College of Business
Dean Daniel Himarios
334 Business Building | 701 S West St | Box 19377, Arlington, Texas 76019, USA
Graduate programs include the Ph.D. in Business Administration and the Master of Business Administration at the college level and ten master's level specialized programs in the departments. All programs are listed below.
Graduate Programs at the College Level
- Master of Business Administration
- Executive Master of Business Administration
- Online Master of Business Administration
- Ph.D. in Business Administration
Specialized Programs at the Department Level
- Master of Professional Accounting
- Master of Science in Accounting
- Master of Science in Taxation
- Master of Arts in Economics
- Master of Science in Information Systems
- Master of Science in Marketing Research
- Master of Science in Human Resource Management
- Master of Science in Real Estate
- The Graduate Advanced Studies Program
- Dual Degree Programs
- Professional Programs in Accounting (PPIA)
- Fast Track Programs
- Facilitated Admission of Outstanding UT Arlington Undergraduates
- Internship Program
- Study Abroad/Exchange Programs
Mission and Philosophy
The College of Business strives to be a recognized contributor in the field of business education and research. It is our mission to build and maintain a quality educational environment, creating value for our constituencies.
Our achievement-focused programs produce quality graduates at all degree levels. These programs respond to changing needs and opportunities, generate and communicate new knowledge and ideas to benefit the scholarly, public and private sectors, and provide a wide range of intellectual and professional services locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
Our philosophy can be summarized in the following objectives:
- To discover and disseminate knowledge that, through its relevance and rigor, benefits our students, practitioners and other constituencies.
- To continue to develop and provide instructional programs that meet the needs of our students: part-time, full-time, employed and international.
- To maintain a rigorous and effective client-focused environment that capitalizes on our urban setting.
- To continually improve all our academic programs, with special emphasis on master's programs, to effectively address the diversified needs of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
- To further our community interaction by offering off-campus courses, distance education and professional development seminars.
- To enhance the visibility of the college and improve its financial strength through increased external funding.
- To provide advisory services to academic, professional and other organizations.
History and Overview
Since its origination in 1959, the College of Business has been one of the fastest growing business schools in the nation. This growth has mirrored the dynamic growth of the D/FW Metroplex as the college has worked hard to provide high quality educational programs. The college is organized into six academic departments: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems and Operations Management, Management, and Marketing. A total of 138 full-time equivalent faculty organize and conduct classes, including 105 with doctoral degrees from some of the top schools in the nation. The college currently enrolls 5,500 students, of whom more than 1,400 are enrolled in 12 graduate business programs.
The University of Texas at Arlington and its College of Business is fully accredited in business and accounting at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by the AACSB-International.
Scholastic Activity and Research Interests of the Faculty
Many of the faculty have professional certifications and years of experience in the business world, including serving as consultants, expert witnesses, and in other professional capacities. They actively engage in research that enables them to be at the forefront of the discovery of new knowledge in their fields. All these activities allow them to bring professional experiences and new ideas into the classroom.
Special Programs and Opportunities
The Graduate Advanced Studies Program
This is a certificate program open to those holding a graduate degree in a business field. Applicants must meet normal MBA admissions requirements and complete 12-21 semester hours of graduate courses in a specified area. This is an excellent way for business professionals to update their business skills in advanced areas.
Dual Degree Programs
The college offers a rich array of dual degree opportunities that build synergistic skill sets that prepare students for more advanced career opportunities. While most dual degree programs include two graduate business degrees, the Professional Management Option in the MBA program allows professionals with undergraduate degrees in engineering, architecture, nursing, education, and urban affairs to complete a master's degree in that field along with the MBA. Dual degree programs allow students to earn two degrees with a substantial reduction in course requirements. The MBA Program also offers a special dual degree with Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Professional Programs in Accounting (PPIA)
The PPIA program is designed to meet the needs of exceptional students. The Professional Program in Accounting allows a student to earn both a bachelor of business administration and master of science in accounting or taxation. Once accepted into this integrated program, students may enroll in graduate courses prior to completing their undergraduate degree. The program may be completed in approximately one less semester than required to earn separate bachelor's and master's degrees.
Fast Track Programs
The Fast Track Program enables outstanding undergraduate UT Arlington Business students to satisfy degree requirements that will lead to a master's degree in Business Administration (MBA), Human Resource Management, Real Estate, Information Systems, or Economics. while completing their undergraduate studies. If admitted, students will be allowed to take select graduate courses that may be used to satisfy both bachelor's and master's degree requirements. Admitted students will be allowed to complete 6 to 9 hours of selected graduate coursework as an undergraduate student. A GPA of 3.0 on the graduate work is required to continue taking graduate courses. Any Fast Track student who completes the 6 to 9 hours of graduate coursework with grades of B or better will be automatically admitted to Graduate School. The student would then be awarded his or her bachelor's degree. The student will not be required to take the GMAT, complete the Graduate School Application, and will have the related application fees waived.
Facilitated Admission of Outstanding UT Arlington Undergraduates
The following programs participate in the Facilitated Admissions program: Master of Arts in Economics, Master of Science in Human Resource Management, Master of Science in Information Systems, Master of Science in Marketing Research and Master of Science in Real Estate. For details on admission into the program please refer to UT Arlington's Graduate Catalog Special Admissions Programs under Admission Requirements and Procedures.
Graduate students are encouraged to participate in internships to supplement and complement classroom education by providing valuable experience and training in their chosen area of expertise. Internships allow students to meet and interact with professionals in the work setting, identify and develop critical professional skills, clarify their own career goals and interests, and develop important contacts for future development. This internship program is open to all graduate students who have completed nine hours of graduate courses, are in good academic standing (GPA => 3.0), and have secured their advisor's approval for up to three hours of graduate credit. Interested students should ask for a fact sheet and an application in the Graduate Business Services Office. After gaining the advisor's approval, students will complete an application and meet with the appropriate departmental internship coordinator. Once an internship is obtained, the coordinator will monitor progress and assign a Pass/Fail grade.
Study Abroad/Exchange Programs
The leaders for the 21st century will be deeply involved in business opportunities around the world. Many study abroad/exchange programs are available to help students prepare in both curricular and extracurricular ways for these future international leadership roles. Students wishing to study abroad are encouraged to review the many opportunities contained in the Study Abroad Library in the International Office. Once a specific program is identified, students discuss the available courses with their advisor to ensure they will help meet degree requirements. Depending on their terms, study abroad/exchange programs may allow students to complete courses as resident credit or as transfer credit.
Waivers and Transfer Credit
There are three types of required courses: deficiency, core and advanced. Applicants may have both deficiency and core courses waived without the requirement for a substitute course if they have completed a similar course, during the last 10 years, at a recognized college or university and received a "B" or better grade in that course.* Extensions to this 10-year limit may be granted for managers and executives who have completed educational activities to remain current or have extensive related experience.
A maximum of 9 hours of advanced coursework may be transferred in from other AACSB accredited schools if approved by the program advisor. Transfer of graduate courses from other universities will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All work submitted for transfer credit must have been completed no more than six years before completion of a graduate program at the University of Texas at Arlington.
* Note: The University of Texas at Arlington and The University of Texas at Austin offer Business Foundations Programs (BFP) for non-business majors that provide solid foundations in basic business concepts. BFP courses and courses from equivalent programs for non-business majors at other colleges/universities may not be used for course waiver credit.