COBA orientation

Entering Students

The Pre-BBA classification is used to identify students who intend to earn a BBA degree and who have successfully completed MATH 1320 (or equivalent), but are still taking the required freshman and sophomore business and non-business foundation courses. These courses provide a core of knowledge in those academic areas necessary for an appropriate combination of descriptive and analytical approaches to the study of business administration.

See our degree plans for details about the courses you need to take.

Admission to Pre-BBA Option

  • Successful completion of MATH 1320 (or equivalent) with a C or better

Admission to a Major Option

  • Completion of at least 48 credit hours with a minimum GPA (grade point average) of 2.0 in all courses attempted.
  • Completion of the following courses (or equivalents) with a grade of "C" or better:

    RWS 1301 & RWS 1302
    MATH 1320 & MATH 2301
    ECON 2303 & ECON 2304
    ACCT 2301 & ACCT 2302
    QMB 2301

Before enrolling in junior or senior level business courses students must complete all non-business and business foundation requirements.

The Pre-BBA and BBA Advisors are located in the College of Business Administration Undergraduate Advising Office (Room 104). Stop by and see them if you have any questions!

New Student and Transfer Student Orientation Program

The Orientation Program has been designed to orient our entering freshman students as well as transfer students from other institutions to The University of Texas at El Paso. Orientation will help the student understand the mission of our college, make friends and be ready to become involved in our campus life.

During orientation the student will become familiar with the campus and all of the various student support services, as well as learn about COBA’s different majors and business student organizations.

Please contact the Office of New Student Orientation at (915) 747-6752 or email orientation@utep.edu to register for an orientation.  For more information visit the Office of New Student Orientation website.

Your Pre-Business Advisors

Jorge Baeza



Jorge Baeza
Pre-Business Advisor
Business Room 104
Phone: (915) 747-7764
jabaeza3@utep.edu
Stephanie Navarrete



Stephanie Navarrete
Pre-Business Advisor
Business Room 104
Phone: (915) 747-8728
senavarrete@utep.edu

David Sterling


David Sterling
Pre-Business Advisor
Business Room 104
Phone: (915) 747-7776
dsterlin@utep.edu