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

First Semester

ENGL 1301 Composition I (core) 3
HIST 1301 United States History I (core) 3
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences (core)* 3
BIOL 1308 and 1108** or core science with lab (core)** 3
EDUC 1300 / PSYC 1300 Learning Frameworks (core) 3
Total 15

Second Semester

ENGL 1302 Composition II (core) 3
HIST 1302 United States History II (core) 3
MATH 1325 Calculus for Business & Social Sciences 3
BIOL 1309 & 1109** or core science with lab (core)** 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking (core) 3
Total 15

Third Semester

ENGL 2327 or 2328 or 2332 or 2333 / HIST 2321 or 2322 (core) 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government (core) 3
ECON 2301 Principles of Economics I 3
ACCT 2301 Financial Accounting 3
ARTS 1301 / DRAM 1310 or 2366 / MUSI 1306 (core) 3
Total 15

Fourth Semester

GOVT 2306 Texas Government (core) 3
ECON 2302 Principles of Economics II 3
ACCT 2302 Managerial Accounting 3
PSYC 2301 or 2308 or 2314 / SOCI 1301 (core) 3
BUSI 2301 Business Law 3
Total 15

* Math 1324 recommended; will accept MATH 1314
** Labs not required at TC but some institutions may require them

Total Hours: 60 SCH

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
Associate Professor, Economics
(903) 823-3380
Curt Langford
Assistant Professor of Accounting
(903) 823-3263
Dr. Dixon Boyles
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 Financial Accounting

Analysis, accumulation and use of accounting data in business; fundamental procedures and records used in proprietorships, partnerships and corporation accounting; preparation of financial statements; use of accounting in planning and controlling business activities.

ACCT 2302 Managerial Accounting

An introduction to managerial accounting; cost accounting; uses of budgets; cost volume profit analysis; responsibility accounting; capital budgeting; analysis of financial reports. Prerequisite: ACCT 2301.

MATH 1325 Calculus for Business & Social Sciences

This course is the basic study of limits and continuity, differentiation, optimization and graphing, and integration of elementary functions with emphasis on application in business, economics, and social sciences. This course is not a substitute for Math 2413 (Calculus I). Prerequisite: MATH 1324.

ECON 2301 Principles of Economics I

Fundamental principles of economics, emphasizing the overall view of the American economy and macroeconomic issues. Major topics of study include production possibilities, theory of supply/demand, market institutions, national income accounting, classical/neoclassical philosophy, aggregate supply-aggregate demand analysis, inflation, unemployment, economics investment/growth, and money and banking.

ECON 2302 Principles of Economics II

A micro-economic study of costs and the profit maximizing theory of the firm within the various market structures, and analysis of various selected American economics problems, including public theory, agriculture and income inequality.

BUSI 2301 Business Law

The development of nature and source of law, general principles of the law of contracts, sales, product warranty, commercial paper, agency and business organizations. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.