Please review all the admission requirements for the UTPB MBA program. For specific questions or more details, contact Graduate Studies at (432) 552-2530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 1: Submit an application.
Step 2: Submit transcripts from all colleges and/or universities.
Step 3: Submit GMAT score.*
NOTE: International students apply here.
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is open to all students holding baccalaureate degrees from accredited colleges or universities and meeting the following provisions: satisfactory performance during the last two undergraduate years (or other evidence predicting success in graduate study), and a satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
The requirements for admission to the MBA program are the same as the general University admission requirements with the following exceptions:
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a nationally recognized test designed specifically for students preparing to pursue the MBA degree. Students required to take the GMAT test must do so before completion of 6 semester hours of 6300 level coursework.
The GMAT score is converted to an entrance score according to the following formula: (GPA X 200) + GMAT = Entrance Score.
Students granted Conditional Status will normally be changed to regular status upon successful completion of a minimum of nine semester credit hours of MBA core course work with a grade of B or better in each course taken. No elective course may be taken by a student in conditional status.
*GMAT requirement may be waived for applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.25 and above or a GPA of 3.25 and above in the last 60 hours in the undergraduate degree, from an accredited university. Students who are granted the GMAT waiver will be required to submit two (2) letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be from an immediate supervisor or instructor that can testify to the applicant's professional experience.
Upon admission students will be evaluated for computer literacy and statistical literacy. Students who need additional skills in these areas are referred to COSC 1335 (computer literacy) and MATH 6301 (statistical literacy) and are classified as having Conditional Standing until literacy requirements are fulfilled. Computer literacy must be remedied in the first semester in which the student is accepted into the MBA program. MATH 6301 must be taken before the student enrolls in ACCT 6302, MNGT 6303, ECON 6302, FINA 6320, MNGT 6361, MNGT 6366 or electives in marketing, finance or economics. Students who have not completed the equivalent of six semester hours of undergraduate mathematics including exposure to differential and integral calculus may be advised by the Graduate Business Studies Coordinator to complete mathematics preparation to the level of MATH 1325 or its equivalent.