Bachelor in Management Information Systems
The management degree provides students with the knowledge and specific skills required to develop and lead a global workforce. A business administration minor is available for students not pursuing a major in the College of Business.
Management is more than planning, organizing and controlling resources; it is the direction of human effort in all facets of business, industry, and government. Therefore, in addition to human resource management, the program focuses on global organizational behavior, international business, and strategic leadership. Electives may be chosen from accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, information and technology management, and marketing.
Students in the program consult with local businesses and nonprofit organizations as part of a semester-long project. By helping organizations solve real-life problems, students gain vital skills on how to assess organizations' operations and competitive environments.
Management majors have held internships at Bank of America, Raymond James Financial, Walt Disney World and the Port of Tampa, to name a few.
Alumni from the program are employed in management, consulting and human resource staff positions by Citigroup, Jabil Circuit, K.P.M.G., PricewaterhouseCoopers, Tech Data, T.E.C.O. Energy and Verizon, among others. Furthermore, graduates of management often enroll in prestigious graduate and law schools.
TOPICS OF STUDY
- strategic human resources management
- models for effective teamwork, leadership, and organizational change
- organizational cultures, structures, and processes across industries and countries
- strategic and operational planning, including the development of organizations' vision and mission
- ethics and social responsibility within the context of the current business environments
Management students are encouraged to join U.T.'s chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, the international business administration fraternity that sponsors programs in professional and community development. The local chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management (S.H.R.M.) and the Society for International Business are open to management students, as are eight other campus professional business organizations. Qualifying students are also invited to join the Beta Gamma Sigma national business honor society for A.A.C.S.B. accredited schools.
Undergraduate International Admissions
With students enrolled from over 100 countries, U.T. proudly considers students from around the globe for freshman or transfer admission. Proof of English proficiency is required. (This is waived for international students from the Commonwealth Caribbean, Bermuda, Canada, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.)
Students should apply through U.T.'s online application. In order to review a student’s application, the University must receive the following:
- Official transcripts of all secondary school coursework and grades translated into English (“Official” means that you must request your school to send transcripts directly to the U.T. admissions office. If that is impossible, send copies that have been certified by your school as “true copies” of the originals after they are copied. An official at your school should sign the document as “true copy of original.”)
- Essay written in English
- A recommendation written by a counselor, teacher or headmaster.
Applicants must submit one of the following:
- TOEFL: the minimum acceptable score is 550 or 213 (computer-based) or 79 Internet-based) exam.
- IELTS: International English Language Testing System – minimum grade of 6.5.
- C.P.E: Certificate of Proficiency in English - grades of “C” or better
- Pearson Test of English (P.T.E.): minimum score of 58.
- Successful completion of the English 112 certificate offered by E.S.L. Language Centers accompanied by a letter of recommendation from an administrator and a 500-word English writing sample.
International students who meet admission requirements but need additional English language training prior to entering as a full-time degree student may enroll in one of the several E.S.L. programs.
International students also must furnish proof of available funds to cover their first year of study and each subsequent year. Exceptional new entering students with excellent academic achievement receive partial scholarships ($4,000-$7,000 per academic year) which covers only a small portion of the total costs. Students may work on campus up to 20 hours per week.
Upon admission to the University and satisfactory completion of the financial statement, an I-20 form will be sent to applicants from U.T.’s admissions office. Applicants must take the I-20 form, a copy of their acceptance letter and financial statement to the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. After an interview, the embassy or consulate will decide if an F-1 student visa can be issued. To enter the United States, students need this visa in their passport and the I-20 form. Students may not enter the country on a tourist visa with intention to study in the U.S.
The staff in the Office of International Programs assists students with pre-arrival information, orientation and advice on academic, social, cultural and employment matters.
Average cost for full-time undergraduate students for 2013-2014 academic year (fall and spring).
- Tuition (12-18 credit hours per semester): $23,990
- Mandatory Fees (required): $1,782
- Room and Board (double room, 15 meals per week): $9,388
- Total: $35,160
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