Business Administration


The College of Business supports the objectives of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. The College of Business seeks to provide a broad education that prepares graduates to succeed in a global and competitive business world. Essential business concepts and skills needed by future leaders provide the foundation education into which Christian principles, leadership fundamentals, practical experiences, and global concepts are integrated. Special emphasis is given to excellent oral, written, and technology-based communication skills.

Entrance Requirements

The College of Business requires that acceptance into the college be granted before students majoring in business may take upper level business courses (3xxx and 4xxx courses excluding general university electives). Acceptance requires that a student: a) must have submitted to the College of Business office (PAC 130) a completed application for entrance into the College of Business; b) must have completed 42 hours overall with a minimum 2.5 G.P.A.; c) must have completed 15 hours of Business Foundation courses with a minimum of 2.5 G.P.A.; and d) must provide verification of meeting G.P.A. requirements. College of Business administrators will provide notification of a decision to a student within two weeks of receiving all required materials. Accepted students will be advised only by College of Business faculty members. Only accepted students will be allowed to register for upper level business courses. See your College of Business advisor to begin this process.

Course Prerequisites

Course prerequisites are governed by the catalog in effect at the time the course is offered.

Correspondence Courses

Business Core and major field courses should be taken in residence. Students taking courses in residence should not also take Business courses by correspondence (including online courses at other institutions). If a student shows that no other arrangement is feasible and that the course must be taken in that particular semester, the Department Chairperson and the College Dean may make an exception. Application for Exception may be picked up in PAC 130 and must be returned with required signatures before a student begins the correspondence class. A student may not retake by correspondence any College of Business course that has already been taken and completed in residence. Please see the next section on Transfer of Credits which includes correspondence and online courses.

Transfer of Credits

Students planning to take their first two years of work at a junior or community college should follow the curriculum that is taken by UMHB freshmen and sophomores. Counseling is available from the offices of the Department Chairpersons to help students know what courses will fulfill degree requirements. Classes offered by the UMHB College of Business as junior or senior-level courses may not be taken at a junior or community college and transferred to UMHB to substitute for the upper level course at UMHB.

UMHB students who wish to enroll at another institution for courses to be used in their UMHB degree must secure prior written permission (before registering for courses at another institution) from the Department Chairperson, the College Dean, and the Registrar.

Credit for most, but not all, business courses may be obtained by passing a written challenge examination. Permissions from the Department Chairperson and the College Dean are needed to take the respective examination.

Degree Programs


The primary undergraduate degree offered by the College of Business is the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) with a choice of a major in Accounting, Business Computer Information Systems, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, or Marketing. Because the B.B.A. is a professional degree, it is the degree of choice for students who want to be recognized professionally as business school graduates. The B.B.A. best prepares students for graduate studies in business, international business, economics, organization management, leadership and law.

B.B.A. students have the option of earning a second major in any of the business major areas, a minor in any of the business minor areas, a specialization in cross-function areas such as faith-based social entrepreneurship, electronic commerce and global commerce, or a minor in any other academic area offered at UMHB. Because of the competitive advantage of having a second field of study, students are urged to consider at least one of these options. Students not pursuing one of these options are required by the degree plan to earn nine (9) hours of upper level College of Business electives.

Students must have a 2.5 GPA in their major field in order to complete the fulfillment of the major requirements for graduation.



B.A. or B.S.

Students may pursue a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Multimedia & Information Technology (MMIT) or Computer Studies.

Students must have a 2.5 GPA in their major field in order to complete the fulfillment of the major requirements for graduation.



Required Practical Experience

All students majoring under any degree program in the College of Business are required to acquire three hundred hours of practical work experience while enrolled at UMHB. This requirement must be fulfilled before a student is allowed to graduate. Practical work experience must be in the area of the student’s anticipated major and may be acquired through full-time employment, part-time employment, internships, apprenticeships, international experiences, or student teaching. If a student has multiple majors, a student is required to complete a total of three hundred practical experience hours across all their majors combined - not three hundred in each major. The department chairperson of the student’s first major field must approve practical-experience hours before the beginning of the student’s senior year. If the student has multiple majors and any of them are outside of the department of the first major, the department chairperson of the first major will consult with any other necessary department chairpersons before granting final approval. In the final semester of a student’s practical work experience hours they must register for BADM 4090 in order to receive degree plan credit for their work experience. Please see the appropriate department chairperson for additional information.