Jesse H. Jones School of Business – Texas Southern University - MBA (Full-Time/Part-Time)
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 in the fall or summer semester. The program consists of 36 credit hours. These hours consist of core (30 credit hours) and elective classes (6 credit hours), 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.
The average starting salary for recent Texas Southern MBA graduates is $84,580.
Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid
The cost for the Texas Southern MBA at Jones is about $754.41 per credit hour for in-state residents. Out-of-state students pay about $1,113.41 per credit hour. Other fees such as room and board, transportation, books and other personal expenses are not factored in 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 (waived in 2021 due to the current pandemic), a two-page essay that covers career goals, past accomplishments and disappointments and the lessons learned from these, as well as two letters of recommendation, a current resume and a $50 application fee.
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 deadline dates are as follows:
Fall 2021 – July 15, 2021
Summer 2021 – May 15, 2021