A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business

Admission Requirements for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

Required Documentation

Application for Graduate Admission

Complete Application for Graduate Admissions online at https://www.applytexas.org/
Deadlines: Fall-April 30, Spring-November 30, Summer-April 30

Graduate Application Fee

Pay graduate application fee in-person, by mail, or online.
Rates: Regular Fee-$35.00, Late Fee-$25.00

Applicants wishing to pay in-person may do so at TAMIU’s Business Office located in the Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center (USC) 137.  Cash, check, money order, and all major credit cards are accepted.

Payments by mail should include check or money order payable to Texas A&M International University (no cash or credit card information accepted), Graduate Application Fee Payment Form, and send to:

Texas A&M International University
Office of Graduate Studies & Research
Student Center (SC) 124
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, TX 78041

Applicant’s application and application fee must be received by the appropriate deadline.

Graduate Admission Documentation

Submit the following items to TAMIU’s Office of Graduate Studies either by mail or hand delivery:

Texas A&M International University
Office of Graduate Studies & Research
Student Center (SC) 124
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, TX 78041

Official College/University Transcript(s)

Official transcript(s) from each college/university attended other than TAMIU is/are required.  Degree must be posted on the transcript of the university applicant obtained his/her degree(s).

Official is denoted as a transcript certified by a university official from the issuing institution, includes the institution’s seal, delivered in a sealed university envelope. 

Official Standardized Examination Scores: GRE, GMAT, or PAEP

Test scores must be received directly from the appropriate testing site and must be dated within five years of the applicant’s intended semester of enrollment:

GRE (TAMIU Institution Code: 6838): Educational Testing Services (ETS)
GMAT (TAMIU Institution Code: 6838 or ZDZMB44): Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
PAEP*: respective institution where test was administered (i.e. Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Universidad Regiomontana)

*Only applicable to those applicants pursuing their MBA in Spanish Online.
No admission decision will be made by the ARSSB prior to the receipt of an official score.

Official English Language Proficiency Examination Scores: TOEFL or IELTS

Official TOEFL or IELTS scores will not be needed for applicants intending to pursue the MBA in Spanish Online.

Required of all applicants having academic studies from a country where English is not the native language.  A minimum TOEFL score of 79 (ibt TOEFL), 213 (computer-based), 550 (paper-based) or a 6.5 on the IELTS is required.

Test scores must be received directly from the appropriate testing site and must be dated within two years of the applicant’s intended semester of enrollment:
TOEFL (TAMIU Institution Code: 6838): Educational Testing Center (ETS)
IELTS: International English Language Testing System

The items below may be sent as an email attachment

  • Student Narrative
    This narrative should be a minimum of 300 words and should indicate the applicant’s accomplishments, experiences and future career aspirations that have influenced him/her to pursue a business graduate degree at TAMIU, as well as, the role his/her immediate family has played in their decision to pursue business graduate studies.

    This portion can be typed online when completing the application for graduate admissions.

  • Two Letters of Recommendation
    Submit as a PDF if emailed.

    Recommendations must be from individuals who are qualified to assess the applicant’s readiness for graduate studies.  The writer must indicate he/she is aware the applicant is applying for graduate studies at TAMIU and must elaborate on why he/she feels the applicant would make an ideal candidate. (Salutation should read: To the Master’s Studies Committee)

    We prefer that at least one of the letters be from a former professor; the other may be from a current or most recent supervisor.  If the applicant has been out of school for some time and is unable to obtain a letter from a former professor, then both recommendation letters from recent supervisors will be appropriate.

  • Updated Resume
    Resume should outline the applicant’s education, work-experience, extra-curricular activities, community involvement, honors and achievements, etc.

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Notification of Admission

Completed application material must be received and processed by the Office of Graduate Studies before files can be forwarded to the ARSSB Master’s Studies Committee for review.  Applicants are notified of admission decision by the Office of Graduate Studies.
Admission to a degree program is valid for the applicant’s intended semester of enrollment.  If the applicant is not able to enroll for the given semester, the applicant may request a deferment for the subsequent semester.

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It is highly recommended all students, especially first-time students, establish contact with one of the Graduate Admissions Counselors to review specific requirements on the student’s particular degree plan, registration holds, and provide clarification on any admission conditions that were imposed on the student.
A registration period is held for each academic semester and for each summer session.  For more information on academic deadlines please visit the University’s Academic Calendar.

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