Master of Business Administration

Meet the challenges of today’s complex business world and develop your skills, mindset and expertise with a master of business administration (MBA) from the McCoy College of Business. Texas State’s MBA degree offers flexibility for working professionals, including full-time cohorts and a flex option with classes offered at both our San Marcos and Round Rock campuses. 

Our MBA program is highly customizable, is AACSB accredited, and provides students the opportunity to participate in both internships and international trips for course credit.

Become a better leader, forge a new path in your career, and transform business with a master of business administration from Texas State University. 

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.


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Cohort Program

The full-time cohort MBA degree is a 36-hour program that spans just 16 months. This program is offered exclusively at the San Marcos campus with afternoon and evening classes.

Flex Program

Designed for the working professional with a busy schedule, the flex MBA degree is a 36-hour program offering concentrations and evening courses.

Program Overview:

The McCoy MBA program at Texas State University will provide you with a broad range of knowledge and skills that will prepare you for leadership in any industry or job function. Key elements of the program include a high degree of curriculum integration and a strong focus on professional development, critical thinking, networking, management, the use of technology, and experiential learning, among other high-level business skills. The Master of Business Administration program can be completed by attending either full- or part-time, at either our San Marcos or Round Rock campus (or a combination of both). Additionally, students in our Flex MBA program can choose to earn a concentration in one of the following areas:

  • Computer Information Systems (MBA-CIS)

  • Engineering Technology (MBA-ET)

  • Health Administration (MBA-HA)

  • Human Resource Management (MBA-HRM)

  • International Business (MBA-IB)

  • Supply Chain Management (MBA-SCM)

Career Perspectives

Prospective MBA students should be optimistic about their career opportunities. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the median inflation-adjusted base salary among 2019 MBA program graduates was $115,000. Developing your hard and soft skills with an MBA can enhance your employability in any industry including technology, healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, consumer products and nonprofits.

A Diverse MBA Student Population

The McCoy College of Business MBA program welcomes students from all academic and professional backgrounds. Many prospective students are under the impression that MBA programs are primarily for individuals with an undergraduate degree in business, but that isn't true! The modern MBA as we know it today was created to meet the needs of professionals with minimal (or no) formal business education. Our MBA student population represents a diverse mix of gender, race, ethnicity, experience, age and educational backgrounds. We are a student-centered college where everyone is welcome.

Program Comparison

Program Characteristics Full-Time Cohort Flex MBA
Time to Completion 16 months Flexible (24 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 36 36 or 39
Optional Areas of Concentration No Yes
Online Program No No
Open to International Students Yes Yes
Approximate program cost (Texas resident) $22,500 $23,100