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C.T. Bauer College of Business – University of Houston

University of Houston Executive MBA Program Structure

The Bauer College of Business 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 campus. Classes in the Woodlands meet every Tuesday evening from 5:30 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 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 a 20-month format. Classes for the 22-month program are held Monday and Thursday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Students take one course at a time. The 20-month structure classes are held Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on alternating weekends. 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. 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. This version of the Executive MBA takes 22 months to complete.

The curriculum for both the 22-month and the 20-month programs of the Global Leadership Executive MBA is leadership and energy focused. This is the first EMBA program offered at the University of Houston. 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, which takes place between the first and second year and lasts for seven days. Students will be able to use this opportunity to learn about how business is conducted around the world. They will get to meet politicians, tour companies, and explore different aspects of a new culture.

Class Profile

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 31, with an average of 11 years of professional work experience.


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.

MBA students can get financial assistance in the form of student loans and scholarships. The federal government offers various student loans to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and nationals. Up to $20,500 a year can be taken out in unsubsidized federal loans for grad students meeting the qualifications. Students can also look into private loans.

Admissions Procedures

Requirements for entrance to 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 nonrefundable application fee, provide two letters of recommendation, complete a self-appraisal form and provide a resume.

International applicants must follow the same guidelines as domestic students, and will also need to prove their English language proficiency.

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.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: July 1 (U.S. residents) or May 15 (International)

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