MBA Program Prerequisites

Professional MBA Program – Students pursuing the PMBA degree program are required to complete the prerequisites OPRE 6303 Quantitative Foundations of Business and MAS 6105 Communications for Management.

For OPRE 6303, applicants may request a waiver if they have completed calculus at the undergraduate or graduate level with a grade of “B” or better. For MAS 6105, applicants may request a waiver through the forms page of the advising website. The waiver can be obtained by showing proficiency in writing, speaking and creating an effective LinkedIn profile. The OPRE 6303 requirement must be satisfied within the first semester of graduate study, and the MAS 6105 requirement must be satisfied within the first semester of study. Degree credit is not earned for program prerequisites; however, the grade achieved in prerequisites taken at UT Dallas will count toward the student’s grade-point average (GPA).

The Full-Time MBA program and Executive MBA programs do not require any prerequisites.

Business Core Courses


  • BPS 6310 Strategic Management
  • IMS 6304 International Business Management
    or IMS 6310 International Marketing
    or IMS 6360 International Strategic Management
    or IMS 6365 Cross – Cultural Communications and Management
  • MIS 6313 Managing IT in the Analytics Age
  • MKT 6301 Marketing Management
  • OB 6301 Organizational Behavior


The degree plan also includes 21 semester credit hours of elective courses for students to choose as part of their program.

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