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UT Tyler College of Business and Technology

Master of Business Administration

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Master of Business Administration Degree Plan: Online and Face-to-Face

About the MBA Program

Total Semester Credit Hours = 36


The basic objective of the master of business administration (MBA) degree program is to offer individuals an opportunity to develop corporate leadership ability in an increasingly complex and dynamic global society by enhancing their knowledge, managerial skill and perspective. The broad, integrated curriculum provides the student with an opportunity to gain understanding of the major facets of multinational business operations in a competitive environment.

The program includes work in the theoretical foundations of business, quantitative controls, decision-making, the development of advanced functional skills, and the global and ethical environment of business. An opportunity is also provided for a limited degree of specialization.

The program is a non-thesis program designed for graduates from recognized colleges of business as well as graduates in liberal arts, science, engineering or other fields desiring to undertake professional studies in the area of business administration.

Degree: MBA (online and on-campus options available)

Business Administration MBA Degree: 16 week terms

  • General
  • Quality Management
  • Organizational Development

Business Administration MBA Degree:  Accelerated 7 week terms - online only

  • General
  • Healthcare Management

General Graduate Admission Requirements

  • Apply online.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Submit official transcripts to the Office of Graduate Admissions and
    unofficial transcripts to the CBT Graduate Advising Office.
  • Admission to the degree program is determined primarily on the basis of predictors of success in graduate study:
    • a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution,
    • grade point average computed on the last 60 undergraduate hours and
    • a satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).  In rare instances the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) may be accepted in lieu of the GMAT.
  • Submit official GMAT scores to the Office of Graduate Admissions and unofficial scores may be sent to the CBT Graduate Advising Office.
  • Applicants with three or more years of extensive managerial work experience may request to have the GMAT requirement waived by the Graduate Coordinator. This decision is made on a case-by-case basis; "extensive managerial experience" will typically mean a full-time supervisory or managerial position held for a significant period of time after completing the bachelor's degree as demonstrated with a resume.
  • There are additional requirements for international students such as a detailed international
    transcript evaluation which determines an applicant's degree comparability to a US bachelor's degree (UT Tyler does NOT evaluate international transcripts).

MBA Additional Admission Requirements

Leveling Courses

There are no leveling courses for admission, and the program is open to applicants with a bachelor's degree in any discipline.  However, MATH 1342 - Elementary Statistics is highly recommended prior to MANA 5305 (see degree plan).

GMAT Scores

Successful applicants have an index score figured as follows:
Last 60 hour GPA x 200 + Total GMAT Score => 1000
If a student's last 60 hour GPA = 3.25 or higher, the GMAT is waived.

Provisional Admission

Provisionally accepted students may enroll in one semester for a maximum of nine hours before being required to submit a GMAT score.  After this semester is completed, a hold will be placed on a student's account until GMAT scores are submitted tothe Office of Graduate Admissions.

Transfer Coursework

Subject to approval by the coordinator of graduate programs and the dean of the College of Business and Technology, students may transfer up to nine hours of graduate credit earned at an approved university.

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