Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in International Business

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Each BBA degree consists of the university Core Curriculum , the Business Core , courses required for the major, degree-specific requirements, and electives.

Transfer students must take at least 50% of the required business curriculum for the BBA degree in residence at Sam Houston State University, which may include courses taken at The Woodlands Center (TWC) 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
ENGL 13013ENGL 13023
HIST 13013HIST 13023
BUAD 1305 or CSTE 13303MATH 13243
Component Area III: Life and Physical Science4Component Area III: Life and Physical Science4
ECON 11001Component V: Creative Arts3
 14 16
Second Year
ECON 23023ECON 23013
POLS 23053POLS 23063
ACCT 23013ACCT 23023
BUAD 23013BANA 23723
Component Area IV: Language, Philosophy, and Culture3BUAD 2321 or COMS 23823
 15 15
Third Year
BANA 33633ACCT 33043
FINC 33203BUAD 33353
MGMT 33103MGIS 33103
MKTG 33103Select two courses from:16
ECON 3357 or 33723 
 15 15
Fourth Year
ECON 437313MGMT 434013
ECON 434013MGMT 43903
FINC 434013Electives9
MGMT 4365 or 33703 
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

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.


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.