Houston Baptist University Catalog
School of Business
School of Business
Houston Baptist University is nationally accredited by The Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The School of Business offers the following degree programs: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Master of Accountancy (MACCT), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of International Business (MIB), Master of Science in Human Resources Management (MS-HRM), and Master of Science in Management (MS-MGMT).
The School of Business offers an undergraduate degree program leading to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).
A student who chooses a major within the School of Business is studying for a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. The student may choose from the following majors: Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management, or Marketing.
Information Technology Policy
Students taking courses offered in the School of Business will be expected to use e-mail, the internet, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software. Details of these requirements change from time to time, and current statements are available on the undergraduate and graduate web sites as well as from program or departmental offices.
School of Business Exit Exam Policy
All graduates from the School of Business must complete the School of Business Exit Exam. The School of Business will administer the exit exam to all graduating seniors in the School of Business. The School of Business Exit Exam is normally taken in the last semester prior to graduation. In order to graduate, all School of Business students must sit for and pass this exam. A passing score is at least 70 percent on the exam. Students who do not pass the exit exam will be given one opportunity during the graduating semester to re-take and pass the exit exam. If the exit exam is not passed, graduation will be delayed, and students may be asked to take additional course work to demonstrate their proficiency in business administration.
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree is available only to students who major in the School of Business. Every undergraduate seeking the BBA degree must complete a major in an academic area – Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management, or Marketing. This degree option is designed to prepare candidates for careers as professionals, entrepreneurs or for continued study towards graduate education.
The Business Administration core (required for all BBA students) consists of the business core requirements necessary for the study and practice of all business principles.
Students pursuing a BBA will choose a major from the following departments:
Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance
The undergraduate major in Accounting is designed to prepare students for careers in public accounting, industry, or government as professional accountants. Emphasis is placed on accumulating, communicating and analyzing financial data to determine its relevance for effective management and to make better business decisions.
Accounting Major Requirements PDF
The undergraduate major in Finance is designed to prepare students for a career in financial management, banking, financial planning, and investment management. This major recognizes that financial decisions and financial management are critical to the success of the enterprise.
Finance Major Requirements PDF
Finance Minor Requirements PDF
Department of Management, Marketing And Business
There is no major in General Business. However, a minor in General Business is offered.
General Business Minor Requirements PDF
The undergraduate major in International Business provides students with a solid foundation in business concepts, along with key international skills to prepare the student for a career in the global business environment.
International Business Major Requirements PDF
International Business Minor Requirements PDF
The undergraduate major in Marketing is designed to prepare students for a career in marketing and provides the background necessary for subsequent advancement to higher-level marketing positions. Marketing majors work for many different types of companies such as advertising and PR firms, marketing research firms, non-profit organizations, retailing, or service firms.
Marketing Major Requirements PDF
Marketing Minor Requirements PDF
The undergraduate major in management is designed to provide students with an understanding of key business concepts and technologies, along with principles and procedures to manage resources for globally competitive business organizations.
Management Major Requirements PDF
Management Minor Requirements PDF
Master of Accountancy
The Master of Accountancy is designed specifically for the accounting major in the School of Business at Houston Baptist University who intends to sit for the CPA Examination upon completion of degree requirements. Upon completion of degree requirements, the student is awarded both the BBA and the MACCT. If the MACCT is not completed, graduate courses will be accepted to satisfy the corresponding BBA Accounting degree requirements.
To apply for the MACCT program, students must have already completed 90 semester hours with an overall QPA of 3.0, including both HBU and transferred courses, and have taken the GMAT. Of the 90 hours, 24 must have been completed at HBU, and nine of them must be upper-level courses. In order to be admitted to the program, a student must have completed all of the following courses outlined in the follwoing PDF:
Master of Accountancy Requirements PDF
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The MBA Program is structured to develop the knowledge and skills vital for all aspects of management. The program offers an intensive curriculum with focus on globalization, ethics and leadership. This curriculum is also uniquely innovative and flexible. The MBA program requires 33 hours of core courses. If a student does not have an undergraduate BBA degree, there is an additional 16 hours of leveling courses.
Master of Business Administration Requirements PDF
Master of International Business (MIB)
The MIB provides students with the specialized knowledge that is needed in global companies—cross-cultural communications, international law, international finance, global economics, and many other disciplines. This is a lock-step program, with no electives. The program length is 36-52 hours, depending on the student’s undergraduate degree.
Master of International Business Requirements PDF
Master of Science in Human Resources Management (MS-HRM)
The Master of Science in Human Resources Management (MS-HRM) is designed to provide students with the latest and most useful knowledge and skills needed by successful human resources professionals. To ensure currency, the faculty contains an effective mix of highly successful practitioners and those with a rigorous academic background. This is a lock-step program, with no electives.
Master of Science in Human Resources Management Requirments PDF
Master of Science in Management (MS-MGMT)
The Master of Science in Management is reserved for the individual who already holds the MBA degree and wishes to expand his or her skill and knowledge base. The degree consists of thirty hours (ten courses) of graduate work selected from the current MBA course offerings. Course selections are made in consultation with the Associate Dean for Graduate Business Programs.
Master of Science in Management Requirements PDF