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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 Management Information Systems, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Marketing, and Operations Management in addition to the general degree. A double major in Biology is offered in conjunction with the Biology Department.

The program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science 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.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Finance provides students with both practical and theoretical training in financial decision making. Students who choose this degree will have the opportunity to develop the quantitative skills required to rigorously analyze financial information, the analytical foundation needed for making corporate financial decisions, and the problem solving skills necessary for prudent investment management. Completion of the degree requirements will permit students to seek careers as financial analysts, as well as careers with corporations, financial institutions and government agencies. With the appropriate choice of courses, a student should be able to successfully complete the Certified Financial Planning (CFP®) program. A double major is also offered in conjunction with the Economics program to students interested in pursuing the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation. The CFA® program, administered by the CFA® Institute, is a globally recognized standard for measuring the competence and integrity of financial analysts. Like the Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, the double major prepares students for the CFA® Level I examination. However, the double major provides students with more analytical preparation for the Level II and III examinations, which typically require graduate course work as well.

All degrees contain a central core of 30 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 strategic management 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 UT 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.


Professors: Ashiq Ali, Alain Bensoussan, Ramaswamy Chandraskaran, William Cready, Rachel Croson, Theodore Day, Gregory Dess, Adolf J.H. Enthoven, David L. Ford, Jr., Varghese S. Jacob, Constantine Konstans, Stan Liebowitz, Sumit Majumdar, Larry J. Merville, Vijay Mookerjee, Shun Chen Niu, Mike Peng, Hasan Pirkul, Suresh Radhakrishnan, Srinivasan Raghunathan, Ram C. Rao, Brian Ratchford, Michael Rebello, Sumit Sarkar, Suresh P. Sethi, Chelliah Sriskandarajah, Kathryn Stecke, John Wiorkowski, Harold Zhang
Associate Professors: Mark Anderson, Indranil Bardhan, Metin Cakanyildirim, Milind Dawande, David Deeds, J. Richard Harrison, Surya Janakiraman, Robert Kieschnick, Nanda Kumar, Zhiang (John) Lin, Livia Markoczy, Syam Menon, B.P.S. Murthi, Ramachandran Natarajan, Ashutosh Prasad, Orlando Richard, Young Ryu, Jane Salk, David Springate, Eric Tseng, Yunzeng Wang, Yexiao Xu
Assistant Professors: Jayatirtha Asundi, Nina Baranchuk, Norris Bruce, Alex Butler, Octavian Carare, Zhongdlan Dai, Kutsal Dogan, Laurel Franzen, Rakesh Gupta, umit Guran, Ernan Haruvy, Seung-Hyun Lee, Xu Li, Xiaohi Liu, Holly Lutze, Stan Markov, Volkan Muslu, Valery Polkovnichenko, Hyeun-Suk Rhee, Andrei Strijnev, Mark Vargus, Yu Wang, Kelsey Wei, Yuanping Ying, Wei Yue, Alejandro Zentner, Jun Zhang, Qin Zhang, Eric Zheng, Yibin Zhou
Visiting Professors: Huseyin Cavusoglu, Usman Ghani, Xiuli He
Professor Emeritus: Dale Osborne
Clinical Faculty: Tevfik Dalgic, Charlie Hazzard, Peter Lewin, John McCracken, Michael Oliff, Divakar Rajamani, Fang Wu
Senior Lecturers: Joachim Adler, Art Agulnek, Frank Anderson, Jasper Arnold, John Barden, George Barnes, Abhijit Biswas, Ron Blair, Tiffany Bortz, Mary Chaffin, Anne Ferrante, Richard Fisher, Mary Beth Goodrich, Rob Hicks, Jonathon Hochberg, Marilyn Kaplan, Chris Linsteadt, Diane S. McNulty, Radha Mookerjee, Kumar Nair, Joseph Picken, Nataliya Polkovnichencko, Matt Polze, Carolyn Reichert, Robert Robb, Tracey Rockett, Mark Salamasick, Michael Savoie, Avanti Sethi, Charles Solcher, Lou Thompson, Amy Troutman, Habte Woldu, Laurie Ziegler

Management Honors Program

The Management Honors Program provides an intellectually challenging and stimulating academic experience in a unique learning environment for the best and brightest students. Sophomores, juniors and seniors with a 3.50 grade point average are eligible to apply for the program. Freshmen are considered for membership based on high school class rank and SAT/ACT scores. To graduate with Management Honors students must have a 3.50 GPA based on at least 30 graded hours at UTD, complete an honors curriculum which includes a thesis, and complete a community service requirement. Management Honors with Distinction will be awarded to students whose thesis is judged by the faculty to be of exemplary quality. Applications and detailed information are available in the School of Management Advising Office.

Professional Program in Accounting

The Professional Program in Accounting (PPA) is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in professional accounting. This program is a two-and-a-half year program, beginning in the spring semester of the student's junior year. Qualified students will earn their Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Information Management (BS-AIM) degree once all degree requirements for the bachelor's degree have been satisfied, additionally, the Master of Science in Accounting and Information Management (MS-AIM) degree will be awarded upon successful completion of requirements for that degree. The goals of the program are to place PPA students in professional accounting internships and full-time positions, increase networking opportunities among students with professionals, and prepare students to become Certified Public Accountants. Applications to the program are accepted in the fall semester of a student's junior year. Applications and detailed information are available in the School of Management Advising Office.

Fast Track Baccalaureate/Master's Degrees

Fast Track programs are designed to permit undergraduate students enrolled at UT Dallas to begin work on the MBA or M.S. degrees before graduation. Qualified seniors may take graduate courses in Management that will apply toward the Bachelor of Science degree and also satisfy requirements for the Master's degree. These courses will be selected from a list determined by the School.

Fast Track courses taken during the undergraduate senior year must be well chosen so that they satisfy the requirements of the B.S. degree AND those of the intended MBA/M.S. degree. Students in one major may choose to Fast Track into another major. Students can take the Fast Track courses as substitutes for major related courses, as guided and/or free electives. Students from other Schools at UTD can Fast Track into SOM degrees as long as they meet the Fast Track admission requirements. Students must earn a grade of at least B in Fast Track courses - otherwise the courses only count toward the undergraduate degree. 

Admission to a Fast Track program does not guarantee admission to the graduate program. Students are required to meet admission requirements of the MBA and M.S. programs, including the GMAT. Students may delay for up to one year entering the graduate program and have their Fast Track courses count toward their graduate degree.
Students can also take graduate courses to use only for undergraduate or graduate credit. Students must submit an acceptable GMAT score and receive permission from the Associate Dean before taking more than 12 graduate hours for any use. Details of the programs are available from the School of Management Advising Office.

Fast Track Options in the School of Management

Fast Track B.S. /MBA: The MBA program is a 53 hour program. Qualified seniors may take up to 12 hours of graduate courses that will apply to the B.S. degree and the MBA degree.

Fast Track B.S. /M.S. in Accounting and Information Management: The M.S. in AIM is a 36 hour program. It is primarily designed to permit 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 that will apply to the B.S. degree and the M.S. degree.

Fast Track B.S. /M.S. in Management and Administrative Science: Students may choose concentrations in Finance, Electronic Commerce, Organizations and Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Healthcare, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The Fast Track M.S. with a concentration in Finance 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 that will apply to the Bachelor of Science degree and also satisfy the requirements for an M.S. degree.

Fast Track B.S. /M.S. in Information Technology and Management: Students may choose a concentration in Information Technology Management and Consulting, E-Business Information Technology, or Telecommunications Management. Qualified seniors may take up to 9 hours of graduate courses that will apply to the Bachelor of Science degree and also satisfy the requirements for an M.S. degree.

Fast Track B.S. /M.A. in International Management Studies: The program provides students the opportunity to learn in-depth the fundamentals of functional areas of management, international management, and cultural, sociopolitical and geographical constraints affecting international business decisions. Qualified seniors may take up to 9 hours of graduate courses that will apply to the B.S. degree and also satisfy the requirements for the M.A. degree.


Minors are available in Business Administration, Accounting and Information Management, Finance and Entrepreneurship.

For a minor in Business Administration, students must take BA 3361, BA 3365 and AIM 2300 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: AIM 2301, AIM 2302, and AIM 3320. Students choose an additional nine hours from upper-level AIM courses. All course prerequisites must be met.

For a minor in Finance, students must take: AIM 2300, BA 3341, BA 3390,  and an additional nine hours to be selected from upper-level finance courses listed as options under the finance degree. All course prerequisites must be met.

For a minor in Entrepreneurship, students must take AIM 2300, BA 3310 (or BA 4310), BA 3365, BA 4308, and, BA 4311 with an additional 3 hours to be selected from BA 3372, BA 4335 or BA 4336. All course prerequisites must be met.