Minor and Certificate Programs

Minor

The transcript-recognized undergraduate academic minor must be completed in conjunction with an undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin; students pursuing an integrated undergraduate/graduate program must complete the requirements for the minor within one year after completing the undergraduate requirements of their program. For more information regarding the requirements for achieving a minor, including a comprehensive list of minors, please visit the Minor and Certificate Programs section of the Undergraduate Catalog.

The McCombs School of Business offers minors for three student populations:

  1. Minors for Business Majors – available only to degree-seeking McCombs School of Business students, in six individual business fields of study
  2. The Business Minor – a foundational exposure to the primary business fields of study, available to any degree-seeking student outside of the business school (non-business majors)
  3. Accounting/Finance Minor for Business Economics Option Program – available only to degree-seeking Economics majors who have been admitted to the BEOP program

Minors for Business Majors

While a minor is not required as part of the BBA degree program, a student may choose to complete a minor in conjunction with their degree, in either a second business field or a field outside the school, which offers a minor and for which the student is eligible. A BBA student may complete only one minor, which must be in a different field of study from his or her major.

The business school offers six Minors for Business Majors, which are available only to students enrolled in the McCombs School of Business: Accounting, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management.

To fulfill a Minor for Business Majors, students must complete 15 semester hours of coursework as described below in the requirements of the selected minor. At least half of the coursework must be completed in residence at The University of Texas at Austin. All coursework must be taken on the letter-grade basis, and completed in conjunction with the students’ major requirements.

Registration for any of these courses will require that existing prerequisite course requirements are adequately met.

Accounting Minor for Business Majors

The Accounting Minor for Business Majors requirements are:

RequirementsHours
B A 324Business Communication: Oral and Written3
or B A 324H Business Communication: Oral and Written: Honors
ACC 312Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting3
or ACC 312H Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting: Honors
ACC 326Financial Accounting--Intermediate3
Six additional semester hours chosen from the following courses:
ACC 327Financial Statement Analysis3
ACC 329Managerial Accounting and Control3
ACC 362Auditing and Control3
ACC 364Fundamentals of Taxation3
ACC 366PAccounting Practicum3
ACC 378Contemporary Accounting Topics (any topic)3
ACC 340STopics in Accounting (any topic)3
All classes must be taken on the letter-grade basis. The student must earn a combined grade point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.
Finance majors who wish to pursue an Accounting Minor may only do so by selecting the Finance Track with Required Accounting Minor.

Finance Minor for Business Majors

The Finance Minor for Business Majors requirements are:

RequirementsHours
B A 324Business Communication: Oral and Written3
or B A 324H Business Communication: Oral and Written: Honors
FIN 357Business Finance3
or FIN 357H Business Finance: Honors
FIN 367Investment Management3
Six additional semester hours chosen from the following courses:
One of:
FIN 354Money, Banking, and Economic Conditions3
FIN 371MMoney and Capital Markets3
FIN 375FBanking and Financial Intermediation3
One or two of:
FIN 372Advanced Topics in Finance (any topic)3
FIN 374CValuation3
FIN 374SEntrepreneurial Finance3
FIN 376International Finance3
FIN 377Advanced Investment Analysis (Topic 1)3
FIN 377Advanced Investment Analysis (Topic 4)3
One of:
FIN 377Advanced Investment Analysis (Topic 2)3
FIN 377Advanced Investment Analysis (Topic 5)3
One of:
FIN 340STopics in Finance (any topic; only three hours of FIN 340S may be used)3
One of:
R E 358Introduction to Real Estate and Urban Land Development3
R E 378KReal Estate Finance and Syndication3
All classes must be taken on the letter-grade basis. The student must earn a combined grade point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.
Independent Research and Practicum courses may not be applied to the Finance minor.
For students pursuing the integrated approach BBA/MPA degree, nine hours for the Finance minor must be taken in addition to the Finance 367 course and the business elective required for the integrated BBA/MPA degree, in order to obtain a Finance Minor.

Management Minor for Business Majors

The Management Minor for Business Majors requirements are:

RequirementsHours
B A 324Business Communication: Oral and Written3
or B A 324H Business Communication: Oral and Written: Honors
MAN 336Organizational Behavior3
or MAN 336H Organizational Behavior: Honors
Nine additional semester hours chosen from the following courses:
MAN 325Strategic Human Resources Management3
MAN 328Consulting and Change Management3
MAN 337Special Topics in Management (any topic)3
MAN 366PManagement Practicum: Social Entrepreneurship I3
MAN 367PSocial Entrepreneurship II3
MAN 340STopics in Management (any topic)3
All classes must be taken on the letter-grade basis. The student must earn a combined grade point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.

Management Information Systems Minor for Business Majors

The Management Information Systems Minor for Business Majors requirements are:

RequirementsHours
B A 324Business Communication: Oral and Written3
or B A 324H Business Communication: Oral and Written: Honors
MIS 301Introduction to Information Technology Management3
or MIS 301H Introduction to Information Technology Management: Honors
Nine additional semester hours chosen from the following courses:
MIS 304Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming3
MIS 325Database Management3
MIS 333KWeb Application Development3
MIS 373Topics in Management Information Systems (any topic)3
MIS 375Strategic Information Technology Management3
MIS 340STopics in Management Information Systems (any topic)3
All classes must be taken on the letter-grade basis. The student must earn a combined grade point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.

Marketing Minor for Business Majors

The Marketing Minor for Business Majors requirements are:

RequirementsHours
B A 324Business Communication: Oral and Written3
or B A 324H Business Communication: Oral and Written: Honors
MKT 337Principles of Marketing3
or MKT 337H Principles of Marketing: Honors
Nine additional semester hours chosen from the following courses:
MKT 363Professional Selling and Sales Management3
MKT 366PMarketing Practicum3
MKT 372Marketing Seminar (any topic)3
MKT 340STopics in Marketing (any topic)3
MKT 460Information and Analysis4
MKT 370Marketing Policies3
All classes must be taken on the letter-grade basis. The student must earn a combined grade point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.

Supply Chain Management Minor for Business Majors

The Supply Chain Management Minor for Business Majors requirements are:

RequirementsHours
B A 324Business Communication: Oral and Written3
or B A 324H Business Communication: Oral and Written: Honors
O M 335Operations Management3
or O M 335H Operations Management: Honors
or
O M 334MHealthcare Operations Management3
Nine additional semester hours chosen from the following courses:
O M 337Special Topics in Operations Management (any topic)3
O M 366POperations Management Practicum3
O M 367Strategic Supply Chain Management3
O M 368Logistics and Inventory Management3
O M 340STopics in Operations Management (any topic)3
All classes must be taken on the letter-grade basis. The student must earn a combined grade point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.

Minors for Non-Business Majors

The Business Minor

The Business Minor is designed to provide a foundation in business concepts and practice for students in non-business majors. Any non-business student with a University grade point average of at least 2.00 may take any of the business foundations course listed below, whether pursuing the Business Minor or not. Students who intend to complete the Business Minor should apply online for admission by March 1 for fall or summer, and by October 1 for spring.

To fulfill the Business Minor, students must complete 18 semester hours of coursework as described below. At least half of the coursework must be completed in residence at the University. All coursework must be taken on the letter-grade basis, and completed in conjunction with the students’ major requirements. It is recommended, but not required, that students also complete a course in Economics. While not assumed in the business foundations courses, knowledge of economics can be helpful for understanding business concepts.

Registration for the upper-division courses will require successful completion of 60 semester hours of coursework.

RequirementsHours
ACC 310FFoundations of Accounting3
or
ACC 311
ACC 312
Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
and Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting 1
6
FIN 320FFoundations of Finance3
MIS 302FFoundations of Information Technology Management (or equivalent) 23
MAN 320FFoundations of Management and Organizational Behavior3
or
MAN 336Organizational Behavior 13
LEB 320FFoundations of Business Law and Ethics3
or
LEB 323Business Law and Ethics 13
MKT 320FFoundations of Marketing3
or
MKT 337Principles of Marketing 13
1. Available to non-business students only in the summer; restricted to business majors during fall and spring.
2. For a full list of pre-approved equivalents, please see the McCombs website.
Other Business Foundations courses, such as International Business 320F and Business Administration 320F, may be considered for substitution.
No more than nine of the required 18 hours may be taken on an approved study abroad program. A list of approved programs is available in the University Study Abroad Office.
The student must satisfy the courses used to fulfill minor requirements on the letter-grade basis. He or she must earn a combined grade point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.

Accounting/Finance Minor for Business Economics Option Program

The Accounting/Finance Minor for the Business Economics Option Program (BEOP ACC/FIN) allows economics majors to take a set of accounting and finance courses at the McCombs School of Business for completion of a Minor in Accounting/Finance. By taking accounting and finance classes alongside business majors, BEOP students explore complementarities between economic analysis and business, thereby strengthening the quantitative and analytical skills they acquire as economics majors.

To participate in the BEOP ACC/FIN Minor, students must first apply and also be accepted into the Business Economics Option Program through the Department of Economics. To be eligible for the BEOP, a student must:

  • be a declared economics major;
  • have a cumulative University GPA of  at least 3.00;
  • have an economics GPA of at least 3.00 (based on economics coursework taken at UT); and
  • have earned a grade of at least C-  in Economics 420K.

Students must contact the Department of Economics to apply, and for all questions about the Business Economics Option Program.

To fulfill the BEOP ACC/FIN Minor, students must complete 15 semester hours of coursework as described below. At least half of the coursework must be completed in residence at The University. All coursework must be taken on the letter-grade basis, and completed in conjunction with the students’ major requirements.

Registration for any of these courses will require that existing prerequisite course requirements are adequately met.

RequirementsHours
ACC 311Fundamentals of Financial Accounting3
ACC 312Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting3
FIN 357Business Finance3
Six additional hours chosen from the accounting or finance track
Accounting Track:
Six additional semester hours of upper-division coursework in accounting6
Finance Track:
FIN 367Investment Management3
Three additional semester hours of upper-division coursework in finance3
All courses must be taken on the letter-grade basis.

Certificate Programs

Certificate programs in the McCombs School are designed to allow undergraduate students to develop an area of expertise in addition to their major program. The required number of hours to earn any certificate may vary but may not be fewer than 18 and may not exceed 24. Undergraduates who complete transcript-recognized certificate requirements in conjunction with their degree requirements or within one year after earning the degree, receive recognition on the University transcript. At least half of the required certificate coursework must be completed in residence at the University. A maximum of nine hours of certificate coursework may be taken after the student has earned the undergraduate degree.

A student may not earn any transcript-recognized certificate in the same field as his or her major, and at least one certificate course must be outside the requirements of the major. However, certificate courses outside the major may be counted toward other degree requirements.

To see a full list of certificates offered at the University, please see The University section of the Undergraduate Catalog.

Business & Public Policy Certificate

The Business & Public Policy (BPP) Certificate provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to have an officially recognized concentration in the study of business and public policy. Because firms’ actions are increasingly influenced by the interests and demands of numerous stakeholders, including owners, employees, suppliers, customers, NGOs, communities, and especially government regulators, it is increasingly important that businesses hire employees who can strategically respond to and influence these constituencies. Certificate holders will be well-equipped to understand the political process and its influence on firms and to work for those firms or for consulting firms that are increasingly important in this area. This certificate is also well-suited for undergraduates with an interest in careers in law, in governmental and public service, and/or in nonprofit organizations.

The Business & Public Policy Certificate Program requires 18 semester hours of coursework as described below. Students who have completed 24 hours in residence with upper-division standing may formally apply to the certificate program. Admission to the program is based on students’ overall academic record. To gain admission the following semester, students must apply by March 1 for fall and by October 1 for spring.

At least half of the required certificate coursework must be completed in residence at The University of Texas at Austin. Students must contact the BPP certificate office to request the BPP certificate the semester they will complete the program; by November 1 for fall, by April 1 for spring, or by August 1 for summer. Students have up to one year after graduation to complete the certificate program for transcript purposes. A maximum of nine hours of certificate coursework may be taken after the student has earned the undergraduate degree.

The certificate requirements are:

Required courses:

  1. GOV 312L Issues and Policies in American Government 

And three or four of the following four courses:

  1. BGS 371 Corporate Political Strategy
  2. BGS 372 Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility
  3. BGS 373 Strategic Corporate Communication
  4. BGS 374 Global Political Economy

Elective courses:

If you have taken Government 312L and only nine hours from: Business, Government, and Society 371, 372, 373, and 374, then choose two courses from the following list to satisfy the 18-hour requirement. 

If you have taken Government 312L and 12 hours from: Business, Government, and Society 371, 372, 373 and 374, then you need take only one course from the following list to satisfy the 18-hour requirement.

RequirementsHours
ADV/P R 353Advertising and Public Relations Law and Ethics3
AMS 310Introduction to American Studies3
AMS 311SIntroductory Seminar in American Studies3
AMS 321Studies in American Societies (Topic 5: Asian American Jurisprudence)3
BGS 325Social and Ethical Responsibility of Business3
BGS 370Topics in Business, Government, and Society (Topic 1: Energy Technology & Policy)3
CMS 342KPolitical Communication3
ECO 321Public Economics3
ECO 341KIntroduction to Econometrics3
ECO 333KDevelopment Economics3
ECO 334KUrban Economics3
ECO 339KInternational Trade and Investment3
or
I B 350International Trade3
or
EUS 348Topics in European Economics, Government, Business, and Policy (Topic 2: International Trade)3
or
I B 320FFoundations of International Business3
ECO 351KCurrent Issues in Business Economics3
FIN 371MMoney and Capital Markets3
FIN 372Advanced Topics in Finance (Topic 1: Environmental, Social & Governance Investing )3
GOV 325Political Parties3
GOV 351DThe Theoretical Foundations of Modern Politics3
GOV 357MTopics in Public Law (Topic 7: Constitutional Structures of Power)3
GOV 358Introduction to Public Policy3
GOV 360NTopics in International Relations (Topic 13: Global Governance)3
GOV 365NTopics in Comparative Politics (Topic 17: Issues in Third World Development)3
GOV 370LTopics in American Government and Politics (Topic 21: Politics of Food in America)3
GOV 370LTopics in American Government and Politics (Topic 7: The United States Congress)3
GOV 379SHonors Seminar3
HIS 350LUndergraduate Seminar in History (Topic 49: History of Imperialism)3
LEB 323/323HBusiness Law and Ethics3
or LEB 320F Foundations of Business Law and Ethics
LEB 363Real Estate Law3
LEB 370Topics in the Legal Environment of Business (Topic 1: Antitrust Law)3
LEB 370Topics in the Legal Environment of Business (Topic 2: Environmental Law)3
LEB 370Topics in the Legal Environment of Business (Topic 3: Employer-Employee Relations)3
LEB 370Topics in the Legal Environment of Business (Topic 5: The Law and the Multinational Corporation)3
LEB 370Topics in the Legal Environment of Business (Topic 14: Oil and Gas Law)3
PHL 325LBusiness, Ethics, and Public Policy3
P R 305Fundamentals of Public Relations3
P R 317Writing for Public Relations3
P R 352Strategies in Public Relations3
P R 367Integrated Communications Management3
P R 378Advanced Studies in Public Relations (Topic 5: Integrated Communications for Nonprofit Organizations)3

Other Certificate Requirements:

The student must satisfy the courses used to fulfill certificate requirements on the letter-grade basis. He or she must earn a combined grade point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.

Business of Healthcare Certificate

Healthcare in the U.S. accounts for 17% of the nation’s gross domestic product (more than manufacturing). It is also one of the fastest growing sources of employment; over 12 million Americans work in the industry. The Business of Healthcare Certificate provides students interested in a clinical, academic, or business career in this industry an overview and opportunity to understand the complexities of the US healthcare system as well as the goals and barriers for reform.

The Business of Healthcare Certificate is designed for two groups of students: business majors and non-business majors. Business majors from the McCombs school will be students who plan to pursue an entry-level job in supply chain, marketing, management information systems, or other business function in healthcare industry companies in the areas of pharmaceutics, medical devices, and healthcare informatics. Non-business majors from other schools will be students in a healthcare-related major, including pre-med, pharmacy, nursing, public health and so on, who want to understand the business aspects of the industry that they will enter upon graduation.

Admission to the program is based on students’ overall academic record, including but not limited to hours and rigor of courses taken in residence, demonstrated interest, and UT grade point average. To gain admission the following semester, students must apply by March 1 for fall and by October 1 for spring.

At least half of the required certificate coursework must be completed in residence at the University. Students must contact the certificate office to request the certificate the semester they will complete the program; by November 1 for fall, by April 1 for spring, or by August 1 for summer. Students have up to one year after graduation to complete the certificate program for transcript purposes. A maximum of nine hours of certificate coursework may be taken after the student has earned the undergraduate degree.

The certificate requirements are:

Required courses:

  1. One of the following courses: N 309 Global HealthSOC 308S Introduction to Health and SocietyH S 301 Introduction to Health and Society, or PBH 317 Introduction to Public Health (non-public healthcare majors section)
  2. ACC 310F Foundations of Accounting (for non-business students); or ACC 311 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting or ACC 311H Fundamentals of Financial Accounting: Honors (for business students)
  3. O M 334M Healthcare Operations Management
    1. Special note: this class satisfies the O M 335 degree requirement for business students
    2. Special note: Business Honors Program students must take O M 335H, which will satisfy the O M 334M requirement for this Certificate
  4. LEB 334M Healthcare Law and Policy
  5. MAN 334M Healthcare System Management
  6. One of the following courses: ECO 330T Topics in Economics (Topic 1: Economics of Health), ECO 325K Health Economics, or HED 373 Evaluation and Research Design

Other courses may be considered for substitution, as approved by the Business of Healthcare Certificate Committee.

Other Certificate Requirements:

The student must satisfy the courses used to fulfill certificate requirements on the letter-grade basis. He or she must earn a combined grade point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.

Energy Management Certificate

The certificate in Energy Management (EM) is designed to develop decision makers, leaders, and policy builders who have the technical expertise and business acumen to participate in the interdisciplinary teams that will be required to address our energy future. 

The Energy Management Certificate requires 18 semester hours of coursework as described below. All students must have completed at least one semester at the University before applying to the certificate program. Freshmen who wish to participate in the program their first summer must wait until the spring to apply. Admission to the program is based on students' overall academic records. Fall applications are accepted September 1 through October 1, and spring applications are accepted February 15 through March 15 for the following summer.

At least half of the required certificate coursework must be completed in residence at The University of Texas at Austin. Students must complete the Energy Management transcript certificate request online to have the EM certificate added to their transcript the semester both requirements have been met: 1) he or she holds or will hold a degree; and 2) all courses in the program have been successfully completed with a C- or higher. The request must be received by November 1 for fall, April 1 for spring, or August 1 for summer.  Students have up to one year after graduation to complete the certificate program for transcript purposes. A maximum of nine hours of certificate coursework may be taken after the student has earned the undergraduate degree.

The certificate requirements are:

Required courses:

  1. One of the following courses: GEO 303 Introduction to GeologyGEO 401 Physical Geology, or GEO 420H Honors Introductory Geology
  2. BGS 370 Topics in Business, Government, and Society  (Topic 10: Non-Technical Exploration and Production)
  3. GEO 316P Sedimentary Rocks  (for nongeology students), or GEO 416M Sedimentary Rocks
  4. LEB 370 Topics in the Legal Environment of Business  (Topic 13: Contracts and Real Property)
  5. LEB 370 Topics in the Legal Environment of Business  (Topic 14: Oil and Gas Law)
  6. BGS 370 Topics in Business, Government, and Society  (Topic 1: Energy Technology and Policy)

Other Certificate Requirements:

The student must satisfy the courses used to fulfill certificate requirements on the letter-grade basis. He or she must earn a grade of at least C- in these courses.

Global Management Certificate

The Certificate in Global Management offers an officially recognized concentration in the study of international management. In today’s workplace, managers lead global teams, interface with international suppliers and customers, and collaborate with international partners. It is vital for firms and organizations to have access to employees who understand global political and economic dynamics, who are able to recognize and adapt to the cultural orientations of multiple constituencies, and who can operate effectively in countries around the world. 

Admission to the program is based on students’ overall academic record. To gain admission the following semester, students must apply by March 1 for fall and by October 1 for spring.

At least half of the required certificate coursework must be completed in residence at The University of Texas at Austin. Students must contact the CIBER office to request the certificate the semester they will complete the program; by November 1 for fall, by April 1 for spring, or by August 1 for summer. Students have up to one year after graduation to complete the certificate program for transcript purposes. A maximum of nine hours of certificate coursework may be taken after the student has earned the undergraduate degree.

The certificate requirements are:

Required courses:

  1. IRG 320F Foundations of International Relations and Global Studies
  2. MAN 336 Organizational Behavior or MAN 320F Foundations of Management and Organizational Behavior
  3. MAN 137C Introduction to Management in a Global Environment
  4. MAN 237D Global Management Capstone

Elective courses:

  1. Three hours of upper division coursework selected from any of the following:
    1. Asian studies
    2. European studies
    3. French civilization
    4. German, Scandinavian, and Dutch studies
    5. Italian civilization
    6. Latin American studies
    7. Middle Eastern studies
    8. Portuguese civilization
    9. Russian, East European and Eurasian studies
    10. African and African Diaspora studies, selected from these courses only:
      1. AFR 372G Topics in African and African Diasporic Cultures and Languages  (Topic 10: Afro-Latin America)
      2. AFR 372G Topics in African and African Diasporic Cultures and Languages  (Topic 34: Jesus, Africa, and History)
      3. AFR 372G Topics in African and African Diasporic Cultures and Languages  (Topic 33: Sex and Power in the African Diaspora)
      4. AFR 374F Advanced Topics in Black Expressive Culture  (Topic 12: Visual Arts of the Caribbean)
      5. AFR 373 Independent Research
      6. AFR 374C Advanced Topics in African Studies  (Topic 6: Apartheid: South African History)
      7. AFR 374C Advanced Topics in African Studies  (Topic 4: History of Southern Africa)
      8. AFR 374E Advanced Topics in the African Diaspora  (Topic 4: Reimagining Cuba, 1868-Present)
      9. AFR 374E Advanced Topics in the African Diaspora  (Topic 2: The Politics of Race and Violence in Brazil)
      10. AFR 374F Advanced Topics in Black Expressive Culture  (Topic 13: Diaspora Visions)
      11. AFR 374F Advanced Topics in Black Expressive Culture  (Topic 22: Music of Mexico and the Caribbean)
      12. AFR 679H Honors Tutorial Course  (Part A)
  2. Three hours of economics coursework
  3. Three hours upper-division coursework in international business, trade, and investment selected from the following:
    1. I B 350 International Trade or I B 320F Foundations of International Business
    2. EUS 348 Topics in European Economics, Government, Business, and Policy  (Topic 2: International Trade)
    3. ECO 339K International Trade and Investment 

Other Certificate Requirements:

Six hours of “international experience” credit earned on an approved study abroad program and/or pre-approved international internships. Any of the courses above completed abroad can satisfy requirements for both coursework and the international experience.

The student must satisfy the courses used to fulfill certificate requirements on the letter-grade basis. He or she must earn a combined grade point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.

Real Estate Certificate

The Undergraduate Real Estate Certificate program (Texas URE) offers degree-seeking undergraduate students from any major the opportunity to explore the commercial real estate industry, and supplement their primary degree with an officially recognized certificate in real estate.

The Real Estate Certificate program requires 18 semester hours of coursework as described below; students must also complete the following prerequisite courses: for nonbusiness students, Accounting 310F (may fulfill the quantitative reasoning flag) and Finance 320F; for business students, Finance 357. In addition, nonbusiness students are strongly urged to complete Economics 301, or 304K and 304L. Upon obtaining credit or registration for the designated prerequisite course(s), a student with upper-division standing may formally apply to the certificate program. Admission to the program is based on students’ overall academic record and their performance in the required prerequisite course(s). The courses necessary to complete the Texas URE may have additional prerequisites, and admission to the program and instructor approval is required as a condition of enrollment in some courses. At least half the required certificate coursework must be completed in residence at The University of Texas at Austin.

The certificate requirements are:

  1. R E 358 Introduction to Real Estate and Urban Land Development  
  2. Two of the following:
    1. R E 376G Real Estate Investment  
    2. R E 378K Real Estate Finance and Syndication
    3. LEB 363 Real Estate Law
  3. Three of the following:
    1. ACC 378 Contemporary Accounting Topics  (Topic 4: Real Estate Accounting) or ACC 326 Financial Accounting--Intermediate, for business majors only
    2. ARE 323K Project Management and EconomicsARE 358 Cost Estimating in Building ConstructionARE 366 Contracts, Liability, and Ethics (may fulfill the ethics and leadership flag), ARE 376 Building Information Modeling for Capital Projects 
    3. ARC 308 Architecture and Society (may fulfill the global cultures flag), ARC 318K World Architecture: Origins to 1750 (may fulfill the global cultures and writing flags), ARC 318L World Architecture: The Industrial Revolution to the Present (may fulfill the global cultures and writing flags), ARC 327C Urban Design History, Theory, and Criticism, ARC 350R (approved topics), ARC 342E History and Theories of Landscape Architecture IARC 342F History and Theories of Landscape Architecture II
    4. CRP 369K Principles of Physical Planning  (may fulfill the writing flag)
    5. ECO 334K Urban EconomicsECO 334L Regional Economics
    6. FIN 377 Advanced Investment Analysis  (Topic 3: Security Analysis) (for finance majors in the REIT Fund Program or the Financial Analysis Program only)
    7. GRG 310C Spatial Data and AnalysisGRG 337 The Modern American CityGRG 356T Topics in Geography (Topic 1: The Culture of Cities) (may fulfill the cultural diversity in the United States flag), GRG 360G Environmental Geographic Information Systems (may fulfill the quantitative reasoning flag)
    8. LEB 363 Real Estate Law  (for non-business majors only)
    9. R E 376G Real Estate Investment  (for non-business majors only)
    10. R E 378K Real Estate Finance and Syndication (for non-business majors only)
    11. URB 301 Introduction to Urban Studies  (for urban studies majors only) (may fulfill the cultural diversity in the United States flag), URB 354 Topics in Urban Society and Culture (Topic 7: Vienna: Memory and the City)

Other courses may be considered for approval if the topic is deemed appropriate by the Undergraduate Real Estate Program office.

Other Certificate Requirements

The student must satisfy the courses used to fulfill certificate requirements on the letter-grade basis. He or she must earn a combined grade point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.

Mandatory Ethics Education Component in the Texas Undergraduate Real Estate Certificate Program (Texas URE)

The goals of this requirement are to educate Texas URE students regarding the importance of business ethics and expose them to best practices in ethical decision making. The University requires that all undergraduate students take at least one course with a substantial ethics component (an “ethics and leadership flag”). Our intent is to take this further and expose students to ethical issues within a business and/or real estate context. Students may fulfill the ethics education requirement through a variety of methods:

     1.  Video Delivery

Texas URE students may fulfill the ethics education requirement by viewing a selection of videos and then either answering related discussion questions or doing further research on a topic of interest within the field of ethics.

The McCombs School of Business has produced an award-winning video series entitled, “Ethics Unwrapped,” (http://ethicsunwrapped.utexas.edu/). Each five- to seven-minute video in the series is accompanied by a written transcript, discussion questions, and an extensive reading list.

     2.  Classroom Delivery

Texas URE students may fulfill the ethics education requirement by completing Professor Paula Murray’s Legal Environment of Business 363 course (Real Estate Law). This course contains a significant ethics component, which is delivered via a variety of methods (e.g., lecture, discussion, and case analysis).

     3.  Panel Discussion or Speaker Series

Texas URE students may fulfill the ethics education requirement by attending a panel discussion or speaker series with industry professionals who discuss their personal/professional exposure to ethical dilemmas and ethical best practices within the real estate industry.

     4.  Other

Texas URE students may fulfill the ethics education requirement by alternative means, as approved by the Program Advisor. This may include a pre-approved, faculty supervised ethics project or paper. 

Students must request transcript certification by emailing the program adviser at the time of application for graduation or upon completion of the program requirements, whichever is later. Students have up to one year after graduation to complete the certificate program for transcript purposes. A maximum of nine hours of certificate coursework may be taken after the student has earned the undergraduate degree.

Supply Logistics Optimization Certificate

The Supply Logistics Optimization Certificate (SLO) offers both business and nonbusiness students an opportunity to study supply logistics using the best resources of both the McCombs School of Business and the Cockrell School of Engineering. The certificate is designed to develop supply chain and logistics business managers who have the technical expertise to interface with industrial and manufacturing engineers. For engineering students, the certificate provides supply chain and logistics management expertise, particularly for those involved in product development, process innovation, and manufacturing systems engineering. Science and engineering technology enterprises have a great demand for managers and engineers who understand business as well as the underlying science, technology, and engineering principles on which their operations are based.  Employers have indicated their desire to hire students who approach the industry from a more well-rounded, interdisciplinary perspective.

The following four courses for business and non-business students are prerequisites for application to the Supply Logistics Optimization Certificate Program: 

  1. M 408C Differential and Integral Calculus (may fulfill the quantitative reasoning flag) and M 408D Sequences, Series, and Multivariable Calculus or the equivalent (for business and non-business students).
  2.  
    1. For non-business students: M E 318M Programming and Engineering Computational Methods and M E 335 Engineering Statistics, or the equivalent.
    2. For business students: STA 309 Elementary Business Statistics (may fulfill the quantitative reasoning flag) and MIS 301 Introduction to Information Technology Management or the equivalent .

Upon completion of these courses, a student with upper-division standing and a University grade point average of at least 3.00 may formally apply to the certificate program. Admission to the program is based on students’ overall academic record and their performance in the four prerequisite courses. To gain admission the following semester students must apply by March 1 for fall and by October 1 for spring. At least half of the required certificate coursework must be completed in residence at The University of Texas at Austin.

The certificate requirements are 21 semester hours of coursework as described below:

  1. O M 335 Operations ManagementO M 337 Special Topics in Operations Management (Topic 3: Procurement and Supplier Management) (may fulfill the writing flag), and O M 368 Logistics and Inventory Management
  2. Nine semester hours chosen from M E 366L Operations Research ModelsM E 367S Simulation ModelingM E 373K Basic Industrial EngineeringM E 375K Production Engineering Management
  3. Three semester hours chosen from O M 337 Special Topics in Operations Management (Topic 1: Total Quality Management), (Topic 4: Supply Chain Design, Planning, and Control), (Topic 5: Project Management), O M 338 Supply Chain Modeling and Optimization (may fulfill the quantitative reasoning flag), O M 366P Operations Management Practicum, or O M 367 Strategic Supply Chain Management

Other Certificate Requirements:

The student must satisfy the courses used to fulfill certificate requirements on the letter-grade basis.  He or she must earn a combined grade point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.

Students must apply online to request the SLO certificate the semester they will complete the program; by November 1 for fall, April 1 for spring, or by August 1 for summer.  Students have up to one year after graduation to complete the certificate program for transcript purposes. A maximum of nine hours of certificate coursework may be taken after the student has earned the undergraduate degree. A maximum of nine hours of certificate coursework may be taken after the student has earned the undergraduate degree.