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MBA Degree Program

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The MBA Degree Program offers the Master of Business Administration with concentration in business administration (MBA), Master of Business Administration with concentration in accounting (MBA), and Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAC) as well as a joint degree in BBA/MBA, BBA/MPAC. Other programs include work-study, foreign exchange with Germany, Mexico, and Scotland, and internships. The strongest areas of study are accounting and management. The most popular course is Organizational Behavior. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus, including Wells-Fargo Bank Distinguished Lectureship in Business.

Thirty-six total credits are required to complete the MBA business administration concentration, including 2 elective credits. Required courses for the MBA business administration concentration include:

  • Decision Analysis
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial Economics
  • Research Methods
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing Management
  • Legal and Social Environment of Business
  • Operations Management
  • Financial Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Corporate Strategies and Policies

Required courses for the MBA accounting concentration include:

  • Mangerial Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Operations Management
  • Advanced Tax Accounting
  • Applied Auditing
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Advanced Accounting Problems
  • Tax Research Methodology
  • Corporate Strategies and Policies
  • Decision Analysis

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements by having core courses replaced by electives if the student meets the criteria.

Business students may take relevant nonbusiness courses in other departments. The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time is 16 months; maximum, 6 years. For students attending part time, the minimum is 27 months; maximum, 6 years.

There are 20 total full-time graduate business faculty, all of whom hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated below average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 7; average business class size is 15.


A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 2.5. The formula for using the GPA and GMAT scores is (200 x GPA) +GMAT, or minimum 1050 (accounting only). Most important admissions factors are grades in upper-level courses, GMAT results, and work experience. A strong mathematics background is required.

The number of applicants for the 2006-2007 class was 40; 37 were accepted; 29 enrolled. Transfers are accepted. Minority students are actively recruited by liaison with minority organizations on campus and letters to predominantly minority undergraduate schools in the area.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, a transcript, GMAT scores, a nonrefundable application fee of $40, and a resume (business administration only). The application deadlines are July 15 for fall entry; November 15, spring; April 15, summer. Students are notified of the admissins decision as early as possible. The latest acceptable test date for fall entry is July 1.

Financial Aid

About 61% of graduate business school students receive financial aid from scholarships, loans, and graduate assistantships, for a total average of $4368 annually; maximum $7600. The school’s own financial statement is required. Check with the school for current application deadlines.

Tuition for in-state residents is $186 per credit, or $2340 per year. Nonresidents pay $461 per credit, or $7290 per year. On-campus room and board costs approximately $5467; books and supplies, $1000; personal expenses, $2544; and other fees, $906, for an estimated annual total of $12,257 for in-state residents and $17,207 for out-of-state residents. Graduate student housing is available in dormitories and apartments.


Thirty-six percent of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time. The greatest percentage of students are from Texas (95%). Fifty-four percent are women, 17% are minorities, and 5% are foreign nationals. The average age at entrance is 29; ages range from 21 to 51. In 2006, 14 graduate business degrees were awarded.

P.O. Box 11025, ASU Station
San Angelo, TX 76909
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