Top Ranked Business Marketing Degree Program - Houston, TX

There are a few schools in Houston that offer degrees in marketing. Read about the top local school's degree programs, tuition and ranking info to see if it's right for you.

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There is only one 4-year public institution in Houston that offers higher than a bachelor's degree in marketing. Based on program offerings, rankings and student services, the following school is considered one of the top schools in the area for marketing degrees:

  • Winner: University of Houston is the only 4-year public school in Houston offering multiple marketing degree levels. The school has undergraduate and graduate programs in marketing.

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Category University of Houston
Rankings Tied #189 for National Universities (2015),
Tied #106 for Top Public Schools (2015),
Tied #93 Undergraduate Business Programs (2014)*
Location Houston, TX
School Type 4-year, public
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $8,401 (in-state), $16,897 (out-of-state)**
Marketing Degrees Offered Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate
Marketing Degrees Awarded (undergraduate) in 2013 152**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 48%**
Noteworthy School hosts student chapter of American Marketing Association

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator

University of Houston

  • The Bauer College of Business has accreditation with the AACSB International
  • The business college contains state-of-the-art AIM Center for Investment Management for enhanced learning, research and application opportunities
  • The undergraduate business program is ranked at #45 among public business schools, according to Bloomberg Businessweek (2014)

Established in 1927, this university is home to more than 40,000 students and awards over 8,000 degrees each year. Across a dozen colleges, students can choose from over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UH has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

The C.T. Bauer College of Business offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, a Master of Science in Marketing and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Marketing. All BBA students are required to complete a pre-business core in subjects like financial accounting, economics and mathematics. Required advanced business courses include international business, globalization, business analysis and manufacturing operations. Marketing students complete coursework in selling and marketing planning and can take electives in advertising, electronic commerce or sales management.

The Master of Science in Marketing program is available on a part-time basis, with the classes during the week being held in the evening. This degree can be completed in 2 years, with the early part of the program including courses such as accounting and marketing management, and a large part of the program consisting of free electives.

The Ph.D. in Marketing includes core courses in consumer behavior and marketing strategy and can also include courses in marketing psychology and research methods. The required coursework typically takes 2 years. Students must propose, complete and defend a dissertation based on original research and may take research courses in subjects like economics, quantitative analysis, psychology and statistics.

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