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MBA-Designed for the working professional

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The UHD MBA program, the concentrations and the graduate certificates offer significant value.

Incorporating a Corporate-Driven Philosophy

This program is designed to provide a differential competitive advantage.  Corporations are viewed as customers. Their input has been used to develop corresponding programs that align with corporate needs. 

There are two winners in this process:  the working professionals who pursue the program, and the companies who hire UHD graduates.

Choosing How The Degree Will Be Focused 

Programs for the Working Professional

Choose the program that best fits your needs:  an MBA Program with concentrations, or one of the several options in our Graduate Certificates series.

Advantages of the UHD MBA Program

  • Team Teaching Every Graduate Certificate Class
    Looking for balance between having a sufficient theoretical foundation and understanding the practical application of the material?  We have the answer:  Every one of our Concentration/Graduate Certificate classes in each of our options is team taught by a College of Business faculty member and a seasoned industry expert.  

    The College of Business faculty member ensures you have a sound theoretical foundation for the material.  The experienced practitioner, or Corporate Fellow as we call them, is charged each week with giving members in the class immediate takeaways – something the student can often use in the next week to help them better do their job.  Our students are already raving about getting the best of both worlds; they not only receive a solid theoretical framework with which to approach the material, but also the all-important ability to see its potential application in the work they do.

Hear Ryan Kinsey's experience with Team Teaching

  • Flipping the Class
    Would you like 24/7 access to critical lecture material?  Our students have it.  Every one of our Concentration/Graduate Certificate classes is flipped.  That is, the College of Business faculty member has recorded the key lecture material and made it available to students.  Students view the lecture material as a part of the preparation for class, with the ability to review explanations to gain a better understanding.  This leaves the critical class time for, perhaps, clarifying an issue or two and focusing on the understanding of the application of the material.  Imagine how productive this makes a class:  The College of Business faculty member and an industry expect tag-teaming the class to help them better understand and be able to apply the material.

Christine Rodriguez speaks of the advantages of flipping the classroom.

  • Efficiently Use of Students’ Time
    We understand the value of our students’ time and we strive to design our classes to be as efficient as possible.  “Flipping the class” allows us to offer each concentration/graduate certificate class in a compressed hybrid format.  Each class meets the same time each week for three hours over a span of eight weeks.  All of our Concentration/Graduate Certificate options are designed to be taken one class at a time.  This sequential format gives the student the ability to focus on only one class for a shorter time period. 
Michael McElroy focuses on the overall value of the program.


  • Flexibility - Choices that put you in charge of you degree.
    1. Timing:  how quickly do you need to complete your degree.
    2. Type of program that you desire. 
    3. Your options as to where you start your program. 
  • Attractive Tuition Rate -  The MBA Program offers one of the more attractive tuition rates in Texas. 

    While the corporate-driven concentrations are slightly higher than the general MBA concentration, any combination still delivers tremendous value.
  • AACSB accredited: For over 20 years, the College of Business has been accredited by AACSB International, the premier accrediting body in the world for business programs.

The decision to enroll in an MBA program and/or which program can have a significant impact on your professional future. 

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May 06, 2015
MBA Information Session
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May 06, 2015
Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

MBA Information Session - UHD College of Business
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May 07, 2015
UHD Northwest Campus Graduate Certificates Information Session
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May 07, 2015
Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Graduate Certificate Information Session - UHD Northwest campus
(06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
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