University of Houston-Clear Lake Online Master of Business Administration

Why University of Houston, Clear Lake? 

Candidates are sought for the online Master of Business Administration program at the University of Houston, Clear Lake. 

Under its School of Management, this small public institution in Houston, Texas, manages the program.

The program requires no previous years of experience at the professional level prior to enrollment. However applicants will be evaluated on their prior experience and potential for success in the business area.   GMAT or GRE results from applicants must be submitted.  Application candidates are evaluated from a holistic perspective. Admission does not have a minimum GPA requirement, but academic potential and past success will be taken into account.

Program Snapshot

University Name University of Houston–Clear Lake
Location Houston
State TX Grade A-
Name of Degree Master of Business Administration
School or Department Administering Program School of Business
Credits 36
Cost per credit $478.00
Tuition for Entire Program $17,208.00
Test Requirements GMAT or GRE waivers available
Minimum GPA none
Prerequisite Courses and Skills none
Campus Visit Required? no
Typical Time to Complete as fast as 14 months
When Can Students Start the Program? Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Concentrations
  • Environmental Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership
  • Management of Technology
  • Sustainability
Synchronous classes both
Required Courses
  • Survey of Business Principles
  • Accounting for Administrative Control
  • The Global Environment of Business
  • Management Science and Operations
  • Managerial Economics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Human Behavior in Organizations
  • Strategic Management Seminar (Capstone)
  • Executive Decisions in Marketing
  • 12 credit hours of electives including concentration courses
Does the Program Include a Capstone? yes
Does the program include a practicum or internship? no
Other Features that Make the Program Unique 8 week sessions; distinctive concentrations in Environmental Management and Sustainability; affordability
Program Description This degree requires 36 credits of coursework. Students complete a capstone course to consolidate and extend the knowledge learned throughout the program. There is no internship or practicum requirement. Students can complete the program within 14 months. The program offers concentrations in Environmental Management; Finance; Human Resource Management; Leadership; Management of Technology and Sustainability.


What will I Learn?

The program offers a comprehensive approach to core business skills, advanced knowledge areas, and critical thinking abilities. Students can specialize in one of the following concentrations: Environmental Management; Finance; Human Resource Management; Leadership; Management of Technology, or Sustainability

The program begins with a course in Survey of Business Principles, accompanied by a course in the Global Environment of Business. Equipped with key contextual background, students delve into specialized competencies in Accounting for Administrative Control and Management Science and Operations. The economic and financial theory underpinning management are covered in Managerial Economics and Corporate Finance. Psychological theory and practice in the management realm are covered in Human Behavior in Organizations and Executive Decisions in Marketing. Students cement their prior learning and practice team skills in a capstone experience entitled Strategic Management Seminar. 

Students can pursue their own interests in 12 credit hours of electives including concentration courses. 

How much will the program cost?

The curriculum requires 36 credits, each of which costs $478.00. Over $17,000.00 total is the cost of the degree in its entirety.  Most students finish the curriculum in 14 months to 2 years.

How does the program fit into my life?

Synchronous learning, or videoconferencing, is a teaching method used in some of the program’s courses. Some of them are asynchronous, requiring that the students finish their homework each week on their own timetable, which may include watching taped lecture videos as necessary. 

There is never a requirement for participants to physically visit the school unless they choose to. 

With three beginnings every year in the fall, spring, and summer, this program gives you the flexibility to start your studies whenever you want. The curriculum can be finished by students in as little as 14 months. 

Because the degree program is meant to be finished quickly, students should anticipate having to put a lot of effort into their studies.


This Texas-based online MBA program boasts flexible 8 week sessions, and an accelerated teaching model allowing students to complete their studies with enhanced flexibility. The program is more affordable than many peer degree pathways. Applicants may be especially attracted to the opportunity to specialize in the Environmental Management and Sustainability concentration.