Master of Business Administration

Advance Your Career With an MBA From UIW

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program develops in each student an understanding of how the elements and processes of business organizations relate to one another and to the external environment. Degree requirements are designed to develop a proficiency and confidence in all functional areas of business with an emphasis on ethical considerations, and to provide technical skills required for executive level business positions.

The MBA program offers San Antonio professionals the opportunity to earn a graduate degree with convenient course offerings. Classes meet once a week and are available Monday through Thursday and on Saturdays. Continuous enrollment is possible as courses are offered throughout the year. Students typically complete the program within two to three years.


MBA Degree Offerings

Graduates in the MBA program may elect to concentrate in Finance, Marketing or Sport Management for a more specialized degree. The general MBA is an all-encompassing program for students who do not wish to specialize.

Pursue a General MBA

The General MBA program at UIW is a comprehensive graduate degree which focuses on all functional areas of business. Students who enroll in the General MBA do not select an area of concentration.

To fulfill the requirements for the MBA degree program, the student must complete the following 30 hours of graduate coursework:

A. Core Courses (21 semester hours)

  • BMGT 6301 MBA Cornerstone
  • ACCT 6311 Managerial Accounting
  • ECON 6311 Managerial Economics
  • BFIN 6320 Financial Management
  • BMGT 6311 Managing People and Organizations
  • BMKT 6311 Marketing Management
  • BMGT 6340 Business Research and Quantitative Methods

B. Electives (6 semester hours, choose 2 courses)

Students may choose any two elective courses from the MBA curriculum that are not included in the core.

C. Capstone (3 semester hours)

  • BMGT 63CS Capstone: Cases in MGMT Problems

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Pursue an MBA in Finance

The MBA in Finance provides students with an understanding of the importance of money management in business and the impact of financial decisions. The concentration’s coursework is designed to encourage students to think critically, analytically, creatively and globally. Also, the concentration’s coursework covers the most essential and diverse topics of finance, such as corporate finance, financial planning and investments, among others.

To fulfill the requirements for the MBA in Finance, the student must complete the following 30 hours of graduate coursework:

A. Core Courses (21 semester hours)

  • BMGT 6301 MBA Cornerstone
  • ACCT 6311 Managerial Accounting
  • BMGT 6311 Managing People and Orgs
  • BMKT 6311 Marketing Management
  • ECON 6311 Managerial Economics
  • BFIN 6320 Financial Management
  • BFIN 6340 Econometrics for Finance

B. Finance Electives (6 semester hours, choose 2 courses)

  • BFIN 6321 International Finance
  • BFIN 6330 Financial Cases and Problems
  • BFIN 6385 Investment Seminar
  • BFIN 6325 Personal Financial Planning Seminar

C. Capstone (3 semester hours)

  • BMGT 63CS Capstone: Cases in MGMT Problems

Read the Course Descriptions.

Pursue and MBA in Marketing

The MBA in Marketing provides students with an understanding of the roles marketing plays in business and the effects marketing decisions have on business, individuals and society. The concentration’s coursework is designed to encourage students to think conceptually, critically, analytically, creatively, socially and globally. Students can focus their studies in such areas as brand management, digital media, international marketing and services marketing.

To fulfill the requirements for this MBA degree program and Marketing concentration, students must complete the following 30 hours of graduate coursework:

A. Core Courses (21 semester hours)

  • BMGT 6301 MBA Cornerstone
  • ACCT 6311 Managerial Accounting
  • BMGT 6311 Managing People and Orgs
  • BMKT 6311 Marketing Management
  • ECON 6311 Managerial Economics
  • BFIN 6320 Financial Management
  • BMKT 6375 Marketing Research

B. Marketing Electives (6 semester hours, choose 2 courses)

  • BMKT 6334 Services Marketing
  • BMKT 6355 Digital Media for Marketing
  • BMKT 6361 International Marketing
  • BMKT 6365 Brand Management

C. Capstone (3 semester hours)

  • BMGT 63CS Capstone: Cases in Management Problems

Read the Course Descriptions.

Pursue an MBA in Sport Management

The MBA in Sport Management provides you with unique expertise to qualify you for upper level executive positions in the sport industry and related fields. In addition, graduates of this program will be highly qualified for admission to Ph.D. programs in Sport Management.

To fulfill the requirements for the MBA degree program and Sport Management concentration, students must complete the following 33 hours of graduate coursework:

A. Core Courses (24 semester hours)

  • BMGT 6301 MBA Cornerstone
  • SMGT 6380 Sport Management, Administration and Finance
  • ACCT 6311 Managerial Accounting
  • BMGT 6311 Managing People and Organizations
  • BMKT 6311 Marketing Management
  • ECON 6311 Managerial Economics
  • BFIN 6320 Financial Management
  • SMGT 6390 Research and Decision Analysis in Sport Management

B. Sport Management Electives (6 semester hours, choose 2 courses)

  • SMGT 6382 HR in Sport Management
  • SMGT 6384 Leadership and Administration in Sport Management
  • SMGT 6375 Governance and Legal Issues in a Global Environment

C. Capstone (3 semester hours)

  • BMGT 63CS Capstone: Cases in MGMT Problems

Read the Course Descriptions.

 
Students pose for Capstone picture

Master of Business Administration students have the opportunity to work directly with a business, organization or nonprofit through the Capstone experience. Taken in the final semester of the MBA program, the Capstone course connects students with business clients to work on a challenge or growth opportunity their client is facing.

Working in teams, students evaluate the client’s project to develop solutions and strategies and present their work as recommendations for the business to apply to its operations. Through this process, students gain experience with the professional world and first-hand insights from business leaders. Students’ work in the Capstone course is as a valuable piece to a professional portfolio.

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Accreditation

The Master of Business Administration at the H-E-B School of Business and Administration is accredited nationally by The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. The University of the Incarnate Word is accredited regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

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