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Accounting

Accounting is the means by which businesses report to their stakeholders the results of their operations, comprehensive income, financial position and changes in cash and owner's equities by analyzing, recording, presenting and interpreting the results of transactions and events. Intended to develop the decision making and accounting skills needed to enter the profession and become accountants in public practice, industry, non-profit organizations or government, the curriculum is based on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant's core competencies. The requirements for the accounting concentration in the BSBA are:

A. 15 semester hours of required accounting courses:

ACCT 3311 Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT 3312 Intermediate Accounting II
ACCT 3323 Intermediate Accounting III
ACCT 3313 Cost Accounting
ACCT 3315 Federal Income Tax I
ACCT 4314 Auditing

B. 6 semester hours selected from:

ACCT 3316 Taxation of Entities
ACCT 3317 Accounting Systems
ACCT 3318 Fraud Examination
ACCT 3321 Advanced Federal Income Tax
ACCT 4311 Advanced Accounting
ACCT 4313 Accounting for Non-Profit and Government Entities
ACCT 4318 Ethics for Accounting & Business

The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) requires 30 semester hours of approved upper division accounting courses, plus 21 hours of approved upper division business courses, plus an approved three hour course in ethics, included within a total of 150 semester hours with a degree, as qualifications to sit for the CPA examination.

At least 15 of these hours must result from physical attendance at classes meeting regularly on the campus of the transcript-issuing institution.

If you have attended one of the Alamo Colleges, see which of your courses will transfer into this degree plan.


Finance

The BSBA in Finance is designed to prepare students for careers in private and public employment in the fields of financial management, investments, and securities markets. To fulfill the requirements of the finance concentration, the student must complete:

A. 18 semester hours of required specialization courses:

ACCT 3311 Intermediate Accounting I
BFIN 3315 Financial Modeling
BFIN 3322 Intermediatel Financial Management
BFIN 3325 Money and Capital Markets
BFIN 4355 Capital Budgeting
BINT 3355 International Banking and Finance

If you have attended one of the Alamo Colleges, see which of your courses will transfer into this degree plan.  


General Business

The general business curriculum allows students desiring a broad background in business administration to design their own area of emphasis, with the approval of their advisor. To fulfill the requirements for award of the general business concentration, the student must complete:

18 semester hours in business courses at the 3000 or 4000 level from any of the following eight disciplines: Accounting, Banking and Finance, Management, Business Law, Economics, Information Systems, International Business, and Marketing.

To fulfill the requirements for award of the General Business concentration, the student must complete:

a. 12 semester hours of 3000 level courses. Only one course per discipline (management, marketing, etc.) will apply toward this concentration.

b. 6 semester hours of 4000 level courses. Both courses may come from the same discipline or be from different disciplines.

If you have attended one of the Alamo Colleges, see which of your courses will transfer into this degree plan.  


Information Systems

This information systems concentration prepares students to solve technical, customer service, and management problems in governmental, business and other community organizations using information management principles and information technology skills. To fulfill the requirements for award of the Business Information Systems concentration, the student must complete the following 18 semester hours:

BINF 2330 Programming Languages I
BINF 3330 Programming Languages II
BINF 3362 System Analysis and Specification
BINF 3363 Design and Implementation of Databases and Systems
BINF 3367 Introduction to Networks and Telecommunications
BINF 4340 Information Security
BINF 4363 E-Business Stragety

If you have attended one of the Alamo Colleges, see which of your courses will transfer into this degree plan.  


General Marketing

The marketing concentration is designed for students planning to assume managerial responsibilities in marketing, sales, distribution, advertising, and related fields.

A. 12 hours of required marketing courses:

BMKT 3320 Public Relations
BMKT 3353 Social Media
BMKT 3377 Consumer Behavior
BMKT 4375 Market Research

B. 6 hours from the following courses:

BMKT 3319 Internship in Marketing
BMKT 3333 Fundamentals of Advertising
BMKT 3335 Sales Management
BMKT 3344 Service and Retail Marketing
BMKT 3361 International Marketing
BMKT 4399 Selected Topics

If you have attended one of the Alamo Colleges, see which of your courses will transfer into this degree plan.  


Social Marketing

The social marketing concentration is designed for students planning to assume managerial responsibilities in social marketing, media and research.

A. 12 hours of required social marketing courses:

BMKT 3320 Public Relations
BMKT 3353 Social Media
BMKT 3377 Consumer Behavior
BMKT 4375 Market Research

B. 9 hours of required courses:

BMKT 3355 Internet Marketing
BMKT 4365 Web Analytics
BMKT 4390 Marketing Management

If you have attended one of the Alamo Colleges, see which of your courses will transfer into this degree plan.  


General Management

The management concentration is designed for students who aspire to assume positions in business organizations, governmental agencies, community/non-profit firms, or ownership/executive-level positions in small entrepreneurial companies. To fulfill the requirements for award of the management concentration, the student must complete:

A. 9 semester hours as follows:

BMGT 3354 Human Resource Management
BMGT 4346 Systems and Quality Management
BMGT 4355 Organizational Behavior and Leadership

B. 9 hours selected from:

BMGT 4340 Management Skills
BMGT 4345 Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management
BMGT 4351 Seminar in Business and Society
BMGT 4356 Fundamentals of Organizational Change and Development
BMGT 4363 Electronic Business Strategy, Architecture and Design

If you have attended one of the Alamo Colleges, see which of your courses will transfer into this degree plan.  


Project Management

The project management concentration is designed for students who aspire to assume positions in business organizations, governmental agencies, community/non-profit firms, or ownership/executive-level positions in small entrepreneurial companies.

A. 9 semester hours as follows:

BMGT 3354 Human Resource Management
BMGT 4346 Systems and Quality Management
BMGT 4355 Organizational Behavior and Leadership

B. 12 hours of required courses:

BMGT 3347 Project Management Methodologies
BMGT 3357 Project Planning
BMGT 4347 Total Quality and Lean Management
BMGT 4357 Project Leadership

If you have attended one of the Alamo Colleges, see which of your courses will transfer into this degree plan.  


The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in the division of Extended Academic Programs at the University of the Incarnate Word is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).


 

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