BBA, Major in General Business Administration with PGA Golf Management Concentration

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
BUAD 1211 (A: PGA Orientation)12BUAD 1211 (B: Professional Development)62BUAD 21891
BUAD 1305 or CSTE 13303Component Area III4 
ECON 1100, KINE 2115, MCOM 1130, or NGLI 110121Component Area V3 
ENGL 130133ENGL 130233 
HIST 130143HIST 130243 
MATH 132453  
 15 15 1
Second Year
ACCT 23013ACCT 23023BUAD 2189 (Level 1 Complete)1
BUAD 1211 (C: Professional Development)72BANA 23723 
BUAD 23013BUAD 1211 (D: Professional Development)102 
Component Area IV3BUAD 2321 or COMS 238223 
ECON 230283ECON 23013 
POLS 230593  
 17 14 1
Third Year
BUAD 3269 (A: Professional Development)112Advanced ACCT Electives3BUAD 3189 (Level 2 Complete)1
Component Area III4BUAD 33353 
POLS 230693BUAD 33453 
MGMT 33103BUAD 3269 (B: Professional Development)122 
MKTG 33103MKTG 33353 
 15 14 1
Fourth Year
BUAD 3269 (C: Professional Development)132Advanced ECON Electives3BUAD 4289 (Level 3 Complete)2
BANA 33633FINC 33103 
BUAD 33553MGMT 33703 
FINC 33203MGMT 43903 
MGIS 33103  
 14 12 2
Fifth Year
BUAD 428914 & 152  
Total Hours: 121

BUAD 1211 (A: PGA Orientation). 


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


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


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


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


BUAD 1211 (B: Professional Development).


BUAD 1211 (C: Professional Development).


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


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


BUAD 1211 (D: Professional Development).


BUAD 3269 (A: Professional Development).


BUAD 3269 (B: Professional Development).


BUAD 3269 (C: Professional Development). 


BUAD 4289 (Continuation of 7-month internship).


The PGA's Playing Ability Test must be passed prior to graduation with the PGM Concentration.


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.

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. 

The following minor cannot be paired with this degree program: Minor in General Business Administration. 

The BBA, Major in General Business Administration with PGA Golf Management Concentration is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • PGA Golf Management graduates demonstrate the ability to play golf at a high level through passing the PGA of America’s Playing Ability Test.
  • PGA Golf Management graduates have an excellent understanding of the requirements necessary for planning, running, and managing a golf facility.    
  • PGA Golf Management graduates possess the essential tools to be an effective golf instructor, including knowledge as to how students learn, how to build effective relationships with students, how to structure effective golf lessons, to recognize cause and effect in ball flight, and to understand golf club performance.