May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Business

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College of Business Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Business is to develop aspiring learners and the organizations which employ them. We build resilience through marketable skills - providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs; producing applied, basic, and pedagogical business research; and offering continuing education opportunities to one of the nation’s most diverse populations.

College of Business Vision Statement

To provide future executives with the knowledge, preparation and critical thinking skills to excel in the continuously evolving global business environment.

Accreditations and Approvals

The graduate and undergraduate accounting and business administration degrees in the College of Business are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). A variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in the business discipline. Students are eligible to apply for jobs through the Cooperative Education Program, which is designed to prepare students for careers by integrating paid work experience with academic study.

Contact Us

Office of the Dean
Phone: 281-283-3100
Bayou Building 2239

Office of Academic Advising
Phone: 281-283-3110
Bayou Building 2111

General Degree Requirements for all Business Degrees

Students applying for College of Business graduate plans must have a bachelor’s degree. All College of Business 5000- and 6000-level courses, including foundation courses, are reserved exclusively for graduate degree-seeking and graduate certificate-seeking students.

All graduate plans require the completion of a minimum of 30 hours, including a required capstone course, designated in the plan listing.

Students seeking a Master of Science in Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems or Environmental Management, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Healthcare Administration, the MHA/MBA dual degree, or the Master of Arts in Human Resource Management are required to submit applications, transcripts for all prior college coursework and GMAT scores (unless the requirement for waiver has been met) in accordance with these deadlines:

Fall Enrollment Aug. 1
Spring Enrollment Dec. 1
Summer Enrollment May 1

Deadlines for international students transferring from outside the U. S. are April 1, Oct. 1 and March 1.

The College of Business degrees prepare students to assume administrative, managerial and professional positions in their respective fields. Graduate degrees in the College of Business include the Master of Science in Accounting, the Master of Science degree in Finance, the Master of Arts in Human Resource Management, the Master of Science in Management Information Systems and the Master of Business Administration.

Pre-Foundation Requirements

To function effectively, it is assumed that all students will have completed three hours of college algebra (evidenced on a college transcript) and have computer skills in the use of database/spreadsheet software, creation of professional-looking documents, and exploration of the internet for business purposes.

Foundation Requirements

Foundation requirements are graduate-level courses designed for business school graduate students whose prior academic study lacked adequate coverage of specific basic principles critical for advanced studies in business. These courses provide the business background necessary for the successful pursuit of the student’s chosen plan. Foundation courses eliminate the need for a student to complete undergraduate business courses prior to acceptance into a graduate field of study in the College of Business.

Foundation courses may be waived by presenting equivalent courses taken. Equivalent courses must have a grade of C or better. International students may be asked to acquire a subject-analysis evaluation from World Education Services ( and have the results sent to the College of Business prior to matriculation for foundation courses to be reviewed for a possible waiver.

Prior to registering for classes, students should contact their academic advisers to see if courses they have already completed in their undergraduate degree satisfy foundation courses required for their graduate programs. This process ensures that students do not enroll in courses they do not need.

Grade Requirements

A minimum of a 3.000 cumulative grade point average is required on course work taken at UHCL. No grade lower than a C is acceptable toward a graduate degree; this includes foundation work as well as the plan requirements. Grades of C- or lower are not acceptable.


Transfer of Credits

Only graduate courses in which grades of B- or better were earned may be considered for transfer credit toward a master’s degree. Grades of C+ or below or grades of Satisfactory (S), Passing (P), or Credit (CR) will not be accepted toward meeting requirements for the master’s degree. In most instances, the transfer of credit is limited to six hours of coursework but may not include more than 12 hours.


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