The Master of Business Administration program at Sam Houston State University is designed to develop candidates for positions of leadership in modern organizations or to prepare students to successfully pursue doctoral studies in business. Managerial procedures and practices are continually changing. Therefore, the program emphasizes the integration and synthesis of various disciplines to develop a student’s ability to function in a dynamic environment and make sound administrative decisions that maximize the value and contributions of an organization. The MBA program is suited for qualified students from any academic discipline. The program provides the candidate with a basic managerial background through the core requirements while providing individualized adaptation through elective courses.
The Master of Business Administration degree may be earned in one year by
those full-time students who have completed a Bachelor of Business
Administration degree. For a student with a baccalaureate degree in a discipline
other than business, a minimum of two years will probably be required. For the
non-business graduate the first year of study will involve taking prerequisite
courses in preparation for the graduate courses. Part-time students who have
completed a Bachelor of Business Administration degree typically complete the
program in two years.
Applicants must submit the following materials directly to the Office of Graduate Studies:
- A Graduate Studies Application with the application fee
- Official transcript(s) of all previous college work
- A Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score report
Applicants with a baccalaureate degree from a recognized, accredited university in the United States who satisfy at least one of the following graduate admission formulas shall be admitted unconditionally into the MBA program.
200 x (overall GPA) + (GMAT score) ≥ 1100
200 x (advanced hours GPA) + (GMAT score) ≥ 1150
The grade point average (GPA) is based on a four-point scale and only courses from the baccalaureate degree granting institution are used for determining graduate admission. Students who are not in good standing at another college or university are not eligible for admission into any of the College of Business Administration’s graduate programs.
Applicants who meet all other qualifications but whose combined score using the formulas above is less than 1100 but greater than 950 (or less than 1150 but greater than 1000 on advanced hours) will be invited to submit additional supporting information to be considered for admission by the College of Business Administration Graduate Admission Committee. The deadlines for submission of supplemental materials are:
|Fall (August)||July 15|
|Spring (January)||November 15|
|Summer (June or July)||April 15|
Contact the College of Business Administration’s Graduate Coordinator for a list of additional materials that may be required.
International students or students whose native language is not English must submit a GMAT score of at least 450 and a TOEFL score of at least 550 on the paper based exam, 213 on the computer based exam, or 79 on the internet-based exam. International students must submit all required admission materials by the following dates:
|Fall (August)||June 25|
|Spring (January)||November 12|
|Summer 1 (June)||April 9|
|Summer 2 (July)||May 10|
All immigration requirements must also be satisfied prior to admission.
The MBA degree program requires a minimum of thirty-six hours of graduate credit.
Plan 1 - MBA in Business Administration
|1||Specified Courses||Choose all from:
BAN 568 <BANA 5368> Techniques of Statistical Analysis
FIN 531 <FINC 5310> Introduction to Institutions, Investments, and Managerial Finance
GBA 587 <BUAD 5310> Research Writing In Business
MGT 567 <MGMT 5390> Seminar in Strategic Management and Policy1
MKT 570 <MKTG 5330> Marketing Seminar
|2||ACCT Elective||Choose one from:
ACC 564 <ACCT 5304> Accounting for Management
ACC 580 <ACCT 5311> Advanced Topics in Financial Reporting
|3||ECON Elective||Choose one from:
All graduate courses in ECON except ECO 575 <ECON 5380>
|4||MGMT Elective||Choose one from:
All graduate courses in MGMT except MGT 575 <MGMT 5380> and MGT 567 <MGMT 5390>
|5||COBA Electives||Choose four from:
All graduate course in the College of Business Administration
|1||MGT 567 <MGMT 5390> is a capstone course that satisfies the comprehensive exam requirement. A grade of “B” or better is required for graduation.|