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Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Online Course Mode

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Introduction

WT's AACSB accredited College of Business has one of the top online MBA programs available today.  The 2014 U.S. News & World Report rankings list the WT online MBA #10 in the nation for student services and technology, #3 for a regional program in the West, #24 in the student engagement category, #53 in the faculty credentials and training category, and #27 overall.  The Simple Dollar ranks the WTAMU online MBA program #1 in 2014 for affordabilty combined with national ranking.  Get Educated.com ranks West Texas A&M #8 as a Best Buy MBA program.  Top 10 Online Colleges ranks the WT program #8 for Most Affordable Online Business Graduate Degrees.

The College of Business offers a complete MBA program that is available exclusively via the Internet or can combine online courses with campus courses to meet degree requirements.  Students are able to take every course required for graduation online.  The online courses are the same that on-campus students must take, but feature the convenience of learning from home at any time of the day.  Students that do not want to complete their course work exclusively online are welcome to complete courses on campus in addition to the online mode.  The MBA program is generally designed for completion within a two-year period, although a few students complete the program in as little as 12-18 months while others that work full-time may work on degree requirements for three or more years.  Admission and academic credit consideration may be provided for excellence in previous academic program, GMAT performance, career progression in industry and/or in military service.

MBA frequently asked questions


Full Admission Requirements

Undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher

Undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher
While all students are encouraged to take the GMAT exam, those with an UG GPA of 3.0 or higher may request to have this requirement waived by completing a GMAT Score Waiver Request Formand emailing it to Dr. LaVelle Mills, associate dean of graduate business programs (lmills@wtamu.edu).
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
Three letters of recommendation are required. We have  At least one letter must be a professional recommendation.* The College of Business Recommendation Letter Form is available for downloading.
Resume showing career progress*
Statement of goals for pursuing a graduate business degree*
Proficiency in foundation business courses

*To be emailed to Ms. Catherine Lee, Office of Graduate Business Programs (crlee@wtamu.edu).
 

Provisional Acceptance Requirements

Undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher but less than 3.0
GMAT score comparable to that of students who are currently successful in the program
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
Three letters of recommendation (at least one letter must be a professional recommendation)*
Resume showing career progress*
Statement of goals for purusing a graduate business degree*
Proficiency in foundation business courses

*To be emailed to Ms. Catherine Lee, Office of Graduate Business Programs (crlee@wtamu.edu)

Provisional acceptance to a graduate program in the College of Business can consist of multiple steps, dependent on each applicant's overall background as described above.


General Admission Requirements

Graduate School Application Materials

A complete Graduate School application packet includes the Graduate application, official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions, GMAT scores (as required), and a non-refundable graduate application fee. The complete application packet must be received by the Graduate school by applications deadlines to ensure consideration for the semester selected unless a deadline waiver is granted. Application deadlines are August 1 (Fall), December 1 (Spring), and May 1 (Summer).

An administrative "hold" preventing the applicant from enrolling in subsequent semesters is placed on the student's file if the student has not completed the admission procedure before the end of the first semester of graduate work.

NOTE: Students must be admitted before being eligible for federal financial aid. Programs may require additional documents for admission.

College of Business Application Materials

Applicants for the MBA program in the College of Business are requested to provide the office of graduate business programs with a copy of their career resume, a statement describing their career goals and how earning a MBA degree will help them achieve those goals, and three letters of recommendation.

Upon approval by the College of Business Graduate Business Admissions Committee, a student with provisional acceptance may enroll in a maximum of 12 - 18 semester credit hours of graduate courses selected with the student and the MBA advisor for the office of graduate business programs. The graduate business admissions committee will consider students for full admission to a graduate programs in the College of Business based on their review of the student's undergraduate GPA and:

  • earning grades of B and above on graduate level work completed as a provisionally accepted graduate student in the College of Business,
  • submitting a GMAT score that is comparable to successful students in the MBA program,
  • providing three letters of recommendation (at least one letter must be a professional recommendation),
  • providing a reesume showing career progress,
  • providing a statement of goals and objectives and how attainment of an MBA degree will enhance their ability to reach their career goals.

M.B.A. Requirements (31 to 49 graduate hours)

M.B.A. Foundation Courses (0 to 9 graduate hours)

  • Students with an undergraduate degree in business administration or a closely related field and a grade point average of 2.8 or higher may not be required to take foundation courses. 
  • Students with an undergraduate degree outside of business administration or an undergraduate degree in business administration with a grade point average below 2.8 are required to take 9 semester hours from the following: ACCT 6300, ECON 6300, IDM 6300, MGT 6300, MKT 6300, FIN 6300, and BUSI 6300.  The explicit nine semester hours are determined by the associate dean of graduate business programs.  In addition, the associate dean may select more than 9 semester hours of foundation courses in special cases where student academic background in business administration, grade point average or work experience are limited.

M.B.A. Core Courses (28 graduate hours)

Courses for Emphasis Areas (9 graduate hours)

  • MBA-General Business*—nine semester hours of graduate business electives.***
  • MBA—Computer Information Systems****— nine semester hours of CIDM courses.
    Beginning with the 2015 Spring semester, to join the MBA Program with an emphasis in CIS, the person needs an undergraduate degree in CIS, MIS, CS, or technology related area of concentration or at least two years of work experience in the technology field.
  • MBA—Management*—nine semester hours of management courses.
  • MBA—Marketing*—nine semester hours of marketing courses.
  • MBA—Healthcare Management Emphasis— nine graduate hours from BUSI 5370, MGT 6370, MKT 6370, ECON 6370, FIN 6370, or CIDM 6375/MGT 6375.
    Beginning with the 2015 Spring semester, to join the MBA program with an emphasis in healthcare, the person needs at least two years of work experience in the healthcare field or a closely related equivalent.

*An elective course may be any graduate-level course in the College of Business (except 6300 leveling courses) or, with approval from the associate dean of graduate business program, elective graduate courses may be taken outside the College of Business.

Leveling courses ACCT 6330, ECON 6300, FIN 6300, CIDM 6300, BUSI 6300, MGT 6300, or MKT 6300 are not elective courses and can only be used to meet leveling requirements as part of degree completion. 

Course descriptions for graduate-level courses in the College of Business can be accessed from the West Texas A&M University Graduate Catalog.

For information, contact:

Dr. Jonathan Shaffer, director of graduate business programs at 806-651-2489 or email jshaffer@wtamu.edu

Dr. LaVelle Mills, associate dean of graduate business programs at 806-651-3866 or email lmills@wtamu.edu


Graduate Level Online Course Offerings Spring 2014: (* = MBA Core Course)

1. BUSI 5370*70 (Healthcare Law) Dr. Rider
-class begins 01/13/2014 and ends 05/08/2014

2. *BUSI 6105*70 (MBA Portfolio) Dr. De’Armond
-class begins 01/13/2014 and ends 04/19/2014

3. BUSI 6317*70 (Current Issues in Business: Employment Law) Dr. R. Clark
-class begins 01/13/2014 and ends 04/19/2014

4. CIDM 5331*70 (Production and Operations Management) Dr. Shao
-class begins 01/13/2014 and ends 05/08/2014

5. *CIDM 6305*70 (Quantitative Analysis in Business) Dr. Shao
-class begins 01/13/2014 and ends 04/19/2014

6. *CIDM 6350*70 (Data and Information Management) Dr. Jafar
-class begins 01/13/2014 and ends 04/19/2014

7. *ECON 6306*70 (Seminar in Advanced Macroeconomic Theory) Dr. Pjesky
-class begins 01/13/2014 and ends 04/19/2014

8. ECON 6370*70 (Economics of Health and Medical Care) Dr. Meredith
-class begins 01/13/2014 and ends 04/19/2014

9. FIN 5350*70 (Sales Management of Financial Services) Dr. De'Armond
-class begins 01/13/2014 and ends 05/08/2014

10. FIN 6300*70 (Managerial Finance) Dr. Wang; (Leveling Credit Only)
-class begins 01/13/2014 and ends 04/19/2014

11. FIN 6320*70 (Seminar in Finance) Dr. Owens
-class begins 01/13/2014 and ends 04/19/2014

12. MGT 5330*70 (Critical Issues in Human Resources Management) Dr. Brock
-class begins 01/13/2014 and ends 05/08/2014

13. MGT 6318*70 (Strategic Management) Dr. Varma
-class begins 01/13/2014 and ends 04/19/2014

14. *MGT 6345*70 (Seminar in Leadership) Dr. Shaffer
-class begins 01/13/2014 and ends 04/19/2014

15. MKT 5344*70 (Retail Marketing) Dr. Kilic
-class begins 01/13/2014 and ends 05/08/2014

16. MKT 6354*70 (Research Methods for Marketing Intelligence) Dr. Kilic
-class begins 01/13/2014 and ends 04/19/2014.


Graduate Level Course Offerings Summer 1 2014: (* = MBA Core Course)

Accounting

ACCT 6305-70* (Accounting for Decision Making) Dr. Burnett.
Class begins 06/02/2014 and ends 07/25/2014. ONLINE COURSE.

General Business

BUSI 6105-70* (MBA Portfolio) Dr. De'Armond.
Class begins 06/02/2014 and ends 07/25/2014. ONLINE COURSE.

 Economics

ECON 6305-70* (Seminar in Advanced Microeconomic Theory) Dr. Rosa.
Class begins 06/02/2014 and ends 07/25/2014. ONLINE COURSE.

Finance

FIN 6320-70* (Seminar in Finance) Dr. Owens.
Class begins 06/02/2014 and ends 07/25/2014. ONLINE COURSE.

FIN 6350-70 (Seminar in Financial Planning) Dr. De'Armond.
Class begins 06/02/2014 and ends 07/08/2014. ONLINE COURSE.

Management

MGT 5311-70 (Business Ethics) Dr. Brock-Baskin.
Class begins 06/02/2014 and ends 07/25/2014. ONLINE COURSE.

MGT 6350-70 (Current Trends in Management: Compensation Administration) Dr. Shaffer
Class begins 06/02/2014 and ends 07/08/2014. ONLINE COURSE.

Marketing

MKT 5346-70 (Sales Management) Dr. Kilic.
Class begins 06/02/2014 and ends 07/25/2014. ONLINE COURSE.

MKT 6352-70* (Seminar in Evolutionary Marketing) Dr. Gerlich;
Class begins 06/02/2014 and ends 07/25/2014. ONLINE COURSE.


Graduate Level Course Offerings Summer 2 2014: (*= MBA Core Course)

Computer Information and Decision Management

CIDM 6310-70* (Information Technology Management) Dr. Abdullat.
Class begins 07/09/2014 and ends 08/14/2014. ONLINE COURSE.

CIDM 6375-70 (Planning for IT in Health Care) Dr. Humpherys.
Class begins 07/09/2014 and ends 08/14/2014. ONLINE COURSE; SAME AS MGT 6375.

CIDM 6390-70* (Project Management for the Enterprise) Dr. Shao.
Class begins 07/09/2014 and ends 08/14/2014. ONLINE COURSE; SAME AS MGT 6390.

Economics

ECON 6341-70* (Seminar in International Economics and Economic Development) Dr. Pjesky.
Class begins 07/09/2014 and ends 08/14/2014. ONLINE COURSE.

Finance

FIN 6322-70 (Security Analysis) Dr. A. Terry.
Class begins 07/09/2014 and ends 08/14/2014. ONLINE COURSE.

Management

MGT 6375-70 (Planning for IT in Health Care) Dr. Humpherys.
Class begins 07/09/2014 and ends 08/14/2014. ONLINE COURSE; SAME AS CIDM 6375.

MGT 6390-70* (Project Management for the Enterprise) Dr. Shao.
Class begins 07/09/2014 and ends 08/14/2014. ONLINE COURSE; SAME AS CIDM 6390.


Graduate Level Classroom Course Offerings Fall 2014: (*= MBA Core Course)

Accounting

ACCT 6300-70 (Accounting leveling course; cannot be counted as elective or core course) Dr. Friske.
Class begins 08/25/2014 and ends 11/25/2014. ONLINE COURSE.

ACCT 6300-71 (Accounting leveling course; cannot be counted as elective or core course) Dr. Friske.
Class begins 08/25/2014 and ends 11/25/2014. ONLINE COURSE.

ACCT 6305-70* (Accounting for Decision Making) Dr. Burnett.
Class begins 08/25/2014 and ends 11/25/2014. ONLINE COURSE.

ACCT 6310-70 (Seminar in Auditing) Dr. Friske.
Class begins 08/25/2014 and ends 11/25/2014. ONLINE COURSE.

General Business

BUSI 6105-70* (MBA Portfolio) Dr. De'Armond.
Class begins 08-25-2014 and ends 11/25/2014.
ONLINE COURSE.

Computer Information and Decision Management

CIDM 5331-70 (Production and Operations Management) Dr. Shao.
Class begins 08/25/2014 and ends 12/11/2014. ONLINE COURSE.

CIDM 6310-70* (Information Technology Management) Dr. Abdullat.
Class begins 08/25/2014 and ends 11/25/2014. ONLINE COURSE

CIDM 6325-70 (Electronic Commerce and Web Development) Dr. Babb
Class begins 08/25/2014 and ends 11/25/2014. ONLINE COURSE

Economics

ECON 5355-71 (Environmental and Natural Resource Economics) Dr. Rosa.
Class begins 08/25/2014 and ends 12/11/2014. ONLINE COURSE.

ECON 6305-70* (Advanced Microeconomic Theory) Dr. Rosa.
Class begins 08/25/2014 and ends 11/25/2014. ONLINE COURSE

Finance

FIN 5311-70 (Corporate Governance and Ethics) Dr. Owens.
Class begins 08/25/2014 and ends 12/11/2014. ONLINE COURSE.

FIN 5320-70 (Investments) Dr. A. Terry.
Class begins 08/25/2014 and ends 12/11/2014. ONLINE COURSE.

FIN 5350-70 (Sales Management of Financial Services) Dr. De'Armond. Tues.
Class begins 08/25/2014 and ends 12/11/2014. ONLINE COURSE.

FIN 6320-70 (Seminar in Finance) Dr. Owens.
Class begins 08/25/2014 and ends 11/25/2014. ONLINE COURSE.

FIN 6323-70 (Multinational Finance) Dr. Wang.
Class begins 08/25/2014 and ends 11/25/2014. ONLINE COURSE.

FIN 6370-70* (Financial Management of Health Care) Dr. A. Terry.
Class begins 08/25/2014 and ends 11/25/2014. ONLINE COURSE.

 Management

MGT 5311-70 (Business Ethics) Dr. Sanders.
Class begins 08/25/2014 and ends 12/11/2014. ONLINE COURSE.

MGT 6330-70* (Seminar in International Management). Dr. Anwar.
Class begins 08/25/2014 and ends 11/25/2014. ONLINE COURSE.

MGT 6334-70* (Seminar in Organizational Behavior) STAFF.
Class begins 08/25/2014 and ends 11/25/2014. ONLINE COURSE.

MGT 6334-71* (Seminar in Organizational Behavior) STAFF.
Class begins 08/25/2014 and ends 11/25/2014. ONLINE COURSE.

MGT 6338-70* (Cultural Intelligence) Dr. Mills.
Class begins 08/25/2014 and ends 11/25/2014. ONLINE COURSE.

Marketing

MKT 6340-70* (Seminar in Marketing) Dr. Gerlich.
Class begins 08/25/2014 and ends 11/25/2014. ONLINE COURSE.

MKT 6340-71* (Seminar in Marketing) Dr. Gerlich.
Class begins 08/25/2014 and ends 11/25/2014. ONLINE COURSE.


 Graduate Level Online Course Offering Winter Intersession 2014: (*= MBA Core Course)

ECON 6306-70* (Seminar in Advanced Macroeconomic Theory) Dr. Pjesky
Class begins 12/04/2014 and ends 01/08/2015. ONLINE COURSE. 
 

 

 

 

 

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