H-E-B School of Business and Administration

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (BBA)

The BBA degree program goal is to develop in each student a broad understanding of how the elements and processes of business organizations relate to one another and to the external environment. Degree requirements are designed to develop proficiency and confidence in the functional areas of business. In addition to providing the technical skills required for a professional level business position, the ethical considerations of business are emphasized.

Students who successfully complete the BBA program will:

  1. Be able to demonstrate an awareness of domestic and global social issues, and the role of business in solving them;
  2. Demonstrate knowledge in the fundamental practices of business;
  3. Be able to demonstrate technological proficiency in preparation and analysis of an industry standard spreadsheet application;
  4. Demonstrate the ability to think critically and communicate complex ideas through writing.

Admission to Major in Business:

Students should apply to the major in Business Administration as soon as they are eligible to do so. To be eligible to apply for the major a student must have completed 32 semester hours as defined by University requirements and have at least a 2.0 grade point average. In addition, the student must have completed College Algebra (or a higher level mathematics course) with a grade of "C" or better.

The BBA degree program affords students the opportunity to select an area of study in a discipline of their choice, to include accounting, banking and finance, economics and finance, general business, information systems, international business, management, marketing, merchandising management, and sports management. In addition, students have the opportunity to complete a Minor in accounting, business administration, economics, information systems, management, and marketing. Academic requirements for award of a concentration, and for award of a Minor with a concentration, are defined in the following sections.

In determining whether students have satisfied the requirements for a concentration, or for a Minor, "double counting" a course to satisfy more than one requirement is not acceptable. A completed course may be credited once only. As an example, if a business student successfully completes BINT 3331: International Business Management, the student has satisfied a core requirement. The student may not credit BINT 3331 again to satisfy a 3000 level course requirement for his or her concentration.

BBA Degree Requirements:

1. 18 semester hours of required lower division business core courses. These courses serve as prerequisites for required upper division business core courses.

ACCT

2311

Principles of Accounting I

ACCT

2312

Principles of Accounting II

BINF

2321

Introduction to Information Systems

BINF

2325

Personal Productivity Applications

ECON

2301

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON

2302

Principles of Microeconomics

2. 30 semester hours of required upper division business core courses.

BMDS

3370

Analytical Decision Making I

BMDS

3371

Analytical Decision Making II

BMDS

3372

Analytical Decision Making III

BINT

3331

International Business Management

BLAW

3317

Business Law

BMKT

3331

Principles of Marketing

BMGT

3340

Management Theory and Practice

BFIN

3321

Principles of Financial Management

BMGT

4380

Integrative Business Analysis and Decision Making I

BMGT

4381

Integrative Business Analysis and Decision Making II

3. Additional semester hour requirements established for the student's chosen concentration. Disciplines may offer selected topics to address special needs and interests. These courses will be listed as 4399 and may be used to satisfy concentration requirements. Refer to descriptions of each concentration for more details.

4. Students may have an option to complete an internship for credit. Refer to the internship descriptions of each discipline for more details. All internships for credit require permission of the internship instructor and registration with the Career Services Internship Program. Internships are primarily an academic and/or intellectual endeavor, with the goal of establishing the link between theory and practice directly related to the student's major field of study. Once the approvals are in place a learning agenda will be established between the internship instructor and the student. Weekly activities and hours worked are reported to the internship instructor and Career Services. Most internships require a minimum GPA of 3.0 and completion of 12 hours of study in the discipline.

Requirements for a Minor in Business Administration:

BINF

2321

Introduction to Information Systems

ACCT

2301

Accounting for Non-Business Majors

BINT

3331

International Business Management

BMGT

3340

Management Theory and Practice

BMKT

3331

Principles of Marketing

BLAW

3317

Business Law

ACCOUNTING (ACCT)

Accounting is the means by which businesses report to their stakeholders the results of their operations, comprehensive income, financial position and changes in cash and owner's equities by analyzing, recording, presenting and interpreting the results of transactions and events. Intended to develop the decision making and accounting skills needed to enter the profession and become accountants in public practice, industry, non-profit organizations or government, the curriculum is based on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant's core competencies. The requirements for the accounting concentration in the BBA are:

A. 15 semester hours of required accounting courses:

ACCT

3311

Intermediate Accounting I

ACCT

3312

Intermediate Accounting II

ACCT

3313

Cost Accounting

ACCT

3315

Federal Income Tax I

ACCT

4314

Auditing

B. 9 semester hours selected from:

ACCT

3316

Taxation of Entities

ACCT

3317

Accounting Systems

ACCT

3318

Fraud Examination

ACCT

3319

Internship (see advisor)

ACCT

3321

Advanced Federal Income Tax

ACCT

3345

International Accounting

ACCT

4311

Advanced Accounting

ACCT

4313

Accounting for Non-Profit and Government Entities

ACCT

4318

Ethics for Accounting & Business

The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) requires 30 semester hours of approved upper division accounting courses, plus 21 hours of approved upper division business courses, plus an approved three hour course in ethics, included within a total of 150 semester hours with a degree, as qualifications to sit for the CPA examination.

The Master of Science in Accounting program offers a thirty-hour graduate degree in a combined five-year program. The program is designed to provide the opportunity for students to achieve the professional competencies required for entrance to the accounting profession, as well as to provide the candidate the credentials required by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy to sit for the national CPA licensing examination. BBA candidates with a declared concentration in accounting, a 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate prerequisite accounting courses, junior standing and permission of their academic advisor, may apply for admission to the MS in Accounting program. Applicants accepted in the program earn up to nine hours of graduate work during the senior undergraduate year, and may earn both the BBA and MS in Accounting degrees after completing all requirements. This master's program is also open to those who already have their bachelor's degree from varied academic backgrounds including but not limited to accounting. See the Graduate Bulletin for more information.

Requirements for a Minor in Accounting

The accounting minor consists of 15 semester hours:

A.

ACCT

2311

Principles of Accounting I

ACCT

2312

Principles of Accounting II

B.

9 semester hours of upper division accounting electives. Upper division course prerequisites must be observed.

BANKING AND FINANCE (BFIN)

The program is designed to prepare students for careers in private and public employment in the fields of banking, financial management, investments, and securities markets. To fulfill the requirements for award of the banking and finance concentration, the student must complete:

A. 12 semester hours of required courses:

BFIN

3322

Intermediate Financial Management

BFIN

3324

Investments

BFIN

3325

Money and Capital Markets

ACCT

3311

Intermediate Accounting I

B. 6 semester hours in area of emphasis, either:

Corporate Finance Emphasis: Students must choose 6 semester hours from the following courses:

BFIN

3355

International Banking and Finance

BFIN

4355

Capital Budgeting

BFIN

4373

Case Studies in Financial Management or

Banking Emphasis: 6 semester hours as follows:

BINT

3355

International Banking and Finance

BFIN

4304

Management of Financial Institutions

ECONOMICS AND FINANCE

Students concentrating in "Economics and Finance" are prepared for careers in the fields of banking, investments, financial management, securities markets, international financial markets and government service. Students are equipped to function in today's global business environment. The concentration is an excellent preparation for the M.B.A. To fulfill the requirements for award of the Economics and Finance concentration, the student must complete 24 semester hours of required courses, which include:

ECON

3340

Public Finance

ECON

3350

Latin American Economics

ECON

4310

International Economics

ECON

4360

Econometrics

BFIN

3322

Intermediate Financial Management

BFIN

3324

Investments

BFIN

3325

Money and Capital Markets

BFIN

3355

International Banking and Finance

Requirements for a Minor in Economics:

ECON

2301

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON

2302

Principles of Microeconomics

ECON

3340

Public Finance

ECON

3350

Latin American Economics

ECON

4310

International Economics

ECON

4360

Econometrics

GENERAL BUSINESS

The general business curriculum allows students desiring a broad background in business administration to design their own area of emphasis, with the approval of their advisor. To fulfill the requirements for award of the general business concentration, the student must complete:

  1. 12 semester hours in business courses at the 3000 level from any of the following eight areas: accounting, management, marketing, information systems, international business, economics, business law, and banking and finance.
  2. 6 semester hours at the 4000 levels.
  3. Students may also elect to take BINT 3319: International Internship, in addition to the 18 hours required for the concentration.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS (BINF)

This information systems concentration prepares students to solve technical, customer service, and management problems in governmental, business and other community organizations using information management principles and information technology skills. To fulfill the requirements for award of the Business Information Systems concentration, the student must complete the following 18 semester hours:

BINF

2330

Programming Languages I

BINF

3362

System Analysis and Specification

BINF

3363

Design and Implementation of Databases and Systems

BINF

3367

Introduction to Networks and Telecommunications

BINF

4363

E-Business Strategy, Architecture and Design

BINF

4370

Project Management

Requirements for a Minor in Information Systems include completion of:

A. 12 semester hours of required courses:

BINF

2321

Introduction to Information Systems

BINF

2325

Personal Productivity Applications

BINF

3362

System Analysis and Specification

BINF

3363

Design and Implementation of Databases and Systems

B. Students from within the B.B.A. major must take both of the courses below. Students from outside the major must take one of the courses below and all prerequisites that course requires.

BINF

4363

E-Business Strategy, Architecture and Design

BINF

4370

Project Management

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (BINT)

The International Business concentration is designed to prepare students with the skills necessary for international trade positions in business, governmental agencies or other organizations involved in global trade.

International Business students, other than international students who attend UIW on a student visa, must engage in a meaningful academic international experience outside the U.S as a condition of graduation. Study Abroad, study at a UIW international campus, short course-based/faculty-led programs integrated into a course for which the student is registered, and approved international internships may qualify. Other options for meeting the requirement may be proposed by the student in the semester preceding the experience, and will be considered prior to the experience on a case-by-case basis by the student's advisor.

A. To fulfill the requirements for the international business concentration, the student must complete the following 15 hours:

BINT

3345

International Accounting

BINT

3355

International Banking and Finance

BINT

3361

International Marketing

BINT

4310

International Economics

BINT

4320

International Business Law

B. In addition, students must choose 3 semester hours from the following courses:

BINT

4360

Cross Border Forum

BINT

4380

Importing

BINT

4390

International Policies and Relations (Study Abroad)

BINT

4399

Special Topics

C. Students may also elect to take BINT 3319: International Internship in addition to the 18 hours required for the concentration.

MANAGEMENT (BMGT)

The management concentration is designed for students who aspire to assume positions in business organizations, governmental agencies, community/non-profit firms, or ownership/executive-level positions in small entrepreneurial companies. To fulfill the requirements for award of the management concentration, the student must complete:

A. 9 semester hours as follows:

BMGT

3354

Human Resource Management

BMGT

4340

Management Skills

BMGT

4355

Organizational Behavior and Leadership

B. 9 hours selected from:

BMGT

4345

Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management

BMGT

4346

Systems and Quality Management

BMGT 

4351

Seminar in Business and Society

BMGT

4356

Fundamentals of Organizational Change and Development

BMGT

4363

Electronic Business Strategy, Architecture and Design

C. It is suggested that students also elect to take BMGT 3319: Management Internship in addition to the 18 hours required for the concentration.

Requirements for a Minor in Management include completion of:

A. 12 semester hours as follows:

BMGT

3340

Management Theory and Practice

BMGT

4340

Management Skills

BMGT

3354

Human Resource Management

BMGT

4355

Organizational Behavior and Leadership

B. 3 semester hours from the following;

ACCT

2301

Accounting for Non-Business Majors

BINF

2321

Introduction to Information Systems

C. 3 semester hours from the following:

BMGT

4351

Seminar in Business and Society

BMGT

4356

Fundamentals of Organizational Change and Development

BMGT

4363

Electronic Business Strategy

MARKETING (BMKT)

The marketing concentration is designed for students planning to assume managerial responsibilities in marketing, sales, distribution, advertising, and related fields.

A. To fulfill the requirements for award of the marketing concentration, the student must complete the following 12 hours:

BMKT

3334

Service Marketing

BMKT

3377

Consumer Behavior

BMKT

4375

Market Research

BMKT

4390

Marketing Management

B. To complete the 18 required semester hours in the concentration, students may choose 6 semester hours from the following courses:

BMKT

3319

Internship in Marketing

BMKT

3333

Fundamentals of Advertising

BMKT

3335

Sales Management

BMKT

3340

Retailing

BMKT

3361

International Marketing

BMKT

4399

Selected Topics

To fulfill the requirement for a minor in Marketing, the student must complete:

A.

BMKT

3331

Principles of Marketing

 

ACCT

2301

Accounting for Non-Business Majors

B.

12 semester hours from the following courses:

BMKT

3333

Fundamentals of Advertising

BMKT

3334

Service Marketing

BMKT

3340

Retailing

BMKT

3361

International Marketing

BMKT

3377

Consumer Behavior

Merchandising Management

The merchandising management concentration is designed for students desiring careers in department and specialty store retailing. The program provides the student with an overview of the retail industry, merchandising functions and operations, and a foundation in marketing and other business disciplines. To fulfill the requirements for award of the merchandising management concentration, the student must complete:

A. 12 semester hours of required courses:

FMER

2381

Fashion Merchandising

FMER

3383

Mathematics for Retail Buying

BMKT

3334

Service Marketing

BMKT

3340

Retailing

B. 6 semester hours selected from:

BMKT

3333

Fundamentals of Advertising

BMKT

3377

Consumer Behavior

BMKT

4390

Marketing Management

BMGT

3354

Human Resource Management

SPORT MANAGEMENT (SMHP)

The sports management concentration is designed to prepare students for positions of leadership in professional sports, colleges, universities, and non-profit organizations. To fulfill the requirements for award of the sports management concentration, the student must complete the following 18 semester hours:

SMHP

3301

Introduction to Sports Management

SMHP

3302

Human Factors in Sports Management

SMHP

3303

Seminar in Sports Organizations and the Public Market

SMHP

3319

Internship in Sports Management

BMKT

3333

Fundamentals of Advertising

PEHP

4345

Psychomotor Development: Educational Implications

ADMINISTRATION

The Bachelor of Arts in Administration is designed especially for the transfer student. It contains a professional sequence of business courses that will provide students the necessary background in administration for entry-level positions. This degree permits the student to customize their plan by requiring a minor that complements their current job or prepares them for future goals. This degree is also excellent preparation for the MBA, since it requires 8 of the 12 undergraduate courses required for entry into the MBA. By working with their advisor, a student can use the elective area to take the four extra courses they will need to be admitted to the MBA program.

Major Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Administration:

30 semester hours as follows:

ACCT

2311

Principles of Accounting I

ECON

2302

Principles of Microeconomics

BINF

2325

Personal Productivity Application

BLAW

3317

Business Law

BFIN

3321

Principles of Financial Management

BMKT

3331

Principles of Marketing

BMGT

3340

Management Theory & Practice

BMGT

3354

Human Resource Management

BMDS

3370

Analytical Decision Making I

BMGT

4355

Organizational Behavior & Leadership

Selection of a Minor is required.

HUMAN RESOURCES

The purpose of the major in Human Resources is to prepare students for challenges in the workplace related to managing and developing people. This includes those interested in HR careers as well as those who desire to improve their ability to solve problems, improve processes and enhance the effectiveness of people in organizations. In addition to developing competencies in key HR activities (staffing; training & development; performance management; compensation & benefits; legal compliance), the student will develop important skills in critical thinking, problem solving, technology and business communication.

Major Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources:

45 semester hours as follows:

A. Business (21 hours)

ACCT

2301

Accounting for non-business majors

BINF

2325

Personal Productivity Applications

BMDS

3370

Analytical Decision Making I

BMDS

3371

Analytical Decision Making II

BMGT

3340

Management Theory and Practice

BMGT

3354

Human Resources Management

BMGT

4355

Organizational Behavior & Leadership

B. Human Resources (24 hours)

HRES

3330

Human Resources and the Law

HRES

3340

Organizational Development

HRES

3350

Staffing

HRES

3360

Training & Development

HRES

3370

Compensation and Benefits

HRES

3380

Performance Management

HRES

4350

Leadership in Organizations

HRES

4380

Capstone in Human Resources

Requirements for a minor in Human Resources:

Must Complete:

HRES

3340

Organizational Development

HRES

4350

Leadership in Organizations

And complete 12 hours from the following:

HRES

3330

Human Resources and the Law

HRES

3350

Staffing

HRES

3360

Training & Development

HRES

3370

Compensation and Benefits

HRES

3380

Performance Management

BACHELOR OF APPLIED ARTS AND SCIENCES

The degree plan has been structured to allow a student to broaden the technical/occupational work with advanced study in business related coursework. Admission Requirements are completion of 18 or more hours from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Additionally, the student must have completed 18-30 hours in an Occupational/Technical area or other academic area consisting of one discipline.

Major Requirements for a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences:

Completion of 52/55 semester hours of the UIW Core Curriculum.

1. Professional Development Module: 30 hours of Business related coursework at the 3000-4000 level.

BMGT

3340

Management

BMGT

3354

Human Resource Management

BLAW

3317

Business Law

BMKT

3331

Principles of Marketing

BMGT

4355

Organizational Behavior

HRES

3350

Staffing

ORGD

3340

Organizational Development

ORGD

3360

Teambuilding in Organizations

ORGD

4350

Leadership in Organization

PHIL

3333

Applied Ethics

2. Primary Module: 18-30 hours. 18-30 hours normally taken at a community college in an occupational or technical field related to Business, Education, Humanities, Arts, or Sciences. Academic coursework can also be used if it consists of one discipline.

3. Upper Level Electives Module: Free elective hours some of which may be needed to meet the 42-hour upper division requirement for graduation

Total Requirements must equal at least 128 credit hours to be eligible for graduation.

ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The purpose of the major in Organizational Development is to prepare students for challenges related to improving organizational effectiveness and efficiency by increasing the capacity for individuals, groups and organizations to adapt to change. This includes those interested in becoming OD practitioners, as well as those desiring to learn approaches for introducing new methods or practices in the workplace, and in helping organizations solve problems and achieve goals. In addition to building a foundation in business/business management, and developing competencies in key OD activities, the student will develop important skills in critical thinking, problem solving, technology and business communication.

Major Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Development:

45 semester hours as follows:

A. Business (21 hours)

ACCT

2301

Accounting for Non-Business Majors

BINF

2325

Personal Productivity Applications

BMDS

3370

Analytical Decision Making I

BMDS

3371

Analytical Decision Making II

BMGT

3340

Management Theory and Practice

BMGT

3354

Human Resources Management

BMGT

4355

Organizational Behavior & Leadership

B. Organizational Development (24 hours)

ORGD

3340

Organizational Development

ORGD

3360

Teambuilding in Organizations

ORGD

3370

Total Quality Management

ORGD

3380

Work Design

ORGD

3390

Communication in Organizations

ORGD

4330

Organizational Learning

ORGD

4350

Leadership in Organizations

ORGD

4380

Capstone in Organizational Development

Requirements for a minor in Organizational Development:

Must complete:

ORGD

3340

Organizational Development

ORGD

4350

Leadership in Organizations

And complete 12 hours from the following:

ORGD

3360

Teambuilding in Organizations

ORGD

3370

Total Quality Management

ORGD

3380

Work Design

ORGD

3390

Communication in Organization

ORGD

4330

Organizational Learning

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN BUSINESS

This program is intended for students who are not planning to currently complete the Bachelor of Arts degree but are interested in entering the field of business. The Associate of Arts degree requires 34 approved core curriculum hours to include a course in macroeconomics, 18 requires hours within the concentration and 12 elective hours. The degree also requires the completion of community service hours.

Requirements for an Associates of Arts in Business Concentration:

A. The following 18 hours:

ACCT

2311

Principles of Accounting I

BINF

2325

Personal Productivity

BMGT

3340

Management Theory and Practice

BLAW

3317

Business Law

BMKT

3331

Principles of Marketing

BMDS

3370

Analytical Decision Making

B. An additional 12 hours of approved electives.

Requirements for an Associates of Arts - Business Information Systems Concentration:

A. The following 18 hours:

ACCT

2311

Principles of Accounting I

BINF

2321

Introduction to Information Systems

BINF

2325

Personal Productivity Applications

BINF

2330

Programming Languages I

BMGT

3340

Management Theory and Practice

BINF

3362

System Analysis and Specification

B. An additional 12 hours of approved electives: