About the Program

Master of Business Administration

The UTRGV 100% online MBA, accredited by AACSB International, provides the leadership and project management skills required for success in today's competitive job market.

About the Program

About the Program
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Complete in as few as 12 months
36 credit hours
$472.22 per credit hour

Whether you're a busy executive or an entrepreneur just starting out, UTRGV's online MBA program will add value and opportunity to your career. If you are pursuing advanced study in a multicultural business environment or you wish to broaden your knowledge in certain areas of business, this program will support your goals.

The confidence and effective management skills you will carry away with you are products of a highly esteemed faculty that is both accomplished and published. You will benefit by their extensive industry experience, impressive research and diverse curricula full of new, relevant strategies and technologies.

Courses

MBA Courses
ACCT 6320 Accounting and Financial Analysis

The objectives of this course are to review certain elements of financial reporting, to develop financial analysis skills, and to gain experience in using accounting information for decision making. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 6301 or ACCT 2301 AND ACCT 2302

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
ECON 6350 Managerial Economics

This course applies economic analysis to managerial issues in the business world. Specific topics considered include demand analysis, production and costs, pricing policies, and market structures. Extensive use is made of case studies.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
MGMT 6330 Organizational Behavior

An analysis of formal organizational theory and the interrelationship of individuals in organizations. A study of the organization as a system of authority, status, leadership, direction, culture, ethics, communication and influence.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
MGMT 6360 Production and Operations Management

The study of the role of the production function in the business system and its relationship to marketing and finance. The focus is on the decision-making necessary for productivity improvement in the transformation process of manufacturing and non-manufacturing service organizations. Strategies of production system design, capacity management, quality management; production planning, inventory planning and control, facility location and supply chain management are explored. Systems studies include Just-in-Time, Total Quality Management and Flexible Manufacturing Systems.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
FINA 6340 Advanced Corporate Finance

The study of advanced topics and cases in corporate managerial finance. The course builds on the foundation finance course; and covers topics including valuation of securities, valuation of business and investment decisions, capital structure, cost of capital, mergers and acquisitions, working capital management, international corporate finance and risk management. Prerequisite: FINA 6303 or FINA 3380 or equivalent.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
MARK 6310 Marketing Strategy

This course is an advanced study of marketing policy and decision-making based upon a consumer orientation, innovation and creative adaptation to change, cultural implication of marketing action, and the role of theory in marketing. It investigates how marketing affects overall corporate and business decisions and gives students an opportunity to look at high-level strategic marketing decisions in product planning, promotion pricing and distribution.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
INFS Information Systems for Managers

Alternative approaches to managing the resources (computers, networks, software, data, & people) that organizations utilize in applying information systems. The roles of the user/manager identifying opportunities, obtaining computer applications and creatively using information technology to improve operational, tactical and strategic planning and performance. Topics that will be covered include enterprise systems, managerial support systems, decision support systems, e-commerce applications.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
QUMT 6310 Business Research

Business research techniques and methodologies. Topics include scientific method, business information sources, research proposal development and evaluation, research design, scaling and instrument design, sampling design, statistical packages and applications, research reporting and writing and ethical considerations in business research.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
MARK 6375 Business Ethics

This multidisciplinary course in the area of business is designed to: 1) introduce the student to ethics examination on the basis of a scientific (in the analysis) and managerial (in the decision-making) approach to individual and organizational problems involving ethics; 2) review key ethical concepts and frameworks for the study of morality normative ethics justice and economic distribution, the nature of the business and the corporations, ethical issues in the workplace and the moral choices facing employees, consumers and the environment; 3) examine key ethical problems in business of our time, such as the current mortgage and financial crisis, fraud in online and offline commerce, and emerging problems in international management and cross-cultural marketing.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
INFS 6350 Data Modeling and Business Intelligence

This course focuses on the characteristics, uses, and design strategies for IT-enabled managerial decision support. Data-oriented methods for business intelligence and organizational decision making are emphasized. Technology context includes an overview of business intelligence framework, business process management and application based business analytic and reporting. Specific techniques include business reporting using pivot tables, extraction, cleaning and querying of business data. Application areas include health care, retailing and manufacturing, etc.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
MARK 6363 Social Media in Business

This course explains how strategic business communication has changed due to the rise of social media and equips students with relevant knowledge and skills to develop business communication strategies that incorporate social media and cutting-edge consumer-to-consumer social interactions. Since social media is heavily technology-driven, the course will also cover related aspects of electronic and mobile commerce and marketing.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
MGMT 6390 Strategic Management

This capstone course integrates knowledge in functional areas and covers strategy formulation, implementation and evaluation. Different types of organizations in all kinds of environments and industries are studied. Technology, culture and ethics are important environmental variables considered.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
MBA Foundation Courses

All students entering the MBA program are required to have a business administration foundation. The foundation may be achieved by holding a Bachelor's degree in a business field OR by taking some (or all) of the foundation courses provided below. The University will advise on which foundation courses are necessary for students to be successful in the MBA, it can range from 0 courses to 6 courses depending upon previous coursework and work experience.

FINA 6303 Introduction to Finance

This course introduces fundamental concepts of financial tools and analysis for making effective managerial decisions. Topics include the role of the financial manager in the organization, decisions affecting the internal management of the firm, financial statement analysis, and operational planning and budgeting.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
ACCT 6301 Accounting for Managers

An examination of financial and managerial accounting theory and concepts and their application in financial and managerial decision making.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
ECON 6301 Principles of Economics

This course is an introduction to basic economic concepts. Macroeconomic topics will include national income and output, unemployment, inflation and economic, social and political structures and institutions. Microeconomic topics will include consumer choice, the firm's supply decision, product and resource markets, resource allocation and efficiency, and market structures. International/global comparisons will also be discussed when appropriate.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
MARK 6300 Foundations of Marketing

This course provides discussion about a range of topics related to the marketing field, its functions and institutional structure at the macro level, as well as an analysis of marketing strategies and policies at the micro level. In addition, it includes issues related to the psychological, social and cultural factors influencing marketing decisions at the business and consumer level.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
MGMT 6301 Foundations of Management

This course exposes students to the fundamental concepts of organizations and management. It emphasizes the role of a manager as a decision maker and how managers in every organization plan, organize, motivate, and control in rapidly changing environments.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
QUMT 6303 Statistical Foundations

An introduction to statistical methodology to include probability concepts, inference techniques, analysis of variance, regression analysis, chi square and other nonparametric analyses. This course focuses on the use of the computer in performing statistical analysis.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3

Calendar

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has specific deadline requirements that you must meet in order to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines for this program.

Upcoming Start Dates

June 22, 2016

Apply by May 25

August 24, 2016

Apply by July 26

Tuition & Financial Aid

UT Rio Grande Valley's 100% online accelerated graduate programs offer affordable tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Tuition Breakdown

$17,000*

Total program cost

$472.22

Per credit hour

$1,416.66

Per 3-credit course

$2,000

Partner Scholarship

*Tuition and fee rates shown above are proposed rates for the 2015-2016 academic year. We estimate that tuition and fees will total no more than the rates shown above; however, rates are subject to change. Approved tuition and fee rates for UTRGV will be available prior to the fee payment deadline for August 2015 enrollment.

Financial Aid

UTRGV is an equal opportunity institution in the administration of its financial aid programs. In keeping with this policy, financial aid is extended to students without regard to race, creed, sex, national origin, veteran status, religion, age or disability. For additional information regarding funding please visit our Student Loan page.

Additional Fees

  • Application Fee: $50
  • Graduation Fee: $32

Partner Scholarship

Participating students from partner organizations have the opportunity to receive a $2,000 (which will be pro-rated over the duration of the program) scholarship based upon successful completion of the scholarship requirements.

If you are not sure if your organization is a participating partner, please contact a representative at 844-218-2727. In order to qualify for the scholarship, all required documents must be submitted by the posted deadline. Scholarships are not retroactive.

Admissions

Please review all the admission requirements for the UTRGV MBA online degree program. For specific questions or more details, contact an Enrollment Specialist at 844-218-2727.

Admissions Criteria

Online Application

Submit your application and one-time $50 application fee online.

Official Transcript

Submit transcripts from all colleges and/or universities.

GPA

3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

GMAT

Required for admission