Undergraduate Bulletin Updated for 1997-1998

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School of Business and Management

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founded 1918
M. Moshe Porat, Dean

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Policies and Regulations

The University policies and regulations generally apply to all undergraduate students and provide a framework within which schools and colleges may specify further conditions or variations appropriate to students in their courses or programs. Such policies specific to SBM follow.

Anticipation of Graduation

Students must submit their application for graduation along with their receipt showing payment of graduation fees prior to registration for their final semester. A graduation review with their adviser will be scheduled at that time. The specific deadlines will be posted in the Office of Undergraduate Student Services-School of Business and Management, Room 1, Speakman Hall, Main Campus and Library 14, Ambler Campus.

Through either a personal appointment or by mail, students will be notified of remaining requirements for their degrees. If students change their graduation date they must re-apply for graduation and have another graduation review with their adviser. There will be no additional fee.

Course Eligibility

Matriculation is required for all upper level courses in the School of Business and Management. Any exceptions must be approved in the Office of Undergraduate Student Services through a special permission procedure.

To be eligible to enroll in courses numbered 0100 or higher, an SBM student must:

  1. Have completed at least 57 semester hours of college course work in courses including: Accounting 0001, 0002, Computer and Information Sciences C055, Economics C051, C052, Risk Management and Insurance 0001, Law C001, Statistics C011, C012, C021, 0022, Marketing 0081 (formerly 101), and HRA 0083 (formerly 103);
  2. Have met any specific course prerequisites.

Courses Inapplicable to Graduation Requirements

Semester hours earned in SRAP or ELECT, Mathematics 0015 (formerly Mathematics 0001), and lower division (less than 0100) Military Science courses do not yield academic credit toward the minimum total of 120.

Dean's List (Scholastic Distinction List)

Undergraduate students who achieve a semester GPA of 3.5 or above with a completed semester load of 12 or more credits are selected for the Dean's List, which is posted on official bulletin boards in Speakman Hall. Any NR's or I's must be completed within two weeks after the semester ends.

Dean's List for Part-time Students

Matriculated undergraduate students who have earned at least 12 credit hours across an academic year (fall and spring semesters) are eligible to be considered for Dean's List recognition for that academic year.


Failure to achieve a 2.0 cumulative or semester GPA by the semester following placement on probation, may result in academic dismissal. Dismissal is not necessarily preceded by probation. Upon dismissal, a student may petition for readmission after one semester.

Grade Point Average Requirement for Graduation

SBM students are required to attain a 2.3 (2.0 = C) average in all of their Temple coursework and in their major in order to graduate from the School of Business and Management. Students with 57 or more total credits, whose GPA is between 2.0 and 2.29, will be placed on Collegial Probation. Please call the Office of Undergraduate Student Services, (215) 204-7672 (Main Campus) or (215) 283-1399 (Ambler Campus) for more information.

Life Experience

The School of Business and Management does not offer credits for life experiences. Please refer to Challenge Exams, above, for non-traditional means of receiving credit, or see Non-Traditional Credit under the Academic Policies and Regulations section of this bulletin.

Non-matriculated Student Policy

Students not formally admitted to Temple University may take undergraduate courses in the School of Business and Management numbered between 0001 and 0099. Undergraduate courses numbered above 0100 are open to visiting students who have completed a minimum of 60 credits and have written permission from their home institution. Students who have a baccalaureate degree and the prerequisites for the course desired may also enroll in advanced courses.

Registration information and advisers are available for non-matriculated students through the Office of Continuing Education on the Main Campus or through the School of Business and Management advising staff at the Ambler Campus.


Students whose cumulative or semester GPA falls below a 2.0 are placed on University probation. SBM students with 57 or more total credits, whose GPA is between 2.0 and 2.29, will be placed on Collegial Probation.


Students who have not enrolled for two consecutive semesters must submit a Readmission Petition to re-enter the School of Business and Management. The readmission form may be obtained from the Office of Undergraduate Student Services. This form must be filed by November 1 for the spring semester and July 1 for the fall semester. Students who have been dismissed must wait one semester before applying for readmission.

Residence Requirement

A minimum of 30 semester hours, including the majority of the requirements of a major, must be completed in the School of Business and Management at Temple University in order to receive a degree. In addition, a minimum of 50% of the business courses must be completed at Temple University.

Transfer Credits

Courses completed with a grade of C- or higher will be considered for transfer. Business courses taken at colleges or universities which are not members of the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) will be accepted for transfer business credits only if they are equivalent to Economics C051, C052, Accounting 0001, 0002, Computer and Information Sciences C055, 0010, Risk Management and Insurance 0001, Law C001, Statistics C011, C012, C021, 0022. Marketing 0081 (formerly 101) and HRA 0083 (formerly 103) will be accepted for transfer if they were taken during the fall 1994 semester or later. Specific articulation agreements with local colleges may expand on this list.

Some additional upper division business courses may be transferred through validation procedures, which generally include a written examination in the specific subject area of the course to be transferred or, in certain designated courses, by completion of more advanced level coursework with a C- grade or better.

Additional business credits are accepted without validation, from colleges which are members of the AACSB, but 50% of the business courses must be completed at Temple to receive a Temple degree.

It should be understood that it is possible for a student to transfer in a large number of non-business credits which, while accepted by the University, may exceed the maximum number of non-business credits applicable to the degree. If you have questions concerning transfer credits, please call the Office of Undergraduate Student Services at (215) 204-7672.

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Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Business Administration

The degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours of credit with a cumulative GPA of 2.3 overall and in the major. These credit hours will be earned in three requirement categories:

  1. University Core Curriculum Requirements
  2. School of Business and Management lower and upper division requirements
  3. Major requirements.


  1. University Core Curriculum
    All SBM students admitted fall of 1991 and thereafter must successfully complete the University Core Requirements. Please see Core Curriculum.
    Note: Economics C051, Economics C052, and Law C001 are required of all business students, and one of these will be used to fulfill the Core's Individual and Society requirement. Statistics C011 and C012 are normally used to meet the Core's Mathematics requirement, but higher level courses may be recommended depending on the mathematics placement score or student's major. Computer and Information Science C055 will meet the University Core Science B requirement.
  2. School of Business and Management Requirements
    1. Lower Division Requirements
      Required Business Courses
    2. Required Non-Business Courses

      Total 45 s.h.

      Note: In order to graduate, a grade of C- or better must be obtained in all SBM lower division requirements.
    3. Upper Division Requirements (limited to juniors and seniors)
      Required Business Courses
    4. Required Non-Business Courses

      Total 16 s.h.

    5. Major Requirements
    6. Twelve business courses (33 s.h.) are required as part of the lower and upper division requirements for the BBA program. In addition, nine business courses must be completed in the major which is comprised of 1) required courses 2) one information technology course 3) an international course and 4) business electives. Courses meeting the information technology requirement and international course requirement will often double count in the major. See Program Descriptions.

    7. Electives
      Non-business Requirements: A minimum of 50 percent of a studentÕs program must be completed in non-business courses. The new curriculum specifies 63 non-business credits which includes Statistics C011, C012, C021, 0022; Economics C051, C052 and 200 level; Speech Communication 0065; Computer and Information Sciences C055; other non-business courses are those taken to satisfy University core curriculum requirements in areas where specific courses are not required by SBM and any additional credits outside of SBM necessary to meet the 50% minimum.

Business Minor

Many Temple University undergraduates are currently taking selected business courses to better prepare themselves for their careers after graduation. The School of Business and Management offers an eight course (24 credit-hour) business minor to allow students in other schools and colleges of the University a chance to better prepare themselves for work in a profit or non-profit organization. This minor will also facilitate the transition into an MBA program for undergraduate non-business majors. Upon successful completion, the minor will be officially recorded on the student's official University transcript.

Goals of the Business Minor

The business minor is designed to provide the student with a basic foundation in business and management. This curriculum provides for coverage of the foundation areas required by the AACSB (accreditation body) for undergraduate business curricula: accounting, economics, behavioral science and mathematics, and statistics. By taking selected courses from the lower division BBA core, the minor should fit the schedules of students with non-business majors at Temple.

With some planning and care in choosing courses in the University Core, most students with non-business majors should be able to complete a business minor without taking an overload or requesting special relief from their Dean's Office for credits outside the school or college.

Program Structure

The program requires a total of eight courses. The macro- or microeconomics and statistics requirements may be taken as part of the University's Core Curriculum.

Academic Requirements for Business Minor

Students pursuing a business minor must meet the following grade minimums:


Declaration of Business Minor

Students who are interested in pursuing a business minor should speak to their adviser in the school or college in which they are pursuing their degree. A student may be entitled to pursue a minor in another college as long as the requirements of the minor fit into the number of outside credits allowed in its degree program. The business minor was constructed to allow students from most schools and colleges to pursue the minor within their outside credit limitation if they meet their University Core Curriculum Individual and Society requirement with Economics C051 or C052 and if they meet their Mathematics B requirement through Statistics C021. The remaining six courses (18 credit hours) will fit into the allowance for outside credits by most schools and colleges of the University. Students should contact the Dean's Office or advising unit in their school or college to check on the availability of the business minor. For more information, please call Deborah Avery in the SBM Dean's Office at (215) 204-3919.

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