Master of Business Administration in Business Administration

The Mays Business School offers a graduate program leading to the degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA). Enrollment in the Mays MBA Program and related courses is restricted to students in the classification G7 BUAD. A G6 student is not eligible to enroll in Mays MBA Program courses. 

All core course enrollments are handled through the Mays MBA Program Office. Details regarding the Mays MBA Program curriculum may be obtained by contacting the MBA Program Office or at The Mays MBA Program is a non-thesis degree for which a final oral examination is not required. Admission to the program is in the fall semester only. The Mays Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) at all program levels.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

The Mays MBA Program requires a minimum TOEFL score of 250 (computer-based) 600, (paper-based), or 100 (TOEFL-iBT) for admission. Alternatively, the IELTS with a minimum score of 7.0 or Pearson Test of English (PTE) with a minimum score of 68 may be submitted for admission consideration.

Program Requirements

Student’s Advisory Committee

The Mays MBA student’s advisory committee consists of the Director of the Mays MBA Program, or the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs within the Mays Business School. The Director or the Associate Dean has the responsibility of approving the proposed degree plan for an MBA student. When necessary, recommendations in cases of academic deficiency will be made to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Degree Plan

The degree plan must be completed and processed by the MBA office and filed with the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies prior to the deadline imposed by the student’s college and no later than dates announced in the OGAPS calendar of deadlines for graduation. It is recommended that a student who is planning to take additional courses after the completion of the Mays MBA core courses meet with the academic advisor in the Mays MBA Program Office. Additional coursework may be added to the approved degree plan by petition.

Course Requirement

The Mays MBA Program offers an accelerated MBA for a minimum of 49 credit hours with some options for customizations. A student has the option of choosing a certificate program or specialization coursework in addition to the core degree requirements making the total credit hours of the program up to 61. The details of the certificates and specializations are found on the Mays MBA website.

Transfer of Credit

Because of the nature and structure of the Mays MBA program, the transfer of credit for the MBA core courses is not accepted.

Limitations on the Use of Transfer, Extension and Certain Other Courses

Normally the use of such courses is not permitted within the Mays MBA core courses.

For non-distance degree programs, no more than 50 percent of the credit hours required for the program may be completed through distance education courses.

Final Examination

A final oral examination is not required for the Master of Business Administration degree.

Additional Requirements


A student must complete 12 credit hours in resident study at Texas A&M University to satisfy the residence requirement for the Master of Business Administration degree.

See Residence Requirements.

Time Limit

All degree requirements must be completed within a period of seven consecutive years for the degree to be granted. A course will be considered valid until seven years after the end of the semester in which it is taken. Graduate credit for coursework which is more than seven calendar years old may not be used to satisfy degree requirements.

Scholastic Requirements

To maintain good academic standing and to be eligible for graduation, a Mays MBA student must maintain a minimum cumulative 3.000 GPR in each term of the Mays MBA Program. A degree-seeking graduate student is considered to be scholastically deficient if either his or her cumulative GPR or the GPR for courses listed on the degree plan falls below 3.000.

In the event a degree-seeking graduate student becomes scholastically deficient, he or she may be subject to one of the following actions, initiated by a recommendation from the Director of the Mays MBA Program or the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs within the Mays Business School:

  1. Permitted to continue in the program on scholastic probation. A student failing to attain a 3.000 GPR by the end of the next term may be dismissed from the program.
  2. Immediate dismissal from the program due to the severity of their scholastic deficiency.

The Director of the Mays MBA Program or Associate Dean for Graduate Programs will evaluate all scholastic probation students at the end of each of the program’s terms and take appropriate action. When necessary, recommendations regarding the blocking of the student from further enrollment will be made to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies.

A student who withdraws or is dismissed from the Mays MBA Program may not reenter the program. An exception may be granted in the case of voluntary withdrawal in good academic standing with prior approval at the time of withdrawal from the Director of the Mays MBA Program or the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs. A student who withdraws, or who is dismissed from the program, after the University deadline for refunds will not receive any refund of tuition and fees.

Foreign Languages

No specific language requirement exists for the Master of Business Administration degree.

Application for Degree

For information on applying for your degree, please visit the Graduation section.