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Estimated Completion

120 credit hours (4 years)

Application Process

  1. Admission into Tarleton State University - Undergraduate Studies


Locations Available

  • 1Admission to the off-campus locations requires a minimum of 30 transferable credit hours, a 2.0 GPA and that a student be TSI complete.



B.B.A. in General Business


The Bachelors of Business Administration in General Business (BBA-GB) is a specialty degree intended to accommodate students from very diverse educational backgrounds. More specifically, students from outside business with lots of non-business (up to 24-hours) university course credits can complete a degree with the BBA-GB and, in most cases, stay under the 120-hour degree plan and 150-hour financial aid limits. 

If you have extensive Military, Technical, Vocational, or Work-related credits, see the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science or the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS).

Are you a first and second-year student wanting to study business but uncertain what degree to declare? Please see the section, For Uncertain 1st & 2nd Year Students below.


Designed with You in Mind

This degree works well for students who tried another discipline but find they need a change. In those instances, it maximizes the use of studies in the original field.


For Uncertain 1st & 2nd Year Students

So, you want to study business, but you're not sure what major to declare? The easiest thing to do is download/print the Advising Guides for the B.B.A. Management and B.B.A. Marketing. Map the first two years of courses from one program to the other. You will find the first two years of the programs are more or less identical. That is because in Year-One, you are completing the University Core courses, and in Year-Two, you are completing what we call the B.B.A. Core – a group of foundation business courses all B.B.A. degrees require. One strategy would be to choose either management or marketing now. After experiencing the B.B.A. core courses in year two, change to the B.B.A. program that is most appealing and compatible with your personal goals.


Still uncertain?

See the Exploration resources in Career services.

Course Highlights

Hours Course Number Class Name


General Education Requirements


Additional Mathematics Requirement


ACCT 2301

Principles of Accounting I-Financial


ACCT 2302

Principles of Accounting II-Managerial


BCIS 1305

Business Computer Applications


BCIS 4350

Management Information Systems


BUSI 1301

Business Principles


BUSI 2301

Business Law I


BUSI 2311

Business Statistics


BUSI 3312 [WI]

Business Communication


BUSI 4344

Introduction to International Business


BUSI 4359 [WI]

Business Strategy


ECON 2301 [Shared]

Principles of Macroeconomics


ECON 2302

Principles of Microeconomics


FINC 3301

Principles of Financial Management


MGMT 3300

Principles of Management


MGMT 3302

Human Resource Management


MKTG 3312



Advanced Electives








WI-Writing Intensive

Shared – this course is taken as part of the General Education Requirements

For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.

And the 8-semester advising plans.

Plan Your Future

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in General Business offers a wide variety of career options such as:

  • Actuary
  • Human Resource Management
  • Company Manager

And much more!

Real Experience

Study Abroad

Our study abroad programs are designed to give students a new, global perspective on several industry-wide issues. Study abroad programs are often a key component of classes that we offer during the summer semesters.

Career Service

Career Services

Career Services offers students a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:

  • Job fairs
  • Handshake
  • Resume clinics
  • Texan Shadow

And much more!

Facilities and Features

Tarleton SHRM chapter

Society for Human Resource Management

The Tarleton University System Center - Cross Timbers SHRM chapter is affiliated nationally with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Through a variation of activities, the chapter provide professional development, leadership and scholarship opportunities, as well as social and civic events.

Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization

Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization

CEO is an organization with more than 500 chapters worldwide. As a student-run organization, CEO offers excellent networking opportunities and serves as an informational resource for prospective entrepreneurs.

Members of Delta Mu Delta

Delta Mu Delta

Delta Mu Delta is an honor society for students who are pursuing a business-related degree. Becoming a member of Delta Mu Delta is an honor indicative of earnest, intelligent purpose and rewarding achievement.


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