Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in International Business

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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 is made up of the following courses:

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

Note: 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.  

Degree Plan

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
Component Area III4Component Area III4
ECON 1100, KINE 2115, NGLI 1101, or MCOM 113011Component Area V3
ENGL 130123BUAD 1305 or CSTE 13303
HIST 130133ENGL 130223
MATH 132443HIST 130233
 14 16
Second Year
Component Area IV3ACCT 23023
ACCT 23013BANA 23723
BUAD 23013BUAD 2321 or COMS 238213
ECON 23023ECON 230163
POLS 230553POLS 230653
 15 15
Third Year
BANA 33633ACCT 33043
ECON 3357 or 3372 (select one)3BUAD 33353
FINC 33203ECON 3341, 3344, 4348, or BUAD 4340 (select two)76
MGMT 33103MGIS 33103
MKTG 33103 
 15 15
Fourth Year
ECON 437373MGMT 434083
ECON 434073MGMT 43903
FINC 434083Electives9
MGMT 33703 
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

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.

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.