Degrees and Programs

Degree requirements are listed below under BBA Degree Requirements and under individual major degree requirements. For a complete list of requirements for a degree, the student should combine the degree requirements in these two sections with the University's minimum General Requirements for graduation.

Core Curriculum

All students must complete the University’s Core Curriculum and the following specific requirements for the BBA, including the requirements of a major. In some cases, a course that is required for the BBA or for a major may also be counted toward the Core Curriculum; these courses are identified below.

Flags

Each student must complete the University’s Core Curriculum. In the process of completing Core Curriculum and BBA degree requirements, students must earn credit for seven flags as listed below; most of the required flags are attached to the business core and major courses students must complete to earn a BBA degree. Courses may simultaneously satisfy flag and other degree requirements. As applicable, students are advised to fulfill the cultural diversity and the global cultures flag requirements through courses that meet other requirements of the Core Curriculum such as the first-year signature course, American history, government, or visual and performing arts requirements, or BBA degree requirements such as the human behavior requirement or electives. Please note, students may not earn the cultural diversity and global cultures flag from the same course.

Two writing flags: one flag requirement is typically satisfied by Business Administration 324 or 324H, a second by the capstone class in the major when taken in residence.

One quantitative reasoning flag: flag requirement typically satisfied by Accounting 311 or 311H, Accounting 312 or 312H, Statistics 309 or 309H, or 371G when taken in residence.

One global cultures flag: BBA students should find a course that satisfies one of the University Core requirements, human behavior requirement, or an elective, which carries the global cultures flag.

One cultural diversity in the United States flag: BBA students should find a course that satisfies one of the University Core requirements, human behavior requirement, or an elective, which carries the cultural diversity in the United States flag.

One ethics and leadership flag: typically satisfied by Management 336 or 336H, or Legal Environment of Business 323 or 323H when taken in residence.

One independent inquiry flag: typically satisfied by the capstone class or a class required for the degree; Finance 370, International Business 350, Management 374, 374H, Management Information Systems 375, and Operations Management 337 (Topic 3: Procurement and Supplier Management), when taken in residence.

Flags may be added to courses periodically; courses with flags are identified in the Course Schedule. More information is available in the section on Skills and Experience Flags

BBA Degree Requirements

  1. A grade point average of at least 2.00 is required on all work undertaken at the University for which a grade or symbol other than Q, W, X, or CR is recorded. In addition, a grade point average of at least 2.00 in business courses is required. For more information about grade requirements and restrictions on repetition of courses, please see Academic Policies and Procedures.

  2. A candidate for the BBA degree must be enrolled in the McCombs School in the semester or summer session in which the degree is awarded.

  3. Each student is expected to complete the courses required for his or her major and to meet the curriculum requirements described in items 4 through 7 below in the year specified.

  4. During their freshman and sophomore years, students must complete the University’s Core Curriculum requirements.

  5. Students must complete the following BBA degree requirements during the freshman year:

    1. Mathematics 408K (may fulfill the quantitative reasoning flag) and 408L; or 408C (may fulfill the quantitative reasoning flag) and 408D; or 408N (may fulfill the quantitative reasoning flag), and 408S; or the equivalent. This coursework may also be used to fulfill the mathematics requirement of the Core Curriculum.

    2. Economics 304K and 304L. Economics 304K may also be used to fulfill the social and behavioral sciences requirement of the Core Curriculum.

    3. Management Information Systems 301, a business core course.

    4. Three semester hours of coursework in anthropology, psychology, or sociology, chosen from approved courses; courses dealing primarily with statistics or data processing may not be used to fulfill this requirement.

    5. Business Administration 101H, 101S, or 101T. Entering freshmen take Business Administration 101S, entering transfer students take Business Administration 101T, and entering business honors students take Business Administration 101H. Because each course is offered only once a year, failure to take the course in the proper semester will prevent the student from declaring a major and progressing toward the degree.

  6. Students must complete the following business core courses during the sophomore year:

    1. Accounting 311 and 312 (both courses may fulfill the quantitative reasoning flag)

    2. Statistics 309 (may fulfill the quantitative reasoning flag)

    3. Business Administration 324 (may fulfill the writing flag)

  7. 18 semester hours beyond the first two years are specified as follows:

    1. Business core courses:

      1. Legal Environment of Business 323 (may fulfill the ethics and leadership flag)

      2. Finance 357

      3. Marketing 337

      4. Operations Management 335 or 334M, or Management 336 (may fulfill the ethics and leadership flag)

      5. Statistics 371G (may fulfill the quantitative reasoning flag); finance majors pursuing the quantitative finance track take Statistics 375 to fulfill this requirement.

    2. A professional, business-related internship or practicum course chosen from the following: Accounting 353J, 366P, Business Administration 353, 353H, Finance 353, 366P, Management 353, 366P, 367PManagement Information Systems 353, 366P, Marketing 353, 366P, Operations Management 353, 366P; only one internship course may be counted toward the degree.

  8. The following requirements apply in addition to those in items 4 through 7 above:

    1. Additional coursework to provide a total of at least 60 semester hours outside the McCombs School. At least six of these hours must be at the upper-division level. Students should consult the requirements of their major department for additional information about coursework to be taken outside the school.

    2. Completion of the requirements of one of the majors listed in the section Program Degree Requirements. In no event is a degree of Bachelor of Business Administration awarded to a student with fewer than 48 semester hours in business, at least 24 of which have been completed in residence on the letter-grade basis at the University. At least 12 semester hours of upper-division coursework in the major must be completed in residence at the University on the letter-grade basis. For additional residence requirements, see the University's minimum General Requirements for graduation given in The University section. Please also see footnote below.

Proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to one year competency is required. This requirement may be fulfilled either by completion of the two high school units in a single foreign language that are required for admission to the University as a freshman or by the demonstration of proficiency at the second-semester level. Credit earned at the college level to achieve the proficiency may be taken on the pass/fail basis, and the credit may count towards the degree. Due to the variety in the way language classes are taught at the University, students should consult their academic adviser.

The following are the courses that may be counted towards the residence requirement for each major:

Accounting (BBA)ACC 326, ACC 327, ACC 329, ACC 362, and ACC 364.
Accounting (Integrated BBA/MPA)ACC 151, ACC 152, ACC 355, ACC 356, ACC 358C, and ACC 359
Business Honors ProgramB A 324H, FIN 357H, LEB 323H, MAN 336H and MAN 374H, O M 335H, and STA 371H or STA 375H.
Science and Technology ManagementO M 335 or O M 334M, O M 337 (Topic 5: Project Management), MAN 374 or MIS 375, and the courses required for the student's business block.
FinanceACC 326, FIN 357, FIN 367, FIN 370, and the courses required for the student's track.
International BusinessI B 350, and I B 378, and the courses specified in requirements 4 and 6 of the major (six hours international business electives and nine hours area studies).
Management (General Management Track)MAN 336 and MAN 374, O M 335 or O M 334M, and 12 hours of track courses specified in requirement three of the major, general management.
Management Consulting and Change Management Track)MAN 328, MAN 336 ,and MAN 374, O M 335 or O M 334M, and nine hours of track courses specified in requirement 3 of the major consulting & change management.
Management Information SystemsMIS 325, MIS 333K, MIS 374, MIS 375, and the six additional hours of upper-division management information systems coursework in requirement 3 of the major.
MarketingI B 350, and MKT 337, MKT 460, MKT 370, and the courses specified for nine additional semester hours in requirement 3 of the major.
Supply Chain ManagementMAN 336, O M 335 or O M 334M, and O M 337 (Topic: Procurement and Supplier Management) O M 338, O M 367, O M 368 and the courses specified for six additional semester hours in requirement 4 of the major.