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Austin E. Cofrin School of Business

Policies

The faculty of the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business expect you to observe the ancient academic traditions – such as attending classes, meeting prerequisites, and promptly communicating with your instructor when you can't meet expectations. We take your investment of time in college, and your future in business seriously. The required courses, their content and structure, represent the tools you will need to succeed in the career you choose.

The following policies set the ground rules for success in your program. In addition to those that follow, you should familiarize yourself with the rules, regulations, policies and procedures found in the current Schedule of Classes, Catalog and Student Handbook.

Class Attendance

Full attendance of classes is expected. If you are unable to attend during the first week of classes you must notify the instructor(s), in writing, of the reason for missing class and your intent to complete the course(s). Failure to attend classes during the first week of the semester, without prior notification, may result in an administrative drop by the course instructor. Failure to complete a formal course drop prior to the course drop deadlines will result in a failing grade in the course.

Having to work does not constitute a valid excuse for missing class, examinations and/or other deadlines. You should ensure that your work and class schedules do not conflict prior to the start of classes.

Class Conduct

Behavior which distracts the class from meeting course objectives (e.g., unsuitable talking, texting, web surfing, eating, drinking, late arrival) may result in an administrative drop by the instructor.

Closed Courses

Certain courses have enrollment limits to ensure the quality of the educational environment. First access to these courses is given to those close to completing their degree work.

In most cases a waiting list will be available at the time of registration for closed courses. Priority will be given to students on the waiting list if spots open up in the course.

Your next opportunity is to visit your desired class on the first day of its meeting. On the first day, when the course registration has reached the limit, faculty members may drop any enrolled student who has not made an appearance and who has failed to notify the instructor with an explanation in advance. Thus, you may gain entry at that time – students on the waiting list will receive priority. If there are additional openings after the waiting list is enrolled, they will be filled on a first come-first served basis at the Registrar's Office.

Drop Deadlines

You are responsible for knowing drop deadlines for all of your courses! If a course does not meet your needs, you should drop the course early so that other students may add it.

Feedback in the form of grades on papers or examinations does not justify a late drop.

Entrance Requirements

Students can declare the Business Administration major or minor and the Accounting major or minor at any time with any number of credits. Prior to doing so, however, students must read and accept an online Honor Code (pre-declaration form). advisor Once the honor code is received and accepted by the Cofrin School of Business, students interested in a Business Administration major or minor may complete a Declaration of Major/Minor/Certificate e-form. All Business Administration major or minor Declaration of Major/Minor/Certificate e-forms should be emailed to Bus-school-eforms@uwgb.edu rather than to a specific advisor.

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to proceed in the course progression for a Business Administration major or minor. Specifically, students below the minimum 2.5 overall GPA will not be able to enroll in any classes beyond ACCTG 300 and ACCTG 305, BUS ADM 322, 343 and 389. All courses beyond these will have the prerequisites of: any appropriate prerequisite courses, Business Administration major or minor, Accounting major or minor AND a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.

Transfer students who declare the Accounting major or minor or the Business Administration major and who have not earned a GPA for course work at UW-Green Bay will have to have all Course Registration Override e-forms submitted to Bus-school-eforms@uwgb.edu for the specific classes they wish to take beyond those listed above.

Exit Requirement

Students intending to graduate with a Business Administration or Accounting major must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average to graduate.

Final Exams

The office of the Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs determines the final examination schedule. The final exam schedule is available at: http://www.uwgb.edu/registrar/calendar/final- exam/. You are responsible for knowing the final examination policies and dates for your classes. While an instructor may (at his or her discretion) reschedule your final exam, you are not guaranteed such an opportunity.

Grades and Grade Appeals

You will receive a grade from the instructor of the course at the end of the respective semester. If you are dissatisfied with a course grade, you must first meet with the instructor to discuss and request a review of the grade. If you are dissatisfied with the review of the grade, you may appeal the review through the following individuals:

  • For Business Administration courses: (1) the Business Administration Chairperson; and (2) the Associate Dean of Professional Studies.
  • For Accounting courses: (1) the Accounting Chairperson; and (2) the Associate Dean of Professional Studies.

These individuals act in an advisory capacity to you and the instructor. Only the instructor has the authority to change grades.

Independent Study

Students interested in doing advanced study may do so via independent study. Independent studies provide the opportunity to develop your own course in an area not covered by current classes. Illustratively, students doing an independent study may expand their research skills, read primary literature and/or write major papers. Those interested in such an opportunity should talk with their advisor.

Internships

Participation in Internships is strongly encouraged for all Business Administration and Accounting students.

Internships provide a learning experience that combines meaningful work in a real world environment, supervision by professionals with related expertise and active reflection by the student. Students can earn elective academic credit for participating in an internship. Interested students should start seeking information at the end of their sophomore year. The coordinator for the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business is Ann Selk, who may be contacted at 465-2756 or selka@uwgb.edu.

To aid in finding internships students can use the PRO system which is an online database found on the Career Services website. Networking and research are excellent ways to find internship opportunities. UWGB Career services hosts Job and Internship Career Fairs early in the fall and spring semesters. Students are also encouraged to use other sources to search for internships. Many students approach companies directly or use other online job search websites to look for internships. Tips to finding an internship; Video on where to find an internship

Late Policies

  • Exams: There will be no makeup exams if you miss the regularly scheduled time, unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor. If circumstances do not allow this, you will be asked to provide proof of your reason for missing an exam. You are not guaranteed the opportunity to make-up the missed exam.
  • Projects: All projects and assignments must be submitted to the instructor on the specified day. The course instructor must approve any exceptions in advance.

All assignments must conform to the UW-Green Bay writing policy in the Student Handbook. These writing policies are not arbitrary. They represent common standards of literacy and written communication observed by institutions of higher education internationally.

Residency Requirements (Transfer Students)

All students must satisfy degree residency requirements including minimum credit residency requirements for the major and minor. Consult with your advisor and/or refer to your SIS Academic Requirements report to ensure completion of the residency requirements if you are intending to use transfer courses to satisfy any Business Administration or Accounting major or minor requirements.

  • Overall degree residency requirement: 30 credits must be earned at UWGB.
  • Residence in the major: 15 credits must be earned at UWGB and one-half of the upper level requirements for any major must be earned at UWGB.
  • Residence in the minor: 9 credits must be earned at UWGB and one-half of the upper level requirements for any minor must be earned at UWGB.

Writing Emphasis Courses

Several Business Administration and Accounting courses are designed to improve and reinforce your writing skills through regular opportunities to practice your skills on diverse projects. Courses which meet the writing emphasis requirements of the campus are designated with the letters "WE" throughout this publication. Since all UW-Green Bay students are required to complete at least four "WE" courses, you should consult with your faculty advisor to ensure that you will fulfill this requirement.

Accounting and Business Administration courses that fulfill the writing emphasis requirement are listed below:
ACCTG 412 Auditing Standards and Procedures
BUS ADM 327 Selling and Sales Management
BUS ADM 421 International Marketing
BUS ADM 428 Consumer Behavior
BUS ADM 442 Principles of Investments
BUS ADM 460 Training and Development
BUS ADM 472 Leadership Development
BUS ADM 489 Organizational Culture and Leadership