4+1 MBA

Earning a BBA Can Take You Places. An MBA Will Take You Farther.

By enrolling in our Bachelor of Business Administration program, you’ve demonstrated your interest in building business expertise and credentials. Earning your BBA can provide a critical entry point to your business career, but an MBA will take you even farther. Many companies prefer to hire MBAs, and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows that master’s degree holders earn about 18% more than bachelor’s degree holders. How can you join their ranks? By transforming the BBA you’re earning into our 4+1 MBA.

Students enrolled in the BBA in Accounting program are not eligible for the 4+1 MBA program.

Your Path Forward Is Online

Continue your journey! UT Permian Basin’s AACSB-accredited College of Business provides a path forward to greater marketability, earning potential, and career mobility through our online 4+1 MBA program. You’ll enjoy a seamless transition from earning your BBA to a graduate program named among the most affordable online MBAs by U.S. News & World Report. Graduate with both your BBA and MBA in an accelerated five-year completion window! You’ll automatically be granted admission if you meet all the requirements of the BBA and MBA programs. And that’s just one of many advantages:

  • Get started with no additional application or GMAT requirements.
  • Complete coursework anywhere in the world, 24/7.
  • Finish your MBA in as little as one year.

Prepare for Rewarding Roles

Our MBA program takes a deeper dive into areas of expertise all business leaders must master, including strategic management, financial management, marketing analytics, international business, and organizational behavior. Through courses on these and other key topics, you can acquire the business insight needed to take on a variety of lucrative roles with strong growth potential, such as:

  • Financial Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst

Stay on track to achieve your professional goals. Speak with a UTPB advisor about our 4+1 MBA program!

Semester 1 (Freshman Semester 1)

In addition to the courses listed below, you must also take a creative arts course, a language, philosophy, or culture course, and a freshman seminar. Speak to an advisor or consult our catalog for more information.

Courses
Duration
Credits
ENGL 1301 - Composition I
16 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 Fall 2022 Whole Spring 2023 Whole Summer 2023 Whole Fall 2023 Whole Spring 2024
HIST 1301 - History of the United States to 1877
16 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 Fall 2022 Whole Spring 2023 Whole Summer 2023 Whole Fall 2023 Whole Spring 2024 Whole Summer 2024 Whole Fall 2024
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 B 2022 Spring B 2023 Summer B 2023 Fall A 2023 Spring A 2024 Summer A 2024 Fall B 2024 Spring B 2025 Summer B 2025
Semester 2 (Freshman Semester 2)

Speak to an advisor or consult our catalog for more information.

Courses
Duration
Credits
ENGL 1302 - Composition II
16 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: Whole Fall 2022 Whole Spring 2023 Whole Summer 2023 Whole Fall 2023 Whole Spring 2024
HIST 1302 - History of the United States Since 1877
16 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 Fall 2022 Whole Spring 2023 Whole Summer 2023 Whole Fall 2023 Whole Spring 2024 Whole Summer 2024 Whole Fall 2024
MATH 1324 - Applications of Discrete Mathematics
8 weeks
3
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: N/A
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: Spring A 2023 Summer A 2023 Fall A 2023 Spring A 2024 Summer A 2024
Semester 3 (Sophomore Semester 1)

In addition to the courses listed below, you must also take a science course with a lab. Speak to an advisor or consult our catalog for more information.

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 1314 - College Algebra
Semesters Offered: Spring A 2023 Summer A 2023 Fall A 2023 Spring A 2024 Summer A 2024 Fall A 2024 Spring A 2025 Summer A 2025
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 2022 Spring A 2023 Summer A 2023 Fall A 2023 Spring A 2024
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. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1324
Prerequisites: MATH 1324 - Applications of Discrete Mathematics
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2022 Spring A 2023 Spring B 2023 Summer A 2023 Summer B 2023 Fall A 2023 Fall B 2023 Spring A 2024 Spring B 2024 Summer A 2024 Summer B 2024
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: N/A
Semester 4 (Sophomore Semester 2)

Speak to an advisor or consult our catalog for more information.

Courses
Duration
Credits
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 1314 - College Algebra
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2022 Spring B 2023 Summer B 2023 Fall B 2023 Spring B 2024 Summer B 2024 Fall B 2024 Spring B 2025 Summer B 2025
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: MATH 1314 - College Algebra
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2022 Spring B 2023 Summer B 2023 Fall B 2023 Spring B 2024
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: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2022 Spring B 2023 Summer B 2023 Fall B 2023 Spring B 2024 Summer B 2024
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: N/A
MNGT 3310 - Principles of Management
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: Spring A 2023 Summer A 2023 Fall A 2023 Spring A 2024 Summer A 2024
Semester 5 (Junior Semester 1)

Speak to an advisor or consult our catalog for more information.

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. Prerequisite: Two semesters of freshman English and COMM 1315 are required.
Prerequisites: COMM 1315 - Introduction to Public Speaking
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2022 Spring B 2023 Summer B 2023 Fall B 2023 Spring B 2024 Summer B 2024
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 the historical, economic, political, and ethical bases of contracts. The course includes ethical considerations in business and the impact of regulatory and administrative law on business.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2022 Spring A 2023 Spring B 2023 Summer A 2023 Summer B 2023 Fall B 2023 Spring A 2024 Spring B 2024 Summer A 2024 Summer B 2024
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 2302 - Principles of Managerial Accounting BUSI 2342 - Principles of Statistics
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2022 Summer B 2023 Spring A 2024 Spring B 2024
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: Spring A 2023 Summer A 2023 Fall A 2023 Spring A 2024 Summer A 2024
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: Fall B 2022 Spring A 2023 Summer B 2023 Fall B 2023 Spring B 2024 Summer B 2024 Fall B 2024
Semester 6 (Junior Semester 2)

In addition to the courses listed below, you must also take an international course, a management elective, and a business elective. Speak to an advisor or consult our catalog for more information.

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: N/A
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: BUSI 2342 - Principles of Statistics
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2022 Spring A 2023 Summer A 2023 Whole Fall 2023 Spring A 2024 Summer B 2024
Semester 7 (Senior Semester 1)

In addition to the courses listed below, you must also take a management elective, a business elective, and an operations course. Speak to an advisor or consult our catalog for more information.

Courses
Duration
Credits
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 - Principles of Management
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2022 Spring A 2023 Summer A 2023 Fall A 2023 Spring B 2024
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 2022 Fall B 2023
Semester 8 (Senior Semester 2/MBA Semester 1)

In addition to the courses listed below, you must also take a leadership course, a management elective, and a business elective. Speak to an advisor or consult our catalog for more information.

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 2022 Spring B 2023 Summer B 2023
FINA 6320 - Financial Management
8 weeks
3
Survey of foundational concepts in financial management; in particular, introduction to capital budgeting and financing concepts that include discounted cash flow analysis and its applications to valuation of bonds, stocks, and corporate capital assets. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 6301 or equivalent.
Prerequisites: ACCT 6301 - Accounting Analysis
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2022 Spring A 2023 Spring B 2023 Summer A 2023 Summer B 2023 Fall A 2023 Fall B 2023 Spring A 2024 Spring B 2024
MRKT 6310 - Marketing Management
8 weeks
3
An analysis of the customer/market relationships with the company in an open market system characterized by the presence of strong competition within a very fluid business environment. Managerial decision making with this matrix will be stressed.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Spring A 2023 Summer A 2023 Fall A 2023 Spring A 2024 Summer A 2024 Fall A 2024 Spring A 2025 Spring B 2025 Summer A 2025 Summer B 2025 Fall A 2025 Fall B 2025
ACCT 6302 - Contemporary Control Systems
8 weeks
3
A study of the design, implementation, and evaluation of control systems intended to support and direct strategic objectives of various organizations. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 6302 or ACCT 6305 or ACCT 6315 or ACCT 6316
Prerequisites: ACCT 6301 - Accounting Analysis
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2022 Summer B 2023 Fall B 2023 Spring B 2024 Summer B 2024 Fall B 2024 Spring B 2025
Semester 9 (MBA Semester 2)

Speak to an advisor or consult our catalog for more information.

Courses
Duration
Credits
BUSI 6302 - Business Analytics
8 weeks
3
This course introduces the practical and advanced data analytics for all business majors. The course covers topics of script programming, data/statistical analysis, and data visualization. Students will practice data analytic methods and use related software to solve real-world business questions.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Spring A 2023 Summer A 2023 Fall A 2023 Spring A 2024
MNGT 6301 - Legal Environment of Business
8 weeks
3
A foundation in the role of law in our system of business and commerce both facilitating and constraining business decision-making. In addition, this course will introduce the operation of legal institutions and the fundamentals of legal reasoning.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Spring B 2023 Summer A 2023 Summer B 2023 Fall A 2023 Fall B 2023 Spring A 2024 Spring B 2024 Summer A 2024 Summer B 2024
MNGT 6320 - Production & Operations Management
8 weeks
3
The role of the operations management function within the context of an organization, be it public or private, profit or nonprofit, manufacturing or service. The course emphasizes the application of concepts of in process analysis, material management, and quality management. Both quantitative and behavioral perspectives are presented.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2022 Spring A 2023 Spring B 2023 Summer A 2023 Summer B 2023 Fall A 2023 Fall B 2023 Spring A 2024 Spring B 2024 Summer A 2024 Summer B 2024 Fall A 2024 Fall B 2024
Semester 10 (MBA Semester 2 cont’d)

In addition to the courses listed below, you must also take an MBA elective. Speak to an advisor or consult our catalog for more information.

Courses
Duration
Credits
FINA 6321 - Corporate Finance & Strategy
8 weeks
3
Intermediate-level course covering modern corporate finance concepts. Course topics include advance capital budgeting and financing techniques as well as financial risk management and various asset valuation techniques including concepts related to Mergers and Acquisitions. Prerequisite(s): FINA 6320 or the equivalent
Prerequisites: FINA 6320 - Financial Management
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2022 Spring A 2023 Spring B 2023 Summer A 2023 Summer B 2023 Fall A 2023 Fall B 2023 Spring A 2024 Spring B 2024 Summer A 2024 Summer B 2024
BUSI 6325 - International Business
8 weeks
3
The course investigates government and businesses across borders and the dynamics between countries/regions, including country profiles, national economic policies, regional integration, trade, law, and foreign direct investment. This course is macro in nature and focuses on international business and its overriding theories, and how to apply them in management decisions. Cross-listed with MRKT 6301.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2022 Spring B 2023 Summer B 2023 Fall B 2023 Spring B 2024 Summer B 2024 Fall B 2024 Spring B 2025 Summer A 2025 Summer B 2025 Fall A 2025 Fall B 2025
MNGT 6366 - Strategic Management
8 weeks
3
Opportunity for development and implementation of knowledge from multiple disciplines and integration of viewpoints of different functions of an organization. Case evaluation and discussion are stressed.
Prerequisites: ACCT 6302 - Contemporary Control Systems MNGT 6301 - Legal Environment of Business FINA 6321 - Corporate Finance & Strategy BUSI 6302 - Business Analytics MNGT 6320 - Production & Operations Management BUSI 6325 - International Business
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2022 Spring B 2023 Summer B 2023 Fall B 2023 Spring B 2024 Summer B 2024 Fall A 2024 Fall B 2024 Spring A 2025 Spring B 2025 Summer A 2025 Summer B 2025 Fall A 2025 Fall B 2025

Admission Requirements

Students enrolled in the BBA in Accounting program are not eligible for the 4+1 MBA program.

90 undergraduate credit hours must be completed, including 15 hours in the undergraduate major, before a student may apply.

  • The student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and 3.25 in the undergraduate major.
  • Admission requirements for the graduate major must be met in order for the student to enroll in graduate-level coursework.
  • The student must have met with both the undergraduate advisor and graduate advisor to develop an approved Program of Study, including a plan for advising and notation for financial aid impact.
  • Up to 12 credit hours of structured graduate coursework may be applied toward undergraduate degree requirements.
  • Total combined credits for both the undergraduate and graduate degree must be at least 150 credit hours (120 for bachelor’s and 30 for master’s), even if graduate coursework is used to fulfill undergraduate degree requirements.
  • A minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 must be maintained, and participating students must earn at least a ‘B’ in graduate coursework used to fulfill undergraduate degree requirements.

How Do I Join the 4+1 MBA Program?

1.      Start by reaching out to your Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) Coordinator, Dr. Anshu Saran, who will coordinate your admission into the program.

2.    Once you’ve been selected for the AMP, you and your AMP coordinator will fill out your AMP form together, and the Office of Graduate Studies will properly code you within the system.

3.     Once your undergraduate requirements have been met, your AMP coordinator will assist you in applying for admission to Graduate Studies through GoApplyTexas.

Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) students who have successfully completed all undergraduate degree requirements and maintained the requirements of the AMP will be granted automatic admission into Graduate Studies and the corresponding graduate program. Students must submit an admission application, but all other admission requirements will be waived, including GMAT test scores.

  • Degrees are completed sequentially. The bachelor’s degree must be conferred as soon as requirements are met and will be required for full admission into the corresponding graduate program.
  • Students must pay graduate tuition whenever taking graduate courses.
  • Students that are in the 4+1 program excluding 5th-year Accounting will not be eligible for financial aid for courses taken at the graduate level.

Have questions? Contact gradstudies@utpb.edu to learn more.

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.

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, The 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, The University of Texas at Dallas
MS, The 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, 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 Resource 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 of 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."

Management Lecturer
EdD, The University of Houston
MBA, The University of Texas Permian Basin
MEd, The University of St. Thomas
harmon_m@utpb.edu

Dr. Harmon is a lecturer in the College of Business at The University of Texas Permian Basin, teaching Human Resource Management, Ethics and Public Policy, Professional Communications, and Business Management. She began her career working for two Fortune 500 companies, then transitioned back to education, serving as a middle school teacher and administrator and working as a director in three large urban school districts in Texas, serving as the Director of Special Programs, Human Resources, and Career and Technical Education.

Dr. Harmon's degrees include an EdD in educational leadership and cultural studies from the University of Houston, an MBA from The University of Texas Permian Basin, an MEd from the University of St. Thomas, and a BS from The University of Texas at Austin. Her doctoral dissertation was on school finance and progressive models for funding public education. She has researched for the Texas Equity Center and Moak, Casey Consulting. She has published and presented nationally on subjects that include the Americans with Disabilities Act, school finance, recruiting and retaining Millennials and Gen Z, preventing harassment in the workplace, efficient HRM practices, conflict resolution, customer service, and ethics.

Dr. Harmon owns Michele Harmon, LLC, dba RRR Assessment and Behavior Center, offering human resource management (HRM) and mediation to clients in public and private organizations, career planning, and conflict mode assessment for staff. She writes a monthly column on various HRM topics for Permian Basin Oil and Gas Magazine.

Click here to read more about Dr. Harmon and her experience with UT Permian Basin's BBA in management program.

Director of Graduate Programs, UT Permian Basin College of Business
Professor of Marketing
saran_a@utpb.edu

Anshu Saran, PhD, is a professor of marketing within the College of Business at The University of Texas Permian Basin. Graduating with his PhD from The University of Texas – Pan American, he joined UTPB in the fall of 2006. Prior to this, he served as faculty and taught at the APS University Rewa, Amity Business School Noida, and The University of Texas – Pan American. His research includes competing in the global marketplace, marketing strategies, social media ad marketing, and cultural differences in international business and marketing. His work has been published in the International Journal of Business Research, Journal of International Business Research, and Journal of Global Marketing. Accumulating work experience for 12 years in different parts of the world, he served as chief operating officer for Tata International Ltd. along with other accolades in India. Dr. Saran currently teaches the following classes within the MBA program: International Business (on-campus and online) and Marketing Strategy.

“My research interests and experience in international business and marketing have supported my academic endeavors and helped me incorporate industry examples in the curriculum, creating value for students and supporting their job and career progression.”

Associate Dean
Associate Professor of Accounting
UT Permian Basin 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.”

We’re pleased to offer program admission on a rolling basis.

Rolling admission refers to our process of accepting and evaluating applications as we receive them and moving any applications that miss the deadline to the next semester. However, if you want to enroll in courses for a specific semester, you will need to make note of the application deadlines found below. If you don’t complete your application and submit the required materials by the deadline, your application will be rolled over to the next semester. 

LengthApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DeadlineCourses BeginCourses End
Whole Fall8/15/228/22/228/26/22 8/29/2212/16/22
Fall A8/15/228/22/228/26/22 8/29/2210/21/22
Fall B10/12/2210/17/2210/21/2210/24/22 12/16/22
LengthApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DeadlineCourses BeginCourses End
Whole Spring1/3/231/10/231/13/231/17/235/12/23
Spring A1/3/231/10/231/13/231/17/233/10/23
Spring B3/6/233/13/233/17/233/20/235/12/23
SemesterApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DeadlineCourses BeginCourses End
Whole Summer5/8/235/15/235/19/235/22/238/17/23
Summer A5/1/235/8/235/12/235/15/236/30/23
Summer B6/19/236/26/236/30/237/3/238/17/23
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