Archie W. Dunham College of Business

Undergraduate Programs
Graduate Programs

The Archie W. Dunham College of Business offers the following degree programs: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Human Resources Management (MS-HRM) and The Master of Science in Management and Entrepreneurship (MSME).

Undergraduate Programs

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.

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 Exit Exam is normally taken in the last semester prior to graduation and is taken as part of the MGMT 4936, Global Business Strategy class.  A course fee is assessed in this class to cover the cost of the exam.  All students must earn a score of 70 percent or higher on the exam in order to graduate.  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.

Major/Minor Options

Students pursuing a BBA will choose a major from the departments below.

Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance

Accounting

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.

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Finance

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.

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Department of Management, Marketing And Business

General Business

There is no major in General Business. However, a minor and a certificate in General Business is offered.

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Business for Entrepreneurs

There is no major in Entrepreneurs.  However, a certificate in Business for Entrepreneurs is offered.

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Data Analytics

There is no major in Data Analytics.  However, a minor and a certificate is offered.

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International Business

The undergraduate major in international business provides students with a solid foundation in business concepts, along with key international skills to prepare the student for a career in the global business environment.

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Marketing

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.

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Management

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.

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Graduate Programs

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 36-48 hours, depending on the student’s undergraduate coursework. Students will select a nine credit hour concentration from one of the following areas: General Management, International Business, Accounting (not available to online students), Organizational Development & Change, Marketing, or Entrepreneurship.

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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.

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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 36-48 hours, depending on the student’s undergraduate coursework.  Students admitted to the MSHRM will be required to take an assessment test.  The fee for the assessment exam is covered in the application fee.

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Entrepreneurial Leadership Certificate

The Certificate in Entrepreneurial Leadership provides the pathway to turn innovative ideas into actions.  Designed for students with little or no business background, the certificate provides a foundation in Entrepreneurship and Marketing with an understanding of the integral areas of Accounting and Finance. Whether the purpose is starting a business, planting a church, or growing an existing organization, the Certificate will introduce new ways of thinking about innovative opportunities.

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