New Major Requirement - Business

Implications for Articulation with Community Colleges

July 7, 1987

Basic Assumptions:

  1. All transfer students to the Business Program at Westfield State College must complete a minimum of 30 credits in MG prefixed courses at the College to be eligible for graduation. (for Teacher Preparation Certification Program both MG and EC prefixed courses qualify)
  2. In line with AACSB expectations for a broad-based curriculum, students must have at least 50% of their total graduation eligible credits in *NON (MGMT) designated courses. This would normally be 60 credits. On occasion this would require a student to take additional Non-Business courses. *Other than a "NORMAL BUSINESS COURSE"
  3. The Department of Economics and Management has a policy for admittance to Business as a major which requires a minimum QPA of 2.0. The policy is to be implemented beginning fall, 1991.

The revised major in Business includes a required sequencing of courses. The Westfield student is not allowed to take most business courses in his/her freshman or sophomore years. This sequencing restriction is a by-product of national studies and is the norm in AACSB accredited schools. The Westfield student iis allowed to take (required for Business major) courses as follows:

Freshman Level

  • ECON0101Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON0102Principles of Microeconomics
  • MGMT0107Software Applications in Management
  • MGMT0241Business Law
  • MATH0115Math for Business & Social Science
  • MATH0108Statistics

Sophomore Level

  • MGMT0104 Principles of Accounting I
  • MGMT0105 Principles of Accounting II
  • ENGLO103 Business & Technical Writing
  • ENGLO392 Speech

The Majority of the above courses are unchanged from past articulation agreements with area community colleges and have been accepted on transfer. MG107 Software Applications in Management is a new course and discussion on equivalency has been held. MA115, EN103, and EN392, although not new courses at Westfield, are new requirements in the Business Program. Thus ten courses (30 credits) may normally qualify for transfer credit within the major