University Catalogue

THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

Antoinette Phillips, Dean
Jay Johnson, Assistant Dean

 

The College of Business is composed of the Departments of Accounting and Finance, Management and Business Administration, and Marketing and Supply Chain Management. Specific curricula leading to degrees have been designed by each department in the College. The curricula have been structured within the framework of the University requirements for graduation found elsewhere in this catalogue.

Accounting and business programs in the College of Business are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSBI).

As part of the College of Business graduation requirements, each student must complete a general education core requirement and a College of Business core requirement. These requirements are listed below:

 

General Education Core Requirements for the College of Business

Biological Science
Communication 211
English 101
English 102
English 230, 231, or 232
History Elective
Mathematics 105 or 151/161
Mathematics 241
Physical Science
Second Natural Science Sequence
Social/Behavioral Sciences (fulfilled by Economics classes required in the Business Core)
Visual arts, Music, Dance, or Theatre Elective

 

Business Core Requirements for Accounting and Finance, Management and Business Administration, and Marketing and Supply Chain Management

Accounting 200
Accounting 225 (Accounting majors take Accounting 331)
Business Law 231 or 234
Economics 201
Economics 202
Finance 381
Management 101
Management 240
Management 351
Management 425
Management 464
Marketing 303
Operations Management and Information Systems 210
Operations Management and Information Systems 320
Operations Management and Information Systems 350
Operations Management and Information Systems 430

 

For the College of Business, the majority of business credit hours required for a degree must be earned at Southeastern.

No student majoring in degree programs in other colleges will be allowed to receive academic credit for more than 30 hours of course work in the College of Business.

 

Degrees Granted

Upon successful completion of the appropriate curriculum, one of the degrees listed below will be awarded:

Bachelor of Science

Accounting
Finance
Supply Chain Management

Bachelor of Arts

Management
Marketing

Bachelor of Business Administration

 

Honors Diploma in the Discipline

For information on earning Sophomore Honors Distinction, Senior Honors Distinction, or the Honors Diploma, please consult The University Honors Program section of this catalogue, the Director of the Honors Program, and/or your Department Head. 

 

Professional Societies

Association of Latin American Students (ALAS)

ALAS’ purpose is to enhance the appreciation of diversity and cross-cultural awareness, leadership, ethics and cohesiveness of all members as well as to build a better understanding between Latin American students and the host community in the United States. Goals are to assist Latin American Students in their educational progress and adaptability within the university, to provide a permanent forum between Latin American students and the surrounding community to underscore the importance of intercultural and international relationships and to encourage students’ competitiveness in order to achieve outstanding results in the areas of leadership and ethics among its members.

 

Beta Alpha Psi

Beta Alpha Psi is the national accounting honorary and professional fraternity. The purposes of the organization are (a) to encourage overall academic achievement and specifically the achievement of high standards in the field of accounting; (b) to sponsor professional development programs for students and faculty of the Department of Accounting and Finance; and (c) to promote, through fraternal activities, the association of accounting students and professional accountants. Beta Alpha Psi is an integral part of the instructional program in accounting.

The Theta Eta Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi received its national charter in 1993. The organization was formerly known as Sigma Chi Alpha Accounting Honor Society and was organized in 1966.

Membership in Beta Alpha Psi requires the satisfactory completion of a pledge period for students who have met the following criteria:

  1. Accounting major with junior standing or above.

  2. Grade point average of 3.00 or better, or have a 3.25 grade point average on the most recent 30 hours of course work completed.

  3. Minimum of 6 semester hours of accounting courses numbered 221 or above.

  4. Grade point average of 3.25 or above in all accounting courses.

  5. All accounting courses taken at Southeastern Louisiana University or transferred from another university with approval of Department of Accounting and Finance Head.

  6. Candidate of good moral character.

  7. Membership approved by Accounting faculty and members.

 

Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma is a national scholastic honor society dedicated to principles and ideals essential to a worthy life as well as to a commendable business career. Only a college of business accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) is permitted to maintain a member chapter. Membership is by invitation and only open to business students who are in one of the following categories:

  1. The top 7 percent of the junior class.

  2. The top 10 percent of the senior class.

  3. The top 20 percent of the MBA class.

 

College of Business Ambassadors

The College of Business Ambassadors assist in recruiting potential students through events and informing both parents and incoming students about the benefits of being a business major. Members of the organization also have the opportunity to develop and refine their leadership, public speaking, and interpersonal skills by interacting with their peers, faculty members, and the community.     

 

Financial Management Association (FMA)

The Financial Management Association is an international organization whose mission is to broaden the common interests between academicians and practitioners; provide opportunities for professional interaction between and among academicians, practitioners, and students; and to enhance the quality of education in finance. The Southeastern FMA chapter, organized in 1966, is open to all majors. Activities include guest speakers from the local business community, tutors for beginning finance students, and social activities.

 

Institute for Supply Chain Management (ISM)

The Institute for Supply Chain Management is one of the largest and most respected supply chain management associations in the world. It exists to lead and serve the profession through its standards of excellence, research, promotional activities and education. The Southeastern ISM chapter was organized in 2010 to enhance and support the quality of education in supply chain management, and is open to all majors. Major activities of the group include field trips to major supply chain-related businesses, presentations by and interaction with professionals in the field at monthly meetings, research projects, and social events.

 

MBA Society

The Southeastern MBA Society was organized in 1990 to encourage and promote the scholastic, social, and professional growth and development of candidates in the Southeastern Master of Business Administration program. The Society promotes the association between MBA candidates and the business community on a local and national level. Membership is open to all graduate students enrolled in the MBA program at Southeastern.

 

NABA

Since 1969, the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. has been the leader in expanding the influence of minority professionals in the field of accounting. The Southeastern chapter of NABA, organized in June of 2005, is open to all accounting and business majors at Southeastern. The purpose of this organization is to promote professional development and recruitment activities through the attendance of members at the Southern Chapter of NABA's regional conference each Fall semester.

 

Phi Beta Lamdba

The Upsilon Alpha Chi Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda was chartered in 1985. The purpose of the organization is to provide opportunities for post-secondary and college students to develop vocational competencies for business, business technology, and communication. PBL is an integral part of the instructional program and promotes a sense of civic responsibility. The specific goals are to develop competent, aggressive business leadership; to strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work; to create more interest in and understanding of American business enterprise; to encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty; to assist students in the establishment of goals; and to facilitate the transition from school to work. Phi Beta Lambda is open to all majors. Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

 

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

The primary mission of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is to provide professional and educational opportunities for its members. Key organizational activities include:

      • Inviting HR professionals to speak at meetings

      • Attending area professional chapter meetings

      • Attending state and national SHRM conferences

      • Providing shadowing and mentorship opportunities

      • Distributing a resume' booklet to local and regional employers

SHRM at Southeastern is sponsored by the Northshore Region Human Resource Association, a group of HR professionals, and is one of more than 400 student chapters nationwide.

 

Southeastern Accounting Society

Open to all majors at any classification, the Southeastern Accounting Society has four main objectives:

  1. Social – To help students to form relationships that will sustain them through the program and beyond.
  2. Mentorship – To provide the opportunity for more experienced students and faculty to guide newer students.
  3. Scholarship – To encourage and enable academic success.
  4. Professional – To provide information about careers in accounting and the means of achieving them.

 

Southeastern Marketing Association (SMA)
The SMA instills knowledge of current marketing events and strategies to its members through a variety of efforts and works to develop networking opportunities for its members. Field trips to marketing departments in Baton Rouge and Atlanta this year exposed members to leading marketing professionals and their activities. The SMA is a co-sponsor, along with Marketing faculty for the annual Marketing Breakfast held each spring. It also co-sponsors the biannual pinning ceremony for all marketing graduates. Our current efforts concentrate on creating networking opportunities with professionals, developing internships and providing career guidance for our members. Further, the SMA provides opportunities for members to hone their leadership and communication skills. It is an exciting time to belong to the SMA and membership is open to all majors. For information, follow us on Facebook or contact any marketing faculty member.

 

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Business Administration

Individuals who have completed a baccalaureate degree in a non-business field are eligible to apply to the Post-Baccalaureate Business Administration Certification program, offered by the College of Business. This program will enhance the effectiveness of those who need basic business knowledge to be more effective in their professional capacity. Individuals who possess undergraduate degrees in non-business fields but who aspire to managerial or administrative positions, who are considering obtaining an MBA, or who need basic business knowledge to begin or sustain their own business or other entrepreneurial ventures may also be interested in this certificate.

Other factors considered for admission to the program include:

  • A baccalaureate degree in a non-business field as verified by transcript submission.
  • Formal application to the university is required.

 

Required Courses (18 hours; minimum time for completion: 2 semesters)

ACCT 200: Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 hours
ACCT 225: Managerial Accounting 3 hours
BLAW 231: The Legal Environment of Business 3 hours
ECON 202: Principles of Economics (Microeconomics) 3 hours
MRKT 303: Principles of Marketing 3 hours
MGMT 351: Principles of Management 3 hours