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Master of Business Administration

Do more with an accredited, affordable MBA

Earn your Master of Business Administration at Concordia University Texas and advance your career, start a new business or become a community leader. You will cultivate hard and soft skills through a series of leadership courses nested in a relevant, vibrant curriculum to maximize your personal and professional growth opportunities.

With simplified entry and affordable tuition, our no GMAT online MBA gives you the flexibility to earn your degree while still working full time.  In fact, Concordia’s online MBA degree program was ranked as the ninth most affordable MBA program in Texas in 2021 by Best Value Schools.

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TASBO MEMBERS, EARN AN MBA DESIGNED FOR YOU

Concordia University Texas and the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) joined forces to create a Master of Business Administration program focused on the skills needed to lead school finance offices. 

Earn marketable skills in a program recognized by more than 1,000 Texas school districts. The Concordia / TASBO program blends fieldwork and courses, giving students observational knowledge of how school districts function. Start your MBA education with Concordia’s customized MBA program today.

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Accreditation

Earning an MBA degree from an ACBSP-accredited institution such as Concordia signals to employers that you received a high-quality education with rigorous and relevant coursework.

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Flexibility

Earn your MBA while working full time, either by attending evening class sessions once a week at the campus in Austin, Texas, or by completing coursework online.

Students working outside on their time.

Affordability

Our MBA program was ranked as one of the most affordable MBA programs in Texas by Best Value Schools in 2021. Your tuition cost is locked in when you enroll, so there are no surprises down the road. Plus, 100% of our students receive some form of financial aid and are enrolled in our textbook rental program to help make this degree more affordable.

Affordability left these two students relaxed and focus on their studies.

Student Development 

Core business concepts, leadership modules and quantitative analytical tools provide you with the resources needed to thrive and succeed both at the university and beyond.

Job Readiness

Network with professionals and startups in the community, analyze case studies and complete practical assignments to cultivate valuable skills you’ll use in the workplace.

A professional ready for his next vocation.

Lutheran Learning Beyond Faith

Become an ethical, competent leader in your industry, community and family with faith- and values-based instruction.

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Career Outcomes

An MBA equips you with advanced knowledge and expands your business acumen. Additionally, an MBA helps you stand out in the job market, granting you access to advancement opportunities you may not be able to access without a graduate degree.

Set yourself up for success in a variety of careers, including:

  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Health Services Manager
  • Information Technology Director
  • Investment Fund Manager
  • Management Consultant  
Linsay Brace, MBA '21
Linsay Brace

"During the MBA program, I changed roles at my employer from a campaign merchandiser to a product merchandiser. This new role requires an additional focus on analytics and reporting and now use and extract data daily to communicate with stakeholders, make decisions, and drive changes within the business. The MBA experience helped give me the confidence to expand myself into my new role and learn analytical tools such as Power Business Intelligence (BI)."

  • CONCENTRATIONS
    • Healthcare Administration - The HCA concentration focuses on preparing students for management and leadership roles in the healthcare industry. Students explore strategy and business planning, ethical and legal issues, policy trends and management considerations, and quality methods for healthcare performance.
    • Organizational Development and Learning - The ODL concentration prepares students for roles in organizational management. Students explore organizational culture, talent management, corporate training and learning, and processes in consulting and coaching. Students pursuing a concentration do not participate in the Capstone course.
  • ACCREDITATION

    Concordia University Texas is an ACBSP-accredited school, which shows future employers that you have the foundational education to excel in their company. 

    Concordia University Texas is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees along with the Doctorate in Education (Ed.D). Contact the SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Concordia University Texas.

  • ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

    Concordia offers a no GMAT online MBA, which means there is no GMAT, GRE or other graduate admission test required for admission. 

    A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or a minimum cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 is required in addition to a summary of your professional work experience. Successful completion of prerequisite courses may also be required. Check out the admissions page for more information.

  • APPLICATION PROCESS

    The admissions process begins with submitting an application to the Office of Admissions. Decisions regarding acceptance are made at completion of the application file. All applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

    International Students: View the International MBA Admission requirements.

    The following process is for U.S. citizens:

    1. Online Application and Application Fee

    Complete the online application and pay the $50 non-refundable application fee. On your application, please use your legal name and fill in any maiden names.

    If you have a promo code, do not enter your credit card information.

    2. Transcripts

    Submit official transcripts from the college or university where you earned your bachelor's and/or master's degree any any graduate coursework attempted.

    The Office of Admissions requires that you have the official transcript from your degree-granting institution sent directly to the University (see official address below). Please request your transcript immediately, as it may take up to six weeks for transcripts to arrive in our office.

    If any transcripts are from a foreign institution, an official WES Foreign Education Credential Service evaluation must be completed and sent to the Office of Admissions. For more information please visit the WES websites. Please note: This process could take several weeks.

    Graduate students with an undergraduate degree from a foreign institution seeking admission must demonstrate English proficiency.

    You have three ways to get your transcripts to Concordia:

    1. Student Delivered
    A student-delivered transcript will be accepted as an official transcript only if it is received in the original sealed envelope and stamped by the institution of records as "Issued to Student in a Sealed Envelope."

    2. Electronically
    National Transcript Center
    ScripSafe

    3. Mailed
    All mailed transcripts should go to:

    Concordia University Texas
    Office of Admissions Processing
    11400 Concordia University Drive
    Austin, TX 78726

    3. Professional Work Experience

    Submit your professional work experience summary. It is highly recommended that candidates for the MBA degree program follow the guidelines below.

    Review the MBA Graduate Admissions Committee Evaluation Rubric (PDF) for the criteria on which your MBA application package will be evaluated.

    4. Graduate Transfer Credit

    Additional materials are required if you:

    5. Apply for Financial Aid

    Complete the online federal application at studentaid.gov for the school year. The Concordia University Texas school code is 003557.

    For those eligible, financial aid is available in the form of unsubsidized loans.

    6. Payment Options

    The Concordia MBA features locked-in tuition, meaning that you will pay the same rate of tuition throughout the entire program.

    Where to send all admissions documents:

    Office of Admissions Processing
    Concordia University Texas
    11400 Concordia University Drive
    Austin, TX 78726

    FAX: 512-313-4639

    admissions@concordia.edu

    Guidelines

  • PROGRAM COST

    The high-quality Concordia Master of Business Administration degree was ranked as the most-affordable MBA program in Austin, Texas (IPEDS 2018). The locked-in tuition rate, Tornado Textbooks program and financial aid options ensure you will receive a strong ROI.

    Please contact a graduate admissions counselor for more information.

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    Financial Aid Opportunities

    Please visit our Financial Aid page to learn about payment options, deadlines, FAFSA and how to get help paying for your education.

    For those eligible, financial aid is available in the form of unsubsidized loans.

    If you have any questions, please contact your admissions counselor.

    Payment Types

    Concordia accepts three methods of payment:

    • Online through your MyInfo account
    • Check or money order sent by mail to: Concordia University Texas, Attn: Student Accounts, 11400 Concordia University Dr., Austin, TX 78726
    • Cash, check, credit or debit card at the Student Central office, which is located on campus at C-256 in Cedel Hall

    Payment plans are available and can be set up through your MyInfo account.

    If you have any questions, please contact your admissions counselor.

    Service Members Information

    Concordia University Texas is grateful, proud and supportive of those who have or continue to serve through the military.

    For those looking to start or continue their education, we have a variety of options to assist. CTX is a Yellow-Ribbon Institution and accepts most VA-funded students, including Montgomery and Post 9/11. Note that the Hazelwood Act is only valid for public institutions.

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  • TUITION AND AID

    At Concordia, 100% of our students receive financial aid. View our Financial Aid page to see how affordable private education can be at Concordia.

    We also offer the Tornado Textbooks program, which can save you money every semester on books and access codes.

  • STUDENT RESOURCES AVAILABLE

    At Concordia, we offer additional resources to ensure your success, including the writing center, math center, speech center, and peer tutoring. The CTX Library's eBook collection of over 180,000+ items is available 24/7. The library also provides several Research Guides and Tutorials and you can chat with a librarian 24/7 for additional help. Because you’re a person and not just a student to us, mental health screening, resources and support are also available. Check out our mental health page for more information.

  • FAQ

    Why earn your MBA at Concordia?

    The Concordia MBA prepares students with a comprehensive knowledge of business and equips them with leadership skills. The program also offers students access to a network of experienced business professionals, including other students and faculty, who are engaged in the community.

    The final Capstone course enables MBA students to partner with an organization in their community to plan, develop and implement a project, solving real issues and developing a successful case study for their portfolio.

  • FAQ- International Students
    Does Concordia University accept students who are not US citizens?

    Yes. Concordia welcomes students from all over the world. We look forward to having you join our vibrant student community in Austin, TX.

    What is an international student?
    • A resident or citizen of a country other than the United States.
    • Requires an F-1 visa to attend school at Concordia University Texas.
    What are the requirements for international students?

    An official transcript from your degree granting institution is required. If you did not attend college in the US, an official WES or ECE evaluation of all secondary and/or post-secondary work completed outside of the United States is required. For all college level work, you must submit a Course-by-Course Evaluation.

    What are the international application deadlines?

    June 1 for Fall semester

    November 1 for Spring semester

    February 1 for summer semester

    Why are international deadlines earlier than other program deadlines?

    Deadlines for International Students are earlier than program deadlines due to the additional time required to process the visa request and to give ample time to visit the consulate or embassy and make travel arrangements for getting to the United States.

    What is the first step I need to take?

    Please begin the online application process as soon as a decision is made to apply. The application process will guide students through the necessary steps and documentation required. Click here for the online application.

    Do I need a student visa if I’m already in the United States on a different kind of visa, or working in the U.S. with a work visa?

    Students in the U.S. on a different visa type that are eligible to study in the US are not considered international students. If they are in the US on a visa that does not allow them to study in the US, they will need to return to their home country and apply for an initial F-1 or apply for a Change of Status. Consult a DSO for questions about eligibility of a visa to study in the US. Before being accepted into any program, the student must meet the international requirements in addition to the regular requirements for admission to CTX.

    How do I get a student visa?

    Students must be accepted into a program at Concordia and provide an enrollment deposit if applicable. Concordia University Texas will then issue a form I-20, which will need to be presented at the embassy during the visa interview, along with any other relevant documentation. Please consult your embassy for more information regarding requirements for your interview.

    How long is a student visa valid?

    Unlike other visas that have end dates, student visas are valid for the duration of status. This means that students are allowed to stay in the U.S. as long as they maintain their F-1 status. The visa itself has an expiration date but the student is allowed to stay in the country as long as they are in status. If the student plans on traveling out of the country, they will have to renew their visa.

    What is a form I-20?

    Issued by the DSO at Concordia, this document allows the student to apply for an F-1 visa if outside the U.S, apply for F-1 status within the U.S., enter and reenter the U.S. in F-1 status and prove eligibility for various F-1 benefits. The I-20 indicates the institution in which the student is permitted to study, the program of study, and the dates of eligibility. The form I-20 must remain valid at all times.

    What is SEVIS?

    SEVIS (Student Exchange Visitor Information System)is an internet-based database that allows schools and federal immigration agencies to exchange data on the status of international students. Information is transmitted electronically throughout an F-1 student's academic career in the U.S. Each student has a unique SEVIS ID number, which is printed on the I-20 in the top right corner. A form I-20 will be issued to each international student upon their acceptance by the DSO.

    Who are the Designated School Officials at Concordia University Texas?

    Angie Beasley
    512-313-4605 | angie.beasley@concordia.edu

    Cindy Melendez
    512-313-4704 | cindy.melendez@concordia.edu

    What does the DSO do ?
    • Processes initial I-20 and any change of status requests
    • Monitors F-1 status to make sure students are in compliance
    • Provides student with general support and advising.
    • Assist with filing for OPT
    Do I need a passport?

    Yes. Concordia's Office of Admissions requires a copy. This copy can be emailed, mailed, or dropped off in person. Without a passport, your application will not be complete.

    What if my visa is denied?

    If your visa is denied you have the option to re-apply for the next semester. If accepted, you will work with the embassy to determine your eligibility to re-apply for a new visa.

    Do I need to take an English proficiency exam, even if I can speak English?

    All International students seeking admission into Concordia University Texas must demonstrate English competency. An international student is defined, for purposes of English requirements only, as one who 1. Is applying for an F-1 visa or 2. Completed their prior schooling in a foreign country.

    Students who must prove English proficiency can do so in the following three ways:

    1. Citizenship in an English speaking country: Australia, New Zealand, the British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, United Kingdom, Ireland, Antigua, Northern Ireland, Philippines, Scotland, South Africa, St. Lucia, Wales, Bahamas, Barbados, Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda, the Fiji Islands, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Liberia, Switzerland, Holland and Canada, excluding French-speaking Quebec.

    2. At least one year of successful education in the United States. Education must be at the high school level for those seeking undergraduate admission and at the collegiate level for those seeking graduate admission.

    3. Satisfactory scores on one of the following tests:

    TOEFL

    Internet-Based TOEFL (IBT): 80
    Paper-Based TOEFL (PBT): 550
    Computer-Based TOEFL (CBT): 213

    *The university encourages students to complete the TOEFL as we are now able to retrieve the official scores electronically from the ETS website.

    IELTS

    Undergraduate 5.5
    Graduate 6.5

    Pearsons Test of English

    Score 64

    The scores are only valid for two years from given test date. Students are required to provide an official copy (in sealed envelope) of the test (with exception to TOEFL).

     

    Where do I send my transcripts?

    Concordia Office of Admission Processing
    11400 Concordia University Drive
    Austin, TX 78726

    Why do I need a transcript evaluation?

    Not all schools use the US grading system. Therefore, we request that an official evaluation from WES for all credits earned at an institution outside of the United States. These agencies do extensive research on each class and provide a detailed evaluation that Concordia uses to determine admission.

    If I attended more than one school, do all transcripts need to be evaluated and sent to Concordia?

    Undergraduate: yes, all transcripts from institutions outside of the US must be evaluated and sent to Concordia.

    Graduate: No. You only need to send your official transcript from the school that granted your degree.

    Do I need a transcript evaluation if I attended an English-speaking school in another country?

    Yes. If you attended school outside of the US, your transcript must be evaluated by WES.

    Do I need to take the SAT or ACT?

    Undergraduate: if applicable

    Graduate: No.

    Do I need a driver’s license?

    Students are not required to have or obtain a drivers license. For information on how to apply for a drivers license, click the link below:

    https://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/

    Do I need a Social Security Card?

    A social security card is only required for students who become employed on-campus or through OPT. If you need assistance getting a social security number, drivers license, or other items related to being a non-resident, contact the International Student Support Coordinator:

    Cindy Melendez
    cindy.melendez@concordia.edu
    512-313-4704

    Can I live on campus at Concordia?

    Undergraduate students enrolled at Concordia have the option to live in campus housing, if there is space and the housing requirements are met. Graduate students (MBA and MED) cannot live on campus.

    Can I work while attending school?

    Yes. The maximum number of hours a student can work is 19 hours per week and employment must be on campus. If the student is eligible for OPT, they can consult their DSO for guidance on this process.

    What if I am transferring from another school inside the United States?

    If a student wishes to transfer to Concordia, they must provide all the same documentation as an initial visa, along with the transfer in form. Each student will most likely be required to complete a transfer out form from their current university. Once the university releases the student SEVIS record to Concordia we can then process a new I-20.

    Once my application is complete, how long does it take to get an admissions decision?

    Once your application is complete and all required documents have been received by the university, an official admissions decision will be sent within two weeks.

    How will I know when I am accepted?

    An official email from the university will be sent to accepted students.

    Are there scholarships or financial aid available?

    International students do not qualify for Federal Aid.

    All Traditional International Undergraduate students are eligible for a $10,000.00 per academic year scholarship. This scholarship will be renewable upon satisfactory academic progress. Please check with your counselor for more information.

    Is tutoring available?

    Concordia offers free online tutoring through Tutor.com and has peer tutoring programs available on campus.

    How much is tuition and what amount am I responsible for in order to fulfill the Proof of Financial Support Requirement?

    Costs vary per program and are subject to change each year. All international students are required to show proof that they can cover all related costs for one year. Costs include Tuition/fees, books and supplies, housing and food, personal expenses, health insurance, and additional costs for spouse and dependents. Please check the website for the most current requirement amounts.

  • International MBA graduate applicants ONLY
    Do I need to take a GMAT or GRE?

    No.

    Are any exams required for admission?

    The Peregrine levelling courses may be required for:

    1. Non-business undergraduates

    2. Business major undergraduates who have a GPA below 2.75, or who earned their degree over 10 years ago.

    What is an IVY assessment?

    Peregrine a tool used to provide you with background knowledge in statistics, accounting, finance, and economics concepts. Your counselor will inform you which, if any, levelling courses you may need to take to help ensure your success in MBA classes. The Peregrine modules are self-paced and include a pre-test and a post-test. Save your post-test score and send it via email to your admissions counselor.

    What if I do not pass the Peregrine post-test?

    You will be allowed to take each Peregrine post-test once.

    What documentation do I need to provide to Concordia for my MBA application?

    1. International Application with an additional $50 international application fee

    2. Proof of Financial Support which includes a Bank Stamp, Seal, or is notarized

    • Original Bank Statement showing the last 90 days balance with official bank stamp or letter from bank with the account balance in USD (preferably).
    • If you are being sponsored by another person, you will need to submit the sponsors bank statement and a notarized Sponsors Affidavit

    3. Copy of your passport and passports of any dependents

    If you are already in the US on an F-1 visa with another university you must also submit the Transfer In Form and have your current DSO release your SEVIS record to Concordia. These transfers generally have a much faster processing time than initial visas.

    After all of the above items have been received AND all required pieces for admission to Concordia, an admissions decision will be made.

    How much is tuition?

    MBA tuition is $760 per credit hour. The MBA program is 30 credit hours. Tornado Textbooks offers book rentals at $150 per semester. There is a $50 per semester fee that covers professional development workshops, and a $125 fee that covers program delivery. There is a $300 capstone fee in the last semester of the MBA program.

    Can I transfer credits if I have already taken graduate-level classes at another school?

    Up to 6 graduate transfer credits may be transferred in at the discretion of the program director.

MEET THE FACULTY

Todd Hostager

The Concordia MBA program is committed to providing a premier business education enriched by faith and values. Our curriculum combines practical experience, critical thinking, and soft skills in an industry-relevant and intellectually stimulating curriculum, expanding our students’ growth opportunities and global networks.

The Concordia MBA is a powerfully transformational experience. I invite you to join the Concordia MBA program.

Sincerely,

Hon. Dr. Daniel GuerreroMBA Program Chair

 

 

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Carolina Corrales, MBA '19

Carolina Corrales

"The MBA program at Concordia has opened so many doors for me. It not only gave me relevant strategic tools to become a successful executive, but it connected me to a wide network of opportunities which was an indispensable advantage to compete in the business world"

Andrew McDonald, MBA '19

Andrew McDonald

"The Concordia MBA program proved to be the accelerator I needed to reach the next level of my career. Within 12 months of earning my degree, I went from an Individual Contributor at my current job to a Director level role at another firm as the head of the department. Concordia’s MBA program taught the knowledge to contribute at an executive level and gave me the confidence to pursue additional opportunities. 

The cohort design built long-term friendships and networking amongst my peers and we stay in touch on a regular basis. Also, the 1-day per week schedule at night allowed me the flexibility to continue working full-time and being there for my family without sacrificing quality time."