Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The MBA program at Houston Baptist University is structured to provide students the knowledge, skills, and abilities vital for all aspects of management. Students enrolled in this innovative and flexible program will complete the core courses of 36 semester hours. Students without requisite undergraduate coursework will take leveling courses (12 hours). Transcripts will be evaluated for leveling equivalents. HBU offers six distinctive nine-hour specializations in functional areas for students interested in pursuing a concentration. The Dunham College of Business also includes an international learning experience abroad as part of the required course in international business.

Unlike many other MBA programs which require a prescribed set of courses on a ‘locked-in’ schedule, HBU offers courses four nights per week. The evening schedule allows students to balance work and personal obligations more easily. In addition, HBU’s MBA program grants rolling admissions. This means, when a student is ready to enter the program, he/she need not wait until the traditional fall start date to begin. Instead, students can commence coursework in August, January, or June.

Students find HBU’s smaller classes allow rich interaction with professors who know students by name and who are available to their students. Many students find valuable mentors in their professors. This personal attention truly sets Houston Baptist’s MBA program apart from the competition, and it is one of the reasons so many HBU alumni refer colleagues to the program.

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HBU MBA students visit a start-up incubator in Lima, Peru

Further Information

For Prospective Students
Graduate Admissions
GradAdmissions@hbu.edu
281-649-3269

For Current Students
Jessica Nguyen
jnguyen@hbu.edu
281-649-3306

Tracks

  • Accounting (Residential)

    MBA core classes AND
    3 courses from any 6000 level accounting courses – not including ACCT 6352

  • Accounting (Online - Coming Fall 2022)

    The MBA – Accounting Track (Online) is currently accepting applications. Additionally, students can start enrolling in MBA Online core classes before Fall 2022.

  • Data Analytics (Residential)

    MBA core classes AND
    BUSA 6320 Practical Data Analytics
    MGMT 6357 Project Management
    (Select 1 of the following)
    BUSA 6395 International Management Experience
    BUSA 6321 Data Analytics: Cases and Insights

  • Entrepreneurship (Residential)

    MBA core classes AND
    ENTR 6301 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development
    (Select 2 of the following)
    MGMT 6390 Managing Innovation Strategically
    MKTG 6365 Marketing Strategies for New Ventures
    MKTG 6366 Social Media Strategies for New Ventures
    BUSA 6395 International Management Experience OR a related elective course approved by MBA Director

  • Entrepreneurship (Online)

    MBA Online core classes AND
    ENTR 6301 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development
    (Select 2 of the following)
    ECON 6353 Global Economy & Institutions
    MGMT 6390 Managing Innovation Strategically
    MKTG 6365 Marketing Strategies for New Ventures
    MKTG 6366 Social Media Strategies for New Ventures
    MGMT 6339 Business Stewardship OR a related elective course approved by MBA Director

  • General Management (Residential)

    MBA core classes AND
    (Select 3 of the following)
    MGMT 6390 Managing Innovation Strategically
    MGMT 6337 Organizational Development and Change
    MGMT 6357 Project Management
    MGMT 6339 Business Stewardship
    BUSA 6395 International Management Experience OR a related elective course approved by MBA Director

  • General Management (Online)

    MBA Online core classes AND
    ECON 6353 Global Economy and Institutions
    (Select 2 of the following)
    MGMT 6390 Managing Innovation Strategically
    MGMT 6337 Organizational Development and Change
    MGMT 6357 Project Management
    MGMT 6339 Business Stewardship OR a related elective course approved by MBA Director

  • Healthcare Administration (Residential)

    MBA core classes AND
    MGMT 6357 Project Management
    MGMT 6359 Health Services Management
    FINA 6359 Healthcare Finance

  • Healthcare Administration (Online)

    MBA Online core classes AND
    MGMT 6357 Project Management
    MGMT 6359 Health Services Management
    FINA 6359 Healthcare Finance

  • International Business (Residential)

    MBA core classes AND
    BUSA 6395 International Management Experience OR a related elective course approved by MBA Director
    (Select 2 of the following)
    MGMT 6339 Business Stewardship
    MGMT 6378 Management of Global Human Resources
    MKTG 6333 International Marketing Seminar
    ACCT 6313 International Accounting Issues
    MGMT 5340 Internship: MBA

  • International Business (Online)

    MBA Online core classes AND
    ECON 6353 Global Economy and Institutions
    (Select 2 of the following)
    MGMT 6339 Business Stewardship
    MGMT 6378 Management of Global Human Resources
    MKTG 6333 International Marketing Seminar
    ACCT 6313 International Accounting Issues
    MGMT 5340 Internship: MBA

  • Marketing (Residential)

    MBA core classes AND
    MKTG 6333 International Marketing Seminar
    (Select 2 of the following)
    MKTG 6365 Marketing Strategies for New Ventures
    MKTG 6366 Social Media Strategies for New Ventures
    MGMT 6357 Project Management
    BUSA 6395 International Management Experience OR a related elective course approved by MBA Director

  • Marketing (Online)

    MBA Online core classes AND
    MKTG 6333 International Marketing Seminar
    (Select 2 of the following)
    ECON 6353 Global Economy and Institutions
    MKTG 6365 Marketing Strategies for New Ventures
    MKTG 6366 Social Media Strategies for New Ventures
    MGMT 6357 Project Management OR a related elective course approved by MBA Director

  • Organizational Development & Change

    MBA Residential core classes AND
    MGMT 6337 Organizational Development and Change
    (Select 2 of the following)
    MGMT 6338 Human Resource Management for HR Professionals
    MGMT 6378 Management of Global Human Resources
    BUSA 6395 International Management Experience OR a related elective course approved by MBA Director

  • Organizational Development & Change (Online)

    MBA Online core classes AND
    MGMT 6337 Organizational Development and Change
    (Select 2 of the following)
    MGMT 6353 Global Economy and Institutions
    MGMT 6338 Human Resource Management for HR Professionals
    MGMT 6378 Management of Global Human Resources OR a related elective course approved by MBA Director

  • Sustainability (Online)

    MBA Online core classes AND
    MGMT 6339 Business Stewardship
    ACCT 6355 Accounting for Sustainability
    MKTG 6355 Sustainability and Brand Value