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.

twogenericmalestudents COBA 1

Estimated Completion

120 credit hours (4 years)

Application Process

  1. Admission into Tarleton State University – Undergraduate Studies


Locations Available



Course Highlights

HoursCourse NumberClass Name
42General Education Requirements
3Additional Mathematics Requirement
3ACCT 2301Principles of Accounting I-Financial
3ACCT 2302Principles of Accounting II-Managerial
3BCIS 1305Business Computer Applications
3BCIS 4350Management Information Systems
3BUSI 1301Business Principles
3BUSI 2301Business Law I
3BUSI 2311Business Statistics
3BUSI 3312 [WI]Business Communication
3BUSI 4344Introduction to International Business
3BUSI 4359 [WI]Business Strategy
 ECON 2301 [Shared]Principles of Macroeconomics
3ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics
3FINC 3301Principles of Financial Management
3MGMT 3300Principles of Management
3MGMT 3302Human Resource Management
3MKTG 3312Marketing
24Advanced 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

Facilities and Features


Related Programs