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Strengthen your MBA from A&M-Commerce with a minor

When you earn your degree at Texas A&M University-Commerce, you’ll be part of the largest online MBA program in Texas and well-prepared to meet the opportunities and challenges to advance your career in an increasingly competitive, global and technologically innovative environment. Adding a secondary area of study is an excellent marketing tool for building your niche in the business world while putting you ahead of your peers in the competitive job market.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Downtown Dallas, Online
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

36-39 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Business Administration (MBA with Minor) :: 1.10 MAJORS/EMPHASIS

Minors

The College of Business offers several minors that can be added to any master’s program offered at A&M-Commerce. For majors outside of business (sciences, education, agriculture, etc.), it is required to receive major program advisor approval. Fill out the Request for a Minor Form and submit it to your academic advisor.

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness
  • Business Analytics* (cannot be added to MSBUSA)
  • Cyber Security*
  • Digital Marketing*
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning
  • Healthcare Administration
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Analytics*
  • Corporate Management*
  • Entrepreneurship*

*Can be added to any graduate degree offered at A&M-Commerce (unless noted).

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Minors for Graduate Programs

Minors

The College of Business offers several minors that can be added to any master’s program offered at A&M-Commerce. For majors outside of business (sciences, education, agriculture, etc.), you must receive major program advisor approval. Fill out the Request for a Minor Form and submit it to your academic advisor.

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness
  • Business Analytics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Marketing
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Economics of U.S. Healthcare
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Corporate Management

Course Requirements for Minors

Prerequisite courses ACCT 501, ECO 501, ECO 502, FIN 501, MGT 501 and MKT 50 cannot be considered as electives in any graduate program in business. The general MBA requires the completion of six hours of electives. If a minor is desired, all elective hours should be taken in the minor area as outlined below.

Accounting

Take at least four courses from the Accounting courses, including ACCT 525.

Agribusiness

Choose one from AG 505 or AEC 550 and choose three from the following Agricultural Economics courses:

  • AEC 520 AgriBusiness Analysis and Forecasting
  • AEC 530 Agricultural Production Economics
  • AEC 540 Advanced Theory of Demand and Price Analysis
  • AEC 560 International Agricultural Trade

Business Analytics

Take BUSA 526 Database Management, 542 Applied Decision Modeling as well as two courses from Business Analytics:

  • BUSA 516 Mobile Business
  • BUSA 523 Business Analytics Programming
  • BUSA 532 Data Warehousing
  • BUSA 533 Cybersecurity and IT Auditing
  • BUSA 536 Mobile Security Intelligence
  • BUSA 537 Advanced Analytics
  • BUSA 539 Cyber Forensics & Info Security Policy Governance
  • BUSA 541 Global Network Design
  • BUSA 580 Internship
  • BUSA 597 Special Topic

NOTE: Additional prerequisites may be required for this minor. View the graduate catalog for the most current list for each course in the minor. Contact your advisor with any questions. This minor cannot be added to a master’s degree in business analytics.

Corporate Management

Choose four of the following Management courses:

  • MGT 550 Corp Governance and Sustainability
  • MGT 555 Project Management
  • MGT 567 Managing Groups/Teams
  • MGT 583 Seminar in Leadership
  • MGT 586 Managing at the Edge
  • MGT 587 Executive Development
  • MGT 590 Global Competitiveness
  • MGT 592 Current Issues in HRM
  • MGT 594 Transforming Organizations
  • MGT 597 Special Topic

Note: Four total courses are required

Entrepreneurship

Choose four of the following Management courses

  • MGT 570 New Venture Management
  • MGT 530 The Entrepreneur
  • MGT 555 Project Management
  • FIN 520 Advanced Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital
  • MKT 573 Internet Marketing
  • BUSA 516 Mobile Business
  • MGT 597 Special Topic

Note: four total courses are required

Cybersecurity

Take these four courses from Business Analytics:

  • BUSA 526 Database Management
  • BUSA 533 Cybersecurity and IT Auditing
  • BUSA 536 Mobile Security Intelligence
  • BUSA 539 Cyber Forensics and Information Security Policy Governance

NOTE: Additional prerequisites may be required for this minor. View the graduate catalog for the most current list for each course in the minor. Contact your advisor with any questions.

Digital Marketing

Take the four following courses from Marketing

  • MKT 568 Advertising and Promotion
  • MKT 569 Digital Marketing
  • MKT 573 Internet Marketing
  • MKT 580 Marketing Internship

Economics

Take at least four courses from Economics:

  • ECO 562 Managerial Economics
  • ECO 576 Macroeconomics for Managers

Excludes:

  • ECO 595 Applied Business Research
  • ECO 578 Statistical Methods
  • ECO 501 Economics for Decision Makers
  • ECO 502 Quantitative Analysis for Managers

Finance

Take FIN 504 Financial Management, 510 Investment Seminar and two from the Finance courses:

  • FIN 520 Advanced Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital
  • FIN 530 Fundamentals of Financial Planning
  • FIN 533 Applied Financial and Economic Forecasting
  • FIN 550 Portfolio Management in Excel
  • FIN 571 International Business Finance

Financial Planning

Take the following courses:

  • FIN 504 Financial Management
  • FIN 510 Investment Seminar
  • FIN 530 Fundamentals of Financial Planning

As well as one from the Finance courses

  • FIN 534 Advanced Risk, Insurance and Estate Planning
  • FIN 536 Advanced Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits

Real Estate

Take the following Finance courses:

  • FIN 504 Financial Management
  • FIN 575 Principles of Real Estate
  • FIN 576 Real Estate Appraisal and Investment
  • FIN 577 Real Estate Finance

Healthcare Administration

Take the following courses:

  • ECO 555 Health Care Services in the U.S.
  • ECO 556 Health Economics
  • ECO 557 Health Policy

As well as one from the Economics courses

  • ECO 562 Managerial Economics
  • ECO 576 Macroeconomics for Managers

International Business

Choose any four courses from the following:

  • ECO 528 International Economic Problems
  • FIN 571 International Business Finance
  • MGT 590 Global Competitiveness
  • MGT 597 Special Topic
  • MKT 586 International Marketing

Note: You may also substitute up to four courses from the British Studies program (approved topics).

Marketing

Take at least four courses from Marketing, including MKT 521.

Marketing Analytics

Take the following Marketing courses:

  • MKT 569 Digital Marketing
  • MKT 574 CRM, Customer Relationship Management
  • MKT 572 Seminar in Marketing Research
  • MKT 570 Marketing Analytics and Intelligence

Long-Range Schedule

Mapping out your graduate program can be challenging, but don’t feel overwhelmed! You can plan ahead by viewing the College of Business Graduate Rotation.

Minors Second SEction

The College of Business offers several minors that can be added to any master’s program offered at A&M-Commerce. For majors outside of business (sciences, education, agriculture, etc.), a student must receive major program advisor approval. Fill out the Request for a Minor Form and submit it to your academic advisor.

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness
  • Business Analytics (cannot be added to MSBUSA)
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Marketing
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Economics of U.S. Healthcare
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Corporate Management

Course Requirements for Minors

Prerequisite courses (ACCT 501, ECO 501, ECO 502, FIN 501, MGT 501 and MKT 501) cannot be considered as electives in any graduate program in business. The general MBA requires completion of six hours of electives. If a minor is desired, all elective hours should be taken in the minor area as outlined below.

Accounting (ACCT)

At least four courses from accounting (includes ACCT 525).

Agribusiness (AG)

Choose one from AG 505 or AEC 550 and choose three from AEC 520, AEC 530, AEC 540 and AEC 560

Business Analytics (MKT/BUSA)

BUSA 526 Database Management, 542 Applied Decision Modeling and two from BUSA 516 Mobile Business, 523 Business Analytics Programming, 532 Data Warehousing, 533 Cyber Security and IT Auditing, 536 Mobile Security Intelligence, 537 Advanced Analytics, 539 Cyber Forensics and Info Security Policy Governance, 541 Global Network Design, 580 Internship or 597 Special Topic.

NOTE: Additional prerequisites may be required for this minor. View the graduate catalog for the most current list for each course in the minor. Contact your advisor with any questions.

Corporate Management (MGT)

(FOUR TOTAL COURSES REQUIRED)

Choose four of the following: MGT 550 Corp Governance and Sustainability, 555 Project Management, 567 Managing Groups/Teams, 583 Seminar in Leadership, 586 Managing at the Edge, 587 Executive Development, 590 Global Competiveness, 592 Current Issues in HRM, 594 Transforming Organizations and 597 Special Topic.

Cyber Security (MKT/BUSA)

BUSA 526 Database Management, 533 Cyber Security and IT Auditing, 536 Movile Security Intelligence, 539 Cyber Forensics and Info Security Policy Governance

NOTE: Additional prerequisites may be required for this minor. View the graduate catalog for the most current list for each course in the minor. Contact your advisor with any questions.

Digital Marketing (MKT/BUSA)

MKT 568 Advertising and Promotion, MKT 569 Digital Marketing, MKT 573 Internet Marketing and MKT 580 Marketing Internship.

Economics (MGT/ECO)

At least four courses from Economics. (Includes ECO 562 and/or 576 | Excludes 595, 578, 501 and 502)

Entrepreneurship (MGT)

(FOUR TOTAL COURSES REQUIRED)

Choose four of the following: MGT 570 New Venture Management, 530 The Entrepreneur, 555 Project Management, FIN 520 Advanced Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital, MKT 573 Internet Marketing, BUSA 516 Mobile Business and MGT 597 Special Topic.

Finance (FIN)

FIN 504 Financial Management, 510 Investment Seminar and two from: FIN 520 Advanced Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital, 530 Fundamentals of Financial Planning, 533 Applied Financial and Economic Forecasting, 550 Portfolio Management in Excel, 571 International Business Finance

Financial Planning (FIN)

FIN 504 Financial Management, 510 Investment Seminar, 530 Fundamentals of Financial Planning and one from: FIN 534 Advanced Risk, Insurance and Estate Planning or 536 Advanced Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits.

Healthcare Administration (ECO)

ECO 555 Health Care Services in the US, 556 Health Economics, 557 Health Policy and one from: ECO 562 Managerial Economics or ECO 576 Macroeconomics for Managers.

International Business

Any four courses from: ECO 528 International Economic Problems, FIN 571 Internationals Business Finance, Mgt 590 Global Competitiveness or 597 Special Topic, MKT 586 International Marketing. Students may also substitute up to four courses from the British Studies program (approved topics).

Marketing (MKT/BUSA)

Choose at least four courses from Marketing (includes MKT 521).

Marketing Analytics (MKT/BUSA)

MKT 569 Digital Marketing, MKT 574 CRM, MKT 572 Seminar in Marketing Research and MKT 570 Marketing Analytics and Intelligence

Real Estate (FIN)

FIN 504 Financial Management, FIN 575 Principles of Real Estate, FIN 576 Real Estate Appraisal and Investment and FIN 577 Real Estate Finance

Long-Range Schedule

Mapping out your graduate program can be challenging, but don’t feel overwhelmed! You can plan ahead by viewing the College of Business Graduate Rotation.

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Business Administration (MBA with Minor) :: 1.03 SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED

SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WITH A MINOR

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Business Administration (MBA with Minor) :: 1.06 PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

An MBA degree with a minor will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Develop soft skills in addition to traditional business acumen.
  • Successfully implement solutions by collaborating as members of diverse teams.
  • Build marketable skills related to accounting, finance, management and marketing tools and techniques.
  • Conduct research using quantitative skills and develop creative solutions to real-world business problems.
  • Learn to apply analytic and strategic leadership solutions to an interrelated set of economic, ethical and environmental issues.
  • Gain an understanding of the social, ethical, regulatory, global, political and cultural environments within which American enterprise exists and operates.
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Business Administration (MBA with Minor) :: 1.11 WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

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What You Will Learn

The A&M-Commerce MBA with a minor prepares you for positions that demand analytic and strategic leadership solutions to an interrelated set of economic, ethical, and environmental issues. You will build marketable skills related to accounting, finance, management and marketing tools and techniques. The program stresses practical application through the use of case studies and other experiential learning methods as well as collaboration with members of diverse teams, including partnerships with the business community.

Courses to Prepare You for Your Career

  • Foundation courses including Business Communications, Business Finance, Principles of Micro and Macroeconomics
  • Core courses are unique to the minor selected
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Business Administration (MBA with Minor) :: 1.13 Course Delivery and Resources

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Course Delivery and Resources

Our programs are flexible and meet the needs of working professionals who want the convenience of a fully online degree, full-time students who prefer face-to-face classes and blended options for those who need the convenience of both. We offer graduate-level business degrees that fit your lifestyle and career aspirations.

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Graduate Business Program Costs

Program Costs

The tuition and fees for a graduate student in the College of Business taking 9 credit hours is $3,820 for a Texas resident and $7,500 for a non-resident.

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ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS International/Domestic Tabs

Admission

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MARKETING (MS) :: Admissions Requirements College of Business

Deadlines

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Step 1. Submit Application

Submit your application through ApplyTexas.

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”

  • Select “Marketing MS” as your “Major.”
  • Pay the $50 application fee.

Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Step 2. Submit Documents

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

Official Transcripts

Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to [email protected].

  • We recommend that you request transcripts for all of your academic work.

Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Postal Alternative

If your institution is unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

We will need official/original documents. If those documents are the only copies you have, the Graduate School can mail them back to you upon request. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Test Scores (if required)

You do not need to submit GMAT/GRE scores if you have a:

  • 3.0 overall undergraduate GPA,
  • 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of your bachelor’s degree or
  • completed master’s degree with a 3.0 GPA

If you do not meet the GPA exemption criteria,

GRE

Request that your GRE® scores be sent to Texas A&M University-Commerce (6188) when you register for the test. If you have already taken the GRE®, you can order additional score reports.

GMAT

Request that your GMAT scores be sent to Texas A&M University-Commerce when you register for the test. If you have already taken the GRE®, you can order additional score reports.

One Letter of Recommendation

Request one signed letter of recommendation on letterhead or our recommendation form from a professional who can attest to your goals and ability to succeed in the program. That individual should

Postal Alternative

If you are unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

Personal Statement

Describe your preparation for graduate work, your academic interests and goals in no more than 500 words.

Resume or CV

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.

Test Scores

Submit official General Test GRE scores

  • Request that your GRE®scores be sent to Texas A&M University-Commerce (6188) when you register for the test. If you have already taken the GRE®, you can order additional score reports.

Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.

Step 3. Apply for Financial Assistance

  • Apply for FAFSA and TAFSA financial aid through the state and federal governments during the admission application process. Use code 003565.
  • Apply for outside scholarships once you are admitted to A&M-Commerce.
  • Check your financial aid and scholarship info through myLeo > Student Resources > Financial Aid Information.

Step 4. Register for Classes

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist is here to help you complete registration.

Contact your Graduate Enrollment Specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

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MARKETING (MS) :: Admissions Requirements, International College of Business

Deadlines

  • Fall admission consideration: June 1
  • Spring admission consideration: October 15

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Step 1. Submit Application

Submit your application through ApplyTexas.

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”

  • Select “Marketing, MS” as your “Major.”
  • Pay the $75 application fee.

Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Step 2. Submit Documents

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

Official Transcripts

  • Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to:
    Texas A&M University-Commerce

    Attn: Graduate School
    2600 S. Neal St.
    Commerce, Texas 75428

Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 overall or 3.25 on last 60 hours or GMAT/GRE official test scores.

Postal Alternative

If you are unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
2600 S. Neal St.
Commerce Texas 75428

We will need official/original documents. If those documents are the only copies you have, the Graduate School can mail them back to you upon request. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Test Scores (if required)

Note: The GMAT/GRE has been waived for spring 2021.

You do not need to submit GMAT/GRE scores if you have a:

  • 3.0 overall undergraduate GPA,
  • 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of your bachelor’s degree or
  • completed master’s degree with a 3.0 GPA

If you do not meet the GPA exemption criteria submit one of the following,

GRE

Request that your GRE® scores be sent to Texas A&M University-Commerce (6188) when you register for the test. If you have already taken the GRE®, you can order additional score reports.

GMAT

Request that your GMAT scores be sent to Texas A&M University-Commerce when you register for the test. If you have already taken the GRE®, you can order additional score reports.

One Letter of Recommendation

Request one signed letter of recommendation, on letterhead, from a professional who can attest to your goals and ability to succeed in the program. That individual should:

Postal Alternative

If you are unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
2600 S. Neal St.
Commerce Texas 75428

Personal Statement

Describe your preparation for graduate work, your academic interests and goals in no more than 500 words.

Resume or CV

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.

English Proficiency

You do not need to submit test scores if you have completed (all years) of a bachelor’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited university in the United States.

Request that your scores from one of the following be sent to Texas A&M University-Commerce:

  • TOEFL (Minimum Scores: IBT 79, or CBT 213, or PBT 550)
  • IELTS (Minimum Score: 6.00 band overall)
  • PTE (Minimum Score: 53 overall or higher)
  • Duo Lingo (Minimum Score: 105)

*Scores must be less than two years old.

Official Sponsor Documents

Submit these documents to the Office of International Programs once you have been admitted

  • Official sponsor statement
  • Bank statement from the sponsor with a balance of at least $26,025 USD which is less than 1 year old

Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.

Step 3. Apply for Funding

Step 4. Register for Classes

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist is here to help you complete registration.

Contact your Graduate Enrollment Specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

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  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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