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Enhance your career mobility with a degree in general business

The BBA in General Business is a broad business degree that offers courses in accounting, economics, finance, data analytics, marketing, and management. Emphasis is placed on opportunity recognition, communication, solving complex problems and creating value in a competitive global landscape. Graduates will be ready to assume entry-level positions in management, marketing, finance, real estate, insurance, retailing, wholesaling, and government or hospital administration. The BBA in General Business is your passport to a successful career in an endless world of business opportunities.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Dallas, Frisco, Online
Duration 4 years
Foreign Language No foreign language credits required
Delivery Face-To-Face, Fully Online
Total Credit Hours 120 hours
Thesis Requirements No thesis required

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General Business BBA:: schedule and CURRICULUM


The General Business program at A&M-Commerce is uniquely designed to prepare you for a successful career and more importantly life! Over 100 years this program has evolved and developed with the longterm success of our graduates in mind. You will not only learn to manage people but also learn to analyze data and communicate efficiently.

Freshman YearLay the groundwork for greatness.

Your first year, you will take a combination of university core and business core classes. All students must take these classes, and they are a very important part of your business education. Many students take mostly core classes with one or two courses related to their major each semester.


Begin with core classes. These are essential for building a strong foundation.

  • College Reading and Writing
    Eng 1301
  • U.S. History to 1877
    Hist 1301
  • Mathematics for Business Applications I
    Math 1324
  • U.S. Life & Physical Science Elective
  • Business Computer Systems
    BUSA 1305


Continue taking your university core classes. Completing an elective or two this semester is important as well.

  • College Reading and Writing
    Eng 1302
  • U.S. History from 1865
    Hist 1302
  • Math. for Bus. Applications II
    Math 1325
  • U.S. Life & Physical Science Elective
  • Advisor-approved elective

Sophomore YearBuild on the foundation.

Your second year, take the remainder of your university core classes along with a few business core and electives. Expand your mind and learn how to think like a professional.


You made it through your first year. Continue ahead with electives and core courses.

  • The US Government
    PSci 2301
  • Principles of Accounting I
    ACCT 2301
  • Principles of Macro Economics
    Eco 2301
  • Degree Pathway
  • US Lit, Philosophy, Culture Elective


Finish taking the remainder of your core classes. Good things are coming!

  • Texas and the Federal System
    Psci 2302
  • Principles of Accounting II
    ACCT 2302
  • Principles of Micro Economics
    Eco 2302
  • Advisor-approved elective
  • US Creative Arts Elective

Junior YearFocus on the art of Business.

During your third year, you will begin to focus on upper-level coursework and take classes related to your major. It’s also a great time to snag an internship or co-op which may count as a class towards your degree.


Start taking classes relating to your major. Things are about to get exciting!

  • Legal Env. Of Business MGT 301
  • Bus. & Eco. Statistics
    ECO 302
  • Principles of Management
    MGT 305
  • Marketing
    MKT 306
  • Fin. Statement Analysis
    ACCT 311


Keep up the good work! Senior year is right around the corner.

  • Business Communication MGT 303
  • Eco 309 or Mgt 390
  • Operations Management
    MGT 307
  • UL Business Elective
  • Organizational Behavior
    MGT 315

Senior YearFinish strong. Find a great job!

During your fourth year, you will finish taking your upper-level business courses and General Business classes. As you get ready to graduate, interview with companies that you dream about working for. You will find alumni who know the quality of TAMUC graduates at businesses worldwide.


You are so close to being done. Stay strong!

  • UL Business Elective
  • UL Business Elective
  • Entrepreneurial Strategy
    Mgt 308
  • Intro. Business Finance
    FIN 304
  • Data & Information Mgt.
    BUSA 326


It’s the home stretch, and graduation is your next step. You got this!

  • UL Business Elective
  • UL Business Elective
  • UL Business Elective
  • International Mgt. & Business
    MGT 380
  • Business Strategy
    MGT 439

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General Business (BBA) :: 1.06 PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS


A degree in general business will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Understand consumer behavior and how to best market products and services.
  • Gain insight into the challenges of owning, operating and marketing a successful small business.
  • Develop a broad set of skills that prepare you for the demands of the global business environment.
  • Study basic theories and models of leadership, management and human behavior in professional organizations.
  • Analyze business opportunities and risks through the use of financial statement analysis, ratio analysis, trend analysis and valuation methods.
Business student John
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General Business (BBA) :: 1.07 Careers


The programs offered by the College of Business provide impactful academic experiences and develop the knowledge and skills required for you to become a leader and create value in your chosen professional role in any organization.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Human Resource
Operations Manager

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018

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General Business (BBA) :: 1.10 MAJORS/EMPHASIS


  • General Business: For this minor, you must complete six semester hours of any 300/400 level Business Courses that you have not already taken.
  • Interdisciplinary Studies: For this minor, you must have a total of 18 semester hours: nine semester hours of 300/400 level courses and nine semester hours of any level courses.
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General Business (BBA) :: 1.11 WHAT YOU WILL LEARN copied not edited

What You Will Learn

You will experience challenging, fast-paced coursework and collaboration with accomplished peers. If you’re ready to develop the practical business knowledge and skills you need to meet the challenges of the global business environment, A&M-Commerce will take you there.

Courses to Prepare You for Your Career

  • Foundation courses include Math for Business, Principles of Accounting, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, and Business Computer Systems
  • Core business courses include Global Operations Management and Business Strategy, Economic Forecasting, Business Communications, and Business Finance
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General Business (BBA) :: 1.12 FEATURED COURSES

Featured Courses

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General Business (BBA) :: 1.13 Course Delivery and Resources

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Course Delivery and Resources

In addition to our long-standing campus courses, many students can complete their degrees by taking online classes. All of our programs are designed to be flexible in order to meet the needs of our students in an ever-changing college environment.

You can also earn 50% or more of the credits required to complete this program at our Dallas site.

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Student Organizations

Management Club

Management Club is an academic club that is here to assist you in the business world, enhance your skills, and prepare you for leadership roles in your career. You are welcome to join, management major or not. We provide you an opportunity to develop personally and professionally through experiences such as touring companies like Amazon and L3, interactives meeting like resume builders, and hosting network events. We also participate in the yearly Lions Innovation Business Competition.

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Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.

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Meet your Success Team :: COB :: General Business Accounting and Management

Meet your success team

Your Student Success Team consists of an academic advisor, a financial aid advisor and an academic concierge specific to your college who collaborate to help a group of students meet their educational goals.

  • Academic Advisor helps you to navigate registration and your degree plan.
  • Academic concierge helps you identify obstacles to your success and connect you to resources.
  • Financial aid advisor helps you navigate financial aid.
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General Business (BBA) :: contact

Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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General Business (BBA) :: 1.14 RELATED DEGREE PROGRAMS

Related Degree Programs

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