College of Business

Online MBA

Graduate Admission Requirements

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university

  • Satisfactory completion of Prerequisite Foundation Courses

  • Acceptable GMAT® (420) or comparable GRE® (294) score

    • A GMAT® or GRE® is not required for applicants who hold a bachelor degree from Texas A&M University-Kingsville who have obtained a minimum GPA of 3.5 for undergraduate course work.

    • An applicant who possesses an advanced degree (e.g., master’s level or higher, including physicians or attorneys) from a regionally accredited institution is qualified for GMAT®/GRE® waiver considerations.

    • Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above will waived from the GMAT®/GRE® requirement.
  • TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper based) or 79 (Internet-based); or IELTS score of at least 6.0

  • Program deadline:

*Applicants must comply with ALL admission requirements before being able to register for MBA coursework.

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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.

The following prerequisite foundation courses need to be completed prior to starting MBA coursework for those applicants who have not previously completed these courses during their undergraduate coursework. 

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)

Catalog course descriptions.

To help you decide if you need to complete any of these courses, contact Amanda Barrera, MBA Program Coordinator at, 361-593-2501 or

If you require foundation courses for MBA admission, we offer these courses as part of our MBA curriculum.  Courses are delivered online through an instructor-guided, 8-week format.  You must be accepted as a student into the MBA program in order to be eligible to take these courses.

Courses are formatted for completion in the first semester of the program (if needed) as follows:

BLOCK I – 1st 8 weeks

MBA Foundations I (BUAD 5300)

    • Principles of Accounting I
    • Microeconomics/Macroeconomics

BLOCK II – 2nd 8 weeks

MBA Foundations II (BUAD 5301)

    • Principles of Accounting II
    • Business Finance

For more information, contact
Amanda Barrera, MBA Program Coordinator