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C.T. Bauer College of Business – University of Houston - Executive MBA

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 the Bauer campus. Classes are offered at the Bauer College campus on 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 70-80 students. The average age of students in this program is 31, with an average of 12 years of professional work experience. About two-thirds of the students identify as international or a U.S. minority.

Tuition, Scholarships, 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.


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. A GMAT waiver is available.

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 are as follows:

April 1, 2020 (International Deadline)

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