COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Dr. Ruby Barker, Dean

Business Building, Room 173

(254) 968-9350

MISSION STATEMENT

††††††† The primary mission of the College of Business Administration (COBA) is to provide an innovative, creative, and relevant education in business disciplines to a diverse group of students. We accomplish this mission by creating an educational environment conducive to the fullest development of an individualís learning and scholarly potential. As a community of scholars, we are committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service to society.

PROGRAMS

††††††† The College of Business Administration offers a baccalaureate program leading to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with majors in accounting, computer information systems, finance, management, human resources management, marketing, administrative systems, and interdisciplinary business. The College works with departments across the University in developing support fields for the interdisciplinary business degree. It cooperates with the College of Education and Fine Arts in offering a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in business with teacher certification. The College also offers a BS degree in computer information systems for specialists not seeking a business degree, a BS degree in management for those desiring a stronger concentration in the field, a BS degree in Business Administration, a BS degree in economics, and BS degrees in accounting and finance. The College also offers the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree in Business Occupations.

††††††† The COBA academic program is organized into the following departments:

††††††††††††††† Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics

††††††††††††††† Department of Computer Information Systems

††††††††††††††† Department of Management, Marketing, and Administrative Systems

The Small Business Development Center is operated by the College with a special service mission to businesses and communities within the University's service area.

ACCREDITATION

††††††† Tarleton State University, through its College of Business Administration, is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs for offering the following degree programs:

1.†††† at the graduate level, for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree;

2.†††† at the undergraduate level, for BS degrees in Accounting, Finance, and Management; and for all BBA degrees.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE BBA/BS DEGREES

††††††† Please consult the section on Requirements for A Baccalaureate Degree (pp. 38-41) for general information on core curriculum and other requirements for Tarletonís undergraduate degree programs.

COMMON BUSINESS CORE

††††††† The following common body of courses (or their equivalents) is required of all majors seeking the BBA degree: ECO 2013, 2023; ACC 2033, 2043; CIS 3013 or ACC 3013; FIN 3013; G B 3113, 4323, 4333, 4593; G B 4443 or FIN 4013 or ECO 4013; MGMT 3013; MKTG 3143

CERTIFICATION FOR BUSINESS TEACHING

††††††† The Department of Management, Marketing, and Administrative Systems offers three options for the BS degree in business with a secondary teaching certificate. Please contact that department for information on program requirements.

TRANSFER POLICY

††††††† Community/junior college students who plan to transfer to the College of Business Administration are advised to take the courses recommended for the freshman and sophomore years as outlined in this section. The appropriate department in COBA should be consulted to resolve questions of transferability. Upper-division 3000/4000-level courses taught by the COBA should not be taken at a community/junior college.

††††††† Credit for business courses taken at another college or university and transferred to Tarleton to be applied to a BBA or BS degree in business will be awarded on the following bases:

1.†††† Business courses that are equivalent to a 1000- or 2000-level course at Tarleton will be accepted if the course content is considered by COBA to be similar.

2.†††† Business courses that are equivalent to a 3000- or 4000-level course at Tarleton will be accepted for advanced credit only if they were taken for advanced credit. Some students may petition for credit in upper-level business core requirements by completing a validating examination through either the College Level Examination Program or a departmental examination; such testing requires approval of the appropriate department head and the Dean of the College of Business Administration. If permission is granted for credit by examination, such credit must be completed before taking any classes for which the course is a prerequisite. Validation must be accomplished in the first semester of enrollment at Tarleton.

3.†††† Business courses that are upper level at Tarleton, but are transferred in as lower-level courses, will be accepted for transfer as lower-level electives with no validation exam.

4.†††† The maximum hours that may be transferred from a community or junior college with validation and applied to a specific major in business (accounting, finance, CIS, management, marketing, or administrative systems) is 9 hours. Under no circumstances may more than 68 semester hours transferred from a two-year institution be counted toward a degree.

LOWER LEVEL TYPICAL CURRICULUM FOR BBA/BS DEGREES

Freshman Year

Sem. Hrs.

Sophomore Year

Sem. Hrs.

ENGL 1113, 1123

6

ENGL 2303

3

MATH 1073

3

ACC 2033, 2043

6

Visual and performing arts

3

POLS 2013, 2023

6

Lab science

8

HIST 2013, 2023

6

CIS 1033 or 3003

3

ECO 2013, 2023

6

HLTH 1013

3

Sophomore literature

3