School of Management
The School of Management’s mission is to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing, technology driven, global society by partnering with the business community to:
The School of Management is committed to providing our students an outstanding educational experience that will expand and sharpen their skills, help them become leaders of business and leave them with strong career prospects. Focusing on the rapidly changing challenges of our technology-driven global society, many of the School’s programs have been instituted in response to requests from business and designed to meet the needs of tomorrow’s industry. Our programs stress innovations in the latest technologies while providing a foundation in the basics of business management.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration is designed to provide students with a broad preparation for a business career and to lay the foundation for further study in business administration. Strong emphasis is placed on problem solving techniques that are typical of the modern business organization.. Students are prepared to apply their skills and knowledge toward solving the complex problems that face business and industry in today’s society. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration offers concentrations in Finance and Management Information Systems in addition to the general degree. The Finance Concentration offers courses that provide depth in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management, Financial Planning, Financial Institutions and Corporate Finance. The Management Information System Concentration offers courses that provide depth in Programming, IT Consulting and Web Technology. A double major in Biology is offered in conjunction with the Biology Department.
The program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting and Information Management provides students a broad-based education that balances conceptual with pragmatic knowledge and exposes accounting students to other related areas. The objective of the Program is to develop professionals who understand the role of information in organizations and financial markets; have the necessary skills to integrate financial analysis and information technology; and possess analytical and management functional area skills. Completion of this program will enable students to seek careers in information-intensive organizations as information managers, consultants or financial analysts. Students who desire a comprehensive accounting education and are seeking to become Certified Public Accountants are advised to pursue the 150 credit-hour, B.S. and M.S. Fast-Track Program in Accounting and Information Management. Students who successfully complete both degrees may choose to sit for the CPA examination upon completion of the 150 semester hour educational requirement of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.
Both degrees contain a central core of 24 hours. In the core courses, students have an opportunity to learn theories and analytical techniques that can be applied to the functional areas of business, such as finance and marketing. They are exposed to the international dimensions of business activities and to social and political factors that impinge on business behavior. A capstone course in the social and political environment of business provides an integrative experience where students are challenged to solve real world business problems. Fifty percent of the total business credit hours must be taken at U.T. Dallas.
Students are also required to take courses outside the School of Management in order to broaden their educational experience in preparation for leadership roles as professionals and/or managers in the modern business organization.
Fast Track Baccalaureate/Master’s Degrees
The Fast Track B.S./MBA program is designed to permit undergraduate students enrolled at U.T. Dallas to begin work on the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree before graduation. Qualified seniors may take up to 12 hours of graduate courses in Management that will apply toward the Bachelor of Science degree and also satisfy requirements for the MBA degree. These courses will be selected from a list determined by the School. The Fast Track MBA program is only available for students who are planning to enroll in the Evening MBA Program.
The Fast Track B.S./M.S. in Accounting and Information Management program is designed for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Information Management program at U.T. Dallas to begin work on the Master of Science in Accounting and Information Management degree before graduation. The program permits students to meet the educational requirements of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy to become Certified Public Accountants. Qualified seniors may take up to 6 hours of graduate courses in Accounting and Information Management that will apply to the Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Information Management and also satisfy requirements for the M.S. in Accounting and Information Management degree. Students choosing this program may select from seven tracks for their graduate studies that relate to core services identified by the accounting and information management professions including financial planning and analysis, assurance services, taxation services, international services, management consulting, information management, and software management. Candidates have the option of choosing a track that meets their needs based on their previous experience and future aspirations. The program provides a tailored educational experience that encourages (1) a globally-oriented, interdisciplinary focus, (2) a balanced conceptual and pragmatic approach, (3) development of written and oral communication skills, (4) a refinement of research and analytical skills that results in enhanced decision-making abilities, and (5) a commitment to life-long learning. The classes for the M.S. degree are largely offered in the evenings.
The Fast Track B.S./M.S. concentration in Finance is designed to permit students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program at U.T. Dallas to begin work on the Master of Science degree with a concentration in Finance prior to graduation. In addition to facilitating completion of the degree requirements for an M.S. degree with a concentration in Finance, the Fast Track M.S. program permits students interested in career paths that require Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) certification to take the graduate Finance courses that are required to master the complex topics covered on the CFA® examination. Qualified seniors may take up to 9 hours of graduate courses in finance and statistics that will apply to the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and also satisfy the requirements for an M.S. degree with a concentration in Finance. Students choosing this program may select either the Investment Analysis and Management track or the Corporate Financial Strategy track, depending on their past experience and future career interests. The Investment Analysis and Management track is designed for students who intend to pursue careers in investment analysis and portfolio management. While the body of knowledge encompassed by the Investment Analysis and Management track is not limited to the subject matter included on the CFA® examination, students who ultimately plan to sit for the CFA® examination will find the required courses for this curriculum to be essential. The Corporate Financial Strategy track is designed for students who plan to pursue careers in corporate finance, including but not limited to careers in corporate financial planning, management of financial institutions, investment banking and entrepreneurial finance. The classes required for the M.S. degree are offered primarily in the late afternoon and evenings.
Admission to the Fast Track programs requires an overall GPA of 3.0, senior status, and approval from the student’s advisor. Students are also required to meet admission requirements of the MBA and M.S. programs, including the GMAT scores. The student must take the GMAT examination prior to completing the baccalaureate degree. Students interested in participating in these programs should apply in the School of Management Advising Office (call 972-883-2750).
For a minor in Business Administration, students must take BA 3361, BA 3365 and AIM 2301 or AIM 2302 with an additional 9 hours to be selected from upper-level BA and AIM courses. All course prerequisites must be met.
For a minor in Accounting and Information Management (AIM), students must take a minimum of 18 hours, 12 of which must be upper-division AIM courses. All students must take: AIM 2301, AIM 2302, and AIM 3320. In addition, students may choose from one of the following tracks: Financial Analysis Track: (Choose any 3 of: AIM 3331, AIM 3332, AIM 4336, AIM 4337, BA 3341); or Information Management Track: (Choose any 3 of: AIM 3321, AIM 3322, AIM 4342, BA 4321). Students may design alternative tracks combining a different set of upper division AIM courses to match their career interests. All course prerequisites must be met.
Degree Programs in the School of Management
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