As of July 15, business and economics students will no longer be able to declare more than one concentration, announced Brian Tietje, associate dean of the Orfalea College of Buisness, Friday in an e-mail sent to all affected students.
Students who already have more than one concentration on record will have to choose only one by October 2nd. If they fail to do so, a concentration will be selected for them, wrote Tietje.
For some students this might mean that numerous classes already completed will no longer count toward anything.
Although this will affect many students’ academic plan, Tietje explains that limiting students to one concentration must be done for financial reasons.
“Given the extraordinary constraints on our fiscal resources…our top priority is to ensure that every student in our College can complete his or her degree and concentration on time,” wrote Tietje. “By narrowing your concentration choice to one, you are enabling us to achieve this priority for everyone.”
In addition to having students select only one concentration, the College also reserves the right to drop students from any classes that do not count toward their one concentration, wrote Tietje.
Students affected by this announcement include the following concentrations: accounting, entrepreneurship, financial management, information systems, international business, marketing management, management, packaging and logistics, quantitative economics, and real estate economics.
Does this include you? What do you think about it?