McLane College of Business

Degree Programs

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Master of Science in Accounting (M.S.A.)


Master of Science in Information Systems (M.S.I.S.)

Master of Science in Management (M.S.M.)

Concentrations (combine with any degree program)
     Information Systems Management
     Accounting Analytics
     International Business
     Supply Chain Management
     Not-for-Profit Management
     Health Care Administration 



The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor aspires to be the leading provider of Christian graduate business education in the southwest.


The McLane College of Business provides high quality, innovative and accessible business education with a distinctive commitment to business as calling, preparing graduates for purposeful service and leadership.


The College of Business seeks to provide a broad education that prepares graduates to succeed and be competitive in a global business world. Essential business concepts and skills needed by future leaders provide the foundation education into which Christian principles, leadership fundamentals, practical experiences, and global concepts are integrated. Special emphasis is placed on excellent oral, written, and technology-based communication skills.

General Information

Modular Design
The UMHB “Modular Masters” allows students to combine any core degree program with electives organized into “concentrations” to attain an accredited degree with a focus on career goals. Using these electives, students tailor their degree to provide the best preparation for their chosen career path. 

For students who have completed a graduate certificate in the McLane College of Business, up to 12 credit hours can be transferred internally to meet the degree requirements towards a 36 hour master’s degree with a concentration in the McLane College of Business.  An additional 24 hours of coursework is required above the certification to complete a master’s degree. Transfer credits must be approved by the graduate program director for the program of interest and the Registrar’s Office.

Program Length
Each degree consists of 24 core coursework hours covering specific requirements for that discipline. Students then add 6 hours from a list of electives. Students have the option of taking an additional 6 hours in order to obtain a concentration.  Students completing 12 hours of electives from a single concentration will have that emphasis noted on their academic record. 

Fulltime students can complete their degree in one year. Working professionals attending part time can complete in two years. Students may take up to five years to complete their program.

Program Start and Stop Points

Fall and spring semesters divide into two terms denoted A and B. The A term spans seven weeks and B term spans eight weeks. Summer is divided into two six-week terms, also denoted A and B.

A student may begin classes at the start of any A or B term in fall, spring, or summer. Likewise, a student may stop classes for any reason at these breakpoints without academic consequence.

Program Schedule and Delivery

The MSA degree program is delivered in a fully online format, while the MBA, MSIS and MSM programs have both fully online and residency options. 

Residency programs use a hybrid* delivery method.  The hybrid delivery method requires a visit to campus (referred to as residencies) at the beginning and end of selected courses.  These residencies are mandatory.  The intervening weeks make use of distance-learning technologies and methods. Students must have access to the appropriate technology (mostly a good Windows-based computer and high-speed Internet) to successfully complete their program.

*Limited face-to-face class meetings may be offered for selected courses as need dictates.