UT has one of the leading accounting programs in the nation. The program emphasizes the conceptual and applied understanding of business information and prepares students for careers in accounting and business.
Major Guides: Business Administration
An important application of statistics is business analytics, which is the use of data analysis and modeling to help businesses achieve better performance.
Economics is the study of how people choose to use resources. The economics major provides an opportunity to apply the theoretical and analytical rigor of basic managerial and macroeconomic tools to contemporary issues in economics and business.
Finance is the study and practice of making decisions involving money in a variety of contexts. Through the finance major, students will gain an understanding of the principles of financial management, including investment and portfolio management, financial markets and institutions, and financial theory and practice.
Human resource management requires attracting, developing, and maintaining an effective workforce within an organization. Human resource management professionals forecast human resource needs and recruit and select individuals to match job needs. They also develop training programs, performance appraisal procedures, and compensation systems.
Logistics has the responsibility for the movement of raw materials and component parts into and within a business firm and for the distribution of finished products and services to customers. The internationally recognized logistics program at UT is currently regarded as one of the most comprehensive and contemporary programs in the nation.
Managers motivate and coordinate people in order to achieve organizational goals. Management involves the critical functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Professional managers think strategically and work with others to lead organizations or departments to successful outcomes.
Marketing in an organization has responsibility for identifying who customers are, what they need and want, and how best to meet those needs/wants by creating and delivering superior value to them. Marketing professionals use strategy tools to target customers, create value propositions and positioning for each target, and deliver and communicate value to these customers through product design, pricing, advertising, personal selling, promotion, and distribution.
Public administration is a joint program sponsored by the Departments of Economics and Political Science. It is designed for students interested in government, namely in the formation of public policy and the practice of public sector management among many other areas of the interface between the public and private sectors.