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Welcome to the College of Business

Welcome to the College of Business

Business degrees are among the most popular programs world-wide for good reason – every field has a “business side” to it! Whether your passion is social media, basketball, or starting your own company, every industry needs accountants, marketers, managers, financial analysts and data analytics professionals–in other words, business majors!

In the College of Business, you will work closely with world-class faculty. They will take the time to know you personally, understand your career aspirations, and offer targeted advice as you work toward your career goals.

You will gain the knowledge, confidence and practical tools you need to become a career-ready professional, ready to compete in the marketplace and add value to the global business environment. Our graduates are highly sought by top employers like L3 Technologies, Fastenal and Southwest Airlines.

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Benefits of an A&M-Commerce Business Degree

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Welcome from the Dean of the college of business

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Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to the College of Business! Here, you will become a business professional who is prepared to succeed in a dynamic and global workplace. You will learn from world-class faculty members and engage in outstanding internship and career opportunities. I invite you to learn more about the College of Business and experience the energy, enthusiasm, combination of academic challenge and practical focus that sets us apart. Go Lions!

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Shanan G. Gibson, PhD
Dean & Professor of Management
College of Business
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Academic Degree Programs COB

Academic Degree Programs

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Accounting (BBA)

This program provides you with the ability to achieve competency in internal control systems, managerial accounting, income tax accounting, financial accounting and not-for-profit accounting.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Accounting (MSA)

The Master of Science in Accounting is designed for those who want to specialize in accounting at the graduate level. It is a good choice whether you choose to build on your undergraduate accounting major or have a limited or no accounting background. The MSA is excellent preparation if you are planning a career in public accounting, industry or government.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Downtown Dallas
Duration

2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

36 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Business Administration (BSBA)

The B.S. degree with a major in business administration provides you with a broad-based business major and affords you an opportunity to select elective courses to complete an interdisciplinary studies minor. Graduates of this program would qualify for entry-level management or management trainee positions in marketing, finance, real estate, retailing and wholesaling, as well as positions in government or hospital administration.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Business Administration (MBA)

The Masters of Business Administration degree will prepare you for advanced management positions that demand analytic and strategic leadership solutions for an interrelated set of economic, ethical and environmental issues. The program is 30semester credit hours with the option for various minor areas of concentration.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Downtown Dallas, Mesquite Metroplex Center
Duration

2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

30 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Business Analytics (BBA)

Big Data has become big business, and professionals with the ability to identify opportunity and solve problems from this data are in demand across diverse industries. Prepare for a career as a computer systems analyst, management analyst (business analysts and process analysts), market research analyst, operations research analyst or cyber-security analyst.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Frisco
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Business Analytics (MS)

The Master of Science in Business Analytics program will prepare you to enter the workforce in the rapidly emerging field of business analytics, which involves collecting, organizing, analyzing, optimizing and interpreting “Big Data” (huge data sets collected by modern companies) for problem solving and decision making.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

30 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Finance (BBA)

The BBA in Finance program will give you tangible and market-demanded skills related to capital management, investment and portfolio management, financial institutions, and personal finance. Graduates pursue careers in banking, financial analysis, corporate finance and personal financial planning.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Finance (MSF)

The Master of Science in Finance program will give you a solid understanding of finance theory as well as the practical applications of theory to real-world problems. When you graduate, you will be prepared to meet the financial, managerial and global economic challenges of the 21st century and beyond.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

30 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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General Business (BBA)

The BBA in General Business degree is intended for students who desire a broad-based business curriculum. A major in general business will prepare you for a wide variety of employment options in business, industry and government.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Frisco
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Management (BBA)

The BBA in Management degree offers students a solid general business foundation with an emphasis in opportunity recognition and value creation. You will learn to lead people and manage resources. You will also build a repertoire of relevant managerial tools and techniques using case studies and experiential learning methods.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Management (MS)

The Master of Science in Management is a rigorous program that focuses on developing professionals who identify opportunities and create value by leading people and managing resources. The program will help you build a repertoire of relevant managerial tools and techniques using case studies and experiential learning methods.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Downtown Dallas
Duration

2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

30 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Marketing (BBA)

The BBA in Marketing program will teach you how organizations plan, organize, administer and achieve their business objectives through effective marketing. You will learn to develop and deploy strategic marketing plans based on creativity and analytics that help drive market success.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Marketing (MS)

The Master of Science in Marketing program will help you develop the fundamental marketing knowledge and skills associated with market analysis, digital marketing and decision making via cutting-edge analytics. This program will help you expand your professional horizons whether you are an experienced marketing professional or want to add a marketing edge to your portfolio.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

30 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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College of Business :: CENTER FOR BUSINESS EXCELLENCE

CENTER FOR BUSINESS EXCELLENCE

A&M-Commerce’s Center for Business Excellence provides training and consulting services to the North Texas business community. The Center works with individual companies to design and deliver training courses which fulfill specific business needs. These courses are customized to integrate company-specific issues and business situations.

A&M-Commerce’s Center for Excellence provides training and consulting services to the North Texas business community. Although many of our offerings align with the expertise of our College of Business faculty members – accounting, business analytics, economics, finance, management and organizational development and marketing – we call on our colleagues in the other A&M-Commerce colleges when their expertise is needed.

The Center works with individual companies to design and deliver training courses which fulfill specific business needs. These courses are customized to integrate company-specific issues and business situations. A confidentiality agreement can be entered to allow sensitive matters to be incorporated within our interactive presentations, examples and case studies. Consulting services are also provided at a client’s request.

The College is fully accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) – the premier accreditor of business and accounting programs. As such, we are one of only 800 schools worldwide to attain this prestige. We share a singular goal: to create the next generation of great leaders.

Please call our office at (903) 468-6058 to learn how we can be of assistance to your business and fulfill your specific needs.

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Departments College of business

Departments

Academics

Student Support

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Giving Opportunities – COB

Giving Opportunities

The College of Business creates career-ready professionals for a dynamic and global world. Through innovative curriculum, engaged faculty, and access to our successful network of alumni, we create life changing opportunities for students. Help us expand our legacy of producing the leaders of tomorrow!

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Mission and Vision – COB

Mission and Vision

Vision

Our vision is to become the college of choice for those seeking a highly relevant, accessible business education from a well-respected institution.

Mission

The College of Business at A&M-Commerce produces career-ready business professionals who add value to the global business environment. We accomplish this through experiential learning, impactful scholarships and partnerships with the business community.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can I contact for Veteran’s Affairs?

Contact the Veteran’s Affairs Office.

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Where can I buy/rent my textbooks?

BOOKSTORE LINK – ISBN’s for books can be found on the course syllabus in myLEO.

Also see additional information in our “Guide to Getting Started in Graduate Courses” PDF document.

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Where can I access the Graduate Catalog?

The catalog can be found online.

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What scores / documentation do I need to enter the College of Business program?

To qualify for FULL admission an applicant would need a 4-year undergraduate degree from an accredited university with a grade point average of 3.0 or better. If below 3.0 then you need a GMAT or GRE. For complete information, please refer to this link: ADMISSION INFORMATION

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What is the Graduation process?

Login to myLeo and click on the link “Apply for Graduation” during the first two weeks of your final semester. Review and verify your information (MBA students w/a minor will indicate their minor on this page), hit “Submit”. To complete the process make sure you submit the appropriate application fee as well. You should receive a confirmation email in your MyLeo account. More information on Graduation.

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What is the cost for the College of Business program?

Please refer to the current tuition/fee schedule. Please also review an overall approximate cost breakdown.

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What happens after I turn in my application packet for admission in the College of Business?

Once you apply and are granted provisional status you will be contacted by the Director of the Graduate Advising Center ([email protected] ) regarding your program choice and registration recommendations for your first semester [via email].

After your application packet is complete in the graduate school, that department forwards the same to the Graduate Advising Center. The Director of the Advising Center will review your file for an admission recommendation (full, conditional, denied) based upon your application, any required test scores and other pertinent information.

Once the admission decision is made, the graduate school updates your information on myLEO. Students can check their application status anytime 24/7 by logging into their myLEO account.

If admitted, your academic advisor [email protected] then reviews all transcripts submitted. Pre-requisite courses can be waived during this review based upon completed courses/grades and applicability to the disciplines. Once the review is complete, an official degree plan is developed for you. The scanned copy of your official degree plan will be emailed to you in about 10 days (after the admission date you see on myLEO). The graduate school will send you official notification of your admission status. Students are encouraged to also review their degree requirements on DegreeWorks.

DEGREE WORKS:
Log into MyLeo
Select Student Resources tab
Select DegreeWorks Student Link under the Student Information heading
Select Access Graduate School DegreeWorks

*Note: If you believe there is an error in your degree works please contact your advisor for assistance.

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What graduate minors are offered by the College of Business?

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness
  • *Business Analytics (cannot be added to MSBUSA)
  • *Cyber Security
  • *Digital Marketing
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning
  • Healthcare Administration
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • *Marketing Analytics
  • *Corporate Management
  • *Entrepreneurship

Any minor above can be added to the MBA program. Minors depicted with a * can be added to any graduate degree offered at Texas A&M University-Commerce (unless noted). Complete the Request for a Minor form and submit the form to your academic advisor.

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What courses can I take for my electives on my MBA degree?

Please refer to: Advanced Course Work

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What are the cutoff days to do Add/Drops?

Add / Drop Timeline

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What are my Hood & Tassel colors for Graduation?

  • MBA – Drab (Sandy) Tassel & Hood
  • MS – Gold Tassel & Hood (MS MGT, MS MKT, MS FIN, MS BUSA, MS ACCT)
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The College of Business course I want/need is full, how do I get on the waitlist?

Please follow the guidelines here:

1) Locate the 5-digit CRN for the course you want/need to add.

2) Go to the registration page in myLEO (register/add or drop classes) and type the CRN into the “add classes worksheet” at the bottom of the page and submit changes. You will receive a registration add error notifying you that the class is closed. The system is asking you if you’d like to be placed on the waitlist and it lets you know what place you are on the list (1-15).

3) Change the action to “waitlisted” and click the submit changes.

If a seat opens in the course the system emails (to your myLeo) the first person on the waiting list. That person has 24-48 hours to respond (you must log into myLeo and add the course) before moving to the next person on the list. In addition, the department will add another section when a waitlist reaches 15, so it is imperative that you put yourself on the applicable waitlists.

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My undergraduate grade point average (UGPA) is too low (below 3.0). Can I still take classes in the College of Business?

Yes. Individuals who do not meet full admission requirements are automatically considered for possible conditional admission. Admission to a program is a competitive process. Some prospects will be denied. Keep in mind, completing courses in provisional and/or non-degree do not guarantee admission to the program and it does not negate the requirement to complete any entrance exams (GMAT/GRE).

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Is there an Honor Society for CoB students?

Yes, Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International. TAMUC Contact person is Dr. Mario Hayek.

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Is there an application fee for the College of Business?

Yes. A $50.00 fee is required for domestic students. A $75.00 fee is required for international students. Pay online via myLeo after you receive your CWID# from the Graduate School.

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If I take courses online, will that be reflected on my transcript or diploma?

No, our online courses and professors are the same as our live-taught courses/professors. There is nothing that distinguishes the venue in which you took a course on your transcript. Your diploma will simply read the name of the degree you received from Texas A&M University-Commerce.

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I would like to take the CPA, what is the State of Texas requirements?

Texas State Board of Public Accountancy

The applicant must meet specific education requirements before an application for the CPA examination can be filed. These requirements are as follows (Contact: [email protected]):

Earned a baccalaureate or graduate degree conferred by an accredited institution of higher education recognized by the Board; and

Successfully completed at least 150 semester hours of college credit; and

Successfully completed at least 30 semester hours of upper-division accounting coursework, beyond the first two semesters of elementary accounting as defined by Board rule. At least 15 of these hours must result from physical attendance at classes meeting regularly on the campus of any transcript-institute institution. The requirement that coursework must be classified as upper division becomes effective January 1, 2004.

Successfully completed at least 21 semester hours of upper-division related business coursework as defined by Board rule. The requirement that coursework must be classified as upper division becomes effective July 1, 2005.

Successfully completed a 3 semester hour ethics course in a traditional classroom setting that includes ethical reasoning, integrity, objectivity, independence and other core values as defined by Board rule. (Effective July 1, 2005) (Review the current list of Board-approved ethics classes.)

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I took graduate courses at another university; can those courses transfer into TAMUC?

Yes, Up to 9 applicable graduate hours (1/3 of your program) can be considered for transfer into any 30 hour program (MBA, MSMKT, MSMGT, MSBUSA, MSFIN). The MSA will allow up to 12 hours as it is a 36 hour program. The courses must be from a regionally accredited institution within the US and applicable to the program you are admitted to (A or B grades only will be considered). See Graduate Catalog.

Complete this form (making sure to include course descriptions & original transcripts), email the form to[email protected] and let us know the transcripts will follow via USPS.

Or you may choose to print the form and submit via USPS w/transcripts to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
College of Business Graduate Advising
ATTN: Shanna Hoskison, Director
PO Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429

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I have a special research need not met by the traditional mix of classes. Are independent study opportunities available?

Yes. Up to two independent study classes may be taken. Such independent study options should be set up well in advance by coordinating with the particular professor with whom you would like to work (contact them directly for approval). Documentation and approval is required by the Department Head and/or Professor teaching the class, at their discretion.

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I don’t have a business background. Can I take business classes?

Yes, however you may be required to take some prerequisite courses. An evaluation will be performed upon receipt of your application to determine which, if any prerequisites will be required. These prerequisites become a part of your required program hours and cannot be counted as electives in the program.

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How do I search for my College of Business classes?

Please see our “Guide to Getting Started in Graduate Courses” PDF document.

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How do I register for College of Business classes?

Via myLeo or by calling 903.886.5064.

Also see additional information in our “Guide to Getting Started in Graduate Courses” PDF document.

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How do I receive program and admission information?

Please complete the short “request information form” found in the sidebar to the right. You will promptly receive pertinent information about the program(s) of your choice as well as the admission guidelines and links directly to your email box.

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How do I obtain Verification of Enrollment?

How do I get a 2nd Masters degree from TAMUC?

You will need to submit an application for the 2nd major and pay the appropriate application fee. You can possibly transfer 3 applicable courses from your 1st Masters on to your 2nd. You must complete a minimum of 21 new hours for the 2nd degree (or 7 courses). See Policy

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How do I apply for College of Business?

(*NOTE: If your undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or better the GMAT/GRE test score is waived and will be reflected on your status once your transcript is received and verified. +These items can be emailed to [email protected])

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Does the College of Business provide conditional admission for those who do not meet full requirements?

Yes. Individuals who do not meet full admission requirements are automatically considered for possible conditional admission. Admission to a program is a competitive process. Some prospects will be denied. Keep in mind, completing courses in provisional and/or non-degree do not guarantee admission to the program and it does not negate the requirement to complete any entrance exams (GMAT/GRE).

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Do my GMAT/GRE or TOEFL scores expire?

Yes. GMAT & GRE expire after 5 years. TOEFL expire after 2 years.

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Do I have to take the GMAT or the GRE for admission to the College of Business?

Yes, unless your UGPA is 3.0 or higher. All applications received by the College of Business will be considered, but acceptance into a degree program is a competitive process. No minimum score is required to APPLY. However, higher scores enhance your likelihood of admission. Average standardized test scores vary by semester [GMAT = 400-550] [GRE = 250-300].

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Can my work experience and training be considered in order to waive some of my prerequisite courses for my Master’s Degree?

Unfortunately, experiential work is not regionally accredited and thus cannot be used to waive courses or admission requirements.

“Awarding of this credit will be based solely on experiential learning that is part of a formal agreement between the University and another regionally accredited educational institution or certifying agency licensed by the State of Texas to provide professional certifications, which have historically been limited to universities. The formal agreement shall require the approval of the departmental faculty, the academic dean, the graduate dean, and the provost, and will comply with the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.”

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Can I take courses at other universities while I am in this program?

Yes. Approval from the Graduate Programs in Business should be obtained before you register for the class if you plan to transfer it to Texas A&M University-Commerce. Email [email protected] with your request.

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Can I take courses at other universities while I am in a College of Business program?

Yes. Approval from the Graduate Programs in Business should be obtained before you register for the class if you plan to transfer it to Texas A&M University-Commerce. Email [email protected] with your request.

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Can I take classes in the College of Business before I complete the GMAT or the GRE?

Yes, Domestic students can choose the non-degree option when making application. Non-degree seeking will allow you to take up to 4 classes (12 hours) before you officially enter the program (International Students ARE NOT eligible for non-degree status).

Note however, entering as a non-degree student and completion of 12 hours does NOT waive the necessary GMAT/GRE or any items in the application packet.

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Can I do an Internship/CPT with my business degree plan?

Yes. Internships are available and can be coordinated with the Career Services office for the CoB. Please contact: [email protected] for more regarding these possibilities.

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Are classes and programs offered ONLINE in the College of Business?

Yes, all graduate programs offered by the College of Business are available online: MBA, MSA, MSMKT, MSMGT, MSBUSA and MSFIN

NOTE online courses (within the programs) are denoted with a W in the section such as MKT 501.01W.

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Am I required to do a comprehensive exam?

Yes, a comprehensive is required in all Graduate Programs. Students must pass their comp in order to be eligible to graduate from their program. See the Graduate Catalog (pg 37-38).

The following programs: MBA, MSMGT, MSMKT utilize a course-embedded exam in the FINAL course for these programs (MGT 527). To register for MGT 527 you must receive a MGT 527 Departmental Permit.

The MSBUSA program has a course-embedded exam in the FINAL course (BUSA 521). To register for BUSA 521 you must receive a BUSA 521 Departmental Permit.

The MSFin comprehensive exam will be administered through eCollege in FIN 599, a zero credit course. Students will be registered for the course upon applying for graduation or by emailing the Graduate Coordinator, [email protected]. For more information on the Finance Comprehensive exam you can view the Finance Comprehensive Exam Procedures.

The MSAcct comprehensive exam will be administered through eCollege in Acct 599, a zero credit course. Students will be registered for the course upon applying for graduation or by emailing the Graduate Coordinator, [email protected]. For more information on the Accounting Comprehensive exam you can view the Accounting Comprehensive Exam Procedures.

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Dean’s Office Contact Information COB

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  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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