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Master of Business Administration

Admission Application Requirements

Regular Admission

  1. Completed application
  2. Non-refundable application fee of $25
  3. An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  4. Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions previously attended must be submitted in support of an admission application
  5. A grade point average of at least 2.50 for cumulative undergraduate work or 3.00 for the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate work
  6. Adequate preparation for MBA studies through appropriate business course work. (Six hours of accounting, six hours of economics, three hours of statistics, and 15 hours of advanced business courses preferably marketing, finance, human resources, information systems and production.)
  7. A satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) (An applicant who already holds a master's degree is exempt from this requirement.)
  8. Three references knowledgeable about the student's managerial and/or professional performance.
  9. A résumé highlighting managerial or professional work experience
  10. At least three years of managerial or professional experience is encouraged for success in the MBA program. An admission interview will be required of all students not possessing this level of experience.

International Students

An international student seeking admission into the master's program for a Master of Business Administration should refer to page 36 of this bulletin for additional information on credentials needed for admission.

Conditional Admission

Conditional acceptance is granted on the merits of each case. In some circumstances, applicants who do not meet all of the requirements for regular admission may be admitted conditionally. If they fulfill the conditions listed in their letters of conditional acceptance within the specified period of time, they will receive regular admission. If conditional acceptance is given because of missing official credentials, the period of time to provide those documents will not extend beyond the first term of attendance.

Special Admission (Non-Degree Seeking)

If a student wishes to register only for course work and not for degree work, that student may be admitted as a special student. Such students must meet the foundation and prerequisite requirements for any course to be taken. Acceptance as a special student does not guarantee regular admission. The admission application requirements for special students are as follows:

  1. Application for admission.
  2. Application fee of $25.
  3. Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions previously attended must be submitted in support of an admission application.
  4. Detailed work history.
  5. Two letters of recommendation from employer or work supervisor.

No more than 12 semester hours earned as a special student may be applied toward a degree. If admission to the degree program is later applied for and received, credit earned as a special student will apply to the degree upon approval of the dean of the School of Business and Leadership. The student will be required to meet all of the remaining admissions requirements for degree-seeking students.

Transient Students

Occasionally, a master's student from another institution may request permission to take one or two courses at OLLU to complete degree requirements at the home institution. Such students must meet the foundation and prerequisite requirements for any courses to be taken. An application for admission, the $25 application fee, a copy of their degree plan, a statement from their dean or graduate adviser stating which OLLU courses are authorized, and a letter of good standing verifying master's status are required.

Admission Deadline

Deadline for submitting a completed application for the Master of Business Administration program is two weeks prior to class orientation for each trimester.

Degree plans listing specific required courses in each program may be obtained in the Weekend College Office, in San Antonio and Houston.

Accounting/Finance, Healthcare Management and Management concentrations

Concentrations are available in the above areas. All concentrations require completion of the core courses below plus three additional courses within the chosen field of study.

Prospective applicants lacking preparatory courses in basic business fields will be required to take BADM 6600, Fundamentals of Business Administration.

MBA in Accounting/Finance consists of the following core courses:

BADM 8309

Management Theory and Decision-Making Processes

BADM 8310

Legal and Ethical Environment of Business and Global Decision-Making

BADM 8313

Managerial Control Systems

BADM 8315

Corporate Finance

BADM 8316

Marketing Strategies and Policies

BADM 8317

Information Systems for Management

BADM 8319

Supply Chain and Operations Management

BADM 8325

The Economics of Global Business Conditions

BADM 8330

Strategic Management Concepts and Processes

Complete three (nine hours) of the following courses from the Accounting (ACCT) or Finance (FINC) disciplines to complete the MBA in Accounting/Finance

ACCT 8312

Mergers and Acquisitions

ACCT 8315

Controllership

ACCT 8319

Internal Auditing

ACCT 8320

Contemporary Topics in Accounting

FINC 8319

Corporate Capital Budgeting

FINC 8321

International Finance

FINC 8323

Financial Institutions, Markets and Economic Activity

FINC 8340

Special Studies in Finance

MBA in Healthcare Management consists of the following core courses:

HCMG 7320

Healthcare Law and Ethics

HCMG 7361

Healthcare Finance

BADM 8309

Management Theory and Decision-Making Processes

BADM 8313

Managerial Control Systems

BADM 8316

Marketing Strategies and Policies

BADM 8317

Information Systems for Management

BADM 8319

Supply Chain and Operations Management

BADM 8325

The Economics of Global Business Conditions

BADM 8330

Strategic Management Concepts and Processes

Complete three (nine hours) of the following courses from the Healthcare Management (HCMG) discipline to complete the MBA in Healthcare Management.

HCMG 7304

Management of Healthcare Institutions

HCMG 7325

Healthcare Planning and Policy

HCMG 7380

Managed Care for Commercial, Medicare and Medicaid Populations

HCMG 7384

Special Studies in Healthcare Management

MBA in Management consists of the following core courses:

BADM 8309

Management Theory and Decision-Making Processes

BADM 8310

Legal and Ethical Environment of Business and Global Decision-Making

BADM 8313

Managerial Control Systems

BADM 8315

Corporate Finance

BADM 8316

Marketing Strategies and Policies

BADM 8317

Information Systems for Management

BADM 8319

Supply Chain and Operations Management

BADM 8325

The Economics of Global Business Conditions

BADM 8330

Strategic Management Concepts and Processes

Complete three (nine hours) from the following courses to complete the MBA in Management.

MGMT 8320

International Business Strategy

BADM 8318

Strategic Human Resources Management: Policies and Practices

MGMT 8315

Entrepreneurship

MGMT 8343

Current Topics in Business

BADM 8322

International Study Tour

Graduate Certificates – all concentrations (Accounting/Finance, Healthcare and Management)

The requirements to receive a graduate certificate as a non-degree seeking student are:

  • Admission to the graduate certificate program (same as admission to the MBA program)
  • 15 hours consist of the core courses and three additional courses in the elective area. (All courses must be completed at OLLU, no course will be allowed to be transferred in for the certificate program.)
  • Prerequisite course work and all preparatory courses in basic business fields must be met