Master of Business Administration Program (MBA)

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Program Overview

The Master of Business Administration program (MBA) is designed to prepare students for executive management positions in business, government and non-profit organizations.  Texas A&M University-San Antonio is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award master’s degrees. 

Master of Business Administration Degree Requirements

The MBA program requires a student to successfully complete 36 credit hours of graduate business courses.  The program consists of 6 credit hours of foundation courses, 24 credit hours of required MBA Core Courses, and 6 credit hours of graduate business electives.

Foundation Courses (6 semester credit hours)

  • ECON 5301 Foundations of Business - Quantitative Methods and Economics
  • FINC 5302 Foundations of Business - Accounting and Finance

Required MBA Core Courses (24 semester credit hours)

  • ACCT 5311 Seminar in Managerial Accounting
  • ECON 5329 Managerial Economics
  • FINC 5331 Managerial Finance
  • MKTG 5361 Seminar in Marketing
  • MGMT 5322 Seminar in Management
  • MGMT 5337 Managerial Business Statistics
  • CISA 5309 Computer Technology Applications
  • MGMT 5335 Advanced Business Policy*

*Must be taken during the last semester of the MBA program

Electives Courses (6 semester credit hours)

Any 53XX level course (excluding MBA Core Courses) listed in the College of Business section of the university catalog for which the student has the appropriate prerequisites.

Course Instructional Format

The two course formats we have available are hyflex and hybrid.  The hyflex format courses are 16-week sessions and the lectures are video recorded which allows students the choice to attend class for 1 hour and 15 minutes or watch the lecture online streaming or recorded (most professors will require exams to be taken in class).  The hybrid format courses are 8-week sessions and attendance is required once a week for 2 and ½ hours.  Most courses will be offered between 5:30 and 7:00 pm however one or two courses may be held at 4 pm (the earliest) and 8:30 pm (the latest). 

Admission Requirements

The GPA used for the admissions process is the students undergraduate cumulative/overall, which consists of all courses completed while pursuing a bachelor’s degree.  If applicants meet the GPA/GMAT requirement, they will be admitted unconditionally into the MBA program.  Applicants who do not meet the GPA or GMAT requirement may be conditionally admitted and will be allowed to only take the foundation courses.  Students who are conditionally admitted will NOT be permitted to take any additional courses and may only re-take the foundation courses once (for a total of 2 attempts per course).  Domestic students will be unconditionally admitted after successfully completing the foundation courses with grades of ‘B’ or above in each and will be granted a GMAT exemption.  Please note: International applicants must submit a satisfactory GMAT and TOEFL score in order to be considered for admission.

Applicants who have earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution will receive a waiver of the GMAT requirement.

Application Process

Each applicant must submit their application and required documents by the appropriate semester deadline to the Office of Admissions. The application is available online at Apply Texas  For questions regarding the application process, please contact The Welcome Center at (210) 784-1300. Please mail official transcripts to Texas A&M University-San Antonio • ATTN: Graduate Admissions • One University Way • San Antonio TX 78224.

Documents required for submission by application deadline

  • Completed Application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended stating final degree conferred
  • Official scores on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) (code: 7B7-9D-05)
  • Official scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam International Students Only


Domestic Students

International Students

Fall Semester:  August 5th

Fall Semester: August 5th

Spring Semester:  December 20th

Spring Semester: December 20th

Application Fee: $35.00 (US dollars)

Application Fee: $50.00 (US dollars)

Academic Advising

Students should meet with their graduate academic advisor upon admission to their master’s program.  It is then recommended that students meet with their graduate academic advisor on a regular basis to discuss their academic progress, scheduling of courses, and discuss any questions or concerns they may have.  For any questions or to schedule an appointment please contact the graduate advisor at or (210) 784-2303.

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Graduate Business Advisor

Paula A. Garcia M.Ed.
Academic Advisor III
College of Business
Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Central Academic Building. Suite 439
One University Way | San Antonio, TX 78224