Are "DROP" and "WITHDRAW" the same thing?
NO. DROP refers to a change in schedule but the student remains enrolled in at least one or more courses. The term "withdraw" is when a student discontinues enrollment in all classes. WITHDRAWALS must be processed in the Registrar's Office, 113 Bibb Graves.
What is the Undecided Management Program?
The Undecided Management Program (60 semester hours) is a combination of general education and lower division business core courses. All business majors must complete the Undecided Management Program with a minimum 2.0 GPA to proceed in the program.
Since Undecided Management is my major, what if I make a D in a Undecided Management Course?
Within the Undecided Management coursework, a 2.0 GPA is required to proceed to a major. If a D is earned in a Undecided Management course, that grade can be offset by earning a grade of B in another Undecided Management course.
When will I be assigned a major advisor?
At the end of each term, final grades are posted in each Undecided Management student file. As each file is updated is reviewed, those students who meet the requirement (2.0 P/B GPA) to proceed are assigned a major advisor specific to declared major. Students will be notified by email to JSU email address with new advisor contact information. From that point, students meet with major advisors for information regarding upcoming registration and advisement, internship and job opportunities, etc. Faculty are not on campus every day but do maintain office hours and have that information available to students. Know what your advisor's schedule is, plan early, keep any and all scheduled meetings with your advisor. If you are not able to keep a scheduled appointment time, be sure to call and let the advisor know you will not be able to make the appointment.
What majors are available?
The School of Business & Industry currently offers the following majors and concentrations:
What minors are available?
The following minors are available within the SBI:
Online Program For Community College Students
B.S. Degree Management Major (120 hrs)* Effective Fall 2012
Online Business Management Degree
SBI faculty members are academically or professionally qualified at the highest standards consistent with AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is the “Gold Standard” for accreditation of business schools. Fewer than 5% of all business schools worldwide meet the standards demanded by AACSB. JSU’s business program is one of this select group.
Business Associate Degree students (STARS) may enroll in our Business Management Program and complete the program in two years or less as indicated by the schedule below. Students who do not have an Associate Degree in Business consistent with the STARS transfer guide may be eligible for the program if they meet the prerequisites. Contact the SBI Advising Center at 256-782-5778 for clarification.
ONLINE PROGRAM FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH BUSINESS ASSOCIATE DEGREES
|YEAR #1||FALL TERM
|YEAR #2||FALL TERM
*A minimum of 50% of the 120 hours must be from a four-year accredited institution; a minimum of 32 hours from JSU.
**As needed to fulfill degree hours.
Do I have to declare a minor?
For business majors, a minor is not required.
What minors are available in the School of Business & Industry?
The SBI offers the following business minors:
What if I want to transfer coursework from another school to JSU?
Correspondence courses may not exceed 12 semester hours. Only hours on which a "C" grade or better has been earned will be accepted. No credit is granted for courses through correspondence in the following areas: English composition and grammar, speech, professional education courses, beginning and intermediate foreign language courses, and science courses with required laboratories. Written approval must be obtained by the Dean prior to registering for correspondence work.
An official transcript of transient coursework upon completion is required.What is the ECE?
What other tests do I have to take to graduate?
All business majors must take the ETS Proficiency Profile (EPP). This is a general education achievement test and should be taken during the student's graduating semester. Information about this exam may be obtained by going to www.jsu.edu/ccservices/tests.html and viewing the information.
Business majors pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree must also take the SBI Business Test. This test is taken during the student's graduating semester.
For other assessment-based testing within a particular major, a student should consult with his/her major advisor.
How do I apply for graduation?
Preferably two semesters before the anticipated term, a graduation audit should be scheduled with Mrs. Haas. During this audit completed, current and projected coursework, as well as current and projected GPAs, are reviewed and discussed. A degree application is completed during the audit. The ECE and the graduation audit are critical components of tracking toward graduation and both should be planned in a timely manner so as not to delay graduation.
What if my name is not on the class roster?
If this occurs, you are not registered for the course. Logon to the Student Access System and print your schedule to confirm your class schedule.
What are general electives outside business?
Students are required to elect a certain number of courses, which do not directly relate to their major field. Elective hours are those needed to fulfill your degree requirements. The number of elective credits needed will be reflected on the checksheet for your major.
Where do I buy books?
Students may purchase textbooks from the JSU Bookstore located in Theron Montgomery Building (TMB) and Jacksonville Bookstore located 302 Mountain Street NW in Jacksonville. Many students also purchase through online resources.
How can I find a tutor?
JSU offers free tutoring through ACE - Academic Center for Excellence. Anyone interested either in being tutored or providing tutoring should contact ACE @ 782-5343. Sign up early in the semester. Don't wait until the week before finals!
What resources are available to help me decide on a major?
In addition to the SBI faculty, who are available to discuss career opportunities with students, JSU's Career Services office is available to assist students with career concerns. Any of the qualified staff can arrange for you to take a career or personality questionnaire and review the results with qualified personnel. From there, you can begin exploring identified options. Or, students can opt to continue meeting with their counselor to explore their interests, work values, and life style preferences in order to have a more informed sense of who they are and move toward exploring specific careers. To schedule an appointment, call 256-782-5482 or visit them room 207 Merrill Hall.
Must I purchase a parking decal?
Every student, whether attending day classes or night classes, is required to purchase a parking decal if they have a vehicle on campus. Any such car parked on campus not displaying a current JSU parking decal is subject to governing regulations.