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Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in General Business

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in General Business is an interdisciplinary program within the College of Business. The minimum number of semester credit hours for this degree is 120, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level.

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements, the Common Body of Knowledge requirements, and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)
Students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in General Business must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if these courses are taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements see pages 3-5 of this catalog.

MAT 1033 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. ECO 2013 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)

All students seeking a B.B.A. degree in the College of Business must complete the following Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) courses in addition to the Core Curriculum.

ACC  2013    Principles of Accounting I
ACC  2033    Principles of Accounting II
BLW 3013    Business Law
COM 1053    Business and Professional Speech
ECO 2013    Introductory Macroeconomics (satisfies Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Curriculum requirement)
ECO 2023    Introductory Microeconomics
FIN  3014    Principles of Business Finance
GBA 2013    Social and Ethical Issues in Business
IS    1403    Business Information Systems Fluency
IS    3003    Principles of Information Systems for Management
MAT 1033   Algebra with Calculus for Business (satisfies Mathematics Core Curriculum requirement)
(Actuarial Science majors must take MAT 1214 in lieu of MAT 1033)
MGT 3003    Business Communication and Professional Development
MGT 3013    Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management
MGT 4893    Management Strategy (taken in semester of graduation)
MKT 3013    Principles of Marketing
MS   1023    Business Statistics with Computer Applications I
(Actuarial Science majors must take STA 1053 in lieu of MS 1023)
MS   3043    Business Statistics with Computer Applications II
(Actuarial Science majors must take STA 3003 in lieu of MS 3043)
MS   3053    Management Science and Operations Technology

In addition to the Core Curriculum requirements and requirements of the College of Business Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), all candidates for the degree must complete the following degree requirements.

Degree Requirements

  1. Required courses in the major:

    BLW  3023  Business Organizations and Commercial Law
    ECO  3033   Economics of Managerial Decisions

    FIN   3033    Principles of Investment
    OR
    FIN   3313   Money and Banking

    Any upper-division management (MGT) elective*
    Any upper-division management (MKT) elective*
    3000 or 4000 level Business elective**
    3000 or 4000 level Business elective**
    4000 level Business elective**

    * Excludes Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) courses and FIN 3003.
    ** No more than 6 semester credit hours may be chosen from the same discipline for the above electives.

  2. ENG  2413  Technical Writing

  3. 2 semester credit hours of lower-division or upper-division business or non-business electives

Course Sequence Guide for B.B.A. Degree in General Business

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate business degree requirements. This is a term-by-term sample course guide. Students must satisfy other requirements in their catalog and meet with an academic advisor in the College of Business Undergraduate Advising Center for an individualized degree plan. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
Fall Credit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
MAT 1033 Algebra with Calculus for Business (core and CBK)** 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
American History (core)   3
Creative Arts (core)   3
Spring
COM 1053 Business and Professional Speech (CBK) 3
IS 1403 Business Information Systems Fluency (CBK) 3
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
ECO 2013 Introductory Macroeconomics (core and CBK)*,** 3
American History (core)   3
Second Year
Fall
ACC 2013 Principles of Accounting I (CBK) 3
MS 1023 Business Statistics with Computer Applications I (CBK) 3
Government-Political Science (core)   3
Life & Physical Sciences (core)   3
Language, Philosophy & Culture (core)   3
DECLARE MAJOR  
Spring
ACC 2033 Principles of Accounting II (CBK) 3
ECO 2023 Introductory Microeconomics (CBK)* 3
MGT 3003 Business Communication and Professional Development (CBK) 3
MS 3043 Business Statistics with Computer Applications II (CBK) 3
Life & Physical Sciences (core)   3
Third Year
Fall
GBA 2013 Social and Ethical Issues in Business (CBK) 3
IS 3003 Principles of Information Systems for Management (CBK) 3
MGT 3013 Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management (CBK) 3
MS 3053 Management Science and Operations Technology (CBK) 3
Government-Political Science (core)   3
Spring
BLW 3013 Business Law (CBK) 3
FIN 3014 Principles of Business Finance (CBK) 4
MKT 3013 Principles of Marketing (CBK) 3
Component Area Option (core)   3
Any upper-division MGT course (major)   3
Fourth Year
Fall
BLW 3023 Business Organizations and Commercial Law (major) 3
ECO 3033 Economics of Managerial Decisions (major) 3
ENG 2413 Technical Writing (major) 3
FIN 3313 or FIN 3033 Money and Banking (major) 3
Upper division Business elective (4xxx-level)   3
Spring
MGT 4893 Management Strategy (CBK) 3
Upper-division MKT elective (3xxx or 4xxx level) (major)   3
Upper-division Business elective (3xxx or 4xxx level) (major)   3
Upper-division Business elective (3xxx or 4xxx level) (major)   3
Business or non-business elective (major)   2
  Total Credit Hours: 120.0

* ECO 2013 and ECO 2023 may be taken in either sequence.
** College of Business students should take MAT 1033 and ECO 2013 to satisfy both Core Curriculum and CBK requirements.

All degrees in the College of Business require 120 hours. If students elect to take a course that satisfies both a Core and COB requirement, students may need to take an additional course to meet the 120 hours.


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