Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I petition a course to satisfy a degree requirement?
- How important are prerequisites?
- How do I obtain permission to register for more than 19 hrs as an undergraduate student?
- How do I add a closed course?
- How do I audit a course?
- How do I change my undergraduate major?
- Can I double major?
- What minors are offered in the College of Business Administration?
- Are there any online courses offered?
- What companies hire your graduates?
- Is an internship required for business majors?
- What kind of laptop do I need?
- How do I run a DARS report?
1. How do I petition a course to satisfy a degree requirement?
The university offers a petitioning procedure through which students may be able to substitute coursework from another institution for a specific degree requirement. Such petitions must be discussed with an advisor and require supporting information (course descriptions and syllabi) from the previous institution. General Education petitions are submitted by the advisor and are reviewed by a university committee.
2. How important are prerequisites?
Courses with prerequisites assume that a student has successfully acquired the knowledge presented in those prerequisites necessary to complete that course. Due to this, the College of Business Administration strictly enforces prerequisites.
3. How do I obtain permission to register for more than 19 hrs as an undergraduate student?
"Overload Request" forms can be obtained from 342 Haslam Business Building during business hours, or they can be printed and submitted from the Forms and Resources page. An e-mail response will be given to the request within two working days. The College of Business Administration does not lightly grant such permission as it is often not conducive to academic success. Rationale for the request, past academic performance, and nature of the coursework are factors that will be considered in making a decision.
4. How do I add a closed course?
If the course is not a College of Business Administration course, a student may take a Change of Registration Form (Add Slip) to the instructor of the desired section to request enrollment in the class. If approved, the signed form is submitted to the Registrar's Office in 209 Student Services Building. This process is dependent upon instructor approval and departmental policy. If the course is a College of Business Administration course, a student must speak with an advisor in 342 Haslam Business Building to determine if the course can be added.
5. How do I audit a course?
Students may enter classes as auditors with the consent of the instructor. The instructor will determine the appropriate requirements or restrictions. Auditors receive no credit and the audited course will not be recorded on the transcript. The student enrolls in the course through normal means, then a Change of Registration Form designating "audit" is signed by the instructor and is processed in 209 Student Services Building. If the course is a restricted business course, the student must first speak with an advisor in 342 Haslam Business Building.
6. How do I change my undergraduate major?
If a student wishes to change to a different business major, he or she should schedule an appointment with his or her advisor. If a student wishes to change to a major outside of the College of Business Administration, he or she should speak to an advisor in that college. Contact information and locations of advising offices for each college can be found at http://www.utk.edu/academics/advising/.
- Students wishing to pursue an optional second major within the College of Business Administration must apply for consideration with internal and external transfer students. Admission is competitive and based on departmental capacity. Once admitted, students must complete a minimum of 15 or 18 additional hours of primary emphasis (major) outlined by each department. These hours must be distinct from the 24 hours required for the first major.
- College of Business Administration students may pursue an optional second major in the College of Arts and Sciences by completing all curricular requirements for the College of Business Administration and only the major requirements outlined by the department in the College of Arts and Sciences.
8. What minors are offered in the College of Business Administration?
The only minor offered by the College of Business Administration is the business minor for students pursuing majors in other colleges. Business majors cannot pursue a business minor.
9. Are there any online courses offered?
With the occasional exception of a few upper division statistics courses, the College of Business Administration does not currently offer online courses. The University of Tennessee does offer some course work online in various disciplines. Consult with your advisor before registering for any of these classes.
10. What companies hire your graduates?
Our graduates work for a wide range of employers, from self-employed to the largest corporations all over the world. Career Services maintains the most current data on recruiting, as well as other information about jobs and salaries.
The College of Business Administration does not require an internship. However, internships are strongly recommended for personal and professional development. The timing and nature of internships should be discussed with your advisor.
Prior to purchasing a laptop, please check for the most current specifications from College of Business Administration Technology Integration Services. Students receiving financial aid may be eligible for a one-time allowance for the purchase of a laptop.
13. How do I run a DARS report?
DARS, short for Degree Audit Reporting System, is an automated system that compares a student's completed coursework with the requirements for a degree and produces a report (sometimes called an audit) detailing progress towards that degree. DARS reports are available online via MyUTK.