School of Business and Administration, University of Houston-Victoria – U.S.A
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School of Business and Administration, University of Houston-Victoria – U.S.A

The UHV School of Business and Administration (SBA) offers a range of impressive Graduate Programs, including Strategic and Global MBA programs, and a Master of Science in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship. The MSEDE is a unique, one-of-a-kind program combining economic development and entrepreneurship.

The SBA is accredited by AACSB International, the hallmark of excellence in business education, and is listed among the Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools. With high quality programs at affordable tuition rates, the SBA has been named a “Best Buy” by GetEducated.com. The school is also proud to be minority friendly.  UHV is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), and we are proud members of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA), National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), and National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA).  We also support our Beta Gamma Sigma chapter for undergraduate and graduate students.

Excellent Degree Options

Global MBA

The Global MBA is a passport to a leadership role within an international business career. This accredited Global MBA differentiates itself from a traditional MBA by providing international perspectives in a global-savvy context. Courses focus on issues that transcend national borders and include real-world, applied learning, case studies and team projects. Concentrations are available in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, general business, human resources management, marketing, and international business.

Flexibility is key to all MBA students. This degree program may be completed entirely online, entirely in-person at the University of Houston Sugar Land campus or the University of Houston System at Cinco Ranch campus in Katy, or via a mixture of both modalities. How long it takes students to complete their Global MBA is entirely dependent on their educational background and ranges from 30 hours to 54 hours.

Strategic MBA

The Strategic MBA program is based upon a cross-disciplinary approach to complex business problems. The courses includes real-world, applied learning, case studies and group projects, and feature a cross-disciplinary approach to complex business problems. Concentrations are available in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, general business, human resources management, marketing, and international business.

Classes may be taken online, face-to-face at the Sugar Land or Cinco Ranch campuses or as a mixture of both. The 48-hour curriculum may be completed part time in approximately 3 years, or full time in 18-24 months.

MSc Economic Development and Entrepreneurship

This program is unique and one-of-a-kind, combining traditional economic development and entrepreneurship into one program. Its design is based on the reality that economies are built by starting new businesses, growing existing businesses as well as attracting new businesses, while entrepreneurship is about new firm birth and growth.

The program integrates traditional economic development and entrepreneurship into a comprehensive model of overall economic development. With its 36-hour completely online curriculum, the course can be completed in two years from wherever the student is located.

Bridges to MBA programs

For international students with baccalaureate degrees consisting of approximately 90 hours, we have two Bridge programs that allow them to get an MBA from UHV. Based on residency status, classes may be taken entirely online, face-to-face at the Sugar Land or Cinco Ranch campuses or as a mixture of both.

Bridge to Global MBA

The Bridge to the Global MBA is designed to meet the needs of international students who graduated from a three-year baccalaureate degree rather than from a four-year program. The 64-hour curriculum may be completed part time in less than 4 years or full time in just over 2 years.

Bridge to Strategic MBA

This program is similarly designed for international students with degrees earned in three-year programs. The 79-hour curriculum can be completed part time in just over 4 years, or full time in just over 2 years.

About Victoria, Texas

Victoria is located 30 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico in the Coastal Bend of Texas, within two hours from Corpus Christi, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston. The city is a safe, small city which serves as the regional hub for a seven-county area known as the “Crossroads” because of its location. Victoria is a historic city on the banks of the Guadalupe River with a population of about 65,000 people. Victoria is known for its performing arts and theatre events, museums, music festivals, and outdoor activities.

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