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Master of Business Administration

The McCoy Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs emphasize the knowledge and skills needed for professional success and are designed for individuals who expect to pursue careers in the management of organizations in either the public or private sector. The M.B.A. program offers flexibility with two formats: full-time cohort and flex. With some afternoon and mostly evening classes, the 42-hour full-time cohort program spans just 21 months and is offered exclusively at the San Marcos Campus. The flex program offers evening classes at both the San Marcos and Round Rock campuses, and students have the option of sitting out a semester if needed.

Start Semester Program Deadline
Fall Flex MBA + Full-Time Cohort MBA January 15 (Priority)
Fall Flex MBA + Full-Time Cohort MBA June 1 (Regular)
Spring Flex MBA only October 1
Summer I/II No Summer Admission (either program) N/A

Application Deadline
This program has a firm deadline.

Funding Information
Applications must be complete by the priority deadline to be considered for certain types of funding.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.


Cohort Program

The MBA Full-Time Cohort program is a streamlined experience designed for students who wish to complete their MBA rapidly in a cohort-based format. With afternoon and evening classes the 42-hour program spans just 21 months.

Flex Program

The MBA Flex Program is designed for working professionals who need flexibility in scheduling classes due to the demands of a career or family. There are no leveling course requirements for this program and students are accepted from all academic disciplines.

Program Comparison

Program Characteristics Full-Time Cohort Flex MBA
Time to Completion 21 months Flexible (28 months avg.)
Afternoon Classes 1st semester only No
Evening Classes Yes (after 1st sem.) Yes (all)
Cohort-based Yes No
Flexible Schedule/Format No Yes
Work Experience Requirement No No
Non-business undergraduates accepted Yes Yes
GMAT or GRE Required Yes Yes
International Trip Yes (required) Optional
Internship Yes (required) Optional
Available at the Round Rock Campus No Yes
Credit Hours 42 42 or 45
Optional Areas of Concentration No Yes
Online Program No No
Open to International Students Yes Yes
Approximate program cost (Texas resident) $23,900 $24,600

Program Overview:

All Texas State M.B.A. concentrations provide the knowledge and tools needed for a successful career in the management of organizations. Key elements of the program include a high degree of curriculum integration and a strong focus on professional development. Because of the varied backgrounds of faculty, the program is able to offer a general degree as well as degrees with concentrations in the following areas:

  • Computer Information Systems

  • Engineering Technology

  • Health Administration

  • Human Resource Management

  • International Business

  • Supply Chain Management

Career Perspectives

In addition to a portfolio of quantitative skills, a McCoy M.B.A. student will acquire practical management and leadership skills. These skills are transferable to any industry including technology, healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, consumer products and nonprofits. McCoy M.B.A. graduates have embarked on career paths at a variety of firms including Apple, Applied Materials, Dell, Frost Bank, H-E-B and IBM.

MBA Class Profile

The McCoy MBA program is comprised of a diverse group of students from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds. Click here to learn more about our outstanding McCoy graduate students and the admissions averages that got them into this competitive program.

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Helpful Links

The McCoy College wants to make applying for graduate school as easy as possible. Below are a few links we hope you will find helpful including the application process, information on graduate funding available to students and program curriculum.