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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Entrepreneurship, B.B.A.

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C.T. Bauer College of Business  > Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship  > Entrepreneurship, B.B.A.

Courses in entrepreneurship (ENTR) provide students with information regarding all aspects of entrepreneurship. Specific topics include evaluating the feasibility of a business idea, developing a business plan, bringing products/services/technologies to market, managing the people side of business, managing the money side of business, and personal development.

The major career objectives are to have entrepreneur students capable of starting their own businesses, or going to work for an existing entrepreneur.

Of special importance to entrepreneur majors is the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship (WCE). The mission of the WCE is to organize and expand the knowledge and practice of entrepreneurship. WCE combines academic rigor with practical experience to provide the foundation needed to develop, launch, and manage business enterprises in a rapidly changing business environment.

Entrepreneurship Major Coursework and Electives (42 Credit Hours)

Entrepreneurship major is selective. Students must be formally accepted into the program through application, interview, and approval. Only students who are formally accepted can enroll in 4000-level Entrepreneurship courses.

General B.B.A. Requirements

In order to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree, students must complete credit hour requirements:

  • UH Core Courses & College Requirements
  • Business Administration and Management Field of Study Courses
  • Advanced-Level Business Requirements (required for all business majors),
  • Major Coursework Requirements
  • Additional Elective Requirements

along with noncredit requirements:

  • Assenting to the Bauer Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, and
  • A passing score on an Excel Competency Exam as a prerequisite to filing a degree plan, and
  • A business writing evaluation (BWE), administered through BUSI 3302. Clearing the BWE is required to file a degree plan.

Credit Hour Requirements

Students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree must complete freshman-sophomore core and Business Administration and Management Field of Study requirements, upper-level business core and required courses, major requirements, pass an Excel Competency Exam, and clear the business writing evaluation (BWE).

The total hours required for a Bachelor of Business Administration degree are summarized below. Students in the Bauer Business Honors Program have additional requirements as specified under the description of the Bauer Business Honors Program.

Students pursuing the Global Energy Management Professional Program (GEM-PP) track in Finance have specialized degree requirements listed under the GEM-PP track for a major in finance. Other specialty programs, such as the Professional Program in Accounting, the Entrepreneurship Program, and the Program for Excellence in Selling, may have additional admission and program requirements as specified by the program.

B.B.A. requirements also listed as approved UH core courses may fulfill both requirements, but students must have a minimum of 120 credit hours to earn the B.B.A.

Specific course requirements in each category are discussed in the following sections. ECON 2304 and ECON 2305 may count for Core Social and Behavioral Science requirement and Field of Study (students without either ECON 2304 or ECON 2305 and substituting Intermediate ECON would be required to take a Social and Behavioral Science course in place of a General Elective Requirement.

UH Core Courses & College Requirements

6 Credit Hours

Business Administration and Management Field of Study Courses

24 Credit Hours

Courses require completion with a grade of “C” or higher in all Business Administration and Management Field of Study courses unless a transfer student has completed the Business Administration and Management Field of Study at another Texas public institution.

3 Credit Hours

Additional UH Core Courses

24 Credit Hours

Advanced-Level Business Required Courses

21 Credit Hours

This section is required for all business majors.

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