Admission to the Master of Business Administration program at the H-E-B School of Business is determined on a three-tiered system. Please carefully review the admission requirements for each tier and refer to the table of requirements to determine your admission qualifications.

Admission Requirements

Common Professional Components (CPCs)

All candidates for the MBA program must obtain the following three components in order to gain admission. Please contact MBA Director Dr. Scott Roberts (sdrobert@uiwtx.edu) with questions on how to complete these components.

  • ACCT 2301 Accounting for Non-Business Majors, or ACCT I and II
  • BMGT 3370 Business Statistics, or any inferential statistics course
  • ECON 2302 Microeconomics
  • Determining Your Admission Status

    Refer to the table below to determine the Admission Tier to which you belong. Please note, applicants with an earned baccalaureate degree with an overall GPA less than 2.0 will not be admitted.

      Tier I Tier II Tier III
    Bachelors Degree Required Required Required
    GPA 3.0 2.99 - 2.5 2.49 - 2.0
    Official Transcripts Required Required Required
    Advisor Evaluation Required Required Required
    GMAT Score - - 450
    Writing Sample Required Required Required
    CPCs Required Required Required

Admission Tiers

Review the tiers below and the additional admission requirements associated with each.

Tier I - Admission to the MBA programs

  • If admitted to the program, those fulfilling the Tier I requirements will have no additional academic requirements to begin the program.

Tier II - Alternate Admission to the MBA program

  • Those granted Alternate Admissions will be assigned to Tier II, with specific courses to be taken at the beginning of the program, all of which must be completed with a “B” or better.
  • The first four graduate level courses to be taken will be: Business Research and Analysis, Accounting, Economics, and Finance For students with an International Concentration, these courses are Business Research and Analysis, International Accounting, International Economics, and International Finance
  • Each course grade must be a “B” or better. Any single course with a “C” grade may be retaken once
  • Upon completion of these courses, the student will be able to move to the next tier

Tier III - Probationary Admission to the MBA program

  • Those granted Probationary Admission will be assigned to Tier III, with specific courses to be taken at the beginning of the program, all of which must be completed with a “B” or better.
  • The first four graduate level courses to be taken will be: Business Research and Analysis, Accounting, Economics, and Finance For students with an International Concentration, these courses are Business Research and Analysis, International Accounting, International Economics, and International Finance
  • Each course grade must be a “B” or better. Any single course with a “C” grade may be retaken once
  • Upon completion of these courses, the student will be able to move to the next tier