Business Honors - BBA

Mays Business School offers a Business Honors program. Selection through a separate application process is required to be eligible for participation in Business Honors. Prospective students apply to Business Honors as incoming freshmen or during the spring semester of their freshman year. Both selection cycles are competitive processes. More information is available at https://mays.tamu.edu/bba-business-honors/.

Bachelor of Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Business Honors degree is available only to students admitted to Mays’ Business Honors program. The Business Honors major is designed for students whose academic excellence is matched by strong character, leadership skills, and teamwork. The Business Honors major prepares students to begin careers in all fields or to continue on to a graduate program or professional school.

Students pursuing a BBA in Business Honors must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and meet other program requirements to continue in Business Honors. Students are required to complete a total of 30 hours of honors coursework plus an internship for credit. Other program requirements apply.

Business Honors majors work closely with an academic advisor to identify a set of courses to meet their academic goals. They may pursue a double major in Business Honors and one of the six other BBA majors (accounting, finance, management, management information systems, marketing and supply chain management).

Upper-Level Entry Requirements

Admission to an upper level (UL) major in Business Honors requires satisfactory completion of specific coursework, in addition to the application and selection process for Business Honors program participation. To review UL requirements and application procedures see Upper-Level Entry Requirements and Application Procedures.

Lower-Level Business Program (BUAD) 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
MATH 140 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences 1 3
American history 2 3
Communication 3
Select one of the following:
 
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
Composition and Rhetoric  
Life and physical sciences 3
Social and behavioral sciences 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
ECON 202 Principles of Economics 3
MATH 142 Business Calculus 3 3
American history 2 3
Language, philosophy and culture 3
Life and physical sciences 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
ACCT 229 Introductory Accounting 3
ECON 203 Principles of Economics 3
ISTM 210 Fundamentals of Information Systems 3
POLS 206 American National Government 2 3
Communication 3
Select one of the following:
 
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
Composition and Rhetoric  
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
ACCT 230 Introductory Accounting 3
MGMT 211 Legal and Social Environment of Business 3
POLS 207 State and Local Government 2 3
Creative arts 3
Life and physical sciences 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours60

Management Information Systems: Students intending to major in Management Information Systems must add ISTM 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: Students admitted to Business Honors must add (1) BUSN 125 Business Learning Community I (3 credits) to the freshman year curriculum and (2) BUSN 225 Business Competency (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.

Finance: Students intending to major in Finance must add FINC 210 to freshman year curriculum in Business (lower-level).  The general elective taken in the senior year can be reduced by 1 credit.

Upper-Level Business Honors Program

Plan of Study Grid
Third Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
FINC 341 Business Finance 1 3
MKTG 321 Marketing 1 3
SCMT 303 Statistical Methods 1 3
General elective 2 3
International elective 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
MGMT 363 Managing People in Organizations 1 3
SCMT 364 Operations Management 1 3
Upper-Division Business Elective 4 3
Upper-Division Business Elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
Fourth Year
Fall
BUSN 484 Internship 3
General elective 2 3
General elective 2 3
Upper-Division Business Elective 4 3
Upper-Division Business Elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
MGMT 466 Strategic Management 5 3
General elective 2 3
International elective 3 3
Upper-Division Business Elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours54

Total Program Hours 120