Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Program

(Austin Campus)

 

Educational Objectives

The Bachelor of Business Administration program at Texas Health and Science University is designed to provide students with an inclusive learning environment and to prepare students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in business and continue their business education at the graduate level. The emphasis of the program is to deliver contemporary best practices in management through the exploration of specific technical business-related disciplines. Exceptions to the curriculum schedule must be approved in advance by the Business Program Director.

 

Admission Requirements

The THSU College of Business Sciences Admissions Committee seeks candidates who show a strong potential for success in today’s global business environment. Candidates who demonstrate analytical capabilities, leadership qualities, management potential, interpersonal and communication skills, and personal commitment and motivation are invited to apply.

The University desires for standard admission those applicants who have completed a minimum of 60 semester credits (or equivalent quarter credits), applicable toward a baccalaureate degree, in general education with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.  General education requirements are defined as those areas of learning that are the common experience of all educated persons, including subject matter from the humanities, mathematics and the sciences, and the social sciences.

Thirty-six (36) of the minimum 60 semester credits must be in these areas.  Note that courses within the area of concentration of the subject matter of the program shall not be considered general education courses. The remaining 24 credits can be in any other field of study as long as they are not remedial.

Subject Courses
Humanities Courses in fields such as literature, philosophy, logic, foreign language, art, music appreciation, and communications, including rhetoric, composition, and speech; but excluding business communications, spelling, letter writing, and word study.
Mathematics and the Sciences Courses such as biology, chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy, and mathematics theory and analysis, including algebra, trigonometry, geometry, calculus, and other advanced mathematics courses, but excluding business mathematics and basic computations.
Social Sciences Courses such as history, economics, political science, geography, sociology, anthropology, and general psychology, but excluding courses such as practical psychology, selling techniques and social or business behavior.
Other Courses Courses accepted in this category can be from any field as long as they are not remedial. They must equal 24 credits.

Note: Personal interviews may be conducted at the request of the Admissions Committee after a complete application package has been received. The applications for study in the BBA program are accepted year round. Complete details and an application packet are available from www.thsu.edu or the THSU Admissions Office: phone (512) 444-8082 or 1-800-252-5088; fax (512) 444-6345; admissions@thsu.edu.

 

Admission Procedure for U.S. Students

Candidates who seek admission to the THSU College of Business Sciences and the BBA program must send the following documentation to the Admissions Committee 21 days before the beginning of a new trimester:

  1.   A completed application form.
  2.   A copy of the applicant’s birth certificate or current driver’s license/identification card.
  3.   Copies of official transcript(s); photocopies cannot be accepted. Transcripts must be mailed to the University directly from the registrar’s office of the institution(s) where credit was earned.
  4.   Two full-face, passport-sized photographs.
  5.   An application fee payable to the Texas Health and Science University as outlined for each program. This fee is non-refundable.
  6.   A letter of interest from the applicant, explaining why he/she desires to attend Texas Health and Science University.
  7.   Telephone or personal interview with the Program Director or other official of the University.
  8.   Two letters of reference.
  9.   An evaluation of any foreign credentials showing equivalency to the educational system of the United States.  All foreign credentials must be evaluated by a credential service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).  All credentials submitted to the University are retained by the University.

Applicants are considered on the basis of individual merit, without regard to gender, age, religion, creed, race, ethnic origin or disabling conditions. This policy applies to all matters within the University.

Upon acceptance into the program, the student must sign and return the enrollment and registration agreements and schedule a time for registration, at which time the plan of study will be discussed.

Admission Procedure for International Students

All international students are required to adhere to the regulations of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. University procedures and regulations for non-U.S. citizens must also comply with federal law; therefore, admission requirements for international students, including permanent residents, differ from those for United States citizens.  All foreign credentials must be evaluated by a credential service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).  All credentials submitted to the University are retained by the University.

Admission of an international student to the University requires the following documents.  The University will issue an I-20 upon receipt of:

  1. A non-refundable application fee of $150.00 (USD) and a $200.00 (USD) fee for the evaluation of credentials, transcripts, and other overseas documents.
  2. A completed application for admission.
  3. One (1) official transcript in English translation sufficient to establish the completion of the equivalent of at least 60 semester credits at the undergraduate level; such transcripts must be mailed to the University from the institutions where the coursework was completed.  If the official transcript is not available in English, contact the Admissions Coordinator for further assistance.
  4. Proof of sufficient financial resources for educational and personal expenses for one (1) academic year.
  5. Proof of English language competency.  A student may be accepted into the program if he or she satisfies one of the following indicators:
    • Speaks English as his or her official or native language.
    • Graduates from a U.S.-accredited high school.
    • Transfers from or holds a degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or from an English language institution in another country.
    • TOEFL English language proficiency iBT score of 50 or higher or IELTS score of 5.5 or higher. Applicants who score less than 61 may attend one of the THSU English as a Second Language programs

(Note: Personal interviews may be conducted at the request of the Admissions Committee after a complete application package has been received.)

The applications for study in the BBA program are accepted year round. Complete details and an application packet are available from www.thsu.edu or the THSU Admissions Office: phone (512) 444-8082 or 1-800-252-5088; fax 512-444-6345; admissions@thsu.edu.

Transfer of Credit

Texas Health and Science University’s bachelor degree is an upper-division program which requires a minimum 60 semester credits for admission into the program.  For students who have credits in subjects offered at THSU which are additional to the 60 semester credits applied toward admission, THSU will consider the award of course credit toward the University’s BBA program according to the following guidelines:

  1. Limitations on the transferability of credits may apply. Credit in the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree may be awarded for past coursework completed at institutions accredited by a recognized governmental accrediting authority or a regional accrediting agency authorized by the U.S. Department of Education. Student performance in the coursework to be transferred will be evaluated in terms of equivalent subject(s) offered by the University.  Coursework to be considered for transfer will have been completed within ten (10) years of the date of application, with applicant receiving a grade of “C” or better.
  2.  In order to receive transfer credit, the student must request a transcript review in writing within the first trimester of attendance.  Request forms are available from the Registrar.
  3. The entire record of the evaluation and award of transfer credit will be included in the student’s academic file and made an official part of the student’s THSU transcript annotated with “TC” but will not be used to calculate the student’s GPA.  For each credit reviewed and approved for transfer, a fee will apply. 
  4. Credits awarded to meet the University’s General Education requirement may not be used for transfer credit.
  5. Up to fifty percent of the courses required in the Bachelor of Business Administration program may be considered for transfer.

 

Transferring Credits To Other Institutions

The transferability of credits you earn at THSU is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer.  Acceptance of the degree you earn in your program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer.

Curriculum Outline – Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Program

Trimester Course Name Semester Credits Contact Hours
First Trimester
BBA 3301 Business Management 3 45
BBA 3302 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 45
BBA 3303 Accounting I 3 45
BBA 3304 Business Communication 3 45
BBA 3305 Marketing Management 3 45
  Total 15 225
Second Trimester
BBA 3306 Principles of Microeconomics 3 45
BBA 3307 Accounting II 3 45
BBA 3308 Business Information Technology 3 45
BBA 3211 Experiential Consulting Case I 2 30
BBA 3310 Business Law and Ethics 3 45
  Total 14 210
Third Trimester
BBA 4301 Human Resources Management 3 45
BBA 4302 Organizational Behavior 3 45
BBA 3309 Financial Management 3 45
BBA 4304 Operations and Supply Chain Management 3 45
BBA 4212 Experiential Consulting Case II 3 45
  Total 15 225
Fourth Trimester
BBA 4213 Experiential Consulting Case III 3 45
BBA 4303 Project Management 3 45
BBA 4314 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship 3 45
BBA 4315 International Business Management 3 45
BBA 4110 Practical Training Seminar 1 45
BBA 4311 BBA Capstone Course 3 45
  Total 16 270
TOTAL 60 930

Course Numbering System

The course number consists of the department designation, academic level, number of credit hours, and sequence of the course.

 

Graduation Requirements

60 semester credits completed with a minimum overall G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher, combined with the 60 semester credits required to transfer in, to total 120 credits for the bachelor degree.

Course Descriptions

The following business courses have been approved by the THSU College of Business Sciences faculty for the BBA program. It should be noted that not all courses described in this catalog are necessarily offered in any given academic trimester. Students should check the published course schedules to see the courses offered for a specific term.

Required Courses:

Required Courses:

BBA 3301      Business Management                                                     3 credits (45 hours)

 

Description: This course includes an introduction to business, including the broad scope of business related topics such as management, economics, human resources, marketing, and information management.                                                                                                                                   Prerequisites:  None                                Corequisites:  None

 

BBA 3302     Principles of Macroeconomics                                       3 credits (45 hours)

Description:  This course includes an introduction to macroeconomics.  This will include the various macro forces that impact on market economies.                                                                                    Prerequisites:  None                      Corequisites:  None

 

BBA 3303     Accounting I                                                                        3 credits (45 hours)

Description:  This course includes an introduction to financial accounting. This will include the understanding of the composition of financial statements and common accounting terms; as well as the ability to follow accounting standards and track, and record financial transactions.                                                                                              Prerequisites:  None                           Corequisites:  None

 

BBA 3304     Business Communication                                               3 credits (45 hours)

Description: This course includes a brief introduction to the major forms of business communication including: interpersonal communication, communication to groups, presenting/sales pitches, writing policies, requests for proposals, & business emails, and personal branding, including building resumes.                                                            Prerequisites:  None                           Corequisites:  None

 

BBA 3305     Marketing Management                                                    3 credits (45 hours)

Description: This course includes an introduction to marketing products and services. This will include exploring topics like: integrated communications, marketing mix, consumer behavior, pricing, and market segmentation, targeting and positioning.                                                                                                Prerequisites:  None                      Corequisites:  None

 

BBA 3306     Principles of Microeconomics                                        3 credits (45 hours)

Description:  This course includes an introduction to microeconomics.  This will include the various forces that impact on decisions of actors in market economies.

Prerequisites:  BBA 3302 Principles of Macroeconomics                                           Corequisites:  None

 

BBA 3307     Accounting II                                                                       3 credits (45 hours)

Description:  This course includes a continuation of financial accounting basics and an introduction to managerial accounting. This will include the understanding of specific accounts on financial statements; as well as the ability to understand the basics of managerial accounting.                                                                                                     Prerequisites:  BBA 3303 Accounting I            Corequisites:  None

 

BBA 3308     Business Information Technology                                3 credits (45 hours)

Description: This course includes an introduction to the importance of information technologies in business.  This will include the various different systems (and processes) and equipment used to automate work, track information about business practices, and assist in decision making.                                                                                                        Prerequisites:  None                           Corequisites:  None

 

BBA 3309     Financial Management                                                     3 credits (45 hours)

Description: This course includes a brief introduction to business finance methods, models and practices.  This includes the different types of financial reports and financial reporting best practices.                                                                                                 Prerequisites:  BBA 3303 Accounting I; BBA 3307 Accounting II                                Corequisites:  None

 

BBA 3211      Experiential Consulting Case I                                       2 credits (30 hours)

Description: This course teaches the students how to conduct a business analysis and to develop a deliverable that will meet the needs of an organization.  Students will conduct an in-classroom experiential project with a client that only requires novice-level skills to complete.
Prerequisites:  None                           Corequisites:  None

 

BBA 3310     Business Law and Ethics            3 credits (45 hours)

Description: This course includes an introduction to topics in legal, ethical and economic issues in business.  This will include business entities formation, contracts and the UCC, warranties, as well as other common risk and legal considerations for business managers.                                                                                                                                   Prerequisites:  None                           Corequisites:  None

 

BBA 4301     Human Resources Management                                   3 credits (45 hours)

Description:  This course includes an introduction to human resource management models and practices.  This includes the all of the different human resources areas including: recruitment, selection, training, performance management, employment law, HRIS systems, and compensation/benefits.                                                                   Prerequisites:  BBA 3301 Business Management                        Corequisites:  None

 

BBA 4302     Organizational Behavior                                                  3 credits (45 hours)

Description: This course includes an overview of organizational behavior, the skills and solid understanding to meet the management challenges of a new century. Also, the most recent OB developments and contemporary trends, such as the impact of OB on the services sector; the effects of the economic downturn, how to manage people in these challenging times; the new role of stress on motivation and leadership; the effects of downsizing, the trends towards ’greening’ businesses, outsourcing, and the stresses on company’s ethical standards.                                                                                            Prerequisites:  BBA 3301 Business Management                        Corequisites:  None

 

BBA 4303     Project Management                                                         3 credits (45 hours)

Description: This course includes an introduction to project management. This will include the basics of project management for all types of projects from construction to information technology.                                                                                                           Prerequisites:  BBA 3301 Business Management                        Corequisites:  None

 

BBA 4304     Operations and Supply Chain Management               3 credits (45 hours)

Description:  This course includes an introduction to production and operations management. This will include content on supply chain management, quality/process improvement models, and quantitative methods for management.                                                                                                                                     Prerequisites:  BBA 3301 Business Management                        Corequisites:  None

 

BBA 4212     Experiential Consulting Case II                                      3 credits (45 hours)

Description: This course teaches the students how to conduct a business analysis and to develop a deliverable that will meet the needs of an organization.  Students will conduct an in-classroom experiential project with a client that requires moderate-level skills to complete.
Prerequisites:  None                           Corequisites:  None

 

BBA 4213     Experiential Consulting Case III                                     3 credits (45 hours)

Description: This course teaches the students how to conduct a business analysis and to develop a deliverable that will meet the needs of an organization.  Students will conduct an in-classroom experiential project with a client that requires advanced-level skills to complete.
Prerequisites:  None                           Corequisites:  None

 

BBA 4314     Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship                   3 credits (45 hours)

Description: This course includes instruction on how to open, operate, and manage a small business entity.  The course tries to develop a knowledge and appreciation of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management through the study of new ventures, and management of small firms.

Prerequisites:  BBA 3301 Business Management

Corequisites:  None

 

BBA 4315     International Business Management                            3 credits (45 hours)

Description: This course focuses on the global business environment and helps students develop an understanding of the global economy.  Various topics will be explored including: the interrelation of government and business across borders, the economic dynamics between countries/regions, international monetary systems, international trade and foreign direct investments.
Prerequisites:  None

Corequisites:  None

 

BBA 4310     Practical Training Seminar                                              1 credit (45 hours)

Description: This course prepares students to apply BBA course concepts, skills, and capabilities to actual job experiences. The student is required to obtain a position in their area of concentration and apply what they’ve learned to the actual job experience.  This internship requires that the student perform duties directly for an employer, at the employer’s location, at the employer’s discretion, and under the employer’s supervision.  A faculty advisor provides oversight.

Prerequisites:  BBA 3305 Marketing Management, BBA 3301 Business Management, BBA 3304 Business Communication, BBA 3303 Accounting I, BBA 3307 Accounting II, BBA 3302 Principles of Macroeconomics, BBA 3306 Principles of Microeconomics, BBA 3309 Financial Management, BBA 3310 Business Law and Ethics, BBA 3308 Business Information Technology

Corequisites:  None

 

BBA 4311      BBA Capstone Course                                                     3 credits (45 hours)

Description: This course includes an application of the business topics addressed in the BBA curriculum. Students will operate a fictional business and complete the steps necessary to produce a major event. This includes administration, human resources, legal, accounting, marketing, project management, and operations.

Prerequisites:  BBA 3305 Marketing Management, BBA 3301 Business Management, BBA 3304 Business Communication, BBA 3303 Accounting I, BBA 3307 Accounting II, BBA 3302 Principles of Macroeconomics, BBA 3306 Principles of Microeconomics, BBA 3309 Financial Management, BBA 3310 Business Law and Ethics, BBA 3308 Business Information Technology                                Corequisites:  None

 

 

Tuition and Fees

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Program

Tuition

Item Amount
Tuition Per Credit Hour $300.00
Tuition Per Trimester (15 credits) $4500.00
Total Tuition (4 trimesters) $18,000.00

One-Time Fees

Item Amount
US Student Application Fee $75.00
International Student Application Fee $150.00
International Student Foreign Transcript Evaluation Fee $200.00
Trimester Deposit $250.00
Transfer Credit Fee (Per Credit Hour) $75.00
Graduation Fee $150.00

Recurring Fees

Item Amount
Student Services Fee Per Trimester $110.00
Textbooks, reference materials, and duplication costs (per course estimate) $100.00
Payment Plan Fee (Per Trimester) $25.00

The payment plan allows students to divide the total tuition and fees for each trimester into four equal payments.  The first payment is due by the 1st day of class. The rest of the payments are due the first of each month afterward. Fees are incorporated into the student’s initial payment. This is the only payment plan currently available. Late payments on this plan will incur additional fees.

Late Fees and Penalties

Item Amount
Late Registration Fee4 $25.00
Late Tuition (1-15 days) $25.00
Late Tuition (16-30 days)5 $50.00
Late Fee for Payment Plan6 $25.00
Late Add Fee Per Course7 $25.00
Late Drop Fee Per Course8 $75.00
Late Registration Fee is payable if classes are not registered at least one week before the start of each trimester. Does not apply to new students. After 30 days, students will be dismissed from the program unless other arrangements are made with the Registrar or President. Payable if payment(s) made under the Payment Plan are more than 14 days late. Payable if course is added after 5 days following the start of the trimester. Payable if course is dropped after 5 days following the start of the trimester.

Other Fees

Item Amount
Student I.D. Card (replacements) $5.00
Make-Up Examinations (per exam) $50.00
Duplicate Diploma $25.00
Official Transcripts9 $15.00
Library Fees10 Variable
Transcripts will be provided upon receipt of a signed, written request and a fee of $15.00 each, provided all financial obligations have been met.
10 All fees for late returns, lost books, print and copy services are detailed in the library manual. Fines and penalties must be paid prior to registration.

*** Please Note *** THSU reserves the right to make adjustments to tuition and fees that reflect changes in the cost of living and education, subject to governing board approval.

THSU College of Business Honor Code

By becoming members of the THSU College of Business Sciences, students are bound to hold intellectual integrity to the highest standard and commit to uphold the THSU College of Business Sciences Honor Code. Any actions committed by a member of the student body in violation of the Honor Code degrades the principles underlying the mission of the University and profoundly affects the integrity and reputation of the degrees to be earned, as well as the reputation of the institution. At the core of the THSU College Honor Code is the requirement that students not lie, cheat, steal or tolerate those who do. Not reporting an honor violation is an honor violation. New graduate students receive a copy of the entire Honor Code at orientation and review all standards and policies. For additional information, students should contact the Director of the THSU College of Business Sciences or see the Honor Code in the Student Life section at the website www.thsu.edu.