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The BA/MBA Five-Year Latin American and Caribbean Studies/Business Administration Degree Program

An Early Admission Option Leading to a Masters of Business Administration

Effective for those students who matriculate as Freshmen at the University at Albany in August 1996 and thereafter.

FRESHMAN YEAR

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
Spn 103L 4 Spn 104 L 3
Lcs 102 2 Lcs 100Z 3
Eco 110M 3 Eco 111M 3
Psy 101M 3 Soc 115M 3
GenEd "N" 3 Lcs 216 L 3
Total credits  16 Total credits 15

Total credits - first year 31

SOPHOMORE YEAR *

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
Spn 206 3 Spn 207 3
Lcs 150 3 Lcs/Gog 250 3
GenEd "HD" 3 Lcs 201 3
Msi 215 3 Mat 108 3
Lcs 240 3 Lcs 233 3
Total credits 15 Total credits 15

Total credits - second year 30


*At the end of the Sophomore year, the Latin American Studies majors interested in this program apply through the School of Business Office of Student Services, BA 361. Applicants must have a cumulative University at Albany GPA of at least 3.3 and a minimum grade of "B" in Eco 110M and 111M in order to waive Fin 515. If a final grade of "B" is not received in Eco 110M and 111M, then the student will have to take Fin 515 in the Fall of their fourth year.

MODULE A: Designed for students with elementary knowledge (equivalent Spn 100, Spn 10) or Spanish.

JUNIOR YEAR ABROAD

(at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in Puerto Rico or the University of Costa Rica)

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
Lcs 319 / Spn 320   Lcs 403  
Lcs 300 - 400 elective Lcs 302
Total credits 15 Total credits 15

Total credits- third year 30

NOTE: Students are encouraged to take at least one 300-level Spanish language or literature course in their first semester. A 3 credit course yielding Cultural and Historical Perspective credit must be completed as well as 15 other Liberal Arts and Sciences credits for a total of 30 credits. Nine of these credits must be electives with Latin American or Caribbean content as advised. Also, there must be an upper level writing intensive course taken before graduation.

JUNIOR YEAR

At the end of the Junior year, students must have completed all the courses to fulfill the requirements of the major in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

JUNIOR YEAR

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
Lcs 319 / Spn 320 3 Lcs 403 3
Lcs 400 3 Lcs 302 3
Lcs / Pos 357 3 Lcs / Gog 354 3
Lcs / His 369 3 Lcs/ Wss 451 or Lcs 405
Lcs 282M 3 Lcs 497 3
Total credits 15 Total credits 15

Total credits- third year 30

At the end of the Junior year, students must have completed all the courses to fulfill the requirements of the major in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

SENIOR YEAR

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
Msi 512 (1 st Q) 2 Msi 521 (3 rd Q) 2
Mgt 513a (1 st Q) 2 Fin 525 (3 rd Q) 3
Mgt 513b (1 st Q) 1 Msi 520 (4 th Q) 3
Msi 511 (2 nd Q) 2 Bus 524 (4 th Q) 1
Mgt 514 (2 nd Q) 3 Mkt 522 (3 rd Q) 4
Acc 517 (2 nd Q) 3 Mgt 523 (4 th Q) 1
Liberal Arts Elective * 3 Mgt 600 (4 th Q) 1
Total credits 16 Total credits 15
Total credits- fourth year 31

Note: You must apply to graduate in January and receive your degree as of May before you can enter the Fifth Year.

FIFTH YEAR

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
Field Project/ Practicum 3 Field Project/ Practicum 3
Concentration 6 Concentration 6
Electives 3 Electives 3
Strategic Management 3    
Total credits 15 Total credits 12
Total credits- fifth year 27

Notes on waiving courses:

Must receive a final grade of at least "B" in Eco 110M and Eco 111M to waive Fin 515. Must receive a final grade of at least "B" in Acc 211 to waive Acc 516. Must have familiarity with microcomputer software (specifically spreadsheets) such as LOTUS 1-2-3, EXCEL, QUATRO PRO, and other windows applications to waive Msi 510 (computer skills).

Notes:

Students must have completed 120 credits by the end of the senior year (90 of which must be in Liberal Arts and Sciences courses) and receive your BA degree by August before entering the fifth year. (Business School courses listed in this program are not Liberal Arts and Sciences courses.) An upper level writing intensive courses and all general education requirements must also be completed by the end of the Senior year.

During the fall of the senior year, students in this program must take the GMAT exam and present an acceptable score (at least 500).

Your commutative GPA at the end of your senior year must be at least 3.0 to continue in this program.

All School of Business, economics, statistics, computer science courses must be done at the University at Albany after matriculation.

Information from the University at Albany School of Business