Dr. Bill Price – Dean
Dr. Anshu Saran – Chair of Graduate Studies
Dr. Joseph Stauffer – Chair of Undergraduate Studies
Dr. Forrest Flocker – Chair of Engineering and Technology
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Bill Price, D.B.A.
Dean, College of Business and Engineering
Associate Professor of Management
Dr. Bill Price received his doctorate in business administration from Nova Southeastern University. He previously served as the associate dean for several years and taught a variety of business management courses – primarily in human resource management and business strategy. Prior to UTPB he taught at Howard Payne University as an Assistant Professor . For several years he has served as a board member for the Permian Basin Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR). Dr. Price has several years of experience in industry holding human resource management leadership positions. He also operated a real estate rental business. Prior to that, he completed a career in the Air Force where he flew bomber aircraft and served as a Lt. Colonel and staff officer. Dr. Price has written several research articles in the areas of strategic management and human resources.
Anshu Saran, Ph.D.
Chair of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor and Coordinator of Marketing
Chair of Business Graduate Programs
Dr. Anshu Saran earned his doctorate in International Business and Marketing from The University of Texas – Pan American. He joined academia after working in the corporate sector for 12 years. Dr. Saran teaches Marketing Research, Marketing Management at the undergraduate level, and Business Research Methods at the graduate level. He has published several papers in international journals such as Business Horizons, Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, and International Journal of Electronic Marketing and Retailing. His main research interests are international consumer behavior, marketing strategy, and scale development.
Raj Desai, D.I.T.
Chair of Undergraduate Studies
Coordinator of Industrial Technology
Associate Professor of Industrial Technology
Dr. Raj Desai is the founding faculty member of the Engineering and Technology Programs at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Dr. Desai received his Doctor of Industrial Technology degree from the University of Northern Iowa. He has a wide range of teaching experience. He has several years of industry experience in the areas of maintenance and management. His research interests are in the areas of leadership, innovation, and applied technology. He has several journal articles published in national and international journals.
Forrest Flocker, Ph.D.
Chair of Engineering and Technology
Coordinator of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Flocker received his doctorate in engineering mechanics from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He has several years of experience teaching a wide variety of engineering courses. Prior to teaching, he worked as a production and maintenance engineer for the U.S. Army Aviation and Troop Support Command in St. Louis, Missouri, and as a consultant for the offshore oil industry in Houston, Texas. His areas of expertise are solid mechanics and machine design with current research interests in high-speed cam dynamics and optimization of engineering systems. He is currently licensed as a Professional Engineer in the States of Colorado, Indiana, and Missouri.
While never losing sight of the fact that our primary focus is to serve the Permian Basin region, we seek to advance our baccalaureate and graduate degree programs through continuous improvement to a level that students beyond the region will see us as a viable educational option.
The mission of the College of Business and Engineering at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is to offer both undergraduate and graduate educational programs that are high quality and evolve with our ever changing economy; to foster the success of our students in their professional careers; to promote our community of scholars’ excellence in teaching, intellectual contributions, and service; and to advance economic, energy, and technological development within our region.
The College of Business and Engineering is accredited by these agencies:
- SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools). This is the university regional accrediting body.
- AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). This is the business program accrediting body. It applies to accounting, finance, management, marketing, and the business master’s programs. It is considered the premier accrediting agency.
- ABET (uses only initials).This is the engineering accreting body. It applies to the mechanical engineering program; at the time of this publication the petroleum engineering program is under review for initial accreditation.
The College of Business and Engineering has an active chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, International Honor Society. A student must be in the top 10% of the junior, senior, or graduate classes to be eligible for induction. Eligible students are inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma in the spring of each academic year.
The College of Business and Engineering does not offer courses by correspondence. A student may apply appropriate correspondence credit earned from a regionally accredited college or university toward a bachelor’s degree subject to the following limitations:
- No upper level business courses may be taken by correspondence.
- A correspondence course may not be taken on a pass-fail basis, and no grade lower than a C will be accepted for correspondence credit.
Requirements for the BBA Degrees, the BA Degree, the BS Degrees, and the BAAS Degree General Requirements
|Degree and major
||Minimum semester credit hours required
||Minimum upper level credit hours required
||Minimum upper level credit hours that must be taken at UTPB
|BBA (all majors)
|BS (Industrial Technology)
|BAAS (Industrial Technology)
|BS (Mechanical Engineering)
|BS (Petroleum Engineering)
To be eligible to receive a BBA in Accountancy, Finance, Management, or Marketing or a BA in Economics, at least 9 upper level semester credit hours of the required coursework in the major field must be successfully completed at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Required coursework in the major field includes specific required courses in the major field as well as electives required in the major field. The discipline coordinator must approve all upper level transfer hours in the major.
The College of Business and Engineering does not award double majors. Students desiring a double major should seek a second baccalaureate degree. Other general requirements depend on the degree and major.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved the Field of Study Curriculum for Business. The following Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) courses are fully transferable to The University of Texas of the Permian Basin to meet the Field of Study Requirements for Business: ECON 2301 and ECON 2302, MATH 1325, COSC (BCIS) 1305 or 1405, SPCH 1311 (with appropriate content only) or SPCH 1315 or SPCH 1321 (preferred), ACCT 2301 or ACCT 2401, and ACCT 2302 or ACCT 2402 only. The MATH and SPCH classes also meet General Education requirements.
Students who have not fulfilled the mathematics requirement of the Business Field of Study but who have at least three hours of college credit for a college-level mathematics course may take a Mathematics Placement Test for entry into MATH 1325. Students passing the placement test may take MATH 1325; otherwise students must take the sequence MATH 1324 and MATH 1325.
Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses taught in the major for Accountancy, Finance, Management, Marketing, Economics, Industrial Technology, including the BAAS degree, and Mechanical Engineering.
The College of Business and Engineering has additional grade policies that apply to the BBA degrees.
- The College of Business and Engineering requires a grade point average of 2.25 in the Lower Level Business Common Core Courses (or equivalent). The Lower Level Business Common Core consists of the following eleven courses: two courses in Mathematical Analysis (MATH 1324 /MATH 1325 or MATH 2412 /MATH 2413 ), two courses in English (ENGL 1301 /ENGL 1302 ), Speech (COMM 1315 or 1321), Computer Literacy (COSC 1335 ), two courses in Accounting (ACCT 2301 /ACCT 2302 ), one course in statistics (MNGT 2342 ), and two courses in Economics (ECON 2301 /ECON 2302 ).
- Students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on all Upper Level Business Common Core and business elective courses to meet degree requirements.
- Students majoring in Finance must earn a “C” or better in ECON 3322 , FINA 3320 , and any FINA course taken as an elective to meet degree requirements.
General Prerequisites to Upper Division Business Courses
Students Who Choose Undeclared Business as Their Major
he purpose of an Undeclared Business major is to permit students who are interested in a business major to enroll in Upper Level Business Core Courses and hence explore their options before declaring a major. Students who choose Undeclared Business as their major may not take upper level coursework beyond the Upper Level Business Common Core until they have enrolled in a business major of Accountancy, Finance, Management, or Marketing. The advisor assigned by the Success Center to the College of Business and Engineering will advise an Undeclared Business major.
Students Intending to Minor in a Business Discipline
A student majoring in another field outside the College of Business and Engineering may elect to minor in Business, Accountancy, Finance, Management, Marketing or Entrepreneurship by completing 18-21 credit hours in the designated minor. Each minor includes at least nine hours of upper division business courses. Students pursuing a minor in a business field may take upper division business courses beyond the list of open business classes below upon completion of 54 credit hours in their major degree plan including ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 and speech, a mathematics sequence, and computer literacy as required in their major as well as any specific course prerequisites.
Business Course Availability for Students not Pursuing a Business Major or Minor
The business majors in the College of Business and Engineering are Accountancy, Finance, Management, and Marketing. Upper division business courses are restricted to business majors and pre-majors, business minors, Industrial Technology (ITEC) majors and minors, Information Systems majors and minors, and students who meet the entrance requirements for being a business major or business minor. Non-business majors, including business minors, may take no more than 25% of their undergraduate program in business. This means, for example, that a student with a degree plan consisting of 120 credit hours may not take more than 30 credit hours of business courses (Accounting, Finance, Management and Marketing).