Jesse H. Jones School of Business – Texas Southern University
Texas Southern MBA (Full-Time/Part-Time) Program Structure
The Texas Southern MBA program provides a general management education to students who are looking to advance their current careers in business management. Students are admitted to the MBA program beginning in the fall semester only. The program consists of 36 hours of coursework, completed over a two-year period for the full-time program. Part-time program students can complete their MBA degree over a flexible amount of time, depending on their availability to complete courses. All students complete courses over the fall, spring and summer semesters.
Students have the option to either complete the general MBA program, which provides a solid management curriculum, or pursue an MBA with a concentration in Health Care Administration, Accounting or Management Information Systems. All programs require students to complete the same core curriculum that provides the fundamental knowledge required for success in the business management field. The other hours of coursework consist of electives that students can choose to tailor towards their interests and career goals.
Students who are pursuing a concentration in Health Care Administration must complete the final six academic hours in the Health Care Administration field. These courses are taught in conjunction with the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Texas Southern University. Those students who are pursuing a concentration in Accounting or Management Information Systems must complete the required MBA curriculum requirements and the concentration required courses.
The Management Information Systems concentration also offers students a more detailed curriculum in the concentration by following either the Business Intelligence Track or the E-Commerce Track.
There are 222 students enrolled in the current Texas Southern MBA program at Jones. The class is almost evenly divided, with 49% male students and 51% female students. More than 90 percent of students enrolled at the school identify as Black/African American. The next largest ethnic group represented at the school is Asian, at 5%.
The Texas Southern MBA program at Jones prepares students for careers in management roles in the business sector. The Health Care Administration concentration prepares those students who are already involved in the healthcare sector for the administrative management side of the work force.
Jones MBA students have access to the Career Planning and Placement Center at Texas Southern University. The Career Center provides résumé and career counseling, skill and career assessments, developmental workshops and seminars as well as other career planning programs and events like career and internship fairs. The Career Planning and Placement Center also gives students access to internships available as well as on-campus interviews and job databases for full-time employment.
Tuition and Financial Aid
The cost for the MBA program at Jones is $15,650 for in-state residents. The cost for out-of-state students is $26,850. Other fees such as room and board, transportation, books and other personal expenses are not factored in to the cost of the program.
Texas Southern University accepts federal student loans, private loans, federal grants, scholarships and payment covered by sponsoring companies and employers. There are also scholarships available for qualifying students. These scholarships are funded through both the university and private donors.
In order to be considered for admission, prospective students must submit a completed application and all supporting documents. Students must also be able to provide evidence of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Supporting documents necessary for applications are: official transcripts from undergraduate work, GMAT scores, a two-page career objective essay, two letters of recommendation and a current resume.
Non-native English speaking international applicants must submit an affidavit of support, transcripts, and either a TOEFL score of 79 for the online test, 550 on the paper test, or 213 on the computer test. Students opting out of the TOEFL must take the IELTS with a minimum score of 6.0.
MBA program applications are received by the Graduate School and forwarded to the Jesse H. Jones School of Business for review by a faculty committee. The faculty committee makes the recommendation for admission and the application is then sent back to the Graduate School. The Graduate School will make the final admission decision and notify the applicant of the admission decision.
The deadline dates are as follows:
- Fall Semester – July 15
- Spring Semester – November 15
- Summer Semester – May 1