Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in General Business Administration

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
1

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

Degree Plan 

Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in General Business Administration
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 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
FallHoursSpringHours
ACCT 23013ACCT 23023
BUAD 23013BANA 23723
Component Area IV3BUAD 2321 or COMS 238213
ECON 23013ECON 230263
POLS 230553POLS 230653
 15 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BANA 33633Advanced Business Electives 73
FINC 33103BUAD 33353
FINC 33203BUAD 33553
MGMT 33103MGIS 33103
MKTG 33103MGMT 33703
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Advanced ACCT Electives3Advanced Business Electives76
Advanced Business Electives 76General Electives3
Advanced ECON Electives3Advanced MGMT/MKTG Electives83
Advanced MGMT/MKTG Electives83MGMT 43903
 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

Advanced Business Electives include any course with a ACCT, BANA, BUAD, ECON, FINC, MGIS, MGMT, or MKTG prefix.

8

Select from BUAD 3345 or MGMT or MKTG Advanced Electives (3000- or 4000- level).

Notes

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 in General Business Administration is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Understand risk analysis, identification, and management of business risk.
  • Ability to evaluate how people deal with money, time, and resources. Graduates will be able to use money, time, and resources effectively.
  • Ability to apply key financial accounting items and construct, in good form, a balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement.
  • Ability to apply financial ratios, analysis, and financial indicators to provide information useful to the managers.
  • Effectively design and present a business presentation adapting the presentation to the appropriate audience. 
  •  Understand how the law effects business development, creation, decisions, and operations.