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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. 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.

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 1 Fall Term April 1
Spring Term November 1 Spring Term September 1

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 (optional), and references (optional). 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 (a GRE may be accepted on a case-by-case basis)
  4. A personal statement.

Applicants may also submit the following:

  • A current résumé with employment or other experience (optional)
  • Letters of reference (optional)

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MBA Leveling
The MBA leveling courses are background courses which are required only for students who do not have a broad undergraduate business background or for students who have completed their undergraduate business degrees more than seven years prior to entering the MBA program. If you have questions about the possibility of having a leveling course waived, please contact the Graduate Advising Office. Credit for these courses cannot count toward the MBA degree requirements. For students who have completed a business degree from a non-U.S. school, BLW 5003 is required, at a minimum (so that international students earning an MBA will be familiar with U.S. laws and management practices).

ACC 5003 Financial Accounting Concepts
BLW 5003 Legal Environment Business
ECO 5003 Economic Theory and Policy
IS 5003 Introduction to Information Systems
MS 5003* Quantitative Methods for Business Analysis
*Please note that MS 5003 has specific prerequisites. Please see Graduate Advisors for possibility of waiving these prerequisites.

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MBA Core
The MBA program requires 36 credit hours of coursework (not including the MBA Leveling courses). All candidates are required to successfully complete the courses listed below (24 semester credit hours) and an additional 12 credit hours, consisting of electives and/or master's thesis.
ACC 5023 Accounting Analysis for Decision Making
ECO 5023 Managerial Economics
FIN 5023 Financial Management
MGT 5043 Management and Behavior in Organizations
MGT 5253 Ethics and Globalization
MGT 5903 Strategic Management and Policy (should be taken in final semester unless otherwise approved)
MKT 5023 Management Marketing
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, Nonthesis Option.

Students must complete 12 hours of general approved electives from the College of Business.

Option Two
General MBA, Thesis Option.

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

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Additional Graduate Degrees:

  • Master of Accountancy
  • M.A. in Economics
  • M.S. in Business
  • M.S. in Data Analytics
  • M.S. in Finance (General or Real Estate Finance track)
  • M.S. in Information Technology (General or Cyber Security track)
  • M.S. in Management of Technology
  • M.S. in Applied Statistics
  • Ph.D.
  • Executive MBA


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