Neeley Academic Advising Center | Majors & Minors

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MAJORS

At Neeley, we offer the following majors in the BBA degree program:

Accounting - 24 Semester Hours

Accounting Information Sheet
Accounting Four Year Plan
Visit the Accounting Department site

Business Information Systems - 21 Semester Hours

Business Information Systems Information Sheet
Business Information Systems Four Year Plan
Visit the Business Information Systems site

Entrepreneurial Management - 21 Semester Hours

Entrepreneurial Management Information Sheet
Entrepreneurial Management Four Year Plan
Visit the Department of Management, Entrepreneurship and Leadership site

Finance - 24 Semester Hours

Finance Information Sheet
Finance Four Year Plan
Visit the Finance Department site

Finance with a Real Estate Concentration - 27 Semester Hours

Finance with Real Estate Concentration Information Sheet
Finance with Real Estate Concentration Four Year Plan
Visit the Finance Department site

Marketing - 21 Semester Hours

Marketing Information Sheet
Marketing Four Year Plan
Visit the Marketing Department site

Supply and Value Chain Management - 21 Semester Hours

Supply and Value Chain Management Information Sheet
Supply and Value Chain Management Four Year Plan
Visit the Supply and Value Chain Management site

International Emphasis-May be added to any business major

Business students may complement their major in Accounting, Business Information Systems, Entrepreneurial Management, Finance, Finance with Real Estate Emphasis, Marketing and Supply and Value Chain Management by designating an International Emphasis Program. The program provides a structure to recognize students who have achieved a unique combination of experience, academic coursework and international skills resulting in a cross-cultural competency.  A special designation is placed on the transcript of those students successfully completing the requirements of the program.  The international emphasis may not be added to majors outside of the Neeley School.

Part I: Neeley School Courses (total of nine semester hours)
1. Required: Successful completion of BUSI 20383 Global Business Perspectives Course (3 semester hours)
2. Required: Six hours from the following courses:
FINA 40623 International Finance
MANA 40223 International Management
MARK 40213 International Marketing
INSC 40353 Global Supply Chain Management

Part II: International Awareness Courses (at least six semester hours)
Students must complete a minimum of six semester hours of non-business, non-foreign language courses with an international focus. The courses must have a "Global Awareness" designation if taken on campus or other international courses approved by the Neeley School of Business Director of International Programs and be in addition to their TCU core requirements.

Courses taken during a Semester Abroad program or other courses with an international focus taught at TCU are also subject to approval for this requirement.

Part III: Language Familiarity
The student must be familiar with at least one language other than English. For students whose primary language is English, familiarity in a second language must be demonstrated through successful completion of a second semester foreign language class taught at TCU, or its equivalent.

For students whose primary language is not English, proficiency in both their primary and secondary languages must be demonstrated. Students should work with their department chair to determine a method of demonstrating proficiency in their primary language.  Completion of the English courses required in the TCU Core Curriculum or their equivalents are sufficient to demonstrate proficiency in their secondary language of English.

Part IV: Experiential Component
The student must complete at least 6 credit hours in a Study Abroad course approved by the Neeley School of Business Director of International Programs.

No upper-level business courses (30000/40000) may be taken on a P/NC basis.

For specific course information, visit the TCU Bulletin.

MINORS

Business students are not required to have a minor but may obtain one outside the Neeley School of Business by completing the requirements outlined by the department in which the minor is offered. Students should check with the Neeley Academic Advising Center to see if any additional paperwork is required.

Minors within Neeley include:

Accounting

Students majoring in business may pursue an Accounting minor. The goal of the minor is to provide a secondary area of expertise for students majoring in Business Information Systems, Entrepreneurial Management, Finance, (Finance with Real Estate Emphasis), Marketing, or Supply and Value Chain Management. By combining one of these majors with a minor in accounting, the student is prepared for a greater number of career opportunities and gains more flexibility. In addition, students majoring in other areas of business sometimes take electives in accounting. The designation of an accounting minor provides such students with additional evidence of subject matter expertise. The minor in accounting requires 18 semester hours of coursework.

Required 18 hours:
ACCT 20353 Fundamentals of Accounting I
FINA 30153 Financial Management
ACCT 30153 Financial Reporting I
ACCT 30163 Cost Analysis and Control
ACCT 30253 Financial Reporting II
ACCT 30303 Principles of Taxation 

MINIMUM GPA: To graduate with a minor in accounting or finance, students must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.5 in courses making up the minor.

Finance

Students majoring in business may pursue a Finance minor. The goal of the minor is to provide a secondary area of expertise for students majoring in Accounting, Business Information Systems, Entrepreneurial Management, Marketing, or Supply and Value Chain Management. By combining one of these majors with a minor in finance, the student is prepared for a greater number of career opportunities and gains more flexibility. In addition, students majoring in other area of business sometimes take electives in finance. The designation of a finance minor provides such students with additional evidence of subject matter expertise. The minor in finance requires 18 semester hours of coursework.

Required 12 hours:
FINA 30153 Financial Management
FINA 30203 Money and Banking
FINA 30213 Investments I
ACCT 30153 Financial Reporting I

Six semester hours from the following:
FINA 30233 Investments II
FINA 40153 Advanced Financial Management
FINA 40183 Educational Investment Fund
FINA 40193 Educational Investment Fund
FINA 40623 International Finance
FINA 40613 Real Estate Finance and Investment Analysis

MINIMUM GPA: To graduate with a minor in accounting or finance, students must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.5 in courses making up the minor.

General Business - for non-business majors 

Students completing majors outside of the Neeley School may pursue a General Business minor. The goal of the General Business minor is to provide students in other disciplines with a broad base of knowledge about the business world by giving them an understanding and appreciation of business and its social and ethical environment. In addition, through introductory courses in the functional areas of business, the students are introduced to the rudimentary tools used in business settings to analyze problems and make decisions. ***

To declare a General Business minor, students must have: 1) a cumulative GPA of 2.5, 2) sophomore standing, and 3) one FULL semester completed AT TCU.

REQUIRED COURSES (12 hours):
ACCT 20653 Introduction to Accounting
MARK 30653 Principles of Marketing
MANA 30653 Survey of Management
FINA 30653 Financial Planning

ELECTIVES (choose 6 hours):
MARK 30703 Consumption and Culture: Marketing Study Abroad
MANA 40653 Survey of Entrepreneurship 
MARK 40653 Marketing Communications
MANA 20653 Business Law for Minors
MARK 40663 Principles of Personal Selling

MINIMUM GPA: To graduate with a general business minor, students must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.5 in courses making up the minor.

*Once a student matriculates at TCU, all coursework in the General Business minor must be completed at TCU. Courses taken for the business minor may not be substituted for or applied to any business major requirements. Students may not receive credit for both business minor and business major courses.