Frequently Asked Questions

Online Master of Science in Management & Leadership at the University of Houston

Frequently Asked Questions for Online MS Management & Leadership students are presented here:

Is the Online MS Management & Leadership a full-time program?

The Online MS Management & Leadership program consists of 30 credit hours and typically takes 12-18 months to complete. This full time, online program requires students to take 9 hours per semester. However, students can take up to 12 hours per semester to expedite the degree completion.

What is the typical profile of students admitting into the program?

Students seeking an Online MS in Management & Leadership degree are searching for entry-level positions in organizations in a wide variety of disciplines and industries. Prospective students will have obtained a non-business degree and are seeking an advanced degree to further their career opportunities or need a change of career.

What are the courses a student will generally undertake in the program?

Students will undertake courses that will advance their knowledge of business strategy, organizational behavior (soft skills), human resources, and leadership.

Are there any prerequisites for the Online MS in Management & Leadership program?

There are no prerequisites for the Online MS in Management & Leadership program.

Do I have to complete an internship to graduate from the program?

No, Online MS in Management & Leadership Program offers 3 hours of practical experience (which can consist of an internship) as an elective.

Will I meet my classmates or is all work done online?

Classes will be held online but there will be opportunities to meet on campus. There will be opportunities to meet with faculty one-on-one.

What are your admission requirements?

Admission decisions will be based on a completed application which include: official transcripts, resume, GMAT or GRE test scores, and a goal statement.

What is an acceptable GMAT or GRE score for acceptance?

Although Bauer does not have a minimum GMAT or GRE score requirement, on average, a competitive applicant will score a 580 on the GMAT, or 304 on the GRE.

What are the application deadlines?

Fall 2024

International Application Deadline
Priority Scholarship Domestic Application Deadline
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
How can I determine the tuition I will pay for the program?

Below is the estimated total program cost for the Online MS in Management & Leadership program. With the Online MS in Management & Leadership program, you’ll pay the same per-credit rate no matter where you live.

Texas, Non-Texas, or International Resident Cost - $25,983

Program costs are subject to change, and we encourage you to connect with us about the total program cost.

Once admitted, am I automatically considered for scholarships or do I apply separately?

Students that meet the requirements are eligible for University of Houston scholarships. The Bauer College of Business also offers scholarships for both domestic and international students. A single application is used for all Bauer College scholarships, which can be found on the Apply for a Scholarship page. You can apply at any time. There is no deadline, but the earlier you apply, the more scholarships there are available for which you may be considered.

All aid programs funded by federal and state government agencies, sponsoring individuals, or the College may be changed or eliminated at any time. All financial aid programs and awards are subject to the rules and regulations of the federal and state agencies, the University's Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA), and the Law Center.

The University of Houston provides equal treatment and opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation except where such distinction is required by law. This statement reflect compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and all other federal and state regulations. The Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity is available to answer your questions at 713-743-8835.

The University reserves the right to make changes without notice in any publication as necessitated by University or legislative action.

Is it possible to receive financial aid?

Financial aid is available to US citizens, US nationals and U.S. permanent residents through the federal government. To learn more about Financial Aid visit the Cost page.