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Majors, Certificates and Minors

Business Undergraduate Programs

Business Majors

The Hankamer School of Business offers 13 unique majors and various tracks within those majors that will equip you to take the lead in today's competitive marketplace. Each major will expose you to learning environments that will develop core business knowledge and skills while also instilling a strong, ethical mindset.

Program Name (Click each major for a detailed description)
View More Information Accounting

Degrees offered: BBA

Major description:Accountants develop and communicate financial and other economic information for the purpose of making business decisions. Accounting is an international subject that involves critical thinking and working with people. An accounting major provides broad career opportunities in public accounting (CPA), industry (CMA), and government. Accountants have expertise in accounting, auditing, budgeting, computer systems, financial management, and taxation.

Technology Note: Due to the extensive use of data analytics software only available on a PC, Accounting majors should plan to have a PC rather than a Mac. Students can utilize the computer lab, but this will limit the flexibility of completing assignments. The department’s intent is to prepare students for the profession, and all corporate partners that hire accounting graduates are PC based.

View More Information Baylor Business Fellows

Degrees offered: BBA

Major description:The Baylor Business Fellows major is based on the assumption that students of proven academic excellence may pursue a bachelor of business administration degree with few restrictions on their selection of courses and the methods used to accomplish their work. This major offers the widest latitude in meeting the BBA requirements, allowing the student to specialize in one or more areas in the Business School and/or one or more areas outside the School. Students will prepare for graduate school and analytical careers. Admission is competitive and separate from admission to the University or the School of Business.

View More Information Economics

Degrees offered: BA, BBA, BS

Major description:Economics provides a theoretical and empirical framework for business. The economics major, combined with the professional business core, is excellent preparation for a business career or graduate study in economics, business or law. Career opportunities include positions in consulting, financial analysis, commercial banking, economic development, and government agencies.

View More Information Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation

Degrees offered: BBA

Major description:The entrepreneurship major offers a unique learning experience to students who aspire to start or secure employment in a business having high growth potential. The major helps students to identify viable career options in entrepreneurship, expand their conceptual knowledge of the entrepreneurship process, and develop a repertoire of venture management skills and techniques. Course work culminates in the development of an actual business plan designed to launch the student’s entrepreneurial career.

View More Information Finance

Degrees offered: BBA

Major description:Finance is the study and practice of decision-making to acquire and manage real and financial assets for the purpose of creating and maintaining economic (market) value. The finance curriculum consists of two main areas of study - corporate finance and investments - with electives in commercial banking, entrepreneurial finance, futures and options, international finance, risk management, and short-term financial management. Students with a major in finance may pursue career opportunities in corporate finance, credit management, financial consulting, investments/investment banking, and commercial banking.

View More Information Human Resource Management

Degrees offered: BBA

Major description:The major in human resource management prepares students for business careers that are centered on people. Course work is designed to develop the many skills required of a human resource specialist and focuses on areas such as employee recruitment, placement, performance evaluation, compensation/benefit programs, labor relations, team development, discipline, training/development programs, and career planning. Career opportunities are found in almost all business fields in firms that are large enough to warrant human resource specialists.

View More Information International Business

Degrees offered: BBA

Major description:Successful business professionals must embrace the opportunities and challenges of the new world economy. International business majors choose from specialized courses in accounting, economics, marketing, finance, management, and modern foreign language. International business opportunities are available in almost every sector, including the energy, telecommunications and information technology industries and in banking financial services, multinational corporations, international organizations and government agencies.

View More Information Management

Degrees offered: BBA

Major description:This major prepares students for managerial positions that are a key to the success of any business organization. Course work focuses on the development of skills necessary for the effective and efficient management of organizational resources, and it includes instruction in such areas as leadership development, project management, negotiating and conflict resolution, organizational design, productivity enhancement, employee motivation, and managerial values. Graduates are prepared for leadership positions in a variety of industries including manufacturing, retail, and services.

View More Information Management Information Systems

Degrees offered: BBA

Major description:As the demand for information technology intensifies, majors in Management Information Systems (MIS) are highly marketable. The MIS track prepares students to become information systems professionals who focus on integrating information technology solutions and business processes to meet the information needs of businesses and other enterprises, enabling them to meet their objectives in an effective, efficient way.

View More Information Marketing

Degrees offered: BBA

Major description:Marketing is the organization’s way of interfacing with customers. It involves many activities, all focused on building long term relationships with customers. The curriculum strengthens conceptual and analytical skills and improves verbal and written communication abilities. Choosing from an array of marketing courses, students can prepare for careers in marketing management, advertising, marketing research, retail management, financial services, and marketing for nonprofit organizations. Some students cap their programs with a marketing internship that enables them to explore a specific career opportunity prior to graduation.

View More Information Professional Selling

Degrees offered: BBA

Major description:The professional selling major prepares students for success in careers that span the spectrum from account representative to vice president of sales and marketing. The sales curriculum cultivates the core skill competencies needed in a competitive, complex and ever changing marketplace. Students are involved in basic selling, managing and growing long-term customer relationships, sales force management and leadership, negotiating, and strategic decision-making.

View More Information Risk Management and Insurance

Degrees offered: BBA

Major description:The risk management and insurance curriculum focuses on the financial and economic characteristics of potential exposures to loss faced by firms and individuals, and the techniques available to minimize the costs associated with such exposures. Employment opportunities may be found in corporate risk management and brokerage consulting, treasury risk management, insurance home office operations, and insurance agency operations.

View More Information Supply Chain Management

Degrees offered: BBA

Major description:The supply chain management curriculum prepares the students to manage the many activities involved in the creation of goods and services. Students develop the ability to apply problem-solving tools related to productivity improvement, quality control, production scheduling, and materials management, and to present an integrated top-management view of the entire operations function. Entry-level positions in supervision, production planning and control, inventory management, quality assurance, project management, and technical sales provide a wide choice of career options.

Certificate Programs

Certificate programs offer a variety of learning opportunities tailored to meet specific career goals. A student will major in one of the Business School undergraduate majors, then take predetermined courses to meet the additional certificate requirements.

Program Name (Click each major for a detailed description)
View More Information Business Analytics

Certificate description:The goal of the Certificate Program in Business Analytics is to provide Hankamer School of Business students exposure to concepts and techniques critical to success in the area of business analytics. The purpose of the Certificate in Business Analytics will be to make students in all business majors more attractive in the marketplace by providing the skills necessary to understand and interpret big data and business analytics. For more information, contact Professor McElroy.

View More Information Energy Commerce

Certificate description:The Certificate Program in Energy Commerce provides undergraduate business students enhanced preparation for careers in the energy industry. EC certificate holders will have the advantage of an understanding of the industry and its basic vocabulary, as well as the benefit of several experiences such as an industry internship, significant interaction with industry leaders, field trips to a wide range of facilities and completion of an energy-related capstone project.

Business Minors

If you wish to study business without pursuing a BBA degree, you have the option to pursue a minor in the following areas of study:

Program Name (Click each minor for a detailed description)
View More Information Business Administration

Non-business majors must have at least Sophomore-standing, with a minimum 12 Baylor hours, and a 2.75 cumulative Baylor GPA in order to enroll in these minor courses. Students must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA to continue taking classes in this minor. Course availability during the fall and spring semesters may be limited. Most courses, however, are offered online during the summer.

Requirements for a Minor:

  • ECO 1305
  • ACC 2301
  • MGT 3301
  • MKT 3301
  • BUS 3302
  • ENT 3315

A student must earn at least a "C" in each class in the minor.

A student may elect to substitute MKT 3340 for MKT 3301 in the Business Administration minor if planning a career in a Nonprofit organization.

View More Information Economics

Requirements for a Minor:

  • ECO 2306
  • ECO 2307
  • ECO 3306
  • ECO 3305 or 3307
  • 3 hours of 4000 level Economics elective
  • 3 hours of an additional Economics elective

*MTH 1321 should be taken to satisfy the math degree requirement. ECO 1301, 1305, 3308 and 3355 do not count toward the Economics minor.

View More Information Entrepreneurship

Non-business majors must have at least Sophomore-standing, with a minimum 12 Baylor hours, and a 2.75 cumulative Baylor GPA in order to enroll in these minor courses. Students must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA to continue taking classes in this minor. Due to seat availability, there is no guarantee that a student starting this minor will be able to complete the coursework.

Requirements for a Minor:

  • ENT 3315
  • ENT 3380
  • ENT 4325
  • MKT 3310
  • One course from:
    • ENT 3301, 3350, 4320, 4321, 4330, 4340, 4351, 4353, 4354, 4360, or 4380
  • One course from:
    • ACC 2301, BUS 3302, MGT 3301, or MKT 3301
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