The Soules College of Business began as the School of Business in January 1973. In 1998, The University of Texas at Tyler School of Business Administration was approved of accreditation by AACSB. UT Tyler launched an online Master of Business Administration (MBA) in 2000. In 2008, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board authorized the Ph.D. in Human Resource Development program. The Department of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems was added to the School of Technology in 2014. The Soules College of Business is comprised of two business departments: Accounting, Finance, Business Law, and the Management and Marketing department. The Human Resource Development department is also housed in the Soules College of Business. In addition, Soules houses the School of Technology which includes Industrial Technology, Industrial Management, and Information Technology (Computer Science and Computer Information Systems).