administration. Students are expected to complete their degree program within 10 years.

Pass-Fail Grading
Students in the College of Business Administration who have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better may take a maximum of four courses or 12 hours of course work on Pass-Fail. Only one course may be taken per semester. These hours must be taken in courses which are not specifically required for the degree. For further description of the University Pass-Fail Policy, see page 279.