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Admission and Retention
All students are initially admitted into the Basic Studies program. Acceptance of students by the College of Business from Basic Studies will be contingent upon their completion of 24 semester hours with any grade-point average or 12 semester hours with a minimum grade-point average of 2.5.
To enter the upper-division business program, students must have achieved junior standing with a minimum 2.0 GPA in courses counted toward the degree.
Failure to earn a 2.0 overall grade-point average toward the degree for two consecutive semesters will prohibit that student from taking additional courses offered by the College of Business. The student may not register for additional business courses until a minimum cumulative GPA is achieved. Business courses previously taken may be repeated while under this restriction.
In order for students to enroll in College of Business 300- or 400-level courses, junior standing must have been achieved.
Upper-division courses (numbered 300 and above) normally have extensive prerequisites and are designated to be taken at the junior or senior level. If these courses are taken at other institutions prior to the junior year or without the proper prerequisites required by the College of Business, they will not be automatically considered to meet McNeese requirements. These courses, however, can be validated by passing a challenge examination or, in some cases, by earning a grade of "C" or better in an advanced course in the same subject. Such advanced courses, when applicable, will be determined by the department head and dean. Upper-division business courses taken at community or junior colleges may not transfer into the College of Business. At least 50 percent of the business credit hours must be earned in the College of Business at McNeese.
Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for students and professionals. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems; providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility.
Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities. This national fraternity encourages scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement through research and practice; the association also promotes a closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce, and furthers a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture to improve the civic and commercial welfare of the community. Delta Sigma Pi was founded in 1907 and today more than 250 chapters and over 200,000 members support the goals and ideals of the fraternity.
Phi Beta Lambda - Future Business Professionals - Students who are interested in developing leadership, communication, and team skills, or who are simply looking for an organization to meet and network with others at the local, state, or national levels will choose Phi Beta Lambda. This national organization has over a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields.
The International Business Club provides an opportunity for students from the College of Business to share common interests and participate in a variety of activities. The club sponsors speakers who have international business experience; it offers access to field trips to companies with international activities, and offers opportunities for students to build their networks with current students and graduates with international business interests.
The Student Investment Team is an active, student-managed organization that is dedicated to the pursuit of open communication between current business students, managing the Student Investment Fund, and facilitate ivestment management related career searches. Activities include market research, regular portfolio meetings, hosting distinguished guest speakers, and visiting with investors.
The American Marketing Association, one of the largest professional associations for marketers has 38,000 members worldwide in every area of marketing. For over six decades the AMA has been the leading source for information, knowledge sharing and development in the marketing profession.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest professional association devoted to human resource management. Founded in 1948, SHRM represents more than 225,000 individual members in over 125 countries, and has a network of more than 575 affiliated professional chapters in the United States, as well as offices in China and India. The SHRM Student Program was created in 1965 to promote mutually beneficial interaction between HRM students and practitioners. The program now includes over 430 affiliated student chapters and nearly 11,000 student members. The McNeese student chapter of SHRM is supported by the local and the national professional chapters, and offers professional development opportunities for students each semester.
The McNeese College of Business offers outstanding internship opportunities at the local, state, national and even international levels. Internships provide you with a career-related experience prior to graduation,an opportunity to network and build professional references for the future, and serve as a springboard into full-time employment opportunities. Interns earn academic credit toward a degree while developing skills and knowledge that provide a competitive advantage in the job market.