Policies concerning admission to and completion of BBA degree programs
- Students entering the College of Business Administration will be designated as
Pre-Business majors until they have completed the requirements for admission to a
major option program offered by the College. In order to declare as a Pre-Business
major, the student must file a degree plan in the Office of the Dean.
- Admission to a major option program is limited to those students who meet the
- Completion of the Non-Business Foundation Requirements
and the Business Foundation Requirements as described in the "Undergraduate Course of
Study" for the
Bachelor of Business Administration.
- Completion of the following courses (or their
equivalent) with a minimum grade of "C": ACCT 3201,
3202; ECON 3203, 3204; ENGL 3112; MATH 3120 and MATH
3201; QMB 3201.
- An overall grade point average of 2.0 or greater
in all hours attempted.
- Upon completion of requirements in item 2, the student will be admitted to one of
the major option programs offered by the College of Business Administration. Upon
admission, the major code will be changed from Pre-Business to the major option code
for the program.
- Enrollment in the upper-division level courses offered by the College of Business
Administration is restricted to those students who have been admitted to one of the
BBA major option programs. Permission for concurrent enrollment in lower-division
courses in item 2-a and upper-division business courses is granted only once and
written permission by the Advisor is required. Upper- division business courses taken
by a Pre-Business major without written permission of the Advisor will be counted as
business electives only, and other approved upper-level business courses will be
designated to complete the degree requirements.
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- A freshman-level course may be repeated once and the latter grade substituted for a
previous grade in the student's grade point average (GPA) calculation. Grades and
attempted hours for other repeated courses will be used in computing the grade point
- Only those transfer credits with grade of "C" or better will be accepted for credit
toward the BBA degree.
Courses taken at two-year institutions or as a requirement for a two-year degree are
accepted by the College of Business Administration as transfer credits for
lower-division courses only, provided they received an "ENB" designation from the
Admission Office. Courses taken at four-year accredited institutions and designated as
lower-division courses may be accepted as upper-division credits, if the course is
taught at the upper-division level at UTEP and has received additional validation from
the Office of the Dean.
The applicability of transfer credits to the degree plan is determined by the Office of
- To complete the degree, a student must comply with the following: Complete the
required course of study as outlined below. Follow University academic regulations as
stated elsewhere in this catalog. Earn a 2.0 grade
point average in all courses attempted within the
College of Business Administration. Note: Accounting majors must also earn a 2.0 or
better GPA average in ACCT 3321 and accounting courses listed in the Accounting Option
- A graduating senior must file an application for the
degree with the Office of the Dean before the semester of graduation. Students are
responsible for setting an appointment to clear for graduation during announced times.
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- Students working toward the BBA degree may not enroll on a pass/fail basis in any
course taught in the College of Business Administration.
- Six of the last 30 hours needed to complete the BBA
degree may be taken at another university; however, the
student must receive written approval from the Office of
the Dean before enrolling at the other institution.
- MGMT 3400, Strategic Management, may be taken only
during the semester or summer term in which the degree is to be conferred. Approval of
the Undergraduate Advisor is required for enrollment in this course.
- Non-BBA students wishing to take upper-division
business courses must be advised in the College of Business, Room 102. Students
wishing to take upper- division courses must have junior standing (60 credit hours)
and a 2.0 cumulative GPA and must have completed the stated prerequisites for the
- Students must complete 50 percent or more of their
College of Business Administration credit hours at UT El Paso.
- Students may pursue more than one major option by
completing all requirements, including Major Option
Requirements, for all major options selected.
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