The Master of Business Administration program at Sam Houston State University is designed to develop candidates for positions of leadership in modern organizations. Managerial procedures and practices are continually changing. Therefore, the program emphasizes the integration and synthesis of various disciplines to develop a student’s ability to function in a dynamic environment and make sound administrative decisions that maximize the value and contributions of an organization. The MBA program is suited for qualified students from any academic discipline. The program provides the candidate with a basic managerial background through the core requirements while providing individualized adaptation through elective courses.
Students accepted into the MBA program may elect to take all or any portion of the program online or face-to-face courses at The Woodlands Center (most courses at TWC are offered in the evenings). The MBA requires 36 graduate hours including 27 hours of core courses and 9 hours of electives. There is no difference in the number of hours required based on the delivery method chosen.
Core and elective courses are available to complete our MBA program entirely online; however, not all electives are available at this time. Additionally, graduate-level accounting courses are not available online at this time. Please see current schedule of classes for the course offerings.
The MBA program may be completed in as few as four semesters; however, it is not recommended that students who are working attempt more than six hours in a semester. A more realistic timeline would be approximately two years.
Complete the online graduate application form.
Pay the application fee.
Submit official transcript(s) from all previous college work (except SHSU graduates).
Submit an official GMAT score.
Submit a current resume (e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org).
International students must submit all of the above information plus:
Official TOEFL score at least 79 (or IELTS score or at least 6.5).
English translations and evaluation of official transcripts.
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities