Master of Business Administration Online (MBAO)

The Master of Business Administration Online (MBAO) degree is offered in cooperation with other members of the University of Texas System and is a stand-alone program. It should not be confused with hybrid or online offerings that are offered by UT Tyler in conjunction with the MBA program that is specific to the UT Tyler campus.

The MBAO is a general management program delivered via distance education technologies. The UT TeleCampus, a virtual campus dedicated to distance learning support services, facilitates the design and delivery of the asynchronous collaborative degree program.

A consortium of Colleges of Business Administration at the following institutions participate in the MBA Online program:

The University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Brownsville

The University of Texas at Dallas

The University of Texas at El Paso

The University of Texas - Pan American

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

The University of Texas at San Antonio

The University of Texas at Tyler

All members of the consortium are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer an MBA degree and with the exception of UT Brownsville, all consortium members are accredited by the AACSB.

All participating institutions have authority from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to offer an MBA degree and to accept the courses included in the MBA Online degree plan.

MBA Online Degree Requirements

Computer and statistical literacy must be demonstrated by completing an undergraduate course in each description or other evidence of competency. All equivalent methods of satisfying subject area requirements must be approved by the Director of Master's Programs


Core Requirements

UT Tyler Equivalent


MBAO 6311:

Accounting Analysis

ACCT 5300


MBAO 6312:

Economic Analysis

ECON 5300


MBAO 6313:


MANA 5320


MBAO 6314:

Quantitative Analysis

MANA 5315


MBAO 6315:

Marketing Mgmt

MARK 5320


MBAO 6316:

Financial Mgmt

FINA 5320


Other Courses



MBAO 6331:

Applied Business Research

MARK 5380


MBAO 6332:

Management Info. Systems

MANA 5340


MBAO 6333:

Legal Environment of Bus.

BLAW 5310


MBAO 6334:

Prod. and Operations Mgt.

MANA 5305


MBAO 6335:

Current Topics in Financial Management

FINA 5320


MBAO 6336:

Managerial Accounting

ACCT 5320


MBAO 6371:

Human Resource Mgt.

MANA 5350


MBAO 6372:

Org. Leadership and Change

MANA 5345


MBAO 6373:

International Management

MANA 5370


MBAO 6395:

Strategic Management

MANA 5395


Total required hours


MBAO 6371, MBAO 6372, and MBAO 6373 may not be taken until the student has completed 15 hours or equivalent of graduate work in the MBA Online program. MBAO 6395 should generally be completed in the final semester.

The MBA Online program will be offered predominately using the Internet, but courses may also include supplemental materials such as video/audio tapes and CD-ROM's. All courses are developed according to the The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's Principles of Good Practice.

Subject to approval by the Graduate Programs Coordinator and the dean of the College of Business and Technology, students may transfer up to six hours of graduate credit earned at an approved university that is not a member of the MBA Online consortium.

Students must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average (4.0) basis) on all graduate work attempted in the MBA Online program. A student whose GPA is not restored to 3.0 after one grace semester will be dismissed from the MBA Online program.

MBA Online Admission Criteria

Consistent with UT Tyler Graduate Policies, students must apply to and be admitted to The University of Texas at Tyler and accepted in the MBA Online program. MBA Online students must meet the following criteria:

  1. A satisfactory GPA on all prior advanced-level (junior, senior and graduate) work completed.
  2. A satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).

International students must score a minimum of 550 on the paper-based or 213 on the computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 50 (paper-based equivalent) on each of the three sections of the examination. Only the Educational Testing Service TOEFL examination is acceptable.

Application and acceptance deadlines for the MBA Online program change from year to year. Additional information concerning the MBA Online can be found at the following world wide web addresses: and