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A comprehensive cohort-based curriculum designed to enhance your understanding of core business principles and develop thought leadership that is grounded in theory and relevant to practice.


Year after year, Texas McCombs is the #1-ranked Working Professional MBA program in Texas and one of the top-10 in the country. Why? Because our curriculum has been thoughtfully designed to transform you from a working professional into a sought-after business expert. We are honored to bring the full Texas McCombs MBA experience to your doorstep in Houston – the same faculty and the same commitment to your lifelong success that you’d get in Austin. You’ll take 48 credit hours of coursework on alternating weekends. And on Monday mornings, you’ll return to your office with fresh ideas and big plans.

MBA at Houston Curriculum

Curriculum by Term

Learn more about the coursework in each term of the MBA at Houston program.

Austin Intensives

Your journey begins with the Austin Intensive Seminar - an opportunity to meet your new classmates, start learning from McCombs faculty, and launch your studies on The University of Texas at Austin campus.

Year One - Fall

Your first fall semester in Houston will focus on building your foundational business knowledge. Coursework includes:

  • Business Integrity
  • Financial Accounting
  • Statistics
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Statement Analysis


Year One - Spring

Your second semester in Houston builds upon the first, as you dive into the next phase of our core curriculum. Coursework includes:

  • Leading People & Organizations 
  • Business Analytics & Decision Modeling 
  • Valuation 
  • Managerial Microeconomics 
  • Marketing Management


Summer Semester

The summer builds on the momentum from your first year. Coursework includes:

  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Managerial Macroeconomics
  • Directed Studies in Global Management
  • Strategic Innovation Entrepreneurship


Year Two - Fall

You’re now more than halfway toward your Texas McCombs MBA degree. In your second fall semester, you’ll once again visit the UT Austin campus for an Austin Intensive seminar. Your course schedule begins to develop laser focus, including the following classes:

  • Strategic Management
  • Corporate Finance/Financial Markets
  • Analysis & Applications in Marketing
  • Managerial Accounting


Year Two - Spring

As you approach the finish line of your MBA program, you’ll take advanced coursework to prepare you for whatever comes next in your career. Courses include:

  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Advanced Marketing Management
  • Art & Science of Negotiation 
  • Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence for Managers
  • Leading for Impact


Learning Environment

  • Houston Campus

    Texas McCombs in Houston

    Your class weekends will take place at our campus at the University of Texas Health Science Center—an enormous institution in the Texas Medical Center district that contains state-of-the-art classroom designs, event space, dining, and parking— all smack dab in the middle of Houston. It’s an ideal environment for innovation and team collaboration.
  • Top of University of Texas tower

    The University of Texas at Austin

    You’ll spend time twice a year at Rowling Hall on the UT Austin campus for the Austin Intensive seminars. During these trips you’ll also have time to get to know your classmates and faculty better and meet students from the other Texas McCombs Working Professional MBA programs.

Class Schedule

The MBA at Houston program meets for class alternating weekends on Friday evening and all-day Saturday. Classes are held at the Texas McCombs MBA campus at the UT Health Cizik School of Nursing Building in Houston.