College of Business

The accounting and business undergraduate and master’s degree programs are accredited by the AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree program is offered on TAMU-CC’s main Island Campus, fully online, and at the Texas A&M University System RELLIS Campus in Bryan, Texas. The Master of Business Administration program is offered fully online and as an evening program on the Island Campus. The Master of Accountancy is offered online only.


The College of Business creates and delivers exceptional academic programs to a diverse student body on-campus and online through relevant curricula, impactful research, and purposeful engagement to advance the mission of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi as a Hispanic and Minority-Serving Institution.

We prepare future leaders.


The College’s formal administrative units include three academic departments, the Business Advisory Council, the Accounting Advisory Council, the Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center, and the South Texas Economic Development Center. The College sponsors student professional groups.

Participating faculty in each of the academic departments (Accounting, Finance, and Business Law, Decision Sciences and Economics, and Management and Marketing) are the principal architects of the academic programs (majors and minors) in their respective disciplines. Content of undergraduate and graduate programs is coordinated through the Curricula Management and Assessment Committee.


The College offers a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with majors in Accounting, Business Analytics and Information Systems, Business Economics, Finance, General Business, Management, and Marketing. A minor in Business Administration is available to nonbusiness majors desiring to supplement their degree with a business background. Other minors include: Accounting, Business Analytics and Information Systems, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, and Marketing. (Please consult the Graduate Catalog for information concerning the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Accountancy.)

Entry into Business Major

Students can choose a major in the College of Business when they are admitted to the University. Students changing to a major in the College of Business at a later point in their academic career must meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum of an overall 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • An official meeting with a College of Business Academic Advisor to develop a degree plan.

Community/Junior College Transfers1

Community and junior college students who plan to transfer to the College of Business are advised to pursue the business foundation curriculum outlined below. The appropriate course equivalency guide should be consulted to resolve questions of course transferability. All business courses normally offered by the College of Business at the junior or senior level must be completed by the student at that level. Courses acceptable for transfer by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will be accepted at the level at which the courses were taken, and at least 50% of the business hours required must be taken at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Generally, courses from a community/junior college cannot be used to satisfy upper level requirements. Lower level transfer courses in Business Law and/or Statistics may be accepted with approval from the appropriate department chair. All business courses transferred require a grade of “C” or better and require prior approval by a College of Business academic advisor.


Contact an academic advisor in the College of Business for specific information.

Grade Point Average for Graduation

In addition to meeting the various course requirements for a specified major in the College of Business, students must also achieve the following minimum grade point averages:

  1. 2.00 for all credit course work completed at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi,
  2. 2.00 in all business courses, and
  3. 2.00 in courses in their designated major.

Effective fall 2012, no more than two Ds earned after fall 2007 are accepted toward graduation by business majors in business core classes, courses taken in their business major, and business elective courses. (See “Scholastic Probation, Suspension, Dismissal” in the section entitled “General Academic Policies and Regulations.”)

Upper-Level Course Requirements

All business students are required to complete at least 45 hours of upper-level (junior and senior level) courses; at least 45 of these hours must be business and/or economics courses.

Student Code of Ethics

The College of Business requires its students to abide by the COB Student Code of Ethics (available online at Its provisions and stipulations apply to all students taking courses offered by the college, regardless of whether or not they are pursuing a degree awarded by the COB. BUSI 0011 COB Orientation (0 sch), a noncredit Canvas course, is a prerequisite for all 3000 level business core courses.

Assurance of Learning/Student Learning Outcomes

To continue to improve the undergraduate curriculum and the quality of the academic programs the COB, guided by AACSB accreditation standards, has implemented a comprehensive assurance of learning system. Under this assessment program the COB has developed four learning goals with corresponding objectives for Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) graduates and has identified a number of instruments to measure the extent to which they are being met.

Learning Goals:

  • To be effective communicators
  • To be competent in business practices
  • To be good decision makers
  • To be good citizens

Undergraduate Courses

The College of Business offers undergraduate courses in the following fields:

  • Accounting (ACCT)
  • Business Analytics and Information Systems (BAIS)

  • Business Administration (BUSI)
  • Business Law (BLAW)
  • Economics (ECON)
  • Finance (FINA)
  • Management (MGMT)
  • Marketing (MKTG)
  • Operations Management (OPSY)

All course descriptions are located in Courses A-Z.