Apr 11, 2021  

General Business, BBA

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General Business faculty: Fulbright, Gleason, Kessler, Kohlhausen, Maldonado, Nealy, Stanberry, Usnick, Von Biedenfeld

A vital part of UH-Downtown’s mission is to offer high quality business education to prepare students for immediate entry into the local business community. Designed for students who seek a strong interdisciplinary business program, the General Business major combines a solid foundation of general education with understanding of the fundamental theories and procedures of basic business functions.

Through this major, students have the opportunity to tailor their course work to meet individual career goals. For example, a student with an entrepreneurial interest might choose courses in small business management, marketing and personnel. A student interested in working in the oil industry might choose professional land management courses. Students interested in focusing on international business might take the courses offered in international business, international marketing, international business law, international accounting and international economics.

A student majoring in General Business can combine this major with any minor(s). The General Business major cannot be combined with a second business major unless the student takes 30 additional upper-level hours. At least 50% of the upper-level business hours must be taken from the University of Houston-Downtown.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will identify and apply basic business concepts from the Business Core.
  2. ​Students will identify the factors influencing individual and organizational responsibilities and the ramifications of unethical behavior.

Bachelor of Business Administration Programs

All majors within the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program administered by the Marilyn Davies College of Business share a common core of general education requirements and a common core of business course requirements. These two core areas must be completed in addition to the major discipline requirements.

Students must complete all general education core requirements prior to enrolling in upper-division courses. Upon completion of the Common Core requirements and earning the requisite GPA, students should file for admission to the Marilyn Davies College of Business.

Degree Requirements

Preparatory Requirements

All students seeking a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston-Downtown must complete the common core requirements.

Common Core Requirements (42 hours)

Common core requirements may be filled by taking any of the courses listed as options under the heading of Common Core Requirements detailed in the Undergraduate Academic Programs section. To fulfill the Mathematics requirement, MATH 1324, or equivalent, is required. To fulfill the institutional requirement, UHD 1302 - Freshman Seminar- Mathematics, specifically “Business Computer Applications”, is recommended for freshman students. Transfer students who have not completed the institutional requirement are recommended to take UHD 2301 - University Seminar-Communication specifically “Going Virtual: Communication in Cyberspace.”

Business Core Requirements (45-48 hours)

Degree Requirements

Preparatory Requirements (42 hours)

Students must complete all common core requirements listed under the heading of Common Core Requirements  detailed in the Undergraduate Academic Programs section prior to enrolling in upper-level courses.

Business Core Requirements (48 hours)

See the list of Business Core requirements under the section titled Bachelor of Business Administration Programs.

General Business Major Requirements (27 hours)

27 Hours of Business Courses Beyond the Business Core

From at least three of the following areas:

Business Administration
Energy Management
Insurance & Risk Management
Management Information Systems
Professional Land Management
Supply Chain Management

No more than 12 of these 24 hours may be taken in any one area. At least 21 of these 27 hours must be upper-level courses that are not being counted toward a second business major.

Total: (120 hours)

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