In a global marketplace that’s often less concerned about creating jobs than creating profits, making your own way in the world can seem daunting. You may wonder if your ideas, plans, and dreams could grow from small beginnings. You may wonder where to even begin.

People like American business icon Ross Perot began right here at Texarkana College. He once said, “Most new jobs won’t come from our biggest employers. They will come from our smallest. We’ve got to do everything we can to make entrepreneurial dreams a reality.”

You dreams can be a reality, too.

At Texarkana College, our comprehensive Business Administration program offers you a broad, clear understanding of today’s complex and evolving business landscape. We can give you practical experience and knowledge to help you take your dreams and build a real future in business. Get started right now.

Associate of Arts – Concentration in Business Administration

The following is a suggested course of study which will satisfy the requirements for this Associate of Arts degree at Texarkana College.


Freshman Year

First Semester Hours
ENGL 1301 (core)
Composition I
HIST 1301 (core)
United States History I
MATH 1324* (core)
Math for Business & Social Sciences
BIOL 1308+1108**, or core science + lab (core)
Biology for Non-Science Majors I + lab**
EDUC/PSYC 1300 or BCIS 1305 (core)
Learning Framework or Business Computer Applications
Total 15
Second Semester Hours
ENGL 1302 (core)
Composition II
HIST 1302 (core)
United States History II
MATH 1325*** (core)
Calculus for Business & Social Sciences
BIOL 1309+1109**, or core science + lab (core)
Biology for Non-Science Majors II + lab**
SPCH 1315 (core)
Public Speaking
Total 15

Sophomore Year

First Semester Hours
Pick one: Language, Philosophy, & Culture (core)
ENGL 2327 / 2328 American Literature I/II
ENGL 2332 / 2333 World Literature I/II
HIST 2321 / 2332 World Civilizations I/II
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics
GOVT 2305 (core)
Federal Government
ECON 2301
Principles of Macroeconomics
ACCT 2301
Principles of Financial Accounting
Pick one: Creative Arts (any core course)
ARTS 1301
Art Appreciation
DRAM 1310
Theatre Appreciation
DRAM 2366
Film Appreciation
MUSI 1306
Music Appreciation
Total 15
Second Semester Hours
Pick one: Social & Behavioral Science (any core course)
PSYC 2301/2308 General or Child Psychology
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development
SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology
GOVT 2306 (core)
Texas Government
ECON 2302
Principles of Microeconomics
ACCT 2302
Principles of Managerial Accounting
BUSI 2301
Business Law
Business Administration AA Total

*  MATH 1324 recommended; will accept MATH 1314
** Labs are not required at TC but some institutions may require them.
*** TAMU-T requires MATH 1442 Elementary Statistical Methods

Students are urged to follow the degree plan of the college from which they eventually plan to earn a Bachelor’s degree.

To learn more, please contact us.

Sam Rivas
Program Coordinator & Associate Professor, Economics
(903) 823-3380
Curt Langford
Assistant Professor of Accounting
(903) 823-3263
Dixon Boyles, Ed.D.
Dean of Business and Social Sciences

Business Administration Course Descriptions

Core Courses

Several courses for this degree can be found in the Academic Core. View the Academic Core

ACCT 2301 A - Principles of Financial Accounting (3,3,0).

This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of financial accounting as prescribed by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) as applied to transactions and events that affect business organizations. Students will examine the procedures and systems to accumulate, analyze, measure, and record financial transactions. Students will use recorded financial information to prepare a balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows, and statement of shareholders’ equity to communicate the business entity’s results of operations and financial position to users of financial information who are external to the company. Students will study the nature of assets, liabilities, and owners’ equity while learning to use reported financial information for purposes of making decisions about the company. Students will be exposed to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

ACCT 2302 A - Principles of Managerial Accounting (3,3,0).

This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of managerial accounting appropriate for all organizations. Students will study information from the entity’s accounting system relevant to decisions made by internal managers, as distinguished from information relevant to users who are external to the company. The emphasis is on the identification and assignment of product costs, operational budgeting and planning, cost control, and management decision making. Topics include product costing methodologies, cost behavior, operational and capital budgeting, and performance evaluation. Prerequisite: ACCT 2301.

BUSI 2301 A - Business Law (3,3,0).

The course provides the student with foundational information about the U.S. legal system and dispute resolution, and their impact on business. The major content areas will include general principles of law, the relationship of business and the U.S. Constitution, state and federal legal systems, the relationship between law and ethics, contracts, sales, torts, agency law, intellectual property, and business law in the global context.

ECON 2301 A - Principles of Macroeconomics (3,3,0).

An analysis of the economy as a whole including measurement and determination of Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply, national income, inflation, and unemployment. Other topics include international trade, economic growth, business cycles, and fiscal policy and monetary policy.

ECON 2302 A - Principles of Microeconomics (3,3,0).

Analysis of the behavior of individual economic agents, including consumer behavior and demand, producer behavior and supply, price and output decisions by firms under various market structures, factor markets, market failures, and international trade.

MATH 1325 A - Calculus for Business & Social Sciences (3,3,1).

Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.