Business Administration

Business Administration: B A

Lower-Division Courses

B A 001F. First-Year Interest Group Seminar.

Restricted to students in the First-Year Interest Group Program. Basic issues in various McCombs School of Business disciplines. One lecture hour a week for one semester.

B A 101H. Professional Development and Career Planning: Honors.

Restricted to students admitted to the McCombs School of Business Honors Program. Professional development issues including self-assessment, identification of personal life goals, identification of business majors and exploration of potential career fields for each major, and analysis and discussion of the academic planning process and how it relates to professional development and career planning. One-and-one-half lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Business Administration 101H, 101S, 101T. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

B A 101S. Professional Development and Career Planning.

Restricted to freshmen students in the McCombs School of Business. Discussion of issues surrounding career planning, implementation, and evaluation in order to establish career goals. Strategies for executing a successful job search, including interviewing techniques, resumes, networking, and job search ethics. Focus on career management as a lifelong process. One-and-one-half lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Business Administration 101H, 101S, 101T. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

B A 101T. Professional Development and Career Planning.

Restricted to transfer students in the McCombs School of Business. Discussion of issues surrounding career planning, implementation, and evaluation. One-and-one-half lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Business Administration 101H, 101S, 101T. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

B A 105, 205, 305. Topics in Business Administration Leadership.

Restricted to students in the McCombs School of Business. Explores current theory and research related to peer mentoring and leadership with higher education and business. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

B A 018H. Business Honors Program Seminar.

Restricted to students admitted to the McCombs School of Business Honors Program. Basic issues in various interdisciplinary and business fields of study. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Fulfills the criteria for a 360 Connection. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. May be repeated for credit.

B A 119, 219, 319, 419, 519, 619. International Learning Seminar.

Discussion of various issues related to the academic, cultural, and personal aspects of completing academic work in international locations. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour a week for one semester. Business Administration 119, 219, 319, 419, 519, 619 and Undergraduate Studies 119 may not both be counted unless the topics vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

B A 119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Business Administration.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office or the school's BBA Exchange Programs. Credit is recorded as assigned by the Bachelor of Business Administration's study abroad director in the McCombs School of Business. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

B A 320F. Foundations of Entrepreneurship.

Restricted to non-business majors. Introduction to the mechanics and strategies for starting a business. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

B A 321L. Contemporary Leadership Issues.

Focuses on leadership topics such as ethics, diversity, and sustainability. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

B A 324. Business Communication: Oral and Written.

Restricted to students in the McCombs School of Business. Theory and practice of effective communication, using models from business situations. Students practice what they learn with a variety of in-class activities, written assignments, and oral presentations. Teamwork and use of interpersonal skills are included. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Business Administration 324 and 324H may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: English 303C or 603A, or Rhetoric and Writing 306 or 306Q or 309K, or Tutorial Course 303C or 603A; and credit or registration for Business Administration 101H or 101S or 101T.

B A 324H. Business Communication: Oral and Written: Honors.

Restricted to students admitted to the McCombs School of Business Honors Program. Theory and practice of effective communication, using models from business situations. Students practice what they learn with a variety of in-class activities, written assignments, and oral presentations. Teamwork and use of interpersonal skills are included. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Business Administration 324 and 324H may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: English 303C or 603A, Rhetoric and Writing 306, 306Q, 309K, or Tutorial Course 303C or 603A; and Business Administration 101H or 101S, or credit or registration for Business Administration 101T.

B A 140S, 240S, 340S, 440S, 540S, 640S, 740S, 840S, 940S. Topics in Business Administration.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the Bachelor of Business Administration's study abroad director in the McCombs School of Business. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

B A 149, 249, 349, 449, 549, 649. International Learning Seminar.

Discussion of various issues related to the academic, cultural, and personal aspects of completing academic work in international locations. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. Business Administration 149, 249, 349, 449, 549, 649 and Undergraduate Studies 119 may not both be counted unless the topics vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

B A 151H. Honors Lyceum in Business Administration.

Restricted to students admitted to the McCombs School of Business Honors Program. Presentations by professionals from various fields of business. One lecture hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Business Administration 101H or 101S, or credit or registration for Business Administration 101T.

B A 352F. Internship in Foundations of Business Administration.

Restricted to non-business majors. Focuses on students' career goals through academic discussion and evaluations, while students are working in professional internships with public and private enterprises. Internship to be arranged by the student and approved by the director of the Business Foundations Program. Internship and discussion hours to be arranged. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Completion of at least forty-five semester hours of coursework, Accounting 310F with a grade of at least C, and consent of the director of the Business Foundations Program.

B A 353. Internship in Business Administration.

Restricted to students in a business major. Provides a format for reflection during a professional internship, resulting in improved ability to both articulate preferences and skills, and to match them with appropriate career-related choices. Internship and discussion hours to be arranged. Only one of the following may be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting 353J, Business Administration 353, 353H, Finance 353, Management 353, Management Information Systems 353, Marketing 353, Operations Management 353. May not be counted toward the student's major requirement. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Completion of forty-five semester hours of college coursework and consent of the BBA Internship Director.

B A 366F. Foundations of Business Administration Practicum.

Restricted to non-business majors. Students apply skills related to the Business Foundations certificate program curriculum and focus on additional project management skills through group projects conducted in a professional setting. Students may work with a private or a public enterprise. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and completion of at least forty-five semester hours of coursework.

B A 176C, 276C, 376C. Advanced Topics in Finance and Accounting.

Restricted to students admitted to courses offered through Texas Executive Education. Rigorous introduction into the topics and processes of accounting and finance in business. Focus on how to apply analytical skills to make better business decisions. Taught by faculty from the McCombs School of Business. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

B A 176D, 276D, 376D. Advanced Topics in Marketing.

Restricted to students admitted to courses offered through Texas Executive Education. Explores marketing strategies and practices that are applicable to multiple departments across organizations. Discussion of marketing tactics and the impact of marketing on business operations. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

B A 176E, 276E, 376E. Advanced Topics in Leadership and Management.

Restricted to students admitted to courses offered through Texas Executive Education. Discussion of strategies to foster highly effective communication and collaboration in order to become more successful and valuable as a leader. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

B A 176F, 276F, 376F. Advanced Topics in Business Analytics.

Restricted to students admitted to courses offered through Texas Executive Education. Introduction to the leading edge of big data and data analytics. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

B A 176G, 276G, 376G. Advanced Topics in Supply Chain.

Restricted to students admitted to courses offered through Texas Executive Education. Explores the tools and ideas that help shape and define the various components of value creation. Dive into the process and strategies behind acquiring, producing and delivering goods and services, whether domestically or globally. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

B A 176J, 276J, 376J. Advanced Topics in Energy.

Restricted to students admitted to courses offered through Texas Executive Education. Focus on the economics, strategy, business valuation and finance specific to the energy industry. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

B A 176K, 276K, 376K. Advanced Topics in Strategy.

Restricted to students admitted to courses offered through Texas Executive Education. Focus on developing the knowledge and thought processes necessary to make high-impact decisions within an organization. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

B A 176L, 276L, 376L. Advanced Topics in Strategic Decision Making and Risk Management.

Restricted to students admitted to courses offered through Texas Executive Education. Explores techniques to recognize risks from stakeholders' perspectives. Discussion of how to frame strategic choices, generate alternatives, and create models that answer executives' questions, produce compelling analyses, and ultimately gain commitment. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

B A 176N, 276N, 376N. Advanced Topics in Business.

Restricted to students admitted to courses offered through Texas Executive Education. Explores the skill set needed to move from a functional area to a cross functional management role. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

B A 178F, 378F. Independent Research in Foundations of Business Administration.

Restricted to non-business majors. Conference course. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Accounting 310F with a grade of at least C, consent of instructor, and written approval before the first meeting of the course on a form provided for that purpose from the director of the Business Foundations Program.