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Prospective Business Grad Student? This Week’s For You

MDCOB Hosts Virtual Events For Graduate Business Programs Week


By Mark Kramer

Shea Exterior MBA Students007The University of Houston-Downtown’s Marilyn Davies College of Business (MDCOB) invites all prospective graduate students to learn more about its programs during Graduate Business Programs Week through June 17.

UHD is home to the state’s largest Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. Accredited by AACSB International, the premier accrediting body in the world for business programs, UHD offers both a general MBA as well as nine concentrations that have been identified as areas of need in corporate America. 

Other programs are specifically designed to empower professionals to focus on a specialty area and take their careers to the next level, including the Master of Professional Accountancy and Master of Security Management

“Students looking for a graduate business degree have many options, and we are excited to highlight what makes our academic community so special,” said Dr. Carlos Gooden, Executive Director of Graduate Business Programs Services. “We’re proud to showcase the resources available to graduate students at the Marilyn Davies College of Business, and our colleagues are collaborating during this week to present information that’s most important to students.” 

MDCOB graduate courses are offered in person and online and are taught by UHD professors and industry experts. Students also have access to resources such as the Davies College Career Center, which provides virtual seminars and networking with other professors and potential employers.

Gooden said the upcoming Graduate Business Programs Week sessions will serve as a guide for potential students in navigating through admissions to acceptance into the program of their choice.

“The weeklong sessions will provide relevant content to students at each stage of the process – from prospective student to enrolled graduate students,” he said. 

To register and attend the individual virtual sessions, visit the Graduate Business Programs Week website.

Graduate Business Programs Week Schedule

Tuesday, June 14

Navigating Grad School
Presenter: Amanda Trevizo, Coordinator of Graduate Studies
Noon – 1 p.m.

The Marilyn Davies Experience: Graduate Student Panel
Host: Jamil Thorne, Assistant Director of Graduate Studies
6 – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 15

Master of Security Management Virtual Information Session
Presenters: MBCOB Staff 
Noon – 1 p.m.

Master of Professional Accountancy Virtual Information Session
Presenters: MBCOB Staff
6 – 7 p.m. 

Thursday, June 16

I’m Admitted! What’s Next?
Host: Cecilia Longoria, Coordinator/Advisor, Graduate Studies
Noon – 1 p.m.

MBA Virtual Information Session
Host: MBA Faculty
6 – 7 p.m.

Friday, June 17

Career Services Workshop
Host: Brett Hobby, Director, College of Business Career Development Center
Noon – 1 p.m.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.