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University of Texas, San Antonio, College of Business Part Time MBA

The UTSA College of Business is grand in size with 5,600 students and academic scope. The college’s comprehensive business curriculum includes 46 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. Capitalizing on our comparative advantages, the college has five threads of distinction: globalization, security, capital markets, leadership/entrepreneurship and health. Accredited by AACSB International, the college is dedicated to creating, applying and sharing knowledge that translates theory to practice; combines rigor with relevance; and provides innovative solutions to global business challenges.

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Program Type Part Time

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The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business Says

The UTSA College of Business is grand in size with 5,600 students and academic scope. The college’s comprehensive business curriculum includes 46 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. Capitalizing on our comparative advantages, the college has five threads of distinction: globalization, security, capital markets, leadership/entrepreneurship and health. Accredited by AACSB International, the college is dedicated to creating, applying and sharing knowledge that translates theory to practice; combines rigor with relevance; and provides innovative solutions to global business challenges.

Specializations Offered: Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health Care Administration and Management, Information Systems / Information Technology, Marketing, Operations Management, Project Management, Real Estate
Degrees Awarded: MBA, Part Time.

Rankings

Rankings

Program Rankings

Bloomberg

#64 Businessweek Part Time MBA Programs

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (West)
#6 Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 46% accepted out of 187 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 29
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.2
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 579
  • Average Years Work Experience: 5
  • Out of State Application Fee: $45
  • In State Application Fee: $45

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

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

Optional: Recommendations, Work Experience

Admission Information

Applicants to the MBA program at The University of Texas at San Antonio are required to submit the following: GMAT scores, essay/personal statement, and an official undergraduate transcript. Letter of reference, resume, in-person interview, proof of state residency, and a list of extracurricular activities are all optional, but encouraged, dependin...Applicants to the MBA program at The University of Texas at San Antonio are required to submit the following: GMAT scores, essay/personal statement, and an official undergraduate transcript. Letter of reference, resume, in-person interview, proof of state residency, and a list of extracurricular activities are all optional, but encouraged, depending of course on an applicant's planned course of study. Admissions will pay particularly close attention to GMAT scores and undergraduate GPA. Incoming students had an average of 568 and 3.2 respectively. International candidates are required to submit TOEFL scores (500 minimum for written test, 173 minimum for computer-based test) and a current resume, and at least two letters of reference are highly recommended.

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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 255
Percent International Students 6%
Total Full-Time Faculty 110
Full-Time Faculty 93%

Student Life

The MBA program at UTSA is mostly geared toward the working professional, which would explain why “most of the MBA classes are at night.” While this has obvious ben­efits for those with full-time jobs, “they could offer more classes during the day.” “They are trying to change that,” one student reminds us. “The staff and faculty really try to provide time for us to network and force us into groups so that we can connect.” We are told there is “an excellent diversity of students” in the UTSA MBA program, many of whom describe their fellow students as “very kind and creative,” “studious,” “rich [with] work experience and a spirit of teamwork.” There is no shortage of activities on UTSA’s campus. The library has been described to us as “one of the nicest in the country right now,” although the “stacks are a bit dreary, but the aesthetics don’t limit the selection.” There is also a top-rated rec center, and the “food on campus is great, with recent additions, such as Chili’s, Subway, Pita-Grill” and various other cuisine choices for all tastes.

Career

Based on recent feedback from students, it’s apparent that UTSA has made improve­ments in recent years to its Career Services office, as well as to the school’s recruitment events, where students are offered abundant “opportunities to meet with national and international companies.” According to one student, “I find there to be many strong rela­tionships between employers and the business school. Most of the professors and coun­seling staff seem well connected and ready to help students network. I would admit though, that many of the opportunities are either local or regional.” “There are good companies that recruit and sponsor events.” Regional companies, such as Valero, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, and KPMG, just to name a few, have actively recruited UTSA students in the past, but data also indicate many graduates end up finding work outside Texas and the Southwest region at large. One student, who works part time as a teaching assis­tant says, “There are so many opportunities for students to attend amazing workshops and certifications and hear interesting business speakers for free,” all in addition to the College of Business’s popular internship and faculty-led study abroad programs. “I think at other bigger-named schools,” the same student continues, “it would be hard to be a name instead of a number and more challenging to get all the services and support that this program provides.”

The Princeton Review

Students Say

The University of Texas at San Antonio, or simply UTSA, is a school “developing rapid­ly in the UT system, and the College of Business is one of the top business schools in the South.” With a “high reputation” for top-notch “finance and marketing courses,” “gen­erous scholarships,” and “great professors,” UTSA benefits greatly from the “UT name” and is a place where students are encouraged to “develop their own career paths.” A good portion of students also mention that UTSA is a “conveniently located” and “rela­tively inexpensive” option for MBA students. One student with a concentration in sup­ply chain/operations management tells us, “[my] coworkers graduated from UTSA and [gave it a] good recommendation.” Like a lot of large business schools, UTSA MBA candidates have both praise and criticism for their faculty. According to one student, of the 109 faculty members currently working in the business school, all are “excellent, with outstanding academic knowledge and con­tributions.” But another student says, “Professors are quick to tell you they are only here for the research money and that they don’t like teaching students . . . Professors are quick to judge and often make discouraging comments about the students who struggle.” Given the feedback we have received, the consensus seems to be that “this school has really tried to attract great faculty and support them in teaching.” In turn, while UTSA continues to grow in both size and reputation within the UT system, there is a balance of “great” professors, who infuse their courses with a “heavy research aspect,” and others who “don’t have any business teaching.” The College of Business at UTSA offers a flexible MBA (students can attend part time or full time). Students can choose a general MBA (no concentration) or an MBA in a variety of 11 concentrations. Additional degree options include an Executive MBA (designed for seasoned executives, professional, and entrepreneurs), an MBA in international business (full-time, cohort program), a Ph.D. in business administration, and a Ph.D. in applied statistics. Discipline based Master’s programs include a master of arts in economics; mas­ter of science degrees in applied statistics, finance, finance with real estate concentration, information technology, information technology with infrastructure assurance concen­tration, and management of technology—all of which are 33-credit hour programs. UTSA also offers a master of accountancy degree, which is 30 credit hours. In addition to the school’s vast academic arsenal, the College of Business offers international immer­sion programs in Brazil, the Canary Islands, Chile, China, Finland, Italy, Morocco, Singapore, Spain and Vietnam. In short, UTSA MBA candidates have “attended pro­grams all over the world.”

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security International Programs Office

  • Research Facilities:

    Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security International Programs Office

  • Study Abroad:

    Finland, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Spain, Argentina, Canary Islands, Australia

Famous Alumni

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

Jeanie Wyatt - CEO of South Texas Money Management

Ernest Bromley - President & CEO of Bromley & Associates

Gilbert Gonzalez - US Depart Ag. Undersecretary for Rural Dev

School Outcomes

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Business 68% $54,346
Other 32% $59,667
Consulting 26% $67,400
Other 21% $57,000
Finance / Accounting 21% $49,000
Government 21% $52,625
Other 21% $53,750
Financial Services 21% $54,250
General Management 16% $54,167
Marketing / Sales 16% $47,000

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 69%
Three Month Employment 6%
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