University launches “Smaller. Smarter. Faster. MBA.”
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Texas Wesleyan University is launching a new, innovative and completely online MBA that students can complete in as little as one year.
“This is another major development in our 2020 Vision strategic plan,” President Frederick G. Slabach, said. “Texas Wesleyan is committed to developing new, competitive academic programming that will prepare students to be leaders and advance in professional careers. This is another way we’re fulfilling that promise.”
With seven starts per year, condensed seven-week courses and classes 100 percent online, the “Smaller. Smarter. Faster. MBA.” is built for working adults who want a convenient and fast way to jumpstart their career.
“Students can complete their MBA in as little as a year,” Hector Quintanilla, Ph.D., dean of the School of Business, said. “We designed this program for working adults who need the flexibility to complete their MBA during times that best fit their schedule.”
A GMAT waiver has been added to the admissions requirements for students with a 3.0 or above GPA (overall or last 60 credit hours) on their bachelor’s degree; three years of professional work experience with either a bachelor's degree with an overall GPA of 2.5 or last 60 credit hours GPA of 2.75; or a completed graduate degree with a GPA of 3.0 and above.
“Working professionals that want an MBA to further their career shouldn’t be slowed down by admissions requirements,” Quintanilla said. “We’ve made our admission requirements more flexible because we know that there are many indicators that correlate well with candidate success in MBA programs.”
Students will be taught in intentionally small online classes by engaging educators – the high-quality, dedicated professors that Texas Wesleyan is known for. They will have full access to the Texas Wesleyan campus and support staff.
“Online MBA students will have access to the library and other campus facilities, just like traditional students,” Quintanilla said. “We also know that graduates of this program, like our other degrees, will benefit from networking opportunities with our strong alumni base and business and community leaders that are a part of our community.”
Local corporations assisted in the development of the program to ensure that the skills being taught are what businesses need and want. Online MBA concentrations include general business administration, supply chain management and healthcare administration.
Texas Wesleyan’s School of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the premier accreditor of business schools in the world and is the hallmark of excellence in business education. AACSB accreditation has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business programs.