An MBA for Those with Full-Time Aspirations

You can shape your future with the Bauer Full-Time MBA, one of the most hands-on, customizable graduate business programs available. With more than 20 ways to tailor your learning experience and a variety of real-world learning opportunities, you’ll move beyond theory and dive into practice on the front lines of business, management, and investing.

Set in Houston, the energy capital of the country and one of the most diverse cities in the United States, you’ll learn and grow roots in a region rich with business opportunity, full of people just like you — driven to shape the world through business.

Alumni Success



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The ROI for an MBA is unmatched in Houston. Other programs can easily cost two to three times more. As a tier 1 university, I knew I was getting a high-level education from the University of Houston without a significant financial burden.”

— Esteban Caro, (MBA '20)

"The ROI for an MBA is unmatched in Houston. Other programs can easily cost two to three times more. As a tier 1 university, I knew I was getting a high-level education from the University of Houston without a significant financial burden."

— Esteban Caro, (MBA '20)

Experiential Learning

Show, Don't Tell

Learn business fundamentals and apply them in real-world scenarios under the guidance of our world-class faculty. Our structured experiential learning opportunities span the core areas of business across a multitude of industries.

Cougar Investment Fund: This private investment fund gives a select group of MBA students the chance to invest in undervalued stocks discovered through in-depth analysis of individual firms.

Cougar Venture Fund: This hands-on program gives you the opportunity to work with an advisory board of entrepreneurs, angel investors, and venture capitalists, so you learn how to analyze and invest in early-stage tech companies.

RED Labs: The University of Houston's very own startup accelerator and technology entrepreneurship program, RED Labs is supported by the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship and works with UH-affiliated founders and recent alumni to turn unique technology startup ideas into high growth ventures.

SURE: The Stimulating Urban Renewal through Entrepreneurship (SURE) program helps entrepreneurs succeed in under-served Houston communities. Bauer partners with SURE, placing interested MBA students who act as consultants to these small business owners, helping them solve business problems, realize their dreams, and lift up their neighborhoods.

UH Data Science Institute: This co-curricular opportunity provides hands-on access to cutting-edge principles such as Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence.

The Bauer MBA

Program Highlights

23 Options. You Choose.

We have the most customizable curriculum in the region. With 23 concentrations to choose from, you'll have the ability to hone your skills in a specific area of business to help set yourself apart from the competition.

Get Back Out There Quickly

The first year of the Bauer MBA is built around completing core courses during the day on campus with your cohort, with the second year completed with evening classes. This means you get the benefit of building connections with your cohort, as well as the chance to get back to work in the real world more quickly.

Pinnacle Project

This new capstone course allows all Full-Time MBA students to apply the strategic concepts they have learned to a multidisciplinary experiential project, developing cross-functional skills in the context of real-world applications.

A Personalized Approach

Bauer’s academic advisers and career counselors will work with you to build around the skills you have and develop the ones you need to help you realize your vision for the professional you want to become.

Take the Next Step

Ready to propel your career with the Bauer MBA? Let's get started. Fill out our free preliminary application, and get started on the next step in your journey.


Application Deadlines

Fall 2024

Final Domestic Application Deadline

What You Need to Do

Admissions Requirements


To be eligible for the Bauer MBA, you need a four-year undergraduate degree (or international equivalent) from an accredited institution.


You also need to take the GMAT or GRE, though you can apply for a GMAT/GRE waiver.


Post-bachelor’s professional work experience is strongly preferred.

The Admissions Process

  1. Click the “Apply Now” button, and fill out the entire online application. apply now
  2. Pay the application fee – $50 for domestic students and $80 for international students. Application fees are waived for military veterans.

Send in Required Documentation

  1. Follow the directions on this page under the section "Requirements."
  2. You'll need official transcripts, letters of recommendation, a goal statement, GMAT/GRE scores, a résumé and international students will need other documents, too, that you will be directed to complete.

Follow Application Status

  1. You will receive a welcome email 24-48 hours after applying.
  2. If notified of missing items, submit promptly.
  3. Expect an update on your status 2-3 weeks after applying. Applicants selected to continue the process will be invited to interview.

Latest Look

Student Profile

What makes a Bauer Full-Time MBA student?

Average GMAT
151 : 151
Quantitative: 151
Verbal: 151
Average GRE score
Average Years of Professional Experience
58% F   42% M
58% Female
42% Male
Gender Breakdown
Average Age
Average Undergrad GPA

Data reflects entering classes of Fall 2021

What Does It Cost?

Financing your MBA

Information about financing an MBA

Next Steps

Our admissions counselors are available to answer any questions you have about the full-time MBA program and the application process.

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