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

University of Houston Professional MBA Program Structure

The University of Houston Professional MBA program is a flexible program that takes roughly 24 months to complete, with most students ranging between 22-36 months. Students in this program have the option of beginning in the fall or the spring semesters. The Professional MBA program at Bauer consists of 48 credit hours. Students must complete 21 core credit hours and 27 elective credit hours. Students in this program participate in courses during fall, spring, and summer sessions.


The program features 21 hours of core courses that give students an essential overview of business knowledge and an additional 27 hours of electives that can be targeted towards a variety of career-related tracks. Students can also decide to earn specialized certificates in areas such as finance, accounting, management, and marketing. In total there are more than 21 certificates to choose from and over 100 electives.

Students spend the first year in this program completing core courses that will build business and management knowledge. The second year features elective courses that students are able to select in order to fit their career and education goals.

Class Profile

The average GMAT score for students in the Professional MBA program is 600.  The average age is 30 years old with 6 years of average work experience.

Around 65 percent of students in the program identify as male, while about 35 percent identify as female. International students make up about 6 percent of the class and about 47 percent of students are of minority status.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Tuition costs for the University of Houston Professional MBA program at Bauer are estimated at $47,300 for Texas residents, $70,300 for non-resident students, and $77,100 for international students. These costs can change depending on how many classes a student is taking and their student status

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. A small amount of need-based grants are also available.

Bauer offers several scholarships for students including the MBA Bauer Excellence Scholarship. Students can receive up to $10,000 per year, qualify for in-state tuition (for nonresidents) and receive a two-year subscription to The Wall Street Journal.  Additional scholarships are available on the schools official website.


In order to be considered for admission to the Bauer Professional MBA program, applicants must have a four-year undergraduate degree in any subject, complete the online application for graduate studies, provide two copies of official transcripts, submit official GMAT or GRE scores, pay the $50 (domestic)/$75 (international). nonrefundable application fee, provide two letters of recommendation, complete a self-appraisal form, and provide a resume and a goal statement. There is no application fee for applicants with military status.

International applicants that are non-native English speakers must submit either a TOEFL score of 550 or above on the paper-based test or 79 on the internet-based test or a score of 6.5 on the IELTS. Non-native English speakers who completed a Bachelors from a school where English was the language they were taught in do not have to submit test scores.

If an applicant is selected to continue with the admissions process, an interview is required before an official admissions decision will be made. Official decisions will be made after the interview process is complete.

2021-2022 University of Houston Professional MBA



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University of Houston Professional MBA

How has the university coped with the current pandemic?

Classes are online to keep students and staff safe.

What graduate programs are offered at Bauer College of Business?

The school offers part-time, full-time and executive MBA options as well as MS programs in accountancy, business analytics, finance, global energy management, management information systems, marketing management & leadership, as well as supply chain management.

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