College of Business and Public Affairs
   DannieE. 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 
(Students studying ACC or ACC/CIS must have a minimum grade of C in each course.)
 CIS 243 (with a minimum grade of C)
 CSC 199
 ECO 230 and ECO 231
 BPA 215
 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 and HUM 212
 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 Accounting I1 3 
ACC 201 Principles of Accounting II1 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, RES, and TSM. JMC 394, LST 240, LST 540, and POL 140, 250, 252 and 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 also available through the college. A joint Master of Science (M.S.) 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 67-70 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 24 hrs
ECO 315 Comparative Economic Systems
 or
ECO 410 Economic Development
ECO 460 International Trade and Finance
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

Business Electives 1-4 hrs
Bachelor of Arts in Business (1 hr)
Bachelor of Science in Business  (4 hrs)

Total Curriculum Requirements 128 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.


AREA:
Telecommunications Systems Management

Bachelor of Science
CIP 11. 0401

University Studies Requirements 49 hrs

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 150 Algebra and Trigonometry
PHY 120 General Physics I
•Social Science:
ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics
•University Studies Electives:
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology

Required Courses 59 hrs
ACC  200 Principles of Accounting I
ACC 201 Principles of Accounting II
CIS 304 Principles of Information Systems Analysis 
     and Design
CIS 307 Database Design and Implementation
CSC 135 Programming for Business and Industry
 or
CSC 145 Introduction to 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-Introduction to the
     Profession
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 Education1
TSM 443 Telephone Technology
TSM 450 Telecommunications Policy and Strategies

 1Maximum of three hours Internship or Cooperative Education counts toward a degree.

Selected Emphasis 24 hrs
 Select two of the following emphases:

Business Technology and E-Business Applications
BPA 355 Information Systems and Decision Making
CIS 430 Systems Planning
MGT 443 Management of Operations and Technology
MKT 475 Marketing Strategies in E-Commerce

Communications Electronics
TSM 210 Electronic Systems II
TSM 341 Communications Electronics I
TSM  342 Communications Electronics II

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 440 Information Policy and Security Auditing

System Administration
CSC 310 Database Administration
CSC 360 Scripting Languages
CSC 560 UNIX System Administration
TSM 411 Network Design, Operations, and Management

Total Curriculum Requirements 132 hrs


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 150 Algebra and Trigonometry
PHY 120 General Physics I
 or
PHY 235 Mechanics, Heat and Wave Motion
 and
PHY 236 Mechanics, Heat and Wave Motion Laboratory
•Social Science:
ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics

Required Courses 34 hrs 
ACC 200 Principles of Accounting I
CSC 135 Computer Programming for Technology 
ECO 335 Economics and Public Policy of
     Telecommunications Industry
ENG 224 Technical Writing for Industry Technology
TSM 099 Freshman Orientation-Introduction to the
     Profession
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  242 Network Operating Systems

Electives  3 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 65-66 hrs
 

Telecommunications Systems Minor 21 hrs
TSM 120, 241, 242 plus one of the following options:  Systems-CSC 135, 235, 508, 560 and TSM 411; E-Commerce-CSC 135, 235, MKT 360, 475, TSM 325 and 425; or Business-ACC 200, 201, FIN 531, MGT 443 and MKT 475. At least six minor hours must be upper-level 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, computers, 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 both information systems and finance. 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 in Financial Management (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  64-70 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

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

Required Courses 22 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 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 3-9 hrs3
 (Restricted to upper division courses except BPA 355.
  See listing on page 56.)

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 128 hrs

 1ACC 308 must be taken instead of BPA 355.
 2Requires a grade of C or better.
 3B.A.B. degree requires 3 hours; B.S.B. degree requires 9 hours.


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  65-77 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Note:  CSC 135 and CSC 336 must be used to satisfy the non-business electives in the University Studies additional requirements.

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

Required Courses 25 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 509 Accounting Theory
CIS 260 Application Program Development 
     in COBOL I
CIS 307 Database Design and Implementation

Required Limited Electives 5 hrs
ACC/CIS/CSC elective (3 hrs)
CIS/CSC elective (2 hrs)

Note:  ACC electives must be 500 or above. CIS/CSC electives must be 200 or above excluding CIS 488, 489, 500, 595 and CSC 488, 525, 526 and 595. CIS 304 is recommended. 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 128-140 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  64-70 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

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

Required Courses 22 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 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 128-134 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  64-77 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

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

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.

  The rapid expansion and use of computers in business, industry and governmental organizations has led to an overwhelming demand for qualified college graduates educated in computer-related disciplines. Recent government studies have identified careers in computer science and systems analysis as the fastest-growing occupation for careers requiring a bachelor’s degree (www.bls.gov). The study notes that the job market is expected to expand by nearly 100% during the period 2000-2010. This high growth rate has generated some of the highest annual salary offers for graduates of four-year institutions.
  In response to this increased demand, the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems offers several educational programs specifically tailored to meet the needs of the rapidly growing computer/industrial complex. Students may choose from three baccalaureate degree programs. Majors or areas may be selected in computer science or computer information systems. As a service to students pursuing other educational programs, we offer two minor programs of study, one in computer information systems and another in computer science. 
Students who select these programs will receive instruction in the classroom and have access to modern well-equipped microcomputer laboratories designed to provide a “hands-on” experience with the latest developments in computer hardware and software. The learning environment and curricula are structured to give the student the theoretical background necessary to successfully pursue a variety of professional and technical careers in the dynamic and rapidly changing fields related to computing.
 


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 64-71 hrs
(See Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements.)

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

Required Courses 16 hrs
CIS 260 Application Program Development in COBOL I
CIS 304 Principles of Information Systems 
     Analysis and Design
CIS 307 Database Design and Implementation
CIS 309 Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
CSC 135 Programming for Business and Industry
 or
CSC 145 Introduction to Programming I
CSC 125 Internet and World Wide Web Technologies
Depending on the degree option, CSC 125 should be counted under “non-business electives” for University Studies requirements (for B.S.B.) or “limited electives” (for B.A.B.).

Selected Option 15 hrs
 Choose one of the following options:

Software Development Option
CIS 325 Internet Languages
CIS 360 Advanced Application Program Development
     for Business
CIS 420 Application Software Design and Implementation
 and
Six hours of limited electives chosen from the following:
ACC/CIS/CSC/FIN/TSM electives 200 level or higher
 or
MGT 358 Entrepreneurship
(Electives must be approved by advisor. Must include CSC 336 if not taken under non-business electives in the University Studies group. Those pursuing a B.A. in Business (B.A.B.) must include CSC 125 as one of the electives.)

End-User Computing Option
CIS 430 Systems Planning
CIS 440 End-User Technology Support and Management
TSM 132 Network Technical Support
 and
Six hours of limited electives chosen from the following:
ACC/CIS/CSC/FIN/TSM electives 200 level or higher
 or
ENG 325 Technical Writing
(Electives must be approved by advisor. Those pursuing a B.A. in Business (B.A.B.) must include CSC 125 as one of the electives.)

Electronic Commerce Option
CIS 325 Internet Languages
CIS 425 Programming for E-Commerce
CIS 420 Application Software Design and Implementation
 and
Six hours of limited electives chosen from the following:
ACC/CIS/CSC/FIN/TSM electives 200 level or higher
(Electives must be approved by advisor. Those pursuing a B.A. in Business (B.A.B.) must include CSC 125 as one of the electives.)

Note:  A maximum of three hours of cooperative education credit counts toward the degree. The area requirements (required courses + option) must equal 31 hours.

Total Curriculum Requirements 128-135 hrs
 


MAJOR:
Computer Science

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Degree
CIP 11.0101

University Studies Requirements. 46-51 hrs
(See Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements. See required courses below before selecting mathematics and science University Studies electives.)

Required Courses 43 hrs
CIS 307 Database Design and Implementation
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
CSC 415 Programming Languages
CSC 420 Numerical Analysis I
CSC 445 Computer Algorithms: Design and Analysis
CSC 530 Computer User Interface Development
 or
CIS 420 Applications Software Design and Implementation
CSC 540 Social, Ethical and Professional Issues 
     in the Information Age
FOR 099 Freshman Orientation
One course from the following:
CSC 411 Operating Systems Project in Graphics and
     Visual Computing
CSC 412 Operating Systems Project in Net-Centric
     Computing
CSC 413 Operating Systems Project in Embedded
     Systems Programming
CSC  414 Operating Systems Project in Applications
     Programming
One course from the following:
CSC 446 Algorithms Project in Graphics and Visual
     Computing
CSC 447 Algorithms Project in Net-Centric Computing
CSC 448 Algorithms Project in Embedded Systems
     Programming
CSC 449 Project in Embedded Systems Programing
One course from the following:
CSC 531 Graphic User Interface Development Project 
     in Graphics and Visual Computing
CSC 532 Graphic User Interface Development Project
     in Net-Centric Computing
CSC 533 Graphic User Interface Development Project
     in Embedded Systems Programming
CSC  534 Graphic User Interface Development Project
     in Applications Programming

Co-Requirements for Major 0-9 hrs
MAT 135 Introduction to Probability and Statistics1
 or
CIS 243 Business Statistics I
 and
CIS 343 Business Statistics II
 or
MAT 540 Mathematical Statistics I
MAT 250 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I1

Required Electives 6 hrs
 Approved by advisor.

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

Required Minor 21 hrs

Unrestricted Electives 0-12 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 128 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 21-22 hrs
CSC 135 or 136 or 145 and CIS 260, 304, 307, 360 and CSC 199 and any CIS/CSC/TSM course at the 300 level or above with approval of 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:  Bowles, Brasfield, Brown, Durr, Eaton, Guin, Harrison, Hassan, Jesswein, Lacewell, Mathis, McCoy, Milkman, Reed.

  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. 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 and securities analysis. Students successfully completing requirements for the area in finance are prepared to enter corporate life 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. This 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 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 and the Bureau for Business and Economic Research. 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.


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 46-60 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:
ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics
POL 140 American National Government
•Additional requirement:
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology

Required Courses  21 hrs
ACC 200 Principles of Accounting I
ECO 305 Money and Banking
ECO 330 Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECO 331 Intermediate Microeconomics
ECO 460 International Trade and Finance
ECO 499 Senior Seminar
FOR 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
 ECO electives approved by advisor, 300 level or higher (ECO 310 will not count).

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 17-31 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements  128 hrs
 


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 46-60 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
•Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking1 
•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:
ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics
POL 140 American National Government
•Additional requirement:
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology1

Note:  Students must have at least one B or better in one English composition course and at least a C or better in a University Studies math course. 

Required Courses  21 hrs
ACC 200 Principles of Accounting I
ECO 305 Money and Banking
ECO 330 Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECO 331 Intermediate Microeconomics
ECO 460 International Trade and Finance
ECO 499 Senior Seminar
FOR 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
 ECO electives approved by advisor, 300 level or higher (ECO 310 will not count).

Required Courses for Certification 36-41 hrs
COM 372 Communication in Educational Environments
EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development
EDU 103 Issues and Practices of American Education1
EDU 303 Strategies of Teaching
EDU 383 Evaluation and Measurement in Education
EDU 403 Structures and Foundations of Education
EDU 422 Student Teaching Seminar (optional)
HEA 191 Personal Health
PSY 180 General Psychology2
SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary Schools
SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School
SED 300 Education of Students with Disabilities:  A 
     Collaborative Approach

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  133-155 hrs

 1With a grade of C or better.
 2A prerequisite for EDP 260.

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   64-70 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 421 Financial Models
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
FIN 488 Cooperative Education
FIN 489 Cooperative Education

Business Electives (B.S.B. only) 4 hrs
 (See listing on page 57.)

Total Curriculum Requirements 128-130 hrs
 


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   64-70 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 6 hrs
Six hours of finance electives from the following:
FIN 331 Principles of Insurance
FIN 421 Financial Models
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
FIN 488 Cooperative Education
FIN 489 Cooperative Education

Additional Required Specialty Courses 12 hrs
CIS 304 Principles of Information System 
     Analysis and Design
CIS 307 Database Design and Implementation
CSC 135 Computing for Engineering Technology
FIN 421 Financial Models

Total Curriculum Requirements 133-139 hrs

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, Orvino-Proulx, 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 for Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). In May 1998, 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 program or major — advertising, journalism, public relations and electronic media — requires 38 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. A student 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 Association, College Media Advisors, 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 for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)

University Studies Requirements 46-51 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Core Courses 20 hrs
JMC 099 Freshman Orientation
JMC 168 Contemporary Mass Media
JMC 194 Newswriting
JMC 300 Digital Media Production
JMC 330 Mass Media Effects
JMC 499 Senior Seminar
JMC 590 Mass Communication Law
JMC 597 Public Affairs Reporting
JMC elective

Selected Concentrations 18 hrs
 Select two options from the following:
Print Concentration
JMC 295 Copyediting
JMC 396 Publication Design
JMC 397 Reporting for the Print Media

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

On-Line News Concentration
JMC 294 Advanced Newswriting
JMC 390 World Wide Web as Mass Medium
JMC 560 Alternative Media Criticism

Required Minor 21 hrs

Unrestricted Electives 18-23 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 128 hrs


MAJOR:
Electronic Media

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Degree
CIP 09.0701

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

University Studies Requirements 46-51 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Required Courses 35 hrs
JMC 099 Freshman Orientation
JMC 168 Contemporary Mass Media
JMC 270 Basic Audio/Video Production
JMC 300 Digital Media Production
JMC 330 Mass Media Effects
JMC 336 Script Writing
JMC 358 Television Studio Production
JMC 369 Audio Studio and Field Productions
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 Electives 3 hrs
 Choose from the following:
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 568 Critical Analysis of Mass Media
JMC 596 Internship in Advertising, Journalism, 
     Public Relations and Radio-TV

Required Minor 21 hrs

Unrestricted Electives 18-23 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 128 hrs


MAJOR:
Advertising

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Degree
CIP 09.0201

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

University Studies Requirements 46-51 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Required Courses 29 hrs
JMC 099 Freshman Orientation
JMC 168 Contemporary Mass Media
JMC 300 Digital Media Production
JMC 330 Mass Media Effects
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 270 Basic Audio/Video Production
JMC 336 Script Writing
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 568 Critical Analysis of Mass Media
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 hrs

Unrestricted Electives 18-23 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 128 hrs


MAJOR:
Public Relations

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Degree
CIP 09.0501

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

University Studies Requirements 46-51 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Required Courses 29 hrs
JMC 099 Freshman Orientation
JMC 168 Contemporary Mass Media
JMC 194 Newswriting
JMC 300 Digital Media Production
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 270 Basic Audio/Video Production
JMC 283 Principles of Photojournalism
JMC 295 Editing
JMC 336 Script Writing
JMC 390 World Wide Web as Mass Medium
JMC 394 Introduction to Advertising 
JMC 396 Advanced Editing and Design 
JMC 397 Newspaper Reporting
JMC 398 Electronic News Reporting 
JMC 400 International Mass Communications 
JMC 486 Media Production Technique
JMC 492 Feature Writing
JMC 568 Critical Analysis of Mass Media
JMC 560 Alternative Media Criticism
JMC 596 Internship in Advertising, Journalism, 
     Public Relations and Radio-TV

Required Minor 21 hrs

Unrestricted Electives 18-23 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 128 hrs

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. A student cannot minor in journalism and mass communications if they have a major in the department. They can, however, minor in advertising.

Advertising Minor 24 hrs
JMC 394, 417, 426, 439, 556; MGT 350 or an upper-level MKT course; MKT 360, 463. Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.
 
 
 
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  64-70 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

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

Required Courses 4 hrs
BPA 499 Senior Seminar in Business
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 394, LST 540, MGT, MKT, OSY, POL 140, 250, 252, 542, RES, or TSM, 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 128 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  64-70 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

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

Required Courses 10 hrs
BPA 499 Senior Seminar in Business
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 394, LST 540, MGT, MKT, OSY, POL 140,250, 252, 542, RES or TSM. 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 128-134 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 24-25 hrs

University Studies selections must include:
•Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
ENG 101 Composition
ENG 102 Composition and Research
•Science and Mathematics:
MAT 140 College Algebra
 or
MAT 220 Business Calculus
•Social Sciences:
ECO 230 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics
PSY 180 General Psychology
 or
SOC 133 Introduction to Sociology
 or
ANT 140 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
•Humanities or Fine Arts Elective

Required Courses 24 hrs
ACC 200 Principles of Accounting I
ACC 201 Principles of Accounting II
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
FOR 099 Freshman Orientation
LST 240 Legal Environment of Business

Business Electives1  9 hrs
 (approved by advisor)

Unrestricted Electives1  6-7 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  64-70 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.) 4 hrs
Business Electives1  (B.S.) 10 hrs
 (See listing on page 56.)

Total Curriculum Requirements 128 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  64-70 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

Entrepreneurship Option 12 hrs
 (select from the following courses)
MGT 358 Entrepreneurial Business Plan Development
MGT 420 Entrepreneurial Strategic Growth
MGT 488 Cooperative Education
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.) 1 hrs
Business Electives (B.S.) 7 hrs
 (See listing on page 56.)

Total Curriculum Requirements 128 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  64-70 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
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 Management and Enforcement of Accident
     Prevention
OSH 550 Safety and Health Program Management and
     Training

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

Business Electives (B.A.) 1 hrs
Business Electives (B.S.) 7 hrs
 (See listing on page 56.)

Total Curriculum Requirements 128 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  64-70 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 135 Computing for Engineering Technology
GSC 521 Geographic Information Systems
MGT 488 Cooperative Education
MKT 475 Marketing Strategies for E-Commerce

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

Business Electives (B.A.) 1 hrs
Business Electives (B.S.) 7 hrs
 (See listing on page 56.)

Total Curriculum Requirements 128 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  64-70 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
 or
MKT 488 Cooperative Education
MKT 361 Selling and Sales Management
MKT 369 Retailing Management
MKT 396 International Marketing Seminar-Europe
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
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.) 1 hrs
Business Electives (B.S.) 7 hrs
 (See listing on page 56.)

Total Curriculum Requirements 128 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  64-70 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 Introduction to Computer-Aided Design
ITD 300 Industrial Product Design
ITD 420 Equipment Maintenance and Materials Processing
MGT 488 Cooperative Education
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.) 1 hrs
Business Electives (B.S.) 7 hrs
 (See listing on page 56.)

Total Curriculum Requirements 128 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  64-70 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.) 4 hrs
Business Electives (B.S.) 10 hrs
 (See listing on page 56.)

Total Curriculum Requirements 128 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  64-70 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

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

Business Electives (B.A.) 1 hrs
Business Electives (B.S.) 7 hrs
 (See listing on page 56.)

Total Curriculum Requirements 128 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  64-70 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 135 Computing for Engineering Technology
GSC 521 Geographic Information Systems
MKT 475 Marketing Strategies for E-Commerce
MKT 488 Cooperative Education

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

Business Electives (B.A.) 1 hrs
Business Electives (B.S.) 7 hrs
 (See listing on page 56.)

Total Curriculum Requirements 128 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  64-70 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
 or
MKT 488 Cooperative Education
MGT 489 Cooperative Education
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.) 1 hrs
Business Electives (B.S.) 7 hrs
 (See listing on page 56.)

Total Curriculum Requirements 128 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 24-25 hrs

University Studies selections must include:
•Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
ENG 101 Composition
ENG 102 Composition and Research
•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
 and one of the following:
ANT 140 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
GUI 100 Self-Development and Career Exploration
PSY 180 General Psychology
SOC 133 Introduction to Sociology
•Humanities or Fine Arts Elective

Required Courses 32 hrs
ACC 200 Principles of Accounting I
BPA 215 Business Communication
BPA 235 Records Management
BPA 360 Principles of Office Administration
FOR 099 Freshman Orientation 
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
 (See listing on page 56.)

Unrestricted Electives 2 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 21-22 hrs

University Studies selections must include:
•Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
ENG 101 Composition
ENG 102 Composition and Research
•Science and Mathematics:
MAT 140 College Algebra
 or
MAT 220 Business Calculus
•Social Sciences:
POL 140 American National Government
 and one of the following:
ANT 140 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ECO 230 Principles of Macroeconomics
PSY 180 General Psychology
SOC 133 Introduction to Sociology
•Humanities or Fine Arts Elective

Required Courses 37 hrs
ACC 200 Principles of Accounting I
BPA 215 Business Communication
BPA 235 Records Management
BPA 360 Principles of Office Administration
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology
FOR 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
 (See listing on page 56.)

Total Curriculum Requirements 64 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
LST 240 and 18 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, Lidzy, B. Malinauskas, Pierce, 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 09.9999.03

University Studies Requirements 46-51 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Required Courses 25 hrs
COM 099 Freshman Orientation
COM 201 Foundations of Communication
COM 357 Communication and Critical Thought
COM 381 Interpersonal Communication
COM 384 Communication Skills in Careers
COM 385 Organizational Communication
COM 387 Intercultural Communication
COM 409 Seminar in Communication
COM 585 Advanced Organizational Communication

Required Electives1   9 hrs
 Select from the following:
BPA 215 Business Communication
COM 353 Communication Process in Small Groups
COM 361 Speech Preparation and Presentation
COM 382 Research and Career Development 
     in Communication
COM 461 Persuasion
COM 481 Conflict and Communication
COM 488 Cooperative Education
COM 489 Cooperative Education
COM 499 Contemporary Issues in Communication Arts
COM 553 Advanced Small Group Processes
COM 581 Seminar in Interpersonal Communication
COM 599 Internship
ENG 324 Technical Writing for Industry Technology
ENG 325 Professional Technical Writing
ENG 328 Standard English Usage
JMC 502 Writing for the Mass Media
MGT 350 Fundamentals of Management
MGT 550 Human Resources Management
MGT 551 Organizational Behavior
MGT 572 Organizational Development
YNL 290 Trends and Issues in Youth and 
     Human Services

Required Minor 21 hrs

Unrestricted Electives 22-27 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 128 hrs

1A 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, 409 and 9 hours of restricted electives from the following:  COM 353, 357, 382, 387, 499, 585; ENG 324, 325, 328; MGT 350 and 572; BPA 215 (six hours may be other courses if approved by advisor)  Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.