BBA in Accounting

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Accounting Program Overview

Our AACSB-accredited online Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting delivers a broad skillset in analyzing and solving financial problems and provides expert guidance for accounting careers in non-profit, government, public, or private organizations, with many graduates working as CPAs.

Designed with working professionals in mind, this flexible and cost-effective online program can be completed at your own pace. The knowledge and skillset you’ll gain from our online BBA in accounting program will help you adapt and thrive within the rapidly evolving field of accounting and gain a competitive advantage in your career.

Careers for BBA in Accounting Graduates

An online BBA in accounting from UT Permian Basin can help prepare you to take on a wide variety of careers, including:

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Advisor
  • Government Analyst
  • Anti-Money-Laundering Officer
  • Credit Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Controller
  • Forensic Accountant

Accreditation 

UT Permian Basin’s College of Business is accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

General Education

42 out of 44 credits required. All 3 credits of SOCI 1301 are needed for the degree; however, only 1 credit issued to fulfill the university's Common Core requirement. The remaining 2 credits are added to the total lower-level credits from lower level courses.

Courses
Duration
Credits
HIST 1301 - History of the United States to 1877
8 weeks
3
A survey of major social, economic, and political developments in the United States from European colonization through Reconstruction.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Summer 2021 Whole Fall 2021 Whole Spring 2022
HIST 1302 - History of the United States Since 1877
8 weeks
3
A survey of major social, economic, and political developments in the United States from 1877 to the present.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Summer 2021 Whole Fall 2021 Whole Spring 2022
PLSC 2305 - American National Politics
8 weeks
3
An examination of American national political institutions and processes. Satisfies state requirement in U.S. government.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer A 2022
PLSC 2306 - State and Local Politics
8 weeks
3
An examination of state and local political institutions and processes. Satisfies state requirement in Texas government.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2021 Summer B 2022
PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology
8 weeks
3
Foundation for the understanding of basic psychological principles affecting human behavior
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Summer 2021 Summer B 2021 Whole Fall 2021 Fall A 2021 Fall B 2021 Whole Spring 2022 Spring A 2022 Spring B 2022
SOCI 1301 - Introduction to Sociology
8 weeks
3
Students are introduced to the basic concepts and theories used to study the nature of social processes and the structure of society.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Summer 2021 Summer B 2021 Whole Fall 2021 Fall A 2021 Fall B 2021 Whole Spring 2022 Spring A 2022 Spring B 2022
COMM 1315 - Introduction to Public Speaking
8 weeks
3
Introduces students to the theory and practice of public speaking, with an emphasis on invention, arrangement, and delivery of informative and persuasive speeches. Further emphasis is given to the reduction of anxieties associated with public speaking.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall A 2021 Spring A 2022 Summer A 2022 Fall B 2022
ENGL 1301 - Composition I
8 weeks
3
Composition I offers intensive instruction in the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, and proofreading), emphasizing the recursive nature of the process and the importance of the relationship among writer, audience, and subject. The course will also explore the connection between writing and critical thinking and the usefulness of writing as a tool for learning in all fields of knowledge. Students enrolling in Composition I will be expected to have a good command of standard written English.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Summer 2021 Summer B 2021 Whole Fall 2021 Whole Spring 2022 Spring A 2022 Spring B 2022
ENGL 1302 - Composition II
8 weeks
3
Composition II covers argument, rhetorical analysis and the research paper. In this course students analyze and respond to texts of various kinds through essays and research papers. Students will learn to defend their points of view by using textual evidence and strong rhetoric. Readings and exercises help student learn to write broad-minded, well-informed essays in polished academic prose that moves and educates the reader.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 - Composition I
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2021 Whole Fall 2021 Fall B 2021 Whole Spring 2022 Spring B 2022
MATH 1324 - Applications of Discrete Mathematics
8 weeks
4
Mathematics for modeling in the social and behavioral sciences. Topics include algebra, linear equations in two variables, and exponential and logarithmic functions. Other topics are chosen by the instructor. Course emphasizes application to social science and economics.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2021 Whole Spring 2022
Lower-Level Business

21 Lower Level Business credits are required

Courses
Duration
Credits
ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting
8 weeks
3
Introduction to concepts and principles of accounting, to include: recognition, analysis, measurement, and recording of monetary information in business transactions. Emphasis of the course will be on understanding financial reporting for external users.
Prerequisites: MATH 1324 - Applications of Discrete Mathematics
Semesters Offered: Fall A 2021
ACCT 2302 - Principles of Managerial Accounting
8 weeks
3
Introduction to the use of financial and non-financial accounting information for management, decision making, and control.
Prerequisites: ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting MATH 1324 - Applications of Discrete Mathematics
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2021 Fall B 2021
BUSI 1301 - Business Principles
8 weeks
3
This course provides a survey of economic systems, forms of business ownership, and consideration for running a business. Students will learn various aspects of business, management, and leadership functions; organizational considerations; and decision-making processes. Financial topics are introduced, including accounting, money and banking, and securities markets. Also included are discussions of business challenges in the legal and regulatory environment, business ethics, social responsibility, and international business. Emphasized is the dynamic role of business in everyday life.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall A 2021
BUSI 2342 - Principles of Statistics
8 weeks
3
The course is an introduction to the principles of statistics and their application to problems in business and economics. Topics include the basics of probability theory, descriptive statistics, sampling methods, statistical estimation, hypothesis testing, and the basics of linear regression.
Prerequisites: MATH 1324 - Applications of Discrete Mathematics
Semesters Offered: Fall A 2021
BUSI 2345 - Data Analysis with Excel
8 weeks
3
This course is designed to introduce students to the more advanced data analysis features and tools in Excel. The course includes an exploration of basic mathematical and statistical formulas and functions, data validation, data visualizations tools, and familiarity and add-ins like Power Pivot, Analysis Toolpak, and Solver.
Prerequisites: BUSI 2342 - Principles of Statistics
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2021
ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics
8 weeks
3
A description of major economic problems facing modern societies is presented together with how the capitalistic market system addresses these issues. The emphasis is on macroeconomics theory and practice.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2021 Fall A 2021 Whole Spring 2022 Spring A 2022
ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics
8 weeks
3
Individual consumer and producer choices are analyzed. Emphasis is placed on supply and demand relationships, utility concepts, and cost and revenue curves as they relate to price theory and various forms of competition. Completion of ECON 2301 is recommended, but not required.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2021 Fall B 2021 Spring B 2022
Business Core
Courses
Duration
Credits
ACCT 3333 - Information System Fundamentals
8 weeks
3
Introduction to the organizational and managerial foundations of information systems. The role of information systems in enhancing business processes and management decision making is emphasized. Students experience use of business application software in problem solving.
Prerequisites: COSC 1335 - Computers and Problem Solving
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2021 Fall B 2021
BUSI 3311 - Business Communications
8 weeks
3
This course is an introduction to the basic interpersonal communication process through appropriate communications technology with applications for business organizations. It is a systems approach to planning, researching, organizing, composing, editing, and revising reports and other business related communications. Oral presentations are required. Business communication ethics are explored.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall A 2021
BUSI 3324 - Business and the Law
8 weeks
3
This survey course covers the source of law and courts and introduces tort law along with historical, economic, political, and ethical bases of contrast. The course includes ethical considerations in business and the impact of regulatory and administrative law on business and the impact of regulatory and administrative law and business.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall A 2021
FINA 3320 - Principles of Finance
8 weeks
3
Survey of foundational concepts in finance; in particular, discounted cash flow analysis and its application to valuation of bonds, stocks, and corporate capital assets. Introduction to the following topics: bond and stock markets; pricing mechanisms in those markets; relationship between risk and return; capital budgeting methods based on discounted cash flow valuation.
Prerequisites: ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting ACCT 2302 - Principles of Managerial Accounting MNGT 2342 - Principles of Statistics
Semesters Offered: Fall A 2021 Fall B 2021 Spring A 2022 Spring B 2022 Summer A 2022 Fall A 2022 Fall B 2022 Spring A 2023 Spring B 2023 Summer A 2023 Fall A 2023 Fall B 2023
MNGT 3310 - Management Concepts and Organizational Theory
8 weeks
3
Fundamental concepts of management including principles of administration, modern organization theory, goal-setting, leadership, and decision-making. This is a study of the impact of societal influences and ethical consideration on business decision-making. Special attention is given to business stakeholder relationships and the role of the organization in the community.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall A 2021
MNGT 3340 - Production Operations Management
8 weeks
3
This course examines the planning, design, execution, and coordination of all activities that create goods or provide services. It addresses how upper-level management can improve decision-making in both the manufacturing and service sectors. The course introduces productivity, competitiveness, and strategy; decision-making; quality management; product and service design; process selection and capacity planning; linear programming; facility layout; location planning and analysis; the transportation model; project management; design of work systems; and learning curves.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2021
MRKT 3300 - Principles of Marketing
8 weeks
3
Survey of marketing fundamentals with focus upon product, price, promotion, and distribution within the context of business decision-making.
Prerequisites: ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics
Semesters Offered: Fall A 2021
Major Courses

24 Credit Hours

Courses
Duration
Credits
ACCT 3301 - Intermediate Accounting I
8 weeks
3
In-depth study of accounting theory, generally accepted accounting principles, and the techniques involved in measuring, recording, summarizing, and reporting financial data for business organizations.
Prerequisites: ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting ACCT 2302 - Principles of Managerial Accounting
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2021
ACCT 3302 - Intermediate Accounting II
8 weeks
3
Continuation of the in-depth study of accounting principles and techniques that was started in ACCT 3301.
Prerequisites: ACCT 3301 - Intermediate Accounting I
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2021
ACCT 3303 - Cost Accounting Principles
16 weeks
3
The study of the accumulation, measurement, assignment, and analysis of costs to satisfy management objectives for planning, control, and evaluation.
Prerequisites: MATH 1325 - Applications of Continuous Mathematics ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting ACCT 2302 - Principles of Managerial Accounting
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2021
ACCT 3305 - Federal Income Tax
8 weeks
3
Introduction to the federal tax system as it applies to individuals, corporations, and partnerships. Current income tax concepts and research methods are introduced for use in problem-solving and planning in taxation.
Prerequisites: ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting ACCT 2302 - Principles of Managerial Accounting
Semesters Offered: N/A
ACCT 4306 - Auditing
8 weeks
3
Fundamentals of assurance services are covered, including risk analysis, evaluation of internal control, audit planning, testing, and reporting.
Prerequisites: MNGT 2342 - Principles of Statistics ACCT 3301 - Intermediate Accounting I ACCT 3302 - Intermediate Accounting II
Semesters Offered: N/A
ACCT 4311 - Accounting Information Systems
16 weeks
3
A systems approach to evaluate, plan, and implement accounting information systems. Includes the analysis of and use of appropriate technology.
Prerequisites: ACCT 3301 - Intermediate Accounting I ACCT 3333 - Information System Fundamentals
Semesters Offered: N/A
Accounting Electives

9 Credit Hours

Courses
Duration
Credits
ACCT 3334 - Healthcare Management Information Systems
8 weeks
3
A survey of the management information systems used in the healthcare industry and the role of information systems in the efficient operation of healthcare services. The course will also highlight current regulatory and social issues, patient information, and the use of information technology in healthcare.
Prerequisites: COSC 1335 - Computers and Problem Solving MNGT 3334 - Healthcare MIS
Semesters Offered: Fall A 2021
ACCT 4300 - Advanced Accounting
16 weeks
3
Development of the principles and techniques of accounting for business combinations and consolidations, partnerships, and multinational business organizations.
Prerequisites: ACCT 3301 - Intermediate Accounting I ACCT 3302 - Intermediate Accounting II
Semesters Offered: N/A
ACCT 4304 - Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting
16 weeks
3
Study of accounting theory and applications related to financial data accumulation and reporting in governmental, hospital, university, and other not-for-profit organizations.
Prerequisites: ACCT 3301 - Intermediate Accounting I
Semesters Offered: Whole Summer 2021
ACCT 4310 - Oil and Gas Accounting
16 weeks
3
Accounting and taxation principles and procedures for the petroleum industry. Topics include exploration, leasing, drilling, and production problems.
Prerequisites: ACCT 3301 - Intermediate Accounting I
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2021
ACCT 4334 - Accounting for Healthcare
8 weeks
3
A survey of both financial and managerial accounting principles in the healthcare industry. The course will cover topics such as healthcare insurance billings and reimbursement methodologies as well as organizational costing and financial analysis
Prerequisites: ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2021 Fall A 2022
ACCT 3310 - Accounting for Business Decision-Makers
8 weeks
3
Topics include income statements, balance sheets, statements of cash flows, and extended coverage of issues related to current assets, long-term assets, current liabilities, bonds, and shareholder’s equity. 
Prerequisites: ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting ACCT 2302 - Principles of Managerial Accounting
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2021
ACCT 4320 - Forensic Accounting/Fraud Examination
8 weeks
3
There is no course description available at this time.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2021
Business Electives

9 Credit Hours

Courses
Duration
Credits
FINA 4321 - Financial Markets & Corporate Strategy
8 weeks
3
Foundational concepts of modern financial management. Emphasizes the role of financial markets in decision-making. Applies models for risk and return to determine cost of capital needed to value long-term investments by the company. Analyzes theory and practice of how corporations choose the optimal mix of long-term financing and how this choice is influenced by taxes, financial distress, and agency problems. Other topics include financial derivatives and their applications in financial management. Course is a continuation of FINA 3320.
Prerequisites: FINA 3320 - Principles of Finance
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2022 Summer B 2023
FINA 4327 - Investments
8 weeks
3
Comprehensive investigation of modern portfolio theory. Unifying theme: optimization of the trade-off between risk and return. Examination of asset pricing models, the efficient market hypothesis, behavioral finance, and security analysis within this framework. Portfolio management topics may include performance evaluation, globalization, and effect of taxes and inflation on investment strategy.
Prerequisites: FINA 3320 - Principles of Finance
Semesters Offered:
MRKT 3307 - Sales Management
8 weeks
3
Planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the promotion function as it relates to the marketing mix; also, stress is placed upon professional selling techniques.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
MRKT 3315 - Consumer Behavior
8 weeks
3
Concepts of consumer behavior. Emphasis on psychological, sociological, and economic variables and their effects on purchasing behavior.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2021
MRKT 4300 - Digital Branding
8 weeks
3
This course builds upon the fundamentals of traditional brand management strategies in marketing and practices developing and delivering multi-channel digital branding plans. This course will review best practices and trends in digital branding, understanding business models and principles underlying marketing and digital branding campaigns with case studies, interactive exercises, and semester-long branding projects.
Prerequisites: MRKT 3300 - Principles of Marketing
Semesters Offered: Fall A 2021
MRKT 4301 - E-Marketing
8 weeks
3
Exploration of the basic issues and methods of electronic (internet-based) marketing within the general context of electronic commerce. Adaptation of basic marketing logics is emphasized.
Prerequisites: MRKT 3300 - Principles of Marketing
Semesters Offered: N/A
MRKT 4302 - E-Commerce
8 weeks
3
The course aims to focus on e-commerce principles and practice. It covers selling and marketing on the web, content management, mobile commerce, online auctions, legal and ethical issues, and e-commerce security. Online trading, and payments are also discusses in the course. All students are expected to do a comprehensive e-commerce project.
Prerequisites: MRKT 3300 - Principles of Marketing
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2021
MRKT 4303 - Digital Advertising
8 weeks
3
Upon completion of the course, students should have an understanding of the fundamentals of digital advertising. This involves primary concepts geared toward launching a successful online advertising campaign. The concepts include: examining the internal and external environment, engaging in effective planning, executing, monitoring, and implementing follow-up procedures for the campaign. The course should also provide some of the tools to manage people more effectively.
Prerequisites: MRKT 3300 - Principles of Marketing
Semesters Offered: N/A
MRKT 4304 - Digital Marketing Analytics
8 weeks
3
This course provides both quantitative and qualitative approaches to understanding consumers’ needs and to measuring the effectiveness of marketing communications and strategies in the digital world from a practitioner’s perspective. Topics include digital marketing concepts, performance measurements, online consumer experience analytics, and improved digital marketing strategies.
Prerequisites: MRKT 3300 - Principles of Marketing
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2021
MRKT 4305 - Energy Marketing
7 weeks
3
The course aims to provide students with an introduction to the energy industry.  More specifically, the course will provide a fundamental understanding of energy marketing concepts and considerations.  Topics include introduction to the oil and gas industry, marketing mix considerations in the oil and gas industry, identification of unique marketing challenges of energy, and analysis of supply and demand (oil and gas).
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2021
MRKT 4309 - Global Energy Business
8 weeks
3
By the end of this course, students will be able to: Evaluate the fundamentals needed to make sound economic, business, and government policy decisions relating to energy industries. Recognize the changing trends of energy markets through economics, mathematical optimization, simulation, and forecasting. Apply historical, institutional, engineering, and technical knowledge of energy production, transportation, and transformation to real-life cases. Utilize models for understanding and managing energy resources in a global environment.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
MRKT 4312 - Marketing Management
8 weeks
3
Emphasis on marketing strategy and tactics using case studies of corporate successes and failures.
Prerequisites: MRKT 3300 - Principles of Marketing
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2021
MRKT 4314 - Marketing Research
8 weeks
3
Behavioral sciences research methods, social process and structure influences upon marketing activities and their integration as a total system of marketing action.
Prerequisites: MRKT 3300 - Principles of Marketing MNGT 2342 - Principles of Statistics
Semesters Offered: N/A
MRKT 4320 - International Marketing
8 weeks
3
Enterprise, comparative marketing, transport institutions and systems in selected foreign countries and the United States. Emphasizes ethnic and cultural differences in marketing strategy.
Prerequisites: MRKT 3300 - Principles of Marketing
Semesters Offered: Spring A 2022
MRKT 4322 - Social Media Marketing
8 weeks
3
This course will be an in-depth study of the social media as marketing tools. It will provide students with a basic understanding of social media networking and its marketing applications. The course will address the needs of the new age economy.
Prerequisites: MRKT 3300 - Principles of Marketing
Semesters Offered: N/A
MRKT 4335 - Healthcare Marketing
8 weeks
3
This course provides an overview of the role of marketing in the healthcare industry. It will examine the methods for designing healthcare systems responsive to patient needs and the promoting and pricing of healthcare services. Issues relating to ethic and social responsibility in the marketing of healthcare services will be studied.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
MNGT 3307 - Project Management Elements
8 weeks
3
This course provides topics that are relevant to different elements of project management using a strategic overview of the essentials in managing a project. Students will analyze various components such as project selection, planning, organizing, and project control, making use of the theories by developing analytical and interpersonal skills that are useful to project management teams.
Prerequisites: COSC 1335 - Computers and Problem Solving
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2021
MNGT 3309 - Energy Management
8 weeks
3
Exploration of basic issues in energy management with some focus on marketing, finance, human resources, and accounting issues in energy business. The course also provides basic insights into the history of the energy industry and strategic thrust areas for future growth.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2021
MNGT 3312 - Human Resource Management
8 weeks
3
This is a study of principles and practices in human resource management systems including such topics as recruiting, selection, training and development, compensation, health and safety, employee and labor relations, human resource research information systems, and workforce planning.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2021 Spring A 2022 Summer B 2022
MNGT 3315 - Developing Management Skills
8 weeks
3
Developing Management Skills is designed to provide students with fundamental management and leadership skills that are needed for personal and managerial effectiveness. Topics that will be discussed include developing self-awareness, managing stress, solving problems analytically, and creatively communicating effectively, gaining power and influence, motivating others, managing conflict, empowering and delegating, building effective teams, and leading positive change. 
Prerequisites: MNGT 3310 - Management Concepts and Organizational Theory
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2021
MNGT 3318 - Small Business Management
8 weeks
3
This course intends to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of circumstances surrounding starting and operating a small business. Specific attention will be given to understanding the uniqueness of the small business owner. Opportunities and challenges afforded to and facing small business owners will also be examined.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
MNGT 3330 - Organizational Behavior
8 weeks
3
The purpose of this course is to provide students with a solid understanding of human behavior in organization. Thus, upon the completion of this course, students will possess knowledge and skills in the context of managing human behavior in organizations effectively.
Prerequisites: MNGT 3310 - Management Concepts and Organizational Theory
Semesters Offered: Fall A 2021
MNGT 3305 - Land Management Principles
8 weeks
3
The course provides an overview of the landman’s role in the oil and gas industry and helps develop primary skills that may be used by a future landman.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
MNGT 3334 - Healthcare MIS
8 weeks
3
Healthcare Management Information Systems (HMIS) is motivated by a dire need for executives, managers, and professionally trained students who must possess the knowledge and skills that will result in effective planning, design, management, execution, and use of various information systems resources. The HMIS course focuses on training future healthcare leaders, administrators, and managers to go beyond just acquiring the expertise in conceptualizing and defining the precise information they need. In addition, specifically health executives and managers should also be able to plan strategically and build the appropriate healthcare management information technology infrastructure and understand the implementation challenges to transform the way information is used and shared within and outside of their organizations.
Prerequisites: COSC 1335 - Computers and Problem Solving
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2021 Fall B 2022
MNGT 3350 - Supply Chain Concepts
8 weeks
3
Satisfy customer needs by reducing time required to design, process, and deliver products. Use appropriate transportation, warehousing, and logistics to lower costs.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall A 2021
MNGT 3370 - Business and Ethics
8 weeks
3
This is a study of the impact of societal influences and ethical consideration on business decision-making. Special attention is given to business stakeholder relationships and the role of the organization in the community.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2021
MNGT 3380 - Managing Technology
8 weeks
3
Study of leadership, management, and technology in industry and society. Implications of technology and technological change on business.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2021
MNGT 4320 - International Management
8 weeks
3
This is a study of administrative philosophies, policies, and practices of international business organizations. The nature of management processes and activities is examined in terms of different social, cultural, political, and economic environments.
Prerequisites: MNGT 3310 - Management Concepts and Organizational Theory
Semesters Offered: Fall A 2021 Fall A 2022
MNGT 4324 - Energy Law
8 weeks
3
A study of energy law, including primarily the oil and gas industry, with a general overview of alternative energy sources.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
MNGT 4325 - Environmental Law & Regulation in the Energy Industry
N/A
3
This course focuses on water regulation and protection, conservation of natural resources, jurisdiction, and regulatory authority of federal and state administrative agencies, and current trends in natural resource protection and management. Examination of these topics from the perspective of firms in the energy industry.
Prerequisites: BUSI 3324 - Business and the Law
Semesters Offered:
MNGT 4326 - Real Property Law
N/A
3
General law of real property; historical development, acquisition of title to personal property, estates in land, landlord, and tenant relations, easements, deeds, mortgages, adverse possession, wills, and trusts.
Prerequisites: BUSI 3324 - Business and the Law
Semesters Offered:
MNGT 4330 - Entrepreneurial Leadership
8 weeks
3
By the end of this course, students will recognize the importance and the characteristics of an entrepreneurial and their role in economic growth, while rationalizing their own idea by means of a feasibility analysis to validate the value proposition. Students will be ability to recognize a business opportunity that fits the individual student and demonstrate the understanding of how to launch the individual’s entrepreneurial career.
Prerequisites: MNGT 3310 - Management Concepts and Organizational Theory
Semesters Offered:
MNGT 4331 - Healthcare Management
8 weeks
3
This course engages students in an overview of the management concepts and issues related to the effective/efficient delivery of services in healthcare organizations (HCOs). Students will be introduced to a wide range of managerial, policy, and other issues that they are likely to encounter in healthcare management. The course prerequisite is not applicable to Master of Public Administration students.
Prerequisites: MNGT 3310 - Management Concepts and Organizational Theory
Semesters Offered: Spring A 2022
MNGT 4336 - Healthcare Law
8 weeks
3
A survey of the major laws and regulations impacting health services organizations.
Prerequisites: PLSC 2305 - American National Politics PLSC 2306 - State and Local Politics
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2022
MNGT 4350 - Negotiation
N/A
3
This course will focus on skills necessary for business owners and managers to effectively resolve conflicts and controversies associated with organizations. The course will also examine the differences among negotiation, mediation, and arbitration, and the students will learn which method is most suitable for a given circumstance. Students will identify underlying issues giving rise to conflict and how to resolve them in an ethical manner.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
Capstone
Courses
Duration
Credits
MNGT 4375 - Strategic Management (Capstone)
8 weeks
3
This is the capstone course of the business administration degree. Based on environmental analysis, the formulation and implementation of strategic decisions within the organization are addressed. Emphasis is placed on integration of decisions at the functional areas. A supplemental fee is required for this course.
Prerequisites: ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting MNGT 2342 - Principles of Statistics
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2021

Admission Requirements

In order to prevent delays in processing applications, UT Permian Basin is temporarily modifying the freshman admission process by moving to a test-optional policy for Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021. See the Test-Optional Policy section below for additional details.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • Minimum of 24 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university  
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher in previous college coursework 
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended 
    • Dual-credit high school courses must be included
  • Completed application

Freshman Admission Requirements

If you have completed less than 24 hours of transferable college-level work from a regionally accredited college or university after graduating from high school or receiving your GED, please provide the following:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (including dual-credit work while in high school)
  • Official high school transcript showing GPA, class rank, and expected graduation date or GED scores
  • SAT and/or ACT scores from within the last five years (see below for minimum score requirements)
  • Completed application

Transcripts

Copies of official transcripts must come directly from the school in a sealed envelope and can be mailed to: 

UT Permian Basin
Office of Admissions
4901 E. University Blvd.
Odessa, TX 79762

Transcripts in electronic format can be sent to admissions@utpb.edu. High school transcripts can also be sent electronically or via mail as noted above.

Minimum Score Requirements for Freshman Admission

High School Graduation Class Rank SAT ACT
Top 25% No minimum score No minimum score
2nd Quarter 1020 20
3rd Quarter 1160 24
4th Quarter 1280 27

Application Fee

The application fee is $40 and must be paid when you submit your online application.

If you are a freshman applicant, you may request a fee waiver when you apply by sending us your official college application fee waiver form provided by the SAT or ACT. You may also request a fee waiver if the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) listed on your Student Aid Report is zero.

Test-Optional Policy

Students will be reviewed on a holistic basis focusing on the strength of the high school record, overall grade point average, grades within the core subjects, dual credit work, and additional information (resume and/or extracurricular activities, leadership opportunities, and work experience provided with the Apply Texas application). We also recognize the value of standardized tests as a piece of the review process and will consider scores alongside the other required application credentials, if provided. 

Faculty Bios

Associate Dean
Associate Professor of Accounting
College of Business
counts_r@utpb.edu

Roy Wayne Counts, PhD, is an associate professor of accountancy and associate dean within the College of Business at The University of Texas Permian Basin. Graduating from Texas Tech University with his PhD in 2005, he joined UTPB from 2004-2010 and rejoined in Spring 2015. Prior to this, Dr. Counts served as faculty and taught at Oklahoma City University and Youngstown State University between 2010 and 2015. His research interests focus around income wages, social security, and factors affecting finance. His work has been published in the Journal of the Academy of Business and Economics, International Journal of Business Research, and the Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance. Dr. Counts currently teaches the following courses within the accounting undergraduate program and the MPA program: Intermediate Accounting I, Federal Income Tax, and Energy Accounting.  

“My interest in financial planning is what inspired me to specialize in tax accounting. Helping students to see how they can provide value-added services to clients is very rewarding. My passion is helping students get prepared for taking and passing the CPA exam.”

Associate Professor of Accounting
College of Business
PhD, Texas A&M University
MSEd, Texas A&M University
MS, Texas A&M University
sullivan_c@utpb.edu

Dr. Carol Sullivan is an associate professor of accounting at UT Permian Basin and teaches the Accounting for Healthcare course. She is a CPA and has done professional financial accounting for doctors and dentists. Dr. Sullivan has made over 50 academic presentations and has published more than 20 articles over the years. Her favorite healthcare article is titled “Eradicating Fraud in Healthcare: Possibly a Matter of Life and Death.” 

Assistant Professor of Accounting
College of Business
PhD, University of North Texas
MAAC, University of Hawaii at Manoa
MA, University of Hawaii at Manoa
MS, University of Hawaii at Manoa
nie_d@utpb.edu

Dongfang Nie, PhD, is an assistant professor of accountancy at the University of Texas Permian Basin. He started in the role of assistant professor at the College of Business in 2019 after having served as a research assistant and teaching fellow at the University of North Texas. His educational background includes a Master of Accountancy, Master of Arts in economics, Master of Science in financial engineering, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance, all earned from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His research interests include voluntary disclosures: non-GAAP reporting, management earnings forecasts, and auditing (fraud, bankruptcy, and audit committees). He has presented a conference paper at the American Accounting Association and has publications in Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly.

“My interest in accounting comes from my business education. Accounting information, as a byproduct of business, plays an important role in business evaluation. Accounting information is the only public channel outsiders learn about a business. When I teach accounting, I always like to highlight the above important roles of accounting information and how students can make decisions based on accounting information.”

Assistant Professor of Accounting
College of Business
PhD, Texas Tech University
MS, University of Florida
MS, University of Alaska
xu_c@utpb.edu

Chunhao (Howard) Xu, PhD, is an assistant professor of accounting at The University of Texas Permian Basin. He started in the role of adjunct of the College of Business in 2020 after serving as a professor at Texas Tech University in 2019. His research interests include accounting information systems, auditing and data analysis; earnings management; financial statement disclosure; corporate governance; and tax archival. His research includes publications in the Journal of Information Systems, the Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, Cold Regions Science and Technology, and the Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. He has presented at conferences including the Society for Marketing Advances’ annual conference. He has served as a financial advisor, international audit manager, and senior associate for an analytic forensic technology team.

Lecturer in Accountancy
College of Business
MBA, The University of Texas Permian Basin
holmes_n@utpb.edu

Narita Holmes, MBA, CPA, CIA, is a lecturer of accountancy at The University of Texas Permian Basin. She started in the role of director of audit and compliance at UT Permian Basin in 2004, and began as a lecturer of accountancy in 1999. Currently, she is a lecturer in accountancy, the Title IX coordinator, and assistant compliance officer. Her educational background includes an MBA in management from UT Permian Basin and a BBA in management from UT Austin. Her professional experience includes being a co-founder of N&C Procurement Consulting Service and a purchasing agent for Ector Country. She has publications in County Magazine, The Model Purchasing Manual for Texas Cities and Counties, and Emerging Issues in State & Local Government. Narita is also an advisor for the UT Permian Basin Accounting Association and is a member of various state and national accounting associations.

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