Business as a field of study is very broad and practical - everything has a "business" side to it! Whether your passion is social media, basketball, or starting your own company, every industry needs accountants, marketers, managers, financial analysts, and data analytics professionals. In other words, business majors!
The AACSB-accredited programs offered by the College of Business (COB) are designed to produce career-ready professionals who add value to the global business environment. Graduates 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. Others capitalize on their business education and skills and pursue entrepreneurship.
The COB curricula are designed to teach essential business tools and techniques and, more importantly, they focus on helping develop life-long skills such as flexibility, resilience, opportunity recognition, global awareness and the importance of creating both social and economic value for the betterment of our community and the world.. Specifically, the various programs have been developed to provide:
- essential business tools and techniques;
- an understanding of the global, social, ethical, regulatory, global, political, and cultural environments;
- an understanding of the major functional areas of business and industry;
- an opportunity for specialized study; and
- preparation for advanced graduate study.
Students receiving a Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) or the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Business Administration degree will demonstrate competencies in financial and managerial accounting, the business environment and strategy, finance, behavior and organizational issues, marketing, business analytics, quantitative analysis, and production/operations management and economics.
Business majors learn how to research information using quantitative skills, develop creative solutions to real-world business problems, and successfully implement solutions by collaborating as members of diverse teams. Because organizational and individual success requires well-developed soft skills in addition to traditional business acumen of our business curriculum, too
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In support of our mission, we value:
- 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
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree
The following majors are offered: Accounting, Finance, General Business, Management, Business Analytics, Marketing.
Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree
Business Administration. Major in business administration, including a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Graduate Degrees: 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. Requirements for the Master’s degrees are outlined in the Graduate Catalog.
Please note: Courses used as part of the business core cannot be used in other business major or minor sections.
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
- a broad-field minor in general business, including courses from several departments within the college; or
- minors in specialized areas such as accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, general business, corporate management, marketing, business analytics, international business or international studies, economics, or personal financial planning.
Most business minors require the completion of ACCT 2301 Principles of Acct I, ECO 2301 GLB/US-Prin Macro Economics or ECO 2302 Principles of Micro Economics, and a minimum of four advanced courses as approved by the appropriate department head in the College of Business. Marketing or Management minors must complete six courses approved by the department head.
Center for Excellence (CFE)
Frank M. Smith, Director, Center for Excellence
A&M-Commerce at Dallas, Room 2068; 903-468-6058; 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 Career Services
Megan Nolan, Assistant Director, Career Services
McDowell Business Administration Bldg., Room 348; 903-468-6046; Fax: 903-886-5650
COB Career Services provides comprehensive one-stop career resources to COB students and alumni at different points of students’ career development. From career assessment and planning, career counseling, interview skill preparation, resume creation and review, and internship and job placement assistance.
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