Business Administration

Study mode:Full-time Languages: english Duration:
Local:$ 54.7k / 1 Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 70.3k / 1 Academic year(s) Deadline: Jan 10, 2022
StudyQA ranking:546

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The objective of each of the programs described below is to develop influential business leaders who are able to assume high-level responsibilities in the rapidly changing national and international environment of the public and private sectors. The curriculum is designed to stimulate intellectual curiosity; to develop analytical and research ability; and to give students the ability to make sound managerial decisions, to plan, organize, and control activities in order to achieve established goals, and to manage people, organizations, and change. Students are expected to acquire the concepts, tools, and understanding to operate in and contribute successfully to new economic environments. Such environments are characterized by rapid technological change, global competition, and information-rich or information-deficient management decisions. Each program is designed to accommodate students with baccalaureate degrees in a wide variety of fields. Each affords the student a wide range of choices to complete a course of advanced study that integrates developments, theory, and applications involved in the exercise of executive and managerial administrative responsibilities.

Core Curriculum

Our goal is to give all MBAs a strong foundation in the fundamentals of business and to endow them with the general management skills employers seek. Through the First Year Required Courses below, the McCombs faculty seeks to instill a contemporary, real-world managerial perspective, business ethics, teamwork and leadership skills, cross-functional problem solving, the ability to manage change, human resources, risk, and brand presentation. Core courses will set the foundation for you to later tailor your MBA to your specific goals through our Elective Courses.

First Year Required Courses

  • Financial Accounting (2 hours; First half of Fall semester only)
  • Financial Management (2 hours; First half of Fall semester only)
  • Statistics (2 hours; First half of Fall semester only)
  • Marketing Management (2 hours; Second half of Fall semester only)
  • Operations Management (2 hours; Second half of Fall semester only)
  • Managerial Economics - Micro & Macro (3 hours; Fall semester only)
  • Strategic Career Planning (1 hour; Fall semester only)
  • Strategic Management (3 hours; Spring semester only)

Flexible Core Program Requirements

In addition to the fundamental business knowledge garnered from the core classes, you will augment your leadership skills through a series of customizable course requirements emphasizing ethical leadership, global perspective and managerial proficiency.

  • Analyzing the Business and Leading People Course Requirements
  • Global Requirement
  • Responsibility and Integrity Requirement
  • Work Experience Requirement


  • Advanced Topics in Financial Reporting
  • Financial Accounting Standards and Analysis
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Fraud Examination
  • Introduction to Assurance Services
  • Issues in Accounting and Control for Nonprofit Organization
  • Managing Auditing and Control
  • Performance Management and Control
  • Petroleum Accounting
  • Business, Government, and Public Policy
  • Employment Law
  • Law, Ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Law for Entrepreneurs
  • Law for Finance
  • Law of Commercial Real Estate, Finance, and Development
  • Strategic Corporate Communications
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Energy Finance Practicum
  • Financial Management of Small Business
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Financial Strategies
  • Fixed Income Analysis
  • Global Finance
  • Investment Theory and Practice - Investment Fund
  • Portfolio Management and Security Analysis
  • Real Estate Markets
  • Real Estate Practicum
  • Seminar in Real Estate Finance
  • Special Topics in Investment - MBA Investment Fund
  • Special Topics in Investment - Real Estate Investment Trust
  • Valuation
  • Venture Capital Fellows Program
  • Business Analytics and Decision Modeling
  • Data Mining for Business Intel
  • Decision Support Modeling
  • Energy Law
  • Financial Modeling and Optimization
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Information Technology Management
  • Intellectual Property
  • Large-Scale System Optimization
  • Managing Complexity
  • Managing International Risk
  • Managing Projects
  • Operations Practicum
  • Pricing and Revenue Optimization
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Advocacy
  • Art and Science of Negotiation
  • Art of Leadership
  • Business Law and Innovation
  • Creating and Managing Human Capital
  • Energy Technology and Policy
  • Enterprise of Technology
  • Entrepreneurial Management
  • Entrepreneurial Growth
  • Entrepreneurship and Incubation
  • From Idea to Intellectual Property
  • Global Management
  • Introduction to Consulting
  • Leading People and Organizations
  • Management Consulting Practicum
  • Managing Corporate Diversification and Renewal
  • Managing and Marketing in the Global Arena
  • Managing Crises
  • Managing Innovation and Analysis
  • Politics and Process
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Texas Venture Labs Practicum
  • Topics in Sustainable Development
  • Management Sustainability Practicum
  • Brand Management
  • Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Business and the Environment
  • Business in Emerging Markets
  • Business in Latin America
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Corporate Governance
  • Creativity and Leadership
  • Customer Strategy
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • International Business Fellows Seminar
  • Invisible Global Marketing
  • Marketing High Technology Products
  • Marketing Information and Analysis
  • Marketing and Customer Insight Practicum
  • Marketing Metrics
  • Pricing Channels
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Analysis of Markets
  • CCIMS Marketing Fellows Practicum
  • Marketing Analysis and Decision Making in the Information Age


  • TOEFL/IELTS (International Applicants Only) 
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Essays
  • Application Fee
  • Professional Resume
  • Interview Process


Sylff Global Fellows Program

The goal of the Sylff Global Fellows Program is to increase the global diversity of the Texas MBA education by attracting highly-qualified students from all over the globe to the Texas MBA program, while creating a cadre of Sylff Fellows in business administration who can link American and International perspectives.

To be considered for the Sylff Global Fellows program, the applicant must be a non-US Citizen or Permanent Resident. In some cases, US Citizens and Permanent Residents with extensive international experience may be considered. Students must also possess an interest in promoting international perspectives in business at the McCombs School of Business. Applicants are automatically considered for the Sylff Global Fellows program through the admission process; No additional paperwork needs to be submitted by the applicant for consideration.

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