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Program Format:

New students are accepted into the General Business BBA Program every 8 weeks. Each semester is divided into two seven-week terms. Students seeking full-time status will take two classes each term for a total of four classes a semester. Students who enroll full time for all 6 subterms  may earn up to 36 hours of credit toward their degree each academic year.

Transfer credit:

There are multiple ways to transfer credit to McMurry University. Courses eligible for transfer credit are those courses generally considered to be academic in nature; taken for college credit (not remedial or taken specifically for athletic participation) with a grade of at least C; and from a regionally accredited institution. Course credit can also be awarded through examination, such as CLEP or departmental examinations.

Your academic advisor will be able to review the results of your transcript evaluation with you.

General Business BBA Degree Requirements

Credit Hours
BUSI 1310 Contemporary Business
COIS 1315 Computer Fluency
COIS 3380 Management Information Systems
ECON 2310 Principles of Macroeconomics (meets gen ed requirement)
ECON 2320 Principles of Microeconomics
ACCT 2310 Financial Accounting
ACCT 3305 Managerial Accounting or
ACCT 3370  Intro to Taxation
BUSI 3370 Business Statistics
MGMT 3310 Principles of Management
MKTG 3370 Principles of Marketing
FINC 3340 Business Finance
BUSI 4370 Business Law
BUSI 4384 Ethics in Business and Society
BUSI 4390 Strategic Management

Upper Level Business Electives: 18 Credit Hours

ACCT 3370 Intro to Taxation or
ACCT 3305 Managerial Accounting
BUSI 3350 Entrepreneurship
FINC 3350 Money and Banking
MGMT 3380 Organizational Behavior
FINC 3330 Personal Finance
MKTG 3380 Marketing Promotions Other advanced business courses as available (3000-4000 level)

Total Hours in Major


General Education Requirements:

ARTS 1300 Exploring the Visual Arts or      FNAR 2310 Survey of Fine Arts MATH 1311 College Algebra COMM2330 Business and Professional Communication
BIOL 1401 Principles of Biology HFIT 1200 Fitness for Living Modified RELI 2350 Religions of the World
RELI 1310 Intro to Christianity COSC1322 Intro to Computer Science/Info Tech ECON2310 Macroeconomics or ECON 2320 Microeconomics (listed in business core)
ENGL 1310 English Composition and Rhetoric PSYC 1340 General Psychology SRLD1300 Introduction to Ethics
ENGL 1320 English Composition and Literature    

Additional Elective Hours Required:

An additional 12 elective hours will be needed to reach the necessary 120 hours for graduation. The number of elective hours varies depending on foreign language hours needed and transfer courses.

Supporting Course: ACAD 1199 Orientation to Online Learning 0

Total Hours to Earn a Degree


Final acceptance of transfer courses, course equivalency, and credits awarded toward a degree at McMurry is subject to the approval of the Registrar.

Language requirement: 

Students who graduated from high school without two years of study in a single foreign language may be required to take 8 hours of a single foreign language. Students who graduated prior to 2006 are exempted from this requirement.


ACCT 2310 Financial Accounting (3-0) Prerequisites: None. An introduction to accounting as a device for reporting business activity. The underlying principles of accounting are studied in addition to the construction and interpretation of financial statements as they apply to corporations.

ACCT 3305 Managerial Accounting (3-0) Prerequisite: ACCT 2310. 
The managerial uses of accounting data; analysis and interpretation of accounting reports; cost control, and methods of measuring performance. May not be used to complete degree requirements in Accounting concentration.

ACCT 3370 Introduction To Taxation (3-0) Prerequisite: ACCT 2310. 
An introduction to the taxation of individuals. Included are the tax formula,taxable and nontaxable income, deductions and losses, certain business expenses, and employee and self-employed related expenses.

BUSI 1310 Contemporary Business (3-0) Prerequisite: None. 
Survey of the functional areas of business with special emphasis on the role of business in society, business careers and techniques of analysis used in business.

BUSI 3310 Integrated Business Writing (3-0) Prerequisites: None. 
Practical and ethical business communication principles, including organization, clarity, and conciseness. Topics include: letters; memoranda; the exchange of technical information and ideas among professionals and co-workers; reports and presentations that emphasize accuracy, conciseness, and support of appropriate conclusions; methods of communicating the implications of critical business issues in recommendations and informed opinions, including, but not limited to, audit reports; and the impact of information technology on the above. Recommended for students taking certification exams.

BUSI 3350 Entrepreneurship (3-0) Prerequisite: None. 
The planning and operation of a small business enterprise. It will include site location, financial aspects of starting a business, sources of information and aid for the entrepreneur, common management problems, and practical methods of controlling expenses and building volume.

BUSI 3370 Business Statistics (3-0) Prerequisite: MATH 1311. 
Descriptive statistical measures, probability distributions, sampling, inference, chisquare and non-parametric methods, regression and correlation, and time series and analysis.

BUSI 4370 Business Law (3-0) Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing or consent of the instructor. 
Historical development of law, court procedure, torts, contracts, ethics, business entities, Uniform Commercial Code and legal environment of business. This course is recommended for pre-law students.

BUSI 4384 Business Ethics and Society (3-0) [This course will not satisfy CPA requirements: Accounting majors should take BUSI 4385.] Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing or consent of the instructor. 
To provide students with an opportunity to explore the issues of integrity, moral reasoning, independence and objectivity as they apply to legal and social issues that impact strategic decision making for institutions and organizations.

BUSI 4390 Strategic Management: Strategy and Decision Making (3-0) Prerequisites: MGMT 3310, MKTG 3370, ACCT 2310, ECON 2320, FINC 3340, BUSI 3370, and senior standing, or consent of the instructor. 
This course integrates the functional areas of business from the management point of view. Emphasis on the role of management in formulation of strategy, long range planning and decision making. This is the capstone course for Business. Enrollment is limited with preference given to graduating seniors.

COIS 1315 Computer Fluency (3-0) Prerequisites: None. 
Introduction to the use of computer hardware and software in today’s world with a heavy emphasis on the use of computing resources to collect and organize data and produce meaningful reporting products. Topics will include an overview of hardware, software, and the Internet; the use of spreadsheets, databases, and graphing tools to solve problems from a variety of scientific and non-scientific disciplines; and an introduction to designing and building Web sites.

COIS 3380 Management Information Systems (3-0) Prerequisites: BUSI 1310, COIS 1315 or equivalent. 
This course provides a critical examination into how information systems are managed by organizations. Emphasis is on planning and decision making needs, systems development, and support for management levels. Topics include: management theory, systems options, software support, decision

ECON 2310 Principles Of Macroeconomics (3-0) Prerequisites: None. 
Designed to partially fulfill the Business Core Course Requirement for the BBA, and optional for the General Education Requirement for Personal and Global Perspectives. Economic principles that focus on the level and distribution of national income, full employment and price stability, money and banking, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth. Various macroeconomic models are analyzed.

ECON 2320 Principles Of Microeconomics (3-0) Prerequisites: None. 
Designed to partially fulfill the Business Core Course Requirement for the BBA, and optional for the General Education Requirement for Personal and Global Perspectives. Economic principles that focus on households, business firms, industries and international trades. Includes demand, supply, costs of production, and the market structures of pure competition, oligopoly, monopolistic competition and monopoly.

FINC 3340 Business Finance (3-0) Prerequisites: ACCT 2310 and ECON 2310 or 2320. 
Acquisition and use of funds by business firms with emphasis on techniques of analysis for decision making.

FINC 3350 Money And Banking (3-0) Prerequisite: FINC 3340. 
Functions and policies of the American monetary and banking system in the United States; Federal Reserve Bank; bank credit policy; monetary theories and policies.

MGMT 3310 Principles Of Management (3-0) Prerequisites: None. 
Study of management principles applicable to various legal forms of organizations. Attention is given to the decision-making process, planning, organizing, leadership, motivation and the control process.

MGMT 4330 Organizational Behavior / Interpersonal Relations (3-0) Prerequisites: MGMT 3310 or approval of instructor. 
The study of individuals, groups, and organizations in the work environment, to include the structure, processes, and effects of each upon each other. Also, interpersonal relationships, emphasizing individual and group behavior and communication in the business setting, with further emphasis upon identifying and classifying individual behavior and personal styles of behavior are examined. Strategies for managing interpersonal relationships will be discussed and developed.

MKTG 3370 Principles Of Marketing (3-0) Prerequisites: None. 
Required of Business majors and minors. Social and economic aspects of the principles and the methods underlying the distribution of commodities: the functions performed by the institutions and the organizations which move goods from the producer to the consumer.

MKTG 3380 Marketing Promotions (3-0) Prerequisite: MKTG 3370. 
An overview of Advertising, Personal Selling, Public Relations and Sales Promotion as it relates to the Marketing Mix. The emphasis will be on the Promotional Mix as it is used to inform, persuade, and influence the consumer’s purchase decision.