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.

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). 

Major Requirements

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 III4Component Area III4
ECON 1100, KINE 2115, MCOM 1130, or NGLI 110111Component Area V3
ENGL 130123BUAD 1305 or CSTE 13303
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 33043
ECON 3357 or 33723BUAD 33353
FINC 33203ECON 3341, 3344, 4348, or BUAD 4340 (select two)73
MGMT 33103MGIS 33103
MKTG 33103 
 15 15
Fourth Year
ECON 434073MGMT 434083
ECON 437373MGMT 43903
FINC 434083General Electives9
MGMT 33703 
General Electives3 
 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).


Course may be substituted for credit from courses offered in a summer Study Abroad Program (ECON 4085 or ECON 4360). See Department Chair for approval.


FINC 4340 is typically offered only in the fall semester. MGMT 4340 is typically offered only in the fall semester. See academic advisor for further information.


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. 

All students majoring in International Business will satisfy the requirements to earn a minor in Economics. Please consult with an academic adviser for how to add the Economics minor to the program of study. In addition, there may be enough electives (12 credit hours) in the International Business program to allow a student to earn a second College of Business Administration minor without adding additional hours to the program. Please consult with an academic adviser for help or additional information.  

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.

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 International Business is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Analysis and decision making.
  • Data analysis.
  • Understanding of international markets.
  • Understanding of global issues.
  • Quantitative reasoning.