A Master of Business Administration (MBA) can provide you with the education and skills needed to obtain a C-suite job or strike out on your own as an entrepreneur. Despite these benefits, many individuals—especially those with a mind for business—may have concerns about whether the time and cost required to earn a degree is an investment worth making. Is an MBA really worth it?

Absolutely! The University of Texas Permian Basin’s MBA program is 100% online, costs less than $15,000 to complete, and can be completed in as little as 12 months. Although we can’t decide for you, this article will provide some helpful information regarding tuition, financial aid, accreditation, and the coursework you can expect in our convenient online program. If you’re interested in earning an online MBA, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more affordable, rewarding learning experience in West Texas than the one offered by UT Permian Basin.

The Benefits of Enrolling in UT Permian Basin’s Online MBA Program

If you’ve already earned an undergraduate business degree, you can complete UT Permian Basin’s online MBA program with just 30 credit hours, or 27 credit hours of required courses and 3 credit hours of electives. The total tuition for students with an undergraduate business degree is $10,679.70 ($355.99 per credit hour). If you have an undergraduate degree in a non-business discipline, you can complete the program in 36 credit hours. Your total tuition will still only be $12,815.64: a fraction of what you would pay in other MBA programs.

As reported by Forbes, some MBA programs now cost more than $200,000. Although a majority of graduates surveyed in the Forbes article found their programs personally and professionally rewarding, it’s no surprise that only 68% found their programs to be financially rewarding. A $200,000 degree alone does not guarantee success, nor does it help counter the lost wages and personal sacrifices that students in less flexible MBA programs must sometimes make to continue their education.

An AACSB-Accredited Program

Instead of putting yourself in tens of thousands of dollars in debt, why not apply for our online MBA program and receive an education unparalleled in West Texas? UT Permian Basin’s College of Business is one of a select few business programs in the nation to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Only 5% of business programs in the world can make that claim. At UT Permian Basin, not only will you have the opportunity to continue your education at an affordable price, but you’ll also be given a caliber of instruction that few other institutions can provide.

Flexible Payment Options

We understand that any tuition amount, no matter how affordable, can be a burden on students. Many of our students are working professionals with responsibilities they must attend to while continuing their education, and others are recent undergraduates hesitant to commit to a graduate program. If you’re concerned with the cost of earning your degree from UT Permian Basin’s online MBA program, we encourage you to contact our financial aid counselor at finaid@utpb.edu to discuss your options. Financial aid, including grants, scholarships, and loans, can help cover tuition costs and ease your transition into a rewarding career as a marketing manager, financial manager, business operations manager, or owner of your own company.

Graduate on Your Schedule

It takes 30-36 credit hours to complete our online MBA program, but how much time will you need to actually invest? Our online MBA program can be completed in as little as 12 months. Our flexible 8-week courses offer six start dates a year, which means that by next year, you could be graduating with a master’s degree, having only minimally impacted your professional and personal life. Our program is so fast, in fact, that it is ranked among “The 50 Fastest Accelerated MBA Degree Programs” by MBA Central. 

Invest in Your Future

Our online MBA program provides students with the performance-based knowledge and critical-thinking skills needed to excel as a business executive. Whether you’re looking to advance at your current company, venture into a new field, or start a business of your own, you will be prepared to step into a leadership role. Through our online MBA program, you will be able to:

  • Apply financial, accounting, economic, and marketing concepts.
  • Integrate business functions into complex organizations.
  • Apply your knowledge in a variety of professional fields.

You’ll be receiving an education of the highest caliber in our affordable online program. Core courses are taught by the very same on-campus faculty who provide students with a solid foundation on which to build their careers. In these core classes, you’ll learn alongside other emerging professionals who could one day be invaluable contacts. Core courses include:

  • Accounting Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Production & Operation Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing Management

UT Permian Basin also offers an online MBA in Accounting and an online MBA in Finance for anyone looking to expand their competencies in financial management. Like the UT Permian Basin MBA program, the MBA finance program is affordable, AACSB-accredited, and 100% online. No matter what program you choose, you’ll be earning one of the most prestigious degrees in West Texas.

Secure Your Future Without Compromising Your Present 

At UT Permian Basin, we believe that financial concerns should not bar students, especially working professionals, from earning a degree that can open doors to a number of exciting careers. That’s why we’ve made it possible for you to earn an affordable, accelerated, AACSB-accredited MBA program online and receive an education that meets, if not surpasses, the quality of education found elsewhere in West Texas.

You can visit our online MBA program page to request more information , or apply now if you’re ready to take the next step in your education and, ultimately, your career. By next year, you could be a graduate of UT Permian Basin’s online MBA program, equipped with a new set of tools and talents to turn heads in your chosen career field.

Learn more about UT Permian Basin’s online MBA program.