AUSBE welcomes you to
with the Dean, Thursday this Week
With the new block schedule on
Tuesdays and Thursdays, our former morning Donuts with
the Dean event has become Pizza with the
Dean! Tomorrow (Thursday,
November 14th), join AUSBE and our new Dean, Dr. Joseph
Williams, in the McKenna Conference Room from noon to
12:45. Here is your chance to meet the new leader of
SBE. We suspect he has as many questions for our
students as you
may have for him. And, of course, there will be
And it's not too soon to add our
December event with Dean Williams to your calendar.
Deck the Halls with the
Dean will be held on Thursday, December 5th,
from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., also in the McKenna Conference
Room. Decorate some cookies and relax before finals
The CIB and CAL "Centers"
— What are they?
What are the
Center for Integrity in Business (CIB) and the
Center for Applied Learning (CAL)? In many ways
they are the two arms of the School of Business and
Economics which reach out to the world and connect our
students and faculty with our business, church and
community partners. Take some time to visit these
Centers online and see what they are doing.
CIB Director John Terrill
recently announced the launch of
their new site. Get connected with CIB, they
connect with the world.
CAL Director Mark Oppenlander
reports that there are still a few opening this quarter in
the popular and valuable
Mentor Program. And this month, teams have
begun forming for the
2014 Social Venture Plan Competition (SVPC).
These co-curricular activities are the spice that can give
your studies in SBE real savor. Also, whether or not
you intend to participate in this year's SVPC, the
BUS 3682 Social Venture
Planning course on Wednesdays, 6:00-7:40 p.m.
next quarter, is a valuable addition to any SBE degree
program. And if you are a business minor, it can be
combined with other courses as part of your 5-credit
Distinguished Speaker Series Luncheon to feature COSTCO CEO
Craig Jelinek, President and CEO, COSTCO
Wholesale Corp. will be our invited speaker at this year's
Distinguished Speaker Series luncheon. All SBE
majors and minors are invited to this annual luncheon in
Upper Gwinn Commons on January 21st. More
information, and the opportunity to RSVP for this event,
will be shared later. For now, you can learn more on
the SBE Events page.
Are you Ready to Apply
for Your Major?
You can complete you
online application to a major in SBE as soon as you
receive your fall grades on December 20th next month.
The window for these applications will remain open until
Monday, January 20th. Make special note that the due
date is on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
Applications are due at midnight on January 20th, but you
don't need to wait that long. Give yourself a Christmas present and apply early. Also, you can
check to see if you have the required minimum 2.70 GPA in
SBE courses with our
Excel GPA calculator. You can verify your
all-college GPA in Banner.
Workplace Wardrobe Wednesdays
Need Christmas gift ideas?
Maybe it's time to upscale your wardrobe. "Workplace Wardrobe
Wednesdays" is an effort to foster the habit that
professionalism in business begins in the b-school, not at
the job interview. This new SBE policy responds to
feedback from our business partners and evaluations
returned from internship supervisors. You don't get a
second chance to make a good first impression. And
guys, it's time to really learn
how to tie that tie. (Editor's note: I
Advising and Registration
Business Administration Majors, Are You Meeting the Signature
Elizabeth Gordon reminds business
administration majors about the Signature Experience
requirement. If you can't recall what this is,
here's the requirement directly from the SPU Undergraduate
Signature Experience Requirement
SBE is committed to providing an educational
experience that is grounded in Christian
faith, ethics, and character. It is also
committed to providing a business education
that works well "on the ground" in our
increasingly global environment.
To strengthen these commitments, students
graduating with a major in business
administration must satisfy the SBE
Signature Experience Requirement by
completing one of these options:
Complete and enter a business plan in an
appropriate business or social venture
plan competition. This can include
on-campus competitions or competitions
sponsored by other schools or
Participate in an approved study
abroad program such
Business Abroad, the CCCU Latin
American Studies program, or another SPU
program (e.g., the
European Studies quarter).
This must be a program where students
receive academic credit. In lieu of an
international experience, a student may
apply to the SBE undergraduate committee
to meet this requirement with a suitable
cross-cultural experience in the United
Complete 3 credits of BUS 3950
Spirituality and Business.
Complete an honors project as part of
With the approval of the SBE
Undergraduate Committee, participate in
a business-related CCCU American Studies
Program, Contemporary Music Program,
Film Studies Program, or other
most cases, the credits earned while
completing the Signature Experience
Requirement also meet another requirement of
the Business Administration major.
Spreadsheets Returns to Weekly Format
For the past few years, the
1-credit Excel spreadsheet course has been offered
on a twice-weekly schedule for half the quarter.
This allowed half the students to take the course
during the first half of the term. However,
the other half of the students took the course
during the less popular second half of the term.
Dr. Sleight will teach this class winter and spring
quarters in a 1-hour per week format for the entire
quarter. Two sections are offered winter
quarter at 12:30-1:20 on Mondays or Wednesdays.
Sections of BUS 3950 Spirituality and Business
This one-weekend 1-credit course
meets 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on a Friday evening and 9:00
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. the next day.
Spiritual Gifts & Fruitfulness in Business
||Dr. Gary Karns
Spirituality in the Workplace
||Dr. Don Lee
Serving God Globally
||Dr. Geri Mason
Summer 2014 Courses
The following courses
have been scheduled for next summer.
Many of them are listed as "online."
You may wish to consult with the instructors
if you have questions about any of these
||Marketing & Society
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FACULTY ADVISOR HOLD?
I cannot remove Faculty
Advisor Holds. Please contact your Faculty Advisor and
work with them to form a schedule for next quarter. They
will remove the hold upon your schedule completion.
If you are a Business
Minor and need to take an upper division SBE class, please
be sure to email me your Student ID Number, the class, and
the subject name and number (i.e., Business Finance: BUS
3250). If you are not formally admitted to one of our
minors, please apply
online through the SBE website first.
SBE INTENDED-MAJOR (Applying this Winter)
If you are an SBE
intended-major wanting to register for major-restricted
classes for Winter, please email me your Student ID
Number, and the courses you’d like to take. I will
calculate your SBE and Cumulative GPAs, and if they are
both above 2.80, I will lift major restrictions for you.
Make sure you’ve got one
of our core courses in your schedule for next quarter.
This could be Purpose & Practice of Business (BUS 2000),
Microeconomics (ECN 2101), Macroeconomics (ECN 2102),
Financial Accounting (ACCT 2361), Managerial Accounting
(ACCT 2362), or Legal Environment of Business (BUS 2414).
If you have room, consider adding a 1 or 2 credit course
on top of that, like Spreadsheets (BUS 1700), Managerial
Communication (BUS 2600), or Internship and Career
Strategies (BUS 2910). I want you making headway towards
that 15 SBE credits, to be eligible for admission next
All upper division SBE
courses will be restricted to you (they have
“major-restriction” holds on them). If you are intending
to apply to one of our majors this winter, and have taken
all lower division SBE courses available, please email me
and request your GPA be calculated for admission into
upper division courses. If you are considered “on track”
for admission with 2.80 cumulative and SBE GPAs, I will
lift the major restriction for you.
The 2013 Major Application window has been set. You will
be able to apply online between December 20th
and January 20th.
If you’ve been admitted
to SBE, you should be on autopilot by now. Make sure
you’ve completed the pre-Internship course (BUS 2910), and
be on the look-out for internship opportunities! Now is
also the time to start thinking about what concentration
(if any) you’d like to complete, and start making headway.
If you intend on graduating within the next four quarters,
please login to your Banner account and apply to graduate!
Have you completed your
Then it’s probably time to register for BUS 4942,
Internship Reflection and Professional Development. Here’s
how: Complete the
Internship Reflection Course Approval Form
and be sure to obtain your Internship Supervisor’s
signature. Return the form to Christina McCracken’s office
(SUB 2nd) for her signature. Once SBE has received word
from the Center for Career and Calling that you have
permission to register for BUS 4942, I will remove the
registration restriction on the course, allowing you to
register as usual through your Banner account.