A. R. Sanchez, Jr., School of Business

Accreditation

The undergraduate programs in the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business are accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

A. R. Sanchez, JR. School of Business

The mission of the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business is to provide high-quality professional and internationalized education to undergraduate, masters-level, and doctoral students.

To accomplish this mission, we:

  • Deliver quality education to students - increasing their analytical reasoning, ethics, communication, and leadership skills.
  • Support faculty research, teaching and service.
  • Encourage a culture of continuous improvement.

We serve the Texas Border region, the state of Texas, national, and international communities.

Objectives

The primary objectives of the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business are directed toward the parameters of education for the administration of business organizations. To this end, curriculum development is a continuous activity in response to social, economic and technological development reflected in the evolving knowledge in the behavioral and quantitative sciences.

The purpose of the curriculum is to provide a broad education that will prepare the student for creative and responsible leadership in business and society as a whole. The A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business has an active Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter. The purpose of Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and recognize scholarship and achievement among students of business, management and administration, and to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind. Students may also wish to become active in Entrepreneurial, Action Us (ENACTUS), a national organization which provides students opportunities to work with academic professionals and industry leaders on projects which will benefit their community.

General Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

See Academic Regulations - Undergraduate for TAMIU regulations. Specific academic regulations for the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business are as follows:

  1. Character of Undergraduate Work: A candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration will be required to complete courses listed under the requirements for the major/concentration of his/her choice. Written and oral communications are important components of each course. A minimum of 50% of both the business SCH and the major/concentration SCH must be taken at TAMIU.
  2. Grades Required: To be in good standing, a student must have a satisfactory grade-point average on his/her cumulative record as well as on his/her current semester or term record. For a student with 60 hours or more of work passed at the beginning of a semester or term, the minimum cumulative, or overall, grade point average for good standing is 2.0 (C).
  3. S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory): This grade can be given for only predesignated courses and may be used to satisfy degree requirements (e.g., business internships). For undergraduate students, a grade of "S" indicates achievement of 70 percent or greater for the course requirements. This grading criteria applies only to courses in the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business.
  4. Correspondence Work: In no case will courses taken by correspondence be accepted for undergraduate credit.
  5. Workload Regulations: The maximum number of semester credit hours (SCH) that an undergraduate student can take is:
Regular semester 18 SCH
Each summer session 7 SCH

Any SCH load in excess of the above must be approved by the Dean of the A.R, Sanchez Jr. School of Business.

6. Independent Study: Independent study courses are limited to students in their final two semesters and may be given under exceptional circumstances.These courses must be approved by the Professor, Division Chair and Dean of the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business.

7. Advanced Credit/Junior Standing: To obtain advanced credit in Business Administration, a student must have junior standing in Business Administration which is defined as 60 hours of credit which should include six hours each of Introduction to Accounting and Principles of Economics and three hours each of Business Statistics, Professional Written Communications and Fundamentals of Speech.

The following courses make up the Core Curriculum, Communications, Business Foundation and Common Body of Knowledge for all Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees offered by the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business. These courses must be taken to complete the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Bachelor of Business Administration All Majors and Concentrations

Core Curriculum (Freshman & Sophomore)
ECO 2301Principles of Macroeconomics3
ENGL 1301English Composition I3
ENGL 1302English Composition II3
HIST 1301The US to 18773
HIST 1302The US Since 18773
MATH 1324Business Math I3
PSCI 2305American National Government3
PSCI 2306American State Government3
UNIV 1101Learn a Global Context I1
UNIV 1402Signature Course4
Life & Physical Science6
Life & Physical Science Lab1
Language, Philosophy & Culture3
Creative Arts3
Mathematics
MATH 1325Business Math II3
Microeconomics
ECO 2302Principles of Microeconomics3
General Electives
Select 6 hours of the following:6
ANTH/COMM/GEOG/HIST/KINE/PHIL/PSYC/SOCI/MATH/Science. Includes a 1 SCH Life & Physical Science lab.
Communications
BA 3301Professional Written Comm3
Business Foundation (Freshman & Sophomore)
ACC 2301Intro to Financial Accounting3
ACC 2302Intro to Managerial Accounting3
DS 2310Business Statistics I3
Common Body of Knowledge
BA 3310Legal Environment of Business3
BA 3320International Business3
ECO 3320Managerial Economics3
FIN 3310Introduction to Finance3
MGT 3310Principles of Mgt&Org Behavior3
MIS 3310Management Information Systems3
MKT 3310Principles of Marketing3
POM 3310Production & Operations Mgt3
Major Curriculum and Business Electives 30
Total Semester Credit Hours120

Objectives By Area of Study

BBA with Major in Accounting

  1. Prepare the student for an entry-level position as a professional accountant. Potential employers of accounting graduates include CPA firms, corporations (and other forms of business), and all levels of government;
  2. Examine each of the fields within accounting as part of the student’s coursework; these fields include financial accounting, taxation, and accounting information systems; and
  3. Provide selected accounting courses necessary for the Uniform CPA examination. (Note: Additional accounting coursework beyond a bachelor degree will be required to take the CPA examination.)

BBA with a Concentration in International Economics

  1. Prepare students for productive careers in industry, government, consulting, and for work in graduate level studies, including banking, investments, and the financial services industries.
  2. Develop a working knowledge of economic theories and their applications to business decision making in a global setting; and
  3. Provide the analytical and quantitative skills necessary to understand, explain, and anticipate economic phenomena in a rapidly changing global environment.

BBA With a Concentration in Finance

  1. Prepare the students for professional careers within the diversified and dynamic global financial environment;
  2. Develop a working knowledge of the many technological, commercial and institutional forces that influence organizations operating in the global business environment and financial markets; and
  3. Provide the quantitative and analytical skills necessary to be competitive in this rapidly changing global environment.

BBA With a Major in Management Information Systems and Data Analytics

  1. Develop knowledge of technological developments in the global business realm;
  2. Provide skills to operate and manage computer-based information systems;
  3. Impart technological skills in this evolving field for responding to social and economic developments in order to become creative and responsible leaders in business and society.