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Why Pursue a Master's Degree in Business

This full-time, 11-month program features cohort classes to allow students whose previous education has been in non-business fields (such as liberal arts, science and engineering) to obtain graduate level business training as a complement to previous education to help them take the next step in their careers. All admitted students are automatically considered for program scholarships. Approximately 25% of admitted students will receive some financial aid from the program.

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Interested in learning more about UTSA’s Carlos Alvarez College of Business Master of Science in Business program? Register to attend an upcoming Information Session where you’ll have the opportunity to review application procedures, learn admissions requirements and ask questions.

"Being a full time employee at H-E-B headquarters is living proof of the amazing experience I’ve had as an MS Business student!"
Cassie M. Jevic MS Business'19 • Business Development Assistant, H-E-B

Admission & Application Requirements

Applications are submitted through the UTSA Graduate Application. Please upload all required documents (listed below) on your UTSA Graduate Application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure completion and submission of the application, a nonrefundable application fee, and all required supporting documents are on file with UTSA by the appropriate application deadline.

Business (MS)
  Required Degree Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution.
  Minimum GPA 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) Departments may consider GPA of last 60 semester credit hours
  Coursework 18 credit hours in an area related to this graduate degree and at least 12 hours must be at the upper-division level. Students interested in this program who have previous education in non-business fields are encouraged to apply.
  Transcripts* Required from all institutions attended; international transcripts must be recorded/translated to English
  Credential Evaluation Required if you have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions. Submit an evaluation of your transcripts from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) directly from the graduate admission application platform
  GRE/GMAT 23-24 App: Scores are currently waived for this program through the 2023-24 academic year.
24-25 App: Not required
  English Language Proficiency 550 TOEFL Paper / 79 TOEFL Internet / 6.5 IELTS / Duolingo 100
  Purpose Statement Required
  Letters of Recommendation 2 academic or professional reference(s) demonstrating your attributes for successful completion of this program (you will request these through the Graduate Admissions Application; let your recommenders know of your deadline to ensure submissions are on time)
*Unofficial transcripts will be taken into consideration for admissions; however, if admitted into the program, you must submit official transcripts to the University.
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Application Deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to have their admission file completed as early as possible. All applications, required documents and letters of recommendation, if applicable, must be submitted by 5:00 PM U.S. Central Time on the day of the deadline. Deadlines are subject to change.

Business (MS)
Timing on Admission Decision: Completed applications will be reviewed for admission on a rolling basis. Decisions generally will be made and sent to applicants within 4 to 6 weeks of receiving the application.
Application Deadlines for: Priority International Domestic
Summer 2024 March 1 April 1 April 15
Fall 2024 Not Available June 1 August 1
Spring 2025 Not Available Not Available Not Available
Summer 2025 Not Available March 1 May 1

Funding Opportunities

Resources Assistantships

Career Options

UTSA prepares you for future careers that are in demand. The possible careers below is data pulled by a third-party tool called Emsi, which pulls information from sources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, online job postings, other government databases and more to give you regional and national career outlook related to this academic program.


The tuition cost and related fees indicated below will vary by semester, number of courses taken, residency status and enrollment level (full-time or part-time). The table below is based on the 2023-2024 graduate student fee schedule. For the current fee schedule, reference: utsa.edu/financialaffairs/services/fiscal-services/tuition-fees

Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summer 2024 Tuition and Fees (subject to change)

 Resident  University Tuition and Fees1, 2, 3 Business Differential Tuition ($129/credit hour) Semester Fee for Master’s Students Total
3 hours $1,772.07 $407.10 $150.00 $2,329.17
6 hours $3,101.67 $814.20 $150.00 $4,065.87
9 hours $4,473.27 $1,221.30 $150.00 $5,844.57
12 hours $5,844.87 $1,628.40 $150.00 $7,623.27
15 hours $6,977.07 $2,035.50 $150 $9,162.57

1Note: additional $75 fee for each online/hybrid course

2Additional $10 in first semester

3Does not include parking or health insurance

 

Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summer 2024 Tuition and Fees (subject to change)

 Non-Resident  University Tuition and Fees1, 2, 3, 4 Business Differential Tuition ($129/credit hour) Semester Fee for Master’s Students Total
3 hours $4,863.63 $407.10 >$150.00 $5,420.73
6 hours $9,284.79 $814.20 $150.00 $10,248.99
9 hours $13,747.95 $1,221.30 $150.00 $15,119.25
12 hours $18,211.11 $1,628.40 $150.00 $19,989.51
15 hours $22,434.87 $2,035.50 $150 $24,620.37

 1Note: additional $75 fee for each online/hybrid course

2Additional $10 in first semester

3Does not include parking or health insurance

4International students are assessed an additional $125 per semester

  • Allstate
  • Dell
  • Halliburton
  • H-E-B
  • Medtronic
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Principle BMW
  • South Alamo Medical Group
  • Southwest Research Group
  • USAA
  • U.S. Army
  • Economic Theory and Policy
  • Effective Negotiating
  • Financial Accounting Concepts
  • Management and Behavior in Organizations
  • Marketing Management
  • Quantitative Methods for Business Analysis
Leslie Brilliant, UTSA Senior Program Manager, Carlos Alvarez College of Business

Senior Program Manager

Leslie Brilliant

210-458-7301

Graduate.Business@utsa.edu