The Soules College of Business at the University of Texas at Tyler got its start as the School of Business in January 1973. Fifteen years later, the AACSB International accredited UT at Tyler School of Business Administration. The university launched its online Master of Business Administration (MBA) in 2000. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board authorized the business school’s Ph.D. in Human Resource Development program in 2008. By 2014, the Department of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems became associated with the College of Business School of Technology.
The College of Business and Technology was renamed the Soules College of Business at the University of Texas at Tyler in late February of 2018. The rebranding of the business school was part of an agreement between the university and John Soules Foods. JSF made a substantial investment in the business school that supported student success at the college. At the time, the donation was the most significant single private contribution that UT at Tyler had ever experienced in its history. The gift by John Soules Foods was used to augment the university endowment, provided needed funds in the future for Soules College of Business student scholarships, and will be used for business innovation research and grants.
Undergraduate students can find Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science degrees with a spectrum of available concentrations. BBA specializations include Marketing, Management, Finance, and Accounting. BS emphases include Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Industrial Technology with an emphasis in Surveying and Mapping, General Business, Human Resources Development, and Industrial Technology with a Minor in Business. Each of these programs features a rolling schedule.
Master’s programs at the business school include an MBA, Executive MBA Healthcare Management Program, an accelerated MBA with concentration choices, and a coordinated MSN-MBA. A Master of Accountancy and MS in Computer Science, Industrial Management, or Human Resources Development rounds out the graduate degrees offered at the Soules College of Business. The Doctorate currently provided at the business school is a Ph.D. with a focus in Human Resource Development.
Students desiring to get plugged into campus life and associations that allow for networking will be impressed by the Soules College of Business. The business school features several student organizations, including ATMAE, Financial Management Association, Accounting Society, SHRM, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Epsilon Pi Tau, Soules College of Business Ambassadors, and ENACTUS.
There are many options to choose from when it comes to looking for online courses and programs at the Soules College of Business. Undergraduate students are encouraged to seek for the number “6” when researching courses that are delivered online. These online courses made available to undergraduate students will also be listed with a TBD under the scheduled time. The business school provides an online MBA, the Master of Science in HRD, and the Master of Science in Industrial Management with no campus visits to Tyler.