May 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fourth-Year Bridge Strategic, M.B.A.

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The Fourth-Year Bridge Strategic MBA Program is an academic program designed to meet the needs of international students whose baccalaureate degrees were completed in three years (the equivalent of fewer than 120 semester credit hours) rather than four years. Students in the Fourth-Year Bridge Strategic MBA Program are required to meet all university admission requirements as well as the College of Business  MBA general requirements. 

Degree Requirements for the Master of Business Administration

UHV offers three degree plans for those seeking a Master of Business Administration

Strategic, M.B.A.  
Global, M.B.A.  

General Requirements for M.B.A.

  1. Computer literacy, basic competence in algebra and calculus, and basic writing skills are prerequisite to all courses. Students are encouraged to complete a new student orientation online before registering for their first semester of coursework.
  2. Students whose admission index falls below the minimum and within the dean’s discretionary range, or whose GMAT verbal or quantitative score falls below the 10th percentile, may be accepted by administrative decision of the Dean’s Office. Applicants admitted under this category will be required to successfully complete specific MBA courses within a prescribed period of time, and will be prevented from registering for additional semesters until this condition is satisfied.
  3. Students may, with the approval from the CB Dean’s Office, transfer in not more than six semester hours of graduate business course work attained at an accredited institution after acceptance into the program and within the time frame specified below.
  4. Students who, in compliance with 3. above, continue their graduate course work at another accredited institution (not to exceed six semester hours) must be in good standing at UH-Victoria and maintain proficiency standards in effect upon entry into the program in order to be awarded the M.B.A. degree from UH-Victoria.
  5. A minimum of 24 semester hours must be completed at UH-Victoria with a grade average of at least 3.0.
  6. All requirements for the M.B.A. degree must be completed within a five-year period preceding graduation. 
  7. Students may complete multiple concentrations on a single degree; however, courses applied to one graduate degree concentration may not be used to satisfy another concentration for that degree.
  8. MBA students are expected to:
    1. Be familiar with the mission and values of the program and to comply with the expectations of them outlined in this catalog, their new student orientation, and their course syllabi.
    2. Maintain high standards of academic honesty and ethical behavior as outlined on course syllabi each semester.
    3. Track their progress on their degree programs and contact their advisors promptly to resolve questions about their enrollment.
    4. Verify that they have the appropriate prerequisites for their courses each semester.
    5. Maintain a GPA of 3.0 throughout the program, and receive no more than two Cs in MBA courses.
    6. Complete all degree requirements within the time limit specified by their degree program.
    7. Apply for graduation by the published deadline for the semester in which they will complete degree requirements.
    8. Ensure that the College of Business has current contact information for them at all times, and visit the college’s web page ( regularly for important updates as well as to obtain information on course textbooks and syllabi prior to each semester.

Degree Requirements

The following courses are required for completing the Fourth-Year Bridge Strategic MBA Program (students should refer to individual course descriptions for information on course prerequisites):

Required Foundation Courses (9 hours)

These courses may be waived based on completion of applicable coursework with grades of B or better.

Required Academic Concentration (12 Hours)

Choose one of the following:


12 semestrer hours composed of 3 hours required accounting courses, and 9 semester hours of electives selected from an approved list.


For students coming from non-accounting undergraduate programs, additional undergraduate prerequisites may be required for enrollment in the concentration courses.


Human Resources Management:

12 semester hours composed of 9 hours required courses, and 3 semester hours of electives selected from an approved list:

Economic Development:

Bridge Strategic M.B.A. students may choose 4 of the 6 electives listed to complete a concentration in Economic Development:

Total Fourth-Year Bridge Program Requirements (48 hours)

Required Fourth-Year Bridge 9 hours
Required Foundation courses 9 hours
Required Core Courses 18 hours
Concentration 12 hours

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