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Texas BBA Majors

Texas BBA Majors

Texas BBA Majors

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Texas BBA Majors

While all Texas BBAs receive the tools needed to excel in the world of business, focusing your efforts in one of our 10 majors gives you an additional collection of specialized skills that will set you apart from the crowd. Take a peek at our individual majors and see which ones interest you the most.
  • Accounting >

    Accounting

    Accounting

    Accounting students laughing at a table in the atriumJoin the undergraduate accounting program that's been ranked #1 in the nation 7 years in a row!

    Texas BBA Accounting students are prepared for a wide array of professional opportunities, and are a perfect fit for positions in a variety of businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Accounting is a degree with 360 degrees of possibilities: every field from the arts to charity to sports to international business needs the insight of an accountant to make decisions and formulate strategy.

    Degree Plan

    What Will I Learn

    Students in the Accounting major will learn:

    • To prepare and examine financial records
    • Financial analysis techniques
    • Profound knowledge of business transactions
    • To present financial statements to assist in decision making
    • To ensure that financial statements comply with laws/regulations
    • Tax return preparation

    What Kind of Job Can I Get

    Accounting majors can be found working in careers like:

    • Accountant
    • Associate Consultant
    • Banking Analyst
    • Financial Analyst
    • Staff Auditor
    • Tax Consultant

    What Students Are Saying

    "I was drawn to accounting because it is at the exciting crossroads of economics, law, and all other aspects of business. Accountants tell the company's story of how they used their tools (like marketing, product costs, financing methods, employee benefits, etc.) during the past year. It's kind of like making a recipe for success."

    -Ally Newman, BBA '13

  • BHP >

    BHP

    BHP

    The Business Honors Program (BHP) is modeled after case-based MBA programs. BHP offers students a close-knit community, small class sizes, close interaction with McCombs faculty, and a challenging, accelerated curriculum. Robust programming and dedicated advisors provide students with personalized attention and unique opportunities.

    Degree Plan

    What Will I Learn

    BHP gives you a strong foundation in business and encourages you to excel in any area you choose. Choose to follow a traditional business path by majoring in areas such as finance or marketing, or major in disciplines outside of business such as premed, economics, Spanish, or Plan II.

    What Kind of Job Will I Get

    BHP graduates go on to some of the best grad schools in the nation and can be found in careers like:

    • Business/Financial Analyst
    • Investment Banking Analyst
    • Equity Research Analyst
    • Global Risk Management Consultant
    • Business Technology Analyst

    What Students Are Saying

    "Along with top-tier business education, the BHP provides students with an incredible community where they can create friendships which will last a lifetime."

    -Neal Makkar, BBA/BHP '15

  • Finance >

    Finance

    Finance

    The Texas BBA Finance major is ranked #5 in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Finance focuses on how money moves from one place to another, and what that movement means for individuals and organizations world-wide. Graduates from the Texas BBA Finance program are highly sought by energy companies, real estate firms, small businesses, and many others.

    Degree Plan

    What Will I Learn

    Finance students will learn:

    • Analytical skills
    • Forecasting and budgeting
    • Return and risk assessment
    • The science behind money management at both large and small scales

    What Kind of Job Can I Get

    Finance majors often pursue careers like:

    • Investment Banking Analyst
    • Consultant
    • Financial Analyst
    • Advisory Associate
    • Market Research Analyst
    • Risk Consultant

    What Students Are Saying

    "Finance is a high caliber degree that provides you with a robust foundation for success in any sector. McCombs provides specific tracks such as energy and real estate finance, as well as the Financial Analyst Program which trains you for whatever field you're passionate about."

    -Bekah Tayer, BBA '13

  • IMPA >

    IMPA

    IMPA

    The Integrated Masters in Professional Accounting (iMPA) is a five year undergraduate/graduate program that allows McCombs students to graduate with both a Bachelor in Business Administration and a Master in Professional Accounting. Application to the program is made at the end of the sophomore year. The Texas MPA program is one of the leading graduate accounting programs in the nation. It has been ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report and the Public Accounting Report for many years.

    Degree Plan

    What Will I Learn

    Students in the iMPA program will learn:

    • To prepare and examine financial records
    • Financial analysis techniques
    • Profound knowledge of business transactions
    • To present financial statements to assist in decision making
    • To ensure that financial statements comply with laws/regulations
    • Tax return preparation

    What Kind of Job Can I Get

    Accounting majors can be found working in careers like:

    • Accountant
    • Associate Consultant
    • Banking Analyst
    • Financial Analyst
    • Staff Auditor
    • Tax Consultant

    What Students Are Saying

    "I love the challenging nature of the coursework in the MPA program. Most classes are based around cases, which allows students to apply their academic knowledge to real-world simulations. In turn, MPA students are significantly more prepared in regards to performance at internships."

    -Anchor Ebanks, MPA '16

  • International Business >

    International Business

    International Business

    The International Business (IB) program is ideal for students with a strong sense of adventure and a passion for learning about other cultures. You will gain a solid business education and an excellent understanding on how business organizations operate in an international environment.

    Degree Plan

    What Will I Learn

    An International Business degree offers you:

    • An integrated knowledge of one major world region
    • Overseas experience and language study
    • Deep knowledge of the latest business principles and theory
    • Specific understanding of how business operates on a global scale

    What Kind of Job Can I Get

    Graduates of the Texas BBA International Business program work as:

    • Consultant
    • Financial/Business Analyst
    • Human Capital Analyst
    • Leadership Development Program
    • Marketing Research Analyst

    What Students Are Saying

    "I love being an IB major in McCombs because it is a flexible major that provides you with skills that can be applicable to a variety of career paths. I feel this major has allowed me to grow into a global leader, which is a very hot commodity for small and larger corporations in this era of globalization. McCombs is a fabulous school and the professors who teach the variety of global business courses have a plethora of life experiences and a diverse set of cultural insights. And to top it all off, it is required in the International Business degree plan to study abroad — what’s not to enjoy about that?"

    -Mercedes Ballard, BBA ‘15
  • Management >

    Management

    Management

    The Texas BBA Management major is ranked #6 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. This major offers you a great deal of flexibility; graduates of the McCombs Management program will have skills and training that apply to all manners of business. With two tracks--the General Management track and the Consulting and Change Management track--the Texas BBA management major provides a perfect jumping block for a variety of career and education pursuits. 

    Degree Plan

    What Will I Learn

    Management students learn how to:

    • Efficiently move a project from start to finish
    • Solve problems and promote cooperation
    • Streamline business processes
    • Implement and manage change

    What Kind of Job Will I Get

    Management majors can be found working in careers like:

    • Consultant
    • Business Delivery Specialist
    • Human Resources Representative
    • Project Analyst
    • Business Analyst
    • Recruiter

    What Students Are Saying

    "For me, Management is a way to consolidate multiple interests and various disciplines, applying current psychology and sociology to make business run better and to make people's lives happier, easier, and well-managed."

    -Sara Saastamoinen, BBA '15
  • Management Information Systems (MIS) >

    Management Information Systems (MIS)

    Management Information Systems

    The Management Information Systems (MIS) major focuses on technology’s role in all aspects of business. If you are comfortable in fast-paced, tech-heavy environment, you may be particularly well-suited to the growing fields MIS will prepare you for.

    The Texas BBA MIS major is ranked #4 in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

    Degree Plan

    What Will I Learn

    MIS students learn:

    • How to use information technology to solve business problems
    • Fundamental and advanced aspects of business and technical systems analysis
    • New applications for cutting-edge technologies
    • Problem solving and critical thinking skills

    What Kind of Job Can I Get

    MIS majors can be found working in careers like:

    • Business Analyst
    • Consultant
    • IT Analyst
    • IT Developer
    • Software Developer
    • System Analyst/Engineer
    • Technology Risk Consultant

    What Students Are Saying

    "I love and chose Management Information Systems because of the vast amount of diverse opportunities it provides academically and professionally. The coursework for MIS does a great job of fostering not only analytic and critical thinking, but also creative as well. There is rarely just one correct answer to business problems; many may be correct, but which one is the most correct? This is what makes the curriculum difficult, but more importantly dynamic and extremely engaging."

    -Dillon Mathers, BBA ‘15

  • Marketing >

    Marketing

    Marketing

    The Texas BBA in Marketing, ranked #3 by U.S. News & World Report, prepares you to succeed in fast-paced marketing environments. Marketing students are on the cutting edge of the business world. Texas BBAs who enter the Marketing major are learning how all the data gathered about individuals and consumers in general is changing how goods and services are presented to the public.

    Degree Plan

    What Will I Learn

    Marketing students learn:

    • The latest and best practices in consumer relations
    • The attributes that make a brand successful
    • How the practice of buying and selling is changing in an increasingly digital world
    • To use data driven marketing

    What Kind of Job Can I Get

    Marketing majors move on to careers like:

    • Account Executive
    • Account Representative
    • Consultant
    • Assistant Buyer
    • Associate Product Manager
    • Business Analyst
    • Executive Trainee
    • Market Analyst

    What Students Are Saying

    "I like marketing because it deals with getting people to buy into a product, whether it's consumer or business to business. Marketing is what gets great ideas sold, and without it, a company would fail."

    -Angela Morisette, BBA '15
  • Science and Technology Management (STM) >

    Science and Technology Management (STM)

    Science and Technology Management

    The Science and Technology Management (STM) major focuses on taking new innovations from the idea stage to the marketplace. It is one of the only undergraduate programs of its kind and is best suited to students who are tech-savvy and excellent communicators.

    STM students learn how to manage effectively in highly technical business environments. They take business classes at McCombs and engineering classes at the Cockrell School of Engineering

    Degree Plan

    What Will I Learn

    Students in the STM program will learn:

    • Every step in the process of bringing a product to market
    • How to identify a promising new technology
    • Management and marketing skills
    • Important communication and problem solving techniques

    What Kind of Job Can I Get

    STM graduates go on to careers like:

    • Consultant
    • Financial Analyst
    • Information System Analyst
    • Production and Logistics Manager
    • Technical Sales and Marketing

    What Students Are Saying

    "STM gives students the technical skills and the business acumen they need to be successful in the workforce. It's exactly the sort of well-rounded academic experience that I hoped to get from college."

    -Kayla Messamore, BBA '14
  • Supply Chain Management >

    Supply Chain Management

    Supply Chain Management

    Students in the Supply Chain Management major get a close-up look at how data analysis and streamlining systems operations create value for an organization. If you enjoy developing strategies and solving problems through research and analytics, SCM may be a great fit.

    The Texas BBA Supply Chain Management program is ranked #4 in the nation by Garnter, Inc.

    Degree Plan

    What Will I Learn

    Supply Chain Management students learn:

    • How to create value by making changes to an organization’s supply chain
    • How changes in company strategy can produce wealth
    • The newest and best ways to use gathered data
    • Deep quantitative skills and the expertise to use them effectively

    What Kind of Job Can I Get

    Graduates from the SCM program get careers in:

    • Business and Planning Analyst
    • Consultant
    • Global Procurement Services Analyst
    • Logistics Analyst
    • Operations Associate
    • Procurement Specialist

    What Students Are Saying

    "When an average consumer orders something from, say, Amazon, the consumer knows it will arrive at their doorstep in two days, but often does not think about how. The 'how' is supply chain management. I love my major because it revolves around problem solving and provides me with the tools and understanding necessary in order to help organizations create a cost effective and efficient business structure. It's a great feeling being a part of the 'how.'"

    -Ruby Arora, BBA '15


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