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UHD MBA Ranked Houston's Largest Program for Third Consecutive Year


Houston is home to 13 graduate business programs that enhance the city's economic landscape. The largest of these programs located just blocks away from global Fortune 500 companies in the heart of the city … at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD).

For the third consecutive year, the UHD Marilyn Davies College of Business Master of Business Administration (MBA) program was ranked the largest in the city by the Houston Business Journal. UHD held the top spot—with 1,089 students—in the publication's annual round-up of "Largest Houston-Area MBA Programs."

Dr. Mike Fields, dean of the Davies College of Business, attributes the MBA Program's success to student perspective and overall positive sentiment.

"We are honored and gratified that our MBA program is the largest in the Houston region for the third consecutive year," Fields said. "MBA students in the Marilyn Davies College of Business rate us extremely high in overall program satisfaction; we believe their recommendations to colleagues, friends and family are continuing to drive our enrollment growth."

The program, launched in 2012 with a cohort of just 20 students, has recorded phenomenal growth over the last three years. According to Fields, this competitive edge is also maintained by its commitment to improve along with expansion. Each year, the program continues to develop its corporate-driven classes, engaging top executives from leading companies in the region to define the curriculum for key concentrations. This provides students with a close connection with industry and real-life theoretical application, Fields says.

The program's growth was most evident during the Dec. 17 College's Fall 2017 Commencement, when approximately 400 MBA degrees were conferred.

UHD's MBA Program, offered through the Marilyn Davies College of Business offers eight concentrations:

  • Accounting
  • Business Development/Sales Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Investment Management
  • Leadership
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Project Management/Process Improvement

The top ranking in Houston Business Journal's "Largest Houston-Area MBA Programs" complements other accolades received in 2017. In September, MetroMBA, an online guide that aids prospective students in selecting MBA programs offered across the nation, UHD MBA ranked No. 1 for "Best Return on Investment in Houston."