The College of Business and Engineering is committed to providing students with the educational foundation needed for 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 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 have numerous opportunities 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 and a Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) degree. Students may complete their degree in either a face to face or an online format.
The MBA degree program has four options:
- General MBA
- MBA with the Certificate in Energy Business
- MBA with Finance Emphasis
- MBA with Accounting Emphasis
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. An Energy Business certificate is available for those interested in the petroleum industry. Graduate courses are offered in the evening to accommodate students who are employed while working toward this advanced degree.
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is a member of the esteemed University of Texas System. The Permian Basin campus is ranked No. 93 among National Universities and No. 37 among Top Public Schools by U.S. News & World Report, and has also received recognition for its online graduate business programs.
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master's degrees. The university has maintained this accreditation since 1975. 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 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. 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.
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, University of Texas - Austin, Texas A&M University, Louisiana State University, Brigham Young University, Kent State, 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.
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 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.