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Fast-Track Programs


Jindal School of Management Bachelor of Science Fast-Track Program students in the classroom

Fast-Track programs are designed to permit qualified seniors enrolled at UT Dallas to begin work on their MS or the Professional MBA (Flex or Online) degree before graduation. In addition, students may choose to complete graduate coursework that applies only to their undergraduate degree or their future graduate degree. To be approved for any of these options, students must meet the requirements outlined below as well as abide by the complete policy outlined in the Catalog.

Requirements to Take Graduate JSOM Courses

Students can complete graduate JSOM courses if they meet the following requirements:
  1. Have completed at least 15 hours at UT Dallas
  2. Have completed 90 hours, of which at least 36 must be completed hours in the core curriculum
  3. Have and maintain a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.200 for course credit earned at UT Dallas.
  4. Have completed all major preparatory requirements.
  5. Have completed OPRE 3360 and MATH 1325. (Equivalent or higher-level coursework can be considered on a case-by-case basis.)
  6. Maintain a 3.000 GPA in graduate coursework

If, at any time, a student fails to satisfy these requirements, they will be dropped from any future graduate coursework (if they had been approved to pre-register). Additionally, a student who selected the Fast Track option will be withdrawn from the Fast Track program.

Available Options for Use of Graduate Courses

At the time of registration, the student must declare how each approved graduate course will apply to their undergraduate/graduate degree by choosing one of the three options from the table below (Option A, B or C). Once applied, the choice cannot be changed. If completing more than one graduate course, the student can choose a different option for each course.

Course Options
Options Course applies to
UNDERGRAD degree
Course applies to
GRADUATE degree
Description
Option A
Undergraduate Only
X   Option A Details
Option B
Fast Track
X X Option B Details
Option C
Reserved for Graduate Use Only
  X Option C Details

If choosing a combination of the three options, students can only complete an overall maximum of 15 hours
(15 hours includes any repeated or withdrawn coursework)

Option A

Undergraduate Only

  • Maximum of 12 hours allowed within this option
  • Credit accrues to UG transcript
  • 3.20 GPA required for each registration request

Option B

Fast Track

  • Maximum of 6 hours allowed for MS ACCT and maximum of 12 hours allowed for other MS degrees
  • Maximum of 15 hours allowed for Professional MBA Flex/Online*
  • Student can only fast track into ONE graduate degree
  • Student cannot fast track into Double MS/MBA
  • Student can choose graduate degree that is different from their undergraduate major
  • Credit accrues to undergraduate and graduate transcript
  • 3.20 GPA required for admission into fast-track

* To be admitted to either the Full-Time MBA or Professional Evening Cohort MBA, students need to make an application and visit with the MBA Program Office.

Option C

Reserved for Graduate Use Only

  • Maximum of 12 hours allowed within this option
  • Course will not affect student’s undergraduate GPA
  • Credit accrues to GR transcript
  • 3.20 GPA required for each registration request
  • Student must meet any pre/co-requisites with graduate-level coursework

For Options A, B, and C

  • Course selection will be approved by the graduate program after review of the student’s undergraduate degree progress and future academic goals.
  • Within a single semester, a student can take a maximum of 2 graduate classes if enrolled in a total of 16 or more credit hours and a maximum of 3 graduate classes if enrolled in a total less than 16 credit hours. The total credit hours include both undergraduate and graduate credits.
  • The graduate course drop policy applies to all graduate courses. Students should consult the Academic Calendar for those dates.
  • Undergraduate students enrolling in graduate courses will be evaluated in the same manner as graduate students.
  • Master’s level course can only be repeated one time and only three are allowed to be repeated. Withdrawals included. Repeats will accumulate to graduate transcript.

For Option B – Fast Track

  • Graduate courses taken by the Fast Track student will appear on both the undergraduate and graduate transcripts and will count in the cumulative earned hours and GPA for both undergraduate and graduate careers.
  • Courses must be well chosen to satisfy the requirements of the BS and intended MS or MBA degree
  • Students can take the Fast Track courses as substitutes for major required courses, as guided and/or free electives.

Admission to Graduate Program After Fast Track

Only students who are completing coursework as fast-track are eligible to automatically be matriculated into the corresponding graduate degree upon graduation. If students are only completing coursework as undergraduate-credit-only or as graduate-credit-only, they will be required to submit an admission application to the graduate program.

Please note:

  • Students may delay entering the graduate program, after completing their undergraduate degree, for up to one year. If students do not return within a year, they will need to apply to the graduate program.
  • All graduate coursework expires within 72 months from the semester taken.

Information on JSOM graduate programs is available through jindal.utdallas.edu and the JSOM Advising Office (JSOM 2.250)

*Fast track courses must apply to both undergraduate and graduate degree plans.

*Pre/corequisites of undergraduate course must be met to be eligible to register in corresponding graduate course.

*Credit cannot be received for an approved graduate fast‐track course and any of its cross‐listed/similar courses.

Undergraduate Courses for Accounting with Graduate Course Equivalents
UG Course No. UG Course Name GR Course No. GR Course Name Cross‐Listed/Similar Course
ACCT Guided Elective ACCT 6333 Advanced Financial Reporting (pre‐req ACCT 3332) n/a
ACCT Guided Elective ACCT 6335 Ethics for Professional Accountants (no pre-requisite) n/a
ACCT Guided Elective ACCT 6353 Fundamentals of Taxation II (pre‐req ACCT 3350) n/a
ACCT Guided Elective ACCT 6365 Gov Not‐For‐Profit Acct (pre-requisite ACCT 2301 and ACCT 2302) n/a
ACCT Guided Elective ACCT 6373 Advanced External Auditing (pre‐req ACCT 4334) n/a
Undergraduate Courses for Business Analytics with Graduate Course Equivalents
UG Course No. UG Course Name GR Course No. GR Course Name Cross‐Listed/Similar Course
HMGT Free Elective (unless BS in HMGT) HMGT 6320 American Healthcare System (no pre-requisite) n/a
ITSS 4320 Intro to Healthcare Info Sys HMGT 6323 Healthcare Informatics (no pre-requisite) HMGT 4321, MIS 6317
ITSS 4340 Enterprise Resource Planning MIS 6319 Enterprise Resource Planning OPRE 6390
ITSS 4353 Business Analytics MIS 6324 or BUAN 6356 Business Analytics with SAS BUAN 6356 Business Analytics with R BUAN 6324, BUAN 6356, MIS 6324, MIS 6356, OPRE 6399
ITSS 4351 Foundations of Bus Intel MIS 6309 Business Data Warehousing ACCT 6309
ITSS 4352 Introduction to Web Analytics MIS 6344 Web Analytics n/a
ITSS 4360 Network and Information MIS 6330 Information Technology Security ACCT 6313
ITSS 4342 Analysis and Design of Accounting Systems ACCT 6343 Accounting Information Systems ACCT 4342
ITSS 4343 Integrated SCM Information Systems MIS 6369 Supply Chain Software OPRE 4320,OPRE 6369
ITSS 4355 Data Visualization MIS 6380 Data Visualization n/a
ITSS 4381 Object Oriented Programming with Python MIS 6382

or

BUAN 6340
Object Oriented Programming with Python

Programming for Data Science (Can only enroll if pre-requisite was completed at the graduate level)
MIS 6323


n/a
ITSS 4354 Advanced Big Data Analytics BUAN 6346 Big Data MIS 6346
ITSS 4380 Advanced Database Mgmt BUAN 6320 Database Foundations for Analytics MIS 6326, ACCT 6320, ACCT 6321, MIS 6320, OPRE 6393
MKT 3340 Marketing Research MKT 6309 Marketing Research n/a
OPRE 3330 Project Management OPRE 6362 Project Mgmt in Eng and Operations ENGY 6362, SYSM 6311
Undergraduate Courses for Energy Management with Graduate Course Equivalents
UG Course No. UG Course Name GR Course No. GR Course Name Cross‐Listed/Similar Course
ENGY 3340 Energy Law and Contracts ENGY 6330 Energy Law and Contracts MECO 3340
ENGY 3302 Sustainability ENGY 6332 Energy and Sustainability n/a
ENGY 4313 Energy Finance FIN 6335 Energy Finance FIN 4313
ENGY Energy Management Elective ENGY 6v99 Special Topics in Energy Management
Requires individual review and approval
n/a
ENGY Energy Management Elective FIN 6301 Financial Management SYSM 6312
Undergraduate Courses for Innovation and Entrepreneurship with Graduate Course Equivalents
UG Course No. UG Course Name GR Course No. GR Course Name Cross‐Listed/Similar Course
ENTP 3301 Innovation and Entp ENTP 6370 Innovation and Entrepreneurship n/a
ENTP 3320 Start‐up Launch I ENTP 6360 Startup Launch I n/a
ENTP 3321 Start‐up Launch II ENTP 6361 Startup Launch II n/a
ENTP 4311 Entp Strategy & Bus Models ENTP 6375 Tech and New Product Development MIS 6375, OPRE 6394, SYSM 6332
ENTP 4320 Small Business Management ENTP 6378 Managing the Emerging Enterprise n/a
ENTP 4330 Entrepreneurial Marketing ENTP 6380 Market Entry Strategies MKT 6380
ENTP 4340 Social Sector Engagement and Community Outreach ENTP 6392 Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector n/a
ENTP 4350 Corporate Entrepreneurship ENTP 6388 Managing Innovation Within Corporation SYSM 6316
Undergraduate Courses for Finance with Graduate Course Equivalents
UG Course No. UG Course Name GR Course No. GR Course Name Cross‐Listed/Similar Course
FIN Finance Guided Elective FIN 6301 Financial Management SYSM 6312
FIN 3340 Reg of Bus and Fin Markets FIN 6308 Regulation of Business and Fin Markets n/a
FIN 3350 Fin Markets and Institutions FIN 6325 Macroeconomics and Financial Markets n/a
FIN Finance Guided Elective MECO 6303 Business Economics SYSM 6319
FIN Finance Guided Elective FIN 6307 Mathematical Methods n/a
FIN 4305 Fixed Income FIN 6314 Fixed Income (BS FIN students only) n/a
FIN 3305 Real Estate Principles FIN 6321 Intro to Real Estate REAL 3305, ENTP 6321, REAL 6321
FIN 3365 Real Estate Finance FIN 6322 Real Estate Finance REAL 3365
FIN 4321 Real Estate Law and Contracts FIN 6326 Real Estate Law REAL 4321, REAL 6326
FIN 4315 Behavioral Finance FIN 6330 Behavioral Finance MECO 4315
FIN 4313 Energy Finance FIN 6335 Energy Finance ENGY 4313
FIN Finance Guided Elective FIN 6392 Financial Technology n/a
Undergraduate Courses for Healthcare Leadership and Management with Graduate Course Equivalents
UG Course No. UG Course Name GR Course No. GR Course Name Cross‐Listed/Similar Course
HMGT HMGT Guided Elective HMGT 6320 American Healthcare System (no pre-requisite)
Important prerequisite to other HMGT fast‐track options
n/a
HMGT 3310 Healthcare Regulatory Environment HMGT 6330 Healthcare, Law, Policy and Regulation
(Prereq of HMGT 6320 graduate course must be met)
n/a
HMGT 4321 Intro to Healthcare Info Sys HMGT 6323 Healthcare Informatics (no pre-requisite) ITSS 4320, MIS 6317
ECON 3330 Economics of Health HMGT 6331 Healthcare Economics (no pre-requisite) n/a
HMGT HMGT Guided Elective HMGT 6321 Strategic Leadership of Healthcare Orgs
(Prereq of HMGT 6320 graduate course must be met)
n/a
HMGT HMGT Guided Elective HMGT 6324 Healthcare Negotiation & Dispute Resolution (no pre-requisite) MECO 6352, OB 6332, SYSM 6313
HMGT HMGT Guided Elective HMGT 6311 Healthcare Financial Accounting
(Prereq HMGT 3311 must be met)
n/a
HMGT HMGT Guided Elective HMGT 6325 Healthcare Operations Management (no pre-requisite) OPRE 6325
HMGT HMGT Guided Elective HMGT 6332 Quality Improvement in Healthcare Six Sigma and Beyond (no pre-requisite) OPRE 6354
Undergraduate Courses for International Management Studies with Graduate Course Equivalents
UG Course No. UG Course Name GR Course No. GR Course Name Cross‐Listed/Similar Course
IMS 4320 International Marketing IMS 6310 International Marketing MKT 4320
IMS 4330 Global Human Resource Mgmt IMS 6365 Cross‐Culture Communication and n/a
IMS 4373 Global Strategy IMS 6360 International Strategic Management n/a
Undergraduate Courses for Information Technology and Management Studies with Graduate Course Equivalents
UG Course No. UG Course Name GR Course No. GR Course Name Cross‐Listed/Similar Course
ITSS 4300 Database Fundamentals MIS 6326 Data Management BUAN 6320, MIS 6320
ITSS 3312 Object‐Oriented Prog MIS 6323 Object Oriented Programming in Java MIS 6382
ITSS 4330 Systems Analysis and Design MIS 6308 System Analysis and Project Mgmt ACCT 6340
ITSS 4340 Enterprise Resource Planning MIS 6319 Enterprise Resource Planning OPRE 6390
ITSS 4353 Business Analytics MIS 6324 Business Analytics With SAS BUAN 6324, BUAN 6356, MIS 6356, OPRE 6399
ITSS 4351 Foundations of Bus Intel MIS 6309 Business Data Warehousing ACCT 6309
ITSS 4352 Introduction to Web Analytics MIS 6344 Web Analytics n/a
ITSS 4360 Network and Info Security MIS 6330 Information Technology Security ACCT 6313
ITSS 4320 Intro to Healthcare Info Sys MIS 6317 Healthcare Informatics HMGT 4321, HMGT 6323
ITSS 4342 Analysis Design of ACCT Systems ACCT 6343 Accounting Information Systems ACCT 4342
ITSS 4343 Integrated SCM Info Systems MIS 6369 Supply Chain Software OPRE 4320, OPRE 6369
ITSS 4355 Data Visualization MIS 6380 Data Visualization n/a
ITSS 4381 Object Oriented Prog Python MIS 6382 Object Oriented Prog Python MIS 6323
ITSS 4354 Advanced Big Data Analytics MIS 6346 Big Data BUAN 6346
Undergraduate Courses for Marketing Studies with Graduate Course Equivalents
UG Course No. UG Course Name GR Course No. GR Course Name Cross‐Listed/Similar Course
MKT MKT Guided Elective MKT 6382 Professional Selling I ENTP 6382
MKT MKT Guided Elective MKT 6334 Digital Sales Strategy n/a
MKT 3340 Marketing Research MKT 6309 Marketing Research n/a
MKT 4330 Digital and Internet Marketing MKT 6321 Interactive and Digital Marketing ENTP 4335
MKT 4340 Consumer Behavior MKT 6310 Consumer Behavior n/a
MKT 4380 Capstone Course in Marketing MKT 6339 Capstone Marketing Decision Making n/a
Undergraduate Courses for Supply Chain Management Studies with Graduate Course Equivalents
UG Course No. UG Course Name GR Course No. GR Course Name Cross‐Listed/Similar Course
OPRE 3320 Supply Chain Management OPRE 6366 Global Supply Chain Management n/a
OPRE 3330 Project Management OPRE 6362 Project Mgmt in Eng and Operations ENGY 6362, SYSM 6311
OPRE 4310 Lean and Six Sigma Processes OPRE 6364 Lean Six Sigma n/a
OPRE 4320 Integrated SCM Information Systems OPRE 6369 Supply Chain Software ITSS 4343, IMS 6369
OPRE 4330 Logistics and Inventory Management OPRE 6370 Global Logistics and Transportation n/a
OPRE 4340 Purchasing and Sourcing Management OPRE 6371 Purchasing, Sourcing and Contract Management n/a
OPRE 4350 Spreadsheet Model & Analytics OPRE 6332 Spreadsheet Modeling and Analytics HMGT 6335
Undergraduate Courses for MS or MBA with OB option Studies with Graduate Course Equivalents
UG Course No. UG Course Name GR Course No. GR Course Name Cross‐Listed/Similar Course
OBHR 4350 Intro Leading and Managing OB 6321 Principles of Leadership n/a
OBHR 4356 Power & Influence in Orgs OB 6331 Power and Politics in Organizations n/a
OBHR 4352 Neg and Dispute Resolution OB 6332 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution HMGT 6324, MECO 6352, SYSM 6313
Undergraduate Courses for Non‐JSOM Students with Graduate Course Equivalents
UG Course No. UG Course Name GR Course No. GR Course Name Cross‐Listed/Similar Course
FIN 3320 Business Finance FIN 6301 Financial Management SYSM 6312
MKT 3300 Principles of Marketing MKT 6301 Marketing Management SYSM 6318
OBHR 3310 Organizational Behavior OB 6301 Organizational Behavior SYSM 6333
OPRE 3360 Managerial Methods in Decision Making OPRE 6301 Statistics and Data Analysis SYSM 6303
OPRE 3310 Operations Management OPRE 6302 Operations Management SYSM 6334
ACCT 2301 ACCT 2302 Intro to Financial Accounting Intro to Mgmt Accounting ACCT 6305 Accounting for Managers Required core in: MS HCLM, MS IE. Core option in: MS ENGY, MS FIN, MS ITM, MS SCM ACCT 6301, ACCT 6202, SYSM 6337
ACCT 2301 Intro to Financial Accounting ACCT 6301 Financial Accounting Required core in: MBA. Core option in: MS ENGY, MS FIN ACCT 6305