Nov 28, 2023
The Global Energy Management (GEM) Track in Finance
The GEM Track in Finance program is a complete undergraduate education in energy business culminating in a BBA in Finance. The GEM Track in Finance is a specialization of the traditional BBA in Finance which gives graduates the leading edge when entering the energy job market. Students of the GEM Track in Finance program are finance majors who take a series of pre-selected energy business electives in their junior and senior years. Students in this program obtain a BBA in Finance, and receive a Global Energy Management Track certificate by meeting the specified course requirements, and having a 3.25 or higher cumulative grade point average to declare GEM Track for the certificate.
Curriculum Advising Chart
Students enrolled in the GEM Track in Finance must meet the regular BBA requirements for finance majors. The GEM Track does not require any more classes than the standard track in finance, but requires that students choose their major classes from the following list:
Finance GEM Track Major Coursework and Electives (42 Credit Hours)
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.
Additional UH Core Courses
24 Credit Hours
Advanced-Level Business Required Courses
21 Credit Hours
This section is required for all business majors.