Jan 25, 2022  
2021-22 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-22 Undergraduate Bulletin

Management, BBA

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Management Curriculum

The management major is designed for students interested in developing an understanding of the nature and capabilities of human and physical resources. The study and understanding of management principles and practices will aid those who intend to enter the field professionally as administrators, executives, operations managers, human resource managers, management consultants, proprietor managers, purchasing managers or other management positions. Students graduating with a management major are employed by a variety of organizations in industries, such as manufacturing, public utilities, oil and transportation, merchandising and banking, as well as government and nonprofit entities. A sound background in accepted management principles can accelerate progress to positions of greater responsibility.

Management Major

Students seeking a major in management must qualify for a Bachelor of Business Administration. The major in management requires 30 hours with at least 12 hours of advanced coursework in the major completed at SFA. GPA requirements include a minimum 2.0 overall within the business foundation and within the major. Students are encouraged to complete an internship in management (MGMT 4176 ), and it may count as part of the 12 advanced elective hours. MGMT 3195  will not count toward a major in management.


1. University Core Curriculum Requirements

A. Communication

B. Mathematics

C. Life and Physical Sciences

D. Language, Philosophy and Culture

E. Creative Arts

F. American History

G. Government/Political Science

H. Social and Behavioral Sciences

I. Component Area Option

4. Management Major

5. General Electives

Complete an additional 18 credit hours in electives as advised.

* Lab hours from Life and Physical Sciences included in elective hours

  • NOTE:  This program uses a total of 15 hours in two different areas of the degree.  While the courses are used to fulfill both areas, the hours are only used once in calculating the total hours for the degree.

Grade Requirements

  • A grade of at least C in each first-year English course (ENGL 1301 , ENGL 1302 )
  • A C average in work completed in the major field
  • A C average in work completed in the minor field

The required averages are based on those SFA courses taken in each category that are included in the student’s official degree plan (CAPP). Transfer and advanced placement coursework are not included in GPA calculations.

In-Residence Requirement

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Undergraduate degrees require at least 25% semester credit hours completed in-residence.

Undergraduate degrees with 120 hours total degree program hours require a minimum of 30 advanced (upper level) in-residence semester credit hours. The in-residence hour requirement will be fulfilled as part of the individual discipline major, which includes as least 12 advanced in-residence semester credit hours. Minor requirements also may contribute to the total in-residence hours as at least six advanced in-residence semester credit hours are required. The balance of in-resident hours will be fulfilled through additional advanced semester credit hours and may include further major and minor coursework.

Undergraduate degrees with more than 120 total degree program hour requirements will ensure semester credit hours for the specific discipline include at least 25% of total semester credit hours in-residence.

View the In-Residence Requirement, Policy 6.15.

Texas Success Initiative Program

All students must satisfy provisions of the Texas Success Initiative program. See the TSI information  bulletin page.

Degree Map

The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year



Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year


  • Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Elective Credit(s): 2
  • Major requirement Credit(s): 3
  • Major requirement Credit(s): 3
  • Major requirement Credit(s): 3


  • Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Elective Credit(s): 2
  • Major requirement Credit(s): 3
  • Major requirement Credit(s): 3

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