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Business Administration MBA with a Concentration in Finance

Enrich Your Financial and Leadership Acumen

Whether you’re starting, growing or changing your career, your MBA with Concentration in Finance from University of Houston-Clear Lake will prepare you for future success. Your education will focus on portfolio management, international finance, commercial banking and more as you build upon your MBA core classes. This will prepare you to work for any corporation that desires a qualified professional who possesses both practical financial expertise and leadership skills.

Advance the Future of Your Career

With an 8-week class design, you enjoy an accelerated time frame for completion of your 36-hour degree program*:

  • Full-time, 14 months: 2 courses per 8-week term across the fall, spring and summer semesters
  • Part-time, 28 months: 1 courses per 8-week tern across the fall, spring and summer semesters

*One pre-requisite foundation course may be required.

You may also choose the classwork setup that’s right for you:

  • A “hybrid” option where you do half your coursework online and the other half face-to-face; or
  • A completely online option.

Additionally, if you fulfill certain criteria, you could be given a waiver that frees you from taking the GRE or GMAT as a requirement for enrollment.

Professional Leadership for Your Education

All of your College of Business MBA faculty are leaders in their respective fields, and your courses will never be taught by a graduate assistant. UHCL offers work-study positions, co-op experiences and internships to help you develop your professional skills, receive academic credit, make industry contacts and enhance your prospects for a full-time job.

2016-2017 Texas-Resident Tuition Rates: $1,691 for one, three-hour course*

*Students receive a tuition and fee break by taking more courses per semester. Use the tuition calculator to compare how tuition and fees vary the more courses you take per semester. The calculated tuition and fee total is an estimate and may be subject to change. Excludes special fees that do not affect all students.

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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

Each course of study in the College of Business here at University of Houston-Clear Lake has specific degree requirements you must fulfill to graduate. Find out more today.

Business Administration, MBA


Cost Information

Start your college budget today with a look at possible costs for your degree from the UHCL College of Business.

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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 Final - February 04, 2022

  • Spring

    Final - October 1
    Document Deadline - October 15

    Early Spring Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science Final - August 01, 2022

  • Summer*

    Final - March 1
    Document Deadline - March 15

    Early Summer Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science Final - February 04, 2022

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

 

Best MBA Programs in Texas 2020
The UHCL MBA program is ranked among the best MBA programs in Texas 2020 by College Consensus.



Business Administration MBA with a Concentration in Finance Faculty

Anne Anders
anders

Anne Anders

Assistant Professor of Economics,
Business

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

Anne Anders Faculty Bio

Ken Black
Ken Black

Ken Black

Professor of Decision Sciences,
Business

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

Ken Black 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