Business Administration MBA with a Concentration in Sustainability

Protect the Environment and Drive Innovation

Worrying about the environment isn't just for the eco-friendly and non-profits any more. Many top industries have redefined success to encompass a "triple bottom line" theory that views social and environmental profit to be as vital an objective as economic profit.

With a an MBA with a Concentration in Sustainability from University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Business, you will have a leg up compared to your peers, as you'll be able to discuss legal, economic and strategic concerns related to how a business can become more environmentally friendly

An Education that’s Convenient for Your Career

Many of our students work full-time jobs while pursuing an MBA, so we've taken this reality into account with how we've crafted this 36 credit-hour degree*. You now have options in how you attend UHCL, though it does depend on each 16-week-long course you take:

  • Completely online classes;**
  • The "hybrid" format where half the class time is face-to-face, while and the other half is online;** or
  • Completely in a traditional classroom experience.**

Qualified candidates can even earn a waiver from taking the GRE or GMAT!

*One pre-requisite foundation course may be required.

**Required MBA coursework is available completely online or in hybrid format in 8-week sessions. Some of the classes required for the sustainability concentration are available in full-semester length in online format.

A Career-Focused Education

The coursework will be taught exclusively by professors and experience businesspersons – no graduate assistants for you. You'll learn about key models and theories as well as research and application projects that tackle issues confronting sustainable communities, environmental management and strategic management. The program seeks to integrate the perspectives of multiple stakeholders and actors impacted by the pursuit of sustainable economies, while integrating the associated business managerial challenges and opportunities. It is designed for graduate students seeking to practice a career in environmental consultancy or environmental compliance responsibility.

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

  • 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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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Spring 2018

    New Degree Seeking - December 1
    Priority* - January 4
    Final* and Session Start - January 16

  • Summer 2018

    New Degree Seeking - May 1 (Some programs may not apply)

  • Fall 2018

    New Degree Seeking - August 1
    Priority* - August 13
    Final* and Session Start - August 27

*Former/Non-degree seeking/Certificate Graduate Students applicants who apply after the priority deadline can expect to go through late registration. $50 late registration fee will be assessed.


  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring*

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 1

*The application deadline for Spring 2018 Undergraduate applicants has been extended to December 13, 2017. Students who are in the U.S. and interested in applying for the Spring 2018 semester should contact dumbre@uhcl.edu for the application and application requirements. Students will not be able to apply online for the Spring 2018 semester.

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

Freshman 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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  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 with a Concentration in Sustainability Faculty

Dina Abdelzaher
Dina Abdelzaher

Dina Abdelzaher

Assistant Professor of Management,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3248
Email: abdelzaher@uhcl.edu
Office: B3321

Faculty Bio

Anne Anders
anders

Anne Anders

Assistant Professor of Economics,
Business

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

Faculty Bio

Femi Ayadi
Ayadi

Femi Ayadi

Associate Professor of Healthcare Administration,
Business

Contact number: 281-212-1712
Email: AyadiM@UHCL.edu
Office: 2151 W. Holcombe, Houston, TX, 77030, Suite 120, Room 125

Faculty Bio

Ken Black
Ken Black

Ken Black

Professor of Decision Sciences,
Business

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

Faculty Bio

Ashish Chandra
Ashish Chandra

Ashish Chandra

Professor of Healthcare Administration,
Business

Contact number: 281-212-1717
Email: chandra@uhcl.edu
Office: 2125 W. Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030, Suite 120, Room 127-A

Faculty Bio

Stephen Cotten
Stephen Cotten

Stephen Cotten

Associate Professor of Economics,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3207
Email: Cotten@UHCL.edu
Office: B3121

Faculty Bio

Phillip Decker
Phillip Decker

Phillip Decker

Professor of Healthcare Administration,
Business

Contact number: 281-212-1715
Email: decker@uhcl.edu
Office: Suite 120, Room 130, 2151 W. Holcombe Houston, TX 77030

Faculty Bio

Hui Du
Hui Du

Hui Du

Professor of Accounting,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3144
Email: duhui1@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3237, Room 5

Faculty Bio

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

Faculty Bio

Gene Easley
Gene Easley

Gene Easley

Lecturer in Management,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3129
Email: easly@uhcl.edu
Office: Student Services Building, Suite 3321, 2700 Bay Area Blvd. Houston, TX 77058

Faculty Bio

Altan Erdem
Altan Erdem

Altan S. Erdem

Professor of Marketing,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3199
Email: Erdem@UHCL.edu
Office: B3121

Faculty Bio

Vance Etnyre
Vance Etnyre

Vance Etnyre

Associate Professor of Management Information Systems,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3168
Email: etnyre@uhcl.edu
Office: Student Services Building, Suite 3202, Room 4

Faculty Bio

Kathleen Garland
Kathleen Garland

Kathleen Garland

Lecturer of Environmental Management,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3249
Email: garland@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3121 2700 Bay Area Blvd. Houston, TX 77058

Faculty Bio

Gokhan Gercek

Gokhan Gercek

Associate Professor of Management Information Systems,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3178
Email: Gercek@UHCL.edu
Office: S3202

Faculty Bio

Lisa Gossett

Lisa B. Gossett

Associate Professor of Environmental Management,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3257
Email: gossett@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3321, 2700 Bay Area Blvd. Houston, TX 77058

Faculty Bio

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

Faculty Bio

Mike Hanna
Michael Hanna

Michael Hanna

Professor of Decision Sciences,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3201
Email: Hanna@UHCL.edu
Office: B3121

Faculty Bio

Maggie Hao

Jun (Maggie) Hao

Assistant Professor of Accounting,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3163
Email: hao@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3237

Faculty Bio

Rajib Hasan
Rajib Hasan

Rajib Hasan

Assistant Professor of Accounting,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3162
Email: hasan@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3237

Faculty Bio

Cynthia 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

Faculty Bio

Amanda Hinojosa
Amanda Hinojosa

Amanda Hinojosa

Assistant Professor of Management,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3243
Email: hinojosaa@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3321, 2700 Bay Area Blvd. Houston, TX 77058

Faculty Bio

Sehan Kim

Sehan Kim

Assistant Professor of Accounting,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3108
Email: kim@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3237

Faculty Bio

Dorothy Kirkman
Dorothy Kirkman

Dorothy Kirkman

Interim Associate Dean,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3156
Email: kirkman@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 2111, Room 5

Faculty Bio

Raymond Khoury

Raymond Khoury

Faculty Chair and Lecturer in Healthcare Administration,
Business

Contact number: 281-212-1711
Email: khoury@uhcl.edu
Office: Suite 120, Room 135, 2151 W. Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030

Faculty Bio

Michael Lacina
Michael Lacina

Michael Lacina

Faculty Chair and Professor of Accounting,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3171
Email: lacina@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3237

Faculty Bio

Conni Lehmann
Constance Lehmann

Constance M. Lehmann

Associate Professor of Accounting,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3157
Email: lehmann@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3237

Faculty Bio

Jian Lin

Jian Lin

Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3167
Email: linjian@uhcl.edu
Office: Student Services Building, Suite 3202, Room 7

Faculty Bio

Dianne Love
Dianne Love

Dianne Love

Associate Professor of Healthcare Administration ,
Business

Contact number: 281-212-1716
Email: love@uhcl.edu
Office: Suite 120, Room 132, 2151 W. Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030

Faculty Bio

Barry Marks
Barry Marks

Barry Marks

Professor of Accounting,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3214
Email: marks@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3237

Faculty Bio

Aleksey Martynov

Aleksey Martynov

Assistant 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

Faculty Bio

Clifton 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

Faculty Bio

Pat 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

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

Faculty Bio

Jordan Mitchell

Jordan P. Mitchell

Assistant Professor of Healthcare Administration,
Business

Contact number: 281-212-1714
Email: mitchellj@uhcl.edu
Office: 2151 W. Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030

Faculty Bio

Jason 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

Faculty Bio

Prabhashi Nanayakkara

Prabhashi Nanayakkara

Visiting Lecturer of Management Information Systems,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3142
Email: nanayakkaras@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 3202.13

Faculty Bio

Shanshan Pan

Shanshan Pan

Assistant Professor of Accounting,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3165
Email: pan@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3237

Faculty Bio

Ivelina Pavlova
Ivelina Pavlova

Ivelina Pavlova

Associate Professor of Finance,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3208
Email: pavlova@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building Suite 3121, Room 30

Faculty Bio

Grady Perdue
Grady Perdue

Grady Perdue

Professor of Finance,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3213
Email: perdue@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3121, Room 27

Faculty Bio

Mohammad Rob
Mohammad Rob

Mohammad Rob

Associate Professor of Management Information Systems,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3191
Email: rob@uhcl.edu
Office: Student Services Building Suite 3202, Room 9

Faculty Bio

Leroy Robinson
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

Faculty Bio

Naveed Saleem
Naveed Saleem

Naveed Saleem

Faculty Chair and Professor of Management Information Systems,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3202
Email: saleem@uhcl.edu
Office: Student Services Building, Suite 3202, Room 5

Faculty Bio

Mark Sherman
Mark Sherman

Mark R. Sherman

Associate Professor of Management,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3242
Email: sherman@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3321, Room 14

Faculty Bio

Haeyoung Shin
Haeyoung Shin

Haeyoung Shin

Associate Professor of Accounting,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3166
Email: shinha@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3237

Faculty Bio

Susan Sorensen

Susan Sorensen

Associate Professor of Accounting,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3160
Email: sorensen@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3237, Room 8

Faculty Bio

Douglas Steel
Douglas Steel

Douglas Steel

Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3189
Email: steel@uhcl.edu
Office: Student Services Building, Suite 3202, Room 11

Faculty Bio

Nanfei Sun

Nanfei Sun

Visiting Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3190
Email: sun@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 3202.12

Faculty Bio

Jay Tombaugh
Jay Tombaugh

Jay R. Tombaugh

Associate Professor of Management,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3244
Email: tombaugh@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3321, Room 16

Faculty Bio

Van Tran
Hien Tran

Hien (Van) Tran

Professor of Management Information Systems,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3203
Email: tran@uhcl.edu
Office: Student Services Building Suite 3202, Room 3

Faculty Bio

Alix Valenti
Alix Valenti

Alix Valenti

Professor of Legal Studies and Management,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3159
Email: valenti@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3321, Room 16

Faculty Bio

Troy Voelker

Troy Voelker

Assistant Professor of Management,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3134
Email: voelker@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3321, Room 18

Office hours:
Monday, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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

Faculty Bio

Jeff Whitworth
Jeffrey Whitworth

Jeffrey Whitworth

Associate Professor of Finance,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3218
Email: whitworthj@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building Suite 3121, Room 32

Faculty Bio

Melissa Williams
Melissa Williams

Melissa A. Williams

Faculty Chair of Decision Sciences, Economics, Finance and Marketing and Associate Professor of Finance ,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3211
Email: williamsmeli@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3121 Room 29

Faculty Bio

Kevin Wooten
Kevin Wooten

Kevin Wooten

Faculty Chair and Professor of Management,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3236
Email: wooten@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3321, Room 10, 2700 Bay Area Blvd. Houston, TX 77058

Faculty Bio

Michael Wu

Michael Yu-Chi Wu

Visiting Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3169
Email: wum@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 3202.2

Faculty Bio

Randall Xu

Randall Xu

Associate Professor of Accounting,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3145
Email: xuzhao@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3237, Room 6

Faculty Bio

Lin Yi

Lin (Libby) Yi

Assistant Professor of Accounting,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3176
Email: yil@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3237

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

Faculty Bio