Skip to main content

Online Master of Science
Sales Leadership (UH Extend)


MS Sales Leadership at the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston

A Master’s in Sales Leadership is within your grasp. Learn about our application process, program structure, financial information, and more with our FAQs.


  • Application

    How can I qualify for a GMAT/GRE waiver?
    • GMAT waivers may be available for qualified applicants based on professional experience, internship experience, or strong academic performance at the undergraduate level. In order to verify your eligibility for GMAT waiver, you must submit an online application and all other admissions requirements for admission committee review. For more information, email:
    • To request a waiver, simply make the waiver request in your Applyweb application before submitting it.
    • Please note that competitive GMAT/GRE scores may help your chances of admission and being awarded merit aid.
    How will I find out whether I have been accepted or denied admission to the program?

    Decisions are conveyed by phone or email.

    When is the admission deadline?
    • The Fall admissions deadline is June 1 of each year and April 1 for international students.
    • Since this is a cohort-based program, students can only begin the MS in August of each year.
    How much is the application fee?

    A $50 application fee payment is required.

    Does the program have any academic pre-requisites?


  • Program Structure

    Should I apply for the MS or MBA?
    • The MS program is shorter — 30 credit hours vs. 48 for the MBA. Therefore it takes less time to complete and costs less. The MS also is more focused. After 6 hours of accounting and statistics, you take 24 hours of marketing to complete the MS. The MBA has 21 hours of core requirements including economics, MIS, supply chain, finance, management, accounting, and statistics, along with 27 hours of electives.
    • Which is better for you? It comes down to your tastes, ambitions, and professional development needs. If you are focused on marketing and want your degree to brand you as a marketing person, the MS makes sense. If marketing is just your doorway to general management, or you feel that you need broad development across business disciplines, the MBA may be the way to go.
    Can I complete the coursework at my own pace?
    • Yes and no. For the asynchronous course material, you can watch the lectures or complete the assignments around your busy schedule.
    • However, the program is cohort based, meaning that you and your classmates will take all of your classes together, in the same sections.
    Can you tell me more about the residencies? How much time will I need to spend in Houston?
    • There will be two 1-week sessions at UH – one at the beginning, one in the middle and one at the end.
    • These weeks will be intense, experiential academic classes that also emphasize the value of building relationships with your peers and increasing your professional network.
    Will the coursework be delivered synchronously or asynchronous?
    • Both! Each professor will deliver a combination of synchronous and asynchronous coursework and classes.
    • Outside of your 2 residencies, all coursework can be completed from the comfort of your own home.
    Can I take these classes in-person?

    The MS in Sales Leadership is intended to be an online program with low residency.

    What will the capstone project consist of?

    Throughout the program you will work 1 on 1 with a faculty member to create your own sales leadership solution to a real problem in your current or future career

    How long is this program?

    The program is 12 months long.

    Are there summer classes?

    Yes, there will be required coursework during the summer.

  • Scholarship & Financial Aid

    Can this program qualify for tuition reimbursement through my current employer?

    Absolutely! Speak to your manager, HR or benefits department and let us know what you need from us.

    Are there scholarship opportunities?

    Students that meet the requirements are eligible for University of Houston scholarships. The Bauer College of Business also offers scholarships for both domestic and international students. A single application is used for all Bauer College scholarships, which can be found at You can apply at any time. There is no deadline, but the earlier you apply, the more scholarships there are available for which you may be considered.

    Is there financial aid available for MS students?

    Yes, you can apply for financial aid by visiting the UH Graduate Financial Aid site.

  • International Students

    Does this program accept international students?


    When is the admission deadline for international students?
    • The admissions deadline for the MS program is April 1.
    • Since this is a cohort-based program, students can only begin the MS in August of each year.
    How much is the International Application fee?

    An $80 International application fee payment is required.

    Am I required to take the TOEFL or how am I exempt?
    • All graduate applicants, regardless of citizenship status, must demonstrate proficiency in English to obtain admission to the university. To fulfill this requirement, applicants must satisfy one of the following criteria:
    • Baccalaureate degree (or higher) earned from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or at an institution at which English is the medium of instruction in the following countries: American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Canada (except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, Federated States of Micronesia Islands, Monserrat, New Zealand, Nigeria, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Helena, South Africa, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Ireland & Wales), United States, Virgin Islands and Zimbabwe.
    • Please be advised that Bauer College of Business Graduate and Professional Programs does not currently waive the English language requirement based on completion of UH Language and Culture Center Level 6. Our college-level requirements may differ from other University of Houston graduate programs.
  • Other

    Can you tell me about the professors?

    You will have the opportunity to learn from practitioners and academics.

    Is it possible to meet one of the professors before applying?

    Yes! You can have a virtual coffee with one of our professors.

We are here to answer all of your questions!

If you have questions about the Master of Science in Sales Leadership, if you are a good candidate, or want to set up coffee with a professor please contact Carl Herman at

Connect with an Advisor