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University of Texas – Pan American (Consortium)

Campus: Edinburg, Texas

Type: Public

Accreditation: AACSB

Base Program Cost: $17,040 ($33,888 for non-residents)

Per Credit Hour: $355 ($706 for non-residents)

Minimum Credit Hours: 48

GMAT Required: Yes

Minimum Time Commitment: 24 months

Online Concentrations: General Management, General Management with Financial Emphasis

On Campus Requirement: No

School Site: Online MBA Overview | Tuition | Financial Aid


The University of Texas Pan American (UTPA) Consortium is an online branch of the greater University of Texas System that grants students an opportunity to earn their degree online. Students can take their courses from any location through the Consortium as long as they have an Internet connection and a computer to take courses on. The Master of Business Administration Online (MBAO) is one such online degree program offered by the university.


All satellite colleges in The University of Texas system are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The MBAO program at the university is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Both accrediting agencies are renowned for accrediting colleges and academic programs of the highest caliber.


The academics for the MBAO program at UTPA Consortium are designed to challenge and develop today’s business professionals to be the leaders in tomorrow’s business world. Students can choose from either the standard general management degree program or the program with a financial emphasis; both are strong programs with plenty to offer. The general management program will help students develop a strong sense of business ethics, strategy, marketing, finance, and management, through 48 credit hours of in-depth study. The financial emphasis program (also 48 credit hours) will focus students on the nuances of financial policy and strategy so they’re equipped to manage the money of a 21st century business.


Students who want to enter UTPA Consortium must apply for admission online through the university’s website. Admissions requirements include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Submitting an application through the UTPA admissions website
  • Paying the $40 application fee
  • Submitting all transcripts from previous colleges and universities
  • Submitting GMAT scores from a test taken no more than five years ago
  • Recommendation letters
  • Writing a personal essay
  • Submitting a current resume

Applicants should note that the admission requirements for UTPA may differ from those required at other UT systems and should double check with the university’s website prior to making any final application decisions.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for UTPA Consortium’s MBAO program starts at $17,040, or $33,888 for non-residents. Students who want to apply for financial aid can do so starting at UTPA’s financial aid website. There students will find information about how to complete their FAFSA, what types of aid they can hope to receive, and how any funds might be disbursed. The UTPA financial aid page will also point students to scholarships and work-study programs offered with the university.