Texas Wesleyan University is launching a new 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.”
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.”
“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.”
The school says local corporations assisted in the development of the program to ensure that the skills being taught are what businesses need. Online MBA concentrations include general business administration, supply chain management and healthcare administration.