Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in General Business Administration

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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

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
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 33633BUAD 33353
FINC 33103BUAD 33553
FINC 33203Business Elective (Select any business course)73
MGMT 33103MGIS 33103
MKTG 33103MGMT 33703
 15 15
Fourth Year
ACCT Elective (3000- or 4000-level)3Business Electives (3000- or 4000- level)76
Business Electives (3000- or 4000- level)76Elective3
ECON Elective (3000- or 4000-level)3Management/Marketing Elective (3000- 4000-Level)83
Management/Marketing Elective (3000- or 4000- level)83MGMT 43903
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

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.