Department of Management, Marketing and General Business
The MBA program at West Texas A&M University offers a variety of options for students seeking a professional business degree from a program with AACSB accreditation. Students in the MBA program have the option to concentrate in management, marketing, health care administration, and computer information systems (students interested in an accounting concentration should consider the MPA program while those interested in an economics or finance concentration are encouraged to consider the MSFE program). The MBA program at West Texas A&M University has been recognized with distinction by The Financial Engineer as the only regional program in the Southwest to earn a top 100 ranking. At a ranking of #98 overall, the West Texas A&M University MBA program is the highest rated regional university in the Southwest. This places the program in the top two percent overall. Earlier this year, the online MBA program at West Texas A&M University was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the #36 program overall and the second highest rated regional university in the West. The online MBA program was also ranked by U.S. News & World Report in 2013 (#56), 2014 (#27), and 2015 (#32). The programs is also ranked #7 by U.S. News & World Report for affordability. Superscholar.org ranks the online MBA program at WT #5.
Consideration may be provided for excellence in previous academic program, GMAT performance, career progression in industry and/or in military service.
The 31-49 credit hour MBA program is designed for completion within a two-year period, although the program can be completed in as soon as one year for some students. Courses are offered on campus, in Amarillo (primarily at night) and online. Students are able to take every course required for graduation in the online, campus or Amarillo environments. In addition, students have the option of combining online courses with traditional campus or Amarillo courses to meet degree requirements.
For more information about the MBA program please refer to MBA frequently asked questions. If you would like us to send you general information about the program, please complete an Electronic Inquiry and someone from our program will contact you.
M.B.A. Requirements (31 to 49 graduate hours)
Course descriptions for graduate-level courses in the College of Business can be accessed from the West Texas A&M University Graduate Catalog.
1.1 Professional Writing: Demonstrate capacity to employ written presentation channels to effectively communicate with different levels of personnel and meet organizational goals.
1.2 Oral Communication: Demonstrate capacity to employ oral presentation channels to effectively communicate with different levels of personnel and meet organizational goals.
2.1 Capacity to Lead: Demonstrate understanding of the leadership skills necessary to foster team effectiveness for making decisions.
2.2 Goal Setting: Demonstrate capacity to establish and evaluate organizational goals.
3.1 Business Ethics: Demonstrate capacity to recognize and evaluate ethical dimensions of business decisions and the effects on stakeholders.
3.2 Global Business Environment: Demonstrate knowledge of the issues involved in conducting business in a diverse, global environment.
4.1 Decision Making: Demonstrate capacity to integrate quantitative and qualitative techniques from functional business areas to analyze business alternatives.
4.2 Strategic Planning: Demonstrate capacity to formulate strategies that are feasible, understandable, and foster long-term sustainability within the context of achieving organizational goals and social responsibilities.
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For specific questions, please contact:
Dr. Jonathan Shaffer, director of graduate business programs at 806-651-2489 or email email@example.com
Dr. LaVelle Mills, associate dean of graduate business programs at 806-651-3866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate Course Schedules
Registration for the 2016 summer and fall semesters will begin at 12:01 am April 1, 2016 for currently registered students and 12:01 am April 25, 2016 for newly admitted students.