The program of study within the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics is designed to assist the students from admission to career placement. All degree programs within the Goddard School follow the same general pattern which is composed of six required elements: Liberal Support Curriculum, Business Foundations, Admission and Major Declaration, Cross-Functional Core, Functional Core, and Major Discipline.
The Liberal Support Curriculum consists of courses outside the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics which provide critical skills and information useful to all business students. Students should complete the Liberal Support Curriculum as soon as possible because the knowledge attained in these courses will be used throughout the business curriculum. The specific courses in the Liberal Support Curriculum are:
Liberal Support Curriculum (10 to 14 credit hours)
BTNY LS1403 Environment Appreciation (3 or 4)
MATH QL1050 College Algebra (4)
ENGL EN2010 and MATH QL1050 must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher and may not be taken on a CR/NC basis.
Courses required in the Liberal Support Curriculum for GSBE majors may be used to satisfy specific university and general education requirements.
Math QL1050 is, in addition to being a specific requirement in the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics, a prerequisite for ECON SS2010, QUAN 2400, and QUAN 2600. Students seeking a degree within the Goddard School of Business & Economics should plan to take the necessary mathematics courses as early as possible in their program of study.
The Business Foundations Curriculum provides the base for all business and economic degree programs and should be completed early in the student's academic studies. To satisfy the Business Foundations requirement, courses must be completed with a grade of "C-" or higher. However, admittance to the Goddard School requires a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for the five Business Foundation courses.
Business Foundations Curriculum (13 credit hours)
ACTG 2010 Survey of Accounting I (3)
ECON SS2010 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECON SS2020 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
QUAN 2600 Business Statistics I (3)
IST TE2010 * Business Computer Skills (1)
* IST TE2010 and an Information Literacy course will satisfy the WSU computer and information literacy (CIL) requirement. Information Literacy courses include: BSAD 2704 (strongly suggested for GSBE majors) or NTM TD1504 or LIBS/NTM TD1704 or LIBS/NTM 2201.
See the Admissions and Advisement sections below for additional information. The following assessment course is required for all students intending to pursue a major, minor, certificate or emphasis in Business and Economics in the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics:
BSAD 2899 Business Foundations and Admissions Assessment (0)
or ECON 2899 Economics Foundations and Admission Assessment (0) (for non-business Economics majors only)
Students should register for this course concurrent with (same semester as) or after their last required Business Foundations Course.
Each major discipline within the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics (GSBE) designates different course work. Consult the Degrees/Programs listing for the Major course work required in Accounting, Business Administration [emphases in Finance, Management (with Human Resource Management track), Marketing, and Supply Chain Management], Information Systems & Technologies, and Economics. Generally, students should begin taking courses within their major area before completing all of the courses in the Cross-Functional and Functional Cores. Department planning guides will assist students in course sequencing.
The Cross-Functional Core provides the competencies needed to analyze problems and interact with individuals from different units of an organization. The focus of the Cross-Functional Core is based upon analysis, problem solving, communication and planning. Specific classes within the Cross-Functional Core are:
Cross-Functional Core Curriculum (19 credit hours)
QUAN 2400 Business Calculus (3)
QUAN 3610 Business Statistics II (3)
BSAD 3200 Legal Environment of Business (3)
BSAD 3330 Business Ethics & Environ Resp (3)
BSAD 4620 Executive Lectures (1)
BSAD 4780* Strategic Management (3)
*BSAD 4780 should be taken near the conclusion of the program of study.
and one of the following International courses:
ACTG 5140 Accounting for Global and Complex Entities (3)
ECON 3110 International Trade (3)
ECON 3120 International Finance & Monetary Systems (3)
ECON 4170 Economic Development (3)
IST 3710 Global Issues in Information Technology (3)
MGMT 3400 International Business (3)
MKTG 3600 International Marketing (3)
SCM 3720 Transportation and Global Supply Chain Management (3)
Students will continue taking courses in this area throughout their undergraduate program. Many of the courses in the Cross-Functional Core are prerequisites for other classes. Keeping this in mind and using department planning guides will assist students in selecting courses.
The Functional Core exposes students to the traditional functional areas of business. Courses within the Functional Core include:
Functional Core Curriculum (15 credit hours)
ACTG 2020 Survey of Accounting II (3)
FIN 3200 Financial Management (3)
MGMT 3010 Organizational Behavior & Management (3)
SCM 3050 Operations & Logistics Management (3)
MKTG 3010 Marketing Concepts & Practices (3)
Everyone working in business needs a knowledge of these areas. Students should take course work within the Functional Core as they are completing the courses within the Major Discipline. Many of the courses in the Functional Core are prerequisites for other classes. Keeping this in mind and using department planning guides will assist students in course sequencing.
GPA Requirement: Candidates for GSBE minors, associate degrees, and bachelor of science degrees must complete all prerequisite and required business and economics courses with a grade of “C-” or higher. In addition, the cumulative major GPA, the bachelor GPA, and the overall university GPA must be 2.5 or higher.
Residency Requirement: Any student wishing to attain
a certificate, minor, associate's degree, or bachelor's degree from
the Goddard School must satisfactorily complete 50
percent of the total required course work and 60 percent of the
upper-division requirements from the Goddard School. Furthermore, any transferred credit must be approved prior
to beginning the program of study.
Any student pursuing a graduate degree from the Goddard School may apply a maximum of 6 credit hours of graduate credit taken at other AACSB International accredited institutions and completed with a grade of B- or better to the Goddard School's graduate degree requirements. Furthermore, the transferred credit must be approved prior to beginning the program of study. All candidates for degrees must be registered at WSU at least one semester following the last commencement prior to graduation.
Non-business Course Requirements: To encourage business students to seek non-business courses and thereby broaden their educational experience, the business major programs have been structured to include at least 50 percent of all courses from outside the Goddard School.
All students seeking majors, minors, emphases and certificates within the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics must be formally admitted. Only completed Admission Forms are reviewed for selection consideration.
Criteria for admittance to the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics:
Formal admission to Weber State University (WSU)
Successful completion of ENGL EN2010 and MATH QL1050 (or their equivalent) with a "C" grade or higher
Successful completion ("C-" grade or higher) of Business Foundations with a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA for the five foundation courses
Successful completion of assessment course: BSAD 2899 or ECON 2899 (for non-business Economics majors only)
Overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
Declaration of business major
Process for admittance to the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics:
Register for BSAD 2899 or ECON 2899 (for non-business
Economics majors only) concurrent with (same semester as) or after final
required Business Foundations Course. Course objectives are:
Complete assessment of Business Foundations
Complete online application which includes:
GSBE application student information
Essay as described on the GSBE application
Accepting to abide by the GSBE Honor Code
A grade of CR (credit) for 2899 equates to being admitted to the Goddard School.
Transcripts need not be submitted unless the student is notified by the Goddard School.
Await Notification Letter from GSBE Admissions Committee
GSBE majors are strongly encouraged to pursue advising opportunities in the Goddard School. Receiving timely advisement at critical junctures in an academic program will assist students in choosing the appropriate classes, in the appropriate sequence, and in preparing for employment opportunities. Advising for:
transfer credits, general education, business foundation courses, and admission into the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics is provided by the GSBE Coordinator of Academic Advisement, Mara Sikkink, WB 211, (801) 626-6534;
major selection, major declaration, major requirements, minors, second degrees, and certificates is provided by the GSBE major department;
employment preparation, including internships and resumes, and business etiquette is provided by the GSBE Coordinator of Recruitment & Career Development, Patricia Wheeler, WB 213, (801) 626-7914
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