Reimagining Business for inspirational leaders

With more competition than ever, the era of “business as usual” is behind us. Our world, workplace and communities are becoming more diverse yet more intertwined. As such, we connect industry to academia with many of our faculty having served as CEOs, VPs and senior executives at top companies, bringing the real world into our classrooms.

Here you will gain the knowledge, confidence and the practical tools you need to become a professional, ready to compete in the marketplace. Whether you are an entrepreneur at heart seeking to start your own company or passionate about any industry, be it medicine, sports or art, we build purpose-driven leaders to bring you to your full potential.

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College of Business:: Program Costs

Program Costs

As of fall 2020, tuition and fees for an undergraduate taking 12 credit hours are $4,125 for a Texas resident and $9,034 for a non-resident.

The tuition and fees for a graduate student in the College of Business taking nine credit hours is $3,820 for a Texas resident and $7,500 for a non-resident.

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Scholarships COB

College of Business Graduate Scholarship

The COB Graduate Scholarship was established to assist incoming graduate students who are attending A&M-Commerce starting in the fall of each academic year.

Eligibility

To qualify for the College of Business Graduate Scholarship, the following eligibility requirements must be met:

  • You must be a fully admitted incoming graduate student in any discipline of the College of Business.
  • You must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or First Class Distinction.
  • You must be enrolled full-time with nine credit hours.

This scholarship is applicable to both domestic and international students. The scholarship will entitle an out-of-state student to the Non-Resident Tuition exemption for competitive scholarship recipients. As such, students with any other scholarship, award or graduate assistantship that provides the non-resident exemption are ineligible for this scholarship.

How to Apply

  • Complete and submit the scholarship application form by May 31st.
  • Check your LeoMail for communication regarding the scholarship announcement.

Scholarship info

Scholarship applications are reviewed in the order received. Preference will be given to students with international experience through living abroad, study abroad or working abroad. To demonstrate this, students must submit a 200-word essay discussing the impact and influence of their international experience as well as explaining how this scholarship will assist them in managing their finances.

Apply today as funding is limited.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am an international student. Am I eligible to apply?

Yes, this scholarship is both for domestic and international students who have international experience.

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At what point can I apply for the scholarship?

Once you have applied to the graduate school and received confirmation of being fully admitted you can apply using the online application.

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Do I have to provide a resume and transcript with my application?

No. The documents are part of your graduate school application and are therefore already on file.

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I have applied for the scholarship. What do I need to do next?

Scholarship applications will be reviewed after May 31st. You will be notified via your LeoMail email address if you are selected for the scholarship.

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How will the scholarship be awarded to me?

The scholarship will be applied to your university account balance for the academic year.

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COB:: Academic Degree Programs COB

Academic Degree Programs

COB::Undergraduate

Supply Chain Management (BBA)

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Supply Chain Management program provides students with a solid foundation in supply chain management activities and decision-making. This includes all processes pertaining to the flow of goods and services, from the raw material stage to the final customer. The program aims to create a knowledge base that is necessary to meet the increasing demand in logistics, operations and supply chain management.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Dallas, Online
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Fully Online
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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COB::Graduate Programs

Healthcare Leadership (MS)

In the MS in Healthcare Leadership program at A&M-Commerce, professionals are provided with the tools needed to successfully lead organizations in the dynamic and complex healthcare industry. This program can equip you with a robust understanding of healthcare markets and policy environments, enabling you to effectively navigate organizations through informed decision-making. You will have the opportunity to earn a Six Sigma Green Belt certification, and learn modern leadership practices to enhance productivity and growth for yourself and those working with you.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

1 year full-time

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Fully Online
Total Credit Hours

30 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Welcome from the Dean of the college of business

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Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to the College of Business! Here, you will become a business professional who is prepared to succeed in a dynamic and global workplace. You will learn from world-class faculty members and engage in outstanding internship and career opportunities. I invite you to learn more about the College of Business and experience the energy, enthusiasm, and a combination of academic challenge and practical focus that sets us apart. Go Lions!

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Dean, College of Business
Founding Director, Venture College

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Featured News COB

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College of Business :: Newsletter copied not edited

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Discover the Latest

Our annual newsletter keeps you connected with our latest research initiatives and academic success. Journey with us as we lead the College of Business to a better and brighter world.

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Giving Opportunities – COB

Giving Opportunities

Invest in the business leaders of tomorrow.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Quickly filter for the answers to the most common inquiries we receive. If you don’t find what you are looking for quickly, contact us and we will be glad to help!

If I take courses online, will that be reflected on my transcript or diploma?

No, our online courses and professors are the same as our live-taught courses/professors. There is nothing that distinguishes the venue in which you took a course on your transcript. Your diploma will simply read the name of the degree you received from Texas A&M University-Commerce.

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Are classes and programs offered online in the College of Business?

Yes, all graduate programs offered by the College of Business are available online.

Note: Online courses (within the programs) are denoted with a W in the section such as MKT 501.01W.

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Do I have to take the GMAT or the GRE for admission to the College of Business?

No, you are not required to take the GMAT or GRE for any College of Business degree.

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Is there an Honor Society for CoB students?

Yes, Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International. Contact Dr. Mario Hayek for more info.

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Can I do an Internship/CPT with my business degree plan?

Yes. Internships are available and can be coordinated with the Career Services office for the CoB. Please contact: [email protected] for more regarding these possibilities.

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How do I apply for a graduate program in the College of Business?

Note: If your undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or better the GMAT/GRE test score is waived and will be reflected on your status once your transcript is received and verified. These items can be emailed to [email protected])

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I don’t have a business background. Can I take business classes?

Yes, however you may be required to take some prerequisite courses. An evaluation will be performed upon receipt of your application to determine which, if any prerequisites will be required. These prerequisites become a part of your required program hours and cannot be counted as electives in the program.

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What courses can I take for my electives on my MBA degree?

You can view a list of electives for the MBA degree on the graduate Advanced Course Work sheet.

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Can I take courses at other universities while I am in a College of Business program?

Yes. Approval from the College of Business should be obtained before you register for the class if you plan to transfer the class to Texas A&M University-Commerce. Email [email protected] with your request.

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What is the cost for the College of Business program?

Please refer to the current tuition/fee schedule. Please also review an overall approximate cost breakdown.

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Where can I buy/rent my textbooks?

BOOKSTORE LINK – ISBN’s for books can be found on the course syllabus in myLEO.

Also see additional information in our “Guide to Getting Started in Graduate Courses” PDF document.

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What are the cutoff days to add/drop courses?

View the Registration Add / Drop Timeline

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I would like to take the CPA examination. What are the state of Texas requirements?

The applicant must meet specific education requirements before an application for the CPA examination can be filed.

The requirements are as follows:

  • Earned a baccalaureate or graduate degree conferred by an accredited institution of higher education recognized by the Board; and
  • Successfully completed at least 150 semester hours of college credit; and
  • Successfully completed at least 30 semester hours of upper-division accounting coursework, beyond the first two semesters of elementary accounting as defined by Board rule. At least 15 of these hours must result from physical attendance at classes meeting regularly on the campus of any transcript-institute institution. The requirement that coursework must be classified as upper-division becomes effective January 1, 2004.

  • Successfully completed at least 21 semester hours of upper-division related business coursework as defined by Board rule. The requirement that coursework must be classified as upper-division becomes effective July 1, 2005.
  • Successfully completed a 3 semester hour ethics course in a traditional classroom setting that includes ethical reasoning, integrity, objectivity, independence and other core values as defined by Board rule. (Effective July 1, 2005) (Review the current list of Board-approved ethics classes.)

Please contact Dr. James Hamill, Department Head for full details.

Read more about the CPA exam at Texas State Board of Accountancy.

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Is there an application fee?

Yes. A $50.00 fee is required for domestic students. A $75.00 fee is required for international students. Pay online via myLeo after you receive your CWID# from the Graduate School.

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I took graduate courses at another university. Can those courses transfer to A&M-Commerce?

Yes, up to nine applicable graduate hours (1/3 of your program) can be considered for transfer into any 30 hour program (MBA, MSMKT, MSMGT, MSBUSA, MSFIN). The MSA will allow up to 12 hours as it is a 36-hour program. The courses must be from a regionally accredited institution within the U.S and applicable to the program you are admitted to (A or B grades only will be considered). See Graduate Catalog.

To request a course transfer:

Or you may choose to print the form and submit via USPS with your transcript to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
College of Business Graduate Advising
PO Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429

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How do I get a second Masters degree from TAMUC?

You will need to submit an application for the second major and pay the appropriate application fee. You can possibly transfer 3 applicable courses from your first Masters on to your second. You must complete a minimum of 21 new hours for the second degree (or 7 courses). See Policy

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What is the graduation process?

Login to myLeo and click on the link “Apply for Graduation” during the first two weeks of your final semester. Review and verify your information (MBA students with a minor will indicate their minor on this page), hit “Submit”. To complete the process make sure you submit the appropriate application fee as well. You should receive a confirmation email in your MyLeo account. More information on Graduation.

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What are my Hood & Tassel colors for Graduation?

MBA – Drab (Sandy) Tassel & Hood

MS – Gold Tassel & Hood (MS MGT, MS MKT, MS FIN, MS BUSA, MS ACCT)

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Can I take classes in the College of Business before I complete the GMAT or the GRE?

Yes, Domestic students can choose the non-degree option when making application. Non-degree seeking will allow you to take up to 4 classes (12 hours) before you officially enter the program (International Students ARE NOT eligible for non-degree status).

Note however, entering as a non-degree student and completion of 12 hours does NOT waive the necessary GMAT/GRE or any items in the application packet.

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Am I required to do a comprehensive exam?

Yes, a comprehensive exam is required in all graduate programs. Students must pass their exam in order to be eligible to graduate from their program. See the Graduate Catalog (pg 37-38).

Accounting (MSA)

  • You’ll take the comprehensive exam in ACCT 599, a zero-credit course.
  • Students will be registered for the course upon applying for graduation or by emailing the graduate enrollment specialist, [email protected].
  • For more information on the comprehensive exam, you can view the Accounting Comprehensive Exam Procedures.

Business Administration (MBA) and Management (MS)

  • You’ll take the comprehensive exam in the final course (MGT 527). To register for this course, complete the MGT 527 Departmental Permit.

Business Analytics (MS)

  • You’ll take the comprehensive exam in the final course (BUSA 521). To register for this course, you must complete the BUSA 521 Departmental Permit.

Finance (MSF)

  • You’ll take the comprehensive exam in FIN 599, a zero-credit course.
  • Students will be registered for the course upon applying for graduation or by emailing the graduate enrollment specialist, [email protected].
  • For more information on the comprehensive exam, view the Finance Comprehensive Exam Procedures.

Marketing (MS)

  • You’ll take the comprehensive exam in the final course (MKT 529). To register for this course, you must complete the MKT 529 Departmental Permit.
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How do I obtain verification of enrollment?

View the steps to obtain your enrollment verification.

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What is the academic integrity policy for the college of business?

Academic Integrity Policy

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What are your plans for continuous improvement?

We have outlined the plans for continuous improvement for the college of business on this page.

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Can my work experience and training be considered in order to waive some of my prerequisite courses for my Master’s Degree?

Unfortunately, experiential work is not regionally accredited and thus cannot be used to waive courses or admission requirements.

“Awarding of this credit will be based solely on experiential learning that is part of a formal agreement between the University and another regionally accredited educational institution or certifying agency licensed by the State of Texas to provide professional certifications, which have historically been limited to universities. The formal agreement shall require the approval of the departmental faculty, the academic dean, the graduate dean, and the provost, and will comply with the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.”

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How do I receive program and admission information?

Please complete the short “request information form” found in the sidebar to the right. You will promptly receive pertinent information about the program(s) of your choice as well as the admission guidelines and links directly to your email box.

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How do I register for College of Business classes?

Via myLeo or by calling 903.886.5064.

Also see additional information in our “Guide to Getting Started in Graduate Courses” PDF document.

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How do I search for my College of Business classes?

Please see our “Guide to Getting Started in Graduate Courses” PDF document.

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Where can I access the Graduate Catalog?

The catalog can be found online.

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The College of Business course I want/need is full, how do I get on the waitlist?

Please follow the guidelines here:

1) Locate the 5-digit CRN for the course you want/need to add.

2) Go to the registration page in myLEO (register/add or drop classes) and type the CRN into the “add classes worksheet” at the bottom of the page and submit changes. You will receive a registration add error notifying you that the class is closed. The system is asking you if you’d like to be placed on the waitlist and it lets you know what place you are on the list (1-15).

3) Change the action to “waitlisted” and click the submit changes.

If a seat opens in the course the system emails (to your myLeo) the first person on the waiting list. That person has 24-48 hours to respond (you must log into myLeo and add the course) before moving to the next person on the list. In addition, the department will add another section when a waitlist reaches 15, so it is imperative that you put yourself on the applicable waitlists.

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I have a special research need not met by the traditional mix of classes. Are independent study opportunities available?

Yes. Up to two independent study classes may be taken. Such independent study options should be set up well in advance by coordinating with the particular professor with whom you would like to work (contact them directly for approval). Documentation and approval is required by the Department Head and/or Professor teaching the class, at their discretion.

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What graduate minors are offered by the College of Business?

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness
  • *Business Analytics (cannot be added to MSBUSA)
  • *Cyber Security
  • *Corporate Management
  • *Digital Marketing
  • *Economics
  • *Entrepreneurship
  • *Finance
  • *Financial Planning
  • *Real Estate
  • *Economics of U.S. Healthcare
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • *Marketing Analytics

You can add any minor above to the MBA program. Minors depicted with a * can be added to any graduate degree offered at Texas A&M University-Commerce (unless noted). Complete the Request for a Minor form and submit the form to your academic advisor.

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Does the College of Business provide conditional admission for those who do not meet full requirements?

Yes. Individuals who do not meet full admission requirements are automatically considered for possible conditional admission. Admission to a program is a competitive process. Some prospects will be denied. Keep in mind, completing courses in provisional and/or non-degree do not guarantee admission to the program and it does not negate the requirement to complete any entrance exams (GMAT/GRE).

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My undergraduate grade point average (UGPA) is too low (below 3.0). Can I still take classes in the College of Business?

Yes. Individuals who do not meet full admission requirements are automatically considered for possible conditional admission. Admission to a program is a competitive process. Some prospects will be denied. Keep in mind, completing courses in provisional and/or non-degree do not guarantee admission to the program and it does not negate the requirement to complete any entrance exams (GMAT/GRE).

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What happens after I turn in my application packet for admission to the College of Business?

Once you apply and are granted provisional status, you will be contacted by your advisor regarding your program choice and registration recommendations for your first semester [via email].

After your application packet is complete, the graduate school will forward your application packet to the department. They will review your file for an admission recommendation (full, conditional, denied) based upon your application, any required test scores and other pertinent information.

Once the admission decision is made, the graduate school will update your information on myLEO. Students can check their application status any time by logging into their myLEO account.

If you are admitted, your academic advisor will review all submitted transcripts. Pre-requisite courses can be waived during this review, based upon completed courses/grades and applicability to the disciplines.

Once the review is complete, an official degree plan is developed for you. The scanned copy of your official degree plan will be emailed to you in about ten days (after the admission date you see on myLEO).

The graduate school will send you official notification of your admission status. Students are encouraged to also review their degree requirements on DegreeWorks.

Accessing DegreeWorks:

  • Log into MyLeo
  • Select the “Student Resources” tab
  • Select DegreeWorks link under the “Student Information” heading
  • Select “Access Graduate School DegreeWorks”

*Note: If you believe there is an error in your DegreeWorks, please contact your advisor for assistance at [email protected] or 903.468.3197.

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What scores / documentation do I need to enter the College of Business program?

To qualify for FULL admission an applicant would need a 4-year undergraduate degree from an accredited university with a grade point average of 3.0 or better. If below 3.0 then you need a GMAT or GRE. For complete information, please refer to this link: ADMISSION INFORMATION

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Who can I contact for Veteran’s Affairs?

Contact the Veteran’s Affairs Office.

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  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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