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MBA Online logoMaster of Business Administration Online (MBAO)

The MBAO program in General Management includes areas of study in accounting, finance, administration, business law, economics, marketing, statistics and technology. Courses are designed for a clear understanding of a marketplace that has become increasingly complex with the addition of new technologies and communication tools.

General Management Degree with Finance Emphasis

The MBAO program in General Management with Finance Emphasis combines high-quality core curriculum with specialized finance courses to ensure relevancy in today’s business world. A focus on finance helps students learn how to optimize and add value to an organization's financial management.

Students can benefit by acquiring a better understanding of the fundamentals of exchange rates, including currency risk management, that will improve their ability to make sound financial decisions in their role as managers. In particular, students seeking a career as a financial analyst, corporate finance manager, investor relations manager, financial consultant, or portfolio manager would have a competitive advantage by earning this concentration.

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Courses

Link to a listing of the available courses in the degree program. To see which courses are currently open for registration, link to the Course Schedule, select MBA Online (MBAO) from the UTOC Program menu and click the Search button. You may also use the Course Inventory to view a complete list of all courses currently being offered in the program, as well as the semesters in which they have been offered.

Participating Institutions and Advisors

UT Brownsville

Dr. Edith Galy

Associate Professor/MBA Advisor, School of Business
(956) 882-7301
edith.galy@utb.edu

Degree Awarded: Master of Business Administration
Admissions
Campus Program Information

UT Pan American

Dr. Dave O. Jackson

Associate Professor
(956) 665-3313
dojackson@utpa.edu

Degree Awarded: Master of Business Administration
Admissions
Campus Program Information

UT Permian Basin

Dr. Anshu Saran

Associate Professor, College of Business and Engineering
(432) 552-2204
saran_a@utpb.edu

Degrees Awarded:
Master of Business Administration in General Management
Master of Business Administration in General Management with a Concentration in Finance
Admissions
Campus Program Information

Committees

The MBAO Committees have developed a Handbook of Operating Procedures.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will my employer accept the MBA Online as a "real" degree?
    Yes, they'll probably be impressed with your diligence in fitting your education around your demanding lifestyle by using online education. The quality of the MBAO program is administered by an Academic Affairs Committee made up of two MBA faculty and/or administrators from each of the participating campuses. All of the participating universities are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and by AACSB International.
  • What is the cost of the program?
    Tuition and fees charged differ for each UT System campus as well as by residency status. As a result, the cost of taking a course in the MBAO program will vary depending on the host campus of the course and your residency status. Since the MBAO is a collaborative program, students will take courses from all of the participating campuses to complete the 48-credit degree plan. Students are billed by each campus for courses. Links to campus tuition and fee information can be found on the Cost and Financial Aid page.
  • What resources and activities will faculty use to provide students with experiences that are comparable to residency programs?
    Courses are designed to enhance interaction between faculty and students. Chat rooms, threaded discussions and e-mail will be used to facilitate discussions. Team projects will be used to help students share their business experiences with each other as part of the learning process.
  • Will I have to visit any of the participating campuses?
    The MBAO program is offered predominantly using the Internet, but may include supplemental materials such as video/audio tapes and CD-ROM. Students are not required to attend the campuses at any time.
  • How can I find more information?
    Please contact the advisors listed above for more information about the program.

Getting Started

To participate in the MBAO program, you must choose a home campus by applying to and being accepted by one of the three degree-granting institutions listed above. Criteria, procedures and deadlines for admission vary slightly from one university to another, but are predominantly the same as the traditional residence programs. Consult the participating universities' websites for specific details. Additionally, all MBAO students must have successfully completed a college-level course in statistics.

Link to Enrollment Services for information on admissions, registration and course access.