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Masters in Accounting (M.B.A.)

Masters in Accounting (MBA)

On Campus

Take your career in accounting to the next level with an Accounting MBA from the University of Houston-Downtown. We partnered with leading account experts to create a one-of-a-kind program that addresses all major areas of accounting: tax, audit, financial reporting, research, and industry-specific accounting treatments. Upon graduation, you will be able to pursue advancement in the accounting field, including careers in C-suite management.

Included Courses:

  • Advanced Taxation
  • Accounting Research and Writing
  • Professionalism for Accountants
  • Advanced Auditing
  • Graduate Colloquium

Career Options:

Pursue a career in:

  • Public Accounting
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Tax Consulting
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Auditor
Masters in Business Development (M.B.A.)

Masters in Business Development (MBA)

Online and On Campus

The UHD Business Development MBA program can benefit both already-established sales leaders and those professionals who are interested in entering the field. We provide a solid foundation of strategy and communication, while also dialing in on specific business development skill sets like analytics, financial management, and presentation skills.

Included Courses:

  • Advanced Personal Selling
  • Sales Negotiation and Communication
  • Integrated Marketing Programs and the Sales Force
  • Sales Leadership
  • Sales Management
  • Graduate Colloquium

Career Options:

Enjoy a fulfilling career in:

  • Management Analyst
  • Business Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Account Manager
Masters in Finance (M.B.A)

Masters in Finance (MBA)

Online and On Campus

Gain a competitive advantage in your corporate finance career with a Finance MBA from UHD. Developed alongside leading finance executives, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of business development, forecasting, and prioritizing capital investments. You can complete your core concentration classes in as little as 12 months—and UHD offers evening classes to help you fit your higher education goals into your already busy life.

Included Courses:

  • Ethical and Professional Standards
  • Financial Forecasting and Behavioral Finance
  • Capital Markets and Investment Planning
  • Communication for Finance Professionals
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Graduate Colloquium

Career Options:

Pursue a career in:

  • Commercial Banking
  • Financial Planning
  • Investment Banking
  • Insurance Specialists
Masters in Human Resources (M.B.A.)

Masters in Human Resources (MBA)

Online and On Campus

Developed by Human Resource managers, directors, and leaders, the UHD Human Resource MBA program focuses on developing the human resource skills necessary you need—regardless of industry. We provide a solid foundation that Human Resource leaders need as they grow within their chosen industry, including topics such as talent acquisition, talent retention, employment law, and compensation and benefits.

Included Courses:

  • Legal Environment of Human Resource Management
  • Talent Acquisition: Attraction and Selection
  • Talent Management: Engaging and Retaining Employees
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Graduate Colloquium

Career Options:

Excel in a career in:

  • Training and Development Management
  • Labor Relations
  • Benefits Management
  • Industrial Relations
  • Compensation Management
Masters in International Business (M.B.A.)

Masters in International Business (MBA)

Online and On Campus

Each day, the business world gets a little smaller and an MBA in International Business from UHD can help you navigate it. Designed by corporate executives and leaders in the field, our innovative program gives students the ability to excel in the international business world while withstanding global competition. You’ll learn about global strategic sourcing and procurement, international business law, ethics, and compliance, and international finance markets and banking.

Included Courses:

  • Risk Management
  • International Strategic Sourcing and Procurement
  • Ethics, Law, and Compliance
  • International Logistics
  • International Banking and Finance
  • Graduate Colloquium

Career Options:

Pursue a career in:

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Business Development
  • Customs
  • Foreign Policy
Masters in Investment Management (M.B.A.)

Masters in Investment Management (MBA)

Online and On Campus

If you are ready to pursue the next step in your career of investment banking, asset management, and wealth management maybe it’s time for a MBA in Investment Management from UHD. This theoretical and practical program was developed with consultation from successful investment managers and covers topics such as professional ethics, investment portfolio management, historical and predictive business forecasting, and presentation skills.

Included Courses:

  • Ethical and Professional Standards
  • Financial Forecasting and Behavioral Finance
  • Capital Markets and Investment Planning
  • Communication for Finance Professionals
  • Investment Statistics
  • Graduate Colloquium

Career Options:

Excel in a career in:

  • Financial Management
  • Investment Banker
  • Risk Manager
  • Insurance Specialists
Masters in Leadership (M.B.A.)

Masters in Leadership (MBA)

Online and On Campus

First-time leaders or seasoned leadership professionals can both benefit from UHD’s MBA in Leadership. Our goal is to develop well-rounded leaders who can refine their personal leadership style to suite any organization or community. Students will learn communication skills, interpersonal skills, how to build relationships and network, as well as how to develop high-functioning employees and employee teams. Core concentration classes can be completed in as little as 12 months—and UHD offers evening classes to help balance your work, education, and life goals.

Included Courses:

  • Interpersonal Leadership Effectiveness in Business
  • Interpreting and Delivering Business Results
  • The Business Leader’s Role in Talent Development
  • Leading Teams for Business Results
  • Supporting Business Strategy
  • Graduate Colloquium

Career Options:

Enjoy a career in:

  • Management
  • Sales
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resources
Masters in Project Management & Process Improvement (M.B.A.)

Masters in Project Management & Process Improvement (MBA)

Online and On Campus

UHD's concentration in Project Management and Process Improvement is geared towards professionals already involved in project management or those seeking a career change into this exciting and diverse field. Graduates will have the necessary knowledge and core competencies required for major project and process implementations. This program provides the foundational knowledge and practical skills that support a global framework for deploying successful strategic initiatives

Included Courses:

  • Project Life Cycle-Initiating, Planning and Executing
  • Project Life Cycle-Monitoring, Controlling & Closing
  • Change Management & Leadership
  • Process Improvement Tools & Techniques
  • Process Improvement Applications

Career Options:

Enjoy a career in:

  • Risk Management
  • Project Management
  • Change Management
Masters in Supply Chain Management (M.B.A.)

Masters in Supply Chain Management (MBA)

Online and On Campus

Professionals looking to advance their career in Supply Chain Management, or those who want to enter the field with a competitive edge, the MBA in Supply Chain Management from UHD can help them achieve their goals. Students will receive a solid foundation of supply chain management strategy, while also learning about the legal aspects of supply chain management, decision modeling, overall logistics, as well as the leadership skills they need to succeed in the field.

Included Courses:

  • Legal Aspects of Supply Chain Management
  • Leadership in Supply Chain
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Decision Modeling for Supply Chain Managers
  • Strategic Sourcing and Procurement
  • Logistics
  • Graduate Colloquium

Career Options:

Enjoy a career in:

  • Logistics
  • Supply Chain
  • Inventory Management
  • Purchasing
Masters of Security Management (M.S.M.)

Masters of Security Management (MSM)

Online

The Master of Security Management at University of Houston—Downtown was developed in collaboration with leaders in security management to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to addressed the continuously changing security environment. Another bonus? This unique program is offered on alternate Saturdays to allow security professionals to obtain the degree without interfering with their professional or personal responsibilities.

This unique program is now available exclusively online to allow security professionals to obtain their degree without interfering with their professional or personal responsibilities.

Included Courses:

  • MSM Core Classes (required to obtain the MSM degree)
  • Security Management for Executives
  • Cybercrime and Computer Forensics
  • Leadership, Motivation and Communications for Security Executives
  • Human Resource Management for Security Executives
  • Managerial Decision Making for Security Executives
  • Capstone (6 hours)

Career Options:

Enjoy a career in:

  • Business Security
  • Security Management
  • Cyber Security

Traditional Security Concentration:

  • Risk Assessment and Abatement
  • Legal Environment of the Security Executive
  • Global Perspectives of Security Management
  • Current Issues in Security Management
  • Projects in Security Management

Cybersecurity Concentration

  • Cybersecurity Program Design and Operations
  • Information Security – Focused on Data Security
  • Cyber-Networked Security
  • Organizational Resilience
  • Cyber Operations
Master of Professional Accountancy (M.P.A.C.)

Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAC)

Online and On Campus

The Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAC) degree program was designed to prepare individuals as leaders in the accounting profession with the educational requirement needed to sit for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam.

Included Courses:

  • Advanced Taxation
  • Advanced Auditing
  • Accounting Research & Writing
  • Advanced Accounting Topics
  • Professionalism for Accountants

Career Options:

Pursue a career in:

  • Public Accounting
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Tax Consulting
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Auditor

*The University of Houston-Downtown, does not currently offer online courses to residents of the following states and territories: American Samoa, Guam, Massachusetts and Puerto Rico.