MBA: Master of Business Administration

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. An optional nine hours of specialization in a functional area is available for students interested in pursuing a concentration. An international learning experience is included in the program as a part of the required course in international business.

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

Unlike many other MBA programs which require a prescribed set of courses on a ‘locked-in’ schedule (e.g., Friday/Saturday, or Monday/ Wednesday evenings), 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.

Degree Requirements

Leveling Courses required for students without a BBA:

ACCT 5362  Accounting Principles (3 credit hours)
ECON 5363  Economic Principles (3 credit hours)
FINA 5260   Finance Principles (2 credit hours)
MGMT 5260  Decision-Making Techniques for Managers (2 credit hours)
MGMT 5261  Management Principles (2 credit hours)


Core Courses:

ACCT 6352   Accounting for Managers
ECON 6353  Global Economy and Institutions
FINA 6330   Financial Management
MGMT 6328  Executive Communications and Information Strategies
MGMT 6352  Organizational Behavior
MGMT 6376  Business Strategy and Policy
MGMT 6390  Managing Innovation Strategically
MGMT 6389  Value Creation Through Innovation and Entrepreneurship
MGMT 6392  Transformational Leadership and Ethics in Business
MGMT 6395  International Management Experience OR MGMT 6393 Global Enterprise Management
MKTG 6310  Marketing Management

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