Graduate and Professional Programs

Academic Information

Course Policies, Prerequisites and Joint Degrees

 

Course Policies

To take Masters' level courses (6000-7000 level) in the C. T. Bauer College of Business, students must have graduate standing at UH and meet the specific prerequisites for courses as listed in the course prerequisites section. A prerequisite must be completed prior to the start of the course for which it is a prerequisite. Non-business majors in good standing in other graduate programs at the University of Houston main campus may take up to 12 semester hours (15 hours for HRM graduate students) of Masters’ level business courses as long as they meet the specific prerequisites (or have taken equivalent prerequisite courses in their own program). Undergraduates and PB students are not allowed to take any Masters’ level courses in the Bauer College of Business.

Student records of prerequisites taken

Prerequisites must be evaluated and automated on the Bauer College of Business prerequisite checking computer program before students take courses for which the prerequisites are required. Students in masters’ level business programs with questions regarding their records should consult with a graduate advisor in 275 Melcher Hall. Students in other graduate programs on campus should provide the graduate advisor in the Bauer College of Business, MBA Program Office, 275 Melcher Hall, with a copy of their transcript indicating completion of a calculus course and any other required prerequisites, prior to the start of the semester.

'"Four C Rule"

Be aware that the University of Houston policies state that a graduate student may receive no more than three grades of C+ or below in their graduate studies at the University of Houston. A fourth grade of C+ or below will result in immediate termination from the program. This policy is stated in the Graduate Catalog.

Updating

This information is updated frequently and supersedes the information in the UH Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog. The on-line graduate catalog provides general course descriptions. For questions regarding the prerequisites for graduate business courses, consult a graduate academic advisor in 330 Melcher Hall, (713) 743-0700, or the graduate course prerequisites section. Graduate students taking undergraduate courses should check the prerequisite listing for undergraduate courses on the undergrad course degree plan page, or pick up a prerequisite list from 330 MH. (Enrollment in undergraduate MIS courses requires approval from the Chair of the DISC Department, located in 270C MH).


Masters and Business Course Prerequisites

To take Masters’ level courses (6000-7000 level) in the C. T. Bauer College of Business, students must have graduate standing at UH and meet the specific prerequisites for courses as listed below. A prerequisite must be completed prior to the start of the course for which it is a prerequisite. Non-business majors in good standing in other graduate programs at the University of Houston main campus may take up to 12 semester hours of Masters’ level business courses as long as they meet the specific prerequisites. Please Note: priority is given to Bauer graduate students for business graduate courses. Undergraduates and PB students are not allowed to take any Masters’ level courses in the Bauer College of Business.

NOTE: MBA COURSES TAKEN BY STUDENTS IN OTHER UH DEPARTMENTS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN ADMITTED TO THE BAUER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS MAY NOT BE APPLIED TO A FUTURE MBA DEGREE AT UH.

If a course is cross-listed under two departments, students may not get credit for both a cross-listed course and its equivalent.

Prerequisites must be evaluated before students take courses for which the prerequisites are required. Students in masters' level business programs with questions regarding their records should consult with a graduate advisor in 330 Melcher Hall.

The 5000-level courses in the Certificate in Accountancy Program (CAP) can be used to waive prerequisites for graduate-level accounting courses, but do not count as graduate credit toward degree requirements for the MBA, MS in Accountancy, or MS in Finance.

Graduate students are not permitted to enroll in undergraduate business courses in the Bauer College of Business.

This website is updated frequently and supercedes the information in the UH Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog. For questions regarding the prerequisites for graduate business courses, consult a graduate academic advisor in 330 Melcher Hall, (713) 743-0700, or the website http://www.bauer.uh.edu/graduate-studies/current-students/.

Click here to download a copy of the list of MBA prerequisites.

Joint Degrees

The Bauer College of Business offers a number of joint master's degree programs, which may be pursued on a part- or full-time basis. Programs at the University of Houston that may be combined with the Master of Business Administration include the following:

The Master of Business Administration may be also combined with the Master of Global Management (MBA/MGM) offered through the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. The MBA/MGM dual degree program requires that students spend at least a year studying at Thunderbird. Typically students complete the UH portion of their degree requirements first, and then go to Arizona to fulfill the requirements for the MGM degree.

For all of these joint degree programs, it is necessary to apply separately and meet admissions requirements for both programs. (For example, MBA/JD applicants must take both the GMAT or GRE and the LSAT tests.) Once students have been admitted to the first graduate program, they must gain admission to the other within one calendar year. The MBA program will allow 12 hours of MBA electives to be filled by courses from the other program. Students will receive two diplomas, and must file for graduation with both degrees in the same semester.

Contact Information for Joint Degrees
MBA/JD

Law Center
(713) 743-2280
http://www.law.uh.edu/admissions/

MBA/MS

Hospitality Management
(713) 743-2457
http://www.hrm.uh.edu/

MBA/MIE

Industrial Engineering
(713) 743-4180
http://www.egr.uh.edu/ie/graduate/

MBA/MSW

Social Work
(713) 743-8082
http://www.sw.uh.edu/

MBA/MGM

Thunderbird
(800) 457-6966
http://www.thunderbird.edu