College of Business and Technology

Dr. Harold Doty, Dean

Statement of Mission and Purpose

The primary mission of the College of Business and Technology (CBT) is to support The University of Texas at Tyler by providing high quality instruction to students from East Texas and the surrounding regions and to contribute to the production of basic, applied and pedagogical knowledge relevant to the disciplines represented in the college. The careful balance between scholarly activities and teaching activities empowers our faculty to pursue personal professional growth while, at the same time, providing cutting edge educational experiences for our students. The mission of the College of Business and Technology is founded on developing and promoting the following five core values:

Professional Proficiency

Technological Competence

Global Awareness

Social Responsibility

Ethical Courage

Consistent with the demographic base and educational needs of our region, we recognize that undergraduate students, both traditional and more mature learners who are employed full time, are the largest segment of our market. Thus, a majority of our resources must remain focused on undergraduate education. However, our graduate programs are becoming increasingly important to the university and the region. Our master's programs are aimed primarily at students who intend to remain employed on a full-time basis for the duration of the program and are designed to promote professional success and career mobility. Our doctoral program is intended primarily as a research-based program designed to create scholars capable of making independent contributions to the profession and serving in leadership positions in higher education, primary and secondary education, and other government and industry roles.

The College of Business and Technology is authorized to award the following degrees:

Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Development

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

Master of Accountancy

Master of Business Administration

Master of Science in Human Resource Development

Master of Science in Industrial Management

Ph.D. in Human Resource Development

The Bachelor of Business Administration and the Master of Business Administration are fully accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the national accrediting organization for business and management programs. Accreditation means that the Business Administration programs meet or exceed high quality and continuous improvement standards for achieving its mission in such areas as curriculum, faculty, intellectual climate, admissions criteria, graduation requirements, library, technological and fiscal resources.

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). ATMAE accreditation ensures that the institution has met a series of standards to provide industry, business, education, and government with highly competent employees and assures the graduate of an ATMAE-accredited program that they are receiving a marketable degree through relevant curricula.