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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
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology – Leadership
  • Sustainability

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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.

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Admission Requirements

  • Business Administration MBA
  • 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.

    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).


Degree Requirements

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Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Returning UHCL Students - August 15
  • Spring
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Returning UHCL Students - January 15
  • Summer
    New 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
  • Fall

    Final - April 1
    Document Deadline - April 15

    Early Fall Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - February 4

  • Spring

    Final - October 1
    Document Deadline - October 15

    Early Spring Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - August 1

  • Summer*

    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.


Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

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

About UHCL

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.

About UHCL Online

Hybrid

Hybrid

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


Accreditations and Distinctions

AACSB Accredited 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.

 

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Business Administration MBA Faculty

Anne Anders
anders

Anne Anders

Assistant Professor of Economics,
Business

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

Anne Anders Faculty Bio

Silvana Chambers
Silvana Chambers

Silvana Chambers

Assistant Professor of Management,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3242
Email: chambers@uhcl.edu
Office: 3321.15

Silvana Chambers Faculty Bio

Vicky Gu

Vicky Gu

Associate Professor of Decision Sciences,
Business

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

Vicky Gu Faculty Bio

Aleksey Martynov

Aleksey Martynov

Associate Professor of Management,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3245
Email: martynov@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3321

Aleksey Martynov Faculty Bio

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

Clifton Mayfield Faculty Bio

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

Timothy Michael Faculty Bio

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

Joseph McCormack Faculty Bio

Jason E. Murasko
Jason Murasko

Jason Murasko

Professor of Economics,
Business

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

Jason Murasko Faculty Bio

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

Leroy Robinson, Jr. Faculty Bio

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

Jean Walker Faculty Bio

Faiza Zalila
Faiza Zalila

Faiza Zalila

Associate Professor of Decision Sciences,
Business

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

Faiza Zalila Faculty Bio