Business Undergraduate Advising

Special Business Programs and Opportunities

  • Business Freshman Interest Groups

    Business Freshman Interest Groups (FIGs) are designed for pre-business majors with a focus on problem-solving skills in a business environment. The primary goal of a FIG is to provide an integrated learning experience for freshmen by connecting faculty, students, disciplines and campus experiences in a meaningful fashion. Participation in FIGs also improves the college transition process and enhances academic and social success. Students involved in a FIG enroll in common courses, take part in special group activities and programming, interact with business executives, the FIG Faculty Mentor, and the FIG peer counselor. The two Business FIG groups are the Fusion Maverick Scholars who live in Arlington Hall and the Classic Maverick Scholars.

  • Business Honors Program

    The Business Honors Program operates as part of the Honors College at UT Arlington. It is designed for the intelligent and motivated student looking for an enriched and stimulating learning environment. Participation is open to students who maintain a UT Arlington GPA of 3.2 or higher. Honors degree requirements are compatible with all business degree programs. Students who complete the program successfully receive a special citation on their diploma.

  • Goolsby Leadership Academy

    The Goolsby Leadership Academy is a leadership development program for undergraduate business students. Specialized leadership courses are taught by Distinguished Goolsby Professors and integrated into the student's business degree program. The academy also includes leadership development exercises, mentoring, coaching and interaction with business executives. Completion of the program constitutes completion of an honors degree. Business students are selected at the beginning of their junior year and, as Goolsby Scholars, receive significant scholarship money.

  • Double Business Majors

    The College of Business allows select Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) programs to be combined resulting in a degree with a double major. If all specified requirements are completed at the same time as outlined in the departmental sections of the University Catalog, one diploma recognizing both business majors will be awarded. These may restrict the option of participating in a Fast Track or certificate program. The double majors available to business students in the College of Business are:

    •  BBA in Accounting and Finance
    •  BBA in Accounting and Information Systems
    •  BBA in Economics and Finance
    •  BBA in Management and Marketing

    Need more information? Please see Double Business Majors or your respective business undergraduate degree plan.

  • Minors in Business

    Business Majors:
    • Each of our BBA programs has a subject area concentration (i.e. finance, management, accounting, etc.) that are designed to provide you with an outstanding educational experience and prepare you for the future. These programs of work as well as the BS Accounting and the BS Information Systems programs do not require or allow minors.
    • If you are pursuing a BS degree in Economics or BA degree in Economics (which is no longer offered to new students), a minor will be required. You must meet with a Business Advisor for additional details. Feel free to book your appointment now.

    Non-Business Majors:
    • Minors in Business require 18 hours in one of the following areas: Accounting, Business Administration, Economics or Information Systems. Read more...
    • You must first contact your Major Department to determine whether a Minor is allowed with your particular Major. If your Major Department does allow for a Minor, feel free to book your appointment now.

  • Internship Credit

    An undergraduate business student may earn three hours of credit for an approved internship in their field of study. To be eligible for internship credit the student must be a declared business major (junior or senior) with a minimum 2.5 overall GPA, have three hours of advanced business electives available, and complete the approval process and application. The student is responsible for securing their own employment position and may seek guidance and/or assistance from the Business Careers and Internships website and The Career Development Center. The internship chosen must be approved by the undergraduate internship coordinator for the student's field of study. An internship is not required for a UTA business degree.

  • Sales Certificate

    The Sales Certificate program prepares students for a challenging and rewarding career in the sales profession. The program will enhance students’ abilities to sell themselves, their ideas, as well as products and services. It also equips students with knowledge and skills related to managing mutually beneficial relationships with customers. The Sales Certificate Program is available to both business and non-business majors.

  • Certificate in Entrepreneurship

    With UT Arlington’s customizable cross-college entrepreneurship certificate program, begin with a course in the College of Business, where you’ll learn the business acumen you need to launch your company. Then choose two additional courses from across campus, based on your interests—including art, engineering, business and urban planning. Certificates are offered for enrolled UTA students as well as for non-degree seeking students wanting a standalone certificate. Learn more...

  • Fast Track Programs in Business

    The Fast Track Programs in Business allow the student to satisfy degree requirements that will lead to a master's degree in business while completing the undergraduate program. The Fast Track Program is designed to encourage the student to complete a master’s degree at UTA, and is intended to offer incentives in time and money saved. Any business student who has reviewed the program requirements and would like more information about this program is invited to contact the Business Advising Center and schedule an advising appointment with the Fast Track Programs in Business Advisor.

  • Fast Track Programs in Accounting

    The Fast Track Programs in Accounting allow the Accounting student to satisfy degree requirements leading to a Master’s of Science in Accounting (MSA) or a Master’s of Science in Taxation (MST) while completing the undergraduate program. This program is designed to encourage the student to complete a master’s degree at UTA, and is intended to offer incentives in time and money saved. Any business student who has reviewed the program requirements and would like more information about this program is invited to contact the Business Advising Center and schedule an advising appointment with the Fast Track Programs in Accounting Advisor.

  • Professional Program in Accounting (PPIA)

    The PPIA allows the student an opportunity to combine an undergraduate accounting degree with a master's in accounting. The advantage of this program is the waiving of up to 12 hours of undergraduate coursework. Any business student who has reviewed the program requirements and would like more information about this program is invited to contact the Business Advising Center and schedule an advising appointment with the PPIA Advisor.