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College of BusinessMBA Program Information
The University of Texas at San Antonio's College of Business is accredited by AACSB International--The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is specifically designed to provide an intensive business education for students who want to reach the next level of their careers.

Qualified candidates with an undergraduate degree in a business or non-business area are welcome to apply. A majority of our MBA students are working professionals. Classes are offered in an evening format at the 1604 Campus.

When school is in session, the College of Business' Office of Graduate Studies is open for advising Monday through Thursday until 6 p.m. and Fridays until 5 p.m. We are located in the Business Building, Room 4.01.18. Drop-ins are welcome or you can call (210) 458-4641 to make an appointment for advising.

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Application Process
Prospective candidates may apply for the fall or spring semesters. Applications can be submitted as early as nine months in advance. The graduate application form is available online. A non-refundable application fee and all required supporting documents must be on file with the university's Graduate School by the appropriate application deadline:

Fall Term July 31 Fall Term March 1
Spring Term October 15 Spring Term September 15

Program Admission Requirements
For admission to the MBA program, applicants must meet university-wide graduate admission requirements. Applicants are also considered based on prior academic achievement, Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores, a personal statement, a résumé, and references. Students recently admitted to the MBA program had an average GMAT of 600 and an average undergraduate GPA of 3.2.

The MBA Program Committee evaluates each applicant individually based on the complete package of materials submitted.

Each applicant must submit:

  1. A completed application form
  2. Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  3. Official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (no more than five years old)
  4. A personal statement of academic and personal goals.
  5. A current résumé with employment or other experience
  6. Letters of reference

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MBA Core
The MBA program requires 36 credit hours of coursework. All candidates are required to successfully complete the courses listed below (27 semester credit hours) and an additional 9 credit hours, consisting of electives and/or master's thesis.

ACC 5003 Financial Accounting Concepts
ACC 5023 Accounting Analysis for Decision Making
ECO 5003 Economic Theory and Policy
ECO 5023 Managerial Economics
FIN 5023 Financial Management
MGT 5043 Management and Behavior in Organizations
MGT 5903 Strategic Management and Policy (should be taken in final semester unless otherwise approved)
MKT 5023 Marketing Management
MS 5023 Decision Analysis and Production Management
Students seeking the MBA degree may elect one of two options to complete the required 36 hours.

Option One
General MBA, Non-thesis Option.

Students must complete 9 hours of general approved electives from the College of Business.

Option Two
General MBA, Thesis Option.

Students are required to complete 3 hours of electives and 6 hours of their Master's Thesis.

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