2022-2023 Catalog With Addendum 
    
    Jul 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog With Addendum [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Business Administration


C. Brad Crisp, Dean
Andrew Little, Associate Dean
Tim Johnston, Assistant Dean
Clint Buck, Assistant Dean

ACU Box 29300
Abilene, Texas 79699-9300
Mabee Business Building, Room 140

Phone: 325-674-2245
Fax: 325-674-2564
Email: coba@acu.edu
Web: www.acu.edu/coba

The mission of ACU’s College of Business Administration is to educate business and technology professionals for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. This mission is accomplished through holistic student learning and development, research and innovation, and service and leadership.

The college’s business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the premier accrediting agency of collegiate business schools worldwide.

The college contains two business academic units:

  • The Department of Accounting and Finance offers the:
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with majors in:
      • Accounting, either pursued as a general degree or with a track in Analytics and Reporting
      • Finance, with the following tracks:
        • Financial Management
        • Fintech and Analytics
        • Wealth Management
        • Financial Analysis
    • Master of Accountancy (MAcc)
  • The Department of Management Sciences offers the:
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with majors in:
      • Information Systems, either pursued as a general degree, or with the following tracks:
        • Accounting Systems
        • Analytics
        • Application Development
      • Management, with the following tracks:
        • Analytics
        • Business Leadership
        • Entrepreneurship
        • Human Resources
        • Interdisciplinary (requires prior approval of department chair)
        • Operations
      • Marketing, either pursued as a general degree or with the following tracks:
        • Analytics
        • Digital Marketing
    • Minors:
      • Business Administration (available to non-BBA majors only)
      • Entreprenuership (available to all majors except Management)

The college partners with ACU Dallas to offer the following online degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Management (BS), with tracks in:
    • Human Resource Management
    • Leadership
    • Operations
  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing(BS), with tracks in:
    • Analytics
    • General Marketing
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), pursued as a general degree or with tracks in:
    • Business Analytics
    • Corporate Finance
    • Healthcare Administration
    • Human Resource Management
    • International Business
    • Marketing
    • Nonprofit Leadership
    • Operations and Supply Chairn Management
  • Master of Science in Management (MS) with tracks in:
    • Business Analytics
    • Corporate Finance
    • Healthcare Administration
    • Human Resource Management
    • International Business
    • Marketing
    • Nonprofit Leadership
    • Operations and Supply Chairn Management

The college also contains the School of Information Technology and Computing (SITC), which offers the:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with majors in:
    • Computer Science, with the following concentrations:
      • Computing Theory
      • Game Development
      • Software Engineering
    • Computer Science and Math with Teacher Certification
    • Digital Entertainment Technology with the following concentrations:
      • Virtual Production
      • Game Development
  • Minors in:
    • Computer Science
    • Digital Entertainment Technology
    • Information Technology

The Computing Theory concentration of the BS in Computer Science major is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

See the School of Information Technology and Computing  section for additional undergraduate program information.

Bachelor of Business Administration

Admission Requirements

Admission to a BBA program is required before pre-business and undecided majors can enroll in upper-level business courses.

Admission occurs upon:

  • Successful completion of a spreadsheet competency test

And one of the following:

  • An SAT (critical reading and math) score of 1210 or higher or an ACT (composite) score of 27 or higher.
  • Completing 42 ACU and/or transfer credit hours with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher.

Once admitted, if a student’s GPA drops below 2.5, the student will be reverted to preadmission status. Students who revert to preadmission status must apply for readmission with their department chair. Based on the chair’s evaluation of the student’s progress and potential to complete the major, the student may be readmitted to the College of Business Administration without condition, readmitted with condition, or not readmitted. Students who have the preadmission designation, as well as students who are undecided, may repeat business courses within the college but may not progress to additional 300-level or higher business courses until the GPA requirement is met.

Other Requirements

The following policies apply to all students working toward a Bachelor of Business Administration:

  • Grades: A student must earn a grade of “C” or better in each business course.
  • Repeating courses: No course offered by the college may be taken more than three times. A withdrawal or grade on a transcript is considered an attempt.
  • Transfer Credit: At least 50 percent of the credit hours in business must be completed at ACU.