Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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This Non-Thesis program provides the student with the foundation of general business knowledge and a general management M.B.A. curriculum.

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About the Program

  • Complete in as few as 36 months
  • 27 required credit hours + 9 MBA elective credit hours
  • $589.43 per credit hour

The Business Administration Program provides students with advanced study in a multicultural business environment with the goal of enhancing their business and administrative careers. Specifically, the program is designed to meet the career needs of those who:

  • Wish to enhance their professional opportunities in executive or administrative positions in business, industry, government and service industries.
  • Seek to broaden their knowledge in the functional business areas in order to increase the effectiveness and self‐assurance in their management abilities.
  • Are initiating their own business or business career.
  • Are preparing to seek admission to a doctoral program.


Required Courses Credit Hours
ACCT 6320: Accounting and Financial Analysis 3
ECON 6350: Managerial Economics 3
FINA 6340: Advanced Corporate Finance 3
INFS 6330: Information Systems for Managers 3
MARK 6310: Marketing Strategy 3
MGMT 6330: Organizational Behavior 3
MGMT 6360: Production and Operations Management 3
MGMT 6390: Strategic Management 3
QUMT 6310: Business Research 3
MBA Electives* 9
Total graduate hours for degree: 36

*For students interested in writing a thesis, 6 thesis hours will form part of the 9 hours of electives.

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has specific deadline requirements that you must meet in order to enroll.


Fall Spring Summer I Summer II
Domestic July 1 November 15 May 1 May 1
International June 1 November 1 March 1 March 1

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Tuition and Financial Aid

UT Rio Grande Valley's 100% online programs offer affordable tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Tuition Breakdown

  • $21,219.48* Total program cost
  • $589.43 Per credit hour
  • $1,254.29 Per 3-credit course

*Tuition and fee rates shown above are proposed rates for the 2015-2016 academic year. We estimate that tuition and fees will total no more than the rates shown above; however, rates are subject to change. Approved tuition and fee rates for UTRGV should be available prior to the fee payment deadline.

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Financial Aid

UTRGV is an equal opportunity institution in the administration of its financial aid programs. In keeping with this policy, financial aid is extended to students without regard to race, creed, sex, national origin, veteran status, religion, age or disability.

Additional Fees

  • Application Fee: $50
  • Graduation Fee: $32

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If you have questions about how to apply to UTRGV, call us at 956-882-6552 or 956-665-3661 or email

Evidence of academic achievement and potential for advanced study and research is required for graduate admission. Specific criteria for Unconditional Admission for master’s degree seeking students in business administration are:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • GMAT score of 400 or
  • GRE verbal score of 146 (400 if taken prior to August 2011)
  • GRE quantitative score of 140 (400 if taken prior to August 2011)
  • GRE analytical score of 4.0
  • GPA of 3.0 in the Foundation courses

Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5 and/or GRE scores lower than those specified are also encouraged to apply.

Notification of decisions on graduate admission is made by the office of Graduate Studies based on the admission criteria and recommendation of the academic department. Information related to application procedures and deadlines is available at the Office of Graduate Studies.

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Program Contact

Program Director: Dr. Clara Downey
Phone: (956) 882-5830
Location: BMAIN 2434
Brownsville Campus