Business Administration


The McLane College of Business supports the objectives of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. It provides a broad education that prepares graduates to succeed in a global and competitive business world. Christian principles of business, management, and leadership provide the foundation for the essential concepts and skills needed by future organizational leaders. Emphases are placed on global concepts and practical experience, as well as the development of oral, written, and technology-based communication skills.

Graduation Requirements

The McLane College of Business (MCoB) requires all students with a MCoB major to graduate with a 2.5 cumulative GPA for all Business courses required by the degree, including courses required in the Business Core, Business Foundation, Business Major, any Business Minor or Specialization or required Business Electives, taken at UMHB.

Course Prerequisites

Course prerequisites are governed by the catalog in effect at the time the course is offered.


Transfer of Credits

Students planning to take all or a portion of their first two years of work at a junior or community college should follow the curriculum that is taken by UMHB freshmen and sophomores. Counseling is available through the Associate Dean to help students know what courses will fulfill degree requirements. Classes offered by the McLane College of Business as junior or senior-level courses may not be taken at a junior or community college and transferred to UMHB to substitute for the upper level course at UMHB.

UMHB students who wish to enroll at another institution for courses to be used in their UMHB degree must secure prior written permission (before registering for courses at another institution) from the Associate Dean and the Registrar.

Credit for some, but not all, business courses may be obtained by passing a written challenge examination. Permissions from the Associate Dean is needed to take the respective examination.

Degree Programs


The primary undergraduate degree offered by the McLane College of Business is the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) with a choice of a major in Accounting, Business Computer Information Systems, Economics, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, Multimedia and Information Technology, or Supply Chain Management. Because the B.B.A. is a professional degree, it is the degree of choice for students who want to be recognized professionally as business school graduates. The B.B.A. best prepares students for graduate studies in business, international business, economics, organization management, leadership, and law.

B.B.A. students have the option of earning a second major in any of the business major areas, a minor in any of the business minor areas, a specialization in cross-functional areas such as enterprise resource planning and global commerce, or a minor in any other academic area offered at UMHB. Because of the competitive advantage of having a second field of study, students are urged to consider at least one of these options. Students not pursuing one of these options are required by the degree plan to earn three (3) hours of upper level electives offered by McLane College of Business and sufficient electives to satisfy the university's 120-hour requirement.

Students must have a 2.5 GPA in the classes required in their major field in order to complete the fulfillment of the major requirements for graduation.

B.A. or B.S.

Students may pursue a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Business Administration or Multimedia & Information Technology (MMIT).

Students pursuing a B.A. or B.S. must have a 2.5 GPA in their major field in order to complete the fulfillment of the major requirements for graduation.


Required Practical Experience

All students majoring under any degree program in the McLane College of Business are required to acquire three hundred (300) hours of practical experience while enrolled at UMHB. This requirement must be fulfilled before a student is allowed to graduate. Practical experience must be in the area of the student’s anticipated major/minor and may be acquired through full-time employment, part-time employment, paid or unpaid internships, apprenticeships, international experiences, or other experience approved by the Associate Dean. If a student has multiple majors, a student is required to complete a total of three hundred (300) practical experience hours across all their majors combined - not three hundred (300) in each major/minor. In the final semester of a student’s practical experience hours he or she must register for BADM 4090 in order to receive degree plan credit for his or her practical experience. The student must also obtain a letter from his or her employer/supervisor, internship site, etc. to verify his or her practical experience, and the approval of his or her Academic Advisor and the Associate Dean. Please see the Associate Dean for additional information.