The School of Business offers five Bachelor of Science degrees and one Bachelor of Arts degree.
The Bachelor of Science degrees are designed to accommodate those students who want to pursue specialized study in the following areas: accounting, finance, business analytics and technology, international business, and business administration (with concentrations in either marketing or management).
The Bachelor of Arts degree is designed to accommodate those students who do not wish to pursue an in-depth study of one of the areas in business, but who also desire to undertake a double major, where one of those majors is business. These degree programs are accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degrees complete a core of 28 credit hours with additional major-specific requirements. Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree complete a core of 28 credit hours and six hours of electives beyond that core. A student who pursues either a major or a minor in the School of Business must take at least 50% of the School of Business credit hours that apply toward his/her degree at Trinity University. Furthermore, at least 50% of the credit hours identified as major or concentration requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in the School of Business must be taken at Trinity University.
The degree programs are designed to fulfill the needs of students who, upon graduation, intend immediately to pursue careers in business, government, or the non-profit sector, as well as those students who plan to undertake graduate study in business or law. The School of Business core includes those courses prospective employers are most apt to require and that are generally required as prerequisites for most Master of Business Administration degree programs, as well as being desired courses for graduate study in law.
Students should apply for admission to major in accounting, finance, business analytics and technology, international business, or business administration early in the sophomore year so that they may be assigned a major adviser. The advising process is important for all School of Business majors as it provides a basis for the development of a comprehensive program that best meets both the academic and career objectives of the student.
The general requirements for the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees are listed below. For full admission to any School of Business major, a student must first complete ACCT 1301, ECON 1311, BAT 2301, and one of MATH 1305 or MATH 1311, all with grades of C or better. Provisional acceptance may be granted if it is apparent that an applicant can meet the requirements for full acceptance by the end of the semester in which application is made.