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General Business B.S.

Why Choose a General Business Degree from UHCL?

  • Learn how to use data to make better decisions, build successful strategies, and lead winning teams.
  • Customize your program. You will have more elective options than any other in the college. Build your degree your way.
  • Our most flexible program.  You can earn your degree fully online, face to face, or with a blend of both face to face and online classes.  Build a class schedule that meets your lifestyle!
  • Launch your career with an affordable bachelor’s from an AACSB accredited college.
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Equip yourself to join the professional community with a general business degree that adapts to your interests. The University of Houston-Clear Lake is ready to help you launch your future.

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An affordable Bachelor’s degree; a better return on investment

UHCL’s general business program offers an affordable tuition, which is much lower than many other universities.  Our recent graduates report first-year compensation equivalent that of graduates from Texas’ flagship universities.  The return on your education is a great personal investment.


On average, UHCL General Business graduates earn 4.8% more than general business majors from other Houston area public universities.


The flexible, customizable business degree

The general business degree at the University of Houston – Clear Lake is the most flexible bachelor’s program in the College of Business.  Your program features the same core courses in accounting, marketing, management, and finance taken by all business students, but students in this program enjoy more options for program completion than the specialized majors.  Build your plan of study from dozens of regularly offered electives.  You can choose your own electives or work with a specialized academic advisor to craft the academic plan that is right for you.

Your degree – fully online, face to face, or blended - the choice is yours

If you are transferring into UHCL with your Texas Common Core complete, the general business degree can be completed in fully online.  If you are starting out as a first time in college student, some of your Texas Common Core courses may require face to face classes. 

All of your required upper-division business courses are available in fully online or face to face options.  We offer a robust choice of electives available which also feature both face to face and fully online options.  With classes offered year-round, you can complete your education in a timely manner.   

If you are transferring into the general business degree program following completion of your Texas Common Core, you may be able to complete the program in as little as two-years.


Admission Requirements

We're excited that you want to enroll in University of Houston-Clear Lake as a student in our College of Business. Examine the important steps in the admissions process today.



Degree Requirements

Understanding the classes you need to take for your degree in the College of Business is crucial to planning out your education. Learn how you can pursue success at University of Houston-Clear Lake.

General Business, B.S.


Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority - July 15 
    Final - August 1 

  • Spring

    Priority - November 1
    Final - December 1 

  • Summer

    Priority - March 1
    Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1 


  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Spring 2023
    Priority - December 1
    Final - January 9
    Returning UHCL Students - January 11
  • Summer 2023
    Priority - May 1
    Final (Summer Session I) - May 24
    Final (Summer Session II) - June 30
  • Fall 2023
    Priority - August 1
    Final - August 14
    Returning UHCL Students - August 16

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Final Deadline - April 1
    Document Deadline - April 15

    Early Deadline - February 4 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - February 15

  • Spring

    Final Deadline - October 1
    Document Deadline - October 15

    Early Deadline - August 1 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - August 15

  • Summer*

    Final Deadline - March 1
    Document Deadline - March 15

    Early Deadline - February 4 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - February 15

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.


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.

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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.


General Business B.S. Faculty

Dina Abdelzaher-Zaher
Dina Abdelzaher

Dina Abdelzaher

Associate Professor of Management,
Business

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

Dina Abdelzaher 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

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

Stephen J. Cotten
Stephen Cotten

Stephen Cotten

Professor of Economics,
Business

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

Stephen Cotten Faculty Bio

Altan Erdem
Altan Erdem

Altan S. Erdem

Professor of Marketing,
Business

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

Altan S. Erdem Faculty Bio

Laura Guerrero
Dr. Laura Guerrero

Laura Guerrero

Associate Professor of Management ,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3122
Email: GuerreroL@UHCL.edu
Office: Bayou 3321.11

Laura Guerrero 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

Clifton Mayfield 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

Joseph McCormack Faculty Bio

Robert McGlashan

Robert McGlashan

Professor of Management, Professor Emeritus,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3246
Email: mcglashan@uhcl.edu
Office: B2117

Robert McGlashan Faculty Bio

Jason 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

Farzaneh Noghani
Farzaneh Noghani

Farzaneh Noghani

Assistant Professor of Management,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3260
Email: noghani@UHCL.edu
Office: B3321.14

Farzaneh Noghani Faculty Bio

Ivelina Pavlova-Stout
Ivelina Pavlova-Stout

Ivelina Pavlova-Stout

Professor of Finance,
Business

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

Ivelina Pavlova-Stout 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

Leroy Robinson, Jr. Faculty Bio

Lifei Sheng
Lifei Sheng

Lifei Sheng

Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3137
Email: sheng@uhcl.edu
Office: B3121 Room 21

Lifei Sheng Faculty Bio

Nanfei Sun

Nanfei Sun

Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems,
Business

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

Nanfei Sun Faculty Bio

Troy Voelker
Troy Voelker

Troy Voelker

Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Management,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3134
Email: voelker@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 2239 and 3321

Troy Voelker Faculty Bio

Jeffrey 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 28

Jeffrey Whitworth 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

Michael Yu-Chi Wu 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