1. What is your “catalog year” and its significance?The catalog year is the year of the degree plan you are following. Your catalog year determines the classes you need for your major. It is important because if requirements change for your degree in most cases you will not have to take additional courses to graduate. Your “catalog year” determines the requirements for your degree including the credit hours by area, specific course requirements, and elective requirements.
2. Is your catalog year ever changed and can you change it? Your catalog year will not change unless you change it. The first term you take courses at Metro determines your catalog year. It will change if you do not enroll for three consecutive terms including summer, the term that you return will then determine your catalog year. You can request a change of catalog year to any year you were concurrently enrolled from your last established catalog year.
3. Does your catalog year determine course prerequisites? No. Courses change over time to incorporate new knowledge, techniques, and perspectives. Also, the faculty adds courses, revises existing courses, and drops other courses. During the course change process, course prerequisites may change. Your catalog year does not determine the course prerequisites when you take the course; the Catalog that is in effect during the term you take the course determines each courses prerequisites.
4. What can I do if course prerequisites change or a course is no longer available? If course prerequisites change you must abide by those new requirements. If a course is no longer available you will need to meet with the department to see if they have designated a course to take its place. Most of the time you will receive notice that your program is changing and you will have a certain amount of semesters to complete the course before it is no longer available.
6. What business majors does MSCD offer and do they require a minor? The Metro State School of Business offers majors in Accounting, Finance, Computer Information Systems, Management and Marketing. Although Economics is not a business major it is housed under the School of Business. Business students are NOT required to take a minor.
7. What are general studies Level I requirements? General Studies Level I requirements for Business majors include ENG 1010 & ENG 1020 (Composition requirements), SPE 1010 (Communications requirement) & MTH 1310 (Mathematics requirement). Special Note: THESE MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE ANY BUSINESS CORE COURSES CAN BE TAKEN.
8. What courses satisfy the Level 2 requirements? Courses in the arts, humanities, history, social and natural sciences are general studies Level II requirements. General studies coursework consists of 33-34 credit hours which is the foundation of all baccalaureate programs. Every Metro State student must complete General Studies requirements.
9. What courses make up the business core? The business core includes 11 courses that all business majors must complete. These courses include; ACC 2010, ACC 2020, CIS 2010, CIS 3300, CIS 3320, FIN 3300, MGT 2210, MGT 3000, MKT 2040, MKT 3000 & MGT 4950.
11. Can I take a minor or certificate? You do not have to take a minor although the business majors have various minors, concentrations, and certificates that you can take. Before you consider declaring a minor, we strongly recommend that you consider the number of credit hours you must take to satisfy the major requirements and consult your advisor. Courses taken to complete your major may not be used to fulfill requirements for a minor or concentration. Courses for a certificate may be used for a major, minor and the certificate program.
12. Can I have a double major? Yes, however before you consider declaring a double major, we strongly recommend that you consider the number of credit hours you must take to satisfy the requirements and consult your School of Business advisor.
13. Does Metro offer an International Business degree? An International Business Minor is available to non-business majors and an International Business Certificate or International Business Concentration that complements any major is also available. Some International Business students consider the “IDP” option for a degree in International Business. http://www.mscd.edu/~intlbiz/programs/idpmajor.shtml
15. Do I have to complete a certain number of upper division hours? To earn a Bachelor’s degree, a student must successfully complete at least 40 hours of upper-division courses. A course that is 3000 or 4000 level counts as an upper division. A transfer student may have credits that are accepted by the college, but may not count toward the 40 credit upper-division requirement.
16. Are there any courses that I cannot take as a business major? Per college policy, no more than 4 semester hours in human performance and sports activity (HPL) or varsity sports (ATH) and no more than 7 semester hours in music ensemble courses will be counted toward a business degree.
17. What is the multicultural requirement? In addition to completing the General Studies requirements, a student must complete a three-hour Multicultural course to be awarded a bachelor’s degree from Metro State. The Multicultural course does not require three hours as a separate category and can be taken in the major, minor or as an elective.
18. Do I have to complete a capstone course? Yes. Strategic Management (MGT 4950) is the Senior Capstone course for business majors. This course must be taken after you have completed all general study courses and all other courses in the business core. It is recommended that MGT 4950 be taken in your last semester prior to graduation.
21. How will transfer courses show on records? Students who transfer in a previous Bachelor's degree will receive a block of 90 credit hours and be granted senior standing at the college. However, if your program requires that certain previous coursework be pulled out of your first degree and applied to your program at Metro State so it appears on your CAPP report, have your departmental advisor complete the Previous Degree Form and return it to the Transfer Services office.
22. What is the difference between an "official" and an "unofficial" transcript? Official transcripts are sealed documents produced by the Office of the Registrar. Once the documents have been opened, they are considered unofficial. Unofficial transcripts can be printed from the internet or are photocopies of your official transcripts.
23. What is a CAPP report and how do I get a copy? A CAPP report is a Compliance Report that is an advising tool to be used by students and their advisors throughout the students’ academic career at Metro State. School of Business students with declared majors and/or minors should discuss progress toward completion of their major (minor) program with a School of Business or with faculty in their major department. They should have a CAPP review no later than the start of the senior year. CAPP Compliance Reports can be printed in the student’s major department or by logging on to MetroConnect.
Follow the link below to watch a video on how to run your CAPP report