BUSINESS PROGRAM (ACCOUNTING and BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION) ADMISSION and GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
The Division of Business is part of the School of Professional Studies at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The Division of Business mission is to provides a quality, student-oriented learning environment to prepare students to be adept, ethical, fiscally responsible business professionals and leaders, not only in the workplace but also in their communities, contributing to the intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of our world.
Regarding Business curriculum, Northwestern Oklahoma State University offers a Bachelor of Business Administration with majors in Accounting or Business Administration. Students majoring in Business Administration may minor in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, General Business, Management or Marketing. Accounting students complete a major-minor in Accounting.
PREREQUISITES TO THE BUSINESS MAJORS:
In order to properly prepare students to be successful in their Business education and careers, the Business curriculum is divided into four categories: General Education, Foundation Core, Business Core and Major/Minor Requirements.
General education requirements are governed by university policy and apply to all NWOSU students regardless of major. The general education requirements are discussed in Section XI of the catalog. The Division of Business has designated certain general education classes as required. These classes include: ENGL 1113 Composition I, ENGL 1213 Composition II, SCOM 1113 Introduction to Speech Communication, MATH 1513 College Algebra, FIN 1113 Personal Finance, GBUS 2033 Leadership in Business, and MATH 1313 Statistics.
To be accepted as a Business major, students must have earned a grade of “C” or higher in the following general education classes:
ENGL 1113 Composition I
ENGL 1213 Composition II
SCOM 1113 Introduction to Speech Communication
MATH 1513 College Algebra
FIN 1113 Personal Finance
GBUS 2033 Leadership in Business
MATH 1313 Statistics
These classes are part of the university’s general education requirements and must be completed before applying to be a Business major (Accounting or Business Administration). Students transferring to NWOSU with an associate of arts or an associates of science degree from an Oklahoma state institution of higher education must still complete the above seven classes, if the classes were not taken as part of the student's prior coursework.
Students must complete the Foundation Core classes (18 hours) prior to applying to be a Business major (Accounting or Business Administration major). Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in each class in the Foundation Core. Furthermore, the student’s overall GPA in the Foundation Core and Program Specific General Education courses combined must be at least 2.50 before the student will be accepted as a Business major.
The Foundation Core classes are:
ACCT 2123 Financial Accounting
ACCT 2133 Managerial Accounting
ECON 2113 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2123 Principles of Microeconomics
GBUS 2903 Legal Environment of Business
GBUS 2013 Business Math
Once students have satisfactorily completed the Foundation Core and program-required General Education courses, they may apply for admission as an Accounting or Business Administration major. Application forms may be obtained online on the division webpage and submitted to the Division of Business.
Once admitted to a Business major (Accounting or Business Administration), the student must complete all of the classes in the Business Core (24 hours) with a grade of “C” or higher. To graduate with an Accounting or Business Administration major, the student’s GPA in the Business Core classes must be at least 2.50.
The Business Core classes are:
FIN 3163 Business Finance
GBUS 3953 Business, Society, & Government
MGMT 3063 Principles of Management
MGMT 4343 Cross-Cultural Management
MRKT 3043 Principles of Marketing
MIS 3413 Management Information Systems
GBUS 3753 Business Research
MGMT 4433 Business Policy
Each student majoring in Business Administration must select a minor from the following list: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, General Business, Management or Marketing. Each minor consists of 21 hours of coursework, including one international class. The available minors and associated coursework are listed in the catalog. Accounting majors complete a major-minor and do not have a separate minor. The Accounting major-minor coursework consists of 30 hours of upper-level accounting classes.
ADMISSION TO BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTING OR BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM:
Students who have been admitted to Northwestern Oklahoma State University may apply for admission to the Business major. The following are the requirements for full admission to the major:
1. Students must have completed ENGL 1113, ENGL 1213, SCOM 1113, MATH 1513, FIN 1113, GBUS 2033, and MATH 1313 with grades of “C” or better.
2. Students must have completed all of the classes in the Foundation Core with a grade of “C” or better.
3. Students must have an overall G.P.A. of 2.50 or better in the Foundation Core and Program Specific General Education courses combined.
4. Students must have a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.50 or better for all coursework taken to date.
Students who do not meet the division admission requirements may repeat course work until they meet the requirement. In addition, students who have not been accepted as a Business major, declared a minor in the Division of Business, or declared Business as their concentration area for a General Studies degree may take no more than nine (9) credit hours of upper-level Business classes without permission of the division chair. Students must meet any prerequisites for the courses they take.
GRADUATION WITH BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTING OR BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION:
In addition to the university’s requirements for all Bachelor of Science degrees (see applicable undergraduate catalog), the following are the additional requirements to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in either Accounting or Business Administration:
1. Students must have been accepted as a Business major.
2. Students must have passed each course in the Business Core with a grade of “C” or better.
3. Students must have passed each course satisfying major or minor requirements with a grade of “C” or better.
4. Students must have an overall G.P.A. of 2.50 or better in the Business Core courses.
5. Students must have an overall G.P.A. of 2.50 or better in their major and minor courses.
6. Students must have a retention/graduation G.P.A. of 2.50 or better for all coursework.
7. Students must have successfully completed (with a grade of “C” or higher) a minimum of 45 hours of upper-level Business courses; of which 24 hours, including MGMT 4433, must have been completed at NWOSU.
Students who do not meet any of the above graduation requirements should repeat course work until he or she eliminates the deficiencies.
Student Code of Ethics
As a community of learners in a student-centered learning environment, faculty, staff and students should strive to support and enrich the learning environment. It is the mission of the Division to develop ethical business professionals, entrepreneurs and leaders. In order to be successful, it is important that students, professors and staff of the Division of Business abide by a code of ethics. The Faculty Code of Ethics is available for review on the Division of Business webpage (http://www.nwosu.edu/business-faculty-code-of-ethics).
The Division of Business has also adopted a Student Code of Ethics for Business Administration and Accounting majors. The Student Code of Ethics can be found at http://www.nwosu.edu/business-student-code-of-ethics. By applying for admission to major in Accounting or Business Administration the student certifies that he/she has read and understands the Student Code of Ethics. Further, the student agrees to abide by and be bound by the Student Code of Ethics.
The university is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Business programs (Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Organizational Leadership and Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences) are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).