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UT Tyler CBT Graduate Degrees

UT Tyler College of Business and Technology

Master of Business Administration Degree Plan

2012-2014 MBA Degree Plan: Online and Face to Face
2010-2012 MBA Degree Plan: Online and Face to Face

General Graduate Admission Requirements

MBA Additional Admission Requirements

  • Admission to the M.B.A. degree program is determined primarily on the basis of predictors of success in graduate study: 1) a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, 2) grade point average computed on the last 60 undergraduate hours and 3) 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. Consideration is also sometimes given to other factors such as work experience, community service, military service, first generation of family to graduate from an undergraduate program, family responsibility of raising children, multilingual proficiency or geographic region of residence.
  • Proficiency in the use of the English language is critical to program success.
  • International students must score a minimum of 550 on the paper-based, 213 on the old computer based version and 79 on the internet based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Only the TOEFL examination given by the Educational Testing Service is acceptable. The student will be notified by the business graduate programs coordinator if he/she has or has not successfully satisfied this requirement.
  • After reviewing all credentials (official transcripts, GMAT score, other relevant information), the coordinator of graduate programs and the College of Business and Technology Graduate Policy Committee will determine if the student may be accepted into the MBA program. An advising schedule will be prepared by the graduate programs coordinator with the student. A letter will then be sent, notifying official acceptance into the MBA program. Acceptance must occur prior to enrollment beyond nine semester credit hours including any transfer credit.
  • 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 coordinator of graduate programs. Students with undergraduate majors in business may be exempt from most or all of the leveling courses.
  • Students who do not have an undergraduate business degree from an AACSB accredited school are required to complete 15 graduate hours of leveling classes prior to the beginning of the formal MBA course work. Students without BBA degrees, but with the appropriate undergraduate course work, may be allowed to waive some or all of the MBA Leveling Sequence. The Leveling Sequence includes:

Subject Areas

Equivalents at UT Tyler

Credit Hours

Economic Concepts and Processes ECON 5300 3
Accounting Concepts and Processes ACCT 5300 3
Management Concepts and Processes MANA 5300 3
Marketing Concepts and Processes MARK 5300 3
Financial Concepts and Processes FINA 5300 3
  TOTAL: 15 hour

Additional courses may be required in certain circumstances (e.g. computer and statistical literacy).

  • Substitution of courses will be determined by the coordinator of graduate programs in consultation with the faculty. Generally, six undergraduate semester credit hours in the appropriate topics are required to replace any one of the graduate leveling courses.
  • Although a student may not have completed all baccalaureate work at the time of application, a decision will be made on the strength of the student’s permanent record before the student can be enrolled as a graduate student in business.

GMAT Scores

Successful applicants have an index score figured as follows: Last 60 hr GPA x 200 + Total GMAT Score = 1000 or greater.

Provisional Admission

No more than nine semester credit hours of graduate credit earned prior to acceptance into the program, including transfer credit, may be applied to the MBA degree. Students seeking admission to the MBA program who have not yet satisfied admission criteria may be admitted as conditional or provisional students and allowed to complete one semester with up to nine hours of course work. Conditional or provisional students must earn a grade of B or better in all work attempted in prescribed courses. A conditional or provisional student who earns a grade of C or lower will be denied admission to the MBA program.

Transferring Graduate Courses

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.

About the MBA Program

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 degree is delivered both on campus, via the internet and at locations in Longview and Palestine.

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. This degree can be completed face-to-face or online.

All MBA students must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average (4.0 basis) on all graduate work attempted in the MBA program. A student whose GPA is not restored to 3.0 after one probationary semester will be subject to suspension.

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