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. 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.

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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.

Specializations

Entrepreneurship Track
ENTR 6301 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development (required)
(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

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

Marketing Track
MKTG 6333 International Marketing Seminar (required)
(Select 2 of the following)
MKTG 6365 Marketing Strategies for New Ventures
MKTG 6366 Social Media Strategies for New Ventures
MGMT 6303 Project Management
BUSA 6395 International Management Experience** OR a related elective course approved by MBA Director

International Business Track
BUSA 6395 International Management Experience**
(Select 2 of the following)
MGMT 6303 Project Management
MGMT 6378 Management of Global HR
MKTG 6333 International Marketing Seminar
ACCT 6313 International Accounting Issues
MGMT 5340 Internship: MBA

Accounting Track (on-campus only)
(Select 3 of the following)
ACCT 6313 International Accounting Issues
ACCT 6322 Advanced Auditing
ACCT 6345 Tax Seminar
ACCT 6348 Commercial Law and Regulation for Accounting OR a related elective course approved by MBA Director

General Management Track
(Select 3 of the following)
MGMT 6390 Managing Innovation Strategically
MGMT 6337 Organizational Development and Change
MGMT 6303 Project Management
BUSA 6395 International Management Experience** OR a related elective course approved by MBA Director

**The International Management Experience is only available to fully residential students.

For Further Information:

Norvelie Denton
ndenton@hbu.edu
281-649-3306