Master of Business Administration

https://www.tamuct.edu/degrees/graduate/mba.html

OVERVIEW

The M.B.A. program is designed to develop student leadership, decision-making, and critical-thinking abilities. Students are given opportunities to make decisions based on the critical evaluation of real-life situations. Graduate faculty members strive to prepare M.B.A. students for career opportunities and to compete in global business.

In an effort to aid in the successful completion of graduate business courses at A&M-Central Texas, students may be required to demonstrate prerequisite knowledge for certain courses prior to registration. At the initial advising appointment, students' advisors will confirm which areas of leveling are needed in order to clear prerequisites that have been established for certain courses. Presently, some prerequisite knowledge is required in the following disciplines: Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Statistics. Prerequisite knowledge may be demonstrated through approved undergraduate coursework in that discipline or satisfactory completion of a required skills examination administered through a third-party provider, Ivy Software.  Students should contact their advisor for specific leveling details.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Formulate coherent, correct, clear, and compelling oral and written communications in a professional manner.
  • Propose solutions appropriate for challenges in the global business environment.
  • Apply and integrate core business disciplinary knowledge to issues or opportunities in a dynamic global business environment.
  • Design and execute research that generates useful information for making managerial decisions.
  • Apply ethical and responsible leadership in decision-making skills for the resolution of business related problems, issues, and opportunities.

Entry Requirements

Students will be admitted into the MBA Business Administration major by the faculty once the following application criteria are met:

  1. Successful admission to the Graduate School.
  2. An essay of 500 words explaining your career goals and qualifications to be an asset to the MBA program.
  3. A current CV or resume.
  4. If required, GMAT or GRE scores should be sent directly to the Graduate School. 
  5. (optional) In addition to the above, students may submit one (1) professional recommendation to add further support to their application beyond that contained in their essay and transcripts.  If provided, these recommendations should be substantive and should include meaningful commentary about specific competencies and skills that are relevant to the program.  The recommendation form may be found here: https://www.tamuct.edu/degrees/graduate/docs/MBA-recommendation-form-20200803.pdf. 

Admission Deadlines

Fall Semester

  • May 1st (Early deadline)
  • July 1st (Regular deadline)
  • August 1st (only if space available)
  • International Students:  March 1st

Spring Semester

  •  September 15th (Early deadline)
  •  November 15th (Regular deadline)
  •  December 15th (only if space available)
  • International Students:  July 15th

Summer Semester

  • February 15th (Early deadline)
  • April 15th (Regular deadline)
  • May 15th (only if space is available)
  • International Students:  January 1st

Master of Business Administration - General Program Requirements

ACCT 5303Accounting and Management3
CIS 5311Managing Information Systems3
FIN 5307Financial Management3
CIS 5353Data Analytics and Management 23
MKTG 5308Marketing Management3
MGMT 5301Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 5307Responsibilities and Ethics of Leadership3
BUSI 5359Business Strategy Seminar 13
Approved Graduate-level Electives6
Total Credit Hours30

Master of Business Administration - Accounting Information Systems and Control Program Requirements

ACCT 5303Accounting and Management3
CIS 5311Managing Information Systems3
FIN 5307Financial Management3
CIS 5353Data Analytics and Management 23
MKTG 5308Marketing Management3
MGMT 5301Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 5307Responsibilities and Ethics of Leadership3
BUSI 5359Business Strategy Seminar 13
ACCT 5310Advanced Accounting Systems3
ACCT 5340Ethics in Accounting3
ACCT 5350Forensic Accounting3
ACCT 5360Information Technology Audit3
Total Credit Hours36

Master of Business Administration - Analytical Financial Management Program Requirements

ACCT 5303Accounting and Management3
CIS 5311Managing Information Systems3
FIN 5307Financial Management3
CIS 5353Data Analytics and Management 23
MKTG 5308Marketing Management3
MGMT 5301Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 5307Responsibilities and Ethics of Leadership3
BUSI 5359Business Strategy Seminar 13
FIN 5389Selected Topics in Finance3
FIN 5301International Fin Strategy3
ACCT 5345Financial Statement Analysis3
Total Credit Hours33

Master of Business Administration - Applied Data Analytics Program Requirements

ACCT 5303Accounting and Management3
CIS 5311Managing Information Systems3
FIN 5307Financial Management3
CIS 5353Data Analytics and Management 23
MKTG 5308Marketing Management3
MGMT 5301Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 5307Responsibilities and Ethics of Leadership3
BUSI 5359Business Strategy Seminar 13
CIS 5355Visual Analytics3
CIS 5356Web & Social Analytics3
CIS 5357Applied Machine Learning 3
Total Credit Hours33

Master of Business Administration - Cybersecurity Program Requirements

ACCT 5303Accounting and Management3
CIS 5311Managing Information Systems3
FIN 5307Financial Management3
CIS 5353Data Analytics and Management 23
MKTG 5308Marketing Management3
MGMT 5301Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 5307Responsibilities and Ethics of Leadership3
BUSI 5359Business Strategy Seminar 13
CIS 5370Foundations of Information Security3
CIS 5371Enterprise Cybersecurity Management3
CIS 5372Network and Systems Security3
CIS 5373Digital Forensics3
Total Credit Hours36

Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Administration Program Requirements

ACCT 5303Accounting and Management3
CIS 5311Managing Information Systems3
FIN 5307Financial Management3
BUSI 5359Business Strategy Seminar 13
CIS 5353Data Analytics and Management 23
MKTG 5308Marketing Management3
MGMT 5301Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 5307Responsibilities and Ethics of Leadership3
HEAD 5311Health Administration and Strategy3
HEAD 5312Health Care, Economics, Finance and Accounting3
HEAD 5313Healthcare Policy, Law, and Ethics3
HEAD 5314Health Informatics and Data Analytics3
Total Credit Hours36

Master of Business Administration - Information Systems Program Requirements

ACCT 5303Accounting and Management3
CIS 5311Managing Information Systems3
FIN 5307Financial Management3
CIS 5353Data Analytics and Management 23
MKTG 5308Marketing Management3
MGMT 5301Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 5307Responsibilities and Ethics of Leadership3
BUSI 5359Business Strategy Seminar 13
CIS 5307Systems Analysis for Managers3
CIS 5316Advanced Database Management3
Total Credit Hours30

Master of Business Administration - Leadership for Sustainability Program Requirements

ACCT 5303Accounting and Management3
CIS 5311Managing Information Systems3
FIN 5307Financial Management3
BUSI 5359Business Strategy Seminar 13
CIS 5353Data Analytics and Management 23
MKTG 5308Marketing Management3
MGMT 5301Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 5307Responsibilities and Ethics of Leadership3
MGMT 5302Sustainable Business: A One Planet Approach3
MGMT 5368Development & Change for Learning Organizations3
MGMT 5310Leadership Formation and Development3
Total Credit Hours33

Master of Business Administration - Organizational Effectiveness Program Requirements

ACCT 5303Accounting and Management3
CIS 5311Managing Information Systems3
FIN 5307Financial Management3
CIS 5353Data Analytics and Management 23
MKTG 5308Marketing Management3
MGMT 5301Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 5307Responsibilities and Ethics of Leadership3
BUSI 5359Business Strategy Seminar 13
MGMT 5368Development & Change for Learning Organizations3
MGMT 5320Negotiations3
MGMT 5345Creativity and Innovation3
MGMT 5350Project Management3
Total Credit Hours36

Master of Business Administration - Strategic Human Resource Management Program Requirements

ACCT 5303Accounting and Management3
CIS 5311Managing Information Systems3
FIN 5307Financial Management3
CIS 5353Data Analytics and Management 23
MKTG 5308Marketing Management3
MGMT 5301Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 5307Responsibilities and Ethics of Leadership3
BUSI 5359Business Strategy Seminar 13
HRM 5303Employee Learning and Development for Competitive Advantage3
HRM 5305Employment Law for HR Professionals3
HRM 5314Strategic Staffing3
HRM 5316Compensation Management3
Total Credit Hours36

Master of Business Administration - Tax Compliance and Planning Program Requirements

ACCT 5303Accounting and Management3
CIS 5311Managing Information Systems3
FIN 5307Financial Management3
CIS 5353Data Analytics and Management 23
MKTG 5308Marketing Management3
MGMT 5301Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 5307Responsibilities and Ethics of Leadership3
BUSI 5359Business Strategy Seminar 13
ACCT 5320Corporate Tax3
ACCT 5375Tax Research3
ACCT 5315Business Law for Accountants3
ACCT 5335Estate Planning3
Total Credit Hours36