4. College of Business

Mission Statement

The College of Business is dedicated to creating and sharing knowledge that enhances the translation of theory to practice. The College combines rigor with relevance and provides innovative solutions to global business challenges. 

General Information

The College of Business welcomes all students dedicated to academic success in the study of business. The College is accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International and is one of only 75 programs internationally with separate accreditation at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels in accounting. With 17 majors and 17 minors in the undergraduate program, the College of Business seeks to give students a competitive edge in obtaining and securing employment.

The College offers comprehensive career preparation and services provided through the Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD). The CSPD is devoted to transforming business students into business professionals and to meeting the recruitment needs of employers locally and globally. The Center enhances the business curriculum by helping students build the skills and knowledge that will help them be more confident and polished when they enter the business world.  Workshops and events are woven into the academic curriculum of the College.

The College of Business offers a wide variety of programs on campus and abroad to develop students’ international business skills. On-campus programs include the Global Business Club for networking and career development. International faculty come to campus each semester and provide lessons for success in diverse cultures. For travel study, the College offers traditional and innovative programs to fit different student needs. Traditional study abroad programs are offered for students who want to spend a semester studying in a foreign country. The College of Business faculty also takes groups of students for international immersion study at locations where they meet executives, take classes and experience an international culture for themselves. Students who participate in College of Business international programs will develop skills to help them succeed in business anywhere in the world.

The Leadership Challenge program, in partnership with the Honors College, provides high-achieving students, primarily in business-related disciplines, with an opportunity to explore and enhance their leadership skills and capacities. Admission to this program is highly competitive, based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, faculty nominations and personal interviews. The program is housed in the College of Business’s Center for Professional Excellence. Class selection occurs each Spring Semester for the program, which spans the following Fall and Spring semesters. The program involves participation in experiential activities, dialogues, reflective writing and a community service project. Honors College students are required to register for 1 semester credit hour (HON 4941) in the Fall Semester, and for 3 semester credit hours (MGT 4953) in the Spring Semester. Non-Honors students have the option of registering for 1 semester credit hour in the Fall (MGT 4951), but are required to register for 3 semester credit hours (MGT 4953) in the Spring.

Students in the College of Business may not enroll in specified 3000- and 4000-level courses in the College of Business before declaring a major.

Students with majors outside of the College of Business may not seek more than one business minor. 

College of Business Undergraduate Admission Policy for the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree

Admissions Philosophy

The College of Business (COB) at UTSA seeks to use available resources in ways that best prepare as many qualified students as possible for careers in business. Because there are many more students interested in the study of business than the College has resources for, the undergraduate admission policy gives all interested students a specified time to show they can succeed in the College of Business. Students who meet admission requirements may declare their B.B.A. major. Students who do not meet the requirements for declaration of a B.B.A. major are not admitted to the College but may complete requirements for any other major at UTSA for which they are eligible. A business minor is available to all UTSA students who seek a strong foundation in business.

Qualifying as a Prebusiness Student

All students seeking to be Prebusiness (PRB) must: 

  • have successfully completed evaluation under the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), and
  • qualify for enrollment in MAT 1033 Algebra with Calculus for Business or a higher level mathematics course, and
  • qualify for enrollment in WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (Q) or higher

Students who do not meet the criteria above will be classified as undeclared until they are college-ready in math and English. Undeclared students may not register for any College of Business courses until they qualify to be PRB.

Gateway Course

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (B.B.A ) must successfully complete MAT 1033 Algebra with Calculus for Business, the Gateway Course, with a grade of "C-" or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete this course within two attempts, including dropping the course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution, will be required to change his or her major outside of business.

Admission to the College of Business

As of Fall 2015, all students seeking admission to the College of Business must meet the requirements of the College of Business as set forth in this catalog. To declare a B.B.A. major, students must be designated as prebusiness. Prebusiness students must complete a total of seven required courses—21 semester credit hours including 15 business credit hours. 

In the semester that a prebusiness student completes the 15 required business hours, he/she will be evaluated for admission to the College of Business. The 15-hour rule requires that by the time students complete their 15th business hour, they must have taken the required two nonbusiness courses and the required five business courses  from List 1.  If any of the required business courses have been completed prior to entering UTSA, students must take additional business courses at UTSA from List 2 in order to meet the 15-hour rule.  Students who earn 15 business hours without completing List 1 forfeit their chance to be evaluated for admission to the College of Business and they must choose another major outside of business. 

The size of the newly admitted class is decided by the College each semester and is determined by the available enrollment capacity, and the size and quality of the application pool. Therefore, admission  to the UTSA College of Business is not guaranteed. 

Students will have one chance to be evaluated for admission once they earn 15 business hours. At that time they must have completed the required seven courses (five business and two nonbusiness courses) and they will be admitted based on their UTSA and COB grade point averages (GPAs), students with the highest GPAs being admitted first until the incoming class is filled.  The UTSA GPA includes all courses taken at UTSA. The COB GPA includes only business courses taken at UTSA. 

Admissions decision will be sent to the email address on file with the university. 

Students who are not admitted to the college in the semester they are evaluated are not eligible to complete a bachelor’s degree in business at UTSA. They will be changed from Prebusiness (PRB) to Undeclared (UND) and may select any nonbusiness major for which they qualify. 

Students who complete 15 hours in business without completing the required courses for admission will no longer be candidates for the College of Business.  Students will be changed from Prebusiness (PRB) to Undeclared (UND) and must choose a major other than a business discipline. 

Non-admitted students may elect to complete a business minor approved for nonbusiness students and will only be permitted to take additional business courses that are required for these minors

Required Courses for COB Admission – List 1

ACC 2013Principles of Accounting I (grade of "C-" or better)3
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics (grade of "C-" or better)3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics (grade of "C-" or better)3
IS 1403Business Information Systems Fluency (grade of "C-" or better)3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business (or equivalent or higher course with grade of "C-" or better. MAT 1214 Calculus I for majors in Actuarial Science, grade of "C-" or better.)3
MS 1023Business Statistics with Computer Applications I (grade of "C-" or better. STA 3023 Statistical Mathematics for majors in Actuarial Science, grade of "C-" or better.)3
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (grade of "C-" or better)3

If any of the required business courses have been completed prior to entering UTSA, students must take additional business courses at UTSA from List 2 below  in order to meet the 15-hour rule. Students who begin courses on List 2 before completing List 1 and reach 15 business hours will forfeit their right to be evaluated for admission to the College of Business.

Required courses for COB Admission – List 2. (May be selected only after List 1 courses are completed.)

ACC 2033Principles of Accounting II3
FIN 3014Principles of Business Finance4
GBA 2013Social and Ethical Issues in Business3
IS 3003Principles of Information Systems for Management3
MGT 3003Business Communication and Professional Development3
MGT 3013Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management3
MKT 3013Principles of Marketing3
MS 3043Business Statistics with Computer Applications II (Actuarial Science majors must take STA 3003 in lieu of MS 3043)3
MS 3053Management Science and Operations Technology3

Declaration of Major Policy for the Bachelor of Arts in Economics and the Bachelor of Science in Statistics

Students seeking a B.A. in Economics or a B.S. in Statistics must have a 2.0 UTSA GPA and transfer students must have a 2.0 transfer GPA to declare the major. Declaration of major forms may be submitted to the student's primary academic advisor.  Students seeking these degrees are subject to the academic standing policy of the College of Business.

Academic Standing for Declared Business Majors

College of Business majors (B.B.A. degrees, B.A. degree in Economics and B.S. degree in Statistics) must maintain good academic standing. This requires that the student maintain a UTSA grade point average of at least 2.0 every semester and meet all University regulations related to good academic standing. Students on probation with UTSA may remain in the College of Business, however, students who are dismissed from UTSA for low academic performance may not return to the College of Business. If the student chooses to return to UTSA, the student must select a new major outside of business.

In order to graduate, all College of Business majors must be in good academic standing (i.e., students must maintain a UTSA, College of Business, and Major GPA of 2.0).

Business Honors

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) majors who have been admitted to the Honors College may earn Business Honors if they maintain a minimum UTSA grade point average of 3.25 and complete an Honors section of five of the following Common Body of Knowledge courses: ACC 2013, ACC 2033, ECO 2013, ECO 2023, FIN 3014, GBA 2013, IS 3003, MGT 3013, MGT 4893, MKT 3013, MS 1023, and MS 3043. Certain 5003-numbered courses in the M.B.A. degree program may, subject to approval, substitute for Common Body of Knowledge courses. These undergraduate courses are offered once per year, and enrollment is targeted for B.B.A. degree program majors seeking University Honors. Contingent upon available space, students with outstanding academic records, including exceptional freshmen and transfer students, can apply for admission into these classes subject to approval by the faculty member, department chair, and Dean of the College of Business. Honors classes emphasize class discussion, presentations, and business research.

Scholarships

The College of Business has many scholarships available to assist students in reaching their educational and career goals. The scholarship program within the College is managed generally by the College of Business Office of the Dean. Students should visit the College of Business website for information and application procedures for all scholarships within the College. Detailed information and eligibility requirements for specific scholarships administered through the College are available at http://business.utsa.edu/undergraduate/. Other scholarship information is available through the UTSA Scholarship Office. The number and amounts of scholarship awards vary. Additionally, scholarship eligibility requirements differ, but may include considerations of grade point average, financial need, number of semester credit hours completed, enrollment status, activities, residency status, or bilingualism. Students must complete the application process and submit required documentation by the deadlines stated on application materials. Students will be considered for all awards for which they meet the eligibility criteria. Award amounts are generally disbursed equally among the semesters covered by the scholarship as long as recipients continue to meet grade point average, enrollment, and other scholarship criteria.

Minors in the College of Business

The following College of Business minors are open to any UTSA major: Actuarial Science; Adaptive Decision Models for Business; Statistics; Digital Forensics; Economics; Entrepreneurship; Cyber Security; Information Systems; Network and Data Center Management; and Management Science.

Students with majors outside of the College of Business may not seek more than one business minor.

The following College of Business minors are open to B.B.A. majors only: Finance; International Management; Management; Marketing; and Real Estate.

The following College of Business minors are open to nonbusiness majors, B.A. in Economics majors, and B.S. in Statistics majors only: Business Administration and Technology Management.

Enrollment in College of Business Courses

Enrollment in College of Business courses, with the exception of ACC 2003 and ECO 2003 (which are courses that may not be counted toward a business major), is restricted to ­students who have successfully completed evaluation under the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) and qualify for enrollment in MAT 1033 Algebra with Calculus for Business (or a higher level mathematics course) and WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (Q) (or higher). Additionally ACC 2033 will be open to prebusiness and declared business majors and restricted to undeclared (UND) majors.

A specific B.B.A. major cannot be guaranteed and will depend on departmental resources.

College of Business courses at the 3000- and 4000-level are restricted to College of Business majors or to students who require the courses for their particular degree, with the exception of  BLW 3013, FIN 3003, MGT 3013, and MKT 3013,  which are open to all students who meet course prerequisites.

Enrollment in all other 3000- and 4000-level College of Business courses may be open to nonbusiness majors provided that (a) the course applies to their degree plan, (b) the student has a UTSA GPA of 2.75, and (c) the student meets all prerequisites. If all of these conditions are met, the student may submit their petition to take their course through their advisor. Approval of the Department Chair and College Dean is required. Enrollment in MGT 3003 is restricted to prebusiness and declared business majors only. Students majoring in fields outside the College of Business may not take more than 27 semester credit hours in the College without approval of the Dean of the College of Business.

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

College of Business Academic Credit Internship Policy

The policy for undergraduate students to enroll in internships for academic credit includes the following provisions:

  1. The student must be a declared major in the College of Business and in good academic standing at UTSA and in the College of Business.
  2. The student must:
    • Have completed a minimum of 75 semester credit hours, of which a minimum of 15 credit hours have been completed at UTSA.
    • Meet all internship course prerequisites, including the minimum grade point average required for enrolling in the internship.
  3. The internship must be in (or related to) the student’s declared major. The student should consult his/her major degree requirements for specific details.
  4. Internships at all for-profit companies must be paid at an hourly rated equivalent to the minimum wage to be in compliance with the Department of Labor guidelines.
  5. Each student must meet the requirements of his/her catalog of graduation regarding the total number of semester credit hours that may be earned through internships for academic credit, and meet the following provisions:
    • Each 3-credit-hour academic internship must be completed with a different company/organization.
    • An academic credit internship with a firm at which a student is currently employed may be considered, but only if clear evidence shows that the internship is substantially and programmatically different from such employment.

Independent Study

In order to qualify for an independent study, students must have a COB GPA of 3.0, permission in writing from the instructor, Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in addition to any departmental prerequisites.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Field of Study Curriculum for Business

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has mandated a field of study curriculum for Business which consists of seven (7) courses with the following Texas Common Course Numbers (TCCN). UTSA courses satisfying this requirement are listed in parentheses (see Appendix B in this catalog for a list of TCCN courses).

2 courses in Accounting:
TCCN: ACCT 2301 (ACC 2013 Principles of Accounting I)
TCCN: ACCT 2302 (ACC 2033 Principles of Accounting II)

1 course in Computer Literacy:
TCCN: BCIS 1305 (IS 1403 Business Information Systems Fluency)

2 courses in Economics:
TCCN: ECON 2301 (ECO 2013 Introductory Macroeconomics)
TCCN: ECON 2302 (ECO 2023 Introductory Microeconomics)

1 course in Mathematics:
TCCN: MATH 1325 (MAT 1033 Algebra with Calculus for Business)

1 course in Speech:
TCCN: SPCH 1321 (COM 1053 Business and Professional Speech)

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 2013Principles of Accounting I3
ACC 2033Principles of Accounting II3
BLW 3013Business Law3
COM 1053Business and Professional Speech3
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics (satisfies Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Curriculum requirement)3
FIN 3014Principles of Business Finance4
GBA 2013Social and Ethical Issues in Business3
IS 1403Business Information Systems Fluency3
IS 3003Principles of Information Systems for Management3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business (satisfies Mathematics Core Curriculum requirement, Actuarial Science majors must take MAT 1214 in lieu of MAT 1033)3
MGT 3003Business Communication and Professional Development3
MGT 3013Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management3
MGT 4893Management Strategy (taken in semester of graduation)3
MKT 3013Principles of Marketing3
MS 1023Business Statistics with Computer Applications I (Actuarial Science majors must take STA 3003 in lieu of MS 1023)3
MS 3043Business Statistics with Computer Applications II (Actuarial Science majors must take STA 3513 in lieu of MS 3043)3
MS 3053Management Science and Operations Technology3

Students completing degree course requirements with fewer than 120 semester credit hours will augment their program with electives.

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.

MAT 1033 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. ECO 2023 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GRG 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
ARC 1413Architecture and Culture3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GRG 1023World Regional Geography3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1214Design I4
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 1143Art for Non-Art Majors3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2623Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683Masterpieces of Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GRG 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GRG 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional core curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core competent area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

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 2013Principles of Accounting I3
ACC 2033Principles of Accounting II3
BLW 3013Business Law3
COM 1053Business and Professional Speech3
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics (satisfies Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Curriculum requirement)3
FIN 3014Principles of Business Finance4
GBA 2013Social and Ethical Issues in Business3
IS 1403Business Information Systems Fluency3
IS 3003Principles of Information Systems for Management3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business (satisfies Mathematics Core Curriculum requirement, Actuarial Science majors must take MAT 1214 in lieu of MAT 1033)3
MGT 3003Business Communication and Professional Development3
MGT 3013Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management3
MGT 4893Management Strategy (taken in semester of graduation)3
MKT 3013Principles of Marketing3
MS 1023Business Statistics with Computer Applications I (Actuarial Science majors must take STA 3003 in lieu of MS 1023)3
MS 3043Business Statistics with Computer Applications II (Actuarial Science majors must take STA 3513 in lieu of MS 3043)3
MS 3053Management Science and Operations Technology3

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.

Gateway Course

Students pursuing the B.B.A. degree in General Business must successfully complete the following Gateway Course with a grade of “C-” or better in no more than two attempts.  A student who is unable to successfully complete this courses within two attempts, including dropping the course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution, will be required to change his or her major.

MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business

Degree Requirements

A. Required courses in the major:
ECO 3033Economics of Managerial Decisions3
ENT 3123Innovation and Entrepreneurship3
FIN 3033Principles of Investment3
or FIN 3313 Money and Banking
Any upper-division management (MGT) elective 13
Any upper-division management (MKT) elective 13
3000 or 4000 level Business elective 23
3000 or 4000 level Business elective 23
4000 level Business elective 23
B. Lower-division or upper-division business or non-business electives5
Total Credit Hours29
1

Excludes Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) courses and FIN 3003.

2

No more than 6 semester credit hours may be chosen from the same discipline for the above 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 their academic advisor 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
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business (core and CBK) 23
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
American History (core) 3
Creative Arts (core) 3
Spring
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics (core and CBK) 13
COM 1053Business and Professional Speech (CBK) 3
IS 1403Business Information Systems Fluency (CBK) 3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
American History (core) 3
Second Year
Fall
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics 23
ACC 2013Principles of Accounting I (CBK) 3
MS 1023Business Statistics with Computer Applications I (CBK) 3
Government-Political Science (core) 3
Life & Physical Sciences (core) 3
Evaluated for Admission to the College of Business
Spring
ACC 2033Principles of Accounting II (CBK) 3
MGT 3003Business Communication and Professional Development (CBK) 3
MS 3043Business Statistics with Computer Applications II (CBK) 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture (core) 3
Life & Physical Sciences (core) 3
Third Year
Fall
GBA 2013Social and Ethical Issues in Business (CBK) 3
IS 3003Principles of Information Systems for Management (CBK) 3
MGT 3013Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management (CBK) 3
MS 3053Management Science and Operations Technology (CBK) 3
ENT 3123Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
Spring
BLW 3013Business Law (CBK) 3
FIN 3014Principles of Business Finance (CBK) 4
MKT 3013Principles of Marketing (CBK) 3
Component Area Option (core) 3
Any upper-division MGT course (3XXX or 4XXX) (major) 3
Fourth Year
Fall
ECO 3033Economics of Managerial Decisions (major) 3
FIN 3313 or 3033Money and Banking or Principles of Investment (major) 3
Government-Political Science (core) 3
Upper division Business elective (4xxx-level) 3
Business or non-business elective 3
Spring
MGT 4893Management 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 2
 Total Credit Hours: 120.0
1

ECO 2023 is a prerequisite for ECO 2013.

2

College of Business students should take MAT 1033 and ECO 2023 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.

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Entrepreneurship

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Entrepreneurship is a college-wide program.  Faculty are drawn from across the College of Business. See the Management section of this catalog for the Entrepreneurship degree plan and the Entrepreneurship website for more information.

Minor in Business Administration

The Minor in Business Administration is open to all University majors (including B.A. in Economics and B.S. in Statistics), except business students seeking a B.B.A. degree. The following 18 semester credit hours are required in the College of Business:

ACC 2003Foundations of Accounting3
or ACC 2013 Principles of Accounting I
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
FIN 3003Survey of Finance3
IS 1403Business Information Systems Fluency3
MGT 3013Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management3
MKT 3013Principles of Marketing3
Total Credit Hours18

To declare a Minor in Business Administration, obtain advice and seek approval of substitutions for course requirements with your academic advisor.

General Business Administration (GBA) Courses

GBA 2013. Social and Ethical Issues in Business. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

A study of the social and ethical responsibilities of business organizations and of the people who work in those organizations. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

GBA 4873. Global Business Immersion I. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9 semester credit hours of College of Business (COB) courses and official admission into the COB Business Immersion Program. This course provides students with first-hand experience into how business is conducted in the locations visited. The pre-departure activities provide students with an introduction to the local business climate and culture. The in-country activities include visits to local companies and workshops hosted by local professors. The post-immersion components engage students in reflection opportunities and applied project experiences. This course relies heavily on experiential components; as a result, attendance to all official course events is required.

GBA 4883. Global Business Immersion II. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9 semester credit hours of College of Business (COB) courses and official admission into the COB Business Immersion Program. This course provides students with first-hand experience into how business is conducted in the locations visited. The pre-departure activities provide students with an introduction to the local business climate and culture. The in-country activities include visits to local companies and workshops hosted by local professors. The post-immersion components engage students in reflection opportunities and applied project experiences. This course relies heavily on experiential components; as a result, attendance to all official course events is required.

GBA 4951. Special Studies in General Business Administration. (1-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and consent of instructor, Department Chair, and Dean of the College. An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor's degree.

GBA 4952. Special Studies in General Business Administration. (2-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and consent of instructor, Department Chair, and Dean of the College. An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor's degree.

GBA 4953. Special Studies in General Business Administration. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and consent of instructor, Department Chair, and Dean of the College. An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor's degree. Generally offered: Spring, Summer.