College of Business and Public Affairs
   Dannie E. Harrison, Dean
  Gerry N. Muuka, Assistant Dean
   109 Business and Public Affairs Building
   270-762-4181      cba@murraystate.edu
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In this chapter...
Department of Accounting
Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
Department of Economics and Finance
Department of Journalism and Mass Communications
Department of Management, Marketing and Business Administration
Department of Organizational Communication

 
   The fields of business and public affairs offer excellent employment opportunities. New research findings, technological breakthroughs, and changing economic conditions offer challenges that can be prepared for through the undergraduate and graduate programs of the College of Business and Public Affairs.

Murray State University began programs in business and public affairs in 1935. The strong demand for men and women with such preparation has resulted in a steady expansion in course offerings, enrollment, equipment and faculty.

Today, the College of Business and Public Affairs is organized into six departments: Accounting; Computer Science and Information Systems; Economics and Finance; Journalism and Mass Communications; Management, Marketing and Business Administration; and Organizational Communication. Each department offers viable programs of study at both the undergraduate and graduate levels designed to educate leaders for many kinds of endeavors, both private and public.

The college also houses the West Kentucky Small Business Development Center, the Center for Economic Education, the Bureau of Business and Economic Research, TV-11, the Journal of Business and Public Affairs, the Coordinator of the Regensburg (Germany) Program, the MSU News, and the MSU Shield.

AACSB and ACEJMC Accreditation
All the undergraduate Bachelor of Arts in Business (B.A.B.) and Bachelor of Science in Business (B.S.B.) area programs plus the major in business administration as well as the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) offered by the College of Business and Public Affairs are accredited by the AACSB-International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In accordance with AACSB guidelines, at least 50 per cent of the business credit hours required in accredited programs must be earned through Murray State. In addition, all undergraduate programs in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).

Careers
Challenging and rewarding career opportunities exist today for university-educated men and women capable of assuming positions in administration and supporting professions. The educational programs in the College of Business and Public Affairs prepare students for positions in business firms, governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Employment recruiters regularly visit Murray State for the purpose of interviewing business and public affairs graduates. The university's Career Services Office assists both graduates and employers.

Vision
Our vision is to actively engage students and faculty in the discovery and application of knowledge in a student-centered learning environment.

Mission
The College prepares students for careers in the continuously changing professional environments of business, information technology, public and private organizations, public administration, and mass communications. The College strives for excellence by:
• providing students with quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs embodied in responsive curricula and innovative learning environments;
• engaging students in the acquisition of fundamental knowledge, the mastery of professional skills (including oral and written communication, problem solving and critical thinking), and the application of knowledge and skills to emerging issues, technologies, and professional practices;
• encouraging students in intellectual and social development by providing a high degree of student and faculty interaction both inside and outside the classroom (including international experiences), cultivating leadership, and developing an appreciation for ethical issues and diversity in the global market place; and
• maintaining a professional atmosphere conducive to innovative, motivated faculty engaged in relevant research and actively involved in public, professional, and institutional service.

Undergraduate Programs
Students pursue their particular interests by selecting one of the area programs or one of the major programs offered within the college. Area programs are offered in accounting, accounting and information systems, business administration, computer information systems, finance, international business, management, marketing, and telecommunications systems management. Major programs are offered in advertising, business administration, computer science, economics, journalism, organizational communication, public relations and radio-television.

Several of the college's area and major programs provide excellent preparation for students considering a career in law. Pre-law students opting to major in economics are advised by faculty in the Department of Economics and Finance.

A student pursuing a major or area program within another college at Murray State may pursue a second area, a major, or a minor in the College of Business and Public Affairs.

No student pursuing a minor in an accredited business program, with the exception of office systems, may major in Business Administration.

Also, two-year associate of arts degree programs are offered in business administration, office systems, and telecommunications systems management.

Undergraduate University Studies Requirements
The college's area business programs and one of the major programs, business administration, must follow the Bachelor of Arts in Business (B.A.B.) or the Bachelor of Science in Business (B.S.B.) University Studies requirements. The college's other area and major programs—advertising, computer science, economics, journalism, organizational communication, public relations, radio-television, and telecommunications systems management—follow the university bachelor of arts or bachelor of science University Studies requirements. See Chapter 4, Academic Programs, University Studies Requirements.

Entrance Standards for Business Programs
During the second semester of the sophomore year students must contact their advisor to initiate admission to one of the AACSB accredited business programs. Students seeking admission to upper-division courses who have not completed 60 semester hours or all of the required pre-admission course work will be allowed to pre-register for upper-division courses if they satisfy the minimum grade point average requirements at the time of application and if they are concurrently enrolled in the courses necessary to complete the pre-admission requirements. Failure to meet all requirements for admission will result in denial of admission to the college; students denied admission will not be admitted to upper-division classes. Students may appeal to an appeals committee. The admission standards are as follows:
1) applicant must have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours;
2) applicant must have completed the following pre-admission courses with a combined GPA of 2.25:

ACC 200 and ACC 201
(ACC or ACC/CIS majors must have a minimum grade of C in each course.)

BPA 215

CIS 243 (with a minimum grade of C)

CSC 199

ECO 230 and ECO 231
MAT 140

3) applicant must have completed the following courses:

ENG 101 and ENG 102 (with a minimum grade of C)
CIV 101 and CIV 102
HUM 211
MAT 220

4) applicant must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.00.

Enrollment in business courses numbered 300 or above will be limited to: 1) business program students admitted to the college's accredited programs; 2) non-business students who have junior standing and are enrolled in specific programs or minors requiring business courses; and 3) other students or classifications of students with the specific permission of the department offering the course.

Immediately following formal admission, the student must declare an area of concentration, major, or minor and be assigned an academic advisor accordingly.

Exceptions
Students who are not admitted because of a low GPA or failure to successfully complete a required course will be allowed to reapply after the deficiency has been corrected.

In unusual circumstances admission may be granted when personal, professional, academic or intellectual circumstances tend 
to contradict low academic scores, if there is other persuasive evidence regarding both the motivation and capability to successfully pursue upper-division study.

Any student not admitted can appeal the decision to a collegiate review committee.

Core Requirements
All eight area business programs within the college plus the major in business administration require the business core requirements listed below. These requirements must be completed by any student who takes more than 25 percent of his/her course work in business. Business includes the following eight prefixes: ACC, BPA, CIS, FIN, MGT, MKT, OSY, RES and LST 240 and 540.

Business Core Requirements
ACC 200 Principles of Financial Accounting1   3
ACC 201 Principles of Managerial Accounting1   3
BPA 215 Business Communication   3
BPA 355 Information Systems and Decision Making2   3
BPA 442 Business Ethics and Environments   3
FIN 330 Principles of Finance   3
LST 240 Legal Environment of Business   3
MGT 350 Fundamentals of Management   3
MGT 443 Management of Operations and Technology   3
MGT 590 Strategic Management   3
MKT 360 Principles of Marketing   3

Total 33 hrs

1Students pursuing an AREA in accounting must have a grade of C or better.
2Students pursuing an AREA in accounting or accounting and information systems must take ACC 308 in lieu of BPA 355.
Additional requirements for B.A.B. and B.S.B. students are specified in Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements.

Business Electives
Courses with the following prefixes may be selected as "business electives" for programs in the College of Business and Public Affairs and elsewhere in the university, except where noted otherwise: ACC, BPA, CIS, ECO, FIN, MGT, MKT, OSY, and RES. JMC 391, JMC 394, LST 240, LST 540, and POL 542 are also acceptable. ECO 140, ECO 190, ECO 200, MGT 250, or MKT 260 do not apply toward business or economics major, minor or area requirements. In most cases selections must be approved by an advisor.

Double Areas, Majors, or Minors
Courses completed in fulfillment of the requirements for one area, major or minor cannot also be applied to the requirements of another area, major or minor.

Graduate Programs
Graduate programs leading to the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Professional Accountancy (M.P.Ac.), Master of Arts (M.A.) and/or Master of Science (M.S.) degrees in economics, mass communications, and organizational communication are available through the college. A joint Master of Science in Telecommunications Systems Management is offered between the College of Business and Public Affairs and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. In addition a master of arts in education with an emphasis in business education is available through the College of Education. For detailed information concerning graduate degree programs, refer to the Graduate Bulletin. The M.B.A. program is accredited by AACSB-International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.


AREA:
International Business


Bachelor of Arts in Business/Bachelor of Science in Business Degree

CIP 52.1101

ACCREDITED BY:
AACSB-International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

University Studies Requirements 61-65 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Note: Students pursuing the BSB degree MUST complete four semesters of college study of a single foreign language (exclusive of 105) or demonstrate equivalent proficiency.

Business Core Requirements 33 hrs
(see Core Requirements at beginning of this chapter)

Required Courses 21 hrs
ECO 315 Comparative Economic Systems
or
ECO 410 Economic Development
FIN 461 International Financial Management
GSC 110 World Geography
MGT 557 International Management
MKT 568 Global Marketing Management
BPA 515 Communicating in the International Business Environment
POL 252 Contemporary Political Systems

or
POL 250 Introduction to International Relations

Unrestricted Electives 2-5 hrs
Bachelor of Arts in Business (2 hrs)
Bachelor of Science in Business (5 hrs)

Total Curriculum Requirements 120 hrs


Telecommunications Systems Management

Telecommunications systems are networks of leading-edge technologies such as fiber optic systems, satellites, wireless, telephony, and cable, which are connected to computers that allow organizations and individuals throughout business and industry to communicate instantaneously around the world. Telecommunications systems provide the architectural structure for such activities as electronic commerce, electronic banking, video teleconferencing, distance learning, telemedicine, data interchange, on-demand video, and a host of other traditional and new uses for business and industry.

The baccalaureate program provides students specialization options within the curriculum. Students in the baccalaureate program will have the insight and ability to function in all areas of Telecommunications Systems Management (TSM) but will choose a program option that will support the aspect of management which interests them most - the physical system and its components, the software that drives the system, or the business 
structure and operations that depend on the system. In addition, they will be prepared to move on to the Master of Science in Telecommunications Systems Management if they so choose.

The Associate of Applied Science and the Bachelor of Science degrees in Telecommunications Systems Management are interdisciplinary programs drawing upon the strengths of the College of Business and Public Affairs and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. These programs which are jointly administered by the two colleges provide students a unique opportunity to develop both technical expertise and management expertise in this dynamic field.

Due to the dynamic nature of the field of telecommunications, new courses may be developed that may require substitution for existing courses in the program.


AREA:
Telecommunications Systems Management

Bachelor of Science

CIP 11. 0401

University Studies Requirements 46 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
Science and Mathematics:
MAT 135 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
MAT 140 College Algebra
PHY 125 Brief Introductory Physics
PHY 126 Brief Introductory Physics Laboratory
Social Sciences:
ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics
University Studies Electives:
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology

Required Courses 59 hrs
ACC 200 Principles of Financial Accounting
ACC 201 Principles of Managerial Accounting
CIS 304 Principles of Information Systems Analysis and Design
CIS 307 Decision Support Technologies
CSC 145 Introduction to Programming I

or
CSC 232 Visual Basic Programming I
ECO 335 Economics and Public Policy of Telecommunications Industry
FIN 330 Principles of Finance
MGT 350 Fundamentals of Management
MKT 360 Principles of Marketing
TSM 099 Freshman Orientation
TSM 118 Telecommunications Electronics I
TSM 120 Introduction to Telecommunications
TSM 132 Network Technical Support
TSM 218 Telecommunications Electronics II
TSM 232 Network Operating Systems
TSM 241 Network Essentials and Hardware
TSM 343 Protocol Analysis
TSM 380 Internship1

or
TSM 488 Cooperative Education/Internship1
TSM 443 Telephone Technology
TSM 450 Telecommunications Policy and Strategies

Note: The Business Technology and E-Business Applications Emphasis is no longer an area option, and should have been eliminated before the publication of  the 2005-2007 Undergraduate Bulletin.

Selected Emphasis 24 hrs
Choose one of the methods of completion below:

1) Choose 24 hours from any of the courses listed below;
2) Choose one area of emphasis and 12 additional hours;
3) Choose two areas of emphasis.

Wireless Communications Electronics
TSM 321 Wireless Communications
TSM 322 Wireless Communications II
TSM 323 Wireless Mobile Internet
TSM 421 Mobile Satellite Communications

Industrial Networking
EMT 310 Programmable Logic Controllers
EMT 312 Industrial Instrumentation
EMT 455 Manufacturing Control Systems

Network Security
TSM 340 Information Security Management
TSM 352 System Security
TSM 353 Network Security
TSM 441 Advanced Information Security

System Administration
CSC 310 Database Administration
CSC 360 Scripting Languages
CSC 530 Graphical User Interface Development
TSM 411 Network Design, Operations, and Management

Electives
ACC 308 Accounting Information Systems
MGT 358 Entrepreneurial Business Plan Development
MKT 475 Marketing Strategies in E-Commerce
or other 300- or 400-level courses as approved by advisor

Note: A maximum of nine hours may be selected from courses with a business prefix to include: ACC, BPA, CIS, FIN, MGT, MKT, or OSY. Adherence to course prerequisites is critical.

Total Curriculum Requirements 129 hrs
1Maximum of three hours Internship or Cooperative Education counts toward a degree.


ASSOCIATE:
Telecommunications Systems Management

Associate of Applied Science Degree

CIP 11. 0401

University Studies Requirements 28-29 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
Science and Mathematics:
MAT 135 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
MAT 140 College Algebra
PHY 125 Brief Introductory Physics

and
PHY 126 Brief Introductory Physics Laboratory
Social Sciences:
ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics

Required Courses 34 hrs 
ACC 200 Principles of Financial Accounting
CSC 232 Visual Basic Progamming I
ECO 335 Economics and Public Policy of Telecommunications Industry
ENG 224 Writing in the Professions
TSM 099 Freshman Orientation
TSM 110 Electrical Systems
TSM 120 Introduction to Telecommunications
TSM 210 Electrical Systems II
TSM 219 Electronic Skills Lab
TSM 241 Network Essentials and Hardware
TSM 343 Protocol Analysis

Electives 3 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 65-66 hrs


Telecommunications Systems Minor 24-27 hrs

TSM 120, 241, 242 plus one of the following options: Systems-CSC 232, 235, 508, 560 and TSM 411; E-Commerce-CSC 232, 235, MKT 360, 475, TSM 325 and 425; or Business-ACC 200, 201, FIN 531, MGT 443 and MKT 475. Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.


 
Department of Accounting 
351 Business Building
270-762-4193
acc@murraystate.edu

Chair: Don Chamberlain. Faculty: Boldt, Carpenter, Chamberlain, Driver, Hall, Miller, Rudolph, Seay, Stambaugh,  Thompson.

Mission Statement
The Department of Accounting is committed to providing an excellent accounting education that enables graduates to compete effectively in an accounting or related business environment. This commitment arises from a sincere desire to deliver high quality accounting instruction that encourages both accounting students and non-accounting majors to appreciate, understand and use accounting information.

To achieve this commitment, the department 1) offers responsive and innovative high quality accounting programs that foster student learning, bridge the gap between academia and business, and produce outstanding accounting graduates at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, 2) provides high quality accounting instruction that is contemporary, innovative, and responsive to student needs, and that instills the accounting knowledge, skills and competencies needed for successful careers, and 3) identifies, accumulates, and disseminates relevant accounting knowledge with a professional faculty through superior teaching, appropriate intellectual contributions, professional interaction, and university and community service.

The student specializing in accounting at Murray State is provided with a broad educational background during four years 
of study at the university. The first two years include University Studies courses which are oriented toward providing the student with a broad general education. The junior and senior years consist of technical and specialized courses in the area of accounting, complemented by supporting courses in management, statistics, computing technology, marketing, economics, law and finance. These upper-division courses provide the student with a strong business background and an in-depth study of the field of accounting. The Department of Accounting offers an area program in accounting, with options available in information systems, finance, and financial planning. A minor in accounting is also available.

Students completing an area in accounting at Murray State meet the educational requirements to sit for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Financial Manager (CFM), and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) examinations. Students must complete 150 semester hours to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. The department offers a Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) degree and an MBA with the accounting option to help students meet the 150 hour requirement. The MPAc may be earned in a 150 hour dual-degree program or in a 30 semester hour graduate program (excluding foundation and prerequisite courses) beyond any undergraduate degree.

Accounting professionals are among the principal information specialists in the global economy. They work in public accounting, private industry, and government. An understanding of information systems and technology qualifies accountants to play critical roles as top-level decision makers, financial planners, and consultants, especially in today's e-business environments. 


AREA:
Accounting

Bachelor of Arts in Business/Bachelor of Science in Business Degree

CIP 52.0301

ACCREDITED BY:
AACSB-International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

University Studies Requirements 58-65 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Business Core Requirements1 33 hrs
(see Core Requirements at beginning of this chapter)

Required Courses 23 hrs
ACC 202 Accounting Applications Laboratory2
ACC 300 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting II
ACC 302 Federal Income Tax
ACC 303 Cost Accounting
ACC 506 Principles of Auditing and Assurance Services
ACC 507 Professional Issues
ACC 509 Accounting Theory

and one of the following:
ACC 500 Advanced Accounting
ACC 501 Accounting for Governmental and Nonprofit Entities
ACC 502 Advanced Income Tax
ACC 503 Advanced Cost Accounting

Business Electives 0-6 hrs
(Restricted to upper division courses except BPA 355.

Note: ACC 304, 489, and 490 will not count as business electives. Also, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher in all 300 level and above accounting courses to meet graduation requirements.

Total Curriculum Requirements 120-121 hrs
1ACC 308 must be taken instead of BPA 355.
2Requires a grade of C or better.


AREA:
Accounting/Information Systems Option 

Bachelor of Arts in Business/Bachelor of Science in Business Degree

CIP 52.0301

ACCREDITED BY:
AACSB-International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

University Studies Requirements 58-65 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Business Core Requirements133 hrs
(see Core Requirements at beginning of this chapter)

Required Courses 24 hrs
ACC 202 Accounting Applications Laboratory
ACC 300 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting II
ACC 302 Federal Income Tax
ACC 303 Cost Accounting
ACC 506 Principles of Auditing and Assurance Services
ACC 507 Professional Issues
ACC 509 Accounting Theory
CSC 232 Visual Basic Programming I

Required Limited Electives 9 hrs
Choose three of the following:
CIS 260 Application Program Development-COBOL I
CIS 304 Principles of Information Systems Analysis and Design
CSC 125 Internet and Web Page Design
CSC 332 Visual Basic Programming II

Or choose two of the following:
CIS 260 Application Program Development-COBOL I
CIS 304 Principles of Information Systems Analysis and Design
CSC 125 Internet and Web Page Design
CSC 332 Visual Basic Programming II

And one of the following:
FIN 421 Financial Models
GSC 521 Geographic Information Systems
MKT 475 Marketing Strategies for E-Commerce

Note: Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher in all 300-level and above accounting courses to meet graduation requirements.

Total Curriculum Requirements 124-131 hrs
1ACC 308 must be taken instead of BPA 355.


AREA: 
Accounting/Finance Option

Bachelor of Arts in Business/Bachelor of Science in Business Degree

CIP 52.0301

ACCREDITED BY:
AACSB-International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

University Studies Requirements 58-65 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Business Core Requirements133 hrs
(see Core Requirements at beginning of this chapter)

Required Courses 23 hrs
ACC 202 Accounting Applications Laboratory
ACC 300 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting II
ACC 302 Federal Income Tax
ACC 303 Cost Accounting
ACC 506 Principles of Auditing and Assurance Services
ACC 507 Professional Issues
ACC 509 Accounting Theory
FIN 332 Financial Management

Required Limited Electives 9 hrs
ACC/FIN elective (3 hrs)
FIN electives (6 hrs)

Note: ACC electives must be 500 or above. FIN electives must be 300 or above excluding FIN 488, 489, 505, and 595. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher in all 300-level and above accounting courses to meet graduation requirements.

Total Curriculum Requirements 123-130 hrs
1ACC 308 must be taken instead of BPA 355.


AREA: 
Accounting/Financial Planning Option

Bachelor of Arts in Business/Bachelor of Science in Business Degree

CIP 52.0301

ACCREDITED BY:
AACSB-International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

University Studies Requirements 58-65 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Business Core Requirements133 hrs
(see Core Requirements at beginning of this chapter)

Required Courses 32 hrs
ACC 202 Accounting Applications Laboratory
ACC 300 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting II
ACC 302 Federal Income Tax
ACC 303 Cost Accounting
ACC 506 Principles of Auditing and Assurance Services
ACC 507 Professional Issues
ACC 509 Accounting Theory
FIN 331 Principles of Insurance
FIN 333 Principles of Investment
FIN 336 Employee Benefits and Retirements
FIN 338 Estate Planning

Note: Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher in all 300-level and above accounting courses to meet graduation requirements.

Total Curriculum Requirements 123-130 hrs
1ACC 308 must be taken instead of BPA 355.

Accounting Minor 22 hrs
ACC 200, 201, 202, 300 and nine hours of upper-level accounting courses, and a three-hour business elective. Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University. NOTE: ACC 304, 489, and 490 will not count toward this minor. Accounting courses cannot be used toward this minor and also in another business program. Students pursuing more than one degree option in business must substitute other business or accounting courses (approved by Accounting Department chair) for ACC 200 and 201 or any other common courses. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher in all 300 level and above accounting courses to meet graduation requirements.

DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM


Master of Professional Accountancy

CIP 52.0301

NON-THESIS TRACK ONLY

University Studies Requirements 58-65 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Business Core Requirements 1 33 hrs
(see Core Requirements at beginning of this chapter)

Required Courses 17 hrs
ACC 202 Accounting Applications Laboratory
ACC 300 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting II
ACC 302 Federal Income Tax
ACC 303 Cost Accounting
ACC 507 Professional Issues
ACC elective (Restricted to upper-level courses except ACC 304, 489, 490, and BPA 355. See earlier listing of Business Electives.)

Business Electives 

•Area in Accounting 6-122
(Restricted to upper level courses except ACC 304, 489, 490 and BPA 355. See listing on page 56.)

•Area in Accounting/Finance Option 12
FIN 332 Financial Management
FIN electives (300 level or above) (6 hrs)3
Business Electives (3 hrs) (Restricted to upper-level courses except BPA 355. See earlier listing of Business Electives.)

•Area in Accounting/Financial Planning Option 12
FIN 331 Principles of Insurance
FIN 333 Principles of Investment
FIN 336 Employee Benefits and Retirements
FIN 338 Estate Planning

•Area in Accounting/Information Systems Option 13
CSC 232 Visual Basic Programming I
Choose nine hours from the following:
CIS 260 Application Program Development in COBOL I
CIS 304 Principles of Information Systems Analysis and Design
CSC 125 Internet and Web Page Design
CSC 332 Visual Basic Programming II

or
Choose six hours from the following:

CIS 260 Application Program Development in COBOL I
CIS 304 Principles of Information Systems Analysis and Design
CSC 125 Internet and Web Page Design
CSC 332 Visual Basic Programming II

and
three hours from the following:

FIN 421 Financial Models
GSC 521 Geographic Information Systems
MKT 475 Marketing Strategies for E-Commerce

Note: Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher in all 300-level and above accounting courses to meet graduation requirements.

Total Undergraduate Requirements 120-128 hrs

Required Graduate Courses 15 hrs
ACC 506 Principles of Auditing and Assurance Services
ACC 509 Accounting Theory
ACC 606 Auditing Theory and Practice
ACC 608 Seminar in Accounting Information Systems
ACC 609 Issues in Corporate Financial Reporting

Graduate Electives 15 hrs
One graduate elective (3 hrs) must be an ACC course and the remainder must be 600 level courses that are selected based on career objectives and are approved by the MPAC coordinator. Courses must meet AACSB accreditation guidelines and include a minimum of six hours in business.

Total Graduate Requirements 30 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 150-158 hrs
1ACC 308 must be taken instead of BPA 355.
2B.A.B. requires 6 hours; B.S.B. requires 12 hours.
3FIN 488, 489, 505, and 595 will not count as electives.

Admission and Other Degree Requirements
Candidates are encouraged to apply for admission into the 150 semester hour dual-degree program during their first semester immediately after achievement of junior standing. If accepted into the dual-degree program, students must also apply for admission to graduate status before they will be allowed to register for graduate courses. Graduate tuition and fees will be charged for all courses taken from that admission date forward. A decision to withdraw from the dual-degree program will result in the loss of graduate credit. Candidates may also apply for admission into the 30 semester hour MPAC program upon completion of an undergraduate degree. Admission requirements are the same as for the MBA degree.

To receive the degrees in the dual-degree program, a candidate must earn a minimum grade point average of 2.00 on all undergraduate coursework, a 2.00 on all upper-division accounting coursework, and a 3.00 on all graduate coursework.

A candidate who chooses to complete the MPAC degree after earning an undergraduate degree must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.00 on the 30 hours of graduate coursework that is specified in the dual-degree program.

Required Courses 14 hrs
ACC 202 Accounting Applications Laboratory
ACC 300 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting II
ACC 302 Federal Income Tax
ACC 303 Cost Accounting
ACC 507 Professional Certification Review

Business Electives 
•Area in Accounting 3-92
 (Restricted to upper level courses except ACC 304, 
 489, 490 and BPA 355. See listing on page 56.)

•Area in Accounting/Information Systems Option 8
CIS 260 Application Program Development in COBOL I
CIS 307 Database Design and Implementation
CIS/CSC elective (200 level or above) (2 hrs)3

Note:  CSC 135 and 336 must be taken as elective courses to satisfy University Studies requirements.

•Area in Accounting/Finance Option 9
FIN 332 Financial Management
FIN electives (300 level or above) (6 hrs)4

Total Undergraduate Requirements 120-132 hrs

Required Graduate Courses 15 hrs
ACC 506 Principles of Auditing and Assurance Services
ACC 509 Accounting Theory
ACC 606 Auditing Theory and Practice
ACC 608 Seminar in Accounting Information Systems
ACC 609 Issues in Corporate Financial Reporting

Graduate Electives 15 hrs
One graduate elective (3 hrs) must be an ACC course and the remainder must be 600 level courses that are selected based on career objectives and are approved by the MPAC coordinator. Courses must meet AACSB accreditation guidelines and include a minimum of six hours in business.

Total Graduate Requirements 30 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 150-162 hrs
 1ACC 308 must be taken instead of BPA 355.
 2B.A.B. degree requires 3 hours; B.S.B. degree requires 9 hours.
 3CIS 488, 489, 500 and 595 and CSC 488, 525, 526, and 595 will not count as electives.
 4FIN 488, 489, 505, and 595 will not count as electives.

Admission and Other Degree Requirements
 Candidates are encouraged to apply for admission into the 150 semester hour dual-degree program during their first semester immediately following achievement of junior standing. If accepted into the dual-degree program, students must also apply for admission to graduate status before they will be allowed to register for graduate courses. Graduate tuition and fees will be charged for all courses taken from that admission date forward. A decision to withdraw from the dual-degree program will result in the loss of graduate credit. Candidates may also apply for admission into the 30 semester hour MPAC program upon completion of an undergraduate degree. Admission requirements are the same as for the MBA degree.
 To receive the degrees in the dual-degree program, a candidate must earn a minimum grade point average of 2.00 on all undergraduate coursework, a 2.00 on all upper-division accounting coursework, and a 3.00 on all graduate coursework.
 A candidate who chooses to complete the MPAC degree after earning an undergraduate degree must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.00 on the 30 hours of graduate coursework that is specified in the dual-degree program.
 
 
 
Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
652 Business Building
270-762-2094
csis@murraystate.edu

Chair: Victor Raj. Faculty: Batts, Boger, Cantarella, Lyle, Pilgrim, Raj, Rice, Singh, Smith, Sutrick, Wilson.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), three of the top 10 fastest growing disciplines during this decade (2002-2012) are computer related fields. The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems offers programs of study that help meet this demand.

Students may choose from two baccalaureate degree programs: computer science or computer information systems. For students from other disciplines we also offer minors in computer information systems and computer science.

Those pursuing the Area in Computer Information Systems may choose one of three options: systems analysis, information technology, or e-business. This program provides a strong foundation in business with an equally strong immersion in the technology that drives modern businesses. Our graduates are equipped to function as intermediaries between the technology in all its complexity and the user who needs the technology to operate efficiently. Students earn a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Business (BSB or BAB).

Students pursuing a major in computer science can choose to specialize in what we call, "threads of emphasis". In the beginning of their third year, students are required to pick one of four threads _ graphics and visual computing, net-centric computing, embedded system programming or applications programming _ and develop their expertise in the form of project enhancements as they learn new concepts in various classes. By their senior year they have a substantial software product worthy of two years' focused effort. This gives our students an opportunity to put into practice the theoretical constructs developed in the classroom. We also require them to broaden their horizons by selecting a minor program of study, such as math, business, art, or telecommunications. Students earn a bachelor of science with a major in computer science.

The faculty is drawn from both academia and industry and is well-equipped to prepare students for careers that could span several decades. They are also nationally recognized for their research in a wide variety of areas from learning styles and knowledge management to robotics.

The department provides access to modern well-equipped computer laboratories with an extensive collection of state-of-the-art software to provide a rich practical experience with the latest in computer hardware and software. The learning environment and curricula are structured to give the student the theoretical background and practical experience necessary to successfully pursue a variety of professional and technical careers in the dynamic and rapidly changing computing fields. 


AREA:
Computer Information Systems


Bachelor of Arts in Business/Bachelor of Science in Business Degree

CIP 52.1201

ACCREDITED BY:
AACSB-International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

University Studies Requirements 58-65 hrs
(See Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements.)

University Studies selections must include:
Additional Requirements (Non-business electives):
TSM 132 Network Technical Support1

Business Core Requirements 33 hrs
(see Core Requirements at beginning of this chapter)

Required Courses 20 hrs
CIS 304 Principles of Information Systems Analysis and Design
CIS 407 Advanced Database Management Systems
CIS 420 Application Software Design and Implementation
CIS 499 Senior Seminar
CSC 125 Internet and Web Page Design
CSC 232 Visual Basic Programming I
TSM 132 Network Technical Support1

Choose one of the following:
CIS 260 Application Program Development in COBOL I
CIS 488 Cooperative Education/Internship
CIS 545 Enterprise Resource Planning

Selected Option 12 hrs
Choose one of the following emphases:

E-Business Option
CIS 325 Internet Languages
CIS 425 Building E-Business with Web Design
CIS 525 Overview of E-Business Technology
CSC 332 Visual Basic Programming II

Information Technology Option
CIS 440 Computer Support and Management
CIS 530 Systems Planning
CSC 310 Database Administration

Choose one of the following:
CIS 325 E-Business Programming
TSM 232 Network Operating Systems

Systems Analyst Option
ENG 325 Professional Technical Writing
ACC/FIN electives 300-level or higher (6 hrs)

Choose one of the following:
CIS 325 Internet Languages
CSC 332 Visual Basic Programming II

Total Curriculum Requirements 123-133 hrs
1Taken as a Non-Business Elective for B.S.B. students and as a Required Course for B.A.B. students.


MAJOR:
Computer Science


Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Degree

CIP 11.0101

University Studies Requirements. 43-49 hrs
(See Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements. See required courses below before selecting mathematics and science University Studies electives.)

Required Courses 43 hrs
BPA 099 Freshman Orientation
CIS 407 Advanced Database Management Systems
CSC 145 Introduction to Programming I
CSC 235 Programming in C++

or
CSC 240 Programming in Java
CSC 245 Introduction to Programming II
CSC 301 Foundations of Computer Science I
CSC 302 Foundations of Computer Science II
CSC 405 Computer Architecture
CSC 410 Operating Systems

and
One course from the following:

CSC 411, CSC 412, CSC 413, CSC 414
CSC 415 Programming Languages
CSC 420 Numerical Analysis I
CSC 445 Computer Algorithms

and
One course from the following:

CSC 446, CSC 447, CSC 448, CSC 449
CIS 420 Applications Software Design and Implementation

or
CSC 530 Computer User Interface Development
and
One course from the following:

CSC 531, CSC 532, CSC 533, CSC 534
CSC 540 Social, Ethical and Professional Issues in the Information Age

Co-Requirements for Major 0-9 hrs
MAT 250 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I1
MAT 135 Introduction to Probability and Statistics

or
CIS 243 Business Statistics I
and
CIS 343 Business Statistics II
or
MAT 540 Mathematical Statistics I

Advisor Approved Required Electives 6 hrs

Note: A maximum of three hours cooperative education credit counts toward the degree.

Required Minor 21-24 hrs

Unrestricted Electives 0-12 hrs
Elective hours (if needed) to meet the minimum Total Curriculum Requirements.

Total Curriculum Requirements 120-131 hrs
1Required for major if not taken as University Studies Elective.

Computer Science Minor 23-24 hrs
CSC 145; 235 or 240; 245, 301, 445; two courses chosen from CSC 302, 405, 410, 415, 420, and 530. Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.

Computer Information Systems Minor 22 hrs
CIS 260, 304, 307; CSC 125, 199, 232, and three upper-level hours from CIS/CSC/TSM as approved by advisor. Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.
 
 
 
Department of Economics and Finance
307 Business Building
270-762-4188
eco.fin@murraystate.edu

Chair: David Brasfield. Faculty: Badasyan, Blaylock, Brasfield, Brown, Durr, Eaton, Guin, Harrison, Hassan, Lacewell, Mathis, McCoy, Milkman, Reed, Shideler.

Students in the Department of Economics and Finance have a wide choice of curricula offered by highly qualified faculty members, most of whom hold the doctorate degree. The department offers a major in economics for those students who wish to pursue a traditional liberal arts education containing a mixture of business and non-business classes outside the College of Business and Public Affairs. This option may be especially attractive for pre-law students. The flexibility of the economics major allows students to tailor the program to their career goals or for further graduate study. It is also one of the approved majors for teaching the social sciences. In such cases the required minor and non-economics electives should be carefully selected in consultation with a departmental advisor. The department offers minors in economics, business economics and international economics. The department also supports a minor in Secondary Social Studies for those students seeking secondary certification in social studies (grades 8-12). This minor combined with the economics major, increases the probability for success on the PRAXIS examination.

The department offers an area in finance that prepares a student to operate in a variety of career paths, including banking, corporate finance, investments, securities analysis, and financial services. Students successfully completing requirements for the area in finance are prepared to successfully transition into a business environment or to continue on to graduate studies in finance or other areas of business. In addition to the area in finance, the department offers an area in finance with an information systems option and an area with a financial planning option. The first area of study provides finance professionals with advanced skills that allow them to easily interact with information system professionals at all levels in both financial and non-financial corporations. The financial planning option is an area in which many career opportunities exist, is approved by the Certified Financial Planning Board of Standards, and provides students with the background necessary to be allowed to take the test for CFP certification. The department also offers a minor in finance for non-business students. Each area of specialization provides preparation for a variety of employment opportunities or serves as a basis for graduate study. Electives are available to prepare qualified students for positions calling for skills in financial analysis in both the private and public sectors of the economy.

Also located in the department are the Center for Economic Education, the Bureau for Business and Economic Research, and the Center for Banking and Finance. The Center for Economic Education provides materials and aid to area school systems in incorporating economics into the K-12 curriculum, while the Bureau conducts research on a wide variety of governmental and business needs and problems. The Center of Banking and Finance at Murray State University is dedicated to serving current and future financial services professionals by developing and maintaining strong relationships between MSU and area financial institutions, and by developing internship and permanent employment opportunities available to MSU students.


MAJOR:
Economics


Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Degree

CIP 45.0601

Note: This program is recommended for pre-law. The total number of credit hours earned in business courses (ACC, BPA, CIS, FIN, MGT, MKT, OSY, RES, LST 240 and 540) cannot exceed 25 percent of total curriculum requirements.

University Studies Requirements 43-58 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
Science and Mathematics:
MAT 220 Business Calculus

or
MAT 250 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Social Sciences:
ECO 230 Principles of Macroeconomics
University Studies Electives:
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology
ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics

Required Courses 23-26 hrs
ACC 200 Principles of Financial Accounting1
CIS 443 Business Statistics III
ECO 305 Money and Banking
ECO 330 Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECO 331 Intermediate Microeconomics
ECO 460 International Trade and Finance
ECO 498 Research Methods in Economics
ECO 499 Senior Seminar in Economics
BPA 099 Freshman Orientation
MAT 135 Introduction to Probability and Statistics

or
CIS 243 Business Statistics I
and
CIS 343 Business Statistics II

Required Limited Electives 9 hrs
300 -level or higher(except ECO 310), ECO electives approved by advisor. 

Required Minor 21 hrs

Note: Economics majors may select a minor from any business or non-business discipline, excluding any economics minor. If any course is required in the major and minor, a substitute course must be approved by an advisor to gain the total degree program hours. 

Unrestricted Electives 9-21 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 120 hrs
1Required for BS only.


MAJOR:
Economics/Social Studies Certification (Grades 8-12)



Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Degree

CIP 45.0601

Note: The total number of credit hours earned in business courses (ACC, BPA, CIS, FIN, MGT, MKT, OSY, RES, LST 240 and 540) cannot exceed 25 percent of total curriculum requirements.

University Studies Requirements 43-58 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
Science and Mathematics:
MAT 220 Business Calculus

or
MAT 250 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Social Sciences:
ECO 230 Principles of Macroeconomics
University Studies Electives:
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology1
ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics

Note: Certification requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course and a C or better in a University Studies math course, public speaking, and EDU 103 or equivalent course. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See advisor and/or Office of Teacher Education Services for details.

Required Courses 23-26 hrs
ACC 200 Principles of Financial Accounting2
BPA 099 Freshman Orientation
CIS 443 Business Statistics III
ECO 305 Money and Banking
ECO 330 Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECO 331 Intermediate Microeconomics
ECO 460 International Trade and Finance
ECO 498 Research Methods in Economics
ECO 499 Senior Seminar in Economics
MAT 135 Introduction to Probability and Statistics

or
CIS 243 Business Statistics I
and
CIS 343 Business Statistics II

Required Limited Electives 9 hrs
300 -level or higher(except ECO 310), ECO electives approved by advisor. 

Required Courses for Certification 35-38 hrs
COM 372 Communication in Educational Environments
EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development3
EDU 103 Issues and Practices of American Education
EDU 303 Strategies of Teaching
EDU 403 Structures and Foundations of Education
EDU 405 Evaluation and Measurement in Education
EDU 422 Student Teaching Seminar (optional)
SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary Schools
SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School
SED 300 Educating Students with Disabilities

Required Minor 21-24 hrs
Choose either geography, history, political science or social science minor. Social science minor is strongly recommended.

Note: If any course is required in the major and minor, a substitute course must be approved by an advisor to gain the total degree program hours.

Total Curriculum Requirements 134-152 hrs
1With a grade of C or better.
2Required for B.S. only.
3May be used as a University Studies elective for B.S.

Economics Minor 21 hrs
ECO 230, 231, 305, 330, 331; and six hours of business electives (may include ECO and FIN) approved by advisor. Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.

Business Economics Minor 22 hrs
ACC 200, CIS 243, 343; ECO 230, 231, 305, 330, 331. Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.

International Economics Minor 21 hrs
ECO 230, 231, 315, 410, 460; and six hours of closely related upper-level electives, with a significant international dimension, as approved by advisor. Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.

Social Science Minor 24 hrs
Open only to majors in economics, geography, history, or political science who seek secondary certification in social studies. ECO 231, GSC 110, HIS 221, 222, POL 140, SOC 133; and six hours of upper level courses (300 or above) from the social science disciplines with approval of advisor. Courses required for a major may not be counted toward the minor; substitutions must be from a social science discipline other than the major and be approved by the advisor; and requirements for certification for teaching secondary school social studies, grades 8 through 12 through the College of Education must also be met.


AREA:
Finance


Bachelor of Arts in Business/Bachelor of Science in Business Degree

CIP 52.0801

ACCREDITED BY:
AACSB-International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

University Studies Requirements 58-65 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Business Core Requirements 33 hrs
(see Core Requirements at beginning of this chapter)

Required Courses 18 hrs
ECO 305 Money and Banking
FIN 332 Financial Management
FIN 333 Principles of Investment
FIN 334 Financial Institutions
FIN 461 International Financial Management
FIN 480 Senior Seminar in Finance

Required Limited Electives 9 hrs
Nine hours of finance electives from the following:
FIN 331 Principles of Insurance
FIN 336 Employee Benefits and Retirement
FIN 338 Estate Planning
FIN 421 Financial Models
FIN 488 Cooperative Education/Internship
FIN 489 Cooperative Education/Internship
FIN 520 Risk Management
FIN 522 Portfolio Management and Theory
FIN 533 Security Analysis
FIN 537 Commercial Banking
FIN 505 Internship in Finance
FIN 595 Special Problems

Business Electives (B.S.B. only) 4 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 121-125 hrs


AREA:
Finance/Financial Planning Option


Bachelor of Arts in Business/Bachelor of Science in Business Degree

CIP 52.0801

ACCREDITED BY:
AACSB-International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

University Studies Requirements 58-65 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Additional Requirements (Non-business electives):
ECO 305 Money and Banking

Business Core Requirements 33 hrs
(see Core Requirements at beginning of this chapter)

Required Courses 15-18 hrs
ECO 305 Money and Banking1
FIN 332 Financial Management
FIN 333 Principles of Investment
FIN 334 Financial Institutions
FIN 461 International Financial Management
FIN 480 Senior Seminar in Finance

Required Limited Electives2 3 hrs
Choose three hours from the following:
FIN 421 Financial Models
FIN 488 Cooperative Education/Internship
FIN 489 Cooperative Education/Internship
FIN 520 Risk Management
FIN 522 Portfolio Management and Theory
FIN 533 Security Analysis
FIN 537 Commercial Banking
FIN 505 Internship in Finance
FIN 595 Special Problems

Additional Required Specialty Courses 12 hrs
ACC 302 Federal Income Tax
FIN 331 Principles of Insurance
FIN 336 Employee Benefits and Retirement
FIN 338 Estate Planning

Total Curriculum Requirements 121-128 hrs
1If not taken as University Studies non-business elective for BSB.
2Required for the BSB only.


AREA:
Finance/Information Systems Option


Bachelor of Arts in Business/Bachelor of Science in Business Degree

CIP 52.0801

ACCREDITED BY:
AACSB-International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

University Studies Requirements 58-65 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Additional Requirements (Non-business electives):
ECO 305 Money and Banking

Business Core Requirements 33 hrs
(see Core Requirements at beginning of this chapter)

Required Courses 15-18 hrs
ECO 305 Money and Banking1
FIN 332 Financial Management
FIN 333 Principles of Investment
FIN 334 Financial Institutions
FIN 461 International Financial Management
FIN 480 Senior Seminar in Finance

Required Limited Electives 6 hrs
Choose six hours from the following:
FIN 331 Principles of Insurance
FIN 488 Cooperative Education/Internship
FIN 489 Cooperative Education/Internship
FIN 520 Risk Management
FIN 522 Portfolio Management and Theory
FIN 533 Security Analysis
FIN 537 Commercial Banking
FIN 505 Internship in Finance
FIN 595 Special Problems

Additional Required Specialty Courses 13 hrs
CIS 304 Principles of Information System Analysis and Design
CIS 307 Database Design and Implementation
CSC 232 Visual Basic Programming I
FIN 421 Financial Models

Total Curriculum Requirements 125-135 hrs
1If not taken as University Studies non-business elective for BSB.

Finance Minor 21 hrs
ACC 200, 201; FIN 330, 332, 333; three hours of FIN or ECO electives; three hours of business electives (may include FIN or ECO). Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.

 
Department of Journalism and Mass Communications
114 Wilson Hall
270-762-2387
journalism@murraystate.edu

Chair: Jeanne S. Scafella. Faculty: Dillon, Haney, Hedges, Landini, Lochte, McGaughey, McKeel, Orvino, Owens, Scafella, Valentine, Wall, Welsch, White.

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, established July 1975, offers four majors leading to a bachelor's degree: advertising, journalism, public relations, and electronic media. The department offers two minor programs: (1) journalism and mass communications and (2) advertising.

The purposes and objectives of the department are: (1) to teach the highest standards of professional excellence to those who will work in mass media fields; (2) to offer continuing education to regional professionals, and (3) to provide both undergraduate and graduate instruction to those who plan to teach on the college level.

Journalism and Mass Communications degree programs are grounded in a strong liberal arts foundation then combined with professional skills courses to provide a broad educational experience.

The Department is one of only 105 programs in the United States fully-accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). In May 2004, the Department received its most recent six-year reaccreditation. Programs and majors are reviewed frequently and updated to reflect national academic and professional needs.

Each major — advertising, journalism, public relations and electronic media — requires 35 hours. It is also strongly recommended that students take a practicum, internship, or cooperative education to gain additional professional experience. To comply with accreditation standards, students must take 80 hours outside of journalism and mass communications courses, of which 65 must be in University Studies and liberal arts. Students cannot minor in journalism and mass communications if they have a major in the department. They can, however, minor in advertising.

The total number of credit hours earned in business courses (ACC, BPA, CIS, FIN, MGT, MKT, OSY, RES, LST 240, LST 540) cannot exceed 25 percent of total curriculum requirements.

Historic Wilson Hall, the second-oldest building on the campus, houses the main classrooms and offices for Journalism and Mass Communications. Wilson also houses the Murray State News, national award-winning student newspaper, and the Shield, the university yearbook. Electronic media facilities are located on the top floor of the Price Doyle Fine Arts Center, and include MSU-TV 11 student cable access channel. 

The department is affiliated with such organizations as the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication; the West Kentucky Press Association, Kentucky Press Association, Kentucky Intercollegiate Press As
sociation, College Media Advisors, American Advertising Federation, and Public Relations Society of America. Broadcast affiliations include: Broadcast Education Association, Radio-Television News Directors, and Kentucky Broadcasters Association.

There are active student chapters of the following societies and fraternities: the Society of Collegiate Journalists; the American Advertising Federation; National Broadcasting Society/Alpha Epsilon Rho; Public Relations Student Society of America; and Kappa Tau Alpha, honorary journalism fraternity.

Scholarships and Awards
The department offers scholarships, internships, graduate assistantships and special awards in journalism and mass communications. For additional information, contact the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, email: journalism@murraystate.edu.


MAJOR:
Journalism


Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Degree

CIP 09.0401

ACCREDITED BY:
Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)

University Studies Requirements 43-49 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Core Courses 20 hrs
JMC 099 Freshman Orientation
JMC 168 Contemporary Mass Media
JMC 194 Newswriting
JMC 294 Advanced Newswriting
JMC 330 Mass Media Effects
JMC 499 Senior Seminar
JMC 590 Mass Communication Law
JMC 597 Public Affairs Reporting

Selected Emphasis 15 hrs

Print Emphasis
JMC 295 Copyediting
JMC 396 Publication Design
JMC 397 Reporting for Print Media

and two of the following:
JMC 213 Computer Techniques for Print Media
JMC 283 Principles of Photojournalism
JMC 300 Digital Media Production
JMC 322 Mass Media Study Abroad
JMC 344 Press and Politics
JMC 390 World Wide Web as Mass Medium
JMC 398 Electronic News Reporting
JMC 400 International Mass Communications
JMC 440 Research Methods for Public Relations
JMC 445 Newspaper Management
JMC 486 Media Production Technique
JMC 492 Feature Writing
JMC 515 History of U.S. Journalism and Broadcasting
JMC 560 Alternative Media Criticism
JMC 568 Critical Analysis of Mass Media
JMC 593 Editorial and Critical Writing

JMC 596 Internship in Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, and Radio-TV

Electronic Emphasis
JMC 270 Basic Audio/Video Production
JMC 398 Electronic News Reporting
JMC 466 Advanced Electronic News Reporting and Production

and two of the following:
JMC 300 Digital Media Production
JMC 322 Mass Media Study Abroad
JMC 336 Script Writing
JMC 344 Press and Politics
JMC 358 Television Studio Production
JMC 390 World Wide Web as Mass Medium
JMC 397 Reporting for Print Media
JMC 400 International Mass Communications
JMC 440 Research Methods for Public Relations
JMC 448 Radio-Television Operations
JMC 486 Media Production Technique
JMC 515 History of U.S. Journalism and Broadcasting
JMC 560 Alternative Media Criticism
JMC 596 Internship in Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, and Radio-TV
JMC 668 Critical Analysis of Mass Media

Required Minor 21-24 hrs

Unrestricted Electives 12-28 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 120-130 hrs


MAJOR:
Electronic Media


Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Degree

CIP 09.0701

ACCREDITED BY:
Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)

University Studies Requirements 43-49 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Required Courses 32 hrs
JMC 099 Freshman Orientation
JMC 168 Contemporary Mass Media
JMC 270 Basic Audio/Video Production
JMC 330 Mass Media Effects
JMC 336 Script Writing
JMC 358 Television Studio Production
JMC 369 Audio Studio and Field Production
JMC 448 Radio-Television Operations
JMC 451 Television Field Production
JMC 499 Senior Seminar
JMC 525 Television Program Development
JMC 590 Mass Communication Law

Required Limited Elective 3 hrs
Choose from the following:
JMC 300 Digital Media Production
JMC 322 Mass Media Study Abroad
JMC 344 Press and Politics
JMC 390 World Wide Web as Mass Medium
JMC 391 Public Relations Principles
JMC 394 Introduction to Advertising
JMC 398 Electronic News Reporting
JMC 426 Advertising Media Sales
JMC 440 Research Methods for Public Relations
JMC 486 Media Production Technique
JMC 558 New Technologies
JMC 560 Alternative Media Criticism
JMC 596 Internship in Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations and Radio-TV
JMC 668 Critical Analysis of Mass Media

Required Minor 21-24 hrs

Unrestricted Electives 12-28 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 120-130 hrs


MAJOR:
Advertising


Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Degree

CIP 09.0903

ACCREDITED BY:
Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)

University Studies Requirements 43-49 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Required Courses 26 hrs
JMC 099 Freshman Orientation
JMC 168 Contemporary Mass Media
JMC 394 Introduction to Advertising
JMC 417 Advertising Copywriting and Layout
JMC 426 Advertising Media Sales
JMC 439 Advertising Media Planning
JMC 499 Senior Seminar
JMC 556 Advertising Campaigns
JMC 590 Mass Communication Law

Required Limited Electives 9 hrs
Choose from the following:
JMC 194 Newswriting
JMC 213 Computer Techniques for Print Media
JMC 270 Basic Audio/Video Production
JMC 300 Digital Media Production
JMC 322 Mass Media Study Abroad
JMC 336 Script Writing
JMC 344 Press and Politics
JMC 390 World Wide Web as Mass Medium
JMC 391 Public Relations Principles
JMC 400 International Mass Communications
JMC 440 Research Methods for Public Relations
JMC 448 Radio-Television Operations
JMC 486 Media Production Technique
JMC 560 Alternative Media Criticism
JMC 596 Internship in Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations and Radio-TV
MKT 360 Principles of Marketing
MKT 463 Consumer Behavior
Upper level MKT elective or MGT 350

Required Minor 21-24 hrs

Unrestricted Electives 12-28 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 120-128 hrs


MAJOR:
Public Relations


Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Degree

CIP 09.0902

ACCREDITED BY:
Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)

University Studies Requirements 43-49 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Required Courses 26 hrs
JMC 099 Freshman Orientation
JMC 168 Contemporary Mass Media
JMC 194 Newswriting
JMC 330 Mass Media Effects
JMC 391 Public Relations Principles
JMC 412 Writing for Public Relations
JMC 440 Research Methods for Public Relations
JMC 499 Senior Seminar
JMC 590 Mass Communication Law
JMC 591 Advanced Public Relations

Required Limited Electives 9 hrs
Choose from the following:
JMC 213 Computer Techniques for Print Media
JMC 270 Basic Audio/Video Production
JMC 283 Principles of Photojournalism
JMC 295 Copyediting
JMC 322 Mass Media Study Abroad
JMC 336 Script Writing
JMC 344 Press and Politics
JMC 390 World Wide Web as Mass Medium
JMC 394 Introduction to Advertising
JMC 396 Publication Design
JMC 397 Reporting for Print Media
JMC 398 Electronic News Reporting
JMC 400 International Mass Communications
JMC 486 Media Production Technique
JMC 492 Feature Writing
JMC 560 Alternative Media Criticism
JMC 596 Internship in Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations and Radio-TV
JMC 668 Critical Analysis of Mass Media


Required Minor 21-24 hrs

Unrestricted Electives 12-28 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 120-130 hrs

Advertising Minor 24 hrs
JMC 394, 417, 426, 439, 556; MKT 360, 463, upper-level MKT course or MGT 350. Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.

Journalism and Mass Communications Minor 24 hrs 

JMC 168, 194, 330 or 515, 590 and 12 hours of approved JMC electives. Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University. Students cannot minor in journalism and mass communications if they have a major in the department. They can, however, minor in advertising.
 
 
Department of Management, Marketing and Business Administration
451 Business Building
270-762-6196
mgt.mkt@murraystate.edu

Chair: Roger Schoenfeldt. Faculty: Alderdice, Barton, Dublin, Hendon, Holmes, Lanier, Mangold, Martin, B. McNeely, S. McNeely, Miles, Miller, Muuka, Nichols, Niffenegger, Schoenfeldt, Sheets.

The Department of Management, Marketing and Business Administration offers many curriculum alternatives for students. Students completing an area in management, marketing or business administration meet the strongest requirements for each of these fields. Students may also focus on a major in business administration and then choose a minor outside the College of Business to broaden their expertise in another field of interest. Additionally, a student may pursue a minor in management, marketing, real estate, advertising, office systems, or business administration.

Within the management area, five options are offered which permit students to direct their studies toward specific management fields: entrepreneurship, human resources, information systems, marketing, and production systems. These programs prepare students for both beginning work experiences and for graduate study in business. Today's manager must combine sophisticated decision making ability with the ability to lead and direct others. The curriculum in management is designed to provide professional training and to develop the competency of students for careers in the management of the business and economic affairs of modern organizations. 

Within the Marketing Area, three options are offered which permit students to direct their studies toward specific marketing career fields: entrepreneurship, management, and information systems. Marketing graduates are involved in the development of creative solutions to marketing problems that arise in the link between production of goods and services and their final use. The marketing degree prepares students for careers in a wide range of fields including retailing, sales management, advertising, and two of the fastest growing and most exciting fields _ international marketing and e-business. 

Within the Business Administration Area, the business administration program prepares students for a variety of career opportunities. It provides students with a broad overall understanding of the different functional disciplines of business and prepares them for positions of responsibility in business organizations. A major in business administration is offered for those students wishing to minor in an area outside of business.

Students in the Office Systems Program are prepared to work in offices. Office Systems, with its rapidly developing technology, is an exciting field of employment. The Two-year Office Systems Program offers two emphases: office information systems emphasis and legal emphasis. Sources of employment include industrial, professional and governmental offices.

The Real Estate Program provides the credits needed to meet the educational requirements for a Kentucky real estate salesperson or broker license. A minor in real estate can be earned by taking offered real estate courses and approved electives.


AREA:
Business Administration


Bachelor of Arts in Business/Bachelor of Science in Business Degree

CIP 52.0101

ACCREDITED BY:
AACSB-International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

University Studies Requirements 58-65 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Business Core Requirements 33 hrs
(see Core Requirements at beginning of this chapter)

Required Courses 3 hrs
One international business course, 300 level or higher

Business Electives1 21-27 hrs
B.S.B. only: 27 hours of required limited business electives selected from ACC, BPA, CIS, ECO, FIN, JMC 391, 394, LST 540, MGT, MKT, OSY, POL 542, or RES, approved by advisor; not to exceed nine hours in any one area, with at least 18 hrs at 300 level or above.
B.A.B. only: 21 hours of required limited business electives as above, not to exceed nine hours in any one area, with at least 12 hrs at 300 level or above. MGT 250 and MKT 260 do not apply toward this area.

Total Curriculum Requirements 121 hrs 
1A maximum of three hours cooperative education credit counts toward the degree.


MAJOR:
Business Administration


Bachelor of Arts in Business/Bachelor of Science in Business Degree

CIP 52.0101

ACCREDITED BY:
AACSB-International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

University Studies Requirements 58-65 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Business Core Requirements 33 hrs
(see Core Requirements at beginning of this chapter)

Required Courses 9 hrs
One international business course, 300 level or higher
Business electives: 6 hrs1

Note: Business electives must be selected with advisor approval from ACC, BPA, CIS, ECO, FIN, JMC 391, 394, LST 540, MGT, MKT, OSY, POL 542, or RES. At least 18 hrs of business electives and minor courses must be at 300 level or above. MGT 250 and MKT 260 do not apply toward this major.

Required Minor1 21 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 121-127 hrs
1A maximum of three hours cooperative education credit counts toward the degree.


ASSOCIATE:
Business Administration


Associate of Arts Degree

CIP 52.0101

University Studies Requirements 21-22 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Science and Mathematics:
MAT 140 College Algebra

or
MAT 220 Business Calculus
Social Sciences:
ECO 230 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics

Required Courses 24 hrs
ACC 200 Principles of Financial Accounting
ACC 201 Principles of Managerial Accounting
BPA 099 Freshman Orientation
BPA 140 Foundations of Business
BPA 215 Business Communication
CIS 243 Business Statistics I
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology
FIN 330 Principles of Finance
LST 240 Legal Environment of Business

Business Electives1 9 hrs
(approved by advisor)

Unrestricted Electives1 9-10 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 64 hrs
1A maximum of three hours cooperative education credit counts toward the degree.


AREA:
Management


Bachelor of Arts in Business/Bachelor of Science in Business Degree 

CIP 52.0201

ACCREDITED BY:
AACSB-International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

University Studies Requirements 58-65 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Business Core Requirements 33 hrs

(see Core Requirements at beginning of this chapter)

Required Courses 21 hrs
MGT 354 Techniques of Oral Reporting and Management Briefings
MGT 550 Human Resources Management
MGT 551 Organizational Behavior
MGT 552 Management of Operations and Technology II
MGT electives: 9 hrs approved by advisor

Business Electives1 (B.A.) 3 hrs

Business Electives1 (B.S.) 9 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 121 hrs
1A maximum of three hours cooperative education credit counts toward the degree.


AREA:
Management/Entrepreneurship Option


Bachelor of Arts in Business/Bachelor of Science in Business Degree 

CIP 52.0201

ACCREDITED BY:
AACSB-International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

University Studies Requirements 58-65 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Business Core Requirements 33 hrs
(see Core Requirements at beginning of this chapter)

Required Courses 12 hrs
MGT 354 Techniques of Oral Reporting and ManagementBriefings
MGT 550 Human Resources Management
MGT 551 Organizational Behavior
MGT 552 Management of Operations and Technology II

Entrepreneurship Option 12 hrs
(select from the following courses)
MGT 358 Entrepreneurial Business Plan Development
MGT 420 Entrepreneurial Strategic Growth
MGT 488 Cooperative Education/Internship
MGT 490 Entrepreneurial Consulting
MKT 390 Entrepreneurial Marketing

Note: A maximum of three hours cooperative education credit counts toward the degree.

Business Electives (B.A.) 0 hrs
Business Electives (B.S.) 6 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 121 hrs


AREA:
Management/Human Resources Option


Bachelor of Arts in Business/Bachelor of Science in Business Degree

CIP 52.0201

ACCREDITED BY:
AACSB-International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

University Studies Requirements 58-65 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Business Core Requirements 33 hrs
(see Core Requirements at beginning of this chapter)

Required Courses 12 hrs
MGT 354 Techniques of Oral Reporting and Management Briefings
MGT 550 Human Resources Management
MGT 551 Organizational Behavior
MGT 552 Management of Operations and Technology II

Human Resource Option 12 hrs
(select from the following courses)
MGT 488 Cooperative Education/Internship
MGT 553 Human Resource Selection
MGT 555 Training and Development
MGT 559 Compensation Management
MGT 572 Organization Development
MGT 575 Labor-Management Relations
MGT 577 Labor Law and Public Policy
OSH 192 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health
OSH 550 Safety and Health Program Management andTraining

Note: A maximum of three hours cooperative education credit counts toward the degree.

Business Electives (B.A.) 0 hrs
Business Electives (B.S.) 6 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 121 hrs


AREA:
Management/Information Systems Option


Bachelor of Arts in Business/Bachelor of Science in Business Degree 

CIP 52.0201

ACCREDITED BY:
AACSB-International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

University Studies Requirements 58-65 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Business Core Requirements 33 hrs
(see Core Requirements at beginning of this chapter)

Required Courses 12 hrs
MGT 354 Techniques of Oral Reporting and Management Briefings
MGT 550 Human Resources Management
MGT 551 Organizational Behavior
MGT 552 Management of Operations and Technology II

Information Systems Option 12 hrs
(select from the following courses)
CIS 304 Principles of Information Systems Analysis and Design
CIS 307 Database Design and Implementation
CSC 232 Visual Basic Programming I
GSC 521 Geographic Information Systems
MGT 488 Cooperative Education/Internship
MKT 475 Marketing Strategies for E-Commerce
Note: A maximum of three hours cooperative education credit counts toward the degree.

Business Electives (B.A.) 0 hrs
Business Electives (B.S.) 6 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 121 hrs


AREA:
Management/Marketing Option


Bachelor of Arts in Business/Bachelor of Science in Business Degree 

CIP 52.0201

ACCREDITED BY:
AACSB-International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

University Studies Requirements 58-65 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Business Core Requirements 33 hrs
(see Core Requirements at beginning of this chapter)

Required Courses 12 hrs
MGT 354 Techniques of Oral Reporting and Management Briefings
MGT 550 Human Resources Management
MGT 551 Organizational Behavior
MGT 552 Management of Operations and Technology II

Marketing Option 12 hrs
(select from the following courses)
JMC 394 Introduction to Advertising1
or
MKT 460 Principles of Advertising
MGT 488 Cooperative Education/Internship
or
MKT 488 Cooperative Education/Internship
MKT 361 Selling and Sales Management
MKT 369 Retailing Management
MKT 396 International Marketing Seminar
MKT 437 Senior Honors Thesis
MKT 461 Principles of Purchasing
MKT 462 Sales Management
MKT 463 Consumer Behavior
MKT 470 Logistics Management
MKT 475 Marketing Strategies for E-Commerce
MKT 489 Cooperative Education/Internship
MKT 499 Senior Seminar
MKT 564 Marketing Channels
MKT 565 Marketing Research
MKT 566 Marketing Management
MKT 567 Marketing Planning and Strategy
MKT 568 Global Marketing Management
MKT 595 Special Problems

Note: A maximum of three hours cooperative education credit counts toward the degree.

Business Electives (B.A.) 0 hrs
Business Electives (B.S.) 6 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 121 hrs
1MKT 360 must be taken as a prerequisite by all business program students.


AREA:
Management/Production Systems Option


Bachelor of Arts in Business/Bachelor of Science in Business Degree 

CIP 52.0201

ACCREDITED BY:
AACSB-International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

University Studies Requirements 58-65 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Business Core Requirements 33 hrs
(see Core Requirements at beginning of this chapter)

Required Courses 12 hrs
MGT 354 Techniques of Oral Reporting and Management Briefings
MGT 550 Human Resources Management
MGT 551 Organizational Behavior
MGT 552 Management of Operations and Technology II

Production Systems Option 12 hrs
(select from the following courses)
ACC 303 Cost Accounting
IET 591 Materials Management
IET 592 Productions Systems and Computer Integrated Manufacturing
IET 597 Quality Control
ITD 104 Computer-Aided Design
ITD 300 Industrial Product Design
ITD 420 Equipment Maintenance and Materials Processing
MGT 488 Cooperative Education/Internship
MGT 575 Labor-Management Relations
MKT 461 Principles of Purchasing
MKT 470 Logistics Management

Note: A maximum of three hours cooperative education credit counts toward the degree.

Business Electives (B.A.) 0 hrs
Business Electives (B.S.) 6 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 121 hrs


AREA:
Marketing


Bachelor of Arts in Business/Bachelor of Science in Business Degree

CIP 52.1401

ACCREDITED BY:
AACSB-International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

University Studies Requirements 58-65 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Business Core Requirements 33 hrs
(see Core Requirements at beginning of this chapter)

Required Courses 21 hrs
JMC 394 Introduction to Advertising1
or
MKT 460 Principles of Advertising
MKT 463 Consumer Behavior
MKT 565 Marketing Research
MKT 568 Global Marketing Management
MKT electives: 9 hrs approved by advisor

Note: A maximum of three hours cooperative education credit counts toward the degree.

Business Electives (B.A.) 3 hrs
Business Electives (B.S.) 9 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 121 hrs
1MKT 360 must be taken as a prerequisite by all business program students.


AREA:
Marketing/Entrepreneurship Option


Bachelor of Arts in Business/Bachelor of Science in Business Degree

CIP 52.1401

ACCREDITED BY:
AACSB-International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

University Studies Requirements 58-65 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Business Core Requirements 33 hrs
(see Core Requirements at beginning of this chapter)

Required Courses 12 hrs
JMC 394 Introduction to Advertising1
or
MKT 460 Principles of Advertising
MKT 463 Consumer Behavior
MKT 565 Marketing Research
MKT 568 Global Marketing Management

Entrepreneurship Option 12 hrs
(select from the following courses)
MGT 358 Entrepreneurial Business Plan Development
MGT 420 Entrepreneurial Strategic Growth
MGT 490 Entrepreneurial Consulting
MKT 390 Entrepreneurial Marketing
MKT 488 Cooperative Education/Internship

Note: A maximum of three hours cooperative education credit counts toward the degree.

Business Electives (B.A.) 0 hrs
Business Electives (B.S.) 6 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 121 hrs
1MKT 360 must be taken as a prerequisite by all business program students.


AREA:
Marketing/Information Systems Option


Bachelor of Arts in Business/Bachelor of Science in Business Degree

CIP 52.1401

ACCREDITED BY:
AACSB-International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

University Studies Requirements 58-65 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Business Core Requirements 33 hrs
(see Core Requirements at beginning of this chapter)

Required Courses 12 hrs
JMC 394 Introduction to Advertising1
or
MKT 460 Principles of Advertising
MKT 463 Consumer Behavior
MKT 565 Marketing Research
MKT 568 Global Marketing Management

Information Systems Option 12 hrs
(select from the following courses)
CIS 304 Principles of Information Systems Analysis and Design
CIS 307 Database Design and Implementation
CSC 232 Visual Basic Programming I
GSC 521 Geographic Information Systems
MKT 475 Marketing Strategies for E-Commerce
MKT 488 Cooperative Education/Internship

Note: A maximum of three hours cooperative education credit counts toward the degree.

Business Electives (B.A.) 0 hrs
Business Electives (B.S.) 6 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 121 hrs
1MKT 360 must be taken as a prerequisite by all business program students.


AREA:
Marketing/Management Option

Bachelor of Arts in Business/Bachelor of Science in Business Degree

CIP 52.1401

ACCREDITED BY:
AACSB-International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

University Studies Requirements 58-65 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Business Core Requirements 33 hrs
(see Core Requirements at beginning of this chapter)

Required Courses 12 hrs
JMC 394 Introduction to Advertising1
or
MKT 460 Principles of Advertising
MKT 463 Consumer Behavior
MKT 565 Marketing Research
MKT 568 Global Marketing Management

Management Option 12 hrs
(select from the following courses)
MGT 354 Techniques of Oral Reporting and Management Briefings
MGT 358 Entrepreneurial Business Plan Development
MGT 420 Entrepreneurial Strategic Growth
MGT 437 Senior Honors Thesis
MGT 488 Cooperative Education/Internship
or
MKT 488 Cooperative Education/Internship
MGT 489 Cooperative Education/Internship
MGT 490 Entrepreneurial Consulting
MGT 499 Senior Seminar
MGT 550 Human Resources Management
MGT 551 Organizational Behavior
MGT 552 Management of Operations and Technology II
MGT 553 Human Resource Selection
MGT 554 Managing a Diverse Workforce
MGT 555 Training and Development
MGT 557 International Management
MGT 559 Compensation Management
MGT 570 Organization Theories
MGT 572 Organizational Development
MGT 575 Labor-Management Relations
MGT 577 Labor Law and Public Policy
MGT 595 Special Problems

Note: A maximum of three hours cooperative education credit counts toward the degree.

Business Electives (B.A.) 0 hrs
Business Electives (B.S.) 6 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 121 hrs
1MKT 360 must be taken as a prerequisite by all business program students.


ASSOCIATE:

Office Systems/ Office Information Systems Emphasis


Associate of Arts Degree

CIP 52.0401

University Studies Requirements 21-22 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Science and Mathematics:
MAT 140 College Algebra

or
MAT 220 Business Calculus
Social Sciences:
ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics
Additional requirements:
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology

Required Courses 32 hrs
ACC 200 Principles of Financial Accounting
BPA 099 Freshman Orientation
BPA 215 Business Communication
BPA 235 Records Management
BPA 360 Principles of Office Administration
LST 240 Legal Environment of Business
OSY 120 Introduction to Information Processing
OSY 210 Word Processing
OSY 214 Office Information Systems
OSY 245 Graphic Presentations for Business
OSY 315 Office Systems Applications
OSY 320 Integrated Information Processing

Business Electives 5-6 hrs

Unrestricted Electives 5 hrs
Note: A maximum of three hours cooperative education credit counts toward the degree.

Total Curriculum Requirements 64 hrs


ASSOCIATE:
Office Systems/Legal Emphasis

Associate of Arts Degree

CIP 52.0401

University Studies Requirements 18-19 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Science and Mathematics:
MAT 140 College Algebra

or
MAT 220 Business Calculus
Social Sciences:
POL 140 American National Government

or
ECO 230 Principles of Macroeconomics

Required Courses 37 hrs
ACC 200 Principles of Financial Accounting
BPA 215 Business Communication
BPA 235 Records Management
BPA 360 Principles of Office Administration
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology
BPA 099 Freshman Orientation
LST 240 Legal Environment of Business
LST 242 Real Estate Law
LST 300 Introduction to Legal Research
LST 310 Legal Analysis and Writing
OSY 120 Introduction to Information Processing
OSY 210 Word Processing
OSY 214 Office Information Systems

Business Electives 6 hrs

Unrestricted Electives 3 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 64-65 hrs


CERTIFICATE:
Office Systems


CIP 52.0402

Office Systems Requirements 27 hrs
BPA 215 Business Communication
BPA 235 Records Management
BPA 360 Principles of Office Administration
ENG 101 Composition
ENG 102 Composition and Research
OSY 120 Introduction to Information Processing
OSY 210 Word Processing
OSY 214 Office Information Systems
OSY 315 Office Systems Applications

Business Electives 6 hrs

Total Office Systems Requirements 33 hrs
(An 2.00 overall GPA is required.)


Advertising Minor 24 hrs

MGT 350 or upper-level MKT course; MKT 360 and 463; JMC 394, 417, 426, 439, and 456. Six of 24 hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.

Business Administration Minor 24 hrs
ACC 200, 201; CSC 199; ECO 230, 231; FIN 330; MGT 350; and MKT 360. Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.

Management Minor 21 hrs
ACC 200, 201; MGT 350; and 12 hours of approved management electives, at least three hours of which must be upper-level. Six of 21 hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.

Marketing Minor 21 hrs
ACC 200, ECO 231, MKT 360; and 12 hours of approved marketing electives, at least three hours of which must be upper-level. Six of 21 hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.

Office Systems Minor 24 hrs
BPA 215, 235, 360, OSY 120 or CSC 199, OSY 210, 214, 315, and 320. Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.

Real Estate Minor 21 hrs
RES 132, 242, six hours of real estate electives and nine hours of approved business electives, at least six hours of which must be upper-level. Six of 21 hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.

 
 
Department of Organizational Communication
312 Wilson Hall
270-762-4483
orgcom@murraystate.edu

Chair: Steve Cox. Faculty: Bokeno, Booth, Brewer, Coleman, Duffy, Gesler, Lidzy, B. Malinauskas, Tillson, Todd.

The Department of Organizational Communication offers programs leading to either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree. The major offered is organizational communication.

A major in organizational communication prepares students for a variety of careers in non-academic situations that place a premium on the role of communication in accomplishing goals and objectives. This major is very compatible with combinations in management, marketing, public relations, industrial psychology and other related fields.

The total number of credit hours earned in business courses (ACC, BPA, CIS, FIN, MGT, MKT, OSY, RES, LST 240, LST 540) cannot exceed 25 percent of total curriculum requirements.

The department also offers a minor in organizational communication. 

The Department of Organizational Communication requires that a 2.50 grade point average (GPA) must be maintained in any or all COM majors or minors in order to receive a degree from Murray State University. A student failing to maintain a 2.50 will not be permitted to take new courses in the department until the GPA reaches or exceeds 2.50.

The department offers a limited number of assistantships/scholarships.

Graduate Degrees
Programs leading to the Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees are offered. The Master of Arts requires 34 hours and a Master of Science requires 31 hours. A thesis option is offered with the Master of Arts. For further details see the Graduate Bulletin.


Major:
Organizational Communication

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Degree

CIP 09.0901

University Studies Requirements 43-49 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking

Required Courses 31 hrs
COM 099 Freshman Orientation
COM 201 Communication Foundations and Theory
COM 353 Team Communication and Leadership
COM 361 Career Presentations1

or
COM 461 Persuasive Communication1
COM 381 Interpersonal Communication
COM 384 Communication Skills for Professionals

COM 385 Organizational Communication
COM 387 Intercultural Communication
COM 390 Communication Research
COM 409 Seminar in Communication
COM 585 Advanced Organizational Communication

Required Electives2 6 hrs
Select from the following:

BPA 215 Business Communication
COM 357 Communication and Critical Thought
COM 361 Career Presentations1
COM 461 Persuasive Communication1
COM 481 Conflict and Communication
COM 488 Cooperative Education/Internship
COM 489 Cooperative Education/Internship
COM 499 Contemporary Issues in Communication
COM 553 Advanced Small Group Processes
COM 581 Seminar in Interpersonal Communication
COM 599 Internship
ENG 325 Professional Technical Writing
ENG 328 Standard English Usage
MGT 350 Fundamentals of Management
MGT 550 Human Resources Management
MGT 572 Organizational Development
MKT 360 Principles of Marketing
YNL 350 Program Administration in Youth and Human Service Organizations

Required Minor 21 hrs

Unrestricted Electives 13-19 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 120 hrs
1Majors must take either COM 361 or COM 461 as a required course. The remaining course can also be taken as a required elective towards the major.
2A maximum of 3 hours may be chosen with advisor approval from courses not on the list.

Organizational Communication Minor 24 hrs
COM 201, 381, 384, 385, 390, 409 and 6 hours of restricted electives from the following: COM 353, 357, 361, 387, 461, 481, 585; BPA 215; ENG 325, 328; MGT 350; MKT 360. (Three hours may be other courses if approved by minor advisor.) Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.