Wanted: Confident, Effective Business Leaders

Online Master of Science in Management & Leadership at the University of Houston

Be the reason employees and businesses succeed.

Offered fully online, Bauer’s MS in Management and Leadership is designed for ultimate flexibility while still offering the networking and industry exposure of an in-person experience. You can study full-time or part-time from anywhere in the world.

You’ll learn from a combination of Tier 1, tenure-track faculty and experienced practitioners who bring their decades of knowledge to the classroom. Explore core business competencies from organizational behavior and management to ethical leadership and critical reasoning.

Whether you’re new to the workforce or are looking to level up your job prospects, the MS in Management and Leadership can put you in the driver’s seat in as little as 12–18 months.

Are you ready to change your future?

The Bauer Difference


  • High-quality management is a key concern
  • Flexibility is key: Take courses online from anywhere in the world—your degree fits into your schedule.
  • Learn from faculty who are both respected educators and business leaders with years of learned experience in industry.
  • Make important industry connections in Houston, the 3rd largest urban environment in the U.S.

MS Management & Leadership

Program Highlights

Business Acumen on a Flexible Schedule

Offered fully online, you can complete your MS in Management and Leadership degree in as little as 12–18 months, or you can take your time. The choice is yours.

Specialized Electives

Tailor your degree to your interests and career goals by choosing electives in a range of areas, such as management in high-tech organizations, leading virtual teams, and working with a culturally and globally diverse workforce.

Houston’s Powerful Network

Houston is a global business leader that’s home to dozens of Fortune 500 companies. This online program gives you ample opportunities to work directly with many of these companies through real-world projects, learning invaluable lessons and making important connections.

Career Dedication

The Rockwell Career Center at Bauer gives you access to a dedicated team of career advisors who will provide you the resources and coaching you need to chart the next steps in your career.

Over 100 Available Scholarships

Last year, more than 700 Bauer College of Business students were awarded more than $3 million in Bauer scholarships. Contact the Bauer Scholarship Coordinator to learn more.

Management & Leadership Faculty

Learn from the Best

Bauer’s Management department is one of only five U.S. schools with multiple Academy of Management Journal Hall of Fame Members, as well as industry professionals and avid publishers of scholarly work.

Marina Sebastijanović, MS in Management and Leadership Program Director

Marina Sebastijanović

MS in Management and Leadership Program Director
  • Two-time University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award recipient
  • Two-time Wayne and Kathryn E. Payne Excellence in Teaching Award recipient
  • Bauer Innovation in Instructional Technology Award recipient
  • Involved with Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Beta Delta honor societies and oversees several learning abroad programs

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How to Apply

Admission eligibility for the Online MS in Management & Leadership program requires a four-year undergraduate degree (or foreign equivalent) from an accredited institution. You also need to take the GMAT, though you can apply for a waiver.


Application Deadlines

Fall 2024

Final Domestic Application Deadline

Spring 2025

Priority Scholarship & International Application Deadline
Final Domestic Application Deadline

Fall 2025

Application Opens
International Application Deadline
Domestic Application Deadline

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Student Profiles

What makes a Bauer MS Management & Leadership student?

53% F   47% M
53% Female
47% Male
Gender Breakdown
Average Years of Professional Experience
Average Age
Average Undergrad GPA

Data reflects entering classes of Fall 2021

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Attend a MS Event

Join an in-person or online event to learn more about how a Bauer MS can work for you.