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College of Business

Location: McDowell Business Administration Building Room 215, 903.886.5191, Fax 903.886.5650
Dean: John Humphreys
College of Business Web Site:

Careers in business offer exciting challenges and opportunities to well-prepared men and women.

The programs offered by the College of Business (COB) are designed to provide successful academic experiences and to facilitate students’ abilities to perform responsibly and effectively in their chosen professional roles in business, industry, government, and education. Graduates generally may be employed in financial services, manufacturing, sales, advertising and market research, accounting, information technology, and general management as well as in a wide range of educational, municipal, state and federal government agencies.  Many others develop entrepreneurial careers employing their business training and skills.

The COB curricula are designed to challenge and sustain the student’s intellectual curiosity while providing the general and specialized knowledge necessary for professional success, personal growth, and responsible citizenship. Specifically, the various programs have been developed to provide

  1. a firm academic base supported by a strong general education foundation;
  2. an understanding of the social, ethical, regulatory, global, political, and cultural environments within which American enterprise exists and operates;
  3. an understanding of the major functional areas of business and industry;
  4. an opportunity for specialized study; and
  5. preparation for advanced graduate study.

Students receiving a BBA or the BS degree in Business Administration will demonstrate competencies in the common body of knowledge in business areas of financial and managerial accounting, the business environment and strategy, finance, behavior and organizational issues, marketing, management information systems, quantitative analysis, and production/operations management.

As part of the commitment to quality education, the College of Business programs are designed to meet the needs of society, including the growing need for graduates to be computer literate. Accordingly, the programs offered provide students with an understanding of the capabilities and applications of computing systems as tools for improved decision-making. This understanding is achieved through a fundamental background in computer programming complemented by a variety of discipline-related applications. The College of Business instructional programs utilize extensive technology, computer and network resources to support all aspects of the academic and research programs.

Academic programs of study in business in the College of Business at Texas A&M University-Commerce are accredited by:

  • The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)—undergraduate and graduate programs in business.


Through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, the College of Business at Texas A&M University - Commerce provides students opportunities to transform themselves into conscientious, career-ready business professionals who add value in a dynamic and global workplace.

  • Conscientious – Students will develop strength of character by learning how to compete and succeed with integrity, diligence, tenacity, and respect for others.

  • Career-Ready – Students will master the theoretical and conceptual foundations of business, learn how business disciplines integrate with and support each other, and graduate as business professionals who add value.

  • Professional – Students will gain practical competence by learning to communicate with purpose, to interact skillfully, and to present themselves professionally.


The College of Business at Texas A&M University - Commerce strives to be increasingly recognized for our high-quality research and programs, the value of our graduates, and our engagement with the business community.



In support of our mission, we value:

  • Professional – Students will gain practical competence by learning to communicate with purpose, to interact skillfully, and to present themselves professionally.

  • conducting ourselves with the highest level of integrity and mutual respect

  • embracing diversity in all its aspects

  • fostering stakeholder engagement

  • striving toward innovation and continuous improvement

  • conducting ourselves in a socially responsible and transparent manner

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree

The following majors are offered:  Accounting, Finance, General Business, Management, Business Analytics, Marketing.

Finance. Major in finance, including minors in personal financial planning and in economics.

Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree

Business Administration. Major in business administration, including a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Masters Degrees: The Master of Business Administration; Master of Science in Finance, Master of Science in Management, Master of Science in Marketing, Master of Science in Business Analytics, and Master of Science in Accounting degrees are offered. Requirements for the Master’s degrees are outlined in the Graduate Catalog.


Business Core Courses
A. Required Courses Suggested to be Completed before Junior Year
ACCT 221Principles of Acct I3
ACCT 222Principles of Accounting II3
ECO 2301GLB/US-Prin Macro Economics *3
ECO 2302Principles of Micro Economics *3
BUSA 128Business Computing Systems3
US-Math for Business Applications I *
US-College Algebra
MATH 176Math Bus App II *3
B. 300 Level-30 semester hours required
ECO 302Business and Economic Statistics3
MGT 301Legal Environment of Business3
MGT 303Business Communications3
FIN 304Introduction to Business Finance3
MGT 305GLB/Principles of Management 3
MKT 306Marketing3
MGT 307GLB/Operations Management3
ECO 309Economic Forecasting3
BUSA 326Data & Information Management3
C. 400 Level- 3 semester hours required and Senior Standing Required
MGT 439GLB/Business Strategy3
Total Hours48

 This course can be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum Requirement


Requirements for a Minor in a Business Discipline

Students may elect to complete a minor in a business discipline in the College of Business. The business discipline minors offered by the CBE include either

  1. a broad-field minor in general business, including courses from several departments within the college; or
  2. minors in specialized areas such as accounting, finance, general business, management, marketing, business analytics, international business or international studies, economics, or personal financial planning.

Most business minors require the completion of ACCT 221 , ECO 2301 or ECO 2302 , and a minimum of four advanced courses as approved by the appropriate department head in the College of Business.  Information Technology, Marketing or Management minors must complete six courses approved by the department head.

Center for Excellence (CFE)

Dr. John Humphreys, Dean of College of Business

McDowell Business Administration Bldg., Room 215; 903-468-6052; Fax, 903-886-5650


The Center for Excellence (CFE) serves to enhance and strengthen North Texas business and industry in the global marketplace via customized professional consulting, seminars, and workshops with programs in leadership, management development, team building, process and productivity improvement, business and industry development, communication skills, innovation, knowledge management, safety and quality improvement.

COB 111 - Critical Thinking
Hours: 1-3
This course introduces students to theories of learning and critical thinking and provides a learning framework to apply them to their college and life experiences. Concepts studied include research and theory on how people learn, critical thinking, problem solving, perception, learning styles, memory, creativity, and how attitudes and values affect the learning and thinking processes. The course also shows students how to apply these theories and research findings to help develop practical skills in critical thinking, time management, reading, note taking, testing taking, other areas that will help them be more successful students and lifelong learners.

COB 499 - COB UG Comp Exam
Hours: 0