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University of Texas - Arlington College of Business Administration Part Time MBA

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Part Time

Program Information

Specializations Offered: Accounting, Economics, Finance, General Management, Information Systems / Information Technology, Marketing, Operations Management, Real Estate
Degrees Awarded: MBA, Part Time.

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Rankings

School Rankings

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N/A Best Business Schools (West)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 56% accepted out of 1212 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 31
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.25
  • Average Years Work Experience: 5
  • Out of State Application Fee: $40
  • In State Application Fee: $40

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Recommendations, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

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

Optional: Work Experience

Admission Information

UT Arlington carefully considers both quantitative and qualitative factors in every admissions decision. Although not required, professional experience after earning a bachelor's degree is factored heavily alongside GMAT scores, GPA, personal essay, and letters of recommendation. Average GMAT and GPA scores for last year's class were 550 and 3.25 r...UT Arlington carefully considers both quantitative and qualitative factors in every admissions decision. Although not required, professional experience after earning a bachelor's degree is factored heavily alongside GMAT scores, GPA, personal essay, and letters of recommendation. Average GMAT and GPA scores for last year's class were 550 and 3.25 respectively.

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Important Dates

Round 1
April

1

Deadline
August

21

Start
Round 2
June

15

Deadline
August

21

Start

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 776
Percent International Students 35%
Total Full-Time Faculty 104
Full-Time Faculty 62%

Student Life

“As the program is designed for working individuals, a large majority work,” and most of the students are “less than 30 years old.” Life on the UTA campus is “very casual and relaxed,” although there is “practically no life at school other than to attend classes.” “The campus is well designed to provide plenty of areas for students to gather and be respected.” Graduate students “mostly all work full time” between jobs, classes, and studying. “We’re very removed from the ‘social’ side of the University,” one student explains. If there is one area that students really wish the school could improve on, it is “adding a football team,” as “this is Texas, and nobody respects a college in Texas that doesn’t have a football team.” UTA “has an extremely diverse makeup that includes students from all over the world,” and “everyone of all races gets along very well.” Although some students feel that despite the “very diverse” makeup, the student body is “segregated.” In addition to racial and international diversity, the school sports “working professionals, working stu­dents, and non-working” students. Working students come “from the defense, pharma­ceuticals, information technology, transportation, construction, and other service indus­tries,” and “we really teach each other, lending experience and hard-learned career knowledge to fellow classmates.”

Career

University of Texas at Arlington is “recognized by companies” around the country and has a good placement track record. UTA’s brand is especially recognized in its region, and the “close proximity to Dallas” and Fort Worth gives students opportunities to estab­lish connections with local businesses for when they graduate. “The school has estab­lished a very good rapport with businesses around the metroplex that easily absorb fresh graduates!” Some students did feel the school could do more to “partner with local, national, and international businesses.” One caveat to note is that “members of the pro­fessional cohort MBA program” study on another campus, and “its students are not informed of the main campus job fairs or placement services.” Some prominent alumnae include John Goolsby, the retired CEO of Howard Hughes Corporation; Roy Williams, retired Chief Scout Exec. of Boy Scouts America; and Jackie Fouse, Sr. VP, CFO & Corp Strategy of Bunge, Ltd.

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Students Say

The University of Texas at Arlington is “a highly recognized” business program that is “a good value for the dollar” with “strong alumni,” “a good reputation, and is fully AACSB accredited.” Many students enjoy the “cohort format of the program,” which allows students to grow and learn together. A real strength of the MBA program is how it “caters to people who have a full-time job. Almost all classes start about 7:00 p.m. so that commuters have time to get to class.” Commuters can face some problems as “park­ing is horrendous, and it is extremely expensive.” One student claims “I pay over $100 and still have to walk half a mile or more to class.” “The College of Business at UTA is at the cutting edge of the business world,” one stu­dent says. “Our professors and administrators are always looking for the most innova­tive ideas or technologies, and the students get to research them and learn that not only the proven facts work, but also new ones.” The campus is “very clean and very well organized” and “undergoing massive renovations to improve the quality of the campus. The overall appeal of the University should increase dramatically” once the renovations are done. “The professors here are great,” and the faculty is a real strength of the program. “Professors are tough, but they know well what they teach” and “have real-life work experience in what they are teaching.” “The teaching styles have been diverse, but effec­tive, and the professors are always interested in helping students succeed.” One student says, “Ninety-five percent of the faculty is truly passionate about teaching students,” although another says, “The majority of them are old-school professors, teaching from the book.” Students who like to know where they stand academically may get slightly frustrated as “finding out grades is next to impossible,” and you “very rarely know where you stand in class grade-wise until grades are posted.” “The administration must be the best in Texas,” as they are “very helpful and there to answer any questions you have.” “I liked the fact that it had two different programs to choose from: the cohort and the flexible,” one student explains. Another student says the administration “even tailored a ‘hybrid’ program for me based on my situation.” The career center “needs to bring in more companies” though, and “UTA should focus less on recruiting international students and more on recruiting U.S. students from other states.”

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Center for information technologies management: Center for research on organizational and managerial excellence; Ryan/Reilly center for urban land utilization; and the MRGSA Research Center.

  • Research Facilities:

    Center for information technologies management: Center for research on organizational and managerial excellence; Ryan/Reilly center for urban land utilization; and the MRGSA Research Center.

  • Study Abroad:

    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia; Ecole de Commerce,Pau, France; Yonsei University, Korea; University of Leicester, United Kingdom; Norwegian School of Business Management, Norway; ITESM, Universidad Panamericana, Universidad de Monterrey and Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico; Thammasat University, Thailand; INTI College, Malaysia; The Art Institute of Florence - Lorenzo de' Medici; John Cabot University, Rome.

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of The University of Texas at Arlington College of Business include:

Jackie Fouse - Sr. VP, CFO & Corp Strategy - Bunge, Ltd.

Jerry Thomas - President & CEO - Decision Analyst, Inc.

Roy Williams - Chief Scot Exec. (ret.) - Boy Scouts America

John Goolsby - President CEO (ret.) - Howard Hughes Corporation

Gen. Tommy Franks - U.S. Army (ret.)

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