College of Business

College of Business

Business Administration, MBA (30 hours)

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree prepares individuals for the responsibilities of management in a wide variety of business and nonbusiness endeavors. Program length is approximately one year of full-time study for a student with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

*Beginning Fall 2020, the On-Campus MBA program will admit exclusively on Fall terms*

Domestic Students:

*Priority deadline to receive complete applications:

Fall 2019 Spring 2020  Summer I 2020  Summer II 2019 
July 15, 2019 November 15, 2019 April 28, 2020 May 15, 2019

Final deadline for receipt of complete applications:

Fall 2019 Spring 2020  Summer I 2019  Summer II 2019 
August 15, 2019 December 15, 2019 May 15, 2019 June 15, 2019

International Students:

Priority deadline to receive complete applications:

Fall 2019 Spring 2020  Summer I 2020  Summer II 2019 
May 1, 2019 September 1, 2019 April 28, 2020 May 15, 2019

Final deadline for receipt of complete applications:

Fall 2019 Spring 2020  Summer I 2019  Summer II 2019 
July 15, 2019 November 15, 2019 May 15, 2019 June 15, 2019

*Complete application should be received for full admissions and funding consideration 

Application requirements

Complete Application for Admission:

Apply for Admission via Apply Texas Application

An applicant may defer admission to an earlier/later semester. Applications are valid for one year. One deferral is allowed per application.

Application fee:
  • $50 for US citizen, $70 for International Students

Please Note: Applicants who wish to apply for a different program will be required to submit a new application. The application processing fee is required for each application submitted.

Requirements:

Application requirements specific to this program:

  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate course work taken at any accredited college or University attended (Foreign College credits/transcripts require an official foreign evaluation. Please click here).  TAMU-CC transcript is not required.
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores (Within Five years of the date of application)- May be waived for applicants with a last 60 hours GPA of at least 3.0 and a grade of B or better in college algebra or a higher level math course OR an earned graduate degree and a grade B or better in college algebra or higher level mathematics course.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Essay (Minimum 500 words in length which includes educational and professional goals and the reason for applying to the program.)

*Please allow 3-5 business days to receive Student ID before submitting additional supporting documents.

Submit all supporting documents online.

Additional International Applicant Requirements

Application requirements for international applicants:

  • Copy of current Visa (if applicable)
  • English Language Proficiency. TAMUCC currently accepts the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) within the last 2 years:
    • Official TOEFL score minimum paper-based score of 550 or internet-based score of 79-80
    • Official IELTS score minimum 6.5

On-Campus and Online MBA

Students with Nonbusiness Degrees

Students who have had no undergraduate work in business may be required to complete 12 credits of core courses designed to provide preparation comparable to the professional core in the undergraduate curriculum of the College of Business. Some or all of these core courses may be waived for students who have received a “B” or better in comparable undergraduate courses.

Core Courses

The following courses form the core knowledge in business required for students with nonbusiness undergraduate degrees. Core courses cannot be taken for advanced course credit. Students must be admitted to the MBA program before enrolling in graduate-level core courses.

  • ACCT 5312 Foundations of Accounting  3 sem. hrs.
  • ORMS 5310 Statistical and Decision Analysis  3 sem. hrs.
  • ECON 5311 Foundations in Economics  3 sem. hrs.
  • FINA 5311 Financial Management Concepts  3 sem. hrs.
Total Core Hours: 12

Note:

The Director of Master’s Programs may waive core courses if the student has previously completed appropriate business courses. Graduate students from other colleges should consult the Director of Master’s Programs in the College of Business for selection of appropriate courses. Courses need to be taken in an order that allows satisfying the prerequisite requirements (check course descriptions for prerequisites).

Master of Business Administration Advanced Requirements

In addition to satisfying the core requirements in business, all MBA students must complete a minimum of 30 credits of advanced graduate courses at the 5315 level or higher (36 hours for those electing to concentrate in Accounting, Finance, Health Care Administration, or International Business as listed below). These advanced courses should be taken in the order listed to enhance understanding of course materials and satisfy needed prerequisites.

Advanced Courses:

  • ​MISY 5325 - Software Based Business Solutions  3 sem. hrs.
  • OPSY 5315 Operations Management  3 sem. hrs.
  • ECON 5315 Managerial Economics  3 sem. hrs.
  • ACCT 5315 Accounting Topics  3 sem. hrs.
  • FINA 5320 Managerial Finance  3 sem. hrs.
  • MGMT 5320 Organizational Behavior and Theory  3 sem. hrs.
  • MKTG 5320 Marketing Management  3 sem. hrs.
  • MGMT 5355 Administrative Strategy and Policy  3 sem. hrs.
  • Approved Electives 6 sem. hrs.
Total Advanced Hours: 30

Concentration Courses

A concentration is not required in the MBA, but is available to students desiring degree specialization.  Students who elect to concentrate in Accounting, Finance, Health Care Administration, or International Business are required to complete 36 hours of advanced courses: 24 hours of required credits and 12 hours in the area of concentration. 

Accounting Concentration Requirements: (12 semester hours from the following)

  • ACCT 5317 - Oil, Gas and Energy Accounting  3 sem. hrs.
  • ACCT 5337 - Taxes and Business Strategy  3 sem. hrs.
  • ACCT 5340 - Forensic Accounting  3 sem. hrs.
  • ACCT 5341 - Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services  3 sem. hrs.
  • ACCT 5355 - Information Systems in Accounting  3 sem. hrs.
  • ACCT 5370 - Seminar  3 sem. hrs.
  • ACCT 5371 - Professional Accounting Research  3 sem. hrs.
  • ACCT 5381 - Accounting Theory  3 sem. hrs.
  • ACCT 5396 - Directed Individual Research or Readings 1-3 sem. hrs.

Data Analytics Concentration Requirements: (12 semester hours from the following)

  • Required courses (9 semester hours)

  • MISY 5335 - Business Data Base Management  3 sem. hrs.
  • MISY 5355 - Business Intelligence and Analytics  3 sem. hrs.
  • MISY 5366 - Data Warehousing and Data Mining for Business Intelligence  sem. hrs.
  • Elective course (3 semester hours from the following)

  • MISY 5330 - Website Development for E-Commerce  3 sem. hrs.
  • MISY 5350 - Managing the Information Systems Function  3 sem. hrs.
  • MISY 5360 - Business Application Development  3 sem. hrs.
  • MISY 5365 - Enterprise Resource Planning  3 sem. hrs.
  • MISY 5367 - Managing IT Projects  3 sem. hrs.

Finance Concentration Requirements: (12 semester hours from the following)

  • FINA 5325 Real Estate Finance and Investments  3 sem. hrs.
  • FINA 5330 Analysis of Derivative Securities  3 sem. hrs.
  • FINA 5333 Personal Financial Planning  3 sem. hrs.
  • FINA 5335 Multinational Finance  3 sem. hrs.
  • FINA 5340 Investment and Portfolio Theory  3 sem. hrs.
  • FINA 5345 Financial Markets and Institutions  3 sem. hrs.
  • FINA 5370 Seminar  1-3 sem. hrs.
  • FINA 5396 Directed Individual Research Or Readings 1-3 sem. hrs.

Health Care Administration Concentration Requirements: (12 semester hours from the following)

  • HCAD 5312 The Health Care System  3 sem. hrs.
  • HCAD 5320 Health Economics and Policy  3 sem. hrs.
  • HCAD 5325 Health Care Financial Management  3 sem. hrs.
  • HCAD 5330 Health Law and Ethics  3 sem. hrs.
  • HCAD 5390 Health Care Selected Topics  3 sem. hrs.

International Business Concentration Requirements: (12 semester hours from the following)

  • ECON 5335 International Economics 3 sem. hrs.
  • FINA 5335 Multinational Finance  3 sem. hrs.
  • MGMT 5335 Multinational Management  3 sem. hrs.
  • MKTG 5335 Marketing in the International Environment 3 sem. hrs.
  • Approved Graduate Elective 3 sem. hrs.
For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the Business Office's website.

If you'd like to learn more about the College of Business, please visit our website.

Contact for More Information:

Sharon Polansky

6300 Ocean Drive Unit 5808
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5808
Office: 361-825-3448
sharon.polansky@tamucc.edu