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"A fully accredited MBA program right
 in my backyard
 By:  Jake Cantrell

The College of Business and Engineering

The College of Business and Engineering is committed to providing students with the educational foundation needed for life-long learning and success in both the regional and global business communities. Through quality instruction enhanced by timely research and professional service, the faculty members strive to continuously improve the business curricula, giving students a cutting-edge educational experience.

It is the desire of the College of Business and Engineering faculty that students develop skills and knowledge that will help them advance in their career endeavors, present and future. To help achieve this goal, courses are designed to provide the foundation of knowledge that is both current and relevant to the course topics. It is our aim to help students develop those skills that employers will value and reward.

Students in the College of Business and Engineering have numerous opportunities as they advance in their chosen disciplines to take courses that offer "real" projects with real problems that real organizations struggle to solve. In doing so, students are challenged in ways in which they may expect to be challenged by their employers.

MBA, MPA, and MBA Online

The College of Business and Engineering has graduate programs leading to a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Management and a Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) degree. The School also participates in The University of Texas System Telecampus Master of Business Administration (MBA) Online Program.

Both the MBA and the MPA are professional programs designed to prepare individuals for business endeavors, although some students will proceed to doctoral level preparation. Emphasis on different types of organizations including small and entrepreneurial firms, service firms, and government is included to serve the needs of the region. Graduate courses are offered in the evening to accommodate students who are employed while working toward an advanced degree.

The MBA Online in General Management provides today's students with the tools necessary to become leaders in the workplace of tomorrow. This degree is offered by a consortium of eight University of Texas campuses through the U.T. Telecampus. Courses taken in this program are treated as U.T. Permian Basin courses for credit and computation of grade point average. Students may take MBA courses on campus and MBA Online courses to complete the MBA degree. Students who cannot commute regularly to the U.T. Permian Basin campus because of distance or time constraints are encouraged to consider MBA Online courses.


One hundred percent of all graduate student class hours in business courses are taught by faculty holding a terminal degree in the subject area. The terminal degrees held by our faculty are from such esteemed universities as Stanford University, Texas A & M University, University of Minnesota, Louisiana State University, Brigham Young University, University of Memphis, Texas Tech University, University of North Texas, and New Mexico State University.

Our faculty members have extensive experience in the business world in both research and consulting. They apply these experiences to the classroom to help students better understand the complexity of the 21st century business environment.


The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.  

The UTPB College of Business and Engineering is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the most widely recognized business school accreditation program in the world. AACSB has accredited the Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Professional Accountancy programs. To be accredited by AACSB International, a business program must demonstrate existing quality as well as an ability to enhance that quality in the future. Less than one-third of U.S. business schools and only 15% of business schools worldwide meet the rigorous standards of AACSB International accreditation.

Student Oriented

Students are not just another number within the College of Business and Engineering. Faculty and staff who care about students will be one of the first things noticed. The faculty and staff will continue to be an active part of the educational experience throughout the degree program. Every College of Business and Engineering student has an assigned advisor who is ready to answer any questions.