Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Banking and Financial Institutions

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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

Program-Specific Requirements

Banking and Financial Institutions majors must make a minimum grade of "C" or better in all FINC courses taken to graduate with a BBA in Banking and Financial Institutions.

Degree Plan 

Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Banking and Financial Institutions
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 33133
FINC 33203BUAD 33353
FINC 43253BUAD 3355 or 33573
MGMT 33103FINC 33103
MKTG 33103MGIS 33103
 15 15
Fourth Year
FINC 43203Elective3
FINC 43453FINC 43303
FINC Elective (select from list below)3FINC 43353
MGMT 33703FINC Elective (Select from list below)3
Business Elective (3000-4000-level)73MGMT 43903
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
Finance Electives
Select two of the following:6
Financial Spreadsheet Modeling
Independent Study
Special Topic
Entrepreneurial/Small Firm Fin 1
International Finance
Security Analy & Portfolio Mgt 1
Sem in Financial Derivatives 2
Undergrad Internship in Fin
Managerial Finance
Total Hours6

The BBA in Banking and Financial Institutions is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Understand banking operations and regulatory compliance issues.
  • Understand the function of the financial system, including the structure of Federal Reserve System and the basics of the money markets.
  • Apply financial theory and data to solve problems and demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate solutions. 
  • Apply financial models correctly in solving quantitative problems in banking and finance and in presenting solutions to banking and finance problems.