Majors

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

Accounting

A major objective of the BBA program is to provide basic conceptual accounting and business knowledge as a foundation for accounting and business career development.

Accounting Information Sheet
Accounting Four Year Plan
Accounting Flowchart
PPA Timeline
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Business Information Systems

Business Information Systems students will develop the ability to design, implement and manage information technology, data, and organization-wide systems, and the skills to manage, analyze and develop applications dealing with business of the future.

Business Information Systems Information Sheet
Business Information Systems Four Year Plan
Business Information Systems Flowchart
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation

An entrepreneurial, innovative mindset is equally valuable in a new business or an existing one. Entrepreneurs know how to gather resources, recruit talent, design a business model, develop products or services, communicate a compelling vision, and manage an organization. Whether you want to start your own company, help someone with their big idea, or innovate within an existing organization, a major in Entrepreneurship and Innovation gives you the skills to carve out your niche as an innovator.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Information Sheet
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Four Year Plan
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Flowchart
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Finance

Finance concentrates on the management of financial resources for the firm or for the investment portfolio. The field of finance integrates concepts from economics, accounting, and a number of other areas. The central focus of finance is the relationship of risk and return.

Finance Information Sheet
Finance Four Year Plan
Finance Flowchart
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Finance with a Real Estate Concentration

The trend toward the securization of financial assets and real estate, international financial transactions, and derivative products such as options and futures continues to generate new job opportunities in finance.

Finance with Real Estate Concentration Information Sheet
Finance with Real Estate Concentration Four Year Plan
Finance with Real Estate Flowchart

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Management
Nearly all career ladders in business involve being promoted into leadership. The management major prepares you for this by developing the skills you need to lead people in organizations, including how to manage people and human resources; how to analyze and solve organizational problems; how to lead teams; and how to be a more effective negotiator. By the time you complete the Management degree, you will have skills employers desire but are most often missing in new college graduates: leadership, communication, teamwork and critical thinking.

Management Information Sheet
Management Four Year Plan
Management Double Major Four Year Plans
Management Flowchart
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Marketing

Marketing revolves around the study of finding out what satisfies the consumer. Marketers plan and execute the conception, pricing, promotion and distribution of ideas, goods, and services.

Marketing Information Sheet
Marketing Four Year Plan
Marketing Flowchart
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Supply and Value Chain Management

Supply and value chain management is cross-disciplinary and encompasses interrelated elements of marketing, logistics, purchasing, operations management, and information technology.

Supply and Value Chain Management Information Sheet
Supply and Value Chain Management Four Year Plan
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thm Choosing a Major

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

 For specific course information, visit the  TCU Bulletin.

Minors

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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
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 30223 Financial Modeling
FINA 30233 Investments II
FINA 40153 Advanced Financial Management
FINA 40183 Educational Investment Fund
FINA 40193 Educational Investment Fund
FINA 40533 Topics in Applied Financial Analysis
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.

Global Business Minor

Students majoring in business may pursue a Global Business Minor. The minor allows students to achieve a unique combination of experience, academic coursework and international skills resulting in a cross-cultural competency. The global business minor may not be added to majors outside the Neeley School.

Part I: Required 9 hours:
1. Successful completion of BUSI 30383 Global Business Perspectives 
2. 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: Required 6 hours International Awareness
A minimum of six semester hours of non-business, non-foreign language courses with an international focus. TCU courses must have a "Global Awareness" designation or other international courses approved by the Neeley School Director of International Programs in addition to TCU core requirements. Semester Abroad courses are also subject to approval for this requirement.

Part III: Language Familiarity
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, as determined by their department chair. Completion of English courses required in the TCU Core Curriculum or equivalent is sufficient to demonstrate proficiency in their secondary language of English.

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

Entrepreneurship and Innovation – for non-business majors

Students completing majors outside of the Neeley School of Business may pursue a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The minor is to provide students across TCU with the frameworks and skills to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors or be innovative and entrepreneurial wherever their career path takes them.

Requirements:
1. Attend an Information Session
2. Complete at least one full semester at TCU with a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 and TCU cumulative GPA of 3.25.
3. Complete the online Application at www.neeley.tcu.edu/departments/Entrepreneurship/
4. Submit a résumé.

Required Courses – 12 hours:
ECON 10223 Introduction to Microeconomics (grade of at least C-)
ACCT 20653 Introduction to Accounting
ENTR 30533 Entrepreneurial Opportunity Recognition (Part 1) - prerequisite for all electives
ENTR 40143 New Venture Development (Part 2)

Electives – 3-6 hours from the following:
ENTR 30303 Entrepreneurial Leadership
ENTR 30543 Entrepreneurial Innovation & Creativity
ENTR 40123 Small Business Management
ENTR 40162 Ventures in Transition
ENTR 40233 Family Business
ENTR 40243 Raising Entrepreneurial Capital
ENTR 40313 Values-Centered Entrepreneurship
ENTR 40333 Corporate Entrepreneurship
ENTR 40970 Special Problems in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Free Elective Courses (0-3 credit hours):
Courses may be offered by other TCU schools/colleges upon approval by the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Note: Students may not simultaneously pursue a minor in General Business and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation 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. 

The general business minor requires 18 semester hours of coursework (21 hours including pre-requisite). Once a student matriculates at TCU, all coursework in the general business minor must be completed at TCU.

Prerequisites

Students must complete ECON 10223: Introductory Microeconomics before being able to enroll in any course for the Business minor.

To declare a General Business minor, students must have: 1) completed ECON 10223, 2) a cumulative GPA of 2.5, 3) sophomore standing, and 4) one FULL semester completed AT TCU.

Required Courses (18 hours):
ACCT 20653 Introduction to Accounting
MARK 30653 Principles of Marketing
MANA 30653 Survey of Management
ENTR 40653 Survey of Entrepreneurship
FINA 30653 Financial Planning
INSC 30653 Supply Chain Management

ACCT 20653 with a grade of "C" or better is a prerequisite to FINA 30653; INSC 30653; MANA 40653.
MANA 30653 with a grade of "C" or better is a prerequisite to ENTR 40653.

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

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.

Students who earned credit for ACCT 20353 prior to declaring the general business minor may substitute that course of ACCT 20653 in the minor requirements.

Note: Students may not simultaneously pursue a minor in General Business and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor.