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Estimated Completion

There are two options for completing your 30 credit hours:

Fast track: 12 months
Traditional track

Application Process

  1. Admission to Tarleton State University – Graduate Studies


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This degree seeks to develop your leadership, decision-making, and critical-thinking abilities in the functional areas of business, such as:

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Information Systems
  • Business Strategy

Faculty members in the College of Business Administration prepare you for the current job market, as well as help you develop the skills necessary to compete effectively in the Business Industry worldwide.

Designed With You in Mind

The M.B.A. degree program is designed for hardworking individuals who wish to complete a broad business-based academic experience that will:

  • Prepare you for advancement in the workplace.
  • Provide you with the skills and tools needed for any changes in your career path.
  • Provide you with the skills needed to become an effective leader in Global Business.

Program Objectives

The M.B.A. program at Tarleton State University is designed to:

  • Assist you in developing analytical and critical-thinking skills.
  • Develop your leadership and decision-making abilities in all areas of business.
  • Prepare you to make decisions based on critical evaluation of real-life situations.

Coursework Highlights

Class Number Class Name
BUSI 5086 Business Problems
BUSI 5391 Seminar in Business
BUSI 5398 Business Research Methods
ACCT 5303 Accounting Management
BCIS 5311 Managing Information Systems
ECON 5308 Managerial Economics
FINC 5307 Financial Management
MGMT 5308 Marketing Management

For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.

Students without sufficient undergraduate coursework may need to take a 1.5-hour graduate course as a leveling requirement in key business areas. Each student has the opportunity to tailor the MBA program to meet their specifics needs by selecting 6 credit hours of electives.


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Career Opportunities

This degree is designed to maximize your potential in the functional areas of business, and opens the door to many different career options, including:

  • Project Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Small Business Entrepreneur
  • CEO
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Real Experience

This degree program offers a variety of hands-on experience through student organizations and study abroad programs, such as:

  • Delta Mu Delta
  • The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO)
  • International Study Abroad Trips
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Career Services

Career Services offers you a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:

  • Career counseling and My Plan
  • DEI - Delta Epsilon Iota, Career Services Honor Society
  • Handshake
  • Mock interviews
  • Resume assistance

And much more!

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Society for Human Resource Management

The Tarleton University System Center - Cross Timbers SHRM chapter is affiliated nationally with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The chapter provide professional development, leadership and scholarship opportunities, as well as social and civic participative events. SHRM serves the needs of Human Resources Management professionals by providing essential and beneficial resources.

Delta Mu Delta members

Delta Mu Delta

Delta Mu Delta is an honor society for students who are pursuing a degree in any business-related area. Membership with this organization will provide lifetime recognition that is among the most prestigious affiliations business students can earn. Many campus chapters provide opportunities for members to meet with corporate leaders, which can lead to excellent networking opportunities and the discussion of current business issues.

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Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization

CEO is an organization with more than 500 chapters on campuses worldwide. As a student organization, CEO offers excellent networking opportunities and serves as an informational resource for prospective entrepreneurs.