Bachelor of Business Administration, Major In Economics

Each BBA degree consists of:

Note: Transfer students must take at least 50% of the required business curriculum for the BBA in residence at Sam Houston State University, which may include courses taken at The Woodlands Center campus or through SHSU Online.

1 The Business Core consists of the following courses:

Business Core
ACCT 2301Principles of Financial Acc3
ACCT 2302Principles of Managerial Acc3
BANA 2372Business Analysis3
BANA 3363Inter Business Analysis3
BUAD 2301Business Legal Environment3
BUAD 3335Business Communication3
ECON 2301Principles Of Macroeconomics3
ECON 2302Principles Of Microeconomics 13
FINC 3320Business Finance3
MGIS 3310Principles of MIS3
MGMT 3310Principles Of Management3
MGMT 3370Operations Management3
MGMT 4390Strategic Management & Policy3
MKTG 3310Principles Of Marketing3

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences). 

Degree Plan

Bachelor of Business Administration, Major In Economics
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
First Year
Component Area III4BUAD 1305 or CSTE 13303
ECON 1100, KINE 2115, MCOM 1130, or NGLI 110111Component Area III4
ENGL 130123Component Area V3
HIST 130133ENGL 130223
MATH 132443HIST 130233
 14 16
Second Year
ACCT 23013ACCT 23023
BUAD 23013BANA 23723
Component Area IV3BUAD 2321 or COMS 238213
ECON 23013ECON 230263
POLS 230553POLS 230653
 15 15
Third Year
BANA 33633ACCT, BANA, or ECON Advanced Electives3
ECON 33573BUAD 33353
FINC 33203ECON 3341, 3344, 4340, 4348, or 4360 (Select one)3
MGMT 33103ECON 33723
MKTG 33103MGIS 33103
 15 15
Fourth Year
ECON and BANA Electives712ECON 4362 or 43653
MGMT 33703ECON Advanced Electives 3
 MGMT 43903
 General Electives6
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

Satisfies requirement for Core Curriculum Component Area IX (Component Area Option).


Satisfies requirement for Core Curriculum Component Area I (Communication).


Satisfies requirement for Core Curriculum Component Area VI (U.S. History).


Satisfies requirement for Core Curriculum Component Area II (Mathematics).


Satisfies requirement for Core Curriculum Component Area VII (Political Science/Government).


Satisfies requirement for Core Curriculum Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)


Select four courses (12 SCH) from the ECON and BANA Electives course list below. 


Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework. 

Students who want to pursue graduate studies in economics are encouraged take additional courses in mathematics and statistics. Suggested courses include: MATH 1420MATH 1430MATH 2440MATH 3377STAT 3379, or STAT 4371. Please, visit with the department chair for additional guidance.  

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours will be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

All minors can be paired with this degree program.

ECON and BANA Electives 7
Select four from the following:12
Advanced Business Analytics for Economics and Business
Labor Economics
Energy & Environmental Econ
Behavioral Economics
Economics Of Business & Govt
Urban And Regional Economics
Eco Of Public Fin & Public Pol
Special Topic
Health Economics and Finances
Economics Of Sports
Managerial Economics
Data Science for Business and Economics

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BBA in Economics is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Critical thinking.
  • Data analysis.
  • Supply and demand analysis.
  • Understanding of current and past economic performance.
  • Quantitative reasoning.