Sam Houston State University Online MBA


  • AACSB accredited
  • 100% online Program
  • The Master of Business Administration program at Sam Houston State University is designed to develop candidates for positions of leadership in modern organizations.
  • The program emphasizes the integration and synthesis of various disciplines to develop a student’s ability to function in a dynamic environment and make sound administrative decisions that maximize the value and contributions of an organization.
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Avg. GMAT score: 500
  • Avg. Undergrad GPA: 3.35


  • Students earn a degree from SHSU by accumulating course credit hours.
  • All Credits are equal for all Programs.
  • The Online MBA requires 36 graduate hours including 27 hours of core courses and 9 hours of electives. There is no difference in the number of hours required based on the delivery method chosen.
  • The program may be completed in as few as four semesters; however, it is not recommended that students who are working attempt more than six hours in a semester. A more realistic timeline would be approximately two years.

U.S.A News and Report Ranking

  • Ranked as the Best Online MBA Program in Texas by
  • Ranked Number 95 in Best Online MBA Programs
  • Overall score 69/100

Acceptance Rate

  • 79%

Admission Requirements

  • Degree from a U.S. university
  • Meet or exceed one of the following admission formulas:
  • 200 (Undergraduate GPA) + GMAT Score > 1100*
  • 200 (Advanced Hours Undergraduate GPA) + GMAT Score > 1150**
  • TOEFL score of at least 79 or IELTS score of at least 6.5.
  • English translations and evaluation of official transcripts.

GMAT Waiver Requests

  • Undergraduate GPA* of 3.5 or higher allows for a comprehensive review of academic performance and consideration for a GMAT waiver.
  • Applicants who have an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5 from their degree-granting U.S. institution and have at least three years of significant managerial and professional experience may be admitted without a GMAT score, typically through a review of the applicant’s resume. Normally, the required experience is earned after completion of the undergraduate degree. A committee will assist, if needed, in determining if the applicant’s experience meets the “significant managerial and professional experience” threshold.
  • Applicants who have an undergraduate degree granted by a non-U.S. institution will not be considered for a GMAT waiver.


  • In-state tuition – $15,897
  • Out-of-state tuition – $30,837
  • Total – 30,837


  • August, January, and May
  • Scholarships Available