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The mission of the Division of Business is to prepare tomorrow’s socially responsible business leaders. Consistent with the University’s mission, the Division prepares its students by providing them with the necessary skill set to perform early in their career in addition to the strategic and moral thought processes to be leaders in their organizations and society in general. The Division of Business has the overall goal of enabling students to integrate knowledge from various disciplines in order that they may make significant contributions in the business profession and accomplish the mission of assuming leadership roles in society. In the Division of Business at Xavier University of Louisiana we are Business Intelligent, Morally Focused, Passionate Educators, and Success Driven.
The division is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the Business Division meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP. In line with ACBSP’s mission, the division strives to establish, promote, and recognize educational practices that contribute to the continuous quality improvement of its business education programs, the teaching of its business courses, and students’ learning outcomes.
The division’s objectives are attained through the university core curriculum, the business core program, and an elective area in business. The division offers two degree programs: (1) Accounting and (2) Business. In the Business major, a student is required to choose one of the following three areas of concentration: Finance, Management, or Sales and Marketing. Students with a major in the Division of Business need not declare a separate minor. The minor is automatically selected by the curriculum chosen by the student.
The division offers an ideal program which includes foundational requirements (introductory courses), requirements that provide breadth in the discipline (elective courses), a depth dimension which probes the structure more deeply (major courses), and a capstone experience, whereby students apply their knowledge and skills in creative and systematic ways through research and writing.
Students majoring in Accounting must earn a grade of “C” or better in all Accounting courses (designated as ACCT). The accounting program prepares students for the Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) examination. The Louisiana State Board of Certified Public Accountants requires candidates to have a college degree and a minimum of 150 degree credit hours to take the C.P.A. Exam.
Students majoring in Business must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses in the respective concentration (See Concentration Requirements in the Program in Business).
All divisional majors and minors must earn a cumulative average of 2.0 in their divisional courses. Majors are also required to pass a comprehensive examination in their specific programs for graduation.
Senior Comprehensive Examination - In their senior year, all majors in the Division of Business are required to register for and successfully complete a written examination comprehensive of general topics covered during the course of their specific academic programs. In the catalog this is designated as ACCT 4999 (for Accounting majors), BSAD 4999 (for Business-Management), FINC 4999 (for Business-Finance), and SMKT 4999 (for Business-Sales and Marketing). The comprehensive examination is a two-hour test that assesses students’ skills in their specific concentration. Students who do not successfully complete the examination after a re-take must re-register for the exam in the subsequent semester.
Xavier-Tulane MBA and Graduate Programs - The Division of Business has three joint programs with Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business. These programs are: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Accounting (MACCT), and Master of Finance (MFIN). Students are admitted to these programs while they are attending Xavier and may receive tuition assistance. The MBA program requires students to have at least two years of work experience prior to starting their graduate work. Graduate studies can begin immediately upon completion of the undergraduate degree in the MACCT and MFIN programs. Those interested in the program should consult with the Chair of the Business Division for further details.
Honors in Business - Students either majoring or minoring in any academic program in the Division of Business qualify for the distinction of “Honors in Business” by having an overall GPA of at least 3.3. In addition, majors must earn a GPA of at least a 3.5 in their concentration courses, and minors must earn a GPA of at least a 3.5 in their minor coursework.
The Division of Business offers the following minors for students in other departments. All minors must earn a 2.0 average in their minor courses:
Minor in Accounting
Minor in Business Administration
Minor in Financial Economics
Minor in Entrepreneurship
Minor in Sales and Marketing