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Bachelor of Business Administration in Management

Prepare to Lead

In today’s service-based economy, managing people influences the operations and long-term success of any company. With turnover and employee productivity affecting the bottom line, good management delivers serious returns.

The University of Texas at Tyler’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in management prepares you to motivate workers, resolve conflicts, build budgets and contribute to organizational strategies. The program focuses on managing employees and driving growth in a global business environment. Gain the knowledge and skills required to work for businesses of all sizes, from multinational companies to East Texas startups, or to handle all responsibilities as an entrepreneur.

Why Major in Management at UT Tyler?

Organizations need leaders who can guide teams through challenges to reach company goals. By studying management, you learn to think critically to solve problems to help companies thrive.

Launch your future in UT Tyler’s BBA in management program:

  • Industry- and Career-Focused: Think about where and how you intend to recruit and manage employees, and focus your degree through a choice of three tracks: entrepreneurship, e-commerce or human resource management.
  • Prepare to Make Impactful Decisions: Analyze existing trends to chart an organization’s future. In this direction, BBA in management students learn advanced Systems Applications and Products in Data Processing to aid in managerial decision-making.
  • Forward-Looking: Understand how globalization shapes the modern-day workforce, from recruitment and retention to building connections.
  • AACSB Accredited: The Soules College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the highest standard in business and management education. Only 25% of business schools nationwide and 5% of business schools worldwide receive this distinction.
  • Expert Faculty: Bringing strong business backgrounds to the classroom, our professors dedicate themselves to educating the next generation of business and management professionals and become invested in your success.
  • Real-World Experience: Internships at local businesses provide students with hands-on experience in exchange for course credit and often lead to full-time jobs upon graduation.
  • A Strong Student Community: From your first day on campus, get involved with the Soules College of Business’s 10 student organizations and four honor societies.
  • Networking Opportunities: Network with management students and professionals through Beta Gamma Sigma, the honor society for AACSB-accredited business schools.
  • Exceptional Facilities: At almost 140,000 square feet, the home of the Soules College of Business holds numerous lab rooms, including a financial analytics laboratory, study areas, 12 classrooms and an auditorium.


All management majors start with a common business core, which provides general knowledge of the field’s functional disciplines. Students take a set number of hours in accounting, economics, business calculus, computer applications, statistics and speech.

Through this sequence, students master the process of making informed decisions in a complex business environment and explore methods of encouraging teamwork and motivating employees.

Core Requirements

Core courses taken by all management majors include:

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Management
  • Managerial Decision Making

Students who wish to focus on human resource management should enroll in the following:

  • Compensation Administration
  • Labor Relations

Students who wish to focus on entrepreneurship should enroll in the following:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • New Venture Planning
  • E-commerce
  • Retailing in the 21st Century
  • Services Marketing

Management Major Requirements

What Can You Do With a Bachelor’s Degree in Management?

Look ahead to leadership positions in a variety of fields and organizations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment in business and financial occupations to grow by 7% through 2031.

Common career paths for management graduates include retail management, marketing management, consulting, human resource management, development and training, operations and recruiting.

Our alumni hold key positions with top employers including UT Health East Texas, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System, city of Tyler, Smith County Appraisal District, Allen Samuels Auto Group, Dillard’s Corporate Headquarters, Walmart, Trane Inc., Carrier Corp., CB&I Howe-Baker Engineers and Southside Bank.

How to Apply

The University of Texas at Tyler offers a streamlined admissions process for all undergraduate students. Have questions or concerns? Our admissions team can guide you through all requirements and answer any questions you may have. Reflecting our reputation as one of the most affordable colleges in the state, our financial aid team helps you explore all scholarships, grants and other forms of assistance.

For admissions decisions in general:

  • UT Tyler automatically accepts students from the Top 25% of graduating classes in Texas.
  • Students from the 2nd to 4th quartiles must have a 2.75 or higher GPA.

Ready to apply? Review all undergraduate requirements to get started.

Start Your Application

UT Tyler has established partnerships with community colleges across Texas, allowing for a seamless transfer of your credits. Our relationships let you stick with your degree plan and graduate on time, right on your schedule.

UT Tyler partners with Kilgore College to streamline the pathway to a BBA in management.

Learn More About Transfer Pathways

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

July 1

ApplyTexas application opens for incoming first-year students.

October 1

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid opens for the upcoming academic year.

December 1

Application deadline to be eligible for scholarships.

May 1

Deadline for Valedictorian, Salutatorian and Transfer Presidential Scholarships.

August 1

Deadline for Patriot Promise Scholarship.

Next Steps

Get started on your pathway to success. Discover all the places a management degree from UT Tyler can take you.