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Business Administration

Graduate Advisor
Dr. William Chittenden
McCoy Hall, Room 530

Advisor Support
Brittany Naylor
McCoy Hall, Room 540

Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration
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The M.B.A. program offers flexibility with two formats: full-time cohort and flex. With some afternoon and mostly evening classes, the 42-hour full-time cohort program spans just 21 months and is offered exclusively at the San Marcos campus. The flex program offers evening classes at both the San Marcos and Round Rock campuses, and students have the option of sitting out a semester if needed.

Degree Concentration Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.B.A Computer Information Systems 45 Non-Thesis No minor
M.B.A Engineering and Technology 45 Non-Thesis No minor
M.B.A Flex Cohort (no concentration) 42 Non-Thesis No minor
M.B.A Flex Cohort (no concentration) 42 Thesis No minor
M.B.A Full-Time Cohort (no concentration) 42 Non-Thesis No minor
M.B.A Health Administration 45 Non-Thesis No minor
M.B.A Human Resource Management 45 Non-Thesis No minor
M.B.A International Business Studies 45 Non-Thesis No minor

Texas State Round Rock Campus
The entire general M.B.A. program in flex format can be completed in Round Rock or in San Marcos.

Deadlines Option U.S. Citizen International
Fall - Priority Flex & Full-Time Cohort February 1 February 1
Fall - Standard Flex & Full-Time Cohort June 1 June 1
Spring Flex only October 1 October 1
Summer I Flex & Full-Time Cohort No Admission No Admission
Summer II Flex & Full-Time Cohort No Admission No Admission

Application Deadline
This program has a firm deadline.

Funding Information
Applications must be complete by the priority deadline to be considered for certain types of funding.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. Additional information for applicants with international credentials can be found on our international web pages.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online ApplyTexas application

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Application Fee

  • $55 nonrefundable application fee
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials

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Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • a competitive GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)

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GRE or GMAT Scores

  • official GMAT or GRE (general test only) required with competitive scores

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  • responses to specific essay questions
  • resume/CV detailing your work experience, extracurricular and community activities, and honors and achievements
  • two letters of recommendation from persons best able to assess your ability to succeed in graduate school

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  Review important information about documents, including the submission instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU). You will have access to GADU after you submit your ApplyTexas application and activate your Texas State NetID.


Applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall and minimum individual module scores of
    • 19 listening
    • 19 reading
    • 19 speaking
    • 18 writing
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

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Additional Information

  Admissions Review Process
Admission to all graduate business degree programs is competitive and designed to identify those who have the ability, interest, and maturity to manage the rigors of the programs as well as potential for future professional growth; therefore, the admissions committee will carefully consider all aspects of your professional and academic background. The admissions committee will also closely review the qualitative elements of your application, such as letters of recommendation, quality of written essays, relevant work experience, extracurricular and community activities, honors and achievements, and other personal characteristics that will enhance diversity in academic programs.