COX SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
B.B.A. Degree Requirements
The Edwin L. Cox School of Business adheres to The Association to Advance
Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) standards of accreditation.
Students will be awarded the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree
upon successful completion of the following requirements:
Admission to the Cox School of Business (see Admission section).
An overall G.P.A. of at least 2.00 on all SMU work attempted,
all SMU business course work attempted, and all business course work attempted
within a student’s
Minimum Hours and Residency
- A minimum of 122 term hours of approved credits.
(see Curriculum, below). Of the 122 minimum required term credit hours, at
least 60 hours must be completed in residence at SMU.
- A minimum of 48 hours
for all majors except accounting, a minimum of 51 hours for accounting majors
and maximum of 54 hours in business courses for all majors except accounting
and a maximum of 57 hours for accounting majors.
- Business majors are limited
to one major within the Cox School.
- Business majors are limited to a maximum
of 54/57 hours in business coursework. This limit does not include business
courses taken abroad, business internship courses, business directed studies
or hours needed to meet the business residency requirements. (Students are
allowed to exceed the maximum if necessary to meet residency requirements.)
minimum of 30 business hours completed in residence at Cox.
Application for Graduation
Application for graduation by filing an application for candidacy
to graduate with the Undergraduate Advising and Records Office of the Cox School
(252 Maguire) before the final term of course work. Consult the University
Calendar for graduate application deadlines.
In addition to requiring students
to fulfill all academic requirements, the Cox School may consider any judicial
or disciplinary matters before any degree may be conferred. Students must meet
all financial obligations to the University in order to receive their diploma
The Minor in Business Administration requires:
- Admission to the Cox School
through the same admission process as admission to the business majors.
minimum 2.00 business and business minor G.P.A.
- Completion of the 18 hours
specified for the minor and all related pre-requisite courses (see curriculum
Matriculated students in this minor must complete all hours toward the Minor
in Business Administration in residence at SMU. Students who transfer courses
for this minor prior to SMU matriculation must still complete 18 hours in business
at SMU, and will need additional business courses beyond the 18 hours specified
for the minor to meet the residency requirement.
The Minor in Business requires:
- A minimum 2.00 business and business minor
- Completion of the 18 hours required for the minor (see curriculum,
below) with grades of C- or better in all minor coursework.
- Minor courses will
be accepted in transfer prior to matriculation, but once a student has entered
SMU all remaining minor courses and a minimum of 9 hours of business coursework
must be completed in residence.
- Note: With the exception of Personal Finance,
Markets and Freedom and Business Process and Decisions, no courses offered
for the summer Minor in Business program may be taken by BBA Majors or Minors
in Business Administration. Personal Finance, Markets and Freedom and Business
Process and Decisions may be taken as free (non-business) electives by BBA
majors and students enrolled in the Minor in Business Administration.