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

Freshman Year

First Semester Hours
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 Biology for Non-Science Majors I (& 1108**) or core science (& lab**) (core) 3
EDUC/PSYC 1300 Learning Framework (core) 3
Second Semester Hours
ENGL 1302 Composition II (core) 3
HIST 1302 United States History II (core) 3
MATH 1325 Calculus for Business & Social Sciences*** 3
BIOL 1309 Biology for Non-Science Majors II (& 1109**) or core science (& lab**) (core) 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking (core) 3

Sophomore Year

First Semester Hours
ENGL 2327 American Literature I
or 2328 American Literature II
or 2332 World Literature I
or 2333 World Literature II
or HIST 2321 World Civilizations I
or 2322 World Civilizations II (core)
GOVT 2305 Federal Government (core) 3
ECON 2301 Principles of Economics I 3
ACCT 2301 Financial Accounting 3
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation
or DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theater
or 2366 Film Appreciation
or MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation (core)
Second Semester Hours
GOVT 2306 Texas Government (core) 3
ECON 2302 Principles of Economics II 3
ACCT 2302 Managerial Accounting 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology
or 2308 Child Psychology
or 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development
or SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology (core)
BUSI 2301 Business Law 3
Total Hours 60

*  MATH 1324 recommended; will accept MATH 1314

** Labs not are 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
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 ac-counting 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

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

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.

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.

MATH 1325 Calculus for Business & SocialSciences

Calculus for Business & Social Sciences (3,3,1). 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 1314 or MATH 1324.