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UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting (BBA-ACC)

Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Management Information Systems (BBA-MIS)

Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in:

Business Administration (BBA-BA)

International Economics (BBA-ECO)

Finance (BBA-FIN)

Management (BBA-MGT)

Marketing (BBA-MKT)

 

MINORS (For students outside the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business)
Minor in Business Administration

Minor in Management Information Systems

Minor in Economics

Minor in Management

Minor in Marketing

A. R. SANCHEZ, JR. SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

The mission of the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business is to provide high-quality professional and internationalized education to undegraduate, masters-level, and doctoral students.

To accomplish this mission, we:

  • Deliver quality education to students - increasing their analytical reasoning, ethics, communication, and leadership skills
  • Support faculty research, teaching and service
  • Encourage a cultire of continuous improvement

We serve the Texas Border region, the state of Texas, national, and international communities.

OBJECTIVES
The primary objectives of the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business are directed toward the parameters of education for the administration of business organizations. To this end, curriculum development is a continuous activity in response to social, economic and technological development reflected in the evolving knowledge in the behavioral and quantitative sciences.

The purpose of the curriculum is to provide a broad education that will prepare the student for creative and responsible leadership in business and society as a whole. The A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business has an active Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter. The purpose of Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and recognize scholarship and achievement among students of business, management and administration, and to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind. Students may also wish to become active in Students for Free Enterprise (SIFE), a national organization which provides students opportunities to work with academic professionals and industry leaders on projects which will benefit their community.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES:
See Academic Regulations - Undergraduate for TAMIU regulations. Specific academic regulations for the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business are as follows:

  1. Character of Undergraduate Work: A candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration will be required to complete courses listed under the requirements for the major/concentration of his/her choice. Written and oral communications are important components of each course. A minimum of 50% of both the business SCH and the major/concentration SCH must be taken at TAMIU.
  2. Grades Required: To be in good standing, a student must have a satisfactory grade-point average on his/her cumulative record as well as on his/her current semester or term record. For a student with 60 hours or more of work passed at the beginning of a semester or term, the minimum cumulative, or overall, grade point average for good standing is 2.0 (C).
  3. S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory): This grade can be given for only predesignated courses and may be used to satisfy degree requirements (e.g., business internships). For undergraduate students, a grade of "S" indicates achievement of 70 percent or greater for the course requirements. This grading criteria applies only to courses in the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business.
  4. Correspondence Work: In no case will courses taken by correspondence be accepted for undergraduate credit.
  5. Workload Regulations: The maximum number of semester credit hours (SCH) that an undergraduate student can take is:
  Regular semester

18 SCH

  Each summer session 7 SCH

Any SCH load in excess of the above must be approved by the Dean of the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business.

  1. Independent Study: Independent study courses are limited to students in their final two semesters and may be given under exceptional circumstances.These courses must be approved by the Professor, Division Chair and Dean of the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business.
  2. Advanced Credit/Junior Standing: To obtain advanced credit in Business Administration, a student must have junior standing in Business Administration which is defined as 60 hours of credit which should include six hours each of Introduction to Accounting and Principles of Economics and three hours each of Business Statistics, Professional Written Communications and Fundamentals of Speech.

The following courses make up the Core Curriculum, Communications, Business Foundation and Common Body of Knowledge for all Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees offered by the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business. These courses must be taken to complete the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
ALL MAJORS AND CONCENTRATIONS

CORE CURRICULUM (Freshman & Sophomore) 42 SCH
ECO 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics
3
ENGL 1301 English Composition I
3
ENGL 1302 English Composition II
3
HIST 1301 The U.S. to 1877
3
HIST 1302 The U.S. since 1877
3
MATH 1324 Business Mathematics I
3
PSCI 2305 American National Government
3
PSCI 2306 American State Government
3
COMM 1311/1315 Fundamentals of Speech/Public Speaking
3
    Any Activity or Wellness Course
1
   

Science1

8
    Sophomore English Literature
3
    Visual and Performing Arts
3
MATHEMATICS
3 SCH
MATH 1325 Business Mathematics II
3
MICROECONOMICS
3 SCH
ECO 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
3
GENERAL ELECTIVES
6 SCH
Select any six hours from:  
ANTH/COMM/GEOG/HIST/PHIL/PSCI/PSYC/
6
SOCI/MATH/SPCH/ANY SCIENCE
COMMUNICATIONS
3 SCH
BA 3301 Professional Written Communications
3
BUSINESS FOUNDATION (Freshman & Sophomore)
9 SCH
ACC 2301 Introduction to Financial Accounting
3
ACC 2302 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
3
DS 2310 Business Statistics I
3
COMMON BODY OF KNOWLEDGE
24 SCH
BA 3310 Legal Environment of Business
3
BA 3320 International Business
3
ECO 3320 Managerial Economics
3
FIN 3310 Introduction to Finance
3
MGT 3310 Principles of Management&Organizational Behavior
3
MIS 3310 Management Information Systems
3
MKT 3310 Principles of Marketing
3
POM 3310 Production and Operations Management
3
MAJOR CURRICULUM AND BUSINESS ELECTIVES
30 SCH

TOTAL  120 SCH
1Eight hours of science including two laboratories selected from ASTR/BIOL/CHEM/ENSC/EPSC/PHYS.
 
 

MINOR IN CURRICULUM - BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

(For students with majors outside the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business)
       
18 SCH
ACC 2301 Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACC 2302 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
BA 3310 Legal Environment of Business
FIN 3310 Introduction to Finance
MGT 3310 Principles of Management&Organizational Behavior
MKT 3310 Principles of Marketing
Notes:
  1. ECO 2301 and ECO 2302 are prerequisites for FIN 3310 and will have to be taken as either electives or to satisfy the Social Science requirement of the Core Curriculum.
  2. It is recommended that students in this minor take a course in Statistics.

MINOR IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (MIS)

(For students with majors outside the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business)
 
MINOR CURRICULUM - MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
18 SCH
MIS
2350
   
MIS
3310
   
   
Four courses chosen from:  
MIS
3320
   
MIS
3330
   
MIS
3340
   
MIS
3350
   
MIS
3399
   
MIS
4399
   
or any approved elective 

MINOR IN ECONOMICS

(For students outside the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business)
 
MINOR CURRICULUM - ECONOMICS
18 SCH
 
Required courses:
ECO
2301
   
ECO
2302
   
   
Four courses chosen from:  
ECO
3310
   
ECO
3320
   
ECO
3325
   
ECO
4310
   
ECO
4350
   
ECO
4360
   
ECO
4370
   
ECO
4399
   
 

MINOR IN MANAGEMENT

(For students outside the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business)
 
 
MINOR CURRICULUM - MANAGEMENT
18 SCH
 
Required courses:
MGT
3310
   
   
Fifteen semester hours chosen from:  
MGT
3340
   
MGT
3370
   
MGT
4330
   
MGT
4350
   
MGT
4351
   
MGT
4360
   
MGT
4380
   
MGT
4199-4399
   

MINOR IN MARKETING

(For students outside the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business)

 

MINOR CURRICULUM - MARKETING
18 SCH
 
Required courses:
MKT
3310
   
MKT
3320
   
MKT 4310    
MKT 4330    
   
Six semester hours chosen from:  
MKT
3325
   
MKT
3330
   
MKT
3351
   
MKT
4320
   
MKT
4390
   
MKT
4199-4399
   

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

BBA WITH A MAJOR IN ACCOUNTING:

  1. Prepare the student for an entry-level position as a professional accountant. Potential employers of accounting graduates include CPA firms, corporations (and other forms of business), and all levels of government;
  2. Examine each of the fields within accounting as part of the student’s coursework; these fields include financial accounting, taxation, and accounting information systems; and
  3. Provide selected accounting courses necessary for the Uniform CPA examination. (Note: Additional accounting coursework beyond a bachelor degree will be required to take the CPA examination.)

BBA WITH A CONCENTRATION IN INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS:

  1. Prepare students for productive careers in industry, government, consulting, and for work in graduate level studies, including banking, investments, and the financial services industries.
  2. Develop a working knowledge of economic theories and their applications to business decision making in a global setting; and
  3. Provide the analytical and quantitative skills necessary to understand, explain, and anticipate economic phenomena in a rapidly changing global environment.

BBA WITH A CONCENTRATION IN FINANCE:

  1. Prepare the students for professional careers within the diversified and dynamic global financial environment;
  2. Develop a working knowledge of the many technological, commercial and institutional forces that influence organizations operating in the global business environment and financial markets; and
  3. Provide the quantitative and analytical skills necessary to be competitive in this rapidly changing global environment.

BBA WITH A MAJOR IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS:

  1. Develop knowledge of technological developments in the global business realm;
  2. Provide skills to operate and manage computer-based information systems;
  3. Impart technological skills in this evolving field for responding to social and economic developments in order to become creative and responsible leaders in business and society.

PROGRAMS OF STUDY BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Degree Requirements for the BBA with a major in Accounting

  1. Hours Required: 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, with fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog and the General Requirements for Undergraduate degrees at the beginning of this section.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the Requirements for Graduation.
  3. MATH Elective: 3 SCH designated as MATH 1325.
  4. Microeconomics Elective: 3 SCH designated as ECO 2302.
  5. General Electives: 6 SCH selected from ANTH/GEOG/HIST/PHIL/PSYC/SOCI/MATH/SPCH/any SCIENCE.
  6. Communication: 3 SCH designated as BA 3301.
  7. Business Foundation: 9 SCH including ACC 2301, 2302 and DS 2310.
  8. Common Body of Knowledge: 24 SCH including BA 3310, 3320, MIS 3310, ECO 3320, FIN 3310, MGT 3310, MKT 3310, and POM 3310.
  9. Major: 27 SCH including: ACC 3310, 3320, 3330, 3340, 3350, 3370, 4370 and 6 SCH of 3000-4000 level ACC electives.
  10. Business Elective: 3 SCH of any 3000-4000 level course offered by the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business not used above.

Degree Requirements for the BBA with a Concentration in Business Administration

  1. Hours Required: 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, with fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog and the General Requirements for Undergraduate degrees at the beginning of this section.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the Requirements for Graduation.
  3. MATH: 3 SCH designated as Math 1325.
  4. Microeconomics Elective: 3 SCH designated as ECO 2302.
  5. General Electives: 6 SCH selected from ANTH/GEOG/HIST/PHIL/PSYC/SOCI/MATH/SPCH/any SCIENCE.
  6. Communication: 3 SCH designated as BA 3301.
  7. Business Foundation: 9 SCH including ACC 2301, 2302 and DS 2310.
  8. Common Body of Knowledge: 24 SCH including BA 3310, 3320, MIS 3310, ECO 3320, FIN 3310, MGT 3310, MKT 3310, and POM 3310.
  9. Concentration: 30 SCH including: 6 SCH of any advanced Accounting; BA 4390, which must be taken during the final semester prior to graduation; 3 SCH of any advanced Economics; 6 SCH of any advanced Finance; 6 SCH of any advanced Management or Production Operations Management; 6 SCH of any advanced Marketing or Transportation and Logistics.

Degree Requirements for the BBA with a Concentration in Finance

  1. Hours Required: 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, with fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog and the General Requirements for Undergraduate degrees at the beginning of this section.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the Requirements for Graduation.
  3. MATH: 3 SCH designated as Math 1325.
  4. Microeconomics Elective: 3 SCH designated as ECO 2302.
  5. General Electives: 6 SCH selected from ANTH/GEOG/HIST/PHIL/PSYC/SOCI/MATH/SPCH/any SCIENCE.
  6. Communication: 3 SCH designated as BA 3301.
  7. Business Foundation: 9 SCH including ACC 2301, 2302 and DS 2310.
  8. Common Body of Knowledge: 24 SCH including BA 3310, 3320, MIS 3310, ECO 3320, FIN 3310, MGT 3310, MKT 3310, and POM 3310.
  9. Concentration: 27 SCH including required courses of BA 4390*, FIN 3320, 3330, 3360, 4380 and 4390; 6 SCH selected from FIN 3311, 3331, 3355 and 4370; and 3 SCH selected from ACC 3310, 3320, 3340, 4399, BA 4398, MIS 3320 or ECO 3310. *BA 4390 must be taken during the final semester prior to graduation.
  10. Business Electives: 3 SCH of any 3000-4000 level course offered by the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business not previously used.

Degree Requirements for the BBA with a Concentration in International Economics

  1. Hours Required: 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, with fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog General Requirements for Undergraduate degrees at the beginning of this section.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the Requirements for Graduation.
  3. MATH: 3 SCH designated as Math 1325.
  4. Microeconomics Elective: 3 SCH designated as ECO 2302.
  5. General Electives: 6 SCH selected from ANTH/GEOG/HIST/PHIL/PSYC/SOCI/MATH/SPCH/any SCIENCE.
  6. Communication: 3 SCH designated as BA 3301.
  7. Business Foundation: 9 SCH including ACC 2301, 2302 and DS 2310.
  8. Common Body of Knowledge: 24 SCH including BA 3310, 3320, MIS 3310, ECO 3320, FIN 3310, MGT 3310, MKT 3310, and POM 3310.
  9. Concentration: 27 SCH including required courses of BA 4390*, ECO 4310, 4340, 4370, 4390 and FIN 4380 and 9 SCH selected from BA 4398, ECO 3310, 3325, 4350, 4360, 4199-4399, FIN 3320, 3330, PSCI 3340, 4335. *BA 4390 must be taken during the final semester prior to graduation
  10. Business Elective: 3 SCH of any 3000-4000 level course offered by the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business not used above.

Degree Requirements for the BBA with a Concentration in Management

  1. Hours Required: 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, with fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog General Requirements for Undergraduate degrees at the beginning of this section.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the Requirements for Graduation.
  3. MATH: 3 SCH designated as Math 1325.
  4. Microeconomics Elective: 3 SCH designated as ECO 2302.
  5. General Electives: 6 SCH selected from ANTH/GEOG/HIST/PHIL/PSYC/SOCI/MATH/SPCH/any SCIENCE.
  6. Communication: 3 SCH designated as BA 3301.
  7. Business Foundation: 9 SCH including ACC 2301, 2302 and DS 2310.
  8. Common Body of Knowledge: 24 SCH including BA 3310, 3320, MIS 3310, ECO 3320, FIN 3310, MGT 3310, MKT 3310, and POM 3310.
  9. Concentration: 24 SCH including: BA 4390*, MGT 3320, 3340, 3370, 4330, 4350, 4360, and 4380. *BA 4390 must be taken during final semester prior to graduation.
  10. Business Elective: 6 SCH of any 3000-4000 level course offered by the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business not previously used.

Degree Requirements for the BBA with a major in Management Information Systems

  1. Hours Required: 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, with fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog General Requirements for Undergraduate degrees at the beginning of this section.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the Requirements for Graduation.
  3. MATH: 3 SCH designated as Math 1325.
  4. Microeconomics Elective: 3 SCH designated as ECO 2302.
  5. General Electives: 6 SCH selected from ANTH/GEOG/HIST/PHIL/PSYC/SOCI/MATH/SPCH/any SCIENCE.
  6. Communication: 3 SCH designated as BA 3301.
  7. Business Foundation: 9 SCH including ACC 2301, 2302 and DS 2310.
  8. Common Body of Knowledge: 24 SCH including BA 3310, 3320, MIS 3310, ECO 3320, FIN 3310, MGT 3310, MKT 3310, and POM 3310.
  9. Major: 24 SCH including: MIS 2350, 3320, 3330, 3340, 3350, 4310, 4390 and any advanced MIS elective.
  10. Business Elective: 6 SCH of any 3000-4000 level course offered by the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business not used above.

Degree Requirements for the BBA with a Concentration in Marketing

  1. Hours Required: 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, with fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog General Requirements for Undergraduate degrees at the beginning of this section.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the Requirements for Graduation.
  3. MATH: 3 SCH designated as Math 1325.
  4. Microeconomics Elective: 3 SCH designated as ECO 2302.
  5. General Electives: 6 SCH selected from ANTH/GEOG/HIST/PHIL/PSYC/SOCI/MATH/SPCH/any SCIENCE.
  6. Communication: 3 SCH designated as BA 3301.
  7. Business Foundation: 9 SCH including ACC 2301, 2302 and DS 2310.
  8. Common Body of Knowledge: 24 SCH including BA 3310, 3320, MIS 3310, ECO 3320, FIN 3310, MGT 3310, MKT 3310, and POM 3310.
  9. Concentration: 21 SCH including: MKT 3320, 3330, 4310, 4320, 4330, 4390* and TIL 3340.
    *MKT 4390 must be taken during final semester prior to graduation.
  10. Business Elective: 9 SCH of any 3000-4000 level course offered by the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business not previously used.

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