Business Administration Program Suggestions

All UNK students, including transfer students, are encouraged to concentrate on freshman and sophomore (GS) General Studies and Business courses during their first two years of college. Courses in the UNK Business Administration programs are categorized, i.e., students complete Required Supporting Courses and lower level Business Courses (2.0 min. GPA cum. required) before they enroll in upper level Business Courses. Therefore, it is suggested that Transfer Students complete the following course sequence prior to enrolling in upper level (300-400 level) Business courses at UNK.

Required Supporting Courses (2.0 GPA min. cum. required)
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Business Statistics
MATH 102*, College Algebra...3 hours
Take 1 course from:
MATH 120 Finite Math...3 hours
MATH 123 Applied Calculus 1....3 hours
* Students with sufficient preparation may enter the mathematics program at a higher level, increasing the unrestricted elective hours.
(***Accounting/Finance majors are required to take Applied Calculus)

(Note: These courses satisfy requirements in both the GS and Business Admin. programs)


Lower Level Business Administration Core

Exploring Business
Principles of Accounting I
Principles of Accounting II
Business Communications

Community College transfer students must be careful not to take upper-level courses (numbered 300 and 400 in the UNK catalog) from a community college because they generally will not apply to a business degree at UNK. In particular, courses in Economics (beyond ECON 270 and ECON 271), Marketing, Management (courses beyond MGT 233), Management Information Systems (courses beyond MIS 182) Finance, and Accounting (courses beyond Beginning Accounting I and II) should be taken at UNK. In addition, UNK graduation requirements specify that 40 semester credit hours must be completed at the 300-400 level from a baccalaureate degree granting college or university.

Students who wish to transfer in community college business courses that are 300/400 level at UNK have three options:
1. Retake the class at UNK and have their community college credits count as unrestrictive credits toward the 120 hours they need to graduate.
2. Take the CLEP test (if available) to demonstrate their proficiency.
3. Take an alternative class. For example, a student wishing to transfer in MGT 301 (principles of management) would be required to take some other management elective course.(i.e. MGT 380)

All students graduating with a degree from the College of Business and Technology must take at least 50% of their major area credit hour requirements from the College of B & T at UNK. Therefore, we recommend the only business courses transfer students take are those listed in the transfer guide. For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Steven Hall, Chair Accounting and Finance (308) 865-8112

Dr. Kyle Luthans, Chair Management (308) 865-8515

Dr. Frank Tenkorang, Chair Economics (308) 865-8530

Dr. Greg Broekemier, Chair Marketing/Management Information Systems (308) 865-8468

The following is only a suggested program of General Studies and Business courses to be taken at a community college in preparation for transfer to UNK. For more information a student should contact the UNK Business Department Chairs or appropriate Business Program Director in the areas of specific interest.

First Year

First Semester

Hours

Second Semester

Hours

Expository Writing I

3

Expository Writing II

3

College Algebra (only if needed for advanced math)*

3

General Studies Elective

3

Humanities

3

Fundamentals of Speech (SPCH 100)

3

Democracy in Perspective

3

Natural Sciences (with lab)

4

Exploring Business (BSAD 100) 

 1

Finite Math (MATH 120) or **Applied Calculus I (MATH 123)  
 or ***IT Enabled Math (MIS 190)

3

 Software Productivity Tools (MIS 182)          (only if needed)

3

Hours

13-16

Hours

16

* Students with sufficient preparation may enter math at a higher level.
** Accounting/Finance majors are required to take Applied Calculus.
***Marketing/MIS/Supply Chain Management students may take either: MATH 120, MATH 123, or MIS 190

Second Year

First Semester

Hours

Second Semester

Hours

Principles of Accounting I

3

Principles of Accounting II

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

Principles of Microeconomics

3

Aesthetic Perspectives (Art/Music/Dance/Theatre)

3

Humanities

3

Social Sciences

3

Business Communications

3

Business Statistics

3

Natural Sciences

3

Hours

15

Hours

15

Students must wait and take Accounting I and II during their sophomore year. Students must either take MIS 182 or be prepared to achieve a passing score on the Business Computer Proficiency Exam at UNK. For additional information contact:

Dr. Steven Hall, Chair
Accounting and Finance
hallsc@unk.edu
(308) 865-8112

Dr. Kyle Luthans, Chair
Management
luthanskw@unk.edu
(308) 865-8515

Dr. Greg Broekemier, Chair
Marketing/Management Information Systems
broekemierg@unk.edu
(308) 865-8468

Dr. Frank Tenkorang, Chair
Economics
tenkorangfl@unk.edu
(308) 865-8530