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University of Texas at Arlington College of Business - UT at Arlington MBA

UT Arlington MBA Program Structure

The UT Arlington MBA program is a 36-credit hour program that is offered in both flexible and cohort structures. Students who follow the flexible program structure can choose when to participate in the program. For example, they can decide to start in fall, spring, or summer and can choose to take classes other part-time or full-time. Courses for the program are held on weekday evenings.

The Cohort MBA structure also follows the same 36-credit hour curriculum as the MBA flexible structure. The difference between the two structures is that students in the cohort structure complete classes together in a lock-step format. For example, the cohort structure allows students to complete courses in accelerated five or 10-week sessions, which allows students to complete their MBA in 15 months. Only the Fort Worth campus, however, offers this format. This program begins in the Fall of each year. 



Despite the program structure, all students complete the same required 36-credit hour curriculum for both of the UT Arlington MBA options. Students complete 21 credits of core courses and 15 credit hours of electives. Students in the flexible program can choose a concentration area from a selection of 12 options while students in the cohort program  may choose from 2 options; Health Care Administration and Real Estate. UT Arlington MBA students can take courses in different areas or choose to specialize in one area such as accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management, operations management, or marketing. Students can use the elective courses to develop business skills and perspectives essential to their career goals and objectives.


UT Arlington Part-Time MBA Rankings

  • U.S. News & World Report: 127 (tie)


MBA Class Profile  – UT Arlington

The UT Arlington Professional Cohort MBA structure is for experienced professionals who want to continue to work full-time. The flexible MBA, on the other hand, is for students that recently completed their undergraduate program, can take time from work, or are looking for a part-time program.

Over 6,500 students attend UTA’s College of Business. 


Career Statistics 

Recent reports show that graduates make an average salary of $78,000 their first year post-graduation. After that, they make about $102,000 five years post-graduation and $124,000 ten years post-graduation.


Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The estimated cost of the MBA program at the University of Texas at Arlington College of Business is $27,998. This estimated cost is for full-time MBA students that are Texas residents. The cost includes books and supplies, room and board, transportation and miscellaneous costs that students may encounter while completing the program. Graduate students paying the non-resident tuition and fee rate should add approximately $16,880 to the estimated cost of tuition and fees.

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at UT Arlington offers a wide variety of scholarships, grants, work, and loan programs to assist with funding for the MBA program. The school offers graduate assistantships to MBA students who are in need of financial assistance. Stipends for graduate assistantships start at approximately $6,000–6,500 per nine-month academic year for master’s students. Students will receive assistantships based on their academic achievement and the needs of the College. Recipients of assistantships should work for the College for approximately 20 hours per week. A student’s duties will depend on their qualifications and the needs of the departments. 


UT Arlington MBA Admissions

Prospective students must submit the online application, a fee, and supporting documents in order to be considered for admission. Supporting documents include official transcripts and GMAT scores. International students must also provide official TOEFL scores and Bank Affidavit and Financial Statement if the student is seeking a student visa to enter the United States.

Students who meet initial admission criteria must provide a copy of their professional resume, three letters of recommendation, and a 200-word personal essay. The essay should describe why he/she wishes to complete the MBA and why they have chosen UT Arlington.

In conclusion, the application deadlines for the UT Arlington MBA programs are:

Spring – Aug. 15

Summer – Feb. 15

Fall – March 15

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