BBA Undergraduate Degree Program

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)

Each BBA major consists of an eleven course business core and an additional major-specific component. Cox students choose one of the eight majors below and also have the option of adding a concentration. Many Cox students also pair their business major with majors or minors outside of the Cox School.


  • Accounting
  • Finance (specialization in Alternative Asset Management available)
  • Financial Consulting
  • General Business
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Risk Management & Insurance


  • Energy Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Risk Management & Insurance

Current students should check the SMU Catalog for degree requirements, which are based on the year of entry to SMU.

Business Core Courses

  • Fundamentals of Accounting I (ACCT 2301)
  • Fundamentals of Accounting II (ACCT 2302)
  • Managerial Statistics (ITOM 2305 or STAT 2301, 2331, 4340 or 5340)
  • Information Systems for Management (ITOM 2308)
  • Business Communication and Leader Development (BLI 3302)
  • Financial Management (FINA 3320)
  • Operations Management (ITOM 3306)
  • Legal Environment and Ethics (BL 3335)
  • Management of Organizations (MNO 3370)
  • Fundamentals of Marketing (MKTG 3340)
  • Strategic Management in a Global Economy (STRA 5370) or Entrepreneurship - Starting a Business (CISB 5397)