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.