C.T. Bauer College of Business – University of Houston
University of Houston Executive MBA Program Structure
The Bauer College of Business – University of Houston Executive MBA program consists of two options: the Global Energy Executive MBA and the Global Leadership Executive MBA.
Classes for the Global Energy MBA program are offered at Lone Star College in The Woodlands, Texas and at the Bauer School’s campus. Classes at the Woodlands meet every Tuesday evening from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and one Saturday per month, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students take one course at a time. Classes offered at the Bauer College Campus are offered Mondays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Students take one course at a time.
The Global Leadership Executive MBA program is offered in a 22-month and an 18-month format. Classes for the 22-month program are held Monday and Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Students take one course at a time. The 18-month structure classes are held Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on alternating weekends. Classes meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students take two courses at a time.
The curriculum for the Global Energy Executive MBA is designed to prepare leaders in the energy sector to adapt to the growing and changing field. Classes for the Global Energy Executive MBA program at the Woodlands are energy focused. The curriculum for the Global Energy Executive MBA at Bauer is designed to prepare leaders from the energy sector to excel in their careers during changes in the industry. Students are trained to push innovation at a time when the energy business is moving beyond its traditional boundaries in terms of geology, economics and regulation. This version of the Executive MBA takes 22 months to complete.
The curriculum for both the 22-month and the 18-month programs of the Global Leadership Executive MBA is leadership and energy focused. This is the first EMBA program offered in Houston. The focus of the program is on providing executives the leadership skills necessary to reach higher career goals in their current company, the government, or non-profit organizations. Students learn real-world problem solving and superior managerial skills that will help them gain a competitive edge in a global environment. For each version of the Global Leadership Executive MBA there are 19 modules; nine core and 10 specialized, making up 48 credit hours.
All of the Executive MBA programs require students to participate in an International Residency. This gives students the opportunity to travel abroad and learn about a country’s business practices and culture. The International Business residency is held between the first and second year of the program. The residency will last for seven days. Students will travel with their class, attend visits to global companies and meet political figures.
The average class size for the University of Houston Executive MBA programs is between 35-40 students, with 120 students accepted into the program per year. The average age of students in this program is 37, with an average work experience of 12 to 15 years.
The C. T. Bauer College of Business offers in-depth, personalized career development coaching to all Bauer Executive MBA students. The Bauer CareerEDGE Executive Coaching is offered in collaboration with Korn/Ferry International. This is an optional program that is included in the Executive MBA program and is designed to give students the skills and tools needed to succeed professionally and in team environments.
Tuition and Financial Aid
The cost for the University of Houston Executive MBA program is $74,700 for Texas residents. Fees for non-Texas residents and international applicants will be higher, subject to change. The cost includes registration, fees, books, all class materials, a laptop computer, costs for the International Business Residency, parking and food.
Bauer College of Business holds financial aid webinars for interested participants. During the webinar, applicants can learn about their option for financing their EMBA degree. Registration for the EMBA financial aid webinars can be competed on the Bauer EMBA website.
Financial aid is available to US citizens, US nationals and U.S. permanent residents through the federal government. Financial aid is made up of grants and loans. Grants are very limited and need-based, so students are encouraged to complete their FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 of the year they plan on attending UH. A graduate student in one of these categories is eligible for $20,500.00 per year in Federal Direct unsubsidized loans.
Requirements for the EMBA programs are a four-year undergraduate degree in any background and a minimum of seven years of professional working experience.
In order to be considered for admission, applicants must complete the online application for graduate studies, provide two copies of official transcripts, submit official GMAT or GRE scores, pay the $75 non-refundable application fee, provide two letters of recommendation, complete a self-appraisal form and provide a resume and a goal statement.
International applicants must follow the same guidelines as the full-time and Professional MBA admissions procedures.
If an applicant is selected to continue with the admissions procedure, an interview is required before an official admissions decision will be made. Official decisions will be made after the interview process is complete.