Overview

Applicants
695
Acceptance Rate
78%
Years of Work Experience
3.0
Average Age
28

GPA / Test Scores

Average Undergrad GPA
3.55
Undergraduate GPA (25th Percentile - 75th Percentile)
2.8 - 4
Accept GRE in Lieu of GMAT?
No
Percent of Applicants Submitting GRE
Average Verbal GRE Score
Average Quantitative GRE Score
Average Writing GRE Score

Deadlines

Early/Priority/Round 1 Application Deadline
April 1

Regular / Round 2 Application Deadline
August 1

International Application Deadline
May 1

Deferred Enrollment Option
Yes
Max Length of Deferrment
12 months
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fees

In-State Application Fee
$40
Out-of-State Application Fee
$40
International (non-U.S.) Applicants:
$75

Admissions Factors

Required

Essays/Personal Statement
Undergraduate GPA
Letters Of Recommendation
Work Experience
Interview
Other
Optional

GMAT Scores
GRE Scores
GMAT or GRE Scores
Extracurricular Activities
State Residency

Other Factors That Influence Admission
Resume

Special Programs Offered To Recruit Underrepresented Minority Students Or Students With Disadvantaged Backgrounds
Additional scholarship and graduate assistant opportunities.

Minimum TOEFL Score (Paper-Based Test)
550
Minimum TOEFL Score (Web-Based Test)
213

Faculty Information

Students Say

With “AACSB accreditation,” the online MBA program at the College of Business at West Texas A&M University has “the best value” for a highly regarded academic program. Students describe the rigor of the program as a “significant commitment” where “one must be mentally prepared.” Although it can be “very trying at times,” it is still “manageable” for the majority of students. Most are able to “prioritize tasks and activities” in order to maintain a healthy “work-life balance.” The winter and summer courses offered for many of the MBA programs are another perk and add to the accommodating experience of this fully-online curriculum. One student says, “I have been able to maintain a work-life balance in part due to free time during slow periods on the job, but I still found three classes per semester too much. I recommend two classes per semester, taking advantage of winter and summer sessions to stay on track to graduate within two years.” The faculty members at WTAMU help to make the MBA program convenient for the hectic lives of hardworking adults. Both professors and administrators “respond to questions/emails very quickly.” “Knowledgeable and accessible instructors” offer their full “time and support” in an effort “to make meaningful connections with their students, even with difficulties associated with completely online programs.” One student states, “After getting a BS and MS at a large University, I was always amazed at how responsive a small university like WTAMU was. The Chair of a department will return an email in a day.” The “wide range of students” who attend West Texas University’s online MBA program are “professionals that are dedicated to completing the program with high academic standards.” They are considered to be very “driven” and “eager to learn.” Their valuable input and experience add to the excellent business education WTAMU students receive.

Student/Faculty
30:1
Total Faculty
56
% Faculty with Terminal Degree
98%
% Faculty Teaching at Least 1 Online Course This Year
92%

100%
Full-time
50%
Female
12%
Underrepresented Minorities

Academic Overview

Minimum In-Person Days Student is Required to Attend During Duration of Program (Not Including Travel Days)
0

Chat rooms
Yes

Interactive transcripts
Yes

Smartphone applications
Yes

Recorded audio
Yes

Recorded video
Yes

Streaming audio
Yes

Streaming video
Yes

Tablet applications
Yes

Concentrations

Healthcare Administration
Yes

Information Systems/Information Technology
Yes

Management Consulting
Yes

Marketing
Yes

Special Academic Programs

Peer Tutoring
No
Pre-MBA Bootcamp
Yes

Top 5 Most Prominent Faculty


Dr. James Owens
Professor of Finance, Harvard U.

Dr. Jonathan Shaffer
Assistant Professor of Management, U of Iowa

Dr. Nick Gerlich
Professor of Marketing, U. of Indiana

Dr. Andrew Li
Assoc. Professor of Management, U. of Arizona

Dr. Sean Humpherys
Assistant Professor of CIS, U. of Arizona

Career Services Overview

Students Say

Aside from its appealing cost and reputation, many students choose WTAMU for the fact that the MBA program can be taken “100 percent online” and for its emphasis in “healthcare management,” although the school offers “a wide-range of classes to suit any business interests.” The “challenging content” and “quantitative coursework” can furthermore “be easily applied to our work environment.” Some students suggest that the program “keep incrementally improving the online learning model,” as they feel the online tools (such as Blackboard) should provide enhanced usability and network connections between students and faculty. Nonetheless, the overall experience at WTAMU is definitely a positive one. “Strong reputation,” reliable professors, and of course, affordability stand out at as strengths. As one student states, “The costs of education are paramount in today’s student loan debt environment. Quantifying student’s ROI from educational investments is critical in evaluating educational opportunities.” The flexibility of the “asynchronous online approach” to the program in conjunction with “an affordable tuition” is exceptionally appealing to many students looking to make the shift into higher-level management positions within their chosen career fields.

Mean Base Salary of Most Recent Graduating Class After Graduating from Program
$80,200

Average # of Months to Graduate (Since Program Started)
18

Dedicated Career Services Center
Yes
Description
Career services supports job preparation skills (e.g., resume creating, mock interviews, and general information) and establishes contact with employers to facilitate connection with students for career fairs, meet the firms events, and interviews.

Graduates Employed by Region

60%
Southwest
15%
West
9%
Northeast
8%
Midwest
5%
International
5%
South
3%
Mid-Atlantic

Top 5 Most Prominent Alumni


David Prescott
CEO, Talon

Krystal Holder
HR Manager, Bell Helicopter

Scott Elliott
Training Manager, Consolidated Nuclear Security

Steven Smith
Executive VP, Maxor

Dustin Wall
Pharmacy Analyst, Maxor

Tuition & Expenses

  In-State Out-of-State
Tution Per Academic Year (Full-Time) $5,628 $6,258
Fees Per Academic Year (Full-Time) $2,100 $2,100
Tution Per Credit Hour (Part-Time) $268 $298
Fees Per Credit Hour (Part-Time) $100 $100
Total cost (tuition and fees) of Online MBA program in its entirety $13,616 $14,726

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial Aid Notification Begins
Six months preceding application start date

Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid
40%

Percent of Students Receiving Scholarships or Grants
25%

Percent of Students Receiving Loans
25%

Average Aid Package
$3,900

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Awarded
$1,500

Average Annual Loans to MBA Program Students
$6,000

Average Debt at Graduation
$4,800

Student Body Profile

Total Online MBA Enrollment (Full-Time and Part-Time)
600
Full-Time
33%
Part-Time
67%

In State
51.0%
Out of State
49.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
7

Demographics

20.0%
Underrepresented Minorities
3.0%
International
49.0%
Out of State

48% female
52% male

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Lisa Mitchell
Coordinator of Graduate Business Studies

Address
WTAMU Box 60768
College of Business
Canyon, TX, 79016
United States

Phone
806-651-2501

Fax
806-651-2927

Email
lmitchell@wtamu.edu


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