Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in International Business

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.

Students majoring in International Business will automatically satisfy the requirements to earn a minor in Economics. There are enough electives (12 credit hours)  in the International Business program to earn allow a student to earn a second minor offered through the College of Business Administration without adding additional hours to the program, if the student so desires.  Please consult with an academic adviser for requirements for a specific minor.

Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in International Business
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 III 4Component Area III 4
ECON 1100, KINE 2115, NGLI 1101, or MCOM 113011Component Area V 3
ENGL 130123BUAD 1305 or CSTE 13303
HIST 130133ENGL 130223
MATH 132443HIST 130233
 14 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IV 3ACCT 23023
ACCT 23013BANA 23723
BUAD 23013BUAD 2321 or COMS 238213
ECON 23023ECON 230163
POLS 230553POLS 230653
 15 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BANA 33633ACCT 33043
ECON 3357 or 33723BUAD 33353
FINC 33203Select two from courses below:76
MGMT 33103MGIS 33103
MKTG 33103 
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ECON 437383Electives9
ECON 434083MGMT 434083
Elective3MGMT 43903
FINC 434083 
MGMT 33703 
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
1

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

2

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

3

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

4

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

5

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

6

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

7

BUAD 4340, ECON 3341, ECON 3344, ECON 4348

8

ECON 4373, FINC 4340, and BUAD 4340 are typically offered ONLY in the fall semester. ECON 4340 and MGMT 4340  are typically offered ONLY in the spring semester. ECON 3341, ECON 3344, or ECON 4348 are typically offered every third semester on a rotating basis (one each semester) each fall or spring semester. See an advisor for a schedule of course offerings.

NOTE:

A minor in a supporting business field or a foreign language is strongly recommended. A minor in most supporting business fields can be accomplished by using the available elective hours.  Employment opportunities in International Business are likely to be enhanced with foreign language skills. Students who have high school credits in a foreign language or who have otherwise developed a foreign language proficiency are encouraged to participate in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Acceptable scores on the CLEP examinations will allow students to earn up to 14 hours of foreign language credits in French, German, or Spanish.