MBA Program Requirements


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Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The Master of Business Administration program (MBA) is designed to prepare students for executive management positions in business, government, and non-profit organizations. The MBA program requires a student to successfully complete 31 semester credit hours (Plan III program of graduate business courses).

Admission Requirements
A student must be admitted to Graduate Studies and to a specific program in order to take graduate-level courses. Admission to the MBA program requires a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Effective for those wishing to enter the program in the fall of 2020, the admission requirements and curriculum have been revised.  Formerly the MBA program was 36 hours (12 courses) and included the required completion of two foundation courses (six hours). Beginning fall 2020 the program will be 31 hours (10 courses and one hour for capstone exit exams). The two foundation courses have been replaced by an admission requirement that each student successfully complete four online quantitative proficiency courses (administered through Ivy Software). The curriculum revision is intended to enhance the quality of the MBA program by ensuring that all students entering the program have demonstrated level proficiency. Further, the revision also reduces the overall cost of the program by approximately  $ 1,474 (cost of five hours less est. $300 Ivy Software cost) making the total estimated cost of the MBA program $10,730 [1] .

[1]   The estimated cost calculation is based on a Texas resident completing the program in three nine credit hour semesters and one four credit hour semester based on Academic Year 2020 tuition and the fee schedule in addition to Ivy Software Testing.

Admissions Process
The MBA admissions process is completed in two phases. The first phase includes the submission of initial application materials with a modified holistic review. The second phase entails satisfying the Ivy Software/MBA Prep Works entrance exam requirements. A student is not admitted until both phases are successfully completed; please see the admissions deadline below.  MBA Admissions Process 2021

            Notice: The Fall 2020 GMAT requirement has been waived.

All applicants are required to successfully complete four courses and pass the corresponding exams in Financial Accounting, Understanding Corporate Finance, Business Math and Statistics, and Fundamentals of Economics. The courses represent fundamental quantitative business knowledge and are completed through Ivy Software/MBA Prep Works. These exams must be passed with a minimum score of 80% or higher.


Admission Deadlines

MBA Admissions Deadlines 2021

Please note: International applicants must submit a satisfactory GMAT and TOEFL score in order to be considered for admission. 

MBA Degree Requirements
The program consists of 25 semester credit hours of required MBA core courses and 6 semester credit hours of graduate business electives.

  1. Required MBA Core Courses (25 semester hours):
    • ACCT 5311 Seminar in Managerial Accounting
    • CISA 5309 Computer Technology & Its Applications
    • ECON 5329 Managerial Economics
    • FINC 5331 Managerial Finance
    • MGMT 5322 Seminar in Management
    • MGMT 5337: Managerial Business Statistics
    • MKTG 5361 Seminar in Marketing
    • MGMT 5335*: Advanced Business Policy
    • BUAD 5135 Business Capstone Lab

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

  1. Electives Courses (6 semester hours): any 53XX level course (excluding MBA Core Course) listed in the College of Business section of this catalog for which the student has the appropriate