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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.


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

The GMAT score is converted to an enterance 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

Students granted conditional status will normally be changed to regualr status upon successful completion of a minimum of semester credit hours of MBA coure 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 3.25 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.

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
  • Two letters of recommendation

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

MBA Degree Requirements

  • Students are required to complete 36 semester credit hours, students with undergraduate credits in business may be able to waive up to 6 credit hours.
  • Required core courses include 12 semester credit hours of the following courses: ACCT 6301, MNGT 6360, MRKT 6310, and FINA 6320.
  • Other required courses include: ACCT 6311, MGNT 6301, MNGT 6361, MNGT 6366 and MRKT 6301.
  • will not be given graduate credit for courses taken when the letter grade earned is less than “C”. In addition, an MBA student may count no more than two “C”
  • A degree candidate is required to maintain an overall average of “B” and maintain a GPA of 3.0 in every semester throughout his or her program of study.
  • The master’s degree must be completed within eight years.

Prep Course Update:

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 MNGT 6303, FINA 6320, MNGT 6361, MNGT 6366, or electives in accounting, finance, management, or marketing.

Add course policy waiver:

Core Course Policy for Waive

  • ACCT 6301 6 credit hours of accounting, including financial and a managerial with a "B" average
  • FINA 6320 12 credit hours of upper division finance with a "B" average
  • MNGT 6360 6 credit hours of upper division manage with a "B" average
  • MRKT 6310 12 credit hours of upper division marketing with a "B" average

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