About the Program
The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree is a fully-accredited curriculum that provides students with the professional skills necessary to manage a modern business enterprise. The degree program emphasizes practices that benefit the individual, the organization, and the social and economic environment.
In addition, the curriculum requires students to master topics in accounting, economics, finance, marketing, law and ethics, operations management, quantitative methods, information systems, management, and corporate strategy and policies. Electives may be selected from the following business areas: accounting and taxation, entrepreneurship, finance, general business, international business, management, MIS, marketing, operations management, and statistics. Within the elective section of the degree, students pursue one of the following paths:
- Free Electives Path: A variety of graduate courses may be taken from across the college.
- Focused Path: 9 or more hours may be taken in a single department to focus on a specific functional area (for example, MIS, Finance, etc.)
While there are several thousand institutions granting degrees in business administration, the University of Houston is one of approximately 540 colleges whose master’s programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
All students entering the Master of Business Administration program are required to have a four-year undergraduate degree or foreign equivalent from an accredited institution. The undergraduate degree may be in any discipline. All MBA candidates are expected to possess computer literacy (word processing, spreadsheet analysis, database management, PowerPoint) and ability to use the Internet. Students without this background are expected to acquire this knowledge prior to enrollment in the program. At UH, an appropriate course equivalent is DISC 3300.
The M.B.A. Program is comprised of sixteen courses (48 semester hours) of graduate level academic work. There are two categories of course work: core courses and electives.