BBA in Management

Entrepreneurship

BBA in management (entrepreneurship) graduates acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities to conceive business ideas and create new businesses. Entrepreneurship graduates either start their own businesses or work as part of an intrapreneurial team in a larger company. If independence and flexibility are what you look for in a career, then entrepreneurship can deliver on that by allowing you to pursue your own independent career and be your own boss with unlimited income opportunities.

General Management

BBA in management (general management) graduates acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities to pursue lifelong learning with many career options. They typically enter the workforce at the assistant manager position or team leader at many organizations across many industries. They are responsible for planning and managing the operations of a single business unit or an entire organization.

Human Resources Management

BBA in Management (Human Resources) graduates acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively manage an organization's employees. HRM professionals perform such activities as compensation, benefits, training and development, staffing, strategic HR management, among others. HRM graduates frequently work at large employers in all major industries.

Marketable Skills

Students in Entrepreneurship will develop the following marketable skills:

  • Confidence: Be self-assured through appreciating your own talents, abilities, skills, and qualities
  • Critical thinking: Analyze and evaluate issues in order to solve problems and develop informed opinions
  • Entrepreneurship: Develop, organize, and manage ideas and opportunities turning them into new products, services, firms, or industries
  • Leadership: Step up, think, and act critically and creatively to bring others together to accomplish a common task
  • Problem-solving: Find solutions to difficult or complex issues
  • Social skills: Effectively use body language, verbal and non-verbal communication skills, and personal appearance to communicate and interact with others

Students will also gain analytical skills, small business management, startup funding knowledge, innovation, and creativity. 

Students in General Management will develop the following marketable skills:

  • Communication: Reach mutual understanding through effective exchange of information, ideas, and feelings

  • Critical thinking: Analyze and evaluate issues in order to solve problems and develop informed opinions

  • Global awareness: Understand and appreciate people, cultures, and ideas from around the world that impact our community

  • Leadership: Step up, think, and act critically and creatively to bring others together to accomplish a common task

  • Organization: Use resources effectively and efficiently in order to stay focused on different tasks

  • Teamwork: Participate as an effective, efficient member of a group in order to meet a common goal

Additionally, students will gain social responsibility and strategic planning.

Students in Human Resources Management will develop the following marketable skills:

  • Communication: Reach mutual understanding through effective exchange of information, ideas, and feelings
  • Critical thinking: Analyze and evaluate issues in order to solve problems and develop informed opinions
  • Leadership: Step up, think, and act critically and creatively to bring others together to accomplish a common task
  • Listening: Be able to accurately receive and interpret messages during a conversation 
  • Social skills: Effectively use body language, verbal and non-verbal communication skills and personal appearance to communicate and interact with others
  • Stress management: Be able to identify causes of stress, identify effective coping mechanisms, and take action to change the situation

Students will also gain emotional intelligence, teamwork, writing, and organization skills. 

Degree Plan

BBA in Management with a Concentration

Required Credits: 120

Business Designated Core (All courses require a C or better.)
Complete the Business Designated Core requirements.
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Business Foundation (All courses require a C or better.)
Required Courses:
ACCT 2301Principles of Accounting I3
ACCT 2302Principles of Accounting II3
ECON 2304Principles of Economics3
QMB 2301Fundamentals of Bus Statistics3
Math Elective:
Select one of the following:3-4
Calculus I
Math for Social Sciences II
Business Core
Required Courses:
BLAW 3301Legal Environment of Business3
BUSN 3304Global Business Environment3
or BUSN 3305 Global Busn Environ-Study Away
ECON 3310Managerial Economics3
or ECON 3320 Money and Banking
FIN 3310Business Finance3
MGMT 3303Intro-Mgmt/Organizational Beha3
MGMT 4300Strategic Management3
MKT 3300Principles of Marketing3
OSCM 3321Production/Operations Mgmt3
QMB 3301Quantitative Methods in Bus3
Concentration
Complete one of the following concentrations24
Minor
Select a Business minor or certificate12
Total Hours120-121

 Concentrations

Entrepreneurship

Required Courses:
FIN 3330Finance for Entrepreneurs3
MGMT 3306Entrepreneurship3
MGMT 3310Creativity and Innovation3
MGMT 3320Small Business Management3
Select three courses from the following:9
Business Law
Franchising
Corporate Entrepreneurship
Marketing Research
Upper Division Business:
Select three hours of upper division business courses3
Total Hours24

General Management

Required Courses:
MGMT 3306Entrepreneurship3
MGMT 3311Intro to Human Resource Mgmt3
MGMT 3312AIntro to Human Resorc Mgmt Lab1.5
MGMT 3312BEmployee Comp and Benefits Lab1.5
MGMT 3320Small Business Management3
MGMT 4337Compensation/Employee Benefits3
Select nine hours of upper division MGMT from the following:9
Organization Development
Creativity and Innovation
Employee and Labor Relations
Human Resource Training/Develp
Franchising
International Management
Internship in Management
Independent Study in Managemen
Current Topics in Management
Project Management
Total Hours24

Human Resource Management

Required Courses:
MGMT 3311Intro to Human Resource Mgmt3
MGMT 3312AIntro to Human Resorc Mgmt Lab1.5
MGMT 3312BEmployee Comp and Benefits Lab1.5
MGMT 3315Employee and Labor Relations3
MGMT 4304Human Resource Training/Develp3
MGMT 4315Human Resource Staffing/Plan3
MGMT 4337Compensation/Employee Benefits3
Select six hours of upper division MGMT from the follwoing:6
Organization Development
Entrepreneurship
Creativity and Innovation
Employee and Labor Relations
Small Business Management
Human Resource Training/Develp
Franchising
Human Resource Staffing/Plan
Corporate Entrepreneurship
International Management
Compensation/Employee Benefits
Internship in Management
Independent Study in Managemen
Current Topics in Management
Total Hours24

Business Designated Core

Although the UTEP choice is larger, these choices satisfy the requirements of both the core and the major.

All courses listed within this degree require a grade of C or better for successful completion.

Mathematics
Select one of the following:
Calculus I
Math for Social Sciences I
Precalculus
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Required:
ECON 2303Principles of Economics3
The following additional courses are also recommended:
Business/Profession Comm
Math for Social Sciences I
Ethics
 
Other Content

University Core Curriculum

NOTE: The department may make specific suggestions for courses which are most applicable towards your major.

Psychology and Criminal Justice majors and minors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I or a higher level Calculus course.

Business majors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I or a higher level Calculus course.

NOTE: All courses require a C or better

Communication

Select six hours of the following: (Note: ESL students should take ESOL 1300 & ESOL 1312 6
Written and Oral Communication  
Writing About Literature  
Expos Engl Compos-Spkr Esl 1  
Res & Crit Writng Spkr Esl 1  
Rhetoric & Composition I  
Rhetoric & Composition 2  
Rhetoric, Composition & Comm  
Total Hours 6

American History

Required Courses:  
HIST 1301 History of U.S. to 1865 3
HIST 1302 History of U.S. Since 1865 3
Total Hours 6

Language, Philosophy & Culture 

Select one of the following: 3
English Literature  
English Literature  
Intro to American Fiction  
Intro to American Drama  
Intro to American Poetry  
Making of the "Other" Americas  
World History to 1500  
World History Since 1500  
Introduction to Philosophy  
Ethics  
Introduct to Religious Studies  
Seeing & Naming: Conversations  
Introduction to Womens Studies  
Global Feminisms  
Total Hours 3

Mathematics 

Select one of the following: 3
Math in the Modern World  
Math for Social Sciences I  
Calculus I  
Calculus I - Part A  
Calculus I - Part B  
Calculus I - Part C  
Precalculus  
Pre-calculus - Part A  
Pre-calculus - Part B  
Pre-calculus - Part C  
Math for Social Sciences II  
Descriptive & Inferential Stat  
Elementary Statistical Methods  
Total Hours 3

Life & Physical Sciences - Lab 

Select one of the following: 1-4
Astronomy Lab I  
Introductory Biology Lab  
Human Biology Laboratory  
Topics in Study of Life I  
Organismal Biology Laboratory  
Human Anat/Physio Lab I  
Human Anat/Physio Lab II  
Laboratory for CHEM 1305  
Laboratory for CHEM 1306  
CHEM 1407
Course CHEM 1407 Not Found  
CHEM 1408
Course CHEM 1408 Not Found  
Environmental Sci. Lab  
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301  
Lab for GEOL 1313  
Lab for GEOL 1314  
Laboratory for GEOG 1306  
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab  
Laboratory for Geology 1212  
General Physics I  
General Physics II  
Introductory Mechanics  
Introductory Electromagnetism  
Total Hours 1-4

Life and Physical Sciences 

A minimum of two semesters of lecture and one semester of laboratory associated with one of the courses, or two semesters of combined (3 credit) lecture-laboratory courses (Only six hours apply toward the required 42.) 

Select six hours of the following: 1 6
Astronomy Lab I  
Elem Astronomy-Solar System  
Elem Astr Stars & Galaxies  
Introductory Biology Lab  
Human Biology Laboratory  
Topics in Study of Life I  
Organismal Biology Laboratory  
Introductory Biology  
Human Biology  
General Biology  
Organismal Biology  
Human Anat/Physio Lab I  
Human Anat/Physio Lab II  
Human Anat/Physiology I  
Human Anat/Physiology II  
Laboratory for CHEM 1305  
Laboratory for CHEM 1306  
General Chemistry  
General Chemistry  
CHEM 1407
Course CHEM 1407 Not Found  
CHEM 1408
Course CHEM 1408 Not Found  
Environmental Sci. Lab  
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301  
Intro to Environmental Sci  
Lab for GEOL 1313  
Lab for GEOL 1314  
Laboratory for GEOG 1306  
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab  
Laboratory for Geology 1212  
Principles of Earth Sciences  
Principles of Earth Science  
The Blue Planet  
Natural Hazards  
Physical Geography  
Intro to Physical Geology  
Intro to Historical Geol  
Fundamentals of Nutrition  
Wellness Dynamics  
Microorganisms and Disease  
General Physics I  
General Physics II  
Introductory Mechanics  
Introductory Electromagnetism  
Total Hours 6

Political Science 

Required Courses:  
POLS 2310 Introduction to Politics 3
POLS 2311 American Gover & Politics 3
Total Hours 6

Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Select one of the following: 3
Intro-Phys Anth/Archeolog  
Intro-Cultural Anthropology  
Cultural Geography  
Intro to Linguistics  
Econ for Engrs & Scientists  
Interpersonal Communication  
Mass Media and Society  
Principles of Economics  
Principles of Economics  
Introduction to Ed Psychology  
Action Research in Classrooms  
Introduction to Linguistics  
Cultural Geography  
An Intro. to Linguistics  
Lang. Inside & Out: Sel Topics  
Introduction to Psychology  
Introduction to Sociology  
Cultural Geography  
Total Hours 3

 Creative Arts

Select one of the following: 3
Art Appreciation  
History of Art I  
History of Art II  
Dance Appreciation  
Intro-Art of Motion Pict.  
Music Appreciation  
Jazz to Rock  
Music, Culture, and Society  
Introduction to Theatre  
Total Hours 3

Component Area Option

Select two of the following: 6
Intro to Global Business  
Public Speaking  
Business/Profession Comm  
Intro-Computational Thinking  
Computer Programming Sci/Engr  
Inquiry in Math & Science  
Seminar/Critical Inquiry  
Total Hours 6