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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

General B.B.A. Requirements


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C. T. Bauer College of Business Degree Requirements

In order to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree, students must complete four broad requirement areas:

  1. the University of Houston Core requirements,
  2. pre-business courses,
  3. required business courses (including a global studies sequence),
  4. and courses in the major;

along with noncredit requirements that are part of the Bauer Experience:

  1. B.B.A. Basics,
  2. The Bauer Code of Ethics, and
  3. a business writing evaluation (BWE).

1. The University of Houston Core requirements: General Requirements for a Baccalaureate Degree


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Students are required to meet the general requirements for a baccalaureate degree.

Core Curriculum Requirements


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Students are required to meet the general requirements for a baccalaureate degree and must satisfy the core curriculum requirements listed below:

Core Curriculum  Requirements 1  Hours
Communication: English rhetoric and composition 6
Mathematics: College-level algebra or approved equivalent 3
Mathematics/Reasoning 3
Natural Sciences 6
Humanities 3
Visual & Performing Arts 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (met through college-specified requirement of PSYC 1300  or SOC 1300  3
Writing in the Disciplines (met through GENB 4350  ) 3
U.S. History 6
American Government 6
Total 42

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree


All candidates for a bachelor’s degree must satisfy the minimal degree requirements specified in the Degree Requirements  section of this catalog.

Requirements


Students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree must complete freshman-sophomore core and pre-business requirements, upper-level business core and required courses, major requirements, clear the business writing evaluation (BWE)and complete the Bauer Experience noncredit requirements.

The total hours required for a Bachelor of Business Administration degree are summarized below. Students in the Bauer Business Honors Program have additional requirements as specified under the description of the Bauer Business Honors Program.

Students pursuing the Global Energy Management Professional Program (GEM-PP) track in Finance have specialized degree requirements listed under the GEM-PP track for a major in finance. Other specialty programs, such as the Professional Program in Accounting, the Entrepreneurship Program, and the Program for Excellence in Selling, may have additional admission and program requirements as specified by the program.

B.B.A. requirements also listed as approved UH core courses may fulfill both requirements, but students must have a minimum of 120 credit hours to earn the B.B.A.

Specific course requirements in each category are discussed in the following sections:

Degree Requirements Hours
University Core Curriculum Requirements (12 of the required 42 hours of university core curriculum requirements listed above may be met by prebusiness and college-specific requirements) 30
Pre-Business Requirements and College Specific requirements 27
Upper-Level Business Core and Required Courses 39
Major Requirements 24
Total Degree Requirements 120 semester hour (minimum)

Freshman-Sophomore and Pre-Business Requirements


The freshman-sophomore and pre-business courses required for a Bachelor of Business Administration degree are as follows:

Total 57


Upper-Level Business Required Courses


Regardless of the major in business students are required to complete the following courses:

Business and Professional Communication


Note(s):

(for transfer students, TCCN SPCH 1321 or 1315 satisfies State-mandated speech requirement for the Business Field of Study) Students taking MARK 3337  to satisfy this requirement may not also use it to satisfy an advanced business elective requirement or for the marketing major or sales minor (additional marketing electives are required to meet the minimum hours for the marketing major or sales minor).

International Business and Global Studies


Approved Advanced (3000-4000) electives in Business


  • Any 3000-4000 level business courses may count as advanced business electives. Cr. 6.

Business majors who declare and complete an IAS minor, a nonbusiness minor, or second nonbusiness major, or who complete coursework as part of a study abroad program are allowed to substitute up to six semester credit hours of 3000-4000 level nonbusiness coursework or 3000-4000 level study abroad courses for advanced business electives required by the B.B.A.

Business majors are not required to have a minor, but are allowed to minor in any of the business functional areas: accounting, finance, global energy management, human resource management, management, management information systems, marketing, risk management and insurance, sales, or supply chain management as well as any of the international area studies minors or non-business minors, but not business administration or the global business minor. Students may count these minor courses toward advanced business elective requirements of their major.

Students who double major in business are allowed to count business courses from the first major toward the advanced business elective requirements of the second major, and the business courses of the second major toward the advanced business electives of the first major.

In departments with limited course offerings, enrollment (registration) priority may be given to business majors signing up for the 4000-level business electives required in their major for graduation over other business majors and minors.

Total 39


Major Requirements


Students can earn a degree in the following majors. See departments for specific major requirements.

Accounting


  • 21 semester hours of accounting
  • Three semester hours of approved advanced business electives

Finance


  • 18 semester hours of finance
  • Six semester hours of approved advanced business electives

Decision and Information Sciences


Management Information Systems

  • 24 semester hours of management information systems
Supply Chain Management

  • 18 semester hours of supply chain management
  • Six semester hours of approved advanced business electives

Management


  • 18 semester hours of management
  • Six semester hours of approved advanced business electives

Marketing and Entrepreneurship


Marketing

  • 18 semester hours of marketing
  • Six semester hours of approved advanced business electives
Entrepreneurship

  • 18 semester hours of entrepreneurship
  • Six semester hours of approved advanced business electives

Total 120 semester hours (minimum)


Noncredit Requirements: The Bauer Experience (Noncredit)


For details on these this noncredit degree requirement, see the Bauer Experience section .

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