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Prospective Students

  1. Are your programs accredited?
  2. What types of graduate programs do you offer?
  3. How long does it take to complete an MBA at UTSA?
  4. When are your classes offered?
  5. Do I have to have an undergraduate in business to qualify for your MBA program?
  6. How do I know if I have to take MBA core courses?
  7. I took graduate courses at another university and plan to transfer to UTSA. Will I receive credit for these courses?
  8. What types of students attend your graduate programs?
  9. What is the average GMAT score of your MBA students?
  10. What does the Admissions Committe look for in an admission decision?
  11. What are the admission requirements for your MBA program?
  12. Do you require work experience for admission into the MBA program?
  13. How do I apply to one of your graduate programs and what is the deadline for applying?
  14. What are the admission requirements for your Executive MBA program and MSMOT program?

Current Students

  1. What courses should I take?
  2. Is there a sequence to the courses listed on my degree plan?
  3. How do I register for courses?
  4. Can I take a course if I don't have the prerequisite?
  5. How do I change my MBA concentration?
  6. How do I change my major?

Prospective Students

Q1: Are your programs accredited?

The College of Business degree programs are accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, placing us in the top 5 percent of business schools nationwide. Additionally, our accounting programs received separate accreditation through the doctoral level, one of only 70 programs in the world.

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Q2: What types of graduate programs do you offer?

There are several graduate degree options available at UTSA. We offer: Master of Business Administration (general or in 11 concentration areas), Executive MBA, Ph.D. in Business Administration, Master of Arts in Economics, Master of Science in Finance (optional concentration in Real Estate Finance), Master of Accountancy, Master of Science in Information Technology (optional concentration in Information Assurance), Master of Science in Applied Statistics and a Master of Science in Management of Technology.

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Q3: How long does it take to complete an MBA at UTSA?

Since our program is self-paced, the length of time to complete your degree will vary. Most of our students work full time and take one or two classes a semester (3 or 6 semester credit hours) and finish in approximately two years. The university allows up to six years to complete the program.

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Q4: When are your classes offered?

Most of our courses are offered on weekday evenings. If you choose a concentration be sure to take the prerequisite courses first so when the elective is offered you may register for it. It is uncommon for the same electives to be offered every semester. So it is important to take them when they are available. Generally, more elective courses are offered during the Fall and Spring Semesters.

The courses for the Executive MBA program are only offered on Friday and Saturdays. Only students admitted to that program can register for those courses.

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Q5: Do I have to have an undergraduate in business to qualify for your MBA program?

Anyone may be admitted to the MBA program regardless of her or his undergraduate degree. Students whose degree was in a non-business field may be admitted but are required as a condition of admission to complete (in total or in part, depending upon the background of each student) the MBA core courses.

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Q6: How do I know if I have to take MBA core courses?

If you have completed a business degree and made a grade of "C" or better in undergraduate equivalent courses, chances are you will not have to take these courses. However, if you have not had these courses as an undergraduate, or if they were completed more than seven years ago, you will not receive automatic credit for these courses. If you received a business degree more than seven years before entering the MBA program, and would like to try to obtain waivers for these courses, contact the Graduate Advising Office for further information.

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Q7: I took graduate courses at another university and plan to transfer to UTSA. Will I receive credit for these courses?

UTSA may accept up to a maximum of six hours of graduate coursework from another university as long as these courses did not count toward another degree. It is your responsibility to provide documentation to the graduate advisor to initiate the transfer credit process. The documentation will then be submitted to a committee of faculty members who will make the decision on whether the courses will be accepted.

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Q8: What types of students attend your graduate programs?

Our student body is diverse both in age and background. Many of our students are working professionals, attending graduate school part time. We also have a fairly large contingent of international students, attending graduate school full time. By having a diverse student population it enables students to learn about different cultures and see things from a different perspective. The diversity of our students enriches the educational experience for all our students.

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Q9: What is the average GMAT score of your MBA students?

The average GMAT score for our accepted students is 600. Information on the GMAT may be obtained from their website at http://www.mba.com.

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Q10: What does the Admissions Committe look for in an admission decision?

The admissions committee looks for an applicant with strong verbal, quantitative and analytical skills. They look at the grades listed on the transcripts, each section of the GMAT/GRE exam and relative experience. They are looking for someone who will be a good fit for the program both academically and intellectually, and contribute to the classroom and the culture of the classroom.

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Q11: What are the admission requirements for your MBA program?

The admission requirements for the MBA program are as follows:

  1. Meet university-wide graduate admission requirements
  2. A completed application form
  3. Offical transcripts from all universities attended
  4. Official Graduate Management Admission Test Scores
  5. Personal statement
  6. Current résumé with employment or other experience (optional)
  7. Letters of reference (optional)

    A current résumé and letters of reference are strongly recommended.

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Q12: Do you require work experience for admission into the MBA program?

Work experience is not required for admission into the MBA program, but may be included on your résumé.

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Q13: How do I apply to one of your graduate programs and what is the deadline for applying?

You can apply online through the Graduate School website.

 

Application Deadlines
Deadline for International Students
Fall Term
July 1
 
Fall Term
April 1
Spring Term
Nov. 1
 
Spring Term
Sept. 1
Summer Term
May 1
 
Summer Term
March 1

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Q14: What are the admission requirements for your Executive MBA program and MSMOT program?

These two programs have different admission requirements than our other graduate programs. To obtain information on the admission requirements for the Executive MBA program you may contact Kandis Larkey at 210.458.4874. For information on the Management of Technology program you can contact 210.458.5782.

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Current Students

Q1: What courses should I take?

If you have chosen a concentration in the MBA program, start with the main MBA course that is the prerequisite for your concentration courses. Concentration electives are not offered every semester, so it is important to take them when they are available. Always make sure you have the prerequisites before enrolling in a course. Check your graduate catalog for this information.

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Q2: Is there a sequence to the courses listed on my degree plan?

There is no specific sequence in which you should take your courses. However, MBA students should take the Strategic Management and Policy (MGT 5903) their final semester.

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Q3: How do I register for courses?

You can register online by accessing the automated student access program (ASAP) which is available on the UTSA website. To access this system go to www.utsa.edu and click on quick links and then click on ASAP.

Check the online Schedule of Classes for registration instructions.

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Q4: Can I take a course if I don't have the prerequisite?

You should not take a course if you do not have the prerequisite. Always make sure you have the prerequisites before enrolling in a course. Check your graduate catalog for this information.

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Q5: How do I change my MBA concentration?

To change your MBA concentration you will need to fill out a change of concentration form, which you can pick up at our office (BB 4.01.18). Check your graduate catalog or with a graduate advisor for information on your new academic plan.

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Q6: How do I change my major?

To change your major you will need to fill out a change of major form, which you can pick up at our office (BB 4.01.18). Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate admissions committee for approval. Please allow ample time to process your request. Check your graduate catalog or with a graduate advisor for information on your new academic plan.

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