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?
    • Any applicant who is able to demonstrate strong quantitative skills through their prior academic work and recent professional experiences may be admitted without taking the GMAT/GRE tests.
    • To request a waiver, simply make the waiver request in your Applyweb application before submitting it.
    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

    Tailoring Your Education to Your Goals: Should I apply for the MS or MBA?
    • The MS program, with its 30 credit hours, offers a streamlined and cost-effective option compared to the 48 credit hours required for the MBA.
    • The MS program's focused curriculum includes 24 hours dedicated to sales and 6 hours of asynchronous Management electives.
    • On the other hand, the MBA boasts 21 core requirements encompassing economics, MIS, supply chain, finance, management, accounting, and statistics, along with 27 hours of elective courses.
    Choosing the Right Fit for You: Which Program Is Better?
    • Your decision between MS and MBA should reflect your individual preferences, aspirations, and career development needs.
    • If you're passionate about sales and aspire to be recognized as a sales leader and expert, the MS program aligns perfectly with your goals.
    • Conversely, if you seek comprehensive knowledge spanning various business domains, the MBA could be your ideal choice.
    Flexible Learning: Can You Set Your Own Pace With Coursework?
    • The answer is both yes and no. You have the flexibility to tackle asynchronous course material, allowing you to watch lectures or complete assignments at your convenience.
    • However, please note that the program operates on a cohort-based model. You'll progress through your sales classes alongside your fellow classmates in the same sections.
    Course Delivery: Is Coursework Synchronous or Asynchronous?
    • Embrace a balanced learning experience with a combination of virtual synchronous (live) and asynchronous (on-your schedule) coursework and classes delivered by our expert Sales professors.
    • The 6 hours of Management electives are thoughtfully designed to be asynchronous, offering you even more flexibility in your schedule.
    In-Person Classes: What Are Your Options?
    • The MS in Sales Leadership is exclusively an online program, eliminating the need for on-campus or residency commitments.
    The Capstone Project: What Does It Consist Of?
    • During the final 8 months of the program (from January through August), you'll embark on a personalized journey. Collaborate on your schedule, one-on-one, with a dedicated faculty member to develop a sales leadership solution addressing real challenges in your current or future career.
    Program Duration and Summer Courses: What’s The Time-Frame?
    • Expect a comprehensive 12-month program that includes required summer coursework. This ensures a well-rounded and immersive educational experience.

    Ready to take the next step in your academic and professional journey? Explore your options and seize the opportunities that await!

  • 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 www.bauer.uh.edu/invest/scholarships/. 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 cherman@uh.edu.

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