Aug 12, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Lee Business School


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Purpose and Focus

The Lee Business School is one of a select number of professional schools of business accredited by the AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The school offers academic programs designed to prepare students to be successful in the global marketplace and to meet the challenges of a constantly changing international environment. Graduates are also well prepared to undertake advanced studies in business, economics, public administration, or law through the combination of liberal arts and professional business education. Both the theory and the practice of business are emphasized throughout the curriculum. Graduates of the Lee Business School acquire basic skills in accounting, economics, and statistics as well as specific skills in the areas of leadership, asset and information technology management, and product and service management. The Lee Business School curriculum is structured so students not only acquire an understanding of business operations but also are provided the opportunity for in-depth study in an area of concentration. Integrated throughout the curricula are topics reflecting the unique sectors of Nevada’s economy such as tourism, gaming, and nonprofit and governmental agencies. The development of intellectual and professional competence is stressed in all areas of study.

Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Departments, Majors and Undergraduate Degrees

Department of Accounting
Accounting — Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Department of Economics
Economics - Bachelor of Arts
Economics - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Real Estate - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Department of Finance
Finance – Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Department of Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology
Entrepreneurship — Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Information Systems - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Management - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Department of Marketing and International Business
International Business — Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Marketing — Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Minors

Department of Accounting
Accounting

Lee Business School
Business Administration 
Business Analytics

Department of Economics
Economics
Real Estate

Department of Finance
Finance
Risk Management and Insurance

Department of Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology
Entrepreneurship
Global Entrepreneurship Experience
Information Systems
Management

Department of Marketing and International Business
Business Spanish Experience
International Business
Marketing

Graduate Degree Programs

For information on graduate degrees and programs refer to the Graduate Catalog.

Catalog Clarifications and Corrections

The Lee Business School periodically posts catalog clarifications on the Undergraduate Advising website. Please go to www.unlv.edu/business/advising for more information. The Lee Business School periodically e-mails updates to students via their official UNLV e-mail accounts.

Student Responsibility

Academic success requires that students be diligent and proactive in their educational careers. The ultimate responsibility for that success rests with the student. The Lee Business School expects students to be prepared to participate actively and knowledgeably in the advising process. Therefore, we expect students to understand their degree requirements; meet prerequisites; seek clarification as needed; and behave responsibly, maturely, courteously, and in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. All Lee Business School students must activate and monitor their UNLV e-mail accounts.

Admission to the Lee Business School

Upon admission to UNLV, all eligible (see below) business students are classified as pre-major students. While classified as such, students must complete the pre-major courses required by the Lee Business School as well as general-education courses (also called university core). Students may enroll in upper-division courses (300- or 400- level) only after satisfying the specific requirements listed below and after having been admitted to upper-division status.

Freshman admits
Lee Business School pre-major (BUSPRE) admissions standards:  All students must place into MATH 124  - College Algebra or higher and into ENG 101  or ENG 113   - Composition I or higher.

Transfer students
Lee Business School pre-major (BUSPRE) admissions standards:  All students must place into MATH 124  - College Algebra or higher and into ENG 101  or ENG 113E  - Composition I or higher.  In addition, transfer students must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA from all schools as calculated by UNLV Office of Admissions. 

UNLV students who change major to pre-major (BUSPRE)
Lee Business School pre-major (BUSPRE) admissions standards:  All students must place into MATH 124  - College Algebra or higher and into ENG 101  or ENG 113  - Composition I or higher. UNLV students changing majors must have a minimum 2.50 UNLV GPA.

Pre-major designation and requirements: While classified as a business pre-major, students must satisfactorily complete the requirements for admission to a business major before enrolling in upper-division (300- and 400- level) business courses.

For the BSBA degree program, those requirements are: (1) 55 credit hours completed or in progress; (2) completion of the nine pre-major courses with grades of C (2.00) or better; (3) a minimum 2.75* UNLV GPA.

For the BA in Economics, those requirements are: (1) 55 credit hours completed or in progress, (2) completion of all three pre-major courses with grades of C or better (ECON 102 , ECON 103  and ECON 261 ); and (3) a minimum 2.75* UNLV GPA.

Pre-major courses for the BSBA degree program: ACC 201 , ACC 202 , COM 101 , ECON 102 , ECON 103 , ECON 261 , ENG 102 , IS 101 , and select one from MATH 127 , MATH 128 , MATH 132 , MATH 176 , MATH 181  or MATH 182 . (Minimum grade of C [2.0] or better required in each course.)

Pre-major courses for the BA in Economics: ECON 102 , ECON 103  and ECON 261 . (Minimum grade of C (2.00) or better required in each course.)

Application to the major (upper division): Students who have met the pre-major requirements may apply to the major by obtaining an application online (https://www.unlv.edu/business/advising) or from the Undergraduate Advising office. Notification of the admission decision will be e-mailed to the student’s Rebelmail address. A business student who has already been admitted to upper-division business status and wants to change from one business major to another business major must have a minimum 2.0 UNLV GPA to apply for the major change.

*It is possible that the minimum GPA for admission to the Lee Business School and/or to the major may change.

Transfer Policies

Upon admission to UNLV, the Office of Admissions reviews transfer transcripts to determine which courses transfer to UNLV for university credit. The Lee Business School then evaluates the accepted courses to determine whether and how they may apply to a business degree. To determine the degree applicability of a course, the student may be asked to submit an official course description, syllabus, and/or other materials. In addition to the university’s transfer requirements, the Lee Business School has the following conditions for transfer credit.

  1. Transfer credits toward upper-division business requirements and toward Microsoft Office proficiency (or equivalent) or IS 101 (or equivalent) are considered only for those courses completed within the seven-year period prior to admission to the business program.
  2. Only transfer business courses completed with a grade of C (2.00) or better may be considered for degree applicability. The Lee Business School does not accept satisfactory/fail credit for business courses except for the approved CLEP credits and advanced placement credits.
  3. Regardless of the number of transfer credits awarded, transfer students must complete at least 50 percent of the required business courses or credits (including pre-major, upper-division business courses and major courses) in residence at UNLV. In addition, at least 50 percent of the major courses must be completed in residence at UNLV. Those students pursuing a business minor must complete 50 percent of the required courses in residence at UNLV.
  4. Only those upper-division business courses taken at an AACSB-accredited school may be considered for upper-division business requirements at UNLV.
  5. The Lee Business School does not accept DANTES credit for upper-division business requirements.
  6. The Lee Business School does not grant transfer credit for the business capstone courses (BUS 496/498), therefore, this course must be taken at UNLV. 
  7. In accordance with the policies of accrediting authorities, the Lee Business School does not accept lower-division courses for upper-division business requirements. 

General Academic Policies

Minimum C (2.0) Grade Requirement
Lee Business School requires a minimum C (2.00) grade in each business course required for a business degree or minor. Students must earn a minimum C (2.00) grade in the prerequisite to be able to take subsequent courses. Additionally, students must earn a minimum C (2.0) grade in each non-business course that is required as a prerequisite for a business course.

Maximum Number of Attempts

The maximum number of attempts for each business course is three, regardless of the institution at which the courses are taken. Failure to earn the minimum required grade within three attempts may make the student ineligible for a particular business major/minor or for any business degree in the Lee Business School.

For each upper-division accounting (ACC) course, the maximum number of three attempts includes earned grades, withdrawals and audits.

Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, CLEP Credits and Satisfactory/Fail Grades

The Lee Business School accepts credit for Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and CLEP only for those courses accepted by the university. For more information about Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate, and CLEP, read the Admissions section of this catalog.

The Lee Business School does not accept satisfactory/fail credit for business courses except for the approved Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and CLEP credits.

Probation and Suspension

Lee Business School adheres to the university’s policies on probation and suspension. Please refer to the appropriate sections of the Undergraduate Catalog for details on these policies. Students on probation or students returning to UNLV after suspension must meet with an advisor for academic planning.

Business Capstone Course

Each business student pursuing the BSBA degree must select one of the Lee Business School capstone courses, BUS 496 or BUS 498. Because the Lee Business School does not grant transfer credit for the business capstone course this requirement must be satisfied at UNLV. Only degree-seeking students admitted to the Lee Business School BSBA degree program may be eligible for the capstone course. Check the current undergraduate catalog’s course descriptions for prerequisites for the capstone courses. Although the school offers summer courses, the college cannot guarantee that the specific courses a student needs will be offered. Please contact Undergraduate Advising for details.

Dual Major, Dual Degree and Minor within Lee Business School

Students may pursue more than one business major, degree or minor. To do this, students must successfully complete all the courses required for each business major, degree and/or minor. Additionally, a minimum of 12 credits must be unique to the additional business majors, degrees and/or minors. A course is considered unique if it is not satisfying a requirement for another business major, degree and/or minor.

The GPA requirement for admission to additional (second, third, etc.) business majors and degrees is the minimum requirement at the time of the student’s admission to these additional majors, regardless of when the student matriculated to UNLV or to the Lee Business School.

Students pursuing a dual degree or dual major must complete at least 50 percent of the required business courses or credits (including pre-major, upper-division business courses, and major courses) in residence at UNLV. In addition, at least 50 percent of the major courses must be completed in residence at UNLV. These policies apply regardless of the number of transfer credits awarded.

Students pursuing a minor must complete at least 50 percent of the minor courses in residence at UNLV, regardless of the number of transfer credits awarded.

For more information about the requirements for dual major, dual degree or minor, please read the information in the Academic Policies section of the Undergraduate Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the university’s degree requirements, students pursuing a degree from the Lee Business School must earn at least 120 degree-applicable credits, successfully complete the required courses, and meet the grade and GPA requirements.

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree students must have at least a 2.00 GPA* in each of the following: the major, the business core (includes both the pre-major and the upper-division business courses), and UNLV overall. Please refer to the individual departmental sections of the Undergraduate Catalog for academic and graduation requirements specific to the various majors.

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in economics must have at least a 2.00 GPA* in both the major and UNLV overall. Please refer to the individual departmental section of the Undergraduate Catalog for academic and graduation requirements specific to this degree program.

Students must apply for graduation through the Office of the Registrar at least two semesters prior to graduation. (See the Graduation Policies section of the catalog for more information.)

*The graduation GPAs may change at the dean’s discretion.

Scholarships

The Lee Business School is pleased to have the ability, based upon donor funding, to award annual scholarships to undergraduate, graduate and professional students pursuing a degree within the school.  For information about eligibility requirements and the application process, go to www.unlv.edu/business/scholarship

Global Entrepreneurship Experience

The Global Entrepreneurship Experience attracts creative, high-achieving students to the Lee Business School to study entrepreneurship on a global scale. Through an engaging curriculum that combines immersive learning and leadership development, students gain experience crafting unique business models to bring new products and services to world markets.

The GEE program stimulates creativity and innovation, emphasizes strategic thinking, and promotes leadership and team-building. This signature series is a complementary curriculum that gives students from any major the tools to become entrepreneurial in their chosen profession.

Students who successfully complete this program are eligible to earn the Global Entrepreneurship Experience minor.  For additional information about the Global Entrepreneurship Experience, please visit the website at https://www.unlv.edu/business/gep.

Internships

Departments within the Lee Business School offer internship courses, based on availability, that are open to a limited number of qualified upper-division students. These courses consist of supervised, on-site research in various participating local enterprises, culminating in a written report.

Students pursuing an internship are required to do so within their major fields. Most internship courses are offered on a satisfactory/fail grading basis only. Generally, a student may earn a maximum of three credits of internship, and the credits are usually used as an elective in the major.

Minimum college requirements to enroll in an internship course are: a 3.00 GPA or higher, admission to a business major and completion of nine credit hours of courses within the major. Some academic departments have additional requirements. For more information contact Undergraduate Advising or go to https://www.unlv.edu/business/advising.

Academic Advising

The Lee Business School offers professional advising through its Undergraduate Advising office. The school’s advisors assist undergraduate students in identifying academic goals; serve as a resource to other campus services; and assist with academic questions, scheduling, graduation procedures and various other paperwork.

To assist in the advising process, students should come to advising meetings prepared, that is having recently read the Undergraduate Catalog, and with a list of questions and a tentative course schedule.

For office hours and advising availability, please call Undergraduate Advising at 702-895-3363 or go to the website at www.unlv.edu/business/advising.

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