Department of General Business and Finance

BBA in Banking and Financial Institutions| Minor in Banking | BBA in Entrepreneurship | Minor in Entrepreneurship | BBA in Finance | Minor in Finance | BBA in General Business Administration | Minor in General Business Administration |Minor in Business CommunicationMinor in Business Education | Course Descriptions


Chair: Kurt Jesswein (936) 294-1278  

Faculty: Leroy Ashorn, Jim Bexley, Jonathan Breazeale, Martin Griffin, Jose Guitierrez,
Kathy Hill, Harold Hurry, Geraldine Hynes, Keith Jenkins, Steve Johnson, Hadley Leavell, Bala Maniam, Robert Matthews, Steve Nenninger, Katherine O"Neill, Joey Robertson , Lucia Sigmar, Robert Stretcher, Laura Sullivan

Mission

The mission of the Department of General Business and Finance is to assist in fulfilling the mission of the University and the College of Business Administration by providing students at the undergraduate and master’s levels with an academic foundation to become productive citizens, to develop successful careers, and to provide interested students with the background to pursue graduate or professional studies. The academic foundation leading to a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Banking and Financial Institutions, Finance, Entrepreneurship, or General Business Administration is designed to arouse intellectual curiosity, develop analytical reasoning, and provide historical and current information relative to the global environment.

Academic Programs

The Banking and Financial Institutions (BFI) degree program is designed to prepare students for officer-level positions in banks and other financial institutions. The Finance (FINC) degree program is designed to provide students with the knowledge of the problems and opportunities that confront entities in the field of finance. The General Business Administration (BUAD) degree program provides a solid foundation in business and sufficient electives to customize a degree plan for directed career paths. The Entrepreneurship (ENTR) degree program prepares students to serve as chief executive officers of start-up and growth-oriented businesses and to apply entrepreneurial principles in positions of responsibility in larger business enterprises and not-for-profit organizations.

Highlights

The Department of General Business and Finance, through the Smith-Hutson Chair of Banking, provides the leadership for the Executive MBA in Banking. In addition, the College of Business Administration participates in the certified Professional Golf Association of America’s PGA/PGM program with participating students receiving the BBA degree in General Business Administration with a minor in Professional Golf Management (PGM).

Suggested Minors

Both the Banking and the Finance degree majors have limited electives available; therefore no minor is required. Students in these two areas may elect to declare a minor; however, the additional courses will add to the length of their programs.

An entrepreneurship minor would be very beneficial to students anticipating starting or running their own businesses.

General Business Administration majors should consider a minor in one of the approved business minors to provide depth of knowledge in at least one business field.

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Business Communication
  • Business Education
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing

Career Opportunities

The Banking and Financial Institutions, Finance, General Business Administration and Entrepreneurship degree programs are designed to prepare students for careers in business, government, or not-for-profit entities; to include the core business courses required for admission to master’s or other professional programs; or to be combined with a sequence of professional education courses and other requirements by the College of Education to earn a certificate to teach in secondary schools.

Student Organizations

Banking and Finance Club
Beta Alpha Psi

Internships

The department has historically been very successful in offering internships in the financial institutions area. This program has been expanded to include internship opportunities specifically designed to meet the PGA/PGM’s program requirement.  Internships for students interested in other business environments are also becoming increasingly available.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available on a competitive basis for Banking, Finance, General Business Administration and Entrepreneurship majors. Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships using the ScholarX program at Financial Aid. The ScholarX program is a single application that will allow the student to apply for most scholarships available on campus whether at the departmental, college, or university-level. The deadline for applying for Department of General Business and Finance scholarships is February 15. Department of General Business and Finance scholarship recipients are announced in April for the following academic year. The specific scholarships that are available through the department vary from year to year and may include:

  • American Bank Endowed Scholarship
  • Bala and Santhi Maniam Finance Scholarship
  • Charles W. Jones III Endowed Scholarship
  • Department of General Business and Finance Faculty Scholarship
  • First Victoria Bank Scholarship
  • Frank and Mary McAdams Payne Banking Scholarship
  • Gene P. Heinrich Memorial Scholarship
  • International Association of Administrative Professional-Houston Chapter/Dr. Rita B, Huff and Dr. Ronald D. Johnson Endowed Scholarship
  • James B. and Elsie M. Bexley Scholarship
  • John Klein/Amegy Bank Scholarships
  • Juanita Eikner Scholarship
  • Laurence L. Corley Scholarship
  • Lillian Loyce Adams Business Education Scholarship

University-Specific Requirements

All students are required to complete the University general education requirements (common core) as described in Degree Requirements and Academic Guidelines section in this catalog.  Additionally, all students are required to complete Component Area 1 – Communications (ENG 164 <ENGL 1301> and 165 <1302> ), Component Area 2 – Mathematics (MTH 199 <MATH 1324> for business majors), and four hours from Component Area 3 (Natural Science) before being allowed to register for upper-division (300 <3000>- and 400 <4000>-level) courses.

College-Specific Requirements

General Requirements

General requirements for all majors pursuing the Bachelor of Administration degree
English 164<ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302> 6 hours
Mathematics 199 <MATH 1324> 3 hours
Laboratory Science 8 hours
Visual and Performing Arts Elective 3 hours
3 hours from ENG 265<ENGL 2331>, 266 <2342>, PHL 261 <PHIL 2361>, 263 <2306> 3 hours
Cultural Studies Elective 3 hours
History 163 <HIST 1301>, 164 <1302> 6 hours
Political Science 261<POLS 2301> and 200 <2000>-level Political Science course 6 hours
ECO 233 <ECON 2302> 3 hours
GBA 180 <BUAD 1305> or CTE 133 <CSTE 1330> 3 hours
Kinesiology 215 <KINE 2115> 1 hour

COM 282 <COMS 2382> or GBA 261 <BUAD 2321> are required for all business majors except for Banking & Financial Institutions and Finance.

Foundation Knowledge for Business

Each program of study pursuant to the Bachelor of Business Administration degree includes the following Core Courses for the Foundation Knowledge for Business. Additional course requirements are outlined by specific departments.

Core Courses (45 semester hours)

Core Courses (45 semester hours)
Accounting ACC 231 <ACCT 2301> , 232 <2302> 6 hours
Economics

ECO 233<ECON 2302>, 234 <2301> and

one advanced course in ECO <ECON>

9 hours
Business Legal Environment GBA 281 <BUAD 2301> 3 hours
Business Statistics BAN 232 <BANA 2372>, 363 <3363> 6 hours
Business Finance FIN 367 <FINC 3320> 3 hours
Marketing MKT 371 <MKTG 3310> 3 hours
Management MGT 380 <MGMT 3310>, 475 <4370>, 476 <4390> 9 hours
Business Communications GBA 389 <BUAD 3335> 3 hours
Management Information Systems MIS 388 <MGIS 3310> 3 hours

Minimum GPA Requirements to Earn a BBA Degree
Students must achieve a 2.0 GPA in the following:

  • SHSU GPA
  • Cumulative GPA (SHSU and transfer)
  • SHSU business courses
  • Cumulative business courses (SHSU and transfer)

Some business departments/majors may require higher, more specific grade requirements.  Review the department/major sections in this catalog for those requirements.

Fifty Percent Requirement
At least 50 percent of the required business curriculum for the B.B.A. degree must be taken in residence at Sam Houston State University.

Entry to Upper Division Courses

Admission to undergraduate upper division courses, i.e., 300- and 400-level <3000- and 4000-level>, in the College of Business Administration, is limited to students who have completed at least 50 semester hours with a GPA of at least 2.0. Students seeking a BBA must complete ACC 231 <ACCT 2301>, ACC 232 <ACCT 2302>, BAN 232 <BANA 2372>, ECO 233 <ECON 2302>, ECO 234 <ECON 2301>, and MTH 199 <MATH 1324> with a minimum GPA of 2.0 prior to taking 300- or 400-level <3000- or 4000-level> business courses.

Program Specific Requirements

Minimum Grades in Finance Courses

A minimum grade of “C” in finance courses taken (prefix FIN) <FINC> is required for students to graduate with a BBA in Finance.

Curriculum

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

Bachelor of Business Administration - Major in Banking and Financial Institutions1
First Year Credit
ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>165 <1302> 6
HIS 163 <HIST 1301>164 < 1302> 6
MTH 199 <MATH 1324> 3
Laboratory Science2 8
Visual and Performing Arts Elective3 3

GBA 180 <BUAD 1305> or CTE 133 <CSTE 1330>

3
KIN 215 <KINE 2115> 1
30
Second Year Credit
ENG 265 <ENGL 2331>266 <2342>PHL 261 <PHIL 2361>263 <2306> 3
ACC 231 <ACCT 2301>232 <2302> 6
ECO 233 <ECON 2302>234 <2301> 6
POL 261<POLS 2301>, 200 <2000>-level Political Science 6
BAN 232 <BANA 2372>, GBA 281 <BUAD 2301> 6
Cultural Studies Electives4 3
30
Third Year Credit
FIN 334 <FINC 3310>FIN 367 <3320> 6
GBA 389 <BUAD 3335>362 <3355> 6
BAN 363 <BANA 3363>MKT 371 <MKTG 3310> 3
ACC 365 <ACCT 3313>366 <3314>  3
MGT 380 <MGMT 3310> 3
MIS 388 <MGIS 3310> 3
30
Fourth Year Credit
MGT 475 <4370> or 476 <MGMT 4390> 6
FIN 468 <FINC 4320>469 <4390>486 <4345>432 <4335> 12
FIN <FINC> Electives (300- <3000> or 400 <4000>-level5 6
MGT 434 <MGMT 4310> 6
Electives 3
30

Notes:
1 Transfer students must take at least 50% of the required business curriculum for the B.B.A. degree in residence at Sam Houston State University.
2 Two four-hour laboratory science courses from: Biology, Chemistry, Geography/Geology (the only geography courses that satisfy a laboratory science requirement are GEO 131/111 <GEOG 1301/1101> and GEO 146 <GEOG 1436>, or Physics.
3 Select from AGR 299 <AGRI 2399>, ART 160, 161, 163, 260 <ARTS 1301, 1311, 1316, 1303>, DNC 172, 176 <DANC 1372, 1301>, FCS 160 <FACS 1360>, MUS 138, 161, 264, 265 <MUSI 2338, 1301, 1306>, or THR 160, 164, 166, 230, 231 <THEA 1330, 1364, 1366, 2330, 2336>. Satisfies the Visual and Performing Arts requirement of Component Area 4 of the Core Curriculum (see the Core Curriculum section of this catalog).
4 Select from BSL 236 <BESL 2301>, Foreign Languages 263, 264, GEO 265, 266 <GEOG 2355, 2356>, HIS 265, 266 <HIST 2311, 2312>, or SOC 168 <SOCI 2319>. Satisfies the Cultural Studies requirement of Component Area 4 of the Core Curriculum (see the Core Curriculum section of this catalog).
5 FIN 439 <FINC 4365> is typically offered only in the fall semester and FIN 465 and 487 <FINC 4315 and 4355> are typically offered only in the spring semester.

Minor in Banking

Minor in Banking: A minor in Banking (18 hours) is available to all bachelor degree programs in the College of Business Administration. The minor in Banking requires FIN 334, 468, 432, 472 <FINC 3310, 4320, 4335, 4330>; 6 additional semester hours selected from FIN 499 <FINC 4389> - Bank Internship (no more than 3 semester hours per semester with a maximum of 6 hours), FIN 465 <FINC 4315>, FIN 471 <FINC 4340>, or FIN 486 <FINC 4345> with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in these courses. The minor in Banking is also available to Ag Business majors. In addition to the courses listed here for COBA majors, the following additional courses will be required for Ag Business majors to obtain the banking minor: ACC 231 <ACCT 2301>, ACC 232 <ACCT 2302>, and FIN 367 <FINC 3320>. Furthermore, degree candidates for a minor in Banking must achieve a minimum 2.0 grade point average for all hours attempted in business courses, including residence and transfer hours whether required for the Banking minor or not.

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

Bachelor of Business Administration - Major in Entrepreneurship1
First Year Credit
ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>165 <1302> 6
HIS 163 <HIST 1301>164 <1302> 6
MTH 199 <MATH 1324> 3
Laboratory Science2 8
Visual and Performing Arts Elective3 3
GBA 180 <BUAD 1305> or CTE 133 <CSTE 1330> 3
KIN 215 <KINE 2115> 1
30
Second Year
ENG 265 <ENGL 2331>266 <2342>PHL 261 <PHIL 2361>263 <2306> 3
COM 282 <COMS 2382> or GBA 261 <BUAD 2321> 3
ECO 233 <ECON 2302>234 <2301> 6
POL 261<POLS 2301>, 200 <2000>-level Political Science 6
ACC 231 <ACCT 2301>232 <2302> 6
BAN 232<BANA 2372>, GBA 281 <BUAD 2301> 6
Cultural Studies Electives4 3
33
Third Year
FIN 367 <3320> 3
GBA 389 <BUAD 3335>362 <3355> 6
BAN 363 <BANA 3363> 3
ACC 331 <ACCT 3304> 3
MGT 380 <MGMT 3310> 3
MIS 388 <MGIS 3310> 3
GBA 366 <BUAD 3345>
27
Fourth Year
MGT 474 <MGMT 4365> or 475 <4370> 6
ECO 365 <ECON 3352> or 364 <3374> or 480 <4340> 3
FIN 465 <FINC 4315> 3
MGT 434 <MGMT 4310> 6
Business Electives5 6
Electives
30

Notes:

1Transfer students must take at least 50% of the required business curriculum for the B.B.A. degree in residence at Sam Houston State University.
2Two four-hour laboratory science courses from: Biology, Chemistry, Geography/Geology (the only geography courses that satisfy a laboratory science requirement are GEO 131/111 <GEOG 1301/1101> and GEO 146 <GEOG 1436>, or Physics.
3Select from AGR 299<AGRI 2399>, ART 160, 161, 163, 260 <ARTS 1301, 1311, 1316, 1303>, DNC 172, 176 <DANC 1372, 1301>,FCS 160 <FACS 1360>, MUS 138, 161, 264, 265 <MUSI 2338, 1301, 2364, 1306>, or THR 160, 164, 166, 230, 231 <THEA 1330, 1364, 1366, 2330, 2336>. Satisfies the Visual and Performing Arts requirement of Component Area 4 of the Core Curriculum (see the Core Curriculum section of this catalog).
4 Select from BSL 236 <BESL 2301>, Foreign Languages (ARAB, FREN, GERM, SPAN) 263 <2311>, 264 <2312>, ASL 263, 264 <SGNL 2401, 2402>GEO 265, 266 <GEOG 2355, 2356>, HIS 265, 266 <HIST 2311, 2312>, or SOC 168 <SOCI 2319>. Satisfies the Cultural Studies requirement of Component Area 4 of the Core Curriculum (see the Core Curriculum section of thi catalog).
5 5 Advanced Business Electives – Select 6 hours from ACC 365 <ACCT 3313> or ACC 366 <ACCT 3314> or ACC 381 <ACCT 3324> or ACC 369 <ACCT 3347> or ACC 383 <ACCT 3353> or GBA 636 <BUAD 3360> or GBA 385 <BUAD 3365> or FIN 334 <FINC 3310> or FIN 486 <FINC 4345> or FIN 469 <FINC 4390> or MIS 291 <MGIS 2320> or MIS 390 <MGIS 3330> or MIS 431 <MGIS 4320> or <MGMT 3327> or MGT 374 <MGMT 3330> or <MGMT 3345> or MGT 478 <MGMT 4335> or MGT 480 <MGMT 4345> or MGT 479 <MGMT 4355> or MGT 477 <MGMT 4360> or MGT 381 <MKTG 3320> or MGT 374 <MKTG 3330> or <MKTG 3335> or <MKTG 3360> or <MKTG 3370> or MGT 482 <MKTG 4350>

Minor in Entrepreneurship

Minor in Entrepreneurship: A minor in Entrepreneurship (18 hours) is available to all bachelor degree programs that permit a minor. The minor in Entrepreneurship requires: FIN 334 <FINC 3310>; GBA 362, 366, and 464 <BUAD 3355, 3345, 4348>; and two courses from FIN 465 <FINC 4315>, MGT 434 <MGMT 4310>, or MKT 371 <MKGT 3310> with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in these courses. Furthermore, degree candidates for a minor in Entrepreneurship must achieve a minimum 2.0 grade point average for all hours attempted in business courses, including residence and transfer hours whether required for the Entrepreneurship minor or not.

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

Bachelor of Business Administration - Major in Finance1
First Year Credit
ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>165 <1302> 6
HIS 163 <HIST 1301>164 <1302> 6
MTH 199 <MATH 1324> 3
Laboratory Science2 8
Visual and Performing Arts Elective3 3
GBA 180 <BUAD 1305> or CTE 133 <CSTE 1330> 3
KIN 215 <KINE 2115> 1
30
Second Year
ENG 265 <ENGL 2331>266 <2342>PHL 261 <PHIL 2361>263 <2306> 3
ACC 231 <ACCT 2301>232 <2302> 6
ECO 233 <ECON 2302>234 <2301> 6
POL 261<POLS 2301>, 200 <2000>-level Political Science 6
BAN 232 <BANA 2372>, GBA 281 <BUAD 2301> 6
Cultural Studies Electives4 3
30
Third Year
FIN 334 <FINC 3310>FIN 367 <3320> 6
GBA 389 <BUAD 3335>362 <3355> 6
BAN 363 <BANA 3363>, MKT 371 <MKTG 3310> 3
ACC 365 <ACCT 3313>, 366 <3314>  3
MGT 380 <MGMT 3310> 3
MIS 388 <MGIS 3310> 3
30
Fourth Year
MGT 475 <4370> or 476 <MGMT 4390> 6
FIN 468 <FINC 4320>, 469 <4390>, 486 <4345>, 432 <4335> 12
FIN <FINC> Electives (300- <3000> or 400 <4000>-level5 6
MGT 434 <MGMT 4310> 6
Electives 3
30

Notes:
1Transfer students must take at least 50% of the required business curriculum for the B.B.A. degree in residence at Sam Houston State University.
2Two four-hour laboratory science courses from: Biology, Chemistry, Geography/Geology (the only geography courses that satisfy a laboratory science requirement are GEO 131/111<GEOG 1301/1101> and GEO 146<GEOG 1436>, or Physics.
3 Select from AGR 299 <AGRI 2399>, ART 160, 161,163, 260 <ARTS 1301, 1311, 1316, 1303>,DNC 172, 176 <DANC 1372, 1301>, FCS 160 <FACS 1360>, MUS 138, 161,264,265<MUSI 2338, 1301, 2364, 1306>, or THR 160,164, 166,230, 231<THEA 1330, 1364, 1366, 2330, 2336>. Satisfies the Visual and Performing Arts requirement of Component Area 4 of the Core Curriculum (see the Core Curriculum section of this catalog).
4 Select from BSL 236 <BESL 2301>, Foreign Languages (ARAB, FREN, GERM, SPAN) 263 <2311>, 264 <2312>, ASL 263, 264 <SGNL 2401, 2402>,GEO 265, 266 <GEOG 2355, 2356>, HIS 265, 266 <HIST 2311, 2312>, or SOC 168 <SOCI 2319>. Satisfies the Cultural Studies requirement of Component Area 4 of the Core Curriculum (see the Core Curriculum section of this catalog).
5
FIN 439 <FINC 4365> is typically offered only in the fall semester and FIN 465 and 487 <FINC 4315 and 4355> are typically offered only in the spring semester.

Minor in Finance

Minor in Finance: A minor in Finance (24 hours) is available to all bachelor degree programs that permit a minor. The minor in Finance requires ACC 231, 232 <ACCT 2301, 2302>; FIN 334, 367, 486 <FINC 3310, 3320, 4345>; 6 additional advanced hours in FIN <FINC> courses; and 3 additional hours of FIN <FINC> courses at any level with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in these courses. Furthermore, degree candidates for a minor in finance must achieve a minimum 2.0 grade point average for all hours attempted in business courses, including residence and transfer hours whether required for the Finance minor or not.

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

Bachelor of Business Administration - Major in General Business Administration1
First Year Credit
ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>165 <1302> 6
HIS 163 <HIST 1301>164 < 1302> 6
MTH 199 <MATH 1324> 3
Laboratory Science2 8
Visual and Performing Arts Elective3 3
GBA 180 <BUAD 1305> or CTE 133 <CSTE 1330> 3
KIN 215 <KINE 2115> 1
30
Second Year Credit
ENG 265 <ENGL 2331>266 <2342>;PHL 261 <PHIL 2361>263 <2306> 3
COM 282 <COMS 2382 or GBA 261 <BUAD 2321> 3
ECO 233 <ECON 2302>234 <2301> 6
POL 261<POLS 2301>, 200 <2000>-level Political Science 6
ACC 231<ACCT 2301>232 <2302> 6
BAN 232 <BANA 2372> 3
Cultural Studies Electives4 3
30
Third Year Credit
GBA 281 <BUAD 2301> 3
FIN 334 <FINC 3310>367 <3320> 6
BAN 363<BANA 3363>, MKT 371 <MKTG 3310>, 6
MGT 380 <MGMT 3310> 3
MIS 388 <MGIS 3310> 3
Business Electives 6
Electives 3
30
Fourth Year Credit
GBA 362 <BUAD 3355>389 <3335> 6
MGT 475 <4370> 3
MGT 476 <MGMT 4390> 3
ECO <ECON> Elective (300 <3000> or 400<4000>-level) 3
Electives 6
30

Notes:
1Transfer students must take at least 50% of the required business curriculum for the B.B.A. degree in residence at Sam Houston State University.
2Two four-hour laboratory science courses from: Biology, Chemistry, Geography/Geology (the only geography courses that satisfy a laboratory science requirement are GEO 131111<GEOG 1301/1101> and GEO 146<GEOG 1436>, or Physics.
3 Select from AGR 299 <AGRI 2399>,ART 160,161,163260<ARTS 1301, 1311, 1316, 1303>, DNC 172, 176<DANC 1372, 1301>FCS 160<FACS 1360>,MUS 138, 161,264, 265<MUSI 2338, 1301, 2364, 1306>, or THR 160,164, 166,230, 231<THEA 1330, 1364, 1366, 2330, 2336>. Satisfies the Visual and Performing Arts requirement of Component Area 4 of the Core Curriculum (see the Core Curriculum section of this catalog).
4Select fromBSL 236 <BESL 2301>, Foreign Languages (ARAB, FREN, GERM, SPAN) 263 <2311>, 264 <2312>, ASL 263, 264 <SGNL 2401, 2402>, GEO 265, 266<GEOG 2355, 2356>,HIS 265, 266<HIST 2311, 2312>, or SOC 168 <SOCI 2319>. Satisfies the Cultural Studies requirement of Component Area 4 of the Core Curriculum (see the Core Curriculum section of this catalog).

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

Major in General Business Administration with PGM Concentration1
First Year Credit
ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>165 <1302> 6
HIS 163 <HIST 1301>164 <1302> 6
MTH 199 <MATH 1324> 3
Laboratory Science2 4
Visual and Performing Arts Elective3 3
KIN 215 <KINE 2115> 1
GBA 1117 <BUAD 1111> 2
25
Summer First Year
GBA 2198 <BUAD 2189> 1
Second Year

ENG 265 <ENGL 2331>266<2342>PHL 261 <PHIL 2361>263 <2306>

3

COM 282 <COMS 2382> or GBA 261 <BUAD 2321>

3
ECO 233 <ECON 2302>234 <2301> 6
POL 261 <POLS 2301> 3
ACC 231 <ACCT 230>232 <2302> 6
BAN 232 <BANA 2372> 3
Cultural Studies Electives4 3
GBA 1115 <BUAD 1111> 2
29
Summer Second Year Credit
GBA 2198 <BUAD 2189> 1
Third Year Credit
Laboratory Science2 4
AGR 375 <AGRI XXXX> 3
GBA 281 <BUAD 2301> 3
GBA 366 <BUAD 3345> 3
GBA 389 <BUAD 2301> 3
MKT 371 <MKTG 3310> 3
MGT 380 <MGMT 3310> 3
200-level Political Science <2000-level Political Science> 3
GBA 311<BUAD 3169> 2
Summer Third Year
GBA 319 <BUAD 3189> 1
Fourth Year Credit

MGT 474 <MGMT 4365or 475 <4370>

3

MIS 388 <MGIS 3310>

3

FIN 367 <FINC 3320>

3

GBA 362 <GBA 3355>

3

MKT 383 <MKTG 3335>

3

BAN 363 <BANA 3363>

3

FCS 241 <FACS 2441>

3

KIN 362 <KINE 3362>

3
GBA 3117 <BUAD 3169> 2
Summer Fourth and Fifth Year
GBA 429 <BUAD 4289> 2
Fifth Year (Spring)
MGT 476 <MGMT 4390> 3
ECO <ECON> Elective (300 <3000> or 400<4000>-level) 3
FIN 334 <FINC 3310> 3
Elective 3
12

Notes:
1 Transfer students must take at least 50% of the required business curriculum for the B.B.A. degree in residence at Sam Houston State University.
2 Two four-hour laboratory science courses from: Biology, Chemistry, Geography/Geology (the only geography courses that satisfy a laboratory science requirement are GEO 131/11 <GEOG 1301/1101> and GEO 146 <GEOG 1436>, or Physics.
3 Select from AGR 299 <AGRI 2399>, ART 160, 161, 163, 260 <ARTS 1301, 1311, 1316, 1303>, DNC 172, 176 <DANC 1372, 1301>, FCS 160 <FACS 1360>, MUS 138, 161, 264, 265 ><MUSI 2338, 1301, 2364, 1306>, or THR 160, 164, 166, 230, 231 <THEA 1330, 1364, 1366, 2330, 2336>. Satisfies the Visual and Performing Arts requirement of Component Area 4 of the Core Curriculum (see the Core Curriculum section of this catalog).
4 Select from BSL 236<BESL 2301>, Foreign Languages (ARAB, FREN, GERM, SPAN), 263 <2311>, 264 <2312>, ASL 263, 264 <SGNL 2401, 2402>,GEO 265, 266 <GEOG 2355, 2356>, HIS 265, 266 <HIST 2311, 2312>, or SOC 168<SOCI 2319>. Satisfies the Cultural Studies requirement of Component Area 4 of the Core Curriculum (see the Core Curriculum section of this catalog).
5
GBA 111 <BUAD 1111> is repeated each Fall and Spring of the first and second year of the program.
6
GBA 219 <BUAD 2189> is repeated during the Summer Sessions following the first and second year of the program.
7
GBA 311 <BUAD 3169> is repeated each Fall and Spring of the second and third year of the program

Minor in General Business Administration

A minor in General Business Administration (21 hours) is available to all non-business bachelor degree programs that permit a minor. The minor in General Business Administration requires ACC 231, 232 <ACCT 2301, 2302>; ECO 230 or 233 or 234 <ECON 2300 or 2302 or 2301>; MKT 371 <MKTG 3310>; MGT 380 <MGMT 3310>; FIN 334 or 367 <FINC 3310 or 3320>; and 3 additional hours of business electives at any level with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in these courses. Furthermore, degree candidates for a minor in General Business Administration must achieve a minimum 2.0 grade point average for all hours attempted in business courses, including residence and transfer hours whether required for the General Business Administration minor or not.

 

Minor in Business Communication

Minor in Business Communication: A minor in Business Communication (18 hours) is available to all bachelor degree programs that permit a minor. The minor in Business Communication requires GBA 180, 261, 365, 389, 471, <BUAD 1305, 2321, 3336, 3335, 4335> and 3 additional advanced hours from GBA 363, 430, 499 <BUAD 3360, 4380, 4389> or COM 465 <COMS 4365> with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in these courses. Furthermore, degree candidates for a minor in Business Communication must achieve a minimum 2.0 grade point average for all hours attempted in business courses, including residence and transfer hours whether required for the Business Communication minor or not.

Minor in Business Education

A minor in Business Education is available to all non-business bachelor degree programs that permit a minor. This minor is designed to meet the requirements for a teaching certification in Texas and specifically for someone wishing to use business as a second teaching field in Texas high schools. The minor in Business Education requires ACC 231, 232 <ACCT 2301, 2302>; ECO 233, 234 <ECON 2302, 2301>; GBA 362 <BUAD 3355>; GBA 389 <BUAD 3335>; FIN 171 <FINC 1307>; and MGT 380 <MGMT 3310> with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in these courses. Furthermore, degree candidates for a minor in Business Education must achieve a minimum 2.0 grade point average for all hours attempted in business courses, including residence and transfer hours whether required for the Business Education minor or not.

 


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