BBA in General Business

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Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

The College of Business Administration, with departments of Accounting and Information Systems, Economics and Finance, and Marketing and Management, offers a BBA degree with the following majors: Accounting;  Information Systems; Economics; Finance with concentrations available in General Finance, Risk Management, Financial Analyst, and Commercial Banking; General Business with concentrations in General Business and Secondary Education; Management with concentrations available in General Management, Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Management; Marketing; and Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Policies Concerning Admission to and Completion of BBA Degree Programs

  1. Students entering the College of Business Administration will be designated as Pre-Business majors (PBUS) until they have shown sufficient competency in English and Mathematics (placed into RWS 1301 or higher and MATH 1320 or higher).
  2. Students meeting the College admissions requirements will be designated as Pre-Major (PMAJ) and must file a degree plan in the Office of the Dean.
  3. Admission to a major option program is limited to those students who meet the following requirements:
    • Completion of the Non-Business Foundation Requirements and the Business Foundation Requirements as described in the Undergraduate Course of Study for the Bachelor of Business Administration.
    • Completion of the following courses (or their equivalent) with a minimum grade of C:
      ACCT 2301Principles of Accounting I3
      ACCT 2302Principles of Accounting II3
      ECON 2303Principles of Economics3
      ECON 2304Principles of Economics3
      RWS 1301Rhetoric & Composition I3
      RWS 1302Rhetoric & Composition 23
      MATH 1320Math for Social Sciences I3
      MATH 2301Math for Social Sciences II3
      QMB 2301Fundamentals of Bus Statistics3
    • An overall GPA of 2.0 or greater in all hours attempted.
  4. Upon completion of requirements in item 2, the student will be admitted to one of the major option programs offered by the College of Business Administration. Upon admission, the major code will be changed from Pre-Major to the major option code for the program.
  5. Enrollment in the upper-division level courses offered by the College of Business Administration is restricted to students who have been admitted to one of the BBA major option programs. Concurrent enrollment in lower-division courses in item 3-b and upper-division business courses is allowed only once upon written permission of the Office of the Dean. Upper-division business courses taken by a Pre-Business major without written permission of the undergraduate advisor will be counted as business electives only, and other approved upper-level business courses will be designated to complete the degree requirements.
  6. A freshman-level course can be repeated once and the latter grade substituted for a previous grade in the student's grade point average (GPA) calculation. Grades and attempted hours for other repeated courses will be used in computing the GPA.
  7. Only those transfer credits with a grade of C or better will be accepted for credit toward the BBA degree. Courses taken at two-year institutions or as a requirement for a two-year degree are accepted by the College of Business Administration as transfer credits for lower-division courses only. Courses taken at four-year accredited institutions and designated as lower-division courses can be accepted as upper-division credits if the course is taught at the upper-division level at UTEP and has received additional validation from the Office of the Dean. Transfer credit for upper-division business administration courses is restricted to AACSB-accredited curricula. Transfer credit for courses from institutions outside the United States will be evaluated independently. The applicability of transfer credits to the degree plan is determined by the Office of the Dean.
  8. To complete the degree, a student must comply with the following:
    • Complete the required course of study as outlined below.
    • Follow University academic regulations as stated elsewhere in this catalog.
    • Earn a 2.0 GPA in all courses attempted within the College of Business Administration.
      Note: Accounting majors must also earn a 2.0 or better GPA average in ACCT 3321 and accounting courses listed in the Accounting Option Requirement.
  9. A graduating senior must file an application for the degree with the Office of the Dean before the semester of graduation. Students are responsible for setting an appointment to clear for graduation during announced times.
  10. Students working toward the BBA degree cannot enroll on a pass/fail basis in any course taught in the College of Business Administration.
  11. Six of the last 30 hours needed to complete the BBA degree can be taken at another university; however, the student must receive written approval from the Office of the Dean before enrolling at the other institution.
  12. MGMT 4300 Strategic Management, may be taken only during the semester or summer term in which the degree is to be conferred. Approval of the undergraduate advisor is required for enrollment in this course.
  13. Non-BBA students wishing to take upper-division business courses must be advised in the College of Business Administration, Room 104. Students wishing to take upper-division courses must have junior standing (60 credit hours) and a 2.0 cumulative GPA and must have completed the stated prerequisites for the course.
  14. Students must complete 50 percent or more of their College of Business Administration credit hours at UTEP.
  15. Students can pursue more than one major option by completing all requirements, including Major Option Requirements, for all major options selected.

Degree Plan

Business Designated Core (All courses require a C or better.)
Complete the Business Designated Core requirements.
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Business Foundation (All courses require a grade of C or better.)
Required Courses:
ACCT 2301Principles of Accounting I3
ACCT 2302Principles of Accounting II3
ECON 2303Principles of Economics3
ECON 2304Principles of Economics3
QMB 2301Fundamentals of Bus Statistics3
Math Elective:
Select one of the following:3-4
Calculus I
Math for Social Sciences II
Business Core
Required Courses:
BLAW 3301Legal Environment of Business3
BUSN 3304Global Business Environment3
or BUSN 3305 Global Busn Environ-Study Away
CIS 3345Management Information Systems3
ECON 3310Managerial Economics3
FIN 3310Business Finance3
MGMT 3303Intro-Mgmt/Organizational Beha3
MGMT 4300Strategic Management3
MKT 3300Principles of Marketing3
OSCM 3321Production/Operations Mgmt3
QMB 3301Quantitative Methods in Bus3
Concentration
Complete one of the following concentrations30
Total Hours120-121

Concentration in General Business

General Business Concentration
Select 24 hours of upper division Business courses, with no more than six hours in any one area24
Select six hours of upper division Non-Business courses6
Total Hours30

Upper Division Business Courses

ACCT 3320Accounting Systems3
ACCT 3321Intermediate Accounting I3
ACCT 3322Intermediate Accounting II3
ACCT 3323Cost Accounting3
ACCT 3327Fed Income Tax - Individuals3
ACCT 4304Auditing Principles/Procedures3
ACCT 4396Internship3
ACCT 4398Independent Study in Acct3
ACCT 4399Current Concepts in Accounting3
BLAW 3301Legal Environment of Business3
BLAW 4391Business Law3
BUSN 3304Global Business Environment3
BUSN 4394Spec Top in Intnat'l Business3
CIS 3301Intro to Data Process & Prog3
CIS 3325Adv Microcomp Bus Applications3
CIS 3340Org Impact-Information Tech3
CIS 3345Management Information Systems3
CIS 3350Systems Analysis and Design3
CIS 4320Advanced Programming3
CIS 4330Expert Sys & Decision Sup Sys3
CIS 4365Database Management3
CIS 4368Advanced Database Management3
CIS 4370Business Data Communications3
CIS 4375Intro to Electronic Commerce3
CIS 4385Info Security Systems3
CIS 4396Internship in CIS3
CIS 4398Independent Study (CIS)3
CIS 4399Current Topics3
ECON 3302Intermed Macroeconomic Theory3
ECON 3303Intermed Microeconomic Theory3
ECON 3310Managerial Economics3
ECON 3320Money and Banking3
ECON 3325Public Choice3
ECON 3334Regional Economics3
ECON 3335Urban Economics3
ECON 3351Industrial Organ & Govern Pol3
ECON 3366Economics of Latin America3
ECON 3367Economic Development3
ECON 3372Mathematical Economics3
ECON 3373Introduction to Econometrics3
ECON 3380History of Economic Thought3
ECON 4312Current Issues in Banking3
ECON 4325International Economics3
ECON 4330Public Sector Economics3
ECON 4335Economics & Law3
ECON 4340Economics of Labor3
ECON 4368Economy of Mexico3
ECON 4398Independent Study in Economics3
ECON 4399Current Topics in Econ3
FIN 3310Business Finance3
FIN 3315Investments3
FIN 3317Principles of Insurance3
FIN 3321Real Estate Finance & Investmt3
FIN 3325Money & Capital Markets3
FIN 3330Finance for Entrepreneurs3
FIN 3350Personal Financial Planning3
FIN 4310Managerial Finance3
FIN 4311Commercial Bank Management3
FIN 4312Current Issues in Banking3
FIN 4315Portfolio Analysis3
FIN 4316Analysis of Derivatives3
FIN 4318Fin Anal of Firm & Valuation3
FIN 4325International Finance3
FIN 4328Central Banking3
FIN 4396Internship in Finance3
FIN 4398Independent Study In Finance3
FIN 4399Current Topics in Finance3
MGMT 3303Intro-Mgmt/Organizational Beha3
MGMT 3304Organization Development3
MGMT 3306Entrepreneurship3
MGMT 3310Creativity and Innovation3
MGMT 3311Intro to Human Resource Mgmt3
MGMT 3315Employee and Labor Relations3
MGMT 3320Small Business Management3
MGMT 4300Strategic Management3
MGMT 4304Human Resource Training/Develp3
MGMT 4306Franchising3
MGMT 4315Human Resource Staffing/Plan3
MGMT 4320Corporate Entrepreneurship3
MGMT 4325International Management3
MGMT 4337Compensation/Employee Benefits3
MGMT 4396Internship in Management3
MGMT 4398Independent Study in Managemen3
MGMT 4399Current Topics in Management3
MKT 3300Principles of Marketing3
MKT 3302Consumer Behavior3
MKT 3320Advertising & Sales Promotion3
MKT 4301Marketing Research3
MKT 4304Electronic Marketing3
MKT 4305Selling and Sales Management3
MKT 4307Multi-Cultural Marketing3
MKT 4310Principles of Retailing3
MKT 4325International Marketing3
MKT 4391Services Marketing3
MKT 4395Strategic Marketing Managment3
MKT 4396Marketing Internship3
MKT 4398Independent Study In Marketing3
MKT 4399Current Topics In Marketing3
OSCM 3321Production/Operations Mgmt3
OSCM 3322Adv Production/Operations Mgmt3
OSCM 3331Service Operations Management3
OSCM 3333Production Planning & Control3
OSCM 3335Project Management3
OSCM 3336Inventory Management3
OSCM 3337Logistics Management3
OSCM 3339Quality Planning and Control3
OSCM 3390Internship-Prod/Oper Mgmt3
OSCM 4315Purchasing & Supply Management3
OSCM 4371Trans & Warehsing Systems3
OSCM 4375Oper Mdl for Supply Chain Mgmt3
OSCM 4398Independent Study in POM3
QMB 3301Quantitative Methods in Bus3

Business Designated Core

Although the UTEP choice is larger, these choices satisfy the requirements of both the core and the major.

All courses listed within this degree require a grade of C or better for successful completion.

Mathematics
Select one of the following:
Calculus I
Math for Social Sciences I
Precalculus
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Required:
ECON 2303Principles of Economics3
The following additional courses are also recommended:
Business/Profession Comm
Math for Social Sciences I
Ethics

University Core Curriculum

NOTE: The department may make specific suggestions for courses which are most applicable towards your major.

Psychology and Criminal Justice majors and minors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I or a higher level Calculus course.

Business majors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I or a higher level Calculus course.

NOTE: All courses require a C or better

Communication (six hours)

The objective of the communication component is to enable the student to communicate effectively in clear and correct prose or orally in a style appropriate to the subject, occasion, and audience.
Select six hours of the following: 6
For students whose secondary education was in English:
Written and Oral Communication
Writing About Literature
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition 2
Rhetoric, Composition & Comm
For students whose secondary education was not in English:
ESOL 1311Expos Engl Compos-Spkr Esl3
ESOL 1312Res & Crit Writng Spkr Esl3
Total Hours12

American History (six hours)

The objectives of the history component are to expand students’ knowledge of the origin and history of the U.S., their comprehension of the past and current role of the U.S. in the world, and their ability to critically evaluate and analyze historical evidence. U.S. history courses (three hours must be Texas history) include:
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 18653
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 18653
Total Hours6

Language, Philosophy & Culture  (three hours)

The objective of the humanities component is to expand students' knowledge of the human condition and human cultures, especially in relation to behaviors, ideas, and values expressed in works of human imagination and thought. Through study in disciplines such as literature and philosophy, students engage in critical analysis and develop an appreciation of the humanities as fundamental to the health and survival of any society.
Select one of the following:3
English Literature
English Literature
Intro to American Fiction
Intro to American Drama
Intro to American Poetry
Making of the "Other" Americas
World History to 1500
World History Since 1500
Introduction to Philosophy
Ethics
Introduct to Religious Studies
Seeing & Naming: Conversations
Introduction to Womens Studies
Global Feminisms
Total Hours3

Mathematics  (three hours)

The objective of the mathematics component is to develop a quantitatively literate college graduate. Every college graduate should be able to apply basic mathematical tools in the solution of real-world problems.
Select one of the following:3
College Algebra
Trigonometry and Conics
Math in the Modern World
Math for Social Sciences I
Calculus I
Precalculus 1,2
Math for Social Sciences II
Statistical Literacy
Elementary Statistical Methods
1 A higher-level course in the calculus sequence can be substituted.
2 TCCN MATH 1314 will also satisfy this requirement.
Total Hours3

Life & Physical Sciences  (six hours)

The objective of the study of the natural sciences is to enable the student to understand, construct, and evaluate relationships in the natural sciences, and to enable the student to understand the bases for building and testing theories. The courses listed are for non-majors; the major courses in the discipline can be substituted for the non-major sequence. A minimum of two semesters of lecture and one semester of laboratory associated with one of the courses, or two semesters of combined (3 credit) lecture-laboratory courses (Only six hours apply toward the required 42.):
Select one of the following:1-4
Astronomy Lab I
Elem Astronomy-Solar System
Elem Astr Stars & Galaxies
Introductory Biology Lab
Human Biology Laboratory
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Introductory Biology
Human Biology
General Biology
Organismal Biology
Human Anat/Physio Lab I
Human Anat/Physio Lab II
Human Anat/Physiology I
Human Anat/Physiology II
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
Intro General Chemistry Lab
Intro Organic & Biochem Lab
General Chemistry
General Chemistry
Intro to General Chemistry
Intro Organic & Biochemistry
Environmental Sci. Lab
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Intro to Environment Science 2
Intro to Environmental Sci
Laboratory for GEOG 1306
Physical Geography
Lab for GEOL 1313
Lab for GEOL 1314
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
Principles of Earth Sciences
Principles of Earth Science
The Blue Planet
Natural Hazards
Intro to Physical Geology
Intro to Historical Geol
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Wellness Dynamics
Microorganisms and Disease
General Physics I
General Physics II
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours1-4

Political Science  (six hours)

The objectives of the political science component are to expand students’ knowledge of the origin and evolution of the U.S. and Texas political systems, focusing on the growth of political institutions, and on the constitutions of Texas and the United States; and to enhance their understanding of federalism, states rights, and individual civil liberties, rights, and responsibilities.
Required Courses:
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics3
Total Hours6

Social and Behavioral Sciences  (three hours)

The objective of the social and behavioral science component is to increase students' knowledge of how social and behavioral scientists discover, describe, and explain the behaviors and interactions among individuals, groups, institutions, events, and ideas. Such knowledge will better equip students to understand themselves and the roles they play in addressing the issues facing humanity.
Select one of the following:3
Intro-Phys Anth/Archeolog
Intro-Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Geography
Intro to Linguistics
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Interpersonal Communication
Mass Media and Society
Principles of Economics
Principles of Economics
Introduction to Ed Psychology
Action Research in Classrooms
Introduction to Linguistics
Cultural Geography
An Intro. to Linguistics
Lang. Inside & Out: Sel Topics
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Cultural Geography
Total Hours3

 Creative Arts (three hours)

The objective of the visual and performing arts component is to expand students' knowledge and appreciation of the human imagination as expressed through works of visual art, dance, music, theatre and film. Through study in these disciplines, students will form aesthetic judgments and develop an appreciation of the arts as fundamental to the health and survival of any society.
Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation
History of Art I
History of Art II
Dance Appreciation
Intro-Art of Motion Pict.
Music Appreciation
Jazz to Rock
Music, Culture, and Society
Introduction to Theatre
Total Hours3

Component Area Option (six hours)

The objective of the institutionally designated option component is to develop the critical thinking skills and academic tools required to be an effective learner. Special emphasis is placed on the use of technology in problem solving, communications, and knowledge acquisition.
Select two of the following:6
Intro to Global Business
Public Speaking
Business/Profession Comm
Intro-Computational Thinking
Computer Programming Sci/Engr
Inquiry in Math & Science
Seminar/Critical Inquiry
Total Hours6

4-Year Sample Degree Plan

BBA GENERAL BUSINESS
FRESHMAN
Fall
BUSN 1301Intro to Global Business3
RWS 1301Rhetoric & Composition I3
MATH 1320Math for Social Sciences I3
University Core Class3
University Core Class3
Spring
ACCT 2301Principles of Accounting I3
ECON 2303Principles of Economics3
RWS 1302Rhetoric & Composition 23
University Core Class3
University Core Class3
SOPHOMORE
Fall
ACCT 2302Principles of Accounting II3
ECON 2304Principles of Economics3
University Core Class3
University Core Class3
University Core Class3
Spring
MATH 2301Math for Social Sciences II3
QMB 2301Fundamentals of Bus Statistics3
University Core Class3
University Core Class3
University Core Class3
JUNIOR
Fall
BUSN 3304Global Business Environment3
or BUSN 3305 Global Busn Environ-Study Away
BLAW 3301Legal Environment of Business3
CIS 3345Management Information Systems3
FIN 3310Business Finance3
OSCM 3321Production/Operations Mgmt3
Spring
MGMT 3303Intro-Mgmt/Organizational Beha3
MKT 3300Principles of Marketing3
QMB 3301Quantitative Methods in Bus3
ECON 3310Managerial Economics3
Business Elective3
SENIOR
Fall
Business Elective3
Business Elective3
Business Elective3
Business Elective3
Non-Business Elective3
Spring
Business Elective3
Business Elective3
Business Elective3
Non-Business Elective3
MGMT 4300Strategic Management3
Total Hours120