Online Degree

 About the Online Degree

The College of Business Administration at Sam Houston State University is proud to offer the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in General Business Administration online! Students interested in pursuing this online degree take the same steps to admission as a classroom-based student would. Refer to the Admission Requirements page for more details.

As the SHSU online BBA in General Business is a fairly new delivery method, electives are limited. The Business Foundation and elective courses to complete our BBA in General Business program are available entirely online; however, one University core requirement is not available online at this time (component Area 2: Mathematics). Students can meet this requirement on campus or at a local community college or may elect to take another math course which would substitute for this requirement.

Sample Degree Plan*

SubjectCourse NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
Component Area 1 - Communication (select 6 hours)
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
Total Credit Hours Needed 6
Component Area 2 - Mathematics (select 3 hours: this course is degree-specific)
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Managerial Decision Making I 3
Note: This course is currently not available online. Students can complete the course on campus, at a local community college, or may elect another course which would satisfy this requirement. Check with your advisor.
Total Credit Hours Needed 3
Component Area 3 - Natural Sciences (select 8 hours)
GEOG 1101 Weather and Climate: Lab 1
GEOG 1301 Weather and Climate: Lecture 3
PHYS 1111 Introduction to Astronomy: Lab 1
PHYS 1311 Introduction to Astronomy 3
Total Credit Hours Needed 8
Component Area 4 - Visual & Performing Arts (select 3 hours from the following courses)
ARTS 1301 Introduction to the Visual Arts 3
DANC 1372 Dance as Art 3
MUSI 1301 Introduction to the Study of Music 3
MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation 3
MUSI 2364 History of Rock/Jazz/Popular Music 3
THEA 1366 Theatre Appreciation 3
Total Credit Hours Needed 3
Component Area 4 - Literature of Philosophy (select 3 hours from the following courses)
ENGL 2342 World Literature II 3
PHIL 2306 Contemporary Moral Issues 3
PHIL 2361 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Total Credit Hours Needed 3
Component Area 5 - US History & Political Science (select 12 hours)
HIST 1301 United States History to 1876 3
HIST 1302 United States History Sn 1876 3
POLS 2302 Prin of Amer Govm Natl & State 3
Total Credit Hours Needed 12
Component Area 5 - Cultural Studies (select 3 hours from the following courses)
BESL 3301 Multicultural Infl On Learning 3
FREN 2311 French Reading and Composition 3
FREN 2312 Comprehension and Communication 3
GEOG 2355 World Reg Geo-Eur Asia Aust 3
GEOG 2356 Reg Geo-Lat Am Africa So Asia 3
HIST 2311 Wld His/Dawn Civ Thru Mid Ages 3
HIST 2312 Wld His/Renais To Imperialism 3
SOCI 2319 Introduction to Ethnic Studies 3
SPAN 2311 Intermediate Spanish I 3
SPAN 2312 Intermediate Spanish II 3
Total Credit Hours Needed 3
Component Area 5 - Social and Behavioral Sciences (select 3 hours)
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Total Credit Hours Needed 3
Component Area 6 - Kinesiology
KINE 2115 Fitness for Living 1
Total Credit Hours Needed 1
Business Foundation (select 39 hours)
ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Acc 3
ACCT 2302 Principles of Managerial Acc 3
BANA 2372 Business Analysis 3
BANA 3363 Inter Business Analysis 3
BAUD 2301 Business Legal Environment 3
BAUD 3335 Business Communications 3
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
FINC 3320 Business Finance 3
MGIS 3310 Management Information Systems 3
MGMT 3310 Principles of Management 3
MGMT 3310 Operations Management 3
MGMT 4390 Strategic Management & Policy 3
MKTG 3310 Principles of Marketing 3
Total Credit Hours Needed 15
Degree-Specific Courses - Computer Technology (select 3 hours from the following courses)
BUAD 1305 Electronic Communications Tech 3
CSTE 1330 Introduction to Computers 3
Total Credit Hours Needed 3
Degree-Specific Courses - Speech (select 3 hours from the following courses)
BUAD 2321 Dsgn/Presentation Bus. Projects 3
COMS 2382 Spe For Business and Professions 3
Total Credit Hours Needed 3
Degree-Speficic Courses - General Business (select 6 hours)
BUAD 3355 Business Law 3
FINC 3310 Financial Inst & Mkts 3
Total Credit Hours Needed 6
Degree-Specific Courses - Economics (select 3 hours from the following courses)
ECON 3344 Cont International Issues Eco 3
ECON 3357 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
ECON 4357 Managerial Economics 3
Total Credit Hours Needed 3
General Business Electives (select 15 hours from the following courses)
ACCT 3304 Managerial Accounting 3
ACCT 3347 Cost Accounting 3
BAUD 1301 Bus Prin In Intrnatl Envrnmt 3
BUAD 3345 Global Entrepreneurship & Innov 3
ECON 3344 Cont International Issues Eco 3
ECON 3357 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
ECON 4357 Managerial Economics 3
FINC 1307 Personal Finance 3
FINC 4340 International Finance 3
Total Credit Hours Needed 15
General Electives (select additional hours from any other online courses to bring the total to a minimum of 120 hours)

*This sample degree plan is based on courses available in an online format through Sam Houston State University, and the list of courses is not exclusive. Other courses taken at Sam Houston State University or from other institutions, taken either in a classroom or online format, may substitute for many of the requirements of the degree listed here. Please contact an advisor if you have any questions. A course equivalency guide is available on the University website.


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