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About the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business

The University of Dallas Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business, which grants bachelor’s, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science and Doctor of Business Administration degrees, has become one of Dallas/Fort Worth’s most popular choices for graduate business education. In November 2012, the college received accreditation from AACSB International, a distinction earned by fewer than five percent of business schools worldwide.

Since the university opened in 1956, offerings in business and economics have been an important component of the curriculum. When the Braniff Graduate School was established in 1966, undergraduate business courses were phased out, and graduate offerings in business management began under the direction of Robert Lynch.

The rapid growth of the Master of Business Administration program led to the organization, in 1969, of the Graduate School of Management with Lynch as its founding dean. Soon thereafter, a five-year bachelor-master program leading to the MBA was added.

In 1988, an undergraduate concentration in business, which allowed undergraduates to arrange electives in business and an internship into a coherent experience that could be added to the liberal arts program, became available. Further recognizing the important role of business education, the university established the College of Business in 2002 with Lynch once again as founding dean. In 2013, the college was renamed the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business in honor of two alumni for their generous $12 million gift. Currently, the college of business is host to nearly 1,000 graduate and undergraduate students.

In recent years, the program offerings have expanded to include a Master of Science degree with concentrations in accounting, business analytics, cybersecurity, finance, information and technology management and global business, as well as various professional development courses. In 2013, the college opened a student-managed investment fund with $100,000 provided by an anonymous donor, introduced the first AACSB-accredited Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree in the state of Texas, founded the Sustainable Business Network for Dallas-area professionals interested in business ethics, and established academic partnerships with schools in Europe and South America, allowing for the exchange of faculty and students overseas.

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