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Change Course Proposal
BA 260 INTRO TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Status: Draft

Proposal

Proposal ID: 101489
Type: Change Course
Effective Term: Winter 2018
Justification:
With the addition of the BA 160 series to the business degree programs, all incoming business students are introduced to the basic concepts of entrepreneurship and starting a business during their first year. This results in a very bi-modal population of students in the current BA 260 course, and we now need to offer two variants of the course – one for business majors and one for non-majors. Since almost 90% of the non-business students who complete BA 260 have upper-division standing, we elected to create an upper division course for the non-business variant. BA 260 will continue to exist for business majors.
Comments: None

Originators

Name Title Department/School
James Coakley Senior Assoc Dean-AcademicProg College of Business Dept

Contacts

Name Title Department/School
Prem Mathew Associate Dean College of Business Dept
Carol Leder Advisor-Academic College of Business Dept

Liaisons

Liaison Status Required
Marita Barth - Instructor / Chemistry
Expired Yes
Marty Beidler - Professional Faculty / Acad Prog / Student Aff
Expired Yes
Alfonso Bradoch - Dir-Dept & Studen Svcs / Extended Campus
Expired Yes
William Braunworth Jr - Department Head / Horticulture
Expired Yes
Erica Curry - Coordinator-Curr Accr & Assess / Extended Campus
No objections
(Responded on Sep 1, 2017)
Responded Yes
Kevin Gable - Professor / Chemistry
Expired Yes
Lee Ann Garrison - Director-Sch of Arts & Comm / Liberal Arts Admin
No concerns.
(Responded on Sep 13, 2017)
Responded Yes
Julie Gess-Newsome - Assoc Dean/Healthy People / Acad Prog / Student Aff
This change creates a financial and staffing issue for OSU-Cascades. Our student enrollments are only large enough to offer a single section of BA 260. We cannot justify opening a second section of BA 361 to non-majors. If this proposal is approved, OSU-Cascades will need permission to offer only BA 260 until enrollments justify the split. In the meantime, our advisors will need to override the enrollments of all non-majors.
(Responded on Sep 8, 2017)
Responded Yes
Troy Hall - Department Head / Forest Ecosyst & Society
Expired Yes
Eric Hansen - Professor / Wood Science / Engr
My only concern is the potential for our students to experience a "dumbed down" business course. Given that I am seeing two proposals for separating business and non-business students, it feels like there may be a high potential for this to happen...
(Responded on Sep 1, 2017)
Responded Yes
Norman Hord - School Head / Public Hlth/HumanSci Adm
Expired Yes
Nicole Kent - Mgr-Undergrad Curricula/Advis / College of Forestry Adm
Forestry students (operations option) and Renewable Materials students (Marketing & Mgmt option) are required to take BA 260 in their sophomore years. Assuming allowance will be made for these students to take BA 361 as sophomores, we have no other objections.
(Responded on Sep 1, 2017)
Responded Yes
Sunil Khanna - School Head / Public Hlth/HumanSci Adm
Expired Yes
John Killefer - Department Head / Animal & Rnglnd Sciences
Expired Yes
Ben Leshchinsky - Assistant Professor / Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt
Expired Yes
Robert Mason - Administrator 2-Assoc Dpt Head / Integrative Biology
Expired Yes
Prem Mathew - Associate Dean / College of Business Dept
I approve.
(Responded on Sep 1, 2017)
Responded Yes
Terina Mc Lachlain - Mgr-Nat Res Prog/Advisor-Acad / Forest Ecosyst & Society
The Natural Resources Program supports this proposal.
(Responded on Sep 5, 2017)
Responded Yes
J Brock Mc Leod - Advisor-Academic / Biology

(Responded on Sep 7, 2017)
Responded Yes
Claire Montgomery - Department Head / Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt
This change will affect the students in the Forest Operations Management option of the Forestry degree. We require students in that option complete BA260, BA215 and BA230 prior to admission to our Pro School. As long as our resident students can take the 300-level equivalents as sophomores and the community college equivalents continue to be accepted for transfer students, we are ok with this change.
(Responded on Sep 7, 2017)
Responded Yes
M Jane Reynolds - Dir-Enrollment Services / Acad Prog / Student Aff
Expired Yes
Shannon Riggs - Director / Extended Campus
No objections. Informational note: To propose a new course for development funding and/or an existing course for redevelopment funding and delivery via Ecampus, please submit a proposal at least two terms in advance at https://secure.oregonstate.edu/ecampus/proposals/
(Responded on Sep 8, 2017)
Responded Yes
John Sessions - Distinguished Professor / Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt
This change will affect the students in the Forest Operations Management option of the Forestry degree. We require students in that option complete BA260, BA215 and BA230 prior to admission to our Pro School. As long as our resident students can take the 300-level equivalents as sophomores and the community college equivalents continue to be accepted for transfer students, we are ok with this change.
(Responded on Sep 8, 2017)
Responded Yes
Anthony Wilcox - Associate Professor / Sch of Bio/Pop Hlth Sci
no objections
(Responded on Sep 5, 2017)
Responded Yes
Tara Williams - Associate Dean / Univ Honors College
Expired Yes

Course Information

Designator/Course #: BA 260 
CIP Code: 520201
Title:
INTRO TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP  
College/Department or College/School:
College of Business / No Department Updated 

Credits: 4  
Max Credits to Graduation: 4   

Grading Mode: A-F (includes I, W, R, S/U)  
Courses Taught Schedule:
every term

Schedule Types: Lecture; Discussion; Streaming Media; WWW; Final Exam  
Campus Locations: Corvallis Campus; Bend (Cascades Campus); Ecampus 
Programs Requiring
this Course:

Description:
Topics include evaluating entrepreneurial capabilities, creativity, business plan creation, opportunity assessment and feasibility analysis, business implementation, new product introduction, and seeking funds.

Course Relationships

Designator Title Minimum Grade/Score
Enforced Prerequisites
None
Unenforced Requisites
Sophomore standing, restricted to majors in the College of Business
Corequisites
None
Equivalent Courses
BA 260H INTRO TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Slash Courses
None
Crosslisted Courses
None

Documents

None
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