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Become a Business Expert with a BSBA from A&M-Commerce

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) offers a broad overview of business necessary to help you succeed within the industry. The BSBA is paired with an Interdisciplinary Studies Minor to improve your marketability.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

Business Administration (BSBA) :: Links

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Business Administration (BSBA) :: 1.02

Is this Program a Good Fit for You?

Business students are typically interested in:

  • Developing more marketable skills
  • Administrative careers
  • Managing real estate
  • Finance
  • Retailing and wholesaling
  • Managerial positions
  • Marketing
  • Big Data
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Business Administration (BSBA) :: 1.03 SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED

SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN Business Administration

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Business Administration (BSBA) :: 1.06 PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

A degree in marketing will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Learn to apply analytical and strategic leadership solutions to an interrelated set of economic, ethical and environmental issues.
  • Develop soft skills in addition to traditional business acumen.
  • Successfully implement solutions by collaborating as members of diverse teams.
  • Build marketable skills related to accounting, finance, management and marketing tools and techniques.
  • Gain an understanding of the social, ethical, regulatory, global, political and cultural environments within which multinationals operate.
  • Conduct research using quantitative skills, develop creative solutions to real-world business problems.
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Business Administration (BSBA) :: 1.07 Careers

Careers

A BSBA degree from A&M-Commerce will assist you in acquiring skills in order to become an all-around expert in the business world so that you will be able to assess and develop any company.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Management Analysts
$83,610
Purchasing Managers, Buyers, and Purchasing Agents
$67,600

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018

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Business Administration (BSBA) :: 1.10 MAJORS/EMPHASIS

Interdisciplinary Studies Minor

The purpose of this required minor is to improve your marketability. Your minor must have a total of 18 semester hours: nine semester hours of 300/400 level courses and nine semester hours of any level courses.

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Business Administration (BSBA) :: 1.12 FEATURED COURSES

Featured Courses

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Business Administration (BSBA) :: 1.13 Course Delivery and Resources

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Course Delivery and Resources

We offer this program in two formats to better suit your needs. You may complete the upper-level coursework either online and/or in a face-to-face format. You will indicate the format you wish to pursue when you speak with your advisor.

This program is ideal if you are a transfer student and have completed your core education courses from regionally accredited colleges or recognized foreign universities and wish to pursue a broad-based business curriculum. You may elect to complete your University Studies requirements here, however, certain University Studies requirements may not be online.

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Student Organizations

Management Club

Management Club is an academic club that is here to assist you in the business world, enhance your skills, and prepare you for leadership roles in your career. You are welcome to join, management major or not. We provide you an opportunity to develop personally and professionally through experiences such as touring companies like Amazon and L3, interactives meeting like resume builders, and hosting network events. We also participate in the yearly Lions Innovation Business Competition.

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Analytics (BBA) :: Program Costs 1.13a

Program Costs

As of Fall 2018, tuition and fees for an undergraduate taking 12 credit hours through our 1 Year Optional Rate Plan are $3,672.38 for a Texas resident and $8,652.38 for a non-Texas resident. However, rates do change based on the number of credit hours taken, which payment plan is used and other factors.

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Business Administration (BSBA) :: Staff

DEPARTMENT CONTACT

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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Where is the MSA offered?

The MSA is offered both in Dallas and online. A few courses are also available in Commerce.

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If I already have an MBA from TAMUC, how many additional hours are required to also get an MSA?

You can complete an MSA with as few as 24 additional hours.

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What are the MSA prerequisites?

ACCT. 501 and 502 are required if you have not already passed Principles of Accounting and Intermediate Accounting, respectively.

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How many hours are required to earn the MSA?

The MSA is a 36 hour program, or 42 hours if you lack the two prerequisites.

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Do I need to take ACCT 501 and 502 first?

Yes, but there are several other courses that you can also take at the same time.

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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.

Note: Online courses (within the programs) are denoted with a W in the section such as MKT 501.01W.

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What do I do if my major is in a different college, but my minor is in business?

Contact the department that houses that minor. Example: If you are a Psychology major with a minor in Business Analytics, you will go to the Marketing and Business Analytics department to see the faculty advisor for Business Analytics.

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Can I complete the courses in any order?

Yes, you can, so long as you have any required prerequisites for a course.

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How do I apply for a graduate program in the 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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How long does it take to complete the MSA program?

Some students may be able to totally complete the program in one year and one semester; however, everyone’s situation is different and it could take longer.

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Do I have complete choice as to which 36 hours I take?

No. There is an accounting core of 24 hours and an advanced accounting core of 6 hours. The remaining 6 hours consists of electives.

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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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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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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. Contact Dr. Mario Hayek for more info.

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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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I would like to take the CPA examination. What are the state of Texas requirements?

The applicant must meet specific education requirements before an application for the CPA examination can be filed.

The requirements are as follows:

  • 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.)

Please contact Dr. James Hamill, Department Head for full details.

Read more about the CPA exam at Texas State Board of Accountancy.

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Do you have conditional admission for those who do not meet the 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, so some prospects will be denied. Keep in mind, completing courses in provisional and/or non-degree admission does not guarantee admission to the program and it does not negate the requirement to complete any entrance exams (GMAT/GRE).

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How do I declare a College of Business minor?

Contact your advisor to have your minor declared. You can also complete and submit a declare major/minor form to the COB Advising Center in BA 314 or via email.

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What would a typical long-range schedule look like if I was to attempt an MS in Marketing?

A simplified long-range schedule has been created by the Department of Management for your convenience.

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Can I transfer any credits into the MSA?

Yes, up to 12 hours.

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Do the changes to ACCT 595 mean I need to take additional classes?

Not necessarily.

If you are not planning to take the CPA exam, changes to ACCT 595 are not relevant.

If you completed ACCT 521 and ACCT 538 in Fall 2014 or later, then you have earned the research hours required. If you need research credit to satisfy the State’s requirements, you may take ACCT 588, which will count as an elective course.

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Additional questions?

Please contact the Director of the College of Business Graduate Advising, Shanna Hoskison at 1-866-622-3899 or at [email protected].

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

You can view a list of electives for the MBA degree on the graduate Advanced Course Work sheet.

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I took graduate courses at another university. Can those courses transfer to A&M-Commerce?

Yes, up to nine 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 U.S and applicable to the program you are admitted to (A or B grades only will be considered). See Graduate Catalog.

To request a course transfer:

Or you may choose to print the form and submit via USPS with your transcript to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
College of Business Graduate Advising
PO Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429

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

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

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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 are the cutoff days to add/drop courses?

View the Registration Add / Drop Timeline

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How do I get a second Masters degree from TAMUC?

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

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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 with 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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Can I take core courses prior to the prerequisite?

Yes, you can take core courses prior to the prerequisite.

However, prerequisites are required as outlined on your individual degree plan. You must complete the prerequisites in order to graduate. In the event you choose to take a core prior to a prerequisite (i.e., MKT 521 before MKT 501), receiving a passing grade in the core does not alter the requirement of a prerequisite.

If you feel an error has been made on your requirements, it is incumbent upon you, the student, to bring that to our attention early in your program in order to alleviate any discrepancies when you attempt to graduate. Please contact [email protected] for any concerns you may have.

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Who is my success coach and what do they do?

A success coach is the main point of contact for all entering students both first year and new transfers. Success Coaches are responsible for advising, course selection, and registration of all first year and new transfer students.

Main Email: [email protected]

Phone Numbers: 903.886.5174 or 903.886.5878

Visit the Success Coaches website.

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How does financial aid work?

You have to be enrolled in at least 6 hours (2 courses) to be considered half-time and eligible for grants and loans. Full-time enrollment is 12 hours (4 courses).
For more information, visit the Cost and Assistance page.

All students applying for financial aid with questions please email [email protected] or call 903.886.5096.

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What is the “Mandatory Advising” hold on my student account?

All new and transfer students have an advising hold automatically placed on their account until they have contacted an advisor and declared a major. If you feel this hold is in error, please contact CID Advising Center at [email protected].

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Do I need to fill out a form to take BUSA 521?

Yes, the BUSA Permit Form must be filled out to take BUSA 521. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

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How do I change/officially declare my major within the College of Business?

You must contact your advisor in the COB Advising Center to have your major changed. All major departments can be found from the COB website. You can also complete and submit a declare major/minor form to the COB Advising Center in BA 314 or via email.

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Will the MSA qualify me to take the CPA exam?

This will depend upon the rules of each individual state. Please see the following link provided by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Additional information about becoming a CPA, including about the exam, can be found at www.aicpa.org/becomeacpa.html

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Do I need to fill out a form to take MKT 529?

Yes, you are required to fill out the MKT Permit Form in order to enroll in MKT 529. Contact [email protected] if you have further questions.

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How can I take the Comprehensive Exam?

During your last semester you must apply for graduation to initiate the Comprehensive Exam process. When you apply for graduation (in your final semester) you will be notified regarding the exam expectations. The exam details will come about 1-2 weeks after the graduation application period closes to your MyLeo Email.

Comprehensive exams are typically given around midterms. Contact the graduate advising office [email protected] no later than the second week of the semester if you have any questions.

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What does the Basic Skills policy have to do with me?

Please review the University Basic Skills policy for information on this rule so that we can better ensure your success in your higher educational endeavors.

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Where can I find the MS finance comprehensive exam procedures?

You can find the procedures here.

Additionally, the ethics component of the comprehensive exam is related to a Standard of Practice Handbook which is provided to you in the Investments (FIN 510) class. If you did not receive this document, please contact Dr. Alper Gormus ([email protected]) or the professor of the class and a copy will be provided to you.

The exam will be proctored by Proctor U.

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Where can I find the MS accounting comprehensive exam procedures?

You can find the procedures here.

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Why can’t I drop my Math or English course and What does the Basic Skills policy have to do with me?

Math courses include: PJCM 306/300 or Math 131/141/175

English courses include: ENG 100/110/101

ENG 100 must be taken concurrently with coordinating college-level courses according to the University Basic Skills Policy found in the Student Guide. As a CID student, you must be continuously enrolled in mathematics until you complete your math requirements.

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How can I see my degree evaluation (audit)?

  1. To see your degree evaluation
    • Log onto myLeo, click “Student Resources,” then “DegreeWorks Student Link”
    • Click “Access Undergraduate DegreeWorks”
  2. To see degree requirements of another degree that is not listed
    • While in your Undergraduate DegreeWorks, click “What-If”
    • Select the term of your current catalog and choose the major from the drop down menu
    • Click “Process What-If”
  • If you have trouble getting your degree evaluation from the myLeo
    system, you can also contact the department of your major to obtain a copy
  • If you continue to have difficulty with this process, for assistance:
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How do I drop and/or add College of Business classes?

  • Fall/Spring Semesters (16 weeks)
    • 1st – 4th class days: No signatures for drops or adds
    • After 4th class day: Instructor & COB Dean Signature required to ADD.
    • After 12th class day: Instructor approval required to drop.

You cannot add a class after the 12th class day. To drop a class after the 12th class day, you must complete the Drop Form, get the instructor’s signature, and take it to the office of the registrar. After the 12th class day, be aware that a grade of either a DP or DF would be assessed (DP=Drop Passing which does not affect your GPA; DF=Drop Failing is calculated into your GPA as an F and will be detrimental to your overall GPA).

  • Summer Semester (5 weeks)
    • 1st – 2nd class days: No signatures for drops or adds
    • After 2nd class day: Instructor & COB Dean Signature required to ADD.
    • After 4th class day: Instructor approval required to drop.

You cannot add a class after the 4th day. To drop a class, you must complete the Drop Form, get the instructor’s signature, and take it to the office of the registrar. After the 4th class day, be aware that a grade of either a DP or DF would be assessed (DP=Drop Passing which does not affect your GPA, DF=Drop Failing is calculated into your GPA as an F and will be detrimental to your overall GPA).

  • Mini Terms (13 Days)
    • 1st class day, students must withdraw since they are only in one course
    • 1st – 2nd class days: No signatures for drops or adds
    • After 2nd class day: Instructor & COB Dean Signature required to ADD.

After the 2nd class day, you must complete the Drop/Add Form, get the signature of the Instructor of the class you want to add, get the signature of the COB dean (BA 215), and take it to the office of the registrar. After the 2nd class day be aware that a grade of either a DP or DF would be assessed (DP=Drop Passing which does not affect your GPA, DF=Drop Failing is calculated into your GPA as an F and will be detrimental to your overall GPA).

  • Online Courses
    • E-mail your instructor stating that you desire to drop the course
    • The instructor will reply back to you via e-mail with an acceptance of your drop and forward your request to the office of the registrar ([email protected])
    • The office of the registrar will process the drop (You will need to check myLeo to validate the drop in a timely manner)

REMEMBER: Dropping a course may affect your financial aid and/or your scholarships; please check with those offices before proceeding, if necessary. ALSO: If you are unable to come personally to take care of the Drop/Add because of your location, please contact the Department of the course you wish to Drop/Add for clear directions to fax or email your completed form.

If you wish to add or drop a class, fill out the Add/Drop Form.

If you wish to withdrawal, fill out the Withdrawal Form.

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Who is my admissions counselor prior to officially declaring my major?

Visit the Admission Counselor page.

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Who will help me with a conference letter for my embassy/sponsor?

DegreeWorks is the official form of communication for A&M-Commerce students. Follow the instructions below for letters to extend a scholarship, validate online courses, or to verify your student status and/or expected graduation date

How to get a letter from DegreeWorks

1. Log into myLeo
2. Select Student Resources tab
3. Select DegreeWorks Student Link under the Student Information heading
4. Select Access Graduate School DegreeWorks
5. Select Save as PDF
6. Attach PDF from #5 above in an email to your advisor (or other necessary entity).

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How can I request information about the College of Business programs offered at the Graduate level?

Request more information from the Graduate School.

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How do I receive program and admission information?

To find your program and its page, you can visit the Program Finder. To receive admission information, you can visit the Admissions Page.

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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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I want to take MGT 439 or MGT 527 but I can’t sign up through MyLeo. What’s wrong?

In order to get into MGT 439 or MGT 527 you need to fill out the online permit form on our departmental page. NOTE: This will not register you! This is so the department can verify your graduation date and then grant permission for you to register. Wait a few days after submitting the permit form and then try to register on MyLeo. The department will contact you if there is a problem.

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How do I declare a major/minor in the departments of Marketing & Business Analytics and Management & Economics?

Declaring a Major
If you are not yet enrolled at A&M-Commerce, please contact the department and request a tentative degree plan. This document will identify courses you would be required to take in the program. If you are presently enrolled, fill out a declare major/minor form and leave it with the department for signatures. If you would like to discuss the merits of your decision, please feel free to contact the department head , you may also call 903-886-5703, drop by the office, or set up an appointment if you prefer.

Declaring a Minor
The department offers 18-hour minors in marketing, management, human resource management, and production/operations management. Requirements depend on your major and the year of the catalog in which your major degree plan was established. Contact the department for a list of the courses that would be required in your situation, fill out a declare major/minor form and leave it with the department for signatures.

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Where can I get the required research hours?

The State Board approved ACCT 521 and ACCT 538 for one-hour of research each. Going forward, both courses (ACCT 521 and ACCT 538) will each provide one hour of the required research credit.

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Where can I get the required communication hours?

The communication hours required by the State Board are still satisfied in ACCT 595.

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When can I take ACCT 595?

Ideally, you should take ACCT 595 first. However, if you are already enrolled, you may take ACCT 595 as soon as possible.

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How has ACCT 595 changed?

The research component previously used to satisfy the Research requirement of the State Board (CPA exam) has been removed. ACCT 595 no longer satisfies the State Board’s requirement for research.

Please see “Where can I get the required research hours?” for more information.

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Can I use the prerequisite courses as electives?

No, they do not form part of the degree. They are required so that you have the background in accounting to be able to take the courses which comprise the MSA program.

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What other use do the electives have?

If you have already completed a particular course, or subject material, elsewhere and are not getting credit for it in the MSA, you will choose an elective to achieve your required hours rather than repeating the course again.

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How do I obtain Verification of Enrollment?

View the steps to obtain your Enrollment Verification.

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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 search for my College of Business classes?

Please see 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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Am I required to do a comprehensive exam?

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

Accounting (MSA)

  • You’ll take the comprehensive exam in ACCT 599, a zero-credit course.
  • Students will be registered for the course upon applying for graduation or by emailing the graduate enrollment specialist, [email protected].
  • For more information on the comprehensive exam, you can view the Accounting Comprehensive Exam Procedures.

Business Administration (MBA) and Management (MS)

  • You’ll take the comprehensive exam in the final course (MGT 527). To register for this course, complete the MGT 527 Departmental Permit.

Business Analytics (MS)

  • You’ll take the comprehensive exam in the final course (BUSA 521). To register for this course, you must complete the BUSA 521 Departmental Permit.

Finance (MSF)

  • You’ll take the comprehensive exam in FIN 599, a zero-credit course.
  • Students will be registered for the course upon applying for graduation or by emailing the graduate enrollment specialist, [email protected].
  • For more information on the comprehensive exam, view the Finance Comprehensive Exam Procedures.

Marketing (MS)

  • You’ll take the comprehensive exam in the final course (MKT 529). To register for this course, you must complete the MKT 529 Departmental Permit.
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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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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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What graduate minors are offered by the College of Business?

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness
  • *Business Analytics (cannot be added to MSBUSA)
  • *Cyber Security
  • *Corporate Management
  • *Digital Marketing
  • *Economics
  • *Entrepreneurship
  • *Finance
  • *Financial Planning
  • *Real Estate
  • *Economics of U.S. Healthcare
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • *Marketing Analytics

You can add any minor above 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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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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What happens after I turn in my application packet for admission to the College of Business?

Once you apply and are granted provisional status, you will be contacted by your advisor regarding your program choice and registration recommendations for your first semester [via email].

After your application packet is complete, the graduate school will forward your application packet to the department. They 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 will update your information on myLEO. Students can check their application status any time by logging into their myLEO account.

If you are admitted, your academic advisor will review all submitted transcripts. 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 ten 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.

Accessing DegreeWorks:

  • Log into MyLeo
  • Select the “Student Resources” tab
  • Select DegreeWorks link under the “Student Information” heading
  • Select “Access Graduate School DegreeWorks”

*Note: If you believe there is an error in your DegreeWorks, please contact your advisor for assistance at [email protected] or 903.468.3197.

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

Yes, you are required to take the GMAT or GRE unless your undergraduate GPA 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.

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Is there an application fee?

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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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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Who can I contact for Veteran’s Affairs?

Contact the Veteran’s Affairs Office.

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