school of Business Administration
The primary mission of the School of Business Administration is to provide an innovative, creative, and relevant education in business disciplines to a diverse group of students. We accomplish this mission by creating an educational environment conducive to the fullest development of an individual’s learning and scholarly potential. As a community of scholars, teachers, and practitioners, we are committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service to society.
The School of Business Administration offers a baccalaureate program leading to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with majors in Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Management, Human Resources Management, Marketing, and Interdisciplinary Business. The School of Business Administration works with departments across the University in developing support fields for the Interdisciplinary Business degree. The program also offers a BS degree in Computer Information Systems for specialists not seeking a business degree. The School also offers the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree in Business Occupations, the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (BSAS) degree in Business Administration, and the BS in Aviation Science.
Graduate degree programs offered in The School of Business Administration are the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science (MS) in Information Systems, Master of Science in Human Resource Management, and Master of Science in Management and Leadership.
The School of Business Administration programs in Accounting, Finance, Management & Marketing are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
The Business Administration academic programs are organized into the following sections:
- Accounting, Finance, and Economics
- Aviation Science
- Computer Information Systems
- Management and Marketing
Common Business Administration Core
The following common body of courses (or their equivalents) is required of all majors seeking the BBA degree:
- ECO 201, 202
- ACC 203, 204
- CIS 301 or ACC 301
- FIN 301
- G B 311, 432, 459
- G B 444 or FIN 401 or ECO 401
- G B 433 or CIS/MGMT/ACC 450
- MGMT 301
- MKTG 314
Community/junior college students who plan to transfer to the School of Business Administration are advised to take the courses recommended for the freshman and sophomore years as outlined in this section. The appropriate Advisor in Business Administration should be consulted to resolve questions of transferability. Upper-division 300/400-level courses taught by the School of Business Administration should not be taken at a community/junior college.
Credit for business administration courses taken at another college or university and transferred to TAMUCT to be applied to a BBA, BS, or BAAS degree in business will be awarded on the following basis:
- Business Administration courses that are equivalent to a 300- or 400-level course at TAMUCT will be accepted for advanced credit only if they were taken for advanced credit. Some students may petition for credit in upper-level business administration core requirements by completing a validating examination through either the College Level Examination Program or a departmental examination; such testing requires approval of the School Director of Business Administration. If permission is granted for credit by examination, such credit must be completed before taking any classes for which the course is a prerequisite. Validation must be accomplished in the first semester of enrollment at TAMUCT.
- Business Administration courses that are upper level at TAMUCT, but are transferred in as lower-level courses, will be accepted for transfer as lower-level electives with no validation exam.
- The maximum hours that may be transferred from a community or junior college with validation and applied to a specific major in business administration (accounting, finance, CIS, management, marketing, or administrative systems) is 9 hours. Under no circumstances may more than 68 semester hours transferred from a two-year institution be counted toward a degree.
Lower Level Typical Curriculum for BBA/BS Degrees
|Freshman Year||Sem. Hrs.||Sophomore Year||Sem. Hrs.|
|ENGL 111, 112||6||COMS 101, 102 or 301||3|
|MATH 107 or higher||3||ACC 203, 204||6|
|Visual and performing arts||3||POLS 201, 202||6|
|Lab science||7||HIST 201, 202||6|
|Social/Behavioral Science||3||ECO 201, 202||6|
|HLTH 101||2||Sophomore literature||3|
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