Master of Business Administration

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The College of Business Administration, through the departments of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Information and Decision Sciences, and Marketing and Management, offers a Master of Business Administration degree. The MBA degree program is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The objective of the MBA program is to give students the opportunity to prepare for executive careers in business or in institutions that use business techniques and policies in management and administration. The program meets this objective by being broad in nature and aimed at general competence in overall management and administration. The majority of the coursework is devoted to a broad understanding of the environment, controls, and practices, which are
common to most institutions.

Admission Requirements 

For admission into the Master of Business Administration program, students must present:

  1. Online Application for Admission into a Graduate Degree Program.
  2. Official transcript from an accredited institution demonstrating completion of a four-year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent in the case of an international institution) and official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.
  3. One –page Statement of Purpose
  4. Résumé
  5. Two letters of reference from professional and/or academic sources.
  6. Official GMAT score required for AMBA and Full-Time MBA.
  7. Applicants who submit a transcript demonstrating a conferred graduate degree may request a GMAT waiver.
  8. Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.50 or better from UTEP or a comparably accredited University may request a GMAT waiver.
  9. Official TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper based) for international students.
  10. Accelerated MBA applicants must have at least one year of professional work experience.
  11. Executive MBA applicants must demonstrate at least 5 years of managerial experience.
  12. Applicants to the Accelerated MBA program with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.30 or higher from UTEP or a comparably accredited University and at least one year of professional work experience may request conditional admission. As a conditional admit, student must earn a 3.3 GPA during the first 9 hours of program-designated MBA coursework, with no grades lower than a B. All conditionally admitted students who have not successfully completed quantitative coursework in their undergraduate coursework MUST successfully complete a program-designated online primer prior to enrollment.

Specific Requirements for the Master of Business Administration Degree

  1. All students must complete 36 credit hours of Course of Study for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) which includes the 27 hours of the Required Graduate Core plus nine (9) credit hours of-MBA concentration electives. Courses in the Requires MBA Core can be substituted for other graduate courses in the same academic discipline if the MBA student has shown an appropriate understanding of the subject matter in previous undergraduate or graduate coursework.

  2. No more than three (3) hours in any concentration can be undergraduate courses available for graduate credit.
  3. Full-time MBA students are required to complete a program-approved internship prior to graduation. This internship requirement can be satisfied through the successful completion of BUSN 5392-Corporate Engagement Project. Students with two or more years of relevant professional work experience may be exempt from this requirement. 

Degree Plan

Required Credits: 36 

MBA Core Courses (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Required Courses:
ACCT 5304Accounting Analysis3
BLAW 5306Business Law and Ethics3
ECON 5311Managerial Economics3
FIN 5311Financial Management3
MGMT 5311Organizational Mgmt Seminar3
MGMT 5335International Strategic Mgmt (to be taken in final semester)3
MKT 5311Marketing Management3
OSCM 5308Concepts of Production Mgmt3
QMB 5311Quantitative Methods-Business3
Concentration
Complete one of the following concentrations9
Total Hours36

Concentrations

Business Informatics for Healthcare (UTHSC-H)

The UTEP College of Business Administration (COBA) partnered with the School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHSC-H) in order to offer our Master of Business Administration (MBA) program students access to a Certificate in Business Informatics in Healthcare (CBIH) and a concentration area in Business Informatics in Healthcare.

Complete the following three courses
HI 53003
HI 53013
HI 53133
Total Hours9

Computer Information Systems

Concentration Electives (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Select three courses from the following:9
Data Analytics for Managers
and Talent Management
CIS 5340
CIS 5350
CIS 5360
CIS 5365
CIS 5370
CIS 5380
Current Issues in CIS
Total Hours9

Economics

Concentration Electives (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Select three courses from the following:9
Data Analytics for Managers
and Talent Management
Monetary & Fiscal Pol & Prob
Industrial Organization/Policy
Economic Development
Latin American Economics
Applied Econometrics
Total Hours9

Finance

Concentration Electives (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Select three courses from the following:9
Data Analytics for Managers
and Talent Management
Issues in Corporate Governance
Securities Analysis
Risk Mgmt and Derivative Mkts
Capital Formation-Analysis-Bud
International Financial Mgmt
FIN 5370
Total Hours9

General Business

Concentration Electives (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Select three courses from the following:9
Auditing Principles/Procedures
Internship
Independent Study in Acct
Current Concepts in Accounting
Financial Accounting
Advanced Accounting I
Accounting Analysis
Not-for Profit Accounting
Contemporary Accounting Issues
Accounting for Management
Professional Wrtng-Accountants
Taxation-Ptners/Ptnershp/S Cor
Advanced Topics in Federal Tax
Tax Concepts Rsrch & Procedure
Advanced Auditing
Computer Appl-Auditing/Accting
Fed Income Tax Partner & Corp
Ethics in Accounting
Fraud & Forensic Auditing
International Accounting
Seminar-Managerial Accounting
Directed Individual Study-Acct
Current Issues in Accounting
Internship in Accounting
Business Law
Business Law and Ethics
The CEO's Perspective
Issues in Financial Markets
Negotiations & Conflict Resoln
Corporate Communications
Data Analytics for Managers
Talent Management
Issues in Corporate Governance
Project Management
Strat Busn Comm & Reput Mgmt
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Corporate/Comm Engagement Proj
Spc Top in Int'l Business
Advanced Programming
Expert Sys & Decision Sup Sys
Database Management
Advanced Database Management
Business Data Communications
Intro to Electronic Commerce
Info Security Systems
Internship in CIS
Independent Study (CIS)
Current Topics
Strategic Information Systems
Info Resource Policy & Mgmt
CIS 5385
Dir Individual Study in CIS
Current Issues in CIS
Current Issues in Banking
International Economics
Public Sector Economics
Economics & Law
Economics of Labor
Economy of Mexico
Independent Study in Economics
Current Topics in Econ
Microeconomic Theory
Macroeconomic Theory
Applied Mathematical Economics
Managerial Economics
Monetary & Fiscal Pol & Prob
Public Choice
Public Sector Economics
Urban Economics
Economic Impact Modeling
Industrial Organization/Policy
Global Econ Environment-Mgrs
Applied International Economic
Economic Development
Latin American Economics
Country Risk Analysis
Border Economics
Health Economics
Applied Econometrics
Econometric Forecasting
Panel Data & Discrt Chce Modls
Directed Indiv Study-Economics
Special Topics
Thesis
Thesis
Managerial Finance
Commercial Bank Management
Managerial Finance Laboratory
Current Issues in Banking
Portfolio Analysis
Portfolio Analysis Laboratory
Analysis of Derivatives
Fin Anal of Firm & Valuation
International Finance
Central Banking
Internship in Finance
Independent Study In Finance
Current Topics in Finance
Financial Concepts & Analysis
Financial Management
Securities Analysis
Risk Mgmt and Derivative Mkts
Capital Formation-Analysis-Bud
Internat'l Financial Mkts/Inst
International Financial Mgmt
Country Risk Analysis
Dir Individual Study-Finance
Current Issues in Finance
Healthcare Operations Mgmt
Curr Topics in Healthcare Mgmt
Strategic Management
Human Resource Training/Develp
Franchising
Human Resource Staffing/Plan
Corporate Entrepreneurship
International Management
Compensation/Employee Benefits
Internship in Management
Independent Study in Managemen
Current Topics in Management
Negotiation & Conflict Mgmt
Cross-Cultural Management
Organizational Mgmt Seminar
Corporate Entrepreneurship
International Strategic Mgmt
Effective Mgmt of Human Resour
Global Management
Total Quality Management
Dir Individual Study in Mgmt
Current Issues In Management
Marketing Research
Electronic Marketing
Selling and Sales Management
Multi-Cultural Marketing
Principles of Retailing
International Marketing
Services Marketing
Strategic Marketing Managment
Marketing Internship
Independent Study In Marketing
Current Topics In Marketing
Marketing Management
Marketing Research
International Marketing
Dir Individual Study-Marketing
Current Issues in Marketing
Purchasing & Supply Management
Trans & Warehsing Systems
Oper Mdl for Supply Chain Mgmt
Independent Study in POM
Concepts of Production Mgmt
Total Hours9

Healthcare Management

HI 5301 Introduction to Health Informatics (UT School of Bioinformatics at Houston)3
ECON 5369Health Economics3
HCMA 5301Healthcare Operations Mgmt3
Total Hours9

International Business

Concentration Electives (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Required Courses: 1
FIN 5325International Financial Mgmt3
MGMT 5345Global Management3
Concentration Elective: 1
Select two courses of the following:6
Data Analytics for Managers
and Talent Management
Issues in Corporate Governance
Spc Top in Int'l Business
Internat'l Financial Mkts/Inst
International Marketing
Total Hours12

Management

Concentration Electives (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Select three courses from the following:9
Data Analytics for Managers
and Talent Management
Issues in Corporate Governance
Project Management
Strat Busn Comm & Reput Mgmt
Corporate/Comm Engagement Proj
Corporate Entrepreneurship
Global Management
Total Quality Management
Current Issues In Management
Total Hours9

Marketing

Concentration Electives (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Select three courses from the following:9
Data Analytics for Managers
and Talent Management
MKT 5320
Marketing Research
MKT 5322
MKT 5323
MKT 5324
MKT 5325
MKT 5330
International Marketing
Total Hours9

Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management

Concentration Electives (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Select three courses from the following:9
Data Analytics for Managers
and Talent Management
MGMT 5301
MGMT 5302
MGMT 5303
Negotiation & Conflict Mgmt
Cross-Cultural Management
MGMT 5306
MGMT 5307
Total Hours9

Supply Chain Management

Concentration Courses (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Required Courses:
OSCM 5311Inventory and Materials Mgmt3
OSCM 5325Glbl Oper & Supply Chain Mgmt3
Concentration Elective:
Select one of the following:3
Data Analytics for Managers
and Talent Management
CIS 5340
Total Quality Management
Mgmt of Service Operations
Current Issues in POM
Total Hours9