College of Business

Overview

Since its origination in 1965, the College of Business continues to  be 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 106 full-time equivalent faculty organize and conduct classes, including 90 with doctoral degrees from some of the top schools in the nation. The college currently enrolls 5,500 students, of whom more than 1,500 are enrolled in 12 graduate business programs.

Teaching, research, and community service are the essential activities of the College of Business. All three activities are aimed at enhancing the college's scholarly environment and strengthening relationships with the business community. The emphasis on excellence in the performance of these cornerstone activities enables the college to offer an outstanding business education for students over a broad spectrum of interest, age, and experience.

Mission, Vision and Values

The mission of the College of Business is to create and disseminate knowledge that engages the business community and positively impacts society.  The College seeks to be ranked among the top business schools in the nation.

As its vision, the College develops recognized business thought-leaders who create value and enrich the world.  Faculty, students and graduates of the College are functioning as thought-leaders for better understanding the economies of the enterprise, effectively managing its resources and producing results for goal accomplishment.

Five values form much of the foundation upon which the College operates on a daily basis in developing and offering degree programs, linking faculty and students to the business and professional communities, and conducting relevant research to advance business practices and enhance the performance of business and other organizations.  These values are:

Integrity – We do the right thing, always being honest, transparent and accountable.

Respect - We treat all people in a way that affirms their individual uniqueness, worth and dignity.

Diversity – We pursue an inclusive environment where individual differences create value.

Excellence – We continually strive to achieve the highest levels of performance in all our endeavors.

Collaboration – We team with internal and external partners to create and accomplish shared goals.

Accreditation

The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Business is fully accredited in business and accounting at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by the AACSB-International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Business Undergraduate Advising Center

107 Business Building
817-272-3368
wweb.uta.edu/business/ugadvise/

Each student in the College of Business has access to a professional academic advisor for educational and vocational guidance. The advising process is designed to assist students as they make important decisions related to their academic progress at UT-Arlington and career goals in general.

Specifically, the purpose of advising is:

  • To empower students to clarify and achieve their educational goals by providing timely and accurate information about degree requirements, as well as College and University policies and procedures.
  • To provide every business student with the opportunity to develop a relationship with a knowledgeable advisor in order to obtain sound academic advising with a degree of continuity.
  • To provide students with information about additional services, programs, and support systems available within the College and University as appropriate.

Ultimately, the student is responsible for seeking academic advice, making decisions regarding goals, meeting degree requirements, and enrolling in appropriate courses. The academic advisor is to provide assistance and help in these decisions. All students are responsible for understanding and complying with University and College policies and procedures.

The Advising Center is located on the first floor of the Business Building, Suite 107 and operates on an appointment basis. Please contact the Center by calling 817.272.3368 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Graduate Business Services

107 Business Building
817-272-3004/3005

http://wweb.uta.edu/business/gradbiz

Graduate Business Services (GBS) provides information to assist students with various issues relating to their graduate business education. Prospective students, current students and graduating students can contact GBS for general information, assistance with understanding graduate program rules and admission status.  Specific advising questions are addressed to the program advisor.

Goolsby Leadership Academy

107 Business Building
817-272-1876

www.uta.edu/goolsby

Emerging Leader

The Goolsby Leadership Academy was established in 2003 with a gift from an anonymous donor in honor of John and Judy Goolsby. John Goolsby is a 1964 graduate of the College of Business with a degree in accounting. Much of his executive career was spent as CEO of the Howard Hughes Corporation. The mission of the Academy is to  educate the nation’s future leaders and ensure they are prepared for the multiple, myriad challenges and opportunities they will face.  The Academy is focused on the tenets of personal integrity and “strength based” leadership.  Simply put, strength based leadership involves building on the strengths that the individual already possesses, to enhance their leadership skills and abilities.  Today’s current and emerging leaders need to understand how to apply and reap the benefits of leadership strategies and practices.  The Goolsby Leadership Academy currently provides a select group of undergraduate students with rigorous training in:

  • Developing and understanding innate leadership skills
  • Management and decision making
  • Emotional intelligence and motivation
  • Ethics and personal integrity
  • Goal setting and outcome measurement
  • Group dynamics and team building

As part of their major course work, Goolsby students receive customized leadership education designed to transform leadership potential into leadership reality.  At the heart of the student development experience are leadership courses, testing to help each student identify their own leadership strengths and challenges, specialized preparation for entering the work force, and extensive interaction with leading executives from the  Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Students typically apply during the Spring semester of their Sophomore year.  The two year program starts in the fall of their junior year.  Each student accepted into the program receives a significant scholarship for each of the two years. The application, application process, and qualifications for consideration may be found on the Academy's website.  Academy administrators include the Associate Dean, Dr. David Mack, who serves as the Executive Director of the Academy and Mr. Jerry Hubbard, who serves as the Director.

Goolsby Scholars are encouraged to apply for admission to the Honors College. Each of the required Goolsby courses qualifies for Honors College credit. For more information, please visit the Honors College website.

BNSF Early Leader Program

Thanks to a gift from BNSF, the Goolsby Leadership Academy has created the BNSF Early Leader Program. This extension of the Academy accepts incoming business-intended freshman and is dedicated to strengthening the leadership ability of students. The program is designed to help students transition into Goolsby Scholars in their junior year, though acceptance is not guaranteed.  For the freshman fall semester, the students will enroll in a special section of the Freshman Interest Group (FIG) course.  In the spring semester of their freshman year, the students will enroll in LSHP 1101, Introduction to Leadership.  During the fall semester of the sophomore year, students will enroll in a special section of Communications in Organizations (MANA 2302), taught by a Goolsby Academy faculty member.  Students will have additional non-class activities during the spring semester of the sophomore year.  There will be scheduled monthly activities. Some of the activities are guest speaker events, writing assignments, team building exercises, and field trips.


 

Undergraduate Degree Programs

To attain these objectives, guidelines have been developed to provide minimum coverage of the basic areas of human knowledge and exposure to the fundamentals in each of the functional areas of business.

There are two major degree programs, each developed within the frame of reference described above. The first is the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) Degree, with subject area concentrations in accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management, marketing, operations and supply chain management, and real estate. A minor is not required or allowed for any B.B.A. The B.B.A. in Accounting, while adhering to the basic philosophy outlined, permits a maximum 27 semester hour concentration in accounting. Thus, in addition to acquiring excellent preparation for a management career in industry, a student may also pursue professional objectives leading to a career in private, governmental, or public accounting. The B.B.A. in International Business is a dual concentration program requiring specific international business course work and 26 to 32 hours in one modern language (Chinese, French, German, Russian, or Spanish). The second major degree program is a Bachelor of Science (B.S.). A B.S. in Accounting is offered for students planning a career in professional accounting who also desire in-depth study in a related business discipline such as economics, finance, or information systems. This degree program permits a maximum 27 semester hour concentration in accounting and, depending on the area, 15 to 24 semester hours in a related business discipline. A B.S. in Information Systems is offered for the student planning a professional career in business information systems. A B.S. in Economics is also offered for the benefit of the student planning a career as a professional economist; a minor is required for degree completion.  The requirements for the B.B.A. in International Business are found later in this section.  The requirements for the additional B.B.A. degree programs and the B.S. degree programs are found in their respective departmental sections.

Undergraduate Admission Policy

Admission to the College of Business

Admission to the College of Business as a business-intended student is based on the University's undergraduate admission requirements plus the following additional admission criteria for the College of Business.

Students Entering Directly from High School or Students with Less Than 24 Credit Hours

Students entering directly from high school or with less than 24 hours of transferrable credit will initially be advised by the University College.  Transitioning to advisement by the College of Business advisors will occur as the student accomplishes certain GPA and course completion milestones.  Following transition to the College of Business, students will be classified as an Undeclared Business Intended Major (UBUSINT) if the CoB math requirement is complete or a Pre-Business Intended Major (PBUSINT) if the CoB math requirement is not complete.  

Students Entering with More Than 24 Transfer Credit Hours

Transfer students with 24 hours or more of transferrable credit will be evaluated on the basis of the following admission criteria.

       1.  Direct Admission Criteria

Business-intended students will be directly admitted to a business major based on the following criteria:

  • Students must meet all UT Arlington admission requirements; and
  • Students must have a grade point average of 3.25 or better for all college level credit attempted; and
  • Students must have the CoB math requirement completed (The CoB math requirement includes MATH 1315 COLLEGE ALGEBRA FOR ECONOMICS & BUSINESS ANALYSIS and MATH 1316 MATHEMATICS FOR ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ANALYSIS, or equivalent courses as transfer credits).

       2.  Applicants Who Do Not Meet Direct Admission Criteria

Students who do not meet the criteria for Direct Admission will be classified as an Undeclared Business Intended or Pre-Business Intended major.     

Undeclared Business Intended Major:  Students who have completed the CoB math requirement will be admitted to the Undeclared Business Intended (UBUSINT) major.  Students will be required to meet with an advisor each semester and monitored for progress toward declaring a business major.  

Pre-Business Intended Major:  Students who have not completed the CoB math requirement will be considered pre-business admits to the College of Business and will be placed in the Pre-Business Intended (PBUSINT) major.  Students will be required to meet with an advisor each semester and monitored for progress toward declaring a business major.  

Students in either group can declare a business major if they satisfy either Condition 1 or Condition 2 below:

Condition 1:

  • Complete the College of Business (CoB) math requirement; and
  • Complete a minimum of twenty four (24) hours of business course work at UT Arlington; and
  • Earn an overall grade point average of 2.00 at UT Arlington; and
  • Earn a business grade point average of 2.00 at UT Arlington.

Condition 2:

  • Complete the College of Business (CoB) math requirement; and
  • Complete a minimum of twelve (12) hours of business course work at UT Arlington; and
  • Earn an overall grade point average of 2.25 at UT Arlington; and
  • Earn a business grade point average of 2.25 at UT Arlington.

College of Business Probation and Dismissal

If at any time an undeclared business-intended or pre-business intended student does not maintain a minimum College of Business (CoB) GPA or UTA GPA of 2.0, the student is on College of Business Probation.  Depending on the circumstances, a student on CoB probation may have restrictions on course load and course selection and will be given specific course grade requirements that must be met.  All business hours will be used to calculate a business grade point average for the CoB admission purposes. 

If the student is unable to maintain a minimum CoB GPA of 2.0 after one semester on probation, the student will be dismissed from the CoB.  Once dismissed from the CoB, the student has the right to appeal to the Director of Undergraduate Advising.  If the appeal is rejected, the student must choose a major other than business in order to remain enrolled at UT Arlington.  

Degree Progress and Major Dismissal

A student who has been accepted to a business degree program must maintain satisfactory progress of at least 2.0 in their UTA, CoB and Major (field of study) GPA's to avoid being placed on probation.  Declared business majors are subject to dismissal from a business degree program and will not be permitted to enroll for additional courses in that major if they:

  • Receive a grade of D or F in more than one upper level major course, or
  • Receive any combination of grades of D or F in two attempts of the same major course.

Course Transfer Policy

The College of Business has the authority for determining which transfer courses apply toward any undergraduate business degree program or business minor.  Students transferring business classes taken at another institution will be required to submit both a catalog course description and a syllabus for each course to the Business Undergraduate Advising Center for approval.

Permission through the College of Business Transfer Credit Approval Form is required before a student can take courses outside of UT Arlington for credit transfer.  Courses should be completed at the same level (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior) as the UT Arlington course. A course completed at the freshman or sophomore level at another institution will not be considered an equivalent of an upper level (junior or senior) course or degree requirement.  Upper level business courses must be completed at an AACSB accredited insitution.  Transfer credit for courses from institutions outside the United States will be evaluated independently.

College of Business Residency and Graduation Requirements

In addition to meeting the credit hour and course requirements for a specific College of Business degree program, the student must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a declared business major;
  • A minimum overall grade point average of 2.0;
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all course work taken from the College of Business;
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.0 for courses taken within the major/concentration area for those majors having a concentration (This requirement also applies to modern language course work for International Business degree programs);
  • Students must complete at least 50 percent of their business course work with the UT Arlington College of Business;
  • Students must complete at least 24 of the last 30 semester hours of advanced (3000/4000 level) course work with UT Arlington College of Business, to include a minimum of 12 hours of advanced courses in their major/concentration subject area beyond business core requirements; and
  • A grade of "C" or better must be earned in all major/concentration courses required for the degree.

Computer Literacy and Oral Competency

Students majoring in business administration obtain competencies in computer literacy and oral presentation via required course work. They are required to take a computer course, INSY 2303 INTRODUCTION TO M.I.S. AND DATA PROCESSING. Students are also required to take an oral communication course, COMS 1301 FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING, or COMS 2305 BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

Special Undergraduate Programs and Opportunities

Double Majors

The College of Business allows select Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) programs to be combined resulting in a degree with a double major.  If all specified requirements are completed at the same time as outlined in the departmental sections of the University Catalog, one diploma recognizing both business majors will be awarded.  These may restrict the option of participating in a Fast Track program.  The double majors available to business students in the College of Business are:

  • BBA in Accounting and Finance
  • BBA in Accounting and Information Systems
  • BBA in Economics and Finance
  • BBA in Management and Marketing

Business Honors Program

The Business Honors Program (BHP) operates as a part of UT Arlington's Honors College. Its primary objective is to establish a cohesive community of exceptionally intelligent and motivated students who will pursue the study of business together in a stimulating learning environment. Participation in the BHP is open to students who maintain a total cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher. Students who complete the program successfully will receive a special citation on their diplomas. The University honors degree requirements are compatible with all College of Business degree programs.

Internship for Degree Credit

One approved internship can be used as an advanced business elective for eligible students. Students must be a declared business major, junior or senior standing, have an overall UT Arlington GPA of 2.5 or better, have 3 hours of advanced business electives available, and complete the approval forms before the appropriate semester deadline.

The internship must be related to the student's major and is graded on a pass/fail basis. No credit will be given for previous experience or activities. For specific course requirements, refer to the internship approval forms. If a change of major occurs, the internship no longer applies to the degree.

Sales Certificate Program

The Sales Certificate program prepares undergraduate students for a challenging and rewarding career in the sales profession. The program will enhance students' abilities to sell themselves, their ideas, products, and services. It also equips students with knowledge and skills related to developing and managing mutually beneficial relationships with customers. The Sales Certificate program is available to business and non-business majors.  Certificate requirements can be found in the Department of Marketing section of the catalog.

Fast Track Master's Degrees in Accounting

This program emphasizes preparation for a career as a professional accountant, including preparation for the Certified Public Accountant designation. Most states, including Texas, require completion of at least 150 semester hours of college study of which at least 37 semester hours must be in accounting in order for an individual to be licensed as a Certified Public Accountant. The Fast Track Program in Accounting is designed to fulfill these requirements and enable outstanding senior undergraduate Accounting students to satisfy degree requirements leading to a Master's of Science in Accounting or a Master's of Science in Taxation while completing their undergraduate studies and thereby completing fewer courses to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting.

An undergraduate Accounting student will apply:

  • within 30 hours of completing a bachelor's degree
  • upon completion of at least 30 hours at UTA, achieving an overall UTA GPA of 3.3 or better
  • with an overall GPA of 3.3 or better in all college courses (at all schools), and
  • with a UTA Business GPA of 3.3 or better.

Additionally, a candidate must have completed 12 hours of specified undergraduate Fast Track foundation courses with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in these courses. These courses are mandatory and must be completed at UT Arlington. The foundation courses required for admission to the various Fast Track programs are:

ACCT 3311FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING I3
ACCT 3312FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING II3
FINA 3313BUSINESS FINANCE3
BSTAT 3321BUSINESS STATISTICS I (whichever is taken first at UTA)3
or BSTAT 3322 BUSINESS STATISTICS II
Total Hours12

Once admitted, a student will be allowed to take select graduate courses that may be used to satisfy both bachelor's and master's degree requirements. These students will be allowed to enroll in Auditing, Effective Business Communication, and an Accounting elective at the graduate level and these courses should not be completed as an undergraduate.

An undergraduate student who successfully completes the Fast Track graduate coursework with grades of B or better will graduate with the undergraduate degree and will be automatically admitted to the Graduate School at that time. The student will not be required to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), will not have to complete the normal Graduate School application for admission, and will not have to pay the related application fee.

For more details about this program, please consult the graduate accounting advisor (graduate.accounting.advisor@uta.edu).

Fast Track Master's Degrees in Business

Fast Track Programs enable outstanding senior undergraduate Business students to satisfy degree requirements leading to select master's degrees in business while completing their undergraduate studies.

An undergraduate Business student will apply:

  • within 30 hours of completing a bachelor's degree
  • upon completion of at least 30 hours at UTA, achieving an overall UTA GPA of 3.3 or better
  • with an overall GPA of 3.3 or better in all college courses (at all schools), and
  • with a UTA Business GPA of 3.3 or better.

Additionally, a candidate must have completed 12 hours of specified undergraduate Fast Track foundation courses with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in these courses. These courses are mandatory and must be completed at UT Arlington. The foundation courses required for admission to the various Fast Track programs are:

MBA or MS-INSY or MS-HR

ECON 3310MICROECONOMICS (first completed at UTA)3
or ECON 3312 MACROECONOMICS
FINA 3313BUSINESS FINANCE3
MANA 3318MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR3
BSTAT 3321BUSINESS STATISTICS I (first completed at UTA)3
or BSTAT 3322 BUSINESS STATISTICS II
Total Hours12

MS-REAE

ECON 3310MICROECONOMICS (first completed at UTA)3
or ECON 3312 MACROECONOMICS
FINA 3313BUSINESS FINANCE3
REAE 3325REAL ESTATE FUNDAMENTALS3
BSTAT 3321BUSINESS STATISTICS I (first completed at UTA)3
or BSTAT 3322 BUSINESS STATISTICS II
Total Hours12

MS-ECON

ECON 3310MICROECONOMICS3
ECON 3312MACROECONOMICS3
FINA 3313BUSINESS FINANCE3
BSTAT 3321BUSINESS STATISTICS I (first completed at UTA)3
or BSTAT 3322 BUSINESS STATISTICS II
Total Hours12

Once admitted, a student will be allowed to take select graduate courses that may be used to satisfy both bachelor's and master's degree requirements.

An undergraduate student who successfully completes the Fast Track graduate coursework with grades of B or better will graduate with the undergraduate degree will be automatically admitted to the Graduate School at that time. The student will not be required to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), will not have to complete the normal Graduate School application for admission, and will not have to pay the related application fee.

For more details about this program, please refer the appropriate graduate advisor.

Professional Program in Accounting (PPIA)

This program emphasizes preparation for a career as a professional accountant, including preparation for the Certified Public Accountant designation. Most states, including Texas, require completion of at least 150 semester hours of college study, of which at least 36 semester hours must be in accounting for an individual to be licensed as a Certified Public Accountant. The Professional Program in Accounting (PPIA) is designed to fulfill these requirements and allow the simultaneous granting of a bachelor's degree and a master's degree. Students accepted into the PPIA program generally complete fewer courses to earn both degrees than non-participants.

After completing ACCT 3311 with a B or better, interested persons should consult with the undergraduate accounting advisor to review eligiblity requirements and the application process. Students admitted to the program will complete a plan of study that results in the fulfillment of requirements for the bachelor's degree (excluding BCOM 3360 and the undergraduate Advanced Accounting Elective, which are waived and completed at the graduate level) and sufficient additional graduate course work to fulfill the requirements for the Master of Science in Accounting degree or the Master of Science in Taxation degree.

Applications for admission to PPIA are reviewed individually with consideration given to the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate grade point average (GPA)
  • Accounting grade point average (GPA)
  • GMAT score
  • Professional work experience
  • Personal accomplishments
  • Personal Statement and Letters of Reference

For details about the application process and deadlines consult the Department of Accounting Graduate Program section of the University Catalog or the Department of Accounting website, wweb.uta.edu/accounting.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business/Modern Language

Students must meet all lower division requirements before enrolling for upper division courses. Specified prerequisites are designated for certain courses.

Pre-Professional Course Requirements - Fulfill the University General Core Requirements (36 hours)
General Core Requirements 42
Communication (minimum 6 hours required)
ENGL 1301RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I3
ENGL 1302RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II3
Mathematics (minimum 6 hours required)
MATH 1315COLLEGE ALGEBRA FOR ECONOMICS & BUSINESS ANALYSIS3
MATH 1316MATHEMATICS FOR ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ANALYSIS3
Life and Physical Sciences (minimum 6 hours required)6
From Approved University General Core Requirement List
Language, Philosophy & Culture (minimum 3 hours required)
Satisfied by Modern Language Level IV (See Modern Language Options below)
Creative Arts (minimum 3 hours required)3
From Approved University General Core Requirement List
US History (minimum 6 hours required)
HIST 1311HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 18653
HIST 1312HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT3
Government/Policical Science (minimum 6 hours required)
POLS 2311GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES3
POLS 2312STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (minimum 3 hours required)
Satisfied by completion of ECON 2305 in the Business Core
Foundational Component Area (minimum 3 hours required)
COMS 1301FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING3
Professional Course Requirements - Business Core (36 hours)
ACCT 2301PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I3
ACCT 2302PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II3
ECON 2305PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (Social & Behavioral Sciences University Core Requirement)3
ECON 2306PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS3
INSY 2303INTRODUCTION TO M.I.S. AND DATA PROCESSING3
BCOM 3360EFFECTIVE BUSINESS COMMUNICATION3
BLAW 3310LEGAL AND ETHICAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS3
BSTAT 3321BUSINESS STATISTICS I3
FINA 3313BUSINESS FINANCE3
MANA 3318MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR3
MANA 4322ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY3
MARK 3321PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3
Professional Course Requirements - Advanced International Business (15 hours)
BLAW 4310BASIC INTERNATIONAL LAW FOR BUSINESS3
Select one of the following:3
COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC SYSTEMS
INTERNATIONAL TRADE
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
FINA 4324INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE FINANCE3
MANA 4321INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT3
MARK 4325INTERNATIONAL MARKETING3
Modern Language Requirements (26 hours)
Select one of the following areas (beyond all other requirements):26
Chinese
French
German
Russian
Spanish
See Modern Language Options section below for specific courses
Advanced Electives (9 hours)
Upper level, advisor approved electives. (Students are encouraged to include six hours of degree specific language in this area.)9
Total Hours122

Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad. The College of Business, the Department of Modern Languages, and the International Office currently work together in assisting student participation in existing exchange programs. Furthermore, the University will continue to develop exchange agreements with other recognized international universities.

Modern Language Options

Chinese

Students concentrating in International Business/Chinese should be certain they meet the requirements specified previously under the heading Requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. Within the framework of these conditions, a student must complete:

CHIN 1441BEGINNING CHINESE I4
CHIN 1442BEGINNING CHINESE II4
CHIN 2313INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I3
CHIN 2314INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II (Satisfies Language, Philosophy & Culture University General Core Requirement)3
CHIN 3303CHINESE CONVERSATION3
CHIN 3304CHINESE CONVERSATION II3
CHIN 4334CONTEMPORARY CHINESE CULTURE3
CHIN 4335BUSINESS CHINESE3
Total Hours26

French

Students concentrating in International Business/French should be certain they meet the requirements specified previously under the heading Requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. Within the framework of these conditions, a student must complete:

FREN 1441BEGINNING FRENCH I 14
FREN 1442BEGINNING FRENCH II 14
FREN 2313INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I 13
FREN 2314INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II (Satisfies Language, Philosophy & Culture University General Core Requirement)3
FREN 3303ADVANCED FRENCH CONVERSATION3
FREN 4314ADVANCED FRENCH GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION3
FREN 4334CONTEMPORARY FRENCH CULTURE3
FREN 4335BUSINESS FRENCH3
Total Hours26

German

Students concentrating in International Business/German should be certain they meet the requirements specified previously under the heading Requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. Within the framework of these conditions, a student must complete:

GERM 1441BEGINNING GERMAN I 14
GERM 1442BEGINNING GERMAN II 14
GERM 2313INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I 13
GERM 2314INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II (Satisfies the Language, Philosophy & Culture University General Core Requirement)3
GERM 3313TOPICS IN GERMAN CULTURE & CONVERSATION3
GERM 3316GERMAN COMPOSITION & GRAMMAR3
GERM 4334THE CULTURE OF BUSINESS3
GERM 4335BUSINESS GERMAN3
Total Hours26

Russian

Students concentrating in International Business/Russian should be certain they meet the requirements specified previously under the heading Requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. Within the framework of these conditions, a student must complete:

RUSS 1441BEGINNING RUSSIAN I 14
RUSS 1442BEGINNING RUSSIAN II 14
RUSS 2313INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I 13
RUSS 2314INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II (Satisifes the Language, Philosophy & Culture University General Core Requirement)3
RUSS 3333CONVERSATION AND TOPICS IN RUSSIAN CULTURE3
RUSS 4362RUSSIA AND THE SUCCESSOR STATES TODAY3
RUSS 4334THE CULTURE OF BUSINESS3
RUSS 4335BUSINESS RUSSIAN3
Total Hours26

Spanish

Students concentrating in International Business/Spanish should be certain they meet the requirements specified previously under the heading Requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. Within the framework of these conditions, a student must complete

SPAN 1441BEGINNING SPANISH I 14
SPAN 1442BEGINNING SPANISH II 14
SPAN 2313INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I 13
SPAN 2314INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II (Satisfies the Language, Philosophy & Culture University General Core Requirement)3
SPAN 3311SPANISH CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION3
or SPAN 3312 LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION
SPAN 3314ADVANCED SPANISH GRAMMAR3
SPAN 4334CONTEMPORARY HISPANIC CULTURE3
SPAN 4335BUSINESS SPANISH3
Total Hours26

Non-heritage speakers should plan to take SPAN 3303 ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION as an advanced business elective. Heritage speakers should plan to take SPAN 2315 in place of SPAN 2314 and SPAN 3305 ADVANCED SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS in place of SPAN 3314 ADVANCED SPANISH GRAMMAR.

1

Students will be placed in appropriate language level upon completion of a written and/or a verbal competency exam administered by the Modern Language Department.

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENGL 13013ENGL 13023
MATH 13153MATH 13163
HIST 13113HIST 13123
Life & Physical Science3Life & Physical Science3
Modern Language Requirement - Level I4Modern Language Requirement - Level II4
 16 16
Second Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ACCT 23013ACCT 23023
ECON 23053ECON 23063
POLS 23113INSY 23033
COMS 13013POLS 23123
Modern Language Requirement - Level III3Modern Language Requirement - Level IV3
 15 15
Third Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Modern Language Requirement 3Modern Language Requirement 3
ECON 4306, 4321, or 43223MANA 43213
BLAW 33103BSTAT 33213
FINA 33133MARK 33213
MANA 33183Creative Arts3
 15 15
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Modern Lanaguage Requirement 3Modern Language Requirement 3
FINA 43243BLAW 43103
MARK 43253MANA 43223
BCOM 33603Advanced Elective3
Advanced Elective3Advanced Elective3
 15 15
Total Hours: 122

Undergraduate Minors

The College of Business offers several minors to undergraduate Non-Business majors.  The requirements for the Business Administration Minor follow.  The requirements for the minors in Accounting, Economics, and Information Systems are found in their respective departmental sections.

Minor in Business Administration

The College of Business:

  • Requires half of the course work for a minor in business be completed in residence at UT Arlington. For an 18-hour minor requirement, this would require a minimum of 9 hours of business course work at UT Arlington.
  • Requires a grade of C or better in all minor requirement courses.
  • Will not use vocational and technical courses (including WECM courses) toward any business minor.

Business Administration

Select three of the following:9
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II 1
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO M.I.S. AND DATA PROCESSING
Select 9 hours Jr/Sr level from one area or from several areas: 19
ACCT
BCOM
BLAW
BSTAT
ECON
FINA
INSU
INSY
MANA
MARK
OPMA
REAE
Total Hours18

Special Graduate Programs and Opportunities

The Graduate Advanced Studies Program (BSAD CT)

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.  Some courses taken under this program may be applied in the future toward another graduate degree at this University if approved by the program advisor.

Special Students

An applicant can gain admission as a special student in the College of Business, but he/she must meet the same admission requirements as those unconditionally admitted. In order to take masters and/or doctoral level courses in the College of Business, a student must be admitted as a graduate student.

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.

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), Accounting, Human Resource Management,  Taxation, Information Systems, Real Estate 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 in each graduate class taken 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 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 Business Administration, Master of Science in Business Analytics, Master of Science in Economics, Master of Science in Human Resource Management, Master of Science in Information Systems, Master of Science in Real Estate and Master of Science in Marketing Research.  Students pursuing Facilitated Admission must demonstrate quantitative proficiency. For details on admission into the program please refer to UT Arlington’s Graduate Catalog Special Admissions Programs under Admission Requirements and Procedures.

Internship Program

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 the required number of graduate courses per their program, 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. 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 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 (3.0) in that course or have a business degree in the same field of study.* 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. Course waivers are determined by each program's Graduate Studies Commiteee.   Check with the program advisor for more details.

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 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.

Doctoral Program

The objective of the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration degree is primarily to develop scholars with an ability to teach and conduct independent research in various areas of business administration. The program prepares students for careers as researchers and teachers by providing thorough preparation in the theory of business administration and developing the skills needed to conduct high quality research in this area. The curriculum emphasizes and develops the rigorous analytical skills needed to make significant scholarly contributions in fields of business. Graduates of the program will assume significant roles in the world’s educational and research institutions.

Coursework is offered in the following areas: accounting, banking and finance, business economics, business policy/strategic management, business statistics, research design, human resource management, insurance and risk management, international business management, investments and securities, management information systems, management sciences, marketing management and research, organizational behavior, organizational theory, production/operations management, real estate, entrepreneurship, and taxation. Coursework in these areas of study supports the following major fields: Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, and Operations Management.