College of Business Administration
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John A Williams, Dean
Mission Statement: The Mission of the College of Business Administration is to deliver
a quality business education to our international, regional, and local communities
through teaching, research, service to our stakeholders, and the effective use of
technology. We will facilitate economic development and entrepreneurial activity,
and adhere to the core values of continuous improvement, high ethical standards, and
diversity in the educational environment.
The College of Business Administration offers the following four-year programs of
study: accounting; business administration; finance; hotel, restaurant, and tourism
administration; management; and marketing.
Theoretical and case study methods are employed to develop problem-solving and decision-making
abilities which lead to the intellectual growth of business students preparing for
positions of responsibility in the community. In order to produce this quality of
graduate, the College has the specific objectives of:
- creating and maintaining curricula which provide a common body of knowledge in the
field of business administration as well as a broad liberal arts and science background;
- instructing in a manner to instill lasting concepts and thinking ability;
- encouraging faculty research and development to maintain instructional relevancy to
the present and future; and
- maintaining a continuing service to the civic and business community of the greater
New Orleans metropolitan area.
The following undergraduate and graduate programs in business and accounting offered
by the College of Business Administration, University of New Orleans, are accredited
by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International):
Business, Bachelor of Science Degree:
- Business Administration
- Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Administration
Business and Accounting, Bachelor of Science Degree:
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Science in Accounting
- Master of Science in Accounting (Taxation Option)
- Master of Science in Health Care Management
- Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism
- Ph.D. in Financial Economics
Minors in Business
The following minors in the College of Business Administration are available to all
- Global Business Studies
- Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism
- Information Systems Management
Requirements for these minors may be found under each major program description in
the College of Business Administration section.
The following minor in the College of Business Administration is available to non-business
administration students only:
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree
Students must earn a minimum of 120 semester hours and at least 50 percent of the
business credit hours required for the business degree at the University of New Orleans.
Students transferring from another University are required to take at least 15 hours
in their major area in the College of Business Administration at UNO. Those transfer
students majoring in Business Administration, including the Computer Science option,
must take 21 hours of business courses at UNO, including 18 hours at the junior or
Students are also held responsible for knowing degree requirements, for enrolling
in courses that fit into their degree programs, and for taking courses in the proper
sequence to ensure orderly progression of work.
Each student is held responsible for notifying the college office of graduation plans
at the beginning of the semester preceding the student’s final semester. At that point,
a degree audit is prepared which outlines the student’s current scholastic position
and indicates the course requirements remaining for the degree.
Students in the College of Business Administration are strongly encouraged to complete
English 1158 with a C or better and Mathematics 1115 with a C or better at the earliest
possible time in their college career. Several required sophomore-level courses have
these courses as prerequisites.
In addition to the general degree requirements (listed elsewhere in this catalog),
each student must complete the college degree requirements as follows.
General Education Course Requirements
|Mathematics 1115 or 1125 with a grade of C or better, 2785
|Must include six hours of one science and three hours of another. One of the sciences
must be biology and the other must be chemistry, earth and environmental sciences,
|English and Literature
|English 1157, and 1158 or 1159 or its equivalent with a grade of C or better, plus
three additional hours in literature 1. Writing courses and courses in grammar will not meet the literature requirement.
|Must be selected from fine arts, film- or theater- or dance-related course, or music.
A student may use no more than three hours credit taken in health and physical education
courses, six hours taken in military science courses, six hours taken in religion,
or a maximum of six hours combined credit in these three areas. The College of Business
Administration accepts up to two hours of credit for ACOR 1001 and 1006 (or equivalents).
- Any literature course in English used to fulfill the literature requirement listed
under English above shall not count toward the humanities requirement.
Business Administration Course Requirements
|Accounting 2100, 2130 (or 3121 & 3122 for accounting and finance majors)
|Business Administration 2780
|Business Administration 30101
|Economics 1203, 1204
|Management 2790, 3401, 3402, 44802
|Quantitative Methods–Business & Economics QMBE 2786, 27873
- HRT majors take Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism 3016
- HRT majors take Management 3467 in lieu of Management 3402 and Hotel, Restaurant and
Tourism 4000 in lieu of Management 4480
- HRT majors are not required to take QMBE 2786 or 2787
A maximum of six credit hours from any of four 1000-level courses: Business Administration
1000, or Economics 1000, or Economics 1273, or Finance 1330, may be used for credit
toward a degree in the College of Business Administration unless a particular curriculum
has restrictions which supersede this regulation. (Business Administration 1000, Economics
1000, and Finance 1330 are not open to students enrolled in the College of Business
Administration who have completed 30 hours of university credit.)
Additionally, completion of the prescribed course of study in one of the following
programs is required for the Bachelor of Science degree. To insure optimum exposure
to advanced courses, all students must schedule at least 30 hours of 3000- and/or
All majors in the College of Business Administration must demonstrate their possession
of global awareness by passing two courses from the college’s list of courses designated
as global awareness courses.
A 2.0 average must be earned in all courses taken at UNO in the student’s major as
a requirement for graduation.
Division of Business and Economic Research
The Division of Business and Economic Research (DBER) facilitates and supports academic
research and the publication of research findings in a variety of business fields.
Since 1963 the DBER has been a member of the Association for University Business and
Economic Research, an organization that includes 100 research institutes internationally.
The DBER collects and disseminates socioeconomic statistics to private firms and government
agencies. The DBER performs and publishes research on demographic and economic characteristics
of Louisiana and its component areas.
The results of its quarterly forecasting model of employment by sector and other local
indicators for the New Orleans metropolitan area are published in the Metropolitan Report: Economic Indicators for the New Orleans Area. These results are widely used by the New Orleans business community and others. After
Hurricane Katrina, these economic indicators are published in a highly anticipated
The DBER is an authority for economic and demographic information, analysis, and forecasts
on the New Orleans area. Together with faculty from the School of Hotel, Restaurant
and Tourism Administration, the Hospitality Research Center was formed, which is a Center of Excellence. The Hospitality Research Center has produced a number of tourism and hospitality
research studies for local, state and out-of-state clients.
Hospitality Research Center
Approved by the Louisiana Board of Regents, the Hospitality Research Center (HRC) at
the University of New Orleans is a collaborative effort of the Division of Business
and Economic Research (DBER) and the Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant
and Tourism Administration (HRT). The HRC is the Premier center for hospitality and tourism research in the nation and a Center of Excellence at the University of New Orleans. The HRC is consistently recognized for research
productivity in the hospitality field. The function of the Hospitality Research Center
is to provide a variety of research services to hospitality and tourism organizations
for local, state and out-of-state clients. Research projects include: Visitor Profiles,
Tourism Indicators and Forecast, Impact of Festivals on the Economy, Industry Salary
Surveys, Convention Studies, Perception Studies, Convention Bookings Studies, Louisiana
Tourism Conversion Studies and Sporting Event Studies.
Institute for Economic Development and Real Estate Research
The institute for Economic Development and Real Estate Research combines the resources
of the Center for Economic and Community Development and Real Estate Research Center
to provide technical assistance and applied research for public, private and nonprofit
organizations throughout its service area.
Center for Economic Development
The Center for Economic Development was established in 1978 as a joint effort of the
state and federal government to work cooperatively with local agencies and non-profit
organizations to create an environment which encourages economic diversification and
growth. The Center at UNO is part of a network of over 65 university center programs
funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration throughout
the United States which help to direct the technical and human resources of institutions
of higher education to their surrounding communities. The Center has been engaged
in a wide variety of research and technical assistance programs involving resources
from within the College of Business Administration as well as other colleges and community
service units at UNO.
The Center’s website is www.ced.uno.edu.
Real Estate Research Center
The Real Estate Research Center was established to serve the real estate community
as well as the general public. The three main areas of services offered by the Center
are professional real estate education, primary real estate market data and contracted
The mission of professional real estate education is accomplished through continuing
education courses and conferences, including the Annual Economic Outlook and Real
Estate Forecast Seminar and Economic Development and Real Estate Outlook for the Northshore.
Market data has been published in the Metropolitan New Orleans Real Estate Market Analysis since 1978 and Northshore Real Estate Market Analysis since 2008 annually It covers real estate market trends for apartments, office, retail,
warehouse and industrial properties. The report also describes current trends for
single-family and condominium housing by parish and Multiple Listing System (MLS)
neighborhood. This analysis of the real estate market is distributed at the local,
state and national levels.
The Center’s website is www.realestate.uno.edu.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting
Department of Accounting Mission
The mission of the Department of Accounting is to provide programs, at both the undergraduate
and graduate levels, that prepare our students for careers as professional accountants
in public practice, industry, and other areas, and for advancement into graduate programs.
We will do this by maintaining high academic standards, superior teaching, quality
research, significant service, and the effective use of technology. We recognize the
importance of continuous improvement, high ethical standards, and diversity in the
Statement of Goals
- The Department will provide intellectual contributions that benefit the academic and
- The Department of Accounting faculty will provide accounting instruction in support
of our departmental mission.
- The Department will provide service to national, regional and local professional associations
and to the University and local communities.
Goals of Bachelor of Science in Accounting
- Students will demonstrate a proficiency in financial accounting and governmental accounting
- Students will demonstrate a proficiency in auditing concepts.
- Students will demonstrate a proficiency in individual income taxation concepts.
- Students will demonstrate a proficiency in managerial accounting and information systems
- Graduates will demonstrate the effective use of computers and information technology.
- Graduates will demonstrate a proficiency in conducting auditing, financial accounting,
and tax research.
In addition to college-wide accreditation, the Bachelor of Science in Accounting and
the Master of Science in Accounting programs are separately accredited by AACSB International.
College of Business Administration students are eligible to declare a major in accounting
if they have thirty semester hours earned and an overall average of 2.2 or higher
on all work taken prior to declaring an accounting major.
The Department of Accounting ordinarily requires 15 hours of accounting courses to
be taken in residence at UNO in order to receive an undergraduate degree in accounting.
The accounting faculty strongly urges students with less than a 3.0 GPA not to take
more than six hours of accounting per semester.
CURRICULUM IN ACCOUNTING
Non-College of Business Administration
|English 1157, 11584 (or 11594)
|Mathematics 11154 or 11254, 2785*
College of Business Administration
|Business Administration 2780, 3010, 3021
|Economics 1203, 1204
|Management 2790, 3401, 3402, 4480
|Quantitative Methods-B&E 2786, 2787
|Accounting 21004, 3120, 31214, 3141
|Accounting 31224, 3123, 3124, 3131, 3152, 3161
*See General Education Course Requirements in the section on University Regulations.
- Accounting majors must satisfy a public speaking requirement. This can be accomplished
by taking Film, Theatre and Communication Arts 2650 as humanities elective or Management
2472, 3472 or 3474 as a business elective.
- May be 4000-level accounting course.
- Must be 4000-level course.
- A “C” or better required in each
PRE- CPA PROGRAM
The purpose of the Pre-CPA program is to provide the courses needed to take the CPA
exam in Louisiana. The program is intended to be an alternative to rather than a replacement
for the Master of Science programs.
To be eligible to take the CPA exam in Louisiana an individual must meet the following
criteria from a university or college approved by the board:
- Possess at least a baccalaureate degree,
- Have at least 150 semester hours of post-secondary, graduate, or post-graduate education
- Have college/university credit for the specific accounting courses and electives,
- Have college/university credit for twenty-four hours of business courses including
a course in commercial law as it affects accountancy.
Accounting courses: 24 hours above Principles
Business Courses: 24 hours including 3 hours of Business Law (BA 3021) as it affects
See Department for specific courses and limitations. Additional details regarding
the requirements to take the CPA exam are listed at : www.cpaboard.state.la.us.
Minor in Accounting
Students may earn a minor in accounting by completing 19 hours of accounting courses
with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all accounting courses attempted. Twelve
hours of these accounting courses must be completed at UNO with a cumulative GPA of
2.0 or better. The following accounting courses comprise the minor in accounting:
Accounting 2100, 3120, 3121, 3122, 3131, and six hours of accounting electives from
accounting courses open to accounting majors for degree credit. Three of the six hours
of accounting electives must be 3000 level or above. Accounting 2130 may not be used
for credit toward the minor in accounting.
Honors in Accounting
To graduate with Honors in Accounting the following requirements must be fulfilled:
- Complete the usual requirements for accounting majors.
- Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 in accounting courses and
- Complete a minimum of six credit hours in non-business courses.
- Complete at least six credit hours of honors coursework in accounting beyond Accounting
Complete a Senior Honors Thesis (six credit hours). These six credit hours replace
Accounting (three credit hours) and Business (three credit hours) course electives.
Acceptance of thesis depends on successful oral defense.
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