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Earning Your MBA is the Next Step in Your Life-Changing Experience

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About University of Houston–Downtown MBA ranked UHD No. 42 as “Best Business Degrees Online Programs.” Marilyn Davies College of Business (MDCOB) offers multiple undergraduate and graduate online degree completion programs for students who have finished their core coursework at another college or university. ranked UHD’s online Business Administration degree programs No. 6 in Texas and the University is named as one of the “10 Best Online Schools in Texas,” for the quality of its online business education offerings, affordability and success rates, provided by the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics. ranked UHD No. 11 by as one of the “Best Online Schools in Texas for Business Administration.” This website highlighted the range of services offered to students, including access to academic advisors, and its joint admission partnership with Lone Star College allowing students to be simultaneously admitted and co-enrolled at both UHD and Lone Star College.

College Consensus ranked the MDCOB No. 26, and the only Houston-area higher education institution named as one of the Top 50 Online Undergraduate Business Schools for 2019. Schools were ranked according to affordability, convenience and reputation.

MDCOB also holds a prestigious AACSB accreditation. The mission of AACSB International is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education. “Only less than five percent of international business programs are accredited by AACSB,” associate dean of Undergraduate Studies Dr. Justo Manrique said. “The Marilyn Davies College of Business proudly belongs to this elite, premier, selected group of schools of business.”

Featured Degrees at UHD

UHD's high-caliber undergraduate and graduate degree programs were designed with your busy life in mind. Whether you're returning to finish your degree or launching an entirely new direction, you'll find the flexibility and support you need here.

Concentration in AccountingConcentration in Business DevelopmentConcentration in FinanceConcentration in International BusinessConcentration in Human ResourcesConcentration in LeadershipConcentration in Project Management & Process Improvement




GMAT Waiver

We are an AACSB-accredited business school that offers a high-quality graduate business education at an accessible, affordable, and low tuition rate. This frees up your income while in school, leaving you with less debt after graduation while offering a higher return on investment. Our goal is to make the financial part of education as stress-free as possible, so you can focus on earning your MBA degree.

Our courses are designed with flexibility in mind. All our evening courses are taught at the Marilyn Davies College of Business which Is centrally located in the heart of downtown Houston.

We offer online and hybrid in-person course options suited to meet your working schedule. All in-person classes are taught Monday – Thursday after 6 pm. We offer a traditional and soft start MBA. Finish up in as little as 1 year with our traditional MBA or pace yourself with our part-time soft start MBA. With our soft start MBA you can advance by taking as little as one MBA course a week to meet your busy work-life schedule.

Our MBA is crafted for professionals seeking a career pivot. If you are a non-business major, we offer a pathway to an MBA through leveling courses which are conveniently 100% online and asynchronous to help you pivot into a new career field with your MBA.

Many MBA candidates can be daunted by the GMAT exam. Here at UHD, we offer several GMAT waiver criteria, opening many pathways to an MBA to a greater number of students. If you earned an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of graduation or in your last 60 credit hours then you are eligible for a GMAT waiver. If you are a domestic applicant then you can apply to our soft-start MBA track which does not require a GMAT score. You can also qualify for a GMAT waiver if have completed an advanced degree (e.g. master's or higher). Lastly, If you have taken a graduate program admission exam (e.g., LSAT, MCAT) you may petition to have those scores used in place of the GMAT.

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Concentration in Supply Chain ManagementMasters of Security Management (MSM)Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAC)