Master of Business Administration

Rise to the Top

You’re ready for more. Gain confidence and enhance your business leadership skills with a Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Tyler.

Build your knowledge in essential management areas like finance, marketing and strategy, and tailor your degree by choosing a specialization aligned with your career goals. Then, apply your learning in real-world scenarios with experienced faculty guidance. Deepen your understanding of a dynamic, global context, and acquire a broad perspective on critical business issues to give yourself an edge and prepare for increased responsibility.

Earn your degree while you continue to invest in your career with a flexible schedule designed for busy professionals.

Why Earn an MBA at UT Tyler?

East Texas needs visionary business leaders who can drive growth and help its communities thrive. The best leaders continuously push themselves to learn and improve to increase their effectiveness and impact.

If you’re ready to expand your knowledge and insight to step into roles of greater responsibility and reach, the MBA program at UT Tyler gives you an accessible opportunity to enter a new level in your career.

Strategically designed, our program propels you forward through:

  • World-Class Faculty Mentors: Grow your confidence as you learn from expert professors. Our faculty include published scholars, teaching award recipients and professionals with extensive business experience.
  • Strong Reputation: Find a top-tier program close to home. UT Tyler’s MBA has been recognized by Fortune and as among the best in the country.
  • Elite Accreditation: Experience a program accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a recognition earned by fewer than five percent of the world’s business schools.
  • Strategic Specializations: Gain an edge with industry-specific preparation in areas like accounting, business law, cybersecurity or marketing.
  • 100% Online Study Options: Earn your degree with maximum convenience with our accelerated online program.
  • Flexible Study Options: Pick the model that fits your life. Choose a traditional semester-based format with on-campus and online options. Or, earn your degree with maximum convenience with our accelerated online program. Want to focus on a career in healthcare? Take advantage of our Executive MBA in Healthcare Management for a cohort-based model meeting every other weekend.
  • Inspiring Peers: Expand your network while learning alongside other business professionals from the area with varied experiences that challenge your perspective and fuel your growth.
  • Affordability: Build your professional skills without building a burden of debt. We offset our already-low tuition with graduate assistantships, scholarships and other forms of financial support.


The MBA is a 36-credit-hour course of study you can complete in two years. Classes help you develop your corporate leadership abilities for navigating a complex, global business environment with skill and confidence.

A broad, integrated curriculum starts with a set of required courses in core business areas that consolidate and build upon your previous knowledge and experience. Grow your managerial competence in accounting, finance, operations, organizational behavior, strategic leadership, human resources, strategy and marketing to tackle complex business challenges.

Enhance your career preparation by selecting from a range of eight specializations, including accounting data analytics, cybersecurity, healthcare management and organizational development. Each comprises three focused courses intended to equip you with in-demand skills in your chosen field.

During your time in this dynamic program:

  • Develop broad-based business competencies with the ability to adapt, innovate and resolve complex challenges and issues.
  • Gain a strong understanding of strategic leadership and productive collaboration critical to organizational success in today’s rapidly changing world.
  • Explore quantitative decision-making, organizational behavior and other factors that impact the achievement of corporate objectives.
  • Examine the role of core business functions within the global marketplace.
  • Learn theories, strategies and practices to maximize competitive advantages and position an organization for ongoing growth and success.

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What Can You Do With an MBA?

Get ready to lead with confidence. Your practical training and broad-based business knowledge give you a grasp of the big picture and mastery of the details to be effective in a variety of managerial and executive positions in the business, nonprofit and government sectors.

Graduates find success in industries including consulting, finance, healthcare, tech and education in roles like:

How to Apply

The MBA program is open to graduates from recognized colleges of business, as well as graduates with a degree in the liberal arts, science, engineering, nursing or another field desiring to undertake professional studies in the area of business administration.

To be considered for admission, please submit or provide proof of:

International applicants must meet the minimum requirements, as stated in the International Graduate Student Admissions section of the catalog.

Please submit your résumé and have letters of recommendation sent to:

Quantitative measures are integrated into an index that multiplies the applicant’s 60-hour Upper-Division GPA times 200 and adds the total GMAT score (60-hour Upper-Division GPA X 200) + GMAT = >1000. An index score of greater than 1000 is typical of a successful candidate. UT Tyler may waive the GMAT if the student’s 60-hour Upper-Division GPA is above 3.25.

Applicants who earned a prior graduate degree may request a waiver of the GMAT. Additionally, applicants with three or more years of extensive managerial work experience and a baccalaureate degree (earned in the U.S. or with a U.S. government entity) with a 3.0 or higher GPA for the last 60 hours of Upper-Division undergraduate coursework may request to have the GMAT requirement waived by the program adviser. UT Tyler makes this decision on a case-by-case basis; "extensive managerial experience" typically means a full-time supervisory or managerial position held for three or more years documented through a résumé, employment record and/or letters of recommendation.

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The estimated tuition for full-time, in-state, on-campus enrollment is $16,560. Tuition varies by delivery method and hours taken per semester. Calculate your estimated tuition with the tuition calculator.

April 15

Application deadline for summer admission for domestic students. Note: International applicants are not eligible for summer admission.

April 30

Application deadline for fall admission for international students.

August 15

Application deadline for fall admission for domestic students.

October 1

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid opens for the upcoming academic year.

October 30

Application deadline for spring admission for international students.

December 20

Application deadline for spring admission for domestic students.

Alumni Spotlight

Cody Wingfield
The Executive MBA program's turn-key approach and curated content for executives have complemented my career as a healthcare administrator. The knowledge and skills I've gained have empowered me to make immediate and impactful contributions to my organization. I highly recommend this program to anyone, regardless of where they are on their educational journey, for its practical insights and transformative experience.

Jason Boyd

BS in Biology, Texas A&M University. Executive MBA in Healthcare Management, UT Tyler, 2024 Graduate Class

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