For the 2017/18 academic year, tuition is $680 per credit hour for the evening MBA program and $560 per credit hour for the online MBA program (total of 36 credit hours). The evening MBA tuition is locked and based on continuous enrollment. Estimated cost for books and materials is $250-$500 per semester and is not included in the cost of tuition. Each semester, there is a $50 fee for professional development workshops and seminars. There is a $300 capstone class fee in the last semester of the program.
Student loans are available through FAFSA for those who qualify (eligibility is not income based). Graduate students are encouraged to research available scholarships and/or tuition assistance and reimbursement programs through their employers. See Program Costs for more information on financial aid. The MBA nonprofit discount is $70 per credit hour for those who qualify. The MBA admissions counselor and / or student support coordinator can provide more information and assistance.
Classes meet one night per week, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Students may join a cohort at Austin Main campus (RM 620 near 2222). The night of the week does not change for the entire duration of the program.
The 36-credit hour program is typically completed over two years (six credits per semester, for a total of six semesters that occur year round). There is a fast-track option that enables students with a 3.5 GPA to finish in 16 months.
A fast-track option is available for students who qualify. A minimum 3.5 GPA is required for the first 12 credit hours, with a minimum 3.0 GPA being maintained for the remainder of the program. Contact your MBA admissions counselor or for more details.
Courses are taught by full-time faculty and part-time faculty who are highly qualified experts in their respective fields. Concordia MBA students benefit from being taught by instructors who have in-depth scholarly expertise and real-world business experience. A full list of faculty and staff can be found online: Faculty
MBA cohorts are 15-25 students who remain in classes together throughout the duration of the program. This small class size provides an opportunity for peer support and the development of strong networking relationships among students and faculty.
- A bachelors degree from a regionally accredited university.
- A minimum of three years of professional work experience.
- Proof of English proficiency may be required for noncitizens, permanent residents, Green Card holders, and foreign-born applicants who earned degrees outside of the US.
Yes. All undergraduate majors can be accepted into the MBA program. Non-business undergraduates and low-GPA business majors may be required to take up to four online prerequisite courses (accounting, economics, statistics, and/or finance). This is contingent on undergraduate transcript evaluation. Prerequisite courses take approximately 15-20 total hours each and cost $60 per course. Prerequisite courses are non-credit.
A score of 75% or higher is required. A prerequisite course can be repeated if a score is below 70%. Successful completion is critical to success in the classroom, especially for non-business undergraduate majors. Contact the MBA admissions counselor (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the student support coordinator for more information (email@example.com).
Upon completion of the prerequisite course (online and self-paced), the software provides an opportunity to save scores which can be emailed.
The math / stats prerequisite score should be reported to your MBA admissions counselor prior to the MBA Orientation. Scores for accounting, finance, and economics should be reported the student support coordinator prior to the start of the corresponding class. For example, the accounting prerequisite score should be reported prior to the start of the MBA accounting class. The courses are non-credit, completed online, and $35 each.
If you are experiencing technical issues with the Peregrine modules, please contact the Peregrine Software customer support:
Concordia requires a specific resume format. Additional information about the requirements here: Resume Guidelines (pdf)
Generally, undergraduate business majors are not required to complete prerequisite courses. However, the admitting committee could recommend or require one or more prerequisites based on transcript evaluation (especially in cases of low GPA). Non-business undergraduates may be required to take up to four online prerequisite courses (accounting, economics, statistics, and/or finance). Prerequisite courses are online, self-paced, take approximately 15-20 total hours each, and are $60 per course. The courses expose students to business concepts and terminology that are applied in the classroom immediately.
The Concordia MBA is designed for working professionals who have experience that can be shared and utilized in the classroom. Projects and assignments often require students to draw from their experience to facilitate personal, academic and professional growth. In cases where a student has less than three years of work experience, the admitting committee will require outstanding examples of leadership and school/civic involvement reflected in a resume.
Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 2.75 are required to submit an essay. This requirement assists the admissions committee in understanding applicants as a whole person, not just a transcript or a professional resume. The essay should address the reasons for a low GPA and/or describe any employment gaps on a resume.
No entrance exams, including the GMAT and GRE, are required for admission.
If any of the following conditions apply, an applicant will be required to provide a passing score of either the TOEFL or IELTS:
1. Non-US citizen.
2. Born outside the US in a country that does not use English as the primary language.
3. US Permanent Resident and/or Green Card holder.
4. Foreign-born person who completed a degree(s) outside the US.
5. Any person who has learned English as a second language.
Minimum TOEFL-Internet-Based (IBT) cumulative score of 80 and a minimum score of 26 on the speaking section. The Pearson Language Test may be used as an alternative to the TOEFL and requires a minimum score of 64. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is another alternative and requires a minimum score of 6.5. Official cores must be submitted to the admissions department no later than the application deadline. Please direct specific questions to your admissions counselor.
Applicants are required to submit an official transcript only from the degree granting institution. However, if additional coursework was taken that may be relevant to the MBA program and / or beneficial for the admissions process, additional transcripts can be accepted to aid in the admissions decision. If graduate level coursework has been completed, those transcripts should be shared with Concordia, and may be used towards transfer credit.
An official transcript is a certified statement of a students academic record. To be official, the transcript must bear the embossed or raised college seal, date, registrar's signature and received by Concordia in a sealed envelope stamped by the institution of record as Official. This can be hand delivered or mailed to Concordia as long as it remains UNOPENED in its original sealed envelope. A transcript sent electronically to Concordia directly by a schools registrars office is also considered official. The transcript must also contain the official date of degree completion.
Official transcripts can be accepted in one of three ways:
A student delivered transcript will only be accepted as an official transcript if it is received in the original sealed envelope and stamped by the institution of records as Issued to the Student in a Sealed Envelope.
Concordia also accepts transcripts electronically from:
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Attn: Office of Admission Processing
11400 Concordia University Drive
Austin, TX 78726
Yes, but an applicant cannot be fully admitted until official transcripts are received. Applicants who submit an unofficial copy can be contingently admitted only. Official transcripts must be received before the first day of class per university policy as stated in the Concordia catalog.
Yes, but the acceptance is limited to contingent. This means that the bachelors degree must be conferred prior to the start of MBA classes. Applicants may be asked to submit a letter from their undergraduate school stating an anticipated completion date.
Yes. Concordia offers two concentration tracks for the MBA program that are optional: Healthcare Administration (HCA) and Organizational Development Learning (ODL). Both concentrations consist of 4 classes. After the first 30 hours of the MBA are completed, students may complete a concentration via online delivery, extending the MBA program to 42 credit hours from the traditional 36 credit hours.
Up to 6 total graduate-level credits may be accepted from another regionally accredited university. Credits will be reviewed for approval by the MBA program director.
The Concordia MBA is a full-time program that is completed in two years. However, fast-track options are available that can be completed in as little as 16 or 20 months. To learn more, visit the MBA Program Information page.
Completing the MBA program without breaks maximizes the benefit of the cohort model. However, if taking a semester or two off is unavoidable, a student can rejoin the program with a new cohort. If a student is gone for more than 3 consecutive semesters, reapplying for admission is required. Departing from the program for any length of time voids locked tuition and a student becomes subject to increases if they occur.
Once a complete application has been submitted and all required documentation is received, an official admissions decision is sent within ten business days via official university email. International applications and low-GPA applications can require more processing time. The MBA admissions review committee makes every effort to process admissions decisions in a timely manner.
Due to the accelerated nature of this program, attendance is critical. If you have an unavoidable conflict or illness, inform the professor as soon as possible.
Yes. Concordia offers a Writing Center at the main campus where students receive writing assistance with papers and projects (no cost). Concordia University students are also eligible for free, one-to-one tutoring through tutor.com, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Peer tutoring is encouraged. Students may also consult with instructors for help outside the classroom.
Concordia University provides convenient, secure and up-to-date communication through the MY INFO tab on the main Concordia.edu webpage. Grades, schedules, account and financial information, etc., is communicated through this portal. Instructors and students also utilize Blackboard software for class assignments, group discussions and more.
The average cost of textbooks is $250 - $500 per semester. Each semester, required textbooks are posted on the university's bookstore webpage. Textbooks can be rented or purchased (new or used) through the university bookstore. NOTE: Students who purchase books through other sources should check with teachers first to make sure the correct edition is selected.
Yes. Concordia University works to ensure that the online program replicates the on-ground program as much as possible. Often, teachers and assignments are the same, however the course sequence is slightly different. The online degree is fully accredited, just like the traditional on-ground program. The biggest difference is that online students do not come to class on a weekly basis and must be comfortable interacting primarily online.
Yes. Full-time paid employees at 501(c)3 and 501(c) 6 organizations receive a $70 per credit hour discount for the 2016/2017 academic year.
Yes, with MBA program director approval, an applicant can be admitted into the MBA program to take one to two classes intended for transfer to another school. However, it is the students full responsibility to ensure transfer credits are accepted at the other institution.
Only one repeat is allowed if a class is failed.
Concordia's Center for Vocation Professional Development assists students through participation in job fairs, and offers assistance with resume writing, interviewing, business etiquette, and other topics related to job searches.
Because the online and on-ground programs are not sequentially identical, switching between the two is not recommended. In addition, both programs are built based on cohort enrollment which directly impacts staffing, resources, meeting space and budget. Students are discouraged from switching, however, if unavoidable circumstances occur, such as a job relocation, the program director can approve a program change.
For the on-ground program, tuition is locked at the time of enrollment and requires continuous enrollment. Online tuition is not locked and is subject to change every academic year.
The Capstone is the final culmination project in the MBA program and is completed during the capstone class. The capstone utilizes independent and group research to address a real-world question, problem or challenge. Using newly acquired business skills, students partner with a business or organization to produce a substantial project and paper that reflects a deep understanding of a topic. Capstone findings are presented formally to the business partners, Concordia faculty and staff, peers, alumni, community leaders and others.
After you have received an official admissions acceptance via email, you will need to click on the "next steps" link in the email and do three things: 1. Confirm your acceptance; 2. RSVP for orientation; 3. RSVP for launch.
Please visit the MBA Next Steps Page found in your acceptance email and find the link to confirm your acceptance. The link is also in your admissions acceptance email. Your student support coordinator will register you for classes after you confirm your acceptance. Students who do not confirm their acceptance will not be registered for classes.
The Concordia MBA is offered in Austin at the Main Campus. An Admissions Counselor will guide you through the admissions process.
Austin: Main Campus
11400 Concordia University Dr. | Austin, TX 78726