College of Business


Dean: Dr. Rama Yelkur, Professor
Location: CFO 1009-Denton
Phone: 940-898-2105

Associate Dean: Dr. Pushkala Raman, Professor
Location: CFO 508-Denton
Phone: 940-898-2755

Associate Dean: Dr. Dewaynna Horn, Professor
Location: IHSH 6114-Houston
Phone: 713-794-2770

The College of Business prepares students for success in the challenging and changing world of business, offering programs leading to the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree. The B.B.A. prepares students for professional careers in accounting, business administration (general or entrepreneurship), finance, health care administration, human resource management, management, or marketing. Academic requirements for each degree deliver focused skills in the functional business area. In addition to technical skills in a specific business function, our programs help students build managerial skills in areas such as diversity, teamwork, ethics, and business presentation and communications, which are incorporated into most business courses.  In summary, a B.B.A. from the College of Business builds a firm analytical and conceptual background that enables students to progress as business professionals in their chosen careers. Students may also gain experience in business prior to graduation by completing internships related to their major after they have reached their sophomore year. A certificate program in business leadership is also available, as are minors in each of the academic areas.

The College of Business also offers graduate programs, including the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and the Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.). For additional information about the graduate programs, please refer to the TWU Graduate Catalog or visit the College of Business home page. Our undergraduate degrees are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Shared B.B.A. Degree Requirements

Each B.B.A. degree requires a concentration in the major degree area consisting of thirty (30) semester credit hours in upper-level business, economics, or related courses as indicated in this catalog and on degree plans. Any change to the required concentration courses must have approval, in advance, from an advisor in the business program. Upper-level courses are considered junior- and senior-level courses and are numbered in the 3000 and 4000 number series.

All B.B.A. degrees have common prerequisites consisting of the following five (5) courses / fifteen (15) semester credit hours:

ECO 1013Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 1023Principles of Macroeconomics3
FIN 2153Foundations of Money Management3
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I3
MATH 2203Business Analysis I3
Total SCHs15

In addition, all B.B.A. degrees have thirty-three (33) semester credit hours in common degree requirements as follows:

ACCT 2043Fundamentals of Accounting I3
ACCT 2053Fundamentals of Accounting II3
BUS 3013Business Law and Ethics3
BUS 3163Business Communications3
FIN 3053Business Finance3
MGT 3003Principles of Management3
MGT 3313Business Analytics3
MGT 3533Management Information Systems3
MGT 4333Business Policy (taken in final semester)3
MGT 4563Operations Management3
MKT 3113Principles of Marketing3
Total SCHs33

Core Curriculum

Specific core curriculum courses required for Business degrees are subject to change based on the availability of approved core curriculum courses and changes to University core curriculum requirements. Complete University-wide requirements for any bachelor’s degree are listed in the Academic Information section of this catalog.