University of Houston-Downtown Marilyn Davies College of Business

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The Marilyn Davies College of Business’ facility is strategically placed in a 150,000-square foot building that was opened in 2007, at a cost of $35 million. This high tech building contains a common area with full electronic support for students, including laptop computer checkout and gathering spaces for students to network or collaborate on team projects. There is a 600-space parking garage attached, making parking in bustling downtown Houston, not a problem. There are a variety of scholarships awarded specifically to MDCB students. A few of these generous endowments are the Ted Bauer Undergraduate Business Scholarship-which awards 25 Junior level students who have maintained a 3.0 GPA or higher $18,000 over two years. The Dean’s Excellence Scholarship is a competitive GPA scholarship for $1,000. Students can also benefit from departmental, privately funded, and University level awards as well.


UHD’s Marilyn Davies College of Business strives to give students a “reality-based business education.” This is carried out in a variety of ways, including offering relevant degree options. Undergraduates can earn their bachelor’s in Accounting, Finance, Insurance and Risk Management, General Business, International Business, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Management, or Supply Chain Management. Graduate students choose from either a Master’s of Security Management or one of nine unique MBA options. The MBA programs include Accounting, Business Development/Sales Management, Human Resource Management, Finance, International Business, Investment Management, Project Management and Process Improvement, Leadership, and Supply Chain Management.

Student Life

Students of the Marilyn Davies College of Business have many resources available to help them on their higher education journey. Those interested in earning credit hours and helping pay for their degree have an opportunity to participate in the iProgram. Through this program, students will improve their resumes, complete online interview workshops, and develop job search strategies. Each participant is assigned a career coach to help lead them through the process of finding their ideal match with a part-time or full-time commitment. Outside of iProgram there are many services offered through the Career Center including but not limited to career assessments, career counseling, mock interviews, resume reviews, career fairs, training for improved communication skills and much more. Student business organizations are a great way to build lasting friendships while participating in subject-specific activities. A few of the business organizations at the Marilyn Davies College of Business are the Association of I.T. Professionals, Business Administration Council, MBA Student Association, and the Society for Human Resource Management Association.

Online Programs

Along with many AACSB accredited on-campus programs, the MDCB also allows students to complete several degrees entirely online. These programs hold the same prestigious accreditation as their traditional programs but with built-in flexibility. Undergrads may choose from Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Management Information Systems, International Business, General Management, Insurance and Risk Management, Finance, or General Business. A Master’s of Security Management is the only graduate-level program that can be completed online; it includes concentrations in either Traditional Security or Cybersecurity.

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