The degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) will be conferred upon the student completing the appropriate 122 term hours of approved credits. An overall G.P.A. of at least 2.00 must be maintained on all SMU work attempted, a minimum G.P.A. of 2.00 must be maintained on all SMU business course work attempted, and a minimum G.P.A. of 2.00 on all business course work attempted within a student's declared major.
Undergraduate business students admitted to the Cox School's B.B.A. Program will be allowed to complete a maximum of 48 business hours, which will include statistics and exclude economics. Business hours earned through any of SMU's international programs or directed studies will be exempted from the 48-business-hour limit. All B.B.A. students must complete 30 business hours in residence at the Cox School. Students will be allowed to exceed the 48-hour limit if necessary to comply with residency requirements.
A student must satisfactorily meet all course and credit requirements of the Cox School. See "Admission" at the beginning of the Cox section of this catalog.
The Edwin L. Cox School of Business adheres to The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) standards of accreditation, which state that 50 percent of the 122 hours required for the B.B.A. degree must be completed outside of business-related subjects. Up to nine hours of economics and six hours of statistics will be considered nonbusiness. B.B.A. students must work closely with their academic adviser to ensure compliance with these standards.
B.B.A. students must meet the following residence requirements:
Of the 122 minimum required term credit hours, at least 60 hours must be completed in residence at SMU.
Of the 48 hours of business credit, a minimum of 30 must be completed in residence in the Cox School.
The last 30 hours of credit earned toward a baccalaureate degree must be completed in residence at SMU. Exceptions to this policy may be granted where reasons are valid provided the student is not in the final term before graduation. Students must submit a written petition to the director of the B.B.A. Program.
A student must make formal application for the degree by filing an application for candidacy to graduate with the Undergraduate Office of the Cox School. Applications are available in 252 Maguire Building and should be filed before the final term of course work. Consult the University Calendar for the deadline.
In addition to the student's fulfilling all academic requirements, the Cox School may consider any judicial or disciplinary matters before any degree may be conferred. A student must meet all financial obligations to the University in order to receive his or her diploma and copies of his or her transcript.