College of Business
Location: McDowell Business Administration Building Room 215, 903.886.5191, Fax 903.886.5650
Dean: Shanan Gibson
College of Business Web Site: http://www.tamuc.edu/academics/colleges/business/default.aspx
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
- a firm academic base supported by a strong general education foundation;
- an understanding of the social, ethical, regulatory, global, political, and cultural environments within which American enterprise exists and operates;
- 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 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:
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.
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.
Please note: Courses used in business core cannot be used in other business major or minor sections.
|Business Core Courses|
|A. Required Courses Suggested to be Completed before Junior Year|
|ACCT 221||Principles of Acct I||3|
|ACCT 222||Principles of Accounting II||3|
|ECO 2301||GLB/US-Prin Macro Economics *||3|
|ECO 2302||Principles of Micro Economics *||3|
|BUSA 128||Business Computing Systems||3|
|US-Math for Business Applications I *|
or MATH 1314
|MATH 176||Math Bus App II *||3|
|B. 300 Level-30 semester hours required|
|ECO 302||Business and Economic Statistics||3|
|MGT 301||Legal Environment of Business||3|
|MGT 303||Business Communications||3|
|FIN 304||Introduction to Business Finance||3|
|MGT 305||GLB/Principles of Management||3|
|MGT 307||GLB/Operations Management||3|
|ECO 309||Economic Forecasting||3|
|BUSA 326||Data & Information Management||3|
|C. 400 Level- 3 semester hours required and Senior Standing Required|
|MGT 439||GLB/Business Strategy||3|
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
- 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 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. Marketing or Management minors must complete six courses approved by the department head.
Center for Excellence (CFE)
Dr. Dale Funderburk, 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
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 497 - Special Topics
Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.
COB 499 - COB UG Comp Exam