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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 in the table 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.

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 Economics 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. 24 semester credit hours of required courses in the major:

    BLW  3023  Business Organizations and Commercial Law
    ECO  3033   Economics of Managerial Decisions
    FIN   3313   Money and Banking
    MGT  3023  Understanding People and Organizations
    MKT  4093  Consumer Behavior

    9 additional semester credit hours of upper-division courses in the College of Business, of which no more than 6 semester credit hours can be in any one discipline in the College, and at least 3 semester credit hours must be at the 4000 level. FIN 3003 may not be used as an upper-division elective.

  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 Semester Second Semester
MAT 1033 (core and major) 3 COM 1053 3
WRC 1013 (core) 3 IS 1403 3
Social & Behavioral Science core 3 WRC 1023 (core) 3
U.S. History & Diversity core 3 Natural Sciences core - Level I 3
Visual & Performing Arts core 3 U.S. History & Diversity core 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 15
Third Semester Fourth Semester
ACC 2013 3 ACC 2033 3
ECO 2013* (core and major) 3 ECO 2023* 3
MS 1023 3 MS 3043 3
POL 1013 (core) 3 POL 1133 or POL 1213 (core) 3
Literature core 3 Natural Sciences core - Level II 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 15
Fifth Semester Sixth Semester
GBA 2013 3 BLW 3013 3
IS 3003 3 ENG 2413 3
MGT 3003 3 FIN 3014 4
MGT 3013 3 MGT 3023 3
MS 3053 3 MKT 3013 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 16
Seventh Semester Eighth Semester
BLW 3023 3 MGT 4893 3
ECO 3033 3 MKT 4093 3
FIN 3313 3 Business elective (upper division) 3
Business elective (upper division) 3 Business elective (upper division) 3
World Society & Issues core 3 Business or non-business elective 2
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 14

* ECO 2013 and ECO 2023 may be taken in either sequence.


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