McLane College of Business

Degree Programs

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

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

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

Concentrations (combine with any degree program)
     Information Systems
     Accounting Analytics
     International Business
     Supply Chain Management


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 given to excellent oral, written, and technology-based communication skills.

General Information

Modular Design
The UMHB “Modular Masters” allows students to combine any degree program with electives organized into “concentrations” to attain an accredited degree with a focus on career goals.

Program Length
Each degree consists of 24 core coursework hours covering specific requirements for that discipline. Students then add 6 hours (M.S.A.) or 12 hours (M.B.A. / M.S.I.S.) from a list of electives organized into concentrations. Students choosing all their electives from a single concentration will have that emphasis noted on their academic record. Students preferring to select electives from multiple concentrations will receive their degree without mention of a concentration.

M.S.A. students have the option of completing their degree, sans concentration, in 30 hours while M.B.A. and M.S.I.S. are 36-hour degrees. M.S.A. students desiring a concentration must complete all 36 hours.

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

Core degree classes occur in the fall and spring terms. Electives occur in the summer terms. No course may be used to meet more than one requirement.

The M.S.A. and M.S.I.S. programs use a hybrid delivery method requiring a visit to campus at the beginning and end of each course. We call these “residencies.” Multiple course residencies occur consecutively limiting maximum campus visits to three per a combined A/B long semester. Four consecutive residencies begin on Friday afternoon and end Saturday afternoon. A student only attends one residency per class. For example: A fulltime student in the M.S.A. or M.S.I.S. program in the fall term will visit the campus for one Friday in August, Friday and Saturday daytime in early October, and one Friday afternoon in late November. The part time student would be commensurately less.

Distance-learning technologies and methods manage coursework between residency visits. Students must have access to the appropriate technology (mostly a good computer and high-speed Internet) to successfully complete their program.

M.B.A. is a face-to-face classroom program for 2018-2019 with plans to add an optional hybrid method in the future. Core classes meet from 6:00 PM to 9:40 PM one night per week.

All electives, (M.B.A., M.S.A., M.S.I.S.) use the hybrid delivery model in the summer A and B terms.

Terms rotate. Courses offered in the A term one year will be in the B term in alternate years. For example, a working accountant could complete our program without attending during tax deadlines; or, a professional with fixed conflicts (unavoidable annual events) could complete the program without having to manage absences.

Departmental Admission Appeals Process

A student who has been denied admission by the Graduate School may appeal the decision through written request to the UMHB Graduate Council with copies of the written request sent to the Program Director of the respective graduate program, Dean of the College of Business, Dean of the Graduate School, and the University Provost.