Feb 28, 2024
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.Entrepreneur majors may consider applying to the Select Cohort program offered through the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship (WCE). This program combines academic rigor, mentoring, and additional practical experience to provide the foundation needed to develop, launch, and manage business enterprises in a rapidly changing business environment.
Admission to the WCE Select Cohort program is determined during the fall semester for students who have completed or are enrolled in ENTR 3310 or ENTR 3311.
Entrepreneurship Major Coursework and Electives (42 Credit Hours)
For WCE Select Cohort program information, admission, and special program requirements, see: Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurship Major Requirements
Requirements: 18 semester credit hours total
Additional Elective Hours Required:
- Approved Advanced Business Electives Credit Hours: 6.0 (any 3000-4000 level business course)
- Advanced Electives Credit Hours: 9.0 (any 3000-4000 level course)
- General Electives Credit Hours: 9.0 (any 1000-4000 level course) *
* The 9 hours of General Electives are designated for 6 hours of any unused Component Area Option (090) courses and 3 hours of an unused Social/Behavioral Science (040) course. Remaining hours can be met by any 1000-4000 level course.
Undergraduate business majors in the accelerated pathway B.B.A./M.S. degree program
Undergraduate business majors in the accelerated pathway B.B.A./M.S. degree program who complete graduate courses as an undergraduate may count them toward the requirements for the B.B.A. regardless of admission to a M.S. business program toward major or minor requirements for courses with the same letter rubrics as their major or minor, or toward elective requirements of their major.
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 business writing evaluation (BWE), administered through BUSI 3302.
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, 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 2301 and ECON 2302 may count for Core Social and Behavioral Science requirement and Field of Study (students without either ECON 2301 or ECON 2302 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
UH Core American History Requirement:
UH Core Government Requirement:
Plus completion of required number of hours from selection of courses in each of the following UH Core Requirement categories:
Advanced-Level Business Required Courses
21 Credit Hours
This section is required for all business majors.