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

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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:

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

Degree Plan

Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in General Business Administration with PGA Golf Management Concentration
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 1305 or CSTE 13303Component Area III4BUAD 21891
BUAD 1211 (A: PGA Orientation)12Component Area V3 
ECON 1100, KINE 2115, NGLI 1101, or MCOM 113021BUAD 1211 (B: Professional Development)62 
ENGL 130133ENGL 130233 
HIST 130143HIST 130243 
MATH 132453  
 15 15 1
Second Year
Component Area IV3ACCT 23023BUAD 2189 (Level 1 Complete)1
ACCT 23013BANA 23723 
BUAD 1211 (C: Professional Development)72BUAD 1211 (D: Professional Development)102 
BUAD 23013BUAD 2321 or COMS 238223 
ECON 230283ECON 23013 
POLS 230593  
 17 14 1
Third Year
Component Area III4ACCT Elective (select any 3000- or 4000-level)3BUAD 3189 (Level 2 Complete)1
POLS 230693BUAD 33353 
BUAD 3269 (A: Professional Development)112BUAD 3269 (B: Professional Development)122 
MGMT 33103BUAD 33453 
MKTG 33103MKTG 33353 
 15 14 1
Fourth Year
BANA 33633Economics Elective (Select any 3000- or 4000-level)3BUAD 4289 (Level 3 Complete)2
BUAD 33553FINC 33103 
BUAD 3269 (C: Professional Development)132MGMT 33703 
FINC 33203MGMT 43903 
MGIS 33103  
 14 12 2
Fifth Year
BUAD 428914 & 152  
Total Hours: 121

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.