Naveen Jindal School of Management

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Degree Requirements (120 hours)

I. Core Curriculum Requirements1: 42 hours

  1. Communication (6 hours)
    3 hours Communication (RHET 1302)
    3 hours Communication Elective (BA 3311)
  2. Social and Behavioral Sciences (15 hours)
    6 hours Government (GOVT 2301 and 2302)
    6 hours American History
    3 hours Social and Behavioral Science Elective (ECON 2301)
  3. Humanities and Fine Arts (6 hours)
    3 hours Fine Arts (ARTS 1301)
    3 hours Humanities (HUMA 1301)
  4. Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning (6 hours)
    6 hours Calculus (MATH 1325 and 1326)
  5. Science (9 hours including at least one course with a substantial laboratory component)

1 Curriculum Requirements can be fulfilled by other approved courses from accredited institutions of higher education. The courses listed in parentheses are recommended as the most efficient way to satisfy both Core Curriculum and Major Requirements at UT Dallas.

II. Major Requirements: 48–54 hours

Major Preparatory Courses (15 hours)

ACCT 2301* Introductory Financial Accounting
ACCT 2302* Introductory Management Accounting
BA 2301* Business and Public Law
ECON 2301* Principles of Macroeconomics2
ECON 2302* Principles of Microeconomics
MATH 1325* Applied Calculus I2, 3
MATH 1326* Applied Calculus II2, 3
BA 3333* Quantitative Business Analysis or MATH 2333* Matrices, Vectors, and Their Application4

Major Core Courses (24 hours)

BA 3311 Business Communications2
BA 3341 Business Finance
BA 3351 Introduction to Management Information Systems
BA 3352 Production Management
BA 3361 Organizational Behavior
BA 3365 Principles of Marketing
BA 4305 Strategic Management
BA 4371 International Business
STAT 3360 Probability and Statistics for Management and Economics or BA 3360 Managerial Decision Making under Uncertainty

Major Related Courses

Core Courses for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Concentration (9 hours)
BA 4308 Entrepreneurship
BA 4310 Entrepreneurial Finance
BA 4311 Entrepreneurial Strategy
Core Courses for the Operations Management Concentration (9 hours)
BA 4366 Introduction to Supply Chain Management
BA 4368 Lean and Six Sigma Processes
BA 4369 Integrated SCM Information Systems
Core Courses for the Organizational Behavior Concentration (9 hours)
BA 3345 Introduction to Leading and Managing
BA 4317 Business Ethics,
BA 4372 International Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
Core Courses for the Real Estate Concentration (12 hours)
BA 3390 Quantitative Methods in Finance
BA 4363 Fundamentals of Real Estate
BA 4364 Real Estate Finance
BA 4365 Real Estate Law, Accounting and Taxation
Core Courses for the Healthcare Management Concentration (9 hours)
HMGT 4301 Introduction to Healthcare Management
HMGT 3311 Healthcare Accounting
HMGT 4321 Introduction to Healthcare Information Systems

Breadth Core Courses for students not choosing a concentration – General Business (15 hours)
Select from the following with at least 1 course from 3 of the 6 groups:

Group 1: Management
BA 3345 Introduction to Leading and Managing
BA 4306 Oral Communication in Business
BA 4308 Entrepreneurship
BA 4332 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
BA 4333 Performance Management
BA 4372 International Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
BA 4373 Global Strategy

Group 2: Marketing
BA 3372 Export Market Development
or BA 3374 International Marketing
BA 4335 Marketing Research
BA 4336 Marketing Strategy
BA 4337 Product and Brand Management
BA 4338 Personal Selling and Sales Management
BA 4339 Advertising

Group 3: Finance and Accounting
ACCT 3320 Financial Information Management
ACCT 3341 Cost Management Systems
ACCT 3351 Individual Taxation
ACCT 4336 Financial Statement Analysis
ACCT 4337 Business Valuation
BA 4310 Entrepreneurial Finance
BA 4346 Investment Management
BA 4350 Personal Financial Management and Planning

Group 4: Information Systems
ACCT 3321 Managing Financial Data
or BA 4321 Database Fundamentals
ACCT 4342 Analysis and Design of Accounting Systems
BA 3371 Business Analytics Using Excel
BA 4322 Systems Analysis and Design
BA 4323 Business Data Communications
BA 4330 Information Technology Security and Management
BA 4356 Enterprise Resource Planning
BA 4357 Introduction to Web Analytics

Group 5: Business Environment
BA 3301 Employment Law
BA 4307 Corporations, Politics and Society
BA 4309 Regulation of Business and Financial Markets
BA 4317 Business Ethics
BA 4380 Applied Organizational Behavior
BA 4345 Financial Markets and Institutions
BA 4362 Introduction to Health Care Management

Group 6: Operations Management
BA 4366 Introduction to Supply Chain Management
BA 4367 Introduction to Project Management
BA 4368 Lean and Six Sigma Processes
BA 4369 Integrated SCM Information Systems

2A required Major course that also fulfills a Core Curriculum requirement. Hours are counted in Core Curriculum.
3These hours are counted under Mathematics Core above; students may substitute MATH 2413 and MATH 2414 or MATH 2417 and MATH 2419.
4Students may substitute MATH 2418 or CS 2305.
*Indicates a prerequisite class to be completed before enrolling for upper–division classes.

III. Elective Requirements: 24–30 hours

Advanced Electives (6 hours)

All students are required to take at least six hours of Advanced Electives outside their major field of study. These must be either upper–division classes or lower–division classes that have prerequisites.

Free Electives

Both lower– and upper–division courses may count as electives but students must complete at least 51 hours of upper–division credit to qualify for graduation.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Concentration: (12 hours) (6 hours must be non–business courses)
Operations Management Concentration: (12 hours) (6 hours must be non-business courses)
Organizational Behavior Concentration: (12 hours) (6 hours must be non-business courses)
Healthcare Management Concentration: (12 hours) (6 hours must be non-business courses)
Real Estate Concentration: (12 hours) (6 must be non-business courses)
General Business: (18 hours) (6 hours must be non-business courses)

Guided Electives

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Concentration: (12 hours)
Twelve hours to be selected from BA 3372, BA 3374, BA 4329, BA 4335, BA 4336, BA 4340, BA 4199, BA 4299.

Operations Management Concentration: (12 hours)
Three hours to be selected from BA 4356, or BA 4367.
Nine hours to be selected from ACCT 3341, BA 3372, BA 4199, BA 4299, BA 4321, BA 4332, BA 4338, BA 4356, or BA 4367.

Organizational Behavior Concentration: (12 hours)
Three hours to be selected from BA 4332, BA 4333, or BA 4380.
Nine hours to be selected from BA 3301, BA 4306, BA 4307, BA 4309, BA 4332, BA 4333, BA 4339, BA 4380, or BA 4199 and BA 4299.

Healthcare Management Concentration: (12 hours)
Twelve hours to be selected from BA 3345, BA 4317, BA 4321, BA 4332, BA 4335, BA 4336, BA 4366, BA 4368, PA 3333, ECON 3330, or SPAN 3341.

Healthcare Management Concentration: (21 hours)
Twelve hours to be selected from BA 4321, BA 4332, BA 4335, BA 4336, BA 4346, BA 4367, BA 4398, BA 4306, BA 4310, GEOG 3304, PA 3377 and BA 4329 or BA 4340.