COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
The college offers professional education in both business and public administration. Its purpose is to prepare men and women for professional positions in the public and private sectors. The college also provides continuing educational opportunities for those seeking to improve their positions. Faculty of the college are actively engaged in research on a wide range of economic and administrative topics.
The college has been a member of the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business since 1948, and its undergraduate and graduate curricula in business are accredited by the assembly. The college's graduate program in public administration is recognized by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.
The college faculty offers a rich combination of experience in professional management problems and practices, scholarship, teaching and research. Many members serve as consultants in industry, government, health care, education and transportation. Several faculty members have authored texts which are widely used in management education throughout the United States. In addition, the faculty is well represented on the editorial boards of major professional publications.
The college includes the Karl Eller Graduate School of Management; School of Public Administration and Policy; and the following departments: Accounting; Economics; Finance; Management and Policy; Management Information Systems; and Marketing.
Two undergraduate degrees are offered by the college: the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.), and the Bachelor of Science in Public Administration (B.S.P.A.). The structures and purposes of the two degrees are similar. Both provide a strong foundation in the arts and sciences in the freshman and sophomore years. In each, the common body of knowledge necessary for effective management is thoroughly explored. Through the major, a comprehensive exposure to a particular field is obtained. Finally, there is the opportunity to enroll throughout the undergraduate years in courses outside the field of administration.
Within the B.S.B.A. degree program, students may select a major in accounting, business economics, entrepreneurship (competitive entry), finance, general business administration, human resource management, management information systems, marketing, or operations management. An International Business Certificate Program (competitive entry) also is available to undergraduates. Within the B.S.P.A. degree program, students may select a major in criminal justice administration, health and human services administration, or public management.
Students may elect to take a second major from among those offered in their degree program. The general business administration major, however, may not be combined with another major. Students selecting a second major must complete all the stipulated requirements for each.
The majors offered in the college are more fully described below. Minor fields are not available in the college.
The Graduate College, through the Karl Eller Graduate School of Management in the College of Business and Public Administration, offers a number of graduate degrees for qualified students. These include the Master of Business Administration; Master of Accounting; Master of Arts degree with a major in economics; and Master of Science degree with majors in finance, management and policy, management information systems, and marketing. The School of Public Administration and Policy, in conjunction with the Graduate College, offers the Master of Public Administration. In conjunction with the College of Law, combined programs for the Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration, Juris Doctor/Master of Arts with a major in economics, and Juris Doctor/Doctor of Philosophy with a major in economics are offered. Through cooperative agreement between the College of Business and Public Administration and the American Graduate School of International Management, a dual degree program is offered which leads to a Master of Business Administration from the University of Arizona and a Master of International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management.
The Doctor of Philosophy degree is offered with majors in management and economics.
Detailed information on these programs is contained in the Graduate Catalog.
Students new to the college, whether just entering the University or transferring from on-campus into the BPA College, should contact the Undergraduate Programs Office, McClelland Hall 103, to make an appointment for information and academic advising. Students with prior college-level work should bring transcripts.Freshmen, sophomores and all general business administration majors receive academic advising by college advisors in the Undergraduate Programs Office.Juniors and seniors in all majors except general business administration are advised through the department offering the major. Students should contact the department office to obtain a major advisor.Information on all college baccalaureate degree programs, policies and requirements can be obtained at the Undergraduate Programs Office.
Incoming freshmen should present high school credit in mathematics as follows: one unit of elementary algebra, 1/2 unit of intermediate algebra, and 1/2 unit of advanced algebra.Transfer students from community colleges must meet all freshman and sophomore requirements as shown below for the degree they wish to pursue, either by acceptable transfer credit or course work for University Credit.
Undergraduate programs in business administration in universities normally concentrate the professional courses in the last two years of a four-year program. Only a limited amount of work in business courses is offered prior to the junior year. The objective of this policy is to permit the student to acquire a foundation of work in the basic arts and sciences as a prerequisite for professional courses in business.All business programs accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business require the students to take a minimum of 50% of the degree program in general education courses, including work in economics, mathematics, social science, statistics, humanities and the natural sciences. Students desiring a four-year degree are advised to take a majority of their work during the first two years in the arts and sciences, including a strong background in mathematics.
Students planning to take their first two years of work at a community college or at another four-year institution should take only those courses in business that are offered as freshman- or sophomore-level courses at any of the three state universities. These lower-division courses are numbered 1 through 299. A maximum of 30 units of business and economics courses from community colleges will be accepted toward a bachelor's degree in business administration.
Professional business courses taught at the junior or senior year in the three state universities may not be completed at a two-year college for transfer credit in the business core or major (the introductory course in the legal environment of business will be accepted as lower-division credit as an exception to this policy). Such courses may be utilized in the free elective category subject to the 30-unit limitation. Courses taught as vocational or career classes at the community colleges which are not taught in the colleges of business at any of the three state universities will not be accepted for credit toward a bachelor's degree. Courses taught in the upper division business core at the three state universities must be completed at the degree-granting institution unless transferred from an accredited four-year school.
Only 72 units of community college work may be applied toward a BPA College degree program.
The following general pattern of courses is recommended for students completing their first two years' work in a community college and planning to transfer to one of Arizona's universities without loss of credit:
Maximum Preprofessional Courses: 30 units Accounting 6 units Economics 3-6 units Quantitative Analysis and Statistics 3 units Legal Environment 3 units Introduction to Computing 3 units Lower Division Electives 9 units Maximum General Education Courses: 34-42 units* English Mathematics Science Foreign Language Ethics International/Multi-cultural Western and Non-western Civilization Arts and/or Literature*A minimum of 51 upper division units is required. This should be kept in mind in selecting general education courses.
Upper-Division Business Courses
The college accepts transfer credit in upper-division business courses only from schools or colleges whose programs are accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. Policies regarding transferable units vary among universities. For further information, see "Transfer Students" in the Admission to the University section of this catalog.
The Advanced Standing Policy restricts all enrollments in upper-division (300- and 400-level) courses taught by the departments in the BPA College during the fall and spring semesters to those who qualify either as BPA, non-BPA, or exempt program students or by catalog exemption. During presession, winter session and the summer sessions, upper-division BPA courses may be taken without Advanced Standing with the permission of the Undergraduate Programs Office. Students seeking permission must have at least junior status and meet course/program prerequisites.
All undergraduate students seeking to register for the restricted upper-division courses offered by the BPA College must make application and have their eligibility established. Information and application forms are available in the Undergraduate Programs Office, McClelland Hall 103.
In general, permission to register for the restricted courses is granted subsequent to receipt of complete documentation of a student's eligibility. Thus, evidence of completion of course requirements being taken elsewhere, or by correspondence, of total units, or of the attainment of the requisite University grade-point average is required before permission to register is granted. Conditional permission to register for restricted courses is granted only to BPA students who are completing any outstanding requirements in residence and whose grade-point average meets the current eligibility level.
Ineligible students enrolled in any of the restricted courses will have their enrollment cancelled. All students are responsible for their own registrations and for having established their eligibility for any of the courses covered by the Advanced Standing Policy.
Students admitted to BPA by transfer from another college at The University of Arizona are subject to all of the provisions of the advanced standing policy in effect at the time of their acceptance into BPA. They must be enrolled in the college at least one fall or spring term prior to graduation to be eligible to receive the B.S.B.A. or the B.S.P.A. degree.
Advanced Standing Requirements
Eligibility requirements for advanced standing are as follows:
Applicants must have
1. credit for a minimum of 56 units, including all stipulated lower-division requirements* (pre-major requirements excepted);
2. taken a minimum of 12 regularly graded units of applicable course work at The University of Arizona;
3. a grade-point average based on all University credit course work of not less than the minimum established by the BPA College**; and
4. an approved application on file with the BPA Undergraduate Programs Office under the Advanced Standing Policy.
*See each degree program description for details.
**2.750 required for students as of fall 1992; see BPA Undergraduate Programs Office for current requirement.
Applicants must have
1. credit for a minimum of 56 units;
2. taken a minimum of 12 regularly graded units at the University of Arizona;
3. a grade-point average based on all University Credit course work attempted at The University of Arizona of not less than the minimum established by the BPA College*;
4. been enrolled in a non-BPA program for at least one regular semester; and
5. an approved application on file with the BPA Undergraduate Programs Office under the Advanced Standing Policy.
*2.750 required for students as of fall 1992; see BPA Undergraduate Programs Office for current requirement.
Exempt programs must have the approval of the Dean of the BPA College and the dean of the college which offers the degree program. Students who qualify under this provision will be permitted to take only required upper-division BPA courses which have been specifically approved and designated in their major field of study. Permission is granted on a semester-by-semester basis once eligibility has been established for the term. Exempt programs applications are processed at the end of each term when grades and units can be verified. Registration in upper-division BPA courses may be completed at that time, for the subsequent term, by students who qualify.
1. be enrolled in a program approved as exempt and have a grade-point average based on all University Credit course work attempted at The University of Arizona of at least 2.000;
2. have credit for a minimum of 56 units, 12 of which must have been at The University of Arizona;
3. have been enrolled in the exempt program for one full semester; and
4. have an approved application on file each semester with the BPA Undergraduate Programs Office under the Advanced Standing Policy.
To qualify for catalog exemption, one must be graduating under the requirements of the 1979-81 or earlier University of Arizona General Catalog. Such students must be registered as qualified under the Advanced Standing Policy with the BPA Undergraduate Programs Office.
In any of the provisions above, applicants who would otherwise qualify except that they do not meet the requirement of having attained a minimum of 12 regularly graded units applicable to the degree program at The University of Arizona will be given provisional permission to enroll in upper-division BPA courses until they have the requisite minimum number of quality hours. Thereafter, they must meet the minimum GPA requirement to be eligible to continue taking upper-division BPA courses. Such students must have an approved application on file with the BPA Undergraduate Programs Office.
Writing-Proficiency Examination Requirement
All University students are required to take the Upper-Division Writing-Proficiency Examination (UDWPE) once they have accumulated at least 40 units of credit.
Accordingly, BPA students applying for Advanced Standing must provide either evidence of completion of the UDWPE or evidence of having registered to take the UDWPE. In the latter case, any subsequent registration for upper-division BPA courses will be contingent upon having completed the examination as scheduled and prior to the next registration period.
The purpose of the undergraduate curriculum in business administration is to provide a broad education to prepare the student for imaginative and responsible citizenship and leadership roles in business or society, both domestic and worldwide. The bulk of the professional course work is concentrated in the upper-division portion of the degree program following a basic foundation of general education. This foundation includes course work in communications, mathematics and quantitative methods, the language of commerce, the social and behavioral sciences, the natural sciences, world civilizations, ethics, international multicultural experience, foreign language, literature and the arts.
The B.S.B.A. degree requires a minimum of 125 units including all of the areas and requirements detailed below. A minimum of 54 units must be completed in course work offered by departments outside of the BPA College. Additionally, a minimum of 51 units must be completed in upper-division courses numbered 300 or higher. A grade-point average of at least 2.0000 on all work undertaken for the degree program and in the major field is required for graduation.
Students expecting to receive the B.S.B.A. degree must attain advanced standing as a BPA student and have declared a major prior to applying for degree candidacy. Any course work that might be applicable to the upper-division professional core or major requirements taken while enrolled in other colleges or at other universities is subject to acceptance by the BPA College for degree certification purposes.
Minimum Requirements for the B.S.B.A. Degree General Education Requirements
I. Basic Skills and Proficiencies Units A. Communications ENGL 101 or 103H1 3 ENGL 102 or 104H1 3 Upper-Division Writing Proficiency Examination2 COMM 412 3 B. Mathematics and Quantitative Methods MATH 119(1)(3) 3 MATH 123(1)(3) 3 STAT 275(1)(3) 3 C. Language of Commerce/Pre-Professional Course Work MIS 111(1) 3 ACCT200(1) 3 ACCT210(1) 3 ECON200(1) 3 II. Study Areas A. Biological and Physical Sciences1 Two semesters selected from astronomy, atmospheric sciences, chemistry, ecology and evolutionary biology, geography (103a, 103b, 104a, and 104b only), geosciences, hydrology, microbiology, molecular and cellular biology, physics or planetary sciences. (6-8 units) B. Social and Behavioral Science and Ethics Three units selected from anthropology, linguistics, psychology or sociology plus 3 units from a list of ethics course options available in the BPA Undergraduate Programs Office. (6 units) C. Western and Non-Western Civilizations4 Six units of Western and three units of non-Western civilization course options selected from the relevant lists in the BPA Undergraduate Programs Office. (9 units) D. International and Multicultural Experience4 Two courses in international affairs selected from the relevant options list in the BPA Undergraduate Programs Office. (6 units) E. Foreign Language4 Two semesters of the same foreign language at the college level is required. Students whose native language is not English or who have passed a language proficiency examination at the 16-unit level can be absolved of the requirement. Contact the Undergraduate Programs Office for details about doing so. (8 units) F. Arts and/or Literature Six units in the arts and/or literature selected from the relevant course option lists available in the BPA Undergraduate Programs Office. (6 units)
B.S.B.A. Advanced Standing Lower-Division Requirements
To attain advanced standing as a BPA student, the following lower-division program course requirements must be met: ENGL 101 or 103H, 102 or 104H; MATH 119, 123; MIS 111; ACCT 200, 210; ECON 200; STAT 275; and 6 to 8 units of biological and physical sciences. In addition, sufficient general education study area, lower-division pre-major and elective units to meet the minimum 56 required by the policy are necessary.
Students are asked to declare one of the major fields of business administration upon enrollment. Any subsequent change in major is accomplished by completing a change-of-major form available in McClelland Hall 103.
The major consists of 15 units. Some majors also require supplemental or pre-major course work. Additional units beyond the requirements are optional to the student. Prior permission of the departmental advisor and the college dean is required to apply individual or independent study courses to any major. To graduate the student must have a grade-point average of 2.000 or better in courses undertaken in the major field. This average is computed on all courses attempted that are applicable to the major, but does not include any pre-major courses or any course taken for the business policy option.
Students must earn at least 9 units of University Credit in the major in the BPA College.
The requirements for each major field in business administration are given below.
This major prepares students for diversified careers in the independent practice of public accounting, in controllership for business and government, and in general accounting management. Accounting majors must complete ACCT 310 in addition to the requirements listed directly below. Either ACCT 471, MAP 471, MIS 471, or FIN 471 are recommended for the policy requirement.
1. All accounting majors must complete: ACCT 400a-400b.
2. An additional 9 units (three courses) must be selected from the following: ACCT 401, 410, 420, 422, 431,* 451.
*P, 305, 400B.
Some states require a five-year program to be eligible to sit for the Uniform C.P.A. Examination; for this and other career reasons, a five-year program leading to the Master of Accounting degree (see Graduate Catalog) may be necessary to achieve a student's objectives. Information concerning the legal requirements for taking the Uniform C.P.A. Examination may be obtained by writing the state board of accountancy in the capital city of the appropriate state. In Arizona the address is 3110 N. 19th Ave., 140, Phoenix, AZ 85015.
This major is designed for those who want to concentrate in economic analysis and to prepare themselves for such professional work in business firms, governmental agencies, private research, or consulting firms; or to enter college teaching following graduate study. Business economics majors must complete ECON 332 (in lieu of 330), and 361 (in lieu of 300) for the professional core as well as ECON 376 and 460 prior to beginning major courses. The business policy requirement may be fulfilled by ACCT 471, FIN 471, MAP 471, MIS 471, or MKTG 471. Under certain circumstances, students may take ECON 300 in place of ECON 361 and ECON 330 in place of ECON 332 with the approval of the department and the dean.
The major consists of fifteen units of economics, including ECON 461, to be selected from the 300- and 400-level courses (not including 300, 330, 332, 339, 361, 376 and 460) offered by the Department of Economics.
The entrepreneurship major is a competitive, restricted entry, senior year program sponsored by the Karl Eller Center for the Study of the Private Market Economy. Students must apply to and be accepted into the program. Participants are selected in the spring term prior to entry, which occurs only in the fall term. Program students complete an integrated set of courses over the fall and spring terms as a group.
The program prepares students for careers as leaders in venture capital and investment banking activities, as managers of innovative corporate endeavors, and as independent entrepreneurs.
Students in the program take a specially designated section of MAP 471 for the business policy requirement. The major consists of the following courses:
1. MKTG/ECON 480 and FIN/MAP 481 in the fall term, and
2. MAP/MKTG 483 and MAP/FIN 484 in the spring along with the business policy requirement.
This major offers undergraduate preparation for careers or graduate work in corporate financial management, investment analysis, security brokerage, and investment or commercial banking. Finance majors must take ACCT 310 and MAP 376 prior to beginning major courses, and either FIN 471 or MAP 471 is recommended from the entire policy set to fulfill the business policy requirement.
1. All students in this major will complete FIN 412, 421, and 431.
2. Six additional units (two courses) will also be chosen from the following: ACCT 400a, 400b; ECON 418, 430, 442; FIN 313, 414, 444, 460; MAP 426; MIS 461.
General Business Administration
This major provides the student the opportunity to develop a broad knowledge of the principal areas of business. Students can tailor the major along individualized lines to prepare for career paths of interest, e.g., in small or family business, international areas, or graduate study. The major aims to develop generalists rather than specialists.
The major may not be combined with any of the other business major options. General business administration majors may take any of the policy set options.
The major consists of 15 units. Students will select one 3-unit 300- or 400-level course from each of five of the following seven areas: (1) accounting; (2) economics; (3) finance; (4) management and policy; (5) management information systems; (6) marketing (400-level courses only); and (7) public administration and policy.
General Business Administration/International Business Certificate Program
The International Business Certificate program is a competitive, restricted entry, senior year program. Students must apply and be accepted into the program in the spring term prior to entry, which occurs only in the fall term. Sixteen units of the same foreign language are required and a regional study area must be identified for the general education requirements. All students interested in this program should see an International Business advisor early in their freshman year. The Certificate Program consists of the following courses:
1. ECON 449 (fall semester, senior year)
2. MAP 435 (spring semester, senior year)
3. Select nine units (three courses) from the following:
Human Resources Management
The major is designed for students who expect to hold positions in the management of human resources in large or small businesses. Flexibility in the requirements permits a major tailored to the student's particular interests. Prospective majors are encouraged to choose electives in communication, psychology, or sociology. PSYC 101 should be taken in the freshman or sophomore year. MAP 376 must be completed before beginning major courses, and MAP 471 should be taken to fulfill the business policy requirement.
The major consists of fifteen units taken from the following: COMM 450, 462; ECON 382, 383, 386; MAP 330, 420, 430, 432, 435, 444, 450, 475, 480, 486; PSYC 300, 425, 449, 450; SOC 326, 422. A minimum of nine units must be completed in MAP courses.
Management Information Systems
This major is designed for students with interest in establishing careers in the analysis, design, implementation, use and management of computerized information systems in an organizational environment.
All students planning to major in management information systems must complete MIS 121 and 301 before beginning the major. MIS majors may take any of the policy options; MIS 471 is recommended.
1. All students in this major will complete MIS 307, 331, 341 and 441.
2. An additional three units (one course) must be selected from the following: MIS 411, 421, 422, 450, 451, 453, 461, 480, and 497.
Materials describing career paths, recommended major courses, and suggested options for upper-division non-business electives are available in the MIS office.
The major offers undergraduate preparation for careers both in business and in nonprofit organizations. Attention is given to understanding the changing wants of customers and the public; the development of products and services, pricing, distribution, promotion, planning, execution and control of marketing programs; and maintenance of satisfactory relationships with customers and the public. Marketing majors must complete MAP 376 prior to beginning major courses. Students may complete any of the policy options; MKTG 471 is recommended.
1. All students in the major will complete MKTG 440 and 450. (MKTG 361, a prerequisite to all 400-level marketing courses, should be taken in the first semester of the junior year).
2. Nine additional units (three courses) are to be selected from 400-level marketing courses.
This major offers preparation for management careers in manufacturing and service operations. Emphasis is placed on operation and control of inventory systems, materials management, plant and project scheduling, and service design. Both quantitative and computer-based techniques are used for specific applications in these areas.
The major is also useful for those who wish to understand more about the functioning of the production system of any organization. All students planning to major in operations management must complete MIS 121 before beginning the major. MAP 471 is the recommended policy option, but students may elect any of the policy options.
1. All students in the major will complete MIS 473a-473b.
2. Three additional courses (nine units) must be taken:
A. At least one course must be selected from MIS 422, 474, 475,
476, 478, 479, or 486.
B. Two more courses may be taken from either those courses
listed under "a" or MIS 331, 341, 421, 441; SIE 462.
The undergraduate curriculum in public administration seeks to provide the student with a broad general education as well as preparing one for imaginative and responsible citizenship and leadership roles in the public sector of society. The broad general education foundation includes course work in communications, mathematics and quantitative methods, the language of commerce, the social and behavioral sciences, the natural sciences, Western and non-Western civilizations, ethics, international multicultural experience, foreign language, literature and the arts. The professional portion of the program includes course work in management, policy and public sector administration.
The B.S.P.A. degree requires an extensive knowledge of mathematics. Students must complete MATH 119 and MATH 123 to be adequately prepared for STAT 275. In addition, students must complete PA 204 before being considered for advanced standing.
The B.S.P.A. degree requires a minimum of 125 units including all of the areas and requirements detailed below. A minimum of 54 units must be completed in course work offered by departments outside the BPA College. Additionally, a minimum of 51 units must be completed in upper-division courses numbered 300 or higher. A grade-point average of at least 2.0000 on all work undertaken for the degree program and in the major field is required for graduation.
Students expecting to receive the B.S.P.A. degree must attain Advanced Standing as a BPA student and have declared a major prior to applying for degree candidacy. Any course work that might be applicable to the upper-division professional core or major requirements which is taken while enrolled in other colleges or at other universities is subject to acceptance by the BPA College for degree certification purposes.
Minimum Requirements for the B.S.P.A. Degree
General Education Requirements
B.S.P.A. Advanced Standing Lower-Division Requirements
To attain advanced standing as a BPA student, the following lower-division program course requirements must be met: ENGL 101 or 103H, 102 or 104H; MATH 119, 123; MIS 111; PA 204, 206; STAT 275; ACCT 200, 272; ECON 200; and 6 to 8 units of biological and physical sciences. In addition, sufficient general education study area and elective units to meet the minimum 56 required by the policy are necessary.
Students are asked to declare one of the major fields in public administration upon enrollment. Any subsequent change of major is accomplished by completing a change-of-major form available in McClelland Hall 103.
The major consists of 12 units selected from a set of restricted options in the major field. Additional units beyond these requirements are optional to the student. To graduate the student must have a grade-point average of 2.0000 or better in all courses applicable to the major. Prior permission of the departmental advisor and the college dean is required to apply individual or independent study courses to any major.Students must earn at least 6 units of University Credit in the major in the BPA College.
The requirements for each major field in public administration are given below.
This major, which should be selected by all B.S.P.A. students
except those with firm preferences for other fields, prepares
Students must select 12 units (four courses) from the following courses: MAP 320, 330, 432, 444; MIS 411; PA 406, 435, 481; and MKTG 370.
Criminal Justice Administration
This major prepares students for operational and administrative responsibilities in courts, corrections and police work, as well as for graduate study in law or in the administration of justice. PA 241 is a prerequisite for all major course options.
Students must select 12 units (four courses) from the following courses: PA 341, 342, 343, 344, 441, 442.
Health and Human Services Administration
This major prepares students to exercise operational skills and
administrative responsibilities in human services and health
Students must select 12 units (four courses) from the following courses: PA 221, 321, 421, 422, 427, 481; PHIL 321; POL 405; and MKTG 370..
The Board of Advisors
A group of leading executives from Arizona and other states serves as the Board of Advisors to the College of Business and Public Administration, assisting in the development of resources, providing a communication link between the college and management community, reviewing the goals and objectives of the college, and advising and assisting the dean in the resolution of important policy issues. An important dimension of the board's activities centers around member interaction with the students and faculty of the college.
The Business Partners
Believing that it exists within the total context of the private and public organizational sectors, the college maintains a Business Partners Program in that the institution and the business community provide one another with resources. Among the services supplied to business and industry is assistance in the recruitment of graduates.
The College Alumni Council
The College of Business and Public Administration is one of several within the University which has organized its own Alumni Council. The council assists in obtaining wide recognition of its accomplishments by sponsoring public events at which faculty expertise is made available to the larger community.
The Office of Executive Programs
The Office of Executive Programs utilizes college faculty, as well as experts from across the country, in the presentation of conferences, programs and seminars for executives. The Executive Development Conference, a nine-day program, attracts top executives from throughout the U.S. and several foreign countries. The Arizona Executive Program is designed to promote the professional development of upwardly mobile managers and executives through a series of weekly and three-day residential sessions. The Public Management Program, an eight-day residential program, brings executive education to senior managers in state and local government.
Throughout the academic year, leaders in American business and public management are brought to the college to speak to students and faculty. The MBA Student Association sponsors an Executive Lecture Series. Other lectures are presented periodically when exceptional executive talent is available.
In addition to the services offered by the University of Arizona Career Services Office, the College of Business and Public Administration provides career assistance to its students. At career forums throughout the year, students learn more about the kinds of career opportunities available in a variety of business and public fields. Executives also serve as guest speakers in classes and at special programs sponsored by BPA student organizations.
RESEARCH AND SPECIAL PUBLIC SERVICE UNITS
In addition to the two baccalaureate degrees and other supplemental programs listed above, the College of Business and Public Administration also has the following research centers described in the catalog section on Academic Divisions and Organizations.
The Center for the Management of Information (CMI)
Economic and Business Research (EBR)
The Economic Science Laboratory (ESL)
The Karl Eller Center for the Study of Private Market Economy
The college encourages student participation in the numerous professional clubs, organizations and honorary societies associated with the various fields of business and public administration.
The BPA Student Council is a college-wide service organization which serves as a liaison between students, faculty, administration and other student organizations. The council sponsors and participates in a variety of college activities and programs.
The honoraries and professional organizations affiliated with the college include Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity; American Marketing Association, a professional marketing organization student chapter; Beta Alpha Psi, a national accounting honorary; Beta Gamma Sigma, a national scholastic honor society; Delta Sigma Pi, an international business fraternity; Management Information Systems Association, a professional information systems organization; Pi Alpha Alpha, the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration; Master of Public Administration Student Association; Society for Human Resource Management; Undergraduate Society for Criminal Justice Studies; Accounting Club; Advertising Club; Economics Club; Finance Management Association; American Production and Inventory Control Society; Minority Business Student Association; Native American Business Organization; and Master of Business Administration Student Association. Outstanding student accomplishments are recognized each year through the presentation of a number of awards and honors.