Texas A&M University-Kingsville

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Prerequisite Foundation Courses for Non-Business Bachelor Degree Students

Applicants to the Texas A&M University-Kingsville College of Business Administration are automatically evaluated for transfer credit based on the transcripts they submit as a part of the admissions process.  The university may exempt a student from certain proficiency courses in order to avoid unnecessary duplication.  Course exemptions are considered on the basis of an appropriate group of closely-related college level courses completed with a grade of “C” or higher or by demonstrating competency through an approved foundation module.

To help you decide if you need to complete any of these courses, contact Kim London, Assistant to the MBA Director at Kim.London@tamuk.edu, 361-593-2501 or MBA@tamuk.edu.


FOUNDATION COURSES

View catalog course descriptions: Click here.

Principles of Accounting I (ACCT 2301)*
Principles of Accounting II (ACCT 2302)*
Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON 2301)*
Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 2302)*
Business Finance (FINC 3321)*
Principles of Information Systems (ISYS 2302)*
Principles of Management (MGMT 3322)*
Principles of Marketing (MKTG 3324)

Foundation Module Information:

The College of Business Administration has approved the use of self-paced, competency-based foundation modules for use in satisfying the required foundation courses. The purpose of these modules is to introduce students to the language, principles, and processes of accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management and marketing so they will be prepared to succeed in the MBA program at Texas A&M-Kingsville. Students may work at their own pace and complete the module as quickly as they choose. After mastering the material, students are required to pass an exam on the module content. Students must earn 80% or higher on each module exam in order to satisfy the foundation requirement. Students may only take an exam three times. If the student does not score 80% or higher on one of the three attempts, the student will be required to purchase the module again or complete an equivalent course to satisfy the foundation course.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. How do I know which modules I need?     
  2. How do I purchase a foundation module?     
  3. How much do the modules cost?     
  4. What if I don't score 80% on the exam?     
  5. When will I find out if I passed the exam?     
  6. If I need more than one module, should I complete them in a certain order?     
  7. Will I receive course credit for the module?     
  8. Are the modules transferable to other colleges?     
  9. Do I have to complete the required modules before enrolling in graduate courses?     
  10. How do I order the required materials and/or textbooks for the modules?     
  11. Do I have to be admitted to the program before beginning the foundation modules?    

1. How do I know which modules I need?

Students should have their transcript(s) evaluated by the MBA Director to determine which foundation modules they need.  

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2. How do I purchase a foundation module?

To purchase a module(s), click here:

Module   

Upon receipt of payment, you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to access the module.  

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3. How much do the modules cost?

The cost of each module is $200. All materials are included in the module purchase price and will be accessed online. Please note that all module purchases are non-refundable.  

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4. What if I don't score 80% on the exam?

If you don't score at least 80% on the first exam, you are allowed to take the exam two more times at no charge. If you do not score at least 80% after the third attempt, you will be required to purchase the module again or complete an equivalent course to satisfy the foundation course.  

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5. When will I find out if I passed the exam?

You will be notified by email as soon as the faculty supervisor has graded your exam. If you successfully pass the exam, a certificate of completion will be mailed to you. A copy of this certificate will be placed in your student file.  

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6. If I need more than one module, should I complete them in a certain order?

It is important to make sure you complete courses that are pre-requisites first. For example, if you need both accounting and finance, you should complete accounting first since it is a pre-requisite for finance. If you need economics and finance, you should complete economics first. Please contact Dr. Carmona if you have questions about the order in which you should complete the modules.

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7. Will I receive course credit for the module?

No course credit will be awarded for the modules since they are not actual courses. The modules are designed to provide students with the foundation knowledge that is needed prior to beginning the 5000-level required MBA courses.

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8. Are the modules transferable to other colleges?

Because the modules are not actual college courses, it is not likely that you will be able to transfer them to other colleges for foundation credit.  The final answer on this would have to come from the actual university you decide to attend.

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9. Do I have to complete the required modules before enrolling in graduate courses?

All required foundation courses or modules must be completed before you enroll in the equivalent 5000-level graduate course(s).

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10. How do I order the required materials and/or textbooks for the modules?

The module is all-inclusive; therefore, there are no additional materials or textbooks to purchase.

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11. Do I have to be admitted to the program before beginning the foundation modules?

You do not have to be admitted to the graduate program prior to beginning the modules. You may begin the modules before applying to graduate school if you wish. Please keep in mind that these modules are exclusive to Texas A&M University-Kingsville; therefore, if you decide not to apply to a graduate business program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, you may not be able to use these modules for credit elsewhere.

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12. Is there an opportunity to test out of a module for credit?

Yes, you may test out of a module. If you pass the assessment, you will receive a waiver for that foundation course. Please contact Kim London at kim.london@tamuk.edu if you would like more information on this opportunity.

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*These courses are offered online.

This page was last updated on: July 10, 2015