Flexible MBA. Unlimited Potential.

When you're ready for the next step in your career, the Bauer Professional MBA is here for you.

You'll get the benefits of a hands-on, customizable degree that's tailored to your schedule. With evening and online classes available, our program is designed for busy professionals who need the flexibility of a part-time degree — which means you can keep earning while you're learning.

Get the most out of your degree by choosing from 20-plus certificates and more than 100 electives to fully customize your track. In the Professional MBA, you'll have the convenience of splitting the coursework between an online and in-person format, meaning you can work independently and collaborate with your peers to maximize your education’s value.

And, whether you’re looking to level up within your current organization, or you’re looking to make a career change, the Rockwell Career Center will provide you with the transformative professional development and networking opportunities you need to leverage your skills and degree into the next chapter of your career.

Two Ways to Earn Your Professional MBA Degree

Complete this program in two ways: Learn about our Professional MBA program — which offers in-class face-to-face instruction as well as online course options — below, or learn about our fully online MBA program.

Keep your work-life balance with the Bauer Professional MBA.

The Bauer Difference


The Bauer Professional MBA is ranked as the 15th best among public business schools by Fortune magazine.
Built-in experiential learning programs for real-world experience
Earn while you learn: Your choice of online, in-person, and evening classes
Customizable MBA with 20-plus certificates and more than 100 electives
Advance your career in as little as 22 months
The Bauer alumni network is strong and deep, working in a wide range of industries
You choose when to begin: spring or fall

Alumni Success


Bauer MBA graduates boost their earnings by an average of 48% after graduation.


Average Salary


Median Salary


The ROI for an MBA is unmatched in Houston. Other programs can easily cost two to three times more. As a tier 1 university, I knew I was getting a high-level education from the University of Houston without a significant financial burden.”

— Esteban Caro, (MBA '20)

"The ROI for an MBA is unmatched in Houston. Other programs can easily cost two to three times more. As a tier 1 university, I knew I was getting a high-level education from the University of Houston without a significant financial burden."

— Esteban Caro, (MBA '20)

Experiential Learning

Show, Don't Tell

Learn business fundamentals and apply them in real-world scenarios under the guidance of our world-class faculty. Our structured experiential learning opportunities span the core areas of business across a multitude of industries.

Cougar Investment Fund: This private investment fund gives a select group of MBA students the chance to invest in undervalued stocks discovered through in-depth analysis of individual firms.

Cougar Venture Fund: This hands-on program gives you the opportunity to work with an advisory board of entrepreneurs, angel investors, and venture capitalists, so you learn how to analyze and invest in early-stage tech companies.

RED Labs: The University of Houston's very own startup accelerator and technology entrepreneurship program, RED Labs is supported by the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship and works with UH-affiliated founders and recent alumni to turn unique technology startup ideas into high growth ventures.

SURE: The Stimulating Urban Renewal through Entrepreneurship (SURE) program helps entrepreneurs succeed in under-served Houston communities. Bauer partners with SURE, placing interested MBA students who act as consultants to these small business owners, helping them solve business problems, realize their dreams, and lift up their neighborhoods.

UH Data Science Institute: This co-curricular opportunity provides hands-on access to cutting-edge principles such as Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence.

Learning Abroad: Bauer College faculty-led learning abroad programs are designed to give students an opportunity to learn about local business practices "on the ground" by immersing students in local culture, learning from on-site visits with local businesses, and meeting with government officials.

The Bauer MBA

Program Highlights

Your Degree, Your Choice

This isn't a surface-level education. You'll dive deep into one of 20-plus certificates and explore over 100 electives, meaning you'll tailor your education to your interests and will be able to set yourself apart from the competition. And you'll be led by veteran faculty who are experts in their field and have a wealth of first-hand knowledge to share.

Don't Quit Your Day Job

The Bauer Professional MBA program gives you more flexibility and more options. Between online, in-person and evening classes, you'll be able to complete your part-time degree while you work your full-time job.

Preliminary Application

Ready to propel your career with the Bauer MBA? Let's get started. Fill out our free preliminary application, and get started on the next step in your journey.


Application Deadlines

Fall 2024

Final Domestic Application Deadline

Spring 2025

Priority Scholarship & International Application Deadline
Final Domestic Application Deadline

Fall 2025

Application Opens
International Application Deadline
Domestic Application Deadline

Admissions Requirements


To be eligible for the Bauer MBA, you need a four-year undergraduate degree (or international equivalent) from an accredited institution.


You also need to take the GMAT or GRE, though you can apply for a GMAT/GRE waiver.


Post-bachelor’s professional work experience is strongly preferred.

The Admissions Process

  1. Click the “Apply Now” button, and fill out the entire online application. apply now
  2. Pay the application fee – $50 for domestic students and $80 for international students. Application fees are waived for military veterans.

Send in Required Documentation

  1. Follow the directions on this page under the section "Requirements."
  2. You'll need official transcripts, letters of recommendation, a goal statement, GMAT/GRE scores, a résumé and international students will need other documents, too, that you will be directed to complete.

Follow Application Status

  1. You will receive a welcome email 24-48 hours after applying.
  2. If notified of missing items, submit promptly.
  3. Expect an update on your status 2-3 weeks after applying. Applicants selected to continue the process will be invited to interview.

Latest Look

Student Profiles

What makes a Bauer Professional MBA student?

Average Incoming GMAT Score
35% F   65% M
39% Female
61% Male
Gender Breakdown
Average Age
Average Years of Work Experience
Average Undergrad GPA

Data reflects entering classes of Fall 2021

What Does It Cost?

Financing your MBA

Information about financing an MBA

Next Steps

Our admissions counselors are available to answer any questions you have about the Professional MBA program and the application process.

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