Business Administration MBA with a Concentration in Leadership
Become the Leader Your Company Needs
Being in management means learning how to lead – and to lead effectively. By pursuing
a Leadership concentration from the UHCL College of Business, you're choosing to strengthen
the quality of your education and your business acumen. Through courses that instruct
you on the finer points of ethics, various leadership styles, organizational infrastructure,
and contemporary leadership techniques, your MBA will serve you well in the office
and the boardroom.
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Leadership for the 21st Century
The accelerated MBA at UHCL is perfect for the active professional looking to maximize the return on your investment. The courses for our 36 credit-hour program run for 8 weeks each.
- 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
We've also made going to class more convenient for your busy life by developing our hybrid format where half the coursework is online and the other half is face-to-face.
Furthermore, qualified applicants to this program can earn a waiver from needing to take the GRE, GMAT or similar standardized test.
*One pre-requisite foundation course may be required.
- Business Administration MBA
Admission DeadlineStandard Graduate Admission Deadline
ApplicationA standard university application is required.
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.
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
Business Administration, MBA
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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.
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.