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.

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.

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Admission Requirements

  • MBA, MHA*, MHA/MBA*, MA-HRM, MS-Envr Mgmt, MS-MIS**
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements

    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 (GRE acceptable for MHA, HRM and ENVR MGMT)

    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-

    • Earned a graduate degree or professional degree from a country where English is the native language or a Ph.D., M.D., Ed.D., D.D.S. or J.D. from accredited U.S. institution (or U.S. licensure)
    *Applications for the MHA and MHA/MBA must also submit (1) 3 letters of recommendation; (2) current resume; and (3) statement of career goals
    ** Test Score Waivers for MS Accounting and MS MIS will be effective for Spring 2018 admissions.


Degree Requirements

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Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Spring 2019
    Final - January 22
  • Summer 2019
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Former UHCL Students - May 28
  • Fall 2019
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Former UHCL Students - August 12
  • Spring 2020
    New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
    Former UHCL Students - TBA(Early January 2020)

Please note, some graduate programs have special requirements and different deadlines from those above. For more information visit How to Apply.

Former UHCL Students and non-degree seeking 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.


  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

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.


Locations

  University of Houston-Clear Lake
 

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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  UHCL Online
 

UHCL Online

Bayou Building, Room 1406
2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-212-1611

Make the most of a hectic schedule and study from home or the office through UHCL Online, offering the same level of excellence for more than 20 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs.

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  Hybrid
 

Hybrid

Hybrid programs combine the flexibility and convenience of online learning with the benefits of in-person instruction.

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Accreditations and Distinctions

aacsb University of Houston-Clear Lake is an accredited member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.


Business Administration MBA Faculty

Anne Anders
anders

Anne Anders

Assistant Professor of Economics,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3255
Email: anders@uhcl.edu

Faculty Bio

Ken Black
Ken Black

Ken Black

Professor of Decision Sciences,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3239
Email: Black@UHCL.edu
Office: B3321

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Roger Durand
Roger Durand

Roger E. Durand

Professor of Management,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3260
Email: durand@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3121

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Vicky Gu

Vicky Gu

Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3205
Email: guvicky@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3121, Room 18

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Cynthia D. Heagy
Cynthia Heagy

Cynthia D. Heagy

Professor of Accounting,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3043
Email: heagy@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3237, Room 4

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Aleksey Martynov

Aleksey Martynov

Associate Professor of Management,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3245
Email: martynov@uhcl.edu
Office: 2700 Bay Area Boulevard Houston, Texas 77058 Bayou Building, Suite 3321

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Cliff Mayfield
Clifton Mayfield

Clifton Mayfield

Associate Professor of Management,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3258
Email: mayfield@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3321, Room 20

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Tim Michael
Timothy Michael

Timothy Michael

Associate Professor of Finance,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3193
Email: michael@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building Suite 3121, Room 33

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Joseph Patrick McCormack
Joseph McCormack

Joseph McCormack

Associate Professor of Finance,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3217
Email: mccormack@uhcl.edu
Office: BB Suite 3121, Room 26

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Jason E. Murasko
Jason Murasko

Jason Murasko

Associate Professor of Economics,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3107
Email: muraskoj@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3121, Room 22

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Leroy Robinson, Jr.
Leroy Robinson

Leroy Robinson, Jr.

Associate Professor of Marketing,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3209
Email: robinsonjr@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3121, Room 14

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L. Jean Walker
Jean Walker

Jean Walker

Professor of Marketing,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3194
Email: walker@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3321

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Faiza Zalila
Faiza Zalila

Faiza Zalila

Associate Professor of Decision Sciences,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3187
Email: Zalila@UHCL.edu
Office: B3121

Faculty Bio