Business Administration MBA
Why Choose UHCL for your MBA?
- Enjoy flexible class options. You can take your classes fully online, fully hybrid, or a blend of both. Build a part-time or full-time class schedule that fits your lifestyle.
- Customize your program with a concentration that suits your career aspirations.
- Accelerate your education. All MBA classes and most electives are available as eight-week offerings and you can complete the program in 14 months.
- Our alumni place well while paying less than a degree from a flagship or private university.
Affordable MBA program. A better career investment.
Students graduating with an MBA from UHCL report earnings close to those of flagship universities while paying tuition and fees in line with those of other regional public universities.
The MBA at UHCL offers flexible options to tailor your studies to fit your career
goals. In addition to a solid business foundation taught by respected professionals,
you can customize your MBA to meet your needs with a choice of one of our ten concentrations.
Flexible MBA – Fully online, Face to face, or Blended. Part time or full time. The choice is yours.
All of your required courses are available in both fully online and hybrid modes. Fully online classes provide the flexibility to study and complete your course work around your schedule while hybrid classes provide you with opportunities to interact directly with faculty and classmates. Build your schedule full-time or part-time, with all hybrid classes, all fully online classes, or choose a mix to meet your needs.
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- Business Administration MBA
Standard Graduate Admission Deadline
Apply online through the UHCL Graduate Application Portal.
Applicants to the MBA program may qualify with a standardized test waiver if any of the following conditions are met:
- earned a bachelor’s degree from a qualified institution with a 3.000 or greater cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from the degree granting institution, or
- earned an advanced degree from a qualified institution, or
- completes the MBA certificate start with a 3.000 or greater GPA in the certificate.
MBA Certificate Start
Domestic applicants who have completed a bachelor's, degree from a qualified institution with less than a 3.0 GPA, may choose admission to the MBA program with a standardized test waiver through the MBA certificate start. Applicants to the MBA certificate start must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.500 (on a 4.0 system). Qualified applicants who are admitted to MBA certificate start program must complete their graduate certificate with a 3.000 or greater GPA in the certificate to be granted acceptance into the MBA core program.
Admission Review Process
All other applicants will be reviewed for admissions by program faculty. This evaluation will consider all academic coursework and standardized test performance.
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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. 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
Deadline - May 1
Deadline - October 1
Deadline - April 1
For more information regarding deferring your application, please visit Deferring International Admission.
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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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.