Which Curriculum Applies to Me?

Curriculum Changes

The Poole College of Management has updated curricula in all four of the degrees offered for the 2016-17 academic year, and in the ACC and BUS curricula for 2017-18.  These new curricula are identified on our Poole College Office of Undergraduate Programs website as ACC Spring 2017, BUS Spring 2017 and ECBA/ECBS Spring 2017; or as ACC Fall 2017 or BUS Fall 2017 as appropriate.

The Spring 2017 changes apply to the following students:

  • New first-year students who entered Poole in summer 2016, fall 2016 or spring 2017;
  • New transfer students who will enter Poole in summer 2017 or fall 2017 or Spring 2018; and
  • NC State students who CODA into Poole in summer 2017 or fall 2017.

The Fall 2017 changes (ACC and BUS only) apply to the following students:

  • New first-year students who entered Poole in summer 2017 or later;
  • New transfer students who will enter Poole in summer 2018 or later; and
  • NC State students who CODA into Poole in spring 2018 or later.

All other students will remain in the curriculum that was in place when they entered Poole.   Degree requirements and 8-semester plans for the Spring 2017 curricula and most recent past curricula can be found on our website.   In some cases, there may be the option for students in the previous curriculum to transition into the Spring 2017 curriculum.  Please consult your advisor if you would like to explore this option.

What has changed?

There have been several changes to the Business and Accounting degrees and a few changes to the Economics degrees.  These include:

  • A reduction in the number of concentration/elective courses required in Accounting (Spring 2017);
  • The addition of an entrepreneurship course requirement (MIE 310) in Business (Spring 2017);
  • The addition of a statistical programming course (ST 307 replacing MA 132) in all four degrees (Spring 2017); and
  • The addition of a data analytics course for ACC and BUS students (Fall 2017).

We believe that these changes which emphasize the importance of building skills in business analytics and entrepreneurship better prepare students for life and career after graduation.

How do I identify my curriculum requirements?

NC State uses the phrase “Requirement Term” to identify the curriculum that students are following. This term is based on the year and semester that a curriculum was approved by the university.  So for the recently revised curriculum detailed above, you might see the term identified by NC State in one of several ways:

  • Spring 2017
  • 1/2017
  • 2171 (based on the century – “2,” year – “17,” and semester – “1” where “1” = spring)

Previous curricula will have earlier dates.  You can find out which curriculum you are enrolled in by consulting the top of your degree audit (if you have already declared your major) and looking at the line at the top that says “Req Term” right above the “Last Update” line.

What does this mean for me?

It only means that you need to make sure that you are following the correct degree requirements for your particular major/concentration and situation.  The best way to do this is to consult your degree audit in MyPack.

Degree requirements and sample 8-semester plans can always be found on the Poole website.

You can also consult with your advisor if you have any questions or concerns.