Cameron School of Business – University of St. Thomas - MBA
University of St. Thomas MBA Program Structure
Students in the University of St. Thomas MBA program at Cameron can be completed full-time or part-time, depending upon the student’s preferences. Students are required to complete 36 academic hours. Twenty-seven hours are in core course, which includes a capstone, and nine hours are elective courses. As a full-time student, it's possible to earn your MBA within a year. Even if you’re working full-time, you can feasibly complete the MBA program within 2 years.
The core courses in the University of St. Thomas full-time MBA program provide the fundamental knowledge of business to students. The elective courses can be taken to complete a concentration that will give students the opportunity to personalize their education to fit their academic interests and career goals. Students have the option to complete a concentration in accounting, economics, ethics, finance, international business, marketing, free enterprise and entrepreneurship, or management information systems.
Students who enter the program without a sufficient undergraduate business background are required to complete up to eight MBA Academic Proficiency courses. New graduate business students with an undergraduate GPA less than 3.0 will generally be required to complete two admissions proficiency courses: MBA 5X00, MBA 5X01 and MBA 5X02, before beginning other studies at the Cameron School of Business. Upon acceptance to the program, students will be notified what courses, if any, are required to complete before beginning the MBA program curriculum. These proficiency courses can be taken in the Bridge to Business Program for non-business undergraduates. This is a compressed track that allows students with non-business degrees to enter the program in August, January or May to complete these courses before the traditional semester begins.
Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid
The cost of the full-time and part-time MBA program at Cameron is $1,163 per credit hour, totaling roughly $49,900. *Full-time graduate students may also incur costs associated with books, off-campus housing, transportation and other expenses.
Offered exclusively to new applicants and equal to as much as 40% of your tuition costs. To be considered for a scholarship, you'll need a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or a GMAT score of 550 or higher.
The school accepts federal loans, personal loans, federal financial aid and company reimbursement as acceptable payment for tuition. The Cameron School also provides federal work-study opportunities to graduate students as well as several scholarships to qualifying students.
In order to be considered for admission to the Cameron School, applicants must complete an online graduate application. Applicants must also provide copies of official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work and a current copy of their resume. Those who include work experience in their application must provide official verification of employment.
Applicants may also submit, but are not required to, letters of recommendation, a statement of intent and GMAT/GRE scores. GMAT waivers are offered as part of the application process. Factors include but are not limited to prior work experience and undergraduate GPA.
International applicants, in order to apply, must complete an online application, submit transcripts from an accredited institution, and proof of English proficiency with recent TOEFL, IELTS, or Pearson PTE test scores. Those not wishing to take a test also have the option to complete level 112 ESL training in Houston. There is a one-time application fee of $35.