15 Most Frequently Asked Advising Questions
A CBBA student is a Candidate for a Bachelor of Business Administration. The CBBA classification is used to identify business students who intend to earn a BBA degree but need to successfully complete the MATH 1320 (or higher) and RWS 1301 (or higher) requirement, and are still taking the required freshman and sophomore (lower-division) courses. Students who are CBBA are advised at the Academic Advising Center.
Academic Advising Center (AAC)
2060 Hawthorne Street, 1st Floor
El Paso, Texas 79968
P: (915) 747-5290
The non-business and business foundation courses provide a core of knowledge in those academic areas necessary for an appropriate combination of descriptive and analytical approaches to the study of business administration. The foundation work includes courses in mathematics, communications, social sciences, humanities, natural science, accounting, and economics.
The College of Business Administration (COBA) undergraduate advisors offer advising to BBA business students in BUSN 104. This includes advising about degree plans, major requirements, and prerequisites. Undergraduate advisors can also provide you with information about professional development opportunities offered by our College.
Business students who have completed their MATH 1320 (or higher) and RWS 1301 (or higher) get advised at the College of Business Administration (COBA). Advising at COBA begins the third week of classes. Students need to complete an advising module (emailed directly to students by their Program Advisor) before they can set up an appointment and receive their degree plan.
After completing your advising module, you can call our main number 915-747-5174 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
The College of Business Administration undergraduate advisors can provide you with information about specific degrees and advice on your degree plan. Our BBA degree plans will give you an overview of the majors offered by the College.
If you are considering changing majors, arrange a time to meet and talk to your advisor at your current College to request a major change. Once the representative from your current College approves your release and notifies our office via email, then you can meet with a Program Advisor at the College of Business Administration. Please be aware that the major changes can only be processed when the registration period for the following semester begins. In addition, all business students are required to attend a COBA orientation.
The University of Texas at El Paso’s College of Business Administration has received accreditation extensions for its accounting and business programs from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned the prestigious designation from AACSB. UTEP’s College of Business Administration is the only AACSB-accredited business school in the El Paso-Juárez region.
Student organizations are an excellent way for students to begin researching their career choices. Business student organizations focus on common student interests such as business majors, economic development, or entrepreneurial ideas and goals. Most organizations invite guest speakers to their meetings, provide travel opportunities, hold professional development workshops, fundraise, and participate in community service projects. Overall, students receive experience in their field of interest and therefore add valuable skills to their resumes. Visit our Student Organizations page for a list of all business student organizations.
The Campus Academic Support Services provides students with multiple academic support services across campus. These services are available for students who seek help across different areas of study, such as English, Math, and History. For more information about these services, you can visit utep.edu/tutoring. For tutoring in business courses, please inquire with your instructor about tutoring resources.
There are many opportunities for students to connect with employers on campus. To learn about career paths with various employers, students can attend career fairs and employer information sessions.
The College of Business Administration also posts reminders for these events and more on our Facebook page at facebook.com/UGCOBA and Instagram account @utepcoba
In addition, the Career Center uses Job Mine to connect employers with UTEP students. To hear about internship and full-time job opportunities, students must register in Job Mine. The University Career Center is located in Union West, room 103. Visit the Career Center’s website at utep.edu/careers to view all of the resources available to UTEP students.
You can also connect with our COBA Career Development Manager to learn about many opportunities for students to connect with employers.
Business students must maintain a minimum 2.0 overall GPA in their course work. In addition, business students must maintain a minimum 2.0 overall GPA in their College of Business Administration courses. Lastly, accounting majors must maintain a minimum 2.0 accounting GPA.
You can check a course prerequisite in the UTEP Catalog.