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2016 - 2018 UTPB Graduate Studies Catalog 
2016 - 2018 UTPB Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Business and Engineering

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 that 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 development within our region.

The College of Business has an active chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, International Honor Society. A graduate student must be in the top 20% of the graduate class to be eligible for induction. Eligible students are inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma in the spring of each academic year.

Department Chair
Shuming Bai, Ph.D.
Graduate Faculty

Scott A. Carson, Ph.D. Professor of Economics
Wayne Counts, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Accoutning
William R. Fannin, Ph.D. Professor of Management
Lili Gai, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Marketing
Paul J. Haensly, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Finance
Paul E. Hodges, Ph.D. Professor of Economics and Ashbel Smith Professor
Robert Morrison, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Business and Technology
Prakash Pai, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Finance
Cheryl Prachyl, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Accounting
William H. Price, DBA Associate Professor of Management
Anshu Saran, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Marketing
Joseph Stauffer, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Management
Carol Sullivan, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Accounting
Lloyd J. Taylor III, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Management


Programs offered through the College of Business are the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Professional Accountancy.  Both are professional programs to prepare individuals for business endeavors, although some students will proceed to doctoral level preparation. In each instance, the individual is expected to be more upwardly mobile in the organization.  Emphasis on different types of organizations, including small business, service, and government are included to serve the needs of the region. Graduate courses are offered in the evening and online since most students are employed while working toward their advanced degrees. The College of Business also cooperates with other UT System components to offer the MBA Online program.

Admission criteria for College of Business programs include a combination of GMAT scores and suitable undergraduate GPA.