Graduate and Professional Programs

Professional MBA Programs

Professional MBA Program at the University of Houston

Two Ways to Earn Your Professional MBA Degree

Complete this program in any format you desire: 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 HERE.

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.


Application Deadlines


November 1, 2022

Spring 2023


October 1, 2022

Spring 2023



June 1, 2023

Fall 2023


April 1, 2023

Fall 2023


Alumni Success Outcomes

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


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"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)



Get the Best of Bauer

The Bauer Professional MBA program holds nothing back. You get access to all of the resources and benefits you need to complete your degree and gain relevant experience. Here's just some of what we have to offer:

  • 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 a high growth venture.
  • SURE: The Stimulating Urban Renewal through Entrepreneurship (SURE) program helps entrepreneurs succeed in underserved 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, Artificial Intelligence, and more.
  • 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.

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.

How to Apply:

To be admitted to the Bauer Professional MBA program, you need a four-year undergraduate degree (or international equivalent) in any discipline, from any accredited institution. You'll need to take the GMAT but you can apply for a waiver, if you have several years of professional experience or a demonstrated high level of quantitative or analytical knowledge.

For more information about a GMAT waiver, email

Please note that competitive GMAT/GRE scores may help your chances of admission and being awarded merit aid.


Professional MBA Student Profile

Average Incoming GMAT Score - 595

Gender Breakdown - 39% Female / 61% Male

Average Age - 28

Average Years of Work Experience - 5



Questions about the Professional MBA program?

Thank you for your interest in the Professional MBA Program at the C. T. Bauer College of Business. This free preliminary application will only take a few minutes to complete, and will help you learn if you're a fit for the program — before you put together your formal application.

Meet an MBA student

Connect with a current MBA student and grab a coffee.

Meet the MBA Student Ambassadors

  • Esteban Caro

Financial aid questions?

Contact Karina Galvan,
Financial Aid Advisor





Professional MBA Program Snapshot
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Weekday Evenings

Part-time Flexibility

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Enroll Spring or Fall

You Choose When to Begin

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World-Class Faculty

Academia + Industry Leaders

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22-36 Months

Program Length

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Elective Courses

Flexible Curriculum Choices