Bachelor of Business Administration

Total 120 semester credit hours


The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) prepares students for positions as executives, managers, and specialists in businesses and other organizations. Such an education provides an opportunity to:

  1. understand contemporary business culture;
  2. appreciate the historical evolution of business, and develop an awareness of the social and economic influences in the global community;
  3. encourage social responsibility and community service;
  4. understand major functional areas of business, their relationships, and develop some degree of specialization and application; and
  5. prepare for graduate study.

Students are encouraged to establish a firm base of humanities, arts, and sciences; to develop analytical capability; to investigate major functional areas of business; and to recognize that the role of leadership in the modern business system is vitally important for community progress and economic development.

Admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration Programs

Transfer and freshmen students who are admitted to UT Tyler and interested in pursuing a BBA degree will initially be admitted as Pre-Business students (PBUS). Prior to admission to the BBA program students must request to be formally admitted and must meet with a business advisor to complete an initial career guide and degree plan. Students will be officially admitted to the Bachelor of Business Administration program only after they have satisfactorily completed 30 hours with a 2.0 GPA and the Pre-Business Core requirements. Students must maintain an overall grade point average of 2.0 and receive a "C" or higher in each of the Pre-Business Core Business Field of Study classes listed below to be admitted to the BBA program.

Accounting Principles - Financial Accounting. Managerial Accounting

Computer Literacy*

Economic Principles - Microeconomics, Macroeconomics




*Computer applications adapted to the solution of business problems (equivalent to TECH 2323).

**Content to be at the level of calculus or above and include exponents and radicals, linear systems, matrices, linear algebra, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, probability, differential and integral calculus.

***Public speaking with an emphasis on the preparation and presentation of professional speeches, using computer technology when appropriate.

Transfer of Credit

Only grades of “C” and above may apply towards degree requirements.

General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

The College of Business and Technology offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with majors in accounting, finance, management, and marketing, which requires:

Admission to the BBA program.

A minimum of 120 semester credit hours for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

At least 50 percent of the upper-division business courses must be taken at UT Tyler.

In no event may a student register for the graduation semester until the completion of all prerequisites.

A minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all upper-division work undertaken and a minimum grade of “C” in each course in the major.

A common business core of 25 hours.

The common business core courses are as follows, with variations by major, as noted with a minimum grade of "C":

FINA 3311Principles of Finance

BLAW 3301Business Law and Social Responsibility

MANA 3370Business Writing and Oral Presentations

MANA 3170How to Get a Job

MANA 3305Operations Management

MANA 3311Managing People in Organizations

MARK 3311Principles of Marketing

MANA 3330Management Information Systems

MANA 4395Strategic Management

MANA 3330: Accounting majors must complete ACCT 4391: Accounting Information Systems rather than MANA 3330

MANA 4395: must be taken after above courses in the common business core are completed

Eighteen upper-division hours in the major. At least four courses in the major must be completed at UT Tyler

Fifteen additional upper-division hours, at least nine of which must be taken in the College of Business and Technology.

Freshman Admission

Freshman should designate the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) as the intended degree. Prior to formal admission to the BBA program, these students will be classified as Pre-Business students (PBUS). The majors for the BBA are:





During the freshman and sophomore years each student will complete the core curriculum and the Pre-Business courses. Check with your advisor for courses that currently meet the core curriculum requirements. The courses listed below represent an acceptable plan

Core Curriculum (44 hrs.)

English Composition

ENGL 1301College Composition I [TCCN: ENGL 1301]

ENGL 1302College Composition II [TCCN: ENGL 1302]


MATH 1325Mathematics for Business and Economics II [TCCN: MATH 1325]

MATH 1342Statistics [TCCN: MATH 1342]

MATH 1325 and MATH 1342: Counts also for Pre-Business Core.

Laboratory Science



World or European Literature

ENGL 2322English Literature to the 1780's [TCCN: ENGL 2322]


ENGL 2323English Literature from the 1780's to the Present [TCCN: ENGL 2323]


SPCM 1315Fundamentals of Speech Communication [TCCN: SPCM 1315]



SPCM 1315: Counts also for Pre-Business Core.

Visual/Performing Arts



U.S. History

HIST 1301United States History I [TCCN: HIST 1301]

HIST 1302United States History II [TCCN: HIST 1302]

Political Science

POLS 2305Introductory American Government [TCCN: GOVT 2305]

POLS 2306Introductory Texas Politics [TCCN: GOVT 2306]

Social/Behavioral Science

ECON 2301Principles of Economics I [TCCN: ECON 2301]


ECON 2302Principles of Economics II [TCCN: ECON 2302]

ECON 2301 and ECON 2302: Counts also for Pre-Business Core.

Pre-Business Core (24 hrs.)

Note: Some courses required for the Pre-Business can meet the core curriculum requirements.


ACCT 2301Principles of Financial Accounting [TCCN: ACCT 2301]

ACCT 2302Principles of Managerial Accounting [TCCN: ACCT 2302]


ECON 2301Principles of Economics I [TCCN: ECON 2301]

ECON 2302Principles of Economics II [TCCN: ECON 2302]

ECON 2301 and ECON 2302: Counts in Core Curriculum

Computer Applications

TECH 2323Introduction to Computer Applications


SPCM 1311Introduction to Communication Studies [TCCN: SPCM 1311]

SPCM 1315Fundamentals of Speech Communication [TCCN: SPCM 1315]

SPCM 1315: Counts in Core Curriculum


MATH 1325Mathematics for Business and Economics II [TCCN: MATH 1325]

MATH 1325: Counts in Core Curriculum


MATH 1342Statistics [TCCN: MATH 1342]



MATH 1342: Counts in Core Curriculum