Get the business education you need to propel your career forward.
Earn UT Austin credit and enhance your skill set with McCombs' Business Foundations Program (BFP) courses available through University Extension (UEX). These courses provide a solid foundation in business concepts and cover the essentials of accounting, finance, information technology, marketing, business law, management and entrepreneurship. BFP courses offered by UEX are the same as those taught on campus to UT Austin students and are taught by the same McCombs faculty.
These courses are perfect for full-time students with busy daytime schedules, working professionals looking to expand their knowledge of general business practices and anyone considering a post-graduate credential in business.
Courses offered by UEX provide college credit, are transferable and appear on an official university transcript. Admission is not required, but some courses have prerequisites.
Flexible Online and Evening Courses
Most of the BFP courses offered by UEX are self-paced online courses that can be started at any time and taken from anywhere you have an internet connection, and you have up to five months to complete the coursework. Exams have to be taken in person at an approved testing center, which will most often be at a nearby college or university campus.
Business Foundations Courses Available for Registration
Providing an introduction to financial and managerial accounting, this course will expand your understanding of the accounting role and its importance in making effective and informed business decisions.
While the primary focus of this course is business decision making, the course also explores how the market-valuation approach is vital for all market participants, including investors, governments and non-profits.
Legal issues impact businesses on a daily basis. This course will teach you how to identify and navigate common legal issues and ethical situations that arise in the business environment.
Designed to give you exposure to essential theories and concepts for analyzing, understanding and managing human behavior in organizations, this course will tie concrete organizational situations to essential theories and effective management practices.
Learn about the impact IT has on the business economy and identify the critical skills IT professionals must possess by working through real-world business cases. Students will explore how IT intersects with functional business areas in an organization and gain the knowledge and skills that lead to success in a business environment.
Explore the evolution of marketing, while learning the basics of creating and communicating a brand. You will discover how to apply the basic framework of the marketing process to key strategy issues and learn about the value, use and implications of market research. This class is a summer semester-based course offering and will take place from June 4 to August 14.