The Bauer MBA program is comprised of 48 semester hours including 30 hours of core MBA courses delivered in a lock step cohort format. Once the core courses are completed students continue on to take 18 hours of electives in which specializations and concentrations may be established.
The MS in Finance program is comprised of 36 semester hours and is a more flexible, self-paced program. You may choose between the Generalist Track or the Executive Track. The MS in Finance program generalist track is highly concentrated in Finance with 30 hours of Finance courses, 3 of Accounting & 3 of Decision Information Systems. The executive track allows you to combine Concentrations and/or Certificate programs with finance courses to fulfill the requirements for graduation.
It is a part time program. All the classes are held from 6 to 9 P.M. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Some classes are given on Saturdays.
Yes. There are two short non overlapping 5-week summer semesters. During the summer semesters, classes are given from 6 to 10 PM, twice a week.
No. Admission is only for the Fall semester.
Only Finance courses, coded FINA before the course number. Example: FINA 7350.
No. Any Course that is not a Finance course will not count for your graduation from the MSF program.
Any course that is not coded FINA before the number must be approved by the MSF Program Director, even if the course is part of a certificate program. The only non-finance course that is pre-approved is ACCT 7340 Financial Statement Analysis (does not require a petition).
No, unless you are an International student. Otherwise, you should put all requirements together in ONE package and send it to the address for Graduate and Professional Programs Office listed on the checklist page. International students need to send the additional international forms in a separate package to the International Admissions address listed on the checklist page as well.
If I am a current MBA student
Pay $75 MS in Finance application fee. The MBA fee does NOT apply for the MSF program. These are two different programs, and therefore they require their own application fee.
Submit a new application online using the Apply Texas Application.
You may bring new letters of recommendation or use the ones on file.
Request the MBA office to forward copies of your file to “Graduate and Professional Programs- 6021”.
* It is the student's responsibility to check with the MBA office on regards to forwarding the file on time in order for the application to get processed.
If I am a current or former UH graduate student from other College on the main campus
Pay $75 MS in Finance application fee. Applications fees previously paid as a graduate student do NOT apply for the MSF program. These are different programs and therefore they required their own application fee.
Submit an application to the MS in Finance Program using the Apply Texas Application.
2 Letters of Recommendation.
Request your previous college administration office to forward copies of your file to us “Center for Executive Development- Mail Code 6021”.
If GRE has been taken within 5 years for a previous graduate program, we will accept your GRE scores and you will not need to take the GMAT. If you have not taken any of the tests you will be required to take the GMAT for application (No exceptions).
* It is the applicant's responsibility to check with their previous graduate office on regards to forwarding the file on time in order for the application to get processed. If your previous College permits it, they may send sealed copies with you on an envelope from their department to ours or they may send copies of your file to "Graduate and Professional Programs- Mail Code 6021 ".
Applications are considered in their entirety. While strengths vary from one applicant to another, we seek those students who combine strong academic aptitude & quantitative analytical aptitude.
All applications are carefully considered. Thus, early application is very helpful in those situations in which some information is missing or additional data is needed. This allows the applicant the time to address any financial aid or housing issues that may arise, or, if the applicant is an international student, it allows extra time to arrange for visa and funding.
No. Decisions are conveyed by mail or email; there are no exceptions.
We do not have a standard form for recommendation letters. Recommendation letters should come from a professional (professor, employer, volunteer coordinator, etc.) who knows you well enough to describe why you would be a good candidate for the MSF program. Recommendation letters can be submitted by the applicant or the referral source. Letters should be on letterhead, and sealed in an envelope with the writer's signature across the flap for confidentiality.
Yes. You may take up to 3 classes (9 credit hours) of Finance that you may transfer to the MSF once admitted upon approval from the MS in Finance Program Director.
Yes, you may; upon approval from the MS in Finance Program Director.
You may transfer a maximum of 3 classes (9 credit hours).
You can waive DISC 6330, FINA 6387, and FINA 6335 (three of the four core courses) if you have done prior work that provides background at the same level as these courses. You can not waive ACCT 6331.
Yes. You may apply for a waiver of any of the 3 core courses listed above, if you have taken sufficient number of statistics, economics, and finance courses.
A course transfer allows you to earn credits in the MSF program for work done elsewhere. A waiver of a core course only means that you can proceed to take electives that require the core course as a pre-requisite. A waiver does not earn credits in the program. You still must complete 12 courses in the MSF program.
No, for the MS in Finance, all of your elective courses must be Finance courses with the exception of GENB 7397, Business Modeling for Competitive Advantage.
Yes. Without the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores, your application is not complete and will not be reviewed.
The scores cannot be older than 5 years. If they are older than 5 years, the applicant must retake the GMAT
ONLY if you have previously taken the GRE test for another graduate program. The scores can not be older than 5 years, and official scores should be sent to University of Houston, Main Campus ETS code 6870. If you have not taken the GRE before, you MUST take the GMAT. New GRE score will not be accepted.
A total score of 1200 (Verbal & Quantitative combined) with at least 640 on the quantitative section. Again, these requirements are a minimum for being considered for admission.
There is no minimum scores required, but the average of those admitted recently is a 3.40 GPA and 640 GMAT. GPA and GMAT scores significantly below those averages decrease the probability of acceptance.
No. The admissions decision will be based on your highest score. Score cannot be older than five years.
You may submit the unofficial score report generated by the computer at the end of the test session to the MSF program office. For verification purposes, however, you must also request that the GMAT administration send your official score report directly to the University of Houston, using our school code number XT1-26-15. Without official scores, the application will not be processed.
We must have your official GMAT score by the application deadline, which is April 1 for international applicants and June 1 for domestic applicants. ETS generally takes 12-15 working days to send the scores, so please plan accordingly.
No. Component GMAT scores, including verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing assessment tests, must be reported from the same date. While the report contains all of your scores, Bauer College will focus on the best.
Yes, if you earned your undergraduate degree outside the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, English-speaking Canada, or the United Kingdom, regardless of whether the program you attended was conducted in English. You may take either the TOEFL or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test. TOEFL/IELTS scores may not be more than 2 years old. These tests are waived for applicants who earned a previous college degree in the U.S.
TOEFL of at least 620 on the paper-based test or 105 on the internet-based test, or an IELTS score above 6.5, are required for admission to the Bauer College, as they enhance your chances of success with the Bauer College’s rigorous reading, writing, and class discussion requirements.
No, it is not required for admission.
No, unless you meet the conditions outlined above. Whether you are a US citizen (or permanent resident) is not the issue. You must take the TOEFL or IELTS unless you have completed a previous academic degree in one of the countries mentioned above.
No. We consider only your highest score. You may take the test as many times as you like.
Usually, official scores will be reported to UH four (4) weeks after you take the test.
On average, our students have 2 years of professional experience.
Professional experience is not necessary for admission. It is, however, one of the factors considered in evaluating the applicant and it may enhance the applicant’s chances of admission.
Yes. You must have a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university if you received your education in the United States. If you are an international applicant, your undergraduate degree must be the equivalent of a U.S. four-year bachelor's degree. If you have completed a three-year Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) degree from India or Pakistan, we also require that you have completed the Master of Commerce (M.Com) degree or similar post-graduate degree. For specifics on International requirements you may contact The International Admissions Office.
No particular undergraduate major is required in order to pursue the MSF.
Yes. The prerequisite is MATH 1314 Calculus. You should have taken it before you start the program, neither after nor concurrently with your first FINA classes.