January 11-12, 2006


ITEM: 130-1008-R0106               Approval of Proposal to convert a B.S. major in Business Administration—Option in Marketing to a B.S. major in Marketing


THAT:                                       The Board of Regents authorizes The University of Montana—Missoula to convert the B.S. major in Business Administration--Option in Marketing to a B.S. major in Marketing.


EXPLANATION:                        Students who graduate from the School of Business Administration with majors instead of options will enhance opportunities to obtain employment and compete favorably with graduates from other universities.  Compared to majors from other leading business programs, our options require similar course work and similar required credit hours.  However, some recruiters have suggested to our graduates that they are not qualified for particular jobs because they have an option instead of a major.  Each of the programs already exists and no additional resources are required.