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 is made up of the following courses:

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

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

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
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III4Component Area III4
ECON 1100, KINE 2115, NGLI 1101, or MCOM 113011Component Area V3
ENGL 130123BUAD 1305 or CSTE 13303
HIST 130133ENGL 130223
MATH 132443HIST 130233
 14 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IV3ACCT 23023
ACCT 23013BANA 23723
BUAD 23013BUAD 2321 or COMS 238213
ECON 23023ECON 230163
POLS 230553POLS 230653
 15 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BANA 33633ACCT, BANA, or ECON Electives (3000 or 4000 level)3
ECON 33573BUAD 33353
FINC 33203ECON 33723
MGMT 33103ECON 3341, 3344, 4340, 4348, or 4360 (select one)3
MKTG 33103MGIS 33103
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ECON and BANA Courses (select four)712ECON 4362 or 4365 (select one)3
MGMT 33703ECON Electives (3000 or 4000 level)3
 MGMT 43903
 Electives6
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
ECON and BANA Course List
Select four from the following: 712
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.