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Incoming Transfer Student Information

Welcome to The University Of Houston-Downtown! We are pleased you are considering UHD as your higher institution of choice. This page was created to assist transfer students in transitioning into a new academic environment, and its staff is dedicated to making the process as simple as possible. This process may begin even before admission. The information listed below details the steps needed to get you started along on your new journey.

Why Transfer to the Marilyn Davies College of Business?

As you may know, UHD's Marilyn Davies College of Business is among the less than 5% of the world's business programs accredited by the prestigious AACSB-International Accreditation. AACSB-International Accreditation is the largest and most widely recognized business accreditation in the world. Not just a "stamp of approval," the process of earning AACSB Accreditation requires a serious long-term commitment by the school to develop, implement, and maintain the highest level of quality education delivered to its students. AACSB-accredited schools produce graduates that are highly skilled and more desirable to employers than those from non-accredited schools.

The Marilyn Davies College of Business offers an excellent Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in any of ten majors: Accounting, Finance, Human Resource ManagementManagement Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Insurance & Risk Management, and General Business. Many of our students also select optional minors, within the business college or in another field.

The BBA degree at the Marilyn Davies College of Business follows a template established by the State of Texas and the AACSB recommendations. The BBA degree plan has 120 hours and is divided in three "parts."

  • 42-hr General Education core (as mandated by the State of Texas).
  • 21 hrs lower level business core (also known as Business Filed of Study).
  • 57 hrs upper level business core and major courses.

Total 120 Hours!

UHD is one of a few schools that accept transfer credits, regardless of age. In other words, your college credits don't ever expire! UHD is also one of a few schools where one can earn a second degree. Students admitted on Post-Baccalaureate status may pursue second degrees and/or classes for professional certification (CPA, CFA, CFM, etc.) UHD also allows you to begin courses while attending Community College. Simply ask for Joint Admission.

Most of the Business students are working mature adults who find our variety of night, day, online, and weekend classes attractive and flexible enough to meet their needs. Business majors can complete their major requirements online, with the exception of Accounting and Human Resource Management. We also offer the BBA degree for several majors in our Northwest and Kingwood campuses.



Admission Requirements

UHD admission requirements must be met before admission to the Marilyn Davies College of Business is granted. Listed below are the requirements for both UHD as well as The Marilyn Davies College of Business.

UHD Admission Requirements

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • 15 Hours
  • Admit student throughout the year

Marilyn Davies College of Business Admission Requirements

  • General Education Core Completed
  • Minimum of a "C" in Math 1324
  • a 2.25 GPA From the last university or college attended

While establishing eligibility for admission to the Marilyn Davies College of Business, a UHD sophomore or junior may remain undeclared but is restricted to certain classes



Want Your Transcripts Evaluated?

You can now use our Transfer Course Calculator. As you plan your transition to UHD you can use our Transfer Course Calculator to look up course equivalencies and see how your courses may transfer.  



Ready to Apply?

1) Apply online at

(2) Submit final official transcripts from all schools attended.

(3) Await instructions from the Admissions Office regarding acceptance, orientation and advising which are mandatory before you can enroll.


More Info

 We hope this information is useful to you. If you have any specific questions, please do not hesitate to email us at, or call us at 713-221-8675.

Thank you again for your interest in UHD and UHD's Marilyn Davies College of Business! Let us know how we can help you along your journey to attain your educational goals!

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