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Texas A & M University College of Business - Corpus Christi Full Time MBA

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Full Time

Program Information

Degrees Awarded: MBA, Full Time.

Rankings

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School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (West)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 78% accepted out of 55 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 27
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.28
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 484
  • Out of State Application Fee: $50
  • In State Application Fee: $50

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities

Optional: Work Experience

Admission Information

All applicants to the TAMUCC MBA program must submit the following materials: official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work; an official score report for the GMAT (test score can be no more than five years old); two letters or recommendation; a current resume or curriculum vitae; a personal essay stating your reasons for pursuing the...All applicants to the TAMUCC MBA program must submit the following materials: official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work; an official score report for the GMAT (test score can be no more than five years old); two letters or recommendation; a current resume or curriculum vitae; a personal essay stating your reasons for pursuing the MBA; and a completed application form. In addition, international students whose first language is not English must submit an official score for the TOEFL and an evaluation of non-English language transcripts executed by Education Credential Evaluators, Inc., International Education Research Foundation, Inc., or World Education Services. All international applicants must submit an I-34 form or other notarized confirmation of adequate financial support, a copy of their current visa, and proof of medical insurance.

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School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 163
Percent International Students 61%
Total Full-Time Faculty 32

Student Life

“There is a very diverse population from a multitude of cultures” within the TAMUCC MBA program, and “this is very important…in South Texas, [where] the majority of the population is either Hispanic or white.” Students here are “very ambitious and amiable,” and while “discussions in class are heated, there is a mutual respect.” The student body “is about 30 percent international,” “which gives a very diverse, unique experience in the classroom.” A sizeable group of military personnel further adds to the diverse back­grounds and perspectives. Except for the international students, most here are “balanc­ing a full work load, course load, family life and other extracurricular activities.”TAMUCC’s “attractive campus by the ocean” engenders a “laid-back, casual, ‘feels like island time’” atmosphere. “Don’t let people wearing flip flops fool you,” though; these are “very hardworking/studying individuals.” The program forces them to be actively involved in class, as the classroom “is very participation-oriented rather than the profes­sor only lecturing.” Fortunately TAMUCC students are up to the challenge.

Career

The TAMUCC Career Services office provides counseling and placement services for all undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni of the university. Frequent seminars and presentations are offered on such topics as “How to Job Search in the ‘Hidden Market,’” “The Second Interview and Salary Negotiation,” and “How to Get a Federal Job.” The office also provides career counseling, computer-based self-assessments, job search advisement, online and hard-copy job postings, a career resource library and computer lab, videotaped mock interviews, and job fairs and on-campus recruiting events.Top employers in the area include the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Christus Spohn Health System, the Corpus Christi Army Depot, H-E-B Grocery Co., Bay Limited, SSP Partners/Circle K, Driscoll Children’s Hospital, APAC, First Data, and Gulf Marine Fabricators.

The Princeton Review

Students Say

Students at Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) say that in order to truly appreciate their school’s stellar MBA programs, you must first put them in proper geo­graphical perspective. TAMUCC “is a regional school, so comparing it with the experi­ence of [students] at Top-25 schools is not fair,” one such student points. However, “Given its status as a regional school and the mission of the university as it relates to the regional approach, the TAMUCC MBA program is excellent.” Indeed, most here want a program that is first and foremost convenient, affordable, and flexible enough to accom­modate students with full-time jobs. In these areas and more, students here tell us, TAMUCC delivers.Point in case: TAMUCC “has a great core foundation and the potential to become a great public university.” MBAs here benefit from the “wide variety of students [from] differ­ent countries” which broadens their educational experience. There is a particularly strong Hispanic student presence and a concurrent focus on business matters of interest to the American-Hispanic community. And then, of course, there’s the “affordable tuition,” the “small size of most classes”—the program is “not…too congested while still being large enough to have good facilities”—and the “easy-to-deal-with university administration,” which works hard to ease the burdens of the school’s overtaxed stu­dents. One student took special note of the program’s “flexibility for working parents. I’m a single parent and have felt supported and encouraged by all of my professors and my advisor.”Similarly, professors “take the students’ welfare into consideration” and “will always create extra time outside the class to answer questions to help make the learning process easy.” Most instructors here “are very passionate about their work and it shows in their lecturing. They have relevant experience in their disciplines that they can relate to stu­dents showing real-life applications of the material.” As one student explains, “I believe that the professors are the greatest strengths [of the program]. The passion and experi­ence that they bring to the classroom is great. There are a couple who are not so great, but the majority are fantastic. Their enthusiasm makes you want to learn, and the mate­rial is challenging.” TAMUCC offers its MBAs two areas of concentration: international business, and health care management.

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