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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Business Administration

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University North, Room 212
3007 N Ben Wilson, Victoria, Texas 77901
Phone: 361.570.4231 Fax: 361.580.5529
Email: busadvisor@uhv.edu



We provide high quality, affordable, and accessible academic programs for motivated individuals from diverse backgrounds who aspire to improve their lives and contribute to society. We empower our students with the knowledge and skills for successful business careers in a dynamic marketplace. As part of the University of Houston system, we serve the Coastal Bend, West Houston, and online students, from our destination campus in Victoria TX and other teaching locations.


A supportive, entrepreneurial academic community focused on improving society and providing our students opportunities to create lives of significance


The School of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB International. AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), founded in 1916, is an association of almost 1,200 educational institutions, businesses and other organizations in 78 countries. AACSB’s mission is to advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation, thought leadership, and value-added services. AACSB’s Accreditation is the benchmark of quality worldwide and most widely sought after by business schools-less than 5% worldwide have earned the achievement. As the premier accreditation body for institutions offering bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting, the association also conducts a wide array of conferences and seminar programs at locations throughout the world.

Accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental process that includes an external review of a school’s ability to provide quality programs. Institutional accreditation is an overall review of the entire university. Specialized accreditation communicates to other schools, potential employers, and the general public that degree programs in a particular field have passed a rigorous review and that students are learning all they need to know about that area of study. AACSB International grants specializes accreditation for undergraduate and graduate business administration and accounting programs.

Undergraduate Degrees, Majors, and Concentrations Offered

The undergraduate programs of the School of Business Administration consist of the plans listed below. Students pursuing an undergraduate plan can emphasize specific areas of business administration through elective courses.

Business_Undergraduate Table of Programs  

Secondary Teacher Certification:

Students seeking secondary teacher certification in business basic or business composite should refer to the certification requirements listed in the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development  section of this catalog.

Graduate Degrees, Majors, and Concentrations Offered

The graduate programs of the School of Business Administration consist of the plans listed below.

Business_Graduate Table of Programs  

Requirements for Admission to the Graduate Business Programs

Applicants to the graduate business programs must meet all requirements for graduate admission as described in the Admissions section of this catalog. In order to be considered for admission a student must send the following credentials to the Office of Admissions and Student Recruitment:

  1. A completed application for graduate admission.
  2. Official transcripts reflecting AT LEAST the last 60 hours of coursework completed AND the baccalaureate (or higher) degree conferred, sent directly from each institution to UH-Victoria.
  3. Appropriate GMAT exam score sent directly from the testing service to UH-Victoria.

Your admission to the MBA program depends on:

A grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on at least the last 60 semester credit hours you have attempted at the college level and a minimum score of 450 Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), or An admissions index of at least 1400.

UHV computes your admissions index by combining your GPA on at least your last 60 semester credit hours of college work with your GMAT test score. To obtain your admissions index, use the following formula: (GPA x 200) + (GMAT x 2).

If you do not meet 1) the minimum GPA and test score or 2) the 1400 admissions index, you do not meet the minimum admission requirements. If you have an index of 1300 or higher, the Dean’s Office in the School of Business Administration may recommend that you be admitted on a conditional basis subject to your minimum scholastic performance during your first semester of enrollment as a conditionally admitted graduate student.

Students who submit applications and transcripts for graduate admission but wish to postpone GMAT completion until after enrollment may be eligible for temporary admission to the program.

A student transferring from another graduate school must have at least a 3.0 (A=4.0) grade point average on all graduate work attempted.

International students must also submit a valid, official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam score sufficient for meeting admission requirements, unless they qualify for an exception as outlined in the Admissions section of this catalog. International students must also meet all other requirements for international admission as outlined in this catalog.

Test Scores

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required of all applicants to the Graduate Business programs unless they already hold a master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution. Only the verbal and quantitative scores are considered in the admissions decision. For students taking courses in temporary graduate status, GMAT scores should be submitted during this time period. No more than 12 semester hours completed prior to admission to the graduate business program will be counted toward the program requirements.

Test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to the Office of Admissions and Student Recruitment of UH-Victoria. Scores must be no more than five years old at the time of application for admission. Information concerning the GMAT test may be obtained from the Office of Admissions and Student Recruitment or from the testing companies. Call (609) 771-7330, visit the GMAT website, or write Graduate Management Admission Test, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6103, Princeton, NJ 08541-6103.

The institutional code numbers for UHV are:

Code Plan
30K-2W-88 MBA, Strategic (including Bridge)
30K-2W-02 MBA, Global 


GMAT Waiver Information

Applicants to graduate business programs may receive a waiver for the GMAT when applying for initial admission, or when attempting to progress from temporary graduate admission to conditional or full admission, provided the applicant falls into one of the following categories:

  1. The applicant has completed a graduate or professional degree (i.e., a degree beyond a four-year baccalaureate degree) from an accredited college or university; OR
  2. The applicant has a current GRE score (less than 5 years old) of 292 or higher (verbal and quantitative sections combined); OR
  3. The applicant has an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 hours of coursework from an accredited college or university.
  4. The applicant has (i) an undergraduate GPA of 2.50 - 2.99 or higher in the last 60 hours of coursework from an accredited college or university AND (ii) earns a grade of B or better in the first 9 hours of graduate business coursework.

For applicants who do not fall in one of the above categories, GMAT scores sufficient for meeting the university admission index are required to progress from temporary graduate admission.

If you have questions about this policy, please email your School of Business Administration advisor.

International Student Admission

Deadline for Application: A student who is not a citizen of the United States and has entered this country by F-1 visa or other non-immigrant visa status is considered to be an international student. International students who hold an F-1 student visa must submit applications for admission and all supporting admission documentation, regardless of degree objective, by the following dates to ensure time for processing:

  Fall - June 1 Spring - October 1 Summer - March 1

All other requirements and deadlines as described in the Admissions section of this catalog must be satisfied.

Degree Requirements, M.B.A.   

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