College of Business
The College of Business creates a dynamic learning environment for a diverse student population with a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and experience, to develop the knowledge and skills needed to become productive contributors to the global business environment.
The College of Business offers a baccalaureate program leading to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with majors in Accounting, Finance, General Business, Human Resources Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing. The College offers BS degrees in Applied Science (Business Administration concentration), Computer Information Systems, and Economics. The College also offers the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degrees in Business and in Information Technology.
The COB academic program is organized into the following departments:
- Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics
- Department of Marketing and Computer Information Systems
- Department of Management
- COB Netiquette
- COB Minimum Technology Requirements
- COB Computer Skills and Digital Information Literacy Skills
- COB Vendor Privacy Statements
- COB Technical Support
- COB Accessibility Support
- COB Academic Support Services
- COB Student Services and Resources
- COB Vendor Accessibility Statements
- COB Online Orientation
- COB Course Rotations and Advising Guides
Tarleton State University, through its College of Business, is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Program (ACBSP), for offering the following degree programs:
- At the graduate level, the Master of Accounting (MAcc), the Master of Business Administration (MBA), the Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MS-HRM), the Master of Science in Information Systems (MS-IS), and the Master of Science in Management (MS-M).
- At the undergraduate level, the BAAS in Business and Information Technology, BS in Applied Science, Computer Information Systems, and Economics, and all BBA degrees.
The College of Business is also a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), currently pursuing accreditation.
General Requirements of the BBA/BS/BAAS Degrees
Please consult the section on Requirements for a Baccalaureate Degree for general information on general education requirements and other requirements for Tarleton’s undergraduate degree programs. All course work within College of Business (COB) baccalaureate programs can be placed into one of four categories:
- University Core Requirements - Courses required of all baccalaureate degree programs throughout the university.
- Common Business Core - A set of courses aimed at building a common core of business knowledge in business students. The depth of business knowledge may differ by degree type (e.g. BAAS, BBA, BS, or BSAS), and even somewhat by major.
- Major Specific Courses - A set of courses which build competencies unique to the discipline described by the major.
- Electives - A set of courses filling an interest of the student.
All courses categorized as either Common Business Core or Major Specific Courses must be passed with a C or better for them to count toward the degree, or to be used as a listed prerequisite in the baccalaureate program. In addition, students must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or better for all upper-level work counted toward their degree.
BBA Common Business Core
Most of the baccalaureate degree programs are categorized as a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. The following courses are the basis of the BBA Common Business Core (although some programs are more restrictive with their optional courses - consult individual programs for details). Each of these courses must be passed with a C or better to count toward a BBA degree and/or to serve as a prerequisite for another course within the BBA degree.
|BCIS 1305||Business Computer Applications||3|
|BUSI 1301||Business Principles||3|
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
|Math for Business & Social Sciences I (Finite Mathematics) 1|
|Math for Business & Social Sciences II (Business Calculus)|
|Precalculus Math 1|
|Calculus I 1|
|ACCT 2301||Principles of Accounting I-Financial||3|
|ACCT 2302||Principles of Accounting II-Managerial||3|
|BUSI 2301||Business Law I||3|
|BUSI 2311||Business Statistics||3|
|ECON 2301||Principles of Macroeconomics 1||3|
|ECON 2302||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|BUSI 3312 [WI]||Business Communication||3|
|FINC 3301||Principles of Financial Management||3|
|MGMT 3300||Principles of Management||3|
|BCIS 4350||Management Information Systems||3|
|One of the following as determined by discipline:||3|
|Global Information Systems|
|Introduction to International Business|
|International Financial Management|
|BUSI 4359 [WI]||Business Strategy||3|
A student who counts this course toward university general education requirements must complete an additional 3 hours of electives.
Academic Appeals Process
In accordance with Tarleton State University policy, the College of Business hereby adopts the following as its procedure for academic appeals.
Each student encountering a grievance, academic in nature, follow the procedures for filing an academic appeal found in the following policy: