Monday, March 24, 2014

UNO and Nunez Sign Articulation Agreement in Business Administration

UNO and nunez sign articulation agreement in business administration(from left) University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos and Nunez Community College Chancellor Thomas R. Warner sign an articulation agreement on UNO’s Lakefront campus that will allow Nunez students to transfer into UNO’s College of Business Administration.

An articulation agreement between the University of New Orleans and Nunez Community College will allow Nunez students to transfer into programs in the College of Business Administration at UNO.

UNO President Peter J. Fos and Nunez Chancellor Thomas R. Warner participated in a signing ceremony today at UNO's Lakefront campus. The agreement will facilitate course transfer from Nunez's business programs into UNO's undergraduate programs in accounting; business administration; finance; hotel, restaurant and tourism administration; management; and marketing.

Nunez students will now be able to transfer between 40 and 43 credit hours of general education courses and between 15 and 18 credit hours of other required courses, depending on the selected degree program. UNO agrees to accept these associate degree credits into its bachelor's degree programs.

"Agreements such as this improve educational access and attainment for students in the metropolitan area," said UNO President Peter J. Fos. "We are pleased to be collaborating with Nunez to achieve these important objectives."

"This articulation agreement is a fantastic example of how local institutions can work together for the benefit of our students, who then go forward and use their advanced education and training to further develop our workforce," said Annette Accomando, Nunez vice chancellor of academic and student affairs.

In order to successfully transfer to UNO, Nunez students must maintain a minimum 2.25 overall grade point average and have earned at least 24 hours of transferrable credit as well as completed a college-level math and English course. Students can earn up to 58 credit hours from Nunez toward the 120 credit hours required for a bachelor's degree at UNO.

In addition to the Louisiana Transfer Degree with a focus on business, Nunez offers associate degrees in accounting; business administration; entrepreneurship; hospitality, restaurant, and tourism (HRT); and medical office management. In August 2012, Nunez received $2.76 million dollars from the U.S. Department of Labor's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career grant to implement a redesigned business administration degree and new entrepreneurship and HRT degrees.