2019-2020 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks 
    Jun 16, 2024  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Business

Philosophy for the School of Business

The mission of the School of Business is to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for their professional careers by providing a business foundation that incorporates practical applications, leadership experiences, and service opportunities, integrated with Christian values in a personalized, student-focused environment. The following business programs at University of Mobile are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs:

BS, Accounting
BS, Business Administration
BS, Computer Information Systems
BS, Digital Media and Advertising
BS, Integrated Marketing Communications

BS, Management

BS, NonProfit Leadership
BS, Software Development
Bachelor of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business Administration  and the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Management Track degrees are intended for non-traditional students seeking to complete a degree in business administration while pursuing a full-time career.

Traditional students majoring in accounting, business administration, computer information systems, digital media and advertising, integrated marketing communications, management, and software development are required to complete a common professional component consisting of fifty-one hours of coursework: AC 241 , AC 242 ; BA 151 , BA 319 , BA 336 , BA 353 , BA 430 , BA 454 ; CIS 101 , CIS 301 ; EC 201 , EC 202 ; FI 330 ; MA 211 ; MGT 321 , MGT 426 ; MKT 311 . An additional supporting course from the UM basic core is required: MA 110 . In addition, students pursuing these three majors are not required to declare minors. Successful completion of BA 460 /BBA 460  is a requirement for all undergraduate student majors in the School of Business.  All School of Business majors must complete a three-hour “Applied Learning Requirement” in the form of an internship, Study Abroad, or Applied Learning Course.

Accounting majors choose one of three tracks: 1) corporate/non-profit, 2) public accounting, or 3) the integrated accounting program, which culminates in the awarding of the Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and the Master of Business Administration degree in business administration. Traditional students majoring in business administration must choose one of the following tracks: 1) economics, 2) finance, 3) supply chain management, or 4) the integrated business administration program with a track at the undergraduate level, which culminates in the awarding of the Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and the Master of Business Administration degree. Computer Information Systems majors may choose the Integrated Computer Information Systems program, which culminates in the awarding of the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems and the Master of Business Administration degree.

The requirements for specific majors and tracks are discussed under each area.

Attendance Policy for the School of Business Traditional Programs

Class attendance is a vital part of the academic program. Students are expected to attend all classes in which they are enrolled. Faculty members in the School of Business design an attendance policy that is appropriate for each course. Attendance policies for courses offered through the School of Business are published in each respective course syllabus.