A. R. Sanchez, Jr., School of Business
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.
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:
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- Correspondence Work: In no case will courses taken by correspondence be accepted for undergraduate credit.
- 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
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|Core Curriculum (Freshman & Sophomore)|
|ECO 2301||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ENGL 1301||English Composition I||3|
|ENGL 1302||English Composition II||3|
|HIST 1301||The US to 1877||3|
|HIST 1302||The US Since 1877||3|
|MATH 1324||Business Math I||3|
|PSCI 2305||American National Government||3|
|PSCI 2306||American State Government||3|
|UNIV 1101||Learn a Global Context I||1|
|UNIV 1402||Signature Course||4|
|Life & Physical Science||6|
|Life & Physical Science Lab||1|
|Language, Philosophy & Culture||3|
|MATH 1325||Business Math II||3|
|ECO 2302||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|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.|
|BA 3301||Professional Written Comm||3|
|Business Foundation (Freshman & Sophomore)|
|ACC 2301||Intro to Financial Accounting||3|
|ACC 2302||Intro to Managerial Accounting||3|
|DS 2310||Business Statistics I||3|
|Common Body of Knowledge|
|BA 3310||Legal Environment of Business||3|
|BA 3320||International Business||3|
|ECO 3320||Managerial Economics||3|
|FIN 3310||Introduction to Finance||3|
|MGT 3310||Principles of Mgt&Org Behavior||3|
|MIS 3310||Management Information Systems||3|
|MKT 3310||Principles of Marketing||3|
|POM 3310||Production & Operations Mgt||3|
|Major Curriculum and Business Electives||30|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||120|
Objectives By Area of Study
BBA with Major in Accounting
- 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;
- 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
- 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
- Prepare students for productive careers in industry, government, consulting, and for work in graduate level studies, including banking, investments, and the financial services industries.
- Develop a working knowledge of economic theories and their applications to business decision making in a global setting; and
- 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
- Prepare the students for professional careers within the diversified and dynamic global financial environment;
- 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
- 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
- Develop knowledge of technological developments in the global business realm;
- Provide skills to operate and manage computer-based information systems;
- 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.
- Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting (BBA-ACC)
- Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Management Information Systems and Data Analytics (BBA-MIS)
Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in:
- Business Administration (BBA-BA)
- International Economics (BBA-ECO)
- Finance (BBA-FIN)
- Management (BBA-MGT)
- Marketing (BBA-MKT)
(For students outside the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business)
- Minor in Business Administration
- Minor in Management Information Systems and Data Analytics
- Minor in Economics
- Minor in Management
- Minor in Marketing