Business Administration MBA
Advance Your Career with an MBA
Gain new skills for effective leadership and management to advance your career with an MBA from the College of Business at University of Houston-Clear Lake. In our accelerated program, you cut time earning your degree in half so you can graduate is as little as 14 months. You have the option to waive your GMAT score so you can focus on coursework.
Our faculty come from the business world with firsthand experience so your projects and assignments give you a strong foundation in marketing, human resources, finance, organizational behavior and leadership.
You can also specialize in one of the following areas of study:
- Environmental Management
- Human Resource Management
- International Business
- Management Information Systems
- Management of Technology – Leadership
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Flexible Degree Options
At UHCL, you have options to earn your degree on your own time. Each course is eight weeks long* with different formats available.
- Full-time, 14 months: two courses per eight-week term across the fall, spring and summer semesters
- Part-time, 28 months: one course per eight-week term across the fall, spring and summer semesters
- Hybrid: half of your time in each course will be spent in a classroom setting, and the other half of each course will be completely online
- 100% online: all courses offered fully online
*One pre-requisite foundation course may be required.
Get More with Your MBA
- The average salary for UHCL MBA graduates is $74,247.
- 81% of corporations across the world plan to hire MBA graduates (2018 Graduate Management Admission Council)
- Business Administration MBA
Admission DeadlineStandard Graduate Admission Deadline
ApplicationA standard university application is required.
Criteria that require submission of a standardized test score:
Less than 3.000 cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours of coursework and submission of GMAT score.
Criteria that waive a standardized test requirement:
- 3.000 cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours of coursework; and Earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a country where English is the native language or from an accredited college or university in a country on the SBEC-approved list of countries; or
- Earned a graduate or professional degree from a country where English is the native language or on the SBEC-approved list of countries; or
- Earned a Ph.D., M.D., Ed.D., D.D.S. or J.D. from accredited U.S. institution (or U.S. licensure).
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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
FallNew Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
Returning UHCL Students - August 15
SpringNew Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
Returning UHCL Students - January 15
SummerNew Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
Returning UHCL Students - May 25
Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information, go to How to Apply as a Graduate Student. Check the status of your application online through E-Services using your UHCL student ID.
The UHCL application is available online through Apply Texas. The online application is scheduled to close for Graduate students after the Formal UHCL Student deadline of each semester.
Applying After the Priority Deadline
New, non-degree seeking, and returning UHCL students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information. A $50.00 Late Registration Fee or $50.00 Late Payment may apply.
Review the UHCL Academic Calendar for registration and payment dates and deadlines.
- International Deadlines
Final - April 1
Document Deadline - April 15
Early Fall Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - February 4
Final - October 1
Document Deadline - October 15
Early Spring Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - August 1
Final - March 1
Document Deadline - March 15
Early Summer Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - February 4
Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline
*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.
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Hybrid programs combine the flexibility and convenience of online learning with the benefits of in-person instruction.
Accreditations and Distinctions
The College of Business at the University of Houston-Clear Lake holds both business and separate accounting accreditation with The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Recognition by AACSB symbolizes the commitment to continuous improvement of educational quality, regional engagement with business partners, and the effectiveness of our societal impact. AACSB holds its member institutions to standards of excellence as interpreted by peer review teams, accreditation committees, and Board of Directors. Fewer than 1 percent of the business schools in the world, and only one other public university in the Houston region, have earned both business and separate accounting accreditation.
The UHCL MBA program is ranked among the best MBA programs in Texas 2020 by College Consensus.