Texas' Largest, Houston’s Most Affordable MBA is Now Available Online
By Mark Kramer
For those considering pursuing their Master of Business Administration degree, the University of Houston-Downtown’s Marilyn Davies College of Business is offering its MBA online this summer.
UHD’s MBA program is the largest in the state of Texas and most affordable in the Houston area.
“Our goal has always been to maintain the same quality experience for online MBA classes as for our in-person classes,” said Dr. Charles Gengler, dean of the Marilyn Davies College of Business. “We have spent years on developing our skills and standards before beginning to offer the classes online. We feel high standards of quality and maximum flexibility in this program serves our students best.”
The MBA online courses are team taught by industry professionals and UHD professors. 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.
With many students making time for online classes while juggling work and family life, the program allows them to access lectures at any time.
“Students will always be able to find them recorded online 24/7 and can use online conferencing with faculty and tutors to get help on technical materials,” Gengler said. “This allows students to spend extra time focused on the material they are learning.”
Currently, UHD has temporarily suspended requirements for official transcripts and GRE and GMAT scores for graduate school applicants. And, additional financial assistance is available for both new and returning students.
UHD offers eight MBA degree concentrations including:
- Business Development / Sales Management
- Human Resources Management
- International Business
- Investment Management
- Project Management and Process Improvement
- Supply Chain Management
Gator Alumni Devon Still graduated with an MBA in December 2019 with a 3.4 GPA. The retired NFL player and former member of the Houston Texans uses his MBA to make a difference. As a motivational speaker and author, Still has spoken around the country to some of the top corporate names including Dick’s Sporting Goods, Virgin Group, Proctor & Gamble, Walmart and FBI (Houston).
Still and his daughter Leah created the Still Strong Foundation, which is dedicated to giving grants to families affected by childhood cancers. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised more than $2 million.
“My degree makes a huge impact when I speak in front of audiences about leadership and building a championship culture and mindset. Being able to use the knowledge I gained from UHD has allowed me to connect with audiences on a deeper level,” Still said.
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.