Archie W. Dunham College of Business
The Archie W. Dunham College of Business offers the following degree programs: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Master of Accountancy (MACCT), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of International Business (MIB), and Master of Science in Human Resources Management (MS-HRM). The Master of Science in Management and Entrepreneurship degree is expected to be offered and is pending SACSCOC approval.
The Dunham College of Business offers an undergraduate degree program leading to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA). A student who chooses a major within the Dunham College of Business is studying for a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. The student may choose from the following majors: Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management, or Marketing.
Information Technology Policy
Students taking courses offered in the Dunham College of Business will be expected to use e-mail, the university’s intranet system, the World Wide Web, as well as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software. Details of these requirements change from time to time, and current statements are available on the undergraduate and graduate web sites as well as from program or departmental offices.
Dunham College of Business Exit Exam Policy
All graduates from the Dunham College of Business must complete the Dunham College of Business Exit Exam. The Dunham College of Business will administer the exit exam to all graduating seniors with at least one major in the Dunham College of Business. The Dunham College of Business Exit Exam is normally taken in the last semester prior to graduation. In order to graduate, all Dunham College of Business students must sit for and pass this exam. A passing score is at least 70 percent on the exam. Students who do not pass the exit exam will be given one opportunity during the graduating semester to re-take and pass the exit exam. If the exit exam is not passed, graduation will be delayed, and students may be asked to take additional coursework to demonstrate proficiency in business administration.
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree is available only to students who major in the Dunham College of Business. Every undergraduate seeking the BBA degree must complete a major in an academic area – Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management, or Marketing. This degree option is designed to prepare candidates for careers as professionals, entrepreneurs or for continued study towards graduate education.
The Business Administration core (required for all BBA students) consists of the business core requirements necessary for the study and practice of all business principles.
Students pursuing a BBA will choose a major from the following departments:
Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance
The undergraduate major in accounting is designed to prepare students for careers in public accounting, industry, or government as professional accountants. Emphasis is placed on accumulating, communicating and analyzing financial data to determine its relevance for effective management and to make better business decisions.
The undergraduate major in Finance is designed to prepare students for a career in financial management, banking, financial planning, and investment management. This major recognizes that financial decisions and financial management are critical to the success of the enterprise.
Department of Management, Marketing And Business
There is no major in General Business. However, a minor in General Business is offered.
Business for Entrepreneurs
A certificate in Business for Entrepreneurs is offered. Soon, the Master of Science in Management and Entrepreneurship degree will offer a unique opportunity to students.
The undergraduate major in International Business provides students with a solid foundation in business concepts, along with key international skills to prepare students for careers in the global business environment.
The undergraduate major in Marketing is designed to prepare students for a career in marketing, and provides the background necessary for subsequent advancement to higher-level marketing positions. Marketing majors work for many different types of companies such as advertising and PR firms, marketing research firms, non-profit organizations, retailing, or service firms.
The undergraduate major in management is designed to provide students with an understanding of key business concepts and technologies, along with principles and procedures to manage resources for globally competitive business organizations.
Master of Accountancy (MACCT)
The MACCT Program is structured to develop the knowledge and skills required for professional level positions in financial accounting, managerial accounting, governmental accounting, accounting information systems, auditing, and tax. The curriculum is designed in concert with the requirements of the Texas State Board of Public Accounting so that graduates are qualified to sit for the uniform CPA exam in the state of Texas. The program consists of 30 total credit hours; 24 credit hours in accounting, 3 credit hours in leadership and ethics, and 3 hours in executive communication. The accounting courses in the program provide a broad spectrum of topical coverage to provide wide coverage of professional accounting interest areas. Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in accounting may be required to complete a selection of undergraduate accounting courses before beginning the graduate accounting program.
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The MBA Program is structured to develop the knowledge and skills vital for all aspects of management. The program offers an intensive curriculum with focus on globalization, ethics and leadership. This curriculum is also uniquely innovative and flexible. The program length is 33-45 hours, depending on the student’s undergraduate coursework. Students may choose to complete an optional specialization requiring an additional 9 credit hours beyond the standard coursework.
Master of Science in Management and Entrepreneurship (MSME)
This program is designed to develop the knowledge and skills vital for entrepreneurs to manage all facets of new and emerging ventures. The program offers an intensive curriculum focused on creativity and market opportunity, innovation and strategy, the new venture development process, and fully integrates Biblical ethics and strong moral leadership. This 11-course (33 credit hours) curriculum is offered to full-time students, completed in three sequential terms covering 12 months, with a capstone praxis focused on an immersive entrepreneurial experience with a local Houston-area start-up company.
Master of International Business (MIB)
The MIB provides students with the specialized knowledge that is needed in global companies—cross-cultural communications, international law, international finance, global economics, and many other disciplines. This program has no electives. The program length is 33-45 hours, depending on the student’s undergraduate coursework.
Master of Science in Human Resources Management (MS-HRM)
The Master of Science in Human Resources Management (MS-HRM) provides students with the latest and most useful knowledge and skills needed by successful human resources professionals. To ensure currency, the faculty contains an effective mix of highly successful practitioners and those with a rigorous academic background. This program has no electives. The program length is 33-45 hours, depending on the student’s undergraduate coursework.