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 33 semester hours. Students without requisite undergraduate coursework will take leveling courses (12 hours). Transcripts will be evaluated for leveling equivalents. An optional 9 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.
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 course work 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.
Leveling Courses required for students without BBA:
MGMT 5261 Management Principles (2 credit hours)
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 6386 Organizational Problems, Diagnostics and Solutions
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