Marketing - BBA

Upper-level Entry Requirements and Application Procedures

Students who meet the University and college entrance requirements enter Mays Business School in the BUAD (lower-level business) classification. Enrollment of Mays Business School students in junior- and senior-level business courses is limited to those who have been admitted to upper-level (also referred to as upper division) in one of the seven majors (B.B.A.: accounting, business honors, finance, management, management information systems, marketing, and supply chain management) in the college.

The B.B.A. (accounting, business honors, finance, management, management information systems, marketing, and supply chain management) upper-level entry requirements and application procedures are as follows:

  1. To be admitted to an upper-level major, a student must be admitted to Mays Business School and have:
    1. Satisfactorily completed the following five courses:
      ACCT 229Introductory Accounting3
      ECON 202Principles of Economics3
      ECON 203Principles of Economics3
      MATH 141Finite Mathematics (or its equivalent)3
      MATH 142Business Calculus (or its equivalent)3
    2. BUAD students apply for upper level no later than the last class day of the semester before they expect to enter upper level. NOTE: To enter upper level in the summer, all requirements must be completed BEFORE the beginning of the FIRST SUMMER SESSION.
    3. Business students must successfully complete these three remaining lower-level Core Business Knowledge (CBK) courses at Texas A&M during their first upper-level semester, unless satisfactorily completed prior to upper-level entry:
      ACCT 230Introductory Accounting3
      ISYS 210Fundamentals of Information Systems3
      MGMT 211Legal and Social Environment of Business3
    4. Students are encouraged to complete the freshman and sophomore sequence of courses as listed under Curriculum in Business. BUAD students may preregister for upper-level business courses in the semester for which they have applied for upper level. However, students who fail to complete upper-level requirements shall not be permitted to remain registered in upper-level business classes.
  2. Transfer students: Transfer students admitted to Mays Business School will be classified as BUAD (lower-level Business) students until they complete all requirements listed previously in item 1, at which time they may apply for admission to an upper-level major field of study. Transfer students may immediately apply for upper-level when admitted to Mays Business School if, and only if, they meet all upper-level requirements at that time.
  3. Change of curriculum students: Texas A&M students who change curriculum into Mays Business School from another college or department at the University will be classified as BUAD (lower-level Business) students until they complete all requirements listed previously in item 1. Change of curriculum students who, when admitted to the business school, qualify to apply for admission to upper level may do so.
  4. Preference for available seats in junior- and senior-level business courses will be given to students who have been admitted to a degree granting major in Mays Business School. All ineligible students who pre-register for upper-level business classes are subject to cancellation of their registration in these courses.

Lower-Level Business Program

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
MATH 141Finite Mathematics 13
American history 23
Communication 3
Select one of the following:
Public Speaking  
Argumentation and Debate  
Composition and Rhetoric  
Life and physical sciences 3
Social and behavioral sciences 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
ECON 202Principles of Economics 3
MATH 142Business Calculus 13
American history 23
Language, philosophy and culture 3
Life and physical sciences 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
ACCT 229Introductory Accounting 3
ECON 203Principles of Economics 3
ISYS 210Fundamentals of Information Systems 3
POLS 206American National Government 23
Communication 3
Select one of the following:
Public Speaking  
Argumentation and Debate  
Composition and Rhetoric  
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
ACCT 230Introductory Accounting 3
MGMT 211Legal and Social Environment of Business 3
POLS 207State and Local Government 23
Creative arts 3
Life and physical sciences 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 60
1

MATH 131, MATH 151 and MATH 171 will be accepted in lieu of MATH 142. MATH 152, MATH 166 and MATH 172 will be accepted in lieu of MATH 141.

2

For those students under ROTC contract, see Requirement 7 of the "Requirements for a Baccalaureate Degree".

Management Information Systems: BUAD students intending to major in Mangement Information Systems must add ISYS 250 Business Programming Logic and Design (3 credits) to sophomore year curriculum in Business (lower level). The creative arts elective or a communication elective can be taken during the junior year.

Business Honors: BUAD students admitted to Business Honors must add (1) BUSN 125 Business Learning Community I (3 credits) to the freshman year curriculum and (2) BUSN 205 Integrated Worklife Competencies (3 credits) to the sophomore year curriculum in Business (lower level). The creative arts elective and a communication elective can be taken during the junior year.

Upper-Level Marketing Program

Third Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
FINC 341Business Finance 3
MGMT 363Managing People in Organizations 3
MKTG 321Marketing 13
MKTG 404Advanced Excel for Marketing Managers 1
SCMT 303Statistical Methods 3
General elective 22
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
MKTG 322Consumer Behavior 3
MKTG 323Marketing Research 3
SCMT 364Operations Management 3
Directed Elective 33
International elective 43
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
Marketing elective 53
Directed or Marketing elective 3 or 53
Directed elective 33
General elective 23
International elective 43
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
MGMT 466Strategic Management 3
MKTG 448Marketing Strategy 13
Marketing elective 53
Directed elective 33
General elective 23
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 60
1

This course is an approved writing-designated (W) or oral communication (C) business course. See your academic advisor for additional information.

2

Elective courses are open to any course offered for University credit, except ACCT 209, ACCT 210, FINC 409, IBUS 301, ISYS 209, KINE 198, MGMT 209, MGMT 309, MKTG 409, SCMT 309. Additional restrictions may apply: see academic advisor for information. May be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

3

MKTG majors select a directed elective track and take courses as indicated from the chosen track.

4

Six hours required. A complete list of approved courses is available in the Undergraduate Advising Office, 238 Wehner Building. The six hours of approved international elective courses simultaneously fulfills the University's International and Cultural Diversity Graduation requirement.

5

Any MKTG course (except required MKTG courses and MKTG 409) and IBUS 401-IBUS 403. A maximum of 6 hours of MKTG 402/IBUS 402, MKTG 403/IBUS 403, MKTG 484, MKTG 485, BUSN 392 may be used.