So Your Student Wants to Major in Business… Ensuring Transfer Success Spring 2007
This session will cover: <ul><li>UC  Business  and Economics majors </li></ul><ul><li>Looking beyond the “business” degree...
UC Business & Economics Majors <ul><li>UC Berkeley </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Administration (B.S.) </li></ul></ul><ul...
UC Business & Economics Majors <ul><li>UC Berkeley </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Economics, B.A.;  Political Economics of Industri...
UC Business & Economics Majors <ul><li>UC Santa Barbara </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Economics, B.A.; Business Economics...
Distinctions Among Majors <ul><li>Definitions are not uniform across campuses </li></ul><ul><li>Degrees range across spect...
Major Preparation for Transfer Students <ul><li>Statewide Transfer Preparation Paths  at  www.uctransfer.org  show: </li><...
Essential Advising Tips <ul><li>Focus on math, quantitative requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Calculus is key; more rigor...
Looking Beyond the “Business” Degree <ul><li>Students do NOT have to major in Business Admin/Economics to go into business...
CEOs and Liberal Arts Degrees   1 <ul><li>Carly Fiorina, Hewlett-Packard CEO:  Medieval history and philosophy major </li>...
<ul><li>Employers in the business world often focus more on experience and communication skills than a student’s undergrad...
Different Major, Same Goal <ul><li>English, B.A., UC Riverside </li></ul><ul><li>2002-2005: Administrative Asst., Vice-Cha...
Questions for Your Students <ul><li>Why are they interested in business? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is it career-based (marketi...
UC Tools for Counseling Students <ul><li>Career assessment and exploration tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>icc3.ucdavis.edu/ug...
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    1. 1. So Your Student Wants to Major in Business… Ensuring Transfer Success Spring 2007
    2. 2. This session will cover: <ul><li>UC Business and Economics majors </li></ul><ul><li>Looking beyond the “business” degree </li></ul><ul><li>Tools and tips for counseling students </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul>
    3. 3. UC Business & Economics Majors <ul><li>UC Berkeley </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Administration (B.S.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UC Irvine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Administration (B.A.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UC Merced </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Management (B.S.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UC Riverside </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Administration (B.S.) </li></ul></ul>Business Administration NEW!
    4. 4. UC Business & Economics Majors <ul><li>UC Berkeley </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Economics, B.A.; Political Economics of Industrial Societies, B.A. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UC Davis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Economics, B.A.; Managerial Economics, B.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UC Irvine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Economics, B.A.; Economics, B.A.; Quantitative Economics, B.A. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UCLA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Economics, B.A.; Economics, B.A.; Economics/International Area Studies, B.A.; Mathematics/Economics, B.S. </li></ul></ul>Economics and Business Economics
    5. 5. UC Business & Economics Majors <ul><li>UC Santa Barbara </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Economics, B.A.; Business Economics with emphasis in Accounting, B.A.; Economics, B.A.; Economics/Mathematics, B.A. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UC Santa Cruz </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Management Economics, B.A.; Economics, B.A.; Global Economics, B.A. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UC Merced </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Economics, B.A. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UC Riverside </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Economics, B.A.; Economics, B.A.; Economics/Administrative Studies, B.A.; Economics/ Law and Society, B.A. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UC San Diego </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Economics, B.A.; Joint Mathematics-Economics, B.A.; Management Sciences, B.S. </li></ul></ul>Economics and Business Economics
    6. 6. Distinctions Among Majors <ul><li>Definitions are not uniform across campuses </li></ul><ul><li>Degrees range across spectrum: </li></ul><ul><li>Applied Theoretical </li></ul><ul><li>Bus Adm Bus Econ Econ </li></ul><ul><li>Look at which college/department houses major </li></ul><ul><li>Compare upper-division course descriptions </li></ul>
    7. 7. Major Preparation for Transfer Students <ul><li>Statewide Transfer Preparation Paths at www.uctransfer.org show: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Common lower-division major requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Campus-specific selection requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GPA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Timing of course completion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Required vs. recommended courses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GE/IGETC requirements for major </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ASSIST lists specific CCC courses </li></ul>NEW!
    8. 8. Essential Advising Tips <ul><li>Focus on math, quantitative requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Calculus is key; more rigorous sequence may give student more UC options </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Major preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Impacted/selective majors </li></ul>
    9. 9. Looking Beyond the “Business” Degree <ul><li>Students do NOT have to major in Business Admin/Economics to go into business! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Over 75% of students pursuing the MBA degree at top-ranked schools have completed undergraduate degrees in areas other than business. Business schools and industry value academic diversity when combined with an MBA.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> – The Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Minors can provide strong preparation </li></ul>
    10. 10. CEOs and Liberal Arts Degrees 1 <ul><li>Carly Fiorina, Hewlett-Packard CEO: Medieval history and philosophy major </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Eisner, Walt Disney CEO: English and theater double major </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Dell, founder & CEO of Dell Computer: Pre-med biology major </li></ul><ul><li>Bruce Bodaken, Blue Shield of California CEO: B.A. and Master's degree in philosophy </li></ul>1. USA Today , July 2001
    11. 11. <ul><li>Employers in the business world often focus more on experience and communication skills than a student’s undergraduate degree </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internships, part-time work related to field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speaking, writing skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leveraged experiential learning programs (Italy for fashion industry; UC Sacramento/ UCDC for public policy) </li></ul></ul>Looking Beyond the “Business” Degree
    12. 12. Different Major, Same Goal <ul><li>English, B.A., UC Riverside </li></ul><ul><li>2002-2005: Administrative Asst., Vice-Chancellor of Development: Planned donor events; wrote donor requests and thank you’s; maintained donor database. </li></ul><ul><li>2004: Marketing Intern, Merrill Lynch: Assisted with diversity awareness campaign; arranged training program schedules; liaison with guest presenters and managers. </li></ul><ul><li>ASB Senator, Resident Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, Summer Youth Employment Project, Summer Bridges. </li></ul><ul><li>Hired in Marketing training program in Fortune 100 company </li></ul><ul><li>Business Admin, B.A., UC Riverside </li></ul><ul><li>2003-2005: Marketing representative, Sony/Capital Music: Distributed flyers and products at sponsored events; maintained records of events; problem-solver at event locations. </li></ul><ul><li>2002: Administrative Intern, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: Arranged accommodations and scheduled managers for FDIC regional meetings; responsible for distribution of meetings minutes; researched companies/entities attending meetings. </li></ul><ul><li>President, Secretary of KA fraternity </li></ul><ul><li>Dean’s List 2003, 2004, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Hired in Management training program in Fortune 200 company </li></ul>
    13. 13. Questions for Your Students <ul><li>Why are they interested in business? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is it career-based (marketing, accounting)? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is it skills-based (writing ad copy, working with numbers)? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What do they imagine themselves doing post-graduation? </li></ul><ul><li>Have they explored the individual course requirements and upper-division course descriptions of various majors? </li></ul><ul><li>Are they aware of the programs that are impacted and may require more extensive preparation? </li></ul><ul><li>Have they talked about the challenges/rewards with a family member/friend who works in the field they are pursuing? </li></ul>
    14. 14. UC Tools for Counseling Students <ul><li>Career assessment and exploration tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>icc3.ucdavis.edu/ug-car.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>career.berkeley.edu/Major/Major.stm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>careers.ucr.edu/Students/Career+Planning.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>online.onetcenter.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Business Questionnaire (binder) </li></ul><ul><li>www.uctransfer.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.assist.org </li></ul><ul><li>UC career centers </li></ul>
    15. 15. Questions?

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