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Management Program Overview

Our AACSB-accredited online Bachelor of Business Administration in Management will provide you with both an in-depth theoretical understanding and practical, working knowledge of business and leadership fundamentals.

Designed with working professionals in mind, this flexible and cost-effective online program can be completed at your own pace and will help strengthen your ability to think strategically, execute functional components of corporate operations, improve decision-making skills, and apply business concepts to real-world scenarios. Whether you’re a transfer student or an incoming freshman, this online program will prepare you for advanced leadership roles in a wide variety of industries.

Careers for BBA in Management Graduates

An online BBA in management from UT Permian Basin can provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to advance your career and take on competitive leadership roles, including:

  • Entrepreneur
  • Information Security Officer
  • Management Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Business Analyst

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 Credits

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
COSC 1335 - Computers and Problem Solving
8 weeks
3
Introduction to basic issues related to computer-aided problem solving. Computational problems will be studied using software packages, including spreadsheets and database systems. Use of the Internet and the World Wide Web as problem-solving resources is introduced. Basics of computer systems will be introduced.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2021 Whole Fall 2021 Whole Spring 2022
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

Required Courses

Courses
Duration
Credits
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Business Electives

9 Credit Hours of courses taught by the College of Business.

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 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 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
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 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
Major Courses

Required

Courses
Duration
Credits
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 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
Environment Option

Choose one class below.

Courses
Duration
Credits
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 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 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
Operations Option

Choose one class below.

Courses
Duration
Credits
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 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 4340 - Operations Analysis and Control
8 weeks
3
This is a study of the operations and control of manufacturing or service entities. It follows MNGT 3340 Production Operations Management. Principal topics are aggregate planning, inventory management, material requirements planning, just-in-time systems, supply chain management, operations scheduling, project management, and quality control. The case-studies approach is used to examine much of the material and includes oral presentations, critiques, and written reports.
Prerequisites: MNGT 3340 - Production Operations Management
Semesters Offered: N/A
MNGT 4380 - Total Quality Management
8 weeks
3
This course covers the principles of quality management to include basic probability and statistics concepts, control charts for attributes and variables, sampling plans, quality audits, and cost.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2021 Spring B 2022 Fall B 2022
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
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
Management Electives

9 Credit Hours of management courses not already taken.

Courses
Duration
Credits
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 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
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

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-level 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

Official 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

Official transcripts in electronic format can be sent to admissions@utpb.edu.

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.

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 ApplyTexas 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 Professor
Chair
Department of Management, Marketing, and Industrial Technology
PhD, University of Oklahoma
MA, University of Iowa
MBA, Western Illinois University
stauffer_j@utpb.edu 

Joe Stauffer is the chair of the Department of Management, Marketing, and Industrial Technology (MMI). He teaches statistics and operations management. Dr. Stauffer has a bachelor of business degree and an MBA from Western Illinois University, a Master of Arts in human resources and labor relations from the University of Iowa, and a PhD in management from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to his time at UT Permian Basin, he was the department head of marketing and management at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Professor of Management
Coordinator of Healthcare Management
PhD, Texas A&M University
MBA, University of Texas at Austin
fannin_w@utpb.edu

William (Bill) Fannin, PhD, is a professor of management at The University of Texas Permian Basin. He started in the role of adjunct at the College of Business in 1996 after having served as the dean of the College of Business at Idaho State University and associate vice president for curriculum and research at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. His industry experience includes interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at UT Permian Basin as well president, ad interim for The University of Texas Brownsville. Dr. Fannin has professional memberships in Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society. He has authored and co-authored publications in the International Journal of Management Practice, Business Forum, Journal of Professional Service Marketing, and Long Range Planning. In 2020, Dr. Fannin helped create the bachelor's business administration in healthcare management at UT Permian Basin's College of Business.

Assistant Professor of Management and Industrial Technology
PhD, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
PhD, Indiana State University
MS, Morehead State University
MBA, Morehead State University
morrison_r@utpb.edu

Dr. Morrison has more than two decades of industry experience as an entrepreneur in construction and aviation, as well as technology development, implementation, and support experience at multiple Fortune 500 multinational manufacturing companies. He holds two PhDs: one in business with a specialization in management and finance from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and another in technology management with a specialization in manufacturing systems from Indiana State University. Dr. Morrison also earned three master’s degrees in business and technology fields from Morehead State University and a Master of Science degree in accounting from Texas A&M University Commerce.  

Associate Professor of Management
DBA, Nova Southeastern University
MS, Gonzaga University
price_w@utpb.edu

William (Bill) Price, PhD, is an associate professor of management at The University of Texas Permian Basin. He started as an adjunct professor in the Kelley College of Business at Hardin-Simmons University, then worked as an assistant professor in the School of Business at Howard Payne University. In 2001, Dr. Price joined UT Permian Basin as an assistant professor of management and later became an associate professor and the management coordinator at the UT Permian Basin College of Business. From 2008-2013, Dr. Price was the associate dean and associate professor for the College of Business, and from 2013-2018 he was the dean and associate professor of management for the College of Business. He has published articles in Permian Basin Oil & Gas Journal, Business Journal for Entrepreneurs, Global Education Journal, Public Personnel Management Journal, and The Teaching Professor.  Dr. Price has helped with numerous grants with the Midland and Odessa Development Corporation, bringing in over $2 million.

Assistant Professor of Management
Roden Fellow in Entrepreneurship
DBA, University of Liverpool
MBA, University of Texas at Dallas
peckham_g@utpb.edu

Ryan Peckham, DBA, is an assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship within the College of Business at The University of Texas Permian Basin. He started in the role of assistant professor in the College of Business in 2019 after serving on the faculties of Midland College, Texas Christian University, and Syracuse University. Dr. Peckham’s research interests are in management, finance, behavioral finance, and entrepreneurship. He is also a registered investment advisor (RIA) and has owned a private investment firm for 10 years. Prior to these roles, Dr. Peckham was VP of business development for Security Bank and worked with many small businesses across West Texas. He teaches courses in the undergraduate and graduate MBA and management programs as well as various entrepreneurship programs. Dr. Peckham’s professional service includes areas such as recruitment, Blackstone Launchpad, Odessa and Midland Business Challenges, and the Incubator Makerspace. He was named 2016 Business Professor of the Year and 2016 Cowen Financial Literacy Institution Columbia University Attendee.

Senior Lecturer
LLM, George Mason University
PhD, University of Texas at Dallas
MS, University of Texas at Dallas
JD, Oklahoma City University
macdonald_s@utpb.edu

Stuart MacDonald, PhD, JD, LLM, is a senior lecturer of management within the College of Business at The University of Texas Permian Basin. He graduated in 2000 with a PhD in political economy from The University of Texas at Dallas and joined UTPB in the fall of 2019. Prior to his start at UTPB, he worked at a law firm, served as chair for the Department of Economics, Finance, General Business and International Trade, and served as faculty at Midwestern State University and the University of Central Oklahoma. His research interests include the oil and gas industry, ethical behavior, and game theory, and his work has been published in Oil and Gas Quarterly, the Journal of Education and Business Leadership, and the Southwest Journal of Business and Economics. Dr. MacDonald will be teaching the following courses within the management undergraduate program: Energy Law and Environmental Law & Regulation in the Energy Industry.

“Many spectacular business failures such as Enron can be traced to leadership that was smart enough to manipulate the law but not wise enough to know when they shouldn’t. Guided by that, I endeavor to show my students that the law, more than a constraint, is actually a tool that can be used to gain and maintain a competitive advantage, as long as they have the wisdom to know how far is too far.”

Assistant Professor of Management
PhD, Texas Tech University
MBA, Oregon State University
sirissomboonsuk_p@utpb.edu

Pinyarat Sirisomboonsuk, PhD, PMP, is an assistant professor of management at The University of Texas Permian Basin. She started in the role of assistant professor of management at the College of Business in 2018 after being a full-time lecturer at the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth. Her research interests include supply chain management, project management, lean-agile project management, organizational maturity, and strategic alignment. She has presented publications at conferences such as The 50th Southwest Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference and The 12th Annual Education and Development Conference 2017. She has published articles in International Journal of Project Management, American Journal of information Technology, and Journal Line.  

"After three degrees in business (one from an overseas university), I decided on two very important business topics that were particularly fascinating to me—operations/supply chain management and project management—both of which are very fast-changing as a result of new developments in the technologies supporting these. I was introduced to project management by a leading textbook author as a result of editing six different editions of his project management text. My professional mission is to make contributions to these important disciplines while concurrently leading students to an understanding of these content areas that will serve them for a lifetime. After all, accountants, architects, administrators, and auditors are, by any other name, project managers." 

Assistant Professor of Management
PhD, University of North Texas
MS, University of Texas at Dallas
xie_h@utpb.edu

Heng (John) Xie, PhD, is an assistant professor of management at The University of Texas Permian Basin. He started in the role of adjunct of the College of Business in 2020 after having served as a research assistant and teaching fellow for the University of North Texas. His industry experience includes operations management; quality management, healthcare operations; eHealth and empirical research methodologies; and event study, meta-analysis, and structural equation modeling. His work has been published in the International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction and the International Journal of Production ResearchHis presentations include the annual meetings for DSI, INFORMS, and POMS. His honors and awards include SWDSI 2020 Best Student Paper and the UNT Graduate Student Research Award.

"My interest in healthcare quality management helped me address theoretically anchored problems in healthcare operations and quality management. I strive to help my students understand the value of quality management in organizations, as well as to develop personally and professionally."

Assistant Professor of Management
PhD, New Mexico State University
MBA, New Mexico State University
zare_m@utpb.edu

Mortaza Zare, PhD, is an assistant professor of management at The University of Texas Permian Basin. He started in the role of instructor at New Mexico State University, a visiting instructor of Louisiana State University, and then assistant professor of management at UT Permian Basin's College of Business in 2018. He has published research in Human Recourse Management Review, Human Performance, Academy of Management Proceedings, Tamara: Journal for Critical Organizational Inquiry, and the Philosophy of Management. He has presented papers in the Western Academy of Management, the Southwest Academy of Management, the Southern Management Association, and the Western Academy of Management. Dr. Zare has taught the following courses: Graduate Organizational Behavior, Undergraduate Organizational Behavior, Management Concepts & Organizational Theory, and Entrepreneurial Leadership.  

Lecturer in Management and Marketing
ABD, Liberty University
MBA, The University of Texas Permian Basin
barron_k@utpb.edu

Katelin Barron, MBA, is a lecturer of management at The University of Texas Permian Basin. She started in the role of lecturer at the College of Business in 2013. Not only is Ms. Barron from Odessa, TX, she has taught the following courses for UT Permian Basin: Principles of Marketing, Energy Marketing, Principles of Landman, Business Communication, International Marketing, Strategic Brand Management, Sports Marketing, Management Concepts, Consumer Behavior, Sales Management, E-Commerce, Organizational Behavior, Marketing Strategy, Healthcare Marketing, Production Operation Management, Human Resources Management, and Project Elements. She has published articles in International Journal of Management Practice, the Journal of Global Responsibility, Society and Business Review, Management Research Review, and the Journal of Management Sciences. Ms. Barron currently serves as a member of the College of Business Scholarship committee and a member of the athletic committee for UT Permian Basin.

"My fundamental interest is centered on organizational behavior. This has allowed me to study various theories and analyze human behavior within an organizational setting. Moreover, when teaching strategic management and business communications, I can share the application of theories and how human behavior impacts an organization."

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