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The College of Business Administration
Dean: Daniel D. Himarios, Ph.D.
334 Business Bldg. • Box 19377 • 817-272-2881 • www2.uta.edu/gradbiz
 
 

Mission and Philosophy
   The College of Business Administration 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:
1.To discover and disseminate knowledge that, 
   through its relevance and rigor, benefits our
   students, practitioners and other
   constituencies.
2. To continue to develop and provide instructional
    programs that meet the needs of our students:
    part-time, full-time, employed and international.
3. To maintain a rigorous and effective
    client-focused environment that capitalizes on
    our urban setting.
4. 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.
5. To further our community interaction by offering
    off-campus courses, distance education and
    professional development seminars.
6. To enhance the visibility of the college and
    improve its financial strength through increased
    external funding.
7. To provide advisory services to academic,
    professional and other organizations.

History and Overview
   Since its origination in 1959, the College of Business Administration 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 and Real Estate, Information Systems and Management Sciences, Management, and Marketing. A total of 138 full-time equivalent faculty organize and conduct classes, including 97 with doctoral degrees from some of the top schools in the nation. The college currently enrolls 4,923 students, of which 855 are enrolled in 12 graduate business programs.

Accreditation
   The College of Business Administration is fully accredited in business and accounting at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by the AACSB_The International Association for Management Education.

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's Master of International Management.

Integrated Five-year Programs
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

 
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