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The MBA program at UT Permian Basin provides the essential professional tools to advance our graduates into managerial careers. The MBA course work offers foundational knowledge of business strategy and culture and helps students develop the capacities employers both value and reward.  Our MBA program develops exceedingly well-prepared professionals and business leaders who can flourish and excel in any corporate or business environment or structure.

MBA Program Admission Requirements

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is open to all students who hold baccalaureate degrees from accredited colleges or universities and who meet 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).  Students required to take the GMAT test must do so before completion of 6 semester hours of 6300 level coursework.

Regular Admission

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • GPA of 3.25
  • GMAT scores
  • ENTRANCE SCORE = (GPA X 200) + GMAT): above 1120


The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a nationally recognized test designed specifically for students preparing to pursue an MBA degree. GRE is also accepted.

The GMAT score is converted to an entrance score according to the following formula:

  • (GPA x 200) + GMAT = Entrance Score
  • Regular Standing: Entrance Score at least 1120
  • Conditional Standing: Entrance Score needs to be at least 1000 and other evidence

Students granted conditional status will normally be changed to regular status upon successful completion of a minimum of semester credit hours of MBA course coursework with a grade of B or better in each course taken. 

No elective course may be taken by a student in conditional status.

GMAT Waiver

GMAT requirement may be waived for applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00 and above or a GPA of 3.00 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.

Conditional Admission

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • GPA between 3.0 – 2.5 in the last 60 credit hours of coursework leading to the baccalaureate degree
  • Entrance Score needs to be at least 1000
  • Other evidence:
    • Two letters of recommendation or
    • Professional Experience and/or awards
  •  No elective course may be taken by a student in conditional status

The final decision regarding admission will be made by the Director of the Graduate Programs in the College of Business. 

MBA Degree Requirements

MBA Degree Plan

30 hours for BBA**, 36 hours for non-BBA

Core Courses (12 credit hours)

  • ACCT 6301 Accounting Analysis
  • FINA 6320 Financial Management
  • MNGT 6360 Organizational Behavior
  • MRKT 6310 Marketing Management

Courses Beyond Core (21 credit hours)

  • MNGT 6320 Production & Operations Management
  • ACCT 6311/ MNGT 6311 Information System Management
  • MNGT 6301 Legal Environment of Business
  • MRKT 6302 Marketing Analytics
  • FINA 6321 Corporate Finance and Strategy
  • MNGT 6366 Strategic Management
  • MRKT 6301 International Business
  • 1 Elective course:
    • Any 6XXX-level ACCT, FINA, MNGT or MRKT course not otherwise required

**Waiver Policy: Students with an academic business background may waive up to two core courses, decreasing the program to as few as 30 credit hours using the criteria below:

Core Course Policy for Waiver

  • ACCT 6301 6 cr hrs of accounting, including financial & managerial with a "B" or better
  • FINA 6320 9 cr hrs of upper division finance with a "B" or better. Must include FINA 3320 or equivalent. 
  • MNGT 6360 6 cr hrs of upper division management with a "B" or better. Must include MNGT 3310 or equivalent. 
  • MRKT 6310 9 cr hrs of upper division marketing with a "B" or better. Must include MRKT 3300 or equivalent.

Preparation Courses: Upon admission (regular and conditional), students will be evaluated for statistical literacy. Students who need additional skills in this area are referred to BUSI 2342 or MATH 6301 (statistical literacy) until literacy requirement is fulfilled. Statistical literacy (BUSI 2342 or MATH 6301) must be remedied in the first semester in which the student is accepted into the MBA program and must be taken before the student enrolls in FINA 6320, MNGT 6366, MRKT 6302, FINA 6321, or electives in accounting, finance, management, or marketing.